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by Mogura
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: W5 Nagoya office
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: W5 Nagoya office

I never took the job, and I wasn't living anywhere close to the area...
by Mogura
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: W5 Nagoya office
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: W5 Nagoya office

I was in Toyoda IIRC. It was just an interview (just down there for a day) and so long ago. All I really remember is that the girl kinda was short and seemed nice. Well, I suppose that could be any chick in Japan...
by Mogura
Sun May 28, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Eikaiwa
Topic: W5 Nagoya office
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: W5 Nagoya office

I interviewed with them once. Part of the interview involved bringing me around to the school where I would have been placed to meet the principal. I can't remember the name of the girl that brought me there, but she had only been on the job for a few weeks. Anyway, the principal tore into her over ...
by Mogura
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Best of LJ: Your favorite posts ever
Replies: 21
Views: 2273

Re: Best of LJ: Your favorite posts ever

The Fetus Files, The ReverendD Chronicals, The Scumbags in Japan Affair. So much human misery and drama that brightened up the drudgery of my daily grind. And lest we not forget Barton's Tales of the Pumpkin Head Girl and Skweekah's squeaks...
by Mogura
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Life After Japan
Replies: 22
Views: 5999

Life After Japan

For those of you who have left Japan permanently, has your overall quality of life improved, stayed the same, or deteriorated since departing Japan? I know that there is a transition period where chaos and uncertainty reign--especially when one is required to look for employment--so I am more curiou...
by Mogura
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3241
Views: 234408

Re: Lifes little gripes II

SamhainP8 wrote:I think that's just man syndrome SOS.
That, and if his job entails reading and filling out forms, can't blame him for not wanting to do so on his day off...
by Mogura
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Planes, Trains & Automobiles Gripes
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Gripes

Post your transportation-related gripes here. Meanwhile, an article on train manners: Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/kuchikomi/view/commuters-tolerance-tested-in-face-of-declining-public-manners Commuters' tolerance tested in face of declining public manners Kuchikomi Jun. 20, 2012 - 06:...
by Mogura
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The little observations...
Replies: 1027
Views: 84434

Re: The little observations...

exUsagiCoalMiner wrote:Well you do know the only people more ineffective than the plods in this country are the rent-a-cops...
Sure, they don't have legal authority, but the rent-a-cops do seem to be more effective at doing their job in comparison.
by Mogura
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Don't be too surprised when......
Replies: 64
Views: 7910

Re: Don't be too surprised when......

Don't be surprised when you end up getting body chucked for not getting the fuck out of the way, as you wander aimlessly about, not bothering to look in front of you. Also, don't be too surprised that the laws of physics, especially those governing momentum, happen to catch you off-guard because som...
by Mogura
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3241
Views: 234408

Re: Lifes little gripes II

Guess what? NHK came round while I was outta the country! Apparently if we dont start paying now the guy who comes around will be put out. He actually said "そろそろ払って頂かないとこまります” I wish I was there when he came. Would have given the guy a piece of my mind. I think I know which one he is as we dont ans...
by Mogura
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The Japanese Police Thread
Replies: 295
Views: 37181

Re: The Japanese Police Thread

Which is more offensive, the revealing of his naughty parts, or that he thinks he's a member of SMAP? :eyes: Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/kanagawa-cop-arrested-for-flashing-women-in-park Kanagawa cop arrested for flashing women in park Crime Jun. 19, 2012 - 05:25AM JST TOKYO...
by Mogura
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The Assorted Fruits and Nuts Thread
Replies: 320
Views: 37423

Police look for mayo-tossing assailant in Sapporo

"The assailant is described as being 25-40 years old, about 170 cms tall, with short hair and wearing glasses." Well, that certainly narrows it down... :eyes: Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/police-look-for-mayo-tossing-assailant-in-sapporo Police look for mayo-tossing assailan...
by Mogura
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Olympus Scandal Déjà Vu
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

AIJ president to face criminal charges for fraud

In contrast to how the authorities handled the Olympus scandal, this is one is moving like clockwork... Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/aij-president-to-face-criminal-charges-for-fraud AIJ president to face criminal charges for fraud Crime Jun. 18, 2012 - 06:03AM JST TOKYO — Po...
by Mogura
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The Random Knifings in Public Places Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 15949

Woman stabbed, seriously injured on Tokyo street

And now Tokyo... Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/woman-stabbed-seriously-injured-on-tokyo-street Woman stabbed, seriously injured on Tokyo street Crime Jun. 16, 2012 - 02:32PM JST TOKYO — Police said Saturday they are searching for a man who stabbed a woman in Tokyo’s Meguro Wa...
by Mogura
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The Random Knifings in Public Places Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 15949

Re: The Random Knifings in Public Places Thread

More nuttiness... :eyes: Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/knife-wielding-man-holds-woman-hostage-for-2-hours-on-osaka-street Knife-wielding man holds woman hostage for 2 hours on Osaka street Crime Jun. 13, 2012 - 01:45PM JST OSAKA — A man with a knife attacked a woman on a stre...
by Mogura
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Nuclear Reactor explosion (and ongoing fallout).
Replies: 462
Views: 42030

Fukushima citizens file criminal complaint against TEPCO, go

Nice! Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/over-1300-fukushima-citizens-file-criminal-complaint-against-tepco 1,324 Fukushima citizens file criminal complaint against TEPCO, gov't Crime Jun. 12, 2012 - 01:30PM JST FUKUSHIMA — More than 1,300 residents of Fukushima Prefecture have fi...
by Mogura
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The Random Knifings in Public Places Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 15949

