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umbrellaMar. 26, 2015 - 12:38PM JST
Japan has 40% of its workers on rubbish part time and temporary contracts. These workers having no stake in the company, are not going to be motivated to increase productivity. Hopeless situation!
Posted in: Japan productivity gains key to staving off decline: McKinsey Global Institute
umbrellaMar. 21, 2015 - 11:50AM JST
sangetsu great apt comments as usual. Won't you take over as PM mate??
Yes Japan's situation is hopeless, it's just a dying old people's home now. And all economic policies are enacted with the rich and elite in mind. Hopeless!
Posted in: Two years on, BOJ chief says war on deflation 'very challenging'
umbrellaMar. 15, 2015 - 01:03AM JST
disgusting japan and abe, shame on you
Posted in: Japan promises $4 billion in aid to prevent disasters over four years
umbrellaMar. 15, 2015 - 12:19AM JST
Nice that abe and japan have so much money to give away. No need to raise the consumption tax next year then obviously, as the country is flush.
umbrellaMar. 15, 2015 - 12:16AM JST
1 Anti-discrimination laws as are the norm in every other OECD country
2 Jobs which are not the usual use and discard short term contract rubbish,
Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had
umbrellaMar. 14, 2015 - 07:31PM JST
So glad I got out of yen 3 years ago and into the dollar and swiss francs. It's a continuing 1 way bet! The only question with the yen is how far it will fall and how quickly.
Posted in: Tokyo investors to keep eye on Fed, BOJ meetings next week
umbrellaMar. 13, 2015 - 07:27AM JST
The Japanese government's TV station NHK was getting very excited about this but the reality for most people, other than the rich, is that it's totally irrelevant and meaningless as they struggle everyday.
Posted in: Nikkei briefly tops 19,000 for first time in 15 years
umbrellaMar. 12, 2015 - 10:53PM JST
mrkobayashi Yes thanks, you're right what you say. Still, even 25,000 people killing themselves is just so awful. just imagine if 25,000 died from disease or terrorism??
Posted in: No. of suicides stays below 30,000 for third straight year
umbrellaMar. 12, 2015 - 09:48PM JST
25000 people kill themselves?? Wow, just wow.
40% of people are struggling with rubbish part time and temporary jobs, the stress must be tremendous and some people just crack. Then if you do have a job, they try to work you to death. The numbers of suicides may have fallen according to these figures but those in the know reckon the figure is much higher. To spare the bereaved families even further grief, some suicides are recorded as deaths from other causes.And of course the population is falling year by year, so even the real numbers themselves should be dropping.
umbrellaMar. 09, 2015 - 08:51AM JST
I trust all these people at the rally gave their names and addresses to a list of the willing to pay ever higher electricity bills. They can subsidize the rest of us who do believe in nuclear power. Win win all round.
Posted in: No nukes
umbrellaMar. 09, 2015 - 08:48AM JST
Ha ha ha. This guy is totally delusional, he should be locked up. There is no hope, only anxiety and depression.
Posted in: Since the LDP won back power some two years ago, we have turned around the economy and changed the mindset of Japanese from despair to hope.
umbrellaFeb. 25, 2015 - 10:45PM JST
I'm sure foreign talent will just come rushing to japan for their glorious 1 year contract and untold hassle finding a place to live. Avoid japan at all costs. Much better places to choose.
Posted in: Japanese companies have started hiring worldwide. If they hope to enter into the increasingly globalized international business world, there is a need for global talents to stay competitive and to fuel expansion.
umbrellaFeb. 21, 2015 - 12:30PM JST
If you pay piss poor salaries, what sort of workers are going to attract?? Obviously the dregs.
Posted in: Why is teaching at English conversation schools in Japan such a maligned profession by some people?
umbrellaFeb. 21, 2015 - 10:16AM JST
As usual, quantity over quality. Maybe if teachers had time to make and teach quality lessons instead of having their time occupied by all the other various duties forced upon them, they wouldn't need Saturday lessons now. Honestly, how pathetic this is.
Posted in: Kagoshima schools to resume Saturday classes once a month
umbrellaFeb. 21, 2015 - 10:11AM JST
Start off the job hunt with a Nazi Salute?? That'll do it!
Looking at this picture reminds of Star Trek and the Borg " You will be absorbed" What a mass of drones, but that's how corporate Japan likes it.
Posted in: Pep rally for graduates
umbrellaFeb. 14, 2015 - 12:24AM JST
abe is such a bumbling moron. How did Japan manage to end up with him??
Posted in: Gov't pressures companies to raise wages
umbrellaFeb. 06, 2015 - 07:24AM JST
Typical japanese nonsense. The law should force slave drivers er employers to allow a minimum 4 weeks holiday for their slaves. Prison for slave drivers who ignore the law.
Posted in: Japan eyes compulsory 5 days' paid holiday a year
umbrellaJan. 17, 2015 - 10:03AM JST
2 years ago like most foreigners here, I ditched the collapsing yen and invested in dollars and swiss francs. So this was very pleasing news.
Posted in: Swiss franc's staggering ascent to be felt far and wide
umbrellaJan. 10, 2015 - 04:04PM JST
Think it would be far more useful if US job figures noted the number of permanent positions and the number of crappy contract and part time positions "created".People need decent paying secure jobs not the usual crap on offer which they have to take in desperation.
Posted in: Job gains in U.S. bolsters confidence about 2015
umbrellaJan. 10, 2015 - 03:48PM JST
Stop this forever waste of money with useless stimuluses and slash spending now. Politicians really are useless and pathetic.
Mar. 31, 2015 - 01:10AM JST
And you call the people charging him 'jack-boot thugs' while you make radical accusations about them?…
Posted in: Teacher arrested for putting tooth filling in convenience store lunch
Mar. 31, 2015 - 01:08AM JST
I prefer Chritianity over Islam any day Black Sabbath!
Both parties are full of greedy hypocrites…
Posted in: Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin
Mar. 31, 2015 - 01:07AM JST
Gee, its a good thing Bush invaded Iraq, and Democracy spread all over the mid-east.
Posted in: Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis
Mar. 31, 2015 - 01:06AM JST
Okinawa belongs to the people of Okinawana, who, at present, overwhelmingly wish to remain as part…
Posted in: Hayashi countermands Okinawa governor's halt order on base work
Mar. 31, 2015 - 12:59AM JST
The Republicans have scared the goobers with endless lies about Obama. It is starting to work,…