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lucabrasiOct. 25, 2016 - 01:01PM JST
Three hours? That's one quick flight....
Posted in: Tokyo makes new bid to be Asian business capital
lucabrasiOct. 25, 2016 - 10:31AM JST
"... homemade petrol bombs."
So much more heartfelt than the uninspired shop-bought version. ; )
Posted in: Part of Shibuya Station area to be turned into pedestrian zone for Halloween
lucabrasiOct. 18, 2016 - 01:39PM JST
It's not a question of the government "stripping" anybody of Japanese nationality.
It's that when a person applies for Japanese citizenship, they have to agree to undertake to make "reasonable efforts" to renounce all previous citizenships. If they do agree, but do nothing, their agreement is technically a false statement, which renders the whole application null and void.
All theoretical and technical, but enough to lose citizenship if anybody in authority chooses to interfere.
Posted in: Dual citizenship is not permitted under Japanese law, making the country an international minority over the issue. What do you think are the benefits of allowing dual citizenship?
lucabrasiOct. 17, 2016 - 06:44PM JST
I was thinking along the same lines, but you have to wonder what he would then do for money and where he'd live....
Posted in: Panel meets to study emperor's possible abdication
lucabrasiOct. 17, 2016 - 06:11PM JST
A sprig of the sacred masakaki (真榊) tree.
Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead
lucabrasiOct. 14, 2016 - 01:54PM JST
Posted in: Motorcyclist cut in half after being flung into cable wire following police chase
lucabrasiOct. 13, 2016 - 12:16PM JST
I've only heard "情けない" used to express anger and frustration in regard to poor behaviour, much like "pathetic" nowadays in English.
When I used to come home staggering drunk at three in the morning in my younger days, I was definitely "情けない", according to my wife.
lucabrasiOct. 11, 2016 - 06:50PM JST
You put the left one in and you shake it all about....
Posted in: Restroom signs confuse and amuse Japanese on Twitter
lucabrasiOct. 11, 2016 - 03:21PM JST
He wouldn't be charged with murder if he were an adult, so his age is irrelevant.
Opinions are as irrelevant as foreign laws.
Posted in: 18-year-old man arrested after fatal car crash
lucabrasiOct. 11, 2016 - 02:21PM JST
I reside in Japan. I'm sure laws are different elsewhere, but they aren't relevant in this case.
lucabrasiOct. 11, 2016 - 10:36AM JST
@inkochi & Buraku
Yep! Japanese sports bar experiences can be great!
I remember one night in November 2003....
Posted in: Cahill factor haunts Japan in Australia World Cup qualifier showdown
lucabrasiOct. 11, 2016 - 10:25AM JST
"... intent or not, it's murder!"
Then you don't understand the definition of "murder".
lucabrasiOct. 11, 2016 - 08:21AM JST
Nowt. Anywhere north of Kitakyushu and you get a right unsavoury bunch ; )
Posted in: What do you think are some of the main cultural differences between the Kanto and Kansai regions of Japan?
lucabrasiOct. 10, 2016 - 03:56PM JST
Not H-bombs. They weren't around till the 50s.
Posted in: Display of rare items marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
lucabrasiOct. 09, 2016 - 06:27PM JST
Yeah, definitely, but... I've done similar, and not won that particular prize. I got a good old-fashioned bollocking from a good, old-fashioned copper. Feel bit sorry for them.
Posted in: 3 teens in critical condition after motorbike-car crash
lucabrasiOct. 09, 2016 - 05:54PM JST
In that case, I was too quick to criticise. I apologise. It's just an irritating error made by ninety per cent of native speakers.
Posted in: Do you find it annoying when you're trying to get a co-worker's attention in the office but can't because they are listening to music? Do you think companies should ban employees listening to whatever it is they listen to, especially in an open office where employees need to communicate with each other?
lucabrasiOct. 09, 2016 - 04:50PM JST
Are you making the same mistake as I did??
Posted in: Japan’s hyper-realistic CG schoolgirl moves for the first time in new video
lucabrasiOct. 09, 2016 - 12:59PM JST
Delightful nonsense. Almost better than politics.
Delightful nonsense. Almost better than politics.
The US elections? Yep....
lucabrasiOct. 09, 2016 - 10:36AM JST
From the picture, they appear to be both on the same door. Strange.
lucabrasiOct. 09, 2016 - 09:10AM JST
It's the US. Hypocritical moral outrage is the national pastime.
That said, Trump is the lowest of the low.
Posted in: Trump vows to press on as GOP calls grow for him to quit
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Dec. 07, 2016 - 02:45AM JST
albaleo: @turbostat Fair point. But have any of those packs been known to explode?
Posted in: JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo temporarily suspended after carriage fills with smoke
Dec. 07, 2016 - 02:36AM JST
I have to agree with Smith.
Posted in: Abe going to Pearl Harbor for remembrance, not for apology: gov't
Dec. 07, 2016 - 02:22AM JST
Islam is an enormous problem in Britain as in many other parts of Europe. Drastic action…
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Dec. 07, 2016 - 02:20AM JST
Surprising news. First PM I can remember who left of their own volition, either PMs lose…
Posted in: 3 early bids to replace Key as New Zealand PM
Dec. 07, 2016 - 02:17AM JST
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