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firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 01, 2014 - 08:57AM JST
Then go to another Book site.... if enough authors do so Amazon will be sorry.
Posted in: Japanese publishers blast new Amazon book sale rules
email@example.comAug. 31, 2014 - 09:27AM JST
Powerful lobbyist groups supporting the sale of guns in the USA just to make the almighty buck are behind this idiocy. The only reason the NRA wants to support gun rights is so they can make a buck.
Posted in: U.S. gun tourism grows in popularity
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 31, 2014 - 12:37AM JST
I found footage of her performances to win the title. I think she won based on enthusiasm and effort and possibly her being female but I did not notice any sort of actual correlation with an imaginary guitar. I think some of the more purist air guitar performers may have felt cheated. The competition is turning into interpretive dance more than air-guitar.
Posted in: Air guitar champion
email@example.comAug. 28, 2014 - 03:17PM JST
How can Japan expect to increase tourism when the people they hire have no clue whatsoever. Inada, and this "Cool Japan" initiative is just plain idiocy.
Posted in: Special English zones proposed as part of Cool Japan tourism initiative
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 26, 2014 - 02:20PM JST
When you think about it.... Japan, even more so than the USA and other countries, should actually be much more tolerant of Nude Photos, artistic or otherwise. As was mentioned earlier, Japan has its crazy Penis Festival, its scantily clad girl groups, geinojin constantly baring all on TV, Public Baths, very little religion, sex manga magazines, porn magazines, but try to print anything in Japan that actually shows genitals.... and the Genital Police will be on your case. It is total lunacy... a policy I'd believe if it were happening in North Korea but makes no sense in Japan. Who do they think they're kidding.
Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint
email@example.comAug. 26, 2014 - 08:17AM JST
What if 80% of the Nude Art beholders just don't get what the Artist intended.... is it Pornography for the 80%? Who has the say.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 26, 2014 - 07:01AM JST
Many sons and daughters are living with parents more and more throughout the world well into adulthood due to poor economic conditions, demographic changes, and government overspending... Japan is not immune. Japan might commission NHK to do some documentaries on the trend and possibly look at some angles where more peaceful coexistence might be possible.
Posted in: Man commits suicide after apparently killing parents
email@example.comAug. 25, 2014 - 10:10AM JST
Japan the Onion of corruption, Collusion and Organized Crime... but the Domestic Japanese press through Keiretsu ties and tradition will only scrape the outer layer and not peel deeper for the real truth of goings on in Japan. "Keep them Dumb and Happy".... should be the motto of the Japanese Press.
Posted in: Coming apart: Regulators' sweep threatens auto parts business model
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 24, 2014 - 11:13PM JST
I'd like to know what the average age of the local population around that area is?
Posted in: Business is bad
email@example.comAug. 24, 2014 - 03:38PM JST
Plenty of subways and trains in the USA... and why are there very little groping incidents in the USA... because the female would immediately scream and probably hit the guy... and any other passengers nearby might also beat the guy up. I'll bet the same would happen in China... this is a case where Japan's culture of not sticking out or making a scene was not a virtue.
Posted in: Train groper escapes along tracks at Ebisu station in Tokyo
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 24, 2014 - 01:11AM JST
In the last week there were two "reported" accidents at construction sites. One where a passer-by was killed by a falling object and the other where two workers were killed by a falling beam. Many of Japan's most skilled workers have retired within the last 10 years. Now they're hiring what they can get... and getting very little training in the process. Hopefully some agency will step in and start to require more on-site safety inspectors.
Posted in: Japanese firms hit by labor crunch
email@example.comAug. 22, 2014 - 12:18AM JST
Years ago... Japanese workers worked for one company and were well trained. They worked for companies that offered life time employment. More recently due to increasing costs and competition along with labor laws changing... many workers are part time or hired with a short term contract. The workers from years ago understood safety quite well but recently training has been weak and more accidents have been happening.
Posted in: Pedestrian crushed to death by panel at Tokyo building demolition site
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 18, 2014 - 11:08PM JST
@lucabrasi... I remember when I first typed a comment on this story that someone would pull out the English Grammar card. Thank you.
Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji
email@example.comAug. 16, 2014 - 10:21PM JST
China is stoking the flames of hate against Japan... pretty soon it may become quite un-patriotic to buy any Japanese goods. But Japan will easily be able to tell the effectiveness just by looking at Toyota's sales in China on a monthly basis.
Posted in: China orders 'patriotic' TV series targeting Japan
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 16, 2014 - 10:16PM JST
Again... "neighbors saw Ono being beaten". There was an article earlier that read "neighbors saw". I don't know about you but if I see a bunch of boys beating a girl... I'd call the cops. Do the neighbors need to be taught to report crimes.
Posted in: Woman, 3 minors arrested after girl's body found in apartment
email@example.comAug. 16, 2014 - 10:12PM JST
Unless sometime in the next 500 years some sort of memory implant or other learning device is developed whereby one could recognize and understand Kanji in a very short amount of time.... I think Kanji is doomed. Are there any computer languages that use kanji?
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 16, 2014 - 09:13AM JST
Look... keep the Kanji... keep the Hiragana.... and keep the Katakana.... at just 26 nice little neat letters we'll stay with the Alphabet... that way we have enough time to learn ethics.
email@example.comAug. 14, 2014 - 12:14AM JST
What good are the cameras if you're not going to use them to their fullest extent. Japanese retailers should band together to pass a law... allowing them to Post photos of obvious thefts. They should also be working on Facial Recognition alerts... basically share information... if a thief walks into any story with the recognition cameras and software... send an alert to the people working there.
Posted in: Retailer decides not to post suspected shoplifter's face online
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 12, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
Ok... so we put up bridge barriers, subway barriers, Mt. Fuji barriers, Highway Overpass Barriers, Tall Building Protective Windows.... what next... what the heck do you do next... how much money do we need to spend to prevent the intent on killing themselves? The one's we actually try to prevent are the one's that hinder our own lives by delaying our trains.,
Posted in: 2 men jump to deaths from train platform in Tokyo
email@example.comAug. 12, 2014 - 07:58AM JST
A first for Japan's Railways... a double?
Sep. 02, 2014 - 06:03PM JST
Posted in: Sailor's suicide caused by bullying, MSDF admits
Sep. 02, 2014 - 06:00PM JST
Is it that time of year again already?
Posted in: Japan to seek return of all its citizens held by North Korea
Sep. 02, 2014 - 05:52PM JST
Will they release adult movies with this technology? Otherwise it is useless. Nothing else is touch…
Posted in: Japanese firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology
I've always kept a couple of months worth of toilet paper. Also, extra water, food, a…
Posted in: Do you have enough toilet paper?
Sep. 02, 2014 - 05:50PM JST
i am indian and i love japan after india and israel.because these two countries have been…
Posted in: Japan, India to step up security, economic cooperation