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by spacecommand
Jun 25th, '11, 18:32
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] BOSS (All Seasons)
Replies: 261
Views: 115366

I think BOSS (and BOSS 2) could of been a much much better drama if they cut out some of the comedic elements and the SUPER PREDICTABLE story-lines. The thing I don't like is the over-the-top "fake" death scenes of the characters they have in many episodes. It is so predictable that you know they ar...
by spacecommand
Mar 28th, '11, 17:45
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Diplomat Kuroda Kousaku(Oda Yuji,Shibasaki Kou)
Replies: 39
Views: 17423

No, I'm talking about the doctor who was shooting at Kuroda in episode 1. Remember, Kuroda went to his room, he found a guy there, the guy shot at him, and they had a big car chase.... that doctor. Remember earlier in the episode as Kuroda was leaving the Japanese consulate, that doctor was also vis...
by spacecommand
Mar 25th, '11, 02:56
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Diplomat Kuroda Kousaku(Oda Yuji,Shibasaki Kou)
Replies: 39
Views: 17423

Show was a real big let down. I think maybe they spent their entire budget on Episode 1 and everything was shoestring after (not many locations traveled to, just stayed in Tokyo). Also I think there were a bunch of plot holes still left unanswered or maybe I missed it. Whats the doctor in San Fransi...
by spacecommand
Jan 21st, '11, 21:48
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Diplomat Kuroda Kousaku(Oda Yuji,Shibasaki Kou)
Replies: 39
Views: 17423

No tv shows are no military training films, nor do they need to get everything 100% correct. However action scenes in many Japanese dramas (especially ones involving guns) are almost downright laughable sometimes, which in my opinion "takes away" from what they are trying to convey as a drama, it be...
by spacecommand
Jan 21st, '11, 16:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Diplomat Kuroda Kousaku(Oda Yuji,Shibasaki Kou)
Replies: 39
Views: 17423

I totally agree that most Japanese dramas do not do action scenes very well. I watched "TOKYO DOGS" and couldn't watch it anymore because of the silly shooting scenes, which was more comical then dramatic. Or like the show "SP" which was interesting, but the action scenes were horrible. Not to menti...
by spacecommand
Mar 12th, '09, 13:01
Forum: Travel
Topic: A little help to travel to Japan
Replies: 10
Views: 4638

I found this good website about trains in Tokyo if you need to use trains in Tokyo.
http://www.tokyosubway.info
by spacecommand
Feb 18th, '08, 06:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

There will be no season 2 to my knowledge. Just some Special episode with old and new scenes. The thing about this show was: EVERYONE WAS INCOMPETENT. From the Police to the Assassins. The Police can't seem to do their job right even with their lack of resources and the assassins can't ever seem to ...
by spacecommand
Jan 30th, '08, 20:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

The "SP leader" is the guy who got killed. The other SP leader/Manager/chief guy is the guy who always looks mean, I think he's clean and has no clue. He's just working his job to retire. Finally there's Inoue's Boss, He's clean if he's not thats the biggest plot twist and makes the show even worse...
by spacecommand
Jan 29th, '08, 21:51
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

Not exactly spot on because he wasn't behind all of it as the final episode suggestion, someone probably had him wacked by the cleaning crew (you see the truck leaving when the investigator looks out the window), and it is someone higher doing. Also, what were his motives. Not to mention this show ...
by spacecommand
Jan 27th, '08, 23:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

Inoue had like 500 opportunities to shoot the guy but he didn't not to mention the other SPs. Also getting shot in the vest doesn't make you go unconscious And WTF is up with the Prime Minister he just stands there, I don't know about you I'd be ducking and running out the door like everyone else. ...
by spacecommand
Jan 23rd, '08, 05:43
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

Man episode 10 had so many plot holes in it, I don't know where to begin. It was highly unrealistic, even for a tv drama. I mean come on, the guy shoots 4 SPs, none of them is wearing a bullet proof vest? He's shooting with a dang revolver. Not to mention in real life, the Prime Minister would of b...
by spacecommand
Jan 22nd, '08, 20:44
Forum: Travel
Topic: Going to school in Japan for summer?
Replies: 13
Views: 7425

Most of these courses mentioned start at 4 week and run to 3 months. Even though they say "Starting at 4 weeks" look at their schedule, 3 month courses! Don't believe me? Go and look at the links provided and actually look at the dates of how long the short term courses run. If you google "short ter...
by spacecommand
Jan 22nd, '08, 04:13
Forum: Travel
Topic: Going to school in Japan for summer?
Replies: 13
Views: 7425

Strait off the bat you're not going to find any program that lasts 4-6 weeks. Most language schools are designed for students who plan on enter Japanese Universities, so the programs run from 1-2 years, each year split into semesters of 3-4 months each. Some do offer "short term" courses, where you ...
by spacecommand
Jan 15th, '08, 21:20
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

Probably one of those flashback episodes to show how Inoue got into SP.
by spacecommand
Dec 8th, '07, 18:25
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

Probably because: The government and police department are unwilling to pay to keep those rooms clear. Like Inoue's character said in episode 1, they are way behind in protection techniques and equipment. Is it just me but everytime I see Maki Yoko's character I think she's wearing a wig, but maybe ...
by spacecommand
Dec 7th, '07, 05:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

This series has been approved for a 2nd season?

If so thats great.
by spacecommand
Nov 27th, '07, 18:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51903

I was looking forward to this series, and I acutally enjoy it, but It is still no ODORU. If anyone didn't catch the reference to Odoru in the first episode, the Governer of Tokyo was visiting a movie premiere of a movie called "PANIC IN THE SKY II" , if you look at the cover, it is the train from th...
by spacecommand
Nov 8th, '07, 03:45
Forum: Travel
Topic: Winter Japan Trip Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 4163

Places near Tokyo would be Nikko, Hakone, Kamakura, Yokohama. There are many different places in Tokyo, some with modern flare and some with traditional feel. Asakusa is one of the more traditional older parts of Tokyo. http://www.tokyoexplorer.org
by spacecommand
Aug 26th, '07, 00:53
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tokyo or Osaka?
Replies: 17
Views: 8126

Though I'm a bit pro Osaka in this thread, it always irks me when people say Tokyo is "too westernized" or that Tokyo is not real Japan. Tokyo is in fact very much Japanese. Japan was one of the first asian nations to industrialize itself, its been adopting western culture and styles since the Meiji...
by spacecommand
Aug 10th, '07, 21:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Just got back from Japan (Tokyo).. Roppongi impressions
Replies: 9
Views: 11118

Kabukacho in Shinjuku and other places are more famous red light district then Roppongi is. Roppongi is more famous because many foreigners and expats spend night-life there, in clubs and bars. For Roppongi I only go there for the upscale shopping districts and other sights that I do see during the ...
by spacecommand
Aug 10th, '07, 21:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tokyo or Osaka?
Replies: 17
Views: 8126

r. As for postitives and negatives about each I can only point out the obvious haha I've never been to Japan in my life. So for Tokyo its busy and happening. That can be either good or bad. and also you will be able to get a lot of shopping down. For Osaka, well thats kind of more country, so you w...
by spacecommand
Jul 28th, '07, 21:30
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japanese STUDENTS PLZ REPLY-- School & College
Replies: 37
Views: 12235

KaoruKamiya, I don't know what major or which classes you have taken when you were there, but I can say that I know many Japanese university students who go to the major national universities (the competative ones) who are constantly working on one project or another as they were already in the work...
by spacecommand
Jul 27th, '07, 16:53
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japanese STUDENTS PLZ REPLY-- School & College
Replies: 37
Views: 12235

gixo, The TOEFL is the Test of English as a foreign language, it is given to people who are not native english speakers to test them on their english, the "Japanese one" or Japanese test you are talking about is the JLPT (Japanese language proficiency test) which comes in 4 levels (4 easiest and 1 t...
by spacecommand
Jul 9th, '07, 04:12
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Difference Between Japanese and American TV Sets
Replies: 13
Views: 5526

japanese tv sets are mostly made in japan, american mostly in america :S lol
Actually most American TV sets are made in Japan or China, its hard to actually find a large number of US made TVs, instead you have Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic being the big sellers of television sets in the US.
by spacecommand
Jul 7th, '07, 22:40
Forum: Travel
Topic: Trip to Japan in the Summer
Replies: 23
Views: 7138

