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HellyAug. 19, 2011 - 12:44AM JST
Kitagawa promptly dressed the man in a tutu and made him into a boyband.
Posted in: Man arrested after barricading himself in home of Johnny's president
HellyJun. 03, 2011 - 10:05PM JST
If you are spending time worrying about what your co-workers are doing, then you're a busy body. You need to focus on your work and keep your nose out of other's business.
Tmarie- what you did basically is telling on your co-worker. That is childish and you should just do your job.
Companies can not dock your pay for taking smoke breaks in Japan. That is against the law. Plus no one wants to sit there and follow people around. Stop being stupid and get to work.
Posted in: Employees reveal absurd company regulations
HellyApr. 10, 2010 - 04:42PM JST
Funny part is that a majority of the Right Wingers are not Japanese. Most of them have last names like Pak and Kim.
Posted in: Right-wingers vow to block release of 'The Cove' in Japan
HellyMar. 14, 2010 - 08:41PM JST
You don't have to go all the way to Yamagata to scuba dive. They have great scuba diving in Tokyo too. Less than one hour train ride and your there. There are places that offer English speaking instructors too.
Posted in: Looking for extreme sports? Try Yamagata
HellyMar. 06, 2010 - 05:05PM JST
Get Emergency First Response trained and you can flash your EFR card at check in. They are more likely to give you the seat. You can get EFR training in English here in Tokyo.
Posted in: Continental Airlines to sell seat assignments
HellyMar. 06, 2010 - 04:25PM JST
You should have a good understanding about the labor laws in Japan. They have sites in English that spell out everything for you in plain words that everyone can understand. Do a google search for Japan Labor Laws and you will find them.
First you should realize that unpaid over time is illegal. If you work more than 8 hrs. they have to pay you 25% more. If you have signed a contract saying that you will work 12 hr shifts, that is an illegal contract. They still have to pay you for those hours that you worked over the inital 8 hrs.
If you are being mistreated or over worked file a compliant with your Labor office. They are located Hello Works or in your local city office. Once you file a complaint the labor board HAS to investigate. I have had to do this before because of a Japanese company making me work on 12hr shifts. It took 3 months but I won, and they had to pay me a huge settlement.
Posted in: Corporate 'blacklist' circulating among new graduates
HellyMar. 06, 2010 - 04:09PM JST
There is a lot of lies in this article. I have lived close to Futema and in Tokyo.
First Only mainlanders are against the base. Okinawans in general don't care if it is there.
Next the planes that make all the noise are the Harrier Jump jets. They have to come in at a hover. It also takes WAY longer than 2 minutes for them to land. And if you you are on the phone or trying to talk to some one 1 foot away from you it is impossible.
Third, the Americans LIBERATED Okinawa from the Japanese. The Japanese were responsible for horrible war crimes during the time they had Okinawa.
Posted in: Futenma commander defends Marine base
HellyDec. 29, 2009 - 02:35PM JST
Lovey portrait of 3 British ladies.
HellyDec. 04, 2009 - 03:57PM JST
Hmmm... let's see. Step one, be nice to foreigners.
Posted in: Visit Japan Campaign launched
HellyNov. 19, 2009 - 01:39PM JST
The military bases here in Okinawa are the only thing that is keeping the Okinawan economy alive. There is NOTHING here. There are not any huge manufacturing plants, no jobs, no parking, basically nothing to draw in tourists.
What you don't understand until you live here is that the people that protest the bases are not Okinawan. 99% of them come here from the mainland. Out of the people that come here most are paid by the event company that sets up the 'protests'. It is totally a case of a small group of idiots trying to force their opinion on to the Okinawan people.
Next, if you pulled out all the bases the economy in Okinawa would die. There are thousands of locals that work either on base or in an industry that is supporting the base. You can not simply put all those people out of work.
Okinawa also is NOT internationally minded. Most hotels do not have English speaking staff. Nearly all resturants do not have English speaking staff. There are not very many things here for tourists to do. You can dive, or go to the aquarium, or visit some war memorials. That is about it. There is no big drawing attraction here like a casino or theme park. There is also no good shopping. People that come here are not motivated to spend a lot of money when they arrive.
