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kitzrowDec. 31, 2016 - 09:32AM JST
Obviously, he was on something as he looked like the Hulk at the end of his career.
kitzrowNov. 03, 2016 - 09:25AM JST
She definitely will be driving on the wrong side of the road. And then an earthquake hits .... oh, my!
Posted in: Lady Gaga wants to drive all over Tokyo
kitzrowOct. 30, 2016 - 09:19PM JST
Matsuyama has a great swing with a sudden pause at the top that is often commented on by the announcers. He may not have the 'magical' smile of Ryo Ishikawa, but he sure has a golf game. Reminds me of a younger Jumbo Ozaki during his prime. Matsuyama won a heck of a lot of dough for winning.
Posted in: Matsuyama easily wins in Shanghai
kitzrowOct. 29, 2016 - 07:25PM JST
I wonder if this will become trendy around the world. It might give President Obama another term. I would never invite Trump or Hillary to a karaoke party, but Obama would at least give a nice welcoming speech!
Posted in: Abe has chance to be Japan's longest-ruling PM after rule change
kitzrowOct. 28, 2016 - 05:18PM JST
Yes, I am old school, but isn't putting makeup on something you should do in your bathroom in the morning or in your room? But in public.? I once tested a woman if she would continue to put her make up on. I was wearing sunglasses that day and something I normally do not do. A woman sat next to me and started rummaging around inside her purse. My peripheral vision saw she was searching for makeup. I then blurted out while looking straight ahead, "Hope you are not going to put on your makeup." I spoke Japanese and said that very politely. She stopped what she was doing and sat there. I was surprised and happy. Actually, she had several options. 1. Get very angry at me 2. Ignore my request and start putting on her makeup 3. Possibly move to another seat 4. Get off at the next stop. 5. Not even begin putting on her makeup after hearing my request. Have to admit, I was surprised she chose number 5. She did not speak to me during the next several stations that we went through, but when she finally got to her station, she stood up, and bowed to me (I guess in apology). I bowed back. Ah, one moral victory I thought.
kitzrowOct. 23, 2016 - 08:35PM JST
Congratulations to the Cubs. Faithful fans have waited too long. Maybe I had a hand in their victory. LOL
Have a listen. I shared this on the Chicago Cubs Fanzone site.
Posted in: Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945
kitzrowOct. 08, 2016 - 08:14PM JST
My son works for Dentsu and I certainly do not see much of him during the year. Wonder if anyone has any information on which companies have employees working super long hours. Thanks for sharing if you do.
kitzrowOct. 05, 2016 - 12:42PM JST
Duterte vs. Trump in Las Vegas in a one round battle royal or at a sight of Duterte's choice!
Posted in: Duterte tells Obama 'you can go to hell;' warns of breakup
kitzrowOct. 03, 2016 - 09:13PM JST
One typhoon after another. Is this a record this year for the number of typhoons? My wife told me it will be 33C tomorrow. That is truly warm for beginning of October. Love the cooler nights. Maybe this is the last typhoon. Stay safe everyone!
Posted in: Powerful typhoon closing in on southern Japan
kitzrowSep. 27, 2016 - 08:18PM JST
Trump has a good hairdresser and Hillary looked nice in a red dress. The actual debate left no last impression on me.
Posted in: Clinton, Trump debate fiercely over taxes, race, terror
kitzrowSep. 22, 2016 - 09:00PM JST
I do feel sorry for convenience store garbage areas. More than often not, truck drivers or car drivers will place their garbage in the receptacles probably meant for things eaten or bought at the convenience store. I see this practice every day and it is especially worse at night when the workers come home after a long day. In a positive light, I guess it is better for this to happen than the drivers throwing their garbage on the road. Most do not do that.
Posted in: 8 reasons Japan is so clean
kitzrowSep. 20, 2016 - 01:04PM JST
Very difficult to have any sexual relationship if one is listening to music and looking at or playng games on his/her I phone all day long ...
Posted in: 40% of young Japanese single adults are virgins: poll
kitzrowSep. 19, 2016 - 01:17PM JST
When will it be showing in Japan?
