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Posted in: One in 10 Japanese are older than 80: gov't data See in context

Presumably all claiming pensions, must be a massive cost. How Japan doesn't collapse I don't know...

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Posted in: Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Jackman separate after 27 years of marriage See in context

I think he wants a younger model

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Posted in: Centenarians in Japan hit record 92,139; women account for 88% See in context

Not good for countries finances.

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Posted in: Moving to Japan to work as a taxi, bus or truck driver may be getting easier soon See in context

I think there are many Chinese doing this already, you just might not realise.

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Posted in: Kishida's new cabinet reflects PM's focus on gender, defense See in context

What's the average age?

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Posted in: ‘That ’70s Show' actor Danny Masterson gets 30 years to life in prison for rapes of 2 women See in context

Why not just make him wear ankle bracelet so his movements can be tracked?

30 years in prison should be for murderers only, like Lucy Letby for example.

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Posted in: Toyota to offer Century SUV in bid to win more wealthy customers See in context

It probably costs as much as Rolls Royce so may as well just get a roller. I mean rich people don't need to worry about reliability so much.

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Posted in: Japan gasoline price hits record ¥185.60 per liter See in context

Sure, if you get paid a UK salary in Japan. Everything is cheap then.

Agreed, I barely work 35 hours a week for 8M gross salary. That's part time Japanese hours.

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Posted in: Japanese economic growth for April-June smashes expectations See in context

Impossible to believe that anyone would work for such an appallingly low wage. I don't believe it.

The salary hasn't even changed and people are queuing up to go to Japan.

I actually know some guy who's been there since 2008 earning 3M per annum, working the same job for literally 12+ years.

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Posted in: Japanese economic growth for April-June smashes expectations See in context

Contrast this to the UK where inflation is sky high and the economy is barely growing. Even the population of the UK increased and the GDP didn't increase.

I've not seen the yen at 185 to the pound for a long time. 12 years ago I worked as an English teacher for 3M per year which now seems an incredibly low wage. I understand those salaries haven't changed much since.

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Posted in: Paper exams, chatbot bans: Colleges seek to 'ChatGPT-proof' assignments See in context

Seems like the whole idea of writing essays and handing them in to be read and marked is dead for ever.

How long before authors are feeding all their works into LLMs and producing new works, slapping their name on it and selling it.

University's are like the music industry when Napster came along.

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Posted in: Japan traffic accident deaths up in Jan-June for 1st rise in 10 years See in context

I've always suspected Japanese cars look like the centre of gravity is a bit higher and that they might topple easily.

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Posted in: Japan trounces Spain 4-0 to top Group C at Women's World Cup See in context

Is there any chance they can play against England if they progress to the later stages? I'd definitely watch that.

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Posted in: McDonalds’ branch in Kanagawa bans entire school from entering restaurant See in context

People studying in coffee shops is very annoying. I want to spend money and enjoy a drink but I can't because the tables are blocked.

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Posted in: In age of AI, women battle rise of deepfake porn See in context

I wouldn't get too upset about it. This is just the beginning, AI will eventually destroy a lot of white collar jobs that women do now.

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Posted in: Central Tokyo condo price soars to record high in 1st half of 2023 See in context

Don't these things depreciate to zero? I mean if you kept it for decades and and decades. You own no land.

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Posted in: Central Tokyo condo price soars to record high in 1st half of 2023 See in context

That's pretty much $900k for an apartment, expensive!!

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Posted in: 'Oppenheimer' isn't opening in Japan this week, but the country has a long history of cinema about the war See in context

Does the movie cover the full context about why the bombs were developed and dropped on Japan?

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Posted in: Hospital doctors walk out in UK health service's biggest ever strike See in context

How about all the poor in the UK, how are they supposed to pay 30% of cost? You should the queues for the food bank here, so much poverty.

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Posted in: 27% of Japan's nursing homes face bankruptcy due to price hikes: survey See in context

This is the sort of headline which makes you realise growing old in Japan is not going to work out well. Imagine it will be worse for gaijin too, unless you're very wealthy.

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Posted in: With record unemployment, China's youth confront bleak job market See in context

Japan should be inviting them over.

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Posted in: Wages finally rising in Japan, as inflation eats away at consumer gains See in context

The average working week is around 40 hours with a government minimum paid holiday entitlement of 5.6 weeks.

I barely work 35 hours since the shift to permanent WFH and getting 30 days paid leave. I can never work in Japan ever again.

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Posted in: 'The Full Monty' returns 25 years on, with its politics laid bare See in context

I'm a fan of Carlyle, he was great in "To end all wars".

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Posted in: Tokyo metropolitan gov't to start using ChatGPT from August See in context

Does this finally mean the end to badly translated English so often seen in Japan?

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Posted in: Homework will 'never be the same,' says ChatGPT founder See in context

Talking about AI in the land of the hanko and fax machine.

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Posted in: 2 planes bump into each other at Tokyo's Haneda airport See in context

How comes they don't have proximity warning like in a car?

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Posted in: Hollywood actors guild votes to authorize strike, as writers strike continues See in context

I don't even watch new films or TV series that often, I much prefer the old stuff.

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Posted in: Japan's fertility rate drops for 7th straight year in 2022 See in context

Now, they are going to make it a lot easier on themselves if they vote out the political establishment and blow up the pension system.

Need to wait for those voters to pass on, although they would constantly be replaced by an ever increasing elderly population.

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Posted in: Japan's fertility rate drops for 7th straight year in 2022 See in context

People simply having sex does NOT mean they are going to commit to raising children.

It's true because...

There were 126,174 abortions in Japan in fiscal 2021, according to the health ministry.

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Posted in: Japan's fertility rate drops for 7th straight year in 2022 See in context

Many people prefer a dog.

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