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edojinJul. 12, 2015 - 04:32PM JST
Among other things, Abe better tell Xi to do something about all that illegal construction work in coastal areas. The latest thing is China's making of a new deep-sea platform in the East China Sea, within Japan's air defense identification zone just off of Okinawa. Somehow Abe must get China to put the brakes on such scary projects.
Posted in: Abe considering China visit in September
edojinJul. 12, 2015 - 04:26PM JST
Ah ... great weather for sore joints. My aching hip joint felt so good today I didn't need a cane to walk long distances. Now, for us with uncooperative body joints, if we only had this hot weather all the time ...
Posted in: Kanto region experiences hottest day so far this year
edojinJul. 10, 2015 - 05:00PM JST
Experienced this festival in Aomori City twice. A great show. Adding some Star Wars characters should add to the fantastic atmosphere.
Posted in: Nebuta Festival to feature 'Star Wars' floats
edojinJul. 10, 2015 - 04:51PM JST
Next: the committee must go after Blatter and his crooked cronies ...
Lifetime banishments from soccer and all other sports ... for all of them ...
Posted in: FIFA expels Chuck Blazer for life for bribery, corruption
edojinJul. 09, 2015 - 12:53PM JST
Sounds like this is part of the ongoing downsizing thing in an effort to save money. Smaller eatable foods, same old prices or, in some cases, higher prices. Dunk my Oreos in hot coffee ... and they come out nice and soft ...
Posted in: Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'
edojinJul. 09, 2015 - 12:45PM JST
For me, Kyoto is an easy place to stroll about. For example, one walking route is from Kyomizu Temple all the way through the center of the city and on to the Golden Pavilian. Along the way you can see all kinds of interesting things. Another route is from Kyomizu to the Silver Pavilion on the other corner of the city. While the throngs of tourists are seeing the main sights, you are seeing all things in between that mostly the locals experience in every day life.
As for Numbers 2 & 3 on the list, wonder why Charleston & Siem Reap rate so high in comparison with some of the places listed below them ... and those places that must be below the top 10 mark?
Posted in: Kyoto voted world's best city to visit by Travel + Leisure magazine
edojinJul. 05, 2015 - 03:16PM JST
As usual, Zichi (above) comes through with a well-thought out piece on nuclear power. And "smithinjapan" brings home another moot point about what is happening. The only thing I can say at this point is that I agree with them ...
Posted in: Kyushu Electric to start loading fuel rods into Sendai plant on Tuesday
edojinJul. 05, 2015 - 03:12PM JST
All of the Aum Shinrikyo mass murderers got off too easily. Ain't one of 'em yet felt the noose. And some of the perps got only a slap on the wrist for the evils they committed. She is one of those who received light punishment. The term "ex-Aum ..." is used on her. Bet when she's freed she scrambles back to the safety of one of those Aum compounds.
And yet this murderous sect is still busily recruiting new members ... and who knows doing what behind their sealed doors/walls.
Posted in: Ex-Aum cult member Kikuchi appeals 5-year jail sentence
edojinJun. 26, 2015 - 04:48PM JST
My Japanese neighbor owns a Chevrolet SUV. I see it all the time in his parking spot as he only drives it occasionally ...
Posted in: They send their cars over by the millions, and what do we do? When was the last time you saw a Chevrolet in Tokyo? It doesn't exist, folks. They beat us all the time.
edojinJun. 25, 2015 - 06:02PM JST
Likewise ... thanks for the schedules Maji.
If I have no stations' listings on hand, I'll just keep switching around channels until I find something. Otherwise, just follow them on the internet.
Winning predictions next round: Germany, U.S.A., Japan, Canada. Then ... Germany and Canada. Then ... the final should be a great game with the invaders overtaking the hometown gals ...
Posted in: A look at the teams in the quarterfinals at the Women's World Cup
edojinJun. 23, 2015 - 04:21PM JST
Hope the "voice" of Okinawa is being heard by Abe, his Jiminto party and others concerned. Similar "noise" has been ignored in the past. Seems as if things are heating up down there ...