Posted in: Money, roadblocks and drama; Oliver Stone's battles over 'Snowden'
kitzrowSep. 12, 2016 - 01:39PM JST
All I have ever hoped for was for S. Korea and N. Korea to become one country during my lifetime, but that is a very laughable dream I suppose.
Posted in: North Korea calls sanctions push after nuclear test 'laughable'
kitzrowSep. 08, 2016 - 05:22PM JST
After a 10 year absence of any kind of NHK solicitor, I got a visit at 7:15 p.m three weeks ago. I had a run in long ago and never thought it was a 'law' and that everyone who had a TV was obligated to join. Anyway, back to the visitor .. when he said he was from NHK, I blurted out in Japanese that I had major problems in the past and was not participating. And then for some reason I said something about the police. I think my Japanese came across as I was gong to call the police because he quickly turned around and left.
I talked with my Japanese friend who went to look up the 'law' in his local library and he came back saying I should be paying them since I have a TV. He told me this law was set up in 1950.
So this is the advice he gave me.
1.. Speak only English or another language
2. Say that I was unaware of any obligation to pay
3. Stay calm (don't want to upset the NHK person - possible big penalty for not paying in the past)
4. No need to answer the door especially if visiting during dinner time.
These are just a few comments he made.
One question I do have. If everyone is obligated to pay the fee, why doesn't the government ask the electric shops to tell their customers they will and must pay a monthly fee to NHK if a TV is purchased.
My Japanese friend also mentioned that many Japanese do not pay or quit paying since the NHK scandals. He also mentioned that 'yakuza' refuse to pay and the NHK collector is often too scared to go and visit them.
Yes, just say NO, if you can get away with it, but hopefully it will not come back to haunt you. Often remember reading George Orwell's 1984 when I was a college student and remembering mention of Big Brother. And to me, NHK is portraying itself like Big Brother.
Your responses and experiences are most interesting!
kitzrowSep. 08, 2016 - 04:36AM JST
Is banning the game too much to ask? It sure has raised a lot of controversy.
Posted in: What to do about mindless smartphone zombies?
kitzrowAug. 27, 2016 - 08:32PM JST
Can't understand why this person was released. A person died because of his negligence. Someone explain please. Thanks.
kitzrowAug. 25, 2016 - 11:54AM JST
Hope this is being played big on Japanese TV and not for just one time news. I no longer walk the main road on my way to the station. The fear of some idiot driver suddenly leaving the main road and crushing me has crossed my mind. Stories like this will happen again ... sad all around!!
Posted in: Driver, playing Pokemon Go, hits and kills pedestrian, injures another
kitzrowAug. 17, 2016 - 05:09AM JST
The constant chirping of cicadas will fill the air with new trees planted all around as spectators and athletes look for ways to keep cool. Wonder what the number of indoor and outdoor events there are. Does anyone know?
Posted in: Gov't studying ways to prevent heatstroke, cool down streets during 2020 Olympics
kitzrowAug. 15, 2016 - 07:30PM JST
Bold is definitely not as humble as Phelps. Great accomplishment, though!
Posted in: Bolt wins third consecutive Olympic 100-meter gold
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Jan. 21, 2017 - 03:15PM JST
I'm sure most of us wouldn't like to be judged by the worst elements of our…
Posted in: Anti-Trump rally in Tokyo
Jan. 21, 2017 - 03:11PM JST
This article is ignorance. Any guy looking for a woman to marry first looks at beauty…
Posted in: New colored contact lenses will help near-sighted Japanese women land a husband, maker claims
Jan. 21, 2017 - 03:09PM JST
Is he chanting? shouting hora kora.....?!
Posted in: Cold run
Jan. 21, 2017 - 03:03PM JST
“Japan’s economy has shown clear signs of recovery in exports and industrial production,” he said.
Posted in: BOJ's Kuroda offers upbeat view on Japan, global economies
Jan. 21, 2017 - 02:58PM JST
not sure how this article constitutes news, modafinil is well known med and is very effective.…
Posted in: Stimulant boosts function in patients recovering from depression
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