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firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 30, 2015 - 09:57AM JST
You know I don't know if I've ever read an article on this website, where they didn't blame foreign influence, or foreigners for the ills of Japan.
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email@example.comNov. 29, 2015 - 11:08PM JST
Who writes some of these articles? "you should inform all recent sexual partners, whether they are amateur or pros". What is an "amateur"? Is that the girl next door?
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 28, 2015 - 02:01PM JST
The more I think about it.... the more I think Japan might actually be setting a great example for the rest of Asia on how not to act selfish, pig headed and arrogant. Hopefully all Asian countries condemn Japan... because after that it would be hard for them to Whale in the Antarctic themselves. Maybe its actually an unselfish plan by the Japanese. They sacrifice their integrity for the good of all.
Posted in: Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic Ocean by end of March
email@example.comNov. 25, 2015 - 07:53AM JST
I tend to think a high percentage of those that play Pachinko are just lazy people. A more productive person probably could not stand sitting for hours like that and not really accomplish anything.
Posted in: Pachinko is ‘recreation for morons,’ magazine claims
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 24, 2015 - 11:43PM JST
Agree with Leigh Ivan - why the need to call it "Western", when all it is is a stand up celebration of a year of hard work. The nice thing about that style of party is that you actually have a chance to meet and talk to people you don't normally interact with... including the Boss. We westerner's hate those parties for the same reasons.... but every once in awhile it turns into something really fun.... and if run properly, more often than not, it is fun.
Posted in: Survey shows most Japanese employees don’t like Western-style work socials
email@example.comNov. 23, 2015 - 09:55PM JST
It appears that Robert's French roots are a bit prevalent in his thinking. Scapegoating the monolingual foreigners asking about English was just too easy and simple of a target.... shame Robert.... you should be smarter than that. On to "except trade". Amazing, the Japanese are obsessed, or at least have been, about trade. You just made it seem like its no big thing. Yes Japan is doing quite well spinning the wheels of its own "eco-system", and there are fits and starts, but how long can Japan continue to run deficits? How that got to bee quote of the day I don't know. More like.... controversial quote of the day by a French sympathizer.
Posted in: Japan, with a GDP more than 20% larger than Germany’s and with twice as many citizens as Italy has, can still thrive within its own ecosystem. Except for trade, it requires little overseas intercourse. Ill-informed (and often monolingual) foreigners ask 'Why do so few Japanese know English?' The answer is simple: They don’t need it...Mastering a complex foreign language wouldn’t be more useful to them than Japanese is to a Kansas farmer.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 23, 2015 - 09:32PM JST
The keyword is "ever".... think about it. Cash is great but it opens the door for corruption since it is not easily traceable. While digital payment is great but it opens the door to hackers. I think if and when digital becomes highly secure it will eventually totally replace cash. But of course there will be "hold out" countries, mainly the corrupt one's that don't want to give up a good thing.
Posted in: Do you think digital payment options will ever completely replace cash?
email@example.comNov. 20, 2015 - 10:56PM JST
I read the summary of what Yu Ha wrote... the most damning part to me is the Japan - South Korea Treaty of 1965. Japan asked the Government of South Korea to let it deal individually with Comfort Women claims, but SK said it represented them and a lump sum payment would be best. Japan, back in 1965, paid SK $800 Million. SK used it to build infrastructure. Later said SK Comfort Women sued the SK Govt. for $300 million. Not sure if they got anything. There are many, many other supporting historical references in Yu Ha's book that support Japan's side. After reading it I think that many SK's are twisting history for their own benefit.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 19, 2015 - 01:05PM JST
Totally agree... those 10 factors do make Japan a safe country and I like all the laws and security measures except for one. I hate Japan's Zoning laws... or lack of them should I say. Almost everywhere you go in Japan you have eyesores staring you right in the face. They ruin perfectly good locations with a sand and gravel pit or oil tanks and on. Take a drive down a scenic highway along the coast and it won't be long before you get disappointed at the lack of continuity.
Posted in: 10 factors that make Japan a safe country
email@example.comNov. 18, 2015 - 08:04PM JST
Yes conspiracies do exist in this world... but a U.S. Marine Base in Okinawa is only for Strategic purposes.
Posted in: Japanese gov’t sues Okinawan governor in U.S. base relocation dispute
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 18, 2015 - 01:47AM JST
OK... what if they got rid of the U.S. Marines in Okinawa and in their stead built a Japanese Base for Japanese Marines. Would they be open to that?
email@example.comNov. 17, 2015 - 11:34AM JST
Yes, I believe that Japan, the USA, France, England and Russia should bomb Daesh Targets.
