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morrison_rmAug. 24, 2013 - 05:29PM JST
Thicke by name, Thicke by nature.
Posted in: Free flow of racy content a headache for parents
morrison_rmAug. 23, 2013 - 04:38PM JST
At a wild guess, it's because the guy's hormones started to kick in when they were at JHS, and that's when they first got interested in girls. I know in my own country, the UK, newspapers and magazines used to run "glamour" shots of models in school uniform. But, the rise of the paedophile scare made that a no-no.
Posted in: Japanese men reveal costumes they want their girlfriends to wear
morrison_rmAug. 23, 2013 - 06:40AM JST
//why isn't it deployed to Africa, the desert... etc?
The problem is, it needs some clouds to start with. If there's no moisture in the air, then seeding won't achieve anything. I suggest a very long pipe from the UK, god knows we have enough rain for at least two countries...
Posted in: Tokyo gov't tries cloud seeding to cope with water shortage
morrison_rmAug. 22, 2013 - 04:58PM JST
Good thing he wasn't spreading false information, he might have gotten the death penalty.
Posted in: WikiLeaks source Manning sentenced to 35 years
morrison_rmAug. 22, 2013 - 04:51PM JST
//at the end of September.
The reason it's cancelling in October is the contract ends at the end of September. Unless they know something we don't. Having quickly checked, they don't have any 787's, which rules out the 787/stricken reactor scenario.
Posted in: Asiana Airlines to cancel Fukushima flights due to radiation fears
morrison_rmAug. 19, 2013 - 05:09PM JST
//Cry me a river.
What does the river Chorna have to do with this?
I'm guessing that the induced stress of being under a penalty of death is not likely to improve anyone's health, and I still think capital punishment is not a great solution. If it worked there wouldn't be a murders, now would there?
Posted in: Man on death row dies of illness
morrison_rmAug. 07, 2013 - 07:58PM JST
It's one of the more obscure bits of WWII, but the Japanese ended up with a load of European Jewish refugees when they were running Shanghai, they were treated much the same as everyone else (ie not that well) and the Japanese commander declined to hand them over to the Nazis. The reason behind that refusal is open to a couple of different interpretations,
Posted in: Aso's gaffe exposes Japanese ignorance of Jews
morrison_rmJun. 15, 2013 - 08:51PM JST
There is bit of quid pro quo here as the Japanese self-defence force have been doing "re-taking" islands exercises on American territory, would be presumably not be very quiet. Oddly enough, it was on continental USA, when Hawaii is much closer and has a wonderfully large harbour to practice in.
Posted in: U.S. conducting late-night Osprey drills despite agreement not to do so
morrison_rmJun. 13, 2013 - 01:15AM JST
//drill based on the U.S. mainland.
Why not Hawaii?
Posted in: Japan, U.S. begin joint island-retaking drill
morrison_rmJun. 11, 2013 - 11:09PM JST
I was going to say Snowden is looking at a long prism sentence, but then decided not to.
Posted in: U.S. whistleblower drops out of sight in Hong Kong as legal battles loom
morrison_rmJun. 11, 2013 - 07:43PM JST
Some kind of proximity override, that tells the user they are near the edge of the platform. Probably best down with blue-tooth antenna broadcasting straight up, into some kind of radio-absorbing material on the ceiling, like graphite 3-sides of a cube.
Posted in: Posters at stations caution commuters not to use cell smartphones while walking on platforms
morrison_rmJun. 09, 2013 - 03:56PM JST
I bet you $10 that this legislation doesn't go...wait a minute..
Posted in: Japan Restoration Party breaks ranks to submit casino bill on its own
morrison_rmJun. 02, 2013 - 05:20AM JST
//Without America, you would speak German/ Russian/ Chinese/ Martian etc language"
But, but, but ....English is a Germanic language. But, I digress. Surely the answer is to stop rotating the US personnel from base to base, they can reside for five years,then apply for Japanese citizenship, foreign military problem solved.
Posted in: U.S. F-15 fighter crashes 115 kms east of Okinawa
morrison_rmJun. 02, 2013 - 05:03AM JST
Why is Japanese stuff more expensive in Japan. On version is that the maker overcharges the domestic market, so in the export market they can sell more cheaply and undercut local producers. I'm more interested in why didn't Japanese cars in the UK go up 30% in 2007/08 as the £ dived 30% against the Yen.
Posted in: Apple joins other foreign brands in raising prices in Japan
morrison_rmMay. 24, 2013 - 07:11AM JST
Weird, not a single mention of Sanrio Purolando.
Posted in: Places in Japan that made an impact on foreign visitors
morrison_rmMay. 17, 2013 - 05:01PM JST
That is a really harsh first day at school.
Posted in: Bear shot dead after entering school in Ishikawa
morrison_rmMay. 09, 2013 - 06:59PM JST
I have this nasty feeling that this kind of thing also influences how all teachers are seen, including gaijin. I had one female student who was angry she got swapped out to another teacher, and I ended up with a JHS girl student, as if this was something I deliberately arranged. I was too polite to point out that teachers don't get to pick the students.
Posted in: Teacher arrested for taking video up skirt of 15-year-old girl in Chiba
morrison_rmMay. 07, 2013 - 04:30PM JST
She called him on her keitai? Saitama definitely is an unusual place, I was always surprised when the local trains on the Tobu line just turn up at more or less random times after 9pm...very un-Japan.
Posted in: Police ignore complaint from man who stabs neighbor
morrison_rmMay. 07, 2013 - 04:26PM JST
One more vote for Linux, never pay a licence fee again.
morrison_rmDec. 07, 2012 - 10:10AM JST
//Footage posted on the Internet
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Shesh how far have we come, 20 years ago you could smoke on the trains on…
Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance
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@Jake Lonergan And you probably believe that all it will take is Australia pulling out of…
Posted in: Australian police conduct counter-terrorism raids across Sydney
Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:08PM JST
Say what? The smoking rate in Japan is falling every year and is now around…
Why on earth would you want to? It's called the Festive Season for a reason, you…
Posted in: What are some suggestions to avoid overeating or getting too drunk during the Christmas-New Year party season?
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It might be better for Sony Corp to take over Sony Pictures and run it, seeing…
Posted in: 'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis