They don't have middle names here in Japan! NOW WHAT?!
I've lived and worked in Japan for the last 10 years -- I have 200+ college students a semester, and I have to hear about this or hear one of these.
I wonder what they writer meant about it's being a "hit"... WHERE is it a hit again? Some small ward in Shinjuku?
I live in Japan and have been here for just over 9 years. And just about everyone I know (Japanese and foreigners alike) either have an iPhone or are dying to get one. Yours truly included.
What the heck? I WISH my students would take notes in class!