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geronimo2006Mar. 20, 2017 - 07:49PM JST
Psssssst. Reckless What are you doing? Cut it out! You know the whole system will fall apart if people figure that out. So what if Japan is the most indebted country in the world by far. As long as the sheeple keep their money in Japanese banks, vote for Abe & cronies and get 0% interest everything is just fine in DreamonJapan.
Posted in: Japanese household assets rise to record Y1,800 tril at end of Dec
geronimo2006Mar. 19, 2017 - 12:38PM JST
What I'd really like to know is what exactly these ministry officials were doing for private universities so they could get cushy 'amakudari' positions. Something to do with funding perhaps? Turning a blind eye to something? Or pressure from above?Will this be revealed? Highly unlikely! Maybe a bit of bowing on tv, and then back to business as usual because this is Japan Inc.
Posted in: Education ministry involved in more illegal job placements
geronimo2006Mar. 18, 2017 - 07:09PM JST
Must've been something very embarrassing and / or serious enough for the US to do this and decline interviews. Rumours will be rife. Let's begin. Take your best pick ... a) nasty drunken punchup resulting in a death or very serious injury of a local b) crime of passion with local resulting in a death c) caught wiretapping phone calls d) something weird involving a sheep
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geronimo2006Mar. 18, 2017 - 06:55PM JST
IT's been about 20 years so time now for the usual somewhat average to poor reboot / remake / rewhatever to milk it from the new generation. Groan. But, of course, I'll have to check it out. That's how they cash in.
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geronimo2006Mar. 05, 2017 - 08:12AM JST
Good on them. Let's hope it doesn't become a rare case. They deserve it and I hope all companies follow suit. This is a must if Japan wants to lift the economy. I wonder if this is only to do with the shortage of drivers. Perhaps it has reached that point where companies like these have to reward their workers fairly to keep them. No doubt Abe will encourage this (to help his ratings).
geronimo2006Mar. 02, 2017 - 08:04AM JST
Trump loves to point that finger. Wasn't Trump going to get all the allies to pay more so the US could reduce it's bill but now it's going to spend more? Or is that coming next? Watch out Japan - that finger might be pointed at you.
Posted in: Japan welcomes Trump's defense spending boost
geronimo2006Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:04AM JST
Tough ask playing the hurricanes first up. Have to say the Canes are looking good and he Saveas were in shape / form. Not a bad last quarter from the Wolves with two unanswered tries even with good subs from the Canes coming on. Thought they might make the ton. Agree with the above.. teams need to be culled if they can't compete. How about a second league.Make SR smaller - say 14 teams and a second league open to any and all professional teams?
Posted in: Hurricanes destroy Sunwolves 83-17 in their Super Rugby opener
geronimo2006Feb. 24, 2017 - 09:06AM JST
I wouldn't say they had a horror year. Quite a number of the games they lost were close. Given how they were thrown together at short notice and had more travelling than all other teams it's to be expected for the first season. This time it will really show whether they deserve to be in the competition. And yes, more money of course, would help but I think they showed more spirit and got more support than one SA team who also did poorly. I think if they get good coaching and a few wins under their belt they'll find their feet and in the long run that would be very good Japan rugby.
Posted in: Japan's Sunwolves ready for Super Rugby reset after horror year
geronimo2006Feb. 08, 2017 - 09:33PM JST
Best promise to start buying a lot more Made in USA stuff or that golf round could get awkward. Abe could buy a few more F35s. That would please Trump and the military industry no end. Ally paying greater burden of cost etc. There you go Abe - problem solved. And don't forget to mention the deficit with China is bigger and they won't do anything about it. That'll wind up Trump no end.
Posted in: Japan posts biggest annual current-account surplus since 2008 financial crisis
geronimo2006Feb. 02, 2017 - 04:36PM JST
Well. Trump may not know this but Australia does way more trade with China than with the US. So, maybe they should just cosy up to them a bit more. Trump clearly doesn't understand what ally means. Someone please send this clown to Foreign Relations 101.
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geronimo2006Jan. 21, 2017 - 08:26AM JST
If one of the tops bosses thought he could blatantly get away with Amakudari / breaking the law and others were doing it or helping, then imagine what the lower ranks have been doing. I think Abe might be opening a real can of worms here. Reduced salary for these guys is just a slap on the wrists. Anyway they'll figure out another way to make it up - perhaps through a cushy job after this has all blown over.
geronimo2006Jan. 17, 2017 - 06:00PM JST
One day the NK dictatorship will fall, and then we will miss all the funny stuff they come out with.
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geronimo2006Jan. 05, 2017 - 10:28PM JST
He must get a bit fo political mileage out this kind of stunt. Costs him nothing, doesn't take any of his time or require any commitments by him or his government. Nothing will happen. Pathetic. Action needed not words.
Posted in: Abe asks business leaders to raise employees' wages
geronimo2006Dec. 30, 2016 - 08:56AM JST
Come and have a look. Oh sure, does that include those artificial islands too. And more carriers on the way. When the Chinese say "No need for concern - nothing to see here", all of the world should be concerned. Communist China's concepts of truth and language are in a different reality. And yes Wolfpack, Japan should start building one now.
Posted in: Come and have a look, China says as carrier skirts Japan
geronimo2006Dec. 28, 2016 - 03:13PM JST
And I thought she was recovering. RIP. Does seem like a lot of famous people tend to go at this time of year. I wonder if they'll use CG for her role in SW8 or would that be too soon. It could be seen as a kind of tribute if they did it right.
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geronimo2006Dec. 05, 2016 - 07:35PM JST
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geronimo2006Nov. 23, 2016 - 02:14PM JST
Show me the money!
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geronimo2006Oct. 29, 2016 - 01:19PM JST
EEEEHHH??? A mere member of the House of Councilors suggesting such a thing. Kudos to your boldness. But I'm guessing the delight factory will have something to say about this. Japan is one of the last bastions of big tobacco. I'm certain JTB and friends have enough politicians in pocket (probably including cabinet member Mr Suga), to block this kind of (completely sensible) move and keep it out of the press. Then, a bit later, they'll have the likes of Akiko Sando serving green tea to the Oyaji politicians for the rest of her days. What was she thinking! This is Japan!. Of course, after lots of lengthy late night study meetings there might be a 5-10% increase years away. Anyway we shall see.
Posted in: Politician pushing to double price of cigarettes in Japan by start of 2020 Olympics
geronimo2006Oct. 09, 2016 - 11:00AM JST
Can't remember ever seeing the Boks lose this badly. 9 tries to 0. Past Boks must be turning in their graves. At least the SA coach was honest about it. Current SA squad not as good.
Posted in: Masterful All Blacks hammer Springboks 57-15
geronimo2006Jul. 02, 2016 - 10:35PM JST
Perhaps, before asking Apple to pay, they could get some of the local Chinese to front up with the billions of dollars lost by Western firms through copyright infringements over the years. Oh yes, and of course you can rip off the logo by all means. I mean that just goes without saying, doesn't it. The real story here is Apple has not been paying off the right people while it's competition has.
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