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gaijintravellerMar. 24, 2015 - 11:18PM JST
America does not even use the imperial system correctly. Its pints and gallons as well as some other measurement are undersized.
Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?
gaijintravellerMar. 23, 2015 - 08:22AM JST
I thought this would be the LDP solution. Every time concrete is poured LDP politicians seem to get money under the table. This is a scam.
What will happen to the seaside tourists destianations? "Come and see out new concrete wall" and photos of concrete walls on JR ads.
What will happen if the next tsunami is on Okinawa or the Kysuhu? Better surround them with concrete, too.
Posted in: Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis
gaijintravellerMar. 20, 2015 - 09:34AM JST
The sensible will wait for Windows 10.1 now that Microsoft seems to have reintroduced the decimal point in version numbers.
Posted in: Windows 10 coming to 190 countries, 111 languages
gaijintravellerMar. 19, 2015 - 08:27AM JST
His speechwriter must have learnt a few tricks from George Orwell's 1984.
Posted in: Japan is a global power with a rich culture and tradition that upholds universal values as freedom, democracy, respect for fundamental human rights and rule of law. Japan, as a maritime state, can only ensure its own peace and security by actively engaging in efforts to make the entire world a more peaceful and secure place.
gaijintravellerMar. 15, 2015 - 09:18AM JST
"Without *human *antibiotics" is not the same as without antibiotics. It could mean that they use antibiotics that are not passed as safe for use in humans.
Posted in: KFC faces pressure after McDonald's says no antibiotics in chicken
gaijintravellerMar. 12, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
Any Japanese arrested for employing them? Did they still have their passports?
Visitors increase by 43%, those in detention by 23%. Does that mean a higher percentage worked illegally when visas were checked more strictly?
I wonder if any illegals were working in Fukushima.
Posted in: Thai travelers being turned away in record numbers
gaijintravellerMar. 09, 2015 - 06:17PM JST
From despair to more despair.
Posted in: Since the LDP won back power some two years ago, we have turned around the economy and changed the mindset of Japanese from despair to hope.
gaijintravellerMar. 09, 2015 - 06:15PM JST
Let's hope he doesn't caryy out any more of his reforms because each one seems to make us a little bit poorer.
gaijintravellerMar. 06, 2015 - 09:28AM JST
In Japan unlocked will be the next feature to become popular. That is a function that is really needed here. It can be found now, but it should be everywhere.
Posted in: What do you think will be the next functions added to smartphones?
gaijintravellerMar. 05, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
Many people seem incapable of turning the flash off.
Posted in: Why do most concerts held in Japan prohibit taking pictures?
gaijintravellerMar. 02, 2015 - 09:17AM JST
Isn't it also the law that NHK must be politically neutral and unbiased? If it is not providing what it is supposed to provide, does one legally have to pay for it?
I have also heard the collectors say that anyone with a smartphone must pay because you can receive it on a smartphone.
Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you
gaijintravellerMar. 01, 2015 - 08:05AM JST
Does PM Abe have anything to say about this? Perhaps he would like to say none of this ever happened.
Posted in: 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
gaijintravellerFeb. 27, 2015 - 10:26AM JST
I believe China manufactures a lot of washlets. Maybe they are just after the bottom end of the market.
Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories
gaijintravellerFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:29AM JST
So this is how Abenomics really works.
I thought it was meant to stimulate growth in Japan, not growth in Australia and other countries..
Posted in: Japanese companies go on spending spree abroad
gaijintravellerFeb. 24, 2015 - 09:11AM JST
It is hard for foreigners to be accepted as the best or even one of the best in Japan, particularly in a Japanese sport such as sumo. Ask Konishiki, who never reached the rank of yokozuna, or the basball player, Randy Bass.
Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol
gaijintravellerFeb. 21, 2015 - 06:46PM JST
It is the schools like Nova, and there are plenty of that il still in business, that should be maligned. I am talking about the ones that spend far more on advertising and their sales staff than on teachers.
Posted in: Why is teaching at English conversation schools in Japan such a maligned profession by some people?
gaijintravellerFeb. 18, 2015 - 12:41PM JST
Sciapanteist, why does America have access to the internet? To spy on the rest of the world.
The point is everyone should have access. Most of the vulnerabilities exist because of security holes that are put in software so that governments, especially that of the U.S., can spy one people.
Posted in: Japan sees 25 bil cyberattacks in 2014; 40% from China
gaijintravellerFeb. 18, 2015 - 08:45AM JST
Keep up the good work Prime Minister. What a great man he is.
Keep ignoring the will of the people. Keep promoting your military agenda. Yes, a great man.
Posted in: Abe says Japan will stick to plan to relocate U.S. base to Henoko
gaijintravellerFeb. 18, 2015 - 12:38AM JST
Has Japan come out of its recession? I haven't noticed it. What I have noticed is that the yen has lost value, which means my salary, which is in yen, has also lost value. That puts me and most of Japan still firmly in recession.
Growth of around 2% a year is not really growth if the yen loses more than 2% a year.
Posted in: Q&A: What's next for Japan economy after exiting recession
gaijintravellerFeb. 17, 2015 - 10:52PM JST
Y! Mobile is offering smartphone contracts for ¥2500.
Not if you are changing from Softbank. Softbank owns Y Mobile. This 2,500 yen offer is only for people who switch from AU or Docomo.
It is time to dump the big phone providers and move to an MVNO, which are much cheaper.
Posted in: Japan's old flip-phones soldier on while smartphones shrink
Mar. 30, 2015 - 08:39AM JST
The amazing thing is how unpleasant smoke is on one's clothes.
It isn't the experience of…
Posted in: Vast majority of women in survey say no to guys who smoke
Mar. 30, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
WOW ! just WOW ! What a wonderful idea !
Posted in: 93-year-old Japanese woman donates ambulance to local fire station
Gearing up for Abe's visit to Washington, some in Congress are shining the spotlight on the…
Posted in: Japan's long wait to address U.S. Congress
Abe's denials of Japanese war crimes is a disgrace to Japan. His appearance before Congress will…
Mar. 30, 2015 - 08:34AM JST
The correct figure is 27 million yen.