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Posted in: Excess savings not helping consumers in Japan as inflation rises See in context


I have always never spent more than I had ever since I was young.

Reason being, we where born poor and knew the value of money.

I do use credit cards just only to pay off at the end of the month.

I was criticized in my early days for not over spending as I tried to save every month to build a nest egg.

I am where I am now and can spend freely but am always careful not to over do.

I do enjoy my life.

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Posted in: An American world champion freestyle skier and an Austrian man died, while several other skiers were injured after being hit by an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Nagano Prefecture last weekend. What makes the backcountry so appealing to skiers and snowboarders despite the danger? See in context


I used to ski at the slopes where the Chinese Eillen (Olympics champion) used to do her skiing and training at the Tahoe ski resorts. It was horrendous long drive from San Francisco Bay area, about 4-5 hours each way but nothing would stop us. She used to do that too. Would get up very early in the morning to be at the slopes by 7.00am.

I came across some people who just skied to live. What a passion.

I also played ice hockey, grass hockey, tennis, football and enjoy cycling too.

Enjoy life before it passes by you.

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Posted in: An American world champion freestyle skier and an Austrian man died, while several other skiers were injured after being hit by an avalanche while backcountry skiing in Nagano Prefecture last weekend. What makes the backcountry so appealing to skiers and snowboarders despite the danger? See in context

I have skied and the thrill of skiing is not comparable to anything.

I still have my skies etc. Difficult to let go.

Have come upon many dangers while skiing and yes, there could be death staring you at times.

If you have not done it, you will not know.

RIP to the skiers.

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Posted in: We’re living in the age of being connected or reachable 24 hours a day by one device or another. Is this a good thing? See in context

I make sure that only I checkup on things and people when I want.

Rest of the time, I leave technology items behind from phones to laptops.

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Posted in: Japan is paying families ¥1 million to move to countryside – but it won’t make Tokyo any smaller See in context

Unless Government agencies are moved and some companies also relocate, residents have no reason to move either.

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Posted in: Mother goes on trial over death of 3-month-old daughter in Saitama in 2020 See in context

I am having a hard time reading this that there are people who are so cruel.

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Posted in: Japanese right-hander Fujinami agrees with A's See in context

Go A's

Hopefully Vegas A's in future, my team of green and gold.

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Posted in: Pro boxer arrested for assaulting girlfriend See in context

What is wrong with Japanese men?

Can't treat women with respect?

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Posted in: Father arrested for inflicting brain damage on 5-month-old son See in context

A Father would never do such horrible things to their children.

This man is not a father but a criminal who should have been behind bars from the first offense. Never let out of prison again and with his testicles removed without anesthesia.

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Posted in: Famed Danish restaurant Noma to start new 'flavor search' See in context

Another restaurant that served useless food for some diners with deep pockets with no sense.

How many people who enjoy good food at a reasonable price will pay USD$500.00 for insects and duck's brain?

Glad he is no longer in business as he over worked employees and also paid little or no wages to some employees.

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for abusing 2-year-old daughter of girlfriend See in context

This inhumane idiot should be flung from a 20-story building a few times.

There is no room for such idiots in this world.

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Posted in: Reverse trend in teleworking starting to appear in Japan See in context

I used to work 2-3 days from home long before the pandemic.

But being in office, 2-3 days played for the interactions with the other team members and also office gossips etc.

When I had to work al 5 days from home, I missed the comrade between the team remembers and face to face talks and resolving problems and issues together in the office.

A lot of major companies in the USA have gone back to full or partial office days as productivity took a dive with the teleworking.

I prefer the hybrid system of work as long as all the work is done.

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Posted in: Online survey shows chicken remains top Christmas meal in Japan See in context

KFC is about the worst fried chicken out there.

Badly cooked and tastes like it was cooked a day before.

Many good other options here.

I am eating fried chicken for lunch as it's cold and have beef steak for dinner.

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Posted in: 23-year-old man arrested for assaulting 40-year-old common-law wife See in context

Violence is not acceptable in any relationships.

Secondly, age is a number and not a number where people should be grouped.

