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    KnowBetter

    What the heck was this guy trying to do? Start a 'living collection' or staff a Japanese offshore factory in a decade and half or so? Clearly, this guy a miso soup or rice short of a bento box. I'd love to hear this guy's explanation however, I'm pretty damn sure being drunk will not be the excuse this time.

    Posted in: Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

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    Need more tax revenue? Raise the tax on cigarettes and shoot down two birds with one stone. More money collected on an optional BAD habit and reduce the number of smokers in time with the higher costs.

    Posted in: Ex-PM Noda says failure to raise sales tax would pose big risk

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    In Japan they have this term for MSRP which is 'Open Price' but frankly I find it the term such an oxymoron when that is the price that everyone appears to sell the item at in certain item categories such as automotive parts. Price fixing in Japan? I am SHOCKED!!!

    • MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price)

    Posted in: Denso fined $2.2 million in Canada for violation of competition law

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    Forget building a 'domestic fighter' just for Japan. Aim higher (pun intended) and do what Japan Inc. does well, EXPORT THE F%#K out of your product thereby making Japan's cost for that fighter much lower.

    Japan handed the U.S. its A$$ when the started building cars so how hard could it be for Japan to build a fighter that other countries would buy for their armed forces. It's a no brainer, Japanese quality speaks for its self. Now all Japan has to do is build it to specs required by major world armed forces. Think Tank It and GO JAPAN!!!

    Posted in: Japan considers building its own fighter jets

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    "Researchers blamed the spread of smartphones and the increasing quality of digital content for the rising number of IT addicts,..."

    Well, this would explain why the pay has gone done in IT jobs, everybody loves IT.

    As other have stated "gambling and alcohol a problem in Japan"? Never would have guessed it to be a problem with all the Pachinko and easily abtainable alcohol throughout the country.

    Posted in: Gambling, Internet, alcohol addictions rife in Japan: study

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    at 'bootht' Last time I checked rain is not measured in mL per hour as you stated...

    "Here in Hiroshima when many people were sleeping I do not think anyone would believe what 200 Milaleters of rain in One hour was going to cause but that could not have been prepared For."

    I think what you meant to say was 'millimetres' as in 200mm of rain per hour and THAT IS A HELL OF A LOT OF RAIN. Anyone worth their salt would know that's going to cause major problems with flooding and landslides being part of them.

    This volcanic 'outburst' is just one of those cases that 'may' go sideways but not much more than close monitoring can be done because I'm sure few of the 2000 would move now if you told them to.

    Posted in: New volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

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    I am sure that if Robin Williams hasn't said it, he would have, "Volcanoes are earth's zits". This 'zit' is one paticuluarly nasty one, "80 Olympic swimming pools" worth of 'daily discharge' is nasty. Someone might want to keep an eye on that...

    Posted in: New volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

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    KnowBetter

    As the saying goes " there's no such thing as a free lunch" gets taken with a BUCKET LOAD of salt should you deal with a low cost carrier. As the other saying goes "you get what you pay for" is evident when you fly with these low cost carriers. If that's 'your bag' (pun intended) be prepared to pay extra for your 'discounted flight' in other means.

    Posted in: Asia setting new trends in long-haul, low-cost air travel

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    And those kids didn't just 'pour' water, they threw the bucket at him. Look ma, no one's holding the bucket!!!

    Posted in: Wet cop

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    Title should read children throw water at older child dressed up as a policeman.

    I must be getting old but still that 'kid' dressed up as a J-cop can't be more than 16 or 17 years old.

    Posted in: Wet cop

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    These acts clearly show how 'some' Japanese youth are slowly becoming the brain dead copycats that seem to plague the western world.

    One thing that I've always noticed in Japan is how the homeless are for the most part 'quiet and keep to themselves'. If these idiot youth continue down this path, they will end up changing that clam and quiet existence. Japan will end up with homeless people that will become violent if they perceive a threat even if none exists. Soon those homeless persons will end up frazzled and the problem that exists in large U.S. cities with violent crimes will escalate.

    Posted in: Tokyo governor concerned over growing attacks on homeless

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    WOW, if this doesn't clear it up once and for all that South Korea has a MASSIVE chip on its shoulder regarding Japan.

    If this 'let's hate on Japan propaganda movie' gets them through the day and makes them feel superior, then so be it but seriously, how pathetic can one country be?

    Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records

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    KnowBetter

    That old saying about buying land (i.e. property) because they're not making any more may hold true for most parts of the world, doesn't really hold as well for Japan. When Japan needs land, they just 'shove a mountain into the sea' and presto bamo, you made new land.

    I guess in this case, this location will only increase in value until the next financial meltdown or unforeseen disaster.

    Posted in: Goldman Sachs a final bidder for Y165 bil Tokyo building

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    Japan, where being polite to others just passing by is a way of life.

    Posted in: Watch the birdie

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    “The ball is important. It is our common language,” he said.

    He could of said "winning is important. It is our common language" and it would have sounded just as daft. Oh well.

    Posted in: New Japan soccer coach Aguirre outlines simple philosophy

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    In terms of how much profit the AKB48 Co Inc. rakes in, this is 'slave wages'. Shame on them!!!

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

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    China, here's how you 'fix' the problem (pun VERY much intended), get your shite together and start building better cars.

    Oh, last time I checked, luxury cars have that title because of the price. Kind of defeats the purpose of calling something a 'luxury car' if it costs the same as the 'normal' cars, no?

    Posted in: Toyota says Chinese regulators looking at Lexus

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    I am just waiting for the Chinese to attempt a 'copycat' of the 'Tomcat' Tom Cruise 'Maverick' upside down 'Polaroid Bird Moment' and get it all horribly wrong. Headlines will read "Two military aircraft collide after some close posturing".

    Posted in: China says Japan fighter jets shadowed its planes over disputed waters

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    KnowBetter

    To quote Russell Peters "somebody gonna get a hurt real bad, somebody".

    China just won't give it a rest and soon enough one of these Chinese 'poke the bear idiots' is going to f'up at the controls and we'll all be holding our collective breath thinking to ourselves "ON NO HE DIDN"T!"

    Posted in: Japan defence paper warns over China's 'dangerous acts' in sea, air

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    KnowBetter

    From this article

    "On Liugong island, a hilly anchorage off the eastern city of Weihai and the former home of the Beiyang fleet, the pictures, documents and weapons in a museum dedicated to the conflict blame not only Japan's "war of aggression" but also China's weakness, corruption and backwardness at the time."

    WHAT?

    "but also China's weakness, corruption and backwardness at the time"

    Hold up a minute, 120 years ago China was like this?!

    WELL THEN, NOTHING HAS CHANGED in a 120 years!!!

    Oh, except that Japan has moved on and advanced while China continues to act like a little shite.

    China is as pathetic as they come when it comes to improving themselves without cheating, lying, killing, beating, stealing, poisoning, bullying and throwing a hissy fit anytime they don't get what they want. Well, if there was an Olympic event in BS, China would wrap up the podium with Gold, Silver and Bronze, however we all know they would still cheat and the medals would be knock-offs.

    Posted in: Sino-Japanese War still stings China 120 years later

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