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GWJul. 24, 2014 - 12:55PM JST
Not praising China here, the media here is sure playing this up though aint they
Posted in: More Japanese firms withdraw Husi-supplied products; 5 detained in China
GWJul. 24, 2014 - 11:39AM JST
Interesting, were the properties in Japan?
Last year I bought a cool little place here that I am now using as my office & we could downsize in 10yrs time & simplify living in it & then I would sell my house here & in theory be able to kick back at least a bit
Posted in: Inflation vs deflation: Which is right for Japan?
GWJul. 23, 2014 - 02:59PM JST
So Scrote where are you going to put it?
GWJul. 23, 2014 - 02:44PM JST
Japans monkeying around with cell phones began in the early 90s when they basically kept Motorola OUT & developed Japans own stupid systems that no one else used forcing us to use THEIR phones & systems only..........
I remember years ago when people would come into Japan with Blackberrys & would be able to do email etc & Japan were stuck with crappy phones that couldn't connect with anything outside Japan, this went on for 4-5 years before smart phones were eventually CRUDGINGLY let into Japan & the rest is history.
Still some BS to be worked out but at least we are headed in the right direction & J-phones are biting the dust from where they emerged in the 90s!
Posted in: Gov't aims to curb iPhone influence
GWJul. 19, 2014 - 12:11PM JST
The politicians are clearly idiots of the highest order!(your welcome for the complement!)
I am getting sick of reading & hearing about all this women between 15-40yrs old BS!! Don't you idiots realize that by heaping the blame on the women of Japan YOU will only be making women LESS likely t want a family!
These morons that are ruining( I mean "running") the country need to take a look at the BIG picture instead heaping this onto the women of Japan(DOH!). As I have been harping for ages the country is in dire need of a total overhaul, so many things are messed up.
But alas the old fogies in Japan are content to let the rot continues, I have little hope for Japan in this regard BUT would love to proven totally WRONG!
Sadly unlikely me thinks!
Posted in: Population decline is caused by a decrease in the number of women in their 20s and 30s, and the outflow of young people to Tokyo. We need to implement measures to stem the low birthrates and over-concentration of people in Tokyo.
GWJul. 19, 2014 - 11:59AM JST
Click on this for a guitar version of this fools wailing haha!!!
Posted in: Police raid apartment of 'crying politician' Nonomura
GWJul. 18, 2014 - 06:48PM JST
Awful, I know & have been to this lighthouse a few times.................poor kids
Posted in: Mother, 2 children found dead in apparent murder-suicide leap from cliff
GWJul. 16, 2014 - 01:07PM JST
I didn't know Archie "grew up"................... kinda weird
But hey he married BOTH Veronica & Betty..................Archie you DOG!!
Posted in: Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book
GWJul. 16, 2014 - 11:54AM JST
primitive Japan strikes again!
How daft can the authorities be in this country, hint VERY!
Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest
GWJul. 15, 2014 - 05:20PM JST
well said by all above!
The gross & utter STUPIDITY of Japan Inc & Japans politicians is sad to witness, they have never even heard the term, work-life balance, no surprises by the results of this survey
When will they ever learn here...................I really feel sad for young people in Japan, the future so dim & depressing
Posted in: The results were unexpected. This, however, may be because many believe that the current situation is not good for women to continue working after childbirth.
GWJul. 15, 2014 - 12:33PM JST
China used to be pretty sophisticated in its ways looking much smarter than J-politicians, but from about a year ago China's politicians have been looking unbelievably STUPID & get this, they are actually making J-politicians look good!
That is some doing haha.
I feel sorry for the Chinese people, their govt is making China look incredibly bad world wide, its getting painful to witness the stupidity involved wrt to China.
I have said it before & will say it again, it looks like its coming to come to a point where the rest of the world is going to have to put China out of our collective misery.
And the thing is China has NO VALID REASON for all the BS!! China could easily just go out into the world looking to develop economic & cultural links & would PROSPER! But no its going on & on about a bunch of ancient BS, pissing off EVERYONE around them, looking like no class bullies, & domestically are corrupt all to hell.
Wise up China or your going to go down in flames!
Posted in: China blasts Australian PM over comments during Abe's visit
GWJul. 15, 2014 - 11:31AM JST
I am with JohnG on this one! Happoshu & quazi beer is nasty nasty stuff, about 10yrs ago I gave up on it after trying a few & just too many gag reflexes, the stuff is clearly poison of a sort.
I remember riding around on my bike looking for cheese as we were going to make pizza, after hitting a few combini & supers & striking out & buying some crap processed cheese I had less than Y200 in my pocket & was dying for a beer, had to buy some happoshu crap.................. I could barely stomach a few gulps before dumping the rest & swore off the %$#@ ever since.
I mean be honest anyone drinking this crap has to be really forcing the stuff down, I for one wont go that route.
