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Posted in: Woman sues Tokyo company after having to work 48 days in a row with limited bathroom breaks See in context

This lady really needs to find her spine and reattach it. Other than that, I hope she gets the compensation she's looking for.

"One could argue that that’s an unfair demotion"

Time to start looking for another job.

"At one point she says she worked for 48 days in a row"

That's a day shy of 7 solid weeks. There are few occupations that require this, TV isn't one of them.

"still required to handle many of her previous position’s assignments, usually after already putting in a full day in her new general affairs role."

You meet this with a solid "no". A demotion while doing your old're putting in a lot of free work, there.

"as limiting the amount of times she was allowed to get up and go to the bathroom."

I don't know the law here, but this sounds like it's against the law.

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Posted in: Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman See in context

It's funny because it seems like a fat joint is exactly what this entire country needs. But god forbid anyone kick back and chill out.

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Posted in: U.S. virus death toll set to pass 200,000; Trump sees no need for regret See in context

"U.S. virus death toll set to pass 200,000; Trump sees no need for regret"

"It is what it is."

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Posted in: More middle-aged men made homeless by coronavirus See in context

"****His wife, with their 5-year-old daughter, moved in with her parents. Yoshida moved into his car.

Why couldnt his wife make a little space for her husband there as vows sadly have become meaningless, if things are worse or you have sickness your spouse will often bail on you..................what a world we exist in...."


I completely agree, but we're not getting the whole story. Maybe he didn't want to "lose face" by moving in with the in-laws, maybe he and the in-laws don't get along, maybe there were some conditions of stay there he couldn't meet or didn't agree to.

Being homeless, I can't imagine. "Surviving on water", not knowing where your next meal is coming from and knowing that you desperately need a bath and some clean clothes, terrible.

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Posted in: Do you think public trust in vaccine safety is growing or falling based on what you have read or heard over the past few weeks? See in context

It looks to me like it's falling with all the false claims, false starts and the rushing to get one developed.

It's not what people want to hear, but you can't rush this kind of stuff. The only way to develop a safe, effective, reliable vaccine is to wait for the researchers to do their jobs and for the trials to complete.

Until then, as anyone who can be taken seriously up to this point has repeatedly said, masks, distancing, hand washing.

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Posted in: Road rage case involving 44-year-old man in Yamagata sent to prosecutors See in context

"The unnamed suspect"

Why is there such a huge aversion to naming suspects in this country?

"Following his arrest, the suspect told police he got annoyed when the woman honked her horn at him for getting too close."

Thicker skin, sir.


"Execute him."

Not the answer.


"Maybe be should try the “I was drunk and don’t remember” defense."

"“It's a bold move Cotton, let's see if it pays off." - Dodgeball

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Posted in: Japan's new PM: Self-made and strong-willed See in context

"He says his weakness is sweets, especially sweet pancakes and **daifuku mochi, a Japanese rice treat filled with sweet bean paste.**"

How nice, is this cute little detail going to contribute to fixing this country's problems? Didn't think so.

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Posted in: Suga says he is committed to advancing Abe's policies See in context

"Suga says he is committed to to advancing Abe's policies"

No way, completely blindsided, totally didn't see this coming.../s

Didn't someone on here call this yesterday? You know, Abe just being in the back but still pulling the strings?

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Posted in: Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage See in context

It's not just the doubting of the utility of masks, this administration's entire response to this has been nothing short of a complete disaster.

Got my mail-in ballot a few days ago and know exactly how I'm voting.

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Posted in: Japanese government appoints Hatsune Miku as corona countermeasure spokesperson See in context


"If it gets the message across, good."

Sure, absolutely. Just don't understand why serious, important topics here always have to have some icon or mascot to cheer lead it.

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Posted in: Peach plane diverts to Niigata airport to offload passenger who refused to wear a mask See in context

"As a result of the argument, the plane’s departure was delayed by about 45 minutes"

"One of the cabin attendants told the man that a letter containing an official warning would be sent to him if he didn't cooperate. The man told them to go ahead and started abusing the attendants."

"plan to seek 500,000 yen in compensation"

How very generous of them. In the US, this is federal crime territory.

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Posted in: Jail term upheld for mother over fatal abuse of 5-year-old daughter See in context

"Yudai Funato, 35, was sentenced to 13 years in prison last October for physical abuse and neglect that led to the child's death. The sentence has been finalized."

I don't know what goes on in Japanese prison, but I can hope they make Yudai here pay the price. 13 years of 12-16 hour days turning big rocks into small rocks, digging ditches only to refill them. 13 years of bland, crappy meals. 13 years of sleep on an uncomfortable futon. I want to stories about you writing letters begging for it to stop.

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Posted in: Do you feel nowadays that you don't know who to believe or trust regarding information on the coronavirus, how bad it is and what are the best measures to contain it? See in context

The people that I don't need to believe are very easy to spot.

