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malfupeteMay. 17, 2013 - 09:35PM JST
Hey China, go back to being a vassal state of the mongol empire - then lets talk
Posted in: Chinese general says Ryukyu islands do not belong to Japan
malfupeteMay. 15, 2013 - 10:03PM JST
If it helps them sell phones in less afluent markets then its good for the company as not everyone can afford a $700 iPhone
Posted in: RIM unveils cheaper BlackBerry
malfupeteMay. 15, 2013 - 09:55PM JST
what a stupid survey. My 4 year old son can come to the same conclusions as these "experts" - If only one company uses iOs and the other 95% use Android, which do you think will have a bigger number? No one cares about the OS market, people care about market share of the companies themselves and what it means to the bottom line and for shareholders.
Android dominance is great for Google because they can use the platforms for ad revenue... but is Samsung happy sharing the Android space with HTC, Motorola, and the others? I think not..
of the 156 million phones sold in the first 3 months, how does this break down? Because as an investor, this is key info!
Posted in: Android, Samsung extend smartphone lead: survey
malfupeteMay. 15, 2013 - 03:12AM JST
surely there was a more secure location to do this psychiatric assesment - prison hospital? so if the prosecutor's office cannot be held responsible, should it be the prefectural police taken to task for not taking precautions?
Posted in: Murder suspect commits suicide in hospital
malfupeteMay. 14, 2013 - 10:28PM JST
its like Jack Sparrow with a bird on his head, no biggie
Posted in: Will Disney's new Tonto be any better?
malfupeteMay. 14, 2013 - 10:22PM JST
i love how they call these herbs
Posted in: Japan gets tough on law-evading hallucinogenic herbs
malfupeteMay. 14, 2013 - 01:55AM JST
Takuro Morinaga is same "tv personality and economic analyst" who proposed a tax on "handsome men"
and judging by the look of him, he won't be paying any tax any time soon...
His comments about the 24hr tokyo are spurious at best.. please, tokyo being overrun by foreign nationals? If tokyo wants to truly be seen as an International City... get used to it
Posted in: Can Tokyo be transformed into a 24-hour city?
malfupeteMay. 14, 2013 - 12:10AM JST
Tobey McGuire is the worst actor ever and I refuse to see this movie because of him.. but I'm a fan of Leo movies. I'm torn!!
Posted in: Fitzgerald's Hollywood ending followed sad death
malfupeteMay. 13, 2013 - 09:57PM JST
what does a tall/grande 本日のコーヒ go for these days at Starbucks japan?
Posted in: Starbucks on track to open 1,000th store in Japan
malfupeteMay. 13, 2013 - 09:53PM JST
The priests who run Yaskuni say that all the spirts there coalesce into one entity... which to me being the unreligious type sounds like a huge load of BS, but that's me being insensitive. On the other hand, it almost sounds too convenient that they can't seperate the criminals from the common soldiers..
and even on the third other hand, its about time China and Korea stopped throwing their toys out of the pram every time a politician goes there. Germany doesn't make a stink to the US when an official visits Arlington or any of the war cemetaries around Europe and vice versa when a German official does the same. We're talking about events that happened almost 70 years ago!!
Posted in: LDP policy chief to keep visiting Yasukuni Shrine
malfupeteMay. 13, 2013 - 09:44PM JST
This kid is the exception to the rule in Japan.. but good on him
Posted in: 13-year-old boy commended by police for rescuing woman from train groper
malfupeteMay. 13, 2013 - 12:51PM JST
my son learned english and japanese... he's 4.
I'd reason wtfjapan is successful in Japan is that because of his ability (or in this case lack of ability) means he can't be hired by a japanese firm, therefore saving his work/life balance and not being ko'd by having to work until 11pm every night.
I'd definitely call that a success
Posted in: Why you shouldn’t learn Japanese
malfupeteMay. 13, 2013 - 05:22AM JST
for the neutral it was a great match.. highly entertaining. Surprised that City really only came close to scoring once and Wigan looked very dangerous on the counter attack. Suffice to say, half of those Wigan players probably won't be back on the team next year. I wonder where Martinez will end up
Posted in: Wigan beats Manchester City 1-0 to win FA Cup
malfupeteMay. 10, 2013 - 09:49PM JST
they probably serve good food but then, I can probably eat some good italian food in new york city or toronto.. world class is a matter of opinion, made up by some magazine article. World class to one may not be the same to another
Posted in: What do you think of the quality of French and Italian restaurants in Japan?
malfupeteMay. 09, 2013 - 10:28PM JST
Perhaps Mongolia should come out with a claim on China?... since they were a "vassal state" of the Mongolian Empire.
This is petty sabre rattling by a bunch of academics.. nothing more.
Posted in: Japan protests to China over Okinawa claim
malfupeteMay. 09, 2013 - 09:48PM JST
right click, save as...
Posted in: Anime backgrounds: True works of art
malfupeteMay. 09, 2013 - 09:41PM JST
The only countries that haven't lost faith are the one's whose banks needed to be bailed out!!!!
Posted in: Is Europe losing faith in the EU?
malfupeteMay. 08, 2013 - 11:11PM JST
This is so stupid... the 13 colonies used to belong to England yet you never see them demanding back New York! Turkey (Ottoman Empire) controled most of the Balkans, north africa, syria, etc at one point yet we never see modern Turkey demanding back Greece or Croatia!!
China can claim the islands belong to them, but it ain't gonna happen without military force.
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
malfupeteMay. 08, 2013 - 08:16AM JST
its no different from jury duty.. and I never hear cases of Jurists suing the system in the US for mental anguish. Most of them release books if the case has gathered national attention
Posted in: Lay judge sues gov't over mental trauma due to murder case
malfupeteMay. 07, 2013 - 10:30PM JST
China is already in there.. getting it ready for colonization round 2
Posted in: Africa: Riches and risks for Japanese investors
May. 18, 2013 - 09:26PM JST
While the war criminals are enshrined there, most of the world won't agree with you Mr.…
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
May. 18, 2013 - 09:22PM JST
Last week Abe said he was against building a secular war memorial because "nobody would go…
May. 18, 2013 - 09:16PM JST
I mean those 2.5m war criminals had done such inhumane acts to torment the innocence, they…
@ Upgrayedd - who is going to grow japanese rice in 20 years? Stooped over 100-year-olds?!…
Posted in: Abe outlines targets in latest growth strategy
May. 18, 2013 - 09:14PM JST
At a bookstore,bookoff I think, I saw a book about japanese prison meals with pictures... that…
Posted in: Hungry for justice (and jail bento), Kobe thief turns himself in