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email@example.comNov. 26, 2014 - 08:05AM JST
That guy had not shame.
Posted in: Fake 'Japanese Beethoven' faces damage lawsuit
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 25, 2014 - 03:21AM JST
@ Jeff... actually you're 100% correct. Why would Japan need unskilled workers when there are so many workers working part time or not at all. Japan should be more focused on training programs not unskilled immigration.
Posted in: Do you think Japan should allow immigration by unskilled workers?
email@example.comNov. 25, 2014 - 12:42AM JST
Tough question to answer. If you allow a large number workers into Japan... skilled or unskilled, you're opening the door to possible racial and cultural issues in the future. If you do not allow workers into Japan, based on current projections, Japan's overall population will decline drastically. Which would mean that the price of real estate will probably continue to drop in all but the most central parts of large cities. In addition there will be no real economic growth for the next 30 to 40 years. Manufacturers and importers will be vying to sell to fewer and fewer people. My feeling is that the Japanese people and Government would rather stay homogenous as much as possible.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 21, 2014 - 09:45AM JST
and hopefully it will increase more now that the Yen is becoming weaker. If I were advertising travel to Japan I would emphasize the ease at which one could use public transportation... mainly because so few foreigners would rent a car.
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan this year exceeds 11 mil
email@example.comNov. 18, 2014 - 02:50AM JST
I'll bet the Pachinko Manager was saying " Do you know who you're robbing "... the whole time.
Posted in: Man robs Gifu pachinko parlor of Y6.5 mil
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 17, 2014 - 02:56AM JST
After I got pretty good at speaking Japanese it bothered me when people replied in English... I went to all that trouble to learn the language but so many people wouldn't let me show it off... I guess that was it... I wanted to show that I was good at their language. But as I said earlier... as time passed the idea of showing off was not important. So I decided that in most situations I would instead begin the conversation in English. That way it didn't get awkward... and if their English was not up to snuff... I'd throw in Japanese here and there.... if it was still not working I'd switch to all Japanese. Give it a try... plus it puts you on the upper footing. By using English first it could be construed that you're giving them a chance to "show off", and be self deprecating on your Japanese ability.
Posted in: How do you feel when you speak fluent or reasonably good Japanese to a Japanese person and they insist on answering you in English?
email@example.comNov. 16, 2014 - 12:02PM JST
For quite awhile it was frustrating.... until I started every conversation in total English... if they couldn't handle it I would then switch to Japanese.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 13, 2014 - 12:16AM JST
No doubt I'd never do that but I give the guy credit for actually protesting something he felt strongly about. He offed himself... didn't go out and try to bomb some military base or govt building. I only feel sorry for anybody that might have seen what he did. I wouldn't want to witness it.
Posted in: Man dies after setting himself on fire in Tokyo's Hibiya Park
email@example.comNov. 11, 2014 - 09:09AM JST
And.... as with any serial killer you wonder.... from what environment or circumstance they evolved. It sometimes takes generations to produce one, but men like this are part of the mortar.
Posted in: Man arrested for forcing 1-year-old daughter to sit on kerosene heater
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 10, 2014 - 11:29PM JST
I usually walk the streets of Tokyo and other cities in Japan without really paying much attention to other people around me... i.e., not scanning the crowd for potential nuts, I may just start to modify my attitude going forward. Yes, I realize Japan is a very safe place but I'd rather be safe than sorry.... and who knows, if it were not me being attacked maybe I could help someone else before it went too far.
Posted in: Man held for attempted murder after stabbing woman on street in Kanagawa
email@example.comNov. 08, 2014 - 08:12AM JST
He was mainly found guilty based on a video.... lets see the video!
Posted in: Tomita denies stealing camera at Asian Games
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 07, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
It is very good that we're getting survey results... but like other posters wrote, the real data for young working age adults would be roughly from the age 20 to 32. Now... if 40% of them were relying on their parents... then Japan would be in an extremely sad state of affairs and you could forget believing an unemployment rate of 3.6%.
Posted in: 40.3% of Japanese youth depend on parents for income: survey
email@example.comNov. 07, 2014 - 11:05AM JST
If that is the case then he should be challenging the S. Korean authorities to hand over the video for all to see.
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 07, 2014 - 12:28AM JST
One has to believe that this "dog killer" will be found soon. There has to be a trail... how could somebody have so many dogs without anyone knowing about it.
Posted in: 27 more dogs found dead in Tochigi
email@example.comNov. 05, 2014 - 07:49AM JST
The Chinese are predictable.... anything of possible value... they will steal until stopped. They have zero regard for the environment... its all about the quick cheap buck.
Posted in: Japan tells China to stop coral poaching after 200 boats spotted
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 04, 2014 - 08:16AM JST
Congrats... I don't drink whisky but if I did... I just don't see myself mixing it. It would have to be straight but I might need to nibble on something food wise with it. I'm mainly a wine drinker now but I always eat something with the wine. What goes well with a quality tumbler of whisky?
Posted in: Japanese single malt whisky named world's finest
email@example.comNov. 04, 2014 - 06:52AM JST
The only way the Yen will strengthen from here is if the USA has another massive recession... beyond that... the Yen might weaken to 130 within the next couple of years.
Posted in: As Abenomics falters, problems fester
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 04, 2014 - 12:25AM JST
With winter coming on it sounds like the attacker was looking for a warm place to stay with meals provided free.
Posted in: Man stabbed on Saitama street; suspect turns himself in at koban
email@example.comNov. 03, 2014 - 12:23AM JST
come on.... get a life people... its not like this guy is trying to make some sort of political statement. He's just having some fun and mixing anime in with it. As for him being a "pedophile", what did you expect... did you want him to dress these girls in business suits and throw in some gray hair. Lighten up!
Posted in: Some fans love Pharrell’s 'It Girl' video; others call him a pedophile
firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 01, 2014 - 12:24AM JST
The complexity of the disputed isles is well beyond even the strategists in both China and Japan. Both countries are trying to visualize every scenario in order to make decisions on how to proceed. Neither country wants all out war but neither country can back down. Right now both countries are operating off of the book of "Disputed Territory 101", Don't let your adversary control said disputed territory. As the saying goes "possession is 9 tenths of the law". The only thing to do is continue to play the game and look for a weakness that can be exploited.
Posted in: China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles
Nov. 27, 2014 - 05:13PM JST
It might surprise people to learn that unlike virtually everywhere else including Japan, proving that what…
Posted in: Japanese journalist goes on trial for defaming S Korean president
Nov. 27, 2014 - 05:10PM JST
tinawatanabe: "You don't seem to understand the accusing process."
You said all Japanese support the government…
Posted in: Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove'
Nov. 27, 2014 - 05:09PM JST
The consumption tax was inevitable. The wasteful governement spending was avoidable. There is no golden bullet…
Posted in: Japanese Communist Party says it will reverse most of Abe's policies
Nov. 27, 2014 - 05:05PM JST
I have always considered a hammer a considerable weapon that I might use if the chips…
Posted in: Man attacks ex-girlfriend, her father with hammer
On one hand, it is sad that over there, you can be sent to jail for…