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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
irishosaruJul. 23, 2013 - 08:10AM JST
Nice interview. This guy spoke well.
Posted in: The right brew for you
irishosaruJul. 15, 2013 - 08:17PM JST
Sadly, this kind of accident happens occasionally in farms. Most often when people are 'agitating' the slurry, to prepare it for use as fertiliser. The sudden stirring of the slurry, and breaking the layer of hardened crap (literally) on top means that a serious amount of methane can be released all at once.
As mentioned earlier in the thread, often one gets faint and falls in, another tries to rescue and suffers the same fate.
It happened to an upcoming Irish rugby star and his brother and father last year. 3 members of the same family died,and their sister barely survived.
Posted in: Two pig farm workers die of methane gas poisoning
irishosaruJul. 08, 2013 - 10:19PM JST
Ok, I've been thinking about this, and what I'm most annoyed about is the 'you obviously didn't teach the child about road safety" aspect of the judge's ruling. That's unfair, and probably impossible to prove.
But when I think about it, if my six-year old daughter, despite many many warnings not to mess with scissors, used one to cut up her classmate's book, I'd feel like I should pay for the replacement. It's not that I have failed in my duties as a parent by not teaching her about scissors, but...well, I'm her parent, and I'm just responsible in general for that kind of stuff.
Anyhow, as I understand it, the claim was brought at least partly by the insurance company, who alleged 'parental neglect regarding road safety' or something similar to wriggle out of insurance payments.
Posted in: Mother ordered to pay Y95 mil after bicycle-riding son collides with elderly woman
irishosaruJul. 08, 2013 - 03:22PM JST
Although Dog's post (above at 02.36pm) (02.36pm??huh??) indicates that such laws do exist, and are widespread. Interesting.
Dec. 09, 2013 - 11:40PM JST
Most of Japanese are sick especially youngster and middle age people. Something somewhere is missing!!! Depends…
Posted in: Attacks in Kobe, Osaka spark concerns over 'Knockout Game'
Dec. 09, 2013 - 11:28PM JST
Japan gives OK to S Korea's expanded air defense zone
Wow, what does Japan think it…
Posted in: Japan gives OK to S Korea's expanded air defense zone
Dec. 09, 2013 - 11:27PM JST
"Man just hurry up and get on with it. China send your best pilot in your…
Dec. 09, 2013 - 11:19PM JST
Posted in: Do you support the state secret bill that has just been passed by the Diet?
Dec. 09, 2013 - 11:18PM JST
Why is he grey-haired at 42?
I went grey at 35 U_U
Back on topic... and…
Posted in: Girls fawn over Nagano police station’s new pretty-boy mascot characters