Cos's past comments

  • -9

    Cos

    Okinawan bases are appetizers. China has asked to become the first dish, with a side of "sea of Japan" and a platter of various Japanese nationalist gems. TPP is the main dish. That's why they say Obama would be “business-like”. And it's super-sized (the TPP chanko nabe). Both already have an ingestion of it, but they are polite and they'll eat everything that will be served.

    The commander-in-chief of one of the planet’s most fearsome armed forces... will have no menu to choose from

    That's always like that. As long as he's working in this industry, he won't have work diners discussing about surf in Hawaii. Sorry to be futile while the article was so serious.

    Posted in: Abe takes Obama to Jiro's in Ginza for sushi dinner

  • 4

    Cos

    only 24 seats, sits in a slightly scruffy basement of an aging commercial building and is connected to a Tokyo subway station

    So they'll use 22 seats for security and will close all businesses in the building, station, if not the whole subway line for the 2 hours of meal.

    Anne Hathaway

    Exactly the person I'd ask recommendation to spend 30 000 yen in vegan sushi.

    Posted in: Abe takes Obama to Jiro's in Ginza for sushi dinner

  • 2

    Cos

    China sounds insane.

    You regret the Chinese sanity from the time of the Cultural Revolution or from the Taiping rebellion ? Good old day when you'd tell them you were the brother of Jesus, and pfff, dozens of millions storben. Well that never changed. Now, you can tell on Weibo that because of an unpaid bill of 1612, Toyota owes a new hybrid car to each Chinese driver. No need to prove anything, you'll get the 0.1% of Chinese silly netizens (which adds up to crowds) rushing to get theirs on parkings everywhere.

    The ships were reportedly commandeered by the Imperial Japanese Navy and were sunk during World War II.

    It's unlikely they were sunk by the Japanese, we never heard about kamikaze ships. I'm sure they were bombed. They should try to ask the money to the US army. And meanwhile, I invite everybody whose belongings were damaged by Chinese armies in the last 100 years to fill a claim and and seize some Chinese property to be sure...

    Posted in: Japan lodges protest against China's seizure of Mitsui O.S.K ship

  • 0

    Cos

    I'd be sick while riding that, particularly going down.

    440-meter shaft—from the first to 95th floor—in a stomach-churning 43 seconds.

    I'll try to walk up in 43 minutes.

    Posted in: Hitachi to provide world's fastest elevator to China

  • -1

    Cos

    Rumors in USA: Not Michelle.

    Exactly that rumor. Yawn. Has any US prez really been in couple with his official wife ? Maybe Jimmy Carter ? I admit that the Reagans seemed plausible, but well they were professional actors, that's why. There are 2 quick ways for a women to become a celeb without any talent : being "first lady" or dating George Clooney.

    Posted in: Michelle Obama's absence likely to be felt in Japan

  • 2

    Cos

    Michelle Obama's absence likely to be felt in Japan

    Michelle who ? She has been absent from Japan for years on and nobody I know ever complained. And if Obama had been single, childless, MIL-less and dogless, that wouldn't bother any US taxpayer.

    Why on earth "Japan" should "care" that Obama's wife

    Only to entertain media.

    There is no Obama family rumor in USA at all.

    You're cutting your hair yourself and never going to the salon or what ? It seems you're the only one there that hasn't been told.

    Mrs Obama’s most recent overseas trip with her husband came last summer,.... Since then, the president has traveled without her

    Pathetic. I mean nobody cares about their life. But I see that 99% of my acquaintances are able to say "Well, I'm separated from my spouse/fiance. So you no longer need to invite him/her to any event nor ask me if he/she is doing well.". And guys that are presidents of countries don't have the guts to announce their separations.

    Posted in: Michelle Obama's absence likely to be felt in Japan

  • 3

    Cos

    Good business opportunity surely. But nothing new. One of my great great... gramp was doing that too, renting horses, he'd install them on your carriage and his brother was taking them back tired at the next relay. Do they propose other animals ? I have a lot of free time to go hiking now. I had bad falls from horses and I'm too big to ride a cat. So I'd rent a donkey, an elephant or a camel for a couple of months. I'll bring them back in November and I'd trade them for a set of huskies for my sled. That's so great to go back to 16th century.

    Haven't we already seen articles on JT about renting a boy or girlfriend?

    Not exactly. It's a free service. You can pick up one (or more) stalker at any station in Tokyo and when you're getting bored, drop them at the next koban. But that's a beta version that doesn't work perfectly. Sometimes the koban doesn't take them back.

    if Mr Cleo and the resident neko-himesama would agree.

