Except for India, China's "investments" in projects and corruption grant them an absolute support in these areas. Strategically speaking, what is there interest in making allies with a US harbor (Japan), a place US will leave as soon as the ratio cost/benefit is not in their favor ? For Vietnam probably some investments, that's it.
It behoves ALL countries in the region to make a united stand against China's incursions in the region, not just Japan and Vietnam, but Thailand, Cambodia, Laos in the immediate region, and India, Pakistan and so on. Support all the like-minded neighbours and the rest of the world may support you too!
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maintains some of the strictest quarantine rules in the world, an approach that has kept virus cases low but left most residents cut off from the rest of the world for the past 18 months
Surely HK is not the only case because many sentences in this article apply to Japan as well. Any information on this topic related to Japan or is it censored and we are starting another "finger pointing marathon" ?
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If the productivity is as low as human can achieve why work 4-5 days a week anyway ?
Unfortunately this is created to cut the wages, not allow more work life balance for free.
with productivity showing limited improvement as people take fewer holidays compared to other developed countries and labor mobility stays low.
This is as usual a convinient half truth, the reality is that:
there is mostly no capability to manage, understand, organize work in JP companies
there is no capability to communicate on what's wrong and improve itpeople can't get fired and promotion are time based : employees do not need to focus on their work, just attend
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With a 7.2% stake they have as much chances of calling an EGM, or a GM and then pass a Resolution calling for the Directors to resign, as Peppa pig flying.
I say to Toshiba:
a) Ignore them;
b) Send them packing
Keep Japan Japanese.
Wake up call, Japan is amercian since 70 years. That's why they wrote constitution ...
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All these articles and comments about who's right and wrong are bogus on this topic in Japan.
The issue that JP has with Korea is racial and discrimatory, the other way around is true as well.
Any words or concepts are meaningless, whatever Korea does that is not in favor of the JP narrative will be bashed endlessly wether there are good or bad reasons. whatever Korea does in favor of the JP narrative will be prasied endlessly whether there are good or bad reasons. This is how this topic works.
This just shows the world why some countries shouldn't have an army, because they can''t deal with their own feeling and biases, and responsibilities afterwards... You don't give a gun to a child, you don't expect eh child to understand the extend of the problem afterwards, do you ?
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Then why France is rated higher ? Doesn't fit any of your critera.
I think a lot of Americans think favorably of any country that doesn't have daily mass shootings, weekly looting and burning, constant demonstrations and screaming about anything and somewhere that doesn't have 100,000 people per month invading its borders.
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Haven't the vaccines been sold with the understanding that there is no guarantee in not catching / not spreading the disease anyway ?
Not an expert but it takes about 9 years to developp a vaccine, test it, deploy it on the market. Doing so in 9 months is not common.
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@NipponGloryhole, if you could explain us what is the "japan model" please ? Because in English (objective factual language in the way it is used) it looks a lot like a synonym of "doing nothing"
At least in Osaka they seem to be actually measuring the trend of the pandemic which is the first step to get ready for any event such as Olympics. Too complicated for NPCs ?
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Do you mean all east Asian countries teach people only via propaganda ? Nooo really ?
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Talking about Zibabwe, it does better than Japan for Covid vaccine injections, a model to follow ?
"reserve fund" ? They can print any amount of yen they choose. They can make us all trillionaires, just like in Zimbabwe.
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Monty seems a genuinely nice person but stayed in Japan too long. There is only sophism and JP acceptable / not acceptable thoughts left.
He trying to say what is the problem lifting a SOE that many described as inefficient - with reason - whatever the - fake - number of case is.
Between - - are doomsayers thoughts.
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Some firms are shifting away from across-the-board wage hikes toward a more varied approach on remuneration. More of them are adopting merit-based wages, rather than seniority-oriented pay, to lure young talent
If that was 1% true most their current management would be homeless so no.
The old boys need cash for kyabakura this weekend, merit based approach is impossible in JP unless culture changes and probably, all prostitution venues are closed. The they wouldn't need so much cash.
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Robert Mae's analysis & post is 100% correct and yes it is a copy of Amazon and all the other sites that opened in the US a few months or year before.
