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wtfjapanSep. 01, 2014 - 12:45PM JST
its actually a 3 wheeled trike, only two wheeled bikes require helmets in Japan
Posted in: Chiba Batman
wtfjapanSep. 01, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
and why should the publishing industry be void of competition. should be treated as any other industry, if you dont like Amazons terms sell someplace else. if your selling a quality item then people will buy it, excessive profit margins are a thing of the past, get with the times, or get out!
Posted in: Japanese publishers blast new Amazon book sale rules
wtfjapanAug. 31, 2014 - 11:38PM JST
if your not interested in temples then Kyoto is a snoozefest.
Posted in: Indian PM tours Kyoto
wtfjapanAug. 31, 2014 - 11:34PM JST
the photo says it all, women made to look like young girls. Japanese porn if full of these type of women/girls. no wonder there are so many pedophiles in Japan.
Posted in: Porn queens raise Y5 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid'
wtfjapanAug. 31, 2014 - 01:07PM JST
If "Haruna" really did cut off his own wedding-tackle Jeezus, what more can the islamists do to him?
plenty more, like cut off his head!?
Posted in: A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama
wtfjapanAug. 31, 2014 - 10:59AM JST
a bit of manipulating the third-quarter GDP figures a few speeches to the masses on how the economy is recovering well, and big chunk of those new taxes goes directly into the pockets of the big corporations. your probably better off financially faking a serious injury and living on J gov benifits
Posted in: Abe faces another bruising debate over next sales tax hike
wtfjapanAug. 30, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
@wild & turbo they are already developing pilot-less planes flown totally by computer, theyll end up flying just cargo over unpopulated areas to stat with then when the safety assured theyll start passenger flights, still another 20-30 years away
Posted in: Gov't, airlines discuss measures to deal with pilot shortage
wtfjapanAug. 29, 2014 - 01:03AM JST
*Apple should be suing Google for Android * that would be even more foolish than sueing samsung, Google could easily countersue Apple for copywrite infringements. and with there very deep pockets and large influence over the internet not even Apple would thing that is wise.
Posted in: U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung smartphones
wtfjapanAug. 28, 2014 - 10:55AM JST
and Japan looks at itself as a leader in stem cell research, this fiasco just proves theyve got a long way to go to claim that title
Posted in: Riken says it was unable to replicate stem cell results
wtfjapanAug. 26, 2014 - 09:05AM JST
true its was a great model, very tough, unfortunaelty itll probably only be sold with a gasoline engine in Japan.. true off road vehicles should be diesel
Posted in: Toyota's most rugged Land Cruiser returns to Japan
wtfjapanAug. 26, 2014 - 08:59AM JST
look out its BEEhind you!
Posted in: Advantage bee
wtfjapanAug. 26, 2014 - 12:15AM JST
cellphones! I can remember when VHS & Beta video started it was awesome be able to watch movies at home when you wanted instead of on the TV/Cinema. can even remember people carrying around those shoulder bag cell phones in early 90s.
Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that time fondly?
wtfjapanAug. 25, 2014 - 11:04AM JST
@ossan buying up foreign rivals wont guarantee you success in those markets, otherwise Amazon/Ebay would be doing the same, even the Amazon boss says all companies will fall eventually just depends on how long you can stay in front. I dont see Rakuten toppling either two, "even in the near future"
Posted in: Rakuten to move corporate headquarters
wtfjapanAug. 24, 2014 - 06:17PM JST
@raymonmd, sorry Rakuten will never really challenge Amazon or Ebay outside Japan, theyre about 10 years to late. ask any American, Australian, Candian UK European who Rakuten is and most wouldnt have a clue. with Ebay 70billion, Amazon 90billion worth they make Rakuten look tiny and the purchasing power and influence they have outside Japan wont be challenged anytime soon
wtfjapanAug. 24, 2014 - 11:43AM JST
ive worked on construction site throughout Japan, and worksite safety here is back in the dark age compared to other countries
Posted in: Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workers
wtfjapanAug. 23, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
@ReformedBasher yes Japan could possible build its own fighter from scratch but itll cost a lot more and take much longer than they think. they could go the Chinese route and just steal the tech from Russia/US or they could buy it from the US (the weapons flight avionics hardware being the most difficult/expensive part of any new fighter) but then it would be a purely Japanese only fighter then would it?
Posted in: Japan considers building its own fighter jets
wtfjapanAug. 23, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
Anxiety makes Japanese stingy L+OL what a load of BS, its lower wages and bonuses compared to 25 years ago that make Japanese stingy now compared to then. and now the higher consumption tax. less disposable income = stingy
Posted in: Anxiety makes Japanese stingy, says psychologist
wtfjapanAug. 23, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
pity it wasnt the whaling factory ship & Russia decide to impound it indefinately
Posted in: Russia detains Japanese whaling research vessel
wtfjapanAug. 22, 2014 - 11:49AM JST
anything to do with temples is about as exciting as watching grass grow.
Posted in: 18 must-visit heritage sites in Japan
wtfjapanAug. 22, 2014 - 11:45AM JST
please if Japan thinks it can build a stealth fighter from scratch that can match anything from the US Russia theyll be sadly mistaken, itll take decades of R&D and many $billions just to get one fighter made. just look at the problems that Chinese fighter is having, its stolen most of its tech from Russia and the engines are even rumoured to be Russian copies, oh and it hasnt even fown yet. Japan has at least 20 years of catchup, by that time 6th gen fighters will be avilable
Sep. 02, 2014 - 10:47AM JST
Not a shred of sympathy for these fools, or for any American citizen who travels privately…
Posted in: Americans detained in North Korea call for US help
Yolanda L. Ballares
Sep. 02, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
That Man has no soul !! put in jail and "Punish Him".........
Posted in: Man who dismembered mother goes on trial
when senior statesmen including former President Bill Clinton made trips to Pyongyang to secure the release…
"Hello!? I'm on a plane. Yes. Yes. No, not yet. No. Ha haaa... No, it looks…
Posted in: Japan OKs use of smartphones, tablets during plane takeoffs, landings
The State is culpable in this child's death.
Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being thrown against wall by mother