    No problem, TCG will rent them to other people. You'll take them back when you return the cats.

    “Hopefully,” sums up TCG’s Yamamoto, “within the near future, we’ll be seeing a drastic decline in the sad (disposal) numbers.”

    ...but I don't see how cats would be saved with this system. They let renters choose their animal and they all take a friendly young healthy one. So they will end up taking back many high maintenance older grumpy cats and they will do what ? Take them to " municipal health centers" ? Or gas them themselves like PETA and other media star rescuers do ?

    Posted in: Lonely? Rent a cat

  • -3

    Cos

    “We very much appreciate the offer, but currently, we have no special need for assistance.”

    That's not a refusal, whatever the quality of translation. They had their rescuers and US armies there quicker than anyone else, and only them could rescue. That's the situation not some political statement or whatever. I'm sure they will ask assistance later. The boat was Japanese so it's likely that they will work with its makers and previous operators to investigate on the causes.

    Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry

  • 0

    Cos

    She had nothing special to do and she's done it perfectly. I want exactly the same job. Are we going to grade all Ambassadors ?

    Posted in: How would you evaluate U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy's first six months on the job?

  • 3

    Cos

    It's true many articles are about policemen/ cvil servants and teachers. Schoolteachers, for their antics at work and in private. And the uni professors/economists are apparently often caught doing under-skirt photography. That could be the media report it more systematically about professions that are supposed to have a higher level of morality. We read less about guys harassing hostesses, but that happens too. My guess is 80% of cases are about sararimen that drink too much, but that would be boring to report 5 identical cases in news everyday.

    he was 'good at' kendo in high school! I mean, will that make him a good police officer?

    That would be a good start. Cops need to be fit. And kendo normally brings some ethic too. That's not as if he wanted to do the job because they are good at maj jong and they want to tour the bars at night...

    Posted in: Which profession in Japan seems to be in the news the most due to deviant or unlawful sexual behavior by its members?

  • 1

    Cos

    they want to create a gender-free utopia where mom can go to work and dad can take care of the kids

    The utopia is imagining those kids everywhere. 3/4 of working age J-people don't have any. The 1/4 still have a problem with childcare and fathers not getting enough possibilities to take time for them (whether women work or not). The whole system has become inefficient. Reforms are overdue.

    has anyone asked the housewives if they want to work? I'm around them all the time,

    I've been around a lot more... and I was not limiting to the 5% wealthy idle ones... Note that most of those are thinking they are too busy for work with their activities. And well, if economy is booming, these 5% will become again 20% as they were during the bubble. But most women (like 60 to 80% depending of places) want to WORK instead of what they are doing now. You think they just watch TV and do hobbies all day ? Not really, they are baito-ing for peanuts between house chores or they doing the nurse for elderly. I mean it's a total waste that women that studied, worked several years in a field and they are then ending up doing unqualified tasks or struggling with the family's elderly. Japanese companies need the skills of these women. Break the vicious circle,

    The heads of Japanese business will continue their approach of having major corporations staffed by inefficient males who...

    Exactly. They complain about the lack of English fluency of employees, but I've known thousands of women very fluent in English, often with another European or Asian language, computer literate, with other skills (not ikebana, but law, accountancy, technical skills...). They are totally able to take a job in a company. They'd do the necessary retraining and many have taken courses in hope of getting a shigoto. They can't get one. So Monday, Mrs Tanaka is preparing and taking the Alzheimer mother-in-law to the clinic, then they'll try to go shopping for stuff to sew an apron for the kid or for the dog. It's a hell as she doesn't know what to do of that MIL. She'll iron the husband's shirts and prepare him a dinner (both chores she hates but does to save a few hundred yen/day, to compensate her lack of income). The worst thing is he won't eat at home as he'll finish too late and he'll have to eat a sandwich at his desk. Why late again ? Because his office needs one more employee, someone like his wife. OK, someone has to take care of crazy granny, but that's a job that requires specific skills different from those of most housewives, and also you have to work in team, with specific equipment, facilities. So the country needs training more professional nurses (Japanese and foreigners) and more managers of elderly facilities/services.

    Posted in: IMF's Lagarde urges Japan to increase women's participation in work force

  • 2

    Cos

    upset some members in the U.S. Congress and media.

    It's sad these people are so idle that they find nothing better to do in their work hours.

