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lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 04:40PM JST
@ James Dean
Worked for us with Maggie Thatcher ; )
Posted in: Prosecutor for Crimea becomes a hit online in Japan
lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 04:23PM JST
Japanese people have a real thing about food. I reckon it's to do with the hard times after the war.
As a Brit, I'm happy with a pint and a cheese sandwich....
The differences are what makes life interesting.
Posted in: Popcorn line
lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 03:36PM JST
Surely every country had a 'legal and cultural tradition' of inflicting the death penalty until it was abolished...?
Posted in: China, world's top executioner, defends death penalty
lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 03:16PM JST
No. My Australian friend's wife went to night school.Her father died young and she had to work to support her younger sisters. She graduated top of the class, went to a good university, and is currently studying for a PhD in Australia.
Not a punk....
Posted in: Okayama student arrested for attempted murder after stabbing teacher
lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 02:56PM JST
Bit far for a day-trip, though.... ; )
Posted in: Recommended spots for viewing cherry blossoms
lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 02:51PM JST
of course it's international. Sumo's just a form of wrestling, if you ignore the religious aspect. We have Cumberland wrestling in England, they have Glima in Iceland; it's all wrestling and has been practised everywhere since the dark ages.
Posted in: Mongolian Kakuryu promoted to rank of yokozuna
lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 02:10PM JST
Sure, you're quite right. In this particular case, though, the lad was(n't) attending evening classes.
lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 01:17PM JST
Some high schools offer evening classes to people who drop out of regular high school education. They still get to graduate, but don't have to bother with uniforms, clubs or school festivals etc.
It's called 定時制 (teijisei) high school.
lucabrasiMar. 27, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
No idea how old you are, but I suspect that a lot of the folk snapping up tickets will be in their late fifties and sixties. I'm not part of their generation, but I can see that to them Mcartney is an absolute legend. They're going to spend an evening reliving their youth. Pure nostalgia....
Posted in: Paul McCartney coming back to Japan for 3 more concerts in May
lucabrasiMar. 27, 2014 - 12:49PM JST
Surely the key here is that the judge who had doubts was 'outvoted'.
I'd have thought that, particularly where somebody's life is at stake, any guilty verdict should be unanimous.
Cops, eh? As individuals they're as human as the rest of us; as an organisation, I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw the whole lot of them....
Posted in: World's longest-serving death row inmate freed in Japan
lucabrasiMar. 26, 2014 - 11:20PM JST
The craziest MUFC I ever knew was from Hayward's Heath. Don't think he missed a game, home or away, in the five years we lived together. Lunatic, but a real fan.
Posted in: Dzeko scores twice as Man City downs United
lucabrasiMar. 26, 2014 - 07:53PM JST
As I said, you're clearly not a glory-hunter. Respect, and good luck for the rest of the season....
lucabrasiMar. 26, 2014 - 02:41PM JST
Does anyone have the faintest idea why it's considered impolite?
I can't get a straight answer from anyone, even my wife. It's just wrong, apparently.
Is there some hidden connection with prostitution or something?
Posted in: Does it bother you when Japanese women do their makeup on trains?
lucabrasiMar. 26, 2014 - 02:35PM JST
Come on, show a bit of loyalty. I'm sure you're not a glory-hunter who'll be supporting Chelsea or City next year, but you're sounding a bit like one. I'm no Utd fan, but I really feel for Moyes.
After forty years following Coventry, I know a bit about miserable loyalty! : (
lucabrasiMar. 26, 2014 - 01:44AM JST
Thank you. : )
Posted in: Indonesia bans Hollywood epic 'Noah' over Islamic concerns
lucabrasiMar. 26, 2014 - 12:11AM JST
Hope not. Surely they won't be buying from NK....
Posted in: Japan confirms $1.5 billion aid offer to Ukraine
lucabrasiMar. 25, 2014 - 10:37PM JST
I'm a Christian. 100%.
I'm laughing my socks off at these people....
lucabrasiMar. 25, 2014 - 10:32PM JST
Ukraine has zero nuclear weapons.
lucabrasiMar. 25, 2014 - 05:54PM JST
The kindergarten's fault; not the teacher's.
Posted in: Teacher found guilty of negligence over pool death of 3-year-old boy
lucabrasiMar. 20, 2014 - 11:02PM JST
Exactly. I wish people could grasp the fact that people like this are ill. Hanging them, or locking them up for life, or castrating them might give some simple folk a warm, chewy feeling of vicarious revenge, but it does nothing to deter the next one.
A twisted mind is no different to a twisted ankle. Both require medical care, not years in jail.
Posted in: 2-year-old girl stabbed with fork in Okayama park
Apr. 20, 2014 - 12:09PM JST
Not really surprising Abe demands Obama reiterate his defense support for Japan, given this kind of…
Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island
Apr. 20, 2014 - 12:01PM JST
while there are so many clubs offering breast groping service, I am wondering why this guys…
Posted in: Police officer arrested for sexually assaulting woman on train
Apr. 20, 2014 - 12:00PM JST
I'd fall off the horse the moment I would raise the bow. If not, to hit…
Posted in: On target
Apr. 20, 2014 - 11:53AM JST
Must...buy....kare meshi....need.....quick.......food, now.
Posted in: Cup rice ad is classic crazy Japan
Apr. 20, 2014 - 11:51AM JST
One of my students, who is a single mom, has a high school education and a…
Posted in: On top of inflation, the sales tax increase is a double whammy and individuals can’t afford to simply leave their money in bank accounts. We’re seeing the number of applications for our seminars increase.