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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
mountainpearAug. 06, 2013 - 05:17PM JST
I have used Korean Air and liked their service but I have heard that many of their pilots are ex military. The problem is Korea is a Confucian country and younger pilots can't question the actions of their older superiors.
Posted in: Korean plane overshoots runway in Niigata
mountainpearJul. 24, 2013 - 06:05PM JST
I can't imagine wanting to watch something so horrible or even recommending it other people.
Posted in: Maintenance worker caught in escalator mechanism dies
mountainpearJul. 04, 2013 - 02:24AM JST
I think you are confusing rubella and measles with chickenpox and shingles(zoster). Chickenpox can return later on in life as shingles. Rubella is also known as German measles but it ihttp://www.japantoday.com/category/quote-of-the-day/view/most-japanese-over-age-50-had-rubella-in-their-youth-and-are-immune-so-the-most-vulnerable-group-is-young-men-and-many-outbreaks-are-in-workplaces#tool_buttons a different virus to measles.
Posted in: Most Japanese over age 50 had rubella in their youth and are immune, so the most vulnerable group is young men, and many outbreaks are in workplaces.
mountainpearFeb. 20, 2013 - 07:13PM JST
They'd better start with the teachers...
Posted in: It's important to improve moral education from the viewpoint of what is necessary to foster children's social morality.
mountainpearFeb. 18, 2013 - 01:18PM JST
You go girl!
Posted in: Takanashi wins again at women's ski jump World Cup
mountainpearJan. 31, 2013 - 07:33PM JST
very good article about other proposed changes here - http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/11/opinion/la-oe-ackerman-japan-constitution-20130111
Posted in: Abe says he intends to change constitution
Apr. 16, 2014 - 10:00PM JST
Reconciliation is the way forward. Yes, the handful of surviving women from other nations will probably…
Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks
Apr. 16, 2014 - 09:51PM JST
offering profiles that concentrated on her supposed feminine charms.
Nani? how they are "supposed" JT, you…
Posted in: Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study
Apr. 16, 2014 - 09:44PM JST
Hedamadness First off i never called anyone evil or stupid , your words not mine .…
Posted in: Kyushu town rallies for nuclear plant restart
Apr. 16, 2014 - 09:43PM JST
I thought terrorism was caused by the West?
Posted in: Muslim extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria
Apr. 16, 2014 - 09:31PM JST
I know this will get me a lot of grief, but, respectfully, a xenophobic country that…
Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%