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movieguyMay. 08, 2013 - 12:06PM JST
@1 Aussie - I've lived and worked in Japan for 20 years and have permanent residency. I love living here, but if we are encouraged to praise the country, we also have the responsibility to point out the problems as well. No country is perfect. I have every right to joke and criticize as much as any Japanese person. It is not anti-Japan nor anti-Japanese to point out problems with the system in which we live.
I'd bet a month of my salary that the police did not even think of tracking down the cell phone the mugger stole.
Posted in: Serial mugger targets women in Kanagawa
movieguyMay. 08, 2013 - 09:52AM JST
@SimondB - But so are the police...
movieguyMay. 01, 2013 - 03:32PM JST
I've been in a short sleeve shirt today and was sweating when I walked into the office. Chuo Line had the damn heater on today.
Posted in: Cool Biz season kicks off across Japan
movieguyApr. 17, 2013 - 05:45PM JST
The "problems" are that the taxi companies line the pockets of politicians to make sure it doesn't happen.
Posted in: Tokyo to try 24-hour bus service, but no 24-hour subway service yet
movieguyApr. 11, 2013 - 11:45AM JST
Sagan was obviously wrong in what he did, but why can we not acknowledge the physical beauty of either gender. That is something I'll never understand.
Posted in: Why do sports use women as eye candy?
movieguyMar. 01, 2013 - 11:00PM JST
Umm Duh! Not just in business!.
Posted in: Women are a very important, still untapped resource. The market requires much more female input in terms of product design, engineering, and even manufacturing and distributing the product.
movieguyFeb. 15, 2013 - 04:28PM JST
My first two years in Japan I thought I had a bad cold because I never had hayfever before. I was miserable! Claritin totally works for me and I have family send enough for me to last through June. Does anyone know what Claritin is called by doctors in Japan?
Posted in: High pollen count expected this year, ministry warns
movieguyJan. 20, 2013 - 05:09PM JST
My brother and I had our picture taken with the original Batmobile when I was about 7 or 8. We also had our picture taken with Adam West (the 60s TV Batman) and autographed. Wish I could find it.
Posted in: Original Batmobile from TV series sells for $4.2 mil
movieguyJan. 19, 2013 - 06:44AM JST
I haven't tried for awhile, but can people who live overseas download from Amazon.com? I guess I can check now, but we couldn't before. Does anyone know if they will do the same for movies? I can buy and rent movies from iTunes because of my U.S. credit card, but couldn't do that with Amazon.com last time I checked.
Posted in: Amazon makes MP3 catalog available to iPhone users
movieguyJan. 13, 2013 - 08:19AM JST
Most baseball players' "prime" is between 27 - 29. If Fukudome, Japanese players and the MLB would stand up to the JPB and stop the illegal practice of telling them they can't demonstrate their skills until AFTER nine years maybe then we could see players from Japan really shine in Major League Baseball.
Posted in: Fukudome returns to Japan after 5 seasons in MLB
movieguyJan. 12, 2013 - 09:14AM JST
Both of you are right. The Masters are live on TV in Japan and by having him at The Masters they will bring in viewers who normally don't watch golf. He's all that Japan has right now. He gets by on his youth and charm and that is all.
Posted in: Ryo Ishikawa gets another Masters invitation
movieguyJan. 08, 2013 - 08:12AM JST
@shinhiyata - You took the words right out of my mouth! So hot! I haven't seen her recently though. I would like to assist with the rehab!
Posted in: Actress Yumiko Shaku breaks ankle while filming ski program for NHK
movieguyJan. 02, 2013 - 09:38AM JST
Not only the reasons above, but now you have a right wing, pro business government who will just pressure people to work even more for less. People don't want to have kids as it is and with more pressure to work and less security couples will not be running to their beds to help with the population decline. The projected numbers could go down even further than imagined.
Posted in: Japan's population logs record drop in 2012
movieguyDec. 30, 2012 - 06:47PM JST
The best was working out some relationship issues with my fiancé.
The worst was getting a new colleague from hell that has stress everyone out.
Posted in: What was the best thing that happened to you this year and what was the worst?
movieguyDec. 30, 2012 - 01:56PM JST
And my Japanese friends always wonder why it bothers me that "journalist" and other TV announcers are used for commercials in Japan. No conflict of interests there. It's already been asked here, but why aren't these people being arrested for fraud?
Posted in: Jun Komori shuts down blog following fraudulent auction site scandal
movieguyDec. 28, 2012 - 04:24PM JST
LFRAgain - There's no distinction between consensual sex between minors and consensual sex for 13 and older with adults. The law doesn't say you can consent to sex if your 13 only if it's with someone 19 and younger.
Posted in: Prosecutors urge 5-year sentence for former judo champion over rape charge
movieguyDec. 24, 2012 - 08:31AM JST
Posted in: Abe to review Fukushima crisis before deciding on restarting reactors
movieguyDec. 02, 2012 - 07:28AM JST
Well when politicians use real words that are suppose to state promises and goals, of course you're not going to like it. Better to go back to pre 2009 and just lie and be vague to the public because then there wouldn't be a word that automatically shows you're untrustworthy.
Posted in: I don't like the word manifesto. It has come to mean untrustworthy.
movieguyNov. 25, 2012 - 11:45AM JST
Could someone answer this question for me? Why can't countries have reciprocating import laws. In this case if Japan's market are closed like the quote implies why can't the US government impose exactly the same importing laws to match Japan's?
Posted in: We don't see any way that you can have fair trade with Japan because of all of the non-tariff barriers, Japanese culture, tight integration of the government policies and the companies. We don't see a way to overcome that.
movieguyNov. 22, 2012 - 01:17PM JST
Good news, but two years isn't enough.
Posted in: Nova founder's 2-year prison sentence upheld
May. 24, 2013 - 02:13AM JST
The poor bat! Being used is such a way instead of its intended purpose. All joking…
Posted in: Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat
May. 24, 2013 - 02:08AM JST
Japan has dogs to see !!!
Posted in: Cheaper yen attracts record number of visitors to Japan
May. 24, 2013 - 02:06AM JST
A Realist and dcog9065, hope you end up dismembered and decapitated. c u nt....
Posted in: Japan considers talks with N Korea, surprising allies
A Realist and dcog9065, hope you end up dismembered and decapitated. c u nt...
A Realist and dcog9065, hope you end up dismembered and decapitated. c u nt..