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kiboushaJul. 29, 2016 - 10:16AM JST
I've been stopped a few times in 2009 & 2010. I think they were - sorry for the lack of words - "cleaning up" then, these days, they don't even bat an eye on me.
Posted in: Getting stopped by police in Japan – how often does it happen (and why?)
kiboushaJul. 25, 2016 - 07:24AM JST
It amazes me that there are still people buying those in 2016.
Posted in: End of an era: VCRs headed for outdated tech heaven
kiboushaJul. 25, 2016 - 07:22AM JST
I used to spend weekends in each other's places before getting married, like actually bring a bag with clothes on Friday night and not coming back until after work on Monday night. IMHO, it removes the cons of cost of moving in, risks of immediately regretting it (cost of moving out, not just economic but psychological), not overwhelming yourself with expectations and the pressure of "big decision".
Posted in: What are the pros and cons of living with someone before you marry him/her?
kiboushaJul. 22, 2016 - 01:28PM JST
Stand waaaay behind the yellow line on train platform guys, I don't want one of these pokidiots bump into you and you fall onto the tracks.
Posted in: The wait is over for Pokemon Go fans in Japan
kiboushaJul. 21, 2016 - 07:25AM JST
For those who are wondering, search google for "個人型DC" (kojin gata) if you want to know more about how to go about it in Japanese.
Posted in: No retiree left behind: Japan turns to riskier DIY pensions
kiboushaJul. 15, 2016 - 12:13PM JST
When are you gonna wake up France ? Are you still sleeping from the Nazi invasion ? And, for the rest of Europe, you guys are so cool and so progressive, you let fundamentalism eating you from the inside and you still apologize for them, I don't know what to say but have a nice extinction!
Posted in: Truck attacker kills at least 84, injures scores during Bastille Day celebration in Nice
kiboushaJul. 12, 2016 - 12:52PM JST
Don't miss it guys, buy nikkei, don't hold too long and sell them sometimes in the future when you think you've made "enough profit" from it.
Posted in: Abe orders new stimulus package after election win
kiboushaJul. 11, 2016 - 05:16PM JST
"best" implies nothing is better, I refuse to accept that there are nothing better than the current "split the mass", "tell them what they want to hear", "be popular" system.
I think a simple idea would be to elect representatives randomly from a pool of professionals in their field to make decisions on education, economy, science, healthcare, etc. Like the US civil jury system, once selected you must serve for a period of time and will be taken out of the pool to prevent from being selected again. That way, we don't have "career" politicians who work primarily to advance their "careers", not for the good of the country as a whole.
Posted in: Do you think democracy is the best form of government?
kiboushaJul. 08, 2016 - 01:01PM JST
If I have my way, a candidate needs only to provide me with a save game from every city building simulation game there is, starting with Sim City 4.
kiboushaJul. 07, 2016 - 04:22PM JST
She forgot #15 With a lover I hint that he should pay for date, with a spouse I take all his money and give him a tiny bit of allowance
Posted in: Japanese mom lists 14 ways life with a spouse differs from life with someone you’re dating
kiboushaJul. 04, 2016 - 09:22AM JST
Well, being packed in a long tube like packs of canned tuna every morning doesn't help either.
Posted in: In modern society, many people feel a desire to erupt in rage if something irritates them. If railway companies take no measures, the number of violent incidents would continue rising greatly.
kiboushaJul. 03, 2016 - 09:35PM JST
When I was still in Singapore working for a Japanese company, lunches were filled with Japanese co-workers' tales about their monthly adventures to Thailand's red-light districts. I joked that they should move the branch to Thailand for convenience, they actually asked management to do so, but of course it didn't happen, Singapore was just much safer and had better infrastructure.
Posted in: Thailand, Japan share mutual affection that is rare in Asia
kiboushaJul. 03, 2016 - 11:11AM JST
When I'm on a bicycle, I ring my bell as hard as I could and stare at them, as far as I remember, it never works.
Posted in: What is the best way to prevent pedestrians, glued to their smartphones, from stepping carelessly into oncoming traffic, falling off train platforms or bumping into each other on the sidewalk?
kiboushaJul. 01, 2016 - 09:01PM JST
When they shifted their portfolio to Japanese stocks in 2014, I remember thinking "there goes my pension".
Posted in: Huge Japan pension fund sees worst loss since financial crisis
kiboushaJun. 29, 2016 - 07:30AM JST
This is how to make money folks, create artificially scare, buy everything and wait until people realize there was nothing to be scared about.
Posted in: Wall St bounces back after two-day Brexit rout
kiboushaJun. 29, 2016 - 07:26AM JST
If you need to "encourage" 18 year-olds to vote, why lower it in the first place ?
Posted in: The minimum age to vote in Japan has been lowered from 20 to 18 in time for the July 10 Upper House election. What do you think is the best way to encourage 18 to 20-year-olds to vote?
kiboushaJun. 25, 2016 - 12:22PM JST
The society of "ganbatte not to cause trouble to other people" hasn't actually ban public smoking, which is the very definition of "causing trouble to other people", yet they find "children's laughter" disturbs the peace, go figure!
Posted in: Would you support a total smoking ban in public places?
kiboushaJun. 22, 2016 - 07:53AM JST
The men has learned and know better than to marry only to give up his 4 million yen income, hobby, and to live on a 30000 per month allowance from their wives.
Posted in: Fewer Japanese seek marriage amid worries over income: poll
kiboushaJun. 20, 2016 - 07:47AM JST
Inheritance is a very inefficient way to "give" money to your children, 55% is taxed!! I'd rather use that money to send my kids overseas to get life fulfilling experiences.
“My sons are starting to give their opinion on inheritance, and I’m interested,”
“My sons are starting to give their opinion on inheritance, and I’m interested,”
Let me guess, did he said "dad, don't go out traveling in your old days, you might have an accident, also you can stop using MY future money!".
Posted in: Dead money: Battle for Japanese inheritances heats up
kiboushaJun. 18, 2016 - 08:23AM JST
The box is herd mentality/thinking/behavior, when you go to a review site or ask your friend about a movie or game, and get a low rating for it, what do you do ? You skip it, because you unconsciously argue that if friends and people you identify with don't like it, you probably won't like it either. There is a group of people that constantly say "I'm not going to waste my time to pursue/enjoy something that aren't popular".
IMHO, thinking outside the box is to isolate yourself from the world, so you can have a quite moment thinking, free form the biases your brain is very prone off.
Posted in: When someone uses that trite expression of telling you to think outside the box, how are you supposed to know what the box is?
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Jul. 30, 2016 - 08:09PM JST
Then there are the old ladies in big groups
Absolutely nothing worse. Worst manners out…
Posted in: Do you think children of past generations had better manners than kids today when it comes to gestures like saying "please," "thank you" and showing respect for their elders?
Jul. 30, 2016 - 08:08PM JST
He forgot about him? I don't believe it.
Posted in: 2-year-old boy dies after being left in car by father
Jul. 30, 2016 - 08:07PM JST
There are testing a device to prevent this (a sort of alarm that starts if a…
Jul. 30, 2016 - 08:01PM JST
More Arashi ads! They will really help!
Posted in: JAL's three-month profit more than halves
Jul. 30, 2016 - 08:00PM JST
Ask Trump to ask Putin what's going on. They're good friends.
Posted in: U.S. worries Russian humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'
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