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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

This is NOT going to be published in the Japanese media

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Posted in: Japan finds luring businesses from Hong Kong may be tough See in context

The #1 thing that Japan could do to draw HK business would be to offer immediate permanent residence to HK nationals that agree to invest a certain amount.

That is if permanent residence has any credibility which as we now all know has no meaning at all.

18 ( +18 / -0 )

Posted in: Change of tune: Japanese music fans moving from CDs to streaming services See in context

Took a pandemic but a step in the right direction.

The CD sales were a rip-off anyway

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Posted in: 28 telecom firms challenge $40 billion NTT takeover bid See in context

Cannot have healthy competition when you make the rules

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Posted in: 28 telecom firms challenge $40 billion NTT takeover bid See in context

The government shouldn't be involved in a business sector it supposedly regulates.

Shouldn't even be in business in the first place.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at highest level since June 1991 on hopes of economic recovery See in context

The government shouldn't be involved in a business sector it supposedly regulates.

Shouldn't even be in business in the first place.

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Posted in: Ginza subway station in Tokyo renovated to show elegance See in context

Really looks good

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan's top court backs lower pay for nonregular employees See in context

This is unfair. Most of the time there is no distinction between regular and non regular workers. It is unreasonable to imagine a situation where a Japanese non regular worker refusing to do a job they are assigned just because they are not regular workers. They are all the same set of cogs in the machine.

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Posted in: Nissan employee testifies against former exec Kelly at trial See in context

Sham of a trial

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Posted in: Mt Fuji gets season's 1st snowcap, 24 days earlier than last year See in context

I'm in Fukushima and it does feel colder than last year this time

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: Number of elderly reaches record 36.17 mil in Japan See in context

Big surprise!

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Honda goes small with first all-electric car See in context

Scaling production is the most difficult past. You can't just wake up and decide to compete against Tesla

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan to ease COVID-19 entry curbs on foreigners with resident visas: NHK See in context

Yep too little too late, non-Japanese should know very clearly now that they will always be second class citizens. To be honest, you'd have to be a bit silly or desperate to stay in Japan after this!

Some unfortunately have no choice as they are too in deep with family ties. But as a current student, I have to be stupid to not look elsewhere to migrate. I really wanted to call this place home but now I've even stopped learning Japanese. I'm done.

18 ( +22 / -4 )

Posted in: Japan officials explored possibility of Nissan-Honda merger: Financial Times See in context

Something tells me it was Nissan who asked the government for help with a Honda merger. Of course they won't admit that.

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Posted in: 1st hearing for former Nissan exec Kelly to start Sept 15 See in context

@Brian Wheway

I do the same when choosing a rental car.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Tokyoites leaving bustle behind as pandemic proves catalyst for change See in context

I understand the benefits of teleworking.

But my biggest worry is to start setting rigid ethics that plague there workplace to them crawl it's way into digital meetings.

It would be a nightmare honestly.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: 2 doctors arrested over assisted death of terminally ill woman See in context

I think the caretaker was in on it too

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Posted in: Tokyo enlists nightclub workers for Q&A-style videos to fight coronavirus See in context

These places themselves are not creating much value or supporting much of a supply chain.

@kohakuebisu Unfortunately, this is the industry that is visible in the public eye. So few people actually realise how unimportant they are to the real economy.

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Posted in: Striking medical workers warn pay reduction jeopardizes patient care See in context

It's really not surprising that these workers pay is being cut. Why? Because like other life time workers in Japan, they have nowhere else to go. If there was good mobility of labor, people could negotiate for higher pay or end up going elsewhere for higher pay. But since you are there for life you really have little choice in what pay you get. That's why wages in this country have been stagnant.

When negotiating, the side that can afford to leave the negotiation with little to lose always ends up getting what they want. In this case, the nurses have more to lose when they walk out. Because they can't find a similar position in another hospital. They would have to start from the bottom at the same level of somebody who graduated this year and be given the same pay.

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Posted in: Nissan rolls out new electric crossover to boost image See in context

People really misunderstand Tesla. Nobody has the experience to compete with Tesla . At this point the writing is in the wall. You could either work with Tesla to produce cars for you or you go bankrupt. Any serious automaker will be begging Tesla to produce cars for them. That is Tesla's end goal. You first heard it here guys.

Nissan will NOT be able to scale this car. Just look at how other automakers have scraped any plans for their EVs. You don't just wake up and decide you are going to complete with Tesla. At the very least you will have to undergo almost a decade of having only losses just like Tesla did. The J government will have to print money to save them in the near future. You also heard this here guys.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 24-year-old girlfriend See in context

Good think the bastard didn't find the son and decide to leave no witness.

RIP to his mom

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan to boost space cooperation with U.S. in revised policy See in context

Lots of countries waking up after the SpaceX historic flight. The writing is in the wall. Japan doesn't want to be left behind.

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Posted in: Money-losing Mitsubishi Motors execs to take pay cuts See in context

Less than 2 years after the take over, everybody from the coup plottets, shareholders and employees have all become worse-off.

There really can't be a better example of a lose-lose situation.

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Posted in: Former AKB48 star Watanabe retires from showbiz over health reasons See in context

Health concerns? 

More like her managers deemed her to be too old and wanted to make way for fresh blood.

Look out for a po*n debut sometime soon.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Posted in: Abe weighs skipping visit to Russia next month in favor of G7 summit See in context

The NASA still relies on the Russian rocketry for the American space programs. That reliance won't go anywhere soon.

SpaceX has changed that. No more Russian monopoly.

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Posted in: Frontline health workers in Japan continue to face discrimination over virus See in context

Discrimination is totally wrong. But the sad thing is, if it were pilots, taxi drivers or Fukushima residents that are being discriminated against, these same medical staff will join in the discrimination.

This culture has to change.

How? I have no idea

When? Maybe never

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Posted in: 3 dead, 2 injured in car collision in Mie See in context

From what I read, I think 3 people got injured, not 2

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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