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ebisenDec. 19, 2014 - 09:44AM JST
DanielJP - you don't really know the world you're living into. They almost single handed caused billions over billions of damage to Sony Entertainment. Like I said, these are not your Kalasnikov armed tribepeople.
Posted in: 'Team America' screenings also pulled from U.S. theaters
ebisenDec. 19, 2014 - 09:40AM JST
with unexpectedly weak domestic sales
with unexpectedly weak domestic sales
Are they idiots? Increasing the tax meant increasing the car prices by huge amounts, the weak sales were totally expectable...
Posted in: Japan auto lobby sounds alarm over weak domestic sales
ebisenDec. 19, 2014 - 08:25AM JST
I find the title highly offensive. Anyone not wanting to eat their cigarette alit, should better put it off in my presence. I'm only going to places where smoking is not allowed...
Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance
ebisenDec. 19, 2014 - 08:18AM JST
Bass, in one word, yes... N Korea brought down Sony entertainment, and they surely can cause damage which can make 9/11 seem like a drop in the bucket. Do you really think that the huge Korean population in the US is formed only if nice people?
These are not some tribal guys with ak47s...
ebisenDec. 18, 2014 - 02:30PM JST
sightclops - you're all game? Well you and your "intellect" are a fish in the barrel. Have you ever seen any BS 5 very tasteful international travel docus?
A very well known Brittish "traveller" made a totally sh!tty documentary on an East European country, and never fixed his mistake. After that was shown on "Travel" Channel, (bringing a lot of complaints from the J-Viewers), NHK sent there a team of three and took tens of hours of ultra-gorgeous footage that were made in a mini-series of documentaries, showing the nicer part of the same country. They gave the "Western" Channels a huge lesson in how to make tasteful travel shows...
Have you ever seen the NHK's "Professionals" (I think it's called like this) shows - where they present some ultra highly skilled persons and the secrets of their trades? Let me guess...NO?
Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?
ebisenDec. 17, 2014 - 03:31PM JST
Mick nope, why would I want to do that ff's sake? I'm not a housewife!!.
ON the other hand, perhaps you would like to watch some of the excellent NHK documentaries and shows. Oh, if not, you can switch to BS (1-8) for some excellent travel shows (both within and outside Japan). Ah, but they require a bit more intelligence, and many never show any girl in miniskirts, how boring is that?!
Also have you ever thought that the things that might appeal to westerners (including all the idiotic "reality&talent shows") might not be so palatable for a Japanese? I mean , come on, Takeshi's castle comes from Japan. On New year's Eve there is a nice chance to sample the Japanese humour, but many would not even understand that the jokes are on!
ebisenDec. 17, 2014 - 02:50PM JST
Let me rephrase: If J-TV would be made with the tiny gaijin community in mind, then the gaijin community (the main responders on this pool) would find it better. It's made for the Japanese people, with a culture and language not comprehended by many foreigners, so of course it's not very appealing to them. atarimae!
ebisenDec. 16, 2014 - 12:48PM JST
No, it's quite good, actually. In most cases, the bad reputation gaijin with NO KNOWLEDGE of Japanese language and culture (including jokes) switch between channels and can't find anything interesting (obviously, isn't it). Then they stop at talk shows, where in the background countless girls are sitting wearing miniskirts.
Trust me, Japanese TV can be very interesting if you try to understand the culture and look beyond the miniskirts...
ebisenDec. 15, 2014 - 08:33PM JST
Lol, what a pointless poll.. the public has spoken (at least the one with an opinion worth something)
Posted in: Is Japan in good hands with Shinzo Abe as prime minister?
ebisenDec. 14, 2014 - 09:23PM JST
Smith in Japan, what a non argument! Her parents obviously voted, and let her introduce the slip. Who would complain about this being legal our not? Do you see any potential problem the organizers failed to notice?
Posted in: Learning young
ebisenDec. 13, 2014 - 10:57AM JST
I have seen her once, being driven in a very plain car, with very little escort. She waved back to me from the back seat, and as I was the only person in that intersection our eyes met. She seems to be a very modest and kind person.
Posted in: Empress in Belgium
ebisenDec. 12, 2014 - 03:12PM JST
Posted in: British Embassy seeks suggestions for Prince William's Japan itinerary
ebisenDec. 12, 2014 - 07:04AM JST
Come on, any hp48 from 15 years ago can do that.I was using one in my university days, including the spreadsheet..
Posted in: Scientific calculator with spreadsheet function
ebisenDec. 10, 2014 - 06:57AM JST
Ha, even a non specialist like myself knows that only when salaries are increased accordingly, then you'll have an inflation... 27%?
Posted in: Japan's beef bowl - symbol of deflation - to get price hike
ebisenDec. 09, 2014 - 08:10AM JST
Hemp is used for making the traditional kyudo strings. Only the best quality long fiber strains can be used. Wanna know what kyudo is? Check my avatar..
Posted in: In Hokkaido there’s weed everywhere, but not a drop to smoke
ebisenDec. 05, 2014 - 09:08AM JST
If Prof. Hawking is playing a negative role in in I'll definitely not miss this one...
Posted in: Next Bond film will be called 'SPECTRE'
ebisenDec. 05, 2014 - 09:06AM JST
Agree with a previous commenter: "FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS!!" - get a grip, ignore the idiots and just enjoy it (or go to work, like I plan doing)....
Posted in: Japanese wives in int'l marriages share what they hate about Christmas overseas
ebisenNov. 30, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
Enigma would not have been cracked until one was captured in running vision.it doesn't take a genius to do the rest of the work.
Posted in: Cumberbatch shines as wartime codebreaker
ebisenNov. 28, 2014 - 01:05PM JST
Only reading this make me feel more relaxed...
Posted in: Check out these ways to enjoy hot springs in Oita, including eating and breathing them
ebisenNov. 25, 2014 - 10:04AM JST
Odour killing toilets were first introduced in Japan before I was born. Why is this news?
Posted in: U.S. company introduces odor-eating toilet seat
Dec. 22, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
Sorry for the bad English, just woke up...
Posted in: 'Black companies' getting worse
Dec. 22, 2014 - 08:51AM JST
As I've told my Japanese friends before, it's never OK to be asked to work for…
Dec. 22, 2014 - 08:50AM JST
I wouldn't watch it out of principle. That dreadful woman once won an award for wearing…
Posted in: Ryoko Yonekura's 'Doctor X' garners highest rating this year
Dec. 22, 2014 - 08:49AM JST
It seems that most Japanese are just not interested in such news though everyone knows it,…
Posted in: Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
Dec. 22, 2014 - 08:48AM JST
Yep crap! The mrs has this on & I cant stop laughing how BAD the "acting"…