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warallthetimeFeb. 04, 2014 - 05:33PM JST
To all the people making sweeping generalizations about what other people do with their bodies, I urge you to look up Enson Inoue. Enson has many tattoos and this past summer he walked the entire country of Japan with two of his friends all the while raising money for tsunami victims. After completing the walk he personally delivered goods and donations to orphanages and displaced people in Tohoku.
You may have read that millions of dollars in aid came from all over the world and only a small percentage of that made it to the people that really needed it. Typical and completely expected from "respectable men in suits" Mr. Inoue personally saw to it that people would get goods that they desperately needed by making the deliveries himself. He made the holiday season a less grim one for many orphans.
What have you done? What gives you the right to judge others for a choice that they made by tattooing their bodies? You don't have to like it but seriously take a break from judging people you know nothing about and mind your own business.
Posted in: Female Osaka school clerk's pay docked over tattoos
warallthetimeFeb. 04, 2014 - 05:26PM JST
Rights should not be infringed upon because of a majority's uneasiness. The right to public beach access should not be infringed because that beach does not belong to the government or any one individual which makes it a PUBLIC beach.
warallthetimeFeb. 04, 2014 - 04:20PM JST
So much talk about other people and their tattoos lately here on JT. Wouldn't it be great if everybody just minded their own business? If somebody has a tattoo it is none of your business. NONE. I would say much of the vile crime that goes on in the world is conducted by men in suits. So if you are so ban happy there is a start. Ban suits. Ban everything. Or don't...how about a sensible approach?
warallthetimeFeb. 03, 2014 - 02:05PM JST
"If you want a profession where you can look hip and cool and show your lemming ink to everyone, make my Long Macchiato's for me."
Tamarama I am curious what you do for a living. My best friend is a tattoo artist here in Japan. He makes ¥15,000 an hour. Far from serving YOU anything.
warallthetimeAug. 03, 2013 - 09:47AM JST
One poster suggests good food can't be found in the U.S. really? did you even think about that before you typed it? The country is huge and has no shortage of quality food establishments. Or how about this "Obviously, tipping is mandatory in American restaurants" It is expected but it is NOT mandatory. One person experiences inadequate water pressure in a hotel and somehow you think the headline "12 disappointing things for Japanese people traveling in the U.S." is appropriate? absolute garbage!
Posted in: A Japanese perspective on traveling in the U.S.
warallthetimeAug. 03, 2013 - 09:30AM JST
Is this the same Al-Qaida that the U.S. runs guns to? or another Al-Qaida?
Posted in: U.S. warns of al-Qaida threat; orders 22 embassies closed on Sunday
warallthetimeJul. 25, 2013 - 12:51PM JST
Posted in: Former U.S. sailor extradited to Japan on drug-smuggling charge
warallthetimeJul. 23, 2013 - 11:03AM JST
As a cyclist here's mine.
Drivers tend to look only one way before accelerating.
Stopping in the bike lane/crosswalk rather than stopping before it, checking for pedestrians and then proceeding.
Driving into the crosswalk at a high rate of speed only to slam on the breaks in the middle of the crosswalk blocking pedestrian traffic.
Abruptly accelerating only to have to stop a short distance later at another light.
Watching T.V. talking on the phone, checking the phone...pretty much any other activity other than driving.
Running red lights.
I have been hit by cars three times since living here and the last one resulted in a little payday for myself as the old bag blew through a red light without looking and plowed into me riding my bike. She had the nerve to try and blame me too.
Posted in: Japanese driving pet peeves: Not so different from other countries
warallthetimeMay. 24, 2013 - 09:07AM JST
I would love to see the complete fare up front. No. 1 travel will advertise a flight from Japan to the U.S. for 49,000 yen. To get the real price you have to call them up which is horribly inefficient. If the price isn't right I am not going to be tricked into purchasing with a teaser rate only to find that the actual flight is going to cost me three times that.
