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sidesmileMar. 13, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
An awful lot of smokescreens thrown up, in the hope that the continuing plight of the folks up in the areas hit hardest will be forgotten. Disgusting, really. By and large I don't think that they have been forgotten but they've certainly become a secondary thought and maybe almost a taboo topic outside of ones own four walls..I don't hear many voices telling the govt to get it's act straight.
Posted in: Time that should be allotted to sorting out Tohoku is squandered debating World War II atrocities, teaching patriotism to school kids, staffing national broadcaster NHK with like-minded conservatives and defending a prime ministerial visit to Yasukuni Shrine.
sidesmileFeb. 13, 2014 - 01:32PM JST
Good grief. What a choad.
Posted in: 'Beethoven of Japan' says he can hear again
sidesmileFeb. 07, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
Just a thought but what if japan just said "yep..okay, guys..guilty as charged..sorry"?? Like I said, just a thought.
Posted in: Japan upset by S Korean 'comfort women' exhibit at French comic book festival
sidesmileJan. 31, 2014 - 01:35PM JST
I saw it. It's rubbish.
Posted in: Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' top earning film in Japan in 2013
sidesmileJan. 31, 2014 - 01:33PM JST
"Big" in terms of the ticket prices or collective ages?
Posted in: Big music acts coming to Japan one after another over next few months
sidesmileJan. 31, 2014 - 01:26PM JST
How old is "old"? Remaking films such as Point Break, Robocop or Total Recall is ridiculous as they are great just as they are and not old, in my opinion anyway. But to answer the question...the three I've mentioned (although they're already condemned) and I'll add The Guns of Navarone, Taxi Driver and all circa 1970s porn.
Posted in: Each year, Hollywood comes out with remakes of old movies (one of this year's will be "Godzilla"). Which of your favorite old movies would you absolutely not like to see remade?
sidesmileJan. 17, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
Posted in: Ohio killer takes 25 minutes to die with new drug cocktail
sidesmileJan. 17, 2014 - 09:15AM JST
If I was that neighbour I would bring all to bear on the little scallywag. Gloves off, see you in court.
Posted in: Drugs found at Bieber's home after egg-attack raid
sidesmileJan. 15, 2014 - 02:54PM JST
Posted in: Missing girl says she can't remember anything of past four days
sidesmileDec. 20, 2013 - 04:15PM JST
Very silly indeed..and anybody who pays for this is even sillier.
Posted in: Wine ages in depths of Japan’s seas
sidesmileDec. 20, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
Rools shmools. Just eat yer food, will yer!
Posted in: 10 little-known rules for eating Japanese food
sidesmileDec. 19, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
Whether they are mutually nuts or not does not detract from the fact that Rodman should probably be careful.
Posted in: Rodman says he's going to North Korea for fun, not to talk politics
sidesmileDec. 13, 2013 - 04:14PM JST
I know a friend of the deceased. Horrible matter.
Posted in: Savage murder rocks city in Toyama
sidesmileDec. 13, 2013 - 01:35PM JST
A one off payment of 10,000 per child?? Wow. Can almost taste the resounding "Gee, thanks". I dont understand the finer points of economics to be honest but my predictions are thus...folks will stop spending, forcing shops to cut prices or offer too-good-to-be-true deals in the big ticket sectors. Higher end supermarkets will see a fall in spending, maybe not dramatically at first but it'll be noticeable by the time tax has been kicked up to 10%. So on and so forth.
Apparently, tobacco is not getting a price hike..is that right?? If not then why the heck not?! If there's any market at all that will earn the pennies its got to be one thats addictive.
Posted in: Cabinet OKs Y5.5 tril stimulus package to cushion impact of sales tax hike
sidesmileDec. 12, 2013 - 03:51PM JST
So long as the hanged are guilty beyond doubt then let them swing. Where I grew up the death penalty has been abolished. I say bring it back.
Posted in: Japan hangs two death-row inmates
sidesmileDec. 06, 2013 - 03:47PM JST
I was trying to work out what link the Olympics had with George Bush. Crumbs..what utter tat.
Posted in: Faces of the year
sidesmileNov. 16, 2013 - 12:14AM JST
According to other news it was the older that drugged the younger. So, which is it?
Posted in: Teacher faces charges for giving colleague pastry laced with powerful sedative
sidesmileOct. 31, 2013 - 08:52AM JST
Why does the opening sequence to The Simpsons keep playing over n over in my head?? Lets just hope the blokes charged with this unenviable task are equipped with a lot more than just a crane operators licence.
Posted in: Regulators OKs fuel rod removal from pool at Fukushima plant
sidesmileOct. 25, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
Rugby finally nudges its way onto mainstream TV..if only for one game, still good news. I'm just not sure why Japan would want everybody to be able to watch their team get completely creamed. I hope Newzealand gives them no quarter.
Posted in: Japan dreams of beating All Blacks
sidesmileSep. 25, 2013 - 12:05PM JST
Aarrggh! The stench!
Posted in: Grilled saury event held at Tokyo Tower
Apr. 16, 2014 - 10:00PM JST
Reconciliation is the way forward. Yes, the handful of surviving women from other nations will probably…
Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks
Apr. 16, 2014 - 09:51PM JST
offering profiles that concentrated on her supposed feminine charms.
Nani? how they are "supposed" JT, you…
Posted in: Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study
Apr. 16, 2014 - 09:44PM JST
Hedamadness First off i never called anyone evil or stupid , your words not mine .…
Posted in: Kyushu town rallies for nuclear plant restart
Apr. 16, 2014 - 09:43PM JST
I thought terrorism was caused by the West?
Posted in: Muslim extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria
Apr. 16, 2014 - 09:31PM JST
I know this will get me a lot of grief, but, respectfully, a xenophobic country that…
Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%