ebisen's past comments

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    ebisen

    You know, the Japanese staff need to justify their salaries, so they come up with such BS... All in the name of cultural differences, of course...funny enough, they left Siryanna as シリアナ.

    Posted in: Japan’s poster for Academy Award-winning movie 'Birdman' raises eyebrows online

  • 2

    ebisen

    Blade runner, my favorite science fiction movie... The sequel must really be top notch to even be worth mentioning in the same context as the original..

    Posted in: Harrison Ford to reprise role in 'Blade Runner' sequel

  • 0

    ebisen

    I guess the article's editor is enjoying the weekend. This new system is good news, nevertheless.

    Posted in: Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia to trial new jet tracking system

  • 11

    ebisen

    I bet China already has some historical documents of Chinese living there since ancient times...

    Posted in: New volcanic island keeps getting bigger

  • 1

    ebisen

    poor children, left in the care of such a horrible person... :(

    Posted in: 43-year-old woman arrested for spraying graffiti on over 200 telephone poles

  • 0

    ebisen

    The best coffee is Sumatran period. And NOT in espresso...

    Posted in: Have the 'best coffee in Paris' in Tokyo

  • 3

    ebisen

    This is just sad. Taiho was surely given the benefit of the doubt more often than Hakuho, he was good, but Hakuho is better... Anyway, sumo, with the money and fame involved, has ceased a long time ago to be interesting...

    Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol

  • 2

    ebisen

    There are old pilots and there are bold pilots. There are no old and bold pilots...

    Posted in: Pilots' retirement age to be raised to 67 to cope with shortage

  • 2

    ebisen

    I felt the weather could have been better, but luckily the rain stopped... All in all, for me it was a really good race.

    Posted in: And they're off

  • 8

    ebisen

    Just finished it, in under five hours. A big, fat, Thank You to the tens of thousands of volunteers, they knew how to be there when I needed help.

    Posted in: And they're off

  • -1

    ebisen

    Golfers and their damned lakes :( Why does it need to be 5 meters deep, and why was it so steep and impossible to escape from? It sounds like a death trap to me...

    Posted in: Two 8-year-old boys drown after falling into lake at Gifu golf course

  • 0

    ebisen

    Galapagos? Most Japanese I know call them "pakapaka" nowadays :)

    Posted in: Japan's old flip-phones soldier on while smartphones shrink

  • 0

    ebisen

    It's an excellent idea. I'm traveling a lot, and spend even more, all of them out of my cards.. Visa has to and tracks your location anyway with your card. The smartphone becomes a safety device and makes life easier.

    Posted in: To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

  • 0

    ebisen

    Raymond, while your conclusion is correct, the comparison with whiskey is wrong. Making good whiskey is by far less dependent on the weather and soil, and 99.9% of the taste is given by the process and maker's skills. As we know, Japanese are unbeatable at this... On the other hand, good wine is truly dependent on the region(weather, soil, air and water). While there is nothing wrong with the Japanese wine production process, the region is simply not really up to the severe standards imposed by all the major producers... While there might be some good Koshu out there, it's not in Yamanashi, not for less than 4-5000a bottle... (at least for me, somebody else might be enjoying it, good for them). Like I said,I can immediately identify koshu by the salt (or clay soil) like aftertaste...

    Posted in: Fruity 'koshu' keeps Japanese wineries in high spirits

  • 0

    ebisen

    It's aftertaste reminds me of salt (or gritty soil). I once bought a bottle costing more than 2000 yen, and was good for cooking...

    Posted in: Fruity 'koshu' keeps Japanese wineries in high spirits

  • 0

    ebisen

    Volland, as much as I like sumo, I'm afraid I got to agree with you on the circus point. Too much money and fame has brought sumo to the sorry state of today. They can talk all they want about the samurai spirit, etc, that's long gone..

    Posted in: Japan's women wrestlers take on sumo's big boys

  • 1

    ebisen

    In the world of business, where people change employers regularly, continuity is rare.

    Not at all true in Europe, where in the huge companies it is not unusual in big companies to have third or fourth generation employees, with lifelong employments...

    The author should document himself a bit more..

    Posted in: One company, one career

  • 0

    ebisen

    Fadamor, I see your point...

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  • -4

    ebisen

    Look at the game China played with rare-earth metals. Put everyone out of business with cheap prices, then raise the prices tenfold when you have a monopoly... Guess which other country lost the biggest amount of money on this ? if you guessed Japan, you're right...

    I can see this happening to a lot of other strategical items, rice included...

    Posted in: Japan offers compromise on rice in Asia-Pacific trade talks: Nikkei

  • 0

    ebisen

    Actually attempted murder seems too much... He wasn't wielding an axe or a knife (that can kill in an instant) but a hand-saw (that can't, given the circumstances).

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