Posted in: Do you think countries such as the U.S., Russia, France, Britain and others should continue air strikes and drone attacks against Islamic State targets in Syria and northern Iraq?
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 15, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
The Ministry approved she wear woman's clothing and she is allowed to use the woman's locker room but because other women feel uncomfortable they deny her use of their bathroom. It sounds reasonable to me.
email@example.comNov. 15, 2015 - 01:22AM JST
Before anyone goes out trying to defend these ISIS idiots... do you know what they want? Read this: https://www.quora.com/What-is-ISIS-and-what-they-want Its not like they'll be happy with a nice little nation of their own. Their goals are quite lofty and ultimately include the destruction of Christianity. And... and... in addition they plan to kill every Non-Muslim in the world. So if you're not (Sunni) Muslim that means you too. So if you think its because France is an ally to the USA that they were targeted, your simplistic view and mind is sadly mistaken. Now if you feel the world is vastly overpopulated you might convert to Sunni Muslim.... join them and become a mass murderer.
Posted in: At least 120 killed in six Paris terror attacks; police hunt for accomplices
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 15, 2015 - 12:47AM JST
I could be wrong but I believe many of those that commit these atrocities in the name of Allah or whatever.... are just plain kids that don't fit in and are highly impressionable. I'm usually not one to endorse censure of content on the internet... but we need to stop these Islamic idiots from getting their message across to anyone. I've got to believe Google and other search engine companies are complying... so lets hope everyone gets onboard to help snuff out their campaigns.
email@example.comNov. 12, 2015 - 10:24PM JST
I think many of these girls have very low self esteem in the first place and are the product of very bad parenting. In many other countries these kids do drugs.... and that is a problem that is well accounted for and being addressed. This should also be addressed as it is not normal behavior.
Posted in: Japan says U.N. envoy retracts remarks on schoolgirl sex
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 12, 2015 - 02:58AM JST
Whether 13%, 7%, or even 2% is right or wrong.... the thing is, Enjo Kosai exists. Quibbling over its exact percentage is besides the point in that it should at least be addressed. To me... the bottom line is.... if a young girl in her teens figures she'll make some money doing it.... what will the psychological effects be in her future? Who is to say what is right or wrong... I don't necessarily agree with the phenomenon but if these girls go on to lead "normal", by Japanese standards, lives, then I'm not sure it is a problem. If they do however have problems associated with what they did, and it effects them and those around them going forward, then something needs to be done.
email@example.comNov. 10, 2015 - 01:34PM JST
Ok... then what would the number be that they would agree to? Is 13% too much.... would they be happier with 7%? Either way.... the phrase "enjo kosai", was coined in Japan for a reason. The Japanese are quite tolerant when things go on within their borders that no one knows about.... but the minute it is reported on in a light that makes them look bad... they try to stop it. Grow up and just act normal Japan. Every country has problems.... admit it.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 09, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
They left out.... self confident and well adjusted Taro and Keiko.... the type that sees foreigners and does not think much of it. They don't go out of their way to talk, but if the opportunity presented itself, they wouldn't shy away either. They're not weird, they're just busy with their life and know how to prioritize. Which I think are the vast majority of Japanese.
Posted in: 6 types of Japanese people you’ll meet while living in Japan
email@example.comNov. 09, 2015 - 01:12PM JST
The pressure to succeed in Japan is quite high.... to the point were companies often fabricate numbers. You might think this is Japan bashing.... but with so few agencies in Japan actually checking that standards are being followed.... heck, maybe its a risk worth taking. Also.... what will the fine be... paltry of course.
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Nov. 30, 2015 - 01:23PM JST
The whalers aren't exploiting a loophole, everything they are doing is written right into the moratorium…
Posted in: Sea Shepherd warns Japan against resuming whaling
Nov. 30, 2015 - 01:22PM JST
More transparent & accurate communications is needed:
Foreign workers recruitment centres & government labor ministries must…
Posted in: Foreign itinerant workers living on the edge in Japan
as well as taking the employee’s wallet.
Dumb on the robbers part. I guess they thought…
Posted in: 2 men beat up KFC employee, steal Y900,000
Nov. 30, 2015 - 01:20PM JST
Dr Fujita makes a lot more sense than Dr Onue, unless in the last couple of…
Nov. 30, 2015 - 01:19PM JST
Wouldn't it be nice if we could carbon capture comments such as this and reduce its…
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