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lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 11:07PM JST
You're right. But I think football will survive without American TV coverage. It's the most popular sport in the world.
Posted in: FIFA recommends Nov-Dec for 2022 World Cup in Qatar
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 11:02PM JST
Don't see the problem. Abe's the Prime Minister, absolutely. That's a legal issue.
But whether or not his opinions deserve the attention of the people is surely for the people to decide....
Posted in: Panel to meet on Abe's war apology statement
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 10:33PM JST
"Do you think Japan should rather listen to a 90 plus year-old ex-PM than the current PM?"
In this case, yes. A hundred times yes.
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 07:19PM JST
Don't see that as a good thing. (Do you?).
I'm sure the rate is 99.9999 per cent in North Korea....
Posted in: Amnesty Int'l criticizes Japan in 2014/15 human rights report
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 07:03PM JST
If Guantanamo is your standard, you're seriously scraping the bottom of the barrel.
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 06:54PM JST
This really is sad. A robot polar bear rather than a living, breathing Indonesian nurse?
I love this country but sometimes I despair....
Posted in: Robear: Strength of a robot, face of a bear
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 06:26PM JST
You said it. Can't see how this bloke could possibly have received a fair trial, given the media circus over the film.
Neither man was/is a murderer. One was a soldier doing his job, the other clearly insane...,
Posted in: Killer of 'American Sniper' Kyle jailed for life
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 12:10PM JST
Here's my idea. A bit complicated but it'd work. utilise the best points about the alphabet and the kanji. The alphabet is easy to read, the kanji are easy to understand.
1) Take the Japanese. Say, "糖尿病". No non-Japanese speaker will understand it.
2) Translate it literally. "Diabetes" may be the correct translation, but non-English speakers won't understand. So "糖尿病" becomes ""sugar urine disease".
3) Abbreviate the translation. So "diabetes" becomes "SUD" for everybody in the hospital.
Angina would be HTE, asthma would be ZS.
Posted in: Indonesian, Filipino nurses to be allowed to stay extra year to pass exam
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 11:22AM JST
Yep. I'd like to see UEFA as a whole walk out. It's a farce.
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 11:05AM JST
Agree with the thrust of your argument, but the Arabic alphabet has only twenty-eight letters, as opposed to the over two thousand kanji needed to read Japanese. Not a very valid comparison.
lucabrasiFeb. 25, 2015 - 10:28AM JST
"The thinking is that the darker the fish meat (sic), the stronger the tastes so if you eat in the order from light to dark, you won't have to worry about the tastes overpowering each other."
No. The tastes will certainly overpower each other. Which is presumably what you want to happen.
Posted in: Do you mix wasabi and soy sauce? Some people say you shouldn’t
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 07:56PM JST
We'll said, mate...
Posted in: Taylor Swift officially world's top-selling musician in 2014
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 04:52PM JST
Hay fever, sweat, mosquitoes and typhoons.
What has summer ever done for us? A cold, grey autumn afternoon in North Lancashire is the perfect climate....
Posted in: Temperatures top 20 degrees in Honshu for 1st time this year
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 10:42AM JST
They've had this in Korea for years and years.
Posted in: Pizza evolution - mochi-dough 'stick pizza'
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 09:20AM JST
As sad as it may be, there is a need for such accuracy in our money-obsessed society.
Only last month, the New York stock exchange opened 15 milliseconds (!) too early due to a faulty clock. In that time 28 million dollars worth of shares were traded, automatically by computers. Not a lot in the overall scheme of things, but enough to panic a few rich folk....
Posted in: Two clocks keep time for 16 billion years
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 08:50AM JST
But not as often as we'd like... : )
Posted in: Magazine asks women if they’d rather date an ugly millionaire or unemployed hottie
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
They're hardly English... depending on which bit of history you look at, they're Scots or German. Or even Greek....
Posted in: Prince William to arrive in Japan on Thursday
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 08:09AM JST
Why not use old-fashioned railway signals, with moving arms? They'd be constantly in motion, so the snow wouldn't settle and the joints wouldn't freeze.
Posted in: LED traffic lights too cool for snowy Aomori
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 07:39AM JST
What about us unfortunate-looking poor guys?
lucabrasiFeb. 24, 2015 - 07:11AM JST
Why can't folk use 'sour grapes' properly?
It'd only be 'sour grapes' if the Japanese said 'We don't care about sumo, we don't want a native Yokozuna anyway.'
Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol
Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:56AM JST
"washlet in Japan was put on the market in 1980 its called "washiki""
Washiki is the…
Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories
Again the confusion is very well known globally.
Once you get of the north american landmass(not…
Posted in: Nine dead after Missouri mass murder
Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
These people need to get a life. Don't they see that the average normal South Koreans…
Posted in: Anti-Japan protest in Seoul
Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:52AM JST
Again, go out and question a bunch of people and see how many agree with you.
Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:50AM JST
More IS heads will roll for this defeat! But hey, it's just a temporary setback, as…
Posted in: Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town