bogva's past comments

  • 1

    bogva

    The problem is not that that farm! Actually it is probably safer to drink their milk because it is monitored on a regular basis. Problem was Tochigi milk (along with Fukushima a big milk producer) where a large area had radioactive fallout. Including parts of Hokkaido - nobody monitor the produce from there and it might actually have had higher values of radiation. Not to mention most important is what do you feed the animals with... But after all I think the levels are lower and no need for scaremongering!

    Article Unavailable

  • 2

    bogva

    Easy explanation and good for taking the full responsibility but... after removing the device from the equation no more fire! Probably more realistic is the smartphone design itself was faulty that made ANY battery burst. If they concluded this it's a bigger blow on reputation though.

    Posted in: Samsung: Batteries only problem with fire-prone Note 7s

  • 0

    bogva

    After seeing oppai-pen last night on TV and the female attendants were let touch the attributes of the performing young talento with high pitched voice, nothing else matters!

    Posted in: Japan’s respected National Theatre surprises everyone with traditional rendition of PPAP

  • 1

    bogva

    As Yokohama-shi citizen I'm quite disappointed with Yokohama mayor's statement. What is so difficult? Great chance for volunteers from the vicinity and for the locals to see some game without having to travel long distances in a crowded transport.

    Article Unavailable

  • 1

    bogva

    Being 15 point behind in regular season and winning is odd? Why they played at all - they could rest all season and have just the play-off and final matches!!!

    I hope J-league formula changes! And also the schedule to make it more in line with the world timing of big events - that will help local clubs be in shape when it matters!

    Posted in: Kashima target Club World Cup final despite quick turnaround

  • 0

    bogva

    No matter what - the boy is actually Japanese (if they haven't lived in isolation with only Thais surrounded environment). Going trough Japanese public school and all - naturally he is pretty much culturally native! So with all arguments - it is inhuman. And thinking about the generations of Koreans that are not Japanese citizens on paper (but special permanent residents) no matter they are from generations here makes me angry... As mentioned - Japan has to improve their outdated law. Of course they will be preventive of easy obtaining nationality but there are better ways, or at least more human ways...

    Posted in: Court upholds deportation order for Thai teenager born and raised in Japan

  • 0

    bogva

    The thing is (apart from the money) that actually streamed music doesn't sound that bad. Convenience is great when is backed up by decent sound quality - after all the content is more important!

    Remember the tapes or noisy radio stations of the 80's ? This is what we had then - running to the tape recorder to record some song that you like. Hiss and low quality was the norm so the vinyl was the holly grail! With improvement of tape decks (with bias hed correction and calibration for tape material) things got better but it was not mass - just the people who craved high quality went to spare the cash for those machines.

    Now after MP3 came to most people used to low quality even sub-128mps was like an eye opener. From then on the so called compressed music has gotten better and what is streamed is additionally compressed and enhanced to sound good on lesser equipment. And with the mobile the norm now actually the degradation comes from the commuter's surround noises rather than the stream itself. With one word - I'm glad we live in such time - I'm discovering so much new and old music that I wouldn't have been aware in my lifetime without streaming. It's beyond overwhelming!!!

    Posted in: Neil Young relents on streaming

  • -2

    bogva

    Hmm, research not published yet and mechanism unknown...

    How about the good effects of alcohol? What is the weight in heart disease prevention, etc. for example? If you have balanced intake it actually can be beneficial to your health!

    Like anything - if you overdo it is not good. That's why I'm telling my son to stop drinking so much milk!

    Posted in: Alcohol's cancer toll revealed

  • 1

    bogva

    Overtime might be partial reason. I'm inclined to think the reason was more likely the tough war he was leading with the bureaucrats for getting the task done?

    Article Unavailable

  • 2

    bogva

    This is the type of 'boss' who is to fault for the situation at many offices - total lack of understanding of the employees. At least (for now) he is professor and hopefully not many depend on him...

    Triring, spot on! The work (non)culture is hilarious in many cases here! My wife is regularly putting 3-4 hours overwork and is paid only for more than 2 hours with some exceptions (when they don't pay even that). She is close to 100 hours OT, not near karoshi but I can see her power is sucked and if I don't help with double effort at home things could get very grim.

    The biggest problem as pointed often is the situation at the workplace with inept bosses who doesn't know how to negotiate with clients and subordinates. There are co-workers that under-perform and other have to do their job, constant lack of workforce and targets that have to be made on time without considering the personnel number/ability.

