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proxyMay. 20, 2013 - 08:41AM JST
So when I am in the field and I want to do a quick edit on my laptop.........
Obviously the lesson from the SimCity mess was not learned.
Thanks for the advise Photoman, I will be abandoning Adobe.
Posted in: Adobe changing its products to cloud services with monthly fees
proxyMay. 17, 2013 - 10:06PM JST
Japan has no plausible deniability.
I know the world loves to dwell on Japanese crimes but how many men went to jail for sex slave trafficking in Bosnia?
There is little doubt that it was organized. The American whistle blower, Kathryn Bolkovac, won a suit against DynCorp for being fired after she blew the whistle.
The British army officially approved of officers and men visiting brothels during WW1 and even provided medical assistance to the prostitutes. They thought the men would fight harder if they had sex.
Read this, if you dare, about how the South Korean government operated brothels and how hookers made 25% of the countries GDP. And don't kid yourself, thousands of girls were forced into it. And if the US army was issuing "STD Free" cards to the prostitutes it is the same as being officially sanctioned.
The French Foreign Legion had officially organized brothels until 1990.
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
proxyMay. 13, 2013 - 07:30AM JST
I can understand how Starbucks succeeds in North America where there was a crying need for decent coffee but Japan has many small friendly coffee shops that have always served good coffee.
Posted in: Starbucks on track to open 1,000th store in Japan
proxyApr. 25, 2013 - 01:59PM JST
I thought that the government was going to make some sort of effort to end bullying; the mother is getting bullied.
Posted in: Mother, employer of epileptic crane driver ordered to pay compensation over fatal accident
proxyApr. 19, 2013 - 09:59AM JST
I don't know if the above poster is serious or not but I can hardly wait to read it. Murakami is fantastic and possibly the best living literary figure on the planet.
Posted in: Murakami book print run hits 1 million in week
proxyApr. 05, 2013 - 11:28AM JST
So if I had had US $100 in the Nikkei average on Monday and I wanted to sell in on Friday and get US dollars how much would I get?
Posted in: Tokyo stocks soar on BOJ easing plan
proxyApr. 05, 2013 - 12:14AM JST
I dunno, most of the people I know are either retired and have nothing they want to buy, young and broke or working to pay their bills.
Posted in: BOJ to double money supply to get Japan out of slump
proxyMar. 27, 2013 - 08:22AM JST
lol.....They ended the tax breaks but a temple that doesn't pay taxes bought it.
Posted in: Kagoshima temple wins auction for N Korea's de facto embassy
proxyMar. 27, 2013 - 06:59AM JST
I don't give a rat's behind what other people do and neither should you.
Posted in: Do you support same-sex marriages?
proxyMar. 26, 2013 - 12:54PM JST
TOEFL is an IQ test. It is used in American schools to judge foreign students specifically because it measures IQ which typically determines the success foreign students have.
As stated above by several posters, there is no link at all between IQ and language ability. I have a friend who has won several international awards in calculus has been published a few times in English journals but cannot speak much English besides introducing himself. It would be a mistake for Japan to have young people like him forced to jump through an English hoop to get into university when all he has ever thought about since he was in junior high is equations. Japan would be better off in letting him study what he loves and not forcing him to study what he hates and has no aptitude for at all.
A much better approach for Japan to take would to introduce English and Chinese immersion elementary schools.
French immersion schools work pretty darn good in Canada.
Posted in: LDP education proposal includes TOEFL prerequisite for univ entrance
proxyMar. 14, 2013 - 07:42AM JST
The least that Canada could do in light of the disaster to to pay to clean up the mess that washes ashore; shame on Canada.
Posted in: Japan gives Canada $1 mil for tsunami debris cleanup
proxyMar. 02, 2013 - 09:52AM JST
Surface RT comes with the RT version of the traditional MS Office package, included in the price. It is not included withe the Pro version.
Posted in: Microsoft tablet computer to go on sale in Japan on March 15
proxyFeb. 26, 2013 - 05:10AM JST
Oh gosh. not another child fighting their father's war.
I wonder if South Korea will cool it on anti-Japanese rhetoric since her father was an officer during the war in a notorious Korean division in China?
Posted in: S Korea swears in first female president
proxyFeb. 10, 2013 - 05:57PM JST
Fair enough; and please drastically increase the punishment for adults who beat, abuse and kill children.
Posted in: Justice Ministry proposes harsher sentences for minors
proxyFeb. 06, 2013 - 08:54AM JST
$10 million a year????????? That is nothing; cheap! If anything that small little amount when compared with how much money other food producers, rice farmers, get justifies the hunt.
Posted in: Whaling costs Japan taxpayers $10 mil a year, animal welfare group says
proxyFeb. 01, 2013 - 06:40PM JST
It seems to me that people need a lot more sex. The youth of Japan need role models for shagging; she should get some kind of Chrysanthemum award for promoting sex in a sexless country.
Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating
proxyJan. 28, 2013 - 12:56AM JST
My point is that although Japan has apologized and set up funds to be dispersed Many Westerners and outside actors full of anti-Japanese rhetoric really love to push this issue but crimes committed by others such as the Dutch, after WW2 are not only ignored but no apology are money has been offered. And ironically the the International Criminal Court is in The Hague. If they want to catch some war criminals all they have to do is go outside.
Westerners sure get upset about things Japan did but ignore the things Europeans did. Why is that?
Posted in: S Korean activists to put 'comfort woman' statues in Asia
proxyJan. 27, 2013 - 05:36PM JST
"Historians say about 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and other countries were drafted to work in Japanese army brothels in Asia."
What historian claims that????????
That may be the total number of "sex workers" but any "real" historian will tell you that the number "drafted" is between 10 000 and 20 000. As long as these numbers are wildly exaggerated, the right wing type in Japan will feel justified in denying that comfort woman existed.
They should put the Indonesian one up in front of the Dutch embassy where the woman demanding compensation for Dutch crimes protest.
proxyJan. 27, 2013 - 05:07PM JST
Well, I image benefits will face even more severe cuts as there will soon be no money left. Anyone under 50 in Japan should be planning to have their pensions wiped out unless they are funding it themselves and have their money outside of Japan.
Posted in: Teachers, police rush to quit before retirement pay cut
proxyJan. 25, 2013 - 04:23PM JST
Anyway, my two eldest didn't have to write the high school entrance exam. They knew in July that their JH would give them a recommendation to the public high school of their choice.
My son's friend just quit high school this week. He selected a public school below his level and now regrets it. Now he has to go to yobiko until the next high school entrance exam. It is a darn shame that they can't just look at his JH marks and let him in. It is too bad more students (all) can't get a recommendation like my kids did. Sure they had a little interview but they were still told in July by the JH principal that the recommendation would not be refused.
Posted in: Hashimoto pressures school to cancel some entrance exams
May. 23, 2013 - 07:54AM JST
I find the opposite is true in Japan.
Hence my remarks, I agree to a point,…
Posted in: Cheaper yen attracts record number of visitors to Japan
May. 23, 2013 - 07:53AM JST
Rest in peace to the poor soldier. Footage coming in suggests these cowardly terrorists may have…
Posted in: British solider butchered in filmed attack near London barracks
isn't 27 enough young for her? she had to look for a 25 year-old guy... she's…
Posted in: Yaguchi apologizes for illicit affair
May. 23, 2013 - 07:52AM JST
Sick. These people aren't fighting for a cause, they are brainwashed murderers doing someone else's bidding.
May. 23, 2013 - 07:51AM JST
As opposed to a child being killed by an indiscriminate bomb or bullet somewhere else in…