I see such news reported in Japan each day! Wifes killing their husbands, husbands killing their sons, and kids killing their mothers. Japanese society is absolutely disgusting in this regard for this reason.
For comparison I don't see such news so frequently reported from European countries (although they have their own mafia, migrant, etc crime related killings and that's similarly bad)
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parents are too scared to step up to them, either
This made me curious, why? Why would parents be scared? Not that I don't believe that's the case, but it made me curious about the reasons.
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Honest question: does Japan have food banks or similar? What might be the reason that she had to resort to stealing food? I find it sad that she ended her life for such a smallish thing (I don't condone what she did, I just think stealing food does not deserve to die for).
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Another example of the problems associated with a system that never prepared itself to handle an aging population.
Yes. In a country where the LDP was almost continuously in power fore more than 60 years! So this systematic failure is no-one else's but their fault. They had the chance, they had the money, they had the power and they did nothing. Even though this problem was clear for decades now.
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Given the desire for policy continuity, Kishida retained Digital Minister Taro Kono
Yeah. Because policy continuity such an undesirable thing in other areas. LOL A grade schooler kid could come up with better policies.
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The scandal, which has been widely reported over the past few months, has sent a shockwave across the country
Sent a shockwave where? In the backyatd of the local nursery's summer pool?
No charges either. It's a joke.
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Congratulations Roy! You found the dumbest proof ever. A non peer-reviewed non-replicated report authored by three Japanese nationals in the journal of The Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology which claims that Japanese have a superior gene and they are somehow superior than the whole world.
Hmm. Sounds plausible. LOL
Not to mention that almost the whole paper is based on self-reported surveys.
Even the authors hint at that this is bullcrap. But yeah. There always were, always will be deniers of reality.
The later Japan realizes that millions of hikikomoris are not normal, the worse the mental state of the general population gets.
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Please get decent social services and help for those that need help.
Are you talking to Kishida? Because the whole damn nation needs help by now.
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This article mentions at least 3-4 abusive behaviors which are clearly against the law and punishable for that reason. I just don't understand why don't Japanese sue their employer's ass in that case?
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and when the man usually takes off he leaves all the financial burden on the wife and her family and or these days the single mother just struggles alone and where the father gets off with no penalty
I know many Japanese women who divorced for completely childish reasons. Like the father's salary being too small, or the father is not doing enough housework or some such ブルシット. Now these women got what they deserved and because their life is even more miserable then before, they feel entitled to support from the government, from their family and everyone because of their childish stupid decision.
It's a typicial female mindset shouting "penalty for the men!" when women can't take responsibility for their own decision.
Not to mention the practice of the court here that in 90% of the cases the judge gives the single custody to the mother who cuts ties against the father's expressed desire to stay close to the kids.
So no need for misandry. Women should take the heat too for their role in ruining families.
(Obviously there are couples who can divorce in agreement, or the reason is justified because of domestic violence, but I am talking about the large group of selfish women outside of those)
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Let's take care of the children who are being raised by single mothers who get very little or nothing from fathers and these children are many times being raised in poverty.
Or stop the single custody madness and introduce joint custody so that fathers can also participate in raising their children instead of treating them as walking ATMs
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The thing which bothers me when I read such news that there is usually no oversight over how the money is being spent.
Let's take the childbirth allowance. Since it's a one-time targeted payout which never meets the payee's hand, it basically becomes a free money scam that all the birth clinics participate in.
Since the lump-sum payment is decided to be ¥500,000 no questions asked, guess what is the base price of all birth clinics? Yes! It's exactly ¥500,000.
Typical LDP scam. I guess this is how the increased child support will play out too.
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Never understand the logic or thought process of a person who takes an employer to court
It is called standing up for your rights. Is this a new concept for you? Probably the mindset that you display here is the reason that they had to go to court to begin with. Because in Japan it is assumed they will just comply with any ブルシット what Japan Inc and his cronies in the LDP come up with.
Seems to me the other two plaintiffs in the case understood it better.
We don't know what the other plaintiffs were seeking to achieve and this article does not clarify. For what it's worth it very well could be their reinstatement to the company.
The only fact we know based on the article is that:
two of them reaching a settlement with the company in December last year
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Nice trolling. Though you didn't understand what 15 minute cities mean and what impacts the EVs have.
The whole EV playbook depends on an enormous capacity of the electric power grid spent on charging.
