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mountainpearJul. 30, 2014 - 11:12AM JST
Well he better think of some new ideas for Lawson! I never go there!
Posted in: Most Japanese CEOs were promoted because they are really good at cost-cutting, not doing something new. Those people can’t manage in this kind of situation where you can find more business opportunities.
mountainpearJul. 28, 2014 - 05:15PM JST
Posted in: 71-year-old man held for slashing 4 family members in Nagano
mountainpearJul. 23, 2014 - 09:58AM JST
Wishing Indonesia all the best on their road to democracy. Why are there no pictures of the new president?
Posted in: Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidential election
mountainpearJul. 09, 2014 - 12:12PM JST
It says in the article a railway worker has already been arrested and confessed to the crime.
Posted in: 13-year-old girl raped, killed on overnight train in Thailand
mountainpearApr. 25, 2014 - 11:13AM JST
Beautiful work! Ganbatte Junji!
Posted in: Tokyo patissier sets his sights on World Cup of Pastry
mountainpearApr. 18, 2014 - 10:57AM JST
Th criticism seems like it initially came on Twitter from an american activist/feminist called Jenn Fang (appropiate name), I believe. Obviously looking for her 15 minutes of airtime! Japanese netizens had nothing to do with this. I can assure you that any Japanese person I know would not find this offensive. In fact my Japanese husband rather liked it!
Posted in: Air France geisha poster prompts satirical home-made fixes
mountainpearApr. 15, 2014 - 07:37PM JST
If you're brave enough you can stay in the airport overnight. It's open 24 hours for international flights.
@jojotoday Parking at Haneda is too expensive!
Posted in: HK Express to increase flights to Japan
mountainpearApr. 08, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
I wonder what books he bought and whether he will actually read them.
Posted in: Abe likely to decide on next sales tax hike around December
mountainpearMar. 19, 2014 - 10:29AM JST
Highly recommend Peach. Flew from Hong Kong to Osaka for under Y10 000 with 7kg of hand luggage included in the price. If you have check in baggage or want to specify your seat, you pay extra. No free meals but they have a very reasonably priced and varied menu. The landing strip was a bit out of the way which meant quite a walk to immigration and customs but really no big deal considering the price.
Posted in: Peach Aviation ranks 1st in airline satisfaction survey
mountainpearMar. 15, 2014 - 10:49AM JST
This story sounds like it might make for more interesting manga than the manga that inspired it!
Posted in: 'Kuroko’s Basketball' threat suspect admits to charges in court
mountainpearMar. 11, 2014 - 11:25AM JST
Do you really need a tutorial for what she did to her hair?
Posted in: Japanese-speaking 'Real Barbie' becomes serious model in Japan
mountainpearDec. 31, 2013 - 01:29PM JST
I feel exactly the same KnowBetter. And I can't understand why anyone gave you a thumbs down!
Posted in: M5.4 quake hits eastern Japan
mountainpearDec. 31, 2013 - 01:25PM JST
Well, it didn't stop you executing them did it?
Posted in: Most of the death-row inmates' files I read show they were in very unfortunate circumstances during childhood. It's almost like they had no choice but to lead their lives like this.
mountainpearDec. 22, 2013 - 10:28PM JST
I have a very slim looking female Japanese friend who informed me that her body fat percentage was 34%! I was really shocked because you can't believe it by looking at her. But her fat is the internal/visceral kind. This kind of fat that sits on the organs is way more dangerous than the fat that sits on your bottom or thighs! So it really is impossible to say whether someone is healthy or not just by looking at their size!!!
Posted in: Don’t call them fat; call them Marshmallow Girls
mountainpearOct. 31, 2013 - 10:31AM JST
A good way to support your local bookstore is to order a book through the online site e-hon. The book, sealed in an envelope if you're worried about privacy,will be delivered to your local bookstore where you can pick it up. The bookstore will still get paid for 'selling' the book. My husband who loves bookstores often uses this service.
Posted in: 'Buy from bookstores or they’ll disappear!' Frustrated bookseller implores crowd on final day of business
mountainpearOct. 25, 2013 - 02:48PM JST
I think a good indicator of the quality of a doctor in Japan is where they were educated. Doctors who graduated from national universities are generally better than those who graduated from one of the private medical universities (with the exception of Keio) I believe.
Posted in: Japan's national health insurance can save your life and savings
mountainpearOct. 09, 2013 - 08:43PM JST
It appears that the two were fairly well acquainted if these photos are anything to go by-
Posted in: 18-year-old girl killed by stalker hours after seeking help from police
mountainpearSep. 14, 2013 - 01:14PM JST
Unfortunately there is no Cape to Cairo train. The very luxurious Rovos Rail starts from Cape Town and ends at Victoria Falls. They do offer a Cape to Cairo travel package but part of the journey is by air.
Posted in: Kyushu Railway unveils super-luxury train
mountainpearSep. 13, 2013 - 06:56PM JST
It doesn't seem to be a problem in Nagano and Yamanashi. I go to onsens at least once a week and I often seen people with tattoos. It actually surprised me because there is usually a sign on the entrance door stating that people with tattoos can't enter. But many of the places are prefecture owned so I don't if this makes a difference.
Posted in: Hokkaido onsen bars Maori woman over her face tattoos
mountainpearSep. 03, 2013 - 01:21PM JST
Yeah, yeah, whatever...
Posted in: Power of nature
Jul. 30, 2014 - 07:55PM JST
I am still not having it.
Japan has been extremely, dangerously hot in summer every year…
Posted in: Heatwave kills 15; more than 8,000 hospitalised
Jul. 30, 2014 - 07:49PM JST
Haha, my mate works as an English teacher and he said that for the end of…
Posted in: Politician's weepy video spawns Internet parodies, commercial spin-offs
Jul. 30, 2014 - 07:47PM JST
OK, I imagine I want a working Atari 2600. Can you whip one up on that…
Posted in: Amazon launches 3D printing store
Jul. 30, 2014 - 07:46PM JST
This man is directly responsible for the killing of 140,000 people, the vast majority of them…
Posted in: Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in US
Jul. 30, 2014 - 07:40PM JST
There are 2.7 million Palestinians on the West Bank and 1.7 million on the Gaza strip.…
Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce