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Posted in: 50.1% of Japanese companies suffering from labor shortage: survey See in context

interesting because it seems like 100% of employees are experiencing wage theft

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left inside car for 9 hours See in context

how does this keep happening?? it seems like every week there's another tragic story like this

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Posted in: Australia blames Russian hackers for medical data theft See in context

Hackers are supposed to be for the people not against. Take down the corporations, not expose the vulnerable and marginalized.

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Posted in: 5-year prison sentence upheld for mother who starved son under friend's influence See in context

She was under mind control? She truly had no motherly instincts then if she was more concerned with punishment and control than love and protection. Her remaining children would likely be better with a more stable person. So sad

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Posted in: World Cup fans could bring political tensions to quiet Qatar See in context

"Qatar is a devoutly apolitical place, with speech and assembly heavily restricted and a large population of foreign workers who could lose their livelihoods if they cause a stir."

"Foreign workers are barred from forming unions and have no political rights. At least 60 workers were arrested in August for staging a protest over unpaid wages"

"Qatar has already faced criticism in public forums over its criminalization of homosexuality"

Really sounds like a choice place to hold an international sports event. love how these sporting bodies (FIFA, IOC) just ignore blatant human rights violations to line their pockets s/

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Posted in: Shibuya New Year’s Eve countdown event canceled for 3rd straight year See in context

will it be the same for Halloween this year? I'm fine with both events being cancelled. personally I can't see the enjoyment in gathering with 1000s of people but the issue is spreading infection.

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Posted in: Kishida orders culture minister to investigate Unification Church See in context

nothing like an internal by the same party lol in most other 1st world countries this would smack of corruption

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Posted in: Xi's new generals face tough military challenges post-congress See in context

"that would be vital for a Taiwan invasion"

please can we not? can we just not.

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Posted in: Brawl involving 100 customers breaks out at Tokyo skyscraper restaurant See in context

"you call this bisque?!" throws punch

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Posted in: Florida school shooter gets life sentence for killing 17 See in context

“This is insane. Everyone knows right? This is insane,” Chen Wang, cousin of shooting victim Peter Wang, said at a news conference after the jury’s decision was announced. “We need justice.”

I don't agree with this sentiment. More death is not justice. Justice is legislative changes to gun laws, to make sure these tragic events don't happen again in the future.

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Posted in: N Korea fires another missile; flies warplanes near border with S Korea See in context

"The North Korean moves suggest it would keep up a provocative run of weapons tests designed to bolster its nuclear capability for now. Some experts say North Korea would eventually want the United States and others to accept it as a nuclear state, lifting economic sanctions and making other concessions."

Am I missing something in the logic here? NK thinks that aggressive flexing will get the US to ease sanctions and acknowledge them as a nuclear power? in what world would that ever happen? why would the US do that? That's like applauding a kid for punching their brother in the face, then giving them some cake

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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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