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    GW

    This is proof that some Japanese will NEVER be happy & likely don't want to be!!

    I have a wood stove, maybe I should start up a side business, but everyone please be discrete when dropping off the corpses, don't want the neighbours complaining haha!!!

    Next thing we will be hearing about is people complaining we are taking in too much oxygen or something ....

    Posted in: Japan's corpse hotels upset some of the neighbors

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    GW

    Folks in case you don't know there is a LOT of fish caught in Tokyo Bay that ends up on the plate, a LOT!

    And the water quality is a lot better than the 60-70s

    Posted in: Gone fishing

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    GW

    Man oh man the Repubs are a real joke to watch!

    Posted in: Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate

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    GW

    Authority gone WILD!

    Posted in: 2 Japanese snowboarders suspended for marijuana use

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    GW

    CH3cho, Tiring

    You two really need to check out the definition of what an island is, Okinotori is NOT NOT NOT anywhere near being an island by a long shot.

    Japan is looking pretty STUPID detaining this vessel & looking the fool.

    Another embarrassing day to be living in Japan sadly

    Posted in: Taiwan fishermen protest seizure of boat by Japan

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    GW

    I am on Taiwan's side on this one, okinotorishima is in no way shape or form a shima(island), not by a long shot.

    It is an area of a few really TINY atolls, that are at times barley visible, look online you can find pictures.

    Japan has build 3 of them so the barely break the waters surface at times & also build a small platform on stilts

    In no way shape or form are any of these remotely close to being islands.

    Japan should apologize & give the captain his $$$$ back.

    Japan should know better than to take plays out of China's playbook, for shame!!!

    Posted in: Taiwan fishermen protest seizure of boat by Japan

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    GW

    Harvey P...........sadly you NAILED so many outings in Japan, & super worse during my namesake GW, or Obon, or Oshogatsu.

    I NEVER do anything but stay close to home during the above 3 & if I do any overnighters I try to start on a Sun or early in the week, then you have a CHANCE to avoid the masses but its still only a chance

    Posted in: Fuji Shibazakura Festival

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    GW

    Have some shibazakua in the yard that will give me my fix......

    Posted in: Fuji Shibazakura Festival

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    GW

    Sangetsu,

    I don't recall the name BUT there was a Japanese person who was onto the large scam at Olympus & he told Woodford I believe, then he made it BIG NEWS................not sure what became of the original J-guy who started it off..........

    Posted in: Michael Woodford’s fellow whistleblower ends Olympus battle

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    GW

    Minimum Wage 1500yen per hour. New Law: ALL employees in Japan, Full or Part time, MUST clock out at 40 hours a week. If you work 10 hour days, you can ONLY work four days etc.. OR from your 41st hour you MUST be paid double. failure to do this will result in a 1 million yen fine PER EMPLOYEE PER MONTH who is made to work overtime illegally. ALL COMPANIES are required to pay their employees' transportation costs and health insurance REGARDLESS of their position as full or part time. Do that and you will see some serious consumer spending. These stupid vouchers aren't going to do anything.

    Aly,

    You need to quite trying common sense, it doesn't register here sadly

    Posted in: Gov't eyes shopping vouchers, promotions to boost consumption

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    GW

    Come on Japan this is on YOU! You have had 70+yrs to get over WWII, patch things up in the region, be a leader, be a normal country but YOU have chosen NOT too!!

    This is on JAPAN! So whattya going to do, you cant call ghost busters!!

    Posted in: We worry that geopolitical risk would heighten a lot and Sino-Japanese relations would be extremely strained, which could result in a very negative impact on the Japanese economy.

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    GW

    Cheers for Hamada san!

    That said like I have always said, when you fight a company over labour or other issues, even if you win..........you really lose.

    In Hamada san's case it might be a draw but not really, because everyone knows that whistle blowing will get you a madogiwa desk off in the corner & total isolation.

    This is a perfect example of how COLD people can be!

    Oh and he should have gotten LOT more than Y11million.

    Beware folks, you become a salaryman/woman & you have SOLD your soul!!!

    Posted in: Michael Woodford’s fellow whistleblower ends Olympus battle

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    GW

    This is an incredibly simple fact climate change, reading so many that deny the obvious is rather disheartening.

    Get a clue folks, over the past couple hundred years the population of humans has & CONTINUES to skyrocket, industry has increased at a huge rate, more people in poorer countries are becoming middle class with all the consumption that entails.

    We are destroying the natural world at an insane place ALL OVER THE WORLD! Consumption continues unabtted.........

    CO2 is increasing at an alarming rate.

    HOW COULD WE NOT BE AFFECTING THE CLIMATE................DOH!!!