Posted in: Do you think airlines are sneaky about fuel surcharges, fees for extra baggage and other charges for various services?
warallthetimeMay. 15, 2013 - 04:39PM JST
This is an outrage indeed! Unit 731 is enough of an atrocity but it doesn't end there. 7+3-1=9 7+3+1=11 9/11 What kind of sick code is this? hahahahahahah
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
warallthetimeApr. 30, 2013 - 01:46PM JST
Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses. What do they contribute to society?
Posted in: Royal gathering
warallthetimeApr. 16, 2013 - 10:06PM JST
There are a few commenting on this story that don't seem to understand that race and nationality are not the same thing.
Posted in: 3 stabbed in drunken brawl between Japanese, non-Japanese outside station
warallthetimeApr. 01, 2013 - 10:11AM JST
I suspect the cops will be out in full force writing citations for two weeks and then will disappear. Outside my window I watch cars run the run light all day long. I should record it sometime. It happens all day long.
Posted in: Police get tough on cyclists violating traffic laws
warallthetimeMar. 25, 2013 - 02:08PM JST
Yubaru, What an odd argument. Is Merriam Webster the authority on definitions with the sole power to change the meanings of words in the English language? I am for gay marriage but your argument is weak.
Posted in: Do you support same-sex marriages?
warallthetimeMar. 25, 2013 - 02:06PM JST
Yes. I don't agree that Churches should have to agree to marry them in their establishments if it goes against their teachings though. For the record I am not religious but I can see if gay marriage was passed everywhere, that wouldn't be the end of it. Some groups are constant agitators.
warallthetimeMar. 16, 2013 - 05:21PM JST
Abe plans to spend 100 trillion yen ($1 trillion)
Abe plans to spend 100 trillion yen ($1 trillion)
100 Trillion yen is closer to $1.5 Trillion or did I miss something and the $1 is suddenly trading at 100 yen?
Posted in: Japan's silver savers will bear the brunt of 'Abenomics'
warallthetimeMar. 15, 2013 - 11:44AM JST
I was very surprised to find out that most Japanese do not get screening for disorders done while pregnant. We had to contact many clinics to finally find one that would perform the screening that is standard in my home country.
Posted in: Woman confesses to killing 25-year-old mentally disabled son
warallthetimeMar. 02, 2013 - 04:56PM JST
Will Obama ever admit his own wrong doing in anything? It truly is amazing that he gets away with blaming others every single time. Just once I want to hear him take responsibility for something.
Posted in: Obama orders $85 billion spending cuts; blames Republicans
warallthetimeMar. 02, 2013 - 08:35AM JST
No criminal activity? Entering a country illegally is a criminal offense.
Posted in: U.S. releases over 2,000 illegal immigrants from jails due to budget cuts
warallthetimeFeb. 28, 2013 - 06:11PM JST
Since when are Japanese, Filipino, and Vietnamese considered a "race"? The word racist gets thrown around incorrectly way too much.
Posted in: Beijing restaurant removes 'racist' sign after fury, but manager refuses to apologize
Nov. 27, 2014 - 08:30PM JST
'Communism, the greatest joke to ever been told.'
I'd say the idea of trickle-down economics is…
Posted in: Japanese Communist Party says it will reverse most of Abe's policies
Nov. 27, 2014 - 08:27PM JST
'I think 200 is a bit too small a sample size. Unless we know those numbers…
Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator
Nov. 27, 2014 - 08:26PM JST
It is not the same as AKB48, everybody know that the girls don't compose music…
Posted in: Fake 'Japanese Beethoven' faces damage lawsuit
Nov. 27, 2014 - 08:14PM JST
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how much research can be done on 200 odd…
Nov. 27, 2014 - 08:11PM JST
Media needs to get fully behind a 'cooling off' period, as in London. Public figures have…
Posted in: Celebrities, sports stars weigh in on U.S. race protests