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Posted in: Death penalty sought again in retrial of 88-year-old man acquitted of 1966 murders See in context

This is not a comment for the content of the article... is about how the headline is written....

Either puctuation or rephrasing should have been used... the header can give you the wrong idea that Mr. Hakamada is accused (was accused?) of 1966 murders, that is that he killed 1966 persons... that confusion is real.

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Posted in: We want to distribute the money to the generation that is struggling and promote this in our recruitment activities. See in context

Raising wages is much more expensive than just paying student loans of young workers.

1) Young workers are fewer

2) Increase in wages of any tier will mean increase the wages of every tier... and older workers cost more.

it is a Feel Good Inc., stunt. And problably, if they increase the wages the company may go bankrupt.

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Posted in: Record 19.1 million int'l passengers used Haneda airport in FY2023 See in context

My point is that your point is out of point.

By the way, "Jmedia" does report about the defficiencies and difficulties for the Japanese airports cannot reach volumens as other World reknowned airports.... althought is not a matter is regularly informed, becasue is not very news worthy I suppose.

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Posted in: More companies in U.S. offer on-site child care, but is it a long-term fix? See in context

As for my experience... the US child support system is almost none existent. Japan is light year better than the US.

That being said, Japan still has a lot of problems... but still, there are child day care services even in some companies, but to be true they are not nearly enough yet.

As for parental leave, mothers can take up to 1.5 years (more or less) for partenal leave, this include pre-natal leave and post natal with pay (reduced though). And still take longer time is possible (more than 1.5 years) but in that case without pay, but the working place is secured.

For fahers, parental leave situation is also posible and about the same time as the mother (lest pre-natal leave).

The problem for fathers in particular is that many don't take the leave even in cases where the company ask them to take it. Also there is the problem of harrasment in some companies, after the mother/father return form parental leave, to the point that they get fired (or are push to the point to quit)...

Those problems exist, but slowly the situation in that area is getting better.

Again, there is much much more to do in Japan regarding child support... But talking in generals, the US is hell compared to Japan.

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Posted in: Record 19.1 million int'l passengers used Haneda airport in FY2023 See in context

Moonraker... consider geography.

Dubai and Heathrow not only are the main airports for their respective contries but also they are big hubs.

There is much more traffic of pasanger in and out of Europe to other reagions (Africa, Mid East Asia, Americas) not to count the internal transit between Euro zone traffic.

Some thing similar goes for Dubai, its basically the main hub for Africa and Asia.

In the case of Japan, it is difficult to be the main hub for its location (it is basically the fardest East Country in the Northen hemisphere).

Your comparasion between Tokyo (Haneda and Narita) and London or Dubai is like saying a franchise chain of restaurants have more clients and so it more succesful compare to a single owner restaurant.

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Posted in: Online reservations begin for Mount Fuji climbers to ease congestion See in context

People that suffer from altitud sickness... are at random... depends on your health conditions, your physique and something else that I don't remember. Even if you never had Altitud sickness before, you may get sick the next time you go up.

You can lower the possibilities of not suffering altitud sickness if you live in a high altitud for a long time, but even that is not guaranteed, since if you go to sea level and go back you may get altitud sickness still.

I know... I have lived half my life in a city above 2800 meters, I have seen plenty people suffering form altitud sickness and there is basically no way to know if you may get affected of not before hand.

If you are an experienced climber and/or lived in high altitud for long time, you may be able to avoid or reduce the effects of altitud sickness...

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

A cross walk wont do much... for reference see Abbey Road

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

They should be grateful for all the tourists who are flocking there. Just take their money and shut up.

Would you say the same thing if people go by the thousands and block the roads to take a picture, around your neighborhood?

Should Fujikawaguchicho should be making a similar consideration as a town in Switzerland....Lauterbrunnen  I think it was called.

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Posted in: Swarmed with tourists, town blocks off popular Mount Fuji viewing spot See in context

So many comments... so little common sense

The problem is not taking pictures, the problem is the people taking pictures think that they can stop the traffic and even that they won't be harmed if they got hit by a passing car.

The mesh is a quick and provisionl fix until a good idea and/or funds for an engineering solution can be build (that may take time though).

Putting the mesh in the other side of the road will block the access to Lawson.... duh!!

Putting the mesh over Lawson is a matter of the company and/or owner of the Lawson and not the town hall.

The trash problem is an additioinal problem and putting a trash bin is not the solution... duh!!

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

Japanese food producers do the same thing, They export the best to the highest paying buyers in other countries or prefectures, leaving leftovers (if any) for the locals. And at still high prices too.

That is an unfortunate practice... sadly most exporting countries... at least all the countries I know of do some thing similar to that... the good stuff to the higher price... the leftover to the inside market.

