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falseflagsteveOct. 25, 2014 - 10:13AM JST
USA ransk no 1 in first world countries for percent of population incarcerated and also for the highest gap between rich and poor of any first world nation.
Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle
falseflagsteveOct. 25, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
When companies compete it generally means better value for the consumer. My wife favours the coffee from Lawson as afr as combini's go.
Posted in: Convenience stores vie for coffee market crown
falseflagsteveOct. 01, 2014 - 10:35PM JST
@smithinjapan You complain and moan like a very poor person, FFS! CD's are better than downloading for me, in fact i don't download. Some classic albums are being reissued in vinyl, love it all. Physiacl items have a resell value in most cases downloaded zero and cannot even be passed on. The Japanese have the right idea, love the place and the mindset.
Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music
falseflagsteveSep. 13, 2014 - 02:39PM JST
I don't know what these do let alone know if i would use one.
Posted in: What do you think of smartwatches? Would you wear one?
falseflagsteveAug. 24, 2014 - 09:43AM JST
Nishinomiya? WTF are there people on meds?
Used to live near there and still go around there at times. The Malls are your regular Aeon type thing. Yeah, it has good transport links but it is far from an attractive place to live.
Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in
falseflagsteveAug. 21, 2014 - 07:29AM JST
If celebrities do it then it must be a great idea, yawn. Actually the idea is pretty good, most people are sheep and want to be part of the latest fad or trend. They will then join in this and it drwas attention to raising funds. Of course the celebs want it to draw attention to them though.
Posted in: Celebrities take on 'Ice Bucket Challenge' to fight disease
falseflagsteveAug. 16, 2014 - 10:21AM JST
I remember him being top of the bill at The Fairfield Halls in Croydon in 1978. He beat Mark "Rollerball" Rocco who was his main rival at the time. This was when wrestling was very popular in Britain. it used to be shown on ITV every Saturday afternoon before the football results. Kendo Nagasaki was my hero wrestler back then and as a boy i believed pro wrestling all to be real.
Posted in: The British samurai who aimed for the Tokyo Olympics, and wound up King of the Ring
falseflagsteveAug. 13, 2014 - 01:39PM JST
Modern day slavery does not have to mean those forced to work for no pay or fear of violence. The term is used for many other things not just African slavery. It can also mean very poor working conditions and low pay such as the working conditions of these young ladies.
Posted in: AKB48 recruiting part-timers for Y1,000 per hour
falseflagsteveAug. 12, 2014 - 02:08PM JST
I have been saying this about this awful business for a long time and always get attacked by i guess fans of this trash. Fans who believe thye girls make millions, choose to and make apearances and do things for charity etc.. They have zero control and it is indeed modern day slavery.
falseflagsteveAug. 12, 2014 - 01:47PM JST
Strange that when there is news about someone who is not famous commiting suicide we have many saying how slefish they are and such a coward. When it is a celeb as in this case there is zero condemnation. I find it sad when anyone kills themselves whteher celeb or not.
Posted in: Actor-comedian Robin Williams found dead in apparent suicide
falseflagsteveAug. 08, 2014 - 03:32AM JST
What next compulsory education only up to 13 years old, then you are expected to work unless you pay? Maybe retirement age at 80 while the elite get richer. Ever feel like you're being cheated?
Posted in: Japan to host 'World Assembly for Women' next month
falseflagsteveAug. 08, 2014 - 03:31AM JST
What next compulsory education only up to 13 years old, then you are expected to work? Maybe retirement age at 80 while the elite get richer. Ever feel like you're being cheated?
falseflagsteveAug. 06, 2014 - 02:22PM JST
You don't need to be head ofa major comnpany to be successful and even if you do get that job your are not your own man.
The country to which i refer to is Japan where i reside and i started my own business from 115,000 Yen .Compare starting any business in Japan to where i come from (UK) and there is no comparison. There are so many ways to make money in Japan if you are an English speaker, you don't even have to be fluent in Japanese. maybe the big business rat race route aint to great for foreigners, then go down another one.
