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theResidentMay. 11, 2013 - 04:38PM JST
well, Nessie, 8000 Yen for a plate of Pasta with White Truffles (in season) is a lot of money too but it sure tastes good at one of my favorite restaurants!
Posted in: What do you think of the quality of French and Italian restaurants in Japan?
theResidentMay. 11, 2013 - 02:01PM JST
@malfupete: There ARE plenty of world class French and Italian restarants in Tokyo alone. Its not just 'made up' by magazines. In no way would anyone dispute the fact that you would find world class food in New York either. The quality og ingredients here and the consistentcy of the chefs however, I believe is unparraleled. You may have to pay up, but that wasn't the question.
theResidentMay. 11, 2013 - 01:56PM JST
Good. Tried to book a flight yesterday to Frankfurt. Already waitlisted.
Posted in: ANA to resume Dreamliner service on June 1
theResidentMay. 10, 2013 - 01:43PM JST
@pizzatime: Have you actually been to any good Italian Restaurants here? Pizza-La is NOT an Italian restaurant.
theResidentMay. 10, 2013 - 09:46AM JST
Both World Class - Only bettered in their home countries.
theResidentMay. 07, 2013 - 06:17PM JST
Great for those who have the Tunein Radio App but whose car doesn't support Bluetooth. @shinhayata: Radio listenership maybe be down in Japan but not elsewhere. Plenty of GOOD radio on offer through your smartphone.
Posted in: The world’s first lightning connector compliant FM transmitter
theResidentMay. 07, 2013 - 06:14PM JST
On the ground. No one injured. Oh....and look, not a 787! Where are the normal naysayers??? Non-event.
Posted in: Plane's engine catches fire after landing at Osaka
theResidentMay. 01, 2013 - 02:14PM JST
Boeing do NOT set theit own 'pass' grades.
Posted in: Boeing takes full-page ads in major Japanese papers
theResidentMay. 01, 2013 - 08:24AM JST
Well said Dave. Way too much uninformed panic out there.
theResidentApr. 29, 2013 - 07:04PM JST
@globalwatcher: Thank you for your observations. Most of us here actually live in Japan, and a: are pretty much aware as taxpayers we fund the Imperial Family and said household. b: couldn't care less about your opinion.
Posted in: Crown princess leaves on first official overseas trip in 11 years
theResidentApr. 28, 2013 - 03:30PM JST
and smith again: The ANA flight that had the emergency evacuation in January WAS a domestic flight. It was at Takamatsu.
Posted in: Dreamliner completes test flight with ANA chairman, Boeing CEO on board
theResidentApr. 28, 2013 - 03:28PM JST
smith: Flight cycles were key to this, the batteries are used ON the ground, NOT the length of the flight. Does the information provided to you just go over your head?
theResidentApr. 28, 2013 - 02:50PM JST
Seriously, paulinusa has hit this on the head. Boeing is a seriously large corporation who are ultimately responsible for flying an untold amount of people around the world globally EVERY day. Of course Boeing want to make profits for their shareholders, of course they want to have the biggest market share in the world of passenger airliners. Wouldn't you if you ran a company? Do people here seriously believe that they would put your lives in danger? Also, please do not forget that most countries have to certify these aircraft to fly AND that most countries will follow an FAA directive regardless.
You all know that the batteries in question are NOT used in flight I assume? That's not an excuse from anybody. The planes should have been on the ground until the problem could be fixed and the new casings satisfy all those involved.
I wonder how many of you flew on a 777 between 1995-2008 that had the faulty fuel oil heat exchanger that finally caused a crash at Heathrow? That could have happened at anytime and it took 13 years to come to light. However, these teething problems happen, this was identified and fixed to make the plane airworthy.
@globalwatcher: You are scaremongering without cause. You do not state your qualifications, and unless you were a Boeing Engineer involved in the production of the 787 you really have little to offer with your comments.
theResidentApr. 26, 2013 - 08:40AM JST
I'm with Jeff on this. Android is easy, adaptable and solid. You can use as little or as much as you use. The Galaxy 4 has a simple mode for those who find it all too much for them anyway. All we need now is release date by DoCoMo for it.
Posted in: Review: Galaxy S4 decent, but filled with gimmicks
theResidentApr. 23, 2013 - 01:21PM JST
Nope! All 787 flights were, and continue to be cancelled for Golden Week. Do your research before making silly comments.
Posted in: Dreamliner set to fly in a week as Boeing fixes battery
theResidentApr. 22, 2013 - 09:17AM JST
Great to hear from all the aviation experts here.
Posted in: ANA to conduct up to 200 Boeing 787 test flights
theResidentApr. 21, 2013 - 07:07PM JST
@hiding out: You seriously need to leave Japan if something as shallow as this winds you up. I doubt if you would get the same service in whichever country you crawled in from!
Posted in: Ladies, don’t be disappointed with your Sagawa delivery man's looks
theResidentApr. 19, 2013 - 10:20PM JST
No - Jeff, you are simply wrong. Go and sit in the Rolls, drive the Rolls, enjoy the Rolls. You don't produce a car of note that can replicate what the Rolls has. The hand stitched leather, the hand built engine, the sheer luxury of the car. That is why people (including a good proportion of rich Americans) will buy a Bentley, a Rolls, a top range S series Merc etc. It doesn't matter if its suitable for the Japanese roads - The American motor industry cannot DESIGN,MANAFACTURE or SELL a car that will ever be worth 32 Million Yen in Japan. They are, frankly RUBBISH! If you have that kind of money to spend on a car what are you going to spend it on, a Rolls Royce or...mmmm, a Cadillac made out of plastic? Please respond with a sensible argument.
Posted in: Jump in my car
theResidentApr. 19, 2013 - 04:29PM JST
@Saulo: I totally agree :) However, not exactly practical for the roads here. I am of course, not referring to all American Cars, but your bog standard 4 door family car or mid size SUV....truly awful.
theResidentApr. 19, 2013 - 03:36PM JST
@JeffLee: I think your comparison is being a little petty. America doesn't make anything like a Rolls Royce, or a Bentley, or even a Porsche for that matter. American cars don't sell here, beacuse, frankly, they are rubbish. All Moulded plastic and gas guzzling engines.
May. 20, 2013 - 07:06AM JST
If they really want to be more serious (and honest) , they should have PLA soldiers…
Posted in: China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas
Lets rewind the clock back to , say, 1800 AD. Give Okinawa to China, New Zealand…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 20, 2013 - 07:05AM JST
See here's the problem... most Japanese were never taught anything about unit 731 so they are…
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
May. 20, 2013 - 07:03AM JST
Only in japan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted in: Man arrested after taking Lexus for test drive to grandmother’s house 180 km away
May. 20, 2013 - 06:59AM JST
Posted in: 'Moe' madness: Gov't realizes selling power of cute 2D girls