That's the facts.
Posted in: Can anyone suggest a solution to the U.S. bases issue in Okinawa?
HellyOct. 27, 2009 - 07:37PM JST
The offense was noticed by another police officer who was on the same train. Police said that the sergeant broke his cell phone in half, destroying the evidence, after he was reprimanded by the officer.
So because he broke it in half the little SDRam chip that the picture was saved on could not be checked.... Was his phone from 1991?
Posted in: Cop caught taking up-skirt videos during anti-pervert campaign
HellySep. 17, 2009 - 10:03PM JST
No Olympics for Tokyo until they stop killing dolphins and whales. Also Japan is a racist country that suffers from Xenophobia. Ishihara has made several anti-foreigner comments over his career. This guy is also a crook. They could not handle the Games.
HellyJul. 09, 2009 - 09:32PM JST
Yes. As men we should beat these women until they do what we tell them. See how allowing women to be indepenent and get educated has ruined them. Now they think they are first class citizens. Yes... the old Japanese way in the best in the world. (sarcasim)
Who are these old dudes? Tell them to shut up and mind their own business. I could go on for hours about who Japanese old men are the ones ruining this country with their teeth sucking, Pomado Kusai hair grease, clandestine train guffing, loud sneezing, and nose picking.
In my opinion, if these noisy people or free willed people are not hurting anyone, then these Japanese old dudes need to sit down and shut the heck up. Live and let live.
Posted in: Older men up in arms over slovenly female behavior
HellyJun. 22, 2009 - 11:53PM JST
If you come to Okinawa, why stay in Naha? Mihama area is better. You should try to stay in Sunabe or in Chatan. That is where all the stuff is and you will have more fun there.
Posted in: Naha: A place in the sun
HellyMay. 09, 2009 - 09:31AM JST
Star Trek!!!! No... X-Men!!!!
Posted in: Hollywood is in full remake mode this year, with "My Fair Lady" (Keira Knightley as Eliza Doolittle) the latest project announced. Which of your favorite movies would you absolutely not like to see remade?
HellyApr. 30, 2009 - 10:01AM JST
Girls need some meat on their bones. I am not a fan of the super skinny heroin addict looking type.
Waka is a hottie!
You gots ta have buns, hun...
Posted in: Waka Inoue looking for carnivore partner
HellyApr. 28, 2009 - 02:44PM JST
good article. It is always good to hear how someone else does it. One thing I'd add in there is the most important point. Don't be afraid to ask for money/commitment. Say sign the contract today and we can start moving forward. Or say put 500,000 down as a retainer and we can move on to sorting out the fine details. You have to get them to commit.
Posted in: Bad sales numbers? Don’t take it personally; your questions sucked
HellyFeb. 05, 2009 - 01:20AM JST
Can't wait for this to tank... looks like at least 10 more years of steady work.
Posted in: Microsoft streamlines Windows 7 options
HellyFeb. 05, 2009 - 01:10AM JST
The fact they have to advertise about this is a statement of how rude people in Tokyo have become.
Posted in: Tokyo Metro
HellyJan. 30, 2009 - 02:55PM JST
At Narita the Airline has 20 counters but only 2 highschool grads checking in everyone. Also in the background of the 2 checking everyone in is 10 idiots milling around uselessly.
Posted in: What behavior by passengers or staff at airports annoys you the most?
May. 22, 2013 - 07:41PM JST
The law will allow for parents who separated before its enactment to apply to get a…
Posted in: Diet approves child abduction treaty
May. 22, 2013 - 07:37PM JST
Plenty of Sherpas with them, making this possible, I'm quite sure
Posted in: Nearly there
May. 22, 2013 - 07:32PM JST
Strange details. The baby was diagnosed with brain damage in early March, but the father wasn't…
Posted in: 39-year-old man arrested for beating 1-month-old son to death
May. 22, 2013 - 07:30PM JST
He is Barbarian in simple words.
Hats off to you, Beckham. Sad to see you go, but I think it's a little…
Posted in: Beckham announces retirement