    And people who casually say "well the earth has warmed & cooled over time " REALLY need to get a grip on what GEOLOGIC TIME means, hint wrt to temperatures its measured over 10s of THOUSANDS of years, NOT a few decades!!

    Posted in: Do you consider global warming just a theory or a proven fact?

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    GW

    I never claimed Nazi Germany and the IJA weren't evil, but thank you for so perfectly demonstrating the fallacy so many Americans cling to: "Nazi Germany and the IJA were undeniably evil, therefore since we opposed them we can pretend everything we did was undeniably good." It's a childish and shallow approach to morality we really should outgrow, but unfortunately as a society we're reluctant to let go of that mythology.

    Katsu78,

    You do realize we are talking about WAR!!!! So its hardly surprising a lot of bad things happen, par for the course if you will, Japan set the tone killing 10s of millions, acting insanely, & even when beaten back to Japan itself JAPAN was willing to sacrifice THEIR OWN FOR NOTHING, just look at Okinawa, it was INSANE!

    Pretty hard to have a conversation about morals when discussing war, but the allies(primarily the US) compared to Japan, Japan was SO SO SO SO SO MUCH WORSE, and lets not forget the allies were plenty SICK of war after Europe & then Asia.

    Japan was WARNED in advance, they didn't do anything, the war needed to END, the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki thankfully DID end the war. Not pretty but got the job done! Thankfully for ALL concerned!

    Japan doesn't have to deserve a visit. The innocent victims of Hiroshima are owed acknowledgement simply by virtue of being innocent victims. That's how morality works: your duty to the people you've wronged doesn't magically disappear just because they belong to a larger group that includes someone else who wronged more people.

    Oh the same people who CHEERED & WAVED FLAGS as Japan savaged the Far East & SE Asia...........puuuleeese! The only innocents were the young, most adults in Japan were gung ho about WWII until the war came to Japan.

    I stand by my position, Obama should NOT go to Hiroshima at THIS point in time, Japan doesn't deserve it. BUT honestly I wish Japan had got its act together DECADES ago, so that Obama's visit would be like the 10th or 15th visit by a US president instead of potentially the FIRST!

    Posted in: Obama likely to visit Hiroshima in late May, U.S. officials say

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    GW

    Katsu 78,

    Sorry but Nazi Germany & Japan & the IJA were absolutely the poster childs for EVIL PERIOD! Something that Germany has put to bed, meanwhile Japan for 70+yrs & counting cant admit what it DID! 20-30million killed is a lot that's 333,000 per month on average EVERY month for 5years NON-STOP.

    And we just had 90 go worship the war criminals who DID THAT!!

    I wish Obama could visit now without benefitting right wing Japan, but Japan has not done nearly enough to DESERVE a visit by a US president.

    If Obama does go, I hope he lays it all out there but I doubt he would & Japan would be laughing all the way to the bank, even though they long repeated denials are doing & CONTINUE to do great damage to Japan!

    As a non-US person I think Obama going is a mistake, I wish I think he SHOULD but Japan doesn't deserve it yet, if they ever will sadly.

    Posted in: Obama likely to visit Hiroshima in late May, U.S. officials say

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    GW

    The inaugural flight, which followed extensive ground tests, had been postponed due to bad weather and malfunctions of parts used in its escape system.

    What!! There are problems with some parts.............ie SAFETY............where are the protestors..............ahh forget about it!

    Posted in: Japan succeeds in test flight of first stealth fighter jet

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    GW

    Yeah why on earth these idiots didn't have the cats fixed.....clearly that must be necessary to even open one of these cafe's...........NUTS!

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    GW

    Like I have said for many many years the J-""justice"" system is the stuff that dictators DREAM OF!!

    And yes it is VERY third world here.

    This is simple Japan record EVERYTHING, if the keystones & prosecution bring up stuff that CANT be corroborated with the video evidence it is INADMISSABLE!!

    Cases need to be judged on EVIDENCE, if there is none it is TOSSED OUT!!

    But yeah like that will ever happen!

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    GW

    I thought she was wearing a costume..................its dress..................yikes!

    Posted in: Star power

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    GW

    I see both as bad, management in Japan is often very poor & highly incest like, bloated, stagnant, not willing to take even smallish risks..........

    Hedge funds............are scum of the earth period, they have ZERO interest in how companies are run & perform, they only look at stocks they see they can manipulate up or down depending on how they want to PLAY. They target companies with ca$h & then buy enough to try to force dividends etc.

    All typically VERY short tem crap, they have no concerns how companies go about their ACTUAL business, they just want to cut them open some & catch the blood then move on to the next victim, I mean "investment".

    In the end far too many rich investors hardly EVER benefit companies or society at large they only look for short term pilfering opportunities and they are causing great damage all around the world

    Posted in: Japan discovers 'good' corporate governance, American style

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