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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
kiboushaNov. 17, 2014 - 08:32AM JST
Fear of failure in their children, they don't pity the children, they just want to make sure the children don't fail to shame the parents. If your children never learned the importance of standing back up after a fall when they were growing up, then don't expect them to stand back up when they fall as adults.
Posted in: Parents attending job seminars on behalf of their children
kiboushaNov. 17, 2014 - 08:24AM JST
According to this article, the shortage is artificial, to inflate prices further.
Posted in: Seasonal celebrations threatened by nationwide butter shortage
kiboushaNov. 09, 2014 - 04:44PM JST
"I like your bra black, could you also call your friend into the room ? She can watch while we're doing it, or she can join, whatever she's comfortable with."
Posted in: 'Frozen'-inspired bra changes color when you’re near a friend
kiboushaNov. 07, 2014 - 03:23PM JST
He's bad for sure, but it reminds me. I was invited to this CEO party once, he had a woman with him, and he literally offered her to me, saying things like, "here, try hugging her", or "you can have her for tonight, what do you say ? if you don't like free stuffs, then give me at least 100 yen". I wasn't entirely sure if he was serious or just joking, but from his insistence he looked serious. The woman was nervously laugh all along. There are so many men like this in Japan, this dude can do this probably because Japanese women are used to being treated like that ?
Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests
kiboushaNov. 06, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
Take example from indie game developers, completely skip established companies and sell your music directly. Of course you'll have to do your own marketing, promotions, public relations and all. If you don't like doing that sorts of job, ask a friend who do, share the profit.
Posted in: Music streaming services and file sharing have sharply cut into music sales for artists over the past couple of years. Many artists complain the fees streaming services like Spotify pay to record labels and music publishers, with a portion eventually funneled to musicians, is too small. What's the solution to this issue?
kiboushaNov. 06, 2014 - 01:16PM JST
Like someone said before, Japan's problem is mostly structural, not money deficit. QE can only work if the economy is not performing because there isn't enough money around, which is the problem with gold standard, no gold, no production, no consumption. Governments know this, and the only thing they can do is conjure more money so to be seen as "not doing anything" and kinda brush off the real structural issues, amakudari, women workforce, etc.
Posted in: Fresh monetary easing exposes cracks in Japan's growth blitz
kiboushaNov. 04, 2014 - 08:04AM JST
Bankruptcy caused by weak yen increased 2.4 fold compared to last year. Things are going as abenomics planned.
Posted in: As Abenomics falters, problems fester
kiboushaOct. 31, 2014 - 03:09PM JST
No worries, BoJ just announced it will conjure more money, this time, the corporations will definitely invest those money to create more jobs, if not a few orders of private jets and yachts from bank executives would definitely help the economy.
Posted in: Japan consumer inflation slows; spending down in September
kiboushaOct. 25, 2014 - 05:13PM JST
So it begins, financial war of west vs east.
Posted in: China, 21 other countries initiate new Asian bank
kiboushaOct. 24, 2014 - 08:41AM JST
My wife was asked by a Chinese man to buy 2 packs of diapers, he gave my kids a can of juice. This diaper buying was a problem in Hongkong a few years ago, mainland Chinese came to Hongkong, bought out diapers, powder milk, and left the Hongkong citizen very little, driving prices up. They also do this to real estate, they buy houses and apartments, bubbling the price up that local citizens can no longer afford to purchase houses, it is happening in Hongkong, Singapore, and I believe in New York as well.
Well, free market and globalization they say, nothing you can do about it without being labeled protectionist communist.
Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers
kiboushaOct. 22, 2014 - 10:49AM JST
He probably learned war from manga, movies, games and what not, romanticized story of brotherhood fighting for a good cause.
Posted in: One Japanese man tells why he wanted to fight in Syria
kiboushaOct. 17, 2014 - 07:57AM JST
Everybody knows this in Japan, but no one wants to act it out, as it will break the "wa". Nakamura broke the "wa", although the media praises him, not a single Japanese companies would want to hire him.
Posted in: Failure to internationalize, take risks and value employees by merit have led to years of stagnation in the fields of computers, smartphones and semiconductors.
kiboushaOct. 17, 2014 - 07:54AM JST
Citibank, but it's closing. Next would be Shinsei in my experience.
Posted in: Which do you think is the most foreigner-friendly bank in Japan?
kiboushaOct. 15, 2014 - 10:52AM JST
The rumors were true, back to crappy Japanese banking.
Posted in: Citigroup to exit retail banking in 11 markets, including Japan
kiboushaOct. 10, 2014 - 10:40AM JST
The rich don't want normal people like us to understand that governments "create or print" money out of thin air. Governments don't need taxes to fund their expenditure, they literally and do give everyone money, through welfare for single mothers and tax cut to rich people. Taxes are there mainly to give value to the currency, imagine if they abolish taxes, what prevents Toyota or Sony from paying your salary with "points" (bitcoin or anyone of those electronic money), and promising you that you can use those points to buy food from supermarkets they own, or cars, etc.
Governments "create" money, normal accounting methods we use to track our income and expenditure doesn't apply to them.
The rich certainly don't want "helicopter drop" or guaranteed minimal income, when everyone has money, the rich don't feel special anymore, all those high class restaurants are going to be packed by plebeians now, their privileges will go away, they'll never let that happen.
Posted in: 'Abenomics' architect calls for BOJ easing, tax hike delay
kiboushaOct. 09, 2014 - 10:11AM JST
There are so many Japanese like him. The other day, there was a show on TV about a Japanese ophthalmologist who went to the US established a research company, become fairly successful. At the end of the show, he said he could never do it in Japan, because his Japanese colleagues, universities, companies were all against him, telling him that he's on a wild goose chase, etc.
Shogun mentality of Japanese companies will not disappear anytime soon.
Posted in: Nobel winner Nakamura was salaryman who took on bosses
kiboushaOct. 07, 2014 - 01:11PM JST
I guess, when you're a posh Japanese literature laureate, you will think manga is for plebeians. Although I agree that Katakana shouldn't be used as a guide to spell foreign words.
Posted in: I think manga is depriving young people of the pleasure of reading real literature. I hope people would return to the written world and the beauty of the past. And get rid of katakana. Katakana should be abolished. The Japanese language is a beautiful language, and is capable of every kind of expression.
kiboushaOct. 07, 2014 - 01:05PM JST
Japan's export is like 15% of GDP, and yet they insist that these export industries are the driving forces in Japanese economy, how does that work ?
Posted in: Dollar rally fizzles
Nov. 23, 2014 - 08:45PM JST
Japan could try to get over its superiority complex. Living here for as long as I…
Posted in: Aging Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home
Nov. 23, 2014 - 08:42PM JST
Look on the positive side. If 100% of the worlds people become obese, they can't fight…
Posted in: Nearly 30% of world population is overweight: study
Nov. 23, 2014 - 08:38PM JST
One of the greatest competitors in the history of any sport. Will Harumafuji be forced to…
Posted in: Hakuho ties legend Taiho with 32nd Emperor's Cup
Nov. 23, 2014 - 08:15PM JST
WilliB,, I can not understand your comments how Japan will keep their so called homogeneous culture…
Nov. 23, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
boko haram, isil, etc are the one of the biggest enemies of islam
Posted in: Boko Haram slaughter 48 fish vendors in Nigeria