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kiboushaFeb. 03, 2016 - 07:53AM JST
So, for anyone who wonders why we keep hearing about demands for apologies, do you still wonder after reading this article ?
Posted in: Japan tells U.N. it has found no evidence of forced WWII sex slavery
kiboushaFeb. 02, 2016 - 03:23PM JST
Have you watched some of those TED talks ? 13-year-olds inventing and solving real world problems. 13-year-olds know exactly what's right and wrong when it comes to violence, they should be treated as adults.
Posted in: Do you think the names of minors convicted of violent crimes should be reported by the media?
kiboushaFeb. 01, 2016 - 08:11AM JST
Those 30000 yen for the elderly seem to have paid off.
kiboushaJan. 30, 2016 - 07:50PM JST
Not everyone's the same I guess, I have a Japanese female friend who speaks 5 languages, lived and worked in like 5 countries, with her experience and skills she can choose to go anywhere, and yet she settled down in Japan.
Posted in: 5 reasons why Japanese expats say sayonara to their homeland for good
kiboushaJan. 29, 2016 - 04:59PM JST
I think "LDP cronies なくせ" would be more appropriate than blaming Nuclear power.
Posted in: No nukes
kiboushaJan. 24, 2016 - 11:39PM JST
The trend these days is to use big data and machine learning algorithms to "optimize" pretty much all kinds of problems. Spam filter, early disease detection, arranging shop for maximum crowd-ability, stock market trading, etc. The results of these methods are amazingly precise, but they're devoid of human emotions, and some are actually employed to exploit our cognitive biases, thus the worries.
Posted in: Stop killer robots before it is too late, scientists tell Davos forum
kiboushaJan. 22, 2016 - 12:02PM JST
If you don't understand the equation Profit = (1% talent) + (White x Blond x Blue eyes), then you don't understand how showbiz and to some extend, the world, works.
Posted in: What do you think about all the recent fuss about the lack of diversity in Hollywood films, especially when it comes to Academy Award nominations?
kiboushaJan. 21, 2016 - 10:14AM JST
$1000 lol, that's like pocket change for workers in a university in Singapore where they pay you close to $10000 a month.
kiboushaJan. 20, 2016 - 03:17PM JST
The theory is that the drop in oil price is caused by a low demand of it which is caused by factories not getting orders to make stuffs. The chain is long and complicated, but at the end of the line it comes down to consumers not buying stuffs which means profit will be down. Nothing scares the leeches in Wall$treet more than the phrase "profit is down".
Don't expect "prices" to be cheaper, because producers are going to let supplies run out to avoid lost, which in theory will push "prices" up again.
Posted in: Nikkei plunges more 632 points on oil price collapse
kiboushaJan. 19, 2016 - 03:29PM JST
Shows you just who's really in charge of the Japan Inc. talento reality show, when you sign up, you literally signed your life and soul away.
Posted in: SMAP sticking together
kiboushaJan. 14, 2016 - 05:16PM JST
@Hawkeye, did you read the part where it says police arrested terrorists, Abu Bakar Bashir being convicted, etc. ? The media loves Christians vs. Jihadists headlines, but they're very quite when it comes to Muslims vs. Jihadists.
Posted in: Attackers set off explosions at Jakarta Starbucks cafe ; police also shot
kiboushaJan. 12, 2016 - 10:13AM JST
Seriously, just get rid of all welfares and establish a universal basic income. Any other things are just part of the schemes to get votes.
Posted in: Enforcing policy measures for people who can't benefit from the Abenomics economic policy package and are willing to spend is correct from both the microeconomic and macroeconomic viewpoints.
kiboushaJan. 11, 2016 - 11:03AM JST
I have a feeling that frequent visitors of isolated places are not the kind of people who would deal will the police.
Posted in: If you found a bag with a large sum of money in it, say 10 million yen, in some isolated spot, and there was nothing to indicate who the owner was, what would you do with it?
kiboushaJan. 10, 2016 - 08:18PM JST
Supply and demand problem, less men want to get married these days, so women who want to get married (a.k.a. over-thirty) are finding themselves in abundance competing over dwindling supply of men who want to get married. I predict men will be choosier in the near future.
Posted in: Do you think women are more selective than men when it comes to who they choose to date?
kiboushaJan. 09, 2016 - 10:54PM JST
Funny how they parade the slogan "never put all your eggs in one basket", but when it comes to manufacturing, they're all relying in China, so when China goes down, guess what happens to the rest ?
kiboushaJan. 08, 2016 - 10:22AM JST
Posted in: 5 life-altering mistakes foreigners make when living in Japan
kiboushaJan. 05, 2016 - 10:44AM JST
The future is all about creative problem solving, which is exactly the opposite of what universities are (to teach you today's technology so you can get a job at google, facebook, etc. and maintain their billions of value in operations intact).
Posted in: Universities may be at risk as modern learners ditch the classroom
kiboushaDec. 30, 2015 - 05:50PM JST
Sure, I have more equities year over year, but that's probably due to my strict "spend after save" habit. My spending "power" probably stays the same.
Posted in: Are you financially better off than you were this time last year?
kiboushaDec. 27, 2015 - 06:11PM JST
Every time I read "government to exempt all food", I kept hoping for it to mean 0% tax ...
kiboushaDec. 11, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
I bet you in order to get back that 2%, you need to collect all your receipts and submit a cocktail of documents such as juminhyo, hikazei shoumeisho, nouzei shoumeisho, and kojin bangou.
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Feb. 10, 2016 - 07:28AM JST
I hope for the Olympics, or just for the sake of better taste, that they repaint…
Posted in: Bamboo view
Does one "fall" pregnant or "become" pregnant? Is this a direct translation from Japanese?
Posted in: Was falling pregnant a mistake? The question faced by Japanese women
Feb. 10, 2016 - 07:27AM JST
Wow, just wow. Cannot make this stuff up.
Posted in: Manager attempts to rob his own restaurant in Saga
Feb. 10, 2016 - 07:25AM JST
It will endanger the jobs of many 'experts' especially in the field of politics and economics.
Posted in: Cabinet minister looks at possible suspensions over politically biased broadcasts
Is pickling that bad? Maybe it's the coloring. I see all the bright yellows and…
Posted in: Actor Ken Watanabe battling stomach cancer
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