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Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 12:01PM JST
Sony's incompetence as a company mirrors Japan's incompetence as a country nearly all the time. Which makes me sad as I am a fan of both.
Posted in: Sony asks media groups to delete stolen data
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 12:00PM JST
Nothing makes me sadder than contemplating what those parents went through. But this will go nowhere.
Posted in: Newtown victims' families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 11:36AM JST
Japanese should "calm down!" about everything, unless it's related to Korea's WWII endless victim complex.
If Rocket News/JT wanted to really help the situation, they'd report on how this issue was being covered in the K-masukomi, and online. We can't know these things because we don't speak Korean.
Posted in: S Korean activist slams Japanese journalist in court
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:57AM JST
The man did more harm to his country than anyone in the last 50 years.
Posted in: Ishihara retires from politics
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
Koreans love to get their features ruffled.
Posted in: Ikea ruffles a few feathers with first Korean store
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
If I say I hear voices from an invisible man I'm mentally ill...unless I say it's God.
Posted in: Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?
This is great news!
Posted in: Obama announces U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
This is why Apple is smart. Be happy with less marketshare (and more profit), so this kind of thing can't happen to them.
Posted in: Google looks to head off U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
Maybe Sony's IT people could have, I dunno, done their jobs?
Posted in: How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'
Peter PayneDec. 17, 2014 - 01:50AM JST
Yes. And Hogwarts. We're still reaping the whirlwind 18 years later.
Posted in: Do you, or did you, encourage your young children to believe in Santa Claus?
Peter PayneDec. 17, 2014 - 01:49AM JST
Nobody messes with Gunma!
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 07:24PM JST
Yuan-a stop making jokes about this?
Posted in: Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years on
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 11:40AM JST
Josei Seven is not news, just titilating entertainment. Not fit to line a birdcage with.
Posted in: Sex is going public, but decorum is fighting a losing battle
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
Google "ishihara yaranaika" in Google images to see how otakus get revenge on this man.
Posted in: DPJ leader Kaieda, Ishihara lose seats; Obuchi re-elected
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 10:41AM JST
Klausdorth, are you referring to the anti-business Minshuto era? When the most important companies that make up Japan's global "brand" were all in the red, and the government didn't care at all?
Mr. Perfect, Japan had a 52% turnout? America's was 36% in the last election. Just for reference.
If low voter turnout means everyone can whine that the people REALLY wanted another party than LDP, I will laugh and pour myself another scotch.
Posted in: Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
Better than the dark days of Minshuto.
Posted in: Is Japan in good hands with Shinzo Abe as prime minister?
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
As lot, since I'm trying to diet and be more healthy these days. I recommend MyFitnessPal (a website and app) for anyone in the same boat.
Posted in: How much attention do you pay to information, such as calorie count, on food labels or menu items in restaurants?
Peter PayneDec. 13, 2014 - 05:11PM JST
Every problem Japan has, Russia has 3x as bad. Well, speaking of population fall and future reduction in its standard of living.
Posted in: Ukraine cheers U.S. vote for military aid; Russia outraged
Peter PayneDec. 13, 2014 - 05:06PM JST
So what will happen with the second part of all this, to raise it to 10%? There's no doubt it will seriously drag on everything. Part of the problem is that it applies to EVERYTHING, including things like buying land or a house as well as food. Having to pay $25,000 in tax just because you're buying or building a house, on top of other taxes of course, is a good reason not to pull the trigger.
In California, the 8.25% (actually slightly different for each county) applies to most purchased, but not normal food, and I don't believe it applies to cars or home purchases (though there are other taxes for that).
Peter PayneDec. 13, 2014 - 05:00PM JST
"It’s the equivalent of having a Western TV drama where the lead role is played by a hologram, or a robot, or a unicorn." Laughed heartily at this, thanks.
Warispeace, good thoughts. I will sadly not be able remain in Japan for the harder times. As Japan finds reasons to raise the tax rate on anyone with a high-ish income (I have a business), I will be moving my business outside of Japan and living elsewhere. (Tax is already at 55% and going higher all the time.)
Posted in: Abenocolypse: the perceived fall of Japan
Search the Largest English Job Board in Japan.
Mar. 30, 2017 - 12:10AM JST
The average of the polls was a couple of percentage points out. Same with Brexit.
Posted in: Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips
Mar. 30, 2017 - 12:08AM JST
Very sad but great pic, except for the vultures hovering behind them.
Posted in: Sad day
Mar. 30, 2017 - 12:06AM JST
The thinking regarding overtime needs to change. You want people to work more so the company…
Posted in: Japan eyes cap on overtime hours, equal pay under labor reform plan
Mar. 29, 2017 - 11:48PM JST
Mistake. Tragedy beckons.
Posted in: Osaka High Court rules Takahama nuclear reactors can restart
He's done quite a bit. Healthcare, yeah, that was a bummer and when Gosurch is on…
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