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Jan Claudius WeirauchMay. 04, 2013 - 04:25PM JST
Vending machines also take bank notes in Japan, and the bank does not charge 17% or what.
Posted in: Vending machine arsonist thief still on the loose
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 30, 2013 - 10:45PM JST
How about a free trading area? Everyone has access and the people currently living there get some business and maybe more (from both nations) want to move there?
Posted in: Japan, Russia agree to revive talks on island dispute
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 27, 2013 - 08:28PM JST
As gasoline and imported goods become more expensive this year, I will increase the prices of my tourism related business next year, who cares if people can spend more if the services and products also costs more at the same.
Posted in: Golden Week holiday exodus begins
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 04, 2013 - 04:30PM JST
Wonder what's happen next, if another incident like Fukushima is happen, and later they find out guidelines have been bent or not been used - as standards would have to.
Posted in: Nuclear Regulation Authority changes 'safety standards' to 'guidelines'
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 21, 2013 - 08:50PM JST
It's very easy in Japan to get fired, I had only 2 days off a month and got sick on my second day off (fewer 40C+) and my wife called in the next morning that I can't come in - fired on the telephone.
Do you think the labor office was going to help me???? NOT!
Now have my own company and it's running great!
So I would everyone tell to cheer up and try to realize there own dream.
Posted in: What do you say to a colleague who has been given notice by the boss due to downsizing or budget cutbacks?
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 26, 2013 - 08:49PM JST
Prime Ministers office...
Senkaku is a bad place, lots of nice environment there to bad to be wrecked.
Posted in: Govt to review candidate sites for Fukushima waste disposal
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 21, 2013 - 02:40PM JST
In the end politicians make a lot of talk, talking around the actual subject especially in Japan where there is not a lot of direct conversation as by culture, but in the end they always fall on there knees to accommodate the request of the big brother USA - which would be a good thing in this case, in my opinion.
They can't join the talk because it would give a lot of publicity to the entire thing, rather make a backdoor deal which is less great but not as "loud"
Japan will join, not yet, but in future. Worst case would be - Abe has to step down, he has to so anyway at some point. Also the rural voters have nobody else to act in there interest but the LDP - unfortunately.
Posted in: U.S. says Japan must negotiate on rice to join TPP talks
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 09, 2013 - 10:30AM JST
I think the problem with pollution will get less as China increases the minimum salary one has to be paid. It's only an attractive business in PRC for foreign company's because nobody gives a rats ass - at this moment
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 07, 2013 - 01:36PM JST
If Japan and Russia ever sign a peace treaty...
Posted in: TEPCO to buy 800,000 tons of LNG from U.S.
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 06, 2013 - 09:41AM JST
I wonder if they dropped something, with there eyes glued on the ground!
I sense an inability of looking straight into someones eyes and make an honest conversation/statement.
Leaders of the third biggest industry power of the world?? To me they look more like a bunch of cowards!
Posted in: Follow the leader
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 03, 2013 - 09:53AM JST
Okinawa's tourist agency (OCVB), lacks motivation, common sense and the eye on how to really promote Okinawa. After all, we are lucky to not have an image like Thailand yet - Don't want the sex-tourism image here.
But maybe this guys only think from 12 to noon! Firsthand experience as someone running a tourist related business here.
Posted in: Okinawa cancels plan to use young women’s thighs as advertising space
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 26, 2013 - 11:11AM JST
I would also quit if I where in the same position as these teachers.
Fortunately I'm not, and I'm still considered young - probably 2 generations until I reach retirement age, I invest my money in property and other things but not in a government retirement-ripoff-fund, as in 40 years I probably wont get much out of it anyway. Not supporting the system.
People probably tell me this is reckless or even stupid, but I think that this system only exists since the end of the war, before that people also lived without such "assurances" and some did well and some not, just like today.
Posted in: Teachers, police rush to quit before retirement pay cut
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 17, 2013 - 09:49PM JST
Ever thought of outdoor activities like surfing, diving etc...
Posted in: Crocs Japan
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 15, 2013 - 10:58AM JST
Apparently not ashamed to say that they are produced in China and than sold for almost 3000yen a pair here in Japan, if you produce them here in Japan than I would gladly buy them (again) for the money considering that the cost of producing this is maybe 5yen/pair or less!
I loved crocs but I now but cheap and long lasting less slippery shoes.
I walked around pretty much everyday with them after heavy usage the material on the sole became very slippery especially when it was raining so I had a few close calls while carrying heavy stuff crossing a street (scuba gear)
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 13, 2013 - 11:17PM JST
I want do this but in Okinawa it's 21C water temperature right now...
Posted in: Fit and freezing
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 05, 2013 - 11:25PM JST
If people you don't know call you "Buddy"
Hey Buddy, how you doi'n?
Posted in: Which English words or expressions really annoy you?
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 02, 2013 - 06:36PM JST
Japan is like the Maya culture...sad story!
Posted in: Japan's population logs record drop in 2012
Jan Claudius WeirauchDec. 31, 2012 - 05:48PM JST
The people in this country sadly don't give 2 sh**s about, as long as they are not affected them self, if the people not affected would press the government to get a move on they might completed some units earlier - citizens of Japan allow the government and it's big CEO's to be slow and pocket all the cash, media gives a short outcry and tomorrow it's forgotten. Same about the bases in Okinawa, it's far from mainland so who -except Okinawan's- cares??
Posted in: Gov't completes just 40 of 23,000 emergency houses for Tohoku disaster victims
Jan Claudius WeirauchDec. 31, 2012 - 11:29AM JST
there will be 3 new prime ministers in this time frame...prepare for a populist government which gets nothing done, neither good or bad (such as restarting reactors)
Posted in: Gov't sticks to 3-year deadline on reactor restart decision
Jan Claudius WeirauchDec. 31, 2012 - 11:26AM JST
Maybe one should learn how to shoot them down - maybe we live in the world of terminator very soon...
Posted in: Security firm to rent private drone
May. 20, 2013 - 05:23AM JST
Where his son 石原 伸晃 Ishihara Nobuteru) in LDP now? He was a rising star in…
Posted in: Gov't - but not Ishihara - backs away from Hashimoto's comfort women comments
May. 20, 2013 - 05:03AM JST
From what I've read you aren't taxed twice. They government withholds a portion for tax, then…
Posted in: Winning ticket for $590.5 million Powerball lottery sold in Florida
May. 20, 2013 - 04:34AM JST
"He can't kick with his left foot, he can't head, he can't tackle, and he doesn't…
Posted in: Name your best soccer team of all time. Would David Beckham be in it?
interesting the amount of newly JT-registered Hashimoto apologists on this site recently. Not so interesting however,…
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
May. 20, 2013 - 04:22AM JST
If the supplies weren't restricted, there would be enough diamonds for everyone.
The DeBeer's monopoly on…
Posted in: Rio Tinto puts largest 'red' diamond on market