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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
kiboushaJan. 28, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
Unless you have like 10 million yen invested in stocks at the start of 2013, no you won't feel any benefit. On the contrary, I do a lot of baking at home, the price of flour shoots up from 138 to 198 in a month, so yeah screw you Apenomics!
Posted in: Over 70% say they don't feel any benefit from Abenomics: poll
kiboushaJan. 27, 2014 - 10:06AM JST
Reminds me of the scene from 千と千尋の神隠し where she pulls out a bicycle and scums from the river god. It was a very accurate depiction of rivers that turned into a dumping ground.
Posted in: Abandoned bicycles dumped in Tokyo pond
kiboushaJan. 22, 2014 - 10:27AM JST
People, when the sensational media says "foreign", what they really mean is "Caucasians". Those white tall sexy men like in the movies.
Posted in: Things Japanese women love (and hate) about Japanese and foreign guys
kiboushaJan. 22, 2014 - 10:16AM JST
There has been so many despite involving these people recently. Despite overwhelming opposition, Tokyo pushes ahead with tax increase. Despite unpopularity, Tokyo pushes ahead with secret bill. Now this. If I don't know any better, I think a war is coming to Asia, a serious one ... I wish I am wrong.
Posted in: Tokyo pushes ahead with U.S. base relocation plan
kiboushaJan. 21, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
Aside from the financial industry, fund management, where you sacrifice everything to make millions, or the video games industry, where you sacrifice everything to be creative, there's nothing much in Japan where you can sacrifice everything to do something.
I've worked in some big companies in Japan, they know all about foreigners' complaints, "hammering the sticking nails", "overworking", "unresponsive bureaucracy", etc. None of these are problems in their view. The Japanese think that these are the very traits that make Japan the 3rd largest economy in the world, so why change ? Why bring in foreigners that don't understand the Japanese values ? And after 3/11 with flyjins ? They are great risks that will upset the wa.
Not gonna happen.
Posted in: Japan to open door further to skilled foreign workers
kiboushaJan. 17, 2014 - 12:36PM JST
This is what happens when shortsightedness politicians take over. Surge in sales in 2014, then another in 2015, when the election comes again in 2016, all they have to say is "look what we did in the past 4 years, we restored the Japanese economy!". Sheeps reelect them disregarding that they are now poorer, clinging on the hope that the gentle an generous wa spirit of Japanese corporations will trickle down to their bank accounts.
Posted in: The consumption tax hike of 3 percentage points is definitely a negative to the retail space. This would create a surge before the consumption tax hike and you'll have a back drop after that as consumers make big-ticket purchases before the tax increase.
kiboushaJan. 15, 2014 - 10:10AM JST
So many researches have proven it doesn't work. The weight lost is temporarily and people quickly go back to what their brain consider a "normal" weight. My wife gained 10kg after giving birth. I told her, don't ever diet, don't buy expensive bs supplements, just keep eating proper meals at proper time, minimum snacking, don't eat when your stomach isn't telling you that you're hungry, and ride bicycle wherever you go. She went back to her normal BMI of 20+ within 2 years and keep it so without effort for 2 years now.
Posted in: Do you think fad diets are effective in helping to lose weight?
kiboushaDec. 31, 2013 - 12:39AM JST
QE is not money printing. For those interested, google "Modern Monetary Theory". Japan has been doing QE since 2000, and as everyone know, it didn't produce inflation. The problem is Japanese are big savers, and all save no spend is not good for our credit base money.
Posted in: Nikkei soars 57% in 2013; highest in four decades
Mar. 10, 2014 - 01:07AM JST
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Mar. 10, 2014 - 01:06AM JST
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Mar. 10, 2014 - 01:03AM JST
I take that highway almost daily, glad they got to him before he did worse things.
Posted in: Nara man arrested for reckless driving in truck
Mar. 10, 2014 - 12:56AM JST
First of all a big plane just doesnt fall out of the sky these days. Planes…
Posted in: Malaysia launches terrorism probe over vanished jet