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Posted in: Sharp forecasts first profit in four years; confirms Toshiba chip bid See in context

Good for Sharp. There is hope for Japan Inc. if they take the proper measures and utilize international talent.

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Posted in: Most Japanese firms favor cautious approach to any Toshiba delisting See in context

"The most important thing is that the TSE rules support governance so that companies self-cleanse and don't have to be delisted," he said.

Self-cleanse doesn't seem like it will work. The company is rotten to the core.

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Posted in: Man indicted for murder of Vietnamese girl See in context

Crime against the girl, her family, and even his own family's lives are ruined. How could one recover from having such a father?

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Posted in: Japan consumer prices rise in April for 4th straight month See in context

let's just call a spade a spade, the more money I have in my pocket after taxes, the more likely I will spend more. Thanks!

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Posted in: Brazil packed with travel riches, so why so few tourists? See in context

would love to visit there as well as chile, but when i start searching airfares and see 30 hours with 3 connections and 3 grand per ticket I decide to just "make do" with Florida. also I don't speak brazilian.

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Posted in: Eco-friendly bioplastics are in the bag for retailers See in context

@FizzBit, good point on stealth ways to rip off the consumer. I used to love kit/kats, but it is ridiculous now how little you get for 110 yen. First they reduced the number of sticks, then they made the remaining ones smaller, then they added additional packaging. The price for what you get should be about 50 yen!

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Posted in: Higashi Ikebukuro 52: New Japanese idol unit made up of credit card company employees See in context

Japanese love everything in mindless unison. No thanks.

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Posted in: Japanese women sound off on line separating male friend and boyfriend See in context

thanks to feminism and the downfall of marriage, any decent guy can get six with multiple partners with no commitment. he can also expect the same lack of commitment from her. it is paradise for males.

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Posted in: Japan must stick to budget balancing goal, Aso says See in context

"Achieving a primary budget surplus in fiscal 2020 is the least of our responsibilities for future generations. We are not allowed to take down the flag," Aso said in a document submitted to the council.

Since the vast majority of borrowing is taking the savings of the old who have the vast majority of assets, it is not really a burden to the younger generation. The old will die, and the government will either not pay them back or take a healthy slice or all of the inheritance.

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Posted in: Newlywed Rei Kikukawa’s husband in hot water over multiple affairs, out-of-wedlock children See in context

@Tokyo-Engr: "What sucks is this guy sired one kid with the 17 year old and then vanished, leaving her alone at that age (presumably without financial support) to look after the little one. "

I would guess it highly likely envelopes exchange hands every month.

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Posted in: Newlywed Rei Kikukawa’s husband in hot water over multiple affairs, out-of-wedlock children See in context

spraying his seed around like a firehose!!! as long as he pays I have no comment. must be a decent looking guy,,,

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Posted in: What is your biggest pet peeve about your workplace? See in context

@Dango bong: well-said about late meetings,,,

Somehow doing something rather simple in an excruciating and roundabout way is considered "hard work" by many (not all) Japanese. Yes, my friend you can knock a coconut out of a tree by banging your head against the tree, but that may not be the best way and certainly it will not do well for your head,,,

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Posted in: What is your biggest pet peeve about your workplace? See in context

I am a white guy in a traditional JP company. It is very secure. However, there is absolutely no way I will get promoted, and I will never get used to long meetings that serve no purpose except conformity.

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Posted in: Nearly 32 million Americans engage in extreme binge-drinking: study See in context

Andre the Giant drank massive amounts of beer every day, I heard he has perhaps a world record with something like 150 beers in one sitting.

In my case, if I have a maximum of 10, usually after a night out with the boys, I will suffer all day next day. Anything over 3 will disrupt sleep as well...

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Posted in: Drug addict spared prison in rare court decision lauded as example See in context

@nakanoguy01: I agree that imprisoning drug offenders may be a waste of time and money, but my impression is that it is rare for a person to be a drug offender and not involved in other illegal activity.

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Posted in: Desperately short of labor, mid-sized Japanese firms plan to buy robots See in context

@Disillusioned: "Robots work for free, people don't."

I would tend to disagree. Robots have to be designed, manufactured, tested, serviced and fixed. This will lead to a whole other industry and more overall wealth for Japan. The dilemma is how to get jobs to the skilled laborers who will be the losers. One option I hear is a guaranteed income such as 2 million yen per person per year no matter what.

