ニュース

28 Mar

Some items I’ve heard on the news recently:

  • A woman in her fifties asked a man in his twenties to stop playing a noisy video game on a crowded commuter train in Saitama, Japan.
    At which, he became irate and insulting…and began to punch her in the face!
    He managed to break the woman’s jaw before other commuters restrained him!
  • Another man in his twenties pushed a elderly woman off of a train platform in front of an oncoming train at 東京駅 (Tokyo Station).
    She was hit by the train…but luckily the train was already coming to a stop and her injuries weren’t life threatening! The man, of course, is being charged with attempted murder.
  • Beginning April 1, 2009, Japan Railway (JR) train stations in Japan will become completely “smoke free“.
    Currently, every station has designated smoking areas…but starting next Wednesday (April 1), every station will be entirely “no smoking”.
  • There is a new disturbing current trend among teenagers in America. It’s called “xting“.
    “Sëxting” is the act of teenagers (usually girls) taking photos of themselves n@ked or semi-n@ked with their cell-phone camera and emailing them to friends.
  • Toyota (currently the #1 car maker in the world) may be forced to help bail-out America’s “Big 3” car makers (Ford, GM, and Chrysler).
  • The American rock band KISS is planning to release their first studio album of new songs in eleven years in September 2009.

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12 Responses to “ニュース”

  1. naoko March 29, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    I will not sit still for any of their bad behavior! However, some of the Japanese teenagers are so dangerous sometimes!
    These teenagers had not have any communications with the elder people without thier own parents, and their paretns must spoil them, I think. They don’t have any respects for others.

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    • tokyo5 March 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

      Yeah, spoiling kids doesn’t help them fit into society!

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  2. matt March 29, 2009 at 6:13 am #

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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  3. cuteandcurls March 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Where has the respect for the elderlies gone to nowadays? Sëxting *shakes my head with disbelief* where has this world gone wrong? Here we are trying to protect these kids from child p*rnogr@phy and there they are doing this!

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    • tokyo5 March 28, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

      Yeah, it’s quite shocking….and disappointing.

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  4. Eric March 28, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    What I learned from these news stories, stay the hell away from guys in their twenties in Japan!

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    • tokyo5 March 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

      At least if you’re a woman in your 50s or 60s! 😉

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  5. Tornadoes28 March 28, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    Where did you read about Toyota bailing out the big three? I have not heard that and it doesn’t really make sense as no one can force them to bailout the big three. It would be more likely that Toyota may provide funds for them of their own choice but since Toyota suffered its first annual loss in 59 year, that would also seem unlikely.

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  6. Tornadoes28 March 28, 2009 at 8:05 am #

    And, teenagers who are caught sëxting are now being charged with child p*rnogr@phy for sending underage n*de pictures of themselves. It was in the news today.

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    • tokyo5 March 28, 2009 at 10:31 am #

      That must be one of those “Only-in-America” things.
      Hopefully that trend ends soon! Those kids don’t seem to appreciate that their photos will be in cyberspace forever!

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