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Posted in: In your experience, which city’s taxi drivers are among the best and the worst in the world? See in context

London good. Tokyo ok but need satnav (who doesn't driving in this city?).

Paris awful.  New York pretty bad too.

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Posted in: As Japan OKs law to let more foreigners in, tiny rural town wants to go further See in context

Incentivise young Japanese to have more kids.  and incentivize them to take on more productive work than the part time and useless stuff so many of them seem to drift into.

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Posted in: Japan's economy shrank at 2.5 percent annualized rate in July-Sept period See in context

So what?  Life in Tokyo feels just the same

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Posted in: Keeping up with China: Kim Kardashian woos Chinese market See in context

The face )or should I say one face) of popular US culture.  Says a lot for the march of progress.  Hopefully this is one fad the Chinese don't embrace wholeheartedly.

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Posted in: May says Brexit deal defeat could topple British government See in context

Imagine a Corbyn led government!!!!!  Or even a Tory Government led by Boijo or one of the opther dissenting clowns!!

go with this deal and then hash out the details later.  Not like it isn't open to further amendment as time goes on.

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Posted in: Nissan seeks to block Ghosn's access to apartment in Rio See in context

Ceeeeez.  this turned nasty quickly.  Looks like they are out to destroy him and his reputation making the liklihood of separation from Renault easier.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney Resort to build new 'Toy Story' hotel See in context

Hehe.  I stayed in a "Toy Story" themed room in a labuho once.....

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Posted in: Initial FY2019 budget to top ¥100 tril for 1st time See in context

The printing presses continue to roll. JGB's continue to be issued so the BoJ can buy them.  what a mess.

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Posted in: Brazilian consul: Ghosn is healthy, wants thrillers See in context

The Japanese Tax Code?

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Posted in: 1 Marine killed, 5 others missing after 2 aircraft collide during mid-air refueling exercise See in context

Semper fi.  Seems like lots of accidents lately.

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Posted in: S Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from Japan See in context

Build a few more statues.  And keep trotting these poor old folks out to ask for "atonement:.  time is running short.

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Posted in: Whistle-blowing can be an important tool and trigger. Companies probably need a structure in place that encourages whistle-blowing, which could work as a warning to the management. See in context

Yes, partially true.  In my experience over 90% of whistleblowings are spurious or malicious or unfounded and  I have been involved in scores of these over the years.

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Posted in: Miss Universe Japan picks Sailor Moon ninja transformation dress as national costume for 2018 See in context

Not very attractive outfit.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies allegations against him: NHK See in context

Remiss of him not to ensure tat all of his tax and other financial affairs were in order.  He must have some big shot accountant who does that for him.

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Posted in: 145 pilot whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach See in context

Papa.  agree - why can't these be used for "research"??  although I guess freshness might be an issue,

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Posted in: EU finally seals Brexit deal; urges Britons to back PM May See in context

Should just go ahead with this deal and then keep working on the details.  Not like the EU can enforce anything in the future nor like the UK can't make new proposals over time.

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Posted in: Some Japanese firms encouraging employees to take worktime naps See in context

People have lunchtime naps at their desk at my office all the time.

When  I worked for a Japanese company in the UK we even had a row of chairs behind a long cupboard (kind of dark corridor arrangement) where folks went to take 30 winks.

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Posted in: U.S. troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border See in context

Rubber bullets!!  Tear gas!!  Water cannons!! 

Defend the border!!  Build the Wall!!

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Posted in: Suicide bomber kills over 50 at religious event in Kabul See in context

Another NATO triumph.  The carnage across the middle East and the Stans will never end.

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Posted in: Ghosn arrest shakes Franco-Japanese alliance See in context

Maybe, but if he did have the company buy or pay rent on all these properties and didn't at least look into the tax consequences then he has no one to blame but himself

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Posted in: World Cup could spark debate in tattoo-averse Japan See in context

Rubbish.  This notion that "Japan" is "Tattoo averse" is ridiculous and sterotyped.  so many of my friends here have tattoos.  admittedly not the full arm or leg ones that are so popular in Europe and US, but still.

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Posted in: France 'extremely vigilant' on Renault after Ghosn arrest See in context

Idiotic thing to say.  Macron really is just a cipher.

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Posted in: 'I want to thank me,' says rapper Snoop Dogg on getting Hollywood star See in context

Yeah, and now he is doing some lame cooking show with Martha Stewart.  How very street.

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Posted in: 2018 Mascot Grand Prix winner See in context

seems like a pretty random competition to me, but we do love our mascots.  Why didn't Fukuppi win?  Or Prince Pickles?  surely more of the zeitgeist right now.

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Posted in: Fishing nations fail in bid to cut quotas for depleted bigeye tuna See in context

Tragedy of the commons.  no they don't care about the fish enough to curb their greed.

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Posted in: News of Ghosn's arrest stuns Nissan employees, customers See in context

GTR's all over the country will be coughing and spluttering in sympathy.

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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn and another top exec sends shockwaves through Nissan See in context

all other things being equal (e.g. no stock market crash) this makes Nissan a screaming buy.

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Posted in: Japanese cheese factory aims to cut it in face of foreign competition See in context

Nice headline.  I am sure they can cut the cheese and compete with the best global products.  look at whisky as an example.

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Posted in: Abe fails to bridge U.S.-China divide at APEC summit See in context

Why the need to always wear some garish "traditional" shirt or outfit when these things are held in Asian countries.  They don't wear lederhosen when held in Germany.  Or mu mu when in west African countries......

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