Anna "I thinks he looks like young"
Yeah like Neil Young
Maria "The hostility shown towards her back in the 60s and 70s was undoubtedly largely down to bigotry, and probably connected to feelings about Japan being the enemy in WW2. It has carried forward to the present day for absolutely no good reason."
No it is very doubtable that the hate was due to Japan in any way. It is based solely on her golddigging, no talent, hateful personality. There are many many stories from the 60s to today about the horrible way she treated staff of Apple Records and personal staff. She has earned 100% of the hate.
Toasted Heretic "But I do feel there is a misogynist streak in detractors of any female artist/actor/etc. Some men don't like it when a sister is intelligent, strong and has something to say."
Ha ha ha, oh sorry you are serious. Whet of any intelligence has this coat tail grabbing, golddigging hag EVER said that was intelligent or added on iota to ANY itelligent discussion? Stregth? You mean marrying a famous man, breaking up band, and causing even today strong feelings against her by the surviving tweo members? If that is strength she needs more humility.
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If he needs a boost he can have my step ladder. It hits my knees when I use it.
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Agreed on all your posts M3M3M3. These are not asylum seekers nor refugees they are criminals who over stayed visas, they stayed knowing they violated the law.
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Oh Zeus, get real Abe. Nobody cares what you think, especially China. What a delusion of grandeur this crank has.
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The sake can't be so great if they need a gimmick to sell the stuff.
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Posted in: Do you think we will soon have mainly cashless societies, with people storing their payment credentials on “digital wallets” and shopping via mobile devices? What do you still use cash for? See in context
Banks are pushing cashless society. That way they can charge negative interest as a "maintenance fee". Gov'ts want it because they can save on minting and printing currency which will make the private central banksters happy. When an "error" happens and your money is gone from your account: What account? We have no record you had an account.
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Japan Inc will give up its dependency on XP when the old drooling and doddering dinosaurs retire.
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Technology has been advancing and people have been warned for the last 30 years and more that traditional manufacturing and unskilled jobs were going to disappear. Don't blame technology because most people were too lazy/stupid to NOT get into the tech and engineering jobs they were told again and again were going to be needed.
Don't complain just go get another round of McCrap, watch another mindless TV show, or read another manga and leave the advance of humanity to those who actually listened. Your world has changed and most of you will be unemployed with no hope of re-employment. Enjoy.
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Give it a rest dude. Tokyo will get its way. You are a one trick pony and its getting old.
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The Japanese have impeccable manners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They never sit while an elderly, pregnant woman, or disabled person needs a seat. Japanese kids never sit in front of doors playing games on their phones while people need to get off/on. They never wear their backpacks while standing. Japanese ladies never put on their makeup and get it on the people sitting next to them. Japanese old men never take off their shoes and socks to pick their feet. Japanese are the kindest, most considerate, and most evolved species of humans EVER and ANYWHERE.
Sacrasm off now.
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If I would have a beer with them or not.
Clinton - Yes. Bush Jr. - no. Obama - yes. The Donald - yes.
Koizumi - Yes. Abe - No. Fukuda - Yes. Aso - H#ll NO! Hatoyama - Yes. Kan - No. Noda - No. Abe II - Still No.
Major- Yes. Blair - No. Brown - Yes. Cameron - No (annoying voice) May - Maybe if she was buying.
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I would trust the herb before anything from the pharmaseutical industry. Smoking the bud is a victimless crime. Time to legalize.
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It would be funny, but this LDP zombie is serious.
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Some Chinese tourists braved the rain here in Miyzaki. My family and I chatted with them and we all ended up going to a family restaurant. We helped them with Japanese translation when needed for the train and waitstaff. The adults and kids spoke English so we could all enjoy new friendships after enjoying the blossoms in the rain at Kokumen Kouen. Funny thing, only about 6 natives around the park, including my wife. Guess the natives don't see their beauty unless it is convenient with warm and dry weather.
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"These politicians, who fancy themselves modern day samurai and want a return to "beautiful Japan" sure would make the samurai roll over in their graves, so to speak."
Shinzokun is a samurai. He bought his plastic sword,armor, and rocking horse at ToysR'Us.
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"Many Japanese students are believed to have trouble learning English due in part to psychology and cultural reasons, as well as the difference in grammar and pronunciation between the two languages, analysts said."
The tooth sucking, drooling old men at the Education Ministry just lost face BIG TIME.
Shoe on the other foot, we dreaded foreign masses have been able to become Japanese fluent, work in Japan, inculturate, and become assets to the glorious Japanese homeland. So the grammar and pronunciation difference is shot down. So it must also mean we barbaric foreigners are psychologically more developed and our cultures are more conductive to accepting differences. Seems the Education bureaucrats might wanna rethink their excuses.
Chinese and Koreans also seem to have fewer of the "psychological and cultural" booga booga that the Nihonjiron loving Japanese folk. Methinks because their education bureaucrats just may have some, oh I don't know, EDUCATION experience rather than being the old college pal or high school swimming team chum of the Prime Minister. Being able to inherit construction and concrete companies does not mean the tooth picking, toe picking old oyagi knows a thing about education and the learning process.
So it must mean that the Japanese boogey men of China and Korea have better education and English learning ability. I guess sushi and cherry blossoms just ain't gonna cut it anymore.
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So according to the full story, consensus not science is what drives Japan's health industry. Good to know.
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Settle down now. Nothing is going to change and you know it.
Abe needs some deflection from the Osaka school and his Nippon Kaigi ties.
He is merely having Stiglitz here to give "show" to his dog and pony dance. In reality the "education" industry here is too lucrative for the LDP.
OK, so move along now there is nothing to see here but some parsley as garnish.
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I prefer my own home. I have the most beautiful woman in the world to look at (my wife), the biggest buffoon for entertainment (my black lab), always nonsmoking, always clean, the coffee is less than 70 yen per cup, and my kids love chatting with me.
Stop giving your hard earned money to corporations that serve chemicals and care nothing for your health, and buy organic coffee. It saves you money and keeps all that syrupy chemical laden crap out of your system.
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Ahem. Even here in back water Miyazaki city hall offers free Japanese lessons once per week in 2 hour lessons. The International Center in Miyazaki City has free Japanese lessons twice a week.
If you need the services all you need to do is seek them out before deducing "There are NO JAPANESE LESSONS ANYWHERE IN JAPAN."
Looking through the web pages of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Sapporo, Saitama, and Fukuoka i see on their English pages that Japanese language lessons are available either free or very low cost. The interwebs are your friend.
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July 22nd (Saturday) in Kita Aoyama, Tokyo, Private Consultations and Networking After the SeminarReal Estate Japan Inc.
Posted in: They ought to be letting our beef in, at least on a temporary basis, in just an effort to get their trade deficit down to show good faith in moving forward and developing a closer relationship.