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email@example.comJan. 25, 2015 - 11:42AM JST
What is the point of this.... are they trying to rile up Japanese Nationalism.... which in turn might create more friction with S. Korea and China? What is their goal? If this news is true... then China, S. Korea, and Japan should put their differences aside and join Europe, and America and the other allies in fighting Islamist Extremists. If this is their way of forcing our hand to rid the Middle East of Jews... then they are sadly mistaken.
Posted in: Abe says video claiming one hostage killed likely authentic
firstname.lastname@example.orgJan. 24, 2015 - 02:18AM JST
I think he may feel like... if you have to ask for advice.... then you're not an individual that already fully believes their work is great. Quite often the really gifted are very arrogant... which, of course, is good and bad.
Posted in: Haruki Murakami’s advice on how to be a great writer: Be born with talent
email@example.comJan. 21, 2015 - 11:29PM JST
@Toshiko.... thank you for your update and your commentary that this story will continue to replace the "Sony" story. I've often found that those who are kind enough to provide their simple insight are just that.
Posted in: IS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless it receives $200 mil ransom
firstname.lastname@example.orgJan. 21, 2015 - 11:25PM JST
Have Flu.... stay home... please.
Posted in: Modern etiquette: Dealing with flu in the modern world
email@example.comJan. 21, 2015 - 04:01AM JST
@Toshiko... this was your answer: ISIS massacre? UK, US, and other allies have no experience of massacre. Only Japan has.
"ISIS massacre?".... it appeared to be a question since you used a "?", mark. Ok so now I get it... you were trying to say that Japan will massacre and also added in your way that Japan would do better than the U.S. and U.K., because you feel that Japan has more experience in doing so. Ok... now I get it.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJan. 21, 2015 - 01:42AM JST
@toshiko.... what are you talking about?
email@example.comJan. 21, 2015 - 12:54AM JST
What is ISIS' plan.... their strategy? They must know Japan will not pay.... so they risk Japan's ire with no gain. What do they expect to gain?
firstname.lastname@example.orgJan. 17, 2015 - 12:42AM JST
Maybe the Govt should vet potential Medal candidates to see if they actually appreciate the gesture and take it seriously.
Posted in: Southern All Stars singer Kuwata apologizes over concert antics
email@example.comJan. 13, 2015 - 01:55AM JST
I wonder what went through his head just after he hit the woman and started falling towards the tracks? My first guess.... "what did I just do" and "crap.. there is no way out of this one". Actually things I've thought myself when I over extend my driving into a dangerous situation. I was lucky a few times... and each time I think I learned to slow down just a bit more. Learn and live... and prior luck helps.
Posted in: Man hit and killed by train at Nakano Station in Tokyo
firstname.lastname@example.orgJan. 10, 2015 - 12:11AM JST
I might eat at McDonalds once or twice a year.... this news would not deter me.
Posted in: Woman finds dental material in McDonald's Japan burger
email@example.comJan. 07, 2015 - 12:55AM JST
The only time I ever had food poisoning was from eating at a Sushi restaurant in Japan. I later found out that the business was failing and they could not afford to always keep their fish fresh. It was a "mom and pop" place. When you consider Japan's declining population... you really need to be careful where you stop for Sushi. The other point... people are relatively smart... if the Japanese food is continually bad... the restaurant, no matter where it is, will fail.
Posted in: Japanese restaurants are springing up all over the world - most of them fake
firstname.lastname@example.orgJan. 05, 2015 - 05:57AM JST
Hopefully these idiots know how to handle heart attack victims.
Posted in: Town in Hiroshima Pref offering snow-shovelling tours
email@example.comJan. 03, 2015 - 07:53AM JST
These Old crabs vote and they constantly voice their opinion since they have plenty of time to do so. The local politicians basically have to listen to them since... without them... they won't get elected. This is the bad part about Democracy... all you need is 51% of the vote and you can legalize murder even. Believe it or not... think about it... very little can be done to stop these elderly self centered crabs from getting their way since they're the majority.
