Brilliant. Sounds like GSK could teach Japanese firms a thing or two.
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Profit would soar for your domestic business too if you were allowed to book flights more than two months in advance. Seriously, what is that rule all about? I have never heard of it in any other country but Japan!
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Set the aircon at home to 23 degrees from May and leave it on for summer - I would rather throw money at the problem and fail to understand why there is anything to be gained from feeling lethargic, sweaty and uncomfortable for five months out of every 12.
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I think it's better to look at relative poverty. Of course 1 dollar 25 a day isn't much, but then in those areas rent doesn't cost £600/month, or oranges 300 yen each!
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Just because you might shower at night doesn't mean you won't sweat overnight. I personally think it's more grimy not to shower in the morning - you are going to work dirty - nice!
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I wish people would stop calling it 'child porn'. It is not child porn, it is child abuse.
Porn implies consent on behalf of the person being filmed.
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I am astonished by this. I think Japanese people here are uniformly underdressed for everything. Even at a wedding I went to, I was the smartest, most well-dressed person there. As Paul says above, the ridiculous baggy, shapeless layering of Japanese women's clothes, in insipid, washed out colours, would make them look homeless anywhere else in the world.
Japanese people's skin is pretty awful too, and of course the teeth, thanks to a reluctance to eat copious fresh fruit and vegetables, and an aversion to dairy. High prices of these foodstuffs, and a commitment to brushing off all their enamel five minutes after finishing eating (a practice that would never be endorsed anywhere else) won't encourage a better diet any time soon.
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Japan doesn't need more immigration; it needs a feminist revolution. Japan has a huge, talented workforce in the shape of its women, and yet they are not being encouraged to go back to work after having children. My solution?
End the casual sexism in workplaces, so that the 10% of women who are fired for being pregnant are better protected in law. Extend maternity leave from 8 weeks (too short for women who are still suffering from lochia) and then make affordable childcare easier to find and easier to enrol. Give mothers and fathers a protected right to apply for flexible working after having children.
Japan also needs to make more babies... So, make pregnancy and birth free on the NHI (not reimbursed). Allow pain relief in labour (I know many women who have stopped at one child simply because labour pain is too great).
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