GW's past comments

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    GW

    If this guy wanted it recycled he should have dropped it off at the local high school LOL!!!

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    GW

    But another issue comes to mind, namely, the low quality of the debate in Japan today.

    THIS! Hot button issues it is best to absolutely NOT discuss with friends, co-workers, colleagues & especially not spouses! You do so at your own risk, I just find there are precious few Japanese where hot button issues can be discussed & not affect the relationship if there is disagreement!

    Heck Japanese can get upset if you criticize Japan & they are in 100% agreement with you, sadly one has to hold back & avoid lots of topics in Japan.

    Hell this is I bet one of the reasons so many of us VENT here on JT because the locals would NOT like to hear a lot of our opinions & still talk with us! I wish they could/would but alas......

    Posted in: Japanese politics: Foreign executives beware

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    GW

    Asked why there was such a long hiatus in trade missions to the world’s third-largest economy, Pritzker said she was perplexed.

    I'm not, 20yrs stagnation along with Japans continued stubbornness to more fairly trade with the rest of the world making it not worth the bother, Japan passing & all that.......... China was more worth the time the last 20yrs that's basically it!

    While the TPP aint perfect its long past due for Japan to more openly open up, could be Japans last chance, if TPP goes ahead without Japan & it should then Japan will be stuck with making a list of requirements to even ask to join once in place

    Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

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    GW

    abe you best keep that penguin suit at the ready!!!

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    GW

    What a piece of work, a true putz!

    Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match

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    GW

    That a paper fan valued at 80 yen could run afoul of Japan’s election laws is testament to the strict prohibition on gifts to constituents. It’s a legacy of once-common vote-buying in Japan, says Koichi Nakano, political science professor at Sophia University in Tokyo.

    LMAO! ..........Eh I am pretty the brown envelopes stuffed with 10ers are still VERY prevalent country wide, vote buying is still a happening phenomena sadly!

    Posted in: Justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

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    GW

    “I am one of very few full-time farmers in this area, and the people who were retiring didn’t have anyone in the family to continue growing rice. But they don’t want to sell the land.”

    The above is a HUGE issue, just attempting to enlarge plots one quickly finds out each tiny plot is BOXED in. The whole of agriculture & land ownership is desperate for new idea & methods.

    Japan should have been working on this since the 80s but has let the old ways drag on, even if there were 10,000 young farmers ready to have at it they could never amass a decent size plot(s) to have chance at economies of scale, the guy in the article(way to go!) is a real rarity to get that much space!

    Posted in: One man shows how rice farming can be competitive

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    GW

    Would love for some common sense to start taking hold on these isles, apparently not much yet........

    Posted in: 2 U.S. Osprey aircraft take part in tsunami drill amid protests

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    GW

    BS she is NOT resigning, she is stepping down from a job, she is NOT resigning from politics!!

    Same ole same ole, people caught in these scandals should RESIGN from politics PERMANENTLY! Then we would never have to hear from those like abe, mori, aso who all feed from the trough get caught in scandals & reappear back in no time like nothing happened, this BS needs to stop!

    But it wont, the rot continues unabated, business as usual nothing to see here, move on now..............

    Posted in: Obuchi resigns over misuse of political funds; justice minister also resigns

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    GW

    What if those "individuals" feels strongly that it's the lawmakers and leaders duty to pay respects to them?

    I would have to seriously question their judgment to pick yasukuni for that when Chidorigafuchi is a MUCH better place for that, anyone who thinks politicians should put on a show at yasukuni clearly needs some history lessons.

    Frankly the deafening silence from Japanese about yasukuni can only lead to one conclusion & that's that most Japanese are in favor of having war criminals there, THAT is downright scary.

    It always amazes me how most Japanese GET what Nazi's did BUT remain utterly silent on what Japan DID!............. It aint working too well for Japan now is it, reap what you sow!

    Posted in: 3 women cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

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    GW

    Cool I love walking around Asakusa now & then very relaxing, now I will have to drop by for a couple pints next time!

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    GW

    The hornets in question were NOT the big ones otherwise this situation would have been much worse!

    I have been around bees & hornets millions of times, nothing to worry about unless you mistakenly disturb them or foolishly try to mess with their nests. These kids out & about likely stumbled onto a nest & got stung, it happens, cant tell from the article how it went down but was likely a simple accident.

    Also hornets become more aggressive in the fall so bit of a double whammy, hope they heal quickly!

    Posted in: 26 students stung by hornets in Kumamoto

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    GW

    Solar farms sprouted like weeds in north Chiba, all over the place here!

    I have yet to hear a PROPER explanation of why they supposedly present a possible threat to grids...........so for some strange reason, cant put my finger on it, but I DONT trust the likes of tepco etc!

    Posted in: Green power floods Japan grid as premium prices bite

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    GW

    WhiteS

    If I visited my father's grave and someone said I was wrong because of who was buried five spaces down... Ask me if I would care?

    Pay attention dude, people like myself who don't condone Nazi like worship DO NOT have any issue with individuals going to yasukuni to worship those close to them, totally fine with it!

    Its the politicians who go to this god forsaken place to worship war criminals & who don't have the nads to admit Japans past, THAT is the problem, pretty simple really, just ask the Emperor!

    Posted in: 3 women cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

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    GW

    As others have said, getting shot guns for hunting isn't a problem in Japan, in fact the sport has recently been promoting itself to women more of late & a few are taking it up, but overall the number of hunters is in decline, like so much of Japan

    Posted in: Hospital director, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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    GW

    Japan, Nazi type worship will do you no good!

    Get rid of the SCUM somehow & then China & Korea wont have the ammo to hammer Japan! Hell then maybe even the EMPEROR & other royals will visit!

    Until yasukuni cleans up the place Japan mortgages its own future, such a waste. Its painful to watch this gross utter stupidity year in year out, seems like Japan will never learn, too bad!

    Posted in: 3 women cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni Shrine

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    GW

    Clearly banking for us gaijin is about adequate at best, a royal PITA sadly common, it really shouldn't be like this in this day & age........but alas

    Posted in: Which do you think is the most foreigner-friendly bank in Japan?

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    GW

    The weekly magazine Shukan Shincho reported that two political support groups in Obuchi’s constituency had spent some 26 million yen on theater tickets for her backers in 2010 and 2011. Major newspapers also followed up on the allegations made by the magazine.

    Some have CORRECTLY pointed out media failings above, NOTE the last sentence above.

    Major media were NOT going to report this(censorship is HUGE here), now they HAVE TO because a weekly rag "broke" the story!............

    I cant believe why more Japanese don't question their media they are so obviously corrupt, just like govt, bureaucrats & politicians,

    THE ROT GOES ON UNABATED!

    Posted in: Obuchi apologizes after political funds misuse reports

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    GW

    I bet there are plenty of Olympus type scandals out there just waiting to be exposed, LOTS of them!

    There is a lot of smoke & mirrors when it comes to company books in Japan, a ton of stuff the powers that be NEVER want any light shone on!

    Posted in: Corporate governance: Is the landscape changing under Abe?

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