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    I didn't know the costume shop from my nightmares was open for business.....

    Posted in: Kagome unveils wearable tomatoes

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    the Asahi’s historical reports on the so-called “comfort women” system were instrumental in forging global opinion that the Japanese state and its military were involved in organising a formalised system of sex slavery.

    "global opinion" or "globally recognized fact"?

    Saying it isn't true will never make it so if in fact, it was true.

    Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    Jesus Christ....

    Posted in: 29-year-old woman arrested for killing 2 young daughters

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    Thanks fxgai! Will have a look!

    Posted in: Japan's economy crawls out of recession in Oct-Dec quarter

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    Production & manufacturing is moving back to Japan, exports are increasing and will increase more. Tourism is way up and will continue to grow.

    Source? Most business that I know is scrambling to get OUT of Japan. Not return BACK to the current mess it is in. It simply wouldn't make logical sense for manufacturing to up and move back to Japan. What would be the benefits of doing so if a business had already established manufacturing in a lower cost area of Asia?

    Posted in: Japan's economy crawls out of recession in Oct-Dec quarter

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    The wage increase trend will continue in spring next year and spring of the following year, and we will spread the warm winds of economic recovery to everyone throughout the country. And as a result, the three targets of economic revitalization, fiscal rehabilitation and social security reform will be attained simultaneously.”

    Um...what "trend" is he talking about? Does anyone here feel the "warm winds" of economic recovery?

    this sounds more like a model UN speech given in the most ideal manner possible. Wot was it Shakespere wrote?

    "words...words....words"

    Posted in: Abe pledges to carry out sweeping reforms

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    It would save a lot of money if Japan could simply admit, it, like EVERY other country that has partcipated in wars does have things to apologize for. It doesn't even matter how "true" or "untrue" the accusations are, what matters is accepting responsibility for heinous acts committed during its imperial reign. By trying to "pay off" institutions to more or less rewrite history in a view Japan considers more favorable to its own image, they play RIGHT into the hands of the countries that often call Japan out for doing....well, exactly what they are doing...

    Not a very intelligent move.

    Posted in: Japan's global PR message could misfire with focus on wartime past

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    I would like to urge Abe to return the civilians who are still living in temporary housing MORE THAN 3 YEARS after the fact, to suitable living conditions.

    How about that Senor tummycramps? Mebbe wanna try focusing on yer own yard before shleping out some paltry "urges". Since when is any "urge" Japan has, taken with grave sincerity by another country?

    Maybe less dangling anime straps off adults carrying their briefcases, news programs that didn't look like they were "directed" by a group of junior high school kids for their culture festival, and a serious hauling in of all the infantile trends and behaviours by "adults" would serve to start to give Japan a non-laughable image.

    Everyone I know looks at Japan from their own countries as a garish festival of chaos, loud noises and insanity.

    Posted in: Abe urges Thailand to return soon to civilian rule

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    Awesome...really. that's....great.

    Posted in: Robot to explore damaged reactor

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    The problem here is in corporate culture it is a perfect storm of inefficency.

    1. "Managers" don't know how to use time management and allocate resources to get projects done quickly by those best suited to said projects based on individual skill sets. They also take on way too many projects so that there is rarely any "downtime" whatsoever.

    2. Understaffing is rampant and often in any given office 1 worker NORMALLY does the job of 2. If someone does take time off or is absent that doubles. I don't see how this is something that workers can think is their faults. Poor management.

    3. Apathy is the result of running someone down so hard that they are next to useless in terms of creativity and innovation and can only just about slog through a 12 hour day. Workers are defeated, browbeaten and lack enthusiasm or passion to ACTUALLY perform well. You know what happens if you drive a car long enough without changin' the oil? take a look at the sea of grey dispassionate faces in any office here and you will see firsthand.

    4. The infrastructure of family dynamic/school/ all fall within a very specific schedule. The average worker with a family and kids couldn't really (they believe) easily take the kids outta school for a few days to take a trip. Nearly unheared of. Everyone goes at the designated time and the well oiled machine keeps trudging along. There is a real self imposed restriction on free will based on a real "fear" that other people would think it selfish or strange to take vacations at the "inappropriate time"

    Posted in: Japan eyes compulsory 5 days' paid holiday a year

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    Funny hats! funny costumes!! Bright spectacles!! Loud noises!! lots of shouting!! Can't people just be dignified and wear a suit once in awhile? It looks so childish and laughable.

    Posted in: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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    Need something more right wing...

    Posted in: Baseball players like 'Frozen' too: 'Let It Go' chosen for Spring Koshien baseball tournament

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    By the way, there is a serious error in the first sentence of this article: it should read "Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday said that HE did not intend to join the U.S.-led military operation against Islamic State, but wanted to continue to provide humanitarian aid." Many Japanese, myself included, have never supported him.

    I love this guy!!! That is a very good point....me neither aye?

    Posted in: Abe: Japan won't join U.S.-led military operation against IS

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    “I condemn it strongly and resolutely,” said the Japanese leader.

    Actions, not words senor tummyache.

    Posted in: IS claims it executed Japanese hostage

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    Yaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! Police!!!!! Dear LORD! ALMOST went a few days without a psycho-cop story! Now I think I can get back to my life. Glad to see things are still par for the course.

    Posted in: Osaka policeman arrested over murder of girlfriend

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    Just goes to show that even in the face of protest and public disdain, these useless and destructive projects WILL eventually continue. There may be a period of lull due to protest but rest assured, big money public work projects will almost always eventually come to pass.

    Dreadful as it is...

    Posted in: Construction of controversial Yamba dam resumes

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    “This budget is well-focused in terms of speedily responding to weak and fragile spots in the economy,” Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters after a cabinet meeting. “I think it meets the aim of reviving the economy and rebuilding public finances.”

    Uh....What? Is it a trend with all politikos in Abe's cabinet to not adress anything in specific terms?

    "weak and fragile spots in the economy"- such as? what are they exactly and in what manner will they be addressed and with what amount of budget?

    It is like when a kid has to give a presentation about a book that they haven't read and just talk about everythig in vague and non specific terms.

    Who said it? "Japan in its current trajectory is like a fly looking for a windshield." Tru' dat.

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    Yes, the J public is certainly a powerful force to be reckoned with, especially considering the voter turnout for the last "election" They certainly do much to make their "powerful" voices heard as can be seen by all of the current reforms that are happening for the lower class....

    L....O......L.

    Posted in: What will Abe say about Japan's role in World War II?

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    "battle-scarred" implies that they have ever even fought for anything at all....

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    Gee, I wonder if METI will approve the rate hike. I'm sure there won't be any kind of kickbacks for "key figures" in METI that are "instrumental" in helping to help KEPCO make the "difficult" decision to raise the rates so that they can continue to provide the same "service" that they have come to....OOPS I mean the CUSTOMER have come to enjoy.

    This is very important that METI make this decision for the people because, it would probably be too "confusing" and maybe even "regrettable" if the average consumer were to be upset about a 10% rate hike.

    Go Go Go, Go Go Go KEPCO, Go Debaser GOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    Posted in: KEPCO applies for 10.23% rate hike

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