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ogtobMar. 06, 2013 - 09:32PM JST
I challenge the assumption given in this article that new high school graduates make double of JPY 150,000 per month.
Posted in: Sumo wrestlers grapple with tradition
ogtobFeb. 15, 2013 - 10:37AM JST
Basroil, I wonder what your position is on liberalization of the energy market. For example separating power generation from power transmission and opening up power generation to more competition.
Also how do you explain the "safetry theater" of the Japan nuclear industry that has resulted in an output vs. capacity ratio that is less than half of other countries such as, for example, the USA.
Posted in: Tohoku Electric seeks gov't OK to hike power rates
ogtobFeb. 14, 2013 - 05:12PM JST
Anyone else thinking "bath salts"? I beleive they sell all those "herbs" in Guam.
Posted in: 3rd victim dies after Guam rampage; suspect held on $2 mil bail
ogtobJan. 31, 2013 - 03:03PM JST
Two words: slippery slope.
Posted in: Abe says he intends to change constitution
ogtobJan. 29, 2013 - 05:00PM JST
Why is the location of the school off topic? My first reaction was, "what kind of douche would do something to children whose quality of life already extremely negatively affected by the meltdowns of the nearby reactors?"
Posted in: 16-year-old arrested for injuring 6 students in school classroom in Fukushima
ogtobJan. 24, 2013 - 09:13AM JST
Don't forget about the right wing nut job who tried to drive his van into Fukushima Daichi during the height of the meltdown crisis and was turned away but somehow got his van inside of Fukushima Daini and drove around playing patriotic music..
They'll probably make a checklist and say it's safe because they checked the box.
Posted in: Reactors must be terror-proof as well as quake-proof: regulator
ogtobJan. 18, 2013 - 07:13PM JST
One problem is the velocity of money. Increased liquidity along with stimulus can increase confidence which can lead to a higher money multiplier. The tricky (impossible?) part is to reign in liquidity and stimulus once the party gets started.
Posted in: Germany concerned about Japan's economic policy
ogtobJan. 02, 2013 - 09:38AM JST
The article failed to mention that, despite his tough talk, he is a spineless quitter who unexpectedly resigned his first premiership because he couldn't handle it. Just another hereditary politician with nothing more than family history and money as credentials. Let's see if he can beat his earlier mark of just under 12 months in office. For the sake of Japan, good luck Mr. Abe.
Posted in: Abe wants to replace landmark 1995 war apology
ogtobNov. 21, 2012 - 11:30PM JST
We know what they are against, but what are they for?
Posted in: Kamei to form yet another political party
ogtobNov. 21, 2012 - 11:27PM JST
I guess his mother decided he was too much of a dolt to finance this election campaign.
Posted in: Former PM Hatoyama to retire from politics
ogtobNov. 06, 2012 - 10:04AM JST
I think he must have learned the "I don't remember" defense from a drunken Japanese salaryman. Not remembering doesn't have anything to do with whether or not you did it.
Posted in: U.S. serviceman says he doesn't remember punching boy
ogtobOct. 17, 2012 - 04:36PM JST
I guess there's kyoto's kaiseki ryori, but I don't know much about it.
Posted in: Kansai gets fewer 3-star restaurants in new Michelin Guide
ogtobOct. 17, 2012 - 04:35PM JST
That's because Kasai's specialty is b-kyu ryori (e.g., okonomiyaki, takoyaki, etc., etc.). They are very delicious and don't need no stinking michelin star.
ogtobOct. 12, 2012 - 12:37PM JST
I have no idea why there was so much money at home in this case but it is true that people who are avoiding taxes often tend to hold lots of cash rather than keep it in the bank.
Posted in: Kitakyushu man robbed of Y20 mil at his home
ogtobSep. 04, 2012 - 09:50AM JST
From the NHK new report it wasn't clear whether to the Tochigi site will be for the radiactive ash and sludge generated by sewage and incenterator facilities in Tochigi or if it will include ash and sludge from other prefrectures. Does anybody know for sure on this point? This story makes it sound as if it is all coming from Fukushima. I don't think that is 100% correct.
Posted in: Gov't selects Tochigi forest as nuclear waste disposal site
ogtobAug. 26, 2012 - 08:51PM JST
That's rich coming from the guy whose biggest campaign contributions are from his mother.
Posted in: Hatoyama says DPJ has surrendered in war against vested interests
ogtobAug. 15, 2012 - 02:34PM JST
Posted in: War memories
ogtobJul. 12, 2012 - 10:13AM JST
Probably doing this in hopes that the general public in China will forget about the Bo Xilai scandal.
Posted in: China tells Japan to respect its sovereignty over islands
ogtobJul. 10, 2012 - 04:55PM JST
Their site is lame. None of the map links work! Totally wasted my time.
Posted in: American praised for getting Japan radiation data
ogtobJul. 09, 2012 - 11:27AM JST
This is the company that makes the skim blocking cards.
Posted in: New registration system for foreigners starts in Japan
May. 23, 2013 - 10:02AM JST
Religions aren't the problem, people are!
When religions are political, they are the…
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British solider butchered near London barracks
May. 23, 2013 - 10:00AM JST
Looked and sounded like 2 normal English men
On the tape, we…
May. 23, 2013 - 09:58AM JST
He was born in Lebanon, not Canada.
Posted in: Keanu Reeves makes directorial debut with modern kung fu film
Footage emerged showing one of the men carrying a blood-covered knife and meat cleaver and saying…
May. 23, 2013 - 09:57AM JST
Terrible. I hope he is put away and lobotomized. Maybe he has anger issues with his…
Posted in: Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat