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    GW

    A while ago my MIL had surgery & my wife was looking of a walking cane or something for her mom, I suggested on of these & got a big swat, then I said when MIL didn't need the mrs could use it, double swat..........what did I say???

    Posted in: Helping hand

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    GW

    This is fracked up on SO many levels its way way beyond ridiculous!

    As I & many have said since 3/11 this idea of "cleaning" up radiation is so idiotic it just defies belief! And the costs..........WTF!

    Clearly it would be MUCH cheaper to move people and build them HUGE houses on big plots for a fraction of the costs of this supposed cleanup.............truly sickening!

    Way to go Japan you make the yakuza etc rich & steal from the masses..............this is off the charts stupidity & its set to continue indefinitely!

    Posted in: Evacuation advisory lifted for part of town near Fukushima nuclear plant

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    GW

    I think you still need to spend at least Y10,000 to get the tax off, just more stores will now be in on this

    Posted in: Japan expands tax-free shopping range

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    GW

    These Asian games remind me of the Guns & Roses song:

    Welcome to the Sand Box!

    Posted in: Japan protests over banner of Korean assassin at Asian Games

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    GW

    Guy,

    In case you don't know there are LOTS of volcanos in Japan, they run down the entire spine of the country! Just sayin!

    Posted in: Gov't says volcanic eruption will have no impact on nuclear restarts

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    uk9393,

    Some days I would love to be outta here, lots a days I love it here, me like lots of others here have roots, family, property, businesses, dogs & cats, all rather complex. Maybe 20yrs ago it would have been easier to depart & the mrs has traveled lots & speaks English etc but we aint spring chickens no more & health issues kicking in so its only a dream from time to time.

    I don't want to leave but again its pretty depressing watching the govt & tepco do their thing screwing the entire country, I feel more sorry for young Japanese than for myself!

    Posted in: Gov't says volcanic eruption will have no impact on nuclear restarts

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    GW

    Its times like this when I dream that I should have left Japan after 3/11!

    The govt & Jpn Inc hold the Japanese people with such utter contempt its becoming too painful to watch anymore, its disgusting! If I wasn't married I would be outta here, its should be clear to everyone that things are almost certainly not going to improve for the 99%ers!

    Posted in: Gov't says volcanic eruption will have no impact on nuclear restarts

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    GW

    RoRo services in/out Japan are also into price fixing, but the govt turns a blind eye to most price fixing here.

    I figure the costs of price fixing, bid rigging, K/B, amakudari etc if gotten rid of & ALL costs passed onto us pee ons that your looking at 20-40% savings on average, all this stuff if VERY costly for consumers in Japan!

    Posted in: Japanese shipping firm fined $67.7 mil for price-fixing

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    GW

    Novenchama,

    While a lot of what you say has truth in it, its also all that STUFF, that make things so slowwwwwwwwww here, so inefficient, if I had to do it all old J-school I would get very little done, as it is dealing with Japanese on the phone & email etc will work but even with that there are a great many who take way to many emails & phone calls etc to get things done, answers etc.

    And doing all this face to face in my 2+decades doesn't speed much of anything up & the famous "confusion" still abounds.

    Bottom line is all the stuff you mentioned is part of whats dragging Japan down & down & down, Japan is in dire need of a serious re-think wrt to work/life etc, but I am not holding my breath

    Posted in: Do you think teleworking will gain wide acceptance in Japan?

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    GW

    Lets face it until the UN is totally dismantled & IF re-invented there is no hope for Japan getting its cherished nailed tot he floor seat!

    The UN while good in principle has been mostly dysfunctional now for a long time due to China & Russia's refusal to cooperate & do whats right................I say if those 2 don't start getting the crap together maybe the UN should consider booting the OUT! That might be better than leaving things as is.

    Japan should mostly stick to paying big bucks into the UN its what its good at, there is no way other countries will want Japan on top deciding stuff & then sending people from OTHER countries to do the jobs, sorry, while Japanese stay home.

    Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants Japan to have a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Would you support such a move?

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    GW

    I have been doing it since the mid 90s, its one of the big reasons I haven't gone insane, I can never go back to having to go to an office each day, no thanks!

    I work with people who HAVE to go to their office to access email..............its nuts!

    Posted in: Do you think teleworking will gain wide acceptance in Japan?

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    GW

    There is no need to twist lots of religious texts, many can & are VERY extreme, simple as that!

    Posted in: Europe's Muslims stand up to IS

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    GW

    Japan is just too damned primitive! Companies get away with murder wrt to employee rights & look up to Kazuaki's post the poster boy for what's wrong with J-inc wrt to women who want to have children WTF!

    Japan its time to get outta the stone age the govt & Japan Inc are KILLING their own country for christs sake!

    And even taking one's holidays here is a bloody ordeal because the "company" cant deal if someone is off for 2weeks..........insane! I see it all the time people in Japan for the most part are utterly incapable of covering for fellow workers, they don't know what the person beside them is doing so when a customer calls no one can answer even simple questions or inquiry until the "person in charge" is back, heaven help if they are on holidays LOL!!!

    But seriously Japan SUCKS for employee rights PERIOD & its hasn't gotten any better & is likely worse than when I washed up here 20+ years ago!

    Thank god I don't have kids in this country because the route for Japan is decline & the locals have only themselves to blame! This country has NO future, I doubt Japan can climb outta the pit its dug itself into!

    Posted in: Japanese women fight 'maternity harassment'

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    GW

    Perhaps something in the air(or water!) at these games making swimmers do stupid things, neither has any moral ground that I can see!

    Posted in: Japanese swimmer expelled from Asian Games for stealing camera

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    GW

    This guy is clear a Sun of a &^$$ now isn't he! The winner is actually a LOSER with a huge capital L!

    Now if he truly spouted this crap he should perhaps be banned from further competition or even forfeit his medal when he made the highly inappropriate remarks

    Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'

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    GW

    Seems kinda pathetic to see the world get so worked up about smart phones, are our lives becoming that frigging boring!!! Surely there is more to life than the latest IT gadget, I am really hating all the digital non-sense!!!

    Posted in: Samsung, BlackBerry speed arrivals of new smartphones

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    GW

    agreed this blurb is less then useless! Says absolutely NOTHING!

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. remain apart in trade talks, dealing blow for TPP

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    GW

    Police said that after they examined the footage, they visited Kimino, 47, at his apartment on Sept 16 to ask him if he knew anything about Ikuta’s disappearance but said there was nothing out of the ordinary about his behavior, Fuji TV reported Thursday.** Kimino also told police he was drunk and couldn’t remember even seeing Ikuta walking ahead of him.**

    .............is it just me or are the cops easily fooled, the last line about him not even remembering the girl because he was drunk would for me become suspicious of the guy, the cops.......situation normal................

    Posted in: Murder suspect seen walking behind girl in camera footage

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    GW

    Thank god I don't have to attend many meetings & the ones I do are pretty focused so you can get in & get done, problem in Japan is the shear numbers who show up, where 3-4 people should be the norm I often see 10+ & earlier this summer I broke a record when 20 people showed up & I arrived with 2 other people..............its ridiculous way too often but have come to expect it & get in & finish as fast as can otherwise it just goes in circles for infinity if you let it.

    Posted in: Modern etiquette: Meetings still matter

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    GW

    Yes utility poles are a blight on the landscape all across Japan, truly ugly in far too many places. It always amazes me you go to some place with a supposed nice view & all the Japanese are whispering ......sugoi, kirei....etc etc & all I see are ugly buildings & utility poles & wiring, Japanese are so used to it they seem to automatically filter this visual garbage & are somehow able to only focus on the trees, a truly amazing ability which I don't have.

    Just because you can see a LOT from some vantage point doesn't make it pretty but lots of Japanese seem to think so......

    Posted in: Why does Japan have so many overhead power lines?

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