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Posted in: South Korea to fine Nissan for alleged bogus emission data See in context

I don't always read JT articles, but when I do I believe everything it says because everyone writes 100% objective news articles.

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Posted in: U.S. retail giants feel pain as online shopping hits See in context

E-commerce is nothing new, and the retail giants all understand this - however different retailers adapted different, hence why a lot of the old school retailers are going out of business.

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Posted in: Do you support Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics in view of the scandal concerning a $2 million payment for "consulting fees?" See in context

If you think $2mm consulting fees are high, there are people that literally bill $1000 an hour for some lucrative projects. Consultants pretty useless though, most of them are fresh out of college sent to improve the existing infrastructure of multi-billion dollar businesses.

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Posted in: What do you think of Nissan's decision to buy a controlling stake in scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors? See in context


I don't know why you're getting upvotes. Do you drive a car owned by a "smaller" company? The answer is no, and there are many good reasons why economies of scale and large car businesses work.

The next time you write something, try and think about what you're saying - I don't think anyone here would choose a fledgling car company with no quality controls and no safety history over a toyota.

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Posted in: Massive yen headwind hits Japanese car makers as R&D needs grow See in context

Ok they obviously don't know or have a very bad financial reporting team. You don't ask the equity SALES people about capex, you ask the equity RESEARCH people or strategists.

If you've ever worked in a major bank before, you'll realize that the salespeople regurgitate what they hear from strategists, research, and traders to their clients, but have no idea what they're talking about. I've met several equity sales people who didn't even know what free cash flow or the three statements were.

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Posted in: Cannes comic apologises for rape joke at Woody Allen premiere See in context

Woody Allen has always been a weird person.

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Posted in: Trump has a history of questionable behavior with women: NY Times See in context

I'm going to preface this with the following - if you've ever worked in a male-dominated culture or in a high-pressure environment, you have to be able to take outrageous comments and develop thick skin.

For everyone that calls for workplace equality and needs everyone to show proper respect to each other in every situation, please see what a trading floor is like. When hundreds of millions of dollars are on the line, you don't care about honorifics or being nice - obscenities about race, gender, etc are all thrown out the door.

These women are crazy. Look if you don't like the work environment, no one is keeping you there - you can quit and no one would care because you obviously can't handle the environment, get offended easily, are too sensitive, etc. They even say that Trump gave them opportunities when no one else would. Do they think that there's such thing as a perfect job ? There's always something that sucks about a job, and no job is 100% perfect.

Please stop complaining when in the 80s and 90s, workplace equality was nonexistent, and women were still seen as housewives. He gave you a chance to make your life better, and even if he's sexist like the TYPICAL CULTURE back then, you wouldn't be here bashing him just for either publicity or because he's running away with the election.

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Posted in: Abe to delay sales tax hike over economy fears: Nikkei See in context

I'm here for the Yubaru arguments and general bickering.

But in all honesty, nothing we say here will have the least bit of influence on Japan.

My two cents: It sucks because the Japanese population is very meek by nature, so they'll basically go along with anything the government does. It's funny because they complain like crazy behind closed doors.

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Posted in: Low-carb bentos from FamilyMart See in context

This looks like a bodybuilding meal - healthy carbs, relatively lean protein, some veggies. Macronutrients are very evenly balanced.

Good stuff !

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Posted in: Pregnant women should avoid Rio Olympics due to Zika risk: WHO See in context

You should avoid Brazil in general right now - Zika outbreak, and crime and unemployment are extremely high.

Apparently anyone who approaches you in Brazil generally means trouble - there are a lot of people wearing motorcycle helmets who approach people and just rob you in broad daylight.

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Posted in: Toshiba posts Y483.2 billion full-year loss on nuclear writedown See in context

How about you appoint some more non-japanese people that the shareholders want, instead of replacing one old obsolete executive with another?

Looks like another Sharp guys !

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Posted in: In Cannes, Clooney vows Donald Trump won't be president See in context

Hollywood and politics should be separate, and Clooney is a great example of why. I like his films, but when he speaks about these things it just shows how disconnected and uneducated most of Hollywood is.

Just goes to show how no matter how good you look or act, there's no substitute for intelligence.

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Posted in: Federer ousted; Djokovic, Murray, Nishikori, Williams advance at Italian Open See in context

One more for Federer and I think everyone will be happy.

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Posted in: Newly hired Japanese list 5 business manners they find unnecessary See in context

Facetime is the bane of all existence. Get your work done well and you can go home, otherwise stay and finish it. Don't force people to stay after hours just because their boss is having marital problems and doesn't want to leave.

The after work drinks are the worst - people who can't drink are forced to, and you can't say no.

Japan work culture for you - no wonder there's a shortage of talent.

