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m6bobSep. 11, 2014 - 07:50PM JST
I had a Mazda6, 2.3liters and it was a great drive but had to downgrade to a smaller car. The design of the new Mazda range is great. Looking forward to test drive the Mazda2 when it arrives.
Posted in: Jump in my car
m6bobSep. 04, 2014 - 11:30PM JST
Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO is the clear winner as both Nishikori & Djokovic wears UNIQLO brand tennis sportswear.
Posted in: Good night's work
m6bobAug. 31, 2014 - 11:52AM JST
You want to be careful of secret video cameras recording your activities in love hotels! You might find yourself and wifey/gf the stars in the AV video industry unknowingly.
Posted in: Rush of foreign travelers good news for Kansai love hotels
m6bobAug. 30, 2014 - 11:03AM JST
With self-driving cars on the horizon, maybe self-flying planes is the way to go - wait a minute, are not those Predator & Global Hawk drones mostly self-flying? I know they have a remote pilot nestled somewhere controlling the flight & releasing the missiles, but surely a lot of the functions are automated.
Posted in: Gov't, airlines discuss measures to deal with pilot shortage
m6bobAug. 29, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
Obama is trying hard to protect his 'legacy' before his term is up. It is like someone saying to him 'Stay out of trouble irregardless, don't bomb too much, no boots on the ground, don't upset China too much & finally don't have DPRK's Kim stir up too much trouble and you'll get your 'Obama Library of Peace', a monument of the first black President of the USA that is unblemished unlike the legacies left behind by George W. Bush or Bill Clinton.
Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy
m6bobAug. 24, 2014 - 06:26PM JST
Aomori! Love the laid back feeling with impending changes as the Shinkansen line reaches this sleepy place.
Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in
m6bobAug. 20, 2014 - 11:03PM JST
@ Disillusioned: If they have been blatantly selling Fukushima rice in Niigata/Kanazawa packaging, there's no need to repackage them as Fukushima rice now. Do you eat fish fillet? Are you sure the fishes were not caught off Fukushima?
Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports
m6bobAug. 20, 2014 - 09:47PM JST
My household buys and consume Koshihikari rice from Niigata and Kanazawa from the Isetan Supermarket in Singapore. For our next grocery run, I'll be involved so as to read for any Fukushima labeling on the 5kg bags. I don't trust these official pronouncements on safety because radiation accumulation from food consumption is not something you can cure. These officials both in Japan and Singapore have their own political reasons for declaring whether something is safe for consumption or not. If and when health problems happen later, they can always say 'radiation detection technology at the time did not warn us of these health issues, sorry. We will now implement more stringent testing'.
m6bobAug. 19, 2014 - 06:22PM JST
This is an old way of taking pictures of oneself. Good to know such 'old' practices are alive and well. The tripod makers must be relieved!
On another note, could the 'selfie way' have been invented by some tourist who were afraid of using cameras-on-tripods placed away from themselves and had them snatched by opportunistic thieves/robbers who preyed on tourist?
Posted in: Selfie
m6bobAug. 12, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
So to further distract the attention of the young Internet-savy Chinese generation who might be up for an uprising against the CCP, there is now an additional issue to keep the Chinese youths hatred focused on Japan. I've lost count of the many issues brought to bear. Emperor Xi certainly have a long list of KPIs to meet!
Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact
m6bobAug. 11, 2014 - 08:51AM JST
Emperor Xi is redirecting the attention of the young and savy Internet-age Chinese away from the wrongs and omnipresence of the CCP to an external bogeyman. The CCP is fearful to be overthrown in its present form by the young and knowledgeable Chinese so Japan is the perfect bogeyman to turn the energy into hatred towards this former colonizer.
Posted in: Sino-Japanese War still stings China 120 years later
m6bobJul. 25, 2014 - 05:44PM JST
Her mother must have briefed the little girl and she has done great to cry out. The police should consider installing cameras along routes to the elementary schools if physical patrols cannot be increased.
Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba
m6bobJul. 18, 2014 - 11:40AM JST
Let us see how Putin get out of this one.
Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine
m6bobJun. 20, 2014 - 06:21AM JST
Disgusting behavior from LDP. They should be offering their sons to marry Shiomura instead?
Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children
m6bobMay. 30, 2014 - 10:52AM JST
China is doing these aggressive moves hoping for a fuse to be light via an accident to turn the heads of the hundreds of millions of young Chinese against Japan. The communist party knows they can start counting down their days when the creative, open-minded and smart young Chinese do a Tiananmen II spontaneously in time to come if there is no perceived external threat. The USA under Obama have smartly refrained from military responses like sending a carrier group to the Sea of Japan and are not taking the bait. So what can the communist leadership do to instill Han patriotism in the Chinese youths and distract them from their youthful pursuits of education, job, family, money & ultimately an uprising against the Chinese authorities? Yes, create an imagined external threat against Chinese sovereignty! The Philiipines & Vietnam are an additional insurance for other external threats in case Abe's Japan do not take the bait like the Americans. In all these Chinese shenanigans, Russia's Putin sees a great opportunity and is playing his poker game to get the world to believe President Xi is on his side. Both sides are in fact using each other for their own needs.
Posted in: China accuses Japan of dangerous flying in air zone
m6bobMay. 28, 2014 - 09:46AM JST
For sure if and when China invades these islands, the Chinese soldiers will not be offering bread and jam like the American soldiers. We have seen just this week how they surrounded and sank the Vietnamese fishing boat and then next day issued a warning to Vietnam to cease from all aggressiveness! And the 10 Vietnamese fishermen were rescued by their own fellow fishermen.
China's actions and behavior reminds one of a bull in a china shop, but this bull also farted and urinated whilst destroying the shop. The owner of the bull then accuses the shop owner of 'putting a shop in a wrong location'.
Posted in: Okinawans in outlying isles more afraid of Abe than China
m6bobMay. 22, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
Hey, when Red Bull's Vettel was winning race after race last few seasons, no one said a thing. So, let it be for Hamilton and Mercedes. During development of the new engine, every one had a fair shake. At least we don't get to see the Vettel 'finger' anymore.
Posted in: F1 needs new winner in Monaco to maintain suspense
m6bobMay. 12, 2014 - 08:17PM JST
Serrano is right about China.
Posted in: S Korea says North Korea 'must disappear soon'
m6bobMay. 11, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
Yes, very fat passengers should pay premium for 'fat' seats. I'm sick and tired of seating next to someone whose lard or fat overflow into mine. Plus these 'people' tend to sweat a lot more and are mostly North Americans. The stench!
Posted in: Should overweight people flying economy class be required to pay for an extra seat?
m6bobMay. 02, 2014 - 09:55AM JST
So who will investigate the allegation of corruption & worker deaths? FIFA investigating itself? What a laugh. An independent legal group should investigate this throughtly and if Qatar is found quilty, they should be banned forever and kicked out of FIFA...and oh, those guilty FIFA officials should also be banned.
Posted in: Japan sorry for Qatar World Cup 'misunderstanding'
Sep. 21, 2014 - 11:03AM JST
Japan is no longer needed. The country follows a selfish, mercantilist policy of trade. Japan is…
Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea to ensure geopolitical risks don't threaten recovery
Supey11: The data set is rather large: newspapers publish fairly detailed lists of prices in each…
Posted in: Land prices rise in Japan's biggest cities
@Ossan; So some are advocating that because something hasn't been proven the --very strong-- possibility should…
Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution
Sep. 21, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
Free trade is only free when it is FREE. Apples to oranges. America and Canada are…
Posted in: Survey finds skepticism about trade's benefits in U.S., Japan, Europe
Sep. 21, 2014 - 10:58AM JST
I don't accept current copyright laws as they were paid for by media corporations and enacted…
Posted in: Online piracy thrives in Internet cloud