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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.
umbrellaJan. 08, 2015 - 12:37PM JST
Prince William coming to Japan?? Just how underwhelming can it get??
Posted in: Seven cool things set to happen in Japan during 2015
umbrellaJan. 03, 2015 - 10:14PM JST
I think in Japan many people are not motivated because 40% can only find crappy part time and temporary jobs.
Posted in: The Coach’s Corner - Get Motivated!
umbrellaJan. 03, 2015 - 09:57PM JST
StormR, congratulations on your idea! Can't you be PM this year??
Posted in: BOJ chief says plenty of tools left to ease policy again
umbrellaJan. 03, 2015 - 09:55PM JST
The dollar continues to be the currency to hold since 2012. The yen is the currency to ditch as soon as you earn it.
Posted in: Dollar notches strongest year since 1997
umbrellaJan. 01, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
Just smoke some dope, you don't get this hangover problem.
Posted in: Hangover cure is elusive but symptom relief fizzles and flows
umbrellaDec. 31, 2014 - 09:38AM JST
I heard that this year some kids are asking for their toshidama cash to be give in dollars. The kids know what a disaster is going on here. My friend gives his boy 100,000 yen cash every year. And yes, he wants dollars.
Posted in: A guide to New Year traditions in Japan
umbrellaDec. 29, 2014 - 11:01AM JST
Yes a lot better off thanks to the yen's collapse. We can all expect more of the same in 2015 as the yen continues its dive to the bottom.
Posted in: Are you financially better off than you were this time last year?
umbrellaDec. 26, 2014 - 06:06PM JST
Worst: hours, overtime, endless meetings, low pay, robotic colleagues.
That's why I quit the japanese company I was at to join a foreign owned company. Worlds apart, so much better.
Posted in: For those of you who work for Japanese companies, what are some of the best or worst things about it?
umbrellaDec. 26, 2014 - 06:02PM JST
679 yen?? Disgraceful. And this is supposed to be a developed country?? I think abe and his merry men should be on 679 yen an hour for all the good they do this country!
Posted in: Abenomics isn't helping Akita. It just keeps sinking.
umbrellaDec. 26, 2014 - 05:56PM JST
Abe and his crapnomics. What a joke if it wasn't so serious. But whatever abe does the sheeple vote for him so he can do what he likes and the sheeple gaman and shoganai themselves. Plus he has the regular apologist foreigners lapping around him. What can we expect for 2015?? Just don't hold any yen unless you want to throw away your money.
Posted in: Japan factory output down; inflation slows in November
umbrellaDec. 25, 2014 - 11:11AM JST
The price of oil and the yen have collapsed in tandem against the dollar. So it's a standstill situation.
The consumer will just have to adopt the shognai and gamen way of thinking they do with everything in Japan and pay up. Docile sheep will always be screwed.
Posted in: KEPCO applies for 10.23% rate hike
umbrellaDec. 24, 2014 - 08:21AM JST
Women should be able to do everything men do including being front line soldiers along side male troops.
Posted in: 4 things women are banned from doing in Japan
umbrellaDec. 24, 2014 - 08:17AM JST
Gives meaning to their boring lives and they feel important for a while. Of course they don't want to stop.
Posted in: Protesters reject calls to suspend anti-police protests in New York
umbrellaDec. 24, 2014 - 08:15AM JST
Japan is now just a country for tourists as they flock to take advantage of the bargains available due to the pathetic "currency" yen.
Posted in: No. of tourists to Japan tops 13 mil for first time ever
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
Feb. 02, 2015 - 10:45AM JST
Japan gets to enjoy a great deal of peace directly through US military protection. This is…
Posted in: No war
Feb. 02, 2015 - 10:42AM JST
gkamburoff and Yogi Zuna - So, I suppose, Rugby, Boxing, Kickboxing, K-1, PRIDE, Sumo, and other…
Posted in: Super Bowl the final act of the NFL's worst season
Posted in: Super Bowl puts American football fans on seat's edge
They could have them be flag bearers or the girls who escort the athletes in. but…
Posted in: Cross-dressing Matsuko Deluxe: AKB opening Tokyo Olympics 'would embarrass Japan'
Feb. 02, 2015 - 10:41AM JST
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her May she…
Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 10-year-old girl