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Posted in: More details emerge over Kawasaki stabbing rampage, killer See in context

Very sad story. With guns you can bring in new laws, but with knives, what should be the best course of action. Probably better identification mechanism and facilities for mentally ill seems to be the only solution. I hope such kind of thing never happens again.

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Posted in: Abe says he is outraged over stabbing rampage See in context

Very sad, how can we stop this kind of attack to happen again?

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Posted in: Trump hints he won't push Japan for trade deal before summer election See in context

I wonder if they told Trump to use family name first and given name last.

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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

Really Guys is this a problem? What about foriegn names in Japanese. Never thought that a govt can spend time and money on such useless thing.

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Posted in: Gov't to urge firms to hire employees until age 70 amid labor crunch See in context

Govt next step to solve labor shortage will be to urge companies to allow work till the age of 80.

I see a real problem but all proposed solutions are just gimmicks.

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Posted in: Abe explains choice of Reiwa for next era name See in context

Wishing Japan all the best for the new Era.

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Posted in: Closing time? Japan's convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labor crunch See in context

Japan have relatively simple solution to the labor shortage problem. I am using the word simple because many countries have shown the correct way to do it. Provide practical childcare support so mothers can work, increase minimum wage, or increase immigration to replenish the decreasing labor. A better strategy would be have a multi-pronged approach. Yet somehow we keep seeing such articles very often without any serious action on part of the government.

I feel that government will realize ultimately that they have to do something real. But it might be too little too late by then.

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Posted in: Ruling finalized ordering cell phone TV owners to pay public NHK subscription fee See in context

By the way, why don't we add NHK tax on anyone entering Japan.

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Posted in: Ruling finalized ordering cell phone TV owners to pay public NHK subscription fee See in context

Keeps getting ridiculous.

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Posted in: Pakistan shoots down 2 Indian air force planes; carries out strikes in Kashmir See in context

Wow amazed at how people are misinformed on Pakistan India issue. For example @AlexBecu says Pakistan got Nukes first. The truth is that India got them in 1973 while Pakistan developed afterwards and reached that capability in 1990s. People should understand that when they don't know what they are talking about, not commenting is a better option.

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Posted in: Pakistan shoots down 2 Indian air force planes; carries out strikes in Kashmir See in context

I hope both countries will show restraint after this. But response from Pakistan was justified under given circumstances. I hope both Pakistan and India should understand that Kashmir is an unresolved issue and they must find some solution through dialogs.

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Posted in: Abe discusses Russia, Japan's low birthrate, social security in New Year statement See in context

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.

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Posted in: Founder of staffing firm gets suspended sentence for speeding at 147 kph on expressway See in context

In Japan speed limits are a joke, no one follows them anyways. Plz have more realistic limits.

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Posted in: Foreign divorced parents fight in vain for child custody in Japan See in context

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.

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Posted in: Australia considering embassy move to Jerusalem: PM See in context

Sad world we live in, I stand by Palestinians right to breath.

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Posted in: On your way See in context

Great shot ... elegant princess.

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Posted in: Cabinet approves 52 aides to ministers after reshuffle See in context

Are they also above 80 years of age like the cabinet

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Posted in: Osaka cuts sister city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue See in context

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.

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Posted in: Saitama hospital threatens to inject owners of illegally parked cars with needles See in context

Why not do what normal places do. Put a charge for parking and make it free for hospital visitors.

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Posted in: Abe faces host of diplomatic, economic issues after cabinet revamp See in context

Clear sign that Japan is an aging society. Or already aged society.

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Posted in: Kyoto introduces lodging tax on tourists See in context

There are enough taxes already, just lack of competency.

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Posted in: Japan faces scrutiny over longer detentions at immigration centers See in context

"Will be banned from bringing families", is this 21st century.

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Posted in: Railway services to typhoon-hit Kansai airport resume See in context

Great to see the train service up and running again. Kudos to a lot of work and dedication that went into it.

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Posted in: Osaka to provide multilingual disaster information for foreigners See in context

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.

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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context

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.

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Posted in: Scorching heat continues for much of Japan See in context

Seriously, is this supposed to be a fun.

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Posted in: Airbnb, Uber woes show Japan does not share easily See in context

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.

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Posted in: Female mayor battles sumo rule allowing only men in the ring See in context

Good to see that the Mayor still have hope to change the beliefs of Japanese society.

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Posted in: Watery welcome See in context

Are they wearing suits under water?

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Posted in: Israeli forces kill 16 Palestinians in Gaza border protests See in context

Germans killed us and now we have license to kill Palestinians, this is Israel philosophy. Sad world we live in.

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