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marcelitoOct. 29, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
Frungy - they have probably learned from recent scandals and take their contributions in cash no doubt. All good.
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marcelitoOct. 29, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
"If you're referring to kickbacks, it's illegal."
LOL...thanks for making us laugh. Kickbacks might be illegal , but it certainly doesn`t seem to matter to J -Inc and the politicians one bit. That is indisputable. Anyway, its just another case of cushy "jobs for the boys" thing, nothing new.
Posted in: Japan to create cabinet post for Tokyo Olympics
marcelitoOct. 21, 2014 - 08:07AM JST
I,d take a guess that there were more skeletons in the closet and she resigned ( or was made to resign ) because of " paper fans " before any further " irregularities" were found.
Btw, I bet if the senior male LDP oyaji politicians were put under proper scrutiny 90% of them would be out.
Posted in: Justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
marcelitoOct. 18, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
Another confirmation if one was ever needed that Abe, Aso and company had decided long ago that the tax will be raised to 10％ as first suggested. Any other crap about " Abe carefully considering the situation etc.." is just PR bull... Taxes will go up, average Taro will get screwed some more and the amakudari leeches and old boys network in big business and politics will get another paycheck via a "supplementary budget to protect and strengthen the economy".
Public will whine a bit, then say "shooganai" and re-elect the same corrupt LDP oyaji twits at the next election so they can be screwed a little more. The system here is beyond help.
Posted in: Aso says extra budget one option for sales tax hike next year
marcelitoOct. 17, 2014 - 11:38AM JST
“I don’t think she will have to resign. "
Quite telling, remember when the DPJ was in power I remember Kan and his ministers being hounded by the media and facing immediate resignation calls for the smallest of things, eg. Maehara accepting a 5 man yen donation from a zainichi Korean yakitori stall obaachan who knew him since he was a kid.
Yet, when its a LDP minister and the amounts are tens of millions yen , somehow apology seems sufficient.
Just shows how well the old boys media network is connected to LDP...cant wait to see how NHK will minimize reporting and gloss over this for as long as possible.
Posted in: Obuchi apologizes after political funds misuse reports
marcelitoOct. 17, 2014 - 08:03AM JST
Good that these guys have a chance to come here and share their story , yet it is also telling that the first sentence of this article focuses on the fact they witnessed " the horrific destruction of Tokyo" once again painting Japan in the victim light.
Posted in: Ex-U.S. POWs visit Japan, recall horrors of war
marcelitoOct. 15, 2014 - 08:04AM JST
Wonder by how much they cut their internal costs before applying for the price hike.
What their average employee salary again compared with the national average?,,,,Uhmm..
Posted in: Gov't approves Hokkaido Electric rate hike
marcelitoOct. 14, 2014 - 08:57AM JST
According to a section.of Japanese Broadcast. Act. "
High time to change the dinosaur era section of the broadcast act then, it seems to be there just to.make.sure all the amakudari leeches at NHK have enough ongoing revenue to ensure there overinflated salaries and.bonuses.
Posted in: Tokyo court rules that hotels must pay NHK fees according to the number of rooms with TVs
marcelitoOct. 14, 2014 - 01:06AM JST
I,d suggest the city hall proceeds with building the much needed childcare centres asap and any self absorbed, pitiful wrinkly that comes in to complain be issued with a set of stylish brightly coloured earplugs and an instruction manual on how to safely use them as a " top quality, noise protection device ".
Posted in: New daycare centers held up by residents opposing noisy kids
marcelitoOct. 08, 2014 - 09:22AM JST
"implementation of the second consumption tax increase is critical to establish a track record of fiscal discipline"
How about cutting all the wasteful spending to establish fiscal discipline?
No good? Pork is untouchable I guess.
Posted in: IMF nearly halves Japan's 2014 growth forecast
marcelitoOct. 08, 2014 - 08:15AM JST
" internal investigation found no evidence of bid rigging"
Lol...yeah, that's what usually happens with internal J- Inc investigations....everything is clean and there is " no evidence ".
Pure magic :-)
Posted in: Construction of Olympic stadium delayed again over dubious bidding
marcelitoOct. 06, 2014 - 09:56AM JST
"How many people speak English in this World ? *
Ummm....a whole lot more than speak Japanese.
"American think Japanese people should learn English just to facilitate them."
Sure, don't study it then...but just don,t whine as your country keeps sliding into obscurity as a consequence.
"Why not American learn Japanese in their school ?"
Some do, but for some strange, unknown reason the rest of the world prefers to communicate in English.
Yeah, I know it's just so unfair, poor Japan..sigh...
Posted in: What’s wrong with English education in Japan? Pull up a chair
marcelitoOct. 06, 2014 - 09:24AM JST
"Abe is completely neutral " - an obvious lie, you,d have to have rocks in the head to believe that.
All this talk of " careful deliberation" is just a PR fluff designed to give the false impression Abe gives a toss about the little guy. They will cherry pick the economic data to find the few to use as justification for the rise while ignoring the majority that are turning negative. In the end Abe will declare that the tax hike has to go ahead in order to " save Japan " as the consequences if not hiking would be far worse but fear not... for the LDP economic genius team under his leadership will come up with yet another stimulus package to protect and safeguard the economy ( in other words while increasing the tax burden on everyone while once again giving more pork to their business and amakudari buddies in construction etc...
Same old LDP crap with a new fancy name...
Posted in: Abe still neutral on whether to raise sales tax: Amari
marcelitoOct. 05, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
Yeah..Asahi damaged Japan,s image abroad...well, I guess Abe and his fellow right wing buddies comments about WW2 and comfort women on the other hand had done nothing but improve Japan,s image and relations with other countries right?
Ossan - " why don,t you bring it up with the South Koreans ? You know the ones who were in IJA and making use of comfort women.
Aah, again with the typical apologist deflective line of defense...but, but, but...others did it too !
Whether South Koreans in IJA or anyone else committed the same offenses does not lessen the Japanese military establishment responsibility in any way, does it?
Posted in: Abe says Asahi stories on comfort women damaged Japan's image abroad
marcelitoOct. 04, 2014 - 09:46AM JST
Japan' s upper house of Diet often called " a chamber of wisdom " -
LOL...thats the real joke of the day.
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marcelitoOct. 02, 2014 - 08:05AM JST
Posted in: Even experts say they never expected Mt Ontake to erupt. Unexpected incidents can occur at any time. Earthquakes, tsunami and eruptions occur all over Japan so it must not have nuclear power plants.
marcelitoSep. 29, 2014 - 12:12AM JST
Enough procrastination and slowing everyone down, show them the door and let them muse about how " very regrettable " it is when they are falling behind again once the yen moves off its current lows.
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marcelitoSep. 28, 2014 - 10:19AM JST
What's with the complaints...?
At least the club is trying to do something positive, even if it is not in the way that pleases everyone by the look of it.
Still it's better to be pro active and working towards minimizing potential idiot initiated discrimination than doing nothing.
I say good on them.
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marcelitoSep. 28, 2014 - 09:56AM JST
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marcelitoSep. 27, 2014 - 09:50AM JST
It's a TV drama!!
Still, please don't take away my dream..:-)
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Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:56PM JST
You're saying that if the boy had gathered his friends and cousins in the dining room,…
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Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:44PM JST
They've got you hooked, though, Bertie ; )
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Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:42PM JST
No. Japanese people love little cardboard props like this. I had an American friend who…
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Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:40PM JST
Why do you keep posting these ridiculous questions, JT?
How would we know?
Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:38PM JST
though the word homosexual is newer, dating to mid 19th century when the term was…
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