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Posted in: Abe points to 2008 crisis as G-7 leaders debate global risk See in context

Group of Seven leaders voiced concern about emerging economies on Thursday as their host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, made a pointed comparison to the global financial crisis eight years ago.......Fact is that none of them in the room control anything that has to do with world economy, world finance or whatever you want to call it......G7, G8 or G10 whatever...just another outing where an enormous amount of (tax payer's) money is wasted....people running around doing absolutely nothing and talks being held about...you guessed it absolutely nothing.........

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Posted in: Abe has no plans to visit Pearl Harbor; Obama offers condolences over Okinawan woman's murder See in context

Japan,.....still so much to learn......they are not a superpower.....I mean...just a typhoon warning and the whole place is in panic.....no clue...no clue whatsoever!

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Posted in: A-bomb survivors want Obama to meet them, apologize in Hiroshima See in context

Apologise for what? Look so many people are completely clueless and ignorant of history. Research and get facts. Japan did not want to surrender even when it fully realised they would have been completely destroyed by the allies. Stubbornness, pathetic stubbornness. It's done so move on....but Japan never really moved on did they. Obama is no saint don't get me wrong, but please...get the facts

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Posted in: Death by overwork on rise among Japan's vulnerable workers See in context

You see, I don't get this. Just don't do the OT if you are not being paid for it. The mindset of many Japanese workers is also the issue here. Pathetic way of thinking really. Sangetsu03 has a good point too. Plus many unskilled workers are forced into a job and thrown into the deep end without proper on boarding, guidance, support. They just have to figger it out. I know form my experience, young females that are just not coping, not speaking up and go home cry all night, no sleep and back at it the next day. In Japan street crime may not be evident, but the crime is in the workforce. On top of that parents have absolutely no clue, no clue whatsoever what their daughters/sons are up to, as no dialogue is happening. How can you expect a young female/male to have a normal discussion with his/her dad/mum, if the dad is never home, mum and dad never talk, hug or show affection. I know of a case where a husband works from 08:00 till 00:100, never sees his family, and one day he had to go overseas for a business trip and just left a note scribbled on a piece of paper to his wife "I have to go to US". She had no clue and no prior conversation with him about it. If you want to fix it you have to dig much deeper than just working hours. Pathetic way of life nevertheless... God bless Japan!

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Posted in: Japan's trade deficit rebounds as export growth slows See in context

Bertie Wooster is on the right track here. "We" are just being played. Just testing for what is/needs (according the "them") to come, which is a Cashless Society, and there will be no more such a thing as Dept. Only thing is you have zero control over your finances, which is what "they" exactly want to achieve. Let "them" do as those who know also know that "their" plan will fail. :)

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl jumps to death from train platform See in context

Sad, unnecessary and a complete waste. I know for a fact that in Japan there are many, many situations were parents have almost zero dialogue with their children or with each other. Very, very sad.

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

Strangerland, you missed my point. I did not refer to the history of tattoos as such.

What you said was: "TATTOOS has nothing to do with the Japanese culture"

I pointed out that in fact tattoos do have something to do with Japanese culture.

Again I didn't say that. Yes you did copy and paste but that doesn't mean you actually understood it. But on one thing I agree with you. Your intelligence level is definitely not the same as mine. In the end of the day it is pretty sad if a person feels uncomfortable sitting next to a person with a tattoo. I would say that, that person needs a real good look at him/herself.

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

Strangerland, no that is not what I said. What I said was that the perception of most Japanese on Tattoos, that being associated with criminal activity, does not have a cultural background. My apologies if I caused confusion.

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

Strangerland, you missed my point. I did not refer to the history of tattoos as such. This goes far further back then you are suggesting and did not originate by "marking" "criminals". People have been etching tattoos into their skin since the beginning of time. The Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, traditionally had facial tattoos as had many nations all over the planet. It was a mean of art, communication, ranking and the like as it has always been. The association of tattoos with criminal activity is unjustified and brought into this world by narrow minded individuals!

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Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy See in context

On the mention that people should have the right to decide their own rules in regards to running a private business the answer is NO! (Onsen is a public business like a restaurant, movie theater etc. is. If you don t want certain "human beings" to enter your business then don't start one simply because you are not fit and matured to run one). God bless the TATTOO!

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Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules See in context

Look, Japan will always have a "certain" view towards "foreigners". No point wasting time with narrow minded people. Don't forget most Japanese have no clue what goes on beyond the land of the rising sun. This is their country so accept it. This case however does not have a xenophobic nature. When a guest makes a reservation at a restaurant, in fact they bide into a contract. Not showing up without proper notification is just wrong. You cannot expect a restaurant to survive if this is accepted. Soon this will be a thing of the past. People will have to pre-pay if they want to eat out, just like buying an air ticket. You prep-pay before you fly.

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Posted in: Osaka court rules tattoo check on city employees illegal See in context

Good job! This guy is not fit to be a Mayor, an absolute idiot. And isn't it pathetic to say tattoos make people uneasy and are intimidating. I mean REALLY, you feel intimidated sitting is a spa next to one that has a tattoo? or working out in the gym next to someone that has a tattoo.??????? Get a LIFE! And get rid of this guy Hashimoto. Next allow tattoos in Gyms and Onsen. This is 2014 get on with it!!!

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Posted in: Restaurant ordered to pay Y58 mil damages over employee's suicide See in context

Sure he could have left his job, but that is not the point here and it would not change anything. And why on earth should he have left his job? This employer should be banned from operating a restaurant for live. It will set an example that this sort of pathetic work ethics are not to be tolerated.

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