A 70 year man / woman who exercises regularly, maintains a healty diet and outlook may be in better shape than a 30 /40 year olds who are in not in good shape, physically and mentally.

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Posted in: Japan aims to alleviate overpopulation in Tokyo area by FY2027 See in context

They need to spread the government departments to other prefectures to attract companies to move also to other prefectures.

Can't be just talking about asking companies to move.

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Posted in: Do you still send Christmas or season's greetings cards by email or post or have you given up on all that? See in context

By card as it's personal greeting.

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Posted in: Woman leaves 3-year-old daughter tied up at home while she goes skiing See in context

Thank goodness the child is still alive and needs to be taken away from this uncaring woman who had her.

She should have asked family or friends to take care of the child if she wanted to go skiing.


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Posted in: How do you feel when you are talking to someone and they are looking at their smartphone? See in context

I prefer not to be in company of people who have their faces attached to a phone.

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Posted in: Is 'standard' Japanese language test best metric for hiring foreigners? See in context

What happens to a very good and experienced job applicant who does not speak Japanese yet but will take classes while in Japan?

Not hired?

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Posted in: Woman stabbed in front of home in Fukuoka Prefecture See in context

Warning against stalking is just a piece of paper.

Something more rigid is required to protect the victims.

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Posted in: An estimated 33% of married couples get a divorce each year, according to the Japanese government. Why do you think the figure is so high and do you think this is a worldwide trend? See in context

Getting married is old school upbringing.

Sons / daughters get married with pressure from parents and society.

Both or one then find it is not a good arrangement and hence divorce.

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Posted in: Sagawa Express employee arrested for stalking by using info from customer list See in context

Thanks for that line that I will never use to have a date with a woman. lol

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Posted in: As yen tumbles, gadget-loving Japan goes for secondhand iPhones See in context

Rather than be hostage to Apple, ditch the iPhone and get a Android phone as they ae better and a lot more selections. Plus cheaper in many cases.

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Posted in: When you were a teenager, did you think much about issues concerning the environment, such as climate change, pollution, recycling, energy and water conservation and so on? See in context

I was heavily involved in many social justice issues from a young age.

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Posted in: What advice would you give to someone who has a job with a toxic boss, but can't afford to quit and spend time looking for new job? See in context

I have worked for many toxic bosses.

One thing is for sure, you cannot complain as bosses unite and they will send you out, out of the door.

Bite your tongue, keep saying "Yes, Sir" and keep looking for another job.

Never let them tell you when it's your last day, you tell them when you are leaving.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assisting junior high school girl to commit suicide See in context

This is NOT assisted suicide.

Assisted suicide is for Terminal ill people.

Try everything possible to save the young.

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Posted in: 4 assailants apologize to ex-GSDF member over sexual harassment See in context

Apologies is too little.

Should be sent to jail.

China just sent the 9 men bullies who harassed women having dinner to 23 years in jail.

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Posted in: Quiet quitting and the great resignation have a common cause – dissatisfied workers feel they can't speak up See in context

“quiet quitting” is not a recent trend.

I did that for over 40 years.

I did not want a Managerial position and just become a paper pusher.

I am a creative person and wants to be involved hands on in creating and developing things. I was a consultant most of my life and made sure that I was not the highest paid and no one will notice me.

I kept a low profile and even in team meetings, made sure I did not ask telling questions.

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Posted in: Do you keep photos of your relatives who have passed away, those still living, including your children, as well as memorable family events such as weddings, birthdays, etc, on your mantle or in albums at home, or are all your photos just online? See in context

I still have photos, phone numbers, text messages of my dear friends whom I had known for years and were like my extended family.

Both, husband and wife passed away from brain cancer. Both were young.

The woman was like my twin sister and we knew everything about each other.

One thing I no longer do is go for lunch at a very good restaurant where my female friend would meet once a month to catch up with everything that has gone on.

I no longer go to the restaurant as I would now get shivers sitting at a table and not my friend sitting across the table.

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Posted in: Kishida appoints eldest son as his executive secretary See in context

Did not know it was legal to hire family members into political positions in Japan.

Even if legal, it should not be done.

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