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firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 22, 2014 - 12:18AM JST
Years ago... Japanese workers worked for one company and were well trained. They worked for companies that offered life time employment. More recently due to increasing costs and competition along with labor laws changing... many workers are part time or hired with a short term contract. The workers from years ago understood safety quite well but recently training has been weak and more accidents have been happening.
Posted in: Pedestrian crushed to death by panel at Tokyo building demolition site
email@example.comAug. 18, 2014 - 11:08PM JST
@lucabrasi... I remember when I first typed a comment on this story that someone would pull out the English Grammar card. Thank you.
Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 16, 2014 - 10:21PM JST
China is stoking the flames of hate against Japan... pretty soon it may become quite un-patriotic to buy any Japanese goods. But Japan will easily be able to tell the effectiveness just by looking at Toyota's sales in China on a monthly basis.
Posted in: China orders 'patriotic' TV series targeting Japan
email@example.comAug. 16, 2014 - 10:16PM JST
Again... "neighbors saw Ono being beaten". There was an article earlier that read "neighbors saw". I don't know about you but if I see a bunch of boys beating a girl... I'd call the cops. Do the neighbors need to be taught to report crimes.
Posted in: Woman, 3 minors arrested after girl's body found in apartment
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 16, 2014 - 10:12PM JST
Unless sometime in the next 500 years some sort of memory implant or other learning device is developed whereby one could recognize and understand Kanji in a very short amount of time.... I think Kanji is doomed. Are there any computer languages that use kanji?
email@example.comAug. 16, 2014 - 09:13AM JST
Look... keep the Kanji... keep the Hiragana.... and keep the Katakana.... at just 26 nice little neat letters we'll stay with the Alphabet... that way we have enough time to learn ethics.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 14, 2014 - 12:14AM JST
What good are the cameras if you're not going to use them to their fullest extent. Japanese retailers should band together to pass a law... allowing them to Post photos of obvious thefts. They should also be working on Facial Recognition alerts... basically share information... if a thief walks into any story with the recognition cameras and software... send an alert to the people working there.
Posted in: Retailer decides not to post suspected shoplifter's face online
email@example.comAug. 12, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
Ok... so we put up bridge barriers, subway barriers, Mt. Fuji barriers, Highway Overpass Barriers, Tall Building Protective Windows.... what next... what the heck do you do next... how much money do we need to spend to prevent the intent on killing themselves? The one's we actually try to prevent are the one's that hinder our own lives by delaying our trains.,
Posted in: 2 men jump to deaths from train platform in Tokyo
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 12, 2014 - 07:58AM JST
A first for Japan's Railways... a double?
email@example.comAug. 11, 2014 - 11:16PM JST
Great 100% attendance up. These kids must never get colds... Oh wait... it is Japan. People go to work and school while their sick all the time. Cold season in Japan can be quite devastating.
Posted in: Lowest number of elementary and junior high school students ever as birthrate continue to decline
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 11, 2014 - 01:35PM JST
Yes I believe Ebola will be brought back from West Africa by a vacationing Japanese tourist. Hey... they asked!
Posted in: Will a summer vacationer bring back Ebola to Japan?
email@example.comAug. 11, 2014 - 01:29PM JST
Well its the year 2072.... and attendance at Japan's last elementary school has fallen to just 120 students... but on a brighter note, student traffic related accidents have fallen to an all time low. What a safe country we live in. In fact, now that Japan's overall population has dropped to 70 million, overall crime has come down by 40% over the last 50 years.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 10, 2014 - 07:29AM JST
1st Major Step to a strong password... don't be lazy and make it easy. Beyond that I think you can figure out what a "difficult" password might be... common sense.
Posted in: 7 steps to stronger, more secure passwords
email@example.comAug. 08, 2014 - 01:41PM JST
Before the bubble burst way back in 1991,,, Japanese interest rates were around 5%. After the bubble rates gradually declined. The reason... again, was that Japanese banks didn't call in bad loans. They just sat on them... then after about 5 to 7 years, banks started going under. The were absorbed by larger banks. What Japan did not do is they should have sold off their bad debt but, for one reason or another (and that in itself is an interesting topic), they did not. During that time the Japanese economy began its decline along with the rise of the Asian Tigers and their ageing society started to take its toll. Back to interest rates... the Government needed to finance their deficits on the back of more and more fiscal stimulus packages which were dished out to crony construction firms. Yes, after the point of no return... the Govt could not afford to raise interest rates... that was probably about 8 years ago. Back to where I began, the inaction by the banks and Govt in their initial reaction to the collapse of the bubble is what started it all. The should have dished out the pain in heavy doses back then but they stuck their heads in the sand and pretended it would go away over time.
Posted in: Japanese regulators highlight interest rate risk
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 08, 2014 - 11:29AM JST
The banks enjoyed a nice spread between their overnight borrowing rate and their lend lending rate... the problem is... hardly anybody wanted to borrow money, especially for real estate, because Japan's real estate never took a huge dive like most places would when there is / was an economic crisis. The USA may have followed Japan a bit over the last 5 or 6 years with low interest rates... but the USA also saw a large drop in the value of real estate opening the door for real estate speculation with such low prices. Japan's biggest mistake was not calling bad loans immediately and bankrupting individuals and corporations back in the early 90's.
email@example.comAug. 07, 2014 - 03:44AM JST
As with most things in Japan in the last few years.... it is highly doubtful that abuses, rapes, wife beating or any other type of abuse is on the actual increase.... the only thing on the increase is people actually coming forward and reporting them. And those figures actually getting reported to the public too.
Posted in: No. of reported child abuse cases exceeds 70,000 in 2013
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 06, 2014 - 12:22AM JST
Was the guy married?
Posted in: Disgraced Japan stem cell scientist dead in apparent suicide
email@example.comAug. 05, 2014 - 09:29PM JST
It used to be "publish or die", now.....
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 04, 2014 - 12:03PM JST
I couldn't figure out in the first place where Japan would import all the sunlight from?
Posted in: Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan
email@example.comAug. 04, 2014 - 11:58AM JST
Again, and as usual, not surprised at all... but they probably did report all the crimes by gaijin. Hey... but even so... Japan is still a very safe place. We'll keep on denying it until it hits home.
Posted in: Osaka police admit hiding 81,000 crimes to clean up image
Aug. 22, 2014 - 02:58AM JST
JTDanManAug. 22, 2014 - 12:23AM JST
I blame the US for not for coddling Japan with…
Posted in: U.S. experts blame both Japan, S Korea for tensions
Correction : not wipe out, but chased out from places of origin （河洛）
Aug. 22, 2014 - 02:47AM JST
Even if they are right, this will give the opposing attorney time to find inconsistencies.
Posted in: Police allege Missouri teen robbed store before fatal shooting
Aug. 22, 2014 - 02:46AM JST
What do you mean? Saitama has four lines going into Tokyo run by JR alone, 2…
Posted in: JR plans 3 new train lines linking Shinjuku, Tokyo, Shin-Kiba to Haneda airport
Aug. 22, 2014 - 02:41AM JST
How do you define a "hit"?
Every one of their five albums has gone to…
Posted in: Arctic Monkeys ready to chill after global success