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tamanegiMar. 03, 2015 - 11:34AM JST
I met a lovely young family from China here on holidays around the Imperial Palace gardens last weekend. All four were pretty good at English despite never living abroad and the couple's son and daughter were well on their way to speaking Japanese despite their ages of 12 & 9.
We talked about our mutual interest in things Japanese and its many wonderful cultural and scenic attractions for about 20-30 minutes while I helped them out with some photos and a little local information.
They said that they had been in Tokyo for three days and had two more to go. I had been the first person to make any form of conversation with them. I'm not from Japan.
When I related this enjoyable experience to my Monday morning Japanese housewives English class the only response was from two students that said they hate Chinese people.
Posted in: 'Golden horde' of Chinese shoppers descend on Japan
tamanegiJan. 13, 2015 - 10:40AM JST
Ladies and Gentlemen you looked spectacular yesterday! Congratulations and good luck!
Posted in: Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies held across Japan
tamanegiJan. 13, 2015 - 10:36AM JST
From what I read in the original and according to my Korean friends the camera was retrieved from his suitcase in his room when swimming officials and Korean police approached him about the matter. In any case there was no way he was going to hand it back.
Posted in: Swimmer Tomita appears in S Korean court on camera theft charge
tamanegiDec. 17, 2014 - 06:53PM JST
Let's build him a retirement house on the Senkakus
Posted in: Ishihara retires from politics
tamanegiDec. 17, 2014 - 06:50PM JST
Good luck with that!
Posted in: Sea Shepherd files complaint against police to protect Cove Guardian volunteers
tamanegiDec. 11, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
Posted in: Cockroach fears prompt frozen fried noodles recall
tamanegiDec. 09, 2014 - 08:20PM JST
Agree with igloobuyer.
It's a Freakshow.
Posted in: Man arrested for exposing himself to 7-year-old girl
tamanegiDec. 02, 2014 - 01:11PM JST
I think it should have been "usotsuki" (liar) due to the continuous role call of liars in the Japanese news.
Eg: Obokata, Tomita, Nonomura, Beethoven of Japan, etc.
Posted in: 'Shudanteki jieiken,' 'Dameyo, Dame Dame' voted top buzzwords for 2014
tamanegiSep. 25, 2014 - 09:16AM JST
I am still feeling disturbed and saddened by this terrible news.
My family's hearts and thoughts are with Mirei and her family. We all need to watch out for children more in this world no matter where or when.
I am strongly of the view though however that given the number of child abductions recently a six year old girl should not be walking the streets alone.
Posted in: 47-year-old man arrested after body parts of missing 6-year-old Kobe girl found
tamanegiJun. 20, 2014 - 11:41AM JST
This is is disgusting but really nothing new here. Most Japanese men wouldn't be irked by these comments.
Posted in: Tokyo assemblywoman heckled on why she isn't married or having children
tamanegiJun. 20, 2014 - 11:38AM JST
The Japanese lads must carry a lot of hair tone coloring in their kits!
Posted in: Scoreless draw keeps Japan and Greece alive
tamanegiJun. 10, 2014 - 08:40AM JST
Say you were stressed or drunk, bow for causing others trouble, take a 10% pay cut for six months and carry on.
Posted in: School principal in Gunma arrested for taking photos in women's toilet
tamanegiJun. 03, 2014 - 11:05AM JST
There is no third arrow.
Abe is a nationalist not an economist. Always was, always is and always will be.
Posted in: Abe's reform plan leaves tough questions unanswered
tamanegiMay. 20, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
Another thought bubble. A bit like PM Abe's 3rd arrow.
Mr Masuzoe will be a one term governor if he runs with this.
Posted in: Tokyo governor unveils plan to lure foreign business talent
tamanegiMay. 14, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
Posted in: 'Hysterical' man removed from hotel in restraints; dies later
tamanegiMay. 13, 2014 - 10:38AM JST
Gotta love Saitama!
Posted in: Train services disrupted in Saitama after woman climbs power pole on tracks
tamanegiApr. 11, 2014 - 11:20AM JST
Make an apology, bow, forget, move on, nothing to see here
Posted in: Olympus sued by 6 banks over false financial statements
tamanegiApr. 11, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
250 pairs in 40 years?
This guy is small fry.
Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested for trying to steal girl's underwear in Chiba
tamanegiMar. 19, 2014 - 02:10PM JST
This story makes me glad that I gave a local obachan picking up garbage in the neighborhood at 7am a big arigato and otsukaresamadesu!
Posted in: Taxi drivers complain about entertainers
tamanegiMar. 19, 2014 - 02:03PM JST
I'll never forget how Obama laughed off Mitt Romney's belief during the pre election debates that Russia would pose big problems for the west in the near future.
Posted in: Obama invites G7 leaders for meeting on Ukraine
Apr. 19, 2015 - 11:04PM JST
Agreed ArtistAtLarge. I would add we need to also maintain the cleanliness of all the worlds…
Posted in: Can't pay? Won't pay -- putting a price on water
Apr. 19, 2015 - 11:01PM JST
@mikey: How about his next book? Is it selling as well as Taiyo No Kisetsu was?
Posted in: Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Novelist Murakami
Apr. 19, 2015 - 10:58PM JST
Oh they're all losers anyway according to Harry Reid. Though in reality they need to be…
Posted in: Republican hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
Apr. 19, 2015 - 10:54PM JST
@5petals: As for imports, many new players like Korea that would gladly take Japanes place, most…
Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.
Apr. 19, 2015 - 10:53PM JST
I'm not entirely convinced that any of these candidates truly loves America. I also have questions…