GW's past comments

  • 1

    GW

    Gee I wonder what all the children in Japan today who have a foreign parent are thinking right now when hearing this???

    Come on Japan I beg of you, start getting things right instead of wrong

    Posted in: Opposition party seeks to ban lawmakers with dual nationality

  • 12

    GW

    The biggest threat from the Donald, isn't his age weight or health, its his GROSS utter stupidity that's the threat if he ever got elected!!

    Posted in: As Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate

  • 4

    GW

    How is Renho going to vote for the important issues about Taiwan? Dual citizenship creates conflict of interest through divided loyalties. Thus it would seem reasonable to require that dual citizen members of government, the judiciary and the executive be required to renounce citizenship in another country as a condition of public service.

    This mode of thinking is rather outdated, lots of countries allow dual citizenship, & seriously do you think her thinking is REALLY going to change based on which or how many passports she(or any other person) is carrying, simply it likely WONT!

    Posted in: Opposition party seeks to ban lawmakers with dual nationality

  • 3

    GW

    I disagree! Instead of taking a step BACKWARDS, I wish Japan would go forward & ALLOW dual citizenship, this is 2016 after all not 1816!!

    Posted in: Opposition party seeks to ban lawmakers with dual nationality

  • 4

    GW

    disillusioned,

    You are likely thinking of the Aodaisho(green general) Green Rat Snake that can get to 2m but the biggest I have come across might have been 1.5m was an impressive beast! There is also a area I think in Hiroshima where there is a large number of albino Aodaisho around a shrine or temple, pretty rare phenomenon, and they are worshipped as gods!

    Also farmers like have these around their building as they eat rats & mice. Couple years back one showed up in my yard & gobbled all the eggs out of a birds nest, the Mrs was not happy tho!!!

    Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka

  • 3

    GW

    Yep, most are cringe worthy sadly playing the role of a panda or clown or both at the same time. If it was just on occasion, but its constant, hell I even cringe watching Japanese acting the fool which is on the idiot box somewhere the entire day, its a BIG reason I try to avoid but the mrs will have it on when she is around so impossible to escape....

    Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job?

  • 2

    GW

    My thoughts were weird, then cannibalism...............yuck

    Posted in: Japan swimsuit teen's eel ad pulled over sexism claims

  • 7

    GW

    Gaijindesu,

    You have it backwards, most often when people & snakes encounter each other the snake ends up dead sadly, when all you have to do is walk around or away, snakes even poisonous ones are HARMLESS if you just leave them alone.

    I routinely encounter snakes in my yard & surrounding area, often poisonous ones, just watch them then leave them be, incredibly easy to do!

    Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka

  • 3

    GW

    Saw this on TV, the snake is native to Japan its called a jimuguri, or burrowing Rat Snake, found throughout Japan but not often seen as the name implies they prefer to be hidden, often underground. I like herps, live in the sticks & rather see these little snakes, they get no longer than 1m often smaller.

    Just let him go in a nearby forested area & he will be fine, no big deal

    Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka

  • -3

    GW

    Just look at replies like Rc KI, like I said Japan, getting it WRONG, for 70+yrs & counting!

    Posted in: Fukui mayor cancels trip to S Korea over 'comfort women' statue

  • 0

    GW

    This whole licensed guide thing in Japan is such BS! Guides DO NOT have to have encyclopedic knowledge, mostly they need to know how to take their customers where their CUSTOMERS WANT TO GO!!

    Its not rocket science, why on earth Japan whats to make it so is just so...............wasteful, & EXPENSIVE when it doesn't need to be.

    I have been taking family & friends around Japan for decades & have often thought about how to try to market some obscure, small scale "tours" to off the beaten path places for a small cost, but the powers that be would squash me like a bug like they are doing with the B&B, minpaku thing, they just cant let the little guy/gal make a buck......& for what!!

    Posted in: Unlicensed guides are organizing tours that aim to make tourists pay excessive amounts of money. Goods sold in tax-free shops in Japan have begun to develop a negative reputation on Chinese internet sites and other media, with some saying the prices are too high.

