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    crustpunker

    Jimizo- Define "well educated". :)

    Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers

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    Well so far the plan to promote women in politiks is going swimmingly. It's almost like it was designed to have them fail and keep up the image of women don't belong in politics......Hmmmmm.....

    Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers

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    crustpunker

    Japan does a lot of things pretty well but in my opinion, one thing that they do ver, VERY poorly is risk management.

    It almost doesn't exsist at all.

    42 degrees out in the summer? Well, kids still have to practice baseball because it is scheduled.

    restarting the reactors across the nation even though there ARE no well thought out emergency plans?

    Well, we are on a schedule....it just must be done.

    There is little to NO THOUGHT at all given to risks.

    Posted in: Niigata governor says it is too soon to restart nuclear plants

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    Pigs get FAT while the hogs get SLAUGHTERED.

    Posted in: 2020 Olympics to provide cozy jobs for over 1,000 ex-bureaucrats

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    crustpunker

    Look, we all know that this facade of "getting Japan out of stagnation" is..

    A. Not working

    B. Doomed to fail.

    Now, everyone giving examples of WHY it isn't working is cool. I think we all get that and it is informative but, the thing that worries me is that Abe and the elites are doing this for another reason. They aren't stupid. They have some of the best minds and experts PURPOSELY coming up with a policy that is doomed to fail. To me, it is more interesting to think about why they are doing something that by all rights, they should fully well know is bound to end in ruin....

    unless that is the goal for some reason....

    Posted in: Japan flirts with recession after output, exports drop

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    crustpunker

    I have said this before, but here it is again.

    **Question: **

    Why does the LPD prefer JAM to JELLY?

    **Answer: **

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

    Posted in: Abe set to unveil latest phase of 'Third Arrow'

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    ****LABOR: - Pledges to boost employment of older workers and young people, but many politically sensitive issues are marked as still under debate. Unresolved issues include whether the government will make it easier for companies to dismiss workers.

    ROBOTICS - Promises a robotic revolution forum in a bid to boost productivity. By 2020 Abe wants a 20-fold increase in the use of robots in agriculture and a doubling in manufacturing.****

    UBER lol. I think I see how easy it is going to be to dismiss the recently employed older workers and young people. Abe---your---proposal---does---not---compute---bwaarrghhhhh---bleep--blip--flop.

    Posted in: Main proposals in Abe's upcoming growth policies

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    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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    unfortunately I'm afraid you are right YongYang

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

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    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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    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

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    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.

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    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?

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    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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    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

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    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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    @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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