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crustpunkerNov. 28, 2014 - 01:42PM JST
Why will companies (Panasonic, Sharp and Toyota) sell more overseas? Just because? In 2011 Panasonic posted a loss of hundreds of billions of yen. Sharp isn't doing so hot and everytime I go back to the states, I rarely, if EVER see any Japanese brand electronics anywhere. Homes or hotels or business. Cars maybe? as long as the airbags aren't exploding and killing people though I derp? hur hur hur.
Posted in: Japan consumer inflation slows to 2.9% in October
crustpunkerNov. 26, 2014 - 11:14AM JST
Japan will never be able to escape from tribalisim.
Tribalism is the state of being organized in, or advocating for, a tribe or tribes. In terms of conformity, tribalism may also refer in popular cultural terms to a way of thinking or behaving in which people are more loyal to their tribe than to their friends, their country, or any other social group.
(The draconian policiy makers and heads of corporate charged with keeping the poor in their place and the middle class sliding into poverty)
Tribalism has been defined in engaged theory as a 'way of being' based upon variable combinations of kinship-based organization, reciprocal exchange, manual production, oral communication, and analogical enquiry. Ontologically, tribalism is oriented around the valences of analogy, genealogy and mythology. This means that customary tribes have their social foundations in some variation of these tribal orientations, while at the same time often taking on traditional practices, and modern practices, including monetary exchange, mobile communications, and modern education.
("We Japanese" is not even that. Within the assimilation is a caste system that will never ever break the hold it has on keeping the majorty of people in their place)
Get off your knees.
Posted in: Young Japanese worry about future amid recession
crustpunkerNov. 21, 2014 - 12:49PM JST
** “It was a shuffle, a two-step, side-step,” **
Or, as we call it here in Japan. Par for the course and business as usual.
No accountability. It's spineless and infantile.
Posted in: After 4 hours of questions, U.S. senators get no clear answers on air bag safety
crustpunkerNov. 19, 2014 - 09:21AM JST
A wine so fine, it can be used as tubwater.....utter shite.
Posted in: Fans celebrate arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau with annual wine bath
crustpunkerNov. 18, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
What on earth is "surprising" about this???
Higher taxes+zero wage increase=less consumer spending.
Posted in: What Japan's recession means for the country
crustpunkerNov. 18, 2014 - 10:00AM JST
How cute! He has his "Big Boy" Ribbon on! His mama's gonna be so proud! Hope his tummy is Ok though.....
Posted in: Making a point
crustpunkerNov. 07, 2014 - 03:22PM JST
I'm quite sure something......."unpleasent" will happen to him if he tries this around the kind of people I know....
Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests
crustpunkerOct. 20, 2014 - 04:45PM JST
Define "well educated". :)
Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers
crustpunkerOct. 20, 2014 - 03:29PM JST
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.....
crustpunkerOct. 16, 2014 - 04:51PM JST
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
crustpunkerAug. 05, 2014 - 10:13AM JST
Pigs get FAT while the hogs get SLAUGHTERED.
Posted in: 2020 Olympics to provide cozy jobs for over 1,000 ex-bureaucrats
crustpunkerJul. 31, 2014 - 01:54PM JST
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
crustpunkerJun. 24, 2014 - 09:56AM JST
I have said this before, but here it is again.
Why does the LPD prefer JAM to JELLY?
Because they can't JELLY their policies down people's throats....
Posted in: Abe set to unveil latest phase of 'Third Arrow'
crustpunkerJun. 10, 2014 - 12:31PM JST
- 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.
- 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.****
I think I see how easy it is going to be to dismiss the recently employed older workers and young people.
Posted in: Main proposals in Abe's upcoming growth policies
crustpunkerApr. 14, 2014 - 04:54PM JST
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.
crustpunkerMar. 13, 2014 - 04:00PM JST
unfortunately I'm afraid you are right YongYang
Posted in: Japan puts two reactors on shortlist for restart screening
crustpunkerMar. 13, 2014 - 03:58PM JST
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
crustpunkerMar. 13, 2014 - 03:48PM JST
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???
crustpunkerMar. 03, 2014 - 02:08PM JST
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.
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.
crustpunkerMar. 03, 2014 - 01:57PM JST
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?
Nov. 29, 2014 - 04:18PM JST
None of 1) - 3) is convincing. What if the FIBA had other corrupt reasons…
Posted in: FIBA suspends Japan over failure to merge basketball leagues
Antony De Day
Nov. 29, 2014 - 04:14PM JST
We see the problem and we understand it, now how do we deal with it?
Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition
Nov. 29, 2014 - 04:13PM JST
Just read in a Dutch newspaper WW2 Dutch Indies veterans find the Yomiuri Shinbun comfort women…
Nov. 29, 2014 - 04:12PM JST
I fear that most news articles like these shakes me to the very core, the mentality/ethical…
Nov. 29, 2014 - 04:06PM JST
I'd add to Tina in saying that it is only by denying the facts that Japan…