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Posted in: Japan's civil courts to digitalize many procedures by FY2025 See in context

Good, now time to digitize the city ward offices.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs ¥2.7 tril draft extra budget to fight inflation See in context

There is a game in Japan called "kan-keri" which literally means "kicking the can" played by children. Only this time it is the seniors who are playing the game because who cares about the future after your time is up right?

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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

Hold up, what company still makes and produces floppy disks?

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Posted in: The end of an era: Sushiro to up price of 100 yen sushi due to inflation See in context

Do any JT readers venture into Kappa sushi? Went there years ago and left rather unimpressed. The thought has crossed my mind about revisiting.

Kappa sushi is one of those places that would have you think sushi from other countries tastes better.

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Posted in: World's biggest YouTuber PewDiePie moves to Japan See in context

I don't know much about the guy and only know his name, but I can embrace a little bit of foreign influence coming to Japan to possibly change our corrupt media outlets. Youtube in Japan is over run by geinoujins and we need many young talented nobodies to come out a little more. I've seen what many vloggers can do here and they make great content!

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Posted in: NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people See in context

On the other hand I am a bald white guy who dresses neatly and have never been searched so they are profiling.

Yup, you need dreadlocks if you want to look suspicious.

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Posted in: N Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles toward sea See in context

Probably squeezing the last bit he can before his economy tanks even further after the virus starts to spread and he looses his workers. I wouldn't mind it at all if he aimed in the proper direction (somewhere in the Putin region).

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka launching her own sports agency: report See in context

I wonder how she is still able to live and earn income in the States while being a Japanese citizen with renounced US citizenship (assuming she did considering the legality of dual-citizenship in Japan and that she is a public figure)? She must have a reliable accountant whom I must meet so that I can consult with them about my taxes!

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving newborn baby in hotel room’s toilet bowl See in context

She may have lived a horrible life in the past where her family wasn't able to provide enough for her education hence why she had no choice but to work in the sex industry. She most likely got pregnant from a client and given the amount of times she may have had to interact with other clients, it may have been hard to decipher when and whom got her pregnant. When she found out she was pregnant , it may have been too late for her to go to the clinic or she may have not had the money. The child's father could be unknown and given that he is a guy who uses these types of services, he could have been a scum bag anyways. This leads to her not caring for the child hence the horrible act of leaving the child in the toilet.

I do not condone these types of acts, but let's not get too judgmental over how horrible this person may or may not be. This is not the first case in Japan and we continue to see rising cases over the previous years. Hopefully we can increase care centers that will help advise these women before it is too late. These centers can advise on career path, address any drug related issues, provide rehab, look into financial situations and properly advice on how to rebuild, post advise on how to raise children, send child to orphanage if all criteria isn't met, etc.

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Posted in: Yoon tells Japanese lawmakers he opposes politicizing historical issues See in context

At first I didn't like this guy, but so far he's keeping his promise and I hope we can all leave the past behind and join a strong alliance.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes extending education subsidies to middle class in Japan See in context

With duel income becoming the norm amongst younger generations, I don't think 6 mio JPY is enough to consider "middle class".

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Posted in: Ehime Prefecture abolishes necktie dress code for government employees See in context

Hopefully this leads to companies shifting to casual work attire in the future. There is no point in wearing a suit at all if it is a cheap Aoki suit, not impressing any clients or co-workers at all there. Might as well wear any other clothing.

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Posted in: Aichi police on lookout for whoever stole public toilet’s flushing handle See in context

If just a handle costs 20,000 yen, no wonder we don't see many public restrooms.

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

Ok population is going down yep and it will eventually stop and flatten out somewhere around 60 to 80 million people and in a tiny country the size of Japan that is plenty and with the fact we have mostly moved away from manual labour manufacturing and high use of robotics, we no longer need a continuously growing population.

