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philsandozJul. 21, 2014 - 07:52PM JST
I'm facing a dilemma now. I have constantly berated Abe as a fascist and warmonger, but now that he's been condemned by Ozawa, this country's most self-serving and untrustworthy politician, perhaps I'll have to review my opinions.
Posted in: Ozawa says Abe's policy shift risks taking Japan down dangerous path
philsandozJul. 18, 2014 - 08:50PM JST
Don't eat the stuff because I don't like it, but I did once study economics and see (at http://www.mcd-holdings.co.jp/english/news/index.html) that McDonalds Japan is forecasting a net income of ¥6,000,000,000 for FY2014 — hardly figures that would make them want to quit. I wonder what the net income of Shukan Jitsuwa is — maybe it is them, or at least the writer of this ridiculous story, that should quit.
philsandozJul. 17, 2014 - 09:29AM JST
The words may be undiplomatic, but the sentiment is shared by many — including me.
Posted in: Tokyo assemblyman quits after tweeting 'Drop dead'
philsandozJul. 10, 2014 - 06:54PM JST
Let's hope its a merry Christmas Mr. Sakamoto!
Posted in: Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto diagnosed with throat cancer
philsandozJul. 05, 2014 - 04:35PM JST
Sensei 258 "...this is not the same Japan it was then..."
Sensei-san: Have you ever heard of a guy called Shinzo Abe?
Posted in: Japan slams Korea-China proposal to jointly mark end of war next year
philsandozJul. 04, 2014 - 09:58PM JST
Could we please have a "I don't give a damn" option to this question?
Posted in: Do you think some referees have been biased in the World Cup so far?
philsandozJun. 27, 2014 - 08:57AM JST
"Take Luis Suarez, scorer of both Uruguay goals that sent England packing..." Wow, is this biting sarcasm or what?
Posted in: England too insular for World Cup success
philsandozJun. 20, 2014 - 07:01PM JST
Old man breaks leg! News?
Posted in: Harrison Ford broke leg, not ankle, on 'Star Wars' set
philsandozJun. 01, 2014 - 10:06PM JST
Pandabelle: I'm terribly sorry. On reading your first mail, I thought you were simply being condescending to all us elderly and telling us all to stay inside during hot weather. After reading your second mail, however, I realize you are simply saying that some of us, like your mother, are incapable of deciding whether or not to go out. And have to agree with you that Japanese children should not be allowed to go out to play in the hot weather; after all, allowing them to do so is probably one of the reasons that the Japanese have such low longevity.
Posted in: Temperatures top 35 degrees for 2nd straight day
philsandozJun. 01, 2014 - 06:57PM JST
Pandabelle: I am elderly and do have a medical condition (heart), but am not having any problems at the moment as I take care when I go out (5 hours today shopping and getting a hair cut), wear a hat and carry lots of fluids. Please don't say that people like me should simply be "staying inside" -- what do you think we are —— brain dead? Actually, one of the reasons that we are elderly is that we know how to look after ourselves.
philsandozMay. 22, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
Hamilton only went ahead in the points list after the last race, and is still only 3 points ahead of Nico Rosberg with 100 points to 97, out of a possible 475, so, unfortunately, Pugmire-san, you are totally wrong. What is it with people like you who seem to hate winners? Would you like to change the rules of every sport whenever someone or some team is dominating? It really isn't necessary as Red Bull in F1 and Manchester United in football are currently busy proving. I wish Hamilton the best of all luck for this season in the absolute knowledge that he will not dominate the sport for ever. If you don't believe me, just ask Vettel.
Posted in: F1 needs new winner in Monaco to maintain suspense
philsandozMay. 22, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
¥20,000 — how sad! But, Rickyvee, nobody deserves the death penalty — it is just another form of murder.
Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for murdering grandparents
philsandozMay. 22, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
I hope Bendova in the Czech Republic, Horni in France, Climax in the US and Twatt in Wales don't follow suit. In order to save them, maybe Kinki Nippon Tours could organize trips to publicize great names. I was born in Cock Lane in Norton-Juxta-Twycross, England, by the way, which some incomers tried to change to Main Street -- thank the lord, a sense of humour prevailed and the name was kept.
Posted in: Kinki University to change pervy English name
philsandozMay. 20, 2014 - 07:01PM JST
Posted in: Recycling in Japan or reasons to get it right and avoid eternal shame
philsandozMay. 17, 2014 - 08:56PM JST
Yuk! Cheap and unsophisticated and something you'll regret in later life — the bigger the worse!
Posted in: What are your views on tattoos?
philsandozMay. 17, 2014 - 08:50PM JST
Yippee! Japan is saved from some very bad and boring music!
Posted in: Paul McCartney cancels Saturday concert due to illness
philsandozMay. 11, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
"Mysteriously"? You've got to be joking — somebody torched them and the only mystery is who?
Posted in: Six cars mysteriously catch fire in parking lot in Kitakyushu
philsandozMay. 11, 2014 - 09:49AM JST
I never could understand why the hunky star of "Singin' in the Rain" married a foppish European prince, anyway.
Posted in: 'Grace of Monaco' serves up large helping of Cannes polemic
philsandozMay. 09, 2014 - 12:28PM JST
They may be a little lower, but the twin observation towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building (Tocho) are free. What's more,they are in the otherwise interesting Shinjuku district, as opposed to the Sumida cultural desert.
Posted in: Tokyo Skytree’s disappointing attendance so far: 6.19 million visitors
philsandozMay. 03, 2014 - 07:58PM JST
"Posthumous Michael Jackson album due out May 13". Shouldn't this headline read "Michael Jackson album due out posthumously on May 13"? After all, I doubt he recorded it posthumously.
Posted in: Posthumous Michael Jackson album due out May 13
Jul. 22, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
Hisano was quoted as saying he hated police.
Well, I think the feeling is mutual now.
Posted in: Man rams car into police station in Kitakyushu
ISIS is carrying out a full-fledged genocide of the Christians (and Yazidis and Mandeans for that…
Posted in: Jihadists claim Baghdad blasts as Iraq rallies behind Christians
Jul. 22, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
Well, that's unsurprisingly macabre! Any effort to compare these numbers to the average on a summer…
Posted in: 6 dead, 3 missing in water-related accidents on Marine Day
Jul. 22, 2014 - 04:08PM JST
I guess it could have been a micro-brewery since the taste was so good but…
Posted in: Marine Day
Jul. 22, 2014 - 04:05PM JST
Despot. Megalomanic. Liar. Peddler in misery and dead teenager's voice mails. Out on his ear in…
Posted in: Murdoch tells G20 gov'ts to take a back seat for growth