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kurtpApr. 27, 2012 - 05:03PM JST
Noripinhead - Tokyo IS gray, from the moment you enter the clnic-like arrivals hall of Narita. Gray and clean.....
Posted in: Great heights
kurtpFeb. 03, 2012 - 06:46PM JST
Come on people, you've obviously never been on a train in London or elsewhere - Japanese are very good in comparison, except for the odd exception or gaijin misbehaving!
Posted in: Good manners
kurtpJan. 10, 2012 - 07:40AM JST
Hughgarse, I AM talking about Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic. Certainly good for business class, but economy...come on!
Posted in: Virgin Atlantic to increase fuel charge based on cabin location
kurtpJan. 10, 2012 - 07:31AM JST
Reminds me of my Japanese studies in Fukuoka years ago, where the teachers would never open the classroom windows, or the yoga lessons I attended in Ginza, again I had to ask for the A/C to be turned on.... there's a surprising lack about getting fresh air in Japan - or is it just me?
Posted in: 21 suffer from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning due to charcoal fire at restaurant
kurtpAug. 19, 2009 - 10:43AM JST
Probably abucted by a North Korean sub...
Posted in: Three missing at Ibaraki beaches
kurtpAug. 19, 2009 - 10:21AM JST
Simple solution: Get yourself some Gokiburi hoihoi and forget all the spray can cr@p....
Posted in: 'Eeeek, gokiburi!' How gallant guys can score points with damsels in distress
kurtpJun. 26, 2009 - 03:59PM JST
flatearther - well said!
Posted in: Japanese urged to take pride in their safe society
kurtpJun. 26, 2009 - 11:00AM JST
In Tokyo I feel safe staggering home at 1am from the station... would I feel the same in London? Nope.... so that answers it all!
kurtpJun. 22, 2009 - 01:37PM JST
Stonecoldsoba - how do you know that? ;-)
Anyway, Hakodate is a port city - no doubt some booze-fuelled FOREIGN sailors going on a rampage....
Posted in: 75 cars found with their windows smashed in Hakodate
kurtpJun. 17, 2009 - 09:22AM JST
Overall for sure better than many other places - lived in London before and there you see far more out of control scumbag kids, unlike Japan.
Generally, if anything, most mothers are too affectionate and spoil their kids too much.
Posted in: What's your impression of parental supervision of children in Japan?
kurtpJun. 15, 2009 - 02:30PM JST
Interesting article. One other building I was sad to see had disappeared is the former Sofitel near Ueno:
Built in 1994 and demolished in 2007 --> another example of how "impotant" the environment seems to be in Japan - probably on a par with the US. Just imagine the waste.
Posted in: Tokyo's iconic buildings being lost to zoning laws
kurtpDec. 11, 2008 - 10:57AM JST
It's good to see that this sort of fun advertising is still covered by the freedom of speech. A welcome blast of un-PCness for once, even though I do not fully agree with the comments. Of course the Citizens League had to start howling, but he, come on, he's hardly being a racist moron..let's not go over the top here.
Posted in: Angry Ford dealer in South Carolina blasts Japanese imports in ads
kurtpSep. 08, 2008 - 10:47AM JST
Maybe she's starting to look like a "mummy"?
Posted in: I have never met a Japanese man who did not want me to be his mommy.
kurtpAug. 04, 2008 - 10:08AM JST
This has to be a joke right? "...while he was lying on the street"?? "as hit by a white van at around 4:30 a.m. while she chatting with friends by the road". It is still hit and run, but if I am lying on the street or chatting by the road at 4.30am then I might as well expect trouble.
Posted in: Two hit-and-run cases reported in Saitama, Tochigi
kurtpJun. 27, 2008 - 11:40AM JST
all marketing! well, once you add taxes, fuel surcharges etc. the price will be double anyway!
Posted in: British Airways offers early bird Y50,000 fare to London and 50 European destinations
kurtpJun. 18, 2008 - 12:30PM JST
These studies are useless, unless you insist on eating on your American or European import food. Fact is, after having lived in London, Tokyo is noticeably cheaper (think public transport)and certainly not the most expensive place.
But let people believe it, so that we can get paid more for working here!
Posted in: Tokyo Asia's costliest city for expats
kurtpJun. 10, 2008 - 09:38AM JST
None, this is Japan, a still very safe country. The recent surge in knife incidents is deplorable, certainly for those involved, however, collective panic will not help either.
Nowhere, except for Singapore perhaps, feels as safe as Japan. I mean how comfortable would you be walking around a lonely street in, say, London late at night?
So let's keep things in perspective...
Posted in: What measures are you taking for your own personal security when you are out and about?
kurtpJun. 02, 2008 - 03:36PM JST
Whoever flies with them in Economy must be mad anyway.... never experienced such poor service as on Virgin. BA ist better and of course JAL or ANA are miles better.
And during my flight back, when I asked if there might be an emergency exit for a tall person like me, I was told: Yes, if you pay extra for it we can give you one!" - course i refused and instead managed to move to a still free seat after takeoff.
May. 20, 2013 - 09:46AM JST
MDV3: How does one suck eggs, by the way?
As someone who was on the program…
Posted in: Strengthening the JET Program
I just want one flat price for everything. That way I can decide if I want…
Posted in: Do you think airlines are sneaky about fuel surcharges, fees for extra baggage and other charges for various services?
May. 20, 2013 - 09:45AM JST
The USA rather pay it´s external debt with China : Today nearly 2 trillions US dollars…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 20, 2013 - 09:44AM JST
Nonsense. This is temporary optimism. While the weak yen will benefit exporters, it is already clear…
Posted in: Weak yen helps drive Japan earnings, but no cure-all
Frungy, hope you get your stomach disemboweled. s h ithead....