kibousha's past comments

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    kibousha

    He probably learned war from manga, movies, games and what not, romanticized story of brotherhood fighting for a good cause.

    Posted in: One Japanese man tells why he wanted to fight in Syria

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    Everybody knows this in Japan, but no one wants to act it out, as it will break the "wa". Nakamura broke the "wa", although the media praises him, not a single Japanese companies would want to hire him.

    Posted in: Failure to internationalize, take risks and value employees by merit have led to years of stagnation in the fields of computers, smartphones and semiconductors.

  • 4

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    Citibank, but it's closing. Next would be Shinsei in my experience.

    Posted in: Which do you think is the most foreigner-friendly bank in Japan?

  • 5

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    The rumors were true, back to crappy Japanese banking.

    Posted in: Citigroup to exit retail banking in 11 markets, including Japan

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    The rich don't want normal people like us to understand that governments "create or print" money out of thin air. Governments don't need taxes to fund their expenditure, they literally and do give everyone money, through welfare for single mothers and tax cut to rich people. Taxes are there mainly to give value to the currency, imagine if they abolish taxes, what prevents Toyota or Sony from paying your salary with "points" (bitcoin or anyone of those electronic money), and promising you that you can use those points to buy food from supermarkets they own, or cars, etc.

    Governments "create" money, normal accounting methods we use to track our income and expenditure doesn't apply to them.

    The rich certainly don't want "helicopter drop" or guaranteed minimal income, when everyone has money, the rich don't feel special anymore, all those high class restaurants are going to be packed by plebeians now, their privileges will go away, they'll never let that happen.

    Posted in: 'Abenomics' architect calls for BOJ easing, tax hike delay

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    There are so many Japanese like him. The other day, there was a show on TV about a Japanese ophthalmologist who went to the US established a research company, become fairly successful. At the end of the show, he said he could never do it in Japan, because his Japanese colleagues, universities, companies were all against him, telling him that he's on a wild goose chase, etc.

    Shogun mentality of Japanese companies will not disappear anytime soon.

    Posted in: Nobel winner Nakamura was salaryman who took on bosses

  • -1

    kibousha

    I guess, when you're a posh Japanese literature laureate, you will think manga is for plebeians. Although I agree that Katakana shouldn't be used as a guide to spell foreign words.

    Posted in: I think manga is depriving young people of the pleasure of reading real literature. I hope people would return to the written world and the beauty of the past. And get rid of katakana. Katakana should be abolished. The Japanese language is a beautiful language, and is capable of every kind of expression.

  • 6

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    Japan's export is like 15% of GDP, and yet they insist that these export industries are the driving forces in Japanese economy, how does that work ?

    Posted in: Dollar rally fizzles

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    lol, you can't even leave at 7 pm to just go home.

    I was once asked by an annoying Japanese colleague, "What IS IT that you do at home leaving so early at 7 pm ?", in such a tone that I was imagining he was implying "you lowlife have nothing even slightly more important than staying in office". I said that I have kids. He then did the famous head tilt and looked as if he was going to say "your wife should take care of them", but I'm glad he didn't, because I was ready to make a scene with the idiot.

    Posted in: As a male employee in Japan, you can't really leave the office at around, say, 3 p.m. to pick up your kids and still expect your boss to grade you favorably.

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    kibousha

    Tax raise wasn't that much of a difference if not coupled with rising energy cost, weak yen, inflation and the flood in Kansai. Last year I could buy a cabbage for 98 yen, these days ? 300 yen. From the perspective of everyday Japanese, a 200% increase is big, and it triggers the defensive mechanism in saving oriented Japanese people.

    Posted in: Abe vows to keep careful watch on tax hike's impact

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    With BoJ continuously conjuring money to buy Nikkei 400 ETFs, and pension fund shifting to stocks, naturally stock prices just keep going higher and higher, creating the illusion that the economy is "great". I seriously doubt that the change resistant Japan Inc. has actually done or even plan something, other that money conjuration, great PR promises to boost its economic performance.

    Posted in: Tokyo market seen to enjoy continued investor optimism

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    @fxgai,

    Recent figures showed Japanese household wealth increased to record levels - that should have some kind of positive effect on consumer sentiment.

    How did they measure this ? Did they cherry pick households that are invested in the Japanese stock market ? More reason for BoJ to keep printing moneys to buy up nikkei 400 ETFs. Or, did they cherry pick households that purchased a house before tax raise ? When you purchase a house, the house IS included in the calculation of your wealth right ? Seems rigged for sake of "good" figures.

    Posted in: Consumer inflation rises slower than expected in August

  • 0

    kibousha

    When it comes to politicians and public figures, pay attention to what they do, not what they say.

    Posted in: Abe pledges in U.N. speech to work against 'war culture'

  • 0

    kibousha

    Jijis at the top of corporations still firmly believing that kachos and buchos leaving the office to catch the last train home are the most productive & loyal. Women workers seeing their kachos and buchos like that, thought better, they get married, get pregnant, so they can quit with the only allowed reason to quit honorably, "family". New mothers, no help from the husbands to raise kids, would not think twice about getting second or third kids.

    We all know these problems, but the politicians would rather ignore the root of the problems and instead, "more hoikuen!", "more facilities for mothers!", same 'ol same 'ol treating the symptoms rather than tackling the root problems.

    Posted in: Are women Japan’s saviours?

  • 6

    kibousha

    Keep the smoke rising people, it's cool, show it to your children that it's cool to smoke too. Who cares about cancer when you can be cool right ? Also it's good for the stocks value to keep rising and rising. Keep it up!

    Posted in: Asia's rising tobacco epidemic

  • -2

    kibousha

    There's no such thing as pawahara or sekuhara in Japan, it's called sempai kouhai relationship, you just don't understand Japanese culture.

    Posted in: Female bosses not averse to sexual harassment

  • 0

    kibousha

    Reduce corporate tax, so they can take more risky investments. But, increase tax for wealthy individuals so they can't pay themselves bonuses from reduced corporation tax reported as "profit". Reduce workers tax, so they can actually buy stuffs. But, increase tax for luxurious goods, it's dumb that a Luis Vuitton is taxed the same rate as a pack of natto.

    Posted in: Japan's economy shrinks 1.8% in April-June

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    kibousha

    Corporations should never save, it should spend/reinvest all its profits. Individuals should always save. But the world is upside down, Corporations hoard cash, individuals spend too much and get into debt.

    Posted in: 'Abenomics' in trouble as challenges mount up

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    kibousha

    You know, everyone, including politicians, ALL agree with Mrs. Abe here. But, they still raise it anyway, not because they don't know better, but because the alternative

    "... put a bit effort into the economy, fix what can be fixed and cut what can be cut?" "... put a bit effort ... "

    you see, that's what the politicians don't like to do, why "effort", when you can just ride it with little disturbances until you die ? "Who cares about the grand children ? I'd be looong dead.".

    Posted in: Akie Abe discusses sales tax, nuclear power, life with PM

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    kibousha

    As end product consumers, it's easy for us to judge that Japan no longer makes the things we all used to love. TVs, cameras, cars, etc. But Japanese industrial goods are still on demand all over the world. For example, an iphone, 34% of the price goes to Japanese manufacturers.

    Posted in: Which industries do you think Japan still leads the world in?

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