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davidnorellNov. 08, 2015 - 03:43PM JST
On particular Japanese Person stands out when I was doing business in Japan in 1994. He was all about that i should not try to be 'Japanese' that it is futile and i should go back to America.
He thought by my being constantly polite and just understanding that I was somehow trying to be Japanese.
I explained that I am normally very polite and that I was in no way trying to be Japanese.
I explained that I am in the country to do business and am just friendly and helpful.
After this explanation the Japanese individual ''brightened'' up and was friendlier. Still said that i should finish up as soon as possible and return to America, but was happy that I was not trying to 'suck up' like so many gaijin to be Japanese. It was a surreal experience. hope not too many have met Nationalists that have acted that way.
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davidnorellMay. 12, 2015 - 01:58AM JST
My apologies, it is correct, both volcanoes are stratovolcanoes. I had looked it up after i posted this, and it was too late to change what I had posted.
Posted in: Volcanic activity continues at Hakone resort
davidnorellMay. 11, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
Mount Saint Helens- This is what this sounds very much like what is happening with this volcano. Mount Saint Helens and Mount Hakone are both ''shield'' volcanos. Mount Saint Helens started out with 'low rumblings' not spectacular eruptions. In fact, the beginnings were minor ''puffs'' of ash at the summit. No one was thinking it was going to be a big eruption. This is the same here. It is important that someone takes this ''missive'' from me seriously. I am not sure if anyone will but it has to be said here. Mount Hakone is building to a catastrophic eruption that will include a Pyroclastic Flow. It will eventually erupt like the cork coming off a super backed up fizzy drink.
davidnorellMay. 06, 2015 - 03:12AM JST
September 4th? They really mean May 4th right? Like ''May the 4th Be With You'' ( a lisp of ''May the Force Be With You'').
Posted in: New 'Star Wars' products to debut at Sept 4 global event
davidnorellApr. 30, 2015 - 01:56AM JST
Actually, once the ''exodus'' is done within the first day, the highways are pretty clear. Everyone wants to get to where they are going the first day (kind of like a ''competitive'' environment for vacation as well) so they have more time for their vacation. The roads are free of traffic and i bet the toll roads and highways will be pretty clear around Tokyo.
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davidnorellApr. 30, 2015 - 01:27AM JST
Hi, It wasn't mentioned in the other comments so I will explain why there is such a holiday 'stream' like Golden Week. The Japanese people have been ingrained with a competitive work-ethic since childhood. In many cases this is a good thing, but can be the cause of so many ailments that kills them from Karōshi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karōshi . If the option of taking a day off is voluntary the Japanese employee will still show up for work, the thinking is if he/she does not show up for work their competing employees/co workers will get ahead of them and they will be marginalized. Only by the National Government enacting a MANDATORY HOLIDAY will EVERYONE be forced to take a day/days off at the same time. This eliminates the compulsion of everyone showing up for work. Strangely, for animation studios in Japan and maybe a few hundred businesses, ''straws'' are drawn and one employee has to stay behind to answer the phones while everyone else is on holiday. No other work is required of them and they are even expressly forbidden to get any other work done. Hopefully for the GOOD people at JAPANTODAY no one has to draw any straws.
davidnorellMar. 19, 2015 - 04:55PM JST
Sweden is a Police State. Owning weapons like this illegal. Very similar to Japan. For this to happen it has to be either Criminal or Terrorist.
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davidnorellMar. 01, 2015 - 04:36PM JST
This island is no where near a 'subduction zone'. It is more likely a 'hot spot' like the chain of islands that is composed of Hawaii. The largest of these islands, Hawaii, is the most active but a new island tries to come up in this line of island ''tiny hawaii' ( i believe is the name). The pacific place is moving west so the new volcanic activity fits that the spike of magma found a new weak spot in the Pacific Plate which is now the activity we are witnessing now.
davidnorellJan. 13, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
Los Angeles 1984 was profitable and came in under budget. Lots of licensing. Gives me some ideas on how this can be spun for Tokyo.
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davidnorellDec. 01, 2014 - 03:47PM JST
Real trees are planted for the specific use as Christmas Trees. Banning sale just means no trees are planted for Christmas sale. It is just like planting groves just for making paper. No old growth forests are killed to be made into paper.
Posted in: What’s better for the environment: a fake or real Christmas tree?
davidnorellJan. 30, 2014 - 11:51PM JST
Does ANYONE realize what China's and South Korea's ""ULTIMATE"" goals are in demonizing Japan Diplomatically? (I have an answer to this in twelve hours or so from now (Arizona, USA time is now 7:50 AM.)
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davidnorellNov. 15, 2013 - 10:04AM JST
****Arizona's State Government****has done this also. There were several locations that cost too much to do regular cleanings of refuse, and this was the most economical to use. The state has been near broke for the last five years because of the financial crisis.
Posted in: Condo ditches lawnmowers for grass-munching goats
davidnorellSep. 10, 2013 - 09:13AM JST
The biggest market for Sony right now is USA and Europe. Even though Japan is its core market, there is just too much at stake to sell in Japan First.
Posted in: Sony to launch PlayStation 4 in U.S., Europe first, then Japan on Feb 22
davidnorellJan. 25, 2013 - 05:51AM JST
I do not ''see'' Japan doing this ''water cannons'' if it was China's coast guard?
Posted in: Taiwanese boat leaves disputed islands after water cannon duel
davidnorellDec. 31, 2012 - 07:18AM JST
the Abe Government will be spending a lot to offset the problems of deflation. This will help in the long run.
Posted in: Are you optimistic for Japan under the new Abe government?
davidnorellDec. 07, 2012 - 08:04AM JST
Just remember, your average Japanese is like any American(USA) they have short term goals. But you get them riled up and keep on getting them upset and there is an end game in this. Only a small percentage, most that read all that is listed in these articles, are philosophical enough that they would see the ''writing on the proverbial wall'' that nationalism is not the way to go. But passions are not based on Logic.
Posted in: Nationalism gains ground in election campaign
davidnorellDec. 07, 2012 - 07:37AM JST
Correction, it was supposed to read ''WWII''
davidnorellDec. 07, 2012 - 07:36AM JST
As long as outside countries like China and South Korea keep on being so ''looking down'' on Japan and reminding Japan of its responsibility of war crimes from WWI(as a way to win any argument against Japan.)I then there will be more moves to the far right. Japan has had 50 years of saying ''it is sorry''. To push this for so long when Japan has been the quiet neighbor can only go so far. Many moderate Japanese are now saying ''Enough!''. If this goes any further, China and South Korea will have to deal with a militant Japan for their(China's and South Korea's ) nasty behavior. If they push Japan too far, then Japan could easily lash out, develop nuclear weapons and take the fight back to them. We could see a ''go back'' to old Imperial ways as well.
davidnorellNov. 26, 2012 - 05:05AM JST
WoW! Did not expect to be the first person to vote on this ideas section!
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davidnorellNov. 12, 2012 - 04:43AM JST
I live in the Phoenix Metro Area in Arizona. It is now comprised of about ten cities. Each city is independent. With its own elected mayors and legislators. All these cities, Phoenix, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Apache Junction(there are a few more that I will gloss over, please forgive me) comprise a megalopolis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopolis(citytype) when seen from a mountain or raised area looks like one very big glob of light at night. Each city has grown so large that one cannot make the difference where one city ends and another begins. For all outsiders the Phoenix Metropolitan Area looks like one very big city. Same as Tokyo. Please, do not get into that the Japanese have gotten anything wrong, it just works this way.
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This is very curious. If the body was in northern Syria, as opposed to southern Turkey,…
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