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Over 90% of security companies suffering staff shortages: police

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They could hire ALTs and fill those positions quickly (b^_^)d

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With the pay at a whopping ¥900 p/h, I'm amazed! Who wouldn't want to stand around with a glow-wand all day?

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How strange, according to almost every other report I've read on labour shortages there has always been a paragraph saying how technology will resolve the problem. The police obviously hasn't read these articles.

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They could hire ALTs and fill those positions quickly (b^_^)d

Absolutely.

How strange, according to almost every other report I've read on labour shortages there has always been a paragraph saying how technology will resolve the problem.

Not to mention right wing posters..

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Just get Softbank to build a 20, 000 Peppers; they can stand guard and warn people in their annoying squeaky voice to watch the pavement, hole in the road, etc., that the keibi guys and girls do now; that's about all their unreliable AI programming is good for. And make sure someone keeps them charged up.

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I guess I am behind the times--what is an ALT?

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Assistant Language Teacher

Here's an idea: raise the wages ! I bet no one thought of that

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This is another area where immigrants from the Philippines could help. Everywhere you go in Manila, restaurants, shopping centers, Etc, there are armed private security standing at the door.

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Hachiro Okonogi, chairman of the National Public Safety Commission, told a press conference Thursday, "In order for security services to further contribute to a safe and secure society, we will instruct the police to collaborate with industry bodies and facilitate necessary measures."

Terrifying last paragraph. Japan is a very, very safe country. There is zero need to have security personal on every corner.  I'm hopeful that society will not be tricked by these 'right wing' fear tactics. Let's keep the Kenpeitai in the history looks where they belong.

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London Olympics faced the exact same problem, government had to resort to using military personnel to supplement security.

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Mivhael Jackson

You’d have to train them to not shoot peeps dead

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Maybe they should hire one of those humanoid robots that look futuristic but can't do anything other than smile.

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London Olympics faced the exact same problem, government had to resort to using military personnel to supplement security.

That was due to the company that won the contract, G4S, failing to fulfill their obligations and informing the government at the last minute. They had plenty of applicants for the jobs, they just couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.

The armed forces helping out turned out well though, the public were reassured to see them and happy to interact with them. The whole Games had a very positive atmosphere.

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Very low pay, min hourly rate and at least about ¥1,000/hour.

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This photo proves JP police have no idea of what a terrorist looks like.

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Why a lot of money Japan will pay to trade with USA of Trump? More military items Made in USA to be bought from Japan to balance the car-trade via JP-US. What are the Japan Defense Forces doing when even now the maritime police are in action every parts of seas in Japan? Easy answer: Let them work for security in any part of Japan if there's no war! No time to a JDF guy blame a politician opposing Japan nationalism of Abe. Is that right or not?

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They are asking people to put their life on the line for less than ten bucks an hour? Admittedly, Japan is 'generally' a pretty safe country and the chances of being caught up in a serious incident are low. However, the chance is there, but the money is not. Yeah, there's not too much danger involved in waving a glow stick around directing traffic and pedestrians, but if the poop hits the fan the dude in the uniform is gonna be 'Johnny on the spot'. People are better off working in a convenience store. The money is more and the dangers are less. If some joker comes at you with a knife in a convenience store, you just give him (or her) the money and step back because it's insured.

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 There is zero need to have security personal on every corner. 

Guess what, they don't have them on every corner, never had and probably never will. These so called "security guards" are the folks directing traffic at your local department store parking lot, the one's walking around looking like cop wannabe's and the sleeping grandpa at the pachinko parlor.

There is definite overkill in many places already. Better use of current staff would be prudent, and of course increasing pay would bring folks to their door.

They are asking people to put their life on the line for less than ten bucks an hour? 

No, not even close, the only thing these guys and gals would do is pick up their phone and dial 110.

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Looking at the picture, just wondering how they plan to teach that on "an online training system for security guards?"

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What a load of bollocks!

Let's not conflate the shortage of staffing for Japanese 'security' companies with the potential security staffing requirements for the 2020 Olympics!

Mixing the two makes for click-bait articles.

However, the idea that the Japanese government and Olympic organizers will rely upon Japanese 'security' companies for critical security staff is just ludicrous.

The Japanese government will be able to deploy thousands upon thousands of cops at the drop of the hat. And the JSDF.

Private 'security' company staff? They can wave their blinking wands... like they do now. At the marathon cones or something.

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easiest way is to change the pension age to 80 and give old folk the choice...drive a taxi or be a guard.

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