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kringisNov. 22, 2013 - 02:58AM JST
I am baffled by the fact people here seem to think that eating at a fast food place means you should accept less than good service. Your society is only as good as your lowest denominators, ie, fast food restaurants and fast food restaurant workers when it comes to the food industry. I've been to third world countries where people who have served me don't speak the same language, probably earn less than a dollar an hour, but will bend over backwards to ensure you get what you need/want as a consumer. I've also been to countries like America, well known for its excellent service, where I have been astounded by how helpful and accommodating people are, especially in fast food restaurants.
It's quite sad that some people here seem to accept the poor service in Japan as being the norm.
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kringisSep. 27, 2013 - 07:18PM JST
Yep, glamping has been around for years.
Posted in: Camping plans let girls rough it by day, enjoy butler service at night
kringisSep. 16, 2013 - 05:57AM JST
his family tortured
his family tortured
What the hell is wrong with you?
Posted in: Turk charged with murder, rape of Japanese tourist
kringisSep. 13, 2013 - 05:30PM JST
He does laundry every day? Does he change his clothes every hour or something?
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kringisSep. 07, 2013 - 08:08AM JST
What's starting to happen in Japan is pretty groundbreaking to be honest. I can't remember many times (if any at all) where the media has started to question, or should I say scrutinise (something that happens all the time in other civilised countries), the aurhorities. Fukushima may actually turn out to be a positive driving force that will start to break down the Japanese sheep-like mentality.
Posted in: Tokyo governor slams Fukushima coverage on eve of 2020 vote
kringisSep. 03, 2013 - 06:28PM JST
This is pretty pathetic, even for Japan. I'm glad my wife isn't a "typical" Japanese person. The 2 years she spent in Spain made her "more normal" if there's such a thing.
That said, I was in a relationship once where the lady would only want to see me on a Sunday. Early on in the relationship I tried to see if she was free during the week, but she'd come back with excuses like: "Sorry, I'm really busy. It was a work day today and I have lots to do when I get home." When I asked her what, it turned out her "busy" schedule was, washing the dishes, taking a bath, emailing her friends and catching up on some TV programs. This was basically what she did every night from 7pm when she got home until 1am when she went to bed.
To me, that highlighted how surreal Japanese society is, and how little human contact Japanese people really want.
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kringisAug. 22, 2013 - 07:07AM JST
Seapig, while I agree this case is ridiculous since the store was closed, I would agree with others that Japan's food safety record is poor at best. There simply isn't the legislation or regulation in place to ensure customers are getting food that is safe to eat. No developed country I know of has a worse record in terms of outbreaks of "food poisoning" (as they call it in general news articles, but there are many types of things that can cause "food poisoning", one being Cdiff - a bacteria only found in faeces, which has caused several outbreaks in Japan in recent times), and this is because the culture of Japan is one where people are seen as trustworthy and therefore wouldn't do anything to hurt people. Unfortunately, most poor food hygiene exists through inaction rather than action, and while a Japanese chef may be unlikely to purposefully do something to someone's food, a general lack of knowledge and general food hygiene maintenance is what causes the problems.
Posted in: Photo of Pizza Hut employee with dough on his face causes stir
kringisAug. 17, 2013 - 07:39AM JST
If he keeps going the way he is, Abe will be the last prime minister Japan will ever have.
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kringisJul. 16, 2013 - 06:56AM JST
We all know Japan has a very high rate of suicide, but all 127.8 million in one go is a lot.
Posted in: Abe on track for hefty election win - polls
kringisJun. 24, 2013 - 07:04AM JST
26, unemployed, will strip semi-naked in order to get brand clothing.
Yes, this is a real good example of how young adult women are thriving in Japan at the moment.
Posted in: Free clothing entices Tokyo shoppers to bare all
kringisJun. 23, 2013 - 07:43AM JST
Oh Tomomi, you poor girl. The future looks tough for you.
kringisJun. 21, 2013 - 01:00AM JST
^^ A Realist
Pretty much sums up Japan as well if you swap your first sentence around.
So Japan, Korea and China hate each. So what. People have hated each other since the start of the time. At the end of the day, this chick tried to guilt trip the store and they fell for it. No need to tar all Koreans or all French stores with the same brush.
Posted in: Korean campaigns for removal of Japanese flag from French stores
kringisJun. 19, 2013 - 12:54AM JST
I got an Ascend G510 because I needed something temporary for a year while I was back home. It's a decent phone. Big screen which is very accurate with its touch sensitivity, Android 4.1, decent batter life, and way cheaper than HTC, Sony and Samsung; can't complain about it really.
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kringisJun. 10, 2013 - 09:52PM JST
World tour...of Asia.
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kringisJun. 01, 2013 - 06:16AM JST
I could understand the obsession with eating whale if it actually tasted nice. I know certain species in the past have almost been made extinct because they were so tasty. But of all the meats I've eaten, only rat (thanks Morocco) rates lower on the taste scale than whale. I don't give much of a crap about whales or extinct/endangered animals, but eating anything just because someone says it's cultural, expensive or "quality" makes no sense and is one more thing to add to the list of why the human race itself is on the edge of social/moral/existential destruction.
Posted in: Endangered whale meat imported from Iceland used for Japan dog treats: NGOs
kringisMay. 15, 2013 - 06:17AM JST
H&S compliance in Japan? You must be kidding if you think anyone takes it seriously.
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kringisMay. 06, 2013 - 07:29AM JST
Considering 1 in 80 of Japanese women have at some stage in their life worked in the sex industry, this is no surprise. There's probably dozens, if not hundreds, of poorly paid teachers sidelining like this.
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kringisMay. 02, 2013 - 01:30AM JST
Oh my, a human is being manipulative to gain something for themselves. Stop the press!
Just because it's using a smartphone doesn't make it news. Japanese media at the moment really seems to be attacking smartphones as if they're the blame for everything wrong in Japanese society. I guess it's easy to find a scapegoat rather than admit that actually, Japanese society's entire history is broken.
Posted in: Women use smartphone games to lure men into paying for their food expenses
kringisApr. 09, 2013 - 12:03AM JST
Cleo - I was referring to the impact of the war on the election, not on the individual lives (or anything else), in response to Jimizo's post about the war being used to win the 1983 election. Of course the impact was not minimal for those it affected, and considering I have family that were affected by it, I would never say such a thing. Please don't skew my words to mean something else.
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kringisApr. 08, 2013 - 11:32PM JST
Thumbs down, but the facts are clear. The first past the post electoral system and the Labour split into Labour and LDP-Liberal alliance show quite clearly how the 1983 was won by the Conservatives (Labour/LDP-Liberal would have needed over 75% of the vote, which is impossible). History also shows us that war success is by no means a positive electoral factor, considering Churchill lost power after the Second World War. Soldiers did not die in the Falklands to win an election in the UK, and saying so insults the families and the memories of those who died.
Dec. 08, 2013 - 08:23PM JST
This is when a good whipping to the butt skin until it bleeds and can not…
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Dec. 08, 2013 - 08:20PM JST
maybe the usa should declare and expand its zone up to and over the senkakus, going…
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Dec. 08, 2013 - 08:18PM JST
Is Japan turning into China with all of these bribes going on???
Posted in: Deutsche Bank employee in Tokyo arrested over wining and dining scandal
Dec. 08, 2013 - 08:13PM JST
A good whipping that bites into the skin bottom is needed for all four.
Posted in: Mother, three youths arrested over robbery in Kanagawa
Dec. 08, 2013 - 08:08PM JST
This is a great article, investigating a true scandal for which no one will be punished.…
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