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recherche88Apr. 06, 2013 - 06:15PM JST
I'd always thought 'klaxxon' in Japanese came from the klaxon a submarine uses to signal 'dive'
Posted in: 20 words of English origin that Japanese people often mistake for real thing
recherche88Nov. 25, 2012 - 12:11AM JST
Was in Mitaka Station when we heard a "BANG!" That was it. My wife though it was an earthquake. Sounded like a truck banging into the building to me. Then they announced it over the speaker and we had to wait a little extra for the train.
Posted in: M4.9 quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa
recherche88Oct. 25, 2012 - 04:12PM JST
haha.... ; )
Posted in: Ishihara resigns as Tokyo governor to launch new political party
recherche88Jul. 15, 2012 - 01:57PM JST
Lowly, presumably about the kidnap and robbery.
Posted in: Supreme Court rejects calls for death penalty for murderer
recherche88May. 18, 2012 - 07:37AM JST
At least in the translation he didn't compare same-sex marriage with beastiality. He seems to be suggesting there is no limiting priciple if you extend the traditional definition of marriage.
Posted in: Beat Takeshi compares same-sex marriage with bestiality
recherche88Apr. 03, 2012 - 02:44PM JST
I was in Hakone last night, traveling by bike. Watched the news on tv and wondered if it was crazy to travel back to Tokyo today by motorcycle but didn't have much choice. Left early and got back before the weather started. Now will sit safely in my house and enjoy it ; )
Posted in: 3 dead, 306 injured in 33 prefectures by typhoon-strength storm
recherche88Apr. 03, 2012 - 02:42PM JST
Cricky, good one!
recherche88Mar. 27, 2012 - 12:40AM JST
A couple of readers have wondered where in Tokyo the Patriot missles will be sited. The story mentions that in 2009 "Japan ordered missile-defense preparations, including the siting of one of its PAC-3 systems at Ichigaya, next to the defense ministry building in central Tokyo."
So, possible the same location this time?
Posted in: Gov't to deploy Patriot missiles in Tokyo
recherche88Mar. 24, 2012 - 06:26PM JST
'Climate change' seemed pretty weak as an excuse to promote nuclear energy. Couldn't do better than that?
Posted in: Nuclear power only option despite Fukushima: industry
recherche88Mar. 11, 2012 - 03:05PM JST
oh, they had a Ferrari festival in the town square in Modena yesterday. Lots of Ferraris, vintage and late models.
Posted in: Speeding Ferrari driver caught after YouTube post
recherche88Mar. 11, 2012 - 03:04PM JST
Zichi, the town where the new Ferarri museum has just opened is Modena.
recherche88Jan. 29, 2012 - 08:50AM JST
Hint to theaters: stop threatening viewers with prison for downloading movies. We're the ones sitting in the theater and paying for tickets!
Posted in: Film box-office revenue down 17.9% in 2011
recherche88Jan. 22, 2012 - 02:20PM JST
Most of the nuclear plants are currently shut down aren't they? And we are coping.
Posted in: The basic policy is to reduce reliance on nuclear power in the medium to long term. But when considering the economy, the question is how to cope by suddenly switching off nuclear power when there are no substitute energy sources, and if this is feasible.
recherche88Jan. 15, 2012 - 08:23PM JST
How does one get Hulu Plus or Netfilx via VPN?
Posted in: 'Smart TVs' offer new windows onto Internet
recherche88Jan. 05, 2012 - 10:56AM JST
"Being sentenced to imprisonment or a heavier punishment for submitting a false notification required of medium to long term residents, or violating the rules concerning receipt or mandatory presentation of the residence card"
Heavier than imprisonment? Death penalty for screwing up your resident status?
recherche88Dec. 14, 2011 - 05:49PM JST
Lying about scientific research does not make comercial hunting of whales any more legal than lying about shooting in self-defense makes murder legal.
Posted in: U.S., Australia, NZ 'disappointed' over Japan whale hunt
recherche88Nov. 27, 2011 - 08:17AM JST
re the 12% - some of the women who have boyfriends are going out with a guy who is seeing more than one woman?
Posted in: 61% of single men aged 18-34 have no girlfriend; 49% of women unattached: survey
recherche88Nov. 15, 2011 - 12:45PM JST
Good one : )
Posted in: Hyogo teen accused of stabbing 18-year-old boy
recherche88Nov. 11, 2011 - 05:38PM JST
Well, good thing he learned something about baseball. Would be nice to hear his comments about life after he's learned something about that (we wouldn't develope the automobile. Really? The system hasn't served us well. Really?).
Posted in: Baseball movie offers lessons in life, says Brad Pitt
recherche88Oct. 26, 2011 - 11:46PM JST
We may be focusing on different parts of the article. I'm referring to:
"The latest analysis also presents evidence that xenon-133 began to vent from Fukushima Daiichi immediately after the quake, and before the tsunami swamped the area."
Posted in: 20 million tons of tsunami debris drifting toward Hawaii
Jun. 20, 2013 - 02:03PM JST
So, this is the Japanese version of "America's Next Top Model"?
I watched the US and…
Posted in: Norika Fujiwara says secret of beauty is love
They had over an hour off him and Ishihara on the J news this morning. He…
Posted in: Hashimoto may resign if his party fares badly in Tokyo assembly election
Jun. 20, 2013 - 02:02PM JST
The crowd(the invitation-only party devotees) reaction was enthusiastic(dutifully), but more tempered than when Obama … the…
Posted in: Obama in Berlin renews call for nuclear disarmament
Yes, Manneken Pis in Brussels is a landmark and well recognised as a cultural icon. He…
Posted in: Yes, but is it art?
Jun. 20, 2013 - 02:01PM JST
The earthquake didn't disable the reactors but the tsunami killed it. So, the real question to…
Posted in: Power companies hope for quick screening of nuclear plants