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email@example.comOct. 24, 2014 - 11:17PM JST
@Sensato... they're buying diapers, not nationally well known real estate. In fact Chinese millionaires are buying up land all over the USA... and guess what... that is great news. Just like I told people in the USA back in the bubble era... they can't take the real estate home with them.
Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 24, 2014 - 11:28AM JST
Yeah... I'm sure the Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Louis Vuitton and others would all cry foul if a bunch of Chinese tourists went to Italy and France and bought up all their goods. That was sarcasm of course. No they wouldn't... they'd be making more and hoping more Chinese would show up. What is wrong with this picture.... the Japanese company should make more of these diapers and if they sell out the stores should figure out how to get more quick.
email@example.comOct. 24, 2014 - 11:23AM JST
@Toshiko.... never mind... I'm sure your small sampling is extremely indicative of tourism and tourist statistics throughout the USA.
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan exceeds 10 million
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 24, 2014 - 08:23AM JST
@toshiko... you might assume you were the only foreigner but not every white person you see is an American. That would be like me saying I was the only foreigner visiting Nikko while many Asian's were all around.
email@example.comOct. 24, 2014 - 01:55AM JST
So for every Japanese citizen roughly 0.1 people visit Japan... or 10%. For the USA... the number is double that at around 20% and much of that might be travelers from Canada and Mexico that may not actually fall under the "tourist" category. But really... both the USA and Japan are quite far down on the list when it comes to tourists per capita. Australia is a good example... its a large island / continent, where visitors generally can only fly there. Australia sees around 6 million visitors a year while their overall population is around 23 million. So Australia's number is 27%... Italy is much higher but that is probably because people from adjoining countries can easily drive in and out of it. Also @toshko.... I'm still trying to figure out your logic. "US numbers is not as good as Japan's as there are 50 states". it is not about numbers of states... it is about overall population in a country. Japan around 125 million and USA around 315 million. What do the number of states have to do with anything?
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 23, 2014 - 10:36PM JST
With all the weirdo's in Japan there probably is a black market for "used" skirts.
Posted in: Man attacks student, steals her skirt in Ibaraki
email@example.comOct. 22, 2014 - 12:05PM JST
Seems the right place to throw porn away to me... when I was a kid we were always finding dirty magazines in the local park.
Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 22, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
Love it... Penny was using a popular Japanese word... "bold". I think she was having some fun throwing it back at them.
Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets
email@example.comOct. 21, 2014 - 10:20PM JST
No doubt... a professional gambler should be able to deduct losses as long as he/she has receipts from a reputable establishment.
Posted in: Osaka man wipes away millions in owed taxes by deducting losing horse race tickets
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 21, 2014 - 12:12PM JST
Why... why so many of these family suicides in Japan? In a country with so much why so little hope for some?
Posted in: Woman found dead in car; 11-year-old son also found with stab wounds
email@example.comOct. 19, 2014 - 02:30PM JST
When it comes to suicides of successful people in Japan... I never take the report at face value. I've seen too many "suicides" over the years in Japan that I still believe were just too convenient considering the circumstances. This, of course may not be the case, but you never know.
Posted in: Hospital director, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 19, 2014 - 06:50AM JST
You know... this is probably the first time in 30 or 40 years where a Japanese PM actually has a lot of bargaining power over a Russian head of state. With Abe actually playing hard ball against Russia for the last year it has greatly strengthened Japan's position to get what it wants from Russia. Good on Abe! The only way to get concessions is to have something to bargain with.
Posted in: Abe, Putin meet in Milan
email@example.comOct. 18, 2014 - 01:51PM JST
@senseiman... totally agree about good investigative reporting and also wish Japanese publications and news stations would follow suit. It would do a lot to making Japan more transparent and hopefully things will change going forward. But... right now in Japan... if you dig too deep into things you might regret it. Japan can be a dangerous place if you try to rock the boat. Just reporting that "company x", is doing such things may get the magazine in hot water. Because the vast majority of the bad goings on in Japan is not properly reported many foreigners believe wrongly that Japan is an Eden of sorts with very low crime... and their right.... When I was a kid there was a place called Federal Hill, it was the safest neighborhood in the area... why, because it was the neighborhood were the Mafia lived. All of that said... I sometimes yearn for the days when the Mafia controlled things. If you stayed out of their business they'd stay out of yours. In the early days they did not deal in drugs and kept them out of their neighborhoods. Just maybe Japan's way is better... hard to say.
Posted in: Kansai taxis flout laws in quest for more lucrative business
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 18, 2014 - 08:40AM JST
Looks like we've got a war brewing in Kansai. Eventually... the other cab companies may have to join a Yakuza group if they're not aligned with one already. Either way... this is a turf war and it could get ugly. Don't be surprised to read about a rash of suicides by taxi drivers in Kansai.
email@example.comOct. 17, 2014 - 10:35PM JST
Sure... "anyone would do"... as long as she was small and weak. I'm pretty sure he bypassed the guys from the Rugby team.
Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 16, 2014 - 09:29PM JST
The sanctions and especially the drop in oil prices must be getting to Vlad.
Posted in: Putin accuses Obama of hostility, meddling
email@example.comOct. 16, 2014 - 07:02AM JST
Heck.... hopefully they don't do the normal Japanese thing and over analyze what happened.... seems to me whatever they have been doing works quite well except for this one occasion.
Posted in: Nobody at subway station in Tokyo for first train after two staff oversleep
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 15, 2014 - 01:51PM JST
This is the crux of the S.K. awareness.... they're constantly aware of what is written and broadcast about them. Not because the actual news is that important worldwide... but because they badly need to be recognized and along that vein they monitor anything, anywhere, said about them. This S.K. Foreign Minister is sadly mistaken... he believes wrongly that Japan actually cares what the Korean's think.
Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter
email@example.comOct. 13, 2014 - 01:55PM JST
@FightingViking... right "you've noticed"... come on... fess up... you've notice didly.
Posted in: New daycare centers held up by residents opposing noisy kids
firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 13, 2014 - 01:01PM JST
@scoobydoo... do you hear a plane? Because I think you're living on fantasy island! Yes it is the old people complaining. Who else would... young people that are at work... couples that have kids.... young singles... they don't care. Not to mention I know the head person at a day care in a crowded neighborhood and she says its always the old people. And her boss that manages 20 day care centers says the same.
Oct. 25, 2014 - 03:21AM JST
There is no legal gambling in Japan.
Pandabelle is absolutely correct. You are dead wrong.
Posted in: Casino bill delayed again; resort opening could miss Olympics
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Oct. 25, 2014 - 03:06AM JST
Posted in: China criticizes U.S. missile defense radar in Japan
Oct. 25, 2014 - 03:02AM JST
Go F yourself, jerseyboy
Posted in: U.S. billionaire's hedge fund dumps Sony stake
Oct. 25, 2014 - 03:00AM JST
Japan is always in my heart.
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