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Posted in: Sharp posts full-year loss; Hon Hai executive to take helm See in context

All it takes is imminent bankruptcy for a japanese company to acknowledge their mistakes. When Sony and Nintendo are close to going under, maybe then they'll listen to their shareholders for once.

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Posted in: 7 things Japanese people in int'l marriages wish they’d known before tying the knot See in context

When you're young, a lot of westerners go to Japan or have the "yellow fever" due to their perceived stereotypes about Japanese men/women. Some of them are definitely true, and when you're young people explore a lot. But when you talk about something like marriage, it's not just about a momentary pleasure or some exotic fetish.

Just make sure you're marrying them for underlying reasons and have a general guideline for your future, and not just because you want your friends to be jealous of your exotic asian doll/foreign trophy. Every toy wears off, but marriage will seriously cut everything you own in half :)

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Posted in: Recruitment: International companies are screaming See in context

There's plenty of talent, but a HUGE lack of bilingual talent. No international Japanese want to work in Japan because the US (and pretty much everywhere else) offers better opportunities, more cultural diversity, better work/life balance, and better pay. Who would want to work in a male-dominated society where college grads make under 3,000,000 yen a year and often pull over 70 hours a week (half of that from pure facetime)?

The problem in Japan is not a decade-long problem, but a generation problem. Until they raise salaries, have better working environments, and stop saying that "in Japan it's different", things will never change and they'll always have a shortage.

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Posted in: Japanese companies have started hiring worldwide. If they hope to enter into the increasingly globalized international business world, there is a need for global talents to stay competitive and to fue See in context


Salaries are not competitive with global standards, nor will they ever be. The way search firms market the jobs in Japan are as follows: You'll be taking a salary cut and working a lot more, but you get the JAPANESE experience and the perks of living in Japan.

This is why people vacation in Japan, but never want to have a career there.

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Posted in: Tokyo cafe offers all-you-can-eat cake See in context


at first I thought this sarcastic remark was horrible, then I realized that sadly, this may be what is needed -_-

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Posted in: Survey reveals 55% of women in Japan wouldn’t marry a divorced man See in context

Wow the real answer is: it depends. Dealing in absolutes is a bad thing about these surveys.

I guarantee your answer would be different if a divorced person cheated on or was cheated upon (just as an example).

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Posted in: Modern etiquette: Essential tips for the office party See in context


you must be a blast at social gatherings

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Posted in: Nishikori admits having partner on tour 'would be nice' See in context


You realize he's been playing tennis his entire life right? Plenty of athletes are training constantly, and it's very difficult to have a personal life on the side. I know we all think they can get anyone they want, but plenty of celebrities and athletes are afraid of the attention and don't want to get judged for every person they go out with.

It was an honest statement - I'd be lonely too if all I did was eat, sleep, and play tennis.

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Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests See in context

No matter if we have differing views on Abenomics, the government, social policies, etc....we can all agree this guy belongs in jail.

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Posted in: Mickey men: All-male trips to Tokyo Disneyland popular See in context

Just guys hanging out and having fun...why is this such an issue ?

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Posted in: Abe's agenda challenged as scandals mount See in context

Few things off about this article - economy contracted an ANNUALIZED 7.1%, not 7.1% total. Big difference.

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Posted in: 2 more ministers acknowledge political fund improprieties See in context

Yes, let's definitely argue about a couple million yen here and there, when you have a stimulus package and pensions to the largely ineffective aging population in the billions.

Seems like everyone here is penny-wise, dollar-foolish.

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Posted in: Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit See in context


Do you even know how renewable energy works or the costs associated with it? From a pure monetary perspective, solar, wind, hydroelectric, etc are all more expensive than nuclear. Coal is actually the cheapest, even if it's imported.

I agree that they have to have a better mix, but subsidizing solar panels is not the way to reduce debt. Solar sounds great on paper, but there are a host of problems associated with it that makes them inefficient and costly vs other energy sources.

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Posted in: We take a luxurious trip to Aomori in the first class section of the bullet train See in context


actually more than 6620 yen, they say additional cost of 16,490 yen

Obviously it's more for the experience and comfort than the free goodies - we can all agree that first class on an airplane does not equate to a 4k price increase.

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Posted in: IMF nearly halves Japan's 2014 growth forecast See in context

I'm consistently surprised at how JT posters like @John Galt consistently get upvoted with their "Abe is horrible" mentality with little to no clout, while rational people like @fxgai are downvoted for posting reasonable arguments with a clear understanding of how economics works.

There are plenty of third party doomsayers, but glad that the IMF is at least getting some recognition.

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Posted in: London beats New York as most popular destination for workers: survey See in context

if you're talking about true high finance, NYC is still better - euro banks are cutting back, it's common knowledge

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