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GG2141Mar. 07, 2014 - 08:54AM JST
Keep in mind; less thugs under the control of organized crime means more thugs running wild on the street. Say, for arguments sake, that X% of any population are born thugs. They have the thug gene. These people (and indirectly us, the populace) benefit from organized crime taking them under their wing and keeping them reasonably civilized.
Posted in: Yakuza gang membership falls to record low
GG2141Mar. 03, 2014 - 08:24AM JST
I saw it as well. I honestly thought Jaden was slightly slow. Y'know, not obviously, but a bit on the slow side. And as a revelation, I saw some scenes in a Yodobashi Store on a 4K screen. Wow! the special effects guys are going to have to lift their game, because the 'alien landscape' in Super HD 4H looked like long pieces of spray painted plastic sheeting (which it was).
Posted in: Razzies pick Will and Jaden Smith as worst actors
GG2141Mar. 01, 2014 - 08:48AM JST
There you go. A company that was one mans vision slowly sinking after his demise.
Posted in: Loss-saddled Sony to sell its Tokyo 'birthplace'
GG2141Feb. 25, 2014 - 08:29AM JST
What sort of mad man has 70c baths?? How does a bath even get up to 70c??
Posted in: Man arrested for scalding 8-month-old daughter with boiling water
GG2141Feb. 25, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
Aha! No irony in that date?
Posted in: Gov't to lift evacuation order for Fukushima town on April 1
GG2141Feb. 17, 2014 - 08:26AM JST
Even if they do try, my hope is that they will be ineffective in implementing it as they are with all reforms. Most likely in the form of slightly weird AC style TV commercials with a badly named mascot with a name based on NATIONALISM: Ash-holeism, or Ash-holey or just Ashley. for example.
Posted in: Suga rejects claims Japan lurching toward militarism
GG2141Feb. 16, 2014 - 09:21AM JST
If the Japanese don't want to spend even more time explaining to foreigners that, NO, they don't speak Chinese in Japan, and , NO, mud-men don't live in Japan, they should NOT change the name of their country to Zippy Zippy Zippangu.
It is what it is. Japan.
Posted in: Nippon or Nihon? No consensus on Japanese pronunciation of Japan
GG2141Feb. 13, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
No arrests?? Seriously!! No leads?? Nothing to go on??
Posted in: Customers mourning slain dumpling boss to get free food
GG2141Feb. 13, 2014 - 08:34AM JST
Frenzel played Akito like a chump. He let Akito hold the lead and just chilled in second spot, till, BAM! right at the end Frenzel poured on the juice and shot by the tired leader. How did Akito not see this happening?? Strategy, man, strategy.
Posted in: Golden jump
GG2141Feb. 10, 2014 - 08:24AM JST
Maduro is really going for the gold in the Incompetent Leader Olympics. They'll probably Nationalize the Toyota plant and further crush it into the ground. Then blame Americans when it fails utterly.
Posted in: Venezuelan president wants to talk to Toyota exec
GG2141Feb. 06, 2014 - 10:50PM JST
Interesting to note that the first thing you do when planning a fascist takeover is.........take over the media. First thing a Govt. does when war starts is.........take over the media. It's a technique as old as the hills.
Posted in: NHK governor praises rightist's suicide in 1993 as glorifying emperor
GG2141Feb. 06, 2014 - 08:25AM JST
"What does it mean to be "right-winged" in Japan??? When I think of the Right, I think of the Tea Party here, is it the same?"
Yes. I imagine yourself utterly incapable of seeing both sides to an argument. Only seeing your side and completely ignoring any valid arguments. If you can do this, you are now Right Wing.
GG2141Feb. 04, 2014 - 08:02AM JST
Speak English, man.
Posted in: Gov't blames translator over Abe's World War I remark
GG2141Jan. 29, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
Wow! So they might sell an extra 5 kilos a year of that foul, fatty, fish-stinky stuff a year. Maybe.
Posted in: Japan's whaling ship gets halal certification
GG2141Jan. 28, 2014 - 03:13PM JST
I'm awesomely happy with my wife (Japanese; for the record) and our relationship. We have a great life, a great future, 2 great kids, nice house on the hill, the list goes on and on. Sex? We do OK. We have 2 young boys so not a lot of energy left over at the end of the day. But we do get our freak on reasonably often. Fights? Hell yeah. But we get over it and move on. Marrying a Japanese woman, or rather this particular woman (irrespective of nationality), was the best move of my life.
I believe people create their own monsters.
Posted in: Foreign men sound off on difficulties of having a Japanese wife
GG2141Jan. 27, 2014 - 11:09PM JST
Totally unnecessary, totally uncalled for, nobody asked the question. He just pulled out a gun and shot himself in the foot. Quite possibly he even tried crossing his feet to save money on bullets. The man is a fool. A complete and utter fool.
I suppose the bright side to this is we are reading about it. It could have been deemed a 'state secret' and we'd never have heard about it.
Posted in: Gov't distances itself from NHK head's 'comfort women' comment
GG2141Jan. 25, 2014 - 09:11AM JST
I knew there would be a hook. Knew it. The Japanese simply cannot deal with foreign pressure without sliding in some sneaky back-door clause. Ah! Japan, so very special. Very special Japan.
Posted in: Japan gives final approval to child abduction treaty
GG2141Jan. 07, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
It just hit me. The Tokyo Olympics will be a talento-orgy with regards to local TV. I can already see the little talento-box on the upper right side of the screen during the 100m dash.
Posted in: Takeshi hopes to be included in 2020 Olympic opening ceremony
GG2141Jan. 04, 2014 - 12:07PM JST
From the Ministry of Educations point of view, were you to give foreigners full benefits then they would be expected to join a Teachers Union! Oh! what a can of worms that would be. Would they join the completely insane right wing union, or the slightly less mad left wing union??
Would they start to bring their zany foreign ideas to Japan?? Would they block vote to bring about change?? What happens if a foreigner gets to be a Principal?? Would he (most likely she, were it to ever happen) start hiring like minded foreigners into their school and start a foreign teacher run ghetto school??
Japanese Ministries, being renowned for their wild risk taking, will most likely be debating till long after we are departed this earth.
Posted in: Some ALTs have a background in education, while some never even studied a foreign language before. Some are doing it just to earn money, while other ALTs are working because they really want to teach the language. The less responsible ALTs just quit in the middle of their contracts. If English becomes a proper subject in 2020 and the education ministry doesn’t provide some kind of training, it may cause confusion with the teachers.
GG2141Jan. 04, 2014 - 11:45AM JST
Stop treating ALTs like disposable dirt and you might get somewhere. Show them they can have a future as a real teacher with all the real teacher benefits (and downsides as well). But assume they are disposable and will ultimately leave and lo and behold, they will.
Mar. 08, 2014 - 03:25AM JST
They should be proud of largely relegating religion to tradition, not something which is taken seriously…
Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah
Mar. 08, 2014 - 03:23AM JST
"Malaysia has banned an Ultraman comic book because it uses the word 'Allah' to describe the…
Mar. 08, 2014 - 03:17AM JST
I guess F1 has to go "green" in one way or another, but I hope all…
Posted in: New engine, new rules and new sound for F1 in 2014
Mar. 08, 2014 - 03:09AM JST
The first application (and, very possibly, the last) will be on major highways (interstates, trunk roads,…
Posted in: In a driverless future, drivers will do anything they like
Mar. 08, 2014 - 02:51AM JST
Jo DodMar. 08, 2014 - 01:21AM JST
Haha people who think this can happen have no…
Posted in: Gov't says bitcoin not a currency, but taxable