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Posted in: Company leaders should seek to make all their employees happy, both materially and intellectually. That's their purpose. It shouldn't be to work for shareholders. See in context

Great idea, but the truth is the shareholders are ultimately the owners of the company....and every emplyee (including) the Chairman.

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Posted in: Deep-set attitude hampers 'Womenomics' See in context

I know this will come off as politically incorrect and callous....but the truth is that if women really wanted to change the situation in Japan, the ground swell would come from them. It doesn't. It either comes from western voices or a select few in Japan. The fact is that most women are very content with the way things are here. They like the fact that the men work and the women stay home. Not true? Ask the typical female Japanese housewife or office worker in Japan...All things being equal, and there household had enough money to support itself, would they want a job (career)...The answer would overwhelmingly be "no". Btw, I am all for women working and fulfilling career and life goals...That is why I am often disnmayed to hear how my Japanese female friends can't wait to get married and stop working. One of the main reasons this could be the case is that a career in Japan is often akin to being a slave to a company and is not very fulfilling. Why would somebody want to just work when they can stay home, spend time with their children, and hang out woth their friends in the afternoon?

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Posted in: Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally set for Japan release See in context

Truth lives.

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Posted in: Japanese-American internment camp opens forgotten history See in context

This is not "forgotten". Amercians do not deny this history, Hollywood has made movies about the Internment...and there is currently a musical (based in George Takei's family's Internment) running in broadway. Japan could learn from from this.

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Posted in: Tokyo district tries to reel in tourists with whale meat See in context

Way to keep up that International image Japan!

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Posted in: Puffing away See in context

Smoking areas are a western concept that have only been implemented to step in line with international standards. Just window dressing. There has never been a true outcry by Japanese to take on smoking head-on...

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Posted in: What do Japanese men think about dating foreign women? See in context

My observations are this: Japanese men are intimidated sexually by Western women and find their strong personalities unappealing. Very rarely would you actually see a Japanese guy (truly) hitting on a Western woman in a club, party, etc. they have no interest. Even in America, the hostess clubs are staffed by Japanese and asian women. Very telling. I very rarely see a Japanese Man/Western female couple. It's like a spototng s unicorn. Western women (even in Japan) show little interest in dating Japanese men. They have neither sexual interest nor do they their persoanlities appealing. Japanese women are just as strong as Western women (or much stronger). But during the dating phase, they keep this little nugget a secret. They are much more adept at manipulation and play the attentive, subserviant role very well- But eventually their true personality reveals itself, but by then, it's too late for the poor guy to make an exit.

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Posted in: How universities are trying to help worried parents by babying their students See in context

Japanese universities are not the same as universities in Western countries. The idea of university is a western concept but the Japanese have done what they usually do and taken the idea and "made it their own" Universities here are not a place of true learning but rather a system of branding an individual's level of of potential success and a social club whereby that individual can make relationships with people of the same rank and level. It's also a competitove business whereby graduation is virtually guaranteed and actually failing a student or denying them graduation is unheard of. But continue the chirade Japan....That's what you do best...

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Posted in: Japan announces changes to refugee system See in context

Well, exonomically speaking , Japan is going down the toilet anyway. Even ask any Japanese national and they will freely admit that they expect the standard of living to get worse and worse. The refugees are better off in another country, hopefully one with some type of prosperous future. In the meantime, it is important for Japan to realize that when world powers scoff at the idea of Japan being a true global leader, and a country to be accepted as an equal among the great(er) world powers, it is because they don't fundamentally understand and believe in human rights and cooperstion. For Japan, any type of charitable donation or contribution is a quid pro quo, and membership payment to play pretend with the big boys who put their money (actions) where the mouth is.

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Posted in: What are the three scariest movies you have ever seen? See in context

Salem's Lot, Halloween, Phantasm....Special mention to Kondo and his Angry Inch So there!

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Posted in: Magazine publishes name, photo of minor held in Nagoya murder case See in context

Nineteen years old should not be regarded as a minor

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Posted in: We must not appear to be giving in to terrorism. But at the same time, there is no need to provoke and send a message that can be mistakenly interpreted as giving the other side an excuse. See in context

In defining times like these, wishy-washy declarations (like thos one) serve only to indirectly give permission to the thugs perpetraiting heinous crimes.

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Posted in: It’s a game of cat and mouse. They always come up with tricks that seem to be one step ahead of our defenses. See in context

He,is being honest but doesn't really instill customer confidence....

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Posted in: Obama scolds Sony; vows U.S. response to N Korean cyberattack See in context

Completely disagree with those saying that the movie shouldn't have used North Korea and its 'Dear Leader' to begin with. So are you saying that we shoukd withhold any editorials, books, journals, etc, that criticize anybody or anything? And if we do, wedeserve what we get? And not that it is so much related but the idea that this governement (actually it is more like a mafioso group) actually spent a great deal of time and resources to take action against it...even though not a single (non elite) citizen of that 'country' will ever see it (or risk being executed)...Now that would be comical if it weren't so horrifying.

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Posted in: Sony cancels Dec 25 U.S. release of 'The Interview' after threats See in context

Sony is wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Posted in: TV commercial queen See in context

14 companies in ine year...Herd mentality at its purist.

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Posted in: Student arrested for placing rocks on train tracks in Ibaraki See in context

18 years old is not a kid.....

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Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan See in context

There is also a Broadway show (playing now) that details George Takei's time in the internment camps.... Hollywood has never been afraid of showing the awful truth-especially if it's America....

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Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan See in context

Those that do not learn from (or ignore in Japan's case) from the past are destined to repeat it. Abe and his silly governent are pandering to the lowest elements of Japanese society (nationalism) and it looks like what China and Korea have been warning along is coming true. Japan's true nationalisttic/dangerous colors are starting to show again. I hope Canadian bacon is not on the menu.

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Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan See in context

"Many japanese people say those nationalists are just a minority but if so then why is the majority silent?"

Because the typical Japanese, especially the younger generations are very apathetic, indiffferent , and have absolutely no interests beyond their work, J pop groups, sports. Very few Japanese would barely haven opinion on such matters, never mind speaking up about it.

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Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan See in context

“But there was absolutely no cannibalism,” said Mutsuhiro Takeuchi, a nationalist-leaning educator and 'a priest' (LOL) in the traditional Shinto religion. “That is not our custom.”

"That is not our custom"!? So for other cultures, it is their custom to eat people? LOL. Desperate people can fall to almost any depths to survive-Japanese included. There are many more educated Japanese that do not deny this historical fact but in fact have endeavored to uncover and expose this shameful part of Japanese history. Check out "The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On" (ゆきゆきて、神軍 Yuki Yukite Shingun. It was made by a Japanese.

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Posted in: Former exec gets suspended sentence over Olympus cover-up See in context


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Posted in: Abe works the crowd See in context

A democracy gets the politicians it deserves.

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