Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday.
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Letters and numbers only; 5 to 50 characters. This cannot be changed later.
You will be sent an email to activate your account before you can log in.
Yes, I would like to receive news alerts from JapanToday
jj1980Nov. 29, 2013 - 05:26AM JST
So what happens when you stick your tounge give a raspberry?
Posted in: Tongue pierce lets the paralyzed drive wheelchairs
jj1980Nov. 20, 2013 - 02:20PM JST
When i was stationed in Atsugi, i tried to find anything about LHO. Old logs, pics etc.. (We ran across old logs snd such from as early as 1950-51) But it was like he never existed. Because apparently he was stationed there.
Posted in: Who was Lee Harvey Oswald? Many questions linger
jj1980Nov. 11, 2013 - 02:55PM JST
Someone mentioned about the people who pass out flyers on the streets. I used to hate how they would always pass me up and pretend I wasn't there after they had just looked me straight in the eyes. I always look and smile at everyone of those tissue/flyer ad givers when they come across my path. Me not being Japanese and my wife who is..... Guess who gets the tissue/flyers? Most of the time they will look at me like a deer in the headlights, or nervous like and show signs of not sure what to do. Others will just ignore you and act like those fake sleepers on the train who pretend nobody's there. I always smile and greet them back so there is no intimidation on my part.
Now when I do get one who decides to give me a tissue/flyer, I ALWAYS take it. My for awhile my wife would laugh and say "Why did you take it? You don't have to take those, and besides it's for make up! LOL!" I tell her and anyone who questions why I collect so many for what looks like no apparent reason. "I take them for the next foreigner who comes along and may actually have a use for this advertisement. If I don't take it, maybe they might assume that foreigners don't like to take flyers and tissues and/or are rude and then there would be less of them handing out to gaijins."
By the way, those tissues really come in handy in winter.
Posted in: Is Japan really racist?
jj1980Nov. 04, 2013 - 03:56PM JST
Glad she is ok and alive to tell sbout it. The details they sleays give in these stories are so vauge, that its pointless. They just discribed about a million guys around the world.
Posted in: Maid cafe robber gets away with Y130,000 in Akihabara
jj1980Aug. 03, 2013 - 10:11AM JST
Funny thing is, many schools and businesses are resulting to Internet transactions and that doesn't help matters much either. But like it was mentioned by other posters, yeah ..... 10% seems way too low.
Posted in: 10% of all high school students can't live without Internet: survey
jj1980Jul. 31, 2013 - 01:09PM JST
It's quite strange how many of the insects and crows are huge in Japan compared to many other places. A few years back, we had a problem with the crows swooping down at people as if they were going to attack on base in Atsugi. But other than that, they can be a real cool animal to watch.
Posted in: Water break
jj1980Jun. 09, 2013 - 04:09AM JST
As luck would have it, I happened to trade work days with a co-worker. So I had to work the day of the attack, while normally I had planned to go to Akihabara that day for sure. In fact where the incident happened was right at the intersection where a couple of the shops I always went to were located. Had I not have been offer a trade of work days from a co-worker, there would have been a very good chance I could have been there while it happened.
I went back months later, and it was eerie being at the actual scene of where that massacre happened.
Posted in: 5th anniversary of Akihabara rampage marked
jj1980May. 29, 2013 - 08:03AM JST
They are both pretty, ( the women, not abe) and so are the outfits. But the one thing I always didn't like about the kimonos were the fact that they hide the woman's figure, making them almost look like a linebacker.
Posted in: Two queens and a PM
jj1980May. 20, 2013 - 02:02PM JST
Wish they would have gotten the artists name. One of my favorite artists in Japan is Shohei Otomo. This doesn't look like his style, but who knows.
Posted in: Art attack
jj1980May. 13, 2013 - 10:16PM JST
Good grief, hate reading about things like this. Lets not paint with a broad brush, People are always eager to blame the driver right away. But sometimes it takes two to tango, and with out seeing the actual scene, it's hard to pass judgement on what really happened. Regardless of how many bad drivers, or careless cyclists there are. Always hated how many in Japan let too many little children be independent when clearly there is too much danger lurking around.
Posted in: 5-year-old girl run over by truck while cycling in Toyama
Dec. 06, 2013 - 08:59PM JST
I am not going to argue with your story of fish and things, you aren't…
Posted in: Instructional video promotes public baths to foreign visitors
They missed a most important rule of etiquette for Japanese onsen users - do not take…
Dec. 06, 2013 - 08:57PM JST
I find it to be an interesting formulation from Hong: Japans politicians has no right to…
Posted in: China slams Japan for resolution on air defense zone
Dec. 06, 2013 - 08:46PM JST
The old boy network in Japan still knows how to let the good times roll.
Posted in: Cabinet OKs Y5.5 trillion stimulus package to offset tax hike effect
Dec. 06, 2013 - 08:45PM JST
“Little Japan is a mean and shameless country,” wrote one user on a Twitter-style weibo site…
Posted in: No end in sight for Japan-China row