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cloa513Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:03AM JST
Really its the balance of programs on Japanese TV that screwed up- very few movies (Japanese/Korean/English) shown, excessive celebrities doing the same stuff, cooking shows with no pizazz- in Australia we have Ready Steady Cook where the host buys a select group of foods from a market and chefs are challenged to make something based on those foods. The Japanese cops shows go against the status quo- a firefighter investigating suspicious incidents, a lower level detective investigating crimes that steps on the toes of their superiors.
Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?
cloa513Dec. 17, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
They can hark back "still waiting for those structural reforms promised"- the key third plank of Abenomics . The economic structure is a mix of pre-war and feudal times- why should serfs expect real incomes.
Government is useless in Japan- they can just manage to spend and tax- anything more impossible.
Posted in: Abe urges business leaders to increase wages
cloa513Dec. 06, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
This is the reactions of a village woman- not wasteful and excessive like most Japanese.
My wife (a city girl) only dislikes Christmas because Father Christmas gave her nothing when she was 7.
Posted in: Japanese wives in int'l marriages share what they hate about Christmas overseas
cloa513Oct. 28, 2014 - 05:10PM JST
You can't possibly explain the errors as anything other they don't care about getting it right- There is a shop in Haneda where is a translation that include crame rather than crane. So many errors are so bad that they could even produced it from a translation program. I complained about waches written Tokyu Hands for watches. They never replied. They finally fixed it and then my wife complained and they belated apologized. You have to compare the within-Japan businesses and the export/foreign presence companies. The within are staffed by seishin who couldn't care less. The export companies can't afford to be slack.
Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?
cloa513Oct. 28, 2014 - 05:01PM JST
I made my comment on Trip Advisor about a Japanese Hotel- Shinra. They gave us a refund for the meal not supplied but even that was given in the most rude manner- the owner sneered at my wife's complaint and stuffed the refund in cash in an envelope. That hotel was bad in many ways.
Posted in: Debate over ethics of deleting negative hotel review
cloa513Oct. 24, 2014 - 04:53PM JST
Japanese companies are inept are supplying to meet demand. There is a very popular drink- Peach Tea- they can't keep up with supply. Many other products sell wells so they stop supplying it.
As regards this particular nappy situation.
They don't have to export- they can sell to intermediaries- plenty of Chinese to take the real risks.
Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers
cloa513Jun. 30, 2014 - 07:16PM JST
This law is a disaster for the US. Once banks stop accept US currency deposits- the currency will stop being a worldwide currency- foreign creditors are going to demand payment for US loans in their own currency. Then the whole house of cards that supports the US government unsustainable debt gathering is going to fall apart.
Posted in: U.S. offshore tax evaders beware: FATCA starts July 1
cloa513Feb. 01, 2014 - 11:06AM JST
By "not working hard enough" he really meant not fat and slow and incompetent enough. Was the senior officer a good role model?
Posted in: Police officers forced to eat 15 burgers at a time to toughen them up
cloa513Jan. 28, 2014 - 07:43PM JST
Foie gras tastes horrible. Good on you Family Mart for not wasting your shelves with such pretentious food- the sort that high class restaurant put in their food (which they don't taste themselves).
Posted in: FamilyMart cancels release of foie gras bento due to complaints over animal cruelty
cloa513Jan. 06, 2014 - 11:03AM JST
List of apologies.
Wikipedia obviously strongly influenced by Japan-haters.
Japan should set up a truth and reconciliation commission- there is absolutely no way the Chinese and Koreans would cooperate and admit their compensation was redirected from victims. China is absolutely opposed to truth.
Posted in: Germany urges Japan to deal honestly with WWII past
cloa513Dec. 26, 2013 - 10:46AM JST
Its the same everywhere else- no country is willing to face that organised crime is the worst of the worst- bottom 1% in fact 0.001% The scum beneath the scum.
Posted in: Mizuho bank faces more punitive action over gang loans
cloa513Dec. 12, 2013 - 08:07PM JST
Here is the world child abduction ranking. http://www.hcch.net/upload/wop/abduct2011pd08ae.pdf
Here is the world child abduction ranking. http://www.hcch.net/upload/wop/abduct2011pd08ae.pdf
See page 9 and 10. The USA is the world leader of international child abduction with 283 alleged cases just in 1 year, followed by UK with 200 alleged cases. The US should do something to themselves rather than to point fingers to others.
