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kiboushaSep. 28, 2016 - 08:03AM JST
The problem is not music, studies have shown that interruptions can really have negative impact on productivity. Some people need time to get into the "zone", once interrupted they zone out and never go back in. I've worked in companies which designate a period of 2 hours, usually in the morning for zero communications. Instead of constantly interrupting coworkers for every little thing, everybody plan ahead and get a lot of things done within just 2 hours.
Posted in: Do you find it annoying when you're trying to get a co-worker's attention in the office but can't because they are listening to music? Do you think companies should ban employees listening to whatever it is they listen to, especially in an open office where employees need to communicate with each other?
kiboushaSep. 25, 2016 - 08:16PM JST
I use keepass, open source password manager. I have two copies of the file, one in my computer and another one on my phone. No cloud storage, I don't trust anyone with the info to my bank account, credit card, investment account, etc. Why would you pay for something so simple anyway ?
Posted in: How do you remember all the passwords and user IDs you use in your daily life?
kiboushaSep. 23, 2016 - 07:28AM JST
I'm not defending the TV studios, but the excuse "nobody mention these TV interviews are not payed" is just bad business. I thought it was common sense in business that you don't agree to anything without knowing all the details!
But to be fair, I once interviewed with a Japanese big company that had this "We're the cream of the top of the industry, you're lucky if we're willing to pay you a salary of 2.4 million a year, many would work for less just to get an entry in their resume, accept or get the hell out, we don't need you" Aura.
Posted in: Canadian YouTuber explains why she quit working on Japanese TV
kiboushaSep. 20, 2016 - 07:49AM JST
Okay, so Germany has much lower "sexlessness" compare to Japan, yet Germany has about the same birthrate as Japan. Isn't it common knowledge that "sex" has anything to do with the desire of people to have children ? Or are people still thinking about a time when contraceptive devices weren't invented yet ?
Posted in: 40% of young Japanese single adults are virgins: poll
kiboushaSep. 20, 2016 - 07:39AM JST
"If you think this will have a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention", that's what get me hooked on this show, you literally never know what's coming. Compare that to the cliche of "hero struggles a little bit, then after all odds are stacked against him, he wins ... always". I fall asleep every time I watch one of those super hero movies.
Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' and the rise of prime-time violence
kiboushaSep. 17, 2016 - 12:36PM JST
Don't be too quick to dismiss it. I'd rather pedophiles come out and do this instead of hurting real girls.
Posted in: Tokyo gamers slapped down for virtual groping
kiboushaSep. 16, 2016 - 09:07AM JST
J-politicians: "Do they vote and make sure I retire comfortably ? no, then no money for them!".
kiboushaSep. 15, 2016 - 05:28PM JST
Just came back from there. There's a booth with a full body-sized doll that you can touch, complete with hair and what not, while you're "immersed" in the VR standing in front of an anime girl that reacts to what you do to the doll. This is the future people.
Posted in: Tokyo Game Show begins with focus on virtual reality
kiboushaSep. 15, 2016 - 07:57AM JST
Another job gone to the robots, HR. I'm working on a machine learning to do career planning for you.
Posted in: We plan to upgrade the program so that it can analyze the body language of applicants during interviews and use this data to help decide whether they should be hired.
kiboushaSep. 10, 2016 - 07:01AM JST
Hollywood still exists ? I thought its name changed to Marvel ? For original shows with diversity, turn on your TV/Netflix. The night of, into the badlands, man in the high castle, all great shows with diverse casts.
Posted in: Hollywood diversity: All talk, little change, says report
kiboushaSep. 10, 2016 - 06:52AM JST
Mama's money come to the rescue.
kiboushaSep. 08, 2016 - 08:28AM JST
Unraveling the universe just got a little bit more intense.
Posted in: Hide the universe under your skirt with a pair of stunning cosmic stockings
kiboushaSep. 07, 2016 - 05:25PM JST
G7, G20, ASEAN, OPEC, OECD, BLA, BLA, ironic how these guys say we need to cooperate more, but found organizations that exclude the rest of the world.
Posted in: The gang's all here
kiboushaSep. 06, 2016 - 11:01AM JST
Gene mixing is good for the population as a whole, we need more of it than ever in today's connected-soon-to-be-border-less world.
Posted in: Half-Indian elephant trainer crowned Miss Japan
kiboushaSep. 03, 2016 - 12:54AM JST
Two kids here, 60k for food, 90k for rent, 15k for bills + phone (I read on my 5 year-old phone, never needed any data plan), 50k for children's classes, overall under 250k monthly. The rest go to various savings.
Posted in: A reader moving to Japan asks how much a month it would cost to live here comfortably. How much does it cost you?
kiboushaSep. 01, 2016 - 09:20AM JST
Lol, "counselor", yet when a bullying reports come in her way, the first thing that come to this person's mind is probably "Harden the beep up! being bullied is important for your character growth! etc.". It's sad that the culture speak "against bullying" out loud, but they support it in their heart. The Japanese honne and tatemae.
Posted in: To prevent child suicides, parents should not reproach children if they stay in their room or don’t join in family gatherings, and instead show them that home is a place where they can feel safe. When children feel safe, they may begin to open up and talk. When that happens, devote yourself to being an active listener. When children feel, ‘Mom and dad are trying to understand me,’ it leads to trust in their parents.
kiboushaAug. 30, 2016 - 01:01PM JST
I've spoken to a few people working at Uniqlo stores, they say many people get like 1 or 2 shifts a week. I don't have data or anything, but this could be a reason why unemployment rate is still low, because those working 5 hours a week are still considered "employed".
Posted in: Japan's jobless rate hits 21-year low; household spending falls less than expected
kiboushaAug. 28, 2016 - 01:15AM JST
Africa: "We are rich in gold, diamond, silver, you name it, but not roads to transport them"
Japan, China, US, Europe: "here's XXX billion, give us rights to dig those out"
J, C, U, E: "make sure we tell the press, it's for infrastructure development 'kay ?"
African leaders enriched themselves by selling their own people as slaves, I wouldn't expect otherwise.
Posted in: Abe in Kenya to launch summit on African development
kiboushaAug. 26, 2016 - 02:49PM JST
In Asia, a family member's deeds are either a shame or glory to the entire family. Father's debt is the son's responsibility to bear, son's misdeeds are the parents' shame. One of the reasons why Asian parents sacrifice their retirement funds for their kids' higher education. It's drilled into the bones of every Asians, "Do not bring shame to the family".
Posted in: Actress Takahata apologizes over son’s arrest on rape charge
kiboushaAug. 26, 2016 - 07:11AM JST
These sicko idiots ruining it for everyone, now expect to be checked for knives and sharp objects when entering these for fun premises.
Posted in: Tokyo water parks go on code red alert after pool attacks
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Sep. 29, 2016 - 01:53AM JST
Anything can happen but I basically agree with Gingrich that Trump is going to become president…
Posted in: As Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate
Sep. 29, 2016 - 01:49AM JST
Of course. Comey failed. Holt failed. The mic failed. Everyone in the world failed to validate…
Sep. 29, 2016 - 01:44AM JST
Hillary is not good enough. Trump is not good enough (and a loony).
Sep. 29, 2016 - 01:41AM JST
Bad idea... just look at Jejudo.
Posted in: Visa relaxation for Chinese visitors to Japan to take effect Oct 17
Sep. 29, 2016 - 01:39AM JST
This is very interesting... from Jerry Springer:
"Hillary belongs in the White House; Trump belongs on…
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