AlternativeOpinion comments

Posted in: Many cars do not stop at crosswalks in Japan, although they are required by law to do so. Why do you think that drivers don't stop? See in context

I can be standing at the edge of the sidewalk looking across the road, no crossing in sight and cars will stop for me. Maybe I look like i'm about to commit insurance fraud? I dunno...

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: More than 30 California children still stuck in Afghanistan See in context

As usual the democrats having to clean up the the republicans mess, while the republicans play the blame game. The republicans know that the attention span of the average citizen is quite low, hence the incessant shouting about how the democrats are to blame. But don't worry, I'm sure the the democrats will leave a healthy economy for the republicans to stuff up once again.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Int'l body calls on Japan for stronger anti-money laundering actions See in context

Try opening a second bank account in Japan and prepare yourself for the personal questions/accusational stares. MUFJ refused me because they didn't want the risk. Apparently a booming business in japan is/was to sell your bank account to shady types.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Posted in: Trudeau calls Canadian election for Sept 20 See in context

Trudeau is sending the richest demographic in Canada $500 tax free cheques next week to make sure they know who to vote for, wink, wink.

LoL, as if a $500 cheque will sway anyone from the "rich demographic".

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Swift Taliban takeover leaves U.S. image in tatters See in context

Some may wish to voice opinions along partisan lines but the truth is troop drawdown has been ongoing for some time (only around 2500 US troops were in the country when biden took over btw). Outside of the major cities was already ceding back to taliaban control. The mere fact that the US was negotiating with the taliban shows that they had no faith in the afghani government holding out or that the afghan military would prevail. Pretty sure the afghan military deserted as soon as they could and most probably joined the taliban. When do you say enough is enough, the only reason the afghani government exists is because of foreign military backing. Good luck to the afghan people, they are going to need it.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Robots are coming for the lawyers – great for anyone in need of cheap legal assistance See in context

Since the majority of politicians have either a law or accounting background, maybe we should look at Ai for the legislature assemblies. Crowdfund the essential services and do away with taxes :)

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Forget kaiten-zushi, how about conveyor belt yakiniku instead? See in context

I’m no vegetarian but stop trivializing the slaughter of animals for our pleasure.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Posted in: Lack of Olympic spectators bad news for Tokyo's souvenir sellers See in context

@Bertiewooster when is Japan going to stop using that as an excuse for it’s failings.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: New Zealand selects transgender athlete Hubbard for Olympic women's weightlifting team See in context

The women lifters have protested but the woke brigade shout louder.

60 ( +70 / -10 )

Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

Way to go Japan. About to host the most boring and least memorable of all the games. At least you can blame the foreigners right!?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Posted in: Talk of Trump 2024 run builds as legal pressure intensifies See in context

Didn’t read the article and don’t care to. I for one have had enough of that sociopath taking up anymore of my time.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Posted in: China criticizes Western brands' toys, clothes as unsafe See in context

That’s fine if China does that because I also like to avoid buying anything made in China, whenever possible.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Posted in: Takamatsu man arrested for car-bombing person whose parking method he disapproved of See in context

This is another classic example of politeness in excess. He does not want to have a confrontation as that would be unseemly. But the anger builds until he can stand it no more and thus reacts irrationally. Welcome to Japan.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Posted in: Inside the cut-throat battle to build K-pop's next superstars See in context

The age of the femimale is here.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Posted in: Gov't advisers warn Japan's birth rate falling at more rapid pace this year See in context

This notion that growth is good and decline is bad, should be removed from this debate. A smaller, happier community is often found in the countryside. Why must we seek growth at all costs. Provide support to families, allow people to enjoy time with their families and stop all this nonsense of economic growth is the only thing that is important.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Posted in: Many older music fans miss the complete ‘album experience’ such as cover art, liner notes and photos that have disappeared due to streaming. What's your view on that? See in context

I don’t miss lugging my music collection around with me. I certainly don’t miss being limited to what I can listen to by what I have. The album covers were great fun but I prefer the unlimited music choice streaming offers, over nostalgia. A moment of freedom for me was offloading my entire collection and have never regretted it.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: Bodies of 2 adults and 2 children found in parked car in Yokohama See in context

