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Posted in: 33 dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio See in context

Fire Prevention is something Japan does not understand and I'm not being sarcastic. If you've ever been in a Don Quiote Store you'll know what I'm talking about. Can't remember how many places I've been to where I thought I'd die if a fire ever broke out. No escape, many restaurants, bars and clubs even block secondary exits to make people take the elevator.

Historians will tell you how bad fire management was in the Japanese Navy and how their lack of training in fire prevention hastened their deaths when struck.

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Posted in: Gov't data show exodus to Tokyo from other parts of Japan continues See in context

Have to agree with bullfighter. I spent a good 11 years in Kyushu travelling around to every nook and cranny of the island. There are soooo Manu georgeous bridges libraries highway station and there are beautiful new schools dotted everywhere sometimes housing only a few students. They get lots of money from Toyko! That and I spent 2years as an CIR working in a small city hall in a town of 7000. It is standard to budget as much as possible into your yearly plan each year in order to continue to receive the money from Tokyo. Even for my own CIR programs I was advised to budget "more than you need" incase you run out of funds, and also to keep the money flowing "from Tokyo" every year. It's open and common knowledge in Japan.

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Posted in: 2020 Olympics may spell disaster for Tokyo's commerce and industry See in context

I have friends that works at construction companies that build stages for exhibitions. They spend a lot of time on projects held at the sites mentioned on this article. I never thought of it before but now I can imagine how some companies may shut down if Big Site is unavailable for 20 months and other sites are down for months at a time. Their whole business is built around exhibitions so if those exhibitions leave the country, there goes their business.

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Posted in: Abe says way to peace treaty with Russia coming into sight See in context

Why the sudden change of stance by Abe? Could it be the result of the meeting with the man who wrote "Art of the Deal" - The man who believes that compromise is the key to all deals?

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan wonders where its customers went See in context

Ohh McD's Japan was run by a Canadian! If you're a Canadian like me and understand what customer service is like in Canada, this is no surprise.

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Posted in: Ninja-seeking Aichi Pref inundated with overseas applications See in context

180000 yen to do backflips and throw shuriken...what a great job! There was a year that I lived on a tight budget in Tokyo for just under 130000 yen a month: 60000rent, 10000train, 6000phone,10000util, 25000food, and the rest to various things. So it's defiantly doable in Aichi.

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