1. michaelr

    Architect of Japanese Quantitative Easing Policy Says QE Harms the Economy In the Lon

    Architect of Japanese Quantitative Easing Policy Says QE Harms the Economy In the Long-Run Of course it kills the economies foolish enough to participate in this madness, but the way it has been done here for five years is just horrad. The costs already outweighs any benefits, that's my...
  2. Engine-Ear

    Japanese police ‘solve riddle of missing bike saddles’

    Japanese police have got to the bottom of a mysterious crime wave that saw 200 leather bicycle saddles vanish in a matter of months, reports say. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/27/japanese-police-solve-riddle-of-missing-bike-saddles/ Creepy-Crime wave over.
  3. G

    A refresher course on battle of Manila as the Japanese army retreated.

    When it was evident that they could no longer keep the U. S. Army out of Manila, General Yamashita (the Japanese military commander) ordered his troops to withdraw and take up positions northeast of the city while that left the Imperial naval forces to cover his retreat. So, what happened really...
  4. Zaragunudgeyon

    New Japanese warship

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) -- Japan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier. The ship, which has a flight deck that is nearly 250...
  5. meridian5455

    Japanese buy 70% of Sprint

    SoftBank to purchase a 70% stake in Sprint - Oct. 15, 2012 Any Sprint customers out there?
  6. Tedminator

    Japanese Plane Bombed Oregon in 1942

    huh news to me. learn something new everyday.. either that or I'm getting old and forgetting stuff. Japanese Plane Bombed Oregon in 1942 The only plane ever to drop a bomb on the US mainland during WWII was this submarine based Glen.
  7. Detective Mike Logan

    what were the reasons for the post WW2 japanese economic miracle?

    What is it that fundamentally makes a country rich and powerful? why was Japan able to launch such as dramatic recovery after WW2 and become the 2nd richest nation (until china overtook it recently i believe). What are the main factors involved in a country rich, prosperous and powerful? is it...
  8. B

    Japanese pop-singing HRP-4C Humanoid Robot

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_migLQ802Go&feature=related ..a little creepy, but I don't think I am out of a job yet...
  9. Six

    Officials: Plutonium Detected in Soil Outside Japanese Nuclear Complex

    TOKYO -- Workers discovered new pools of radioactive water leaking from Japan's crippled nuclear complex, officials said Monday, as emergency crews struggled to pump out hundreds of tons of contaminated water and bring the plant back under control. Officials believe the contaminated water has...
  10. Six

    Dangerous breach suspected at Japanese nuke plant

    I knew the Fukishima situation was worse then what was being reported by the Japanese media and Gov't. You don't have massive explosions that rip apart 2 foot thick concrete walls like paper mache and not have sever damage to the containment vessels. So ppl how do you fix a crack in a...
  11. (I) Doomsday

    Mayan prophecy predicted 9.0 Japanese earthquake

    Apparently, the Mayans predicted the Earthquake in Japan and therefore many fatalists are asking, could 2012 be the real deal? Most religions and cultures share a perception that things as we know them, won’t last forever. Countless predictions have been made about how it’s all going to go...
  12. muffins

    OMG! Japanese!

    Oh my god the Japanese mix Kanji with Hiragana in their written words!!!1! WITHIN WORDS!!! GAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! *sound of head exploding* ouch Yeah, sorry. Leaning Japanese (barely started) and having fun writing Hiragana like a five-year-old. Whoever it was that decided to add Kanji to the...
  13. Divine Wind

    Medal of Honor: B-17 "Old 666" takes on 17 Japanese fighters

    From the History Channel show "Dogfights" which uses CGI to recreate famous air battles. B-17 "Old 666" takes on 17 Japanese fighters and completes the mission. They were the most decorated air crew in US history: two Medals of Honor and seven Distinguished Service Crosses...
  14. C

    Insect that fights Japanese knotweed to be released

    BBC News - Insect that fights Japanese knotweed to be released I'm all for the attempt, but it just seems like this kind of thing always brings unintended consequences... at least it has everywhere else it's been tried.
  15. M

    Why I think the Japanese are just swell.

    http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/honda-develop-ux-3-unicycle-for-the-elderly-20090925/ This is just awesome!
  16. C

    Japanese emperor to visit Pearl Harbor for first time since war. He better apologize.

    Japanese emperor to visit Pearl Harbor for first time since war - Telegraph It will be the first time a member of the imperial family will have visited the site of the surprise attack that brought the United States into the Second World War. Is this a good idea? NO. I think it is appalling and...
  17. B

    WTF is wrong with the Japanese?

    This is just ridiculous: FOXNews.com - Possibly World's Most Expensive Watermelon Sells for $6,100 in Japan - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News I have a watermelon plant in my yard. Maybe I should put my crops on e-Bay. :)
  18. B

    Japanese Whalers take Mother and Calf

    The Australian customs vessel - "Oceanic Viking" has been filming the Japanese whaling fleet as it conducts "Scientific research" on whales. Whale kill photos misleading, Japanese say - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Looks like mother and calf to me. So far Greenpeace has...
  19. D

    Japanese baby advice

    source: Welcome to Engrish.com!
  20. Q

    American schools vs Japanese schools

    Anyone ever see the PBS special on schooling in Japan? Rather interesting way of "teaching" kids to be responsible. There are breaks between some classes where they have to close the books and pick up cleaning tools. They spend time cleaning their own school. Instead of writing stupidities...