It is a Air Pass if you want to fly around in Japan. I never really fly in Japan unless you it was something far apart, like Tokyo-Sappro where I fly over taking the train. Otherwise if you do the standard tokyo-kyoto-Osaka then just getting a Japan rail pass, or paying single fare train tickets is ...
by spacecommand
Jul 7th, '07, 22:37
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tokyo or Osaka?
Replies: 17
Views: 8126

a lot but are you talking in general of all tokyo as being cold and uninviting Tokyo just like Osaka is a very big place. People have a biased view of Tokyo as neon lights and skyscrapers or what is often portrayed in the media, there are many many areas in Tokyo that are nice and quiet, there are ...
by spacecommand
Jun 30th, '07, 01:46
Forum: Travel
Topic: Traveling around Asia, Europe, and America summer 08!
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Make sure you have a passport, and the appropriate Visas to visit some of the countries you mentioned, such as China.
by spacecommand
Jun 30th, '07, 01:42
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love)
Replies: 2249
Views: 421062

Anyone ever wonder if Rei and Tada ever "got it on" if you know what I mean, and I think you do, plus Tada is certainly an olderman, come on, everyone but Mikio can't be clean as a whistle.

Special episode.
Rei needs to divorce Tada, but Tada sues the pants off Ken. Exciting!
by spacecommand
Jun 5th, '07, 19:59
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tokyo or Osaka?
Replies: 17
Views: 8126

I know many people are biased towards Tokyo, but Osaka region is just as good, the entire Kansai region has plenty of cities and things to do, such as Kyoto, Kobe are nearby. I would go with whatever floats your boat, both Kansai (osaka) and Kanto (tokyo) regions are fantastic for anyone to spend ti...
by spacecommand
Jun 4th, '07, 05:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love)
Replies: 2249
Views: 421062

pwner4once, if you watch episode 1 over again thats her dad and mom, they're alive and kicking just fine, the other person you mentioned was her grandfather. I only ask because I like the actor and actress who plays her parents, I've seen them in many other series. I figured they would of been more ...
by spacecommand
Jun 4th, '07, 02:29
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love)
Replies: 2249
Views: 421062

Anyone notice at the end of episode 7 the "unsure" face Tada has at the table he is sitting at with Rei? Also how Mikio is looking at Ken in the photograph all strange like he know's somethings up. In the next episode I don't think Miko goes back in time, back rather he informs past mikio of whats ...
by spacecommand
Jun 3rd, '07, 20:50
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love)
Replies: 2249
Views: 421062

Do you think they'll get Eri and Tsuru together? I feel kind of bad for him, despite him being kind of annoying.
Read if you want to know sorta:
Watch episode 7 and find out.
by spacecommand
Jun 3rd, '07, 19:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love)
Replies: 2249
Views: 421062

This show has so many plot holes you can drive a dump truck through. He makes it right as the picture is being taken, so he's captured in the backround, he gets transported back to the future. What does his "past" version do to explain why he was in the school building at that time? So he can say he...
by spacecommand
May 30th, '07, 01:46
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: NEW MISS JAPAN!!!
Replies: 61
Views: 8390

To be a contestant for Miss Universe you usually win a competition in your home country first. So Miss China (PRC) like her looks or not, beat out a bunch of other contestants in her home country in talent and qualifications. Superkyle, I'm afraid wherever you live is above average. MOST, I would sa...
by spacecommand
May 26th, '07, 18:01
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Impossible relationships, ever thought about it?
Replies: 40
Views: 10225

onestly i myself hate the idea of IMPOSSIBLE relationships. coz with love involved everything is POSSIBLE (yes. that's how cheezy and romantic i am) There are A LOT of ways relationships can be impossible, or rather unrealistic. Ie. one person likes another person, but that other person doesn't rec...
by spacecommand
May 21st, '07, 02:45
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan // hm.. what to bring.. what to bring
Replies: 17
Views: 5798

No interest in the card? Ever since its intergration with PASMO, it is the greatest thing since sliced bread to come to the mobility of people in the entire kanto region. No more need to purchase seperate tickets each time you ride a different train company, saves time, touch and go, worry free. I u...
by spacecommand
May 20th, '07, 17:14
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan // hm.. what to bring.. what to bring
Replies: 17
Views: 5798

