tapi0ca's past comments

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    tapi0ca

    Refor-

    Pekar's point is valid.

    And the 'photo' is on topic as it is under 'photo of the day', which is disturbing and smug enough. And the site procaims 'News of Japan'.

    I too, saw this photo on this site, groggily, and thought, 'what? UK and JP folk were among the victims...?' And clicked.

    What is occurring in the photo is not issue. Respects. This 'chosen crop' is a JT usual. And sadly SHOULD be off topic. JT made it on.

    Posted in: Sad day

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    tapi0ca

    Let's do this like I think the army does: This tragedy is everyone's fault. The driver, pedestrian, bicyclist, traffic/ped laws, street layout and design, conflicting indicators, lack-of-defensive driving course work, etc.

    Thus, tomorrow? Put the whole damn city on lock down. For the whole day. All are punished. For one day. No one drives, moves, full stop.

    Perhaps such a stupid and radical action such as this will give everything pause for 24 hours; time to reflect; time to discuss.

    Then let 'em all back out on Saturday and see if it did some good.

    Posted in: 11-year-old dies after being hit by dump truck; driver arrested

  • -2

    tapi0ca

    I and spouse assess that, lying or not, this 'Top 10 list' is more indicative of a limited, unimaginative doof'. (m or f). And if it is a lie, you probably deserve it, for having even spent whatever time with given doof in the first place.

    If you are going to lie, show some spunk. Do it with style.

    Posted in: Japanese women list top 10 lies they can spot the second a guy says them

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    tapi0ca

    Star Power

    If you say so.

    I wonder how long he stayed on that Dmaj/C chord configuration before taking hostages.

    Posted in: Star power

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    tapi0ca

    Wc626,

    Having a great time?

    She is making a great time.

    A world of difference. ~^.^/

    Posted in: Drum roll

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    tapi0ca

    Laughs, Interstat..

    We are being entirely unfair. Almost as if he was wearing no clothes.

    (Bad joke. Sorry. I do respect the royals)

    Posted in: Meet and greet

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    tapi0ca

    OK... So I am looking for events... and, please clarify if I am fuming, I see ads for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week - Tokyo

    And, it seems even the Event has to put it in print to designate against inaccurate (?) mislabeling.

    http://tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/en/aboutmbfwt/

    "Fashion Week" is a fashion festival held twice a year in the world's fashion cities during which the trends for the next season are born from the latest collections that are unveiled at fashion shows and exhibitions. Out of the world's fashion weeks, those held in Paris, Milan, London, New York and Tokyo are regarded as having the most potential for disseminating information due to their history and the amount of buzz surrounding them. THese five fashion weeks are most known fashion weeks in the world and have much influence of the the fashion world.

    The fashion week held in Tokyo is the "Mercedes-Benze Fashion Week TOKYO (MBFWT)". It is hosted by the Japan Fashion Week Organization (JFW Organization) and held twice a year on March and October. Japan's latest creations are showcased to the world from various locations in Tokyo centered at Shibuya Hikarie and Mercedes-Benz Connection.

    Now, in respects, I like certain things about Tokyo, but when I have this little 'Tokyo, Tokyo Disney, Tokyo Fashion Week, it comes off as a inferiority complex, and maybe why every other week there is some goofy JT story about 'what do foreigners think about Tokyo? ... Tokyo Unique! ... etc.' (which is not JT alone, ne? How often are you asked 'So how do you like japan?' shoved into your face at (pick your situation). Cool out Tokyo. People will recognize your thumbprint in the work, not in your second-rate rock band approach to "put your hands in the air for us!" The name of the event is "Mercedes-Benze Fashion Week TOKYO. Show some respect.

    If the above is true (coming from Mercedes - and what a nudge in print for them to have to clarify!) Then, this JT story is dropping an inaccurate premise from the get go.

    Posted in: Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week

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    tapi0ca

    Gees, there is more context to this photo... but tosh? marilita? look close at the FLOTUS outfit print - I see leaves. Fall color leaves.

    Not to detract from First Lady Obama or the royals greeting.

    Posted in: Meet and greet

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    tapi0ca

    M3

    Just, yes. But this is not the 'spot' appearing in a magazine. This is a JT-cropped piece from Reuters about the 'spot'.

    The designer is mentioned. The designer's brand is mentioned. The collection time period is mentioned. Tokyo Fashion Week is given.

    And yes, the model has done her job - no question.

    However, subtleties have run out in this picture placement, and notice the title. That is not included in the 'original spot'.

    Posted in: Model citizen

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    tapi0ca

    A model in a wheelchair...

    Good photo. And yes, me too sensei258... the write up and generic description took nearly everything away from the focus; the person.

    Posted in: Model citizen

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    tapi0ca

    hmm.. some title.

    Posted in: Turning English learning on its head

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    tapi0ca

    Sam Jonnson et al

    LOL do they really think some stupid small website...

    'they', thus, is not 'them'.

    ...

    written in english

    ...

    and thus doubtful if it is homegrown. Which does not rule out that it was not done within the borders.

