Sheikh Yerboaby comments

Posted in: Woman decides to go for a walk on the busiest train tracks at Shibuya Station See in context

why were there so many staff all chasing her along the platform?? LMAO! They all took it in turns to shout at her and point.....did you really need 10 people to do that??

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: 72% of foreigners in survey say they’ve been disappointed by bad breath in Japan See in context

I often think that Oyajis and Salarymen clean their teeth with Cigarette & Dog poo toothpaste......death breath is a real problem on the morning commute

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Junior high school principal arrested for soliciting underage girl for sex See in context

And if you have worked in Japanese schools as I have, you will know in many of them, there is an accepted culture of abuse and taking advantage of young girls. I was expected to date the girls I was teaching, and they were surprised I wasn't.

I have no idea what schools you worked in, but in all the elementary, JHS and SHS that I have worked in, NONE have been as you described. NONE had an accepted culture of taking advantage of young girls. NONE expected me to date the students...in fact the expected me to NOT date the students and they were not surprised that I didn't.......Perhaps you shouldn't work at the Gary Glitter International school for Nonces

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Dentsu officials admit to Tokyo Olympic test event bid rigging See in context

Dentsu involved with bid-rigging and corruption....and in other news the sky was blue today, and the grass was green.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Japanese police file charges against illegal anime girl huggy pillow cover seller See in context

Ofuna is not a town.....it's a train stop and is part of Kamakura city.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Police, tech firms hold response drills to counter attacks ahead of G7 summit See in context

Let's hope they do better than when they were "protecting" Abe.......

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: World champion halfpipe skier Smaine dies in avalanche in Japan See in context

EDIT I have read the account by the photographer Grant Gunderson on IG...

It would be absolute criminal incompetence for a guy of his experience to go out the back without all of the avy gear.....for him to go out in a group that didn't all have the correct avy gear....so I wonder why the rest of the group that wasn't hit toddled off to tell patrol and didn't stay and look for him. The report I read said nothing of them trying to find him....although they may well have.....but the report I read said it happened at 2:30pm and they left the scene to call for help.

They did in fact have all the gear, they did stay and try a rescue.....They had dug a pit.....They had skied that line twice before. They were away from the base of the slope they had just rode, transitioning to ski-tour mode when a skier from another group triggered an avalanche that stepped down onto an adjacent slope and turned into a massive 2m crown slide. 1 guy was buried 1.5 metres under for 25 minutes but has come out unscathed, a guy buried next to him wasn't so lucky and died from internal injuries. The pro-skier who died was thrown 50 metres by the air blast in front of the slide (that's how powerful it was!) and then buried under the subsequent debris. This was the last ride of the day....the photographer decided to call it quits, but these 2 went back up for 1 more ride......they did everything they could've. Sad times

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Posted in: World champion halfpipe skier Smaine dies in avalanche in Japan See in context

The trouble in Japan, in comparison to other snow places around the world, is that Japanese ski patrol do very little land management. They do not do avy control, as other places have done for decades. They simply say "Don't go out there". The trouble with this head in sand (snow) approach is that they often close so-called back country gates for spurious reasons......such as it's a weekday.....they don't have the staff.....they can't be bothered checking.....because this isn't applied to the same standard across the board, people will take risks. IF riders know that patrol take management of danger to a high level, then when that rope is closed, they are more likely to abide by that decision, because they know it must be super sketchy.

1 area that bucks this trend is Niseko. The locals campaigned for years to have proper managed access to the back country, they butted heads with the stubborn old guard of the ski patrol and resort owners for a long time before finally getting them to agree to their gate system and the so-called "Niseko Rules". Since this system has been brought in, the amount of deaths in Niseko due to avalanche has fallen. People tend not to duck ropes now because they know that as soon as it's a safe as possible, ski patrol will responsibly allow access again.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: World champion halfpipe skier Smaine dies in avalanche in Japan See in context

My co-worker who is always posting videos and pictures of himself skiing in the backcountry posted a video of himself almost triggering an avalanche yesterday. Sad thing is, he will probably continue his hobby.

So he didn't trigger an avalanche.....cool story bro.

Don't go off piste. It's too dangerous.

