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    crustpunker

    never seen lately

    Just that bit pretty much sums it all up.... Never seen lately or EVAR. lol Taro Aso Uber LOL

    Posted in: We're about to see the kind of wage increases never seen lately. I told the G20 I welcome such moves because they help ease the impact from the sales tax hike.

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    crustpunker

    unfortunately I'm afraid you are right YongYang

    Posted in: Japan puts two reactors on shortlist for restart screening

  • -1

    crustpunker

    during the bubble here, it was pretty common at big companies for brand new employess who just enetred the company to recieve a yearly bonus equal to 15 months. lol.... that makes my head hurt.

    Posted in: Major firms bow to Abe's request to raise wages

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    crustpunker

    What happened at Fukushima isn't an "If" but rather a "when" type scenario...There are no preperations adequate enough to deal with the basic fact that Japan is in a geographic location plagued with a string of consistent and powerful natural disasters. Why is there never any news about insights into making these plants more structurally sound? Shouldn't the Fukushima disaster BE THE NEW BENCHMARK of safety standards??? at the very basest level???

    Posted in: Japan puts two reactors on shortlist for restart screening

  • 4

    crustpunker

    Sometimes i think that it's JAPAN that can't let go of the past.

    Through soft provacations and passive- agressive comments by visible public figures, individuals outside of Japan might tend to view these behaviours as blatently contradictory and honestly the "leaders" here may come off as decietful, two-faced and conniving.

    It may be a cultural thing in Japan that there is a difference to say something as "an individual" and in "official capacity" but, alot of times that doesn't translate well overseas.

    There is no "international campaign" to "taint" Japan's "image" The political and business leaders of this country are doing that juuuuuuuussssst fine without any help from anyone outside Japan.

    desolate.

    Posted in: There’s propaganda to depict Japan in a way that’s far from the truth. There is danger emerging, where such propaganda will have a huge influence on our children’s generation. I would like to think of a strong public relations strategy going forward.

  • -1

    crustpunker

    without a doubt, the quality of a pizza can be defined in the quality of the crust. Cheese, melted doesn't really have that much difference in quality, same goes for the sauce (basically) toppings are too variable. In a pure sense, if the dough is crafted and baked in a quality way, that creates a high probability for the pizza to be great! (Doesnt guarantee it though, 'specially here)

    Posted in: What's the difference between a good pizza and a great pizza?

  • -1

    crustpunker

    stop smoking, brew your own moonshine in the tub, stop buying non essential clothing items and or accessories, learn how to repair your clothes when they have holes, sell your car and buy a scooter 50cc, shave your head if you are a man to save on haircuts, search for things to furnish your apartment or home in the trash behind furniture shops, make your own soap, eat less, cry more, read by candle at night...maybe you can get by..

    Posted in: Interesting things will happen for consumers at midnight March 31

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    crustpunker

    The biggest difference is that in Japan, while 8% might seem to be lower than other countries it is an 8% tax on absolutely every single item and service. All of them. Think about each item or service you pay money for in a month, add your total costs up and THEN add 3% on top of that...it will be a massive hit for usual households and undoable without serious budgeting for lower income earners. Unless, there is a wage increase to offset the tax increase, I really dont see how alot of people are going to be able to deal with this. 2 meals a day instead of three maybe?

    Posted in: Interesting things will happen for consumers at midnight March 31

  • -1

    crustpunker

    Kelly!?!?!?!?!?!? Wow!!!!

    Posted in: The Kong Show with Kelly Wetherille of Savvy Tokyo

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    crustpunker

    For all of you having a laugh, feeling superior and looking down on what you think is Japan's childish side (How many are the same that complained about Japan being racist? Remember it works both ways.), you should be interested to know that Kumamoto Governor Kabashima spoke at Harvard University and the title of the lecture was 'The Political Economy of Kumamon: A New Frontier in Japan’s Public Administration'. That is the reason for his visit to the Boston area. Furthermore, Governor Kabashima earned both his MPA and PhD at Harvard University. So, I am quite sure his answers to any questions were intelligent.

    And yet, He gives a press conference with a stuffed animal....

    Posted in: Kumamon visits Boston

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    crustpunker

    I will do my utmost to protect peoples health and the sea.

    So will I Mr. Abe, so will I, however, though mine words may not reach as many people as yours, our "utmost" will amount to the same amount being done. Namely "nothing" The difference is that you COULD possibly make a difference whereas I am just a single person with no resources to do anything except repeat the same words as you.

