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rickyveeDec. 22, 2014 - 09:37AM JST
last time i checked, no one asked or forced anyone to watch j-tele. as always in life, to each his own...
Posted in: Ryoko Yonekura's 'Doctor X' garners highest rating this year
rickyveeDec. 19, 2014 - 04:12PM JST
I have a hard time believing that this was a case of fraud. i think she really did create STAP cells but not from some "secret recipe" but through contamination, as others have posited. Once stricter protocals were in place for her attempts this year, then she could not produce the same results. Her superiors and co-authors are more to blame than she is, since they should have been running their own tests to verify her results. All in all, a sad end to this "miracle."
Posted in: Japanese scientist resigns after stem cell research discredited
rickyveeDec. 17, 2014 - 02:27PM JST
what's your rationale for US oil producers going bankrupt?
Abenomics did not get a "big break" from lower oil prices. Actually, higher oil prices were the main drivers of inflation, which is one of the pillars of Abenomics.
And there is no "huge trade surplus." Japan will never see a trade surplus again in our lifetime.
Posted in: Japan's trade deficit shrinks 31.5% in November
rickyveeOct. 27, 2014 - 12:17PM JST
what's up with japan and severed heads?! only a psycopath could/would do something like that.
Posted in: Police seek public's help in 5-year-old case of murdered Shimane student
rickyveeOct. 24, 2014 - 03:28PM JST
geez, it's only 180,000 yen, people. hardly an amount worth quitting over. manufactured "controversy" at its best. touche, LDP.
Posted in: Minister hit by bar scandal also under fire for owning TEPCO shares
rickyveeOct. 24, 2014 - 10:52AM JST
he's 80 freaking 3?!?! who knew?!
Posted in: Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role
rickyveeOct. 22, 2014 - 05:44PM JST
They should have let them continue on their quest. if you want to join a jihad and be a martyr, then be my guest. and when that predator drone fires a hellfire missile at you then sayonara baby.
Posted in: FBI: Denver teenage girls may have tried to join jihadis
rickyveeOct. 21, 2014 - 04:25PM JST
for once, hashimoto is in the news for doing something positive. in this one aspect, i wish more japanese people were like hashimoto.
Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match
rickyveeOct. 21, 2014 - 01:39PM JST
Not enough info to even have an opinion.
Not enough info to even have an opinion.
obviously that won't stop a lot of people from giving theirs.
Posted in: Man says he killed his wife because she wanted to die
rickyveeOct. 17, 2014 - 04:30PM JST
not only is the boyfriend messed up, but the mother is also a bit of a train wreck. 21 years old and already a single mom? and then she moves in with her boyfriend and leaves her kid with him. smh...
Posted in: Man arrested for abusing girlfriend's 1-year-old son
rickyveeOct. 17, 2014 - 03:24PM JST
hey buddy, if you want to know what it's like to kill someone, how about kllling yourself?! japan should seriosly throw out that unwritten rule that you have to kill two or more people to be given the death penalty. this guy, and a few others, don't deserve to breathe a second longer.
Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'
rickyveeOct. 17, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
didn't the same thing happen to tanaka? she was also mentioned as a potential future prime minister and then suddenly she was ensnared in a scandal. seems like the old-boy's network likes to chop the trees before it grows too high.
Posted in: Obuchi apologizes after political funds misuse reports
rickyveeOct. 17, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
why should there be an uproar? i can't imagine it being worse than pachinko or other forms of gambling in japan. and if it puts more pachinko parlors out of business the better. the reduction in noise pollution alone would be worth it.
Posted in: Lawmakers open to limits on casinos in push for bill's passage
rickyveeOct. 16, 2014 - 05:36PM JST
these people would complain about santa clause, i think.
Posted in: Bono apologises for free U2 album on iTunes accounts
rickyveeOct. 16, 2014 - 03:30PM JST
i'm glad the mother protected her son in this case. so often you hear that they defend their boyfriends's actions.
Posted in: Man arrested for shooting 2-year-old son with air gun
rickyveeOct. 15, 2014 - 04:00PM JST
blame it on being drunk...works for everything else.
Posted in: Nobody at subway station in Tokyo for first train after two staff oversleep
rickyveeOct. 15, 2014 - 10:19AM JST
there's an emergency button in the can? who knew?
Posted in: Passenger arrested for sexual assault on Hawaii-Japan flight
rickyveeOct. 15, 2014 - 10:16AM JST
it looked like brazil was playing against a JV squad. it does show you the huge gap between japan/asia and SA footballers.
Posted in: Neymar on fire as Brazil routs Japan 4-0
rickyveeOct. 10, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
my favorite murray movie is groundhogs day. great comedy without being too sentimental. and i hope he's in the reboot of ghostbusters.
Posted in: The Zen of Bill: Q&A with Bill Murray
rickyveeOct. 09, 2014 - 05:00PM JST
i'm guessing the parents were away playing pachinko for eight hours? seriously, some parents don't deserve to be parents.
Posted in: Parents arrested for chaining 8-year-old son inside house
Dec. 23, 2014 - 07:33AM JST
Storage of nuclear waster in interim facilities
This seems like cruel and unusual punishment for a…
Posted in: Storage of nuclear waster in interim facilities to be delayed
Weird guy but at least he didn't stab anybody else, and he is not dying either.
Posted in: Man tries to kill himself in Gunma restaurant kitchen
Dec. 23, 2014 - 07:27AM JST
Abe better hurry up with the war, or the revolution will come first.
Posted in: 'Black companies' getting worse
Dec. 23, 2014 - 07:26AM JST
why they don't complaint more often?. It seems that they are reluctant to say "no" when…
Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance
Dec. 23, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
Aw, cool pic.
Love the little kid reaching out.
Posted in: Living art