  • -4

    GW

    This is all actually incredibly SIMPLE, let me explain

    Germany, UNLIKE Japan acknowledges its history, SO that's why this town was willing to accept the statue, as IT is aware of the atrocities BOTH Japan & Germany DID!

    Back to Japan, where denying history has been going on for 70yrs & counting!!!!! The fool in Fukui steps in the do do...

    The German town caught in the in the bizarre Japan history denial thingy, decides to opt out of an awkward situation.

    Result, Germany STILL understands history of what it & JAPAN did prior & during WII, Japan as usual is still denying its history.

    But boy oh BOY was Japan happy about Obama visiting you know where.

    Japan getting it wrong for 70+ years & counting................

    Posted in: Fukui mayor cancels trip to S Korea over 'comfort women' statue

  • 2

    GW

    Anyone who cant see that (BAD) apple is in on this isn't looking closely enough. Apple like many companies have been screwing over suppliers & customs & govts alike, world wide.

    There is TONS of collusion, price fixing, market sharing going on in Japan always has been.

    Would be nice to more REALLY get busted for it, rather than just having the people pay higher prices for low value!

    Posted in: Japan's antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers

  • 1

    GW

    The Tokyo govt has been lying to its own for ages now, doh!

    Posted in: The credibility of the Tokyo government is at stake.

  • 4

    GW

    This young lady was VERY SMART to ditch j-tv, be very thankful you didn't get sucked into that world, as it clearly sucks!

    Posted in: Canadian YouTuber explains why she quit working on Japanese TV

  • -1

    GW

    Haha apparently alvark is connected to Toyota, perhaps a bizarre new vehicle will appear with the same name, maybe to replace ISIS!!

    Posted in: Japan pro basketball reborn

  • 3

    GW

    her like many of her ilk are not the least interested in FACTS, more like fantasy, ignorance & bold faced lies!

    The truth is there in plain sight, I Japan in general & ESPECIALLY people like her accepted the truth Japan would be in a MUCH BETTER place now!

    Posted in: From my lawyer days, due to cases I have been in charge of, people tend to call me a hawkish person. However, I don’t see myself as hawkish; I just want to know what the truth is in history.

  • 11

    GW

    Yeah...... the author seems to have fallen for what I would call the veneer of cleanliness, or micro/mini cleaning.

    Yeah around shrines/temples(the larger ones) some store fronts etc the locals DO keep them tidy & clean, a good thing.

    But as others have correctly stated, get past the veneer & you will find clutter, some trash & far too many serious piles of garbage.

    I also live in the inaka & certain roads are constantly having bags of trash, cans, bottles, & many small & large appliances regularly tossed as well despite all the signs saying not to dump your trash. There are places where the same drivers toss the same damned coffee can at the same place & you will see their personal pile of refuse grow over time.

    Toss in what I generally describe the countryside as shabby at best, it can be somewhat difficult to find nice places free of trash.

    And just try to imagine the nastiness stored inside peoples homes...........heck my own is starting to become overly cluttered & trying to get the mrs to see it is hard!

    Posted in: 8 reasons Japan is so clean

  • 0

    GW

    VERY good news! All too rare in these parts, these is no sense wasting more money on this white elephant, shut her down!

    And also start decommissioning other old reactors as well!!

    Posted in: Japan likely to scrap Monju fast-breeder nuclear reactor

  • 1

    GW

    I have been here long enough to see young Japanese bitch & complain about their lot & the old geezers above them, now they have become those old geezers.........not as bad but old habits die hard.

    Its a brutal awful ongoing system that is doing tremendous harm to Japan & its people, but its theirs to change, many don't want to, but thankfully more young people are seeing this awful thing called Japan Inc & some are opting out, more need to continue that trend, but we are no where near real changes yet sadly

    Posted in: Unable to keep pace with change, salarymen over 50 'destroying their companies'

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