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    genjuro

    What's the official advice for snorting up snot through the reverberant nasal cavity, gargling it at the back of the throat for a while before hawking it up into the mouth and gobbing it out onto a crowded station platform?

    They should hold a competition for distance snot and phlegm spitting, like the ones they have in Gunma for plum seed spitting. I'm sure some salarymen can set some world records.

    Posted in: Tourism board wants foreign visitors to avoid 'public flatulence'

  • 12

    genjuro

    This was seen as ‘the kind of assistance to people that only caring yakuza could provide.’”

    The irony of seeing "caring" and "yakuza" in the same sentence.

    Posted in: Yakuza quick to mount rescue operations in Kyushu

  • 2

    genjuro

    "She wore a raspberry beret. The kind you find in a second-hand store."

    R.I.P. Another musical genius gone from this world.

    Posted in: Musician Prince dies at his Minnesota home at 57

  • 0

    genjuro

    Above this link is the one about "19-year-old mother arrested for attempted murder of 3-week-old daughter."

    R.I.P. little one. Japan and especially these mothers really need to do some serious soul-searching on how they value life. Tragic.

    Posted in: Body of newborn baby in plastic bag found at hospital entrance

  • 1

    genjuro

    I just wonder how Axl's vocals are holding up. From the last Gn'R concerts apparently it's nowhere near the Appetite for Destruction days but let's face it, everyone ages. At any rate, this should be an interesting combination. Trying to imagine Axl doing Thunderstruck.

    Posted in: Axl Rose joins AC/DC as new singer

  • 3

    genjuro

    I'm watching the news now and the aerial images of landslides and homes, buildings, and cars sliding into hills and earthquake cracks are just horrific. Now about 15 people are reported dead from the calamity. Everyone in the area take extreme care and stay safe.

    Posted in: Scores feared trapped as death toll from 2 Kyushu quakes hits 37

  • 0

    genjuro

    This is just Hollywood running out of ideas. They'll be trying to milk any possible superhero combination they can get from both the DC and Marvel universes, including reboots and reworks. Frankly, it's getting tiring. Something more original, please.

    Posted in: Ben Affleck to direct, star in next Batman movie

  • 2

    genjuro

    We should recognize him for the thug he is and treat him accordingly.

    Who's "We?"

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  • 0

    genjuro

    Congratulations, Mima-chan! Great job beating the world champion. From the scores it seemed to have been one nail-biter of a match. Would have loved to have watched this.

    Posted in: Paddle power

  • 4

    genjuro

    This is just plain selfishness and self-centered thinking on the part of the residents. Unbelievable.

    The city shouldn't have listened or given in to the demands of this resident group. Talk about a lack of backbone.

    Posted in: Plans for daycare center scrapped after residents complain of possible noise

  • 1

    genjuro

    More technology pushed to the soldiers to propagate more death and destruction around the world by the US government. Nothing new.

    Posted in: Squad X will change the U.S. Army

  • -6

    genjuro

    I hope relations improve and more cooperation between Japan and Russia takes place. It would be mutually beneficial for both countries. At the same time, over time may Japan lessen her ties and dependence on the US. I'd rather Russia be her ally.

    Posted in: Putin waiting for invitation to visit Japan: Lavrov

  • 0

    genjuro

    There's plenty of alternatives to Mickey Dees: Shake Shack, Burger King, Mos Burger, Freshness Burger, and others. Not the healthiest food out there for sure, but the occasional diversion from the usual ramen, sushi, gyudon, etc. doesn't hurt. Now if only In-n-Out and Five Guys would open here.

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan wonders where its customers went

  • 1

    genjuro

    @elyusai

    Indians can't imitate British accent.

    It seems like you don't know many Indians or know much about Indian colonial history.

    Well, I just read some recent crime stories here about Japan (I don't think it's safer in Japan either) so it's not a matter of whether a country is poor or not but of their culture.

    What's your point? I'm talking specifically about the Philippines. Of course, it's the culture. Do you think Japanese airport staff are likely to place bullets in travellers' luggages and scam them?

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  • 3

    genjuro

    Philippine English pronunciation sucks to such a level that it is more a dialect of English than an internationally acceptable version of English: on par with Indian English.

    @Gary I agree with you on this. The accent and mispronunciation is bad and what is amusing is that they themselves don't notice it. Filipinos tend to think they're good with the English language just because they were colonized by the US. Talk about overconfidence stemming from a persistent colonial mentality. Funny.

    Anyhow, the only reason why people would want to go there and study is because it's cheaper. Be forewarned, however, that it's still a poor, third-world country and visitors should be careful and mindful of their safety at all times. Not long ago they had this scam at the main international airport where some airport staff would intentionally place bullets in travellers' luggages, accuse them of carrying ammo and would detain them until they pay the "fine." Disgusting.

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  • 16

    genjuro

    I can conceive of a Japan with a non-Abe, non-LDP leadership. How about that?

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  • 3

    genjuro

    "Acute alcohol intoxication" - I love it. Nice euphemism for totally hammered and hung over.

    Posted in: 104 taken to hospital for acute alcohol intoxication during Tokyo 'hanami' season

  • 8

    genjuro

    Thank goodness the stroller was empty. It could've been tragic.

    Tokyo Metro said the conductor was hired last year and had been working as a conductor by herself for just 19 days. She has reportedly said that she became very nervous and failed to press the emergency stop button and alert the driver, despite knowing she should have.

    In addition to proper training which requires having a capable mentor to guide the trainee, perhaps they should also have mental evaluations periodically. In critical positions where lives could be put at risk by panicking or inability to make decisions on the clutch, there's certainly no room for nervousness or indecisiveness. She should be suspended and re-trained again before allowed to return to work.

    Posted in: Tokyo Metro under fire after baby stroller gets caught in train doors

  • 3

    genjuro

    I wonder if the article mainly refers to Japanese companies, not foreign ones who don't have the traditional, drink-with-the-boss-after-work, overwork-your-employee-to-death culture. If that's the case, then perhaps Japanese workers should consider working for a foreign multinational instead. Some that I've heard of who did never looked back to working with a Japanese company again.

    @Dandy Nice story. I think now we're starting to see a shift from permanent, full-time employees to freelancers and contractors. It's been going on in the US with what they call the "gig economy." Basically people are waking up to the fact that their time is more important and don't want to be chained to a life of desk work and monotony. I think some people in Japan are starting to see this option and lifestyle, and are slowly adopting it. Though this being Japan, it will take a while to change mindsets.

    Posted in: Death by overwork on rise among Japan's vulnerable workers

  • 0

    genjuro

    Congratulations to 16-year-old Mevdeva for winning the title and beating Kim Yuna's FS record in the process. That was a flawless, precisely choreographed and executed free skate. Looking forward to her future performances.

    Good job as well to our Japanese ladies who, though they didn't medal, put in their best in the competition. Wish them the best in future competitions.

    Posted in: Medvedeva, 16, wins world title with record free skate score

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