Brian Wheway comments

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

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

I can't see many people doing this, may be she should have said get stuffed its too much.

she says that her supervisor imposed various conduct regulations only on her, such as limiting the amount of times she was allowed to get up and go to the bathroom.

Tell them to get stuffed, your going to the toilet, take it or leave it would be 99% of people reply,

A Japanese car manufacturing plant near me had a similar situation when they built the plant, The Japanese bosses thought that the UK workers would work for 1-2 hours with out pay at the end of the shift, all of the tools went down and the plant came to a grinding halt. needles to say the bosses could not work this out, the bosses were so use to worker taking this bully boy tactic, so the overtime is now being payed, and believe it or not the company has not folded, so they can afford it, they just use "traditional methods" as a crappy excuse for free labour and ramp up profits, I hope this woman sues the pants of the TV company its about time Japans work place had a massive shake up.

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Posted in: Museum memorializing nuclear disaster opens in Fukushima town See in context

I wonder if the model shows the storage tanks where tens of thousands of tonnes of radioactive water is stored?

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Posted in: Japanese milk cartons adopting plastic caps amid pandemic See in context

If people washed and sanitised their hands, there would be no reason for changing the tops on the cartons.

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Posted in: Trump, Suga discuss 'free and open Indo-Pacific' See in context

"Abenomics" program involved vast government spending and monetary easing, and attempts to cut red tape.

time will tell, but I am not holding my breath

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Posted in: Japan's top court sides with tattoo artist in test case See in context

In the UK tattoo parlours need to be certified and regulated, the regulations come in a form of hygiene, cleaning of the equipment, advising the person how to look after the new tat, etc etc, but non of them need to be qualified as a doctor, that is to much. Does Japan set the standard so high that it puts tat artists off from setting up?

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Posted in: Complaints overwhelm red-tape hotline hours after launch See in context

"received more than 3,000 emails in just hours!"

Oh boy, can you imagine just how many he would get over the next one or two days once the word got around on what he was planning, it would just snow ball. any way who is going to sift through these messages and what will be done about it?

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Posted in: Japan's tallest skyscraper, 'Torch Tower,' to be built in Tokyo See in context

If they are going to build this tower, it must mean that they will have to demolish x amount of buildings, who presently owns these buildings? are they willing to move? what about there employees? how long will the building take to erect? how much will it cost? there is already a shortage of skilled workers, who will build it? some will say the project will come in over budget and being behind on schedule. how many brown paper bags have been bought in? all I see is a fancy idea.

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Posted in: Tire trouble See in context

I read the article that sangetsu posted, it might have been some time ago, but wether this or any other company that ticks over, rather than running at full production, it does not matter wether its in the UK France Germany Timbuktu, if its not efficient or profitable it will close. so if its the "French way" to stand around all day drinking coffee and smoking, talking for a large part of the day, its there own fault, they should understand it can't carry on, and it hasn't. But also the management are to blame as well for letting the sloppy attitude and behaviour to carry on. would I invest in a poorly run company? no, so this is why they have missed out on much needed international investment. 10-1 this factory will be closed, brought, and shipped back to China, set up and run at full capacity, and probably make cheaper tyres!

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Posted in: Fatal accidents continue in forestry industry See in context

I run and own a small tree surgery co here in the UK, the regs over here are stringent, although home owner don't have to comply, It is vital that we are insured, 1 is public liability and 2 employee liability and 3 general insurance that covers theft of tools hired in equipment etc so were covered from all angles. its pure madness not to be insured due to the compensation culture that we live in, if you can't afford it, you should NOT be in business.

I have invested lots of cash into training for the staff, the first and basic piece of training is use and maintenance of a chainsaw, students have to identify problems and rectify problems with the saw, next is felling of small trees then medium and onto larger trees, also next would be climbing tree and performing arial rescue and so on, on each of these courses health and safety legislation is covered..... tree surgery is in the top 4 worlds most dangerous professions, so the business should be tightly regulated, as for standing close to an operator when cutting a tree down, no, sorry keep out of the way, especially if you had no training, most people think its cool to swing a chainsaw around. most of these idiots usually end up on youtube as ultimate fails or they end up in hospital, or the mortuary.

As a poster above said how he and his brother were up a tree on a ladder... ( I already knew what was coming) describe his accident, we see this on a daily basis, and its the same out come. There are stacks like this on you tube, near me some years back and old bloke did the same thing but his wife was holding the ladder, but her out come was terminal for his wife, as the branch hit her clean on the head and killed her, he was arrested on manslaughter charges, ( not sure what happened to him) here is a clip of a terrifying clip its not the full version by the way.. it does go on for 2 minutes, although she's having fun, but the pros shudder with anger and disgust, 1 you never back cut a tree as it can split and you also loose control of the tree, 2 the log flips up and narrowly missus he head ( she was so close to being killed for the second time) later on she is walking over rough ground with the saw running on half revs, if she had fallen, you fill in the details, she has not personal protective equipment at all, the list goes on, ( rant over) ANY one working in this industry MUST have training and full insurance. if you cant afford to insure you or your full time or temp staff, stay out of business its as simple as that.

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Posted in: Suga elected prime minister by Diet; new cabinet contains just 2 women See in context

90% of the above ministers should be put out to pasture let allow hold an office position, Japan really does need some young blood in the cabinet. so what is going to change? nothing probably.

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Posted in: With Abe's exit, South Korea seeks to mend Japan ties See in context

Judging by the first picture, I think Abe san and Mr Moon have been watching too may ABBA videos.

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Posted in: Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly pleads not guilty as trial begins See in context

"The experts believed Nissan was doomed, Kelly said, but "Mr. Ghosn proved the experts wrong. Under Mr. Ghosn, Nissan became very profitable." not now is it ? let it nose dive, they deserve it.

