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kiboushaDec. 08, 2016 - 10:41AM JST
I went to Macau to visit long lost relatives a year ago. Never have I seen a display of inequality so big in a single city. Grandeur buildings on one island, but on another island, a city that never seem to have left the 19th ~ 20th century. Closed shops, abandoned buildings that seem to be stacked on top of each other, etc.
I'm not impressed at all, for a city that boast 2nd highest GDP per capita in the world.
Posted in: Abe says casino resorts would create jobs, rejecting opposition
kiboushaDec. 06, 2016 - 09:58PM JST
If I make the laws, I would tax the locals and foreigners with long-term visa 70% of winning money and 0% for foreigners with a valid tourist visa, the locals must also fork out 1 million yen for entry ticket. Rich people get their gambling fix, single mothers get her welfare, win win ... or so it would be in a simple ideal world.
Posted in: Japan's lower house passes long-awaited casino bill
kiboushaDec. 05, 2016 - 12:35PM JST
Americium, Francium, Moscovium, Livermorium, Tennessine, etc. are just some of the elements named after a place/country. Why do people attack Japan for Nihonium ? Well, I guess haters are just gonna hate.
Posted in: Scientist hopes new element nihonium sparks interest in science
kiboushaDec. 03, 2016 - 03:01PM JST
I don't see the connection, she's an actress barely known in Japan, how is she telling western countries about not buying tickets affect the town in Taiji to stop killing dolphins ?
Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' star Maisie Williams: Stop going to dolphin shows
kiboushaDec. 02, 2016 - 01:36PM JST
American style inequality has come to Japan, it will make Japan great again!
Posted in: Scandal-hit Mitsubishi eyes tripling director's pay
kiboushaDec. 01, 2016 - 07:31AM JST
There was a study of rats, known as "Rat Park". Two groups of rats, one group has its individuals isolated, and the other was made a "rat park" so to speak, free roaming, play ground, etc. In each of the group, there were two tubes of water, one is drugged the other is just normal water. At the end of the experiment, the rats in isolation chose to be drugged most of the time, while the rats in the "rat park" group chose to drink water most of the time. Researches concluded that the rats in paradise prefer to socialize with other mice, over indulging themselves in drugs.
Posted in: People who resort to using illegal drugs tend to be poor at building relationships. Offenders in their 50s turn to drugs in an attempt to ease work-related stress. For celebrities, fears of being forgotten by the public could also trigger their flight to illegal drugs.
kiboushaDec. 01, 2016 - 07:20AM JST
I heard someone said this the other day "Now that I'm president, I can be a great businessman".
Posted in: Trump says he's leaving his businesses to avoid conflicts
kiboushaDec. 01, 2016 - 07:17AM JST
I see empty parking spaces everywhere, if parking companies time Times has a sense or knack to make money, they'd cover their parking spaces with solar panels and start selling electricity.
Posted in: Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom
kiboushaNov. 30, 2016 - 10:41AM JST
IMHO those monster mothers are the worst, they have nothing for themselves, not only they create hell for their children, but other children as well, because they meddle in schools, pressure on teachers, demanding the "best result", while they themselves are having gourmet lunches, endless afternoon coffee/tea with other "sengyou shufu", not caring a bit what's going on with their children's mental health.
Posted in: Do young Japanese women want to be housewives?
kiboushaNov. 29, 2016 - 12:47PM JST
to keep poultry flocks indoors
to keep poultry flocks indoors
So we have to chose between "free-range" and feel good about our moral superiority or H5N8 virus, great!
Posted in: Japan starts culling chickens, ducks after highly contagious bird flu strain detected
kiboushaNov. 29, 2016 - 07:42AM JST
I find it funny that the news always report "users" arrested, but never the "sellers". It's like the police are working with the sellers to make arrest of users so they look good on public's eyes. Kinda like how computer virus makers are also the one developing the antivirus software.
