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kimuzukashiiiiiMar. 10, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
2,636 people is just too many to comprehend. My heartfelt sympathies to their families. I hope in time, they can find some peace even without having a proper funeral.
Posted in: 2,636 still unaccounted for, 3 years after Tohoku disaster
kimuzukashiiiiiMar. 09, 2014 - 05:35PM JST
I think, If I was about to open a major corporation, and needed a home for it, I would choose Osaka over tokyo too.
The reasons are listed above by other posters - cheaper, shorter commutes, and also the insurance is cheaper. Mainly because Tokyo has a massive chance of being wiped out by a massive quake in the next 30 years. And Fuji erupting too.
Of course a quake in the nankai trough would effect Osaka too, however it is somewhat sheltered by Awaji, and Wakayama. Its in a bay, which is geographically great. It just seems that Osaka is a much safer investment than Tokyo is, but I suspect after the next quake, and/or fuji eruption, that Kansai is going to see a huge influx of companies, employees and families, who either want, or have to, relocate. Time to buy land in central Osaka perhaps?
Posted in: There are many pharmaceutical and new energy companies, research institutes and universities in Osaka. Osaka is an area that will be able to produce the best results of Abenomics.
kimuzukashiiiiiMar. 08, 2014 - 10:52AM JST
you know though, for wayward youths who were going to go off the rails anyway, the yakuza is not such a bad place for them. There someone will be responsible for them. If they join something like Kanto Rengo, no one will be. Much better yakuza than biker gangs any day.
Posted in: Yakuza gang membership falls to record low
kimuzukashiiiiiMar. 07, 2014 - 08:42AM JST
slumdog I wish I could like that comment 100 times.
She will probably NOT be speaking in Scottish, just an awful american twang so that Japanese can understand the English. She will probably also be saying lines like "I go to Shopping."
I think that people who are Scottish have quite a strong national identity, much more so than Americans. I think it would be very hard indeed to try to "act" that. Plus she looks American - Not Scottish at all. I have absolutely no idea why she was chosen for the part, when there are a whole country of Scottish girls (or even Irish, or english) who would have done it better.
Posted in: American actress to star in NHK’s morning serial drama 'Massan'
kimuzukashiiiiiMar. 07, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
I think nowadays it is becoming increasingly uncool to enter the Yakuza for young people. But I do wonder how they know they are telling the truth about their numbers??
kimuzukashiiiiiMar. 07, 2014 - 08:29AM JST
He sounds like a real gem... my condolences to the victims family. It should be about HIM just now, not this psycho. Stop reporting about him and giving him the air time he wants.
Posted in: Kashiwa murder suspect says he wanted to fly hijacked plane into Skytree
kimuzukashiiiiiMar. 06, 2014 - 03:57PM JST
holy moly... thats amazing!
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kimuzukashiiiiiMar. 02, 2014 - 07:48AM JST
I see her point completely, but she is not helping by things by letting all these anti-Japanese rallies go on either...
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kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 28, 2014 - 06:34PM JST
I think that we should just have a daily column dedicated to "Stuff Taro Aso says..." you really could not make it up. Its comedy gold.
Posted in: Aso says he always thought Bitcoin was suspect
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 28, 2014 - 12:45PM JST
makes no difference to me to be honest - I dont have much money now and I wont have after the tax hike either... still gotta eat though.
Posted in: Factory output jumps on demand rush before tax hike
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 27, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
newsflash... old politicians ban fun.
Posted in: Zushi passes resolution banning alcohol, loud music on beach
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 27, 2014 - 09:29AM JST
stupid pathetic women. how could they be so naive？ they are in 30s and 40s and have missed the boat, fertility wise, and are desperate to find someone, anyone, to marry off with. Lets be honest though, if they were a good catch they would have been married in their twenties...
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kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 26, 2014 - 03:27PM JST
well done to the guy who reported it to the police. I imagine few others in this country would.
The guy who did this is vile, as is the mother who allowed it to happen.
Posted in: Tokushima man arrested for keeping 3-year-old son on leash
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 26, 2014 - 03:22PM JST
I would be inclined to agree. The bank was not responsible for their deaths, the tsunami was.