Since then, it has been a trend for Rakuten that never innovated on anything. All services are copies of something usually from overseas that is japanized, and despite announcements no new technology has ever been created.
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I say NO to drugs and anything made in China!
Not true you wouldn't be able to post here without a computer, tablet or phone, would you ?
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I think the JP variant is old news already,
you could see mentions in international press months ago, along with SA/ Brazil ones.
Good to start sharing the news i guess.
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Thank you Asiaman7, case closed.
J Mark Ramseyer is actually sponsored by Mitsubishi. Literally.
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it has performed about 60 COVID-19 tests per 1,000 people,
Interesting numbers, I d like to know who provide the source for calculation.
JP population: about 120M
Let's take over a year: 365 days
60 tests per 1000 people OK.
That gives 19,726 tests per day everyday since February last year which we all know is way higher than the reports.
What is interesting here is
Have these tests been performed but were never reported in the media ?
Or is this rate number invented like numbers in every JP company accounting dpt ?
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It will be time to install an android emulator I guess ... The 7.5 billion app (probably worth couple 1000 usd only) will be full of security issues, do not install on your phone.
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note from science
With a possible 200% error margin, depending on the weather, the mood of workers counting the cases, the workload of the workers receiving the faxes, the unaccounted cases from private sector, the unaccounted cases yesterday, the cases submitted too late on Friday, the case we couldn't track bc Android app doesn't work and political PR needs.
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It is not sexism that is deep rooted in the society it is discrimination and prejudice.
Sexism is just one of the expression of a value that is fundamental to Japan.
Just look at the articles about Korea, most posters are unable to develop a minimum of critical thinking just because "it is koreans".
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Nothing about the JP variant yet ?
Because it was all over the less censored foreign media few days ago.
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you will be able to assess the situation then make a plan to handle it.
Very very rare to see some lead make a decision based on facts in Japan.
i Hope they won't have problems for making the decision not to hide problems under the carpet.
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Very intelligent message to the much needed expat community here:
JP man doesn't respect quarantine and spreads virus. Conclusion this is a foreign virus, let's create rules against foreigners. Below third world.
@Aly @William, all the best for you !
Starting to think that any foreigner with a bit of common sense MUST follow your steps.
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I do not see the link between idiot, fearmongering, media, SOE, one foreigner, his GF and 7.11.
Again, and all opinions matter ofc, politely, you are simply building up a story based on your own bias with your own limitations as we all do. Trying to be more local than the locals.
People being genuinely afraid at the virus can wear a mask and be pro-SOE. The place of your birth do not matter. The mask (that i wear) has not been proven to prevent anything, not touching objects and washing hands is far more useful. Therefore limiting exposure in public places makes sense.
What matters is the expertise behind decisions made fighting the pandemic and the goal of such decisions. Not personal own beliefs or repeating them ad eternam.
Exactly, and regarding population proportions, well this is a daily observation ..
Maybe like me you just see "people" not really just based on their race.
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If people behave in a well manner by using their best personal preventions, a SOE is not necessary.
But the stupid media and fear mongering idiots are pushing the SOE because they need new sensation news for their daily reports.
Before calling other idiots and categorizing them, look at your posts.
Only health professionals could say if an SOE is useful or not, not the average immature salaryman NPC in Tokyo ... Unfortunately in this case it appears to be just a political move "to look like something is done"
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Complete denial. There is nothing factual in your statement. High end is since long time designed and produced in Korea and China. If you are sensible to forced labor don't buy any JP product made in China then. If you are sensible to IP theft what about Sony walkman ? Isn't Xperia a copy of Samsung with low Q OS ?
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Posted in: Women are not only bearing the brunt of job losses, but also the pressure of additional household chores. A spate of high profile celebrity suicides is also an influencing factor, most likely exacerbated by the on-going stigma surrounding mental health issues in Japan. See in context
When a culture doesn't recognize the individuals but only groups such as "the women" or "the foreigners" or "the celebrities". There is actually no concern about individual problems such as "mental health" as long as the group looks fine. Therefore i do not see how anything could be done with the actual situation.
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