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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
marcelitoJun. 23, 2015 - 08:01AM JST
As always a half baked measure.
No binding limits, just " recommendations" and guidelines.
Gotta keep the pork barrel in place and the " wa" undisturbed, typical.
Posted in: Japan's fiscal strategy takes flexible approach to spending curbs
marcelitoJun. 23, 2015 - 07:56AM JST
Again the J- govt wants to waste a ton of goodwill and taxpayers funds on this farce , all for the sake of a few amakudari oyajis protecting their gravy train. If all those funds given as subsidies to this one whaling company over the years were used to develop an alternative and sustainable industry in those dilapidated villages whose leaders claim going down to Antarctic for whale hunts is their long held tradition " everyone would be much better off. Just as other governments had done in other places that used to whale such as some of the coastal towns in e.g. Australia.
But then again some countries didn't have that other famous J- tradition , the entrenched amakudari leeches industry that holds so much influence over so many aspects of society here to deal with.
Oh well,if this farce resumes...Godspeed Sea Shepherd!
Posted in: Japan intends to resume whale hunt this year
marcelitoJun. 22, 2015 - 10:20AM JST
*“It’s impossible,” JFA hononary president Junji Ogura told the Asahi Shimbun
Translation " Yep, we got busted, but will deny for as long as possible before the inevitable dance of fake "moushiwake gozaimasen" bows and "we are sorry for the misunderstanding caused" happens.
Posted in: Japan soccer exec denies payment over 2002 World Cup vote
marcelitoJun. 20, 2015 - 02:05PM JST
One can not imagine the pain those families must feel and then to show such forgiveness... Amazing and mind blowing.
Absolute respect to them.
Posted in: Families of Charleston 9 forgive shooting suspect in court
marcelitoJun. 17, 2015 - 07:02PM JST
After Dubya's performance I wish any member of the Bush clan would steer clear of politics.
Posted in: Jeb Bush says pope should steer clear of climate issue
marcelitoJun. 17, 2015 - 06:00PM JST
Cost-conscious males make for stingy relationships"
You don't say...if you are stingy on your first date , very likely there won't be a second one so there won,t be any
" relationships ". Btw, for a 23 year old guy to say he doesn't see any need for sex ... Wow...I don't get it....
Posted in: Cost-conscious males make for stingy relationships
marcelitoJun. 17, 2015 - 05:53PM JST
About the only LDP legislation I can agree with.
Now here is hoping that the younger generation realizes that continuing to vote in the LDP oyajis will not lead to any meaningful change and actually get out there at election time and vote for some progressive, reform minded politicians.
Not that it is likely happen though.
Posted in: Diet OKs legislation lowering voting age to 18
marcelitoJun. 17, 2015 - 05:48PM JST
" Scumbags; and the GOVERNMENT talks about the LOW Birthrate ?!?!?! No WONDER women aren't having kids."
Spot on...and that's all J-govt does....just talks about it..but as to actually taking meaningful action/ enforcement of the law on this?....don't hold your breath.
Posted in: Flight attendant sues JAL for 'maternity harassment'
marcelitoJun. 10, 2015 - 12:25PM JST
This is something one would expect to happen behind the iron curtain in the 1970,s not in an "advanced" economy in 2015. Amakudari leaches responsible for this and a myriad of other similar debacles should be thrown out but hey...shooganai naaa attitude by the majority of apathetic voting public that will duly re-elect the same LDP dinosaurs next time will ensure it doesnt change.
Posted in: Bureaucratic bungling behind butter shortage
marcelitoJun. 08, 2015 - 05:58PM JST
Address corruption "...What....not corruptable enough for J-inc standards?-)
Posted in: Japan says it won't decide on AIIB until corruption addressed
Jul. 07, 2015 - 05:06AM JST
Kpop is very popular in Asia. In Europe isn't mainstream, about the US I don't know…
Posted in: Gackt lashes out at Cool Japan: 'Almost no results of Japanese culture exported overseas'
Jul. 07, 2015 - 04:59AM JST
no way. islam means 'peace'.
Posted in: Bombs at mosque, restaurant kill 44 in Nigeria
Jul. 07, 2015 - 04:42AM JST
3RENSHOJUL. 06, 2015 - 04:29PM JST Conspicuously omitted from the article is the altitude...
Posted in: 2 men die after falling into cardiac arrest while mountain climbing in Niigata
Jul. 07, 2015 - 04:31AM JST
Posted in: Japan reaches Women's World Cup final after England injury time own goal
Jul. 07, 2015 - 04:29AM JST
Talk about class: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/usa/11720045/Internet-reaches-peak-stupid-as-USA-fans-compare-football-win-to-attack-on-Pearl-Harbor.html
Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 5-2 to win Women's World Cup