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irishosaruFeb. 26, 2014 - 12:58PM JST
Ah jesus I'm getting emotional.
Posted in: Girl who lost father in last year’s deadly Hokkaido blizzard pens heart-wrenching thank-you letter
irishosaruFeb. 25, 2014 - 03:12PM JST
Jesus christ, how stupid can a government be?
Just leave it alone FFS.
Posted in: Gov't considers revision of 'comfort women' apology
irishosaruFeb. 17, 2014 - 06:09PM JST
How is there a mayoral election on March 23rd if he already is the mayor and his term doesn't come to an end until December 2015?
irishosaruJan. 17, 2014 - 08:50AM JST
A top quality player during the best years of his career, underrated in the middle of a strong Japan midfield. Hope he enjoys being back in Japan.
Posted in: Shinji Ono bows out of A-League
irishosaruOct. 21, 2013 - 10:55PM JST
A time machine
Posted in: What would it take to convince you that seafood, rice and other food products from Fukushima Prefecture are safe to consume?
irishosaruOct. 18, 2013 - 11:51PM JST
Don't know if it's been mentioned already, but the glasses without any lenses are just ridiculous and should be binned.
Posted in: Which fashion item or trend do you wish would disappear forever?
irishosaruOct. 12, 2013 - 09:24AM JST
What is the suggestion that the mother is an addict? Had she been cooking instead, would she have been described as a cooking addict?
Posted in: Internet addict almost drowns infant son by mistake
irishosaruOct. 06, 2013 - 09:20AM JST
1 4.3 hectare plot will produce only the tiniest fraction of the ingredients they need.
Posted in: Yoshinoya to grow rice and vegetables in Fukushima
irishosaruSep. 23, 2013 - 05:59PM JST
Well done to the woman, but I'm surprised that she wasn't replaced by a female police officer.
Unless the con men knew what she looked like, but given how little they knew about her son, that seems unlikely.
Posted in: Pensioner pretends to be deceived by telephone fraud, helps catch criminals
irishosaruSep. 21, 2013 - 10:13AM JST
Dear god no, a writer whose characters are paper thin facades. Hos books explore nothing, ask no questions, provoke no thoughts.
Not within a million miles of a Nobel prize, please.
Posted in: Bookmaker favors Murakami for Nobel prize -- again
irishosaruSep. 18, 2013 - 06:37PM JST
絆 kizuna - kanji of the year in 2011.....so much for kizuna.
Posted in: Nearly 290,000 people still living in shelters 2 1/2 years after Tohoku disaster
irishosaruSep. 18, 2013 - 06:36PM JST
irishosaruSep. 03, 2013 - 11:22AM JST
For me, the people who should be in the biggest trouble are the people who approved the safety procedures / equipment at the plant.
The aftermath of the disaster showed us that TEPCO were operating a nuclear plant without the slightest plan or clue as to what to do in the event of a tsunami. The didn't have the equipment nor the human expertise to deal with it.
Who, or what body, approved their operation of a nuclear plant despite these horrific shortcomings?
Posted in: Prosecutors to drop criminal charges against Kan, TEPCO execs
irishosaruAug. 18, 2013 - 11:30PM JST
I wonder would a person outside of prison have died if they had the same illness to the same extent?
Posted in: Man on death row dies of illness
irishosaruAug. 16, 2013 - 12:12PM JST
Scudamore only wants what is best for the EPL. Nothing else. Any position he takes on anything football related is only to strengthen the EPL. Example of this are the ludicrous idea to play EPL matches in different countries around the world, as well as opposition to any kind of limit or quota on the number of non-UK players in EPL teams/squads.
Posted in: Premier League boss suggests moving 2022 World Cup from Qatar
irishosaruAug. 16, 2013 - 11:39AM JST
A summer planting trees and then bathing in rivers.
Posted in: What is the most environmentally friendly way to keep cool in summer?
irishosaruAug. 16, 2013 - 11:38AM JST
Under Blatter, FIFA have a history of awarding world cup tournaments to countries to help 'expand' the game, and therefore the absolutely massive business of football/soccer.
USA in 94, Japan/Korea in 2002 have both helped (re)ignite an interest in the sport and the development of a reasonably healthy and sustainable league (can't say I know too much about Korea to be honest).
The decision to award the WC to Qatar is another example of this, although i'm not sure how successful it will be, especially with the expected weather.
Posted in: Do you think that Qatar, which is hosting the 2022 World Cup in summer, should move the tournament to winter because of the extreme heat?
irishosaruAug. 04, 2013 - 02:47PM JST
We got a cat from one of these animal welfare shelters. It cost about 20,000yen, and that included the cost of neutering.
Had it for about 3 years, then had to give it to my wife's mother when we left Japan. We're back now, but the cat is happy where it is. Rafael Calderon Del Castillo was its name.
Posted in: 500 cats & dogs legally killed in Japan each day
irishosaruJul. 29, 2013 - 08:57PM JST
Suntory Taketsuru 17 years old - probably the best whiskey I have ever tasted. Superb.
Posted in: A taste of Scotland in Japan: Nikka Whisky
irishosaruJul. 24, 2013 - 09:02AM JST
Horrible horrible rule from a horribly xenophobic government.
As an Irish person married to a Japanese woman, I'm worried if the Irish government will start to think about making similar immigration rules.
Posted in: New immigration laws hinder some married expats returning to UK
Mar. 12, 2014 - 03:34AM JST
Kono and Murayama were not only people who apologized.
Hosokawa. Former PM. When his comments were…
Posted in: Japan says it has no plan to revise wartime sex-slave apology
Mar. 12, 2014 - 03:25AM JST
Now it is reported that it was detected by military radar over west malaysia with its…
Posted in: Search for Malaysia Airlines plane widens as frustrations grow
Mar. 12, 2014 - 02:31AM JST
That is one fearsome looking plane.
Posted in: Japan scrambles jets against Chinese military planes
Mar. 12, 2014 - 02:29AM JST
Japan says it has no plan to revise wartime sex-slave apology
Mar. 12, 2014 - 02:28AM JST
Watching in horror the grey/black goop sweep over the country side.
Trying to contact friends in…
Posted in: March 11, 2011: What are your memories of that day?