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mountainpearFeb. 01, 2015 - 05:53PM JST
Nice article! I should probably keep this a secret but there is also a great antique market held at Narita-san Betsu-in on the 28 of every month.
Posted in: Kawagoe: A walk through history
mountainpearJan. 31, 2015 - 04:33PM JST
Congratulations Shingo! Hope you get the recognition you deserve!
Posted in: Game, set, match
mountainpearJan. 29, 2015 - 11:20AM JST
I think sister Sajida needs a nice pot of polonium tea before she is handed over!
Posted in: Islamic State issues new threat via Goto to kill Jordanian pilot
mountainpearJan. 26, 2015 - 01:45PM JST
Not interested in cheap California rice. I want to be able to buy fragrant rice, basmati rice etc. at cheaper prices. After all TPP is supposed to be a 12 nation deal not a U.S. Japan deal!
Posted in: Japan offers compromise on rice in Asia-Pacific trade talks: Nikkei
mountainpearDec. 15, 2014 - 09:35PM JST
Actually many people on this site love living in this country and therefore care about it's future. Criticizing something doesn't make you a hater!!!
Posted in: Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big
mountainpearDec. 04, 2014 - 09:08AM JST
What you need to learn young man is that they died in vain.
Posted in: These young men who died here believed they were defending their family and loved ones. We need to rediscover their sacrifices and learn from them.
mountainpearDec. 04, 2014 - 09:06AM JST
I don't think men find Becky attractive. Only Japanese women do!
Posted in: Becky, Yonekura, Youn-a, Zawachin win Best Beautist Awards
mountainpearDec. 04, 2014 - 08:54AM JST
They still belong to China as the Panda"a are only rented (at exorbitant prices).
Posted in: Panda twins born at Wakayama zoo
mountainpearNov. 18, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
Posted in: Actor Ken Takakura dies at 83
mountainpearNov. 02, 2014 - 04:26PM JST
Seiyu was established in the fifities under the Seibu Railways group, so they also have a long history in the Japanese market.. Although mainly in the Kanto area. I personally prefer Seiyu to Ito Yokado, Prices are lower. Shopping environment is more pleasant, especially in the newly upgraded stores. AND they are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!!
Posted in: Wal-Mart's Japan unit Seiyu to close 30 stores
mountainpearNov. 01, 2014 - 07:53PM JST
Well,countless others have succeeded. McDonalds, Starbucks, KFC, Krispy Kreme, Costco etc.. If the foreign company doesn't provide a service or product better than a Japanese company can provide, how do you expect them to survive?
mountainpearOct. 29, 2014 - 10:25AM JST
Well, if these 'johny -come-latelys' as you call them can produce drugs that actually work surely they stand a chance. If they can't then I would say it is more about corruption within the industry than the billions spent each year in research.
Posted in: Fujifilm's Ebola drug underscores new face of Japan Inc
mountainpearOct. 25, 2014 - 01:50PM JST
Any situation like this, the BEST donation is cash, so those in need can buy what they need.
You obviously don't know how things work in Africa!
Posted in: Japanese firm donates 10,000 high-tech masks for Ebola fight
mountainpearOct. 19, 2014 - 11:21AM JST
I think there is a pretty good home care system in place already. Day care centres, care workers who visit the home etc. I think people don't realize the amount of help available to them or just don't like having 'strangers' in their home or as is my mother-in law's case a refusal to accept that they are declining mentally and physically and need help. But I agree it is quite difficult to actually enter a full time care facility. The policy of the government is to try and keep old people in their homes as long as possible. They don't want a lot of vacant properties pulling the property market down.
My husband and I are currently taking care of my mother-in-law who is in the first stages of Alzheimer's. People with the disease become really intolerable. They say extremely hurtful things and are in a permanent state of paranoia. They unlock the door and accuse you of leaving it open. They hide things away and forget where they put them and then accuse you of stealing them. Even things like a department store bag or a used envelope! They can't count and accuse the gas person, newspaper delivery person etc.of short changing them.The call the police continuously about apparitions they see on their intercom system. They lose parts of their memory which results in them piecing together different events to create a distorted new 'memory'. They say the same things over and over again. They drive the people around them to insanity.
So while I don't know the details of this man's case and deplore his actions I can empathize.
Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to strangle 77-year-old mother to death
mountainpearSep. 28, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
Hey, you forgot to mention Roland!
Posted in: Hamamatsu: City of music
mountainpearSep. 23, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
It is not what you say so much as how you say it! But I put that down to your Latino temperament:)! I can imagine that driving in Kansai would be way more hectic than driving in Kanto.
Posted in: 26-year-old woman killed in 5-vehicle pile-up on Chuo Expressway in Yamanashi
mountainpearSep. 14, 2014 - 10:23PM JST
I hope I can still find some of her old movies! Ye Lai Xiang- such a beautiful song! Give it a listen on YouTube. Teresa Teng also sang it.
Posted in: World War II film idol Shirley Yamaguchi dies at 94
mountainpearSep. 08, 2014 - 11:30PM JST
Not mentioned here is that the shawl was also analyzed through the dyes used and was found to be from Eastern Europe. It was an expensive item that Catherine Eddowes probably did not own as the day before her murder she had pawned her shoes.
Posted in: Jack the Ripper identified through DNA traces: sleuth
mountainpearSep. 08, 2014 - 10:56PM JST
What upsets me is that no mention has been made of Yui Kamiji, the young Japanese lady who won the finals of the US Open Wheelchair SIngles Division. I only leaned of her today when I was checking out the US Open website. She is doing amazingly well for herself. Check out her profile and stats-h<>ttp://www.usopen.org/en_US/players/overview/wwc000026.html
Posted in: Serena Williams wins 3rd consecutive U.S. Open title
mountainpearSep. 08, 2014 - 09:27PM JST
Marie Antoinette was Austrian. So although she was married to the king of France, the French people were not really her people. In fact she was disliked in France.
Posted in: Rola plays Marie Antoinette in TV ad campaign for GU
Feb. 02, 2015 - 01:34AM JST
Well Nishikori lost to Wawrinka but he still gave him a fight even if it's in…
Posted in: Djokovic beats Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final
Feb. 02, 2015 - 01:31AM JST
Personally, i hope Sarah Palin runs for president. I can only picture a sad rehash of…
Posted in: Romney departure resets 2016 Republican field
Clinically dead is not the same as brain dead. There is a huge difference, and until…
Posted in: Parents explain why they donated organs of dead 4-year-old daughter
Feb. 02, 2015 - 01:15AM JST
Right on pukey too.
It makes me puke too.
Posted in: Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter
Feb. 02, 2015 - 01:03AM JST
This is news? Anther punk with too much time on his hands.
Posted in: Justin Bieber apologizes for bad behavior in online video