Sure you know Tokyo that well? It can be purchased at vending machines at virtually all JR stations in the Kanto area, the PASMO card can be purchased at virtually all the Subway and commuter rail stations in the Kanto area. (PASMO supplies are low at the moment, so you may not be able to find PASMO...
by spacecommand
May 19th, '07, 21:52
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan // hm.. what to bring.. what to bring
Replies: 17
Views: 5798

[quote]Now you need to get out of the airport, one way, I found most comfortable was to take the Skyliner, its a really nice train, that goes to Tokyo. It is around 20 bucks I think, not sure, correct my if I'm wrong. I think every hour it comes and goes, so you might have to wait a while. Once you...
by spacecommand
May 19th, '07, 20:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan // hm.. what to bring.. what to bring
Replies: 17
Views: 5798

Not one of the busiest or crowded cities, it is the busiest and crowded metropolis.

As I mentioned before you can get most things, that you would need for living in Tokyo.
by spacecommand
May 18th, '07, 15:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Survey] Your Best J-dramas: Ranked! (Update #17)
Replies: 923
Views: 279047

What Odoru Daisousasen is down in the 40s?? But of course its not a scientific poll. Someone can create an account just to vote 2 maybe three times. I think tends to be more biased towards series in the 2000's, but not limited to it. There are a lot of great series from the 90's and even 80's. Wish ...
by spacecommand
May 18th, '07, 00:16
Forum: Travel
Topic: Ways of Getting to Japan
Replies: 39
Views: 14742

Not withstanding that this thread is over a year old. Cheap tickets depend on where you're coming from, its not neccessarily true that cheap tickets go through Korea. If you are coming from the US more flights go through Japan than through Korea. Its all about fare buckets, time of year booked, hub ...
by spacecommand
May 15th, '07, 20:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love)
Replies: 2249
Views: 421062

Tthere is a subtitles thread for this series, its being done in hardsub and softsub, none for episode 4 are out yet. They will be out whenever they are ready to be released, so hang on.
by spacecommand
May 12th, '07, 04:05
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Impossible relationships, ever thought about it?
Replies: 40
Views: 10225

She could have someone she's interested in or already have boyfriend back in Japan.

Just a high possibility one has to consider.
by spacecommand
May 12th, '07, 01:29
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Who is the most charming Japanese actress?
Replies: 224
Views: 110321

nagasawa masami gets my vote, she just won an award as Ms. Cotton USA http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/photospecials/graph/photojournal/1027.jpg What is Miss/Mr Cotton award? Cotton Council International said they "best personify the cotton image of pure, bright and fresh." The trio will put up a few o...
by spacecommand
May 12th, '07, 00:47
Forum: Travel
Topic: Going to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand for a month in June.
Replies: 7
Views: 4412

I was told that french passports dont require so much attention about visas when going to theses countries: i can get one just when i arrive there. I highly suggest you double check on this matter in regards to Vietnamese Visas, and contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or which agency is inchar...
by spacecommand
May 12th, '07, 00:24
Forum: Travel
Topic: Going to Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand for a month in June.
Replies: 7
Views: 4412

Make sure you get all the appropriate Visa's in your passport before you leave.
by spacecommand
May 11th, '07, 22:45
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Replies: 168
Views: 50459

Be careful when you wish for World Peace, you might just make everyone dissapear. Just like that X-files episode with the Genie.

Also in that episode the guy wished to be invisable, then he got hit by a truck because the driver couldn't see him.
by spacecommand
May 10th, '07, 23:40
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love)
Replies: 2249
Views: 421062

Anyone notice that young Kenzo has a mole on the left side of his face, but future Kenzo doesn't.
by spacecommand
May 7th, '07, 04:49
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

Hakone isn't some small district, its larger than some cities, so yes the distances are huge, in a hilly, mountainous and open area at points. That whats makes the pass useful, because to actually get into the Hakone area, you have to use multiple options such as bus, cablecar, ropeway, and even a b...
by spacecommand
May 6th, '07, 16:23
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

