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gaijintravellerJul. 27, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
This and urging people not to walk on escalators. It seems the mostly ineffectual Consumer Affairs Agency is trying to justify its existence.
Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges caution when using disposable lighters
gaijintravellerJul. 27, 2015 - 08:15AM JST
Maybe the police will now provide them with free accomodation, but not so comfortable.
Posted in: Couple held for refusing to pay hotel bill after 42-night stay
gaijintravellerJul. 24, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
The idea is to slow everyone down. The escalators will then be overcrowded. More escalators will have to be installed to handle the load.
Good for business, at least escalator sales.
Walking is quicker, healthier and helps you get away from the stupid and annoying yellow line announcements. We waste too much time on trains and at stations. We don't need to waste any more.
Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges people not to walk on escalators
gaijintravellerJul. 21, 2015 - 07:55PM JST
Did they have lights on? Were they wearing helmets, and if so, were they proper helmets or the toys ones favoured by bosozoku?
I feel sorry for the driver.
Posted in: 2 youths on motorbike going wrong way on expressway killed in collision
gaijintravellerJul. 20, 2015 - 06:10PM JST
JoeinTokyo, I came across a fisherman in Vietnam who was electrocuting fish. He had a battery on his back and put two electrodes in the water. It worked.
Posted in: 2 dead, 5 injured after being electrocuted by electric fence
gaijintravellerJul. 20, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
If they are a politician, their lips move.
Posted in: How can you tell if someone is lying to you?
gaijintravellerJul. 20, 2015 - 09:17AM JST
If the choice is between him and the present deputy PM, Taro Aso, there isn't much to choose between them, so why don't the Japanese vote against the LDP? The alternative has to be, is, better.
Posted in: Public support plunges for Abe
gaijintravellerJul. 20, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
I have often wondered about the safety of these electric fences. In my area they surround all the fields. They are supposed to shock wild boar. I worry because I have cats and other people neighbouts have dogs. I have been assured they are safe, but it seems some are strong enough to kill humans.
Were there no fish in the river? If there were, they should have died or been stunned and given a clue that something was wrong.
gaijintravellerJul. 19, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
Why does it drop now? It should have dropped a long time ago. This has been his clearly stated intention, his desire, since he became PM again, yet so many supported him.
Posted in: Abe's support rate plummets after defense bills pass lower house
gaijintravellerJul. 18, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
But how much of this goes to the musicians?
Posted in: Review: Apple Music has everything, perhaps too much
gaijintravellerJul. 14, 2015 - 08:02AM JST
And what about the friend who gave him the gun? Did anything happen to him? Did he reveal who the friend was?
Posted in: Case dropped against Thai ex-police chief over gun possession
gaijintravellerJul. 13, 2015 - 09:12PM JST
Ozellis, which economy would you be talking about? You couldn't possibly be referring to the Japanese economy.
Posted in: Japan's REIT market gets the 'death cross'
gaijintravellerJul. 10, 2015 - 09:39AM JST
AtsushiEd,good comment. The Pink Floyd sum it up nicely. The Japanese system teaches kids to believe, not think. They need to be taught to think and findout what is on the other side of the wall.
Posted in: What do you think of Japan’s school education system?
gaijintravellerJul. 07, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
Yes, it should be illegal. How long will it be before some stupid cyclist dies because of listening to music using these instead of listening for traffic and signs of danger?
Posted in: Ear speakers mountable onto cycling helmet’s strap
gaijintravellerJul. 03, 2015 - 09:04AM JST
Shouting a new arrivals and particularly shouting at me from less than a metre away when I arrive.
Posted in: What behavior by waiters in restaurants annoys you the most?
gaijintravellerJul. 03, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
Who reads these newspapers anyway? I suppose Okinawans make up the majority of readers and therefore viewers of advertisements placed in them. Could this mean that companies that advertise in them will be seen in a favourable light by Okinawans, as suporters of their cause and opponents of the LDP's?
Posted in: Okinawan news editors lash out at LDP calls for press curbs
gaijintravellerJul. 02, 2015 - 03:35PM JST
Tokyo land prices rose 2.1%. The yen conitinued to fall against other major currencies and its purchasing power decreased. Therefore, a rise of 2.1% in yen does not represent a rise in true value.
Then we see the effect of Abenomics. Foreign companies are borrowing yen at low interests rates to buy not Japanese products but prime real estate in Japan.
Posted in: Japan's priciest land plot in Ginza hits 22-year high
gaijintravellerJun. 30, 2015 - 04:20PM JST
I was told by a sushiya that Japanese salmon is not suitable for sushi and that all salmon sushi was made with Atlantic, not Pacific salmon. However, many shops will tell you it is Japanese because that is what the average consumer wants to hear.
Posted in: Selling sake, sashimi and seaweed to Japan
gaijintravellerJun. 29, 2015 - 07:57AM JST
Consumption tax has gone up.
Prices are going up
The only thing that isn't going up is wages. In real terms they are going down.
Posted in: Prices of chocolate, sauces, bread, other items to rise
gaijintravellerJun. 26, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
From the Bangkok Post
Posted in: Bangkok airport denies security slip for ex-police chief
Aug. 03, 2015 - 09:26AM JST
It's almost like this happens every day in a japanese residence. Sad for the infant because…
Posted in: 21-year-old man arrested for abusing 3-month-old daughter
Aug. 03, 2015 - 09:25AM JST
They better start getting along, and down to some serious planning, or the whole exercise (read;…
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Aug. 03, 2015 - 09:24AM JST
The whole problem with this logo is that it doesn't feel Japanese at all. All other…
Posted in: IOC dismisses Tokyo logo dispute
Aug. 03, 2015 - 09:23AM JST
Put a half moon on the right side of the controversial emblem to make it look…
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Aug. 03, 2015 - 09:20AM JST
From what I've seen, only if you're a native and want your children to follow in…
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