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Posted in: Japan's middle class slowly sinking into poverty See in context

And yet according to the Ministry of Finance, whose numbers are reported to the public year after year, Japanese profits are higher than they've ever been. Even with Corona, the economy is stronger than it was in 2002.

You don't have to look far in other countries to see where this is headed. If the 1% of wealthy aren't proportionally taxed, if corporations aren't scaled to support the middle class, Japan is going to slowly turn into a third world country. In 50 years the country will be unrecognizable, which some already say it is.

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Posted in: 7 weird questions female ALTs get asked while teaching English in Japan See in context

Had the writer bothered to survey one male ALT they'd know we get very similar questions. Do I have a girlfriend/wife, do I have kids, etc. As if a man's worth lies solely in his ability as a baby maker

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Posted in: Kono suggests need to end reversal of Japanese names in English See in context

The only sensible solution is to introduce a whole new fifth hybrid katakana-romanesque alphabet and second level of furigana to make it easier on everyone

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Posted in: No need for Abe: Trump already nominated for Nobel Peace Prize See in context

Ok, so the guy who calls Mexicans rapists and wants to build a wall is getting nominated for a peace prize? The guy willing to chum up to North Korea to make a deal despite their numerous crimes against basic human dignity?

Am I reading The Onion?

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Posted in: Koike says 2020 Olympics can be springboard to transform Tokyo See in context

More barriers would be a good start. A few stations like Shimokita and Nakameguro are on the brink of a major horrible accident, where overpopulation and lack of limiters on the floor are going to cause people to spill over. Ive had a few close calls.

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