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Roger JollyMar. 15, 2017 - 11:09AM JST
IMO we do not need any more cameras and that I never felt unsafe in riding a train in Japan. And that instead of wasting money for that, they could put free wifi on carriages, just like on busses, which would make them safer and connected in case of a disaster (particularly in metros).
Roger JollyJan. 13, 2017 - 11:42AM JST
The absurdity of tis country: you can't smoke outside, on the streets, but you can pollute people indoors, while theiy are eating. This is fundamentally the reson for I hardly go eating out and certainly do not go to izakaya.
Roger JollyJan. 05, 2017 - 07:15PM JST
Ha ha ha... why does he not lower income and consumtion taxes instead?
Posted in: Abe asks business leaders to raise employees' wages
Roger JollyNov. 08, 2016 - 06:22PM JST
From experts of what? Emperors abdications...?
Roger JollyAug. 10, 2016 - 09:37AM JST
"Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters at the United Nations in September that Japan should address its demographic problems by putting women and the elderly to work before considering immigration."
Typical fascist thinking.
Posted in: Banned from working, asylum seekers are building Japan's roads
Roger JollyAug. 09, 2016 - 09:39AM JST
Why should it pose problems? What are they gonna do if he abdicates? Arrest him? Fine him with a ticket or tax? It is his country and the political system should depend on him. Otherwise it is just a joke and he can do what he pleases. Why they do not let people cast a vote to ask them, if THIER emperor should be allowed to freely abdicate not to compromise the correct execution of his duties for the countrie's sake?
Roger JollyAug. 05, 2016 - 10:47PM JST
Taxis in Japan are loudicrously expensive for the modest service they provide: hardly know where you have to go, take longer detours, hardly speak any foreign language, when they drive they are a danger to any other user of the street. And they even dare getting pissed for Uber-like services. Most of them deserve bankrupcy in my opinion. Basic fare should be 300 yen, with increments according to concentric zones centered on the starting point. A ride from the airport to the center, 5000yen/person, no more. End of the story.
Posted in: Tokyo begins taxi service trial with starting fares of 410 yen
Roger JollyJul. 23, 2016 - 06:40PM JST
Well, fundamentally it is a a fancy unpractical gadget... Why do you need a costly watch to do in a different and reduced - more than enhanced way - what you already have been doing for quite a while with your phone? It does not add virtually anything to your everyday life. You still gonna need your phone and internet line and a computer before that. And the phone is already small enough to type, read, and do things... I have my doubts it will survive the hype.
Posted in: Smartwatch market slips on Apple decline
Roger JollyJul. 23, 2016 - 06:28PM JST
Being good at doing a performance and actually being good at doing metal are completely different things. And while nobody denies BM can provide a good show for those interested into that sort of thing, for somebody serious about metal it is simply a sort of aberration that can be interpreted simply as a commercial compromize. Metal folks like them just like they can enjoy going at a magic show, or at a zoo watching exotic animals... nice chicks shaking legs. It doesn't mean they are metal. They are a commercial operation speculating on something already successful. Judas Priest also are a busines machine by now more than a metal act. Exactly like BM... that is why the go together. Most of their fan follow them for what they did in the past more than for what they are doing currently... I found rather insulting watching Priest live at Pacifico Yokohama sitting in a thather chair, like at the opera, not being allowed to move and do nothing. AC/DC have a track titled "What do you do honey for money...". That is the feeling...
Posted in: Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford joins BABYMETAL onstage for epic performance
Roger JollyJul. 19, 2016 - 09:40PM JST
Star Wars ended with The Return of the Jedi. All the rest is pretty much childish commercial crap. Nothing to compare with the re-generation of Star Trek, wich really keep on getting better and better, with effects, but particularly real focus and events centered on carachters and their acting.
Posted in: 'Episode VIII' to break 'Star Wars' tradition; new Han Solo unveiled
Roger JollyJul. 13, 2016 - 08:42PM JST
When you force consumers to buy a newer machines with less HD and to put what they like to carry with them on cloud, you can legittimately expect an extra drop in sales together wih that caused by iPads and iPhones. I haven't changed my leptop 'cause I can't migrate my softare and files on a machine that has half the disc space of my previous one. I simply learned postponing postprocessing and elaboration, simplifying things and doing what I can on iPad. If I have, I will consider an old used one, form hich also I do not even neend softwares that authenticate on-line or force me to cloud (when I am no on a net or do not have connction).