On the contrary, in terms of resources sure it is better we do not exceed our capacity to house such a population, but in terms of our nationwide debt we will need a growing population that can contribute to the overall growth as well as taxes to help reduce the debt that was accumulated at a time when babies were booming and money was carelessly spent.

There is no guarantee that the decrease will flatten any time soon with little to no attention coming from the government to address these issues. Sure automation will be great, but unless this technology is homegrown, it will be way too costly to implement trying to replace the old infrastructure with the new.

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Posted in: U.S. workers grapple with new stresses as they return to office See in context

I can also add that the lightning in offices really strain your eyes and in combination with staring at your PC all day, it can cause vision impairment. I prefer getting the natural light from my own window at home and occasionally going out to stretch under the sunlight.

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Posted in: 10% suffer COVID-19 aftereffects 1 year after discharge from hospital: survey See in context

Only 693 people are covered and it does not mention what age group these are in. How can I take the result seriously?

Sure it's a small sample size, but there is evidence that long-covid exists in a handful of people. Surely these studies will ramp up in time and we will be able to collect more data from them.

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Posted in: Taliban order Afghan women to wear all-covering burqa See in context

This is out of control. The women over there are seriously beautiful and to not be able to show their face is sad. But I guess I can't be disrespectful of someone else's religion.

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Posted in: Osaka Expo mascot needs name; organizers ask for suggestions See in context

This is what I looked like after hearing 45% of firms will be raising prices for products while me and my wallet melt away!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,403 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,353 See in context

Lots of different experiences I'm hearing for the quarantine coming back. Thanks for sharing them! Will keep those in mind if I feel like traveling sometime this year.

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Posted in: Get ready to pay more: Over 40% of Japanese firms to raise prices within a year: survey See in context

Will be increasing more spending on products from Daiso I suppose.

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Posted in: Get ready to pay more: Over 40% of Japanese firms to raise prices within a year: survey See in context

"Shouganai, ga-man" - says everyone who is getting their backs stabbed

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Posted in: What are your plans for Golden Week? See in context

Barbecue with the fam and just have a good time.

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Posted in: Operator of missing Hokkaido boat apologizes for causing fatal accident See in context

Enough with the bowing, apologize in jail!

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Posted in: Russia warns of World War III ahead of Western summit on arms to Ukraine See in context

Does Putin understand that a world war is not just one nation vs others and that there needs to be multiple countries on each side? More like Russia vs world

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,048 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 40,500 See in context

One thing is for sure. Alcohol had nothing to do with high case numbers.

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Posted in: Prettier in pink: The push to remake Japan's cherry blossom season See in context

The area where I live had an area that was maintained by the government to help promote greenery. It was full of beautiful sakura trees and ume trees, but they completely got rid of the trees and are now starting to build some ugly looking houses. I guess this area was used as a ground to raise these trees and later transport them to other locations. One lucky neighborhood will be receiving the beautiful shidare-sakura.

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Posted in: IMF says yen's rapid slide may hamper Japan's post-pandemic recovery See in context

Many people will continue to save their money post-pandemic because this is what they were taught to do. Considering what disaster may come again on the horizon, I don't think we will see consumer spending returning to normal very soon especially with the price hikes and never changing wages. Our best bet would be the recover of tourism.

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Posted in: Tokyo to remove last trash cans from stations next month See in context

What is easier to see, though, is the economic benefit for the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. In 2021 the bureau says it spent 100 million yen on trash collection/removal. 

yeah good luck with that. We'll likely see more trash piled up in restrooms.

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Posted in: Japan to craft extra ¥2.5 tril budget, aiming to ease pain of rising prices See in context


Very well explained. To add on, parking is also expensive so if you pretty much own any of those family cars, you must be rich and don't need the 50,000 yen subsidy.

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Posted in: Japan's rowdiest baseball fans desperate to end pandemic silence See in context

I could imagine how hard it must have been to watch Big Boss come out and perform but you had to be silent. The cheers that come from the stands are fun to be apart of. Hope we can get back to it like the olden days.

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