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irishosaruMay. 04, 2015 - 07:10AM JST
Imagine waking up at 4.30 to check emails.
No money is worth that.
Posted in: Smashing glass ceilings
irishosaruJan. 30, 2015 - 04:11PM JST
Mostly sounds like she's annoyed because he won't obediently do what she says any more.
Posted in: Phone-hooked husbands neglect wives at their peril
irishosaruSep. 02, 2014 - 05:41PM JST
Talking crap on the bus/train assuming nobody can understand me.
Posted in: What habits have you picked up from living in Japan that you sometimes have to try and stop yourself doing when you go overseas because you don't think it will look right?
irishosaruAug. 24, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
Matsumoto not on list. My faith in lists shattered.
Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in
irishosaruAug. 20, 2014 - 02:19PM JST
It's quite depressing to be passing a pachinko parlour around 8.50am and see guys already queueing up for the place to open.
Posted in: Pachinko parlor politeness
irishosaruAug. 02, 2014 - 09:48PM JST
Posted in: What's your favorite non-alcoholic drink during these hot days?
irishosaruJul. 27, 2014 - 08:58PM JST
Posted in: If a country has to have the death penalty, what is the most humane way of carrying it out?
irishosaruJul. 11, 2014 - 07:15PM JST
Lucky they were in a hospital when it happened. BOOM BOOM! Hoo yeah.
Posted in: 30 Yokohama hospital patients suffer food poisoning
irishosaruJun. 23, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
I'd agree, except I'd euthanize the animal at the very end.
Posted in: How to treat pet cancer: Do nothing, says one doctor
irishosaruJun. 22, 2014 - 06:50PM JST
Tokyo's status as one of the world's clubbing capitals...
Tokyo's status as one of the world's clubbing capitals...
It really isn't.
Posted in: Japan's nightclubs weather dancing ban
irishosaruJun. 21, 2014 - 10:11AM JST
Boxing is the most exciting. Gatti v Ward, Morales v Barrera, Hagler v Hearns - unbelievable excitement. I think it's to do with the fact that it could be over at any moment.
Most boring: anything with innings.
Posted in: What for you is the most exciting sport to watch, when it is played well, and what is the most boring?
irishosaruJun. 12, 2014 - 06:45PM JST
No. 3 is just a courier, a completely normal job. Loads of people do it with important documents.
I was on a flight into Japan one time with a person doing exactly that, and he was simply going to take a taxi from the airport straight to Kashiwa, then back to the airport and on the next flight out.
He said that the tough part was that most of the time he didn't even know what was in the package/envelope, and customs could often be a pain when he told them he didn't know what was in it.
I guess he had some kind of licence to do what he did though.
Posted in: 7 unbelievable jobs that actually exist in Japan
irishosaruJun. 01, 2014 - 07:01PM JST
@Brian Wheway - tell that to Iwao Hakamada.
Posted in: A look at life on death row in Japan
irishosaruMay. 31, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
I used to have a bottle I put my change in. It was a 20 liter whiskey bottle (left over from some promotion or other).
When it was full I took all the coins to the bank in a big bag and started depositing them 100 by 100 in the slots provided.
After doing this about 10 times, a bank staff member came over and took the big bag off me - brought it behind the counter and dumped it all into some massive coin counter that had it all counted in a few seconds (about 30,000yen worth of 1, 5, 10, 50yen coins. They even gave me back a non-Japanese coin that had found its way in.
didn't cost me 17,000yen either.
Posted in: Automatic coin counting machine
irishosaruMay. 12, 2014 - 07:37PM JST
4 midfielders in the squad? Some of those forwards are really midfielders.
And I'm a little surprised not to see Havenaar in there. He could have been useful as part of a plan B, if and when they need one.
Posted in: Zaccheroni announces Japan's World Cup squad
irishosaruApr. 21, 2014 - 05:56PM JST
The guy's CV has been one failure after another since his term with Japan. And even then he didn't do anything special with the best Japanese midfielders of a generation.
Posted in: Troussier wants to end career with Japan at 2020 Olympics
irishosaruApr. 07, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
Good cheese. Good bread. Kiwi fruits. Limes. Lamb.
Posted in: The top overpriced products in Japan
irishosaruApr. 06, 2014 - 11:58PM JST
Jesus, I remember when she was born. i am getting old.
Posted in: Entrance ceremony
irishosaruApr. 05, 2014 - 06:34PM JST
When you change the way you beckon your kids from a palm-up to a palm-down 'come here'.
Posted in: You know you’ve been in Japan too long when…
irishosaruMar. 31, 2014 - 11:14PM JST
I would say that the Japanese government is relatively happy that they can appease the rest of the world by abiding by the decision, and appease whaling advocates with a "they made us stop it" argument.
Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific
May. 23, 2015 - 12:57AM JST
South Korea has every right to do this, however, they must also face the consequences up…
Posted in: Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions
May. 23, 2015 - 12:47AM JST
'Tina, and which is the only species that keeps fighting wars?
Certainly not the Japanese. Your…
Posted in: Taiji mayor says dolphin hunt will still go on
May. 23, 2015 - 12:41AM JST
My good japanese friends agree with me ;hang this mayor .. soon !!
May. 23, 2015 - 12:30AM JST
The JAL stwewardess was so rude to me on my flight I reported her to HQ.…
Posted in: Appeals court frees Korean Air heiress in 'nut rage' case
May. 23, 2015 - 12:29AM JST
You can't help but listen to their expertise.
So a degree in geography would be on…