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RecklessApr. 24, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
Graham DeShazo you are the model voice of reason! Please run for president of this country and set things straight. You have my vote.
Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport
RecklessApr. 24, 2014 - 12:01PM JST
That looks good as long as it's hard ice cream.
Posted in: Krispy Kreme Japan makes the dessert of our dreams: Doughnut ice cream sundaes
RecklessApr. 24, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
Why are Japanese often referred to as zombies by people from different countries and cultures all over the world? Because they love to be in a group and follow the group mindlessly. The minority position is a lonely place in Japan, although if you can swing it some of them become rich entrepreneurs. I honestly feel in the morning commute or at such events with large JP crowds that I've seen before that a large part of their brain which is involved in critical thinking just shuts off and they don't even know what they are doing but just slog forward as a zombie would. For full disclosure I have lived here many years and have JP family members, but got to call a spade a spade. Love and Peace.
Posted in: Ex-police officer acquitted over fatal stampede in 2001
RecklessApr. 24, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
This was terrible. Children were trampled underfeet and suffocated. The zombies kept coming from both directions in what I can only imagine as one of the worst ways to die imaginable. If the police who were there to protect are not responsible, then who is?
In case you are new to Japan, consider very carefully before you go to these types of events where crowding can easily be up to 10x what you may have in your country. It is just horrible.
RecklessApr. 24, 2014 - 10:47AM JST
@Mirai Hayashi: "Without these "mindless zombies", there would be no children. Have a bit of respect for the people in the workforce and who have to provide for their families."
Without these mindless zombies Japan would be a nice place to live. Take the morning rush commute one of these days and watch the law of the jungle! Japanese are polite? what a joke,,,
RecklessApr. 24, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
I don't know if the facts of this case are common. The professional guys in Tokyo I know cheat serially and the women seem to happily consummate with a married man. Guess the wives may need a class action suit.
Posted in: Judge sets new line for adultery in landmark case
RecklessApr. 24, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
Mothers with children should absolutely get priority. Things would be so much easier if the line of zombie salarimen would open their eyes and see the stroller and let the mother board first.
Secondly, the train in Tokyo would be so much better if the mindless zombies would not treat the crowded train car as a sidewalk to walk through bumping (sometimes violently) everyone in their way so they can get out their favored door.
RecklessApr. 23, 2014 - 12:28PM JST
That's nothing. At the patent office I work the owner/boss is so angry about long toilet breaks and using Hulu and internet in the crapper that he put top down cameras in the stalls, and has a camera recording in-out time at the door! My paradise is lost,,,
Posted in: I can understand that security cameras have a certain effect on crime deterrence, but they're being installed without thorough discussion on privacy issues. Perhaps we should also be thinking about other ways to prevent crimes.
RecklessApr. 22, 2014 - 05:12PM JST
Michal, most women are faithful particularly after sowing the wild oats in their late teens and early 20s.
Posted in: Japanese women talk about being betrayed by their female friends
RecklessApr. 22, 2014 - 05:09PM JST
I agree that JP is safe and not violent in recent history. But the US is kind of consistently more violent than Japan, but when or if Japan snaps like the early part of the 20th century then they go psycho violent and we (peanut gallery gaijin) will all be killed, jailed, deported, etc.
Posted in: Lost codes spark airport scramble on eve of Obama's arrival
RecklessApr. 22, 2014 - 04:43PM JST
wonder if the police will be stopping "suspicious" gaijin for ID this week,,,
RecklessApr. 22, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
I was just back from driving in Miami. In general in Miami they do NOT run red lights, but they do speed and text while driving. In Tokyo, I see lights turning red run ALL THE TIME, and stop signs seem to be voluntary on side streets. Also, speeding on Daisankeihin is a matter of right.
Posted in: Driver turns herself in to police for failing to stop at yellow traffic light
RecklessApr. 22, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
you cannot beat a good cat fight, shirts ripped off, scratching, hair pulling, screaming,,, I love it!
RecklessApr. 21, 2014 - 04:18PM JST
Murder requires intent to kill, no?,,,
This is a tough call. I imagine 99% of captains and crews of ships have never been on a ship that was actually sinking and even if trained they may have difficulty believing it was actually happening.
Posted in: S Korean president says ferry captain's action 'tantamount to murder'
RecklessApr. 21, 2014 - 04:08PM JST
Mass immigration in the mind of the average Japanese means loads of Chinese who basically hate them. That will never be accepted. If it meant loads of Scandinavian good looking blonde men and women, it would be acceptable.
Posted in: The Japanese government remains cautious about addressing the population decline and labor shortage by accepting immigrants. What do you think are the pros and cons of Japan accepting more immigrants?
RecklessApr. 21, 2014 - 04:00PM JST
Another day in Nippon. I have met some of these ornery old ladies and in some remote sense I can imagine that she said something nasty that set the daughter off. Anyways, her source of anger is now quieted, permanently. RIP dear Mother.
Posted in: Daughter arrested for killing 83-year-old mother with kettle
RecklessApr. 11, 2014 - 05:03PM JST
@Qamar "I might be biased because I come from a southern European country but honestly, I wouldn't survive a Japanese company, I'd go crazy... I think 40hrs/week is sometimes too much already when it takes you 2hrs to go back home!!"
You are my guru. Lead the way.
Posted in: Outrageous behavior of 'monster' new company recruits
RecklessApr. 11, 2014 - 03:34PM JST
I took paternity leave for about 10 days at my company. I am from Mumbai and was probably the 3rd or 4th man ever to take paternity leave at this JP company. In my absence a portion of my assignments were transferred to a gunner. It is hard to take a long leave because they will get back at you by reducing your work scope and giving it to gunners. Peace.
Posted in: When wives work, consumption rises accordingly -- spending rises for household services, eating out, female clothing and social expenses. It will lead to the positive cycle that Abenomics is aiming for.
RecklessApr. 11, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
@wtfjapan: I understand what you are saying, but the US had very few numbers of cases of BSE (according to the CDC there were like 23 between 1993 and 2012 http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/bse/) and still the JP government took the knee jerk reaction and banned almost all US beef for several years destroying thousands of US jobs. If there is a defect in a Toyota such a blanket ban would not occur. You may see (hopefully not)...
Posted in: Japan, U.S. trade talks fail to close gap over TPP
RecklessApr. 11, 2014 - 09:19AM JST
@Alphaape: " The company will go on if you dropped dead,,,"
Just had a 50-ish JP man drop dead in the office few weeks ago. Next day I could find no evidence he ever was there. Keep this in mind if you are a gunner,,, noone will care but your family (maybe).
Apr. 24, 2014 - 02:53PM JST
i agree with RV - not wrong person but false accusation.
Posted in: Woman wrongly arrested by Osaka Pref police; 9th wrongful arrest since last July
Apr. 24, 2014 - 02:52PM JST
Not surprising. I didn't expect Mitsui to do anything but capitulate. Having to deal with corruption…
Posted in: China frees ship after Mitsui O.S.K. pays $28 mil
Biden urged Moscow to encourage the pro-Russia forces to stand down and “address their grievances politically.”…
Posted in: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine
Apr. 24, 2014 - 02:51PM JST
China must really need the money.
Apr. 24, 2014 - 02:49PM JST
That's bull..! No generation of women in Japan has been taught to hit a baby's head…
Posted in: Babysitter arrested for abusing 5-month-old boy in Kawasaki