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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. 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
warallthetimeFeb. 13, 2013 - 09:34PM JST
Scanner audio has been released of police ordering the place set on fire. Execution by fire, no due process. They also fired more than 40 bullets into a truck that they thought Dorner was in. It was two women delivering newspapers.
Posted in: Ex-cop thought dead in cabin, but no positive ID yet
warallthetimeFeb. 13, 2013 - 09:58AM JST
I doubt drugs have anything to do with it. If the guy was targeting Japanese tourists, he probably went crazy because of the lack of opportunities on Guam. I am not justifying his actions but they have built up that area of Guam specifically for Japanese tourists. The rest of the island is in rough shape. I can definitely see an unstable person becoming increasingly fed up and jealous. By the way his name has been released it is Chad Desoto.
Posted in: 2 Japanese tourists killed, 11 hurt after man goes on stabbing spree at Guam resort
Mar. 30, 2015 - 07:36PM JST
No legs required to bum a lift in it
Posted in: Mini Honda
patty cake champion
Mar. 30, 2015 - 07:33PM JST
Time for Okinawa to secede from Japan.
Sure, if they can afford it.
Posted in: Hayashi countermands Okinawa governor's halt order on base work
Mar. 30, 2015 - 07:32PM JST
In Okinawa in January.
Posted in: Where is your favorite place in Japan to view cherry blossoms?
Mar. 30, 2015 - 07:31PM JST
The year 2020 is quite far away. Sure this is not about saving some yen in…
Posted in: Narita airport ends ID security checks for non-passengers
Mar. 30, 2015 - 07:29PM JST
Japan has been bestowed the honor of hosting more than 40,000 American troops in Japan for…
Posted in: Japan's long wait to address U.S. Congress