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RecklessAug. 29, 2014 - 12:17PM JST
Hell is too good for that son of a b#tch father. And those welfare workers getting paid for doing nothing should be fired and sued for past wages.
Posted in: Child welfare officials never visited home of 5-year-old boy who died of neglect
RecklessAug. 29, 2014 - 12:02PM JST
Don't you know the third arrow? It is obviously a nice war with China to rev up the economy.
Posted in: Japan's economy stalls as incomes, spending languish
RecklessAug. 27, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
Good looking dude. I can't even imagine the kind of crazy nights he must have in Tokyo.
Posted in: Full bloom
RecklessAug. 26, 2014 - 09:50AM JST
I think our Grindr friends should decide on this one,,,
Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint
RecklessAug. 25, 2014 - 12:12PM JST
@Jerseyboy: "Unfortunately, the Japanese zombies just keep going further and further in the whole, tying up capital that should be going to start-up and/or growth companies."
Your points are well taken however interest rates in the US and Japan are at record lows, but noone wants a loan, that is the problem.
In addition, the fact that Citibank, GM and others have revived their oligopoly or whatever the heck you want to call it, means that the startups that you mentioned have all been crushed anew by these obese giants and innovation in such industries is now even farther off.
Posted in: Instead of allowing the economy to rid itself of bad investments and heal, Japan has continued to prop-up failed business models — creating zombie banks and an equally zombie-like economy.
RecklessAug. 25, 2014 - 09:32AM JST
Zombie economics is the de facto system we live in. Including Bank of America, GM, Citibank, and many others. All should have been laid to rest. But, the zombie companies are no worse than the zombie governments who are running on fumes and voodoo and will never be able to provide for all the past promises made. Enjoy viewing the house of cards while it lasts.
RecklessAug. 22, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
Japanese are generous but generally not to strangers. Once you are "their responsibility" they will give like crazy, but I rarely (but not never) see the Good Samaritan here.
As an anecdote more than 30 plus years ago I attended a Cleveland Browns football game in Cleveland with my friend. We were both about 12, and 90% of persons around us were African American. As we were at the hot dog stand counting our quarters we were talking how we were short a few dimes and completely out of the blue a young African American girl said something like "how much do you need?" and gave us a quarter. I never forgot that. They are obscenely generous.
Posted in: Anxiety makes Japanese stingy, says psychologist
RecklessAug. 21, 2014 - 05:09PM JST
What a nightmare for the parents,,,
Posted in: Body of missing 7-year-old boy found on train tracks in Nagano
RecklessAug. 21, 2014 - 03:45PM JST
I think the police should have the same right of self defense as any civilian.
Posted in: There is never an excuse for shooting unarmed suspects
RecklessAug. 21, 2014 - 01:31PM JST
Well in the Ferguson case you have an officer with a good record and I recall no prior shootings who alleges that a hulking 250+ pound man (not little boy) starting punching him as he was getting out of his car, and the officer is now in the hospital with broken eye socket. I can't really say the officer should just take this abuse. The larger issue is why a large part of the US population cannot assimilate in a meaningful manner in a civil society.
RecklessAug. 20, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
Certainly love letters when received were worth their weight in gold, the wait was horrible but upon receipt glorious. Now email has cheapened all that,,, but it has its merits I guess. Your GF can email you in real time that it is over.
Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that time fondly?
RecklessAug. 20, 2014 - 04:09PM JST
how about building some hotels at haneda like every other international airport in the world?
Posted in: JR plans 3 new train lines linking Shinjuku, Tokyo, Shin-Kiba to Haneda airport
RecklessAug. 20, 2014 - 03:39PM JST
At my office, even if you had Ebola, you would be expected to show up to work. Gaman shinasai!!! Yamato spirit ne.
Posted in: This is not an unknown disease, and we have a system for dealing with it, so the disease is unlikely to spread in Japan even if an infected person appears.
RecklessAug. 19, 2014 - 10:11AM JST
@ChinaDragon: "So, lets prepare the worst scenario to happen, there is only one dominator in history of East Asia, as an old saying goes:" one mountain can not hold two tigers".
The only tiger in Asia is USA.
Posted in: No. of Japanese living in China drops 10% amid island dispute
RecklessAug. 12, 2014 - 09:09AM JST
Terrible news. He made the world a better place.
Posted in: Actor-comedian Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide
RecklessAug. 11, 2014 - 09:53AM JST
Gerard good points.
I took 2 weeks paternity leave for my last kid from a JP company and although it was a right, there were comments about how it is unusual to take more than 1-2 days. In fact the company allows up to 3 months. Even in those 2 weeks some gunners (men) tried to take part of my work areas. So back in the saddle now,,,
Posted in: Lowest number of elementary and junior high school students ever as birthrate continue to decline
RecklessAug. 11, 2014 - 09:41AM JST
Under capitalist orthodoxy, humans may soon be obsolete and treated as fungible fodder by a technology elite. This may not necessarily happen solely within countries, but is more apparent in the growing divide between technologically advanced countries and those that are not.
Posted in: Do you ever worry that robots we create will become so powerful one day that they will destroy humans? Or does that only happen in movies?
RecklessAug. 11, 2014 - 09:32AM JST
Well I am doing my part with 3 kids, and what I get out of it is a nice tax increase,,,
RecklessAug. 10, 2014 - 12:28PM JST
Wow! From Stanford to sweet job in Okinawa! This guy has an awesome career and I believe whatever he says.
Posted in: One thing that should not be lost in all this is that Japan produces outstanding science. People in the scientific community here are paying attention to this, and hopefully that will lead to the kind of training that will avoid an outcome like this happening again.
RecklessAug. 06, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
anyways, all stock exchanges are just going to be a small computer in a few years,,,
Posted in: Sony joins Japanese exodus from London Stock Exchange
Aug. 31, 2014 - 07:21PM JST
still the anointed one dithers
You mean the president of your country dithers. I myself…
Posted in: Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.
Aug. 31, 2014 - 07:20PM JST
They look healthy, not like the anorexic women with matchstick limbs you often see walking around.
Posted in: J-pop group Chubbiness releases first music video
Aug. 31, 2014 - 07:19PM JST
Yeah this is def. not an "only in Japan' thing. I'm not saying they became…
Posted in: Porn queens raise over Y2 mil for AIDS charity at 'Boob Aid'
Aug. 31, 2014 - 07:14PM JST
And how much did this campaign raise for the Japanese porn industry?
That aside aside, money…
Aug. 31, 2014 - 07:13PM JST
I'm surprised the police didn't try to censor this on "obscenity" grounds, in the same way…