    Article Unavailable

  • 1

    bogva

    As often happens Japan gets too afraid to do something more after having the lead... Good effort for both teams though. And amazing save by the Aussie keeper in the later 2nd halp after header in the bottom corner. Japan could have gotten the 3 points!

    Posted in: Tensions rise

  • 1

    bogva

    I know everyone is angry at Tokyo for getting the games with the clear understanding they tricked everyone with the idea for compact games, etc., etc.

    But in the same time I think it is much better idea to use facilities in the places they not only have them but actually use them regularly! May be you've seen pictures circulating on the net for abandoned Olympic venues - we don't need this now.

    But again - what the Olympic movement have become now is much worst than how Japan (or any other country) would deal with the hosting of the games. This is very corrupt organization that don't care for the host nation or even for the idea anymore! Greedy and corrupt members from 100+ countries there only to get money for themselves and some buddies...

    Article Unavailable

  • -13

    bogva

    The problem is not the train driver announcement! The problem is there were bothered passengers and the announcement had to be at least in 4 languages to remind ALL on-board to keep their voice down and be well mannered.

    Posted in: Osaka train driver apologizes to Japanese passengers for ‘having many foreigners’ on board

  • 3

    bogva

    Quoting: "so why are they not allowing the refugees to do the same in Europe?" So Aly Rustom, what do you propose - for the migrants to go in Europe and wipe the natives! Well, I tell you it's not going to be so easy to get over old Europe. The natives there aren't giving in !!!

    With all my sympathies for the suffering from the conflicts (correctly noted as made artificially in the years of colonialism), I think the migrants should confirm to the host country's customs and laws. But from what we see this is not happening, so ... they are not welcome!!!

    Posted in: EU launches tough border force to curb migrant crisis

  • 1

    bogva

    Once football was passion game. Now is just big business. Once footballer was good profession. Now the most famous get mind boggling money but barely have any holidays. As a viewer I'm not sure if I want to see more games. I would like see less but more quality teams for sure (even if that means my home country will never qualify)!

    Posted in: FIFA president proposes 48-team World Cup

  • 1

    bogva

    Am I the only foreigner here that is not so keen on wasabi? I mean I can use it but prefer actually not to! It kills the taste of the sashimi for me. And not very pleasantly hot - not my taste.

    Usually when families with kids are going to such restaurants they often are asked if they want wasabi for the kids. More often kids prefer and are served wasabi-less sushi!

    Reading trough this story it is really odd for me so many foreigners like extra wasabi!

    Posted in: Osaka sushi chain apologizes for using too much wasabi in foreign customers' orders

  • 0

    bogva

    Wow, finally! That's great news!

    Posted in: Spotify launches Japan streaming with karaoke twist

  • 6

    bogva

    The problem is not the contamination. The problem is how in the top ranks everything is covered and done for the sake of the schedules and money. Probably the buildings are just fine regarding toxicity. The issue is the lack of transparency and as mentioned this is everywhere - from small municipalities to the top political rank decisions. So go Koike!!! I cross fingers she to survive and continue exposing wrongdoings for the benefit of citizens!

    Article Unavailable

  • 0

    bogva

    Haaa, there is tons of ancient tech that we still use and it's superior to any new or trying to be innovative tech! Few examples - amps, speakers, even record players are back with the best sales after 15 or so years! So the question is not if it is modern or ancient - if it works well and is of high quality it'll be adopted and eventually will become the norm.

    I'm not Apple fan but I like what they do - basically they are not pioneers of invention but everything they took, they made better and it became popular because of their implementation. So let's see - I think only time will tell but basically they are going in the right direction.

    Posted in: Review: The iPhone 7 is just fine, even if it doesn't wow

  • 1

    bogva

    Seeing all this opinions I'm a bit shocked!

    Now foreigners often talk how nothing is done in Japan. Even more - when we try to talk to Japanese they usually refuse to comprehend as they think it just puts pressure on them (things can't be changed, etc.)

    Now we have high profile figure say it out load and actually truing to make a start and all this bashing?

    Personally I don't think the described methods (to prevent overwork) would be very effective but at least give her a credit! It's a step in the right direction - hope such initiatives get spread around the country!

    Posted in: Koike tells Tokyo gov't employees to finish work by 8 p.m.

グローバルに
活躍したいあなたへ
外資系転職

バイリンガル人材の
ための求人サイト

見てみる

View all

Find Your
Apartment
in Japan

10,000’s of properties available today!

Search