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GWApr. 24, 2014 - 10:44AM JST
Man I laughed when I read this!!!
When ever the subject of "judges" in Japan comes up I think of two words "" Common & Sense"", put them together & its pretty guaranteed you WONT FIND ANY when it comes to "judges" in Japan.
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GWApr. 23, 2014 - 05:02PM JST
Sick stuff, all men over 25 should be KEPT OUT unless they are their with their KIDS
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GWApr. 23, 2014 - 12:44PM JST
No, not even remotely western
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GWApr. 23, 2014 - 12:03PM JST
This result whether scientific or not(obviously like the J-whale-research is clearly NOT), anyway............
This result is simply a reaction, which many Japanese tend to do often with little or no thought, just react.
Heck I have had Japanese react like this when talking about whales, politics, yasukuni, 4 seasons, what EVER, they just react IF you criticize Japan. Heck a LOT of the times they are in 100% AGREEMENT they just DONT like if you criticize Japan, its a trait of many Japanese I have found.
Which is why when some topics come up at home I KNOW BETTER than to comment, I just mumble something & then go to another room for a couple minutes because its not worth the trouble to say what you believe as the Mrs will go off her rocker, even if she agrees with been, been down this road far too many times, with people you know its usually best to just beg off
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GWApr. 22, 2014 - 07:39PM JST
Both China & Japan are to blame in all this, the only thing the changes is the amount on a given day!
Most Japanese are utterly clueless with regards to WWII & the 1930s. And like wise China is rather selective in how it looks at history & its own involvement.
Bottom lines are these:
Japan has had decades to come to terms with its past, it has failed, miserably! Its a supposed free country so information should be easily to come by but its not in the local lingo
China has NOT been free for decades so the locals cant go on about Mao etc without VERY SERIOUS risks to their & their families personal well being, its not an excuse just a simple fact, still in place as I type.
Bottom line is both Japan & China are to blame, just depends on the moment in time which is the worst offender.
This isn't going away any time soon & mean while the young masses in both countries become more & more ignorant over time, ain't going to end well!
Posted in: Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
GWApr. 22, 2014 - 07:13PM JST
I busted a gut ready this blurb...............if there are upteen pieces of paper floating around with these "codes" then they are bound to be lost, given to the wrong people.........this is SO keystone cop!!!
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GWApr. 22, 2014 - 06:02PM JST
Some VERY good points by posters above, yellow lights are indeed very short often, you can enter an intersection on green, see yellow & red BEFORE you are through!! This is more common than you think!
And yes while stopped waiting for the green, when you GET it, you had better bloody well watch for the red light runners because 50% of the time or more they WILL still be going through!
Posted in: Driver turns herself in to police for failing to stop at yellow traffic light
GWApr. 22, 2014 - 09:26AM JST
Running red lights in Japan should be a national sport!!!
I fully put the blame on the keystones!! They are virtually NEVER around, sure a few speed/ketai traps but other than that & a SELECT few who get to drive around so they can have 10s of cars lined up behind them haha there presence............well there basically ISNT one!
SO!!!! We have 99.9% of the drivers who simply know there aren't any cops around so they run reds!!
As one astute poster above said if your going to slow down on a yellow or even reds you MUST see what is behind gauge speed & note size of vehicle. Otherwise you may be stopping but you run an extremely high risk of being in serious rear enders as MOST drivers SPEED UP to go through, they don't slow down when its yellow or about to turn so.
Hell I HAVE to do like wise in order to avoid being rear ended.
Thank you keystones for sitting back & waiting for the accidents to happen!! NOT!!
GWApr. 21, 2014 - 08:04PM JST
Man I am the first to give Japan the gears about how its dealt/deals with history & Have also said China is off its friggin rocker of late with how its bullying most of SE Asia & Japan.
But THIS IS BLOODY NUTS!
Doe the morons that run China have any idea how this affects foreign investment, current & potential in the future, hint, its NOT GOOD!!
Its looking more & more like the rest of the world will need to start really re-thinking about their relationship with China, we may have to put her out of our collective misery, I feel sorry for the Chinese people, they deserve MUCH better than what they have right now!
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GWApr. 21, 2014 - 03:14PM JST
The J-govt virtually NEVER is truthful to its citizens, and likely never will be!
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GWApr. 19, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
While I am not 100% behind TPP its whats on the table here now, SO, the US would be stupid to cave into Japan like they have done for decades, they need to remain STRONG.
And if necessary show Japan the door!
As others have said the Japan economy is STRONGLY protected from competition especially by non-tariff barriers & this has put Japan in a VERY WEAK state, its own damned fault PERIOD!!
And we who live here DAILY pay an enormous price for this incompetent inefficient bloated layers of non-sense.
Not only does Japan need to be shown the door if they wont play ball regarding TPP, BUT other countries should seriously look at import duties on MIJ products to show Japan the REAL costs of their selfish ways, this has been decades in coming, time is now for Japan to play more fairly or told to bugger off.
