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frank07Dec. 09, 2015 - 09:50PM JST
Anti-trust laws? crickets
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frank07Dec. 04, 2015 - 03:50AM JST
Some people will just read the headline and buy a lot of pencils. Great marketing tool to increase demand just like how they said there was a toilet paper shortage last year.
Posted in: Japan's stationery sector rocked by pencil supply crisis
frank07Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:36PM JST
The U.S. is probably anticipating a ruling against China which is why they sent a ship through the Spratleys a few days ago. As a final ruling draws closer the U.S. will slowly ramp up the patrols. When a decision is officially made against China, which might be as soon as next year, the U.S. will have the moral high ground to challenge China's claims and world opinion will likely turn against China.
Posted in: Beijing slams tribunal decision on South China Sea dispute
frank07Oct. 25, 2015 - 01:00AM JST
Maybe they should rescind the tax cut on big businesses and return the sales tax to 5 percent. Or was this a plan to enrich the big businesses all along?
Posted in: S&P says Japan needs to raise revenue with sales tax hike
frank07Oct. 18, 2015 - 02:13PM JST
How about first reducing the cost of living and start supporting workers with full-time jobs?
Posted in: Ready or not, Japan on the way to becoming a nation of immigrants
frank07Oct. 18, 2015 - 01:23PM JST
I'm skeptical that there's really a shortage. I think it's more likely that companies just don't want to raise pay to attract Japanese workers.
Posted in: Japan Inc supports bringing in low-skilled foreign labor: poll
frank07Oct. 06, 2015 - 10:12PM JST
Japan and Australia are U.S. pacific allies and future TPP partners, so there's a good chance they will get the contract
Posted in: Japan says it can build subs in Australia 'from day one'
frank07Sep. 28, 2015 - 11:33PM JST
I don't see what the big deal is. They are only going to hire in certain areas in Osaka and Kanagawa. If it works out, then they could expand it to other areas, but if not, then they could easily cut their losses.
frank07Sep. 24, 2015 - 07:31PM JST
Sounds like a Reaganomics, supply-side, trickle-down, scam.
Posted in: Abe unveils 3 new arrows for reviving economy
frank07Sep. 19, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
I think there is more of a danger of being 'too clean'. Kids exposed to germs early on have a more robust immune system when they are older.
Posted in: Skinship with a pet may make you ill
frank07Aug. 13, 2015 - 09:09AM JST
That character should be topless since traditional divers also went topless.
Posted in: Shima City’s 'ama' girl mascot faces backlash from shellfish divers
frank07Aug. 08, 2015 - 12:17AM JST
Marcus A. Perkins:
All war was terrible. However, at that time Philippines was a country occupied by a foreign country.
"So let me ask you this if tomorrow, 25 US citizens slipped into the barracks of a local AFP base in Philippines and hacked all the soldiers to death with bolo knives and machetes. What do you think the response of the Filipino people in to today's world would be?"
If we were to use your analogy correctly, then Philippine troops would be occupying the U.S., and American freedom-fighters would be ambushing them. The Philippine response in today's world would be to question the occupation of the United States.
Posted in: Japan promises record $2 bn loan to the Philippines
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.
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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
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