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zabutonsenbeiNov. 02, 2015 - 04:19PM JST
With the temperatures going down, I imagine a heater was the cause of this accident. Unfortunately, as the temperatures continue to fall, like in previous years, there will be more fires. RIP to all involved in this terrible accident.
zabutonsenbeiOct. 26, 2015 - 10:44AM JST
Always liked Kurt Russell, even when he was with Disney playing roles like Dexter Reilly. Looking forward to these two films, they sound interesting.
Posted in: Kurt Russell saddles up for 'Bone Tomahawk,' 'Hateful Eight'
zabutonsenbeiOct. 11, 2015 - 05:45PM JST
Completely agree with Brian Wheway. A sex offenders register and a more comprehensive DNA database of criminals would be very helpful. I hope that the victim and her family get proper counseling. I also hope that the rapist (Don't want to print his name again…) receives the highest possible sentence under current laws.
Posted in: Man arrested for sexually assaulting junior high school girl in park toilet
zabutonsenbeiSep. 11, 2015 - 12:12AM JST
Thanks for the laughs Judy Carne. Sad to hear about your life after Laugh-In...
Posted in: British actress Judy Carne, a 'Laugh-In' star, dies at 76
zabutonsenbeiAug. 29, 2015 - 10:49PM JST
From what I saw on the news, they said that the original draft of the design was a capital T, and that it had to be changed because it was similar to too many other logos. That is probably when Sano dropped the left half of the T. I'm not defending Sano, but I really think it was just by chance.
The tote bag designs, on the other hand, were a fiasco...
Posted in: Olympic organizers defend designer over logo; deny it's copied
zabutonsenbeiAug. 05, 2015 - 11:52PM JST
I think what Adidas is saying is that women have a choice of buying the regular shirt or buying the shirt especially designed for women. Some may like the regular V-neck, so they buy the regular shirt, others may like the plunging v-neck. They're not forcing women to buy one or the other, it's the women's choice.
Posted in: Adidas defend controversial Man Utd women's shirt
zabutonsenbeiJun. 21, 2015 - 10:40AM JST
Congrats to Urawa Reds. I hope they thank their farm team San Frecce, who came in second.
Posted in: Urawa Reds win J.League's first-stage title
zabutonsenbeiApr. 08, 2015 - 09:34AM JST
No reason to watch if Lynch is not involved. Showtime blew it.
Posted in: David Lynch says he won't direct 'Twin Peaks' sequel
zabutonsenbeiFeb. 28, 2015 - 07:46AM JST
Where is Project Genesis when you need it… RIP Leonard Nimoy. You will be missed.
Posted in: Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83
zabutonsenbeiFeb. 27, 2015 - 01:00PM JST
I hope they catch everyone involved, and they are dealt with appropriately. I'm not convinced that only 3 people were involved in the killing. If they were watching, they were involved.
Posted in: Police arrest 3 youths over murder of Kawasaki boy
zabutonsenbeiDec. 31, 2014 - 07:56PM JST
Matsu Takako did the J voice for Elsa and Sayaka Kanda did the J voice for Anna. Matsu Takako sang Let It Go in Japanese (Ari no ma ma) in the movie, and it's a much better version than May J's IMHO.
Posted in: Sayaka Kanda, Idina Menzel to sing 'Let It Go' on 'Kohaku Uta Gassen'
zabutonsenbeiDec. 03, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
Not only dogs and cats, but the pet industry in general is bad. I remember the squirrels stuffed into cages at the pet shop when I first came to Japan. They could barely move around. Very sad. And the chicks and rabbits at the festivals. Madness.
Posted in: Discarded dogs show dark side of pet boom
zabutonsenbeiDec. 03, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
Unbelievable. I also wonder if they purposely select a spokeswoman for these things, in order to "soften" the news. I hope this series of accidents will get a lot of international press, but I'm afraid it will be buried. RIP to the three who have recently died unnecessarily, and to the others who have had a similar fate in the past. Sad.
Posted in: Sri Lankan man dies at immigration center after being denied medical attention
zabutonsenbeiDec. 02, 2014 - 03:57PM JST
I believe Alistair has hit it on the head! (-_^)
Posted in: 'Shudanteki jieiken,' 'Dameyo, Dame Dame' voted top buzzwords for 2014
zabutonsenbeiNov. 19, 2014 - 09:01AM JST
Very sad. He was one of the very few true movie stars in Japan, and one of the most modest. His work will live on forever. RIP Ken-san.
Posted in: Actor Ken Takakura dies at 83
zabutonsenbeiNov. 13, 2014 - 08:42AM JST
These guys are great. I wonder why they refer to World Order as a band. Group, yes, band, no.
Posted in: World Order robot-dances their way around London
zabutonsenbeiOct. 18, 2014 - 08:51PM JST
If they find that she knowingly broke the law, then she has to be prosecuted. If it was the people running her affairs, then she should probably step down, and the people responsible should be prosecuted. Then I say they should put every single member of the Diet, including the accusers, under a microscope. If wrongdoing is found, more prosecutions. Of course the latter will never happen...
Posted in: Obuchi under pressure to resign over political donations misuse
zabutonsenbeiOct. 08, 2014 - 04:26PM JST
Governments should not be involved in labeling foods as healthy or good for high blood pressure (as some teas are in Japan). Bad idea. Could be held libel.
Posted in: 'Health food' certification mark to be placed on prepared foods
zabutonsenbeiOct. 02, 2014 - 05:48PM JST
I'm a little surprised at these results, with all the news about how bad it is for senior citizens in Japan. Years ago I would agree, but not now.
Posted in: Norway named best place to grow old; Japan 9th
zabutonsenbeiSep. 20, 2014 - 02:39PM JST
I am glad they finally caught this guy! There are still others out there though. I hope the judge will be able to charge him with something that'll give him a long time to think about what he did. Alas, I am afraid that he will get off with a much lighter sentence than we would give him...
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Nov. 26, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
Some places were unfamiliar with the "pin" number system
They had IC chips and pin numbers…
Posted in: 9 ways Tokyo could become more foreigner-friendly in time for 2020 Olympics
Nov. 26, 2015 - 10:33AM JST
Yubaru - Putting aside the Greeks who 50+% speak English fluent enough due to the 25mil…
Nov. 26, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
I wish liberals would take the same position when it comes to most in the US…
Posted in: Japan should accept more refugees, fix asylum system: UNHCR
Nov. 26, 2015 - 10:28AM JST
How about scrapping the surcharge for calling a taxi in Tokyo? For the first time ever…
Nov. 26, 2015 - 10:27AM JST
I am no fan of ISIS, but nor am I a fan of Assad. And I…
Posted in: Hollande urges Germany to do more in IS fight
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