However Im sure that does not make it any easier for their families to come to terms with it.
Posted in: Miyagi court rules bank not responsible for employees' deaths in tsunami
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 26, 2014 - 03:19PM JST
sushisake but if we always have that safety net of nuclear to fall back on, It is too easy to not have to develop these other forms of energy. if you know anything about Japan you know the politicians will lie and say "well just do this temporarily..." but they will do it forever.
At the** very** least, they should shut down every single nuclear plant anywhere near a fault line or ocean. And make the public survive off the very few safe plants. That would get people investing in their own energy (ie solar) and learning to use less (which is ultimately the most important thing.) In the meantime more money should be given to wind and wave farm developments. I would hope for at least a plan to phase nuclear out, not just " We need nuclear."
I read that by 2018, all new houses will have to have solar panels installed. I think the next target should be that all companies should have to have solar panels installed. Im looking at you in particular, pachinko parlours.
Posted in: Gov't unveils draft energy policy with nuclear power as key source
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 26, 2014 - 11:43AM JST
3/11 was one big earthquake, however there will be others, and fairly soon too.
This is a seismic prediction map, which shows the areas most at risk from a huge quake in the next 30 years. http://www.j-shis.bosai.go.jp/map/?lang=en
If no nuclear sites are anywhere those great big red zones, then Im all good. However the thing is, they are. There could be another big quake any time, and another fukushima soon after. Lets not take that risk.
Solar wind and wave energy, please.
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 24, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
I love taro aso. He is just so stupid.
Posted in: Aso in no position to criticize judo champ's English
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 23, 2014 - 11:02PM JST
Just to clarify, strangerland, I was responding to what Marias response to what Tessa said about housewives who DONT work, and don't have children. Sorry a bit long winded.
I understand what you are saying about taxes, of course, but the worlds overpopulation and Japans declining birth rate are two separate issues. It does not matter how many babies there are in Africa, if there are not enough young paying enough tax to support the elderly in Japan, which is the reality in about 30 or 40 years.
I don't think if women were having 4 kids en-masse, there would be this issue in Japan. The birth rate is VERY low at the moment - I believe about 1.2 children for every Japanese woman (it needs to be 2.0 to sustain the current environment, and 2.4 for it to grow)
Please don't get me wrong, I do think working women, childless or married or otherwise, have an awful lot to contribute, and not just in taxes. Women can be fabulous leaders and workers. I also fully appreciate the sentiment of women who want to take a career break to raise children. Absolutely. But this custom of "Ill get married, leave my job, and stay at home all day doing nothing" is outdated at best. I hope the mentality can change, and the young girls in Japan today will strive to be more than a childless housewife.
Posted in: Japan should take measures to encourage more women to work, in order to overcome the economic challenges posed by the aging of its population.
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 23, 2014 - 10:09PM JST
What the hell business is it of yours whether these women have children or not?
What the hell business is it of yours whether these women have children or not?
Not to nit-pick, but it is every taxpayers business.
These housewives will receive a basic national pension, I believe, even though they have not worked. Also all Elderly services (day service, old peoples homes, etc) are given out regardless of how many taxes you have put in. If they don't have children, then it means they are (on very stark terms) contributing nothing to the future generation, but the younger generation will have to pay considerably more taxes to support these people, in their old age.
They will require much more state assistance if they have no children to help them out in any way (not that Im implying that they should have children for this purpose of course) and it means those who DID have children, will find their children are forced to help out, due to a lack of resources.
While definitely shoganai, it does seem very unfair on the future generation. Its hard for me to think, if someone is married and home all day, with no children, what the heck is she doing all the time? But that is another issue.
kimuzukashiiiiiFeb. 23, 2014 - 07:42PM JST
Awful and horrible... But Nagoya again?? I am never going to live in Nagoya, If i ever live in Japan again. I heard from many people that nagoya has many unstable people...
Posted in: Man arrested after driving car into pedestrians in Nagoya
Mar. 10, 2014 - 09:42AM JST
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