Lately I have been drinking Costco's US made micro brew at home which is pretty decent & a little less than the run of the mill asahi, kirin, Sapporo beers!
Posted in: Unhappy hour for Kirin as its beer sales tumble in Japan
GWJul. 14, 2014 - 07:16PM JST
Nasty bit of propaganda that! For shame!
Posted in: AKB48 singer recruits for SDF as Abe boosts military
GWJul. 14, 2014 - 12:36PM JST
First off what rola & the others mentioned in the article represent is NOT progress.
Basically most of this comes down to what I call the PANDA EFFECT, no really any different from people going to Ueno Zoo to see the panda's....................
And this chick REALLY grates, I really hope she doesn't act this stupid & daft in real life.
Japan is still light years from real progress when it comes to non-Japanese or children that happen to have a non-Japanese parent. I will say its getting better than the past but still a long way to go!
Posted in: Rola changing DNA of Japanese pop culture
GWJul. 14, 2014 - 12:16PM JST
I remember why I first washed up on these isles, if I had said happoshu would happen, quazi-"beer" was around the corner I would have been laughed at bigtime! Same if I said that soon Japanese would be flocking to re-cycle shops for lots of stuff..................fast forward & here we are.
What happened to beer in this country is a DIRECT correlation to the overall decline of the country, the masses need to get their buzz so they can "tolerate" life in Japan BUT many can no longer afford, BEER! For christs sake if you cant afford a few beers you know its going down hill
The decline continues, I just wander what the next cheap buzz is going to be because people here are having to make do with less & less due to declining incomes.
I don't see any changes in the future either sadly.
GWJul. 12, 2014 - 03:35PM JST
This so MIJ!
To start companies need to be able to fire people NOT doing their jobs, 3 strikes your out! Needs to be fair & simple.
Get rid of bid rigging, rampant price fixing, amakudari, get rid of the reams of BS regulations where its hard to even open a coffee shop or a place to cut hair, its just ridiculous!
Get rid of all the wind sucking old useless oyaji who do little but take home a large pay cheque!
If you work about 40hrs a week YOUR FULL TIME with benefits etc PERIOD!
Pay decent wages, allow REAL competition, let companies DIE instead of having others buy these useless companies weakening the stronger more competitive companies.
Get rid of the highly discriminatory sexist work places that are EVERYWHERE in Japan, then maybe women will actually WANT to work there, just an idea DOH!
So Japan this is mostly MIJ WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?????
I ain't putting my $$ down on this one!
Posted in: Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens
GWJul. 12, 2014 - 02:59PM JST
As many as 200,000 Japanese soldiers died during the brutal New Guinea campaign
As many as 200,000 Japanese soldiers died during the brutal New Guinea campaign
As all too often it seems non-Japanese dead are an after thought or not thought of at all when it comes to WWII ..........sigh
When most Japanese talk about haw bad WWII was all you typically hear is Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tokyo fire bombing, food shortages....................blah blah
When you point out there were casualties outside Japan you sometime get an OH YEAH & some other people died too....
I am not against Japan updating how its military can operate, BUT it should have damned well dealt with its history better, sadly it DIDNT! China has now given Japan all it needs to go ahead full speed.
Like I said I agree it should be updated BUT I simply do NOT trust abe & the ldp! China's govt has also be acting like a bunch of no class a$$es of late terrorizing SE Asia, the commies must REALLY be terrified of their own people to be doing this when they could EASILY simply be looking to prosper through normal business as opposed to all the "Ancient Times BS!"" they keep trotting out!
Posted in: Abe says horrors of war must never be repeated
GWJul. 11, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
Youji ningen, yuck! They look like they would break if a breeze came up suddenly
Posted in: Beauties and the beast
GWJul. 10, 2014 - 06:57PM JST
For pete's sake CLEARLY the waste needs to be stored VERY close to where it is NOW, there is no other logical workable choice, there DONE
Now get on with it, this is going to be many many decades
Common sense needs to seriously start kicking in wrt to a lot of the issues with the nuke plants, waste, relocation etc. The time for screwing around has past!
Posted in: Building a final disposal facility always faces opposition from local people. If we press ahead with our efforts to persuade residents, we will eventually find a way.
GWJul. 09, 2014 - 05:59PM JST
Stay home & work from there, less trains, car use etc. Where shorts & tank tops, NO SOCKS!
I have been doing this for years, the only way to roll!
Posted in: What is the most environmentally friendly way to keep cool in summer?
Jul. 25, 2014 - 04:19AM JST
It makes this very easy when you're getting 1 million a minute by mother USA
Posted in: Gaza death toll rises as more airlines shun Israel
Jul. 25, 2014 - 04:04AM JST
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Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona
Jul. 25, 2014 - 04:00AM JST
As you know,
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Posted in: S Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks
Jul. 25, 2014 - 03:57AM JST
bass4funkJul. 24, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
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Show me where it says,…
Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up
Jul. 25, 2014 - 03:46AM JST
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