umbrella's past comments

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    umbrella

    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

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    CNN is showing it live.

    Posted in: ABC, CBS, NBC decide not to broadcast Obama's immigration speech live

  • -1

    umbrella

    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

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    umbrella

    Who can say?? 100 years ago, today's technology would have seemed like pure magic and impossible. 500 years from now, if life still exists on this planet, I think time travel may well be possible. But policing its usage will be a headache though!

    Posted in: Do you think time travel will ever be possible?

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    umbrella

    Storm R is happy at the yen at 118 but what about the 140 or 150 to come?? This economy is totally hopeless. I can only say that I am glad I changed most of my savings to dollars and swiss francs when the rate was 80. We could all see the writing on the wall then. I would imagine nearly all foreigners in Japan did the same.

    Posted in: Aso says sales tax hike delay must not happen again

  • -1

    umbrella

    Well StormR must be happy today that the yen dropped to over 118 to the dollar. And it's going to continue its ever downward plunge. The economy is an absolute basket case and selling the yen is simply a 1 way bet. Exports may rise somewhat as they get ever cheaper and tourist numbers rise as they come to Japan to pick up cheap bargains, but the rest of the economy, well turn out the lights now.

    Posted in: Japan's trade deficit narrows 35.5% in October

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    with the yen at almost 150 to the euro and dropping like a stone everyday, I hope they enjoy their overpriced rubbish plonk!

    Posted in: Corks pop around the world as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives

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    At its heart, Abenomics is intended to push prices up and get Japanese shoppers spending.

    Just how dumb are these japanese politicians?? Prices go up and people buy more?? On which planet??

    Posted in: Abe calls election; delays sales tax hike

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    Depressing ain't it?? We all know that no matter what Abe does or doesn't do, he will win this election as all the old gits come out to vote for him. What a farce is japanese politics and the economy. If it wasn't so serious affecting millions of people's lives, it would be all highly amusing.

    Posted in: Abe set to call election, delay tax hike

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    Hopeless, terrifying hopeless and worse, you can see no way out of the enfolding disaster. Probably only a war can change things here now.

    Posted in: Abe adviser calls for stimulus after 'shocking' GDP

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    umbrella

    Abe's crapnomics show its true colors today!

    Posted in: Japan's economy contracts 1.6% in July-Sept quarter

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    Japan is just a hopeless economic basket case. There' s nothing that can be done. Foreigners to a man/woman have divested themselves of their stocks of yen I'm sure. Japan is simply heading for collapse, won't be pretty. Earn your cash, in foreign currencies and get out at the right time.

    Posted in: Abe adviser calls for stimulus after 'shocking' GDP

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    I would refuse to speak in English. This is Japan, japanese is an easy language to speak. If this happened to me, I would just have some fun and speak in Russian, my other fluent language.

    Posted in: How do you feel when you speak fluent or reasonably good Japanese to a Japanese person and they insist on answering you in English?

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    umbrella

    With the economy so bad, the yen losing value everyday, will the army of english teachers still flock to Japan for their piss-poorly paid, even in yen terms, jobs??

    Posted in: Abe grapples with tax jinx after BOJ surprise

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    Well yakimo, I'd be surprised if any foreigners are still holding onto the weak pathetic yen, apart from that needed for everyday necessities. At least, everyone I know changed their yen holdings into dollars and swiss francs long ago when the yen started its plummet from 80 to the dollar level. To hold yen is just financial suicide and the height of stupidity now.

    Posted in: As Abenomics falters, problems fester

  • -2

    umbrella

    It seems all we ever about these days is gay this gay that. Tedious. Who cares where they put it??

    Posted in: Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights

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    umbrella

    Japanese economy ,what a hopeless basket case really. Hopeless!

    Posted in: Japan consumer inflation slows; spending down in September

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    umbrella

    The yen is now well into the 111 range, it's great! Really hope for continuing freefall with all the profits we can amass. Cheers japanese government!! Down down down please! For the japanese economy I shudder to think about the future. Frightening

    Posted in: This is how it works

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    umbrella

    The yen is now well into the 111 range, it's great! Really hope for continuing freefall with all the profits we can amass. Cheers japanese government!! Down down down please! For the japanese economy I shudder to think about the future. Frightening

    Posted in: BOJ expands asset purchases to Y80 tril to spur recovery

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    umbrella

    Well thank God that everyone I know divested themselves of their personal stocks of the pathetic yen long ago. Today was a great money maker for us and once again I thank the japanese government for delivering us the profits. Hope the yen continues in freefall. But for the japanese economy what future is there?? Absolutely none, hopeless.

    Posted in: Nikkei soars over 5% after BOJ easing

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