Posted in: Complaints lead to debate about whether noise from schools should be regulated
firstname.lastname@example.orgJan. 02, 2015 - 06:46AM JST
I remember discussing divorce with a Japanese person back around 1984.... she was almost superior in her attitude that a 30% American divorce rate was something that was peculiar to America only. I hadn't brought up the subject but I do remember saying that, while divorce is a very unfortunate thing, the high rate of divorce in the U.S. was possibly a more normal figure when the stigma of divorce did not prevent it and when women had more opportunity to stand on their own two feet without a man's support. Here we are 30 years later with Abe clamoring for more female participation in business and Japan's divorce rate at roughly 30%. As an American, without the mental confinement of a culture over 2,000 years old, it was easy for me to see change.... but for the woman I was speaking with at the time.... she could not fathom it. There are times when deep ingrained culture supports growth and progress..... like in the 80's when everyone looked up to MITI and the idea that Japan's corporations were planning for the next 10 to 20 years... and others when change comes quickly and the chains of culture only inhibit progress and a competitive edge.
Posted in: Japan's population falls for 8th straight year in 2014
email@example.comDec. 31, 2014 - 12:21AM JST
Too many assumptions not enough real homework. Using the "In a Pinch"... come on any normal thinking English speaker would tell them to not use that phrase. It might have worked well about 40 to 50 years ago.... but not now. Which leads me to believe this sticker was originally first printed a few decades ago or the person that developed it was in his 50's or 60's.
Posted in: Sign of the times
firstname.lastname@example.orgDec. 28, 2014 - 01:44PM JST
Right... like Sony Japan would have handled things better.
Posted in: Sony's Tokyo HQ taking greater role in Hollywood studio after furor
email@example.comDec. 26, 2014 - 02:23PM JST
I just don't see any Japanese executive doing such a thing. In Japan... Business 101 is the Customer Always comes First. Anything personal or any infractions by an employee would be discussed after the customer has been taken care of. In this case.... after the plane had landed in SK or at some point during the flight when it could have been discussed privately. I've seen some employees dressed down in front of a customer but only when the employee insulted or did not provide the proper service first. This is not just Japan... upper execs from many countries, in general, are level headed and would not think of doing such an arrogant and hot tempered thing.
Posted in: How a Japanese airline would deal with 'nut rage'
firstname.lastname@example.orgDec. 25, 2014 - 12:54AM JST
Look... those saying it is not the "weak Yen", yes you're right. It really is that disposable income in China, SK and Taiwan is now at all time highs.... so there is more money to be spent on travel. A weaker yen helps but tourism has been on the rise no matter that. I also wonder if attitude may be a factor. I mean... after the Fukushima debacle I would think other non Japanese Asians might believe that any superior Japanese attitude might have been blunted due to the disaster. In addition.... visiting Japan would be a way of saying.... hey we've harbored a dislike for Japan for a long time.... now we can visit and rub it in. I'm not trying to be anti-Japanese... just stating what might be true... I could be all wrong of course.
Posted in: No. of tourists to Japan tops 13 mil for first time ever
email@example.comDec. 24, 2014 - 10:51AM JST
With the weaker Yen.... and Japan needing the extra tourist money... I'm sure the Chinese, Koreans and Taiwanese are happy to oblige. It can be quite refreshing to enjoy the excellent service in Japan.
firstname.lastname@example.orgDec. 23, 2014 - 01:10AM JST
And they'll probably continue to get worse.... the Govt... other than spending money on Stimulus packages to support their crony friends... spends little money on oversight.
Posted in: 'Black companies' getting worse
Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:05AM JST
I can't imagine her movie to be anything but one of the most terrible things ever
Posted in: Jennifer Lopez: 'The artist in me wants more freedom'
Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:04AM JST
According to witnesses, at the time of the accident, the railway crossing gate began lowering, forcing…
Posted in: Two children killed after train hits car in Aomori
Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:03AM JST
If I read about this news in Yahoo News, it will be exactly the same word…
Posted in: Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release
Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:00AM JST
Turbostat: well, the adjusted GISS data seems rather disturbing. I agree. That said, this is surface…
Posted in: Snowstorm could be biggest ever to hit New York
Jan. 27, 2015 - 09:59AM JST
@ Jonathan Prin at Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39PM JST
"By the way, it is completely…