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RecklessJan. 23, 2015 - 11:17AM JST
Give them a medal of honor! They are heroes!
Somehow these prosecutors can get confessions out of innocent petty criminals,,, but not Tepco stooges.
Posted in: Prosecutors won't indict former TEPCO execs over Fukushima
RecklessJan. 23, 2015 - 11:14AM JST
There are 3 topics you don't talk about in the US: religion, politics, and war. It is such a sensitive topic and so much brainwashing over these past 15 years,,, Much safer to talk about sex and sports.
Posted in: 'American Sniper' triggers angry debate
RecklessJan. 22, 2015 - 03:28PM JST
Yes but do it in Yen. Just go to BOJ money printing machine that is running full blast,,,
Posted in: Do you think Japan will pay the $200 million ransom to Islamic State for the release of the two hostages?
RecklessJan. 22, 2015 - 08:58AM JST
There certainly is a strong bias on this thread for a one year masters in teaching. Throughout human history and as early as 20 or 30 years ago, on the job training was considered a superior way to learn any new skill. I am sure there are many great JETs who did not have a masters in education.
Posted in: What do you think of the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program?
RecklessJan. 21, 2015 - 04:29PM JST
@BertieWooster, in my homeland the Spanish was always taught by native speakers. They naturally felt comfortable speaking Spanish so would begin using it first day and much more than English.
I think many critics of JET are sour grapes who couldn't get hired. It was and is a very competitive program.
RecklessJan. 21, 2015 - 01:55PM JST
It is an appropriate program for a xenophobic, island country to try to diversify itself. As a former JET I don't think having teaching qualifications would have helped because the JETs are assistants and only one captain (the Japanese teacher) can steer this ship. If you want to teach at university then all the qualifications in the world may come in handy.
Also, in comparison to other countries, it is a much better program than hiring young people out of college to carry guns and invade Afghanistan and Iraq.
RecklessJan. 21, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
Wage pressure is an absolute Ghoshsend! In no way should this be construed as a negative. Time for us peanut gallery nutters to polish up the old resumes and demand 20% over current wages.
Posted in: Talent gap: The distance grows between jobs and applicants
RecklessJan. 20, 2015 - 03:56PM JST
hmmm,,, if you run an aquarium without fish, wonder how long that can last,,,
Posted in: More tuna die at Tokyo Sea Life Park; only 6 left
RecklessJan. 20, 2015 - 10:36AM JST
My old school JP company is laying off (early retirement) and kindly giving the old geezers 3-5 years pay up front. However, only the good ones who know they can get rehired are taking it!
Posted in: Japanese companies doing more firing than hiring: OECD report
RecklessJan. 19, 2015 - 05:19PM JST
One gets caught for every nine who don't,,, too bad.
Posted in: Hokkaido police officer arrested for molesting 17-year-old girl
RecklessJan. 19, 2015 - 12:59PM JST
The only standard to come to mind is the tendency to drive on the wrong side of the expressway shall lead to loss of license.
Posted in: There are no established medical standards around the world about when to stop dementia patients from driving.
RecklessJan. 19, 2015 - 11:08AM JST
I live in Japan and travel within Japan from time to time with my 3 kids. When I do, the hotels bend me over rape me and take my wallet charging extra for every single person. When I return to the States I fit my whole family in a huge hotel room with beds galore for the price of one person in Japan. Since hotels are my major cost that is the reason I do not travel more in Japan.
Posted in: Why is Japan such an unpopular tourist destination?
RecklessJan. 19, 2015 - 11:00AM JST
Well Abe-san's on a roll,,, guess he'll get this too by providing "benefits" to the right players.
Posted in: The slugfest over Article 9 of Japan's constitution
RecklessJan. 18, 2015 - 08:07PM JST
My Ghosh man! I would not want to be in a wreck in that thing! I am amazed talking to Japanese colleagues that they never seem to mention safety as important in cars.
Posted in: Suzuki uses more resin outer panels for new Alto
RecklessJan. 17, 2015 - 01:07PM JST
There are empty house, apartments and other facilities all over Japan. In a disaster Nature is saying to you to change and get out. Take the opportunity to move away.
Posted in: No other advanced country makes people live like packed sardines in evacuation shelters. It shocks people from overseas.
RecklessJan. 16, 2015 - 03:22PM JST
@Wakarimasen, I don't know what I meant but thanks for clarifying.
Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Pearl Harbor in spring as part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. It would be the first visit to Pearl Harbor by a Japanese prime minister. Do you think this is a good idea?
RecklessJan. 16, 2015 - 11:40AM JST
Pearl Harbor was a strategic success for Japan even though it invited US aggression and ultimately led to defeat.
RecklessJan. 16, 2015 - 10:56AM JST
That is pretty sad. I go there often. I hope they find the problem.
Posted in: Large numbers of fish found dead at Kasai Rinkai Aquarium
RecklessJan. 16, 2015 - 10:54AM JST
I think most textbooks are biased or just plain wrong. The closest you can ever get to understanding the past is to read over original first source documents. I had an excellent history teacher once who relied on first source documents that we would read over and interpret together.
Posted in: Japan asks U.S. publisher to change 'sex slave' reference in textbook
RecklessJan. 16, 2015 - 10:41AM JST
Cripes, I'll be dead by the time the prices fall,,,
Anyways, healthier not to eat too much beef.
Posted in: Free trade agreement between Japan, Australia goes into effect
Jan. 26, 2015 - 03:21PM JST
HongoTAFEinmate: However, vested interests (environmentalists, pharma, etc.) have effectively blocked large-scale plantings.
Time for the pollen…
Posted in: This year's pollen levels expected to be twice as high as last year
Jan. 26, 2015 - 03:18PM JST
Maria: "Men like this really think they are entitled to have what / who they want,…
Posted in: Osaka policeman arrested over murder of girlfriend
Jan. 26, 2015 - 03:13PM JST
ReformedBasher: Damn, my boss is behind me so I can't click on the photos (until I…
Posted in: Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up
My neighbor has a small solar panel on his roof. He can power his whole house…
Posted in: Japan's trade deficit balloons to record Y12.781 bil in 2014
It already has a special status – it is “very unique and most delicious in a…
Posted in: Japan offers compromise on rice in Asia-Pacific trade talks: Nikkei