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philsandozApr. 18, 2014 - 10:15AM JST
Can't either the Japanese or the Americans afford taxis?
Posted in: Lockers at some JR, subway stations in Tokyo off limits during Obama's visit
philsandozApr. 17, 2014 - 07:15PM JST
Mike, if you "literally" only eat meat, I'm sorry, but you'd be dead. Maybe the survey was boring, but your story, as well as being "literally" wrong, is much more so.
Posted in: Japanese people most like to drink green tea with their chips, incredibly dull survey finds
philsandozApr. 08, 2014 - 12:05PM JST
A friend in need is a friend in — greed?
Posted in: 79 U.S. sailors sue TEPCO over radiation during Operation Tomodachi
philsandozApr. 07, 2014 - 07:14PM JST
In my local supermarket, the Japanese rice costs between ¥700 and ¥2,500 per kilo, and I can't tell the difference. What is more, several of my Japanese guests have expressed their delight at the delicious taste of some of the cheapest rice — maybe because my rice cooker is over 30 years old, and it reminds them of the way it used to be cooked and taste.
Posted in: How do you think the taste of Japanese rice compares with rice produced in other countries?
philsandozApr. 06, 2014 - 10:59AM JST
If you read the introduction, you see that this is actually a survey of 237 people, who had already stated that they were dissatisfied with prices in Japan. Considering that the population of Japan is 130,000,000 +, I don't find this very representative sampling. By the way, Michelle, displayed prices are always "accurate" (if they say a pizza is ¥35, or ¥3,500, or even ¥35,000,000, the price is still "accurate", albeit in the former case, ridiculous, and in the latter case, extortionate).
Posted in: The top overpriced products in Japan
philsandozApr. 03, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
Looking at that picture, I actually lost all interest in Reeboks
Posted in: Looking good
philsandozMar. 29, 2014 - 09:05AM JST
Wow, this guy's pants must really be burning!
Posted in: Watanabe says he spent some of Y800 mil on lucky charm
philsandozMar. 27, 2014 - 09:25PM JST
I always argue against capital punishment by saying that if we sentence people to life in prison, we can always release them and make amends if proof later shows them to not be guilty, but if this man is actually proved innocent an apology hardly seems enough to expiate 48 years, some would say a lifetime, of false imprisonment. If he is actually proved innocent, ironically I really hope those who fabricated the evidence against him are hanged immediately -- as they have already lived their lives in lieu of Hakamada.
Posted in: World's longest-serving death row inmate freed in Japan
philsandozMar. 27, 2014 - 09:11PM JST
Out of all the world wars that have ever happened, Japan started one -- therefore, it is statistically safe to say that the peace-loving nation of Japan is responsible for 50% of world wars. In other words, as Churchill said, "There are lies, damn lies — and statistics."
Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013
philsandozMar. 19, 2014 - 09:10AM JST
"everyone's favorite"? Never heard of it, never seen it — never want to! By the way, The Blue Samurai sounds like good title for a bad movie.
Posted in: Japan chooses Pikachu as its official mascot for World Cup
philsandozMar. 18, 2014 - 07:16PM JST
Honda is 'resolving to win more races - and learn how to build “greener” cars'. Well, the "greener cars" part aside, it could hardly resolve to win less races, having managed only 3 wins since 1965 (Mexico '65, USA '67 and Hungary '06). Senna and Prost both drove for McLaren-Honda, which means it was a McLaren car powered by a Honda engine. If, as the writer claims, the '80's cars were Honda's, you may as well say that the new Bentley is really a Volkswagen because the engine is made by VW.
Posted in: Honda aims to win fuel efficiency race in return to F1
philsandozMar. 12, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
Bass Funk: You said the new miniskirt uniform is "out of style", by which I assume you mean out of fashion -- have you walked down a Japanese street recently?
Posted in: Mini-skirt turbulence at Skymark Airlines
philsandozMar. 06, 2014 - 09:34AM JST
On Saturday, a woman in Kashiwa was hospitalized after being attacked by a man with a metal bar, and now this. Perhaps those cops patrolling the area and warning people, as mentioned by Sherman, aren't so stupid after all.
Posted in: 24-year-old man arrested over knife attacks in Kashiwa
philsandozFeb. 17, 2014 - 07:14PM JST
Mass suicide? Wow, how did they manage to bury themselves?
Posted in: 2 bodies found beneath floor in Kyoto residence; possible link to mass suicide 8 years ago
philsandozFeb. 08, 2014 - 07:36PM JST
Who cares who owns it? BTW, you don't "climb" Fuji, you walk up it. And a pleasant walk it was both times I did it -- a bit nasty on the legs coming down, however.
Posted in: Who owns Mt Fuji? The answer will probably surprise (and confuse) you
philsandozJan. 10, 2014 - 07:22PM JST
Funny Car: "I don't think Rodman is a disgrace to my country philsandoz. I think he is a disgrace to humanity. He was just born in America, that's all."
Posted in: Rodman apologizes for N Korea outburst, blames drink
philsandozJan. 09, 2014 - 07:42PM JST
mjh875k. OK, Rodman is a disgrace to his nation, but one reason that that nation is great is that it doesn't exile people, or worse -- even Nixon didn't murder his uncle! Not only doesn't Rodman know the first thing about diplomacy, he doesn't appear to know the first thing about sobriety or even humanity. Please let the tattooed twit have his 15 minutes, as he'll soon be forgotten.
philsandozJan. 05, 2014 - 10:12AM JST
Isn't anyone in Japan going to mention that this was a free transfer for a 27-year-old nearing the end of his career -- not a brilliant chance for a youngster?
Posted in: Honda says AC Milan move 'dream come true'
philsandozJan. 05, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
This move is a free transfer from Moscow's CSKA (which he joined in 2010), after starting at Grampus Eight and then transferring to the Dutch team VVV Venlo in 2008. At 27, he has definitely reached his sell-by date, and, in fact, may soon be off the shelves.
Posted in: Big welcome
philsandozDec. 19, 2013 - 08:30PM JST
Posted in: Gyoza restaurant chain boss shot dead in Kyoto
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:48PM JST
Posted in: 15-year-old girl becomes youngest winner on Japan LPGA tour
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:47PM JST
The group of support needed are not military or regular experienced diver. What is needed here…
Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:40PM JST
I love how all criminals in Japan always admits to a slew of other crimes, effectively…
Posted in: Serial burglar suspected of over 100 thefts
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
@ Ya Think - I like the term "anti-touch maniac" cuz I did run into one…
Posted in: Police officer arrested for sexually assaulting woman on train
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:35PM JST
I am sure there are plenty of Japanese military men who would love to have a…
Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island