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kiboushaApr. 14, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
It shouldn't be a black & white matter. The reasons why is just as important. The banks betting againts investors was a good reason NOT to bail them.
Why is it that when it comes to this, NO single tax payers have ANY saying through direct voting of some sorts ? Oh right, our perfect democracy already gave tax payers vote to choose our leaders, so they can be bought to bail corrupt companies, best system ever!
Posted in: When big companies look like they are going under, should governments use tax money to bail them out?
kiboushaApr. 11, 2014 - 04:20PM JST
From politicians, to CEOs, to next-door yamada-san, when criticized, they say "you just don't understand the Japanese spirit".
Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges
kiboushaApr. 11, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
When a female ex-coworker took one year maternity leave, I've had numerous other ex-coworkers asking me whether I think she should have her job back after one year, as they're very sure that she will no longer be able to work after one year of leave.
So, yeah, much as Abe wants this to happen, the mentality of the society against wives coming back to work will be the biggest wall.
Posted in: When wives work, consumption rises accordingly -- spending rises for household services, eating out, female clothing and social expenses. It will lead to the positive cycle that Abenomics is aiming for.
kiboushaApr. 08, 2014 - 12:05PM JST
Japanese variety shows. "Look how valuable and correct and amazing our opinions are on matters concerning the delicacy of our tongue's taste receptors. Our deep thoughts and feelings on things concerning rankings on toilet paper usage through out Japan. We are so beautiful, popular and intelligent, housewives will sit in front of the TV to see us talk, and listen to our Tokyo or Kyoto university trained philosophers all day long".
Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job?
kiboushaMar. 28, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
Sheeps are sheeps, so easy to be stirred around instead of rising to fight.
Posted in: Shoppers splurge ahead of sales tax increase
kiboushaMar. 26, 2014 - 12:06PM JST
Why is it a problem ? Why do we put so much pressure for men to have girlfriends ? The society view them as if they're less than humans, losers, if they don't have girlfriends. If they're happy and don't want to have girlfriends, so what ? Why should a woman get married ? So much talk about equality and yet still pressure women to get married, what a bunch of hypocrites.
Posted in: 61% of single men aged 18-34 have no girlfriend; 49% of women unattached: survey
kiboushaMar. 12, 2014 - 09:43AM JST
It is cultural. Nothing says "I love you" more than actions. Japanese or most Asians were raised with the "show don't talk" mentality, many don't like to say empty words. Say "I love you" too often, the phrase loses its weight, saying it become an everyday occurrences, nothing special about it. Analogous, if everyone has super power, then no one is special.
Actions on the other hand speak louder. A female Japanese friend said that her husband suddenly came home from work early and help out around the house. When asked why, he said "didn't you hurt your hands ? I thought I'd do the housework until you're healed". Actions and considerations.
Posted in: How come Japanese couples don't say "I love you" to each other as often as their Western counterparts?
kiboushaMar. 10, 2014 - 09:34AM JST
Ghosts don't bother me, I've lived for 3 decades, never seen one, either they're very good at concealing themselves, or they don't exist. Now, the people affected who are still alive, they would be bothersome though, coming in to "talk" to the victim's spirit, thinking they're still there or something, or if they believe in some cult that killing the current residents would give the victim's spirit some closure, etc.
Posted in: Would you move into an apartment or house where the rent had been lowered because a bloody murder or suicide had occurred there? Would living in such a place freak you out?
kiboushaMar. 09, 2014 - 10:12PM JST
I always thought the best commercials are those that don't sell products. The best commercials are those that sell ideas. Of course, all these are to drive sales of products, but still, imho, it's very respectable for Dove to come up with such an idea, it tells you that the company in its quest for sales and profit can still retain its humanity.
Posted in: Dove’s 'Real Beauty' commercial a big hit in Japan
kiboushaMar. 04, 2014 - 03:46PM JST
I stated this many time, this is not because the virtual currency bitcoin is hackable. Bitcoin itself is really difficult to hack, it's solely MtGox's total incompetency.
There are many reports that say MtGox didn't have the proper infrastructure, software, expertise to run an exchange. Their software developers didn't use version control, source code is a patchwork of fixes that cause other problems. Looks to me, this guy developed a software that "works", disregarding security and cases where it won't "work". When hackers come knocking, it's only a matter of time, before they gain access.
