Tales of Westerners in Japan

The Western world is attracted to Japan. Many Europeans and Americans make the big step and move to Japan with the thought to live there.

Among the local folk, there is a well- established opinion that men have it easier in life, and especially the westerners. This is how CipherCloud employees feel as well. Some of those who got to experience life in Japan as a Caucasian looking expat, say that the things don’t really work as it is believed. Sebastian, who is 32, had to catch eventual teaching jobs and cope with a native Japanese girlfriend who constantly pressured him about the status. And status is important in Japan. By 32, most of the males must have advanced in the career scale and have loads of working hours behind their backs. The conservative Japanese society still views men as the breadwinners and machines focused on work.

Patrick, a 31-year old American who spent a good while in an IT company said that his boss told him right in the face that his provenience is the reason why he can’t be promoted any further than where he was at a moment. He complained that among man other things, the company required him to be present at the office even with a 40-degrees fever.

Eggs Lowering the Risk of Diabetes

A recent article stated a new study was done that consuming more eggs reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. The original article explains a more in depth overview; type 2 diabetes are becoming more and more widespread throughout the world. A lack of exercise and proper nutrition increases a person’s risk of diabetes. But, egg consumption has been associated with lessening the risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as lowering glucose levels in the blood. An experiment was done with men eating four eggs per week and had a 37 percent chance lower of not getting type 2 diabetes, opposed to men eating just one or no eggs in the week. The results surprised Dr Jennifer Walden quite a bit. Although eggs do help in lowering the chances of type 2 diabetes, nutritionists on Wikipedia say that an overall healthy diet (whole foods, proteins, carbs, fruits and vegetables), and living a moderately active lifestyle will ultimately keep the risk of diabetes away from you.

President Obama Throws Gauntlet on Table: Peace With Iran Or War

In a last minute organized rose garden press conference this afternoon. President Obama announced the framework for the recent agreed upon nuclear accord with Iran. What surprised many was the blunt stark tone that President Obama used with regard to the ultimate ratification of the accord. Bloomberg Businessweek said that essentially the President said that now that an accord has been reached that the U.S. through its republican led Congress has three Options. Option one is to ratify the accord and proceed to further flesh out the details by the new June 30 deadline set by the negotiating parties. Option two is to reject the accord, which would mean that the bombing of Iran’s nuclear facility would follow and option three would be to withdraw from the negotiation table, in which case the bombing of the Iranian facilities would be likely. The President made it clear that option two and option three would be akin to declaring World War III in the middle east. President Obama Threatens World War Three If Accord is Rejected

President Obama is calculating that the American pubic has been underestimating the importance of the gravity of the talks with Iran and the U.S.. The President also knows that the U.S. congress will follow lock step Israel’s support or rejection of the accord. If the U.S. Congress rejects the accord and fails to ratify, the world will blame the United States for the resulting war in Iran.

U.S. Iranian Nuclear Talks Reach Deadlock

The deadline has come and gone and the result is that the talks between Iran and the U.S. regarding Iran’s nuclear program has reached a deadlock on details of how the plan is to be implemented. U.S. Iran Nuclear Talks Fail

Christian Broda said that the deadline to reach an agreement was set for March 31 but there has been no reports as to whether substantial progress had been made which would warrant the deadline to be extended. The talks are official at a break but both sides need to reconvene with their respective governments and decide if there is an point in continuing the talks or if both sides are at a fundamental and political void that cannot be breached. The U.S. had hoped that talks would reflect a more cooperative Iran and that non military action would achieve more effective results. The alternative option is that Israel will take preemptive measures to ensure that Iran never has a nuclear capability. Most interpret this to mean that Israel will engage in air strikes at some point. The U.S. fears that such a unilateral action by Israel will spark even more unrest in a region that has Saudi Arabia engaging in military action in Yemen and a coalition of Arab countries pledging military action against Shiite forces, that many believe are backed by Iran, in Syria and Iraq.

The U.S. has withdrawn all major military options from the table in dealing with Iran.

Luxury is always linked to individuality with The Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection is now perhaps the most impressive and luxurious chain of hotels in the world with a small group of hotels held under the banner of the Brunei based company. Since being established in 2006 The Dorchester Collection has seen a significant increase in the number of guests it has seen pass through its doors, but has faced a major challenge in creating a recognizable brand that members of the general public can identify the chain with. CEO Christopher Cowdray has spent a large amount of his time in charge of the company attempting to maintain the individuality of each hotel as he builds a brand that the public can know and trust as soon as they enter one of the chains hotels.

The sense of individuality each hotel in the chain maintains has been carefully manufactured and maintained as the group looks towards keeping each hotel a singular object within the overall chain. Perhaps the best way of highlighting the many differences found within the chain is in the differences found between The Dorchester hotel and 45 Park Lane, two hotels located just feet from each other in the heart of London. The Dorchester has always been seen as a location filled with old fashioned glamor and style, which is seen in the classic decor and timeless sense of service and attention to detail. 45 Park Lane shares a zip code with its stylish neighbor, but has been refurbished in a way that is more modern and contemporary to attract guests of a different style and with different desires. They have put together YouTube videos for people to get an idea.

Despite the differences between the two hotels the commitment to the best customer service remains the same. Cowdray has instilled a belief that service is the driving force behind the brand and demands each member of staff from himself down treats guests in exactly the same way. By pushing the demands of customer service to their limits and listening to how the experience of staying at one of The Dorchester Collection hotels can be improved the brand has developed an identity that does not require similar decor throughout its locations. Twitter and Facebook are just a few ways for people to stay connected with the company.