"he could make more money elsewhere even though he was paid more than most Japanese top executives."

aaah, its just become a little bit clearer..... jealousy

if Nissan goes under they have only them selfs to blame. I hope Mr Kelly gets the full press coverage he deserves. and the right out come.

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Posted in: Kono instructs SDF what to do on UFO sightings See in context

@ ken, Ive seen that version a few times and another TV co did a deeper more in-depth interview, what your version didn't report was that as soon as the JL plane landed US government officials got involved and ( allegedly ) some people were told to shut up and some of the evidence was, shall we say "altered" I think that there is too much evidence to rule out UFO totally, If you go back to ancient civilisations like the Inca's there are carvings into the temple stones of pictures of what looks like to be UFO's

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Posted in: Muji to sell candy and snacks by weight, each individually plastic wrapped See in context

More blinking plastic, when will these companies realise we don't need nor does the planet eco system. For goodness sake please stop!!

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan exec Kelly says he will prove his innocence without Ghosn See in context

I can see Nissan closing its doors once and for all, if not a massive down sizing its business, I would like to see the sales figures for the USA over the last past 2 years, I bet they have dropped. I understand that the C19 virus has not helped. As for Mr Kelly, the writings on the wall already, why bother with a trial? I notice that he is sort of distancing him self from Mr Ghosn

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Posted in: Bunraku puppets for children help Japanese master endure coronavirus shutdown See in context

I wonder if he could carry on making appearances and his work shop could be televised by zoom, this could reach a far wider audience, and he could carry on. couldn't NHK undertake a half hour interview with him to promote him and his plight?

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Posted in: Reggae giant Toots Hibbert dead at 77 See in context

Oh boy this is sad news for me today, I've just been listening to toots on youtube and there is some memorable song, mainly monkey spanner, it takes me back to when I was a kid, I can see heaven bumpin' and grindin' a lot tonight! RIP toots.

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Posted in: UK announces first major post-Brexit trade deal -- with Japan See in context

I hope that there is a positive out come for both our countries, but what made me chuckle was the mention of trains from the UK, really? Japan has the Shinkansen, what does the UK have to offer? we can't get our out dated pile of junk passed 125MPH haha who ever thought that we would supply Japan with train needs to quit there day job and get a job as a comedian hahaha!

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

500.000 yen = £3700 ouch! that's going to hurt his ego and his wallet. just remind me how much is a cheap face mask? 20 yen? I don't like these masks, but if it make other sensitive people feel more relaxed and comfortable on a plane, so ill ware one.

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Posted in: Tokyo hotel offers free stay, drinks, and sashimi on one very simple condition See in context

Sign me up, I am on my way!!

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Posted in: A chain of 'welding theme parks' is opening in Japan See in context

PS this must be one of the worst photo shop edited pictures of all time, who ever designed, edited these pictures? sorry guys you must try harder.

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Posted in: A chain of 'welding theme parks' is opening in Japan See in context

I wonder if they will have not one but two Yuru-chara walking around the building? may be they will be called Mig and Tig !!!

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Posted in: PM contender Suga hints at consumption tax hike See in context

I can see the other party now rubbing there hands with joy,

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Posted in: 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' to end in 2021 See in context

Talentless drivel, what are they going to replace it with, watching the potters wheel? paint drying? a dry water stream? a gold fish swimming around on a round bowl looking for a corner? a CCTV live stream of an empty cell waiting for Mr C Ghosn? one of the above will be more entertaining.

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Posted in: Death knell sounds for some of Japan's oldest department stores See in context

Buying goods online is not the only answer, I like to go to the shops try things on etc, I hate buying stuff online as its soul less and if there is a problem where do you take it to? you have to phone up and those dam annoying automated phone lines press 1, press 5 press 3 press 6 then only to find out your in the wrong dept and so it starts again, in a shop you can show them what the problem is, and they rectify it strait away, ( in the UK) also what people don't understand is when they purchase goods, when they arrive and the clothes dont fit or its the wrong colour etc, and return the goods, those goods dont get resold, once its out of its packaging its no good, so it all goes to landfill!!! what a blinking waste!! this is true as a friend of mine use to drive the large lorries and the were escorted to the landfill sites by a rep of the company where the good come from, just to make sure it was ALL delivered and nothing went missing.

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

But only if we had the magical power of winding back the hands of time, I am sure that there would be hundred or thousands of people hearing this little girls story, we would all surly adopt her tomorrow. As for the mother, top tip, when your in such a bad situation, get up one day, take your belongings, the children and walk out, and DONT return.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy dies after choking on large grape at Tokyo kindergarten See in context

It should be made compulsory that ALL teacher undergo first aid training, and the course should be renewed every 2-3 years. Possibly, this tragedy might have been avoided. Is any one to blame? (assuming no one had first aid training) may be the school.

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Posted in: Tokyo man arrested for kidnapping 9-year-old girl he met via online game See in context

This is why we must be vigilante as parents, we must not let children play on the internet unsupervised! yes its convenient and it get the children off your back, but this is what happens when your guard is dropped. the little girl is very lucky to be picked up by the police and returned, I just hope this is a wake up call for parents. if the police didn't act quickly this could have been a different new article.

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Posted in: Japan's economy sinks deeper into worst postwar contraction in Q2 See in context

I notice that there is no statistics covering the lost revenue generated by tourism, and the service industries this must add ?% to Japans economy.

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Posted in: Typhoon heads to South Korea after battering Japan See in context

I was watching the incoming storm on a hotel live web cam on youtube, as the day went on I could see the weather getting worse and worse, and then the web cam stopped working for some reason. either way there is going to be a lot of cleaning up today.

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