    Posted in: Japanese tourism site hit by pro-IS hackers

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    tapi0ca

    part 1c.

    ATM - Yes to comments above. This story is out of date and wrong. Plenty of ATM access - and too, just pay direct at stores and establishments by card.

    AND here is one thing some US folk my find helpful... If you have a US PyPl account and have a debit card, it is accepted just about anywhere. AND... you can get cash with it at 7-11 (7 holding), anytime, 24/7. The fee is next to non-existant. And, in my case, as I am paid in US dollars (here is the beauty), the exchange rate is beautiful currently.

    Too, you can ask PyPl for a second card, which can be put in your spouse's name. (Do bear in mind two things: PyPl (in) Japan will charge BIG for transfer of monies between P P-J and P P (US). Be careful. Also, you do have to satisfy P P with having primary and secondary card issued in the US (they will not send to JP or other...), so if you have a home address, have the card mailed there, then sent to JP. - Sorry. It sounds like a lot of work if you are already here, but the arrangement once secured is a very nice thing.

    Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had

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    tapi0ca

    part 1a.

    Central heating - exactly, Elizabeth Heath. 'can dial down the radiator; can adjust the vents on forced air units.

    Pizza - Just do not eat it or even recognize it as 'pizza'. or... let's simply start by allowing some pai-sans to own and operate Pizza digs. Otherwise, drop the silly stock-red/white checkered table cloths, tacky plastic Italian flag, stock recording of the Italian national anthem, bs names like, "new york style" (yeah, right - as soon as you see the word "style" in relation to anything japanese imitated, run screaming.

    Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had

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    tapi0ca

    dcog9065.

    Let's look at it from a more optimistic perspective:

    The chemicals are 97.6 percent 'whale - Zero'!

    Posted in: Japan dumps Norwegian whale meat after finding pesticide

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    tapi0ca

    part 2

    Here is my top-5 list:

    1. Big issue to write simply, but this 1/3 co-pay of hospital/clinic service needs to be strongly looked at. AND? Send a bill... cripes, I get out of some heavy med procedures.. have no idea what the cost is going to be... then am forced to stand in cue for "counter 6" where I am met by some smiling mosquito flashing a calculator in my face. I need time to go over the bill; see exactly what is what - this has led to (both ways) mistakes to occur - which, ultimately, I have to wait to either be reimbursed, fix due to being rushed, ... etc.

    2. Give trash collectors a huge huge pay increase. These folk are awesome! (and maybe not just in Japan)

    3. SOUND ORDINANCE: patrol and ticket (big yen) black bus noise makers (I'll "hmm" about the laundry pole sales cars... but maybe), out-of-control barking dog owners, political election-time trucks, everything and anything that beeps, chirps, un-necessarily electronically talks... and

    $% it? Ticket all store employees who mindlessly walk about screaming

    greetings and the store BOOM on-tape message players. Ticket them all, I say!

    1. Get some #$% trash cans out and around in strategic locations! 'tired of my hands being occupied when moving around.

    2. Resign Abe by a real mandate, have Prince N___. unplug himself from being prince, and have him run for and win office. Princess M__.? Same. Bright people.

    Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had

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    tapi0ca

    But it has never made a secret of the fact that the whale meat from these hunts often ends up on dining tables.

    why does jt persist in regurgitating - verbatim - these tired worn out story snippets as in the above? Instead of dusting off cute-and-clever lines (which uses the word 'fact', but does, in fact, not contain any substantiated facts), why not offer a investigative follow through as to who, where, and exactly 'what dining tables'. As is, I do not know of anyone, place, or particular situation where consumption is being taken place - there is nothing in my circles that verifies this innuendo. I showed this to a colleague who shook his head and said (and I paraphrase), "irresponsible reporting ... makes Japanese people sound like a consortium of whale munchers". To which I asked, "so, most denizens do not keep a bottle of emergency shoyu in the back pocket and ohashi, in hand, at the ready?" "Not recently. No." he replied.

    Posted in: Japan dumps Norwegian whale meat after finding pesticide

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    tapi0ca

    ahhh... you beat me to it, Farmboy. Good job, and nice twist on the semi-punchline ~^.^/

    Posted in: Parents arrested for forcing children to shoplift

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    tapi0ca

    JohnInJapan Japan brought years of war and destruction. In 4 short years, the USA established peace and laid the foundations for the current prosperity (the Japanese Economic Miracle was invented in Iowa. Look up W. Edwards Deming).

    Thanks for that. I knew about this back-side story from a few years back, then lost track of my notes and Deming's name. Not that it is directly pertinent (perhaps) to the above story, but again, thanks for the reminder and info.

    Posted in: WWII firebombings of Japanese cities largely ignored

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    tapi0ca

    Merkel seems to be a serious person who came to lay down pre-summit foundations, offer opinion and advice - whether we agree or not - and, well, offer the show of a good host, again pre-summit.

    And she is met with kutsy-crap.

    Sigh.

    Posted in: Guten Tag

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