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Posted in: Japanese gov't backs 4-day workweek, but experts split See in context

I'm sorry but I really dispute this part of the story. I've lived her too long to know that Japanese workers and companies do countless hours of "service zangyo*(overtime)" that people in these other countries never have to do. So stating that Japanese don't work as long as these people is flat out lying!

Exactly this!

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Posted in: Japan to focus on greener society, digital for pandemic recovery See in context

I love the smell of buzzwords in the morning...

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Posted in: Diet enacts law to stop sex offender teachers from returning to classroom See in context

So what happens when the database is set up and they find convicted sexual predators are working in schools all over the country? What's the bet that conveniently, no one will check.

Sarcasm/

Wouldn't want anyone to lose face now, would we?

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Posted in: High schools to begin mental health education amid rise in suicides See in context

I was a teacher at one point, and sadly one student in the school committed a suicide. I was told of the incident just 5 minutes before going in to class, to teach the classmates of the deceased student - just so, that I would "keep the lesson upbeat and don't talk about anything serious". I wasn't allowed to mention the event with a word, to anyone. The students in her class got something like 20mins counceling each, while other students, teachers, and other staff members got nothing. It was completely brushed under the carpet - the event was not discussed about, we just had to pretend like everything was normal.

I've been in a similar situation. I was absolutely shocked at the shroud of secrecy around the death. I got out of schools shortly thereafter. Abhorrent places that absolutely suck the spirit out of people.

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Posted in: High schools to begin mental health education amid rise in suicides See in context

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society...

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Posted in: Coates: Tokyo Olympics to go ahead even in state of emergency See in context

Your first post about doom and gloom? Less an opinion and more a provocation.

It was? I recall brushing on the subject of economic forces and the likely reaction of the members of this very board. Turns out I was right.

I digress... according to you, my post was a provocation, yet it is acceptable to refer to those that don't espouse the narrative so quickly as having "arrogance off the scale"...

... to which I have no objection, as a well formed post came after. I only object to the double standard.

Like I say, I'll be back (like so many others) when the playing field is level. It has a ways to go...

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Posted in: Coates: Tokyo Olympics to go ahead even in state of emergency See in context

Are not all of you guys here telling day in day out, that we we should listen to to the science?

The WHO has been caught out manipulating the truth a few times during this pandemic. I'm not calling all out conspiracy, but if you haven't questioned the WHO's motives and methods just a little by now - I'm sorry but you need your BS radar adjusted...

At some point economic interests are either going to correct against these forces (buoyancy)... or they going to sink.

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Posted in: Canceling the Olympics? Huge consequences and a financial quagmire See in context

overrun hospitals and countless deaths

Ohhh please! Vast majority here hardly suffer any symptoms. Spade a spade. If you care about the people so much, you will take into account the slow choking of their economies. It kills, too...

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Posted in: Japan must radically speed defense build-up: Kishi See in context

Tokyo must boost its military at a "radically different pace" than in the past to counter Beijing's growing capacity, Japan's defense minister said...

How about boosting ties between both countries instead of bringing mass misery to the people like your grandfather, the Monster of Manchuria (Class A war criminal), did. Let's try some fresh thinking and reasoning within the family and within politics in general...

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Posted in: Japan to introduce 'vaccine passports' for international travel See in context

If you mentioned "vaccine passports" a year ago, you were called a conspiracy theorist.

Exactly this! And yet, look how easily it's forced upon us because most people have no capacity to even question authority.

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Posted in: Frontline nurse shocked and touched by Taylor Swift gift See in context

The human race has really lost its way...

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

The National Police Agency warned that many young people are not aware of the risk of drugs due to the circulation of "positive information online" and vowed to boost cyber patrols and crack down on drug deals using social media.

So, the "positive information" is just propaganda? Or is the other way around...

And this just illustrates how our privacy is of no concern to government institutions. As if they don't even have to pretend anymore...

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Posted in: U.S. weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies See in context

The US should take a look at itself first...

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

Ordinances to tell us how to use our bodies? Classy...

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Posted in: Olympic torch relay to be barred from Osaka public roads: governor See in context

A lot of virtue signalling coming from the Governer of Osaka...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 475 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,592 See in context

I wonder how many non-covid hospitalisations there right now. A few of my friends have been hospitalized recently with viruses, not covid related. One was quite severe and he wears a mask and uses alcohol etc...

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Posted in: Restaurant operator slams 'hypocrisy' of health ministry officials See in context

You know, in Japanese companies, in this case in Japanese government office, it is difficult to say "No" to what their bosses say. I guess their boss said "let's go" and they followed.

Agreed. But sooner or later, someone has to grow a spine and resist the ridiculous urges of their boss/es. Send a message up the line even if it means trouble for you. In free nations, people literally fought for their rights. I'm not saying the Japanese need to physically fight, but at least grow some spine...

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Posted in: Filipino in Japan forms labor union for overseas workers See in context

Mori said, noting rights such as obtaining paid holidays, which are often not given to foreign workers here, can be restored through the negotiations.

Why on Earth can't the government and municipalities do the job of protecting workers against these widespread abuses?

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Posted in: COVID-19 cuts jobs, boosts stocks, widening economic gap in Japan See in context

Slow clap for the 'balanced' reaction to COVID-19...

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Posted in: Mori makes another offensive remark toward women See in context

We know that the human brain has lost a lot of plasticity by then. It's just reckless to have a guy like that holding any position other than batton-waver in a carpark...

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Posted in: Suicides among Japanese students hit record high in 2020 See in context

I see. So the people out there in trouble, including the ones that commited suicide, just have a bad attitude. Got it.

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Posted in: Suicides among Japanese students hit record high in 2020 See in context

ADAPT AND OVERCOME. That is how life goes on!

Adapt and overcome both yourself and your wife losing your jobs at a time where the job market is shrinking rapidly, and then lecture me...

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Posted in: Athletes anticipate duller Olympics but still with a glint of gold See in context

I won't be watching it...

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Posted in: Travelers entering Japan have to install location confirmation app, Skype on smartphones See in context

Skype? Seriously? Another win for Bill Gates...

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Posted in: Japan temporarily sets higher tariffs on U.S. beef imports See in context

U.S beef is chewy trash meat.

Japan only buys the cheap stuff so they can put huge profits margins on it...

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Posted in: Chiba gov't workers punished for leaving work two minutes early See in context

This salary cut is expected to reimburse the Board of Education with approximately 137,000 yen to cover the unreported leave accumulated.

The person/s who OK'd this salary cut are reprehensible, vile, morally corrupt beings that have no place in a management role.

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Posted in: IOC members worry about banning overseas fans from Olympics See in context

I don't think many readers here understand the economic devastation that cancelling the Olympics would cause. Remember that it's mostly public money...

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Posted in: Nearly 400 infected with new coronavirus variant found in Japan See in context

It is suspected that the commonality may cause more reinfection and that current vaccines may be less effective against it.

Oh?

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Posted in: U.N. finds no adverse health effects from Fukushima disaster See in context

The UN doesn't hold much credibility in my eyes these days anyway...

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Posted in: No. of people out and about in Tokyo up despite extended virus emergency See in context

People are gradually weighing up the apparent risks, and choosing to live their lives despite the constant bombardment of fear.

Worth noting is that if you feel threatened, you have the option to board up in your own home until cases are down to zero...

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