Michael Aurelius comments

Posted in: Mizuho Bank suffers 5th Japan-wide system failure of 2021 See in context

Key decision makers are old and most systems are outdated in Japan , IT guys are mostly from the 90's, they update their knowledge buy reading "how to" books with pics bought at Kinokuniya. Digital technology awareness and expertise is virtually non existent in the general public including the Universities but the most important point is just lack of ideas, logic less decision-making , long term planning and leadership by the political elite e.g instead of funding IT studies from Elementary school, they decide to waste billions on a 3 week event in the summer. Pathetic!

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Posted in: Japan to evacuate embassy in Kabul See in context

I've heard 100's of reasons why the Afghanistan experiment collapsed.. training, weapons, no air support blah blah... but its very simple, you can never impose your will or views on a people whose religious, tribal beliefs and culture are opposed to it. Never!!!!! The regular Aghan soldier's religious, cultural world view is very much closer to the Talibans rather than to US and NATO. He's just in the Army for a paycheck but not to lay his life for ideas like foreign ideas like Capitalism, LGBT, Feminism etc I highly doubt a majority US soldier fights for these ideals either, in a war zone, he just fights so he and his mates can go back home safely.

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Posted in: Tokyo counts cost of $15 billion pandemic Olympics See in context

Now watch out for the left hook.. Increased Ward taxes I'm predicting all types of increases, Medical, Sodai Gomi, Ward Sports and Rec centers,i bus fares, subway etc.. now Imaging supporting your family on an Eikaiwa salary!!!!

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Posted in: Pakistani man reaches out to those living on margins in Japan See in context

I personally know and have witnessed the humanity of Haroon san and his Otsuka mosque team. Selfless man, a role model for us, our children and society in general. May Allah SWT continue to bless and protect you.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO tells Tokyo court Ghosn had too much power See in context

Turn around the Nissan, make a profit first before you open you good for nothing trap. Trust me he'll do nothing of the sort, he'll just bow deeply at the next share holder meeting then make way for the next bozo.. rinse and repeat.

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Posted in: U.S. hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years See in context

Old Pastun proverb.. Invaders have watches, Pashtuns have the time.

Alexander the great, The British, The Russians and now US/NATO.. all couldn't prevail over the mountain tribesmen..

American proverb, its not the dog in the fight, its the fight in the dog.

The beginning of the end of Pax Americana.. next?

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Posted in: Biden tells Israel president he won't tolerate nuclear Iran See in context

"we can’t have a nuclear Iran "

@bass4funk - Classic White entitlement.. They can have whatever they want.. Trumpy did squat about it and Biden isn't going to do nothing. you couldn't prevail over sandal wearing villagers in Afghanistan in the last 20 yrs.. leaving with your tails between your hind legs.. Hope they send you and your kids first arm chair quarterback..

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Posted in: Nissan CEO promises turnaround for disgruntled shareholders See in context

The same clown captains nearly sank Nissan before Ghosn saved the ship. Now these same jokers expect us to believe that they'll turn things around in the current age of Tesla, Rivian, Nio etc.?

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Posted in: American father, son to go on trial for helping Ghosn flee Japan See in context

Meanwhile at Toshiba HQ.. Ohayo Gozaimas (business as usual). If you aren't Japanese you ain't sh*t in Japan!!! Ghosn ate up all the tatemae they served him.. GM offered him the CEO position better salary/benefits but he was intoxicated with the Tatemae praise and compliments..

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Posted in: Ibaraki health center warns people not to eat with foreigners to prevent spreading COVID See in context

And all you gaijin are betting your future on this country?? Who are dumb ones? .. pay high taxes while they take a crap in your mouth if you speak out.. you guys dont see all the signs on the proverbial wall!!!! Dont be Gaijin be Flyjin.. left Tokyo for good in 2020.. fully reintegrated back home.. lovin it!!!!

