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Posted in: 8 reasons why Japanese workers are so slow at making decisions See in context

Cleo - thanks for that. Really helpful information there. Would, save your perspicacious analysis, have escaped my notice.

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Posted in: Avian romance See in context

cuddling or grooming?

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Posted in: Pasta master See in context

looks like he burnt it.

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Posted in: Abe's aide says Japan needs to cut corporate tax See in context

i find it hard to believe that japan's economy is worth only 500 million yen.

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Posted in: Key facts about Japan's constitution, proposed changes See in context

Nessie: who needs religion when you've got nihonjinron?

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Posted in: What to do when a colleague is abusing alcohol See in context

or just get drunk yourself.

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Posted in: Aristotle, Mikitani and the global marketplace See in context

strongly disagree on one point: there is no "ethos" in japan, the hierarchy takes care of that. but plenty of pathos. oh, so much pathos. pathos everywhere. everyone's tired, crying, kawaisou, gambaru-ing, banzai-ing, or some kind of emotional response to the situation at hand. but agree on the logos point. if aristotle could visit japan today, he would probably wonder how, with all the ships and planes arriving here, truth and logic never managed to board a single one of them.

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Posted in: Scottish author's book details efforts to locate sons taken by Japanese wife See in context

douglas, apart from the 9 years your ex-wife has already had to brainwash the boys, there's the 7 or so more before they reach adulthood she has in which to plan her strategy to keep you out of their lives forever. they're going to find life very difficult here if, for example they want to get married and have only a non-resident scot who was absent for most of their lives to present to the prospective father-in-law. you can't give up hope, but you are up against a family, neighbourhood and law enforcement system that will never recognise you as a legitimate parent, and will work actively and in cahoots to keep it that way. japanese women like this want to shit on you, blame you for smelling bad, then spread rumours that you're into scat. so your chances of having any relationship with your kids are, to be realistic about it, pretty thin.

as for the hague convention, anyone who thinks japan signing it will make any difference is living in lala land. i'd bet money that any discussions at government level are mostly spent on finding ways around it. expect to hear lots of "too much time has passed and the child's residence can now be considered japan" type of judgements if it actually does go ahead.

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Posted in: Why Japanese girls are a better catch than Japanese men See in context

as long as they see themselves as japanese first and a girl/man second, i doubt any relationship with them is going to have any legs to speak of.

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Posted in: Does fluency matter? See in context

fluency in japanese... what is that? when you dream in japanese? when you can hold your end of an argument not only with you wife but with her father too? when you can understand anything and everything being said to you? when you can say anything you want to? when you can talk to kids the way they expect? when you can get past the gaijin-filter at the deriheru? when shop staff irritate you by using incorrect or impolite language? when you not only understand the lie but immediately compensate your own lie to reward the first one? when this doesn't bother you anymore?

in the end, what's the point? seriously. how much time out of your life would you dedicate to mastering the penny farthing? to learning the handloom? to memorising the names of synchronised swimming judges over the centuries? the only people you're going to be communicating with are japanese or foreigners who think they're all that with their ikkyu but can't even pronounce the ri in arigatou properly. and what is it you're going to learn from speaking to the locals? not only do they not want to speak to you, they resent you for making the effort. it's like obama bending down for the emperor. you're just completely missing the point.

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Posted in: Why the Japanese have no problem asking about your marital status See in context

to answer your own question: they're just gathering fuel for the fire. tell everyone different ages, different marital statuses, different periods of stay in japan and watch it have not only no negative impact on your standing at the event, but also help protect you when they're preparing the stake. it's harder to burn something when you don't know what it is.

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Posted in: 10 things foreign guys do that make Japanese girls fall head over heels See in context

top 10 things that all guys can do to make their j-girl happy:

give her all your money

don't answer back

give her some more money

let her sleep around

buy her bling with even more money

don't get too close except when she's in a narcissistic feed heat-frenzy

enable her manga world fantasy life

sell your parents to the knackery to buy more bling

don't enjoy yourself

find some more money and give it to her

hope this helps.

