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Alex EinzMar. 06, 2015 - 04:16PM JST
Tokyo has always been more international, I definitely see a big rise in foreign population building up to the Olympics ( short term folks - 10 years or less ) and then drop again after everyone made their cash.
Tokyo is already pretty international really, my only issue is that I do expect the Chinese or other south asian guys that work in convenis to atleast master some level of Japanese or English .. but that is really up to their bosses... and maybe just my expectations and I should simply start learning Mandarin
Posted in: Increase in foreigners points to diversified future for Tokyo
Alex EinzMar. 06, 2015 - 03:51PM JST
Absolutely agree, I commute daily by road bike and I really dont understand why not charge any red runner or illegal / blinker parking thru the nose, 100k plus jail time for endangering lives .
Its everybodys win, government and police will be happy, commuters will be happy and well car owners.. having a car means to pay for legal parking.. so suck it up.
Posted in: 2 pedestrians killed after minivan hits car; driver arrested
Alex EinzMar. 05, 2015 - 05:39PM JST
These comments are quite strange... at least in Tokyo majority of taxi drivers has no clue where they are going without gps and lots of them cant even use that properly ( or do it maliciously ) , they are often rude too.
I had stellar experience with uber everytime in here and in uk , you both know the route and how much it will cost ,cars are way nicer and i dont even need to open my wallet or have it with me at all.
Posted in: Japan slams brakes on Uber taxi service
Alex EinzMar. 05, 2015 - 05:31PM JST
One way to crack down on this ,would be great to have a service where citizens can send details of cars running lights or illegally parking with photo evidence.
today, with all the technology it could be great.
Alex EinzMar. 04, 2015 - 05:53PM JST
the more Taxi companies feel threatened, the better it is for the commuter , they have been having too comfy life.
Alex EinzMar. 04, 2015 - 04:16PM JST
Uber seem allright in Tokyo, I wish they had more cars but you can call taxies too with them.
They are definitely more polite than taxies
Alex EinzMar. 04, 2015 - 07:03AM JST
Very logical and reasonable, those aid organisations very often are involved in that sort of behaviour and its only logical measure, there is nothing racist about it.
Posted in: Credit union turns down application for account with 'Islam' in name
Alex EinzFeb. 27, 2015 - 06:00PM JST
seriously 1 year and a fine for some graffiti? Its a misdemeanor not a felony...
Posted in: Asahi supporter sentenced for scrawling lavatory editorials
Alex EinzFeb. 25, 2015 - 02:13PM JST
whats the point of this photo except to provoke some anti smoking trolls?
just a badly taken photo of some dudes....
Posted in: Afternoon break
Alex EinzFeb. 22, 2015 - 11:15AM JST
that amount is not enough to even pay for a tiny bathroom window..let alone the high grade thermal ones.
amount like that cant even be considered as any kind of incentive
Posted in: Gov't to revive eco-point building incentive program
Alex EinzFeb. 18, 2015 - 09:15AM JST
This is actually opinion shared by many Japanese, probably due to widespread of Shinto and the "dont mind others business" galapagos culture.
Too bad, because freedom is freedom and should never be opressed
Posted in: Hayao Miyazaki says Charlie Hebdo drawings of Muhammad were a mistake
Alex EinzFeb. 15, 2015 - 09:38AM JST
"Real Muslims don't kill for this...."
Tell that to the bunch of people that were killed in the recent years
Posted in: Book containing Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Muhammad goes on sale
Alex EinzFeb. 15, 2015 - 07:54AM JST
Posted in: Killjoys demand end to Valentine's Day
Alex EinzFeb. 13, 2015 - 04:58PM JST
Yes,its woman business what to do with that child and should be that way.
Posted in: 17-year-old gives birth in toilet; dumps infant by river
Alex EinzFeb. 13, 2015 - 03:57PM JST
Masri, look your self, there are loads of caricatures of jews and christians in muslim press
there also loads of caricatures of jesus, and people laugh at him every single day.
that should not bother muslim to a point where they start riot or kill people.
not everyone believes in imaginary deities
Alex EinzFeb. 13, 2015 - 03:44PM JST
I actually have a problem calling newborn infant a human being, it is still that girls business as wrong as it may sound to some people, specially in US.
The larger issue is lack of safety education,lack of resources to prevent pregnancy ( day after pill is about 200usd here + requires full medical check up and doctor interview,where its available everywhere in the world over the counter in a pharmacy ) and abortion is even worse and non existent single or young parent support.
Would you rather this child to be abused and suffered during its life ?
Alex EinzFeb. 13, 2015 - 01:12PM JST
17 aint a child, its totally fine to have sex and even have kids if she it mature enough, obviously she wasnt but thats more a fault of education / family .
and whats that about taking advantage, are you saying women dont enjoy sex? why is that a male advantage?
you seem to have some puritan tendencies there mixed in with hearty dose of bias.
Alex EinzFeb. 12, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
What has "respect muslims" has to do with Caricature book , they dont need to look at it if they dont like, their claim to depictions not allowed can and should be only followed by people that practice Islam and absolutely nobody else.
on that same note, they themselves have absolutely no issues depicting other religions badly.
Alex EinzFeb. 12, 2015 - 08:13AM JST
amazon on standby... cant wait to receive it!
Alex EinzFeb. 10, 2015 - 03:01PM JST
Movie title sounds terrible too, it will probably belong to the "never to watch" category...
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Mar. 07, 2015 - 12:57AM JST
On Thursday, the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash…
Posted in: Attacks kill 37 in Iraq
Mar. 07, 2015 - 12:52AM JST
Tell me anywhere in the article that led you to believe that Xi’s remark meant a…
Posted in: China to boost military budget by 10%
Mar. 07, 2015 - 12:41AM JST
Just another day in India. Apparently they have no shame.
Posted in: Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob
Mar. 07, 2015 - 12:29AM JST
One keeps on building nuclear weapons and the other building settlements in Palestinian territory. Both liars…
Posted in: Netanyahu assails Iran nuclear talks in speech to Congress; Obama disagrees
Mar. 07, 2015 - 12:25AM JST
No more coddling. If they are old enough to commit murder then they are old enough…
Posted in: Magazine publishes name, photo of Kawasaki murder suspect