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Posted in: Quick snip See in context

Masks mean nothing - worn for no good reason by loclas everywhere. nice to see victims taking care of themselves.

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Posted in: Obama releases full birth certificate to end controversy See in context

The fact that people are even talking of Trump as a possible runner for Prez shows just how dumberd down the political process in the US has become. Time for a ,ilitary coup - put Petraeus or or old colon Powell in charge, starve the masses by taking away all the free state perks they get, balance the budget, pull out of Afghanistan, reduce teen obesity, kill rap culture and re-introduce the "values" that made USA great!!

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Posted in: Yukina Kinoshita announces end of blog See in context

It was one of the best blogs ever!! her insights will be sorely missed.

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Posted in: Obama releases full birth certificate to end controversy See in context

Ridoculous storm in a teacup. He would have never made it to President if he wasn't born in US. Electoral commission would have disqualified him. Some Americans will believe any nonsense thay are told by their chosen political leaders. Sometimes really does feel like the end of an empire......

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Posted in: Name 5 people who you think are among the most influential in the world. See in context

I am afraid I don't know their REAL, alien, lizard names. But we know them as Obama, Hu Jintao, The Pope, Putin and Lionel Messi.....

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Posted in: Wedding fever See in context

good JT question. Are you enthused by the royal Wedding. Why/why not?

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Posted in: Christel Takigawa launches new book on why she loves Paris See in context

Book for the local market - will pander to Japanese tastes for things touristy etc. How couls anyone not love Paris????

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Posted in: Once the nuclear crisis is brought under control, should TEPCO executives face criminal charges at some point in the future? See in context

If they broke the law, yes. Anyway, it is almost certain that there will be some form of punishment levied against them - someone will have to be blamed for this.

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Posted in: Do you use Twitter? See in context

i am sure it can be useful but what is the point of people just spewing out endless thoughts/comments/updates whatever? most of it strikes me as banal.

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Posted in: Why did those foreigners who decided to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster come in for so much derision from some people who labeled them with words like 'flyjin?' See in context

revip. Lucky why exactly? sure, work isn't our life but some sense of duty to employer and fellow employees must be expected, no? If no, then people shouldn't expect to avoid a degree of oppprobium or, in extreme cases, losing job.

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Posted in: Why did those foreigners who decided to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster come in for so much derision from some people who labeled them with words like 'flyjin?' See in context

Oh, and leavers didn't "hurt Japan". Just let themselves down and hurt themselves. The ones that have returned and i have spoken to seem to feel a sense of shame at their hasty and selfish reaction.

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Posted in: Why did those foreigners who decided to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster come in for so much derision from some people who labeled them with words like 'flyjin?' See in context

Maybe a littel misunderstood. My point is that as an employer i will find it difficult to rely on those who ran away (yes, some of my J staff also did). If for earthquake because we are going to have another big one sometime - silly: if for nuclear because I question their judgement and i also question why they believe it is ok to fail to meet your duty to arrive at work, why it is ok to expect those colleagues who stayed to keep the company going, how you think it is right to expect to keep your job and exactly how you expect your colleagues to respect you for your show of solidarity and sense of duty. Send family by all means (although still stupid) but people can't just take off and expect nothing to change. Hoarding is a different discussion - this one is about "do I stay or do I go".

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Posted in: Why did those foreigners who decided to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11 disaster come in for so much derision from some people who labeled them with words like 'flyjin?' See in context

As a boss who has ataff leave, it is now impossible for me to rely on them. They ledft when they were most needed in Japan. If people worried about family, then putfamily on a plane or even go withn them to drop them wgherever and then come back. we had so many staff just left and then arrived in offcies in other countries and expected to be accomodated. For Japanese colleagues who see expats looked after with housing and good salaries and so on, it leaves a bitte taste. Especially senior staff who will surely have lost a degree of resepct from their Japanese staff and colleagues. And rhat for? surely they must have known earthquake risk in Japan is high? and the nuclear scare is just silly - people panic because nuclear is a "black box" - not because there is any real risk. Some people's reactions were plain silly and certainly deserving of a little bit of disapoointment.

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Posted in: What do you think about Shintaro Ishihara's re-election for a 4th term as Tokyo governor? See in context

He has already said he is going for Olympics in 2020 (even though China just had them so zero chance of Japan getting them). lots of gifts and entertainment to be splashed around though.

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Posted in: What do you think about Shintaro Ishihara's re-election for a 4th term as Tokyo governor? See in context

The public get what the public want - that's democracy. Sad indictment on our Japanese friends' expectations from politicians (and could some of what he says be what they are secretly thinking???).

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Posted in: Park place See in context

Meguro river was lovely. And plenty of drunkenness.

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Posted in: Tully's Espresso See in context

Just what the market needs - another canned coffee. Personally when i occasionmally drink canned coffee I go for Boss - love the pipe smoking silhouette......

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Posted in: S Africa leader says Libya accepts cease-fire plan See in context

This is not going to end well. Why can't "the West" just stop interfering with other countries' problems?

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Posted in: Safes, cash wash up on shores after tsunami See in context

I wonder how much of this will go missing.......

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Posted in: Four weeks after the March 11 quake and tsunami, on what areas would you like to see the media focus their reporting? See in context

More happy news like tarento affairs, fashion and beauty and more upbeat stories about the goings on up north.

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Posted in: With so many different charities, large and small, collecting donations for the survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, what is the most efficient way of allocating the billions of yen so th See in context

I get that charities are required for this stuff (after all, we can't go up there and personally give our money to the needy) but it's a pity that something like 30% of money collected by cahrities neve rmakes it to the intended recipients.

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Posted in: Concerts by Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda postponed or canceled See in context

When does it ever become ok to perform?

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Posted in: Morale boost See in context

He should say "The situation in Tohoku has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage"

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Posted in: TEPCO to scrap 4 reactors at crippled nuclear plant; president hospitalized See in context

The Japanese way of deflecting critiscism and gaining sympathy - go sick.

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Posted in: CNN mobilizes its news gathering troops for Japan, Middle East See in context

Anderson Cooper may be annoying, but that doesn't mean that CNN is all lies. Sensationalist maybe, but not lies. Sadly that is what most news outlets are these days - shock sells papers/programmes.

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Posted in: Tsunami causes delay to 'Avatar' sequel See in context

Avatar was average and the new one is not likely to improve on that.

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Posted in: What do you think of the work overalls that Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, State Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety Renho and other cabinet ministers wear wh See in context

They are silly but pander to Japanese love of a uniform and their need to show that they are in this with the workers....... I am worried that they don't also wear their helmets as Japanese protocol and elf and safety would dictate.

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Posted in: All's not well at Tokyo Disneyland after quake See in context

Except it is way too full

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Posted in: Tokyo's cherry blossoms officially in bloom See in context

Roll out the barrel......

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Posted in: Obama defends U.S. military action in Libya See in context

He worries about the stability of an entire region and - despite what has been learned in Iraq and Afghanistan - goes andn does this? He really isn't the bright spark we all thought he was. Nor the peacemonger.....

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