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Posted in: Nap time See in context

How many of you out there would still have your job if caught napping in the middle of it ?

I've been in many meetings where the Japanese staff use it as an opportunity to catch up on some sleep - it is the norm here...

When I did my driving license renewal most of the room was asleep or doing other activities during the 2 hour "education" - they all got their licenses

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Posted in: Nap time See in context

no different from any other salary man - except the salaries and we are paying them :-(

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Posted in: Sony delays release of motion controller to fall See in context

Wii rocks!

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Posted in: Do you think U.S. President Barack Obama is doing a good job as he finishes his first year in office? See in context

was having this conversation just today. I hear his popularity is plummeting but had he come into power at just about any other time in history it would probably not be the way. He inherited a right mess from the shrub and people are crazy if you think you can turn that round in a year.

However, his new bank tax is a bit dubious...

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Posted in: Obama playing banks against taxpayers See in context

I need to read up on this on a more credible publication but...

Banks that have already paid the loans back or did not take them in the first place have to pay? This just sounds wrong!

Let's also not forget that people pay tax on bonuses already and these big payouts are for a very small minority of bank employees...

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Posted in: Marine's widow, baby return to Japan but visa problem with U.S. unresolved See in context

the ironic thing is that this almost sounds like something the Japanese bureaucracy would come up with....

I hope she gets this resolved - must so frustrating for them

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Posted in: Touch panel videophone for Skype See in context

Another thought - you can probably get a netbook for cheaper....

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Posted in: Touch panel videophone for Skype See in context

Amazon US sells it for $239 and it does use wifi

Key Features

* Computer-free video phone calling anywhere there is a broadband Internet connection * Wireless calling anywhere there is a WiFi connection * Easy to use touch-screen interface * Crystal clear voice and full-screen video communication * Virus-proof and no software installations needed * Easy to make Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls, including voice conference calls * Receive voicemail and see your missed calls * Make cheap calls to landlines and mobile phones around the world with Skype credit and/or subscriptions * See who’s online, so you know who’s available to call * Roam with your online number –anyone can reach you wherever you are in the world * Built in language interface for 11 international languages

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Posted in: Touch panel videophone for Skype See in context

is it wifi compatible? Most skype phones here require a USB connection which would defeat the object as most PC's have built in cameras these days or much cheaper cameras you can attach through USB.

Yes you can call on Skype on your iPhone using wifi - voice only though.

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Posted in: Baby girl taken from car while mother shops in Nagoya See in context

thank goodness the baby was found and let's the hope the mother and other mothers in Japan learn from this.

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Posted in: E-reader boom kindles a variety of new options See in context

eBook prices need to come down too - I don't understand why they charge about the same price as for a paper book when there is much less overhead. I know amazon have brought some of their prices down but I don't like their propriety format...

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Posted in: Hilton launches global January promotion See in context

it's in the travel section....

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Posted in: Portable navigation device See in context

but do they do English? Or other languages for that matter.

I think the developers are missing a trick as these kind of devices are becoming much more popular abroad and the Japanese firms have a much longer history in making these devices.

Mind you they are so complicated the average one comes with manuals that put the London phone book to shame! Please make a simplified version like they do for phones for the young and old.

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Posted in: Which side do you think looks more in the wrong following Wednesday's clash between Sea Shepherd and Japanese whalers? See in context

To be honest I think they are both behaving like school bullies - but I guess that is the usual way when doing business with Japan, just ask the 6 Nations talks etc...

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Posted in: Buying a camera in Japan? Think again See in context

the 3rd reason not to buy is that the international warranties are not worth the paper they are printed on. Maybe that has changed since my experience 9 years ago.

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Posted in: Divorced man arrested for abducting his son in Kumamoto See in context

she had custody - he abducted the boy. Are the custody rights in Japan fair? I would say not, but who does this help?

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Posted in: Police sergeant arrested for urinating from JR platform See in context

he's in his 50's, a sergeant and still living in a dorm? At least not at home with his mum!!! Loser!

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Posted in: Depp shoots 'em up See in context

oh so that's what all those women were queuing up for in Ropongi Hills yesterday..

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Posted in: Jetstar celebrates 1st anniversary of Narita operations with Y8,880 fare to Australia See in context

We flew Jetstar to GC in April on one of their promotions and it was great - easily better than when we went to Cairns on Qantas...

But who is Becky? And as the first poster said - why only women?

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Posted in: A word of warming See in context

Isn't this a bit of the pot calling the kettle black? How much does the US do to combat climate change?

Also did they fly over here from the US? If so I hope they planted a forest somewhere....

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Posted in: Three pedestrians hit by car in front of Imperial Palace; one dies See in context

Police say the light for the crosswalk was red at the time

jonswan - the article says that the crosswalk light was read so the pedestrian was Jay walking. I am amazed at the number of pedestrians and cyclists in this country that do not think the lights apply to them. Sadly same goes for drivers - it's a miracle there are not more deaths on the road in this country.

You hit a pedestrian where he/she shouldn't be, panic and car goes where it shouldn't. Not sure how they get him for manslaughter, tragic though it is

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Posted in: UK rockers, The Answering Machine, stay true to their indie roots See in context

The only Bombay Bicycle Club I know is a great Indian restaurant in Balham

Yes a Mancunian is someone from Manchester

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Posted in: Visit Japan Campaign launched See in context

shan't bother as I intend to go home at the end of the month.

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Posted in: Tokyo Stock Exchange ordered to pay Mizuho Y10.7 bil damages See in context

they should have paid the full 40.7 bn yen. How this error occurred was just farcical! The price they claimed the price was so far out of tolerance that the system did not pick it up - I hope they sacked whoever was responsible for the QA. First price test you do is zero, then negative then something completely out of tolerance.

Allegedly they had a tolerance check but that had a range - what numskull thought that was a good idea!!!!!!

TSE please go back to QA 101.

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Posted in: What it's like for department store staff in a recession See in context

Or is it just that no-one complains because they know there are a dozen others willing to step into their shoes?

probably an accurate summary

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Posted in: Christmas lights return to Omotesando after 11 years See in context

impressive - still think it is a waste of time and effort in a non-Christian (or Christian even) country - I know, bah humbug!

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Posted in: Christmas lights return to Omotesando after 11 years See in context

who's paying for that? are they offsetting the electricity bill eco Japan? (sarcasm off!)

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Posted in: Tiger Woods breaks his silence on accident See in context

whats the difference between a golf ball and a car ? Tiger can drive a ball 350 yards

LOL - took longer than I thought!

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Posted in: FIT For Charity Run raises Y59.4 million See in context

really - some people are never happy. I lay money that most of those running earn about the average salary man wage and are in fear of their jobs but they can still shop up for an event like this. Well done!

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Posted in: USB optical trackball See in context

looks similar to the logitec one I've been using for years

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