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Posted in: Don Quijote leads Japan tourism push to rake in sales See in context

Uniqlo is another example. I know a university student who is half Chinese, half Japanese. She speaks Chinese and English as well as Japanese, which is her first language. She has a part-time job in Uniqlo in Ginza and told me she got it because of her language ability. Many part-timers hired there are multilingual so that they can deal with foreign customers.

This is actually a big part of this nation's economic woes problem. Japan Inc. continues to rely on salarymen who suffer from myopia and only speak Japanese, while forward-thinking, multilingual youth are relegated to low-paying, part-time jobs.

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Posted in: Asia's rising tobacco epidemic See in context

There's nothing stinkier than the breath of a person who smokes. It smells like dog doo-doo.

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Posted in: Black burgers See in context

I'll be in line on Friday for one of these burgers.

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