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marcelitoJul. 25, 2015 - 01:16PM JST
As for construction costs we aren't thinking of anything at this point " - Are you serious? Not thinking properly about the construction costs is what resulted in the current mess in the first place.That statement is an open invitation to repeat the initial farce all over again....oh wait..let me guess on which construction company, s board Endo san,s next amakudari appointment will be.
Posted in: Nothing in mind yet for stadium, says Olympics minister
marcelitoJul. 23, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
Posted in: Toshiba is only the latest example of corporate chieftains running amok with scant accountability. How is it that the CEO of deadly airbag maker Takata, Shigehisa Takada, still has a job? For the same reason no one went to jail for the $1.7 billion Olympus fraud case in 2011 or Tokyo Electric Power and the negligence that has radiation leaking from Fukushima: Japan Inc. answers to no one.
marcelitoJul. 21, 2015 - 10:24AM JST
So will the executives responsible be made to pay back their bonuses that were paid on the basis of falsified profit results?
Of course not. Instead a nice golden parachute severance package awaits to help smooth sailing into the golden sunset.
Ah yes, the J- Inc old boys " taking responsibility " indeed.
Posted in: Toshiba inflated profits by Y150 bil with top execs' knowledge: report
marcelitoJul. 21, 2015 - 09:18AM JST
Absolute respect to this gentleman.
Posted in: Retired Japanese man who saved over 500 from suicide to be featured in documentary
marcelitoJul. 17, 2015 - 05:24PM JST
Oh please , spare us the about " I have been listening to the people,s voices and thinking about a review for a month " BS.
The only reason Abe is backpedalling on this one are his sliding opinion polls due to his railroading the security bills at the Diet. It it wasn't for that it would go ahead as planned for the cronies benefit.
That said , I,m happy to see this overpriced elephant canned ....the amakudari old boys at construction companies boards must be unhappy, but I,m sure the govt. will look after them when the new design is decided.
Posted in: Abe says Olympic stadium to start from scratch; Rugby World Cup misses out
marcelitoJul. 11, 2015 - 01:27PM JST
overchan - bet you,d change your tune if you or someone close to you became a statistic.
I,m sure you don,t want that do you?
Posted in: Takata rejects call for compensation fund
marcelitoJul. 10, 2015 - 11:31AM JST
The only positive I see in this is the possibility that he rams it through against everyone, s wishes and it might be enough for the public to turn against his LDP at the next election and vote them out.
Here is hoping.
Posted in: Abe says history will prove him right over security bills
marcelitoJul. 10, 2015 - 07:58AM JST
Lol...Yeah, right. Of course they were.
Posted in: 2020 Olympics minister says donations were appropriate
marcelitoJul. 10, 2015 - 07:55AM JST
Spoken like a true " democratic country" dictator.
marcelitoJul. 09, 2015 - 07:42AM JST
The frustrating thing is no matter how far Abe,s ratings slip there is no viable opposition leadership in place ready to take over. So at the next election inevitably lots of people will not bother showing up and the ones who do, mainly seniors and organised groups connected to vested interests or unions will vote according to what their overlords tell them - LDP. Can't see the change Japan needs so badly coming anytime soon.
Wish I was wrong.
Posted in: Abe faces growing risk over security policy shift: Okada
marcelitoJul. 03, 2015 - 08:47AM JST
Lol...Japan taking another country to court over protectionist policies and preferential treatment for local companies?
Now I have seen it all
Posted in: Japan takes Brazil to WTO over taxes it says favor local firms
marcelitoJun. 30, 2015 - 08:16AM JST
252 billion... Yeah, right.
Watch the final cost spiral due to " unforeseen" rises in labour and material costs as we get closer to 2020.
All will be blamed on the low yen and effect of Abenomics on demand.
Construction company fat cats and their amakudari leeches / buddies will squeeze this for all they can... Taxpayer will pay through he nose.
Get ready to hear the " nobody could have expected / imagine..such and such ".
Where have we heard this before....?
Posted in: Olympic stadium to cost Y252 bil, sports minister says
marcelitoJun. 28, 2015 - 08:41PM JST
I,m with smith on this..this is just so ridiculously laughable :-)
sillygirlJUN. 28, 2015 - 07:01PM JST
Yet these women like their men either painfully thin and tall or with paunch. I don't get it.
