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wtfjapanSep. 28, 2016 - 09:47PM JST
first thing I realised when dating J women was, YES means yes or maybe , and MAYBE means no, you very rarely ever get an outright NO.
Posted in: 4 ways people break up in Japan
wtfjapanSep. 27, 2016 - 11:48AM JST
the hidden costs are in the exchange rates, J banks normally have crappy rates compared to a forex broker. my broker is 4~6 yen different to what my J bank charges
Posted in: TransferWise gets your money moving worldwide
wtfjapanSep. 27, 2016 - 10:47AM JST
Japanse companies overcharging!?, well who would have thought!!
Posted in: Ad agency Dentsu admits to overcharging more than 100 domestic clients
wtfjapanSep. 27, 2016 - 10:41AM JST
Pointing a finger is considered especially rude in Japan. that one line says a lot about what you think about Renho . also its not like Japanese dont point. I saw Aso point to a foreign minister of another country not long ago. Its Ok for a Japanese to do it to a gaijin but not another Japanese? by the way Renho is a Japanese citizen and a woman
Posted in: Ready for battle
wtfjapanSep. 26, 2016 - 10:34AM JST
well he doesnt really have a choice, back in the boom years people were lining up to get in on the made in Japan, now there's much more competition you've got to go out there are find your customers like everybody else.
Posted in: Since Aug 21, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been to Brazil, Kenya, Russia, China, Laos, the U.S. and Cuba. Do you think he is traveling abroad too much?
wtfjapanSep. 25, 2016 - 08:10PM JST
Hafu power rocks! no no no thats not how it works, when a halfu Japanese does well they consider it an all Japanese accomplishment.
Posted in: Final day
wtfjapanSep. 25, 2016 - 01:47AM JST
@jefflee dont worry jeff , gary predicted that the yen would be in the low 90s by now and with the likely US fed raising rate before years end look even more unlikely the yen will even stay in the 90s for any period of time. Im glad I don't take any financial advise from JT experts, id be bankrupt years ago!
Posted in: BOJ adds long-term interest rate target to massive asset-buying program
wtfjapanSep. 24, 2016 - 06:08PM JST
my whole point is many people go to Uni for the sake of just getting a degree, In many fields its necessary, but in many fields you have to weigh the time spend at Uni and the debt incurred and see if worth it. In my case and many others its certainly wasnt. If anything today you see so many Uni graduates doing low paid jobs with no future with qualifications that far outweigh the jobs theyre doing. And yes I actually went to Uni to study Architecture and dropped out after 1 year to start a job, best decision I ever made.
Posted in: Oxford tops Times university ranking; Tokyo beaten by 3 Asian rivals
wtfjapanSep. 23, 2016 - 11:38PM JST
I went to university, changed my course after a year, spent a year in South America and enjoyed every moment. I'm sure I could have been working and "getting ahead" but I made my choice, as you did. thats just it ive traveled throughout Asia and Europe many times, I work hard now while im young and healthy so I can retire earlier and set up my family when I do retire. would take me at least another 7~10yrs to earn lost earnings while studying and pay off the associated debt . My father started working at 17, retired a 10s millionare at around 54, lives a relaxed life traveling the world over. While I doubt Ill have my fathers wealth when I retire, I hope to be able to retire at a similar age.
wtfjapanSep. 21, 2016 - 07:20PM JST
What the US doesn't need is another damned lawyer bungling and selling out to big business. much better than a corrupt business man that has had 3500 litigation against him and 6 bankruptcy all the while hiding behind his army of lawyers to keep him out of jail.
Posted in: As Trump rises, Clinton struggles with traditional tactics
wtfjapanSep. 21, 2016 - 07:11PM JST
shop seen here
Posted in: Tom Hanks blends in with diners at restaurant in Tokyo
wtfjapanSep. 21, 2016 - 11:26AM JST
(very much in the 'not for everyone category' though). definitely not for men that don't have any testosterone flowing through their veins! I could see my wife in one of these, NO PROBLEM!