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Posted in: Drug addict spared prison in rare court decision lauded as example See in context

I doubt this will catch on. Sounds like he is an exceptional guy who did not break any other laws and incredibly turned himself in. Unfortunately, my understanding is that most users will break the law to support their habit and then have to go to jail; although I am for a first chance for non-violent drug users. Also, prison may be an opportunity to reflect and have no access to drugs even if he is imprisoned.

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Posted in: Toshiba reports Y950 bil loss over Westinghouse bankruptcy See in context

this may be the final knockout punch from which you never get up...

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Posted in: What do you think about people's manners on trains in Japan? See in context

For complete disclosure I ride one of the worst commuter lines in Tokyo each morning. One out of three days can be awful with no ability to maintain dignity. I mean I have to push, press, elbow and maneuver just to stand up, let alone trying to treat any other person with cordiality. This crowding is basically unhuman and I am truly surprised Japan permits it to continue with no variable pricing on the busiest times, or prohibition of building massive apartment complexes on already super-crowded lines. Fall and Spring are not so bad because the weather is nice, but Summer with the sweating and stench and Winter with the flu and norovirus are worst.

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Posted in: Surgery won’t help degenerative knee problems, experts say See in context

I have been weightlifting since college with double bodyweight squats, and 2.5x bodyweight deadlifts. Never had any knee, ankle or hip problems. Then about 7 years ago I got the marathon bug and trained up to 1/2 marathon when the knees and hips gave out, saying "NO MORE!". After that I could barely press the accelerator while driving without pain and needless to say stairs hurt my knees. Now after returning to weightlifting and short jogs of 2 kilometers 2x/week I am back to normal and approaching late 40's. Be careful and always listen to your body.

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Posted in: Which form of renewable energy do you think is the best alternative to nuclear energy? See in context

@ramenbaka, totally agree with you. If there is a safer alternative than wind I think it should be used. Also, I heard that once those monstrous wind turbines are put up they can emit a sound that nearly drives people insane and never stops. Why even go there when solar is so approachable.

On the other hand, there may be a small market for more compatible wind devices that are not a nuisance with sound and danger to animals such as narrower ones like a turbine for places with little sunlight.

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Posted in: Asian foreigners give their thoughts on what life is like being Asian in Japan See in context

@HaiDesu, getting up in age myself, a young beauty like that nears being a 9 in my book. also living in tokyo with so many old maids and haggard middle age workaholic ladies, a young smile is so refreshing.

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Posted in: Which form of renewable energy do you think is the best alternative to nuclear energy? See in context

Wind has many problems. Unsightly, can be noisy and danger to birds.

Solar seems most likely to proliferate as it can be fitted to structures, does not cause noise or unsightly structures, probably does not endanger animals, etc.

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Posted in: Asian foreigners give their thoughts on what life is like being Asian in Japan See in context

Wow! That girl is hot! I would love to speak to her in Japanese.

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Posted in: Komeito cautious about rewriting pacifist clause of Constitution See in context

if it ain't broke,,, don't fix it,,,

sadly this is all about Abe's pride.

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Posted in: Man detained for touching woman on train found dead after fleeing from Ueno Station office See in context

sad situation. i try my best to avoid being pressed against women but it is inevitable that i get smashed up against young women every day on the packed tokyo/yokohama commuter train. try to keep hands up but sometimes there are no straps. certainly there is a possibility for false accusations or just fingering the wrong guy.

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Posted in: Japan's gov't debt swells to record Y1,071 tril as of March 31 See in context

@JeffLee "The solution is easy: take money away from companies and hand it back to the government. And/or force the companies to disburse more of their profits to their workers."

Only a thief would think like that. Lazy guy out of money says "easy I'll just steal from my productive neighbor...." Maybe you can flesh out how Japan seems to be the only country in the world in which the government can spend without care and not collapse the currency. I say a reckoning is coming once the old geezers start spending their cash in the bank and realize the bank does not have cash, only JGBs.

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Posted in: Medical student arrested for stabbing dentist at Tokyo hospital See in context

Doctors have a lot of pride, even med students. Probably some insult set him off,,,

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