Posted in: Apple's Mac no longer bucking PC industry's sales slide
Roger JollyJun. 21, 2016 - 09:29AM JST
Radioactivity lasts and counts longer than human life... at the end there will be only one. The atom.
Posted in: Nuclear regulator says aging reactors can stay on line for 20 more years
Roger JollyJun. 16, 2016 - 09:36AM JST
Why the Spirts composer did not file the calim himself years ago? Probably because he did not think it was real. Commong musical elements are shared among many bands. Do writers have to claim right about the usage of articles, prepsitions and part of sentences? C'mon...
Posted in: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page testifies in 'Stairway to Heaven' trial
Roger JollyJun. 12, 2016 - 02:32PM JST
I do not understand why Filippines government keep on 'enslaving' its own citizens to itself even when they may have the possibility to go working abroad independently, forcing them and their hiring foreigner company/individuals to go through agencies, comply to guidelines and to pay skyrocketing fees to the governement. It is really mean. Even with a valid passport and a valid visa in a foreign country, they still can't leave if big borther say nope. Absurd. It actually forces many people to inactivity and into misery withint its own boundaries, when they could find a better life elsewhere, sending back money to their families and contributin to national economy.
Roger JollyJun. 10, 2016 - 09:10AM JST
Give me break! What is this? Are we still in the stoneage? And the country want the Olympics in 2020... Masusoe spending for himself public money and not being indicted corrupts morality...
Roger JollyJun. 09, 2016 - 09:31AM JST
After he has spent the money? What for...? Resignation. Why not arrest? As 'kurisupisu' says... if the shop clerk eta the shops product or spend for himslef the money of the costumers, what would happen...?
Roger JollyMay. 23, 2016 - 09:19PM JST
I do not understand what he should apologize for... war is war. Japanese were the Nazi of the East that started it and therefore had it coming. Of course it is unpleasant that civilians end up being the collateral damage, but the uglines of war is nothing but that... rather the soldiers diying in battle. Throughout the whole history of mankind. Japanese premiers never visited Nankin or went there apologizing for the hundred of thousends they slauthered there. They hardly apologized or even admitted a good deal of their own 'civil' misconducts in war against Korea, Philippines, etc. and when it happened, it was forcefully and motivated by foreign pressure rather than their willngness to do so. I truly think that those of them wearing the mask of the victims because two nukes were used on them to end the war asking for apologies in the 21st century are rather hypocrit.
Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima visit looks to future amid charges of selective amnesia
Roger JollyMay. 23, 2016 - 10:17AM JST
Always loved LEGO, but what has it to share with Nagoya. It sounds so artificial. Beside it there is nothing there... the castele is a modern rebuilt, and chicken wings are nothing particularly worth-mentioning, beside not having anything to eat and chew on them... just hype. I wen tto Nagoya severla times... and I have found really nothing so turistically attractive to fill almost even one day.
Posted in: Japan is getting its first full-scale Legoland amusement park
Roger JollyMay. 20, 2016 - 09:34PM JST
What an incredible effort, uh...?
Roger JollyMay. 18, 2016 - 07:38PM JST
Great article, we needed this news... thanks.
Posted in: The X-Men are back, this time fighting 'Apocalypse'
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Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:14AM JST
Something does not add up at all here. When you deal with the Yaks, well, lets…
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Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:13AM JST
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LGBT couples? I had to read the article to find…
Posted in: Sapporo to become 1st major city to recognize LGBT couples in June
Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:09AM JST
I love the way Democrats like to throw around words like "reality" and "facts" as though…
Posted in: Trump collides with reality on Russia
Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:08AM JST
Wow I thought I was in Disneyland till I saw all the adults...
Posted in: Support for Kumamoto
Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:07AM JST
Not a good idea in my opinion. It sounds too much like the way a Japanese…
Posted in: Gov't considers using 'joko' as emperor's post-abdication title
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