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jonobugsSep. 02, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
I wonder if that means that they will allow you to listen to music. They always had me shut off my mp3 player even though it didn't produce any radio waves.
Posted in: Japan OKs use of smartphones, tablets during plane takeoffs, landings
jonobugsAug. 28, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
That's the one nice thing I love about Japan. When you see a price, that's the price you pay. No hidden fees on top of that. Well, that is until the 3% tax raise. Now, the supermarkets are showing the pre-tax price of goods. Not so happy with that tactic.
Posted in: Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy
jonobugsAug. 26, 2014 - 10:44AM JST
Whatever happened to having the children apologize to each other?
Posted in: What to do when your kids get you in trouble
jonobugsAug. 24, 2014 - 01:06PM JST
I only want to know if and when Netflix is coming to Japan.
Posted in: Ahead of Emmys, Netflix already winning online
jonobugsAug. 15, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
Where I come from, EVERY seat is a priority seat. That is, if someone needs it more than you, you should get up and offer it to them.
Posted in: Japanese train seats for the elderly: To sit or not to sit?
jonobugsAug. 02, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
Tessa, anyone you meet for the first time is a complete stranger. I don't think that social media had much to do with this case. I think you would have more of an argument if they had met only once and he decided to stalk her, but they dated for about 5 months, it appears.
Posted in: Stalker jailed for 22 years for killing ex-girlfriend
jonobugsJul. 31, 2014 - 10:12AM JST
It seems quite unfair to those students who didn't 'flout' the rules. Are they supposed to police the other students?
Posted in: University evicts over 100 students for breaching no-drinking rules
jonobugsJul. 28, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
I don't understand. Why are they distributing iodine tablets? Kagoshima is thousands of kilometers away from Fukushima and I haven't heard of other problems in that area. It seems like an unnecessary risk to ingest iodine in this case.
Posted in: Residents within 5 km of Kyushu nuclear plant given iodine tablets
jonobugsJul. 25, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
They don't really state how fast the charge would be, but just say 'quickly'. If they can manage to find a way to charge a large battery within a few minutes, I think that it would give electric cars a BIG boost. I'm also wondering what the life cycle of this type of battery would be and it has a reduced capacity like the current batteries when it gets older.
Posted in: New rechargeable cell has 7 times higher energy density than lithium-ion cells
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
This is great news and encouraging to hear that things will get better in the future ... hopefully.
Posted in: Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:13AM JST
We all know that common sense is not a strong point among Japanese people.
We all know that common sense is not a strong point among Japanese people.
No, "we" certainly do NOT know that. Please don't lump the whole race in with a few stupid people. Would you like it if you were classed along with the low lifes and criminals from your own country? I didn't think so.
Posted in: Woman arrested after 5-month-old son dies in car while she plays pachinko
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:02AM JST
It's a really difficult case, in my opinion. It's easy to blame the system or the police but without trashing the rights of the accused, what else could they have done? Even if the police were authorized to place accused stalkers in jail, it wouldn't have mattered if they have no address or information on his whereabouts.
I think the people being stalked need to take more drastic measures such as staying with friends or family until the matter is resolved. Of course it wouldn't help if the stalker is really determined, but I'm sure it would help most other cases. This is such as disturbing and sad story.
jonobugsJul. 22, 2014 - 11:58AM JST
All I know is that the cost of everything has gone up and my salary has remained the same. In fact, my boss is thinking about a reduction because business isn't so great anymore.
Posted in: Inflation vs deflation: Which is right for Japan?
jonobugsJul. 19, 2014 - 09:54PM JST
I really doubt that Micky Ds will pull out, but then again, Wendy's did.
jonobugsJul. 14, 2014 - 10:26PM JST
This is beyond ridiculous. If it's that hot, wear the appropriate shoes.
Posted in: Shoe cooler
jonobugsJul. 11, 2014 - 11:41AM JST
Yes, 2 years seems like a relatively short time for the severity of the crime.
Posted in: Man goes on trial for kidnapping 12-year-old girl for ransom
jonobugsJul. 09, 2014 - 11:33PM JST
It has NOT been warmly embraced by people, but perhaps it has by the government. No one really knows how safe or unsafe GM food is. Basically, the population is now undergoing an involuntary lab 'experiment'.
However, GM food aside, there are many other things to consier about this type of farming. First, the variety is quite narrow. Once the growers find a strain that suits their need, it is the only crop grown. Farmers are being forced to grow the crop or go out of business.
Monsanto is a monster that is getting out of control and they want to expand their contol into Europe was well. I hope that Europe fights it if for no other reason than to see what the differences will be between the people from Europe and countries that consume GM. Perhaps we'll find out in a generation if there are any significant problems.
Posted in: Why does Europe hate GM food and is it about to change its mind?
jonobugsJul. 09, 2014 - 11:09PM JST
I definitely think something is wrong with the person who did that. They need to be caught and evaluated, otherwise I fear it will escalate into something worse.
Posted in: Body of cat with both eyes gouged out found in Kobe apartment building
jonobugsJul. 09, 2014 - 01:09PM JST
It still hasn't reached Fukuoka yet. Some reports suggest that it will cut down across Kumamoto.
Posted in: Weakened typhoon leaves 2 dead as it churns past Okinawa
jonobugsJul. 07, 2014 - 09:58PM JST
AMAZING! I'd love to get one of those, but I'm sure I couldn't afford one...
Posted in: Ninja restaurant designer creates tiny villages in bonsai trees
Sep. 02, 2014 - 01:16PM JST
1.84 TFLOPS on the GPU alone, not even counting the 8-core (2x4) CPU ...
Posted in: Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with 'Dragon Quest'
Sep. 02, 2014 - 01:08PM JST
Do not worry .. you will get suspended sentence ...!!!
Posted in: Man who dismembered mother goes on trial
There is no global warming, didn't you get the memo.
Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite…
Posted in: Will global warming make Japan more vulnerable to tropical diseases?
Sep. 02, 2014 - 01:02PM JST
Apologizing for almost everything I do or say.
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?
Sep. 02, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
For outdoor activities this year, I've been carrying a small spray bottle filled with original formula…
Posted in: Dengue outbreak affects at least 22 in Japan