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  • -6

    tapi0ca

    Nice story, Nice comments.

    Here is what I see... (or don't):

    Tales about

    A few French guys who got it together and opened a 'French' restaurant in Takasaki or perhaps Saitama city, bringing their handed down recipes from generations and culture. No. We have Japanese that 'emulate' another country's thing after a few years of 'study' and call it 'French'

    Tales about

    A 'Little Italy' in maybe Tokyo Otsuka; Italian import cheese, wine and specialty meats offered from the passing along of grandfather to father to son, and the skills that have been refined for generations. But No. We have Japanese that 'emulate' fake Italian restaurants, fill olive oil bottles with sugar water, put a faux red/white table cloth down and play the Italian anthem in the background and put corn on, er, what they call 'pizza' where sugar of the corn destroys the components of the the tomatoes and thus the sauce - this after a few years of 'study' - they call it 'Italian.'

    Tales about

    Disneyland conforming and respecting the vision of Walt Disney. Not. (There are articles on the conflict with the bastardization of Disney's vision by we-know-better Japanese, who perhaps visited Disney land during a home stay.

    Tales about... the list goes on.

    Scotch is called scotch for what reason? Scotch is from scotland.

    • I asked associates why this 'non authentic' version was allowed to pass. The question led to two answers. 1. Foreigners are not as clean as Japanese. 2. Food in japan tastes better than (get this) in the other countries.

    Sorry... nice story, blah blah... but the truth of the matter is: 'We Japanese' are clueless.

    Posted in: A taste of Scotland in Japan: Nikka Whisky

  • 4

    tapi0ca

    “We want to become a dynamic private sector company through reforms,”

    you think?

    Posted in: TEPCO faces angry shareholders at 4-hour meeting

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2. Aliens
    3. War of The Worlds (Radio)
    4. A Clock Work Orange
    5. Prior Disaster News feeds depicting TEPCO as being at the forefront of 'safety Japan'.

    Posted in: What are your five favorite science-fiction movies?

  • 3

    tapi0ca

    While getting hold of such herbs is straightforward, the dangers of using hallucinogenic drugs for recreational purposes are easy to overlook. For example, reports suggests that users of heavier drugs often start off with soft drugs in their teens and then move to heavier substances when the stimulation effect isn’t enough later in life.

    Sorry. There is no science to back up this blanket claim. Boo.

    Posted in: Japan gets tough on law-evading hallucinogenic herbs

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    Round up the original bunch, i.e. Tepco incompetents, Government look-the-other-ways, the figure and number fudges... and make them drink it. Tea time.

    Posted in: TEPCO seeks permission to dump groundwater from Fukushima plant into ocean

  • -1

    tapi0ca

    Yes, impressive. Just one step further for the like of US, Indiana, Notre Dame former football player Manti Te'o from 'actualizing' his imaginary girlfriends.

    Posted in: 3D printer wows crowds at world's top high-tech fair

  • -2

    tapi0ca

    All-Women's Run

    uh, not exactly. You see me? I.. I was out in front! They must have cropped me out in photoshop. Sigh

    I have this propensity to be chased by throngs of females... happens all the time.

    Posted in: All-Women's Run

  • 1

    tapi0ca

    ... and then there is that of-unknown-purpose thing North Korea has / had meandering in some oft-defined orbit. hmm...

    Posted in: Exploding meteor causes panic in central Russia; nearly 1,000 injured

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    I'd eat up.

    'wouldn't want to get into a roe with the owner! (wink wink - nudge nudge)

    Posted in: Sapporo restaurant fines customers who don’t finish every last bite

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    Tom DeMickeFeb. 14, 2013 - 07:14PM JST

    Do they even have a prison in Guam to hold inmates for a long time?

    Guam does have a main jail facility in the area of Hagnata. Its main stay-keep are sentenced from anywhere from days to (in my recollection) 15 years~. The facility has 12 X 6 rooms (the largest) that are crowded with up to (at least) 6 + inmates, depending on volume. There are at least a few cells - broken off from the main hold building - that are built into a hillside that are, in purpose, isolation areas. The entire facility is also a 'stop over' for those who are in an international extradition/deportation process (which, to be candid, is how I am familiar with it) (on a side note, it is also the same facility where Ferdinand (sp?) Marcos was held in his extradition process). The majority of those held are for drugs or theft. The overcrowding occurs, usually, on (traditional/US) holidays, when the facility acts as a holding place for party revelers who took their celebrations a bit too far.

    The treatment - you have to mind your p's and q's among general (indigenous) facility population. The running of the facility seems to adhere to Guam custom and US law. The court is US staffed. The magistrate is US, it is a modern US court facility. Entry into the facility is a very scary and humiliating experience (perhaps outside US protocol).

    I mentioned the deportation process ... if you are deported from Japan, this is where the plane will land.

    If that is of any interest.

    I would seriously doubt this perp will have any contact with the general population.

    Posted in: 3rd victim dies after Guam rampage; suspect held on $2 mil bail

  • 5

    tapi0ca

    I wonder if he now realizes his actions. I wonder if it registers! Hee hee.

    Posted in: Osaka City official arrested for allegedly punching out register’s LCD display

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    careful folks... the media just went the other way... no body found. police state previous reports of remains found unfounded. that just in minutes ago.

    Posted in: Ex-cop thought dead in cabin, but no positive ID yet

  • 13

    tapi0ca

    "And now for something completely different..." (Roll Monty Python theme music)

    Posted in: Shimane town demands pants for Michelangelo's David sculpture

  • 2

    tapi0ca

    I am getting confused here. Are they continuing to 'book flights' in order to maintain reports of cancellations? I mean, this plane has been deemed not flight worthy since, what is it? January 15th? Are 'all' these cancellations from bookings before the blanket grounding of the plane? Further, confusion, is this not then indicative that prior to the use of the 787 there were not enough flights to cover these 100,XXX (pick a number) of alleged passengers?

    I understand the airlines are not pleased, but this story, as I see it written, seems to be fudging the data - perhaps.

    Posted in: ANA cancels 681 more flights over Dreamliner grounding

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    Help me out here. Meisa Kuroki appears or contributes to the film in what capacity?

    Posted in: Looking good

  • -1

    tapi0ca

    "New Komeito leader tells China Abe wants to improve ties".

    Abe gets a new tie for his birthday but within a few days he takes it back to the shop. The salesperson at the shop asked him what was wrong with it he replied “One end is longer than the other end”.

    bada-bing.

    Posted in: New Komeito leader tells China Abe wants to improve ties

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    "Terror proof"? To its own people, I would hope. Thus, don't start it and/or don't build it.

    Posted in: Reactors must be terror-proof as well as quake-proof: regulator

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    looks like the one guy dropped some change on the ground. the two next to him (abe and the other) seem eager to help find the missing coin. sound financial policy.

    Posted in: Monetary regime change

  • 3

    tapi0ca

    i don't think i like this person (thing). i don't like that his mouth is smudged on the side of his face. i don't like what he says.

    Posted in: Aso says elderly should be allowed to 'hurry up and die'

  • 0

    tapi0ca

    Were the violent crimes of TEPCO et al given due consideration in the previous year? Or are those numbers 'not considered ledger worthy'?

    Posted in: Crime stats down across Japan in 2012, says NPA

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