Well, the gorilla doesn't bring home a monthly paycheck...the underweight salaryman type does however :-)
Posted in: Women flock to zoo to see 'hunky' gorilla
marcelitoJun. 27, 2015 - 01:47PM JST
Wow, Japan touting a speedy conclusion to TPP negotiations. What an about face turnaround.
Then again, Abe,s approval rating is the lowest since he took office and heading lower due to pushing his security bills and screwing Japan,s temporary workforce with his new legislation a week ago...Dear leader desperately needs some positive headlines and TPP might just give him that.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. can reach TPP agreement at July meeting: official
marcelitoJun. 26, 2015 - 07:37AM JST
First appearance since.the problem emerged...
No answers or explanations just a couple.of bows.and.moushiwake gozaimasens...
Just shows this guy.doesn't give a toss.
If ever there was a CEO that should have stepped down yesterday that's him.
Good to see the US lawmakers are not accepting the typical J-inc CEO bull.
Posted in: Takata CEO: Air bag defect still under investigation
marcelitoJun. 25, 2015 - 08:33PM JST
"“When last year’s estimate came in at 300 billion yen, there was a huge rush to cut costs, making it an entirely different stadium,” said Munehiko Harada, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University. “I think at that point a lot of people said, just hold on there.”"
Yeah, those people would mainly consist of the amakudari and construction company management that don't,t want to accept less pork, one could guess.
Posted in: New Olympics minister faces host of thorny issues
marcelitoJun. 25, 2015 - 09:47AM JST
Waiting since 9pm the previous day"?
Ridiculous. Some people obviously have to much free time.
Posted in: Hello cronuts! Tokyo welcomes arrival of Dominique Ansel Bakery in Japan
marcelitoJun. 25, 2015 - 09:34AM JST
Civil servants have got some really dumb ideas,”
Quote of the century.
Right there is the answer for most of the malaise Japan finds itself in.
When did 60 year old oyajis know how to solve young people,s relationship ( or any other for that matter ) issues, ever.
Posted in: No romance to show for Y6 bil in gov't outlays
marcelitoJun. 24, 2015 - 02:19PM JST
"its president, chairman and a director will step down to take responsibility for the scandal, Fuji reported."
Off to the golden sunset playing golf in Hawaii or Okinawa no doubt.
Will there ever be anything that will get the public so pissed off that criminal charges will have to be laid?
After t he Tepco fiasco, I guess not , Toyo boys probably don't have to worry about loosing too much sleep.
Posted in: More Toyo Tire employees involved in scandal
marcelitoJun. 23, 2015 - 08:49AM JST
I just love.how in this country so much time and money is wasted on all these " expert" panels that after enjoying their taxpayer funded ride, produce nothing else but papers that " call on government to consider a strategy to do something but offer no specifics ". Might as well get a bunch of JHS kids to have a discussion at your local Starbucks, it would probably yield much better results.
Bet the govt's brilliant solution will be to set up more offices at local city halls etc. ( staffed by semi retired bureaucrats in their 60,s) no doubt, to help youngsters through " matchmaking " activities and other such pointless exercises.
Posted in: 40% of unattached singles in their 20s, 30s don't want relationship: survey
Jul. 29, 2015 - 02:34AM JST
LoL. The BS narrative is not so much BS after all. Look who gets to "throw…
Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo
Jul. 29, 2015 - 02:26AM JST
@Jimizo. You're right. I know next to crap about soccer (guilty). But, it sure is fun…
Posted in: Japan, South Korea without stars for East Asian Cup
Jul. 29, 2015 - 02:23AM JST
As far as this discussion is concerned, you pulled it out of thin air. I was…
Posted in: Japanese company apologizes to U.S. POWs for WWII forced labor
Jul. 29, 2015 - 02:12AM JST
Educator60: Corrections for my way too many typos!
Been out country too long ;)
Posted in: Couple held for refusing to pay hotel bill after 42-night stay
Kobe White Bar Owner
thought some1 would have pulled me up on this by now but either way... organization is…
Posted in: Warnings on Olympic's cost rises were ignored say Japan stadium designers