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    oikawa

    Frozen is good, very funny too if you actually watch it, which most people who slam it probably haven't.

    Interesting about percentage of takings from foreign films. Says a lot about how crap and unoriginal most stuff Hollywood has produced over the last decade has been.

    Posted in: 'Frozen' heats up Japan box office in 2014

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    oikawa

    There was a door I used to see high up on the outside wall of the Koma Theatre. Always wondered what the point of it was. This might explain it.

    Posted in: Mystery in Shinjuku as woman plunges to death from restroom

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    oikawa

    Anyone can just stroll into a Tokyu Bus Depot and watch the drivers' alcohol level testing can they??

    Posted in: Bus driver dozed off before crash, police reveal

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    oikawa

    Harry, how do you know that?

    Posted in: Bus driver dozed off before crash, police reveal

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    oikawa

    I hope Prince William is bringing a print-out of all our advice for him.

    Posted in: Seven cool things set to happen in Japan during 2015

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    oikawa

    The boy had been playing on the sofa in the living room when he somehow fell out a window behind the couch.

    Playing on a settee near a window and he fell out? Incredible. I've got no idea how that could have happened. Completely unpredictable.

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy survives fall from 6th floor

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    oikawa

    Let me guess, drunk?

    Posted in: Smoker arrested after causing trouble on train

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    oikawa

    One more thing, I think it says here

    http://www.xanthous.jp/2014/12/30/arakawaku-death-from-a-fall/

    that the father had been to the police that day and said he had something he wanted to talk to them about about his wife, which the police are investigating to see if it's connected to this incident, but someone with better Japanese than me could confirm it.

    Posted in: Mother arrested after 5-yr-old boy falls to death from 13th-floor apartment

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    oikawa

    I expect it was probably an accident, with the kid playing around and falling out the window while his mum settled down to watch TV, but putting a 5 year-old in a room with a window leading to a 13 floor drop is not a good idea in the first place. I'm surprised we don't hear about a hell of a lot more of these cases, what with the massive amount of people living in high rises combined with the general level of child supervision.

    Posted in: Mother arrested after 5-yr-old boy falls to death from 13th-floor apartment

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    oikawa

    @DenTok

    Yeah that's what I was saying too when I said she might have been Japanese. I had a student once in exactly the same situation as the guy you describe. 17yrs old, blue eyes, blond hair, and spoke just like your typical Taro. "I, err, ettto, going, errr, supaa." Smart kid but hardly a lick of English, so I'm always aware of that possibility. Having said which, she was probably an exchange student, but I didn't want to damage the wa :)

    Posted in: Looking for a job in Japan? Try a convenience store

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    oikawa

    There was/is a western looking girl working at the convini just at the bottom of spain-zaka in shibuya I was at a few weeks ago. Was a bit surreal doing everything in Japanese with her but she might not even have spoken English, or might have been Japanese for all I know.

    Posted in: Looking for a job in Japan? Try a convenience store

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    oikawa

    The beauty of the Senkaku islands is apparently unsurpassed.

    Posted in: British Embassy seeks suggestions for Prince William's Japan itinerary

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    oikawa

    After reading previous comments on JT I've been checking recently to see if people do actually wash their hands after using the toilet and I've been seriously shocked. I work in a good private school, very educated teachers and staff, and I think in the last 2 weeks or so I've seen 1 person use soap to wash their hands after taking a dump, with others little more than a perfunctory 1 second splash of water and quite a few just walking straight out. Like a lot of things in Japan it seems if people just did what common sense dictated they wouldn't have to do what would be a big show of doing something, like using masks, gargling, and taking 78 different kinds of medicine, which often actually do very little and can even make things worse.

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    oikawa

    So apart from being made darker, the darkness is unaltered?

    Posted in: A walk in the park

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    oikawa

    Trevor, don't know about the photography but I find it hard to believe you could naturally get a photograph with such contrasting park and sky views as we see here. It looks very doctored to me, not to mention the fact that the weather in Tokyo today was as it says in the caption, sunny, not dark and overcast.

    Posted in: A walk in the park

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    oikawa

    The park looks beautiful. The background weather looks rather out of place though, especially on an apparently "sunny" autumn day.

    Posted in: A walk in the park

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    oikawa

    I agree Shimomura's got something good in his pipe, but I don't think it's necessarily about how language learning works, it's about Japan and the entire Japanese education system.

    Quotes like these

    partake in challenging debates with their fellow students.

    students would be encouraged to exercise more independence in addressing and finding solution to problems.

    show a tenuous grasp of how Japanese society works, let alone the education system.

    Posted in: Education minister proposes English education for 3rd grade

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    oikawa

    No offense but that was one the most boring stories I've ever read here.

    Posted in: Hanky-panky in kobans leave police blushing

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    oikawa

    He should have heard me do Hey Jude the other day at Karaoke in Sakura

    Posted in: Lackluster tribute to Paul McCartney

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    oikawa

    Yeah I think taxi drivers are the worst drivers of all, especially considering they are supposedly professional drivers. I don't get all the hate here for lorry drivers, I use my bike on main roads almost day and the lorry drivers always give me a wide berth and seem very careful. The taxi drivers, as Fighting Viking says, do absolutely moronic things like opening their doors road side right in front of oncoming traffic.

    Posted in: Motorcyclist killed after crashing into taxi

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