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oikawaMar. 24, 2015 - 03:53PM JST
That's great to hear.
Posted in: 14-year-old boy missing since March 19 turns up unharmed
oikawaMar. 24, 2015 - 11:51AM JST
WilliB, yes that would be classic if even judges came out with the "We were drunk" excuse!
Posted in: Parents of schoolboy liable for Y15 million after wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death
oikawaMar. 23, 2015 - 11:06AM JST
There were 2 or 3 comparable tsunamis in exactly the same place in the last hundred years, let alone the last millennium. The chances of it happening again are pretty high seeing as there's a major fault line just off the coast! I agree the wall won't do much to stop it though and there are plenty of much better ways to deal with them.
Posted in: Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis
oikawaMar. 23, 2015 - 07:49AM JST
Does he pay his NHK fee??
Posted in: Abe says he pays his Facebook and Twitter fees just like everyone else
oikawaMar. 22, 2015 - 07:17PM JST
Both sex and alcohol are allowed for monks as far as I know.
Both sex and alcohol are allowed for monks as far as I know.
Yeah it's no surprise there are often soaplands near temples.
Out of curiosity what's "made him feel horny" in Japanese...?
Posted in: Buddhist monk arrested for filming up girl's skirt on escalator
oikawaMar. 19, 2015 - 09:47AM JST
Why is the guy second from left holding a sign saying "Omotenashi"? This is the antithesis of that isn't it?
Posted in: Sign of the times
oikawaMar. 16, 2015 - 08:22PM JST
She's Japanese. Her father's American. It's simple.
Especially as she can't have dual nationality ;)
Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015
oikawaMar. 15, 2015 - 09:28AM JST
Strangerland are you kidding??? 100000 a month for English lessons could get you 5 private lessons a week, let alone group lessons!! For a 6 year old???? No-one does that. It's "impossible" because you just wouldn't have enough time if you were living a normal 6 year old's life. And it's stupid because instead of wasting this much money on English lessons for years you could just go abroad for a year when you're older, become equally fluent and spend 10% what you'd have blown on English "lessons".
Posted in: 'Englishisation' - Is it working?
oikawaMar. 15, 2015 - 08:10AM JST
I go there sometimes! Yep, good views.
Posted in: Close look
oikawaMar. 15, 2015 - 08:09AM JST
Wachi and her husband will commit an additional ¥100,000 per month to after school English lessons for their daughter.
Lol, that is stupid, if not impossible even. They should invest in some common sense lessons for themselves.
oikawaMar. 12, 2015 - 08:13PM JST
True "Omotenashi" at work!
Posted in: Japan accepts just 11 asylum seekers from record 5,000 applications in 2014
oikawaFeb. 28, 2015 - 07:40PM JST
Prince William got taken to Tsutaya?? Thrilling...
Posted in: Welcome William
oikawaFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:31PM JST
Make you sure you ask why the hell all those people you see in Fukushima are still living in shacks!
Oh, no of course you won't be taken to those places.
Posted in: Prince William starts first Japan visit with green tea
oikawaFeb. 24, 2015 - 10:49AM JST
It should be pretty easy to find out who did it. I wouldn't be surprised if the police already pretty much know. The problem is judging by the Kobe case they'll probably get a couple of years in juvenile holiday camp then given a false name, apartment, and move to Saitama.
Posted in: Police say burned clothing may belong to murdered Kawasaki boy
oikawaFeb. 22, 2015 - 11:41AM JST
I hope he gets hassled by the cretins from "Why did YOU come to Japan?" and asked if they can follow him around everywhere.
Posted in: Prince William to arrive in Japan on Thursday
oikawaFeb. 22, 2015 - 11:38AM JST
There was something on some crappy morning TV program yesterday about Chinese tourists and it ended with the usual "ranking", this time of the top three things Chinese liked about Japan and the top three things they didn't like. They peeled back the stickers on their boards until finally it got to the no.1 thing they didn't like and it was...... "なし"!!
Err, so isn't the no.2 thing the no.1 thing then....??
Posted in: 'Golden horde' of Chinese shoppers descend on Japan
oikawaFeb. 21, 2015 - 04:50PM JST
Was he not reported missing at any point?
Posted in: Body of naked 13-year-old boy found on riverbank in Kawasaki
oikawaFeb. 19, 2015 - 11:50AM JST
Would help if they all looked at the same camera.
Posted in: Edo-style divorce
oikawaFeb. 17, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
A private detective calls police to his own apartment where the girlfriend he's just killed is lying dead? I'm not surprised his income was pretty low.
Posted in: Private detective arrested over murder of his girlfriend
oikawaFeb. 17, 2015 - 10:31AM JST
The height is but one part of the equation though, and in a way a not very important one. You could have a 30 metre high tsunami and so long as it was just a wave as we see at the beach and had no discernible length to it then it would be fine. It's really about the sheer volume of water. A 1 metre tsunami would still have a certain amount of force behind it, and you don't know when that 1 metre high barrel of water coming towards is going to stop. Imagine being pummelled by a metre high wall of water for half an hour, and the volume of water that would still remain after it had stopped. Even a metre high tsunami could easily drown children and the weak, and a small miscalculation and it in fact be a 2 metre high tsunami and almost everybody would be under the wave height and could be drowned, not to mention the power of the wave, which could be sweeping you along, banging you into debris and pulling you under the surface.
Posted in: Minor tsunami hits Iwate coast after M6.9 quake
Mar. 27, 2015 - 07:25AM JST
There's the red flag. Too bad the father could not have prevented her. The poor baby…
Posted in: Mother, one-month-old child dead in apparent murder-suicide
Mar. 27, 2015 - 07:24AM JST
"Cruz, after all, rose to national prominence by employing an ultimately unsuccessful strategy in 2013 to…
Posted in: Tea Party's Ted Cruz launches White House bid
Mar. 27, 2015 - 07:17AM JST
I hear that in Japan if someone jumps in front of the bullet train, their family…
Posted in: Co-pilot appears to have intentionally crashed plane, says French prosecutor
Mar. 27, 2015 - 07:15AM JST
The LDP is seen as enjoying wide popular support, while the opposition bloc remains divided into…
Posted in: Campaigning begins for 960 local elections
Go there or nearby sometimes - even so, this is great news and I look forward…
Posted in: Himeji Castle reopens after 6 years of repair work