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wanderlustOct. 19, 2016 - 05:19PM JST
The athletes come way down the 'pecking order', after the Lords of the Rings, the Olympic family, local Olympic committees, high-paying sponsors and broadcasters, advertisers, copyright enforcement officials, and then, maybe the athletes.
Posted in: IOC, Koike to set up 4-party review panel on 2020 Olympic costs
wanderlustOct. 17, 2016 - 09:54AM JST
As well as lower emissions; bigger engines with more torque are often more economical, as you do you have to change down so often.
Posted in: Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era
wanderlustOct. 17, 2016 - 09:51AM JST
Just a mock up...
Posted in: Economy class
wanderlustOct. 15, 2016 - 03:07PM JST
Translations seem to be a local responsibility, not national. When I got 'My Number', the local ward office in Kanagawa had a range of forms and explanatory notes in English, Korean, Chinese and Tagalog, reflecting the needs of the local foreign population. There were also FAQs prepared.
But I wonder, how many other countries around the world have dedicated disaster plans for foreign tourists? Most of the plans are for people or casualties, regardless of their origin.
wanderlustOct. 15, 2016 - 11:53AM JST
I guess that some of the critics don't like that his writing was accessible and understandable to so many people, unlike some of the obscure, aloof writers that get nominated each year.
Although Bob Dylan wrote and sang the iconic, 'All Along the Watchtower', Hendrix provided the ultimate interpretation of it.
Posted in: Writers divided on whether Dylan deserves Nobel prize
wanderlustOct. 12, 2016 - 03:37PM JST
After hubby's claims to be bankrupt, a number of media outlets thought the same. Understandable!
Posted in: Kim Kardashian West sues online media outlet over claims she faked Paris robbery
wanderlustOct. 12, 2016 - 09:55AM JST
With his 6 large sized SUVs and monthly electricity bill of more than US$20,000 across 5 homes, he's a great advocate for the environment - NOT!
Posted in: Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change
wanderlustOct. 11, 2016 - 10:00AM JST
Considering the censorship and lack of integration in Saudi Arabia, how on earth will devices be allowed to communicate with each other? Even human images are banned. Expect a fatwa condemning machines talking to machines from the bearded old guys who control the people's thoughts over there.
wanderlustOct. 07, 2016 - 11:17AM JST
A number of porn producers are women themselves, as are nearly all of the make-up staff who preen their female stars to perfection, then send them into a room to be penetrated and covered in fluids. I wonder if they have any guilt about what they subject to their fellow women to?
Posted in: Tricked into porn: Japanese actresses step out of the shadows
wanderlustOct. 06, 2016 - 03:21PM JST
The first 10 minutes of MIchael Keaton's 'Gung Ho' video is a great example of Japanese corporate re-education!
Posted in: JR East to re-educate employees after frequent overruns on JR Keiyo Line
wanderlustOct. 06, 2016 - 07:47AM JST
10% salary cut for 3 months is the usual punishment here...plus badge of shame for being caught.
wanderlustOct. 05, 2016 - 08:17AM JST
It sounds like it is less likely to be crushed like a paper bag when rear-ended by a truck on the highway!
Posted in: Honda increases usage ratio of high-tensile steel plate for new Freed
wanderlustOct. 03, 2016 - 09:47AM JST
What about managers, directors, executives? Put them on zero hour contracts and part-time status?
Another major issue is companies losing their institutional memory of contacts, past business relationships and knowledge of completed projects, as staff all come, go and leave, taking their memories with them.
Posted in: By 2030, there will be no full-time employees, report speculates
wanderlustOct. 01, 2016 - 05:49PM JST
The hidden benefits of the ringi-sho system of everyone signing to approve a document, collective authority and individual denial of any responsibility.
Good luck finding a guilty party!
wanderlustOct. 01, 2016 - 05:47PM JST
Universal Studios in Osaka also experienced sub-surface pollution, built on land previously owned by Sumitomo Metal, who had dumped around 700,000 tons of heavy metals in the area; a pharma research lab near Kyoto also experienced delays in building due to arsenic pollution in the soil, remnants of the Japan Army's wartime treatment of VD.
For a country that prides itself on cleanliness indoors, there is surely a lot of dirt outdoors, classic not in my back yard syndrome here.
Posted in: Fish market relocation delay likely to affect Tokyo Olympics
wanderlustSep. 29, 2016 - 10:42PM JST
Well, it is Dentsu who are behind the Olympic bid, 2-3 floors of their office block devoted to 5 ring matters.
Have they not just been cited for overcharging clients and falsification of digital data?
Posted in: Panel urges Olympic venue changes as 2020 Games costs likely to top Y3 tril
wanderlustSep. 28, 2016 - 01:06PM JST
Looks like the regulation four steps behind!
Posted in: Back to work
wanderlustSep. 26, 2016 - 10:10AM JST
Most of the discussion forums now are advertising for companies' products or services. There are people with CVs that are blatantly false. The skills and endorsements are written by people who do not even know who they are writing about, just responding to the site software. And the same people follow and share the same peoples' posts all the time.
It has gone from a good idea to a disappointing experience.
Posted in: LinkedIn adding new training features, news feeds and 'bots'
wanderlustSep. 26, 2016 - 09:48AM JST
overcharging its clients - not a major problem - they just got caught and will apologise
falsifying the impact of its digital ads - major problem - losing trust of clients
Mind you, TEPCO are one of its largest clients!
Posted in: Ad agency Dentsu admits to overcharging more than 100 domestic clients
wanderlustSep. 25, 2016 - 03:33PM JST
Does not sound so different to many other countries around the world; tourist guides everywhere, whether licensed or not, feed local souvenir shops for a kickback.
Posted in: Unlicensed guides are organizing tours that aim to make tourists pay excessive amounts of money. Goods sold in tax-free shops in Japan have begun to develop a negative reputation on Chinese internet sites and other media, with some saying the prices are too high.
Search the Largest English Job Board in Japan.
Oct. 23, 2016 - 11:12PM JST
Posted in: In Japan's defense
Oct. 23, 2016 - 11:11PM JST
Such a caring man for women.
Posted in: Trump vows to sue all female accusers
Oct. 23, 2016 - 11:10PM JST
Handbags will be of no use when the bullets start coming towards you. Just saying.
Posted in: Abe pitches SDF's new overseas duties at review ceremony
LOL, I can't believe some people are speculating where this man is from (foreigner or local).…
Posted in: 1 dead, 3 injured in 2 blasts in Tochigi park
Oct. 23, 2016 - 11:07PM JST
Asakaze: "And now they are going to critisize Japan for 39mil loan? Seriously?"
Japan is going…
Posted in: Japan to lend to sanctioned Russian bank to push island talks: Nikkei
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