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BrainiacDec. 06, 2013 - 08:09AM JST
They have some very good documentaries and I Iike "Close-Up Gendai" with Hiroko Kuniya. The 9 p.m. news program often has some interesting news background features.
Posted in: What do you think of NHK? Do you like any of their programs?
BrainiacDec. 02, 2013 - 07:25AM JST
Having to recharge the battery every day.
Posted in: What do you dislike most about your smartphone?
BrainiacNov. 30, 2013 - 04:15PM JST
I wish they'd break protocol for once and hug their parents when seeing them off. I wonder if they have ever hugged each other.
Posted in: Safe trip
BrainiacNov. 28, 2013 - 03:54PM JST
Of course, the rice will be thoroughly tested or it already has been. I think the emperor will eat it, and the empress, too. It is a nice gesture. I'm doing my bit for Fukushima farmers, too. I bought their peaches during the summer and I'll buy their rice if it is sold in my local supermarket.
Posted in: Imperial palace receives Fukushima rice at emperor's request
BrainiacNov. 28, 2013 - 07:50AM JST
Let's see. Since JFK's assassination has been in the news recently, I'd go back to the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository and see if Oswald was the shooter. For No. 2, I'd go back and spend the last hour on the Titanic as it goes down. For No. 3, I'd visit Roswell in 1947 to see if a UFO really did crash there.
Posted in: If you could go back in a time machine to observe any three events in history, which three would you choose?
BrainiacNov. 28, 2013 - 07:48AM JST
A romantic moment and she's taking a selfie, as well.
Posted in: Christmas kiss
BrainiacNov. 26, 2013 - 07:36AM JST
We still watch it at my place every year. It's a custom, I guess, and definitely better than the other programs on TV, usually featuring Takeshi or some mixed martial arts.
Posted in: NHK announces lineup for 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' on New Year's Eve
BrainiacNov. 25, 2013 - 03:36PM JST
I wonder why the taxi driver stopped and got out. Probably had to go to the toilet. When you gotta go, you gotta go.
Posted in: Drunk man steals taxi and crashes into two parked police vehicles
BrainiacNov. 23, 2013 - 07:23AM JST
Wonderful experience for the children.
Posted in: Making tracks
BrainiacNov. 22, 2013 - 12:15PM JST
I've seen documentaries saying the Vietnam War would have ended earlier, that he would have supported the civil rights movement and who knows what else with the Soviets? But I think JFK would have done none of those things. I think he was a very average president who will always be remembered for the way he died rather than for anything he achieved in office.
I do wonder, though, if Nixon would have been elected, if Bobby Kennedy had lived. That would have made a profound difference in the U.S.
Posted in: Speculation time: How do you think the U.S. and the world would have been different if JFK had not been assassinated 50 years ago?
BrainiacNov. 19, 2013 - 12:51PM JST
American royal family meets Japanese royal family.
Posted in: Kennedy meets emperor in ceremonial pomp broadcast live on TV
BrainiacNov. 18, 2013 - 03:44PM JST
Good luck everybody.
Posted in: TEPCO starts removing fuel rods from Fukushima No. 4 reactor
BrainiacNov. 18, 2013 - 08:02AM JST
The only information that I think needs to be kept secret would be the names of undercover agents overseas. But all this talk about sealing files for decades because it involves national security seems like nonsense to me. In the U.S., they still won't release all the files on JFK's assassination until 2030. Why? What is in the files that could jeopardize national security?
Posted in: One of the points of contention in the state secrets bill being debated in the Diet is what constitutes a state secret. What kind of information (if any) do you think should be kept secret in the interests of national security?
BrainiacNov. 15, 2013 - 04:31PM JST
Isn't the horse-drawn carriage, with Japanese attendants dressed in ancient European court wear, a bit anachronistic and inappropriate for Japan?
Posted in: New U.S. Ambassador Kennedy arrives in Japan
BrainiacNov. 13, 2013 - 09:32AM JST
I wonder who gave the more intelligent answers.
Posted in: Kumamon visits Boston
BrainiacNov. 12, 2013 - 03:00PM JST
Lew appears to be looking at an aide, probably silently asking him, "What is Aso talking about? And how long do I have keep shaking his hand?"
Posted in: Look this way
BrainiacNov. 12, 2013 - 01:42PM JST
Last night was colder in Tokyo, I think. I left a restaurant about 8 p.m. and there was an icy wind that just seemed to go through you. Everybody on the sidewalk was shivering because nobody thought to wear overcoats yesterday.
Posted in: Temperatures plunge in many parts of Japan as chill sets in
BrainiacNov. 11, 2013 - 12:41PM JST
I would add takkyubin to the list.
Posted in: 10 things Japan gets awesomely right
BrainiacNov. 10, 2013 - 06:43PM JST
I will definitely be sad. In Australia, reading the thick weekend newspapers for an hour or two on Saturdays and Sundays is great relaxation. Also, I'd miss the crossword puzzles if there were no newspapers.
As for e-books, I take great pride in my library of books. I love flipping through pages or just browsing titles that I have had for decades.
And how many people would prefer to use an e-reader instead of a real book when they read a bedtime story to their children?
Posted in: Would you be sad if printed newspapers and books become a thing of the past in the Internet era?
BrainiacNov. 08, 2013 - 08:08AM JST
I guess she wants to be out of the U.S. when the 50th anniversary of the assassination media saturation starts.
Posted in: New U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to arrive in Japan on Nov 15
Dec. 09, 2013 - 05:22AM JST
The only country that WANTS to start a war is China. Only militant dictatorships want to…
Posted in: China's parliament: Japan has no right to criticize air defense zone
Dec. 09, 2013 - 05:13AM JST
TEPCO has gotten away with poisoning a whole country, using Yakuza hired day laborers with no…
Posted in: Fukushima water tanks: leaky and built with illegal labor
Dec. 09, 2013 - 05:01AM JST
Leaks not a deliberate "Easy Out"?
Dec. 09, 2013 - 04:33AM JST
I don't see anything wrong with Koreans declaring their own zone. But I see Japan has…
Dec. 09, 2013 - 04:28AM JST
The US government support it, BIG brother has spoken.
OT) Obama Administration Welcomes the Passage of…
Posted in: People power