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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
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?
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:10PM JST
The whole blood type thing was started as part of the nascent eugenics quackery of the…
Posted in: What do you think about Japanese people's deep interest in blood type and personality?
Koizumi was GW's puppet . . .....The ywere / are EST friends . . . .…
Posted in: Mr Abe was never a real reformer in the same way his predecessor Junichiro Koizumi at least tried to be. He looks backward, not forward.
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:09PM JST
The Financial Times editorial suggested that the Bank of Japan buy yet more government bonds or…
"A guest in need of a mini refrigerator can have one delivered to their room —…
Posted in: Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:08PM JST
I agree. Japan has always contributed to the world peace and financially supported U.N. mission…
Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'