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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.
Posted in: New state secret law goes into effect amid protests
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
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
Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:08AM JST
Japan has great health services, but they’re sometimes a bit hidden away
This is a critical…
Posted in: New service connects expats with English-speaking doctors and wellness specialists
Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:03AM JST
My son has just told me that J cops won't give chase if the speeding car…
Posted in: Student dies after she is hit by car being chased by police
Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
Congratulations to all of you!! Job well done.
Posted in: TEPCO completes removal of all fuel rods from Fukushima No. 4 reactor
Yamiko Otokawa, perfectly structured, you get my vote a thumbs up, enough said. Forming and funding…
Posted in: Japan, U.S. delay update to defense cooperation
Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:53PM JST
It was black on random officers as a result of the protests supported by the president.…
Posted in: Two New York policemen shot dead