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umbrellaJun. 26, 2015 - 07:47AM JST
Must be the latest instructions from their boss, the US to bring in these useless expensive scanners.
Posted in: Gov't considers introducing body scanners at airports across Japan
umbrellaJun. 26, 2015 - 07:44AM JST
Poor poor girl. What hell she must have been going through to lead to this. Brings tears to my eyes.
Posted in: 14-year-old girl jumps to death from train platform
umbrellaJun. 24, 2015 - 11:44PM JST
Totally disgusting. Just when Japan can't seem to get any worse, they bring out this crap!
Posted in: Japan to keep Olympic stadium design as cost soars to Y250 bil
umbrellaJun. 24, 2015 - 09:33PM JST
Absolutely no justification for the high stock market. It's a total bubble which is going to collapse and soon.
Posted in: Nikkei closes at 18-year high
umbrellaJun. 18, 2015 - 06:33PM JST
A mental case, must be. Probably never get executed because of it.
Posted in: Gunman kills 9 people in South Carolina church
umbrellaJun. 18, 2015 - 06:30PM JST
With the yen being such a weak currency now and for the foreseeable future, Japan is a bargain basement for Asian tourists. "Dirt cheap" is the regular sentiment I have heard. So of course they flock to the country, who wouldn't??
Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in May soars by 49.6%
umbrellaJun. 16, 2015 - 12:58PM JST
Wow, best picture on JT of all time! I'm really into umbrellas!
Posted in: Ready for rainy season
umbrellaJun. 13, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
Appalling. Who would work in Japan now?? Stay away.
Posted in: Lawmakers scuffle over controversial temp worker bill
umbrellaJun. 13, 2015 - 10:52AM JST
I have been doing boxing and wrestling for many years. Pretty useful should the need arise I think. There are other good "arts" of course.
Posted in: Which martial arts would you recommend to someone wanting to learn a means of self-defense?
umbrellaJun. 09, 2015 - 11:26PM JST
It's a real pleasure to read your interesting informed comments here. Please keep them coming!
Posted in: Abe says he is keeping eye on impact of softer yen
umbrellaJun. 06, 2015 - 04:34PM JST
Yes Japan is just committing suicide as it forces its workers to work themselves to death, leaving them no time or inclination for sex. And yet nothing can or will change.
Posted in: Japan's population continues to decline in 2014
umbrellaJun. 06, 2015 - 09:21AM JST
These figures never say how many of these new jobs are real jobs ie full time.
Posted in: U.S. employers add solid 280,000 jobs in May
umbrellaJun. 04, 2015 - 05:05PM JST
Same debates every time as things get worse and worse. The reality is that there is no way for japan to recover economically. It's finished. It's the Titanic sailing towards the icebergs where it will sink out of sight for good. Foreigners will make their pot of gold, unless you are an english teacher of course, and get out. Sad but reality.
Posted in: OECD says Japan needs spending cuts; not on track to meet fiscal targets
umbrellaJun. 02, 2015 - 12:30AM JST
Huh, I thought this ALT farce was scrapped 2 years ago because of its total ineffectiveness and waste of tax payers' money?? I am surprised to see this caption and picture.
Posted in: Planting for the future
umbrellaMay. 31, 2015 - 09:29AM JST
Best Anthems= Russian and Chinese. Very moving.
Posted in: Which country's national anthems do you find the most stirring? Do you know the words to your country's?
umbrellaMay. 31, 2015 - 09:23AM JST
Tackling someone with a knife is just plain stupid. Working in a convenience store, she gets wha,t 800 or 900 yen an hour??
Just give them whatever they want. I have trained in martial arts for more years than I care to remember and I wouldn't go up against a knifeman unless it truly was a life or death situation.
Posted in: Convenience store employee injured by robber
umbrellaMay. 29, 2015 - 10:17AM JST
Just rubbish part time and contract jobs where workers are treated as disposable commodities to be used, abused and discarded.
Posted in: Japan CPI weak at 0.6%; jobless rate drops to 18-year low
umbrellaMay. 29, 2015 - 07:38AM JST
The yen has only one way to go, down down down. Best to hold as little of your assets as possible in this weak loser of a currency. I keep my assets in dollars and swiss francs. I hope everybody here does the same.
Posted in: Policymakers warn against excessive yen volatility
umbrellaMay. 27, 2015 - 07:42AM JST
****Speed**** excellent points. Far too sensible for the powers that be here.
Posted in: Law goes into effect allowing derelict vacant houses to be demolished
umbrellaMay. 27, 2015 - 07:37AM JST
Normal countries can levy a zero tax rate on food which everybody has to buy. Can't do it in japanthough as too complicated said the "government". Hopeless.
Posted in: Most Japanese firms back planned sales tax hike to fix debt woes
Jun. 30, 2015 - 05:18PM JST
In other news: Many bears may be unfamiliar with indoor lavatories.
Posted in: Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease
Jun. 30, 2015 - 05:17PM JST
Mods: Much obliged. Only two months behind, then.
In any case, I agree as well with…
Posted in: Movie reminder
Jun. 30, 2015 - 05:05PM JST
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Finance Minister Taro Aso would do well to adhere to…
Posted in: Japan disappointed Greece unable to reach debt deal
Jun. 30, 2015 - 05:01PM JST
This is a horrible picture. The center of the picture is just a building and the…
Jun. 30, 2015 - 05:00PM JST
As a reader pointed out, hankos may not be so much of a hassle - especially…
Posted in: Fax machines holding on, especially in Japan