That's fine for you, but I love riding off course. Life comes with risk. You try to mitigate it as much as possible, but in the end nothing is 100% safe.

Last weekend was a deadly one. It does make me wonder, is it a lack of preperation, or more because backcountry is still seen as a fringe sport of "the young" with lack of accurate and easly accessible information and gear rental (beacon, air-bag, etc)? Japan has a tendency of blanket statements and closing their eyes to new, bothersome things...I tried just now to get weather info for 10 min to no avail, then tried Wistler, and the Ski hp had link to Backcountry, from there link to weather map with avalanche risk...

It would be absolute criminal incompetence for a guy of his experience to go out the back without all of the avy gear.....for him to go out in a group that didn't all have the correct avy gear....so I wonder why the rest of the group that wasn't hit toddled off to tell patrol and didn't stay and look for him. The report I read said nothing of them trying to find him....although they may well have.....but the report I read said it happened at 2:30pm and they left the scene to call for help.

The trouble in Japan, in comparison to other snow places around the world, is that Japanese ski patrol do very little land management. They do not do avy control, as other places have done for decades. They simply say "Don't go out there". The trouble with this head in sand (snow) approach is that they often close so-called back country gates for spurious reasons......such as it's a weekday.....they don't have the staff.....they can't be bothered checking.....because this isn't applied to the same standard across the board, people will take risks. IF riders know that patrol take management of danger to a high level, then when that rope is closed, they are more likely to abide by that decision, because they know it must be super sketchy. Japan likes to project that it's predominately foreigners who head out of bounds but this is simply not true. The vast majority of people I see out there are Japanese. 2 guys died at the weekend on Tenjindaira in Gunma due to an avalanche, but less has been made of this in the news...why? Because they are Japanese.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Posted in: New shootings rock California as police probe dance hall killings See in context

USA promotes violence all the time. Because of huge military spending and the American people believing the propaganda that the military is a great service to the world(thank you for your service!) with military salutes, commercializing how wonderful being a soldier is, putting veterans on a pedestal, etc., America believes violent killings are a necessity for freedom of life, which is about as oxy moronic as it gets.

All that military spending is a part of the brain wash of America, easily targeting conservatives and liberals follow with military support which is so popular, they'd never win an election without it. Like the belief in God, you could never be an atheist or claim to be in the US and you can't be a pure pacifist, either, if you want to be in politics.

This leads to America's love for guns and a country that believes guns are a necessity, using the constitution as an obsolete excuse, to protect from so called idiots who want to hurt others with their own guns to protect themselves. Another oxy moronic take.

I'd bet the guy in Monterey Park didn't own semi automatic weapons until recently, but heck, easy to get, why not? He's been pissed off at society for awhile.

Some people in America buy guns because they think everyone else has them with no intention of actual usage, but things change, they get angry about something and one day, they're the killers they think they're preventing.

Yes, guns are the problem. It is the people, as well, but get rid of the militaristic mind which ends up with Americans saying, 'hell ya, I'd shoot someone with a gun, he/she deserved it" and the guns themselves to prevent daily mass gun killings.

Well said.....take a bow.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Posted in: Tom Hanks nominated for three 'Razzies' See in context

That character was really annoying in the film.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Posted in: Much of Japan to see heavy snow from Tuesday as winter storm arrives See in context

For some, remote work does not seem so bad, ne!

Are you joking?! Remote work is terrible in inclement weather....it means you still have to work!! :D

I want the trains and buses off so I don't have to go to work! LLF

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: Kishida warns Japan on brink of social dysfunction amid falling birthrate See in context

Maybe he can stop house building companies building 5 houses on a plot that used to only have 1. Give families some garden space for their kids to enjoy.

18 ( +20 / -2 )

Posted in: Wuhan turns page on COVID, three years on See in context

Wait.....Wuhan market WASN'T the epicentre of the outbreak??

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Posted in: 43-year-old bosozoku biker arrested for reckless driving See in context

Good! I live in Shonan and these bozos are a PITA! Just yesterday there was a whole lot of em, swerving and revving their annoying sounding hairdryer engines as they trundled along on their garish bikes at Southern beach in Chig.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Posted in: Australia to spend $2 billion on 40 U.S. Black Hawk choppers See in context

Why doesn't Australia build it's own military hardware? Create jobs for Australians......keep the money within the economy....is it just that it's easier to buy from an established supplier?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Russia's Lavrov compares West's approach to Russia with Hitler's 'Final Solution' See in context

well maybe you shouldn't have invaded another country!!!

