Archive for money

Japan’s new economic “stimulus” plan: we need more babies

Posted in Culture with tags , on 28 January, 2009 by Yitza


Japan, in the midst of an unprecedented recession, has asked its corporations to work toward fixing another major problem: the country’s low birthrate. Facing a dwindling birthrate of  1.34, well below the 2.0 needed to maintain the population, Japanese corporations have be asked to let workers go home early to spend time with their families and help Japan with its pressing social problem.

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How NOT to give change

Posted in Anime with tags , , on 23 January, 2009 by Yitza


No this is not a guide on how to turn change into “tip”. It’s merely one of my stranger experiences purchasing an Easy Way, which is the biggest (and probably only) milk tea fanchise in Sydney if not Australia. More after the jump.

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Kannagi – new standards in product placement

Posted in Anime with tags , , on 28 October, 2008 by Yitza

Indiscriminate merchandise promotion

I thought I’ve seen the worst with Pizza Hut and Geass. I guess I was wrong.

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GONZO gets bailed out

Posted in Anime with tags , , on 11 September, 2008 by Yitza

If you remember back to July, I posted on how GDH, the parent holdings company of the Gonzo anime studio, was given a one-year grace period before removal from Tokyo Stock Exchange. Well, according to REUTERS News, GDH will gain 1.9 billion yen ($17.5 million) by the allocation of new shares to a third party, Iwakaze Capital.

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Pancakes for dinner

Posted in Culture with tags , , , on 1 August, 2008 by Yitza

I recently went to a restaurant called Pancakes on the Rocks. As the name suggests they are known for their pancakes. I was not aware that pancakes are a suitable dish for dinner. They also have “normal” foods such as chicken and bacon crepe. Do you have pancakes for dinner?

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GONZO in financial strife

Posted in Anime with tags , , on 3 July, 2008 by Yitza

An interesting turn of events in the business aspect of anime involving GDH, the parent holding company of the Gonzo anime studio and the GONZO Rosso Online game studio. The Tokyo Stock Exchange has announced that the company will be given a one year grace period to improve its financial situation or face being taken off the exchange.

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USYD gets $4.2m???!?!?!?!

Posted in Culture with tags , on 2 May, 2008 by Yitza

Dr Albert McKern who died in a Japanese PoW camp during WWII left $4.2m to The University of Sydney.

His will stated that,upon the death of the last survivor, ten years were to elapse before the entire holdings were to be sold. Then the money was to be divided three ways between his alma maters (<- I have no idea what that means): Sydney, Yale and Edinburgh universities. In total, US$11 million, of which Usyd gets $4.2m (which seems disproportionately high), is to be spent exactly how Dr McKern wished, “for the sole and special purpose of establishing medical research scholarships for investigation into the causes, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and the puerperium“. Which means that none of my Usyd friends will ever see that money hahahaha~

Anyway, you can check out the original article here.

Now that’s just imba. While UNSW has to work hard for its money *cough* ripping off overseas students *cough*, Usyd gets $4.2m from a 66 year old will?