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marcelitoMar. 26, 2017 - 12:14PM JST
The elderly might be involved in " only 10 % of fatal accidents" but what is the overall percentage of all accidents caused by drivers over 70 -75, not just fatal? Anyone knows? I'd guess it's higher than 10%.
Posted in: Japan aims to curb traffic accidents by elderly drivers
marcelitoMar. 17, 2017 - 01:20PM JST
When someone lables someone else "haafu" when i,m around I always slip in " yeah...haafu,,ii naa...haafu kids are so lucky ". As said above haafu should be something to be proud of , not ashamed of.
Posted in: Two halves of a whole: Japan’s habitual ‘labeling’ of bicultural kids
marcelitoMar. 15, 2017 - 07:58AM JST
Free room and board for a while "
Waste of taxpayer funds .
Want to go to jail so he had to kill someone? Why not just steal a bento or treat yourself for a free restaurant meal or something.
Posted in: Man beats stranger to death in order to get arrested
marcelitoMar. 14, 2017 - 09:43AM JST
**Kagoike said Monday he decided not to appear as planned as a witness before the Osaka prefectural assembly, saying “it is not the right time,” **
Are you freaking joking? Kaogoike gets to choose when is the" right time " for him to testify?
The refusal of LDP to get him to testify at the Diet is pretty telling. Afraid of all the dirty laundry that would come out and stain certain Nippon kaigi members of parliament.
marcelitoMar. 11, 2017 - 09:58AM JST
Nothing but respect to these women.
Posted in: Fukushima mothers measure radiation levels in food, water and soil
marcelitoMar. 09, 2017 - 09:10AM JST
Does everyone think Google or Facebook would be truly impartial in "filtering / weeding out the fake news" ?
They are business giants with links to political camps / lobbies too. Certainly not neutral entities with nothing to gain by engaging in a bit of "favorable filltering.
Posted in: What do you think about the growing controversy over "fake news" circulating online via Google or Facebook, and efforts by the internet giants to weed out hoaxes and misinformation?
marcelitoMar. 09, 2017 - 08:55AM JST
So the pompous, racist, arrogant personification of everything that is wrong with J-politicians dinosaur otherwise known as Ishihara is finally beginning to get worried about the investigation panel uncovering and bringing to attention his old corrupt ,dictatorial ways and his leading role in this fiasco. Threatening Koike with legal action to divert media attention and torpedo the investigation just shows him for the bully he is.
Posted in: If she continues to take no steps, I would have to consider taking legal action.
marcelitoMar. 04, 2017 - 10:07AM JST
Another stunning Abenomics success.
As Derek said , how much tax money has been wasted on bureucrats to come up with this farce?
TIJ, never ceases to amaze.
marcelitoMar. 03, 2017 - 11:57AM JST
Falling prices can discourage spending by consumers, who might postpone purchases until prices drop more or they might save money instead.
Again with this BS propaganda line, when will they stop spouting this idiotic theory of theirs?
Posted in: Consumer prices rise for first time in nearly a year
marcelitoMar. 03, 2017 - 09:59AM JST
“At some point there has to be a cut off,” Coates said. “Image wise, our position is clear. We will only go to a club that has nondiscrimination.”
Good to hear some no-nosense straight talk directed at the oh ever so procrastinating, unable to make a decision / change dinosaur old boy club members that control most aspects of life in this society. As so often its only outside pressure that is making Japan grudgingly change and move with the times. Its 2017 FFS.
It is a private social club and the members paying dues have a right to decide. I hope the club doesn't cave to the IOC.*
By all means , but then loose the prestige of being a host of the Olympic golf and loose face in the spotlight of international media reporting on the issue. Go ahead.
Posted in: Coates: 2020 Olympic golf venue must be nondiscriminatory
marcelitoMar. 02, 2017 - 08:09AM JST
I think that those high spec" guys with their IQ levels should be pretty quick in figuring out that this is another chance to score ikinari sudden love hotel encounter after arranged their restaurant date af a near bargain price. Just dangle the prospect of marriage to a doctor/ dentist/ Keyo graduate et in front of these wanna be gold diggers and there you go.
Wonder what the success rate for relationships leading to marriage is with this and similar apps.
Posted in: Company promises women the man of their (financial) dreams
marcelitoFeb. 28, 2017 - 08:06AM JST
Wish you were right Schop but Abe is like teflon, no scandal seems to stick to him. He will just deflect blame onto some underling, record a dip in approval rating which will rdecover a few months later and continue on with his right wing agenda. Unless Koike steps back into national politics as a potential alternative which is unlikely at this stage yet, the J public will just continue to support him unfortunately.