Posted in: Kimono style brings traditional motif to modern lingerie design
wtfjapanSep. 21, 2016 - 10:46AM JST
**If you're really worried, install some pumps and an exhaust fan. That will cost about 10 grand, and take 4 guys about 8 hours to complete. ** it a lot more complex than that, you need to set up a very complex filtering system that pumps up the ground water , filters it , the pumps it back into the ground. This needs to be don until the groud water is back to acceptable levels. They had a similar system in Sydney setup on their ground water many years ago as it was contaminated by a petroleum refinery, cost many $100s millions and many years to complete
wtfjapanSep. 18, 2016 - 10:46AM JST
heres an idea Apple how abut dropping prices to a more competitive level, afterall the Iphones are made in China.
Chinese want value for money, theyre not suckered into the quality/ premium price scam that many smartphone makers
seem to attach to their phones
Posted in: Apple, Samsung struggle in face of Chinese competition
wtfjapanSep. 17, 2016 - 09:30PM JST
I like their free WiFi. yeah and you dont need to login every 20minutes like Family mart
Posted in: Mitsubishi to take majority stake in convenience store chain Lawson
wtfjapanSep. 16, 2016 - 09:17PM JST
The iTunes company in Tokyo is believed to have since paid the roughly 12 billion yen amount in full, according to the sources. yeah but they clearly were trying to avoid paying that amount by moving profits offshore, I has a small error in my tax lodgement a few years back, which resulted in a back payment and a small fine, I wonder if Apple paid a fine normally 5%~10% of the amount. The thing is Apple and other big corporation continue to do these evasions, because they know the penalties are far lower than bounty of cheating the system.
wtfjapanSep. 16, 2016 - 06:32PM JST
if Apple or any big company sells products in Japan they should have to pay the 8% on those products just as any smaller business. this profit shifting is just a scam by them to evade tax. If big companies paid there fair share of tax the smaller guy wouldnt be crushed under the mountain of taxes lumped onto them since they dont have the resources to evade taxes like the big guys
wtfjapanSep. 15, 2016 - 11:46PM JST
**The yen as a "safe haven" ** yeah certainly not a reflection of the health of the J-economy. but not to worry the US will most likely have to raise interest rates that have sat at near zero for about 10yrs, when that happens watch all the $ start flowing back into the US currency. It'll take a brave speculator to bet on the $ weakening against the yen before the years out.
Posted in: Yen edges up as investors look for safe havens
wtfjapanSep. 14, 2016 - 06:33PM JST
just of note Mika Mifune parents were, Sachiko Yoshimine 1950 - 1995 & Toshirô Mifune 1920~1997, they were seperated by 30yrs, so when her mother was of legal age her father was 46!
Posted in: Actress Mika Mifune files property division suit following divorce from rocker Joji Takahashi
wtfjapanSep. 10, 2016 - 10:15PM JST
Nishikori have done tremendous work and play his best and yet what all these critics are doing? best way to silence the critics is to win a major, sadly Kei has only come close on one occassion, and continue to fail at the business end of the majors. You can only be considered a great tennis player if you can win two or more majors, second major proves the first wasnt a fluke.
Posted in: Wawrinka beats Nishikori to reach U.S. Open final against Djokovic
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Sep. 29, 2016 - 10:33AM JST
If they allow lawsuits of foreign nations, it could also potentially open up lawsuits against America…
Posted in: Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation
Sep. 29, 2016 - 10:28AM JST
That's an incredible idea, now we will suddenly have access to an insane amount of delivered…
Posted in: Uber starts food delivery in Japan after ride-share stumbles
Sep. 29, 2016 - 10:26AM JST
Giuliani as a top adviser is clearly the source of Trump's 'stop and frisk' idea. He…
Posted in: Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach
Sep. 29, 2016 - 10:22AM JST
Our relationship with Japan has no such issues.
Uhm, I think the Australia-France submarine deal is…
Posted in: Abe promotes shinkansen technology to Singapore
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Posted in: More than 90% of vehicles don't stop at crosswalks without lights despite presence of pedestrians
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