oikawa's past comments

  • 7

    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

  • 11

    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

  • 2

    oikawa

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

    Posted in: Lackluster tribute to Paul McCartney

  • 2

    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

  • 1

    oikawa

    Just send them all to the chikan role play shops around the west exit.

    Posted in: Police launch 'chikan eradication' campaign at Ikebukuro Station

  • -4

    oikawa

    SAITAMA!!!

    Posted in: Man stabbed on Saitama street; suspect turns himself in at koban

  • 6

    oikawa

    ‘Your mom must not have been much of a cook, huh?

    I thought that was a pretty joke actually! If you go out to Denny's and compliment the food that's what you get. Japanese people can't usually take personal jokes which is a big reason the comedy is so crap.

    Posted in: Men list top four reasons why they dumped their past girlfriends

  • 0

    oikawa

    For most of Japanese, eating the specialties of the visiting places is half of the joy of traveling.

    If the place they're visiting is in Japan, yes.

    Posted in: Bringing Britain to life for Japanese visitors

  • 5

    oikawa

    Why are we blaming the truck driver? Has the article been changed since it was originally posted? It says the motorcycle rider was hit by the car not the truck. The truck probably rear-ended the car cos the car had stopped suddenlly after it hit the biker.

    Posted in: Motorbike rider killed after being hit from behind by car

  • 12

    oikawa

    Favourites I've seen,

    At one end of Nippori station, Keisei line platform, "Lear carriage of a 4 car train". Although perhaps one end was the women only car and other end was the Lear car. Could have been correct.

    Sign outside a Philipine hostess club, "Foreigners not allowed inside a Philipina unless accompanied by a Japanese". Would be a bit of a tight squeeze.

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

  • 2

    oikawa

    Hashimoto started off riled up and then probably realised he'd better calm down. Seemed pretty cool then but not sure he's not a bit of racist himself.

    Loved the way the racist dude said "Owari!" after Hashimoto had already walked out.

    Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match

  • 1

    oikawa

    SAITAMA!!!

    Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'

  • 1

    oikawa

    Erik Jacobs The point is it's not in common usage as an English word. It's not hard to understand.

    Fadamor > Why would this be ridiculous? English "acquires" foreign words on an almost daily basis. From Japanese alone we have hibachi, sushi, typhoon, karate, and karaoke to name a few. This is no more ridiculous than English taking "magazine" (store) from the French and using it to refer to a weapons storage location or ammo storage device.

    Fair point, but the difference is as you say these words have been acquired, altered, mashed up, and ended up in common usage. It doesn't matter where the word originally came from. Very few "English" words originally came from England. The point is simply that I don't think kawaii is in any way shape or form in enough usage in English to warrant inclusion in an English dictionary. That's why I think it's ridiculous. A hell of a lot of people with connections to Japan know the word gaijin but I think it would be equally ridiculous to include that in an English dictionary. Just because people know what a foreign word implies doesn't mean it's "English".

    Posted in: Kimono-clad princesses offer apologies for roadside construction in Kyoto

  • -4

    oikawa

    Think you'll find otaku culture has long ceased being an "only in Japan" thing. The number of foreigners who avidly read manga, watch anime and take part in cosplay events, etc, etc, held in their own countries and organized by themselves, might astound you.

    No idea what that crap was supposed to prove.

    Kawaii is not an English word, simple as that.

    Posted in: Kimono-clad princesses offer apologies for roadside construction in Kyoto

  • -6

    oikawa

    the word “kawaii” has now been accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary

    you are kidding me... that is absolutely ridiculous

    Posted in: Kimono-clad princesses offer apologies for roadside construction in Kyoto

  • 0

    oikawa

    It seems like most of the crime reported here are Saitama then Chiba. Tokyo convenience stores just don't get robbed I guess.

    Errrr......

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/man-robs-convenience-store-then-tries-to-hit-another-one-5-minutes-later

    Posted in: Police looking for two men after 2 incidents of assault and robbery in Saitama

  • 0

    oikawa

    I can't believe I missed that online vote! Why weren't we informed beforehand??

    Posted in: Yankees pitcher Tanaka, model Rola among winners of 'Best Jeanist Awards 2014'

  • 1

    oikawa

    And when they return, they also lift the quality of the game in Japan.

    Why on earth should they return? The likes of Honda aand Kagawa won't come back while they're still any good. If they come back it's because they weren't good enough to start with or are already past it.

    They should try and attract some good foreign players while they're still good, not a 34 year-old Forlan.

    Posted in: J.League looks ahead with 100-year vision

  • 2

    oikawa

    I feel safer ignoring the official crossings and just crossing the road using my own judgement, which is a genuinely sad indictment of the road usage here.

    Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits, kills 5-year-old boy on crossing

  • 14

    oikawa

    ....and japan wonders why nobody accepts their "apologies"

    Posted in: Abe says Asahi stories on comfort women damaged Japan's image abroad

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