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serendipitousMar. 01, 2013 - 11:06PM JST
A girl is dead. But I wonder was it a random attack or did they know each other? 'What is a 17-year-old Romanian boy doing in Japan?' Well, he might be studying here, or one of his parents may be Japanese, or he might be on vacation, or his father is a diplomat. What does that matter? He made a bad choice and will have to take responsibility for it. But he won't be leaving Japan for quite a while.....
Posted in: Woman stabbed to death in Tokyo's Kichijoji; one suspect in custody
serendipitousFeb. 16, 2013 - 12:30AM JST
Grow up Bruce. Why are Americans so hung up on their so-called Second Amendment Rights? How about a Third Amendment that states nobody has the right to have a gun except soldiers and other law enforcement officers? Nothing wrong with amending an amendment that needs amending!
Posted in: Bruce Willis says he's against new gun controls
serendipitousFeb. 13, 2013 - 01:25AM JST
Time is coming for a surprise strike on NK. No one will be very sad if their power centre is taken out. Although there is the West's hypocritical argument of, "You can't have nuclear weapons even though we have them", NK really is a loose cannon (nuclear weapon) and Iran isn't far behind. Not saying they should be nuked but a strategic conventional missile strike might do the trick and put them a few decades behind in their nuclear capabilities.
Posted in: Japan sends planes to monitor radiation after N Korea test
serendipitousFeb. 09, 2013 - 01:10AM JST
Agree about how the air in Tokyo has become much cleaner. On clear nights (weather-wise) you can see a lot of stars in the sky. Never used to see many. Hybrid cars are everywhere and that must be having a pretty big impact.
serendipitousFeb. 09, 2013 - 01:07AM JST
Pretty hard to know Tokyo if you only stay for a few days. Amazing place really, but you just have to dig a bit deeper.
Posted in: Top 5 worst places to visit in Japan
serendipitousFeb. 05, 2013 - 10:44PM JST
China's coal burning has tripled in the last 10 years and apparently they burn almost as much coal as all the other countries in the world combined! Scary (and unhealthy) stuff.
serendipitousJan. 30, 2013 - 08:50AM JST
And China telling Japan to '...pursue a path of peaceful development' is a laugh. Japan is pretty peaceful in my book and has been for almost 70 years. But NK and China shouldn't push Japan too much. Imagine the outcry if Japan starts conducting missile tests in the area.....
Posted in: Gov't to review statements on wartime history, revise textbook guidelines
serendipitousJan. 29, 2013 - 12:19AM JST
Very sad. What a pointless waste of lives. Credit to the president of JGC for doing the right thing by helping to identify and bring the bodies back.
Posted in: Algerians helped Japanese hostage to escape, company says
serendipitousJan. 25, 2013 - 01:15AM JST
Tricky to get into the mind of someone else because they are exactly that....someone else. She made a decision (whether consciously or unconsciously) and now has to live with the consequences. Some people just can't handle things and freak out. But they don't know they are going to freak out until it happens. I feel sorry for all three of them.
Posted in: Woman throws newborn baby out of toilet window
serendipitousJan. 11, 2013 - 06:55PM JST
No big surprise here. The number reported here is low I'd say. Basically, humans (as a species of the animal kingdom) aren't really designed to have just one partner. It's rare in nature and it's a battle for many to do!
Posted in: 14.8% of Japanese housewives claim to have committed adultery
serendipitousJan. 11, 2013 - 06:48PM JST
"We attended today's White House meeting to discuss how to keep our children safe and were prepared to have a meaningful conversation about school safety, mental health issues, the marketing of violence to our kids and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals," the NRA said.
Love how the NRA doesn't want to mention the one word that is the main topic here......GUNS!!
Posted in: NRA takes aim at Biden's gun control task force
serendipitousJan. 06, 2013 - 08:05PM JST
Rep Dave Camp sounds a bit thick. Do Americans only stop spending after they have no money left and their credit cards are maxed out?! That's already too late.....!
Posted in: Obama urges action on debt ceiling
serendipitousJan. 06, 2013 - 08:34AM JST
Hopefully the bride or groom aren't fake too!
Posted in: 3 bizarre part-time jobs: Man-boy for AV, balloon watcher and fake wedding guest
serendipitousJan. 06, 2013 - 08:30AM JST
Sounds like a great place to have a fish market.....Another Ishihara initiative and he sold the Tsukiji land for 2 trillion yen apparently.
Posted in: Tsukiji fish market move to be delayed 1 year
serendipitousJan. 04, 2013 - 10:47PM JST
This never-ending quest for apologies is just BS. How many times has Japan apologized? There is a long list. But it doesn't seem to make any difference because every year or two, a new government in another country thinks Japan should keep apologizing. I'm not a fan of Abe's but I'd also be a bit sick of the repetitive requests for apologies that have been made and are well-documented. Get over it Korea. Get over it China. It's time to move on and it's time to end this ridiculous game in order to win votes at home by acting tough. All it does is stir up tensions and that's the last thing this region needs. I guess the only long-term solution is people to people exchanges and cultural studies by the younger generations so that they learn it is people that make a country, not the military and not the government. The latter two are supposed to serve the people not turn them into aggressive, militant idiots. It's interesting that in English we call those who work for the government 'public servants' but they are much more highly regarded in Japan, China and Korea (and they seem to prefer the English expression 'public officials'.....A bit off topic but there you have it.
Posted in: S Korean man stabs himself at airport to protest arrival of Japan envoy
serendipitousJan. 04, 2013 - 07:21AM JST
Welcome to Utah. Set your watch back 20 years.
Posted in: U.S. teachers take up arms to prevent mass shootings
serendipitousJan. 02, 2013 - 11:51PM JST
He knows he won't be in office by the time the next big earthquake comes...
Posted in: Abe supports building new nuclear reactors
serendipitousJan. 02, 2013 - 11:45PM JST
if all of this is about apologizing.
Posted in: Abe wants to replace landmark 1995 war apology
serendipitousJan. 02, 2013 - 11:44PM JST
China has bigger apologies to make.....
serendipitousJan. 02, 2013 - 11:41PM JST
One other problem with IVF is that there are rare hereditary diseases that are very difficult to test for (and so aren't tested for) so occasionally you get a kid who has some rare disease and because of the privacy laws, the kid can't be treated. Yes, it's rare, but is it worth it?
Posted in: Sperm donor offspring call for privacy law changes
May. 18, 2013 - 07:11PM JST
Go Dragons !
Posted in: Japanese baseball results
May. 18, 2013 - 07:08PM JST
888naf, the BIG difference between Germany & Japan,(& it shows in it relations with neighboring countries),…
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
May. 18, 2013 - 07:02PM JST
Big shaking at the destroyed Fukushima atomic power plant. There are still many unstable buildings, including…
Posted in: M6.1 earthquake strikes off northeast Japan
May. 18, 2013 - 06:59PM JST
they'll just stab you and your wife, then continue to collect your pension
or crime, it…
Posted in: Parents advised to give the boot to their sponging adult kids
May. 18, 2013 - 06:53PM JST
i think abe and hashimoto are in a race to see who can be the bigger…
Posted in: Restoration Party member ousted over Korean prostitution remarks