PeregrineSmythe comments

Posted in: First group of foreign care worker trainees take written exam See in context

I'd like to wish the one person that succeeds every congratulation.

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Posted in: Foreign firms feel sidelined in post-quake rebuilding See in context

Once people experienced "temporary" housing that was substantially better, warmer (insulation, double glazing etc), and probably more durable than their shanty type shacks that the Japanese construction industry throws up, then they'd be no going back.

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Posted in: MUFG first-half net profit almost doubles See in context

Why aren't Japanese people protesting in the streets?

Have you ever been to Japan, or seen Japanese people going about their business?

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Posted in: Mizuho to merge units, cut 3,000 jobs See in context

Wonder if they'll ever get round to having ATMs that serve after 9pm on a weekend?

For sure they are the lousiest bank in Japan. That's really saying something.

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Posted in: LDP leader considers censure motion against Noda over TPP decision See in context

There are known knowns, and known unknowns.

For sure the greatest known is that Tanigaki will oppose anything, seek to stall anything, or generally do anything to block the introduction of any kind of change.

He only knows the literal interpretation of "opposition". Meanwhile his constituency of inefficient and unproductive agricultural alliances will gradually die off through old age.

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Posted in: Woman's hand trapped in door of departing subway train See in context

I hope everyone pointed and laughed at her.

Probably stood gawping vacantly until she fell over.

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Posted in: Do you think a man holding a door open for a woman, holding her chair for her when she sits down, or giving up his seat for her are outmoded gestures of politeness or do they still have their place in See in context

I love Japan: manners are totally unnecessary for everyday life.

I often think that manners are an antiquated relic of past societal norms. In that respect, I think that Japan is a thoroughly modern, progressive society.

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