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hereforeverMar. 24, 2015 - 07:24AM JST
For those of you don't drive in Japan, traffic safety mean blocking lanes and forcing motorist to merge from three to two or two to one lane, during rush hour, to stop motorcyclist and hand the a pamphlet about safety and a stick of gum. Speaking from experience.
Posted in: Toyota to conduct spring traffic safety campaign April 1-May 31
hereforeverMar. 24, 2015 - 07:13AM JST
Why isn't the school liable for not have adequate netting to prevent this from happening? Anyone have that part of the story? This guy must really be connected high up.
Posted in: Parents of schoolboy liable for Y15 million after wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death
hereforeverFeb. 26, 2015 - 07:30AM JST
Just the kind of person I want taking care of my children. Can we all assume she'll get fired?
Posted in: 43-year-old woman arrested for spraying graffiti on over 200 telephone poles
hereforeverFeb. 23, 2015 - 07:26AM JST
Not an Abe fan but I like his look into the future statement. The past can't be changed. Leave it alone! The future can be better if nations put the past behind them and work together. The world isn't going to get any better squabbling over past issues.
Posted in: Panel to meet on Abe's war apology statement
hereforeverFeb. 23, 2015 - 07:14AM JST
"pours rain and ground water into a near by BAY" Interesting.
Posted in: New radioactive water leak detected at Fukushima plant
hereforeverFeb. 22, 2015 - 07:34AM JST
Don't increase the hours, increase the quality of teaching!
Posted in: Kagoshima schools to resume Saturday classes once a month
hereforeverFeb. 07, 2015 - 07:58AM JST
Two armed police couldn't handle one ojisan with a knife? Or the wording of the story is incorrect?
hereforeverFeb. 05, 2015 - 07:43AM JST
So these 'special' people can exercise poor time management and get in and out of the airport quickly and the others who arrive two to three hours early have to wait in long lines? That's makes sense!!
Posted in: Narita to establish 'fast lane' for passengers needing to be out of airport quickly
hereforeverFeb. 03, 2015 - 08:44AM JST
Not a fan of Abe but Swim Bike-Run makes a good point. Give Abe a break on this one. True, even the U.S. can't save all their hostages and they have many, many more years experience in doing so.
Posted in: Doubts raised over Japan's ability to handle international crisis
hereforeverFeb. 01, 2015 - 08:05AM JST
Can't understand it all. Perhaps chikv is correct. I've been living and working in the heart of tokyo for 33 years, I've never had a flu shot, never worn a mask and I've never even caught a cold. My up bringing was home remedies not medication. Don't know if this has anything to do with it but ..........
Posted in: No. of flu patients tops 2 million for 3rd week in a row
hereforeverJan. 29, 2015 - 07:24AM JST
It tasting good doesn't mean it is safe. We still don't know the long term effects of consumption on kids. And Of course their going to make good comments! Can't image them refusing it or saying "this taste great and I can't even taste any radiation in it. I can't wait to bring some home to my kids." Wonder if mr. Takeshita brought some home to his wife and kids.
Posted in: Reconstruction minister promotes Fukushima food to 4 ambassadors
hereforeverJan. 28, 2015 - 08:05AM JST
A law enforcement officer knows what he is getting into when he/she signs up for it. As an former MP, I knew exactly what I was getting into by the end of training. It was my choice to pass or fail. If a cop suffers from mental sickness from a job related incident, they have psychiatrists on staff to deal with those matters. The flasher is a you know what but if this guy wins the case, it'll be open season for other cops to start suing suspects and criminals for the same reason. And Wow, as cops are paid with my taxes, and are able to buy a Rolex, then I guess I'm in the wrong job! Can't say I know any cops in the states that can afford a Rolex on a government salary.
Posted in: Police officer breaks Rolex wristwatch during arrest; sends suspect repair bill
hereforeverJan. 28, 2015 - 07:52AM JST
If China is showing, what I would assume is only a tiny fraction of its military might, then I don't beleive it is only Japan China is trying to frighten. In addition, both Japan and China have pride and may continue to out do/show each other until a mistake is made ie.taking down a plane or sinking a boat or ship, then the sh** is going to hit the fan. I mean like really, how often does the US or UK have parades to show off it's military might? It's just a bully tactic that will only escalate tensions. Put both leaders in a closed room with boxing gloves for a few hours.
Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'
hereforeverJan. 24, 2015 - 08:02AM JST
I smell Brush tactics.
Posted in: Islamic State threat could stiffen Abe's stance on security
hereforeverJan. 23, 2015 - 05:58PM JST
Innit, I live near an apartment with mostly Chinese, none of them speak English.
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in 2014 highest ever at 13,410,000
hereforeverJan. 21, 2015 - 07:06PM JST
Major shift in interst? They mention he major increase in Asains coming to Japan but no mention of the decrease from native English speakers, which at one time was the majority. Will mean a shift from English schools to Chinese schools? Perhaps add Chinese to the curriculum?
hereforeverJan. 20, 2015 - 12:24PM JST
There are plenty of jobs out there, may not be glorified work but I'm sure it'll put food on the table.
Posted in: Man who tried to rob convenience store only had 100 yen at home
hereforeverJan. 20, 2015 - 12:15PM JST
Knowing that buildings are frequently inspected by the fire department, I wonder how they managed to pass for so many years.
Posted in: Mystery in Shinjuku as woman plunges to death from restroom
hereforeverJan. 18, 2015 - 07:41AM JST
@YeahRight: you are correct however I dont believe that is the altimate goal for pharmaceutical companies.
hereforeverJan. 17, 2015 - 07:44AM JST
Of those 2+million, I'd like to know how many were given a flu vaccination. Can anyone direct me to a source? Just wondering if the vaccinations actually work. My last flu shot was early 1980s haven't even had a common cold since. And yes I do live in the heart of Tokyo,
Jul. 29, 2015 - 11:34AM JST
Meanwhile, TEPCO is making record profits... Why are the tax payers on the hook for paying…
Posted in: Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 bln
Jul. 29, 2015 - 11:32AM JST
Thanks, Kurobune, of course. There weren't any Olympics in 1990....
Posted in: Boston out as possible 2024 Olympic host, but LA interested
Jul. 29, 2015 - 11:31AM JST
Yes, you have pets, but I have family members and would not hesitate to go into…
Posted in: Engine trouble, excess weight suspected in Tokyo plane crash
Jul. 29, 2015 - 11:26AM JST
@ Terrance F. Marrow
The girls deserve it. "It" being, slowly now, a conclusion and/or arrest…
Posted in: Still no resolution to 1995 Hachioji supermarket triple murder case
Jul. 29, 2015 - 11:17AM JST
I know right! To this day, I don't know how I had girlfriends as…
Posted in: 12 awesome features of Japanese bathrooms you won’t find in the West