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Three executed in China for mass killing, Russia urges US not to deploy THAAD, and Indonesia continues to struggle with ISIS recruitment.

China executes terrorists, Russia says no THAAD, and Indonesian ISIS arrests


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Three executed in China for mass killing, Russia urges US not to deploy THAAD, and Indonesia continues to struggle with ISIS recruitment

China executes three connected to Kunming killings

Three men were executed in China on Tuesday for their roles in a deadly rampage in Kunming last year that left 31 dead.

Russia to US: No on THAAD

Saying it would threaten regional security, Russia urged the US not to deploy THAAD to South Korea. In a way they could be right.

Indonesia arrests ISIS suspects

On the heels of an Indonesian police officer who appears to have skipped out to join ISIS, Jakatra announces it arrested five more suspected of raising funds and recruiting for the terrorist organization.

Three executed in China for mass killing, Russia urges US not to deploy THAAD, and Indonesia continues to struggle with ISIS recruitment.

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Aid workers relay tales of complete devastation in Vanuatu. Four civilians in Thailand are headed to a military court. Plus the leader of a militant group is captured in the Philippines.

Vast destruction in Vanuatu; Where is Thailand headed? Philippines arrest militant leader


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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Aid workers relay tales of complete devastation in Vanuatu. Four civilians in Thailand are headed to a military court. Plus the leader of a militant group is captured in the Philippines.

More bad news from Vanuatu

The old story of how things go from bad to worse, unfortunately seems to be running true in Vanuatu, where some aid workers are calling it the worst disaster they’ve seen.

Four Thais face military court

Ever since the junta assumed control of Thailand, one of the orders issued following the coup barred public gatherings. Now, four who defied that order aren’t facing trial in civil courts, but perhaps in a military court.

Philippine Army arrests splinter group leader

The Philippine Army can cross one more militant off its list. Mohammad Ali Tambako, founder and leader of the Justice Islamic Movement was apprehended. Will this lead to an end to the fighting that has killed 50,000 and displaced 80,000?

Aid workers relay tales of complete devastation in Vanuatu. Four civilians in Thailand are headed to a military court. Plus the leader of a militant group is captured in the Philippines.

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What is HOURENSOU?

Source: IroMegane
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The other day, I was talking to some Japanese friends about working in a Japanese company. To tell the truth, I have never worked as an employee in Japan. My parents were never be a sarariiman and I myself haven´t worked as a full-time employee. But the friends were full-time employees before they became freelancers and they experienced real Japanese working environment.

In Japanese companies, Hourensou (ほうれんそう) is one of the most important thing to accomplish. Do you know what Hourensou is?

No, not what you think right now. It´s not spinach (ほうれん草). It´s the first letters of ;

Hou : houkoku (報告/ report)

Ren : renraku (連絡/ communication)

Sou : soudan (相談/ discussion or ask for an advice)

When this friend of mine was working in the company, he was often told off by his boss for not doing hourensou properly. Many Japanese companies think hourensou is the way to improve team work. What Japanese often call, kyouchousei (協調性/ Cooperativeness).

Lack of kyouchousei is a real damage as one individual in Japan. While many schools put “individuality” as a school principle, the teachers note “lack of kyouchousei” in the school report card as soon as they see a student who doesn´t …continue reading

    

Comic: There’s no use trying to hide your weirdness

Comic: There's no use trying to hide your weirdness

This is an extension of yesterday’s comic, I guess. For most of my life, I was lucky enough to have friends who were just as weird as me. I changed schools every 1-2 years from elementary to high school, so I was always on the move, trying to find a place to fit in. It seemed like no matter where I went, though, I could always find someone who could appreciate my weirdness.

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Traditional play in Shougatsu in Japan.

Source: IroMegane
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When I was small, there were no shops opened in the first three days of the New Year. Most of the year, my Mum took me to the grandparents´ house on the 29th or the 30th of December and we stayed there until the 3rd of the 4th of January. I have cousins but one is four years older. For a 11-year-old child, a boy of 15 years old was too mature and we didn´t play much. Occasionally he played badminton with me but since he was a trained badminton player, it must´ve been quite boring for him. For the same reason, I didn´t play much with a younger cousin who is four years younger than me. Most of the day we just sat down around kotatsu and stared at the TV showing the New Year special programs.

Then my Mum found out that a local bowling place was open on the 2nd of January so we all went apart from my grandparents. This had become our tradition, which later changed to Karaoke. It was such a relief, just to be able to escape the house and not needed to watch TV.

Now many local shopping malls are open …continue reading