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cornbread1Nov. 18, 2015 - 08:09AM JST
Good on you, Federer and Kei!
Posted in: Federer downs Djokovic; Nishikori beats Berdych at ATP final
cornbread1Nov. 16, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
At this point, Nishikori chances of winning even a match are slim and none. His post US Open performance has been anything but top-10 material.
Posted in: Djokovic sweeps past Nishikori 6-1, 6-1 in ATP finals
cornbread1Nov. 11, 2015 - 08:34AM JST
How about all the food companies, and all the hotels and restaurants from a few years ago. And it's not just Japan...it's happening everywhere in all industries.
Posted in: Asahi Kasei, Takata, Toyo Tire, Toshiba, Olympus and many more too numerous to mention over the past decade -- the list of scandals concerning fabricated data, false labeling, accounting irregularities and cover-ups keeps growing. What's happened to Japan Inc?
cornbread1Nov. 07, 2015 - 07:49AM JST
Just go to any gov't institution--be it a shiyakusho, kuyakusho, national university, etc.--and you see loads of people doing busy work: preparing redundant documents after documents...so much waste still going on even as Japan sits with an ever increasing debt that is now roughly JPY10 Mill per citizen and approx. 200% of GDP.
cornbread1Oct. 01, 2015 - 08:57AM JST
This system is essentially making it easier for identity thieves to target one convenient location! I hope the J-Govt have bolstered their IT systems.
Posted in: 'My Number' system: A worrying glimpse of the future
cornbread1Sep. 21, 2015 - 02:05PM JST
Posted in: Do you think Donald Trump would make a good U.S. president and how do you think it would affect U.S.-Japan relations if he were elected?
cornbread1Aug. 21, 2015 - 08:08AM JST
A perfect example of the media fabricating controversy among 'supposed' rivals. The facts: Gatlin hasn't even come close to Bolt's numbers and it won't even be a contest. Give it a rest.
Posted in: Bolt in Gatlin's crosshairs at Beijing world championships
cornbread1Aug. 12, 2015 - 08:41AM JST
Not even Fukushima was enough. What will it take for Abe and his cabinet to learn?
Posted in: Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster
cornbread1Jul. 20, 2015 - 09:27AM JST
It has been a relief to see Japan have a stable leader in Abe and IMO, he is doing a good job. However I disagree with his policies on three fronts:
The first pertains to this article of his support for expanding military role; the second is his support of the temporary workers bill, and the third is his support for nuclear energy.
Posted in: Public support plunges for Abe
cornbread1Jul. 20, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
CrazyJoe, ditto that. Recently, there was another case where a juvenile killed 3 people and his sentence was 4-8 years in prison. The consequences for juvenile here is too light to say the least.
Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for fatally stabbing man on street in Aichi
cornbread1Jul. 17, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
Great example of the pot calling the kettle black.
Posted in: China warns Japan against 'crippling regional peace'
cornbread1Jul. 12, 2015 - 07:47AM JST
I would also add intrafamily homicides.
Posted in: 5 crimes peculiar to Japan
cornbread1Jul. 07, 2015 - 04:19AM JST
First, congrats to USWNT for soundly beating Nadeshiko Japan. They were more prepared and aggressive from the get go. Nadeshiko looked very disorganized, their usually crisp passing and lock down defense went AWOL. Though Nadeshiko had a great World Cup overall and Manager Sasaki has done a great job overall, I would put Manager Sasaki as the one responsible for the poor showing of Nadeshiko in the finals. After beating England in the semis, the words that came out of Sasaki's mouth made it seem like it was all over as he kept repeatedly saying, now it is time for the women (players) to enjoy themselves. The head of the team should not be saying such things, much less in public, after all, how many opportunities does a team have to vie for the championship?
Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 5-2 to win Women's World Cup
cornbread1Jun. 28, 2015 - 03:35PM JST
Nadeshiko Japan's dribbling technique, pin-point passing, team work, and discipline are truly world class. Their games have been a joy to watch. Would be great to see them play the US for all the marbles again. Go Nadeshiko!
Posted in: Japan beats Australia 1-0 to advance to semifinal against England at Women's World Cup
cornbread1May. 16, 2015 - 01:06AM JST
Watched the game...Kei still has a long way to go before he can crack the top 3 consistently. But there are rays of hope!
Posted in: Djokovic to face Nishikori in quarters; Murray and Serena withdraw
cornbread1May. 15, 2015 - 01:49PM JST
Though Uniqlo wishes the best for both players, I hope this is the tourney Kei upends Djokovic.
cornbread1Mar. 25, 2015 - 08:01PM JST
Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl
cornbread1Mar. 23, 2015 - 08:57AM JST
Japan's Shinkansen is without doubt the best in the world all-round: safety, punctuality, speed, service, price. In the mass-transportation business, there is no such thing as too high a quality--the world will learn, unfortunately, through more human casualties.
Posted in: Japan's shinkansen best in world at safety, punctuality, tech, but not marketing
cornbread1Mar. 18, 2015 - 07:53PM JST
Often, when a student doesn't like a subject, it is NOT because of the content (English in this case), but because of the way it is taught. In Japan, English is taught in such a way that any young person would not develop an affinity to it. Can't blame them on this.
Posted in: 58.4% of high school seniors say they don't like studying English
cornbread1Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:03AM JST
During his 7 years in MLB, Kuroda was a reliable pitcher who could deliver double digit wins. He was a work horse and a good team player. He was also smart. After his initial contract with the Dodgers, he sought 1 year contracts with bigger pays and when all was said and done, in 7 years, he made more than what Matsui made in 10 years in MLB. Word has it that he was offered between 16-18M for a 1 year contract by the Padres, but he turned that down to return to Japan. He felt it was time to come back and for him, time was more valuable than money.
Posted in: Ex-Yankee Kuroda returns to Japan for 80% pay cut
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Just another Hollywood has-been tossing her lagging career onto the passing coattails of trendiness. Perhaps she…
Posted in: Meryl Streep sparks uproar over 'We're all Africans' remarks
Feb. 14, 2016 - 02:06AM JST
Clean air is nice. Clean waterways and ground water is crucial
Posted in: U.S., Canada and Mexico sign clean energy pact
Feb. 14, 2016 - 01:47AM JST
After endless insidious conditioning by educators to idolize all things culturally diverse (IE: black) or be…
Posted in: Beyonce takes U.S. by storm with new activist role
Feb. 14, 2016 - 01:37AM JST
The concept of gravity is indeed a theory and one that explains observed physical…
Posted in: Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves
Feb. 14, 2016 - 01:31AM JST
She killed 3 and got only 23 years ...!!!
This article doesn't really make clear how…
Posted in: Ringleader's daughter-in-law gets 23 yrs over Amagasaki murders
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