kyushubill's past comments

  • 5

    kyushubill

    "Strangers in the night ..."

    Posted in: Welcome hug

  • -4

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    “I would love her to be not Julia, the kid on ‘Sesame Street’ who has autism,” she added. “I would like her to be just Julia.”

    Then why have Julia have autism then? Why not a muppet just named Julia?

    Posted in: 'Sesame Street' to tackle autism with new muppet

  • 3

    kyushubill

    I would love to see this man just write a resignation letter that reads only: So in conclusion I'm outta here. DEAL WITH IT!

    Posted in: Diet proposes one-off abdication law for emperor

  • 4

    kyushubill

    So according to the full story, consensus not science is what drives Japan's health industry. Good to know.

    Posted in: Where super-thin is still in: Attitudes to body image in Japan

  • 5

    kyushubill

    Cue the Abe stomach problems from 2006, in 3...2....1

    Posted in: School operator head to give sworn testimony in Diet next Thursday

  • -2

    kyushubill

    YAY MORE CAMERAS. Rock on baby. Orwell would be proud.

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  • -1

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    Only been six years. Guess we'll need another 6 years to get the actual truth. TYPICAL LDP and their corporate cronies.

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  • 1

    kyushubill

    I want those calfs. Man, the Statue of David wants those calfs.

    Posted in: Big return

  • 5

    kyushubill

    Settle down now. Nothing is going to change and you know it.

    Abe needs some deflection from the Osaka school and his Nippon Kaigi ties.

    He is merely having Stiglitz here to give "show" to his dog and pony dance. In reality the "education" industry here is too lucrative for the LDP.

    OK, so move along now there is nothing to see here but some parsley as garnish.

    Posted in: Japan lays groundwork for free education policy to help economy

  • -5

    kyushubill

    Stay or go. I'm sick of hearing about it. This has little effect on the average person's life. Just media created drama for slow news days. The "protesters" are bussed in from all over and are usually old people with nothing to do and use it as a means for some "excitement" in their lives. NNN did a spot where they asked protesters what they were protesting and few even knew what they protesting and didn't care. Their unions paid them to be there. Some were metal union workers from Kagoshima and some were agriculture workers union members from Hokkaido.

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  • 0

    kyushubill

    I prefer my own home. I have the most beautiful woman in the world to look at (my wife), the biggest buffoon for entertainment (my black lab), always nonsmoking, always clean, the coffee is less than 70 yen per cup, and my kids love chatting with me.

    Stop giving your hard earned money to corporations that serve chemicals and care nothing for your health, and buy organic coffee. It saves you money and keeps all that syrupy chemical laden crap out of your system.

    Posted in: When you drink coffee or tea in Japan, do you prefer the chains like Starbucks, Tully’s, Doutor, etc, or do you prefer the traditional “kissaten?”

  • 0

    kyushubill

    Ahem. Even here in back water Miyazaki city hall offers free Japanese lessons once per week in 2 hour lessons. The International Center in Miyazaki City has free Japanese lessons twice a week.

    If you need the services all you need to do is seek them out before deducing "There are NO JAPANESE LESSONS ANYWHERE IN JAPAN."

    Looking through the web pages of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Sapporo, Saitama, and Fukuoka i see on their English pages that Japanese language lessons are available either free or very low cost. The interwebs are your friend.

    Posted in: No. of foreign workers in Japan tops 1 mil for first time

  • -7

    kyushubill

    WOW the "artist" can draw triangles. Amazing!

    Posted in: New look for Trump

  • 2

    kyushubill

    What is sad is that adults would have to be "warned" to begin with.

    Posted in: Authorities urge elderly people to be careful when eating 'mochi'

  • -2

    kyushubill

    Hey they forgot the NHK song fest and the Downtown smacking each other on the butts and penis joke show.

    Posted in: A guide to New Year traditions in Japan

  • 9

    kyushubill

    This is one of the laziest "academics" there could possibly be. Complete overlooking of the obvious.

    Japanese students see no need to put serious time into English Language study - period.

    90% will never need to use English as they will never be in a situation to have to use the language. They will be caught in the loop of work, home, work, home, work, home and have no need to use any language besides Japanese.

    Of the 10% that are left, half will never use English even when travelling abroad as they will have the security of being in a group tour where all language needs are in - wait for it - JAPANESE.

    The remaining 5% will study seriously as they for what ever personal reason will see English as a ticket out of Japan.

    Missing in all of this "academics" is the huge elephant in the room - the Education Ministry is chuck full of bureaucrats who couldn't construct a sentence in English to save their lives yet design the English programs used in all Japanese schools. The "English" education really is no more than glorified Katakana practice.

    Get students to see the need for study of ANY second language and set up the curriculum with actual language use and MAYBE there would be improvement. This "study" is nothing but a regurgitation of the "Japanese are too unique to learn English" bs.

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  • 0

    kyushubill

    Smoking a fattie in Swann Park in S.Baltimore with my uncle Butch. What great memories.

    Posted in: What are your fondest childhood memories of Christmas?

  • -3

    kyushubill

    Good, it means sobriety could be infecting this archipelago after all.

    Posted in: During the 1980s and '90s, it was common for young people to eat out after midnight. But the numbers of customers are decreasing after midnight.

  • 0

    kyushubill

    Somehow I think what the EU wants Japan to do is going to met with "shoganai".

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  • 6

    kyushubill

    Happy birthday and hope your cold gets better soon.

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