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Posted in: Some companies try 4-day workweek to offer flexibility to employees See in context

and how much time does the body need to recover from 4 straight days of working? I'm sorry but this is entirely missing the point and quite offensive that these companies would tote this as progressive at all.

sounds like a faster way to burn out.

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Posted in: Kishida calls for unity at party convention to win upcoming election See in context

and thanks to voter apathy and nationalism we'll continue to get garbage like this. yay

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Posted in: Services open doors for minorities in Japan looking for housing See in context

Really great this service exists...but honestly it's depressing it even had to. Why doesn't the gov't regulate this kind of thing? racial/sexual discrimination should be flat out illegal and punishable.

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Posted in: Record number of child abuse, domestic violence cases reported in 2021 See in context

I'm willing to bet the sad excuses for parents and guardians were terrible people BEFORE the pandemic. hopefully these kids can get the counselling and support they deserve

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Posted in: Wage talks begin in Japan amid economic uncertainties posed by COVID See in context

cough dispatch companies cough

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Posted in: Justice minister orders probe of Vietnamese intern abuse case See in context

"We believe it's rooted in a lack of human rights awareness..."

so...there are some Japanese who haven't heard about human rights ?? hah...hah what?? okay right

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Posted in: Japan must co-exist with virus while achieving growth, says minister See in context

won't someone please think of the economy!


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Posted in: Border restrictions force 300 foreigners to decline Japan teacher jobs See in context

the whole ALT system is horribly broken. no loss here. perhaps the existing teachers will have some bargaining power now.

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Posted in: U.S. opens probe into Tesla letting drivers play video games See in context

good! distracted driving is extremely dangerous. cough TVs in Japanese cars cough

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Posted in: Panel recommends no change to male-only emperor system See in context

and what was the ratio of men to women on that panel? and also average age? those are important to understand this decision

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Posted in: Osaka arson suspect identified; all similar buildings to be inspected See in context

this really is heart breaking. also how is one fire escape route even legal? I'm unfamiliar with Japanese building codes but there should always be at least two escapes.

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Posted in: JR East, West to cut commuter services next year amid pandemic See in context

so instead of a regular intervals of busy trains, we'll have fewer, absolutely slammed trains. great...just what everyone wanted

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Posted in: As more companies shift to 4-day work week, new complexities arise See in context

unsurprisingly these companies are missing the entire point of a 4 day work week. it's not a punishment (reduced wages) it's a healthy work-life balance. sigh

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Posted in: Japan reverses halt of inbound flight bookings after criticism See in context

I believe this change only affects Japanese nationals. Foreign residents will be unable to return.

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Posted in: Over 10 mil users affected by NTT Docomo's system failure in October See in context

how about their criminally slow "fiber internet"? was that part of this outage too?

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Posted in: Kishida dissolves lower house for Oct 31 national election See in context

oooo very spooky!

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Posted in: Keeping a watchful eye See in context

absolutely terrifying. welcome to dystopia

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Posted in: There has been no change even after the law to promote efforts to prevent school bullying was established in 2013 after my son's suicide. See in context

Parents and teachers could do A LOT more to intervene. Let's also teach kids some confidence!

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Posted in: Surfers sidelined as California races to clean up oil spill See in context

won't someone please think of the surfers?


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Posted in: Japan eyes tougher jail sentence for insults to tackle cyberbullying See in context

to those saying oh just don't go online are either Luddites, not creatives/business owners of some kind(they use socials for promoting and sharing their work) or just plain ignorant.

the fact is that the internet is and has been a part of our lives for decades. we need to learn to treat each other better using it. it's just as real and impactful as physical space.

secondly what an insult to Kimura that those people only had to pay 90 dollars for contributing to her death.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency again; set road map to lift curbs See in context

lol I'm sorry, what restrictions are there now?

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Posted in: Takaichi joins race to be next PM; outlines 'Sanaenomics' policy See in context

Michael Scott "no" meme

Our world does NOT need more fascism!

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Posted in: Trial of accused 9/11 mastermind restarts, days before 20th anniversary See in context

not that I'm okay with the acts they are being tried for...but it's absolutely laughable (in the most depressing way) that THEY are treated so inhumanely as war criminals and yet the US presidents who are guilty of far worse sit comfortably in their designer suits.

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Posted in: Opposition protests LDP's refusal to convene Diet session See in context

The saddest thing is most Japanese under 45 just don't vote. They've bought in wholesale that their vote doesn't change anything. And we are

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Posted in: Int'l body calls on Japan for stronger anti-money laundering actions See in context

I've had my cash card suddenly stop working only to report this to the bank and be met with a stack of anti-laundering forms to fill out. I suspect it was done on purpose so I would fill these out. Absolutely insane. They treat regular people like criminals and yet the LDP can accept massive bribes as it pleases.

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Posted in: Author Murakami criticizes Suga over pandemic measures See in context

Murakami for PM!

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Posted in: Couple arrested after 18-year-old girl found dead in Yamanashi See in context

how bizarre to release the poor victim's name but not the murderers names.


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Posted in: Kishida to run against Suga in LDP leadership race See in context

sigh another useless puppet.

however I will be SO happy to never see another photo of Suga's dead fish face again.

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Posted in: Illegal amounts of overtime going on at 37% of Japanese companies in government inspections See in context


exactly this! it's wholly inefficient! they are wasting human and physical resources by sitting in the office for so long. wasting electricity and life.

It's honestly disturbing how many Japanese people I've met who don't have any hobbies or know what to do outside of work aside from drinking.

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Posted in: Schools take action against rising pandemic-linked student suicides See in context

it's still just lip service!

these schools will still bully and enforce their militaristic rules for any child who is different. There is no mental health support here.

going "back to normal" for these schools is just causing child death by their regular means and not from the pandemic.

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