marcelito's past comments

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    marcelito

    "Wage increases in the government and at the BOJ will promote raises at private companies." One word - BS.

    Posted in: The pay increase at the BOJ is another good sign that a virtuous cycle of Abenomics is spreading in Japan. Wage increases in the government and at the BOJ will promote raises at private companies.

  • -5

    marcelito

    Is this real or photoshop?

    Posted in: On a clear day...

  • 1

    marcelito

    What? Moushiwake gozaimasen with a bow and 10 % paycut for 3 months doesn't work in the States?

    Posted in: U.S. safety regulators threaten to act against air bag maker

  • 4

    marcelito

    The only thing this proves is that the J government. Is unable and unwilling to stop wasting taxpayer funds on this amakudari run farce ( ironic as they are preaching " fiscal responsibility " left, right and centre with the election on). Hope the Sea Shepherd will get.more donations than ever and launch their most successful campaign to date. Godspeed. >

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

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    marcelito

    Just as before , the only firms that might respond are in the top 20 , mainly the big exporters plus a few others , bulk of the domestic market oriented and medium to small companies that have seen their costs rise will hold off any pay rises as long as possible despite Kuroda and Abe,s urging. Wanna really increase wages ? Legislate a rise in the minimum wage or give a income tax cut to lower & middle class but of course LDP is not gonna do that.

    Posted in: BOJ Gov Kuroda urges firms to raise wages, spending

  • 1

    marcelito

    Great...watch the competition diminish and ticket prices go up once JAL becomes a major shareholder.

    Posted in: Skymark Airlines shares soar 25.6% on JAL tie-up report

  • 3

    marcelito

    Spot on...the discussion about reduced tax rates was going on a year ago when Abe and co. flatly said it couldn't be.done as it would " confuse" the population. Behold the miracle.. Suddenly it is not" confusing" anymore?

    Posted in: Gov't to reduce sales tax on food, other items in April 2017

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    marcelito

    Instead of coming forward to co operate in resolving the issue quickly Takata is dragging its feet in a typical old fashioned J-Inc. fashion. I guess this will cost them dearly in longer run and they are about to find out that the US politicians and NHTSA don,t pussyfot around in high profile cases such as this where multiple deaths and injuries are involved. Bad move by the Takata oyajis.

    Posted in: Showdown looms between U.S. gov't, air bag maker

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    marcelito

    "sad..... setting back science to appease the ocean terrorists"

    Well said :)...You have described the J scientific whaling program perfectly. Lucky we have the Sea Shepherd who try to stop them "ocean terrorists".

    Posted in: Japan cuts Antarctic whale catch quota

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    marcelito

    **"raising the sales tax is unavoidable to rein in the country’s massive public debt." * How about cutting the public waste instead as had been suggested a hundred times but never implemented. Todays article about the J- govt. continuing to waste taxpayer money on propping up the dinosaur " whaling research industry" that no one except a small hard core vested interest group supports is a perfect example of the LDP government inability and unwillingness to cut unnecessary expenses in order to " rein in the country,s debt". Btw, what happened to the promise of cutting 80 seats of the useless J politicians in the House? Funny how when it affects the politicians pockets no painful measure is ever implemented.....lets just raise the sales tax on everyone instead..but no touching our 30 million plus salaries.

    Posted in: Aso says sales tax hike delay must not happen again

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    marcelito

    450 yen for a cup of coffee at KFC branded cafe seems a bit pricey...the design on the picture looks fine but not really original in any way...will be interesting to see how it goes.

    Posted in: Kentucky Fried Café to offer upscale coffee, tea and sweets

  • 2

    marcelito

    "Unfortunately, police must focus on criminal activity and therefore can't focus solely on jaywalking. Police have better things to do than ticket pedestrians "

    Yes, indeed....like focusing on checking high school kids bicycles while ignoring the boosoozoku honing around in front of their stations after sunset or the legions of drivers glued to their smartphones, running red lights, kids without seatbelts jumping on front passenger seats etc...I see the same scene every day. I just don't get the cops priorities around here.

    Posted in: Signs put up to discourage elderly from jaywalking

  • 1

    marcelito

    Next generation of obedient sheep unable to think / make decisions independently...just as the J-Inc. and J govt. like them.

    Posted in: Parents attending job seminars on behalf of their children

  • 3

    marcelito

    The minimal reporting on this issue by the likes of Yomiuri, NHK etc. is very telling.

    Posted in: U.S. Senate committee to hold Takata air bag hearing

  • 0

    marcelito

    @tina - I gotta agree with jerseyboy on this one..he readily admits to the US politics faults and none of our countries have ideal political system but its doesnt change the fact that Japan which claims to be the beacon of democracy in Asia has a predominantely inbred political structure occupied mainly by blue blood princes and princesses whose daddy or grandaddy was a politician and who are handed their seats together with their silver spoons.( therea are a handful of rare exceptions admittedly ). Btw, since this is a Japan today forum, jerseboy is right and the discussion should be focused on Japan.

    Posted in: Momentum building for Abe to call early election

  • 2

    marcelito

    Wanna stop the " mounting costs to the economy "? Stop devaluing the yen. Since the currency is has now.lost a third of its value against the dollar in the last 2 years why the surprise about mounting costs? The consumption hasn't increased by a third, it's predominantly due to the currency rate.

    Posted in: The Japanese gov’t says nuclear power remains essential, saying the economy cannot afford the mounting costs from importing gas and oil, resulting in utilities hiking rates. Do you agree?

  • 2

    marcelito

    Pick up artist?...no way...he is truly just an imbecile.

    Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests

  • 0

    marcelito

    Fxgai I ,ll check with my local city hall, I never got the 10,000 yen and I,m not a high income individual. Didn't really follow up on it. Tinawatanabe - I,m sure there is no " non - Japanese preference" , don't think there ever is in Japan.

    Posted in: Amari calls for fiscal stimulus if third-quarter GDP data weak

  • 1

    marcelito

    I can just imagine what they,ll come.up with...a.cheque for some ridiculous amount such as 1 or 2 man yen per low income citizen that will be supposed to offset the sales tax increase that is unmistakably coming. Then when the consumption slumps again they will express surprise that the lower classes are not out there spending happily in the rising inflation environment paradise. That will all be followed no doubt by further " stimulus spending" so the cronies can continue to line their pockets while average Taro is left picking up the bill.

    Posted in: Amari calls for fiscal stimulus if third-quarter GDP data weak

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    marcelito

    It's all nice and dandy to increase the number of patrol officers but they actually have to wake up and start " enforcing" the traffic laws instead of just standing on a corner or sitting in a patrol car. I've lost count of the number of times I have seen cops turn a blind eye at traffic offenses being committed right in front of them, be it people talking or texting on their smartphones while driving,little kids without seatbelts jumping on the front passenger seats, cars running red lights etc etc...seems like majority of traffic cops don't wanna be bothered with paperwork here.

    Posted in: No. of traffic accident deaths in Tokyo soars in October

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