This is the cost for a stoic and rigidly conformist society. RIP little ones.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan says Chinese military likely behind cyberattacks See in context

I run a small website and it’s fascinating the number of intrusion attempts in my logs. Imagine what the big companies have to contend with. The weakest link is the users, be careful of the emails you open or links you visit.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Segways soon to be permitted on public roads and new rules in the works for electric scooters See in context

I have ridden a Segway ninebot for a number of years now. Used it on the very uneven surfaces and paths around my neighborhood without any injury. It has a remote control function I have used to help carry groceries. They are very convenient devices for short distance travel. Every mode of transport has it’s dangers but if used properly, can be greatly minimized.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

Dentsu going to be working overtime selling this to the public.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

Cannabis can lead to long term mental problems when used by young people.

A bit like the COVID vaccine can cause blood clots. In other words it can affect some but the majority can benefit from it :)

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Posted in: LDP proposes Japan strengthen SDF, coast guard capabilities See in context

Of all you talking tough, which is willing to join the SDF? So many tough words from people prepared to risk other’s lives over a few uninhabited islands far from your own coastline. Bring on the downvotes you cowards.

-9 ( +10 / -19 )

Posted in: More people abandoning aging parents due to financial and emotional strain See in context

The lack of empathy, love and just plain old humanity is discussing in Japan.

And the west is any different? My mother abandoned me when I was 3. My father simply saw me as a burden to bare. My kids, I give nothing but love to and hope they will do the same when it is their turn.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

Posted in: More people abandoning aging parents due to financial and emotional strain See in context

There was a time, not so long ago, when people took their old to the mountains to die.

They did the same with children they thought would be a burden as well

14 ( +14 / -0 )

Posted in: Korean kids nurtured to remember history with anti-Japanese toys and games See in context

And the ball in in Japan's court. Their descision at present will determine if the Koreans and Chinese continue to hate them or forgive them.

Absolutely the right wing nutters are a minority here, but yet the government seems to be full of them. Tradition is a chain around the neck of the youth.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Posted in: China protests over Japan-U.S. statement on human rights; blasts U.S. 'evil past of genocide' See in context

Any further delays by the west to deal with China will only make it harder to do so in the future. China should understand there are clear consequences with regards to it's belligerence.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Posted in: 44-year-old man arrested for confining high school girl at his home See in context

@Robert Cikki

Did we both read the same section?

A 2007 public opinion poll taken by the Japanese government showed that 86.5% of respondents believed that child pornography regulations should be applied to anime and manga, while 90.9% endorsed regulations of "harmful materials" on the Internet.

also

In late June 2013, the Liberal Democratic Party moved forward with their proposal. A decision has not yet been reached.

Since Japan politics is essentially a one party democracy (due to little or no meaningful opposition) the recalcitrance of the old guard is kind of expected...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: For those of you in management or senior positions in a company, how do you monitor the workflow or productivity of your employees working from home? How do you know that they are not spending work hours on social media, for example? See in context

speaking as someone who used to manage work from home staff prior to the pandemic. Look at the productivity stats the drill down into them. For example tasks were assigned to a pool and people had to assign them to themselves. A number of people would assign a bunch to themselves and just sit on them and then they would be open again the next day. Others would cherry pick the easy ones and say hey look I closed more tasks than anyone, but in a limited time and the rest of the time was goofing around. Stats will only tell you so much, the rest is investigative. Once you find someone doing the wrong thing then you have to ride them, performance monitor them. They either shape up or you ship them out.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: 44-year-old man arrested for confining high school girl at his home See in context

All these posts questing why she did that and why she didn’t know better. Why did a grown ass man feel the need to lure a teenage girl to his apartment? He absolutely should have known better and is a pathetic, weak man. Throw the book at him.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

Posted in: Rush to bitcoin? Not so fast, say keepers of corporate coffers See in context

 Retail alone won't drive the price. 

I'm not sure of that, a lot of speculation is due to the supposed purchases by institutions. A $50k price target would easily be achieved by retail alone if btc were to go mainstream. If the Institutional bag holders are really coming to the party, then yes we could see much higher prices as the $50k price begins to solidify. Interesting times.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.