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Posted in: Deportation threat lifted for lesbian couple in U.S. See in context

more narcissistic entitlement from the japanese. not only does this woman expect preferential treatment because she's japanese and a lesbian - she gets it! america really needs to stop treating japanese people as though they're special.

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Posted in: Extraterrestrial intelligence: The search gets harder See in context

so jill, your entire professional life has been dedicated to the most futile cause since alchemy, but you want more money? good luck with that.

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Posted in: Japanese beer heads cause Westerners to froth at the mouth See in context

Japanese people tend to have a more sensitive palette as well

ha ha. another mastercard moment on japan today. surely this has got to be deliberate... no other professional explanation suffices.

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Posted in: KFC Japan serves chicken and whiskey at new ROUTE 25 bar See in context

a fully-stocked whiskey bar

the official site reveals no evidence for this claim whatsoever.

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Posted in: Doolittle's Raiders recall daring WW II mission See in context

anyone who fought the pure evil of germany and japan in any capacity, including their own dissenters, is a hero and a saint.

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Posted in: bills 'best breakfast in the world' restaurant opens in Omotesando/Harajuku See in context

why not just cook at home? waiting 2 hours to pay someone to scramble your eggs is just daft.

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Posted in: Mist you See in context

walden, how about "Play Misty For Me"?

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Posted in: Why are Japanese so bad at English? See in context

one additional point: studying japanese culture in english for 6 years puts a pretty well permanent limp on students' journey into the outside world.

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Posted in: Stray parakeet tells Tokyo police where he lives See in context

ranger miffy, some parrots eat rotten fruit in the wild and get drunk, but it can make them susceptible to predators and apparently can kill them with toxicity.

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Posted in: Stray parakeet tells Tokyo police where he lives See in context

Actually a budgie (budgerigar) IS a parakeet.

fair enough presto, but it's like reporting that someone's cat is missing when it's really a 600 pound tiger, it's lazy, misleading or oblique reporting. why not use the accepted term instead of a localized misnomer so everyone knows what you're talking about.

nice bird stories, btfw. careful of sharing alcohol with your budgie, though, it's not good for them.

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Posted in: Stray parakeet tells Tokyo police where he lives See in context

as butterfly said, that's a budgie not a parakeet. some of them speak really well and can even form their own sentences. whether they understand them is a different matter. probably didn't speak until it got used to the faces of the police.

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Posted in: Child abductions: Movie screening of 'From the Shadows' and seminar See in context

if this is a genuine documentary to inform put it up on youtube.

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Posted in: Aya Matsuura joined by Mariya Takeuchi for her 10th anniversary album See in context

Since 2006, Matsuura has suffered from mandibular joint disorder, a condition that often makes it painful for her to sing.

probably makes it tough to hold on to a boyfriend, too.

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Posted in: Mai Satoda releases book on best ways to eat rice See in context

I've eaten rice in many countries across different continents, yet to taste the "best in the world" stuff. seems to be an ingrained concept here, though.

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Posted in: Was I a date, a friend or just a potential English teacher? See in context

ha ha. two years... "friends"... not even close.

seriously, who writes a column because some japanese girl sends them an email in English? and not even hint at the english she wrote. yeah dude, she was just using you. what a cold, heartless woman Yuko is. lucky to have missed out there. "serviceable english yuko". sayonara.

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Posted in: Does Fukushima show a split in philosophy between Asia and Europe? See in context

Clive, enjoyed your article and your two posts, despite the English mistakes and lack of reasoning.

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Posted in: Keeping up with Japanese metrosexual manes See in context

Reads like the hairdresser is interviewing himself.

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Posted in: Modern Japan: Origins of the Mind See in context

Everyone knows that the Japanese are generally more polite than other nationalities

Ha ha! Who writes this nonsense? If this is any indication of the assumptions this book is written around, buy toilet paper instead.

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