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mikesensei1May. 01, 2013 - 08:43PM JST
Too bad Cynthia wasn't here when Charisma Man was around, not that he would have been interested in comforting her!!! Most gaijin women seem to last around 1yr to 18 months and usually say sayonara after disastrous attempted conjugations with local men or loneliness kicks in.
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mikesensei1Apr. 28, 2013 - 11:34AM JST
2 of the 4 government sanctioned Holidays are on the weekend making it a 50PC less Golden Week this year. Anyhow lets hope its gets everyone spending and not saving to help Abenomics.
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mikesensei1Apr. 05, 2013 - 10:43AM JST
A great article and very illuminating. Some of the words do honour their original inventors like Hotchkiss-stapler and Roentogen-X Rays. Winka for indicator got me for a long time along with Klaxon for horn and handle for steering wheel.
Posted in: 20 words of English origin that Japanese people often mistake for real thing
mikesensei1Mar. 12, 2013 - 03:09PM JST
It reminds me of the old joke-You can always tell when a politician is lying-their lips move!!!
Of course he doesn't want hyperinflation, as the last PM who stoked it up between the wars was assassinated by the military.
Posted in: Japan unlikely to suffer hyperinflation, says Abe
mikesensei1Mar. 06, 2013 - 01:59PM JST
Sharp does need saving and that's why Samsung have been allowed to buy 3PC stake in it.
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mikesensei1Jan. 27, 2013 - 11:56PM JST
Lets hope they decide to open all the branches throughout Japan that they closed down all of a sudden when exchange rates altered.
Posted in: British Council aims to improve English language proficiency in Japan
mikesensei1Jan. 02, 2013 - 01:05PM JST
A very sad story and one that will haunt the parents and the driver for their future lives.
The drivers of today have too many distractions while driving,TV,movies,Navis,Mobile phones,GPS,SMS etc.
I do hope he had a dashboard cam that was working and will possibly apportion blame,although its probably 99pc the drivers fault in this case.
Posted in: 5-year-old girl in serious condition after being hit by car at crossing in Chiba
mikesensei1Dec. 10, 2012 - 10:06PM JST
Wow. I wonder where I can buy some iPS cells to rejuvenate my ailing and aging body parts.
Posted in: Dentsu announces '2012 Hit Products in Japan'
mikesensei1Nov. 28, 2012 - 08:57PM JST
Very few people in Japan would even be aware of these devices as the Japanese believe them to be called a hotchkiss, after their original name and inventor. They would have to be marketed as hotchkissless hotchkisses!!! Quite a mouthfull.
Posted in: Stapleless stapler
mikesensei1Nov. 21, 2012 - 10:40PM JST
Vulcanologists and seismologists had been predicting this for the last few days so it was not unexpected and the warning signs had been detected.
Posted in: 'Lord of the Rings' volcano erupts in New Zealand
mikesensei1Nov. 01, 2012 - 08:18PM JST
Please tell me where you can play squash in Japan?
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mikesensei1Oct. 15, 2012 - 08:44PM JST
Its been Number 1 for a while in the UK and even the Prime Minister and Lord Mayor of London have been dancing to it.
I think the Japanese cannot see that it has elements of parody,self mocking and irony in it which they probably dont understand.PSY has been on US TV and his English is very good which is also probably annoying to the Japanese.
The song is about an area of Seoul called Gangnam and the rappers/dudes who come from that area of which Psy is one.
Posted in: Why Japan doesn’t give a Gangnam about PSY
mikesensei1May. 20, 2012 - 09:52PM JST
Dont throw out the special sunglasses as you can use them again for the transit across the sun of Venus on June 6th.This will last for around 6 hours and will be visible from Japan.
Posted in: Special glasses sell out as Japan readies for annular solar eclipse
mikesensei1Apr. 28, 2012 - 09:07PM JST
You forgot to mention the cup noodles museum in Ikeda,Osaka.Home of the original.Its free to wander around but they do charge a small amount to make some original cup noodles to your own recipe.You can also decorate the cup with paints.Kids love it.Very busy on a rainy day.
Posted in: Instant ramen #1 on favorite Japanese factory tours, field trips
mikesensei1Mar. 01, 2012 - 11:47PM JST
The Peach in Peach Aviation is actually an acronym. Pan - Asian,Energetic,Affordable,Cute and cool,Happy.
Wow. Lets hope they dont follow in the footsteps of Peach Air,a UK charter airline that only lasted 2 years.
Apprently 1090 applied for 90 jobs as in flight attendants.
Posted in: Peach Aviation debuts with Osaka-Sapporo flight
mikesensei1Feb. 03, 2012 - 09:15PM JST
The ad did say up to 50MPG. Up to can mean from 1to 50 inclusive.
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mikesensei1Jan. 09, 2012 - 01:23PM JST
It was obvious that Stringer was bought in to do some slashing and burning in removing the effete middle management at Sony and allow the engineers and designers to take hold of the company again,as in Moritas vision.Japanese companies often do this when some unpalatable decisions about firing and downsizing have to be made.Sony have made a lot of bad decisions along the way.Nearly everyone knew and thought that the MP3 player was the natural successor to the Walkman. Apple quickly stepped in. Sony has also had some other failures and dead end products in the past.Betamax,Aibo,3D TV. They won the DVD format war with Blue Ray,but that will soon be history as optical storage is on its way out.Look at the price of blank Blue Ray discs!!!
Im still surprised that they have not developed a distinct logo for their company as much market penetration is not in an English speaking world?Many think its an American company.Perhaps the Blue Ray design, trade name and logo was a way to get away from Sony rather like Lexus with Toyota?
Lets hope the aptly named VITA from the latin for vitality and energy turns things around and Stringer returns to the Green Green Grass of Home.
Posted in: Sony's Stringer reportedly to step down as president
mikesensei1Dec. 06, 2011 - 12:36AM JST
Its probable that most of the cars were fitted with on board video cameras that records a history of travel for possible insurance claims or accidents.No doubt these will quickly be viewed by the police unless the drivers quickly took the SD cards out?
Posted in: Speeding blamed for pileup involving 8 Ferraris, 1 Lamborghini
mikesensei1Dec. 06, 2011 - 12:14AM JST
The problem, as I see it, is that the owners keep the imported steering wheel on the left so it looks cool and sophisticated as a foreign import.They would find overtaking very difficult in this situation unless they have had externsive training in driving these sorts of vehicles.Its about time Japan stopped Foreign imports of these kinds of cars unless the owner agrees to change the steering to comply with Japanese roads.
Jun. 19, 2013 - 09:47AM JST
It is our business. It's everyone's business to ensure that the principles we claim to…
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Jun. 19, 2013 - 09:46AM JST
The youths would never fear anyone, Boys be ambitious! lol
Posted in: Two Japanese youths arrested for placing exploding bag of dog poop in police box
Jun. 19, 2013 - 09:45AM JST
Should note that for anyone with just a passing interest and wondering why the result isn't…
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Jun. 19, 2013 - 09:44AM JST
Maersk stressed the companies will continue to have fully independent sales, marketing and customer service functions…
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Jun. 19, 2013 - 09:43AM JST
still way too many
Posted in: No. of suicides drops below 30,000 for first time in 15 years