Doesn't matter if you have Pasmo or Suica, they are pretty much the same exact thing , just they have different names. You can use Pasmo anywhere Suica is used, and vice-versa. Just a comment, Pasmo cards are in low stock, so they are only selling commuter pass versions at the moment, you might just...
by spacecommand
May 6th, '07, 06:30
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

Japanese yen doesn't use the symbol $ (only dollars do). But anycase, for that amount you can easily afford business hotel level accomodation at best (upwards of 72000 or so totally, leaving roughly 125000 leftover divide by 10 gives you 12000 yen a day for transport, food and shopping, considering ...
by spacecommand
May 5th, '07, 20:56
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

Difficult to know without knowing what your budget is. Please convert into Yen, I have a hard time figuring out when someone says "dollars", US dollars, Canadian Dollars, Austrialian dollars are all different, please use denomination when writing things out, USD, CAD AUD etc.
by spacecommand
May 5th, '07, 17:10
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

Like i said in the other thread: MangaCafes: not all are 24/7, not all provide privacy or private booths, many are just like your local library, you have shelves and open computers, little if none at some privacy, not all have free drinks/snacks, not all have showers/baths etc, can be noisy, sitting...
by spacecommand
Apr 30th, '07, 02:33
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

In all my years of travelling to Japan I would never recommend a capsule hotel. Its something overhyped by the media and travel guides. Nothing like sleeping near some stink drunk salarymen who missed their last trains home. Better off staying at a hostel, or dorm if you are really on the cheap. The...
by spacecommand
Apr 29th, '07, 23:10
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

Technically speaking Tokyo isn't even a city, its a large metropolis with many cities and special wards etc. But yeah its a defacto city so Yokohama is 2nd in Population. But thats because its right next to Tokyo. There are things to do in Yokohama, but the signs and things to do is not as grand as ...
by spacecommand
Apr 26th, '07, 01:59
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Where can i buy official dvds with english subtitles?
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Talk about answering a late question, that was answered back in 2005 with pretty much the same answer you gave.
by spacecommand
Apr 25th, '07, 03:04
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Proposal Daisakusen (Operation Love)
Replies: 2249
Views: 421062

He's doing it all wrong, he's gotta invest all his money in the stock market, and sporting events since he knows all the outcomes, buy himself a nice big house and boat.

LOL since its a 9-12 episode series, you always know there's going to be somesort of plot twists and turns along the line.
by spacecommand
Apr 22nd, '07, 22:49
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

If you ask me you're flying to/from 3 different countries (from the UK I assume) is a bargain at the price you are paying. Of course if you don't go to HK thats 10 days of not either paying for food or lodging or transportation. SO you save even more. But go with whatever floats your boat and your s...
by spacecommand
Apr 21st, '07, 04:45
Forum: Travel
Topic: Student Exchange or Semester Abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 6954

Depends on the university you will be studying at really. Some universities offer a Home Stay program in University as well as On-Campus Dorms, Off-Campus Dorms or Apartments (which is, personally, a stupid Idea as it's a VERY EXPENSIVE option) It depends on the nature of the exchange, a few days a...
by spacecommand
Apr 20th, '07, 20:49
Forum: Travel
Topic: Student Exchange or Semester Abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 6954

after going with the understanding youth or whatever do you think that you would get more Japan out of going at a college level or going when your younger?
Younger people tend to view the world differently than when you're older. Depends on the person really.
by spacecommand
Apr 20th, '07, 18:42
Forum: Travel
Topic: New York
Replies: 44
Views: 36676

Is this question in specific to New York City? I'm guessing it is, but New York is a very big state, and theres more than just the city.
by spacecommand
Apr 20th, '07, 07:40
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Virginia Tech School Shooting
Replies: 77
Views: 14008

Not to turn this subject into gun control, the problem with you antigun control people is you think gun control means taking guns away from everyone, that is not the case, if we had real gun control and it was enforced he would not of been able to purchased guns based on his past mental disability. ...
by spacecommand
Apr 20th, '07, 04:35
Forum: Travel
Topic: Student Exchange or Semester Abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 6954

Again it would depend on how the exchange it setup between the two universities on if there is a host family or not. Not all universities have the same set up.
by spacecommand
Apr 20th, '07, 04:29
Forum: Travel
Topic: Student Exchange or Semester Abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 6954

I don't think you stay with host families on study abroads...or do you?
You usually stay with a host family if its a high school level exchange, since I doubt they let you stay by yourself.