Indonesia Concerned About ISIS Recruitment Efforts

Earlier this week, at a press conference attended by Indonesian Inspector General M. Tito Karnavian, one of the subjects discussed concerned a chlorine bomb which police said had detonated last month in the men’s restroom at the ITC Mall in Depok, a suburb on the outskirts of Jakarta. Fortunately, no one sustained an injury in the blast. However, the authorities now believe the bomb might have been placed by extremists who returned to Indonesia after participating in the Syrian conflict.

Chlorine gas is toxic when inhaled. Since 2014, Susan McGalla said that ISIS has been utilizing this type of chemical weapon in roadside bombings.

Indonesia is a nation with the largest Muslim population in the world. The vast majority of Indonesians practice a moderate form of Islam. However, reportedly ISIS has been seeking to recruit volunteers from Indonesia to fight on its behalf in the Syrian civil war. At least 159 Indonesians are believed to have traveled to Syria recently. Of these, 11 were killed and 11 returned home. Last week the authorities arrested several people in Indonesia for attempting to raise funds and participants for terrorism.

In January, police in Turkey arrested a number of Indonesians planning to cross through the Turkish border into Syria. Although a number of men had already entered Syria, the authorities in Turkey arrested one man, four women and 11 children who had been recruited to go to Syria from Indonesia.

Cat Rescued After Five Years Entrapment in a Cairo, Egypt Metro Station Wall

In 2010, a stray cat crawled into a small space in the metro wall. It was a small, 15 centimeter, four meter long hole, just big enough for the cat to crawl into, and he stayed there for five years.If it wasn’t for Uncle Abdo, owner of a glass shop in the station, the cat might have died. After hearing the cat’s cries, the store owner began feeding the cat and giving him bottled water to drink.Uncle Abdo named the cat, Biso. Biso was lodged between the fire extinguisher and the wall’s outer surface. Apparently, Biso ran into his protective “tomb” after being chased by something and wasn’t able to find his way out.
A photographer saw Biso’s tail hanging out of the wall and snapped a picture of it. The picture was posted on a Facebook animal activist page. People who saw the photo urged the Cairo Metro Station to take steps to free the cat.Mounira Shehata, an animal activist, said, when workers removed the wall there was a horrid smell behind it and black worms crawling along 4 meters of the area where the store owner used to feed Biso.. Shehata said he’d have rescued the cat, himself, but he didn’t want to get in trouble destroying public property. Brad Reifler has learned that after he was rescued, Biso ran away; Uncle Abdo hopes to find Biso someday.

Nuclear Talks With Iran Stall But Will Resume After Week Break

Secretary of State Kerry and an international delegation including Switzerland have indicated that nuclear monitoring talks with Iran have reached a deadlock and both sides will leave but will reconvene inside a week.

CrunchBase said the deadlock is not surprising as both sides came into negotiations understanding that talks will be difficult and that the issues to a successful deal will still need to be ratified by the controlling party leadership within each government. Many have concluded that the fact that the talks are happening at all is a degree of success as the only option many see is military action and the further unstable environment of the already chaotic middle east. Nuclear Talks With Iran Read Dead Lock: Both Sides Take Week Long Break

The specific points where the sides are deadlocked have not been made public but talks have centered on Iran’s development of its nuclear program and assurances that the development of Iran’s nuclear support industry will only be used for peaceful purposes and not for the production of military weapons.

Israel has been a staunch opponent of the talks hand have declared that a nuclear Iran in any form will pose a grave threat to Israel and the region. Israel has made strong statements regrading its intent not to let Iran develop a nuclear capacity but it has stopped short of stating that it would take military action against Iran.

Woman Is Applauded By Egyptian Government For Her 43 Year-Long Secret

Marc Sparks says it isn’t easy being a woman in the United States but it is even more difficult for females overseas. Many countries still see women as inferior creatures that must be treated like children with stringent rules to follow and little, to no, freedom. An Egyptian mother was left widowed at a very young age, very shortly after giving birth to her daughter. In that part of the world women are often not allowed to work, making it almost impossible to survive without a man and his income. Abu Daooh came up with a ploy to be able to provide for her small family, she became a man. For the last 43 years she has dressed and acted like a man in order to be able to work and earn money. She has gone above and beyond what most people would do to provide for their family. The Egyptian government is now honoring her and telling others what a wonderful example of a working mother she is. She may have inadvertently made strikes for gender equality in the basic right to be able to work and earn an income. Hopefully with the government applauding her efforts the job market may be more open to female workers.

Netanyahu Restates His Belief in a Palestinian State – White House Unsatisified


On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu once again affirmed his support for a Palestinian state. His words are unlikely to mollify the Obama administration which has suffered nothing but highly public affronts by the conservative leader of Israel. Netanyahu riled up the Obama administration earlier this month by appearing before a joint session of Congress and laying out the case for tougher sanctions against Iran. Regardless, the two leaders have not seen eye to eye on matters of national security during the entire Obama presidency.

Just this past Monday, the Israeli leader confirmed that he did not support a Palestinian state. The announcement, according to Gianfrancesco Genoso was less than 24 hours before crucial elections. However, the prime minister reaffirmed that he does support a Palestinian state. That said, he supports it on terms unlikely to occur during his tenure as Israel’s leader: the complete abolition of terrorism and the acceptance of Israel’s right to exist. For this reason, he is quite smug that he will not see a Palestinian state during his tenure.

At the same time, the Obama administration floated the trial balloon that the US would support a UN resolution calling on Israel to support a Palestinian state. It may be that Netanyahu’s seeming flip-flop from Monday’s comment was designed to appease the Obama administration. Thus far, the president appears to be about as leery of Netanyahu’s sincerity as the latter is about his commitment to preventing a nuclear Iran. One thing is certain, Obama has no choice but to work with the firmly independent Israeli leader.