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lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 05:09PM JST
Honda did well to rename their 'Jazz' as 'Vitz' in Europe. 'Jazz' being an impolite term for intercourse in a lot of Northern Europe....
Posted in: What do you think of the names that Japanese automakers give to their cars?
lucabrasiMar. 28, 2014 - 04:57PM JST
Yep. One of the better bands of the 'olden days'.
Posted in: Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac
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.
Apr. 24, 2014 - 01:57AM JST
My thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of these kids that met such a…
Posted in: Divers feel with their hands for corpses in depths of S Korean ferry
Apr. 24, 2014 - 01:45AM JST
I can't say I blame the sherpas for walking out. They deserve better and everybody else…
Posted in: Everest sherpas abandon climbing season
Apr. 24, 2014 - 01:43AM JST
bilderberg_2015Apr. 23, 2014 - 09:06AM JST
No. In fact, I don't even consider Japan a first-world…
Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?
Laughed at the headline. Laughed harder that the Chinese Foreign Ministry bother to respond to Bieber's…
Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine
Apr. 24, 2014 - 01:42AM JST
That's one job I would not want to have to do. These are very brave and…