The US is good for reasonably resolving the great majority of those cases but bad for having a glacially slow judicial process- one of the worst in world- 283 days on average just to get a result. A large percentage just give up- that report does not cover why but you can guess massive delay is a part. The issue is reasonable resolving of child custody cases following the Hague Convention- not simply returning children due to an application to return.
Posted in: U.S. House pressures countries on child abductions
cloa513Nov. 21, 2013 - 09:07PM JST
The group-think idea of Japanese is nonsense- its just them pretending. Get them one on one and they will do manipulating, pushing their ideas and complaining. Some are hopeless followers.
Characteristics of Japanese permanent employees- bad at doing their jobs right- my wife is doing a boring fairly simple job. The permanent are inconsistant- first giving her great autonomy as leader then pulling all that off the next day. Then they can't fully explain a new task and put few people on a task they suddenly decide is urgent.
This Japanese culture is not what made Japan great. It was a few radicals who brought the best ideas and systems- people never thought of normal Japanese by Japanese. The Japanese thinking has been pulling the country backwards.
Posted in: 8 reasons why Japanese workers are so slow at making decisions
cloa513Nov. 10, 2013 - 12:07AM JST
Standard nuclear workers are covered as contract workers under special legislation that also covers chemical industry workers and a few other sectors. Tepco can directly employ without needing to cover any more than standard employment conditions- they don't need to subcontract.
Posted in: TEPCO to double pay for Fukushima plant workers
cloa513Nov. 09, 2013 - 12:01PM JST
Will the private detective be charged with accomplice to murder? And then dig through his file for any other cases of assistance to criminals.
cloa513Oct. 30, 2013 - 03:32PM JST
They just followed the standard labor practices in Japan so naturally its shady and involves the Yakuza. To raise wages they would have to remove the useless seishin salaryman. As its nuclear, they could use contract labour without all the nonsense middlemen.
Posted in: Workers slam TEPCO's shady recruiting process for Fukushima cleanup
cloa513Oct. 30, 2013 - 03:27PM JST
You do have to wonder about the treatment from the original animal hospital 15 years ago- what he goes to the vet with this young leopard and they don't think to notify the local authorities, they just hand back the animal to this local man. Here have this treated but still weak wild young animal- I am sure you will naturally do the right thing. The vet couldn't recognize a non-domesticated cat.
Posted in: Man cautioned for keeping endangered leopard cat at home for 15 years
cloa513Oct. 10, 2013 - 01:01PM JST
The continued attack on the use of mercury is an absurd overreaction- there is far more mercury released by natural sources including bush fires, volcanic eruptions than human's caused release. Also mercury is transformed from the dangerous elemental and methylmercury (Minamata) to harmless forms by all sorts of living and nonliving processes. Mercury in fish not contaminated by methylmercury is no danger to humans at all.
Posted in: Delegates pay tribute at Minamata mercury poison site
cloa513Sep. 29, 2013 - 09:56AM JST
You mean a totally opaque process- all done behind closed doors in a mega-meeting of political representatives. Its definitely not peer-reviewed. Involving collection of various sources including the output of activist groups and press releases as well as draft scientific paper and some actually journal peer reviewed but never confirmed- a mass of white, grey and black sources.
Posted in: Is it time to ditch the climate 'bible'?
cloa513Sep. 27, 2013 - 11:01AM JST
Good to know you think old people are worthless- here is your chance commit ritual suicide. They can't fire he's Seishain but they force him to work at cleaning up after the Tohoku Disaster- there goes the rest of his life- there is undocumented toxic waste there. A little bit of truth with a lot of being a scumbag. They have missed so many chances to help the people affected by these disasters to move on with their lives.
Posted in: Bureaucrat suspended for insulting elderly tsunami victims on blog
Dec. 21, 2014 - 06:14PM JST
Al Sharpton and the other American race baiters have this blood on their hands.
Posted in: Two New York policemen shot dead
Dec. 21, 2014 - 06:03PM JST
Uh wait, this here shooting was done by a criminally minded man who first attempted to…
The man should be charged with murder.
Posted in: Student dies after she is hit by car being chased by police
Dec. 21, 2014 - 06:01PM JST
Clearly the police thought it necessary to carry out covert electronic surveillance. Question is whether this…
Posted in: The man was put under prefectural police surveillance, and all of the places he went to were found out.
Dec. 21, 2014 - 06:00PM JST
I guess Canada and England are different....
Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools