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maitai62Jun. 23, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
Isn't it a characteristic of the Millennial generation in the US too?
Posted in: 40% of unattached singles in their 20s, 30s don't want relationship: survey
maitai62May. 31, 2015 - 09:16AM JST
In the U.S., convenience store staff suffer one of the highest on the job injury and death rates. I doubt Japanese violent crime rate will come close to the U.S., but combini staff (especially graveyard shift) need to undergo workplace violence training. No amount of money is worth risking serious injury or death. Just give them the money and call the cops.
Posted in: Convenience store employee injured by robber
maitai62May. 24, 2015 - 12:49PM JST
Sorry. wrong link. This is correct:
Posted in: Shin-Koiwa Station going all out to prevent human injury and death
maitai62May. 24, 2015 - 11:47AM JST
I agree with other posters that money is better spent improving mental health care in Japan and trying to remove the stigma of seeking help for mental illness.
I really feel for the others that are traumatized by witnessing such acts. This poor driver tries to remain calm after a jumper jumps in front of his train. I'm sure he was mentally scarred and hopefully recovered.
maitai62May. 06, 2015 - 10:40AM JST
Sausage Fest? Why isn't one of them riding on top?...
Posted in: Phallus Festival
maitai62May. 06, 2015 - 09:45AM JST
@toshiko: I can't fully understand your message but SC is not bad. Just a little jab at the Trojans in jest since I am a proud alumni of its crosstown rival UCLA. If you follow college athletics and have ever attended a USC-UCLA football game, you would understand.
btw. UCLA IS a top U in the area. Very highly ranked in the world (even above Todai).
Several notable Japanese have attended, taught and graduated from UCLA.
Posted in: Abe visits Univ of Southern California before returning home
maitai62May. 05, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
I occasionally enjoy teriyaki spam musubi. The spam is marinated in teriyaki sauce and placed on rice Nigiri style. So Ono! Of course eaten in moderation. I make it with spam lite which is lower in fat and sodium.
Posted in: Hawaii food festival explores the wonders of canned meat
maitai62May. 05, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
What?! He probably couldn't get in to UCLA... Go Bruins!!
maitai62Apr. 28, 2015 - 12:45PM JST
Damn! She better chill before she has a stroke...
Posted in: Risa Yoshiki is back to yell at us, help us become better workers
maitai62Apr. 12, 2015 - 03:40PM JST
P*#ck needs a swift kick in the teeth then a long term prison sentence.
Posted in: Man drives into 2 kids, father; then gets out and punches father
maitai62Apr. 06, 2015 - 08:56AM JST
These old geezers need to lighten up and accept the "white noise" of children at play. These geezers need to realize that these young people are the ones that will be paying their (Japanese equivalent) social security checks...
Posted in: Residents up in arms over children's noise at daycare centers
maitai62Jan. 17, 2015 - 09:50AM JST
In the US, the predominant strain infecting people is the an Influenza A H3N2 type that is different from this years H3N2 component in the vaccine. This change in the flu virus is a result of "genetic drift" or change due to random changes in expression of its DNA. Estimates indicate that this years vaccine (based on last years flu viruses) is only 23% effective against the predominant circulating flu virus this year. Therefore, basic hygiene and infection control measures are important in protecting against flu. Also, early treatment with antivirals (Tamiflu) within the first 48 hours would lesen the severity and duration of illness.
maitai62Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:26PM JST
She wasn't "all that". What did the poor old geezers see in her?!
Posted in: 'Black widow' charged over death of husband No. 4
maitai62Sep. 03, 2014 - 05:41AM JST
LMFAO! Well written and so true!
Posted in: Navigating a Japanese bathroom
maitai62Aug. 27, 2014 - 06:53PM JST
Japan does have the dengue vector A. Aegypti mosquito.
There is no natural immunity once infected. In fact, previously infected individuals can develop potentially life threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever. The pathophysiology involves an auto immune response in a previously infected individual.
The best way to prevent dengue is to avoid mosquito bites with the usual preventive measures.
Posted in: Japan sees 1st dengue fever case in nearly 70 years
maitai62Jul. 21, 2014 - 08:58AM JST
Ammonia is commonly used as a refrigerant in the food industry. It has a low odor threshold and can cause individuals to become acutely ill.
Posted in: 32 employees sickened by gas at Fukuoka bakery
maitai62Jun. 12, 2014 - 09:27AM JST
Yeah. Teachers got their hands tied. Delusional parents think their kids are angels. Bring back the paddle!
Posted in: Osaka studies ways to deal with problem children in schools
maitai62May. 29, 2014 - 06:57PM JST
Cowards. Throwing eggs from the safety of a moving car. If they have issues with gaijin, they should confront them face to face.
Posted in: 3 youths arrested for throwing eggs at foreign students in Saga
maitai62May. 22, 2014 - 10:21AM JST
Yep. The sound of freedom!! I'm not sure about Atsugi but at JBPHH and Marine Corp Base Hawaii, most if not all night training missions RTB well before 22:00.
Posted in: Court orders SDF night flights at Atsugi base suspended
maitai62May. 18, 2014 - 10:19AM JST
Where is the child's father in this? I doubt he pays child support. I don't know for sure but I heard the family court system in Japan awards meager amounts of child support to the custodial parent. Enforcement is also nonexistent and many deadbeat dad's shirk their financial responsibility and don't even see their kids.
Posted in: Japan's working poor left behind by Abenomics
Jul. 07, 2015 - 01:56PM JST
If there are so many monied seniors, why does the government have such a debt problem?
Posted in: Monied seniors are a marketer’s dream
Jul. 07, 2015 - 01:55PM JST
Damned fools the lot of them. As for the reason why the idea that people shouldn't…
Posted in: Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare
Jul. 07, 2015 - 01:54PM JST
The human digestive system might have trouble with rice with an outer layer that cannot be…
Posted in: Scientists pinpoint gene for better rice
Were they white, hispanic or black? Makes a difference if Jesse and Al can get more…
Jul. 07, 2015 - 01:52PM JST
I see women shine all over the place in Japan.
Posted in: Land of the rising sister: Japan’s search for gender parity