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Jackson LoJan. 14, 2014 - 09:17AM JST
...have to stifle my laughter...one look at the country, they're bereft of anything contemporary. They still do things like...well, Germans play PC Games--but wildly exceeds China since we all contribute something into gaming...ahh yes, they're the sweatshop. Taiwan does the actual brainwork
Posted in: Grand Theft Console: Pirates steal video game riches in China
Jackson LoJan. 14, 2014 - 01:45AM JST
Uniqlo is cool. It's from Japan and a cheap way to buy-in: the universality of dudes wanting to look/feel good and chicks who want to be stylish...also, it's the easiest to replace the basics. Nobody's thinking about stupid islands, historical context and oyaji politics when UNIQLO has arrived. Katakana-san from Wonderwall designs these amazing stores everytime new one opens...it only brings prestige to any shopping area. It's for young-minded people and even naysayers can't avoid it...even hardliners can't turn down a decent set of roomwear.
Posted in: Uniqlo operator profits from Asia growth, bargain cashmere
Jackson LoJan. 11, 2014 - 01:44AM JST
Hosokawa's alright--his timing was a transitional period in Japan, looking back. He'd be alright coming back into politics, as long as It's not Nakasone!!!...
Kakuei Tanaka or his daughter would be my choice--RIP.
If people want 'sources', stay in Japan for an actual amount of time and LEARN Japanese!!!!...none of this armchair entitlement.
Posted in: Former PM Hosokawa ready to run for Tokyo governor
Jackson LoJan. 09, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
...well, the well-monied (corrupted?) politiburo's and their extended families all* come to one place if they want some decent luxuries and sushi...and it ain't nowhere else but Japan! (laughs) Where else can their good-for-nothing sons and daughters 'study'? Where are they going to buy the finest selection of Louis Vuitton and other exclusive brands without flying over ten hours?!??!
Business sees no money, and a good business person will sell to regardless of what it is. If you're delusional, or 'proud', one might exclaim it...but in the end, if you want decent technology, patented infrastructure--nobody does it BEST than a Japanese firm. If you want to train crash or stuff that falls apart, by all means you're welcome to have a non-Japanese at the helm.
Again, again, again...I look forward to the swift, quick death of the eldest generations so all of US can get on with life, as we've been doing all along. It's the last stand of people whose children don't give a damn about the past and only care about the now-and-future.
Posted in: 60% of Chinese execs say they cannot work with Japanese firms
Jackson LoDec. 18, 2013 - 01:19AM JST
...just keep sharing this on SNS, take the photos, Tweet and Instagram them with the essential hashtags...things never seem to change, but things have come a long way in Japan...though they'll try every tactic there's strongholds that aren't letting go. There's a lot of one-off people who weren't fostered domestically--and are outspoken (not just Murakami, both writer and artist, but even Koizumi) because times are desperate.
Posted in: Beauty queen tells of harassment by talent agency
Jackson LoDec. 11, 2013 - 04:43PM JST
...cool, another long-winded lecture from someone who's not from Japan or understand the cultures of both countries.
The mutual appreciation between Turkey and Japan is evident, from the immediate condemnation of the incident and condolences from the locals--who are great people. I go there almost once a month, from the capital, everybody in the country are really respectful and peaceful.
The thing is, people need to also not immediately impose their own* morals and standards and assume they'll conform to it.
Posted in: Turk jailed for life for murder of Japanese tourist
Jackson LoDec. 10, 2013 - 09:11PM JST
Japanese politicians wouldn't know the act of charity, donation...community if it hit them like Chuo Line while they were standing on the first-car platform spot. Inose doesn't need the money, he's mobbed up with Bakayaro Shintaro and his corpses-cronies. They have cash, hand over fist, in safe deposit boxes all over Japan,
Posted in: Tokyo Gov Inose to forego salary for one year
Jackson LoDec. 09, 2013 - 02:46AM JST
...wish the very worst for TEPCO and their families: a good mob should string these guys, in a moment of surprise, and walk them off the ledge at Mori Arts Building in Roppongi. It would be a perfect dream if former mayor Shintaro was swept up and the rest of the losers that bleed the country dry in the most anonymous way.
Unfortunately, those of us who grew up in Japanese society don't respond to anything* and are pretty much lifeless and useless. Even if an earthquake or tsunami happened--wait, it did*!!!...we're already on the verge of apocalypse and these TEPCO fellas are still walking free. Can't some pyschos just dismember them like they do in many fantasy scenario. Japanese film?!?!
Posted in: Fukushima water tanks: leaky and built with illegal labor
Jackson LoDec. 09, 2013 - 02:38AM JST
...these are the same mob whose cities can't breathe proper air, has thousands of social problems that make the parties involved downright....civilized. Corrupting themselves in the very worst way and a ticking time bomb for Chinese society--they'll be back to 'work camps' and urinating/defecating on themselves soon enough in their own pigsty.
Posted in: China's parliament: Japan has no right to criticize air defense zone
Jackson LoMay. 30, 2013 - 01:05AM JST
...it's also strategic--whereas cyber terrorism is a vicious circle emanating from China--there's a certain decorum in business that has to be observed, in fair competition and sovereignty. While some rummage through the bins of sweatshops and rampant illegal pirating (stealing patents, litigious hypocrisy, etc.) domestically, Japan still holds a clear upper-hand in infrastructure, efficiency and maximizing good commerce. Even with potential earthquakes, you never worry in the back of your mind that there's going to be all-out chaos and mass killings if things go tits-up.
