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kyushubillMar. 21, 2017 - 07:41AM JST
"Strangers in the night ..."
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kyushubillMar. 21, 2017 - 07:40AM JST
“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
kyushubillMar. 18, 2017 - 10:47AM JST
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
kyushubillMar. 18, 2017 - 10:45AM JST
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
kyushubillMar. 18, 2017 - 10:41AM JST
Cue the Abe stomach problems from 2006, in 3...2....1
Posted in: School operator head to give sworn testimony in Diet next Thursday
kyushubillMar. 15, 2017 - 10:22AM JST
YAY MORE CAMERAS. Rock on baby. Orwell would be proud.
kyushubillMar. 15, 2017 - 10:21AM JST
Only been six years. Guess we'll need another 6 years to get the actual truth. TYPICAL LDP and their corporate cronies.
kyushubillMar. 15, 2017 - 10:19AM JST
I want those calfs. Man, the Statue of David wants those calfs.
Posted in: Big return
kyushubillMar. 15, 2017 - 10:18AM JST
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
kyushubillFeb. 08, 2017 - 10:52AM JST
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.
kyushubillFeb. 08, 2017 - 10:46AM JST
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?”
kyushubillJan. 28, 2017 - 02:28PM JST
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
kyushubillJan. 28, 2017 - 02:23PM JST
WOW the "artist" can draw triangles. Amazing!
Posted in: New look for Trump
kyushubillDec. 30, 2016 - 08:26AM JST
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'
kyushubillDec. 30, 2016 - 08:24AM JST
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
kyushubillDec. 30, 2016 - 08:23AM JST
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.
kyushubillDec. 25, 2016 - 03:08PM JST
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?
kyushubillDec. 23, 2016 - 09:10AM JST
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.
kyushubillDec. 23, 2016 - 09:09AM JST
Somehow I think what the EU wants Japan to do is going to met with "shoganai".
kyushubillDec. 23, 2016 - 09:06AM JST
Happy birthday and hope your cold gets better soon.
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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…
Posted in: TV employee suspected of lending money to crime syndicate associate
Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:13AM JST
DisillusionedMAR. 22, 2017 - 06:11PM JST
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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