Posted in: Abe heckled at ceremony in Okinawa on 70th anniversary of battle
edojinJun. 23, 2015 - 03:59PM JST
This new information seals his fate. For sure, Pete will never make it into the Hall of Fame. Like the drug cheats, he, too, should glide easily into baseball's Hall of Shame ...
Posted in: All-time hit king Rose bet as player, ESPN reports
edojinJun. 22, 2015 - 03:49PM JST
I go to the public bathouse (sento) every night ... and soak in a hot tub of water at least three times, eight to 10 minutes each time. In between dips in the hot water I shave, shampoo, rinse my hair and wash my body. Use a bar of soap when shaving as this system does not result in razor knicks. Both my wife & I have smooth, soft skin ... no problem whatsoever. In the hot summer a hot bath cools us off and in the winter a hot bath warms us up.
We also chat it up with our many friendly bathhouse friends ...
This is one of the many reasons why I like living in Japan ... the sento ...
Posted in: Mega-important debate: Do you shower before work or before bed?
edojinJun. 20, 2015 - 04:01PM JST
I question the term used above: "formerly disgraced slugger." All of his milestones in baseball would mean much more if he hadn't of been taking drugs during his better days. The only place the words "formerly disgraced" can be used is among N.Y. Yankee fans ... and I often wonder about their sanity.
Hope this drug cheat never sees the light of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The only "fame" institution he will ever make is the Baseball Hall of Shame ...
Posted in: Alex Rodriguez homers for 3,000th hit
edojinJun. 20, 2015 - 03:55PM JST
No problem with this bill. I haven't seen anything in the confusing wordage of this bill about the use of foreigners. Thus, the system of hiring foreigners to do the part-time work may be more important than ever. Therefore, this country may need more and more of these low-paid workers to fill the gap left by Japanese who will be facing less jobs thanks to the new bill.
Posted in: Lower house passes controversial bill on temp workers
edojinJun. 19, 2015 - 04:28PM JST
This information was probably given out by Kuroda's people. What's the real story ... doubt if we'll ever know? Just hope the prices of all kinds of things stop going up, up and ...
Posted in: BOJ keeps upbeat view of economy
edojinJun. 19, 2015 - 04:25PM JST
Quick ... quarantine these five selfish idiots. What we don't need in Japan is an outbreak of MERS ...
Posted in: 5 break MERS quarantine to return to Japan
edojinJun. 11, 2015 - 06:20PM JST
Know Zico. He's an honest man ... as far as I know. He'd make a good FIFA president. So would Platini ...
Posted in: Former Brazil star Zico running for FIFA president
edojinJun. 08, 2015 - 05:36PM JST
A continuing annual PR gimmick by smart agents ... oh well ... ho hum ...
Posted in: Fans vote for Rino Sashihara as new leader of AKB48
edojinMay. 26, 2015 - 04:02PM JST
The way things stand, I'll go with both Platini and Maradona on their thoughts about Blatter ...
Posted in: Blatter must go, says Platini ahead of FIFA election
Jul. 29, 2015 - 01:49PM JST
What I'm saying is that, while some people in the west continue to look down on…
Posted in: China envoy warns Japan not to backtrack on WW2 remorse
Aya Yamanaka Lmt
Jul. 29, 2015 - 01:48PM JST
lazy slacker mind has No stamina no success, no quality, no customers, no good review, no…
Posted in: Philippine top court orders gov't to defend Japan drills
Are you talking for every Japanese or the government (LDP)?
Most Japanese I talk to…
Jul. 29, 2015 - 01:47PM JST
Time for a break from America. Why not somewhere interesting like Iceland or Mongolia?
Posted in: Boston out as possible 2024 Olympic host, but LA interested
Jul. 29, 2015 - 01:36PM JST
Agree completely that Japan lacks remorse for what she did, and until history is taught properly…