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cornbread1Nov. 28, 2013 - 12:17PM JST
Most of the crimes being committed today are not by serial criminals, but by 'regular' folks who make impulsive and poor choices.
Posted in: Teacher arrested after entering girls' toilet at university at night
cornbread1Nov. 26, 2013 - 03:16PM JST
gaijininfo: on whose scorecard?
It seems to me that the focus of the Japanese airline companies is not their egos, but on the safety and well-being of their passengers. Having said that, in my scorecard, they (the J-airline companies) are more mature and matter of fact about this than how China is coming across--like children.
Posted in: Japanese airlines say they will obey China's air zone rules
cornbread1Nov. 21, 2013 - 08:29AM JST
Lots of half-truths in this poorly thought out article. The real issue is not one of 'nationality' but that of 'organizational culture'--work at any western government organization or college/university and time how fast decisions are made. Probably no different from a J-company. The organizational culture and layers of bureaucracy drags decision making to a snail's pace. Hurdles to decision making need to be first separated into 'organizational' and 'individual' categories, and then analyzed.
Posted in: 8 reasons why Japanese workers are so slow at making decisions
cornbread1Nov. 04, 2013 - 08:09AM JST
Congrats to Tohoku Eagles for their first win! My hats off to Hoshino Manager as he went with Ma-kun to redeem himself after the loss in game 6 to close out a superb season. This was nothing short of a team victory!!
Posted in: Sendai rejoices in Japan Series title
cornbread1Oct. 30, 2013 - 04:41AM JST
This is the least senior execs need to do after blaming their staff for this scandal. The Ritz-Carlton Osaka also need to follow suit for blaming their staff. Reputation takes years to establish but can fall in an instant: customers will stop going to these establishments, as they would stop buying Kao/Kanebo scandal.
Posted in: Hankyu Hanshin Hotels president to resign over menu scandal
cornbread1Oct. 22, 2013 - 09:55AM JST
Uehara is a great example that success is not innate, reserved only for the gifted and talented, but acquired through hard work and practice.
Posted in: Uehara the last choice for Red Sox as closer
cornbread1Oct. 18, 2013 - 08:43AM JST
Hind sight is always 20/20. In the comfort of our security and safety today, anyone can second guess decisions they cannot fathom in the heat of the moment.
If anyone caught the Close Up Gendai last night, NHK crew had footage of the whole ordeal. City officials were up all night when the typhoon hit and several times considered issuing evacuation; however declined due to 2 reasons:
1) It was pouring cats and dogs already for several hours
2) The rain was so heavy that even with the evacuation siren, much less at 2am, officials believed it would cause more harm than good, IF they could even hear the siren from the downpour.
After watching Close Up last night, I really felt thankful to those city officials who do work hard in service to their residents.
Posted in: Izu Oshima mayor under fire for not issuing evacuation order
cornbread1Oct. 02, 2013 - 04:27AM JST
Yes, I do agree that his choices are limited in terms of the sales tax hike, but this is just one piece of the puzzle. He left out the austerity measures such as cuts in staff in Kasumigaseki and Nagatacho. There are so many layers in govt orgs that need to be cut and for once get rid of the Amakudaris. So far, no PM has the guts to tackle this issue.
Posted in: Abe says Japan has no choice but to hike sales tax
cornbread1Sep. 25, 2013 - 07:57PM JST
When Spore was run by Lee Kwan Yew, it was governed very well, but since then, gov't officials--probably the highest paid in all the developed nations--have not only lived off the success of yester-years but have been tactical (as opposed to strategic) and needless to say have lost loads of their citizens money all at the expense of the middle to low class Sporeans and the low-income immigrants:
Posted in: Singapore to tighten rules on hiring of foreigners
cornbread1Sep. 23, 2013 - 06:33AM JST
When one is deluded and deceived, such words come out even as 13 people died last week from assault wepons--we need more guns::
Posted in: 13 dead in shooting rampage at U.S. Navy complex in Washington
cornbread1Sep. 18, 2013 - 05:46PM JST
Yet another prolicide...the result when children are attempting to raise children.
Posted in: Woman arrested for strangling 3-year-old daughter to death in Saitama
cornbread1Sep. 17, 2013 - 07:24AM JST
One of the officials on the press conf. claimed, after this massacre, that DC was still the "safest city in the US." What reality is she living in??
cornbread1Sep. 15, 2013 - 11:35AM JST
Would the US advisor be giving the same advise if the disaster were in the US?? Hmmm...
Posted in: Japan must release Fukushima water into sea: U.S. adviser
cornbread1Sep. 12, 2013 - 08:33AM JST
What we need is more speed bumps and police enforcement...have never witnessed more law breaking drivers than here in Central Japan where the numbers of auto accidents and fatalities from auto accidents are the highest in the nation!
Posted in: Going round in circles: Japan considers introducing roundabouts
cornbread1Sep. 11, 2013 - 02:12PM JST
There can never be too much diplomacy. However, there is always 1 too many wars.
Posted in: Obama promises to give diplomacy a chance on Syria
cornbread1Sep. 10, 2013 - 11:50AM JST
China: forever bitter and blaming...how sad.
Posted in: China: 2020 Olympic success will depend on how Japan faces its history
cornbread1Aug. 24, 2013 - 12:03PM JST
who says this country lacks creativity??
Posted in: Masked hero helps carry bags, babies up and down Tokyo subway stairs
cornbread1Aug. 09, 2013 - 10:52AM JST
I do agree with Lee, but can't say much about Singapore as well...they were one of them bottom in a recent happiness survey and many are over-worked and stressed out.
Posted in: If I were a young Japanese and I could speak English, I would probably choose to emigrate.
cornbread1Aug. 07, 2013 - 07:41PM JST
Japan needs to understand that today's reality is very different from the past, and start trying minors as adults (based on severity of crime) as some countries have already done.
Posted in: 19-year-old youth arrested after assaulting acquaintance
cornbread1Jul. 22, 2013 - 08:29AM JST
@ albaleo, absolutely! This guy is showing some grit. If it was Shigeki Maruyama, he would have folded after the penalty with the typical victim mentality.
Posted in: Hideki Matsuyama gets penalty for slow play at British Open
Dec. 10, 2013 - 08:42AM JST
"Top carrier" and largest airline suggest different things. In terms of profitability and customer satisfaction, I…
Posted in: New American Airlines emerges as world's top carrier
Dec. 10, 2013 - 08:41AM JST
I can understand paying for TV, but if you don't actually own a TV then thats…
Posted in: Don’t own a TV? NHK doesn’t care, but still wants your money
Very sorry, but I find absolutely nothing I enjoy about it. Seems ridiculous to have a…
Posted in: What do you like about the way Christmas is celebrated in Japan, and what don't you like about it?
Dec. 10, 2013 - 08:40AM JST
@J.basher. I am interested to know. Have you lived in Singapore? I thought it was really…
Posted in: Foreign worker riot shocks Singapore
Dec. 10, 2013 - 08:36AM JST
Hahaha. What a fool. It is probably better he is arrested. He won't get stabbed in…
Posted in: Man arrested for pachinko parlor robbery