If we focus on Japan we can see that Japanese buy 3.5 million cars each year. And there are probably 10s of millions cars in active use. So tell me how will you charge that many cars with the current capacity?
Also trans continental train lines? Really? Good luck with that when you travel to Australia.
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That was true until the 1980s but isn't true now. Nobody would demolish a twenty year old house built in 2000.
That's not my experience though. I visited many secondhand properties recently and in my experience a lower middle-class or middle class house in the median price range made about 20 years ago is made of cheap non-insulated windows, zero heat insulation on the outer walls, and cheap treatment against termites and other parasites to protect the foundations. Plus all of them came with the same cheap kitchen cupboard and injection molded boring quickly molding bathroom.
I saw some nice properties too which I wouldn't tear down. But those were the exceptions not the norm. And they were definitely not in the median price range.
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The japanese land market is just simply stupid. Buying a land for outrages prices just in order to build a shack which the wind blows through and deteriorates in 20 years so bad that you have to tear it down and build another shack, makes zero sense.
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Wholesale fuel prices have been stagnant for a year now all around Japan:
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This article does not make any sense. What shortage, what drought? Playstation 5 could be easily ordered throughout the last 2 years since it's release. Just go to Mercari or Kakaku and you can buy your PS5 in 5 minutes (As you could for the last 2 years).
Stop dreaming about a Playstation for 55,000¥ though. You will need to wait forever to get one for MSRP. But that has nothing to do with the availability of the consoles themselves.
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You do understand that the couple who challenges the law is Japanese, do you???
Get used to it people..
Getting used to what exactly? Reading articles about how even the Japanese people hate their own legal system? I guess we can all do that.
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I would add that since it's such a toxic/law evading workplace the local labor standards office (労働基準局) bears some responsibility too. The company reportedly had two accidents last year, including one that involved the captain of the sunken boat. If years and accidents go by for years and no-one gives a damn about how things are done in an obviously dangerous industry then that's an even bigger problem in my opinion. But that's Japan in essence. Shoganai. Shikataganai. Kore kara ganbarimasho!
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This trend is completely out of control. And this is not normal in any sense. Just for comparison. the Japanese GDP growth in 1990 was around 13%(!) YOY, and the population was also increasing by about 400.000 each year. Today the Japanese GDP is hovering around 0%(!) on a 3 year average, and the population is shrinking by 600.000 each year! The current situation is fueled by speculation and free money only. It's a bubble nothing else.
Regarding last year's and this year's price growth, I would factor in the global supply problems (wood material shortage, etc) and the current war in Ukraine too. Those might have an impact on short term price changes too. But in general, the trend is out of control.
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Seriously. WTF is wrong with Japanese companies? What will be next, handing out discount coupons for love hotels in the entrance?
I guess thinking goes like: hey, we created this absolutely toxic environment where we bully you to death, but instead of letting you go home and have a private life we try to make our company more productive? How does that make any sense? And why are Japanese OK with this?
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Let me put this here quickly:
Markets could react negatively if they take (the new capitalism policy) as being socialist," Abe said during the TV program. "We shouldn't be viewed as moving our focus from growth.
So now you at least know the reason why Japanese children can't afford food, because that never was the focus.
Also if Japanese people read this: are you satisfied now? Is this the plan? You keep voting for the same @holes until everyone lives in poverty? Or what exactly is so compelling about the LDP?
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Good news. The more naming and shaming the better. It's been too long already that japan gets away with it's shenanigans.
Also 150.000 per year(!) is an alarmingly huge number. Especially if we calculate it through longer periods.
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Typical JToday comment section. There is a deadbeat mother who were granted child custody so the kids were basically taken away from their father and those dads were most probably forced to pay child support, but still the first one that everyone blames are the fathers. Typical.
So just that you know: Japan has no joint custody. If the mother gets the kids the father has no legal right to see them. And as someone wrote above fathers are often forced to pay child support.
So let's just leave the fathers out from the discussion for now I propose since the legal obligation fell on the mother.
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you). So the corruption continues as usual.
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The problem is not Suga. The problem is the LDP. And the fact that they sleep with the Keidanren. I am certain that Kishida will spend all your and my tax money on stuffing the pockets of Japan inc. While he will happily give you the middle finger with a grin on his face.
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Almighty 'Murica runs again with it's tail between it's legs from the enemy. War on terror, huh? What a joke this farce was.
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