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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
dcog9065Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51AM JST
2 of this guy's office staff spent less than $200 at a bar? Is this really an issue?
Posted in: New trade minister hit by S&M bar scandal
dcog9065Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:04AM JST
What a disgraceful fraud to pull on elderly people, hope these scum spend some heavy time in jail
Posted in: 3 members of phone fraud group arrested
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
Nov. 01, 2014 - 09:32PM JST
"host of other cheaper Asian rivals."
With Japan's currency tanking, then why isn't Sony doing much…
Posted in: Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes
While not minimising the distress caused to the victims, I think having wild boar roaming around…
Posted in: 6 people bitten by wild boar in Tokyo
Nov. 01, 2014 - 09:28PM JST
This looks great fun, and is exactly how Halloween should be.
I don't approve of going…
Posted in: Thousands of Halloween revelers descend on Shibuya
Nov. 01, 2014 - 09:27PM JST
So if it is ok for Britain to owe billions for 100 years then why cannot…
Posted in: BOJ expands asset purchases to Y80 tril to spur recovery
A great country to visit. Almost every Japanese person I've met who has visited the country…
Posted in: Bringing Britain to life for Japanese visitors