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m6bobMay. 15, 2015 - 06:43PM JST
How is it that woman in Japan have such a 'good commanding position' over their man yet when the marriage breaks up, she is left with the kids and the need to take a job, no jobs, to support them. I know of one with 2 kids from 2 previous marriages doing multiple jobs just to get by. Maybe she is a rarity, but it is one too many.
Posted in: How women can manipulate clueless men
m6bobApr. 18, 2015 - 08:05PM JST
Sounds very much like a would-be thief/robber complaining to the police about being followed and threatening their 'safe passage' to the intended house where he/they planned to commit a crime.
Posted in: China complains Japan's air, sea surveillance raises safety risks
m6bobApr. 07, 2015 - 06:46PM JST
I wonder if technology will someday produce a 'ray gun' able to neutralize radiation. The process might even produce electricity or at least heat we can re-use!
Posted in: Radiation from Fukushima disaster detected off Canada's coast
m6bobApr. 04, 2015 - 07:57PM JST
The Shinkansen service to Hokkaido will start running a year from now. I wonder if this will affect the schedule.
Posted in: Two injured after smoke detected in train in Seikan Tunnel
m6bobMar. 31, 2015 - 05:14PM JST
This is funny because all over Asia, cherry blossom viewing has always been associated with Japan. Nothing that China or South Korea says will change this. The only fear for China is there might be a news report of the Chinese parents allowing their children to shit or urinate whilst the family views cherry blossom and this makes it to news around the world. Such a piece of news will then stick in people's mind for sure! Already when I drop my cellphone on a plane aisle, I immediately sanitize it with alcohol paper, knowing PRC Chinese parents allow their children to shit on the aisle.
Posted in: Blooming row over cherry blossoms splits China, S Korea, Japan
m6bobMar. 29, 2015 - 10:35AM JST
Because they do not have to and they love reading all these discussions about them not doing so. Now let's talk about American FOOTball......
Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?
m6bobMar. 17, 2015 - 06:23PM JST
300,00Yen can buy me lots of gadgets most of which tells time too plus what they're designed to do as well. Pass.
Posted in: G-SHOCK MR-G watch
m6bobMar. 13, 2015 - 08:13AM JST
No way, it's alcohol-tainted and probably makes you a drunk if you receive his blood!
Posted in: Yamagata blood donor headbutts Red Cross staff after 'waiting forever' in line
m6bobMar. 11, 2015 - 06:28PM JST
She has done nothing wrong and has nothing to be ashamed off! The married man, however, must come up and apologize to all for taking advantage of her drunken state.
Posted in: Agriculture vice minister in trouble for kissing married colleague
m6bobFeb. 27, 2015 - 10:03AM JST
Let's worship the PRC Chinese tourist who let their children do it anywhere rather than on Japanese toilets in Asia's Malls. They are following their ancestors from the villages across historic China. Why waste money on tip-top Japan-made toilet seats when you can do it on plane aisles, food-court corners or bushes besides bus station! Long live China!
Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories
m6bobFeb. 21, 2015 - 09:46AM JST
I bought a small plastic pail from Daiso Singapore for a minor paint job. I expected to it throw it away after use, but it was better quality than an existing one which got thrown away instead. Now whenever we DIY at home, our first stop is Daiso.
Posted in: The evolution of 100-yen shops and how they've changed people's lives
m6bobJan. 28, 2015 - 11:30AM JST
I read another article here that the Chinese are buying up Japanese rice because of the fear that local Chinese grown rice contains pesticides. Perhaps they should direct their effort and money towards 'frightening' the Chinese rice growers about excessive use of pesticides with threats of jail time instead of a big military parade to frighten the Japanese.
Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'
m6bobDec. 16, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
I lived in Sydney years ago and I watch all of this siege on TV, listened to every media event and I am very impressed by the professional way in which the Australian authorities handled this. The resulting casualties was the result of the action of this criminal Haron and nobody else. My thoughts are with the 2 hostages whom I'm sure were shot by criminal Haron so the troops have to move in to prevent more carnage. I'm also impressed by the Australian people for the #Illridewith you campaign to prevent further problems. As an aside, perhaps the US authorities can learn from the Aussies?
Posted in: Gunman, 2 hostages killed as police storm Sydney cafe
m6bobDec. 15, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
Gosh, having a morning breakfast of buttered raisin-toast and flat-white coffee has become hazardous in a beautiful city like Sydney! I love this city while I was living/working there a decade ago and I hope all the hostages will be freed safely and things will be back to normal. The spirit of the ordinary Sydney-siders will not be easily broken.
Posted in: 5 hostages escape from Sydney cafe
m6bobNov. 29, 2014 - 06:47PM JST
Car tire shop owner needing a business boost before the holidays?
Posted in: Tires punctured on 30 vehicles in Sapporo residential area
m6bobNov. 29, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
Ai-chan is sooo sweet! I was almost expecting the 'shriek' when she win a point at TT!
Posted in: Rie Miyazawa, Ai Fukuhara among Best Dresser Award winners for 2014
m6bobNov. 27, 2014 - 11:58AM JST
She's the antithesis of those hoarders in my neighborhood who picks up stuff that others throw away or hold on to things they do not need. There is a TV program in Singapore called 'RenovAid' in which a poor household is selected for a makeover. When the TV host first visits the house or apartment she is always faced with tons of unneeded things accumulated over the years which the owner is reluctant to part with. Through persuasion volunteers are then called in to clean out the place before the interior renovators can begin their job. Hoarding of stuff is a sickness that usually afflicts the poor and some not-so-poor. I love this Japanese minimalism thing and I believe it is part of their culture.
Posted in: From Japan, the joy of minimalism at home
m6bobNov. 09, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
Posted in: All dressed up
m6bobNov. 07, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
I am not convinced he would do something like stealing a camera. He must have been framed by people out to discredit the Japanese team and I'm not Japanese. It does not take a genius to guess which country or countries these people are from.
Posted in: Tomita denies stealing camera at Asian Games
m6bobOct. 26, 2014 - 11:30AM JST
The Casino plan will work if locals have to pay a hefty entrance fee to discourage them gambling. Also, allow family members to add someone to a banned list. Have programs to encourage tourists especially from China, South Korea to come and utilize the facilities of the integrated resort and hopefully lose some money at the casino.
Posted in: Lawmakers in tsunami-hit region eye casino to hasten recovery
May. 27, 2015 - 04:41PM JST
However, municipalities say that some houses have long been abandoned and there is no record of…
Posted in: Law goes into effect allowing derelict vacant houses to be demolished
May. 27, 2015 - 04:40PM JST
Must be that special Japanese type of radiation that vanishes within five years....
Posted in: Gov't may lift most Fukushima evacuation orders by 2017
May. 27, 2015 - 04:37PM JST
Blatter still Teflon-coated. Many are waiting for the 'sblatt' when he finally falls...
Posted in: Swiss police detain 6 FIFA officials for paying, receiving bribes
May. 27, 2015 - 04:35PM JST
And that's the lighthouse on the left. Cool pix!
Posted in: Strange lights appear in the skies of Japan, but thanks to fish, not aliens
May. 27, 2015 - 04:33PM JST
Maybe my students won't think me "bata-kusai" while I use olive oil. Is this the slippery…
Posted in: Japan braces for another butter shortage