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dcog9065Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
The government should really be focusing on encouraging the massive ageing population to start spending instead of saving. 80% of this country's wealth is held by people older than 65 and they don't spend a cent. More than ever I think we'll begin to see a majority of advertising targeted to seniors.
Posted in: Young Japanese worry about future amid recession
dcog9065Nov. 25, 2014 - 11:12AM JST
I tend to find in Japanese print media that sources or the position these sources have are virtually never revealed, similar to Reuters although Reuters puts in some explanation as to why the sources have to remain anonymous.
This is either very good source protection or suspicious on the veracity of the source.
Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences in the way Japanese and U.S. media report the news?
dcog9065Nov. 21, 2014 - 05:30PM JST
I can see why Republicans would be angry about this, they tend to be the lowest skilled workers in the US so they would be prime candidates to have their jobs taken from them due to laziness and poor productivity. Incredibly ironic
Posted in: Obama spurns Republicans with immigration orders
dcog9065Nov. 21, 2014 - 09:38AM JST
We could probably rule out single timeline time travel as I'd expect we'd have already seen thousands of time travelers who have come back in time throughout our history. Multiple timeline time travel, who knows?
I'm sure time travel is possible, probably just not in the form that we imagine.
Posted in: Do you think time travel will ever be possible?
dcog9065Nov. 20, 2014 - 06:25PM JST
He better sue the arse off the girl, the witness and the state. What a poor guy
Posted in: Man jailed for rape released after accuser's testimony proven false
dcog9065Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:06AM JST
Yes this would be awesome! Although you can find a huge range of European beers here already, they are pretty expensive
Posted in: EU urges Japan to open up its beer market
dcog9065Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:05AM JST
The intention is good, but I'm always pretty sceptical about how exactly Police are supposed to prove that someone did upload specific photos, what if they were hacked, etc.?
The intention of the law is good, but the execution of it has to be very tightly regulated and needs undeniable proof to prosecute otherwise we're all screwed.
Posted in: Lower house passes bill banning 'revenge porn'
dcog9065Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:44AM JST
The debt isn't too much of an issue, Japan doesn't exactly need to ever repay it and can still inflate away. There won't be any Greece-like scenario here, more of an Italy-like scenario where quality of life stays the same forever but no more growth.
Posted in: What Japan's recession means for the country
dcog9065Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
I don't understand how anyone could really be sceptical of climate change. Having someone like that as a lawmaker is really quite astonishing.
Posted in: Republicans vow EPA fight as Obama touts China climate deal
dcog9065Nov. 07, 2014 - 11:44AM JST
This is why 2 party systems are incredibly undemocratic and really, really stupid. If there is any perceived problem, real or not, the other side will win, there is no other option..
Posted in: Republicans take control of U.S. Senate
dcog9065Nov. 07, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
Awesome news, RWC in Japan will be great and a huge boost for the sport. Having the big matches in the new stadium will be awesome as well
Posted in: 14 cities in Japan bid for 2019 Rugby World Cup games
dcog9065Nov. 04, 2014 - 12:10PM JST
That's a great achievement! How much do these go for?
Posted in: Japanese single malt whisky named world's finest
dcog9065Nov. 04, 2014 - 11:55AM JST
Friday night was very hectic, In Rops the streets were so full that parts of the roads were closed and people partying on the streets. Was incredible
Posted in: Thousands of Halloween revelers descend on Shibuya
dcog9065Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:40AM JST
Awesome news, people will need really need to start thinking about stepping up if they want to keep their low skill jobs, otherwise be completely displaced by robots.
Posted in: Nestle 'hiring' 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines
dcog9065Oct. 29, 2014 - 05:49PM JST
@Mintokomonalex - As much as we like to imagine, not all politics is like House of Cards. It was obviously a strategic move by the opposition at an opportune moment. Although the opposition can't seriously challenge Abe's party atm, that doesn't mean that they're just sitting back and sleeping.
Posted in: Abe's agenda challenged as scandals mount
dcog9065Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
Let's just hope he didn't vomit, urinate, or defecate on anyone, seeing as that's basically the only way Ebola spreads.
Posted in: Canadian journalist in Japan tests negative for Ebola
dcog9065Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:52AM JST
Which foreign country was it? North Korea?
Posted in: Trade minister got funds from foreign-owned firm
dcog9065Oct. 24, 2014 - 06:10PM JST
That's great news, Rugby is becoming more and more popular here, J Sports pretty much only plays Rugby on Saturdays and Sundays
Posted in: Japan wins place in 2016 Super Rugby
dcog9065Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:59AM JST
Why is China worried about this? Does this missile defense system somehow interfere with China's plans?
Posted in: China criticizes U.S. missile defense radar in Japan
dcog9065Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
Visa violation is a serious problem, good riddance
Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers
Nov. 27, 2014 - 06:25AM JST
Posted in: Stir-in powders promise to make beer even more delicious with boosted malt, fruit flavors
Nov. 27, 2014 - 06:19AM JST
First, this means that it was the Arabs who acted in good faith.
No, this means…
Posted in: Israel, Palestinians must step back from the brink: U.N. chief
Nov. 27, 2014 - 06:16AM JST
Public attention to this killing has frequently focused on the fact that Brown was unarmed. But…
Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting
Nov. 27, 2014 - 06:07AM JST
Posted in: Ferguson officer testified he feared for his life in confrontation with teen
Nov. 27, 2014 - 05:25AM JST
All accounts agree that Brown ran and then turned back 20 feet, but to attack or…