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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

What's next, introducing a special tax for having weekends and holidays?

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Posted in: Japan considering restricting senior citizens’ access to ATMs See in context

Now imagine CBDCs (central bank digital currencies) or digital yen being already rolled out. One click by government and all your access is severed, no need for discussions. Scary.

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Posted in: Japanese people urged to travel abroad to help airlines, tourism industry See in context

It's easy - you want the number of travelers to be like before the pandemics? Offer the pre-pandemic prices then, brainiacs...

I used to pay around 80k-90k for a roundtrip to Hungary. Flew there on Christmas as my last time home was in 2019. It cost me 220k. Ridiculous!

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Posted in: Why are Japanese homes so poorly insulated? See in context

"In fact, the cabinet once did approve of implementation of mandatory standards for insulation by 2020, but the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism strongly opposed it, claiming it would affect small- and medium-sized home builders, who 'lack experience.'

Right here. Instead of keeping an incentive for one's innovation or improvements , natural to free market, let's kill it and keep those lacking experience in the business by protecting them.

Why would anyone want to improve and gain experience when there is also no pressure from consumers?

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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context

Japan changes only after some strong international ( outside of Japan) pressure, but these pathetic Twitter protests won't do it. I can see it happening only if other countries ban Japanese from entry as well. You know, reciprocity...it actually bugs me that no country has done it yet.

Anyway, maybe someone should tell those japanophils and otakus that Japanese Unis are not worth it. Especially, if they really want to study and learn something (including thinking) if we talk about Master/PhD degrees.

In my lab, we have a 2nd year Master student who still has not been allowed to enter Japan, but our uni doesn't mind charging her a full tuition for online classes. I think this clearly demonstrates the message Japan sends - as always, they don't want foreigners, just their money

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Posted in: Nearly all Japan's school boards scrap gender field on applications See in context

But by chromosome, they are neither male nor female. Why should they have to be pigeonholed into these decisions just because you're uncomfortable with the idea of other genders?

Men/boys with XXY have Klinefelter syndrome


Please, let's not ignore biology, science and facts.

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Posted in: Married couple arrested for assaulting 2 employees at train station See in context

I don't understand - if people get somehow assaulted in this country, no one ever fights back? And an assaulter then calmly waits for police to come? I saw several stories here like this.

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Posted in: U.N. rights committee urges Japan to let children be children See in context

I have been always curious what those kids study in their schools and juku...they spend endless time there, but if you ask them any kind of general stuff, especially outside Japan, they have no idea about anything, no opinion, empty glances. What do they study all the time? 14 y high school student could not tell me the title of her favourite manga because she could not read its kanji.

Not to mention, that companies hiring fresh graduates do not care about whole education (just ranking of their university) , because they train them like little pets from the beginning.

So, not being able to have childhood, then you have an army of emotionally immature adults playing games, being all kawaii and childish - if you have tried to have some normal conversation with women or other men, you know what I am talking about.

I do not know if this is everywhere in Japan or just because of me living in inaka.

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