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Posted in: Japan's antitrust watchdog sees 4-year payment plan for smartphones as problem See in context

Free yourself and go sim free! I switched to DMM.com and my phone bill went from 13,000 a month to 3,000 a month, with more data. Jump ship while you can and simplify your life.

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Posted in: Gov't to ask mobile carriers to stop charging for switching providers See in context

I agree, SIM FREE is the only way to go. There are several companies out there. I use DMM.com https://www.dmm.com/en/

I made the switch from Softbank to Docomo to DMM. My bill went from 12000-15000 yen to 3000 yen a month with DMM. I will never purchase a phone or services from the big carriers. Its all a scam designed to take your money. Go Sim Free!!

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Posted in: Pachinko parlor robbed of Y4.5 mil See in context

So was the pachinko parlor robbed or the TUC? The two are separated because of Japan's gambling laws.

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Posted in: U.S. offshore tax evaders beware: FATCA starts July 1 See in context

Wouldn't this go against the current Japanese privacy laws?

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Posted in: Men who use trains on dates: Please stay single See in context

This girl obviously is living on another planet!! Japanese guys dont have to date. They can take a train to a soapland or the nearest love hotel and call up a prostitue. This has been a long tradition here in Japan, so much so that is all but invisible. So who needs a high maintainance gal like this one when they can pay to get all their needs met in a one stop shop. The birth rate has suffered though.

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Posted in: Man with stolen German passport escapes from Haneda airport security See in context

Tread Stone.... Jason Bourne ....

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Posted in: U.S. Navy restricts nighttime drinking by all personnel throughout Japan See in context

No more night time drinking! So drinking during the day will become the next issue?? I think by punishing everyone and creating unnecessary rules they are just setting themselves up for further failure and embarrasement.

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Posted in: Man turns himself in for murder of wife one week after they married See in context

“We were living on unemployment benefits and life was getting hard.

So why get married in that situation? Crappy excuse!!!!

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Posted in: A global goodbye for Hikaru Utada See in context

I agree with LFRAgain.

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Posted in: Sleazy guarantor brokers prey on the desperate See in context

But its the Japanese people that have to stand up and say enough is enough. Japanese tend not to ask why or any questions at all. Japanese are programmed to say Hai Wakarimashita, Shoganai, or Ah so desu ka. Foreigners will ask the questions who, what, when, where, why and let me speak to your manager. This is a huge frustration when you are married to a japaneses person. It also works to our advantage sometimes because most of the time we can get away with stuff that Japanese people cant. Gaijin dakara Shogani!

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Posted in: Sleazy guarantor brokers prey on the desperate See in context

This system of needing a guarantor for everything is nonsense. Having a stable job and income should be the only guarantor you need. The system is broken and needs to be fixed.

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing used condom at woman See in context

Sicko!

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Posted in: A Hooter here and a Hooter there See in context

Went to Hooters today for lunch with one of my co-workers. The atmosphere was ok. We had a really cute Japanese waitress named Tomoyo! Menu was is extremely limited and over priced. I had a cobb salad, 5 chicken wings and oolong tea (3,025 Yen). My co-worker had a burger, 5 wings and coke (3,025 Yen). Grand total = (6,050 Yen)=($74.41). In my opinion I dont think that the Hooters brand will last long in Japan unless they make some changes. I think Hooters Japan Franchise has to open 10 branches in the next couple of years. I cant see Hooters begin successful in Japan because their main customer base are Japanese salary men & women. This place is too expensive for salary person. They may go one or two times, but after the new car smell and theme wears off, Japanese will see IZAKAYAS and Kompas as a more economical and comfortable(culturally)way to have fun. Anyone who has lived in Japan long enough to understand the culture would agree I think. I dont think they can sustain enough repeat customers. Location is terrible also. I wish them the best of luck and hope they figure out a way to do well here in Japan.

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Posted in: Hooters to open first Japan restaurant in Tokyo on Oct 25 See in context

Went to Hooters today for lunch with one of my co-workers. The atmosphere was ok. We had a really cute Japanese waitress named Tomoyo! Menu was is extremely limited and over priced. I had a cobb salad, 5 chicken wings and oolong tea (3,025 Yen). My co-worker had a burger, 5 wings and coke (3,025 Yen). Grand total = (6,050 Yen)=($74.41). In my opinion I dont think that the Hooters brand will last long in Japan unless they make some changes. I think Hooters Japan Franchise has to open 10 branches in the next couple of years. I cant see Hooters begin successful in Japan because their main customer base are Japanese salary men & women. This place is too expensive for salary person. They may go one or two times, but after the new car smell and theme wears off, Japanese will see IZAKAYAS and Kompas as a more economical and comfortable(culturally)way to have fun. Anyone who has lived in Japan long enough to understand the culture would agree I think. I dont think they can sustain enough repeat customers.

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