wanderlust's past comments

  • 5

    wanderlust

    It will be classified as regrettable, a misunderstanding; the courts and police will reflect on their action, or inaction; everyone will have a meeting to consider how to discuss possible improvements to prevent a recurrence, and nothing further will happen.

    Posted in: Nigerian man sues over evidence cover-up in 2001 robbery case

  • 0

    wanderlust

    The most tackling he has done of late are cha-han and beer commercials. Needs to work on his basic skills and fitness.

    Posted in: Japan fullback Goromaru out for season with shoulder injury

  • 0

    wanderlust

    The Thais and Filipinos are the worst for trafficking their own people, usually an older women married to a Japanese is the go-between, and often ironically a former prostitute or sex slave herself. Just read the ILO reports, or any of the societies dedicated to help them, such as Empower, SWING, or Soroptimist. There are even cases of the police catching escaped sex workers and returning them to their work place, or to the Y-san who hold them in captivity, with their passports removed from their persons.

    One sad or disappointing aspect is that roughly half of the sex workers that are repatriated return to Japan within a year or so. Either family pressure to earn more money or the relatively easier life compared to working in rice paddies in the open sun causes them to come back.

    Posted in: 54 rescued from human trafficking in Japan in 2015

  • 0

    wanderlust

    The threat of earthquakes hasn't stopped nuclear power plants being built and run, so there is no way that a railway line, albeit maglev speeds, will be stopped.

    Posted in: Residents' group files lawsuit seeking halt to maglev construction

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    wanderlust

    Still nothing on Japan's long-term plans for these students?

    How long will these students be allowed to stay and study here? That is not mentioned.

    Are they expected to leave after graduation, if they indeed do graduate, and then return to Syria, with a view to promoting Japanese business and culture?

    Or will they be granted residency here and encouraged to get a job?

    Posted in: Japan to accept 150 Syrian university students over 5 years

  • 0

    wanderlust

    Same topic came up in the UK a month or so ago, along with some images of what on-line shops were advertising, and what the customer actually received! Despite the major increase in on-line shopping, they found a large number of people were going to smaller shops for the conversation and interaction with other human beings. If you know what you want, then on-line is fine, if you like to browse and check what you buy, especially clothes or shoes, a real shop is essential.

    There were also major issues with delivery there, with great pressure on delivery staff, theft, non-delivery, damage and having to arrange re-delivery. Not every country has courier and parcel delivery services like Japan.

    Posted in: Pondering the store's future in an age of web buying

  • -3

    wanderlust

    How long will these students be allowed to stay and study here? That is not mentioned.

    Are they expected to leave after graduation, if they indeed do graduate, and then return to Syria, with a view to promoting Japanese business and culture?

    What is the long-term plan to assimilate these people?

    Of course this is still 150 more than any of the wealthy Muslim Gulf states or indeed Saudi Arabia have admitted, with environments and culture much more similar to Syria.

    Posted in: Japan to accept 150 Syrian university students over 5 years

  • -2

    wanderlust

    Pot, kettle and black spring to mind immediately.

    Posted in: Hillary Clinton: Trump 'not qualified' to be president

  • 0

    wanderlust

    Like some of the other so-called 'high class' hotels in Tokyo, their staff seem to have developed the fine art of looking down on customers and making them feel inadequate, even when they are paying so much money to be there. A couple who have had a less than wonderful experience could mean that a future possible group booking goes elsewhere for a more enjoyable experience.

    Posted in: The Peninsula Tokyo lifts the bar for service

  • 0

    wanderlust

    Used to be 4 double length bars in one block, now it is 3 pairs of half length bars in separate wrappers. Follows the trend seen in the UK of packaging increasing, content decreasing, with the price unchanged or slightly higher. Some of the varieties such as 'Ichigo' (strawberry) and 'Classic' are great, but others seem to last just one season.

    "Have a break, have a KitKat!"

    Posted in: Why are KitKats so popular in Japan? There are nearly 300 varieties on sale around the country.

  • 1

    wanderlust

    Another corporate 'Sorrimasen' - a meaningless apology - Japanese-English hybrid verb translated roughly as 'I'm not sorry!

    Posted in: So sorry

  • 0

    wanderlust

    Don't think Daesh have SAMs that can reach 37,000 feet, so sounds more like something or someone on board.

    Posted in: EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo missing

  • 0

    wanderlust

    Still has job at MMC, just not the president. Not exactly a problem for him.

    Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors president to resign over mileage scandal

  • 4

    wanderlust

    Resigning as President, or resigning from the company? Two quite different things. He'll probably turn up again in a few months time, as head of a Mitsubishi subsidiary, the corporates take care of their own.

    Posted in: On the way out

  • 4

    wanderlust

    @wordstar - who knows? - their original trade was entertaining sailors, and the US Secret Service are famous for supporting local businesses! There are still 6-8 'houses of assignation' on the island. When I tried to take the ferry a few years ago, the guys with missing fingers were checking people out.

    Posted in: As a G-7 summit venue, Mie sucks, magazine says

  • 4

    wanderlust

    He'd better stop the cha-han advertisements and beer commercials, and start training again. Eddie Jones was highly critical of his behaviour, and the rest of the J-team.

    Posted in: Japanese rugby player Goromaru set for Toulon move

  • 1

    wanderlust

    Rather ironic, coming just after the global anti-corruption summit in the UK, hosted by Cameron.

    Posted in: Invest Tokyo Seminar 2016 to be held in London

  • 7

    wanderlust

    There is always Watakano Island in Matoya Bay, just an hour or so away from Ise. A very scenic island, with a long history of entertaining foreign visitors and locals.

    Posted in: As a G-7 summit venue, Mie sucks, magazine says

  • 5

    wanderlust

    Does anyone really expect the truth to be told in a diet session? There is history of regrettable misunderstandings as people evade the truth.

    BTW, looks a really high-class consulting office!

    Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid leader questioned in Diet

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    wanderlust

    Japan itself was trying to develop the A-bomb, with both Navy and Army units working separately on development programmes. A shortage of uranium was one of the main factors in its lack of success. Does anyone doubt that the Japanese would have used it, as they had no hesitation in carrying out germ warfare in Asia?

    Posted in: Obama's Hiroshima trip stirs debate on Truman's fateful choice

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