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GWNov. 25, 2014 - 01:02AM JST
The whole throw away house concept here I find disgustingly wasteful & they are not cheap. The throw away house is a fairly modern concept dreamt up by the construction industry, thankfully there are more options now to build something that will last, but the majority seem to like the plastic gas producing toxic new homes for some bizarre reason
I mean in the past Japan made houses that lasted, there is no reason for these high priced un/under insulated single pane window pieces of crap that are everywhere, but hey I aint going to live in one!
Posted in: Cultural lessons in housing and construction
GWNov. 24, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
This number has to be low, but then I be the powers that be would say only about 5% of Japanese are alcoholics!
Yes its mind numbingly boring, colossal waste of time, also hear ex cops often find jobs at them(h'mmmm wonder whyyyyy!!???)
Posted in: Nearly 5% of Japanese addicted to gambling – even though it’s still 'illegal'
GWNov. 23, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
Allegiance is a rather dated concept these days with many people moving around kids being born in different countries, Japan is rather primitive in its approach to all this sadly, if Japan did offer dual citizenship I would likely go for it, I love Japan & Canada where I was born, I like things about BOTH, I bitch & complain about things in BOTH, allegiance has squat to do with it!
Posted in: Abe's support rate at lowest ever
GWNov. 22, 2014 - 08:54PM JST
There are very good reasons why most of us PR holders wont take J-citizenship. The short answer is if we have to give up our current passport(ie no dual citizenship) well then is simply is no where near worth it to do so for most of us unless your for example a yankee making big bucks & therefore have to ALSO pay uncle sam taxes then it might push you to make that leap.
But without dual citizenship(a fairly common concept in this global world) we would be foolish to take the plunge. JAPAN needs to make itself more attractive, but seriously I just don't think the powers that be give a damn! And by that I mean they don't give a damn about THEIR own country, most of us know the foreigners are only tolerated & useful for collecting taxes since on average we likely make more.
GWNov. 22, 2014 - 12:06PM JST
We will never know the truth...........if it is true I think(correct me if I am wrong) too many years have passed to address the allegations.........
Either way at the end lies tragedy for Cosby or the women who have endured all this in silence for years
No winners in this one
Posted in: More Cosby shows canceled as women allege assault
GWNov. 22, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
Yes the reasons a blatantly obvious, but apparently a large portion of the locals don't get it........words fail me
abe etc are doing this for unbelievably selfish reasons, Japanese should be............well FURIOUS right about now......... but alas hardly a peep, Japan YOU GET what you deserve, no bitching afterwards now you hear!
Posted in: It's like pushing a reset button. Once the election is over, Abe is likely to claim that he's got a popular mandate and now practically has a blank check from the people to continuing to govern for another four years.
GWNov. 22, 2014 - 11:43AM JST
Another example of the "parents" bringing kids into the world in Japan who clearly shouldn't be making babies.
Just another case similar to the "parents" who starved their 3yr old!
As I said we will be seeing more & more of this as people who shouldn't be having kids are more & more the ones that are, the tragedies will continue
Posted in: Woman held for murder after dropping 3-year-old daughter from bridge into river
GWNov. 22, 2014 - 11:37AM JST
Like so many aspects of J-society politics sucks!
Japan needs to re-invent its entire political system, current one is utterly dysfunctional.
As for leadership............in almost 25yrs I haven't seen any at all, the closest thing to a leader was just a fancy hairstyle!
Same as a few earlier posters I am sick of watching Japan mortgage its own future which is getting bleaker day by day!
GWNov. 21, 2014 - 04:59PM JST
Sadly THESE are the kinds of ""parents"" that Japan will(in fact its already started a number of years ago!) be seeing more & more as time passes, the ones who are utterly incapable of sustaining a family yet end up with kids, meanwhile I predict more & more Japanese will put off or go without kids as time passes.
Unless Japan TOTALLY re-invents itself we are going to be witnessing more & more misery on these isles!
Posted in: Parents arrested for starving 3-year-old daughter to death
GWNov. 21, 2014 - 02:08PM JST
This country is getting more & more FUBAR, man today is one of those days I really regret putting roots down here, young people must be really having trouble keeping it together with the way the country is headed WTF!
Posted in: Voters to Abe: Why call an election now?
GWNov. 20, 2014 - 10:46AM JST
This is kinda funny & sad, I mean who would have thunk a country that cant even slightly admit its own role in WWII etc that white washes history for decades would result in this kind of "thinking" well doh!!!
I for one am not surprised by whats happening in Japan the last couple decades, but it IS sad & entirely avoidable, but alas here we are watching Japan slide back to the past! If it gains enough momentum watch out, the masses WONT be able to stop it, just like in the past!
