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Posted in: Train services suspended after fire in Hokkaido tunnel See in context

Hokkaido is now technically cut off by land

What on earth do you mean?

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Posted in: Japan's factory output down 1% in November See in context

@Citizen2012

You are 100% incorrect. It is basic economic theory, pickup a textbook.

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Posted in: Broadband Tower begins to build 1.2MW solar plant in Gunma See in context

= 1200000 watts

My point was that a single MW is insignificant and not newsworthy. Need nearly ten thousand of these just to replace fukushima daichi alone.

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Posted in: Broadband Tower begins to build 1.2MW solar plant in Gunma See in context

1MW? Not really newsworthy is it...

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Posted in: Japan's sozzled salarymen: the lost tribe in a modern pickle See in context

@Pandabelle

Exactly. Why people can not see the obvious? I also think it is in part Japanese cultures fault as people love the 'woe is me' tails about how hard their life is.

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Posted in: Japan's sozzled salarymen: the lost tribe in a modern pickle See in context

@LBW200

Yes that is why I commented

Thanks for agreeing?

Seemed people were talking about google and facebook above.

Show me comparitive statistics.

Dont say flatout untrue unless you can prove otherwise. Japanese salaries can be competitive especially in the big companies.

The point is that the business world is difficult in any major world city. Tokyo is not unique.

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Posted in: Japan's sozzled salarymen: the lost tribe in a modern pickle See in context

This article and associated comments have annoyed me somewhat. To dispel the myths and stereotypes:

All Japanese men are not Salarymen. The average Japanese business person goes home at or around knockoff time. That is why there is a peak hour at 6pm in Tokyo. But yes a very small portion work extreme hours. However often they are paid for it. Japanese mostly do not get bonuses. It is called a bonus but is fixed based on salary and may be negotiated by unions (yes unions are actually very common here). Individual performance has no bearing. I work as a business person for a Japanese company and the conditions are no worse then what western business people work in. Some people go out after work because they enjoy it - I know I do! You can not define western work environments by Google and Facebook. They are exceptions. As soon as someone mentions this it is obviously they came to Japan post graduation and are working as an English teacher! There can be great rewards for being in a large Japanese company. And not just financial. The average businessman in a good company makes good money. Equivalent to six figure job in the west. But with no commuting costs and negligible mortgage repayments. Yes some, perhaps many, Japanese are dissatisfied with business life. But we I've in aspirational times and the same is true of most western business people. It is also common for people to complain about their jobs - that is human nature and you will find that everywhere on the planet.

I have experienced working in business in the west and in Tokyo. I personally prefer Tokyo but others may prefer the west. However it annoys me that foreigners with very superficial experiences in Japan often strongly reinforce stereotypes, perhaps they are trying to reinforce their own choices in life? Try working for, say, GE or GM in the US, then come to Japan and work for Toshiba. I will listen to your opinion then!

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Posted in: U.S. Marine's Japanese widow allowed to live in U.S. See in context

This is a reasonable solution and outcome for the affected and I feel sympathy for her situation.

However I think it is ridiculus that he got special treatment as a soldier that a civillian wouldnt get. An american who is not a trained killer working in an illigal war - but say an humanitarian - would not be treated like this.

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Posted in: In Japan, the wheels of progress turn slowly, especially on roads See in context

"In Japan progress happens at about 1/10 of the rest of the developed world"

How can you say that? Japan is the most technologically advanced country in the world? Are you confused with another country?

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Posted in: In Japan, the wheels of progress turn slowly, especially on roads See in context

"so it takes for ever to get from point A to point B in Tokyo."

Obviously you have never been to Japan. You can get most places very very quickly.

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Posted in: Let's dance See in context

Why is there so many negative comments here. There is nothing wrong with this photo or Japanese sport days!!!!

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Posted in: Japan won 5 medals at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. How would you assess the results? See in context

herefornow at 09:48 AM JST - 2nd March

doitsujin -- you must be new here. J-media almost never focuses on anything but J-teams or J-athletes. Apparently they think that is all the viewers here want to see. Which is probably true, unfortunately. Read one of the American sites yesterday, and they talked about a woman's cross country skier from somewhere in Eastern Europe, who won a bronze medal, AFTER breaking like four ribs and having a collapsed lung suffered in a training-run fall. We didn't hear about thet here. Guess Japanese believe they are the only ones capable of "gambatte", and, therefore, cannot relate to inspirational stories of other country's athletes. Sad.

America sounds great. I think Japan should be just like America.

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Posted in: Figure skating gets more attention than Toyota's problems in Japan See in context

I don't know buddy, I could be wrong, as you say, just my opinion here. Still haven't seen such fascination for ice skating in my 8 years in japan...

I am sorry, but you are wrong. Japan is one of the top figure skating nations in the world. Figure skating is often on Television, and as I mentioned in my previous post, the foreign events have fixed advertising in the arena aimed at the Japanese. I have never seen advertising of that kind for another sport in my life.

Your negative criticism was unreasonable and fact-less.

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Posted in: Mao on Ice See in context

goddog at 02:56 PM JST - 24th February Where is Kim's picture?

Hello? This is a Japanese news site.

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Posted in: Figure skating gets more attention than Toyota's problems in Japan See in context

ansamp at 09:00 PM JST - 24th February Before nobody seemed to care about it... it seems to me i'm witnessing one of those 'minna isshoni' moments.

Wrong. When you watch a European ice skating contest ON JAPANESE TV, you will see bill boards for Lotte and other Japanese companies IN THE FOREIGN STADIUM. You could not be MORE wrong.

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Posted in: Man saves woman from train after she falls onto tracks See in context

thepro at 09:59 AM JST - 16th February But damn, if you are so drunk that you fall onto train tracks, you've got it coming to you

You think that drunk people deserve to die?

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Posted in: Apple queen See in context

An innocent picture of a women holding an apple.

Yet 5 of the 17 previous comments are negative!!

What is wrong with some of you?

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Posted in: Purple tower See in context

A lit tower will help 'cure' the bullying bastards who demean and abuse women? Better to write a letter to Santa...

What is wrong with you? Why is there anything wrong with this?

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Posted in: More Tokyo train stations start using lights to stem suicides See in context

There was a suicide (I assumed at the time) on the Yamanote this morning. Someone went under the train at Meguro Station before 9am today. So sad.

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Posted in: Shimane police search woods for missing university student See in context

EACH of the roads had poor lighting. Sigh.

Please show me evidence that a lack of lighting and crime go hand in hand. And even if you can, please qualify and quantify why increased street lighting is more important than environmental and sleep considerations.

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