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lucabrasiApr. 26, 2015 - 01:57PM JST
Language is irrelevant. In Japan she's a girl in the eyes of the law. Along with any other female under twenty.
Posted in: Actress’ incredible swing in new Toyota commercial has people talking
lucabrasiApr. 26, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
I don't see how Japan is any worse than other countries. In England we've got Screaming Lord Sutch. America had George W. The joke candidates are everywhere.
Posted in: Naked nationalist stirs up election campaign
lucabrasiApr. 25, 2015 - 08:17PM JST
The toll's five hundred now. These things increase from one dead to hundreds to thousands... : (
Posted in: Over 700 dead in Nepal quake; Everest shaken
lucabrasiApr. 23, 2015 - 11:11AM JST
Nobody is buried at Yasukuni, it's a shrine. The souls of the dead are supposedly at rest there. According to Shinto tradition, they're all bound together eternally. You can't separate any one particular soul from the rest.
Posted in: Abe, Xi meet but wartime legacy casts shadow
lucabrasiApr. 23, 2015 - 01:13AM JST
The absolute best is here in Kurume. Can't remember the name. It's dark and dirty, near the city hall and delicious. Hakata's okay, Kumamoto too... But Kurume rules...,
Posted in: Must be good ramen
lucabrasiApr. 23, 2015 - 12:41AM JST
lucabrasiApr. 22, 2015 - 11:53PM JST
Fukuoka? I think you need to look a little bit further south, about 40km, for the true home of tonkotsu ramen.
We did it first!
lucabrasiApr. 22, 2015 - 06:59PM JST
To be fair to the (deeply unpleasant) bloke, the apology was clearly for the war (大戦).
Posted in: Abe expresses remorse over WWII, but stops short of apology
lucabrasiApr. 22, 2015 - 06:35PM JST
"Deep remorse" is pretty close to an apology. I'm surprised he went that far....
lucabrasiApr. 22, 2015 - 06:17PM JST
"people can get upwards of 60k a year...."
Given that the Tory benefit cap is set at five hundred quid per family a week, that's highly unlikely. Do the maths...
Posted in: Family branded welfare cheats because daughter gets part-time job
lucabrasiApr. 20, 2015 - 10:04PM JST
Yeah, Happy Birthday Laguna.
You're a couple of years ahead of me, but what's a few months once you get past forty? ;)
Posted in: Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams
lucabrasiApr. 20, 2015 - 06:40PM JST
So we should give in to prejudice and hate?
My kids are "different" in Japan because they're "half". You're saying it would have been better for them not to have been born??
Posted in: Lesbian couple hold symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo
lucabrasiApr. 20, 2015 - 12:12PM JST
Having one lady dress as a bloke would make it less "real".
It's a lesbian wedding.
lucabrasiApr. 20, 2015 - 12:05PM JST
Nice post : )
I really wish I could be as excited and delighted at the prospect of anything at all.
I guess I've got tired and cynical with age....
lucabrasiApr. 19, 2015 - 05:50PM JST
Not me, mate. I'd take Utd over Chelsea any day....
Posted in: Chelsea easing to EPL title; Arsenal back in FA Cup final
lucabrasiApr. 16, 2015 - 02:16PM JST
I am 75 years old and in good health.
I am 75 years old and in good health.
Ah, but if you'd been eating brown rice, you'd be at least 82 by now....
Posted in: Japan ranks No. 50 in world rice consumption
lucabrasiApr. 13, 2015 - 04:31PM JST
He seriously told the police what really happened? I'd have said I cut myself shaving.
You don't grass on your own family, whatever they've done.
Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet
lucabrasiApr. 13, 2015 - 01:59PM JST
I've seen worse. There was a sign in Wales which said "No entry for heavy goods vehicles" in English, and underneath, in Welsh " I'm not in the office right now; please send any work to be translated".
Now that's careless....
Posted in: Second opinion needed
lucabrasiApr. 13, 2015 - 01:23PM JST
In fairness to old Bertie, the rate for Hokkaido was reported to be about 40 per cent as of 6pm. There was obviously a last-minute rush.
Posted in: LDP-backed candidates win all 10 gubernatorial elections
lucabrasiApr. 13, 2015 - 12:50PM JST
Thanks for the links Never seen that before. Sorry if I implied I doubted you, Monozuki.
Posted in: Convenience store employee in coma after trying to stop shoplifter from escaping
Apr. 28, 2015 - 01:59AM JST
@Bogi: you also see European people, before a judo match, bowing. Nothing weird...
Not a good…
Posted in: Give us a hug
Apr. 28, 2015 - 01:45AM JST
An instructor eh? Perhaps now that they've caught the chikan sensei they will nip this problem…
Posted in: Police inspector questioned over groping incident on Osaka train
Apr. 28, 2015 - 01:30AM JST
No, but Putin probably supported downing Korean Air Lines Flight 007. Just because your country…
Posted in: Putin accuses U.S. of supporting separatists in Russia
Apr. 28, 2015 - 01:22AM JST
KERRY FOR 2016!
There is zero harm in offering the apology. Do it until it's accepted, not when you…
Posted in: Abe says he may drop direct apology in WWII statement