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gokai_wo_manekuJun. 25, 2016 - 07:25PM JST
I don't like smoking at all. But remember, the cigarette company used to be owned by the government, and in Showa, smoking was patriotic because it provided funds for the government. That was Showa thinking.
Posted in: At old-style drinking places, the quest for Showa-era nostalgia clashes with reality
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 25, 2016 - 07:19PM JST
Yes, I agree. He is saying this because most Japanese don't want to change the constitution. He has to delay this until after the election. It is just a politician being political.
Posted in: Abe says it is hard for now to revise arms-renouncing article of constitution
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 23, 2016 - 06:44PM JST
Everyone should watch Robin Williams talk about "Stuff" on YouTube. It fits this topic perfectly.
Posted in: Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 23, 2016 - 06:14PM JST
Don't worry! After Trump becomes president, he will remove all the US military from Japan. He said. And give Japan atom bombs.
Posted in: It is absurd to completely entrust decisions to the U.S. military as if Japan is a subordinate or Okinawa is still under military occupation. Revising the pact, which has never been done, is naturally our right.
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 23, 2016 - 08:40AM JST
But we live in a consumption based economy! If we don't buy lots of stuff, the economy will collapse, we'll all be out of work, unable to buy stuff, and living in empty rooms. Oh, the result is the same.
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 22, 2016 - 05:46PM JST
Yes, Abe and Damenomics have had 3.5 years to fix things. Alllllllll he has done is put Japan back on a war footing.
Posted in: Abe pledges to boost economy as upper house election campaign begins
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 22, 2016 - 01:08PM JST
No original cast members? Then why go? They can't be duplicated. When I studied in the US in 1999, once a week students gathered in the dorm lounge to watch reruns of this show (and "All in the Family"). I eventually got the hang of the show.
Posted in: Where everybody knows your name: 'Cheers' coming to stage
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 22, 2016 - 11:49AM JST
So did they finally decide to make one of the females a lesbian? I hope so.
Posted in: 'Frozen' coming to new books, Lego animated shorts
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 22, 2016 - 11:47AM JST
This is the point, and the main point, that the 1%er Japanese political elite simply cannot understand. There is no feeling or perception of stability in the economy for at least 40% of Japanese workers. So no marriage, no kids, no consumption. Maybe Japan is doomed.
Posted in: Fewer Japanese seek marriage amid worries over income: poll
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 20, 2016 - 06:06PM JST
The world is very poorly run. Is that because humans are too stupid or because they don't care? Really, we have 10,000 years of experience making civilization. You'd think we'd be better at it.
Posted in: Record 65 million people displaced worldwide: U.N.
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 20, 2016 - 12:33PM JST
Shinjuku ward is a no smoking ward. There are designated smoking places. It generally works well (there are a few slobs that ignore this).
Posted in: Would you support a total smoking ban in public places?
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 20, 2016 - 09:43AM JST
Analogous to Brexit, for Japan I propose Chinin, joining China and leaving the western sphere of influence.
Posted in: British PM warns of Brexit pain
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 19, 2016 - 07:56AM JST
Be sure to read the label. Some brown bread here is brown because they use brown sugar in the manufacture. It is not whole grain.
Posted in: Whole grain consumption could lead to longer life: study
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 19, 2016 - 07:49AM JST
Basically, say thank you to Abenomics.
Posted in: Isetan Mitsukoshi CEO says won't cut prices even with return of deflationary mindset
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 19, 2016 - 07:46AM JST
Make sure the kids don't pull out their smart phones during siesta.
Posted in: Hyogo school introduces trial afternoon nap time for students
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 19, 2016 - 07:41AM JST
40% of workers have irregular employment, and will not get married, have kids, and consume due to uncertainty about having a job tomorrow (thank you former PM Koizumi, trying to remake the Japanese economy in the image of the US economy). The 1%er political elite simply cannot understand this. Maybe Japan is doomed.
Posted in: Elderly people expand presence in workforce amid labor shortage
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 19, 2016 - 07:38AM JST
How about developing better or thorough psychological testing. Or is psychology, as I suspect, actually magic, not science?
Posted in: The Federal Aviation Administration has ruled out requiring psychological testing for airline pilots, despite an air crash last year in which a German pilot deliberately flew an airliner full of passengers into a mountainside. It says psychological tests are ineffective because they reveal a pilot's mental health for only a moment in time without providing insight into whether the pilot will suffer problems later. What do you think?
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 18, 2016 - 09:03AM JST
Sounds like Greene is still a swindler.
Posted in: DiCaprio deposition ordered in 'Wolf of Wall Street' lawsuit
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 15, 2016 - 04:06PM JST
Great! So, is it my turn?
Posted in: Tokyo governor submits resignation effective June 21
gokai_wo_manekuJun. 15, 2016 - 12:16PM JST
Masuzoe has resigned according to the Asahi Shinbun朝日新聞.
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Jun. 26, 2016 - 10:32PM JST
The skirts are actually much longer than those in the picture. Most girls roll up the…
Posted in: More schools introducing modern, fashionable uniforms
Jun. 26, 2016 - 10:30PM JST
Maybe. Never heard of him.
Posted in: Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet
Jun. 26, 2016 - 10:29PM JST
SwissToniJUN. 26, 2016 - 06:01PM JST
Why we have a 'First past the post' electoral system…
Posted in: More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum
Or is he all BS too?
Jun. 26, 2016 - 10:28PM JST
Stranger... Yes, we'll see what the FBI and the Department of Justice has to say about…
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