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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.
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
Mar. 06, 2015 - 03:39AM JST
I hate Singapore with a passion they were offered the gift but chose to remain heathens…
Posted in: German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore
Mar. 06, 2015 - 03:22AM JST
As a group I'd love to see the Korea-bashing Kool-Aid imbibers at JT think more critically…
Posted in: U.S. ambassador to S Korea slashed while giving lecture
Mar. 06, 2015 - 03:05AM JST
I don' see an argument in this essay.
The argument would go like this:
Posted in: Why Boehner's invite to Netanyahu was unconstitutional
Mar. 06, 2015 - 02:45AM JST
The author must be confused about concepts like liberty, we the people and etc... In a…
1) Caning is barbaric. Support for caning because you think you are all "tough on…