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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
mountainpearSep. 08, 2014 - 10:10AM JST
Am surprised by how much I like these ads! And Rola is great in her part!
mountainpearSep. 08, 2014 - 10:02AM JST
Best of luck to Kei for the biggest match of his career but I really think he should be taking a rest!
Posted in: Getting ready for the big one
mountainpearSep. 06, 2014 - 09:52AM JST
Public transport is great in the city but if you live in the countryside you NEED your own transportation!
Posted in: Driver held after car slams into 7-Eleven store, killing employee
mountainpearSep. 04, 2014 - 07:13PM JST
"Who cares about the grand children ? I'd be looong dead.".
"Who cares about the grand children ? I'd be looong dead.".
Especially seeing Abe and his wife have no kids, so he has no future generations to worry about!!!!
Posted in: Akie Abe discusses sales tax, nuclear power, life with PM
mountainpearAug. 29, 2014 - 10:47AM JST
Flying is the time when I am thankful I am only 153cm! Stowing my hand luggage overhead can be a bit of a problem though.
Posted in: Flight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat argument
mountainpearAug. 26, 2014 - 10:41AM JST
Two of my husband's aunts here in Japan have died in the last few years from Hepatitis C related illnesses. They contracted the disease through blood transfusions.
Posted in: The battle against hepatitis in Japan
mountainpearAug. 26, 2014 - 10:21AM JST
OK, so you went to your daughters wedding in Iwaki and spoke to a few locals. They were smiling and drinking with you. Are you trying to say because things look normal there that everything is normal there? I have to say I would not be happy if my daughter was living so close to where a nuclear meltdown has occurred. Your 'feelings' can't negate the fact that 57 children in Fukushima have thyroid cancer!
Posted in: 57 Fukushima children suffering from thyroid cancer
mountainpearAug. 25, 2014 - 09:10AM JST
Apparently another reason for Abe resigning the first time around, not stated in the above article, was the alleged failure to pay 300 million yen in inheritance taxes after the death of his father.
Posted in: Aides try to temper Abe's security agenda as popularity declines
Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:49AM JST
A good idea, but if they do go through with it, could the supermarkets and other…
Posted in: Gov't to reduce sales tax on food, other items in April 2017
Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:43AM JST
Another example of the "parents" bringing kids into the world in Japan who clearly shouldn't be…
Posted in: Woman held for murder after dropping 3-year-old daughter from bridge into river
Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:37AM JST
Like so many aspects of J-society politics sucks!
Japan needs to re-invent its entire political system,…
Posted in: Abe's support rate at lowest ever
Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:34AM JST
As somebody who has taught in both Japan and Australia I feel that the Japanese education…
Posted in: Education minister proposes English education for 3rd grade
Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:33AM JST
had recently been saying that she couldn’t cope with raising her child.
And, what do her…