At the university level it might be a dorm, or some private apartment housing.
by spacecommand
Apr 20th, '07, 04:16
Forum: Travel
Topic: Student Exchange or Semester Abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 6954

If you go on an exchange at the University Level, its a few years down and will give you more time to think about it. Also note depending on what university you go to, exchange programs might be a summer program, a few weeks or a full semester. That might include or not include a host family. It all...
by spacecommand
Apr 20th, '07, 04:11
Forum: Travel
Topic: Student Exchange or Semester Abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 6954

If we're speaking on the college level, most colleges don't offer exchange programs until the 3rd or 4th year. Certainly not freshmen. The only other option is going to a University in Japan, however that process requires applying and getting accepted into a Japanese University or one branched in Ja...
by spacecommand
Apr 18th, '07, 21:44
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Virginia Tech School Shooting
Replies: 77
Views: 14008

I guess people define backlash differently. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. So unless there are mobs of people going out and beating up people just because of this incident, then I wouldn't worry to much about it. Its been 3 days now, and I haven't seen any backla...
by spacecommand
Apr 18th, '07, 21:18
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Virginia Tech School Shooting
Replies: 77
Views: 14008

Again there hasn't been a backlash against Asians. Think it logically here. This was not a racially motivated attack, or an attack on one country on another or one religion vs another, this is what usually causes backlashes vs one group or another. This is simply not the case here, it was a guy who ...
by spacecommand
Apr 18th, '07, 05:00
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Virginia Tech School Shooting
Replies: 77
Views: 14008

I don't think there will be any blacklash against foreign students/nationals, this wasn't a hate crime, or a crime against one country or another that often brings up antisentiment against one group vs another. Those who do so are ignorant.
Everyone, not just one group was effected by this.
by spacecommand
Apr 18th, '07, 04:29
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Virginia Tech School Shooting
Replies: 77
Views: 14008

No one gets MSNBC? Watch Keith Olberman he's the best news caster out there. He often does short news bits from Japan, and talks about how Japanese TV is 6million times better than us (in a light hearted way, by showing clips from gameshows, and things about robots). And yes, he hates Bill Orielly. ...
by spacecommand
Apr 18th, '07, 03:37
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Virginia Tech School Shooting
Replies: 77
Views: 14008

Thats why I watch MSNBC, I can't stand FOX NEWS or CNN.

BTW The Mayor of Nagasaki was assinated today, didn't see a blurb about that other than on Msnbc.
by spacecommand
Apr 17th, '07, 19:14
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Virginia Tech School Shooting
Replies: 77
Views: 14008

Its kinda retarded, since the OP wrote he SUCKS, but now it just says WE REMEMBER making it sound like he supports the guy. Either way a lot of times these people have somesort of mental disorder that either went untreated or missed. We need to let some time go by before anyone jumps to conclusions.
by spacecommand
Apr 17th, '07, 18:06
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

personally would like to know if it's possible to travel a trip from the US with around.... 3000.00 $ for 1 week? I would be traveling with my mom, so thats not a big deal, and we really dont care if we stay in hostels or cheap hotels or whatever. I am planning this trip for Febuary of 2008, and si...
by spacecommand
Apr 16th, '07, 22:04
Forum: Travel
Topic: budget travelling to japan?
Replies: 59
Views: 21502

I never stay at guest houses, but yes I'm pretty sure if you have the loot anyone can rent. However remember, extending a 19 day trip to a full month, you are adding some 11 days, of paying for food, transportation, sightseeing etc, so you are using up more money in the process instead of actually s...
by spacecommand
Apr 16th, '07, 22:02
Forum: Travel
Topic: Travelling alone in Japan...
Replies: 49
Views: 15272

For your railpass question, if you go to Kyoto and return to Tokyo within 7 days, that includes the first day you use the Pass, then its economical. If you are not returning within 7 days (again including the day you leave for Kyoto), then it is not worth it. Also look into highway buses, or overnig...