Posted in: Foreign talent doesn’t seem anxious to head for Japan anytime soon. Because the country has yet to develop the socioeconomic conditions and cultural mindset that will allow foreign talented individuals to develop and advance their careers.
falseflagsteveAug. 05, 2014 - 11:03PM JST
Wonderful country to start your own business, very little red tape and starting up is so easy with little outlay. People are stuck in this mindset of school - University (debt) - career (paying off debt and being in the rat race).
falseflagsteveAug. 04, 2014 - 01:20AM JST
You imply that Japanese females live so long due to being idle and eating bonbons and cakes. That shows a total ignorance of these matters. The healthier you eat and the more exercise you do increases the lifespan. We can thus deduce that Japanese females eat far healthier and are more active than their Western counterparts.
Being idle and eating crap is what many western females do these days, wonder why the majority are overweight. When i travel to cities in Japan i am always shocked at the flabby ill looking foreigners i see, male and female. Not all are like this of course but i would estimate that at least 70% of Westren adult females could do with losing some weight for starters.
Posted in: Japan women world's longest-lived as male lifespan tops 80
falseflagsteveJul. 28, 2014 - 08:01PM JST
Lacoste was worn by a lot of young posers in UK in early 80's, they were also popular for a while with Yuppies. I am not a fan of Lacoste clothing and find it overpriced for what it is.
Posted in: French clothing brand LACOSTE carving out niche for itself in Japan
falseflagsteveJul. 28, 2014 - 07:57PM JST
The economy needs these started for now at least. Importing fuel is hurting the recovery and making things more expensive in Japan. There are risks connected to almost all methods need to generate power. Until safe and cheap alternatives are available Nuclear power is the best option for Japan.
Posted in: Do you support the restart of nuclear reactors in Japan?
falseflagsteveJul. 26, 2014 - 05:54PM JST
If you honestly believe and trust that these politicians are making these laws for the benefit of the public then i do feel sorry for you.
Of course these things can change into being against demonstrating or speaking ill of the government. Governments and their elite friends are masters of manipulation. For example, look how many Americans supported the war against Iraq and believed the link with Bin Laden and that Saddam was a threat, he had WMD, nukes etc.
Hate speech laws can easily be used as an excuse to monitor (spy) on people to make sure they are not breaking the law and repress free speeeh, don't believe the hype.
Posted in: Japan should prohibit all propaganda advocating racial superiority or hatred that incites to discrimination, hostility or violence as well as demonstrations intended to disseminate such propaganda.
falseflagsteveJul. 26, 2014 - 05:37PM JST
People can define anything to fit what they want, it doesn't mean it is correct or fair. This world is turning mad, there was a lot more discrimination and intolerance in days gone by and these laws were not needed. They are used as part of the control mechanism it is a clever tool. What decent person would not want laws against these awful things? These awful things can turn into things like demonstrating on speaking ill of the government. Don't believ these things are done for the good of the general public, it don't work that way anymnore.
falseflagsteveJul. 26, 2014 - 04:40PM JST
The problem i have with this who decides what is hate speech? These type of laws are easily open to abuse by politicians. In Britain people have been jailed for what the government has decided are offensive tweets and Facebook posts. These have usually been just one tweet or post whilst drunk. It's easy to say these laws are needed to protect people but they are so open to abuse.
Oct. 25, 2014 - 02:33PM JST
I think I shall have to panic... If the Sendai Plant is miraculously transported to the…
Posted in: Agency warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant
Oct. 25, 2014 - 02:29PM JST
yep well delay and squeeze the Tepco execs for a little more bribe money before we…
Posted in: Prosecutors delay decision on indicting former TEPCO execs
Oct. 25, 2014 - 02:15PM JST
This is a tragic event, but before I blamethe US gun culture, I would blame the…
Oct. 25, 2014 - 02:01PM JST
And considering most if not all these guys are not US citizens so therefore do not…
Posted in: Guantanamo prisoners protest over women guards
Oct. 25, 2014 - 01:54PM JST
Wonders if the diapers are for infants or adults? Wonders why Japan does not sell them…
Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers