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a fat chance

April – A Fat Chance!

Starting the National Fat Tax Most people are unhappy with the fact they’re forced to pay taxes based upon their income. So why not abolish the Income Tax Laws and substitute body fat? Perhaps Japan was onto something a few years ago, having companies start checking all worker’s Body Mass Index(BMI) and monitor their body…

Welcome 2014

Welcome 2014

Season’s Greetings and Welcome 2014! 2013 has been a very busy year for SPOT Report Magazine. We launched our magazine in August this year, including this website(in September). So we’ve all been looking forward to a few well-deserved days off. Although you might be surprised to hear that, here in Japan, we don’t get Christmas…

leftover Christmas cakes

Leftover ‘Christmas Cakes’

Have you every heard the expression that ‘girls are like Christmas Cakes?’ – 女の子はクリスマスケーキ I had heard from a friend, she told me to be careful about Japanese girls’ age because of this girls feel they are like ‘Christmas cakes!’ At first I wondered what the hell she was talking about, later after the conversation…

No More Lonely Nights?

I guess all Japanese women really ever wanted in their salary men was a place to rest their heads… no more lonely nights! Now that the summer season has past and fall was very abrupt and it has began to grow colder over the weeks, which also brings along a phenomenon also known as ‘cabin fever’. If you…

Don’t be a hater

So a Black man brings his white girlfriend into a barbershop in Harlem… what happens next? This video has really taken social media by storm, showing how patrons of the establishment reacted to the scenario… watch it and it might just surprise you. In the video, which appears on ABC’s ‘What Would You Do?’ hosted…

A Long Hard Time…

There is an English expression… if you do the crime, then you must do the time. Well, there is a very big difference in the quality of life in jail in the USA compared to Japan. As a prisoner you might not have all the same rights & treatment as you would back in your…