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Posted in: Ukraine helicopter crash kills interior minister in Kyiv as fighting rages on in east See in context

Russia are scumbags.......a gangster state that will be a pariah for decades to come...again!

It's people have again been segregated from the rest of the world population by the actions of their government. Just as they were becoming normalised and not seen with distrust, they have been yanked back under the veil of suspicion.

1 ( +11 / -10 )

Posted in: Testimony lays bare soccer's biggest corruption scandal See in context

Soccer's biggest corruption scandal.

The U.S. government’s star witness in a big-money bribery case engulfing the world of soccer 

Err...no. Maybe in the Americas this is big news. In Europe....no one cares. It's not "engulfing" world soccer. It is not even mentioned on the BBC's football page.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Russian ex-President Medvedev says Kishida should disembowel himself See in context

Medvedev said the nuclear statement showed "paranoia" towards Russia

I think considering Russia's unabashed invasion of their neighbour and close cultural brother, Ukraine, other countries around Russia, with NO historical or cultural ties, have a right to be paranoid at what these idiots are going to do next.

The brass neck of Putin and his puppets to pretend that this attack is to HELP the poor people of Ukraine by ridding them of a Nazi government boils my blood.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Blanchett slams 'patriarchal' awards shows after accepting best actress prize See in context

Woke buzzwords that should cause you to make your excuses and politely leave: The patriarchy, privilege, mansplain, broppriate, manspread, whitesplain, Gammon, BoPo, Cis, Cultural Appropriation, Gaslight, Misogyny/misogynist (a buzzword but never acceptable nonetheless), intersectionality, etc. Notice any bias?

Cis and Cultural Appropriation are my 2 pet peeves.......as soon as someone says "cis"...I discount whatever they are away to say instantly. And cultural appropriation?! GTF outta here with that nonsense. Culture is MEANT to be shared.........I do like gammon though.....it sooo invokes an accurate image of those type of people :D

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Blanchett slams 'patriarchal' awards shows after accepting best actress prize See in context

Well....don't accept it then! Yes....there are many people doing a good job, but this is about picking a standout from within that group. If you don't want to take part, cool.....don't accept it. Why is it patriarchal again? Is it the whole awards style or is it the make up of the people who choose who wins? I don't know how these things work so don't see any patriarchal angle here if it's a straight up vote by industry men and women. Maybe to make it less patriarchal, they can do away with the separate awards for men and women and just have 1 award.....that way the best person wins......

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Pacific island nations urge Japan to delay release of Fukushima waste water See in context

There is a solution to take care of radioactive water problem, called evaporation.

With this, only pure water is evaporated into the air while radioactive materials are left behind to be collected.

Yeah, nah. That doesn't work. The isotopes are in the water and all you would create is radioactive steam. Evaporation CAN be a step in some of the removal processes.....they can use resin to bind to the radioactive isotopes, THEN they evaporate the water off, separating the radioactive resin from water...but isn't effective for all isotopes and tritium might be one of those isotopes that can't be filtered in this way. They would still be left with highly radioactive waste that would need long term storage somewhere.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Posted in: Gov't to discuss downgrading COVID-19 classification to same as influenza See in context

So let's get this straight - for god knows how long, Japan closed its borders to foreigners due to Coronavirus in some xenophobic, self important tirade. It couldn't possibly be Japan's fault that the virus spread within its own country.

Now that Coronavirus has rampaged through Japan with world high numbers and infection rates, causing deep shame to the Japanese government who were no longer able to blame foreigners AND the fact that the government is unable to control said numbers, the virus will be downgraded in severity?

Oh dear Japan. Was there ever any point in your awful handling of this virus.

Supporters will bang on about how their life hardly changed in Japan, we didn't have lockdowns, etc. Try telling that to the thousands who couldn't visit family and were stigmatised by the Japanese.