Wish i was wrong .
marcelitoFeb. 23, 2017 - 11:07AM JST
Pork galore!...all aboard!
Gosh I wish J public would take a look at say Budapest( where people basically said no thanks, dont want to see our taxes wasted big time) and finally said, no to the never ending pork barellin here.
But TIJ so very unlikely to happen so high chance the crooked big wigs will get Sapporo bid up and running pretty soon.
Posted in: Asian Olympic leader backs Sapporo for 2026 Winter Games bid
marcelitoFeb. 23, 2017 - 10:43AM JST
I,m with Yubaru, strangerland and comanteer.
Its all about attitude. The shaved head does not hurt the chances with ladies at all, combine it with a bit of a beard /goatee and a good fashion sense and you are on a definate winner. If you have a deep voice ala Sean Connery to top it off you are on top of a mountain. Nothing worse than guys with a combover trying to desperately hold on to the past...shave it off and full speed ahead with confidence is all i can say.
Having said that , dont put suction cups on your head like the guys above ,lol.
Posted in: Japanese men hold competition to celebrate baldness
marcelitoFeb. 22, 2017 - 05:08PM JST
And spiral the costs WILL.
The latest example , i had to pinch myself when i saw an article about the proposed cost of a " olympic surfing venue" on a Chiba beach on another website a few days ago. FFS, the beach, sunshine and waves are free....how many hundreds of million yen do they need to put up some temporary tents and seats?
Posted in: Tokyo governor warns of spiralling 2020 Olympics costs
marcelitoFeb. 21, 2017 - 08:13AM JST
As always it has to be outside pressure to effect any meaningful change and force the oyaji dinosaurs to grudgingly realise it's 2017. Good to hear some straight talk from Coates.
Posted in: Admit women or lose Olympic golf, IOC tells club
marcelitoFeb. 13, 2017 - 07:41PM JST
¥10000 says if woman showed interest, Akimoto would drop his group like a bad habit."
Lol....this deserves " comment of the day" award..
Posted in: Japanese killjoys wage war on Valentine's 'conspiracy'
marcelitoFeb. 13, 2017 - 12:06PM JST
Never mind the actual figures - Government will continue to put out forecasts based on their fictional 3% growth figures as per Abenomics manual....meanwhile in the real world....
Posted in: Japan's economy grew 1% in 2016; slowed in Oct-Dec
marcelitoFeb. 11, 2017 - 09:46AM JST
Abe has an election coming up this year so he obviously wants to use Trumps visit to Japan to boost his chances just like with Obama last time. Gosh, I wish Trump lets out some twitter blurb that would pour cold water on Abe's parade a little bit.
Or wouldn't it be great if Donaldo could meet up and hit it off with Koike....that would catapult her into stratosphere.
Bet LDP will do their best to try to keep her meeting up with Trump and steal some spotlight from the dear leader.
Posted in: Trump, Abe discuss security alliance, trade
marcelitoFeb. 08, 2017 - 01:30PM JST
Since Iran decided to dump the US petrodollar the anti Iran rhetoric is rising fast. Just look at what happened to other countries that did the same and found themselves a sudden target of a need for " regime change ".
Iran is suddenly a " number 1 terrorist state " and it's people no doubt in need of some freedom " so let's see if we can bomb the crap out of them some time soon once we build an international coalition to legitimate it.
Following the textbook to a letter.
Posted in: Netanyahu, Trump align on Iran ahead of Israeli leader's visit
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Mar. 26, 2017 - 06:07PM JST
Pheeeww! Glad Kisenosato isn't a JT softie as he would never have won one of the…
Posted in: Injured Kisenosato suffers 2nd loss; Terunofuji takes lead
Mar. 26, 2017 - 06:06PM JST
Like a horror film. May she Rest In Peace and the killer be sentenced to death.
Posted in: Naked body of young girl found near drainage ditch in Chiba
Mar. 26, 2017 - 06:00PM JST
It looks like Mr Trump is starting to drain the swamp, but he's refiling it with…
Posted in: Trump to nominate businessman Hagerty as U.S. ambassador to Japan
Mar. 26, 2017 - 05:57PM JST
The young girl's too early death is really unbearable and sad. RIP. Hope police crack the…
Mar. 26, 2017 - 05:55PM JST
IF they have been poisoned what someone could be doing is mixing bicarbonate of soda with…
Posted in: 50 crows found dead in Tokyo park
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