Man, woman stabbed to death in random attack on Osaka street

Ah, that time of the year again... Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/man-woman-stabbed-to-death-in-random-attack-on-osaka-street Man, woman stabbed to death in random attack on Osaka street Crime Jun. 11, 2012 - 09:25AM JST OSAKA — A man and a woman were stabbed to death in an ap...
by Mogura
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The "Japanese Way" in Business and Everything
Replies: 228
Views: 23155

Woodford to receive Y1.2 billion in settlement with Olympus

“It is a wonderful company with wonderful products and people and has a bright future ahead of it.” Heh heh. No doubt the terms of the settlement specified that Woodford "play nice" in regard to public statements made about the company. Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/woodfo...
by Mogura
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The little observations...
Replies: 1027
Views: 84434

Re: The little observations...

SamhainP8 wrote:Perhaps there should be a porn appreciation thread :rotfl:
Perhaps...
by Mogura
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Lifes little gripes II
Replies: 3241
Views: 234408

Re: Lifes little gripes II

Oh, and going back to what ABs started, I put together a quick and hasty (and probably shite) sign to tape to my front door. Seems to have worked though. The only times I get mythology zealots and door-to-door fuckheads is when I have my front door open and the sign can't be seen. Here's what it is...
by Mogura
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Japan's Sovereign Debt Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 1759

Azumi calls on Europe to act 'responsibly' to solve debt cri

Oh. The. Hypocrisy. Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/azumi-calls-on-europe-to-act-responsibly-to-solve-debt-crisis Azumi calls on Europe to act 'responsibly' to solve debt crisis Politics Jun. 06, 2012 - 04:15PM JST Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi AFP TOKYO — Finance Mini...
by Mogura
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Dumb translations gone mainstream.
Replies: 37
Views: 4717

Re: Dumb translations gone mainstream.

allblacks wrote:Who would want to ヒップ アップ?
Probably a chick with a baboon ass (this is a term I myself coined to describe a chick who lacks an ass to the point that you can see her anus without the obligatory cheek spreading)...
by Mogura
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Nuclear Reactor explosion (and ongoing fallout).
Replies: 462
Views: 42030

Life is tough in Fukushima

“If young people like me leave, Fukushima has no future.” Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/kuchikomi/view/life-is-tough-for-core-group-who-refuse-to-leave-fukushima-nuclear-plant-area Life is tough for core group who refuse to leave Fukushima nuclear plant area Kuchikomi May. 31, 2012 - 11...
by Mogura
Thu May 31, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Global Experience? No Job For You!
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: Global Experience? No Job For You!

I always found it odd how companies in Japan excessively fawn over fresh university graduates. The fact of the matter is that they don't know shit, neither about their field of study or working in a corporate culture, and their professional demeanor leaves much to be desired. Sure, you can train and...
by Mogura
Wed May 30, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The "Japanese Way" in Business and Everything
Replies: 228
Views: 23155

Re: The "Japanese Way" in Business and Everything

Langslave wrote:I wonder if he'll be able to tell all in his book, or if the settlement would include nixing that.
My guess is that he got pretty close to what he was seeking. He was probably banking on Olympus not wanting to air out its dirty laundry in court.
by Mogura
Wed May 30, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: The "Japanese Way" in Business and Everything
Replies: 228
Views: 23155

Woodford agrees to out-of-court settlement with Olympus

Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/woodford-agrees-to-out-of-court-settlement-with-olympus Woodford agrees to out-of-court settlement with Olympus Crime May. 30, 2012 - 06:49AM JST LONDON — Michael Woodford, ousted as head of Japanese camera-to-endoscope maker Olympus after blowin...
by Mogura
Tue May 29, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Tax Refunds for Pension Refunds
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Tax Refunds for Pension Refunds

FYI from the horse's mouth (i.e., tax office official): You have 5 years to apply for a refund on taxes withheld from your pension refund payout. You can do this by yourself if you are in Japan, are able to go to the tax office that serves your area, and still have a Japanese bank account. As long a...
by Mogura
Tue May 29, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Dumb translations gone mainstream.
Replies: 37
Views: 4717

Re: Dumb translations gone mainstream.

It seems that the word, "Joker" is a tad bit overused in Japan (shop names, publications, etc.). The only time I use the word myself is when I'm playing card games, otherwise "joker" really doesn't appear in my daily vocabulary. Any idea as to how this particular word became so "popular" here?
by Mogura
Tue May 29, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: On the Dole in Japan
Replies: 22
Views: 2529

Tabloid blasts growing numbers of foreign welfare chiselers

Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/kuchikomi/view/tabloid-blasts-growing-numbers-of-foreign-welfare-chiselers Tabloid blasts growing numbers of foreign welfare chiselers Kuchikomi May. 29, 2012 - 06:22AM JST TOKYO — “Malicious Foreign Welfare Recipients Increasing Rapidly” screams the yellow...
by Mogura
Tue May 29, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Japan Topics
Topic: Get ready for food poisoning
Replies: 84
Views: 6843

Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed Pacific to U.S.

Something to consider the next time you go out for sushi... Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/radioactive-bluefin-tuna-crossed-pacific-to-u-s Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed Pacific to U.S. National May. 29, 2012 - 06:45AM JST LOS ANGELES — Across the vast Pacific, the mighty...