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TheInterstatAug. 01, 2016 - 01:05PM JST
Whatever name they want to call it; Helicopter money, Fiscal Stimulus, etc., it is all addressing the same issue, which can't be fixed with tricks and tactics. The issue is far deeper; it is structural and cultural, and the Japanese are far too stubborn to admit this about themselves, and are certainly not going to fix the problems, so the issue will remain forever. They are their own worst enemy.
Posted in: Helicopter money talk takes flight as BOJ runs out of runway
TheInterstatOct. 17, 2015 - 01:53PM JST
Yeah, this is very true, innervoice. People are finally realising that average browser based activities (which are 99.9% of all computer users) don't need a mega-bucks ultra rendering workstation, and are buying task-appropriate devices.
Desktop PCs are indeed the realm of the enthusiast / professional / power user now (which I am a definite member of, and love)
Posted in: Back off, tablets: PC companies plan a $70 mil ad campaign
TheInterstatSep. 27, 2015 - 07:34PM JST
@Womp101 Yeah, this is all correct.
Posted in: What do Japanese men think about dating foreign women?
TheInterstatSep. 27, 2015 - 07:27PM JST
Erm, where is the news of Japan getting ruined by Scotland?
Posted in: Wales beat England 28-25; Springboks crush Samoa; Italy downs Canada at Rugby World Cup
TheInterstatAug. 29, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
This is great news. As another person pointed out, the idea of the alcohol guzzling, cigarette smoking person is one of the past.
I look forward to the day when alcohol and cigarettes are gone for good. They serve no purpose, other than to make money for the drug dealers selling them.
I sense that consumption is on the decline the world over. The internet has provided a social and knowledge resource and shows people that easily accessible alternative non-alcohol soaked lifestyles are out there for everyone, and anyone can jump into a new way of living and be put in contact with new friends at the click of a button.
Instagram, Facebook, etc., have changed everything.
Posted in: Studies show Japanese people drinking less than ever
TheInterstatAug. 13, 2015 - 05:55AM JST
^I absolutely agree with every word of this.
Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan
TheInterstatJul. 17, 2015 - 08:52AM JST
They missed the part where he is never there because he is too busy bowing to his boss, smoking, drinking, and 'hostessing'.
Posted in: Heart-warming father-daughter Toyota commercial moves Japanese viewers to tears
TheInterstatJul. 13, 2015 - 12:46PM JST
According to Cancer.org, the Japanese lifestyle of heavy drinking, the presence of Liver Fluke injections from raw fish, and the stigma of testing for STDs (in this case Hepatitis B/C) makes Bile Duct Cancer highly probable. At 55 years of age, Iwata would have been prime for this kind of thing.
Take care out there, everyone.
Posted in: Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at 55
TheInterstatJul. 06, 2015 - 04:10PM JST
Cultural exports become exports organically, through their own merit. The fact that nothing Japanese exists out side of Japan in mainstream circles, simply shows that nothing of mainstream merit is made in Japan.
Posted in: Gackt lashes out at Cool Japan: 'Almost no results of Japanese culture exported overseas'
TheInterstatJun. 28, 2015 - 05:30PM JST
Surprise surprise, Asia is stuck in the past and refuses to modernise, continuing with archiac discrimination, dressed up as 'culture'.
“It’s one step forward for the United States that leaves Hong Kong one further step behind,” said lawyer Michael Vidler.
This applies to the whole of Asia, not just Hong Kong.
Posted in: Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of U.S. court ruling
TheInterstatJun. 28, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
If futons were so good, why don't all the top end hotels in Tokyo have them? Oh yeah, that's right, because they are junk. They only exist because they are cheap and 'cultural'.
A good quality western bed is absolutely leagues ahead of a futon, which is basically a glorified dogs basket. Japanophiles will downvote this. People who understand quality will not.
Posted in: Are futons awesome or simply awful?
TheInterstatApr. 30, 2015 - 05:42PM JST
Absolutely spot on.
Posted in: Gifu company pays workers to refrain from using smartphones
TheInterstatApr. 08, 2015 - 09:04AM JST
Good. Everything on that list, apart from romantic love, and sex, is outdated.
No doubt all the new stuff coming through will be Japanized like the old stuff though, so we can enjoy all the bullying, fake ceremony and money manipulation as usual.
Posted in: The top 20 things that Japanese youth are distanced from
TheInterstatMar. 27, 2015 - 10:25AM JST
These are all passive activities, which are standard for a nation of unimaginative automatons.
None of this should come as any surprise.
Posted in: Japanese men share top 10 ways their weekends disappear
TheInterstatMar. 20, 2015 - 10:17AM JST
LOL@what the emperor is wearing.
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TheInterstatMar. 14, 2015 - 11:39AM JST
Well, I know one thing for sure; this caused a 3 point drop on the yen to the gbp, meaning I repatriated even more of my wages this month to my bank in England.
Thanks Abe, you melt.
TheInterstatMar. 09, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
That raised fist meme they all do here is cringe.
And no, Abe will not do anything. Nobody will here. Japan is never going to change, and is on path for self-destruction.
TheInterstatMar. 06, 2015 - 08:05PM JST
I posted a link to their names, photos, Twitter accounts, etc., last week, and got deleted. The info is very easy to find, and these goons are EXACTLY as you would expect them to be...
Posted in: Magazine publishes name, photo of Kawasaki murder suspect
TheInterstatMar. 06, 2015 - 11:24AM JST
It is not just football. They don't do very well at any internationally participated sport.
Posted in: Japan has to toughen up, says J.League boss
TheInterstatMar. 06, 2015 - 11:20AM JST
This is the future. I am very much looking forward to seeing this being a reality.
They are going to have to impose a pretty solid set of rules though, to stop the drones being robbed / shot down, however.
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Oct. 26, 2016 - 04:28PM JST
Is Japan that desperate to set up a meeting with Emperor and Duterte? Maybe so.
Posted in: Japan wary over Philippine leader's policy, manners in front of emperor
Oct. 26, 2016 - 04:25PM JST
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Posted in: Former Japanese actress Takagi arrested for marijuana possession
Oct. 26, 2016 - 04:20PM JST
WiseOneIn Kansai: Why should China put up a statue for a type of government it does…
Posted in: China says Japan should put up 'comfort woman' statue in Tokyo
Oct. 26, 2016 - 04:16PM JST
So the word "separation" is a passive note that was taken from U.S. and Japan? How…
Posted in: Philippine president assures Japan his visit to China was all about economics
Oct. 26, 2016 - 04:13PM JST
When Truffaut first saw Citizen Kane, he knew immediately that he was in love with the…
Posted in: Abe says he's a Meryl Streep fan at Tokyo Film Festival
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