HollisBrown's past comments

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    HollisBrown

    Genuine question: What is the point?

    Do party 'founders' get a higher salary / allowance / tax write off?

    Is it purely for self promotion?

    They clearly don't do it based on any fundamental political beliefs. I don't understand how 'forming a new political party' while already a politician is a) so easily and flippantly done; b) accepted by the electorate (I do somewhat understand this one!); c) beneficial to the political process.

    Surely anyone doing this (so soon after an election), should be made to resign their seat. I mean, what did Inoki and Matsuda campaign for last month?

    Posted in: Inoki, Tully's founder form new political party

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    HollisBrown

    I think that is pretty much it Ramses.

    But surely if external conditions have caused the price to be increased by 27%, you'd look to get your materials from elsewhere, even if it was just 30-40%, and on a temporary basis.

    It's not a huge deal for me as I don't eat at Yoshinoya, but I just feel this is indicative of how many Japanese companies operate, and how inflexible and unwilling they are to think outside the box.

    Posted in: Japan's beef bowl - symbol of deflation - to get price hike

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    HollisBrown

    Why on earth is it necessary to import US beef to make a bowl of 380 Yen gyudon?

    Surely the beef could be sourced in Japan for a similar/cheaper price - while at the same time supporting the economy. If the supply levels aren't currently enough, then surely having a customer such as Yoshinoya with a high demand would quickly sort out that problem.

    It's not as if they are importing the highest quality beef in order to make a luxury product - if that were the case they'd surely choose Matsuzaka beef for instance. And if the reason is something along the lines of keeping the exclusivity of the prime Japanese beefs like Matsuzaka etc. then that would explain a lot of what is wrong with the economy and Japanese companies in general.

    Posted in: Japan's beef bowl - symbol of deflation - to get price hike

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    HollisBrown

    Dear Mr. Abe,

    Could you please make public a list of information currently in the public domain, that wouldn't have been allowed to have been made public had it happened from today forward. I'll be generous and allow you to include any information published over the last 5 years.

    I'm sure the entire population would be interested to know specifically what kind of information (already occurred) you are looking at protecting it from.

    Such a list would also be extremely helpful for journalists, writers, bloggers, TV producers etc. so they are aware of what they should be careful of from this day forward - as I presume a list of state secrets they should avoid will not be made available.

    If you are unable to provide an example, I'd suggest that is proof that this new law is entirely unnecessary.

    Yoroshiku, HB

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    HollisBrown

    Due to the fact that Abe has failed to deliver on most of his promises, and the economy is going down the plug hole, this election couldn't have come at a better time!

    Who in their right mind would vote Abe back in right now?

    I can't wait to see how depressingly large his majority is going to be.

    Posted in: Japan's recession worse than thought, data shows

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    HollisBrown

    With an average birth rate of 1.4, could it be that Aso is the 0.4?

    Posted in: Gaffe-prone Aso criticizes women who don't give birth

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    HollisBrown

    For new actresses and models, this of course allows them to supplement their incomes during downtime in the afternoon. We also believe it provides them with an opportunity to learn etiquette and polish their manners.

    There is so much wrong with this quote, I don't know where to start.

    Posted in: Beautiful models and actresses deliver boxed lunches in Tokyo

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    HollisBrown

    Plus, with all the tech development in Japan, you'd think that there would be some breakthrough at this stage of the 21st century that would adequately insulate both offices and homes against both heat and cold without compromising air quality--or tradition. The breakthrough HAS been made - All you need, apparently, is Nabe (and some friends)!

    Posted in: Warm Biz campaign kicks off across Japan

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    HollisBrown

    My guess is that the CCTV either doesn't exist, or is inconclusive - and having found this out, Tomita has changed his story.

    Posted in: Swimmer Tomita suspended until March 31, 2016, for camera theft

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    HollisBrown

    As others have already pointed out, this is largely due to the powerful entities who have vested interests in the nuclear industry. They are clearly worried that their supply will continue to wane.

    'Swamped with green power'? Reduce the nuclear supply. Not enough green power? Increase the nuclear supply.

    Seems simple enough really.

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

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    HollisBrown

    No idea what happened to my post above - half of it is missing! Try again:

    Does dyslexia exist in Japan? (Rhetorical Q). If so, it would seem (if this man's views and actions are held by most) that a large majority of dyslexic people are probably unemployed. I wonder how this 'recruitment blogger' takes into consideration such things. (Again rhetorical - he clearly doesn't give a passing thought to them).

    Posted in: Write or type? Recruiter lays into laziness of young Japanese job hunters

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    HollisBrown

    Does dyslexia exist in Japan? If so, it would seem that a large majority of dyslexic people are probably unemployed. I wonder how this 'recruitment blogger' takes into consideration such things. .

    Posted in: Write or type? Recruiter lays into laziness of young Japanese job hunters

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    HollisBrown

    Another example of someone with mental issues committing a serious crime.

    If the events, as I'm reading them, are true, then there is a very high chance that this crime might never have happened had the suspect's mental issues been addressed and dealt with professionally.

    Come on Japan, give people the help they need before it's too late - as it is for this suspect, and almost was for the 12 year old boy.

    Posted in: 37-year-old man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old boy in Chiba

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    HollisBrown

    Can they confirm the children are safe from certain teachers, judo coaches, volleyball coaches etc. etc.

    I'd say schools, colleges, universities (and the teaching profession itself) need to sort themselves out just as much as they need to keep an eye out for signs of abuse occurring elsewhere.

    Posted in: Schools are essential in the battle against child abuse because they can confirm the safety of a child by his or her attendance. The problem, however, is that they don't like to let others intervene to resolve issues, be it bullying or child abuse.

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    HollisBrown

    ...and it will be effective until someone develops an app that gets around it.

    Posted in: The technology has the potential to help prevent secret filming in such places as public facilities, bookstores and company offices.

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    HollisBrown

    Goto jail.

    Posted in: Sailor's suicide caused by bullying, MSDF admits

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    HollisBrown

    Is it that time of year again already?

    Posted in: Japan to seek return of all its citizens held by North Korea

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    HollisBrown

    War huh. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

    Posted in: Kamikaze pilots say war horrors lost on young

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    HollisBrown

    The sooner Japan is rid of exploitative companies such as AKS, the better.

    Making billions of yen off sexing up teenage girls for the pleasure of mostly middle-age men - now at the cost of 1,000 yen/hour - is disgusting.

    Posted in: AKB48 recruiting part-timers for Y1,000 per hour

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    HollisBrown

    1. Man on Wire
    2. Murderball
    3. Hoop Dreams

    Posted in: Name 3 of the best documentaries you have ever seen.

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