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rickyveeSep. 11, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
it's all for fun. these guys get their 15 minutes of fame, and no one gets hurt. get over yourselves, commentors.
Posted in: Japanese fans already lining up for Sept 19 release of iPhone6
rickyveeSep. 05, 2014 - 05:41PM JST
well played by the j-gov't. we'll shut down the old reactors because of safety fears, but we want to restart the new ones who have passed "safety checks." akie, you need to speak up!
Posted in: Gov't to push for closure of aging reactors
rickyveeSep. 05, 2014 - 05:37PM JST
with a steeply ageing population, these types of accidents will only increase. i don't see a good solution here, though. old people have rights, too.
Posted in: Driver held after car slams into 7-Eleven store, killing employee
rickyveeSep. 05, 2014 - 01:24PM JST
Bans on barbeques seem to be nothing more than an overt attempt to squash even innocent fun activity that harms nobody.
but this is where most of the litter comes from. and what to do with the burning coals or the ash from the BBQ? people bring quite a bit of food, and alcohol, for a BBQ so this is perhaps the only rule that makes sense.
Posted in: No. of Zushi beachgoers drops 50% from 2013 due to ban on loud music, alcohol
rickyveeSep. 05, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
Why did it take so long to address the problem?
Why did it take so long to address the problem?
because japan loves cheap sushi? the proliferation of kaitenzushi and tachigui sushi restaurants has dramatically increased the demand for tuna and other fish. japan is like an alcoholic when it comes to sushi, but now they need to seriously limit their intake or else there won't be any fish left to eat.
Posted in: Key Pacific panel agrees to 50% cut in young bluefin tuna catch
rickyveeSep. 05, 2014 - 09:47AM JST
sfjp330Sep. 05, 2014 - 07:51AM JST
801215Sep. 05, 2014 - 07:41AM JST A man takes a picture (of a woman) without that person's consent. A clear violation of privacy.
There is no privacy in the public
that's utter nonsense. there are laws that protect your privacy even in public. no one can take your pic or film you without consent. what this old man did was odd and suspicious, and it was the correct decision to arrest him.
Posted in: Man arrested for taking 'normal' picture of woman on train
rickyveeSep. 05, 2014 - 09:38AM JST
my guess is that dengue has been around japan for quite some time, and it was just lucky that some doctor in saitama checked for it. now any flu-like sympton will be screened for dengue, and the numbers will continue to climb.
Posted in: Yoyogi Park closed after dengue mosquitoes found
rickyveeSep. 03, 2014 - 10:26AM JST
roundabouts are a great idea but because japanese roads tend to be so narrow they may not be viable here. cars can still go pretty fast if they only need to exit at the next corner.
Posted in: First roundabouts cause some confusion
rickyveeSep. 03, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
i think he may have shot his "#$" and therefore left evidence on her clothes.
but what a strange thing for a GM to do.
Posted in: Arrest warrant issued for former GM of Grand Hyatt Tokyo over sexual assault
rickyveeSep. 03, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
obuchi was initially tagged as being the next secretary general, basically the #2 honcho in the LDP, but either she balked or abe couldn't get the backing of his party for her to assume the post. it would have been the first time a woman held such a high post in any party.
that being said, it's all smoke and mirrors. changing the ministers will do nothing for the economy, which is the concern of everyone living in japan.
Posted in: Abe to reshuffle cabinet in bid to boost his agenda
rickyveeSep. 02, 2014 - 03:38PM JST
no, that kickstarter is for motion capture, not reactive/touchable 3D. totally different applications and technology.
i'm not sold on these headgears. i think holograms are a better idea and there's no need to the cluncky head gear.
Posted in: Japanese firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology
rickyveeSep. 02, 2014 - 01:41PM JST
that's an unusual collocation because parents don't really "dominate" their kids. i think "domineering" would match the story better.
Posted in: Man who dismembered mother goes on trial
rickyveeSep. 02, 2014 - 09:27AM JST
i'm sure there were tons of people who always used their cell phones during this banned period, and yet no single accident has ever occured as a result. this rule has always been based more on fear and not exactly science.
Posted in: Japan OKs use of smartphones, tablets during plane takeoffs, landings
rickyveeSep. 01, 2014 - 05:01PM JST
perhaps the man hated the barking of the pomeranian dog. those dogs can be quite urusai!
Posted in: Man killed in Osaka residence; nextdoor neighbor arrested
rickyveeSep. 01, 2014 - 05:00PM JST
if the animals aren't endangered, then it should be no business of other countries.
Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji
rickyveeSep. 01, 2014 - 01:31PM JST
criminal: Who are you?!?!
chibatman: I'm Chibatman.
criminal: (laugiing uncontrollably) No. Seriously. Come on. Hahahaha. Who are you really.
Posted in: Chiba Batman
rickyveeSep. 01, 2014 - 01:25PM JST
i get the feeling that most posters are clueless about anti-monopoly laws and why it's wrong and illegal. just because you get cheaper books doesn't make it less offensive to use strong-arm tactics forcing plubishers to pay higher commission fees.
Posted in: Japanese publishers blast new Amazon book sale rules
rickyveeAug. 29, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
while abe is not my cup of tea, too many commentators, paid and unpaid, can't wait for him to fail and will jump upon any data to validate their i-told-you-so mentality. the effects of most gov't stimulus measures take anywhere from one to two years to take hold. but myopic voters, and commentators, demand immediate gratification. unfortunately, japan does not have a plan B. so we should all be rooting for him to succeed on this front.
Posted in: Japan's economy stalls as incomes, spending languish
rickyveeAug. 29, 2014 - 09:41AM JST
and sales of hello kitty plunge the world over...smart move sanrio.
but i love the back story behind HK...a girl living in london with a pet cat named charmy.
Posted in: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio
rickyveeAug. 29, 2014 - 09:36AM JST
i wonder how many other people caught it but didn't know it was dengue fever. i hope this isn't the tip of the iceberg. for adults, it's not a big deal but for kids and infants, it could be fatal.
Posted in: 3 dengue fever infections blamed on mosquitoes in Yoyogi Park
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
Bengal tigers aren't herbivores.
Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
"Cultural"? What does it mean? Like halloween is "culture"? This is just a bunch of plastic…
Posted in: Crazy Kawaii
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
Tsunamis are generated by earthquakes thus it would be reasonable to assume the cause of the…
Posted in: Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of big nuclear plants
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
oh for the love of god- a man can do nothing if he is not excited-…
Posted in: Female bosses not averse to sexual harassment
Sep. 15, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
A few things. First China is going through a state of hubris thanks to its new…
Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll