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RecklessJun. 29, 2015 - 01:24PM JST
@YuriOtani "Well I hope things work out for Greece but its situation is very different than Japan. Japan can make more yen if required but Greece is tied to the Euro and is not able to "print" Euros."
You are right, Japan is so special. Perhaps you got the idea of just making more yen from Zimbabwe?
Posted in: Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut
RecklessJun. 29, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
even a good juggler can barely handle 5 moving balls,,, we are at about 8 now,,, good luck Japan.
Posted in: Japan's back-sliding on fiscal reform puts BOJ in bind
RecklessJun. 29, 2015 - 09:47AM JST
That would be horrific if such a think happened in Japan and I could not withdraw my money. Even ordinary citizens could be provoked to rebel.
RecklessJun. 26, 2015 - 05:04PM JST
i felt like i was reading a portend of my future,,,
Posted in: 18-year-old youth arrested for killing father
RecklessJun. 26, 2015 - 11:54AM JST
According to the manufacturing institute, the US has had the largest share of global manufacturing until recently surpassed by China in late 2000's. It was always a myth that the US is not a manufacturing powerhouse. China's ascendency, however long it may last, is actually at the expense of Japan as much as the US.
Posted in: They send their cars over by the millions, and what do we do? When was the last time you saw a Chevrolet in Tokyo? It doesn't exist, folks. They beat us all the time.
RecklessJun. 25, 2015 - 03:34PM JST
Well if you can't beat them after clubbing them and glassing their throat and pouring acid in their eyes and cutting off their limbs, if even after all that they are still alive maybe better to get those tough old bastirds on your team and moving in your direction to pull the wagon.
Posted in: Abe's new initiatives are no match for Japan's traditional 'iron triangle' -- the clubby nexus of elected officials, bureaucrats and CEOs that has long dominated Japan's economy and resisted any prime minister who dared challenge them.
RecklessJun. 23, 2015 - 07:32PM JST
@Noble713 "Two of the 4 best women I've met in Japan I met on the same dating site"
How about sharing that site? I have been using Tinder and bars, etc. but Tinder has a lot of weirdos (including me?).
Posted in: What do you think about online dating sites?
RecklessJun. 22, 2015 - 01:54PM JST
sell 1/2 of the land to chineze and pay off all government debt.
Posted in: How to resolve Japan's growing debt problems
RecklessJun. 19, 2015 - 02:22PM JST
democracy has become a tyranny of the elderly. the only way to make it fairer is to let parents or guardians vote for their children. the whole idea of a small minority (i.e., those who vote) controlling all others needs to be rethought.
Posted in: It’s not a good idea -- it will increase the participation of people who aren’t well informed.
RecklessJun. 19, 2015 - 09:39AM JST
who the hell sends something, anything, to themselves at a foreign airport?
Posted in: Toyota's American PR chief arrested for suspected drug violation
RecklessJun. 18, 2015 - 04:35PM JST
this is just what santa claus does. are the politicians against santa claus?
how does the drone make delivery, dropping the package with a small parachute?
Posted in: Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming
RecklessJun. 17, 2015 - 04:04PM JST
he needs to marry a good engrish heifer to straighten him out.
Posted in: Peeping tom arrested for taking photos of girls bathing at home
RecklessJun. 17, 2015 - 11:56AM JST
when you are self-absorbed and broke you have to think this way. when you believe even a little bit in the blazing glory of a God then you don't have to think that way.
Posted in: Cost-conscious males make for stingy relationships
RecklessJun. 16, 2015 - 03:54PM JST
so girls like beta orbiters, nothing new here. enjoy the friend zone fellas.
Posted in: 'Will boyfriend' - A new expression in Japan’s evolving dating scene
RecklessJun. 16, 2015 - 09:57AM JST
who the hell is out at 330 am?
Posted in: Man stabbed while walking home in Hyogo
RecklessJun. 14, 2015 - 05:32PM JST
I was on an elevator holding my 1 year old baby and two nice ladies got on and said "kawaii desu" about my son, then I said "urusai desu" as a joke that the baby is urusai/noisy, but they took it the wrong way as if I meant shut up.
Other than that to this day after nearly 15 years in Japan I still mix up pimple and nipple (nikubi/chikubi).
Posted in: Language fail: 22 embarrassing tales of Japanese language missteps
RecklessJun. 14, 2015 - 05:24PM JST
No shame in trying. Seems these ladies are pretty tough. One swam from Cuba to Key West or something like that through jelly fish and sharks. Second attempt may be the charm.
Posted in: U.S. woman attempting to row across Pacific rescued after SOS
RecklessJun. 13, 2015 - 12:04PM JST
Not looking for trouble has kept me from ever needing to use whatever little self-defense I know. If you are truly cornered by a mugger, etc. then go for the chin, eyes or throat then run like hell.
Posted in: Which martial arts would you recommend to someone wanting to learn a means of self-defense?
RecklessJun. 12, 2015 - 01:21PM JST
thought he was talking about the US there.
just for example, highly educated lawyers in US are document reviewers scanning thousands of emails each day for key words... at least in Japan you can sleep at your desk. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Posted in: In my view, it’s nothing short of a human tragedy that so many young people in one of the world’s most skilled and educated nations should be relegated to useless positions, simply because of a fear of change. Replacing humans with robots is fine and good, but it’s even better to let humans switch to jobs where they don’t have to act like robots.
RecklessJun. 11, 2015 - 01:33PM JST
So the problem is clear, the solution is clear, and only need Abe to pull out that third arrow and shoot it at those terds.
I hate margarine and really rue any butter shortage.
Posted in: Bureaucratic bungling behind butter shortage
Jul. 01, 2015 - 04:43AM JST
As I lib dem, I very much appreciate all the love going towards the Donald's race-baiting.…
Posted in: NBC latest to dump Trump over Mexican immigrant comments
Jul. 01, 2015 - 04:38AM JST
I like to support Japanese female trying creative but the Japanese sentences on cardboard she is…
Posted in: Comedian suggests using Japanese with American accent to stealthily broach uncomfortable topics
Jul. 01, 2015 - 04:11AM JST
OMG what a frikken loser! Forcing your old mother to work so you can sit on…
Posted in: Man arrested for slashing his mother with kitchen knife
Jul. 01, 2015 - 04:07AM JST
I can't understand an industry that disregards the suffering and death of its customers. Smoking killed…
Posted in: Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease
Jul. 01, 2015 - 03:54AM JST
His speech was televised by news channels in USA. He yelled all Mexicans in USA are…