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kiboushaJan. 20, 2015 - 07:53AM JST
"Lifetime" employment is a trap, during the "good" times, companies promised that to keep job market from being competitive thus keeping wages low. "Lifetime" and "wisdom of old people" pretty much messed up human motivation, "oh, I'm good until retirement, no need to hone my skills in anything anymore, just keep doing what I'm doing, I gain greater wisdom the older I get!". Bad times come, you got no skills nor the attitude to make breakthroughs, got fired, skills from previous company is not applicable to anywhere else. Now, aren't you proud about how Galapagos your company was ? how Galapagos Japan is ?
Posted in: Japanese companies doing more firing than hiring: OECD report
kiboushaJan. 15, 2015 - 08:49PM JST
How could anyone still sincerely trust another person that says "because I got caught, I'll try not to do it in the future".
Posted in: Uniqlo pledges to improve factory conditions in China
kiboushaJan. 15, 2015 - 12:11PM JST
@jcapan, my plan is normal public Japanese schools all the way to high school. I will not put the kids in "private" high school, to avoid Juku stupidity. I've read that private high schools in Japan focus too much on passing Toudai entrance test, their students have very little general education. Apparently, Japanese government changed a lot of education system in the past decade and public high schools now is actually much better than private ones in term of generally education the students. After high school then it will be university somewhere in Europe or Canada.
Posted in: Entrance exams: How parents ruin their kids' chances with misguided 'support'
kiboushaJan. 15, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
Studying to prepare to pass a test, such is a sad state of most countries' educational system. Scandinavian countries are way ahead when it comes to education and human welfare, and that's where I'm sending my kids to study.
kiboushaJan. 07, 2015 - 03:41PM JST
If you want a country's debt to decrease, it's easy, take out all your money from the bank and drop it at BOJ, they'll gladly take your money and shred them and the country will have less debt. If everyone do this, the country will have ZERO debt, and the people ZERO money, dreams come true !?
Posted in: At some point it will become clear to everyone that Japan has rung up debts that it has no ability to pay back other than through printing money: there simply aren’t going to be enough economically productive citizens.
kiboushaJan. 06, 2015 - 08:03AM JST
Chicken nugget is so easy to make at home, buy chicken, put them in a food processor with salt and pepper, grab the meat with a spoon, shape it up and dip it in the fryer. The time saved by buying a ready made chicken nugget is not worth all the problems and the added chemicals associated to it.
Posted in: McDonald's Japan hit by more nugget woes
kiboushaJan. 03, 2015 - 01:17PM JST
With all the money printing going on, it would be simpler if government can just "reimburse" all expenses of students that went to the US for ESL program for example, and they must prove it by passing TOEFL or TOEIC. Problem with Japan is that there are no incentives, motivations to learn English other than to look "cool".
Posted in: Is an entirely English-speaking village coming to Tokyo?
kiboushaJan. 02, 2015 - 05:01PM JST
Grumpy old farts can vote, so popular seeking fake politicians WILL listen to grumpy old farts. "I'm gonna die soon, I don't want to be reminded of how happy a child with life ahead of them can be".
Posted in: Complaints lead to debate about whether noise from schools should be regulated
kiboushaDec. 20, 2014 - 07:29PM JST
My facebook page is updated yearly with pictures of onsen, ramen, and all sorts of Japan's strangeness. These updates are from friends and acquaintances from Singapore. It's just anecdotal, but some people really do like coming back here.
Posted in: Do you think Japan is the sort of tourism destination that most people would only come to once, or is it a repeat destination?
kiboushaDec. 15, 2014 - 07:47AM JST
Every elections, every wins, "it's brand new, it will be different this time, it will make the economy prosper!" Just like buying a lottery you know, "I have good feelings this time, I think this is it!".
Posted in: Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big
kiboushaDec. 12, 2014 - 08:24AM JST
Underneath all those seeming sophistication, we are still running cavemen software 1.0
Posted in: Science proves high heels do have power over men
kiboushaDec. 12, 2014 - 08:22AM JST
Well, you do what potential profit tells you, maybe there are more singles than there are couples visiting that store ? so, bring on the profits!
Posted in: Restaurant refuses to serve couples on Dec 24 so singles won’t be reminded of their loneliness
kiboushaDec. 12, 2014 - 08:19AM JST
Gotta hand it to Japan when it comes to "beating the wall believing it will turn into a door", I can already see the samurai's ganbaru spirit there.
Posted in: Market bears bet on Abe victory, then a yen disaster
kiboushaDec. 10, 2014 - 10:17AM JST
Just quoting someone
"We put the cart of asset prices before the horse of enterprise. We entertained the fantasy that high asset prices made for prosperity, rather than the other way around. We actually worked to foster inflation, which we called 'price stability'. We seem to have miscalculated."
Posted in: We believe the stock market rally since Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012 has increased the wealth of the richest Japanese.
kiboushaDec. 10, 2014 - 10:08AM JST
Japan, since when do "demonstration" has any effect on a predetermined government ? Time to start an anarchy demonstration! or else you children will live in a cage ... and become more ignorant about the world around them.
kiboushaDec. 09, 2014 - 07:49AM JST
Japanese people, the epitome of "doing the same thing over and over again and actually believing that it will get better", an unshakable ganbaru spirit.
Posted in: Abe's LDP on track for landslide victory: media
kiboushaNov. 27, 2014 - 08:10PM JST
fxgai got it. Japan is spiraling down, you can't really believe it will change its attitudes toward all its problems, so it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. You put JCP on, that "when" will come much faster and much more violent.
Posted in: Japanese Communist Party says it will reverse most of Abe's policies
kiboushaNov. 26, 2014 - 11:08AM JST
Raise wages!? What blaspheme!! CEOs get humongous bonuses from cutting costs (a.k.a wages) because that makes the most and easiest profit for the company (a.k.a shareholders). Now, you want to cut potential profit by rising wages !? No way! CEOs answer to shareholders' interests first, workers are not even last in the list, especially Japanese workers who are slaves and are happy at it, they'll ganbaru as expected of them.
Posted in: BOJ Gov Kuroda urges firms to raise wages, spending
kiboushaNov. 23, 2014 - 02:39PM JST
I read somewhere that the Ocean is actually under utilized. Some scientist calculated that if we all started eating fish and giving up beef, we would reduce global warming from cow farms by a lot, even more than everyone giving up their cars.
Posted in: Japan sees modern Atlantis spiral deep into ocean
kiboushaNov. 18, 2014 - 01:41PM JST
What ? They've been doing all those for the past two decades, nothing happened and they expect something to happen now ? I've worked in a few companies like that, things didn't work, instead of "change", let's do it the same way, but harder! The whole country operates on the same drill mentality, ganbaru the hell out, something good will eventually happens.
Posted in: What Japan's recession means for the country
Jan. 29, 2015 - 07:16PM JST
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Jan. 29, 2015 - 07:15PM JST
"Don't anyone on here speak out against the fat crossdressing thing that is absolutely talentless coz…
Posted in: Cross-dressing Matsuko Deluxe: AKB opening Tokyo Olympics 'would embarrass Japan'
However, other details such as credit card numbers, banking data and student performance evaluations were safe,…
Posted in: 1,789 file Y100 mil damages suit against Benesse over data leak
Totally agree. AKB is not the image we want to world to have of Japan.
"This is going to be awful."
Dan Aykroyd says the new cast is "magnificent"...
Posted in: 'Ghostbusters' cast set with McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, Jones