Japan's power is fading fast the rest of the world is less & less willing to put up with Japan's BS!
So Japan what are YOU going to do!
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GWApr. 15, 2014 - 05:55PM JST
Just frackin shoot me! This is god awful stuff, totally fake, I doubt any of their "live" is even remotely live.............
May the neging begin
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GWApr. 15, 2014 - 05:42PM JST
This is quickly becoming insane, thank god I aint young, its getting crazy, soon we wont be allowed to even sleep.
Time to look for a good bridge to live under haha!
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GWApr. 15, 2014 - 01:07PM JST
Years back I went to the Bridge on the River Kwai, where as is typical of these types of places the J-tourists magically disappear...........
Cant see this being shown in many theatres or for long here & yes I too wouldn't be surprised if a few loud trucks start barking non-sense in the vicinity
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GWApr. 15, 2014 - 12:46PM JST
This problem is rampant country wide, the amounts wasted are colossal in scale EVERY YEAR!!
I would love to have my taxes lowered to reflect the thieving & pilfering that goes on here.
As I have often said I figure between 20-35% of budgets for the various govt offices are wasted through inefficiency, amakudari, kick backs, wasting budgets, bid rigging etc etc
I am pretty sure it would be EASY to cut the entire country budget by 20% easily, but alas it will never happen & we the people are paying the price when we should all have more $$$ in our accounts after taxes but NO!!! Truly disgusting!
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GWApr. 14, 2014 - 11:15AM JST
I voted NO because there was no choice for IT DEPENDS.......
For the most part if companies go under, they should stay that way, THEN their competitors can pick up the slack, increase their business, hire more people, get stronger!! But the playing fields need to be level.
In Japan we see time & time again when some company is on the rocks the govt practically tells back & the competition to bail them out/buy them............. THIS IS WRONG as it just makes banks/competing companies WEAKER instead of stronger & the process repeats & the whole economy gets weaker & more corrupt, this is truly a massive problem in Japan!!
Now there are cases where govt assistance might be warranted BUT the stake holders in those companies MUST lose their shirts & NEVER get anything back if the company recovers, if they want back in BUY the shares again at the new price!!
As it is now too many wall street types KNOW they can gamble & if they lose get bailed out THAT is point blank wrong & needs to stop, we see this type of BS in the west a lot & people are sick of it!!! Especially watching people in the US losing their homes meanwhile the scum bags who organized the mortgage scams were covered in too many cases!!!!
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GWApr. 12, 2014 - 11:50AM JST
I disagree with a lot of what republicans are for, but this blatant push to make it harder to vote is way way beyond disgusting!! Shortening early voting...........WTF!!!
If the republicans want to do something why don't they work hard at getting all the dirty filthy $$$ out of US politics, its disgusting to watch, but hey they aren't interested in doing whats right only what will get them more votes or RATHER less votes for the dems
The whole US election scene is one GIANT cesspool & the stink is getting worse over time, its sad watch you yanks divide yourselves, hint its NOT making you better, your country is getting worse, the US used to be able turn things around, fix things............ your losing that aspect, you should fix it!!
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GWApr. 12, 2014 - 11:11AM JST
daycare at work might work outside of big cities, can you imagine parents trying to commute with kids/babies during rush hours, that would be insane on many levels
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GWApr. 12, 2014 - 10:06AM JST
tmarie nailed it basically, work-life balance is awful for the majority in Japan, ESPECIALLY for women.
Until Japan re-invents itself the rot will continue, until the locals realize the road they are on & THEY want to change it the ROT will continue.
Sorry Laguarde just focusing only on getting more women into the workforce will solve ONE problem, but that alone will create MORE problems.
A lot of Japans problems cant be tackled individually without making others worse and/or creating more problems.
Like I have said about, time to re-invent or continue to rot, sadly the latter is unlikely to change until the rot stinks to god awful levels, thank goodness we don't have kids in this country, the future gets dimmer by the day!
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GWApr. 10, 2014 - 11:11AM JST
I am sorry but the Japanese people in this blurb DO NOT come across has having much knowledge or intelligence or common sense, no wonder Japan still to this day don't really have a clue or will admit what happened in the 1930-45 time period, just keep handing China that hammer on the platter & you will continue to be hammered!
Japan DEAL with your history honestly & then tell China & SKorea to go pi$$ off..........is that really too much to ask!!??!!
Apparently the answer continues to be yes, reap what you sow!
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Apr. 24, 2014 - 11:52AM JST
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Apr. 24, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
Hmmm...wonder if he went there in his official capacity of one of them most annoying teeny…
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Apr. 24, 2014 - 11:44AM JST
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That just bullshit.
Couldn't agree more. It's religion - no logic/reality/common sense allowed. I'm sure most…
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