No one around the world was able to visit family members....I was much happier than my family, whom I couldn't visit, who were stuck inside unable to even sit in the same room as family members who lived around the corner. Stigmatised?! I think you are projecting your own fears and prejudices there....I never felt stigmatised...I don't know anyone who complained of all the locals looking at them with disgust. Other than Japan's convoluted and slow way of making decisions, I am delighted for the most part the way it was handled here......stupid mask wearing notwithstanding. So yeah it sucked especially if you lost a family member and couldn't get home to see them or grieve for them properly, but it was better than the conditions at home.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Posted in: Gov't to discuss downgrading COVID-19 classification to same as influenza See in context

It's about blood y time!!

Can we also dispense of the virtue signalling mask encouragement?? The UK, where no one wears a mask has a 7 day average of infections around 3-4000, whereas Japan with their magic masks still firmly planted on peoples faces has a 7 day average of 120-odd thousand....these masks are a total waste of time. They played a "finger in the dyke" role when we had ZERO medical protections, but now we have effective vaccines they are about as useful and relevant as blood letting.

7 ( +15 / -8 )

Posted in: Japan is paying families ¥1 million to move to countryside – but it won’t make Tokyo any smaller See in context

Sure....but then you have ridiculous work practices that require people to commute into the city for work when they could easily do it at home....dinosaurs running these companies will pay lip service to remote working but in reality are forcing people to commute. I actually work in a rural area, commute out the city for 2hrs door to door, for a class schedule that is extremely light.....I have to go in every day though, despite not having anything to do. I could easily plan all my lessons and materials at home, negating the long commute and saving the school the travel expense....but no. Common sense does not prevail and of course I'm expected to be at my desk everyday from 8:20 to 4:30 (where they also complain that I should stay later)...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Lineker left red-faced by 'sabotage' of FA Cup coverage See in context

haha! Classic

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: After a Davos DJ gig, Idris Elba has new role: advocate for small farmers See in context

Idris is on to something shameful and shocking here. This isn't about Nazis in the past. It's about US in the present! It's time the world got its priorities right and we put our money where our mouth is. The hidden trillions of the rich and the bloated war chests of nations would finance a solution, but where to find the humanity in our hypocrisy?

For this to happen would entail a whole midset shift from our view that money and "things" are what to strive for....throwing off of capitalism.....but the first time humanity tried that it didn't end well. Now anything resembling the word "communal" or "social" instantly brings the gammons out of the woodwork in their Red-dread. With the rapid development of AI and robots, it will not be long before the VAST number of jobs filled by humans will be obsolete. If the current mindset prevails, then private interests will monetise this against humanity, creating HUGE gulfs in poverty......ultra rich and then everyone else. It will be Class-War like you have never seen before. There is enough wealth in the world to be shared so everyone has a good, basic standard of living....what is lacking is the political will to enact it.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Posted in: ANA to offer flight attendants 2-day workweek after COVID See in context

@factchecker: No. When Governments owned airlines, prices were fixed. Service was appalling unless you go back to the 1950's/1960's and flew first class. There was zero incentive to offer anything 'different' and despite the current high fares, in the 30-35 years since deregulation many, many millions of people have managed to travel that wouldn't have done under state controlled airlines.

This is what every capitalist says.....but there is no reason why a public company cannot be run LIKE a private company. Producing modest profits that can be re-invested back into the service/industry for the good of the "shareholders".....who would be the taxpayers! The only things being cut would be the ridiculously fat profits and dividends being shelled out to private individuals, while driving up point-of-use price for the regular man. The trains in the UK are great example.....not 1 system has been improved since privitisation. But they have become more expensive, just as delayed and embroiled in strikes despite posting 310 million pounds in tax payers funded profit last year.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: ANA to offer flight attendants 2-day workweek after COVID See in context

It will be available to around 8,500 of its flight attendants who live in Japan. However, ANA plans to restrict the number of people utilizing the system to prevent it from impacting its operations.

How very Japanese......here you are, we will give all of you this....but of course we won't ACTUALLY give all of you this.....we'll just pretend to so's we can tick a box that says we are proactive, because the head Oyaji wants everyone working until 11pm every night. LMAO

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2023 GPlusMedia Inc.