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timeonMay. 20, 2013 - 12:17PM JST
"Foreign residents caught driving without a license, using their cars to carry paying passengers, jumping a red light for a second time, or breaking the speed limit by more than 40 kilometers per hour"
These are serious offences and may grant deportation even in less stricter countries. But the law that you need a university degree and a minimum income in order to get a driving license is absurd.
Posted in: Kuwait deports 1,258 expats for traffic offenses
timeonMay. 16, 2013 - 04:27PM JST
this story seems strange, at least to me. so the mother leaves the two play alone in the river, notices they were swept away and decides to call for help (instead of going into the river herself) and another women who happens to pass by wades into the river and saves them?
Posted in: 2 children almost drown in river
timeonMay. 16, 2013 - 02:34PM JST
Jeff, you need a prescription for Melatonin in Japan
Posted in: What do you do to overcome jet lag?
timeonMay. 16, 2013 - 12:26PM JST
can somebody please create the Japan OL Association? I would surely subscribe to their newsletter.
Posted in: Japanese Lolitas plan world domination
timeonMay. 16, 2013 - 12:16PM JST
when I was younger, I used Pizzatime's strategy. It didn't really work, but I was not travelling that much and mostly for pleasure, so it didn't really matter. Nowadays I have to travel a lot, mostly for business, so I use sleeping pills. 2-3 nights and things are back to normal
timeonMay. 11, 2013 - 09:59PM JST
Japanese news say that she "touched" （接触）the train as it entered the station. No gates. She is from Fukushima, but I don't know it anything can be speculated based on this
Posted in: Woman hit by bullet train at Sendai station
timeonMay. 07, 2013 - 12:45PM JST
nandakanda, that was a nice punch in the liver area. a sure recipe for a KO, it smashes the brains out of you.
Kono was more aggressive, but Solis was smarter, better technique, great defense and counter attacks. and I think also stronger punches. well deserved victory
Posted in: Solis beats Kono for WBA super flyweight title
timeonMay. 07, 2013 - 12:39PM JST
LAcajun, have you even watched the fight? Have you seen the punch? It was a superb left hook in the liver, Parra could not get up for about 10 minutes.
Posted in: Down and out
timeonMay. 04, 2013 - 04:39PM JST
No. Then again, I'm the boss :) however we go out and celebrate stuff, bonenkai, hanami, new dudes joining the team, etc.
Posted in: At your workplace, do you feel pressured to go drinking with your boss after work?
timeonApr. 30, 2013 - 03:28PM JST
a wild guess, but something tells me that is was not the bill, but the guy who she was taking with that prompted this rage. two lives lost, one forever, one forever in jail
Posted in: Woman stabbed to death over argument about cell phone bill
timeonApr. 16, 2013 - 12:14PM JST
ok, I checked the Japanese news. They say that a group of 7-8 Japanese and a group of 10 Chinese started fighting. At some point, one of the Chinese produced a knife and stabbed two Japanese guys in the chest and stomach causing serious injuries, and cut a Japanese woman on the hand. The cause of the fight is under investigation, and the guy is arrested for attempted murder. The place of the fight is reported as Nishikawaguchi 1 chome.
Posted in: 3 stabbed in drunken brawl between Japanese, non-Japanese outside station
timeonApr. 16, 2013 - 08:45AM JST
How about Todai? I was always too lazy to do the paperwork for PR, maybe this is my chance (if the procedure is simplified for graduates)
Posted in: Mayor wants permanent resident status for overseas students who graduate from Kyoto Univ
timeonApr. 15, 2013 - 07:32PM JST
AU, I think these guys were already affected by the brain-eating bacteria. I remember the guy who did a similar thing a few years ago (also Brit), the guy had some mental issues and got away easily, despite becoming violent during the arrest. These guys did not do anything too serious, so they will be probably just send back home after a night at the Koban and maybe a fine
Posted in: 2 British men arrested for trespassing in imperial compound
timeonApr. 15, 2013 - 07:28PM JST
I doubt it was racially motivated. Nishi-Kawaguchi is a prostitution area and gangs are always running wild around. One of the worst places in Saitama, and we are talking about Saitama here. The fact that the guy carried a knife with him suggests that these guys, whatever their nationality, were not the office worker-type
timeonApr. 13, 2013 - 08:40PM JST
Magnitude was 6, which may not seem big, but it also does not reflect how badly it shakes. The Japanese scale was lower 6, which is damn scary (I've experienced a lower 6 once, at 4 am, and hope to never experience one again). The fact that it was early in the morning probably reduced the casualties.
Posted in: 24 injured after M6.3 quake hits western Japan
timeonApr. 06, 2013 - 06:24PM JST
Orange, it was alkaline. You can buy at any store an alkaline solution for clogged drainage "pipeman"), that's what the guy probably used. I hope her eyes are ok, alkaline is very dangerous for the eyes.
Posted in: Woman's face burned with alkaline solution in store attack
timeonMar. 31, 2013 - 08:50PM JST
wait, I thought that everybody who has a child receives an allowance. And various free stuff for child care, such as health check, medicines, etc. I do, after I pay lots of taxes. I don't gamble, but I do spend a lot of money on alcohol-related entertainment. Is that illegal?
Posted in: There's no way to tell if a person is habitually squandering their money. They could be reported for simply playing pachinko and surveillance would extend to their daily lives.
timeonMar. 31, 2013 - 08:45PM JST
I used to drink these a lot while I was a student, for obvious reasons. But I'm working hard nowadays to ean enough money not to touch it anymore. Premium Malts and Yebisu only. And these are good beers, whatever the Jp haters want to believe
Posted in: Japan’s greatest faux beers - happoshu
timeonMar. 27, 2013 - 12:37PM JST
Cleo, we are doing the same thing, and from the experience of all our mixed family friends, it should work well. I worry about when and how to add a third language. I don'r really believe the thing about talking to the tummy though, the research behind it is shoddy and inconclusive. But it doesn't hurt trying
Posted in: What is the best age to start teaching a child a second language?
timeonMar. 25, 2013 - 09:19PM JST
tmarie, I don't know where are you from, but seeking legal help is not as easy in Japan. my wife is in a similar situation and we do consider this option, but it is the last thing we will resort to. and my wife is HR, and therefore she knows the game very well.
regarding the discrimination of men, there were some people with too much free time on their hands who started a commission for the promotion of women in academia. while they pushed for some very good things (increase day care and support for working mothers, no official meetings after 6 pm, advertising the image of the woman scientist, etc.), they also came up with some aberrant things such as preferential hiring and promotion of women, filling a certain percent of women staff by any means, special funding for women, etc.
Posted in: Japanese universities support women in the workforce
May. 22, 2013 - 01:13PM JST
A couple day ago, one boy was using i_pad while walking. One man tried to rob…
Posted in: Smartphone users who text while they walk becoming a hazard
May. 22, 2013 - 01:11PM JST
And yet former Imperial soldiers have admitted to kidnapping and raping women "despite their cries".…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
May. 22, 2013 - 01:10PM JST
toshiko: He wanted these sex hungry GI to Osaka so that they will rape Osaka girls…
Posted in: Ishihara advises Hashimoto to stop tweeting
May. 22, 2013 - 01:08PM JST
Are Tokyo University students cleverer than other people?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, At least they are cleverer than people who…
Posted in: Are Tokyo University students cleverer than other people?
May. 22, 2013 - 01:07PM JST
Isn't it about time one of his friends did him a favor by sewing his mouth…