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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).
RecklessApr. 11, 2014 - 09:10AM JST
Japan has been an unfair trading partner with the US for so many decades now that I am glad they don't make a hasty agreement opening up the richest consumer market in the world to more Japanese products with little in return. And to Australia hooting, wait til there is any hint of any disease in your herds and Japan will bar all beef imports while exporting their cars away to you.
RecklessApr. 10, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
Unfortunately once a bully always a bully. I am doubtful a man can change, but I could be wrong.
Posted in: No problems can be solved until an assailant understands why their words and actions scare their partners and learns to work through their discontent and frustration.
RecklessApr. 09, 2014 - 10:03AM JST
This is cool. I just hope the smelly oyaji don't ruin it as they ruin most of JP life for me.
Posted in: Train operator sets up special seating for couples
RecklessApr. 08, 2014 - 02:01PM JST
my wife already does this,,,
Posted in: Machine automatically fills cups with beer
RecklessApr. 08, 2014 - 02:00PM JST
I only watch JP phornos, that is the only ones I can stand.
Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job?
RecklessApr. 08, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
pet monkey comes to mind
RecklessApr. 04, 2014 - 01:47PM JST
That looks awkward for both,,,
Posted in: Iranian VP visits Abe
RecklessApr. 04, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
watch out fellas, these sites are basically scams to part a fool and his money,,,
Posted in: Adultery website shows fastest growth in Japan
RecklessApr. 04, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
@jumpultimatestars " It's clear you have to risk being viewed as the creep at the gym who hits on girls if you want to even have a chance to get any, and I'm not prepared for the risk >.>"
I absolutely agree with you, but I think saying hello, being friendly, making eye contact where appropriate, and joining some kind of coed group are tried and true ways to meet women or men and not be a creep. However, if you are happy being alone (and many are) then that is great. I was just throwing out ideas for some guys who may not be satisfied being alone and/or a virgin. ATB.
Posted in: Poll on number of male virgins in Japan not all bad news
RecklessApr. 03, 2014 - 11:42AM JST
I think it would be virtually impossible to not meet a decent woman if these guys went to the local public gym one day a week and joined any activity women are also doing such as volleyball, badminton, ping pong; or joined any type of learning activity at the local civic group such as English, cooking, yoga. That is my advice. Thanks and good luck to all the 40 yo virgins.
RecklessApr. 03, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
Try organic apple cider vinegar (anti-inflammatory with potassium) mixed into water with teaspoon of LOCAL honey (not that China stuff). It may relieve and also is good for health otherwise.
Posted in: Spring in Japan: beautiful blossoms and hay fever misery
RecklessApr. 03, 2014 - 10:11AM JST
Holy Lordy, Gosh Almighty! Almost fell out of my chair when saw these beauties! Venus is alive!
Posted in: Looking good
RecklessApr. 02, 2014 - 02:46PM JST
This year is very mild. I got it exactly on March 11 this year and it lasted about 10 days, now I am doing good.
RecklessApr. 01, 2014 - 04:09PM JST
I still am not convinced she faked it,,,
From highest glory to thrown under the bus in one months time,,,
Posted in: RIKEN says stem cell research was falsified
RecklessMar. 31, 2014 - 09:25AM JST
Spread the glorious Japanese salariman ethic all over the world!!! Peace and praise to bushido karoushi spirit!
Posted in: More Japanese companies expected to follow Suntory's M&A path
RecklessMar. 31, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
Made the mistake of heading to local mall yesterday to get some baby stuff and stuck in traffic for 2 hours to go 3 kilometers!!! Couldn't get out of it,,,
Posted in: Millions go on shopping spree ahead of sales tax hike
Apr. 20, 2014 - 07:42PM JST
If some pilot programs are well set up and run as the Japanese know fully well…
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?
Apr. 20, 2014 - 07:41PM JST
Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga, appears to lack any tact or skill at managing international relations. The…
Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry
Apr. 20, 2014 - 07:38PM JST
Something tells me that those "fresh" avocados are a botulism disaster waiting to happen.
Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new Avocado Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp burgers look surprisingly good
Apr. 20, 2014 - 07:36PM JST
Instead of these ministers going in a group and upsetting everyone once, they are now going…
Posted in: Cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine
Apr. 20, 2014 - 07:33PM JST
I have to wonder what kind of people thumbs-down a compliment to the victim, and a…
Posted in: Man stabs ex-girlfriend, her parents in their home in Aichi