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Posted in: Victim's activities likely known to robbers in Y384 mil cash heist See in context

Crazy stuff. Japanese have a tradition of carrying cash even for deals. I worked at a law office on a real estate transaction in Osaka and lady carries in a brown paper bag for 10 million yen cash,,, I would be scared crapless to hold that much money...

Rating: 3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Dentsu president questioned over alleged illegal overtime See in context

If that poor girl had not committed suicide this would all be hidden and continue as standard practice. The only thing that will change it is time, as younger Japanese realize that working like a slave is crap,,,

Rating: 1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Can the Japanese government afford to let Toshiba, which fell into a negative net worth of Y620 billion at the end of March due to losses in the U.S. nuclear power business, go under? See in context

Ummm, that's why you have bankruptcy law,,, let the company either be liquidated (unlikely) or restructured in bankruptcy court...

Rating: 2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Nuclear authority OKs plans to decommission 5 aging reactors See in context

Now is the time for solar and storage for excess energy generated in the daytime. This is not a technology problem it is a market and regulatory problem blocking new technologies.

Rating: 0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: A bit windy See in context

nice gaps.

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Posted in: Death by overwork: Japan's 100-hour overtime cap sparks anger See in context

if they said full time workers should work a total of 100 hours a month, I would totally be on board that progressive agenda.

Rating: 5 ( +5 / -0 )

Posted in: Life's illusions catching up with Japan's middle-aged 'parasite singles' See in context

The bubble generation was brainwashed to think they should study study study and get into a good company, then the reality washed over that company jobs no longer existed. In some way I feel sorry for them. I had to work from elementary school mowing lawns, and whatnot. Unless I was really sick I can't imagine not paying my own way. The woman particularly says "my mother and I will fall together" which is sickening as the mother should be entitled to use her own pension with some security and not share it with a good for nothing who is still able to work...

Rating: 4 ( +5 / -1 )

Posted in: Death by overwork: Japan's 100-hour overtime cap sparks anger See in context

I worked in San Francisco and there are workaholics there in spades. The biggest differences are that in the US 1) generally hard work and long hours leads to more pay and position, 2) professionals putting in long hours have a lot of freedom to work from home, or flexible times, and 3) changing a job in case of a nightmare boss is much easier.

I would add that living in Tokyo I have a total commute time of 2 hours which on many days is like a herd of refugees. It is extremely stressful and feels at time violent. I never ever had such work commute stress in the US. Ghosh bless.

Rating: 11 ( +11 / -0 )

Posted in: Go-kart firm seeks dismissal of suit over Mario Kart copyright See in context

I saw the 12 car convoy heading back from Odaiba this weekend. The kids loved it and the drivers appeared to have a good time.

Rating: 0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats See in context

I was recently offered 500 from United to take a later flight from Santa Barbara to San Diego but declined due to a business meeting. However, it seems like a good deal if you are paid in CASH! No coupon crap.

Rating: 2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

crap but at least I can give myself a thumbs up it seems!

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Posted in: Japan planning for refugees in event of Korean crisis See in context

"Abe told a parliamentary session that the government is formulating measures including protecting foreigners, landing procedures, building and operating shelters, and screening asylum seekers."

Great, so one out of one hundred thousand may be given asylum. Guess the rest can row to Manila...

Rating: 0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Chiba Univ medical student sentenced to 3 years for gang rape See in context

How about liability of the restaurant? Never saw a restaurant with a gang bang going on at a neighboring table,,,

Rating: 0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

Wow! After few hours am already tired of this crap. I used to really enjoy making comments and the thread developing like Reddit, but now it is useless. Also posting thumbs up or down is ridiculously hard. I guess JapanTimes will be my new go-to place. You can read unlimited articles as long as you clear viewing history at the article limit.

Rating: 2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

page reloads when you vote. that sux.

Rating: 2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

ummm, i tried to search my past comments and earliest ones from few years ago come up first,,, weird...

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Posted in: Minister calls curators of cultural properties 'cancer' that need to be eradicated See in context

to some extent i agree with his comments. many fine museums in japan i have visited have either no english or totally intelligible summaries.

Rating: 0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: In Japan’s corporate culture, hard workers who have a strong sense of responsibility are left to bear the burden. Overwork problems can’t be solved at the individual level. See in context

I am sorry for her husband, however, one has to defend oneself and not rely on being saved. If the job is unreasonable then you can quit.

Rating: -1 ( +1 / -2 )

Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl in Chiba See in context

it is hard for me to fathom how a man could make it to 46 and have a good reputation and then do something like this,,,

Rating: 1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl in Chiba See in context

I wonder how they got his DNA sample to match to DNA at the crime scene. Perhaps he was a suspect all along.

Rating: 1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: What is the worst experience you have had with an airline? See in context

had a return flight from Taiwan to Tokyo and ate the in flight meal which apparently had shrimp dumplings to which I am allergic. I immediately had to throw up and thank ghosh the bathroom was available. Was in there 20 minutes,,,

Rating: 0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Toshiba selects 4 overseas bidders for its chip unit See in context

somewhere in some lonely cubicle a lonely legal associate sits who inserted that veto clause,,,

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Posted in: Japan's grim population outlook makes immigration talk inevitable See in context

I am also concerned about the population concentration in Tokyo. I was here when the 3/11 earthquake hit and had to walk 3.5 hours across the entirety to get home. Then the water was not fit for babies due to contamination and I saw old ladies hoarding water bottles at supermarkets. When the big one hits, it will be horrific.

Rating: 3 ( +4 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan's grim population outlook makes immigration talk inevitable See in context

I do my part. I have three sons. My sister-in-law has three kids. My oldest son will start college. Due to my salary he cannot get any financial aid and I have to pay everything cash. This is a huge burden for families who naturally want their kids to attend college.

Rating: 7 ( +7 / -0 )

Posted in: United Airlines fiasco symptom of much bigger problem in America See in context

This is a good article. I think the larger problem is the dominance of large corporations without effective antitrust enforcement. For example, any large corporation you may do business with now will generally treat you like crap (I give exception to Amazon where I get good customer service). I think antitrust enforcement must be multiplied exponentially.

Rating: 2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Job offers for graduating students in 2018 up amid labor shortage See in context

Good news.

Rating: 1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Toshiba's survival in doubt after reporting unaudited results See in context

it is quite likely that Toshiba's consumer businesses that you mention above could enter bankruptcy but still survive after being sold to another manufacturer. I doubt they would be liquidated.

Rating: 0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Kyoto 'Silence Taxi' service prohibits drivers from instigating small talk See in context

Uber drivers in the States talk my ears off,,, gets annoying but I try to accommodate even though I am an introvert and enjoy silence.

Rating: 1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Man dies, woman in coma after jumping from love hotel room on fire See in context

i hope they weren't nude. that would be a pretty embarrassing way to pass from this world.

Rating: -12 ( +2 / -14 )

Posted in: Yamato considers withdrawing from Amazon's same-day delivery service See in context

@Dango bong: what you are missing is that since the bubble popped Japanese companies have an abhorrent fear of giving pay raises. Deflation is blamed on the consumer, but really the employers are largely to blame by hoarding money.

Rating: 3 ( +4 / -1 )

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