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irishosaruMay. 31, 2015 - 07:43PM JST
How can they prove intent?
Posted in: Woman arrested for pocketing change given to her by mistake
irishosaruMay. 27, 2015 - 03:32AM JST
Again, as somebody who witnessed the campaign, the slurs and scaremongering came from the No campaigners, who tried to make the debate about anything but gay marriage.
Surrogacy, adoption, tax, even consummation, you name it, they used it to misinform.
And when they were called on their lies, they cried 'intimidation'.
Posted in: Ireland says big 'Yes' to gay marriage in world first
irishosaruMay. 26, 2015 - 06:09AM JST
I'm an Irish citizen who returned to Ireland from Japan 3 months ago.
I proudly voted YES in this referendum.
I hope that the result will prompt other countries to believe they can fight this fight too.
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
Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:35PM JST
War is hell. If you lost, heads will roll. This is just the facts of war.
Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?
Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:34PM JST
Meiyouwenti: "Then why did Yamamoto decide to attack Pearl Harbor? He was the one who designed…
Posted in: Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots
Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:31PM JST
Pepsi Special Lemon Mint claims to block the production of new fat cells when the drink…
Posted in: Is the world ready for Japan’s new Lemon & Mint Pepsi?
Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
smithinjapan, remember some of them were locked up in prison, not all were brain washed! or…
Aug. 03, 2015 - 03:27PM JST
Terrifying experience here today since my first comment above. At the pool and about 12 feet…
Posted in: 6-year-old boy drowns in Nara swimming pool