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AmericanhonorMay. 04, 2015 - 09:34AM JST
Credit card companies and banks in Japan do not offer that type of protection in the event of a scam, their response is to tell you to discuss the matter with said party.
Not helpful at all.
They only intervene and slowly in the event your card was used illegally by a 3rd party.
However if you yourself committed to a purchase and then never received your goods, in Japan youre basically on your own, unlike in the US.
Posted in: Travel agency closes after customers complain of not getting paid-for plane tickets
AmericanhonorMay. 04, 2015 - 09:22AM JST
I always use the casual form of "Domo" when thanking staff, I believe Japanese rarely thank staff because they simply believe the staff is there to serve, Foreigners put the human element back in a form of communication exchange which is sorely lacking in Japan. Generally speaking communicating isnt something Japanese consider necessary.
Foreigners prefer a warmer approach.
Posted in: Blogger lists three things foreigners do that impress the Japanese
AmericanhonorApr. 28, 2015 - 09:58PM JST
The Mizutani sushi testaurant deserves to be fined and de starred for racial discrimination.
I know a spanish permanent resident that is also fluent and has lived here for 28 years being refused on the grounds he wasnt japanese.
He even showed them his residency card and they refused entrance unless he would let them charge his card first at some predetermined reservation rate even though he showed them a wallet full of cash, they do this only to foreign nationals.
It is rascism.
Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules
AmericanhonorApr. 27, 2015 - 10:55AM JST
when a few or a couple of nations leaders state they want to make they world into the vision they see...
that is time to start worrying,
Let the people decide that instead of deciding for the people.
I know thats wishful thinking.
As for European nations like Itsly being forceably locked into hosting US forces, yes this is wuite teue, look at New Zealand which refused US nuclear ships and physically kept them out of NZ waters.
The US government sent death threats to the then NZ prime minister david lange and went on a csmpaign to boycott all NZ goods and imposed embargos.
Japan is in the same situation I suspect.
But I do not agree that korea and vietnam have a history of not being brutal to their populace as they especially korea has a harsh system of conformity with little compromise.
protestors are treated harshly and severely.
I do think the TPP on the whole will create less options for the people and give even greater control to the larger corporations to dictate ad lib on a global scale.
Posted in: Abe arrives in Boston to kick off weeklong U.S. visit
AmericanhonorApr. 25, 2015 - 10:51AM JST
They will most likely charge him with wasting police time and creating a public disturbance plus trespassing and even potentially endangering government officials. If they want to make an example out of him.
Or they could simply let him go with a trespassing fine or warning and let it be.
Posted in: Fukui man arrested for landing drone on roof of Abe's office
AmericanhonorApr. 24, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
In the past the ladies that I went out with here for long spells were more than willing to split costs or even pay for me.
I never experienced a jspanese lady wanting me to pay for everything, I guess those guys that have women like that got a raw deal, on the whole japanese ladies aren't out to make the guy they are seeing be the sugar daddy, unless of course youve found a gold digger in which case better look for someone better.
Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage
AmericanhonorApr. 21, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
well just look at japanese TV dramas etc, they sometimes borrow entire storylines from their US or British counterparts, Japanese tend to point the finger at other nations a lot but never question when their movie/TV industry copy an idea... They simply have an us vs them mentality instead of a world view or introspective objectivity, thats just they way it is...
It it was me I would see it as a compliment that someone was basing a storyline on my old idea. If that was indeed the case.
Posted in: Disney Pixar’s new movie attracts criticism again in Japan
AmericanhonorApr. 18, 2015 - 07:34PM JST
The only reason japanese jets are scrambled is when chinese military planes fly directly toward japanese air space or even incur into it. And therefore they are gorced to in the intetest of its own national safety, what does China pretend?
That Japan should allow the incursions?
China is frustrated because Japan has demonstrated surprisingly speedyreaction ability and Chinese military have not been able to pull a covert mission over Japan at all even tbough it continually tries to,
Posted in: China complains Japan's air, sea surveillance raises safety risks
AmericanhonorApr. 18, 2015 - 11:11AM JST
Ghe Author uses stereotypes rather than fact...
total crimes Jspan is in the top 10 of nations with the highest total crimes.
Child Mortality? considering the serious low rate and dcrease in child birth in Japan the child mortality level is still high.
Life expectancy is on par with switzerland, Italy and Australia to name a few.
The above ate not criticisms of Japan but the typical lack of research by many reporters who choose to write based on heresay rather than dig into the facts.
Also Japan does not need the same numbers in government because it uses a hierarchical approach where
its top down, from government to corporation to employee in terms of enforcing rules and revulstions, then you also have an extensive system of cameras and video surveillance at everu shop, street corner, train station, inside terminals and an ic train pass connected with full id
thst tracks every station you use and the time.
You pretty much have the bulk automated.
And a population that is fairly much controlled and trackable, reducing manpower needs at government level.
Still you have contracted workers and agencies also filling extra roles for the government that the article does not touch upon.
Posted in: Modern Japan - land of small government
AmericanhonorApr. 17, 2015 - 11:32AM JST
Japanese corporations are notoriious for not keeping wage increases up with inflation or profits.
Japan still needs to do more to improve workers rights and fair wages to employees vs the long often unpaid hours they ate forced to work.
Posted in: Large firms to raise monthly wages at fastest pace in 17 years
AmericanhonorApr. 15, 2015 - 07:40PM JST
The pilots Asiana airlines are either are too inexperienced or rely too heavily on guided instrument approach without knowing how to check for visual
accuracy and altitude estimates in case their system is in error.
In either case this type of incident should not be happening as the ILS was functioning properly and the airtower was no doubt asking them for final approach altitude confirmation. Yet the pilot and co pilot still proceeded at lower than the appropriate approach altitude.
Posted in: Asiana plane hit antenna on runway, footage shows
AmericanhonorApr. 13, 2015 - 07:38PM JST
Strangerland goesnt understand japanese train ettiquette, plus they werent dancing but being fools on the train, passengers felt uncomfortable for good reason. Was that dancing? nope.
Posted in: Group of teenage Thai actors punished for dancing on Japanese train
AmericanhonorApr. 13, 2015 - 07:31PM JST
You don't tske up a knofe and slash a family member eith it over a sotuation like this...
this is unacceptable, so if later on the child also gorgets to do as tge morher wants, what will hsppen? she fets fed ipnand tskes a blade to her child? seems like she needs a psych eval real quick.
Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet
AmericanhonorApr. 10, 2015 - 10:19AM JST
these warnings are meaningless, meanwhile Cina continues doing as it pleases on the islands.
Posted in: U.S. warns Beijing against destabilizing South China Sea
AmericanhonorApr. 05, 2015 - 11:48PM JST
I live in Kuki, usually all is quiet here.
Posted in: 19 vehicles vandalized in Kuki
AmericanhonorApr. 05, 2015 - 07:34PM JST
Yoshiki you have to be kidding me.
Posted in: Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland's thinking on identity
AmericanhonorApr. 05, 2015 - 07:32PM JST
As someone tgats been in Japan for 23 years and gave multiracial children, my opinion about Tinas comments are valid.
Germany, US, britain etc went far in resolving racial issues by at least placing laws penalising discrimination. I think Jamaica like Japan needs to improve in this area.
And I have qualms about saying so.
AmericanhonorApr. 05, 2015 - 07:10PM JST
tinawatanabe, I think you are generslizing.
seconfly japanese are not so accepting that isxehy the culture here suppresses individuality snd ehy you g jspanese are more rebellious than ever before, they are tired of the inflexible system. As for foreigners being iverly criticsl of Japan? nope most foreign nations accept and welcome japanese with open as and are very receptive to hearing about Jspanese culture, however Jspanese are overly sensitive snd often cannot take constructive criticism, instead of understanding tgese types of jspanese attack foreigners as bad unwanted people bothering Japan.
the first step i would like to see is the laws being endorced in regards to penslties against discrimination, especially in emoyment. There is an equality law which however is unenforced, meaning no penalties are handed out.
Until these areas improve Japan has to realise that as part of the world yes they too will be judged.
I congratulate Ariana btw, incidentally whilst on the train when her victory was Published in the psper, most japanese were commenting negatively about her.
This summed up Japan for me.
AmericanhonorApr. 04, 2015 - 06:57PM JST
Does Gackt look Japanese? I asked this question today to 39 of my Japanese friends, they all said no he does not, he looks like a foreigner. I doubt the reataurant staff discriminated against him in any other way than dress code or seating policy, even here in kapan you just cant choose your seat, the staff direct you and there are always tables and areas half empty where they place consistent customers only. Does he speak fluent French? my sources tell me apart from English in fact he does not.
Posted in: Singer Gackt claims he was victim of discrimination in Paris hotel
AmericanhonorApr. 03, 2015 - 08:07PM JST
This is a severe crime, very very disturbing to see this happen.
Posted in: Sulfuric acid thrown at two women in Gunma
May. 05, 2015 - 06:11PM JST
The Benghazi psuedo-scandal will only end when the GOP determines the amount of embarrassment it receives…
Posted in: Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month
May. 05, 2015 - 06:09PM JST
I think you confuse respect for young soldiers who gave their lives believing they were serving…
Posted in: Mourners pray for kamikaze pilots ahead of WWII anniversary
May. 05, 2015 - 05:59PM JST
Pidestroika: If you want to respect them, fine. I said no one should HAVE to respect…
May. 05, 2015 - 05:56PM JST
Pushker Kharecha and James Hansen published a paper in 2013 on the number of deaths…
Posted in: Gov't eyes nuclear power for 20-22% of electricity supply
May. 05, 2015 - 05:55PM JST
Staggering holidays would make no difference because Golden Week will always have 4 national…
Posted in: Golden Week U-turn rush begins