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genjuroDec. 08, 2013 - 09:54PM JST
Between this secrecy bill and the police state that the U.S. is slowly becoming, for American expats it's become a matter of choosing the lesser evil on deciding whether to stay or move back to the states. Tough call.
Posted in: Japan's secrecy bill condemned by Nobel academics
genjuroDec. 05, 2013 - 05:53PM JST
No surprise there, considering how many mainland Chinese behave while in HK.
Posted in: Hong Kong residents dislike mainland Chinese more than Japanese: poll
genjuroDec. 04, 2013 - 10:04PM JST
Assert your sudden homosexuality and in the most oneechan-ny voice exclaim, "Dondakee!"
Posted in: What advice would you give to a man who is unfairly accused of groping by a woman on a crowded train? What should he do (provided he is innocent, of course)?
genjuroDec. 03, 2013 - 05:21PM JST
Sounds like a ingenious concept. Until someone with a .22 rifle decides to do some target practice...
Posted in: Amazon unveils futuristic mini-drone delivery plan
genjuroNov. 30, 2013 - 08:11PM JST
I love your determination and wish you the best at Sochi. Ganbare, Mao-chan!
Posted in: After three hard years, Asada hopes to shine at Sochi
genjuroNov. 30, 2013 - 08:03PM JST
They can call it the Tatemae Wrapper.
Posted in: Freshness invents wrapper to help women feel comfortable chomping into a burger
genjuroNov. 30, 2013 - 07:57PM JST
Was still young and had few memories of the show, but I remember that I enjoyed watching it along with that funky intro. RIP Collins aka Bodie of CI5.
Posted in: Star of British TV hit 'The Professionals' dies aged 67
genjuroNov. 22, 2013 - 05:54PM JST
700M Y doesn't seem a lot when compared to the jackpot in the U.S. where Powerball easily goes up to USD 100M+. Not sure about the jackpots in lotteries in European countries, though.
Posted in: 1,000 line up to buy jumbo lottery tickets with top prize of Y700 mil
genjuroNov. 20, 2013 - 10:44AM JST
I can understand that Korea wants to honor one of their 'heroes,' but why do they feel the need to do so during a soccer match? Comes across more like juvenile provocation than anything. Proof again of how insecure and ridden with inferiority complex these Koreans are. No wonder nobody takes them and their country seriously.
Posted in: China praises Korean assassin whom Japan calls a 'criminal'
genjuroNov. 16, 2013 - 08:14AM JST
@Sensato I agree. This will be good for Japan's image as well and shows goodwill toward their Asian neighbors. China can learn from Japan in this matter, when even Ikea and Coca-cola gave more than the world's 2nd largest economy.
Posted in: Japan triples Philippines aid package to over $30 mil
genjuroNov. 16, 2013 - 08:01AM JST
@Himajin haha I got a chuckle out of that. Good one.
In the U.S. and particularly Hawaii they call people of mixed heritage hapa, a pidgin term from the word half. Far from being a derogatory term, it's actually more of badge of pride and identity for mixed-race people and especially for those who are half-Asian.
Posted in: 'Hafu' tells story of Japan’s mixed-race minority and changing attitudes in society
genjuroNov. 16, 2013 - 06:41AM JST
As I recall she's the sister of John Jr. who died in a plane crash years ago. I thought she had withdrawn from an active political life and had decided to take care of her then ailing uncle Ted. Wish her well in her role as diplomat.
Posted in: New U.S. Ambassador Kennedy arrives in Japan
genjuroNov. 14, 2013 - 09:28AM JST
StormR, you hit the nail on the head. :-)
Posted in: What do you think of recently coined words such as "twerking" and "selfie?" Do you ever use such words in your conversation?
genjuroNov. 14, 2013 - 09:22AM JST
True models of bravery. Hats off.
Posted in: In appreciation
genjuroNov. 14, 2013 - 09:21AM JST
Thank you, Japan.
Posted in: Japan ready to send 1,000 troops to help with Philippines relief effort
genjuroNov. 11, 2013 - 04:21PM JST
Good on Japan. Filipinos certainly appreciate this.
Posted in: Japanese medical team leaves for Philippines
genjuroNov. 10, 2013 - 10:52AM JST
I'd like to see Abe in a DeLorean.
Posted in: Abe rides around Tokyo in self-driving vehicles
genjuroNov. 09, 2013 - 01:23PM JST
At the very least she doesn't seem to have crooked teeth.
Posted in: Local Fukuoka idol already a hit on Internet
genjuroNov. 09, 2013 - 01:12PM JST
Flight of fancy. Their expressions capture the moment.
Posted in: Icecapades
genjuroNov. 08, 2013 - 05:44PM JST
This is customary for many Asian-American households, e.g. Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, etc. Even if there's no genkan in their homes you'll see all their shoes by the door. Same also for people in Hawaii: no shoes in the house.
Posted in: In U.S., is it rude to ask guests to remove shoes?
Dec. 11, 2013 - 11:05PM JST
Interesting that most Japanese people I know complain about rote learning. You know, Japanese people who…
Posted in: Japanese college students struggle to answer basic astronomy questions
Dec. 11, 2013 - 11:03PM JST
Xi Jinpeng deserves Zero Respect and I am shocked at the "Straits Times" for trying a…
Posted in: Straits Times names Xi, Abe most prominent Asians of 2013
Dec. 11, 2013 - 11:01PM JST
American rice is all over Japan, it has been for years. Don't you remember the recent…
Posted in: TPP talks fail to meet year-end deadline for deal
Dec. 11, 2013 - 10:56PM JST
'Rote learning BS'
Interesting that most Japanese people I know complain about rote learning. You…
Dec. 11, 2013 - 10:50PM JST
To all of you who is atacking rise production in Japan, that rise is not under…