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RecklessJul. 30, 2015 - 10:45AM JST
Cool. So Filipinos saying they have the upper hand on morality? Not according to what I heard,,,
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RecklessJul. 30, 2015 - 10:40AM JST
In case you do not live in Japan, let me interpret the above; Japanese politicians do not like to take on entrenched vested interests such as farming so for the past 40 years the farmers have made a bundle on being protected and providing decent output. Now they are basically retired and don't need the money any more so the issue can be settled. This is why it takes 40 years to begin to solve any problem in Japan.
Posted in: Old and tired, some Japan farmers see trade pact jolt as only answer
RecklessJul. 30, 2015 - 10:31AM JST
Frame a reasonable request as "foreign pressure" and immediately you devalue and delegitimize the speaker without having to confront the logic of his/her argument. Very Japanese way,,,
Posted in: Japan shouldn't cave to foreign pressure on PM war anniversary remarks, says aide
RecklessJul. 30, 2015 - 10:27AM JST
I think those reflecting paedophilia as the first thought are reflecting their own thoughts to others. It is young exuberance and innocence trying to change the world for the better.
Posted in: Protest pop
RecklessJul. 29, 2015 - 07:31PM JST
How about corn on the cob?!!! We used to get 10-12 ears for a dollar in season in NW Pennsylvania when I was a kid. Could pick it yourself. I would eat 4-5 big ears by myself as a 6 y.o. kid. In Japan I gotta pay at least 100 yen for a small ear and they act like they are doing me a favor.
Posted in: Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks
RecklessJul. 29, 2015 - 12:28PM JST
in case you intend to marry a native you are well served to meet their family at a family gathering. I had one near miss with a girl in nagano whose mother wouldn't stop complaining that I wanted eggs for breakfast and not dried little fishies and some salty soup; then her pops smiled at introduction but clearly wanted me to go after the first night and wouldn't speak to me. A US female I know with big bosom was regularly molested at family gatherings when the old uncles would get drunk. Seems family abuse is tougher on the foreign ladies. buyer beware.
Posted in: Family disputes can be the unkindest cuts of all
RecklessJul. 28, 2015 - 10:54AM JST
Then tessa they pour in the chlorine!
By the way I was at the pool all day Saturday and the prior week at Showa Kinen Kouen Pool which is also awesome and did not get and norovirus or such, just sunburn. Ghosh Bless!
Posted in: Packed pool
RecklessJul. 27, 2015 - 04:45PM JST
sounds like the heated argument was the woman not wanting to get raped,,,
Posted in: Man arrested for killing woman after fireworks date
RecklessJul. 27, 2015 - 01:24PM JST
Went to kodomo no kuni pool near Yokohama on Saturday and crowds were about 1/3 of what I would have expected. Me and the 8 year old had a great time on the water slides with almost immediate access and no lines after 3 pm. It was great. Really sucks when it is crowded though.
RecklessJul. 26, 2015 - 11:31AM JST
Can yaks really fight or are people just scared of tattoos?
Posted in: 2 yakuza members arrested for obstructing Sanja Festival
RecklessJul. 24, 2015 - 05:05PM JST
If I send the following letter what will they do? "“Do NOT cancel the bon dance, or bad things will happen. If you ignore this message, you will be responsible.”
Posted in: Threat forces 'bon' festival to be canceled in Tokyo
RecklessJul. 24, 2015 - 04:13PM JST
I think it is deeply humiliating to them, and will negatively affect their social status and life in general. If Joe Blow does something wrong a few people may know of him and what he did, but if a famous businessman or politician does something wrong and is found out, he will be humiliated everywhere he goes.
Posted in: Bowing is an important outward sign of contrition by Japanese company executives caught up in a scandal. But how sincere do you think the act of bowing is, as an apology?
RecklessJul. 23, 2015 - 04:39PM JST
Damn! I was in Ebisu last night. How awful. God bless the child. Too late.
Posted in: 4-year-old girl dies after falling from 12th floor
RecklessJul. 23, 2015 - 04:37PM JST
sounds like west philly down there!
Posted in: 6 minors arrested for disrupting traffic by putting bricks on road
RecklessJul. 23, 2015 - 02:22PM JST
Good news reflecting an improvement in the economic health of Japan's client countries.
Posted in: Japan's trade deficit narrows 92% on jump in exports
RecklessJul. 23, 2015 - 11:45AM JST
As Gomer Pile said " Surprise! Surprise! "
Posted in: Gov't says it won't meet FY 2020 fiscal discipline targets
RecklessJul. 22, 2015 - 01:43PM JST
"tend to"???? There is a freaking understatement. You join a Japanese company, welcome to the Army!
Posted in: Long-established Japanese companies such as Toshiba tend to have a highly hierarchical structure, making it difficult for employees to challenge top-down decrees over cover-ups to "save face" for the company. Do you think this corporate culture can be changed?
RecklessJul. 21, 2015 - 10:32AM JST
There are two issues. First did they actually squander the money and not give something of value; or, did they intentionally or recklessly understate the costs to get the contract. In my mind, if someone says they will build my house for XX yen, that is all I am paying and they can eat the overrun out of their own wallet.
Posted in: Search for a scapegoat, and new ways to squander money
RecklessJul. 20, 2015 - 05:10PM JST
I am not a linguist but when I see the word "plunge" I am thinking at least 50 per cent or more fall, like the first hill on a roller coaster.
Posted in: Public support plunges for Abe
RecklessJul. 17, 2015 - 04:31PM JST
I may be an old fart but I like a simple functional stadium with lots of bathrooms, exits and a good view. Save the crazy artistic crap for france.
Posted in: Abe says Olympic stadium to start from scratch; Rugby World Cup misses out
Jul. 30, 2015 - 10:58AM JST
Japan shouldn't cave to foreign pressure on PM war anniversary remarks
Nor should Japan cave to…
Jul. 30, 2015 - 10:57AM JST
1 Abe should close Ministry of Olympic
2 make black list book that list business govt…
Posted in: Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics
Jul. 30, 2015 - 10:56AM JST
This move will ruin the serenity that can currently be experienced at Shijomae Station on the…
Posted in: Opening of new Tokyo fish market scheduled for Nov 7, 2016
Jul. 30, 2015 - 10:55AM JST
Just a note....my post just above are my comments..NOT Donald Sutherlands. Sorry.
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Counterfeit goods on websites hosted outside Japan
Just order ISPs to block these websites. Is it…
Posted in: Stopping online counterfeiters a big challenge