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shinhiyataNov. 27, 2014 - 08:50AM JST
No BabyMetal ??? One of the most successful acts in the past 2 years, and not just in Japan.
Say no to old hags and oyaji farts. We want BabyMetal !!!
Posted in: NHK announces lineup for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' on New Year's Eve
shinhiyataNov. 23, 2014 - 08:38PM JST
One of the greatest competitors in the history of any sport. Will Harumafuji be forced to retire now?
Posted in: Hakuho ties legend Taiho with 32nd Emperor's Cup
shinhiyataNov. 21, 2014 - 10:08AM JST
The Ayatollahs of Rock and Rolla !!!
Posted in: Australia fears Islamist radicals joining forces with biker gangs
shinhiyataNov. 16, 2014 - 09:25PM JST
A huge influence on my teenage years. Erin Gray was so hot on Buck Rogers and Laurette Spang was just as hot on Battlestar. Thanks for the memories Glen.
Posted in: 'Magnum, P.I.' creator Glen Larson dead at 77
shinhiyataNov. 16, 2014 - 09:15PM JST
Nothing can top the Replicants w/Maynard Keenan version of Silly Love Songs.
Posted in: Lackluster tribute to Paul McCartney
shinhiyataOct. 27, 2014 - 07:58AM JST
Money well spent. Tolkien would be proud. One of the greatest cinematic achievements in the history of art.
Posted in: Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million
shinhiyataOct. 25, 2014 - 10:14PM JST
I am not surprised because Ueno station is kinda creepy. That railway overpass on the way to the park is teeming with mentally ill homeless derelicts like the perpetrator in this story. It's always comforting to see the Buddhist monks handing out onigiri to the destitute but a much more concerted effort needs to be made by many more social and mental health agencies at this location ( I know, I know, this is Japan and the mental health stigma is a huge barrier for this culture). While the perpetrator in this story did commit a violent crime, it might not have become a police matter if the large population of mentally ill homeless around Ueno station were the focus of a serious program to get these people some help. But until then, I doubt the posters above will be able to provide any worthwhile answers to this tragic problem.
Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing passerby in front of Ueno Station in Tokyo
shinhiyataOct. 24, 2014 - 08:33AM JST
Posted in: Tokyo International Film Festival opens with superhero punch
shinhiyataOct. 16, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
This is not unusual among Peace laureates.The Mahatma was also reviled by fanatics within his faith and nation and tragically assassinated by one of his own. There are probably millions with minds twisted by religion who would see her share a similar fate.
Posted in: Despite Nobel win, Pakistan's Malala hated by many at home
shinhiyataOct. 15, 2014 - 08:06AM JST
A huge leap backward for Japan as a nation and for mankind's future as a viable species on our withering planet. The world does not need more horror and calamity. The world will always desperately need more compassion and understanding. Japan under Abe is apparently no longer able to provide us with the latter.
Posted in: Japan’s weapons-makers now open for business
shinhiyataOct. 01, 2014 - 08:30AM JST
Undoubtedly a staged media garnering & marketing ploy. There is no such thing as bad publicity. She will acquire a sympathetic audience for her solo career and GG will get renewed interest for their insipid J-pap. Brilliant tactical move by the management of both teams to arrange a stunt like this. And I'm sure her fashion line will be as successful as Mariko Shinoda's.
Posted in: And then there were eight ... Girls' Generation ousts star
shinhiyataOct. 01, 2014 - 08:12AM JST
I hope he took her out afterward to get her something to eat. Emaciated is unattractive and unhealthy.
I wish Japan could find better image standards for today's young women.
Posted in: Japan Motor Racing Hall of Fame
shinhiyataSep. 29, 2014 - 09:03AM JST
Unless you are in the export industry like Abe, Hatoyama, Asou, and their cronies, Abenomics has been a financial disaster for you. And how can this export favorable devaluation continue when the population continues to decline and age? There are presently no workers who can fill the jobs needed in the export factories. And most of the factories have long been sent overseas. Immigration? Yeah, right. The typical Japanese demographic is not Mrs Watanabe, but a fixed income obachan living alone in a meager apartment somewhere in metro Nagoya. How has Abe's inflationary economic policy benefited her?
Posted in: Mrs Watanabe jumps on yen-selling bandwagon as tide turns
shinhiyataSep. 28, 2014 - 08:25PM JST
Go Bucs !
