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RecklessNov. 27, 2015 - 11:41AM JST
Good article. I know I do not feel richer and get a shock now when I buy stuff like irons, or household items and see the sizable sales tax.
I am getting older (obviously) and being paid more, but I am not interested in buying property or a new car here in Japan because I think prices will keep falling due to declining population and in case of a real catastrophe I do not want to be tethered to this country. Basically I will buy a house when I find a place I want to be buried and that ain't Japan.
Posted in: Economists are fools
RecklessNov. 26, 2015 - 08:32AM JST
Rather than broadly legalizing, I support a complete review of the penalties for drug use. The inmate population in some countries for drug use with no violence seems totally out of control.
Marijuana may be legalized but driving while high will probably become a big problem. Maybe Google self-driving cars are the answer.
Posted in: How do you feel about legalizing some drugs? If you are for it, which drugs do you think should be legalized and which ones shouldn't be?
RecklessNov. 25, 2015 - 04:05PM JST
Two old bird dogs in a fight to the death. Must be over money or a lady.
Posted in: Convenience store manager arrested over murder of part-time employee
RecklessNov. 24, 2015 - 04:15PM JST
I don't like either variety. Invariably sexual or racial harassment will arise as it always does. Much prefer just hanging out with friends or family.
Posted in: Survey shows most Japanese employees don’t like Western-style work socials
RecklessNov. 23, 2015 - 04:10PM JST
anyone who uses the term "misogyny" or "misogynist" I know is a nutter.
Posted in: Which English words or expressions annoy you the most when you hear them repeatedly used by other people in conversation?
RecklessNov. 23, 2015 - 02:28PM JST
The Egyptians worshiped cats. Seems logical.
Posted in: A professional chef will come to your home and cook for you—and your cat
RecklessNov. 21, 2015 - 05:11PM JST
Hmmm, when I first read it I thought he was going to invite some refugees into his actual abode, but after reading it it sounds like he will rent out for compensation an investment house that he owns.
Posted in: U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore opens home to Syrian refugees
RecklessNov. 21, 2015 - 05:03PM JST
Haha! Good catch.
Posted in: Two men kept from boarding U.S. plane after speaking Arabic
RecklessNov. 21, 2015 - 04:57PM JST
Pretty much gave up on sodas and juices. I stick to water, coffee, tea and beer.
Posted in: Coffee-drinkers less likely to die from certain diseases
RecklessNov. 21, 2015 - 04:24PM JST
Doesn't seem like a big deal to be extra vigilante in this day and age, especially when several hundred passengers were just blown up over Egypt.
RecklessNov. 20, 2015 - 12:11PM JST
Wow! Sounds like a good deal. I went to all-u-can-eat Colonel Sanders in Kyoto back in the day but didn't see them much since then. My problem is not the calories, but I will get few pimples inevitably whenever I eat fast food.
Posted in: We try KFC’s all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant
RecklessNov. 19, 2015 - 11:05AM JST
Well they fingerprint me once or 100,000,000 times, no difference. My re-entry line is always the quickest.
Posted in: How do you feel about the Japanese government fingerprinting foreign visitors arriving at airports?
RecklessNov. 18, 2015 - 02:59PM JST
I take the Hibiya line sometimes which passes through foreigner friendly Hirou and Roppongi. About once a year when new expats come you see the young mother with an enormous baby stroller eyes bugging out when the 8 am rush hour train rolls up. There is just no way, even for those in wheelchairs, unless a particular car would be reserved for them. Then, I think people crammed in at 200 per cent capacity would still not follow the rules.
Posted in: Gov't panel discusses baby stroller use on public transportation
RecklessNov. 18, 2015 - 02:50PM JST
"Soon afterwards, Uemura suffered an unexpected blowback from her father’s misdeed. Other people where she worked began circulating word that she was the “child of a shoplifter” and she felt she had no choice but to quit."
What a joke. Anyone bad mouths my pops and I would punch him in the nose real quick.
Posted in: Battling the surge in elderly shoplifters
RecklessNov. 18, 2015 - 09:25AM JST
Dear Robert, you forgot about the ingrained cultural arrogance and complacency. If the Japanese don't get motivated and learn English then eventually they will have to use Chinese. Choose your poison...
Posted in: Japan, with a GDP more than 20% larger than Germany’s and with twice as many citizens as Italy has, can still thrive within its own ecosystem. Except for trade, it requires little overseas intercourse. Ill-informed (and often monolingual) foreigners ask 'Why do so few Japanese know English?' The answer is simple: They don’t need it...Mastering a complex foreign language wouldn’t be more useful to them than Japanese is to a Kansas farmer.
RecklessNov. 18, 2015 - 09:23AM JST
It is an act of desperation in a time of rising taxes,,, however, there are plenty of elderly I see every day who seem to have a strong sense of entitlement...
RecklessNov. 16, 2015 - 11:21AM JST
this is how you negotiate confucian style, wait until every interested party is dead, let each side save some face and pay up blood money; then return to your constituents and say you are victorious.
RecklessNov. 11, 2015 - 09:54AM JST
let's just call a spade a spade, with internet porn, it is amazing any sex at all is happening in real life,,,
Posted in: Does bringing up baby take sparkle out of hubby's sex drive?
RecklessNov. 09, 2015 - 04:25PM JST
He was obviously a transgender who identified as a female. Shame on the police for transgender discrimination!
RecklessNov. 09, 2015 - 09:37AM JST
How about the option to "flag" offensive comments and commentators and have the moderator act accordingly. Self-policing.
Posted in: Nastiness threatens future of online reader comments
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Nov. 29, 2015 - 08:47AM JST
Does anyone here smell "Reaganomics"?
Posted in: Gov't considering corporate tax cut to below 30% in FY 2016
Nov. 29, 2015 - 08:44AM JST
This latest "stimulus" package was the last straw for me. I packed it in on Friday,…
Posted in: Japan plans extra budget, handouts to pensioners to pump up recovery
Nov. 29, 2015 - 08:40AM JST
Hoping cyber war can deactivate destructive weaponry
Posted in: 11 Chinese military aircraft fly near Japanese islands
Nov. 29, 2015 - 08:39AM JST
@Kobe White Bar Owner
Yes it is sad. I don't live in Tokyo and I imagine…
Posted in: Japanese ears open to UK composers
Nov. 29, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
The Chinese will attack when the time is right, make no mistake about that. Japan will…
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