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HollisBrownJun. 22, 2016 - 09:05AM JST
A 10% + 30% pay cut for one month to take responsibility? Can we stop with this superficial nonsense please Japan, it's extremely insulting.
These people, who have admitted to covering up a nuclear plant meltdown, have played with people's lives, and as a result should be FIRED from their jobs. If it ended there they should think themselves extremely fortunate, however they should probably face prison sentences for gross negligence, or even fraud - as they have willfully deceived the nation for the betterment of their company and in turn their own pockets.
Bowing, moshiwakenai-ing, taking a 10% pay cut, is an insult, and it's about time Japanese people made a serious effort to try and sort this cretinous behaviour out.
Posted in: TEPCO admits delay in declaring 'meltdown' was cover-up
HollisBrownJun. 18, 2016 - 02:43PM JST
In Japan most of the boxes must be of infinite size.
Posted in: When someone uses that trite expression of telling you to think outside the box, how are you supposed to know what the box is?
HollisBrownJun. 17, 2016 - 07:20AM JST
Why do I get the feeling that nobody of any particular standing or influence will be that arsed about what most sensible people would view as a shocking revelation?
Posted in: Edano denies pressuring TEPCO not to say 'meltdown' during Fukushima crisis
HollisBrownJun. 15, 2016 - 01:43PM JST
Posted in: Tokyo governor submits resignation effective June 21
HollisBrownJun. 14, 2016 - 05:04PM JST
Not surprised at all. Common sense is all too often lacking in Japan. Oh, and bears are kawaii.
Posted in: Bamboo pickers defy bear attack warnings despite 4 deaths
HollisBrownJun. 14, 2016 - 12:45PM JST
Married, but still a minor.
4.5 years in prison for killing a baby.
2 parents thought putting a baby in a garbage bag AND inside a trash can was a suitable response to their baby crying.
Yet another summary of how backward Japan still is.
Posted in: Woman gets 3-4 years for suffocating 16-day-old daughter in garbage bag
HollisBrownJun. 14, 2016 - 12:29PM JST
This is a man who used public funds to buy 100 artworks to 'increase HIS understanding of art', rather than using public funds to buy 100 artworks to increase EVERYONE'S understanding of art.
For any public officer that would be scandalous, but for the Governer himself, it's outrageous.
And it isn't even the most outrageous thing he's done.
Tokyo should be relieved of him and his gross sense of entitlement immediately. He should absolutely not go to represent Tokyo in Rio - send a group of Tokyo school kids instead, or a selection of Tokyo families (seriously!).
HollisBrownJun. 09, 2016 - 08:42AM JST
@Strangerland - Cartoons alone are not necessarily childish, I agree. I think it's more the fact that almost every issue no matter how serious tend to resort to cartoons as the answer, rather than other more grown up, modern, alternative, or progressive approaches.
HollisBrownJun. 09, 2016 - 08:03AM JST
Just replace the lot of them with cartoon characters. They won't do much worse.
HollisBrownJun. 09, 2016 - 07:58AM JST
Halve his salary, and then take the remaining half and give both halves to someone else who is willing to do the job without milking public finances.
HollisBrownMay. 26, 2016 - 06:20PM JST
...and so many children and no sign of a smirk never mind a cheesy grin. Sad.
Posted in: Shrine summitry
HollisBrownMay. 26, 2016 - 04:20PM JST
Is Abe wearing a blue suit? How wild! Is this the official OK for everyone else to also go non-black?
HollisBrownMay. 25, 2016 - 05:37PM JST
I guess that more than one of the troops did notice that the bullets didn't look like the regular blanks they use, but couldn't bring themselves to question their superior.
HollisBrownMay. 19, 2016 - 01:36PM JST
An absolute snake.
HollisBrownMay. 13, 2016 - 08:43PM JST
Dear Nobuko Akashi,
Your efforts might be better served trying to reeducate a large proportion of Japanese people who seemingly lack the manners, etiquette, and understanding of the basic rules of their own country. Also, a serious effort to combat the various -'hara's (power, seku, mora etc.) would help make the work place in particular better for everyone. Posters in corridors isn't really an effective solution is it?
Finally, I challenge you to provide specific examples of 'breaches of etiquette by foreign tourists becoming a problem in tourist spots nationwide', because I guarantee I will be able to visit the same tourist spots and find more than one Japanese person also making 'breaches of etiquette'.
In fact, I invite you to spend a couple of days with me as I go about my work. I see dozens of examples of bad manners, breaches of etiquette, breaking of rules, and harassment, every single day. Maybe I can open your eyes to what is undoubtedly a bigger problem than foreign tourists.
Posted in: Steady efforts are essential, such as thoroughly notifying visitors about etiquette and rules before they come to Japan via information websites for overseas.
HollisBrownApr. 26, 2016 - 10:01PM JST
'Make me one with everything', said the Buddhist to the Lotteria staff.
Posted in: Lotteria to offer massive Burger with Everything on It
HollisBrownApr. 09, 2016 - 02:01PM JST
I guess they are going for the 'bland, designed by a committee' look.
I refuse to believe that these are the 'best' 4 out of 14,599 entries. Absolutely no way.
Posted in: 4 candidates for 2020 Olympic logo
HollisBrownMar. 25, 2016 - 09:48PM JST
I have 'ignored' all attempts from the various contracts I do to provide them with my "My Number' - and will continue to 'ignore' their requests for as long as I can.
The reason they all give for needing it is so they can ensure they deduct the correct amount of tax from my earnings. I reply that as I am self employed and have to do my tax returns at the end of the year I can make the necessary adjustments then.
The only way they can be sure to deduct the correct amount of tax is if they know exactly how much I'm earning in total - i.e. from all my contracts. I don't want any of my contracts knowing how much I earn in total. It's none of their business.
When I come to renegotiate my contracts at the start of each year, I don't want any of them using what I earn in total as a negotiating tool against me.
Some people have suggested that an employer will be privy to an employees total household income. In my case that would be myself as well as my wife who is also self employed.
How can it possibly be right that an employee who provides 10% of my personal income is able to know 100% of my household income? If that contract then represents 20% of my household income next year, the employer has a huge advantage when renegotiating the contract with me.
Good luck to anyone who files a lawsuit about this.
HollisBrownMar. 15, 2016 - 05:01PM JST
What about trans men?
Seriously? They've opened a trans bar that discriminates against some trans people?!
Posted in: New bar and club space especially for crossdressers to open in Tokyo
HollisBrownMar. 15, 2016 - 04:55PM JST
Prediction: Very few of their first 10 policy announcements will be in the slightest bit innovative.
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Jun. 28, 2016 - 02:56PM JST
So many cases of information theft in Japan
I'm just waiting for my info to go…
Posted in: Teen nabbed over breach of online school grades management system
Jun. 28, 2016 - 02:55PM JST
The people of Okinawa do not even have the Freedom to live where they want…
Posted in: Would you like to see a referendum held on Okinawa so that Okinawans themselves can decide whether or not they wish to host U.S. military bases?
Jun. 28, 2016 - 02:51PM JST
lol @kagoshima126. @Strangerland It might not have the same "levels" of violent crime, but that doesnt…
Posted in: Dismembered body at Tokyo park found to be of 88-year-old woman
Jun. 28, 2016 - 02:46PM JST
12, 232 murders a year vs. 389...which seems safer to you?
Jun. 28, 2016 - 02:44PM JST
Next there'll be free movement of Mexicans into Canada and the US
Get learning Spainish guys!!!!
Posted in: Mexico president urges North American integration after Brexit
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