They don't wear masks.

They endlessly bleat about their right to not wear a mask.

They say this is on par with the flu.

They call it the "Chinese virus", "Kung-flu" or whatever flippant term of the week is being used.

They call it a "Democrat-fueled hoax".

Refusal to distance themselves socially.

The see the numbers, and the fact the numbers are going up, and dismiss it all anyway.

And finally, perhaps the scariest ones, the ones who just don't care.

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Posted in: Man arrested for groping woman in station; says he’ll only talk to female police officers See in context

"says he’ll only talk to female police officers"

Something tells me he's won his 20-something days in detainment.

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Posted in: Are you an anti-vaxxer? See in context

Can't really believe this is a question. I've only encountered one anti-vaxxer in my entire life. About 8 years ago, I was railing against anit-vaxxers at work when I noticed one of my coworkers getting pretty agitated. I talked to him later and that's when he let me know that he and his wife believe that a healthy diet and exercise would do the trick.

I would've never guessed this guy was anti-vax.

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Posted in: 38 Japanese firms' authentication data stolen amid teleworking increase See in context

"some Japanese companies did not update their systems, leaving themselves vulnerable to hackers."

Security 101, ladies and gentlemen.

"No actual damage from the VPN data theft has been reported."

The hackers are called "low and slow" for a reason. Maintain access, cover your tracks.

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Posted in: KFC tells customers to hold off on the 'Finger Lickin' for now See in context

Here's a crazy thought: Buy your KFC to go, return to the house, eat it, lick your fingers if you have to, wash hands thoroughly after the meal is over.

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Posted in: Thousands of S Korean church members quarantined over virus See in context


"We all have right to believe what we believe but i just don’t understand why they have to be at the place? Anyone know the answer to this?"

Answer? No, I can only give you anecdotes. From what I've observed, if the congregation is not in those pews, holding those bibles, singings those songs, and listening to their pastor in that building, they believe they're doing it wrong.

Source: Not a Korean, saw what happens in the US Bible Belt South.

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Posted in: Trump holds up coronavirus aid to block funding for mail-in voting See in context

The title should be everything you need to read. Let's show the President exactly what we think about this in Nov.

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Posted in: Doctors and nurses specializing in infectious diseases are exhausted. They are getting stressed out just by putting on and taking off their protective gear. See in context


Better safe than sorry, right?


"It is a very hard job. I hope everyone appreciates the work they are doing."

It is. I also hope they're being duly compensated at that.

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Posted in: Japan to ban unauthorized drone flights over 15 U.S. military sites See in context

@ InspectorGadget

"It makes you wonder if the US military have a rule for their own personnel in this issue."

They do. "No Drone Zone".

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Posted in: Japan sees fewer COVID-19 hospital deaths than other nations: study See in context

"Japan sees fewer COVID-19 hospital deaths than other nations: study"

No kidding. When you're not testing and you need family approval for autopsies that you'll never get, then yeah, the number will look low.

Good going, Japan. /s

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Posted in: Aichi governor declares state of emergency after virus spike See in context

"But he said the government will not officially ask for people to exercise self-restraint."

That's all they needed to say. Here's to hoping the number of cases doesn't explode.

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Posted in: Do you think herd immunity in a country can curb the coronavirus? See in context

Over the Long term? Maybe.

Right now? Not a chance.

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Posted in: Trump floats idea of election delay See in context

This is going to get ugly as I don't see him accepting a loss.

Are we really going to have to watch a former President and his family get forcibly removed from the White House if he loses?

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Posted in: Chinese authorities take control of U.S. consulate in Chengdu See in context

@NCIS Reruns

"Next, why not up the ante and declare a complete trade embargo between the US and China? Within 18 months Americans will be clad in rags and barefoot and Walmart, Target and all the other big box stores will be shuttered. Likewise for the Apple stores peddling iPhones and iPads. The law of unintended consequences is rather unforgiving."

I wonder if Western corporations ever gave that some thought while they were selling out to China in the name of increasing their profits. They chose to put the majority of the eggs in one basket, and here we are.

I hope the short term gain was worth it.

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Posted in: Road rage suspect goes on trial for assault See in context


"Double figures sentencing, please."

Ha, doubtful.

This guy does need to do something about his thin skin, though.

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Posted in: Why are fruit and vegetables in Japan so expensive? See in context

Some of the fields in this town just got harvested. It makes me sad to see all the daikon, carrots, etc that "didn't make the cut" and are just discarded in the field. I've always been half-tempted to gather it all up and do something with it. There are people in this country who go to bed hungry.

As for annoying prices, it always seems to just be fruit up here.

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Posted in: Fox's Chris Wallace gets praise for his interview with Trump See in context

I'm honestly surprised Fox green lighted this.

Watch Trump run off crying to OANN to make him feel better.

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