Hoist the Jolly Roger ya scurvy dogs !!
Tie dem landlubbers to da yardarm and lash 'em wit a cat o nine tails !!
Posted in: Still chasing: 3 MLB playoff races go to last day
shinhiyataSep. 26, 2014 - 03:39PM JST
As a former instructor of clinical laboratory for a major university nursing program, also having worked as a senior microbiologist for a government public health laboratory, and having been trained at both the CDC and Plum Island, I can assure you that minimizing exposed skin reduces hypo puncture accidents, contact transmission of pathogenic skin bacteria and viruses, chemical splash hazards, ambient radiation, blood borne pathogens, and lewd gawking from distracted male staff members.
Most western medical uniforms are puncture resistant, moisture repellant, and the fabric is not conducive to biotic growth. But that doesn't help if your boobs and butt are hanging out like this girl's. By the way, I never said I didn't like her costume. I just pointed out that the uniform she is wearing, just like the miniskirts, pink hosiery, and open-toe sling-backs my dentist makes his girls wear, is not safe. She's hot. But you would never find a female physician or nurse wearing something like that in the west.
Posted in: Ryoko Yonekura returns as Doctor X for third season
shinhiyataSep. 25, 2014 - 08:47AM JST
I was privileged to see them on the Flick of the Switch tour w/Fastway in '83. That was their final relevant recording. Everything after has been too cliched and commercial (except for Phil Rudd's new solo release = huge disappointment).
We can only hope that this new CD will offer either something completely different or a return to form last heard in the anger and bitterness of the first years after losing Bon.
Posted in: As AC/DC readies new album, Young not returning
shinhiyataSep. 25, 2014 - 08:17AM JST
Wearing so much exposed skin in a clinical setting is an infectious disease accident just begging to happen. She must be having a Doctor X-rated affair with the hospital's medical director because no health care facility outside of Japan would allow such on the job cosplay. Skimpy skirts, open toed sling back sandals, and pink hosiery for nurses are standard uniforms in Japan. Asking or requiring these fetish outfits in an American or European hospital would get you a sexual harassment and malpractice lawsuit faster than you can say stilettos and fishnets.
shinhiyataSep. 24, 2014 - 09:07PM JST
Go Bucs ! Hoist the Jolly Roger !!
Posted in: Pirates clinch postseason berth
shinhiyataSep. 17, 2014 - 04:00PM JST
Tina - You are the pot calling the kettle black. For a fascinating take on the Japanese religious attitude towards the whale, I suggest you watch the 1962 Daiei classic 'Kujiragami'. When it comes to the whale, Japanese have about the most fanatical religious affectation outside of the Inuit culture, however it is obviously not one of reverence.
Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting
shinhiyataSep. 17, 2014 - 01:19PM JST
fxgai - The ICJ accepted that lethal harvesting was probably necessary to determine if populations were viable enough to sustain renewed commercial whaling. So basically, the ICJ said that killing whales was probably necessary to determine if killing whales on a commercial level was sustainable. In other words, you need to kill something in order to understand how many of them you can get away with killing. The ICJ did not acknowledge any other reasons, not did Japan propose any other reasons, for lethal harvesting in the name of research. It is a commercial operation plain and simple. The other pseudoscience that Japanese biologists have published, almost exclusively in kanji character academic journals created specifically for this purpose by the Japanese whaling industry, have been dismissed by most nearly all mainstream zoologists as bordering on something from the Island of Dr Moreau.
Nov. 27, 2014 - 07:25PM JST
When I saw Michael Brown's step-father shouting to the crowd, "Burn this b---ch down!", just before…
Posted in: More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities
Nov. 27, 2014 - 07:23PM JST
Until the late 1980s, South Korea was ruled by a succession of military dictators, including Park’s…
Posted in: Japanese journalist goes on trial for defaming S Korean president
Nov. 27, 2014 - 07:22PM JST
Korea,you are a joke,not a funny one.North Korea/South Korea...you should become one,you deserve each other..Pitiful
Be afraid Storm. The socialists and the Christians are coming... no more silk pyjamas or diamond…
Posted in: Japanese Communist Party says it will reverse most of Abe's policies
Nov. 27, 2014 - 07:18PM JST
I am beyond thrilled that HKT48 is making their debut! Those girls are hard working and…