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Posted in: Japan to establish agency to speed up digitalization See in context

https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Japan-aims-to-produce-250-000-AI-experts-a-year

Bwaaa hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! please please stop!!!! toooooo funny!!!!

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Posted in: Suga says plenty of nurses available to work Olympics since 'many are taking time off now' See in context

"Common sense is not common"

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Posted in: Japan's business leaders suggest ways for gov't to speed up vaccination rate See in context

The national government is full of the Tokyo Daigaku rote memorisation clones that are mow showcasing the limitations of group think.. A friend who did his Phd at Todai once said of his peers " If they don't know the answer to the problem then they focus on changing the question"

Citizens-" Pandemic, Protection, Vaccination, Compensation"

Government-" Olympics"

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Posted in: Tokyo area governors warn against holiday travel amid virus surge See in context

Hey guys, just a quick reminder, these government officials are the same geniuses you are banking on to make sure you receive a pension in 2050 or whenever after you have diligently toiled for 30 years in Japan and paid for their fumbling, bumbling and nonsensical decision making. Good luck

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Posted in: Panasonic to buy AI logistics firm Blue Yonder for $7.1 bil See in context

De ja vu all over again- Yogi Berra.. acquisitions are the easy part.. post acquisition integration and management.. now thats a very different animal.. Remember Nomura-Lehman(asia)? Daiichi Sankyo- Ranbaxy? Softbank- Sprint? And now the boys from Todai/ Kyodai want to run an AI leader? Watch talented stars start to depart in a few months because of HQ trying to transform the culture to conform to the new owners' culture and way of doing things.. Good luck

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Posted in: Honda aiming for 100% electric vehicles by 2040 See in context

Into consideration

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Posted in: Honda aiming for 100% electric vehicles by 2040 See in context

40% of the Japanese economy is directly or indirectly connected to ICE (internal combustion engine) car production.. when they decided on 2040 I wonder if they even took the likes of Tesla, Nio, Arrive, Canoo, Rivian, Lucid, Xpeng, BYD and maybe Apple and Google EV's .. Good luck.

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Posted in: Cultural Affairs Commissioner criticizes Japanese music, angering many See in context

"The 72 year old !!!" That says it all !!! These are key decision makers in Japan .Now apply this to ALL industries in Japan and you start to truly understand the term " Galapagos Dinosaurs" The pace of extinction of Japanese Industries and industrial might is set to rapidly speed up especially with the onset of AI.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency until March 7 See in context

There's already an LDP clown calling for a resumption of the Go-To campaign from March (JT)...Wow!! Comedic Geniuses. You can't even make this stuff up... What's next? bring the crying politician Nonomura from retirement to oversee the vaccination program.

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Posted in: At least 15,000 virus patients waiting for hospitals, accommodations See in context

Dealing with any problem including the virus needs proactive thinking and logical solutions, how do you inject that into an extremely slow and reactive society. don't be so quick to point a finger at the Japanese politicians, they are a mirror reflection of the Japanese society. Things will never change, because change needs you to identify a risk and proactively and logically mitigate it. The biggest risk in life is the risk of doing nothing.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes punishment for refusal to comply with COVID-19 measures See in context

246% debt to GDP ratio, Bank of Japan buying everything on the stock market, low birthrate, greying population, dilapidating infrastructure, negligible immigration rates, dying countryside, 500 unstable and dying regional banks, uncompetitive companies, products and services for future markets, old and out of touch governmental bureaucracy, huge lack of global skills especially in I.T and language, low pension payments, outdated business models and working styles (hanko), young people hesitant to venture into the world, Risk aversion is the most prioritized business strategy, revolving door political leadership, progressive reduction of social services... and then Covid 19!!!! Guys I hope you start thinking of the future. It's gonna get really tough!!!

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Posted in: As state of emergency looms over virus, some experts say one month won't be long enough See in context

Only in Japan, the Economic Minister Yasutoshi Nomura is responsible for a Medical Emergency!!!! How telling!!! This is a pandemic that is resulting in a recession not vice versa.

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