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edojinSep. 02, 2015 - 06:06PM JST
Now if they can find Kirin beer that comes out of cherry-wood kegs, then right on ...
Too bad aluminum replaced those wooden kegs. Beer hasn't tasted the same since then ... by saying "the same" I mean really, really tasty ...
And bring on those 1960s and 1970s prices ... and have a blast ...
Posted in: Relive American culture from 1960s and '70s at Grand Hyatt Tokyo beer garden
edojinSep. 02, 2015 - 05:59PM JST
Only a woman would have the guts to challenge Abe for the top spot. All the male LDP members are scared to even hint at challenging him. Even if Noda can manage to get the needed 20 supporters, there's no way she's gonna beat Abe. But if a man were to throw his hat into the melee, he would be crushed not only by Abe and his strong supporters, but by the LDP in general.
So ... a woman challenger ... okay. A man challenger ... smearsville ...
Posted in: Noda expresses readiness to run against Abe in LDP presidential race
edojinSep. 01, 2015 - 04:04PM JST
Bet a lot of money is moving "under the table." Surely, bribes will determine the outcome of this high speed train issue.
Posted in: Indonesia favoring China over Japan in railway bid: gov't sources
edojinSep. 01, 2015 - 03:58PM JST
OK ... if I should ever happen to screw up bad enough to land in prison ... I'll demand steak for dinner every day, saying this is my religious custom. Do you think I'd get steak daily? Think again. Not even in an American or European prison would the head chef in the prison kitchen make special dishes for me. I'd have to eat what I got ... along with the rest of the inmates. If these religious food guys are going to screw up, they should expect to be served what everybody else in the prison chain eats.
Jeez: specially catered food in prison! What nonsense ...
Posted in: Muslim man accidentally served bacon while being detained at immigration center
edojinSep. 01, 2015 - 03:49PM JST
Good ... glad the IOC officials ditched the controversial logo.
Now ... hope they get their act together and get a good one. With all this creative talent abounding in Japan, it seems like the IOC could find someone somewhere with excellent ideas.
The same goes for the National Stadium. Japan has some of the best architects in the world ... so why not use them to build a stadium that will make everyone happy.
Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo
edojinAug. 30, 2015 - 05:17PM JST
Great runner, that Bolt. Next comes the Olympics in Rio next year ... and three more golds for the great Bolt. Ain't nobody gonna beat him ... not even a wayward Segway ...
Posted in: Bolt perfect yet again at worlds; Eaton sets world record
edojinAug. 30, 2015 - 05:11PM JST
We'll see a bunch of propagandish lingo leading up to the election ... then, as kyushubill says above, Abe will come out singing his usual victory song: "I have a mandate to do as I wish." And ... nothing will change despite all the publicity.
Posted in: LDP sets date for leadership vote
edojinAug. 26, 2015 - 03:53PM JST
In this high-tech age in which the cell phone and other gadgets like it are "part" of the human body, it's no wonder such things happen. Wonder how many more such devices are being used to send classified, sensitive and other such messages in the "line of work."
Posted in: U.S. Ambassador Kennedy used private email for business: report
edojinAug. 11, 2015 - 06:02PM JST
Have no fear ... our daring leader Abe-san is in charge ... so nothing can go haywire ... can it?
Moreover, "rusty operators" ... if they are rusty now ... what were they before?
Posted in: If reactors have been offline for a long time, there can be issues with long-dormant equipment and with ‘rusty’ operators.
edojinAug. 11, 2015 - 05:58PM JST
Saw this mishap on TV. The way his arm bent upon being hit by the line drive was hideous, to say the least. Hope he can regain his pitching excellence next year even though he is no longer a youngster ... at age 40.
Posted in: Red Sox closer Uehara out for season after breaking wrist
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
Sep. 02, 2015 - 09:48PM JST
A misguided faith in the complete safety of atomic power was a key factor in Japan’s…
Posted in: Misguided safety assumptions key factor at Fukushima: IAEA
Sep. 02, 2015 - 09:45PM JST
so stalin is not a war criminal? and chairman mao? shut your mouth
Posted in: Putin calls act to glorify war criminals 'flouting' of Tokyo tribunal
Sep. 02, 2015 - 09:44PM JST
Wouldn't be surprised if there was bribery involved. Who in their right mind wants to buy…
Sep. 02, 2015 - 09:43PM JST
The Prophet Mohammad would be disappointed.
Posted in: Masked men kidnap 16 Turkish workers in Baghdad
Sep. 02, 2015 - 09:41PM JST
It's time the world examined the number of German civilians raped by the advancing Soviet Red…