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vctokyoApr. 19, 2013 - 08:12PM JST
wow..alot of movement at the moment
Posted in: M7.0 quake jolts islands off northern Japan; no tsunami warning
vctokyoApr. 11, 2013 - 06:44PM JST
learning to be zen on the train, being patient and understanding is the key. The prob with tokyo is space comes at a premium...lack of space causes people to get agro...commute peacefully and you'll enjoy it more...well at least it wont get on your nerves as much.
Posted in: Veteran strap-hanger gives upbeat advice for surviving daily commute
vctokyoMar. 30, 2013 - 12:10PM JST
This is my fav show on Sun. I like the diff contestants that come on, the famous enka singers that cheer them and mostly guessing how many gongs they get. They often have a few oldies come on, even though they can not sing, but its because they have character and make for a good show. Unfort this guy's obssession to get on, blinded him from the real purpose of the show i.e. having fun.
Posted in: 70-year-old TV talent show reject phones in bomb threat
vctokyoFeb. 09, 2013 - 11:23AM JST
my worse experience has always been with single 40s OLs - hell hath no fury like a single 40s OL scorned
Posted in: Poll asks men what behavior by women turns them off
vctokyoFeb. 01, 2013 - 09:48AM JST
I'm sure I read more than 93 articles on JT last year. @JT doesn't this support the need for a separate section on police crime
Posted in: 93 cops, police officials arrested; 458 disciplined in 2012
vctokyoJan. 28, 2013 - 09:06PM JST
gaijin traveller - not that one. Actually been there and dont like the pho. Thi Thi is near book off, its basement floor so a little hard to find..they have a menu at street level. Try the banh mi there, its pretty close as well. Watch the chilli though.
Posted in: Vietnamese noodles: a cultural pho-nomenon
vctokyoJan. 28, 2013 - 01:06PM JST
Anyone know where to get good, authentic pho in Tokyo?
Anyone know where to get good, authentic pho in Tokyo?
the pho here is "so so", prob not as good as the bankstown or cabramatta districts in Sydney, so i wouldnt compare. There are two places i recommend which are "close enough' , "miss saigon" in shibuya - near citibank, the lady is vietnamese and the pho is abit different but it tastes fairly authentic. The other one is called "Thi Thi" at Kamata, abit hard to find, but the pho is more authentic there (although abit salty) - owner is also vietnamese. I like this place since it has more variety. In both places the food is cheap - not like the rip off Japanese versions, which supposedly serve pho, but really just a bit of chicken broth, some chewy noodles, some negi and two little cha shew peices.
vctokyoJan. 19, 2013 - 09:27AM JST
police investigation = have a perv.
Posted in: Police to investigate former AKB48 singer's 'child porn' picture
vctokyoJan. 17, 2013 - 08:49PM JST
i just wasted 5mins of my life reading this..10seconds making this comment
Posted in: 9 phrases that make Japanese men fall head over heels
vctokyoJan. 17, 2013 - 08:40PM JST
guy holding a sign to a open house...waste of the guy's time
Posted in: 7 services that don’t make sense to foreigners in Japan
vctokyoJan. 16, 2013 - 09:17PM JST
NRA looking after themselves again with this pathetic propaganda attempt.
Posted in: NRA slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama
vctokyoJan. 08, 2013 - 01:26PM JST
Posted in: Big business lobbies back Abe
vctokyoJan. 07, 2013 - 09:00PM JST
just like climbing any mountain with snow, be prepared, know the weather and your limitations. I watched a Discovery documentary on climbing everest and the expedition leader was never afraid to call the climbers back if he felt the weather was getting worst. Smart people survive and experience the thrills, people not so clever unfort die.
Posted in: Why do people climb mountains in the middle of winter when there are blizzards, high risk of avalanches and poor visibility?
vctokyoJan. 07, 2013 - 08:50PM JST
too many mentally ill people in japan that arent being cared for. Does the govt even recognise this as a problem? dont just lock them up, give them some treatment.
Posted in: Man arrested for trying to push 9-year-old girl off platform at train station
vctokyoDec. 30, 2012 - 07:32PM JST
best is spending everyday with my wife, worst is going to work and missing her all the time.
Posted in: What was the best thing that happened to you this year and what was the worst?
vctokyoDec. 25, 2012 - 01:04PM JST
you missed out on one, the middle age salary man sleeping at the meeting
Posted in: Are you a meeting monster?
vctokyoDec. 20, 2012 - 07:39PM JST
a ticket to the next smap concert
Posted in: What single women in their 40s want out of life
vctokyoDec. 14, 2012 - 10:12PM JST
wow he actually said that...how delusional. The sad thing is, people actually will vote for this fool.
Posted in: Evidence suggests that Megumi Yokota and more than 200 other Japanese abductees are dead. They were abandoned because of Article 9. Without it, Japan could have brought them back home by threatening to wage war against North Korea.
vctokyoDec. 06, 2012 - 11:48AM JST
if mirai hiyashi is correct, 57 warnings is abit too much without any action...gees, after the first 5 warnings, you'd prob do something ...not after 57 ..perfect example of japanese authorities incompetence again.
Posted in: Woman arrested for keeping 160 starving dogs in house
vctokyoDec. 06, 2012 - 11:35AM JST
this is all about japan's obsession with not losing face. The AIJ guys didnt want to lose face to pensioners, instead he comitted fraud & came up with some delusional explanation he did not deceive & could double up on his bets. Sad indeed.
Posted in: AIJ president pleads guilty to pension fund fraud
May. 25, 2013 - 04:52PM JST
Canadian arrested at Narita? Call the Economist!
Posted in: Canadian man arrested at Narita airport for stealing camera
May. 25, 2013 - 04:45PM JST
Hopefully the money for this first of the season auction goes to a charity?
Posted in: Pair of Yubari melons fetch Y1.6 mil
May. 25, 2013 - 04:40PM JST
Oh heavens, this guy is stubborn...I don't trust this guy at all. Probably even if he…
Posted in: Hashimoto regrets meeting cancelation; wants to apologize to U.S.
At least Bruce Banner did his experiments himself. Now, we'll soon have four big green oyaji…
Posted in: 4 researchers exposed to radiation at Tokaimura lab
May. 25, 2013 - 04:39PM JST
So where is the proof? Does Matsumoto say they were kidnapped?
Civilian testimony over…
Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran