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m6bobSep. 24, 2016 - 06:32PM JST
Let's not begrudge the PM of Japan or any other world leaders for that matter, the availability of a backup plane. This can be prearranged to be at the departure airport, just sitting there if needed. Once the official plane takes off without problem, the lease on the backup plane expires.
Posted in: Abe switches to backup plane due to glitch
m6bobSep. 24, 2016 - 11:26AM JST
Cruz thinking: Support Trump and for my own career or not support him and get nothing. It is a no-brainer!
Posted in: In dramatic reversal, Cruz to vote for Trump
m6bobSep. 21, 2016 - 10:38AM JST
Bak Kut Teh is a popular Chinese dish here in Singapore but it is NOT a Singaporean-Malay dish. It is basically pork with bones cooked till very soft & served in soya or pepper-based soup & eaten with white rice. Malays are Muslim and they do not eat pork at all.
Posted in: Palace Hotel Tokyo to host ‘Fine Tastes of Singapore’ event
m6bobSep. 16, 2016 - 11:18AM JST
What is wrong with having a GB team with Welsh, Irish, Scottish & English players? If these countries are against it, then Swansea & Cardiff should leave the EPL. One slightly good Wales performance in the Euro2016 & people like Coleman thinks they should have their cake and eat it. Don't forget they lost to lousy England.
Posted in: FA hopeful of fielding British soccer team for Tokyo Olympics
m6bobSep. 09, 2016 - 09:17PM JST
I am happy to read about the change back to the single stage system.
m6bobJul. 02, 2016 - 10:32PM JST
I believe the Japanese hostages are the JICA aid workers who are in Bangladesh working on a transportation project. Latest news from elsewhere has indicated the 20 who died are mostly Japanese & Italians. They may have been there in two separate groups. Do not be surprised if the Japanese Government withdraw from the project. The head of JICA was interviewed on NHK news and he expressed sadness and anger that this has happened to people who are there to work on aid projects in Bangladesh.
Posted in: Japan says 7 nationals missing in Dhaka attack
m6bobJul. 01, 2016 - 11:07AM JST
I watched Nishikori beat Benneteau but could not help wondering why he had to break up with Ai-chan. It would have been nice to see her in the stands....
Posted in: Last eight or bust for Nishikori at Wimbledon
m6bobJun. 30, 2016 - 09:22AM JST
This is a comedy upon a comedy. Read whatever you want into it.
Posted in: 'Ghostbusters' backlash brings out Internet trolls
m6bobJun. 11, 2016 - 06:21PM JST
With my non-tattooed, chiselled, hairless body and 1.8m height I would be a shoo-in if I make a reservation and show up. But I'm not interested as I can't afford to eat there.
Posted in: Japan's first 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners
m6bobJun. 11, 2016 - 06:12PM JST
Meaning of 'sequel:
noun: sequel; plural noun: sequels
a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one.
"the sequel to Home Alone"
synonyms: follow-up, continuation
"the film was successful enough to inspire a sequel"
something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event.
"this encouragement to grow potatoes had a disastrous sequel some fifty years later"
synonyms: consequence, result, upshot, outcome, development, issue, end, conclusion, postscript; More
effect, after-effect, aftermath;
"the immediate sequel was an armed uprising in several cities"
late Middle English (in the senses ‘body of followers’, ‘descendants’ and ‘consequence’): from Old French sequelle or Latin sequella, from sequi ‘follow’.
Translate sequel to
Use over time for: sequel
IT'S A BLOODY SEQUEL!!!!
Posted in: 'Independence Day: Resurgence' not a sequel, says director
m6bobJun. 10, 2016 - 06:16PM JST
Boris Johnson has a lot to answer for. I hope the BREXIT thing will go the same way as the recent Scotland leaving the UK referendum - stay in UK and stay in Europe.
Posted in: Toyota threatens action over Brexit camp logo use
m6bobMay. 01, 2016 - 07:59PM JST
The mere mention of 'Osaka Obasan' makes me chuckle as I've heard from Tokyo and even Tohoku ladies about how these Osakan ladies are by nature. The feeling is not all negative as I've always like the Japanese ladies being forthright and to the point instead of being overly polite, no beating about the bush. I have but one question for anyone here, 'Is it true far too many of them like to wear tiger print clothing? That will be hilarious! Roar!!
Posted in: To thwart thieves, think and act like an 'Osaka auntie'
m6bobApr. 02, 2016 - 08:22AM JST
Just for info, 'Kansai' sounds like 'kanasai', which in the hokkien dialects in Taiwan, Singapore & Fukien province of China means 'like shit'. Don't think a name change is needed as Kyoto, Osaka areas are drawing in the Chinese tourists.
m6bobMar. 28, 2016 - 01:52AM JST
5-setters in the major tournaments should be the 1st step towards 'shutting up' the complains.
Posted in: Women need five-sets tennis to win equality battle
m6bobMar. 26, 2016 - 12:51AM JST
Making big physical movements while consuming that stacked-up hamburger, including getting up to get more sachets of chilly sauce and tomato sauce, I registered quite hefty step-counts and calorie usage. That coke top-up and 3 trips to the top-up counter helped too. I'll be healthy in no time!
Posted in: Fitness trackers bad at keeping tabs on how much energy we burn
m6bobMar. 24, 2016 - 11:07AM JST
Djokovic said the men should be fighting to get more. My view is more from the sponsors, not at the expense of the women. It is up to the women to fight for more, from the same sponsors. It is not a zero sum game. If Rolex wants to increase their sponsorship amount for the men, it is up to the women to fight for their own increase. This is not a gender issue, it is a sponsorship issue.
Posted in: Djokovic supports equal prize money for men and women after controversy
m6bobMar. 16, 2016 - 06:27PM JST
I was just mentioning this factoid to my J wife. She has no opinion about this. I'm really surprised by the anti-Hillary ones who called her 'Hitlery'. I mean, come on, these online hate! I find Trump rather obnoxious but if Americans want to vote him as GOP candidate, he must have something they like about him. My take is he will 'break some rules' to deal with ISIS, North Korea & China unlike the rule-obeying previous Presidents. The end justify the means, especially on North Korea and China.
Posted in: Why is the U.S. presidential campaign generating so many vitriolic comments from supporters of both sides, including readers of Japan Today? Why is it so difficult for some people to be tolerant of opposing views?
m6bobMar. 16, 2016 - 06:18PM JST
For such a long time I've been coming to Japan and not bothered about reclaiming the consumption tax when buying stuff to take back home. If there will be an increase to 10%, I will have 2 choices:
1. Not coming to Japan for holidays; 2. Seriously finding out about how to reclaim the 10%.
m6bobFeb. 17, 2016 - 10:10AM JST
Vicious assault by girls! By the way anyone knows the name or actual location of this Ikebukuro park? I'm staying at Sunshine City Prince hotel and need to do some leg stretching. Thanks.
Posted in: Police arrest 3 girls for assault filmed and posted on YouTube
m6bobFeb. 13, 2016 - 06:44AM JST
Wonder if she will turn to the 'white policemen' if she ever needs them.
Posted in: Beyonce takes U.S. by storm with new activist role
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Sep. 26, 2016 - 04:01PM JST
Fantastic! This is exactly what Japan needs to break out of the economic doldrums - more…
Posted in: Ginza gleams
Sep. 26, 2016 - 03:55PM JST
Bob Sapp! What a blast from the past!
Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job?
Sep. 26, 2016 - 03:53PM JST
That's at least six vows on the economy, and most after he's said overseas that Abenomics…
Posted in: Abe vows action on TPP, economy as Diet session begins
Sep. 26, 2016 - 03:52PM JST
Red Suns..... you need to learn more about warplanes.
It's 2016 and we don't dogfight like…
Posted in: Japan scrambles fighter jet as Chinese air force planes pass southwest
Sep. 26, 2016 - 03:51PM JST
And, a big one off the coast of Chiba the other day, right in the middle…
Posted in: Quakes strike off Okinawa, Hokkaido
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