Posted in: According to Japanese media reports, there has been a spike in the number of people in their 40s and 50s (including several celebrities) getting arrested for possession and use of illegal stimulants this year, while the number of such drug users in their 20s and 30s has declined. Why do you think this is?
kiboushaNov. 28, 2016 - 02:30PM JST
The problem with rape is those people in power to make laws imposing harsh penalties are also the same people who strongly thing that rape is caused by women "being inappropriate", a.k.a. in the civilized world as "being herself". There is a country that employs chemical castration to rape convicts, I couldn't agree more with it.
kiboushaNov. 26, 2016 - 11:07AM JST
"If prices go down consumer will postpone purchases" is probably one of the biggest lies ever told to mankind. Yeah, I see people starving everyday because they wait for a week for food to be 10 yen cheaper before purchasing them.
Posted in: Japan suffers longest consumer price fall since 2011
kiboushaNov. 24, 2016 - 03:27PM JST
I'm still trying to understand the thought process of the people who call victims of natural disaster "germ". But I guess, welcome to Japan ? On the outside, this is a "harmonious" society, but that "harmony" is achieved because the people are devoid of compassion and emotion.
kiboushaNov. 24, 2016 - 01:14PM JST
Free Trade, pitting companies big and small in a globally "free market", is like pitting toddlers in a sprint race with Usain Bolt, none of these toddlers will grow. Wealthy countries became wealthy because of protectionism, Britain, Germany, USA, Japan, even China with its Alibaba, Baidu, Didi, etc. None of them became big because Amazon, Google, Uber were allowed free reign in China.
I will always vote NO for unfair free trade.
Posted in: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has said he is going to pull the U.S. out of any further negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact, while the other 11 nations involved want it to be ratified. Are you for or against the TPP?
kiboushaNov. 22, 2016 - 11:30PM JST
Well, Abe's not wrong. Google "List of the largest trading partners of Japan", #1 and #2 are China and US at $120+ billion. Next is South Korea at $51 billion. With the US not in, that's like watching the match for the bronze medal, cat videos are way more entertaining.
Posted in: Abe says TPP would be 'meaningless' without U.S.
kiboushaNov. 18, 2016 - 11:18AM JST
Meeting of 2 leaders and it's "unofficial", so another "behind closed door" deals.
Posted in: Abe says he is confident of building trust with Trump after 90-minute meeting
kiboushaNov. 17, 2016 - 05:54PM JST
The beauty of democracy, it stops people like this from building a dynasty out of her family.
Posted in: Clinton says: 'Fight for our values'
kiboushaNov. 17, 2016 - 07:30AM JST
These people would rather be governed by a deceitful muslim leader who appears "wise" but enrich himself like a pig than an honest Christian who gave them decent housing, healthcare, clean city, and a proven record of being "kind". All because he said something in a debate that came out somewhat "wrong", seriously, all the good deeds you do can be wiped by a single phrase you didn't quite meant to say.
Posted in: Police pursue blasphemy case against Jakarta's Christian governor as tension simmers
kiboushaNov. 16, 2016 - 09:16PM JST
Cost is not "doubled", more like "Real" cost has finally surfaced. Happens all the time in Japanese companies, super-experienced-know-it-all-buchos, presenting best-case scenario project just for approval, because whatever happens later, they can ganbaru the hell, then cost "doubled".
Posted in: Cost for 2020 Games gymnastics venue more than double now
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Dec. 10, 2016 - 09:39PM JST
His mental illness is due to drug addiction
Just what "drug" was he addicted to in…
Posted in: Panel urges greater support for discharged mental patients
Dec. 10, 2016 - 09:35PM JST
backscratcher: "Japan certainly has plenty of credibility around the world for that matter."
Not on this…
Posted in: Voting begins for 'moe' global warming prevention campaign characters
Dec. 10, 2016 - 09:26PM JST
Rightsided: "I can only imagine that these women were giving their smartphones their undivided attention when…
Posted in: 3 bag-snatching cases reported one after the other in Saitama
Dec. 10, 2016 - 09:20PM JST
Laguna, I share the concerns you have raised.
I would love to see a pragmatic New…
Posted in: Trump jovially rejoins campaign trail, tosses hat to a fan
Dec. 10, 2016 - 09:19PM JST
What exactly did this kid from Saitama think would happen? Expel him for starters, then arrest…
Posted in: 15-year-old student arrested for leaving 'fake bomb' at school
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