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jinjapanDec. 17, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
simple answer . NO !!!
Posted in: Fukushima wants to host Olympic events in 2020
jinjapanDec. 06, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
cameraman has to work on his sense a bit i'd say .
Posted in: Happy day
jinjapanDec. 01, 2014 - 08:47AM JST
Novenachama has hit the nail on the head. that is exactly right. Also, x-mas trees are grown for that purpose. just like any other plant or tree you use in your garden. So, real tree is the way to go for sure .
Posted in: What’s better for the environment: a fake or real Christmas tree?
jinjapanNov. 15, 2014 - 08:05AM JST
S E X Y
Posted in: Man arrested for breaking into woman’s hotel room, spanking her with shoehorn
jinjapanNov. 05, 2014 - 02:24PM JST
Over half of the Beaujolais is consumed in France, but other big markets include Japan, Germany and the US.
Posted in: 1st shipment of this year's Beaujolais Noveau arrives in Japan
jinjapanOct. 24, 2014 - 08:57AM JST
Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers
jinjapanOct. 14, 2014 - 07:30AM JST
Let's hope more people decide to do this as the police do absolutely nothing .
Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper
jinjapanOct. 01, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
it doesn't really matter as the U.N. is just a useless organization anyway .
Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants Japan to have a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Would you support such a move?
jinjapanSep. 30, 2014 - 10:48PM JST
About itunes : Previously purchased items might not be available if they're no longer on the iTunes Store. If you changed your Apple ID from one country to another, you can’t download items you purchased in a previous country. "so there are times when u may lose your music" .
Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music
jinjapanSep. 06, 2014 - 01:02AM JST
Posted in: California to be first U.S. state to ban plastic bags
jinjapanAug. 24, 2014 - 09:30PM JST
As some have pointed out here, it is definitely the big malls sucking away the business from the little guys . go to mostly any mall on a weekend & it will be packed . & visit any shotengai on the weekend & it will be more or less empty. unless it's connected to a major train station & people have to pass thru it .
Posted in: Business is bad
jinjapanAug. 09, 2014 - 08:43AM JST
so, by NRA standards, if the other boy had a gun he could've protected himself .
Posted in: Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin
jinjapanJul. 20, 2014 - 11:37PM JST
why no mention of the name of the company ??
Posted in: 32 employees sickened by gas at Fukuoka bakery
jinjapanJul. 17, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
i think it might have something to do with shintoism as in shinto everything has a god. you see workers in supermarkets they turn around , face the store & bow b4 entering the back room. in all sports they bow. soccer they bow to the field. baseball . track & field & so on .
Posted in: Why do Japanese cleaning crews bow at trains?
jinjapanJun. 23, 2014 - 11:13AM JST
japan can't become too reliable on imported farm products. especially as it is an island nation. need some self sustainability . all else is cool.
Posted in: Should Japan be cut out of the TPP talks if it does not agree to open its markets to more farm imports?
jinjapanJun. 20, 2014 - 04:32PM JST
for the sake of japan , the japanese should keep some trade barriers pertaining to farm imports in place. there are a few reasons for this . possibility of war reducing imports . GM foods entering . quality of food will decrease. & now with climate change the possibilities of food shortages in other countries & may not be enough food to import to feed japan. farming in japan is already decreasing, if the doors open, it will drop dramatically & that could be very bad for the country . other countries could "hold you hostage" if you do no do as they say in other areas as well. so, some barriers are warranted . don't want to totally rely on the outside world to feed you people. everything else is fair game .
Posted in: New Zealand suggests cutting Japan out of TPP talks
jinjapanJun. 07, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
most governments try to hide the bad from their past .
Posted in: China uses D-Day anniversary to praise Germany, slam Japan
jinjapanJun. 07, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
In 1972, 1995, and in 2001, various Japanese prime ministers have issued what they considered to be a valid apology. Each time, China rejected the statement as a valid apology for one or more of three reasons: 1) the lack of the explicit mention of the word “apology,” 2) the lack of the explicit mention of China as the victim of Japanese aggression, and 3) the apology was only stated in a speech, but not written down in an official document.
In 1995, on the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Government of Japan expressed its resolution through the statement by the Prime Minister, which states that during a certain period in the past, Japan’s conduct caused tremendous damage and suffering to the people of many countries, including China, and the Prime Minister expressed his feeling of deep remorse and stated his heartfelt apology, while giving his word to make efforts for peace.
Beijing International Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, and the Beijing subway system were all constructed with the help of Japanese ODA. Yet because the Chinese government refuses to publicize this fact, most Chinese citizens are under the impression that Japan has provided little, if any, financial aid to China.
jinjapanMay. 31, 2014 - 11:35PM JST
shouldn't they put this statue in south korea ??
Posted in: Monument to comfort women dedicated in Virginia
jinjapanMay. 31, 2014 - 06:46PM JST
it's not as much japanese prefer paying in cash as it is that not many shops take credit cards . they seem to be having trouble catching up to the 21st century .
Posted in: Automatic coin counting machine
Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
"We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in…
Posted in: Obama scolds Sony; vows U.S. response to N Korean cyberattack
Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:45AM JST
scipantheistDEC. 20, 2014 - 11:11AM JST
That should have been, "Even hacks in response". I see,…
I would like to add to what JTDanMan said and that is cost.
Prices once arriving…
Posted in: Do you think Japan is the sort of tourism destination that most people would only come to once, or is it a repeat destination?
Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:44AM JST
People should cover their month when coughing, sneezing many never do here.
Don't come to work…
Posted in: Influenza epidemic spreading across Japan
Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:38AM JST
@smithinjapan Calm down. I didn't say it's the cheapest place on earth to find a meal,…
Posted in: Must be good ramen