gaijintraveller's past comments

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    gaijintraveller

    I am running GWX Control Panel on my Windows 7 computers. I also have GWX.EXE (Get Windows 10) blocked in my firewall. GWX Control Panel is designed to keep GWX under control.

    Posted in: Microsoft wants you using Windows 10, like it or not

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    gaijintraveller

    It should be noted that many people in the Chiba countryside drink and drive as driving is the only way to get to or from a drinking place. There are taxis near some but not all stations. Sometimes really drunk people use a drive you and your car hopme service, but not as often as they should.

    Is it possible that these drivers did not report the accident because they had been drinking?

    Posted in: Two men arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Chiba

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    gaijintraveller

    If Trump wins, the US will be his fifth bankruptcy.

    Posted in: Trump becomes the choice of Republican establishment

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    gaijintraveller

    The yaks now buy German cars or Lexus. It is a long time since they bought Lincolns, a Ford product. Small Fords are Mazdas anyway.

    Posted in: Ford to pull out of Japan, Indonesia

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    gaijintraveller

    Many shops refuse as a matter of policy to make a copy of a key that is itself a copy and not an original. No doubt this is a useful service for thieves. Girlfriends or boyfriends may also find it useful. Keep your keys safe.

    Posted in: Japanese smartphone service lets you order duplicate keys by taking a photo

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    gaijintraveller

    Abenomics is to blame for this. The purpose of Abe's cheaper yen. He thought it would encourage foreign to buy Japanese products. It was obvious what foreign countries would buy, Japanese property, assets such as land and companies.

    Devaluing the yen may have made Japanese LCDs and so on cheaper, but it also made their manufacturers cheaper.

    Posted in: Japan Inc may win Sharp battle, but lose the LCD war

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    gaijintraveller

    This is not how democracy is supposed to work: You vote for our candidate and will give you lots of money, but if you vote for the candidate you want, your island will suffer.

    Posted in: Voting under way in Ginowan mayoral election

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    gaijintraveller

    So it continues: the competition between stations to find which one can find the most stress-inducing, annoying noise.

    It would save a lot of money and stress on passengers if they replaced the music with old-fashioned whistles, which are just as effective for informing passengers the train will leave.

    I hate all the unnecessary noise. In fact that is why travelling by train in Japan can be such an unpleasant experience.

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    gaijintraveller

    Note that Volvo is now Chinese. This represents a real threat to the future of the Japanese economy and should serve as a wake-up call. The Chinese are now starting to break into and bui a reputation in the car market.

    Posted in: Honda, Volvo take top awards at the Detroit auto show

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    gaijintraveller

    2 to 3 kilos of beans for 6 people? Are we feeding a Sumo stable?

    Another way to eat more healthily: eat less.

    Posted in: Want to eat healthier? Move sides to the center of the plate

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    gaijintraveller

    No, the news will talk about signs of Abenomics working. However, the reality will be completely different. News and reality seem to be getting further and further apart.

    Posted in: What issues do you think will dominate the news in Japan and abroad this year?

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    gaijintraveller

    If the Senkakus belong to Japan because Japan occupied them, the Kuriles belong to Russia because Russia has occupied them. Japan's right wing including Abe have justified Russia's claim to the island.

    Posted in: Abe says summit with Putin needed to resolve territorial row

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    gaijintraveller

    Cherry blossom, typhoons, rainy season, public holidays, same as every year.

    Posted in: What issues do you think will dominate the news in Japan and abroad this year?

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    gaijintraveller

    The alleged crime was obstructing police officers. It seems that if there had been no police officers there, there would also have been no offences committed.

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    gaijintraveller

    Kazuaki Shimazaki says: "Like it or not, there are some things you can't do when you are an outsider versus an insider. And recognizing this fact will help lubricate a lot of things."

    Indeed, sometimes true. The case of Olympus springs to mind.

    However, no one seems to argue that Nissan should not have brought in an outsider, who did what no insider could have done.

    It should be also be taken into account that the outsider's plan is often internally sabotaged. The outsider does not necessarily have to be a foreigner. This also happens when Japanese companies merge and even happens when there is rivalry between department inside a company.

    Posted in: HQ invariably gets it wrong about Japan

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    gaijintraveller

    Perhaps it is Japan that is getting it wrong. That is why the economy has been in the doldrums for so long.

    Years ago many Japanese said that no smoking coffee shops would never work in Japan. It took a foreign company to prove them all wrong. Sometimes the foreigners are right and the Japanese are wrong.

    Posted in: HQ invariably gets it wrong about Japan

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    gaijintraveller

    two gigabytes of memory, 32 gigs of storage is nothing to boast about.

    Posted in: Super-compact desktop computer

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    gaijintraveller

    If it costs an estimated 149 billion yen, how much will it actually cost? That is the question. Perhaps it would be better simply to rebuild the old stadium, which was a more interest design.

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    gaijintraveller

    White rice, like white bread in Europe before it was fortified with minerals by law, does not provide what is needed by developing bone structure. When white flour became popular in Europe, rickets became common. Milk is a good source of calcium. That is why it is given to growing children.

    Perhaps GW's mother-in-law thinks good tooth and bone stucture take away inherent Japaneseness.

    Posted in: Serving milk in school lunch is the best way to have children take in calcium, which is essential for their growth. Many children think it’s OK to drink milk with rice.

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    gaijintraveller

    How about Okinawa? If the Okinawans refuse, the government can override their decision.

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