    Posted in: U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Emperor Akihito in Tokyo on April 24. Last time Obama met the emperor in Japan, in 2009, he shook hands and bowed, which upset some members in the U.S. Congress and media. Do you see anything wrong with him bowing to the emperor?

  • 2

    Cos

    Haruko Obokata, 30, was admitted to hospital on Monday because her “mental and physical condition is unstable”,

    That's what they said about Camille Claudel.

    . if plagiarism or any other serious misconduct are found, Waseda is going

    Whatever, they'll make sure they don't find anything except against 1 or 2 persons they wanted to get rid of anyway.

    already come to light that 20 pages of her doctoral thesis were copied-and-pasted directly from a US government site.

    20 pages out of thousands ? She's just forgot the source of a quote. These days plagiarism (and they catch many) is about peeps that take hundreds of pages, if not the whole thesis. I don't say she is angel. I can believe she kind of cheated. But, that can't be as much as they all say now, I really think she is getting more trouble than usual because of her coworkers that apparently never accepted her. Otherwise, if she was one of them, fraud or not, they'd let her the benefit of doubt, just like they did with thousands of scientists that published stuff that could never be duplicated and just said "ooops, I published that a bit quickly...". In the worst case, they are told to leave the team of famous sensei and go to work in a third rank uni. And what is unfair is she has not got a yen, while it's likely most of her mentors "arrange" their results to please sponsors that fund their labs (even unis) and may even give them bribes. She should have said she could prove hunting whales was scientific or that pickled sakura could prevent all illnesses if you ate one per day all your life.

    Posted in: Obokata to leave hospital to fight data fabrication claims

  • 1

    Cos

    She'll be lucky to get a tutoring position at Kumon.

    She doesn't need a baito, she has the talent to become a Prime Minister.

    With all those involved at RIKEN and only Obokata is reponsible?

    I agree, she has not published the discovery on her twitter, they knew she was going to drop that bomb and they had the option of delaying the publication to check her work before. They have instead given her the green light so she could get her 15 minutes of worldwide fame and then public ridiculing.... I don't know what they were thinking, but they have used her.

    Posted in: RIKEN says stem cell research was falsified

  • 2

    Cos

    Meanwhile, every year, they are thousands of rolls of 1 man notes that vanish from the budget of every major public project in Japan. Why are they not checking that sh*t instead ?

    taxes

    Precisely, as a taxpayer I don't want to pay useless salaries for idiots that spend the day counting tissues that cost 1 yen per taxpayer in a lifetime...

    Posted in: Tokushima City wages war on toilet paper bandits as 900 rolls go missing from public restrooms

  • 0

    Cos

    Osaka’s casual snack food, and the Dōtombori Arcade is...

    The biggest tourist trap in Asia.

    Posted in: Unusual dining in Osaka

  • -3

    Cos

    Go to bed at 8 p.m. ? That's really becoming a country exclusively for grandpas. I can understand the need of regulating excesses (the space war is ridiculous, organize a reservation system like for the tennis court). It's normal to try keeping neighborhoods quiet... most of the time. But... If they can't even make an exception to the curfew of hanami or the odd festival/matsuri... Then, they want to host the Olympics ? The recent excessive regulations is simply making partying impossible. No more music, no more dancing, no more gathering on the beach... Roughly, what is left ? Shochu bars and soaplands.

    Posted in: Unattended tarps will be removed and parties should end by 8 p.m.

  • 0

    Cos

    What he hopes is many local shops get out of business, so he can recuperate the market share.

    maybe some companies cheat and don't do sales tax

    Maybe ? It's Amazon's specialty and the reason they are at war with tax services of a number of countries. But I don't think Rakuten can escape the law when they sell to Japanese customers from shops in Japan.

    Posted in: The percentage of online shopping will grow and accordingly, I'm hoping that it will increase our absolute transaction volume. This may be a turning point for online shopping industry in Japan.

  • 0

    Cos

    Why get married if you believe in the notion of 'living your own life.'

    It's a tweet to her fans. That means : "My private life is not your business". Not clear enough ? She considers she doesn't need to let you know why she got married and why she divorces and she doesn't need to explain why she put her career on the back burner.

    Posted in: Miho Nakayama reportedly to get divorce after 12 years

  • 2

    Cos

    developers say is modeled on Paris’ Champs-Elysees.

    Dunno what they smoke. Can we get some ? Omotesando has already the cloned line up of luxury shops of the Champs.

    Posted in: Street modeled on Champs-Elysees opens in Tokyo

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