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PenfoldJul. 23, 2014 - 05:24AM JST
Carpenters and shokunin in general are in high demand in Japan because most young people over the last decade have chosen less "mendokusai" professions. 61 is still young in actual fact.
Posted in: Falling 30-kg wooden beam kills carpenter in Tokyo
PenfoldJul. 17, 2014 - 10:23PM JST
Hope she's all right
Posted in: Missing girl's mother consulted police about same suspicious car in May
PenfoldJul. 12, 2014 - 04:50PM JST
In other news, violent crime in Seattle has dropped to an all time low
Posted in: Seattle's first legal pot shop runs out of marijuana
PenfoldJul. 02, 2014 - 07:11AM JST
It certainly is a topsy turvy world
Posted in: U.S. welcomes Japan's move to expand military role
PenfoldJun. 30, 2014 - 07:55AM JST
No great surprise. I quit 3 years ago.
Posted in: Facebook under fire over secret study
PenfoldJun. 15, 2014 - 03:01PM JST
Good article, well done JT
Posted in: Foreign interns pay the price for Japan's labor shortage
PenfoldJun. 06, 2014 - 12:34PM JST
How sad, 3 hard working husbands / fathers gone just like that.
Posted in: 3 killed after minivan rear-ends truck in Kanagawa
PenfoldMay. 03, 2014 - 08:55AM JST
Posted in: FamilyMart installing electric vehicle charging stations
PenfoldApr. 12, 2014 - 08:22PM JST
This time of year all the freaks out. I'm not making excuses but it might be something do to with the lengthening days, serotonin levels etc.
Posted in: 2 children assaulted while on way home from school in Tokyo
PenfoldApr. 07, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
Sounds like an agent provocateur style set up
Posted in: Police arrest 100 after California street party turns violent
PenfoldMar. 27, 2014 - 08:08AM JST
Funny how they found the bitcoins after the judge intervened.
Posted in: Mt Gox says it is working with police in missing bitcoin probe
PenfoldMar. 08, 2014 - 10:10AM JST
Spend the profits on free wifi would be a better idea.
Posted in: Camera facial recognition program put on hold for Osaka train station building
PenfoldMar. 04, 2014 - 07:52AM JST
I'm surprised the story doesn't go on to say he got arrested for theft
Posted in: Yamato deliveryman kept 2,723 packages at home because he was 'too busy' to deliver them
PenfoldFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:34AM JST
I don't have any spam in my fridge so should be ok
Posted in: New online menaces: from spamming fridges to hijackers
PenfoldFeb. 20, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
They'll surely catch the control freak. Won't bring the poor girl back though. How sad
Posted in: Woman found dead in car spoke to police about boyfriend's abuse
PenfoldFeb. 13, 2014 - 07:54AM JST
Either way he is still a manipulative liar.
Posted in: 'Beethoven of Japan' says he can hear again
PenfoldFeb. 08, 2014 - 03:56PM JST
Not being eligible to vote has a positive side after all
Posted in: Women threaten sex boycott for any man who votes for Masuzoe
PenfoldFeb. 07, 2014 - 12:38PM JST
I'm sure covert writing of songs is common place place the music business, just this time Beethoven took it a step further.
Posted in: Ghost composer questions whether Samuragochi is really deaf
PenfoldFeb. 04, 2014 - 12:17PM JST
Last year Enoshima started similar rules, that's why some chimpiras started hanging out on Zushi beach. I hope the tranquility of Morito and Isshiki beaches will not suffer as a result.
PenfoldJan. 25, 2014 - 10:59AM JST
The biggest losers are the children :(
The Japanese courts will almost never side with a foreigner over custody. Only in truly exceptional circumstances, and I speak from experience. Unfortunately the mindset is not likely to change anytime soon.
Posted in: Japan gives final approval to child abduction treaty
Aug. 02, 2014 - 05:24PM JST
But I'm completely skeptical that it makes much business sense and it has a whiff of…
Posted in: Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit a million by 2020
Aug. 02, 2014 - 05:22PM JST
There are thousands of religions and dozens of "major" religious out there, but only muslim groups…
Aug. 02, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
In many of their countries, everyone is automatically born a muslim and then conversion…
Aug. 02, 2014 - 05:18PM JST
@YuriOtani: Your comments/analysis do not warrant a reply. Your knowledge of the industry is clearly a…
Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal
Aug. 02, 2014 - 05:17PM JST
Some economists computed that the money that the tourists spend (if the money comes from…