Posted in: Author says 'The Wind Rises' is full of lies
GWNov. 20, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
I feel sorry for both the kids & the dog, you ALWAYS must be very aware of YOUR dog around small children especially when there are more than one..........I don't know what it is but the small size of kids & their erratic movements can make dogs uneasy & spook them
Owner must always keep their dogs on a TIGHT leash when around people the dog doesn't know especially small kids
Sadly this dog will have to be put down, I hope the kids are all ok
Posted in: 7 children injured by dog in Oita
GWNov. 19, 2014 - 10:09PM JST
You might want to re-phrase............???
Posted in: Ex-pet shop employee arrested for dumping dead dogs in Tochigi
GWNov. 19, 2014 - 07:46PM JST
The guy feels guilty, turns himself in & then LIES his A$$ off!
I hope the cops in the meantime have high tailed it to this Aichi ""Breeder"" & have its staff in custody for some severe questioning as they sure as hell sound guilty, question is will the keystones do so, I bloody hope so!
GWNov. 19, 2014 - 11:24AM JST
It should be obvious to the idiots who run this country that the people are MAXED out as far as ALL the taxes being paid, further increases are & will really hurt the most vulnerable in Japan, point blank its wrong & must end or there is going to be a lot more misery, suicide, etc.........
The govt wastes so so so so much yen its crazy, they could easily cut spending by I figure 25% across the board if they simply get rid of bid rigging, kick backs, amakudari & a lot of regulations that are NOT for regulation but to fleece people & small business of $$$ to fund bureaucracies that are designed simply to pilfer our taxes, its beyond insane, govt & govt workers are KILLING the country, & not so slowly!
Posted in: Aso says sales tax hike delay must not happen again
GWNov. 19, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
I gave this all the thought that was needed, my conclusion was simple WE ALL have to deal with crap, celebs simply don't need anything SPECIAL because they are celebs, UNDERSTAND.
No where did I ever say ANYONE(even celebs) have to put up with abuse, comprende! There are laws & venues to pursue this stuff, we just don't need anything special for whiney celebrities is all, pretty simple.
Posted in: Jennifer Lawrence: Privacy loss takes heavy toll
GWNov. 18, 2014 - 11:37AM JST
Clearly this lady I have never heard of before should have had a CLUE that this thing happens to people who become known for something or other DUH!
Crap with respect to peoples privacy happens to people in ALL walks of life but we are supposed to give a damn about the poor poor celebrities hahaha cry me a river
If you don't like & cant handle it then GET OUT of the biz!
Everybody has to deal with crap in their job, lousy bosses, sexual & power harassment, awful commutes etc etc but we cant all get laws so play to our individual needs so GROW UP deal with YOUR problems like the rest of us have to celebrities YOU AINT SPECIAL, understand?
GWNov. 18, 2014 - 11:24AM JST
The reason this is happening is because up until recently all breeders and ANY pet owner, all they had to do was bring their pet to the local gas chambers & the city would dutifully GAS your cat/dog etc no questions asked.
Once breeders where finished with breeding or pups got too "old" they simply have them gassed to death, they have been doing this for decades & decades, its part of the "business""
Finally some cities have started to refuse people & "breeders" who take no damned responsibility for their actions, & now we have breeders dumping animals all over, time to put these SOBs out of business for good!
And Japan please start having ALL pets micro chipped, get with for christs sake!
Posted in: 45 dogs abandoned in Saitama
GWNov. 16, 2014 - 01:44PM JST
Japan continues to dig its own grave, stupid stupid stupid, ....... the rot ciontinues
Posted in: Asahi Shimbun president to resign over inaccurate articles
GWNov. 16, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
I am sorry but the keystones as typically usual are idiots............ I mean if all they wanted was to arrest three individuals surely they could have thought of a better time/place then to head into the University............duh!
Posted in: Riot police raid Kyoto University after 3 activists arrested
Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:38AM JST
I've already seen a trailer for this movie. I wonder if it was fake or something.…
Posted in: 'Star Wars' trailer to be released this week
Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
I can't wait to hear the anti-gun zealots comment on this story. After all, personal firearms…
Posted in: Man fires shots into ex-wife's apartment in Yokohama
Everyone have some skill, So find it and utilize it.
Posted in: Do you think Japan should allow immigration by unskilled workers?
Great article. Everyone who has bought, or intends to buy, a home in Japan should read…
Nov. 25, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
He promised to implement policies that would benefit the middle class.
I'd like to see an…
Posted in: DPJ takes aim at 'Abenomics'