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frank07Aug. 13, 2015 - 09:09AM JST
That character should be topless since traditional divers also went topless.
Posted in: Shima City’s 'ama' girl mascot faces backlash from shellfish divers
frank07Aug. 08, 2015 - 12:17AM JST
Marcus A. Perkins:
All war was terrible. However, at that time Philippines was a country occupied by a foreign country.
"So let me ask you this if tomorrow, 25 US citizens slipped into the barracks of a local AFP base in Philippines and hacked all the soldiers to death with bolo knives and machetes. What do you think the response of the Filipino people in to today's world would be?"
If we were to use your analogy correctly, then Philippine troops would be occupying the U.S., and American freedom-fighters would be ambushing them. The Philippine response in today's world would be to question the occupation of the United States.
Posted in: Japan promises record $2 bn loan to the Philippines
frank07Jun. 30, 2015 - 07:27PM JST
the same with karaokes.
Posted in: Why do so many Japanese hotels and ryokan charge by the person instead of the room?
frank07May. 22, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
Really good list, I agree with most of them!
The little money trays in shops
They have them in Osaka, but they seem to prefer to put it directly into your hands. Friendlier, perhaps?
(why a country famous for its cutting-edge technology is yet to fully embrace debit cards is beyond me)
Seriously, this. But at the few places where you could use a debit card, you would still need to wait for them to give you the slip of paper to sign for them to stash away. How inefficient! Just use the electronic signature panels!
The amazing postal service
Coming from America, I find this the MOST inconvenient! Sometimes, they just need to deliver a card or small object, and even though I tell them that it's OK to stick it through the mail slot they insist on delivering it to me in person. Instead, I have to call the number on the slip of paper they left behind, waste more time telling them the delivery number, then wait for them at an appointed time to receive the item. Not only is it inconvenient for me, I feel that it's inconvenient for the postman since someone would have to make at least two trips to the same address. Just leave it at the door! Japan is safe, so theft should not be a problem!
While I like onigiri, I feel that it's one of the few items that have a huge profit margin! I might as well make it at home!
Shoes off in the house. But seriously, guys, outdoor shoes in the house is really, really gross. Let’s stop that madness right now.
I couldn't agree more.
Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan
frank07May. 21, 2015 - 07:54AM JST
Some countries encourage owning a second home as a vacation home and it worked for them
Posted in: The number of unused and abandoned vacant houses is high enough to impede efforts to stimulate communities.
frank07May. 05, 2015 - 08:40PM JST
McDonald's in the real estate business. Most restaurants are in high-traffic areas, so even if there are the anomalous slow days, people will still come to the store just because it is more convenient. The menu is still important, but they still have the location angle to fall-back on.
Posted in: McDonald's announces global turnaround plan
frank07Apr. 26, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
Never judge a whole group of people.
Never judge a whole group of people.
Isn't that what this survey is about, judging people? The only difference is that they asked more than one person.
Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date
frank07Apr. 20, 2015 - 08:41PM JST
Nice, Lucas used the Force to force him into it.
Posted in: Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams
frank07Apr. 05, 2015 - 10:24PM JST
I believe that she is being used as a political tool. 'The powers that be' would like to influence the Japanese people's perception on foreigners so that they could finally increase immigration.
Posted in: Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland's thinking on identity
frank07Mar. 27, 2015 - 12:54AM JST
Posted in: What do you think of selfie sticks?
frank07Mar. 09, 2015 - 08:37PM JST
Does she have a back problem? I always see her hunched over and wringing her hands like an evil villain.
Posted in: Guten Tag
frank07Feb. 05, 2015 - 07:25AM JST
Then what is the make-up trend nowadays?
Posted in: Women are sensitive to the atmosphere of the times. When society is in a bright mood, they prefer bright and lively makeup. When society is in a dark mood, they tend to use less-lively and simpler makeup.
frank07Jan. 24, 2015 - 09:51AM JST
I'm not an expert on radioactivity, but isn't the half-life of the contaminants longer than four years?
Posted in: Seeing the prices driven down just because the cattle come from Fukushima Prefecture is frustrating.
frank07Jan. 11, 2015 - 12:46PM JST
I'm not sure if most people take the U.S. government's word at face-value anymore.
Posted in: Sony case could cause bind, depending on evidence
frank07Nov. 20, 2014 - 07:09AM JST
Please open up the beer market in Japan, beer is way too expensive here compared to the U.S. or Germany.
Posted in: EU urges Japan to open up its beer market
frank07Oct. 02, 2014 - 06:54PM JST
I understand that this forum maintains a proper level of decorum suitable for its esteemed reputation but despite this I have to say, 'dang she's cute!'
Posted in: Gold kata
frank07Sep. 18, 2014 - 06:55PM JST
Posted in: Cover-up
frank07Sep. 11, 2014 - 06:56AM JST
I would move there if rent was dirt-cheap, accessible by rail, and I had a job where I could telecommute.
Posted in: Demographic crisis empties out Japan's rural areas
frank07Jul. 17, 2014 - 11:47PM JST
I hope they compensate him for legal fees and slander.
Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court
frank07Jun. 16, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
Automation is going to destroy millions of jobs in the next twenty or thirty years. But there are some jobs that automation can't replace, so having fewer people means a better chance of having a job.
Posted in: Japan's population target unlikely without migrants but door stays shut
Sep. 03, 2015 - 05:48PM JST
Interesting... the budget is one thing, and what it is being used for is another. The…
Posted in: Defense ministry asks for record budget to defend southern islands
Vegs comsume only base on taste ...
Did you not read what i wrote above? It's…
Posted in: Daikon is most eaten vegetable in Japan: survey
Can't disprove something when you haven't proved anything.
I only claimed a likelihood, not proof.
Posted in: 120,000 protest against security bills outside Diet
Sep. 03, 2015 - 05:46PM JST
What are the TV shows and movies offered?
Will they have English subs for the…
Posted in: Netflix starts Japan service
Sep. 03, 2015 - 05:45PM JST
it' become cheaper than china.
Bwahaha - only for the luxury goods. But then, luxury goods…
Posted in: Chinese tourists flock to Japan as military parade is held