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frank07Jun. 30, 2015 - 07:27PM JST
the same with karaokes.
Posted in: Why do so many Japanese hotels and ryokan charge by the person instead of the room?
frank07May. 22, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
Really good list, I agree with most of them!
The little money trays in shops
They have them in Osaka, but they seem to prefer to put it directly into your hands. Friendlier, perhaps?
(why a country famous for its cutting-edge technology is yet to fully embrace debit cards is beyond me)
Seriously, this. But at the few places where you could use a debit card, you would still need to wait for them to give you the slip of paper to sign for them to stash away. How inefficient! Just use the electronic signature panels!
The amazing postal service
Coming from America, I find this the MOST inconvenient! Sometimes, they just need to deliver a card or small object, and even though I tell them that it's OK to stick it through the mail slot they insist on delivering it to me in person. Instead, I have to call the number on the slip of paper they left behind, waste more time telling them the delivery number, then wait for them at an appointed time to receive the item. Not only is it inconvenient for me, I feel that it's inconvenient for the postman since someone would have to make at least two trips to the same address. Just leave it at the door! Japan is safe, so theft should not be a problem!
While I like onigiri, I feel that it's one of the few items that have a huge profit margin! I might as well make it at home!
Shoes off in the house. But seriously, guys, outdoor shoes in the house is really, really gross. Let’s stop that madness right now.
I couldn't agree more.
Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan
frank07May. 21, 2015 - 07:54AM JST
Some countries encourage owning a second home as a vacation home and it worked for them
Posted in: The number of unused and abandoned vacant houses is high enough to impede efforts to stimulate communities.
frank07May. 05, 2015 - 08:40PM JST
McDonald's in the real estate business. Most restaurants are in high-traffic areas, so even if there are the anomalous slow days, people will still come to the store just because it is more convenient. The menu is still important, but they still have the location angle to fall-back on.
Posted in: McDonald's announces global turnaround plan
frank07Apr. 26, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
Never judge a whole group of people.
Never judge a whole group of people.
Isn't that what this survey is about, judging people? The only difference is that they asked more than one person.
Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date
frank07Apr. 20, 2015 - 08:41PM JST
Nice, Lucas used the Force to force him into it.
Posted in: Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams
frank07Apr. 05, 2015 - 10:24PM JST
I believe that she is being used as a political tool. 'The powers that be' would like to influence the Japanese people's perception on foreigners so that they could finally increase immigration.
Posted in: Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland's thinking on identity
frank07Mar. 27, 2015 - 12:54AM JST
Posted in: What do you think of selfie sticks?
frank07Mar. 09, 2015 - 08:37PM JST
Does she have a back problem? I always see her hunched over and wringing her hands like an evil villain.
Posted in: Guten Tag
frank07Feb. 05, 2015 - 07:25AM JST
Then what is the make-up trend nowadays?
Posted in: Women are sensitive to the atmosphere of the times. When society is in a bright mood, they prefer bright and lively makeup. When society is in a dark mood, they tend to use less-lively and simpler makeup.
frank07Jan. 24, 2015 - 09:51AM JST
I'm not an expert on radioactivity, but isn't the half-life of the contaminants longer than four years?
Posted in: Seeing the prices driven down just because the cattle come from Fukushima Prefecture is frustrating.
frank07Jan. 11, 2015 - 12:46PM JST
I'm not sure if most people take the U.S. government's word at face-value anymore.
Posted in: Sony case could cause bind, depending on evidence
frank07Nov. 20, 2014 - 07:09AM JST
Please open up the beer market in Japan, beer is way too expensive here compared to the U.S. or Germany.
Posted in: EU urges Japan to open up its beer market
frank07Oct. 02, 2014 - 06:54PM JST
I understand that this forum maintains a proper level of decorum suitable for its esteemed reputation but despite this I have to say, 'dang she's cute!'
Posted in: Gold kata
frank07Sep. 18, 2014 - 06:55PM JST
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frank07Sep. 11, 2014 - 06:56AM JST
I would move there if rent was dirt-cheap, accessible by rail, and I had a job where I could telecommute.
Posted in: Demographic crisis empties out Japan's rural areas
frank07Jul. 17, 2014 - 11:47PM JST
I hope they compensate him for legal fees and slander.
Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court
frank07Jun. 16, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
Automation is going to destroy millions of jobs in the next twenty or thirty years. But there are some jobs that automation can't replace, so having fewer people means a better chance of having a job.
Posted in: Japan's population target unlikely without migrants but door stays shut
frank07May. 24, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
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frank07May. 22, 2014 - 07:09PM JST
This has already been tried by the Hong Kong government to help alleviate the declining birthrate. So far it seems to be working well for them.
Posted in: To allow women to work to their full capacity, we will have to bring in people from Southeast Asia to help with childcare and housework.
Aug. 04, 2015 - 08:39PM JST
1 happened to me, but not at work. I got on a Yokosuka Line train at…
Posted in: 4 workplace occurrences that could land you in hot water in Japan
Aug. 04, 2015 - 08:34PM JST
Attacking civilians is cowardly.
Grown men killing children... Cowards.
Actually, it's worse than that,…
Posted in: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945: How AP reported it
Aug. 04, 2015 - 08:33PM JST
A brave man indeed
Yes. But judging from my downvotes, many here think he's not as…
Posted in: Iraq's 'Jon Stewart' combats jihadists with laughs
Aug. 04, 2015 - 08:27PM JST
nigelboy - interesting link. thanks.
To me however it reflects a rather jekyl & hyde situation.…
Posted in: Is Japan a good place to raise children?
Stranger would fail that interview quickly.
And you base that on the fact that I hadn't…
Posted in: 5 interview questions employers in Japan are no longer allowed to ask