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jinjapanAug. 24, 2014 - 09:30PM JST
As some have pointed out here, it is definitely the big malls sucking away the business from the little guys . go to mostly any mall on a weekend & it will be packed . & visit any shotengai on the weekend & it will be more or less empty. unless it's connected to a major train station & people have to pass thru it .
Posted in: Business is bad
jinjapanAug. 09, 2014 - 08:43AM JST
so, by NRA standards, if the other boy had a gun he could've protected himself .
Posted in: Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin
jinjapanJul. 20, 2014 - 11:37PM JST
why no mention of the name of the company ??
Posted in: 32 employees sickened by gas at Fukuoka bakery
jinjapanJul. 17, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
i think it might have something to do with shintoism as in shinto everything has a god. you see workers in supermarkets they turn around , face the store & bow b4 entering the back room. in all sports they bow. soccer they bow to the field. baseball . track & field & so on .
Posted in: Why do Japanese cleaning crews bow at trains?
jinjapanJun. 23, 2014 - 11:13AM JST
japan can't become too reliable on imported farm products. especially as it is an island nation. need some self sustainability . all else is cool.
Posted in: Should Japan be cut out of the TPP talks if it does not agree to open its markets to more farm imports?
jinjapanJun. 20, 2014 - 04:32PM JST
for the sake of japan , the japanese should keep some trade barriers pertaining to farm imports in place. there are a few reasons for this . possibility of war reducing imports . GM foods entering . quality of food will decrease. & now with climate change the possibilities of food shortages in other countries & may not be enough food to import to feed japan. farming in japan is already decreasing, if the doors open, it will drop dramatically & that could be very bad for the country . other countries could "hold you hostage" if you do no do as they say in other areas as well. so, some barriers are warranted . don't want to totally rely on the outside world to feed you people. everything else is fair game .
Posted in: New Zealand suggests cutting Japan out of TPP talks
jinjapanJun. 07, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
most governments try to hide the bad from their past .
Posted in: China uses D-Day anniversary to praise Germany, slam Japan
jinjapanJun. 07, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
In 1972, 1995, and in 2001, various Japanese prime ministers have issued what they considered to be a valid apology. Each time, China rejected the statement as a valid apology for one or more of three reasons: 1) the lack of the explicit mention of the word “apology,” 2) the lack of the explicit mention of China as the victim of Japanese aggression, and 3) the apology was only stated in a speech, but not written down in an official document.
In 1995, on the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Government of Japan expressed its resolution through the statement by the Prime Minister, which states that during a certain period in the past, Japan’s conduct caused tremendous damage and suffering to the people of many countries, including China, and the Prime Minister expressed his feeling of deep remorse and stated his heartfelt apology, while giving his word to make efforts for peace.
Beijing International Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, and the Beijing subway system were all constructed with the help of Japanese ODA. Yet because the Chinese government refuses to publicize this fact, most Chinese citizens are under the impression that Japan has provided little, if any, financial aid to China.
jinjapanMay. 31, 2014 - 11:35PM JST
shouldn't they put this statue in south korea ??
Posted in: Monument to comfort women dedicated in Virginia
jinjapanMay. 31, 2014 - 06:46PM JST
it's not as much japanese prefer paying in cash as it is that not many shops take credit cards . they seem to be having trouble catching up to the 21st century .
Posted in: Automatic coin counting machine
jinjapanMay. 13, 2014 - 11:18PM JST
I like when they lose my luggage as it's always only for a day or 2 & then they deliver it to my house . saves me the hassle of lugging it around . economy seems to keep getting narrower . prices have increased about 25% in the last 5-8 years . need to enforce carry on regulation as people bring too much stuff on board & bags are way too big . food sucks ! but that's nothing new .
Posted in: Airline complaints: Which bothers you the most?
jinjapanMay. 12, 2014 - 07:03PM JST
It's good to finally hear the south speak up. You always hear the north's rhetoric & the south says nothing . All the useless wars we have going on in the world, that would be a useful one .
Posted in: S Korea says North Korea 'must disappear soon'
jinjapanMay. 11, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
School principal's put in at least 15 hour days & often go in on the weekends as well . I guess coffee wasn't enough to keep him going .
Posted in: Elementary school principal arrested for possession of stimulants
jinjapanMay. 05, 2014 - 12:29AM JST
the article also states that 77% in the u.s.a. end up in institutions. i always here stories of wealthy americans, especially actors, going overseas to adopt. i wonder why they aren't adopting in their own country ?
Posted in: Thousands languishing in children's homes in Japan: Human Rights Watch
jinjapanApr. 11, 2014 - 11:56PM JST
unfair . shouldn't be just sex offenders if it's going to be them , then it should be all. rapists. burglars & so on .
Posted in: Do you think local residents should be informed when child sex offenders, released from prison, move into their neighborhood?
jinjapanMar. 28, 2014 - 12:00AM JST
i'm from that era & paul was always my 4th favorite beatle. but as i had seen ringo & george i figured i should go see paul as well even though i had 2nd thoughts. i was totally blown away at what a good show he put on. i didn't expect it . has a lot of stamina for a guy his age . you'll get your money's worth. rock on !!
Posted in: Paul McCartney coming back to Japan for 3 more concerts in May
jinjapanMar. 19, 2014 - 04:29PM JST
Damned if you do. Damned if you don't .
Posted in: Tsunami survivor’s Y1.2 mil camera: heart-felt gift or PR stunt?
jinjapanMar. 18, 2014 - 04:02PM JST
who cares ??? let em walk out. nicer there w/out them anyway .
Posted in: N Korean envoy walks out of U.N. rights council as Japan speaks
jinjapanMar. 15, 2014 - 09:52PM JST
the pharmaceutical association does not profit from that drug, so of course they don't want people using it. they prefer you use their "legal" drugs .
Posted in: No pot
jinjapanMar. 13, 2014 - 09:11AM JST
bicycles & umbrellas seem to be on the "share" system in japan anyway. stealing food & things like that isn't cool though .
Posted in: Man arrested after traveling 1,600 kms on stolen bikes
Sep. 02, 2014 - 10:55AM JST
Well first we the people Do not exist so Obama can have some sort of legacy.…
Posted in: World events endanger Obama legacy
This could easily create WWIII and claim millions of lives. Someone needs to step in and…
Posted in: Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat
Sep. 02, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
FightingViking: I find "dominated" a pretty harsh word... maybe tried to "discipline" him ? (Divorced mothers…
Posted in: Man who dismembered mother goes on trial
I also agree that it's their country, their right. But I bet you still hate me.…
Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji
Sep. 02, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
I was always under the impression that the 'radio wave interference' thing was just a cover,…
Posted in: Japan OKs use of smartphones, tablets during plane takeoffs, landings