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umbrellaDec. 19, 2014 - 03:13PM JST
The finance company I work at is not having a bone-end do this year due to last year's trouble. I'm happy, I don't drink or smoke and am happy to avoid it. I want to be with friends/family not the same old work people I see everyday.
Posted in: Police step up presence at Tokyo stations to prevent trouble during 'bonenkai' season
umbrellaDec. 14, 2014 - 09:19PM JST
If any foreigner is still dumb enough to keep their savings in yen, and I find it hard to believe, get out of the yen tomorrow, into dollars or swiss francs. That is, if you want to keep your money. The yen is going to keep going south into the abyss.......
Posted in: Exit polls project big win for LDP
umbrellaDec. 11, 2014 - 06:55AM JST
Ha ha, the sheeple might be jolted out of their stupor by this. But on second thoughts, they will just gaman and shoganai themselves as per usual. Must be great for the Powers that Be in Japan to have such a docile apathetic compliant population.
Posted in: Japan's beef bowl - symbol of deflation - to get price hike
umbrellaDec. 08, 2014 - 05:47PM JST
Abe's crapnomics has been a disaster for the japanese economy but the sheeple will vote the moron in again. No hope for this country, it can't be saved.
Posted in: Japan's recession worse than thought, data shows
umbrellaDec. 06, 2014 - 06:22PM JST
Korea and particularly Japan are poor countries who cannot waste money on the Olympics.
Posted in: Rising fears over S Korea 2018 Winter Olympic cost
umbrellaDec. 06, 2014 - 06:19PM JST
Good for tourists as they come to Japan to pick up bargains available because of the incredibly weak yen.
Posted in: Have you heard of the expanded tax-free shopping system that went into effect in Japan on Oct 1? Have you made use of it?
umbrellaDec. 06, 2014 - 06:14PM JST
But what type of jobs?? No the usual rubbish part time and contract??
Posted in: Job gains put U.S. on pace for best growth since 1999
umbrellaDec. 03, 2014 - 04:36PM JST
Japan is so hopeless. Laughable. I too am looking forward to the 150 plus yen to the dollar exchange rate to come soon. Money to be made! Thank God that no foreigner in Japan keeps any savings in the totally worthless "currency" yen.
Posted in: Moody's cuts ratings on 5 Japanese banks
umbrellaDec. 02, 2014 - 09:13PM JST
Well I guess StormR has the right idea. He knows japan is finished and just wants to get as much cash for himself before the end comes when he has to get out. And Abe's crapnomics helps his end.
Abe's crapnomics is just for the rich, elite, companies and exporters. Every other sector and players in the economy can just go to hell as far as abe is concerned. The great thing for him is that whatever he does the docile dopey electorate will continue to vote his party in. Perfect, he can do what he wants for himself and his cronies.
Posted in: Campaigning begins for Dec 14 lower house election
umbrellaDec. 02, 2014 - 06:22PM JST
Japan's back?? Back in the sewer for sure
Posted in: Lackluster economic data paints gloomy picture for Abe
umbrellaDec. 02, 2014 - 06:19PM JST
You'd have to be absolutely insane to invest in japan now. Unless you enjoy losing money that is. 2 years ago, December 2012, there was 85 yen to the dollar, now it's 119 and falling rapidly. Only against the Russian Rouble has the yen held its ground. Ha ha ha! 2 completely toxic countries for investors, they are made for each other.
Posted in: Moody's downgrades Japan's credit rating
umbrellaNov. 29, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
Gloomy and hopeless indeed. Can't see japan being able to attract all these mythical skilled foreign workers it needs. Zero attraction. Unskilled workers such as factory workers, english teachers and cleaners will still rush in, but people that can do something for the country, well, not a chance.
Abe is a very wealthy guy, if he wants to play around with elections, he should pay this 60 billion out of his own pocket for this farce.
150 to the dollar is being forecast by everyone now and so will become a self fulfilling prophecy. But apart from the elder population of Japan, I guess nobody keeps any savings in the laughable yen anymore.
umbrellaNov. 27, 2014 - 12:41AM JST
Yeah disgustingly low salary at a mere 200,000 a month. Amazing that people put up with it. How can you be motivated at all when you are paid such a piss poor salary?? 500,000 plus would be a reasonable salary to start with.
Posted in: Japan's war on deflation faces its toughest battle
umbrellaNov. 26, 2014 - 05:42PM JST
nishikat, it is of course a fact that most english teachers have no interest in money and no ambition by definition. But if you are happy, then all power to you and good luck!
But how on earth is japan going to attract the skilled workers it needs?? Impossible and just hopeless!
Posted in: Young Japanese worry about future amid recession
umbrellaNov. 26, 2014 - 05:34PM JST
I hope Tatemichi is putting his monthly savings into foreign currencies as soon as he gets it. Financial suicide and plain idiotic to leave any savings in the weak pathetic yen nowadays.
umbrellaNov. 26, 2014 - 08:48AM JST
Japan is a hopeless basket case. There is no future for young Japanese in Japan. They should learn Chinese and maybe English and get out why they can.
The fact that 40% of workers in Japan are in rubbish contracts and part time jobs just shows how hopeless Japan has become. Workers in these positions are not so motivated as they don't feel they are part of a company and they can be dismissed at any time. And they don't and can't spend much.
How has Japan managed to fall so low so quickly??
umbrellaNov. 24, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
Japan is such a hopeless economic basket case, doesn't matter what they do, there's no solution to the catastrophe they have made for themselves. Rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic analogy comes to mind. Would all be highly amusing if it wasn't for the fact that miilions of people's lives are screwed.
Posted in: As debt piles up, Japan tries to lock in low borrowing costs
umbrellaNov. 22, 2014 - 09:18PM JST
japan should give up teaching English in schools. What's the point?? And japan's army of teachers can then return home and finally start decent careers. Everybody wins. Anyway soon technology will allow for instantaneous interpreting machines and all language learning will be redundant.
Posted in: Education minister proposes English education for 3rd grade
umbrellaNov. 21, 2014 - 08:44AM JST
CNN is showing it live.
Posted in: ABC, CBS, NBC decide not to broadcast Obama's immigration speech live
umbrellaNov. 21, 2014 - 08:42AM JST
Well one thing's for sure, Japan will get cheaper and cheaper for tourists as the yen continues its suicidal plunge. Good for the tourist industry.
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan this year exceeds 11 mil
Dec. 21, 2014 - 06:03PM JST
Uh wait, this here shooting was done by a criminally minded man who first attempted to…
Posted in: Two New York policemen shot dead
The man should be charged with murder.
Posted in: Student dies after she is hit by car being chased by police
Dec. 21, 2014 - 06:01PM JST
Clearly the police thought it necessary to carry out covert electronic surveillance. Question is whether this…
Posted in: The man was put under prefectural police surveillance, and all of the places he went to were found out.
Dec. 21, 2014 - 06:00PM JST
I guess Canada and England are different....
Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools
Dec. 21, 2014 - 05:55PM JST
At my school we sang the national anthem only once a year, on "Founders' Day".…