Posted in: SoftBank-Sprint merger gets U.S. security green light
Jackson LoMay. 27, 2013 - 02:16AM JST
...this comes from a bunch of Moonies, who are virtually colonized by Christian missionaries and are a weird bunch...most importantly, the Choco Pies they make for their own countrymen are worse than divine punishment. And that home button they're forced to press on Samsung devices--that's a broken limb or two. Koreans will eat their words when they get their own tsunami/earthquake combo, albeit at a cheaper, lower-cost and quality of course compared to Japan's. And uh, Gangnam Style's not going to galvanize rebuilding efforts...
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
Jackson LoMay. 27, 2013 - 02:12AM JST
...another example that East Asian relations are at an all-time high...all of us under 60 could care less about throwing rocks at storefronts--funnily enough, forced sex and comfort women have been reincarnated in the form of Japanese AV Stars reigniting (any) interest in scripture and penmanship. A true missionary...see where I went there*?...
Posted in: Porn star Sora Aoi's calligraphy sparks art debate in China
Jackson LoJan. 05, 2013 - 12:08PM JST
...this is distinctly a problem for the oldest-blood generation who are still constantly nagging about this--nobody born after 1980 knows or cares too much about this. Really. Nobody. Gives. Two...you can fill in the rest. Something that's undermines all this political posturing is that we, those who grew up being force-fed this propaganda to hate each other, is realizing how used* and being lied to by our elders has been. About everything.
Everybody should die off and take this beef with them, because it's not interesting.
Posted in: S Korea says Japan must heal wounds of wartime excesses
Jackson LoSep. 27, 2012 - 12:45AM JST
...the way I look at it, the spitting on the ground...urinating on their own streets...whether you're rich or poor--good manners and decorum doesn't cost anything. The Chinese government can assert their wealth, their rich can come and buy all the luxury goods up worldwide (now) for the moment...but I have a feeling things are going to come down. Gravity is hell of effective. Look at all the natural disasters in Japan. If something like it happened in Taipei or Shanghai, you'd think all those subhumans would line-up, single-file and calmly help each other?!?! (laughs)
Posted in: 5 anti-Japan protestors surrender in China
Jackson LoAug. 30, 2012 - 07:44PM JST
...usually women get a lot done--the entire world that's run by power hungry, insecure men. Pretty much points out the majority of the causes of conflict.
Posted in: Clinton to address territorial disputes during Asia tour
Jackson LoAug. 30, 2012 - 07:42PM JST
Bill Clinton's great relationships in Asia--including Japan, China and even North Korea, endures, and his wife also brings that diplomacy with her. It's hilarious the amount of 'advice' and urgency that's being dispensed here, midweek on an obscure Tokyo message board. For all the predictions, opinions, etc. there's no likely chance any of it will come true. Please focus on the facts and acknowledge some things! A lot of hack journalists and aggressive people here who need to go outside and perhaps not view world affairs as if it was easy as a RPG-style computer game.
Jackson LoAug. 29, 2012 - 10:46PM JST
Yeah, the politicians should just ball, to twenty-one points--winner take all. The Korean writing makes it look ugly, I must say...and cheap. Maybe I'm accustomed to the cleanliness, organization and aesthetic standards of Japan-quality....
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Jackson LoAug. 20, 2012 - 05:43AM JST
In France, Lay's "L'Ancienne" variety is pretty amazing...used to tour with bands and did so all across North America, Europe and Japan. I collected hundreds of varieties of potato chips, potato snacks...supermarkets in each culture says EVERYTHING.
Posted in: America: a patchwork of potato chip varieties
Jackson LoAug. 20, 2012 - 05:40AM JST
...everybody under age 50 have no beef with each other--it's just a bunch of old blood people we're ALL WAITING for to die. It's their last hurrah. Father Time is undefeated, as well as GOOD FOOD. The fact about authentic Japanese food is true, globally...nobody messes when it's time to eat. The angry people are HUNGRY people, like the ones in Mainland China, North Koreans and so forth. I REALLY WISH more of the old-skool people would just collapse, en masse. The mentality of this political country-club shite is pretty much ignored in daily life, anyways. Only American, British and Australian expats ALWAYS make it about THEMSELVES and have no clue about what really goes on. And real feelings. YES, they have no clue.
Posted in: Japan says food diplomacy will keep Hong Kong sweet
Jackson LoMay. 16, 2012 - 12:02AM JST
They took a 'cause' as Ann excuse to act like louts to suit their lifestyle...binging boating violence, no better than that kid that acts like a cop back in school. You're so morally correct, but Ghandi, MLK never acted this petulant.
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Descendants of Atilla the hun possibly ? Seems like the devils very own defilers of
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I would be careful as to who lives in my property
Myself as well, which is…
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Mar. 01, 2015 - 11:57PM JST
Got to agree to disagree here.
I would be careful as to who lives in my…
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I am not going to watch it. Hollywood has a track record or ruining great films…
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