    Posted in: Abe orders 2 Fukushima reactors scrapped; pledges safe Olympics

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    crustpunker

    @warewarenihonjin

    Kind is give a seat to elder. Bring a gift to neighbors house is only like a rule. We must do like a ceremony. It is not kindness from a heart, only rule, and exactly no meaning.

    Not kindness from the heart, yeah....that is so true. In general. However, in the right situation, I think that in many cases Japanese people tend to be very kind, as long as it's FOR a reason. Not so much kidness for the sake of simply being kind.

    How about to offset the slew of negativity (that i tend to agree with much of) everyone today does one completely random act of kidness, random act of picking up some trash, help someone out. See if it works...then report back in the comments section of this story.

    Go on!

    Posted in: The top 10 words to describe Japanese people (according to foreigners)

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    crustpunker

    reminds me of a lyric in the Joy Division song "Ceremony"

    This is why events unnerve me, They find it all, a different story, Notice whom for wheels are turning, Turn again and turn towards this time,

    Posted in: Ukraine, Japan to monitor Chernobyl and Fukushima from space

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    crustpunker

    Fighting ability, national consensus and informing other countries

    Hmmm, in no way an expert on the fighting "ability" of the SDF but it seems to me that having not had much real battle experience in well, ever, I for one am not particularly confident in their fighting ability. Wars, can't be fought from a battle manual and the best generals have been the ones to use creative thinking to outsmart the enemy rather than running plays from a playbook....

    Sheer numbers from China would overwhelm Japan no?

    Posted in: Aso compares Senkakus dispute to Falklands

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    crustpunker

    Japan takes its time management very seriously.

    I totally agree with this, In any kind of "official" event, work related etc...being 5-10 min. generally early equates to being "on time". When hanging out with good friends, it's perhaps less important to be so punctual because, your Japanese friends all understand that if you are coming from work, than it almost NEVER finishes ON time.

    I wouldn't say that Japanese are good at time management AT ALL. They are very very good at being early/punctual but never ever FINISH anything "on time" (unless you are talking about a train arriving at a platform...usually,I mean, if someone hasn't been pushed or thrown themselves under it...)

    It's funny because the article goes on and sez: Its not uncommon for people to work several more hours after their contractual quitting time and, if youre not a contract worker, that means that you arent paid for that overtime. Even if you have a haken (contracted job), its still considered rude to leave right on schedule

    How is that taking time management "very seriously"? lol.

    Perhaps something more like "The Japanese take overtime very seriously and many cannot wait until their contracted hours end so that they can actually begin to start working."

    generalization I know but, that's what we is talkin' 'bout aye?

    Posted in: The top 10 words to describe Japanese people (according to foreigners)

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    crustpunker

    It would seem impossible in a 1 st world nation.

    Cricky, I don't really think this IS a 1st world nation. More like a 3rd world with occassional 1st world window dressings.

    Posted in: TEPCO says radioactive water overflowing at Fukushima plant

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    crustpunker

    Have you noticed the genius placement of this article next to the "photo of the day" on the immediate right?

    "Drink up"! lol!

    actually, this is a perfect metaphor for the lack of concern in the general populace about what is happening at the plant. It showcases the prevelant attitude that "if it isn't happening to me or affecting me directly, best to ignore it until it goes away or everyone forgets"

    Drink up, pay no mind, engorge yourself and perpetuate the hedonisim whilst one of the most worrying disasters in modern history plays out next door to you, largely ignored.

    Drink up indeed.

    Posted in: TEPCO says radioactive water overflowing at Fukushima plant

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    crustpunker

    **Question: **

    Why does the LPD prefer jam to jelly?

    **Answer: **

    Because they can't JELLY their policies down people's throats....

    Posted in: Japan's two-party politics in doubt as drubbing of DPJ looms

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    crustpunker

    I'm surprised that Jgov. hasn't found a way to pitch that a certain amount of contamination is actually quite good for the "unique Japanese physiology." Maybe instead of taking time to specifically eat Fukushima-produced food, You could perhaps produce some forward progress on the thousands of families and individuals left in limbo still years later... Gawd.

    Posted in: Abe claims Fukushima food keeps him healthy

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    crustpunker

    Soooooooo otherwise he means to say "Yes, I will in fact, be visiting Yasukuni shrine on the 15th but I don't want to do anything that might (further) disrupt "Orenomics" for a month or so."

    Of COURSE he's goin'!!!

    Posted in: I will not comment on whether I will pay a visit to the shrine because the very comment can turn into a big political and diplomatic issue.

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