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paulinusaApr. 23, 2014 - 10:03AM JST
"...The Yellow Rose of Texas. Ever tried some?"
No, I haven't but I see it received good reviews. Jim Beam now has some newer variations on their bourbon I enjoy. Jim Beam Black and Jim Beam Signature compare well to the original.
Posted in: EU clears Suntory's $16 bil takeover of Jim Beam
paulinusaApr. 23, 2014 - 08:11AM JST
People can complain about excess security...until the unthinkable happens. Then people complain about lack of security after the fact.
Posted in: No trash
paulinusaApr. 23, 2014 - 08:04AM JST
The Jim Beam bourbons are good stuff. Give them a try if you haven't already.
paulinusaApr. 23, 2014 - 07:53AM JST
"only 4% said they eat “sometimes” and another 10 percent said they eat it “fairly infrequently”.
Headline is "14% eat whale meat" but sounds like it should read more like "14% have eaten whale meat and probably won't eat again".
Posted in: 60% of Japanese support whale hunt; 14% eat whalemeat, survey shows
paulinusaApr. 19, 2014 - 10:22AM JST
The bottom line is that although both countries protect their markets, Japan is far more protectionist of it's domestic economy than the US. If US rice, beef and cars (or whatever) are so inferior why doesn't Japan lower barriers? Let the Japanese people decide with their wallets and pocketbooks.
Posted in: Stalemate remains in Japan-U.S. talks on TPP
paulinusaApr. 18, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
The lockers don't necessarily have to be closed because they're a threat to the president. Isn't it possible for someone to commit an act of terror against Japanese citizens as a protest?
Posted in: Lockers at some JR, subway stations in Tokyo off limits during Obama's visit
paulinusaApr. 18, 2014 - 07:52AM JST
Read the story and still can't understand what the fuss is about. Let's face it, anything, even as mild as this will have someone protesting.
Posted in: Air France geisha poster prompts satirical home-made fixes
paulinusaApr. 17, 2014 - 09:10AM JST
"In 2012, 11,279 accidents were recorded on the expressway, an average of just over 30 per day."
30 per day. Nothing to compare it to but it sure sounds like a high rate.
Posted in: Everything you ever wanted to know about Tokyo's toll road system
paulinusaApr. 16, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
"You will find that there is a big percentage of Japanese that support the consumption of whale meat."
Daniel: Define "support"
Posted in: A taste of whale
paulinusaApr. 16, 2014 - 08:38AM JST
Feeding time at the whale trough.
paulinusaApr. 16, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
Same old story. These guys found out they can't get away with the crooked stuff they practice routinely in other countries.
Posted in: U.S. indicts 3 in Bridgestone price-fixing case
paulinusaApr. 15, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
You just can't keep a determined scientist away from his science.
Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts
paulinusaApr. 13, 2014 - 11:53AM JST
More of the same. Republican infighting, pandering to the extreme right, sticking it to the poor and hysterical pronouncements about healthcare. Please continue on the path to oblivion.
Posted in: 'Obamacare' under attack as Republicans eye 2016
paulinusaApr. 11, 2014 - 09:12AM JST
Question : If Japan gets less tariffs and more access to US markets and US cars and agricultural products are so inferior, why doesn't Japan jump on an agreement?
Posted in: Japan, U.S. trade talks fail to close gap over TPP
paulinusaApr. 11, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Far right wing conservatives have taken criticism of Pres. Obama to never seen before levels. Whatever he does when he meets the emperor will be met with disapproval or ridicule, guaranteed.
Posted in: U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Emperor Akihito in Tokyo on April 24. Last time Obama met the emperor in Japan, in 2009, he shook hands and bowed, which upset some members in the U.S. Congress and media. Do you see anything wrong with him bowing to the emperor?
paulinusaApr. 09, 2014 - 08:44AM JST
Always easy to criticize from your armchair (while praising your own good judgment)
Posted in: Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy
paulinusaApr. 08, 2014 - 07:37AM JST
“The very fact that those who put up the banner thought they would get away with it, shows how people here don’t understand what racial discrimination means,”
A concise and intelligent statement.
Posted in: 'Japanese Only' banner sparks intolerance debate
paulinusaApr. 08, 2014 - 07:24AM JST
I get the feeling Japan got the better deal. I'd be interested to hear from Australians on this. Was Abbott too anxious to reach an agreement?
Posted in: Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal
paulinusaApr. 02, 2014 - 08:46AM JST
I'm afraid of post surgery complications. A small percent suffer from side effects that can't be corrected. I'll keep waiting for it to be perfected where the problems are infinitesimally small.
Posted in: What do you think of lasik eye surgery?
paulinusaApr. 02, 2014 - 08:35AM JST
"Any move to bolster that support with more outright weapon supplies could irk China, which regularly accuses Abe of trying to remilitarise his country."
Japan isn't remilitarizing itself, it's militarizing the surrounding Asian countries, the same countries that China lectures to about the dangers of Japan.
Posted in: Japan lifts self-imposed ban on weapons exports
Apr. 23, 2014 - 10:46PM JST
I wonder how many people that shout, "Jiro The Master", have actually eaten there? Not actually…
Posted in: Abe takes Obama to Jiro's in Ginza for sushi dinner
Apr. 23, 2014 - 10:45PM JST
As much as I regret that the White House didn't back having him deported back to…
Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine
Apr. 23, 2014 - 10:41PM JST
He may be smarter than people give him credit.
I think you may be giving him…
Apr. 23, 2014 - 10:40PM JST
I cannot understand all the fuss about whales.
Not all whales are endangered.
I agree with…
Apr. 23, 2014 - 10:39PM JST
Thunderbird2APR. 23, 2014 - 09:18PM JST
Who cares if he visited Yasukuni? It's only the Chinese…