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Ash EdwardsDec. 26, 2012 - 10:11AM JST
Something just clicked. Once I (a gaijin) went to my local post office and asked for what I can only call a " special international transaction." I was told it could not be done. I insisted it could as I had asked for and received it several times before. He then turned to his colleague who backed him up. I persisted. The employee gave me a baleful look as he pulled out his binder of procedures. Having seen that same binder before I told the postal employee where he could find the instructions. The tension increased but I left the PO victorious. Now I see the poor many was under pressure to sell nengajo and who knows what else and not assist lowly gaijin.
Posted in: Post office employees have to sell (or buy if unable to) quota of 'nengajo'
Ash EdwardsNov. 04, 2011 - 11:08PM JST
In Florida a German man, his mother and dog were found mummified by their former gardner looking for work in a plush home after 2 years undisturbed. Seems the air conditioning dried and preserved the bodies and there was enough money in the bank to keep the utility bills paid.
Posted in: 'Family' of skeletons found in Sendai house
Ash EdwardsOct. 29, 2011 - 01:44AM JST
There were homeless people under blue tarps back in 1990 when we had elevator girls to push the buttons for us in department stores.
Posted in: Japan's jobless rate falls to 4.1% in September
Ash EdwardsOct. 25, 2011 - 04:22AM JST
This woman wasn't sick - she was a cougar.
Posted in: 19-year-old man stabs 44-year-old lover in 'mercy killing'
May. 20, 2013 - 05:57AM JST
Always put your hands on a handle. 2. Avoid the women.
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
May. 20, 2013 - 05:54AM JST
Who voted this boy mayor? A sad reflection of japanese society.
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
Instead of making sweeping generalizations about both genders, let's call this what it is: A small…
May. 20, 2013 - 05:44AM JST
Abe is outdoing Obama in diplomatic area.
Posted in: Abe's envoy returns from North Korea
May. 20, 2013 - 05:37AM JST
What happened to 石原 伸晃 Ishihara Nobuteru? He was a rising star of LDP years ago.…
Posted in: Restoration Party member ousted over Korean prostitution remarks