Do you know what the MTG in MtGox stands for ? Magic The Gathering, yes, you read it right.
Posted in: Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox looks into criminal complaint
kiboushaMar. 04, 2014 - 10:42AM JST
LoL, they reject people left and right who wanted to borrow money to buy houses, and complain about too "few" borrowers. What a bunch of idiots.
Posted in: With too few borrowers, Japan's regional banks are urged to merge
kiboushaMar. 04, 2014 - 10:13AM JST
Look, countries in south east Asia can't afford native English speakers, so they hire locals who have degrees in English. You go there and speak English to random people, more people are able to understand and speak English back at you than in Japan, where there are many native English teachers. Seriously, when it comes to language, it is less about native or not, more about how often do you get exposed to it.
Posted in: Ideally, should English teachers at schools in Japan be native speakers? Can non-native English speakers do just as well or better?
kiboushaMar. 01, 2014 - 03:26PM JST
I lost 2 bitcoins when my computer crashed. Since, I was a newbie I didn't backup my "bitcoin wallet". I think it's not hacker, more like MtGox forgot to backup their wallet and their computer crashed. Traditional hacking is almost impossible with bitcoin, unless it involved social engineering as well, like the "It's me scam".
Posted in: Mt Gox files for bankruptcy; CEO says 750,000 bitcoins gone
kiboushaFeb. 27, 2014 - 01:03PM JST
These women are gravure models. It's the intermediate job where more often than not, they end up as porn stars.
Posted in: SDF show off their feminine side with calendar
kiboushaFeb. 24, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
Lol, all these people telling you it's complicated. It's a scam, don't believe them, they just want your money. Go to UR or JKK, with a little bit of Japanese, no key money BS, no guarantoor BS, no renewal BS, no discrimination BS, virtually what you expect from a real estate service in first world country, just pick an area you want to live in, pick a building, then pick a room, and sign.
Posted in: GPod: Renting an apartment in Tokyo
kiboushaFeb. 14, 2014 - 01:03PM JST
shhh, it's a secret, nobody should ever even know.
Posted in: TEPCO took months to release record strontium readings at Fukushima
kiboushaFeb. 11, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
Please Japan, separate tax for essential goods and luxuries. Don't tax food, that's just ridiculous. Let Luis Vuitton suckers pay for more taxes, but don't burden single mothers or the poorer of us.
Posted in: Japan faced with gloomy data ahead of tax hike
kiboushaFeb. 10, 2014 - 10:56AM JST
Young people meh, females meh, they'll surely taint the image of beautiful imperial Japan, no! This olympic will be our final bang before we go out to the woods and die.
Posted in: Tokyo 2020 leaders reject notion of old boys club
kiboushaFeb. 07, 2014 - 10:00AM JST
Humans, such puny beings, yet still think that they or their nation or whatever small hole they're holding up in is the center of the universe. East sea, Sea of Japan, such meaningless names. Why can't they come up with a neutral name ? The sea of understanding, or the waters of friendship, or whatever. They can't because they still think they're the center ... I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Posted in: Virginia vote on Sea of Japan hands victory to South Koreans
kiboushaJan. 31, 2014 - 01:15PM JST
Inflation, perpetual growth, trickle down economy for the good socially responsible Japanese companies, myth that politicians spout to make sure the idiotic masses keeps electing them over and over and over again.
Posted in: Consumer price hike data boosts Japan's deflation battle
Apr. 24, 2014 - 08:09PM JST
"Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in…
Posted in: Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked
Apr. 24, 2014 - 08:08PM JST
Public transport people, in Japan its often the only form of transport people have.. get over…
Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport
Apr. 24, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
Japan is part of... Japan. Period.
Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?
Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:59PM JST
Don't be surprised Mitsubishi and other Japan Inc, in China exodus happens very rapidly. They were…
Posted in: China frees ship after Mitsui O.S.K. pays $28 mil
Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:56PM JST
So this guy blows. He cheats and he lost by a large margin. Boot his ass…
Posted in: Yankees pitcher Pineda ejected for using pine tar