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dcog9065Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
How unfortunate, she was supposed to be a role model for women here but instead has probably set all women back 5 years or so.. What a disgrace
Posted in: Obuchi resigns over misuse of political funds; justice minister also resigns
dcog9065Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:52AM JST
7 Bank - all English
Posted in: Which do you think is the most foreigner-friendly bank in Japan?
dcog9065Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
Good stuff, hopefully it can compete well in the mid sized plane market and go from there
Posted in: First Japanese passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out
dcog9065Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:47AM JST
Wasn't child pornography made a crime in Japan recently?
Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles
dcog9065Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
This actually sounds like a very good idea - cheaper and more stable gas supplies plus cleaner energy. The only drawback would be the dangers of dependency on Russian gas, although Russian energy is usually negotiated on long term contracts so the risk is small.
Posted in: Russia proposes building natural gas pipeline to Japan: Nikkei
dcog9065Oct. 15, 2014 - 06:16PM JST
Wow both of them on the same day.. I feel sorry for the two commuters who got off and were 'stuck on the dark platform'. Must have been pretty frightening
Posted in: Nobody at subway station in Tokyo for first train after two staff oversleep
dcog9065Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:07AM JST
Yeah I don't really see what the government should do if the house is just in 'disrepair'. I doubt there are that many houses where the owners can't be found.
Posted in: Even in cases where such houses are causing problems, it's hard to do anything about them without the owners' consent because they're personal property.
dcog9065Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:03AM JST
How is 7 many? In Europe it's fairly standard to have dozens. It's only 2 in the States because any more than that would be too confusing for Yanks
Posted in: Why are there so many opposition parties (at least seven) in Japanese politics?
dcog9065Oct. 09, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
Wait, isn't defamation usually covered under civil law, rather than criminal law?
Posted in: Japanese journalist indicted in S Korea for defaming president
dcog9065Oct. 03, 2014 - 11:33AM JST
That's a shame, I used that bus a few times, although fairly pricey - cheaper in a cab if you're in a group
Posted in: Tokyo pulls plug on late-night Roppongi-Shibuya bus service
dcog9065Sep. 30, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
This isn't surprising at all. You have the oldest population on Earth, the vast majority not having a clue what digital music purchases are who also have all the disposable wealth in the country. On the other end, you'll hardly find any young people who aren't getting all their music digitally and free by torrents.
Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music
dcog9065Sep. 26, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
Ironically, the reason is because of Earthquakes. Above ground wiring is far easier and faster to fix than pipes underground.
Posted in: Why does Japan have so many overhead power lines?
dcog9065Sep. 26, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
Well, seeing as about a quarter of all Chinese movies produced each year are anti-Japanese war movies, this is no surprise.
Posted in: Battle lines
dcog9065Sep. 25, 2014 - 10:04AM JST
That's pretty screwed up, but how the hell is this sort of police intimidation legal?
Posted in: Own a pair of secret camera shoes? The police should be by shortly for a visit
dcog9065Sep. 25, 2014 - 09:51AM JST
Getting his wife up and taking a soft stance against him is Abe's plan. Everything she says is rhetorical and is very easily answered by Abe, which is exactly the role he wants for his wife. She's Abe's puppet and is actually very counterproductive to the plight of women in Japan.
Posted in: Abe's wife tells U.S. audience about pain of political life
dcog9065Sep. 18, 2014 - 03:19PM JST
Let's just hope he doesn't get drunk on Vodka one day
Posted in: Russians love their children, too - but that alone won't stop a nuclear war
dcog9065Sep. 17, 2014 - 10:59AM JST
Do we have any lawyers on JT? What are the options for countersuing here?
Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans
dcog9065Sep. 16, 2014 - 01:02PM JST
It says it was only a shindo 4 in Tokyo, but I swear it was more than that..
Posted in: M5.6 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert
dcog9065Sep. 16, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
Well I think Japan has one of the highest per capita patent applications in the world (far, far higher than the US), so that would have contributed very heavily to this innovation index.
Posted in: Index ranks Japan as Asia's most efficient innovator
dcog9065Sep. 12, 2014 - 05:36PM JST
All this effort to get women into the workplace, but in the end it's the women in Japan who need to step up and aggressively join the full-time workforce. I just can't see that happening at all..
Posted in: Pick two fingers
Oct. 21, 2014 - 02:15PM JST
and so how many of these printed guns have been used in violent crimes? how about…
Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer
Oct. 21, 2014 - 02:13PM JST
It was a tragedy, but the town depends on tourists. Can't blame them for trying to…
Posted in: Kiso Town: Stuck between a volcano and a hard place
Oct. 21, 2014 - 02:12PM JST
It is a weak argument coming from these hollow entities.
I'm loving this weak yen! But…
Posted in: Japanese firms want government action if yen weakens
Oct. 21, 2014 - 02:11PM JST
Know at least one similar place in Osaka area, sadly this site only bothers with places…
Posted in: High hops - British brewer hopes to change beer perceptions
"Toyota said it had received no reports yet of injuries or fatalities related to the airbag…
Posted in: U.S. urges air bag repairs as recalls expand to 4.7 mil vehicles