Raising up kids in Japan still have huge problems that will not be solved by free pre-school. There is no system to give relief to parents, services as basic as baby sitting don't exist or are too expensive. This is a cultural thing. Help to mothers with household chors also don't exist. Similarly parental leaves for fathers mostly exists in documents and are not easy to avail. There are too many other things to list. I would say changing culture and mindset is as important as investing in the system.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
In Japan speed limits are a joke, no one follows them anyways. Plz have more realistic limits.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
My heart is with you, but you are fighting in vain. Japan has yet to enter 21st century or even 20th century in many areas. Judicial system is one of them.
1 ( +5 / -4 )
Sad world we live in, I stand by Palestinians right to breath.
10 ( +13 / -3 )
Are they also above 80 years of age like the cabinet
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Osaka mayor cut ties, also please grab a tissue and cry like baby. Come on, admit what you did and appologise show remorse. This goes for all countries not only Japan.
-6 ( +2 / -8 )
Why not do what normal places do. Put a charge for parking and make it free for hospital visitors.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Clear sign that Japan is an aging society. Or already aged society.
6 ( +7 / -1 )
"Will be banned from bringing families", is this 21st century.
5 ( +7 / -2 )
Great to see the train service up and running again. Kudos to a lot of work and dedication that went into it.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Do you need a disaster to realize that you NEED MULTILINGUAL SUPPORT everywhere especially if you are promoting tourism. I am afraid if something like this happens during olympics they will keep announcing and showing all the information in Japanese and no one will understand anything. FOR GOD's SAKE get out of the Island mentality.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Whoever did wrong must pay for it. But sometimes humanitarian leniency is required in such cases. They can find other kinds of punishments. When it comes to basic humanity we all know where Japan stands.
-2 ( +14 / -16 )
Two things at play here. Industry monopoly and pressure groups and Japanese people island mentality. Two things that stop Japan from joining otger developed countries.
1 ( +4 / -3 )
Good to see that the Mayor still have hope to change the beliefs of Japanese society.
8 ( +9 / -1 )
Germans killed us and now we have license to kill Palestinians, this is Israel philosophy. Sad world we live in.
1 ( +3 / -2 )
Restaurants must abide by all sanitary laws, no excuse for that.
But please cook the meat before eating it, that is what we (humans) have been doing for thousands of years. In my opinion there will always be a risk in eating raw meat.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Why are people so surprised, corruption is a norm in dictatorships. With a single ruling party from God knows when it is more like a dictatorship than democracy. I know Japanese people will shout at this issue but if you vote today they will elect Abe again. For them trying anything new is too frightening.
-6 ( +5 / -11 )
Pathetic and disgraceful. I am sure if the hold election today Abe will come again. Japanese people accept the corruption of ruling party. Same party for 7 decades. Its like a kingdom or a dictatorship. With no one to challenge, it is bound to be corrupt.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
It is a disgrace, nothing should be above humanity. I am all in for extremely carefulness, but if someone really in need want refugee he should never be denied that right. Japanese moved to several countries to run away from wars, now it is your turn to take in refugees.
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
Very sad that this is allowed anywhere in the world, not to mention a so called developed country.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
It can't happen everyday. I blame girls too. I see on some metro lines the cars reserved for females are almost empty. They may have to walk a bit more to use this car but they can feel safer. So why not leave the house 2 minutes earlier and use those cars.
-6 ( +1 / -7 )
Very sad, I feel that in Japan everyone is on his own. No one seems to have a friend or relative with whom they can discuss their problems.
2 ( +4 / -2 )
Hehehe at least they have sense of humor. This kind of appeals have become a joke.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Value of life in Japan = 1.1 m yen.
1 ( +3 / -2 )
Shame on you Japan, get out of the Island mentality. Japanese were granted asylum in many countries during the war. It is your turn to return the favor to the world.
-4 ( +9 / -13 )