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

I hope he also acknowledges he is being racist!

I am going to be picky here.... but racist against what race??? Asians? Caucasians? hindu?, Africans? Nordincs???

The word you may be looking for may be the one begining with "X"

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

I don't. What even is the "service tax"?

Fine... i meant VAT ok happy.. go run!!

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

Also... tipping in Japan in not illegal. There is no law that punish tipping.

There is no tipping culture, but that does not make it illegal.

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

Of course they do, what makes you think otherwise?

Are you thinking about tax free shopping for temporary visitors? That does not, because it can not, apply to restaurants.

mmm.... why you assume I am talking about the service tax?..... the cosumptioin tax is one thing the servicve tax is another...I think I stated that it was a side note and is not the main issue of this article..

But i suppose you have want/need to be angry and mad and right.. so go on be free

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

I must say, the payment system that this restaurant will have to use will be hellsih... I am neutral to this, I understand why but personally I see this system brings some problems.

also.. just as a side note, non-residents (including japanese) don't pay consumition taxes... that is a big discount

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Posted in: Japan to start hunting large fin whales See in context

'Whale represents only 0.1 percent of Japan's meat consumption.' From Reuters.

of course is so low, becasue there was no offer of whale meat... specially if Japan was following the guidelines of IWH, of course there will be no catch, that result in no offer that result in no comsuption... that one argument is mute

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Posted in: Japan to start hunting large fin whales See in context

Usually, those restaurants and izakaya in Tokyo and places where there is a high posibility to have foreigner clients, won't serve whale meat. And Japanese that live in those places (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya) or inland cities (Kyoto, Nagano) of course will not have people consuming whale meat since there is no availability.

So to those who say, that Japanese people don't cosume whale meat is based on a limited to a certain area and/or income Japanese population.

Rich people will not eat whale, mainly because they live in an environment where whale meat is non existent. And most foreigners live in a similar environment as rich people, either because tha have way better income or because they live in an area that tends to have a high concentration of foreigners.

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Posted in: New Tokyo restaurant charges higher prices to foreign tourists than Japanese locals See in context

Do local non-Japanese have to pay more?

What if it's a mixed group of coal and international tourist at the same table sharing the bill?!

I think your first questiion is already answered in the article (reading gives you knowledge)

As for your second question, I don't think the comment section is the adecuate place to ask for it... perhaps going to the restaurant and ask?

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Posted in: Japan to start hunting large fin whales See in context

Nobody wants to eat that skanky meat anyway.

How do you know is "skanky"???... It is not by the way. I ate whale and hope to eat more if possible. The las time i ate it was a couple of years ago though.... my wife, my sister and kids also ate it since it was in the menu of the izakaya, in Makuhari... so there were a lots of nobodies eating whale there.

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Posted in: Japan to start hunting large fin whales See in context

Let's put asside the "cultural" side of this issue.

Still the dietary side is enough justification to hunting whales (not over hunting and protecting the whale population ofcourse). Just may be if Australia and New Zeland sold us enough of their meat cheaper to meet the dietary need of Japan, may be then hunting whales may not be necesary.

But that is not the reality, and weaker yen make imported meat expensive.

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Posted in: House rejects Greene's effort to oust Speaker Johnson, but chaos lingers See in context

What is the new deal, Green?

Marge Green is a caricature of a congresswoman (or a woman), no matter from where you look.

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Posted in: China criticizes U.S. for ship's passage through Taiwan Strait See in context

That's right, America has nothing to do off the coast of China and Taiwan. Sail to Mexico.

"America" (US) has a lot to do with the coast of China and Taiwan... among other reasons, because, the US is a close neigbor of Taiwan. And the supply routes for the US territory in South Asia have to be defended too.

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Posted in: Japan probing video of MSDF ship possibly taken by unauthorized drone See in context

Don't tell us that Japan don't have any way to avoid that prior that video release.

its a difficult task to do so... but its not only a JMSDF issue... as stated in the article it is also an USNavy issue too.

So you should have said.. "Don't tell us that US and Japan don't have any way to avoid that prior that video release."

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Posted in: Men with high academic credentials: Very little seems to go right for them See in context

@opheliajadefeldt

You lost me when you mention your IQ.....

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Posted in: Yen sinks to 34-year low past 160 per dollar See in context

Imported food stuff to Japan (a small list)

Meat (Pork, beef, chicken), fisheries (salmon, octopus, tuna, squid, etc.), vegetables (pumpkins, broccoli, carrots, etc.), Grains (rice, wheat, barley, oatmeal, corn); Fruits (oranges, grapes, pineaple, kiwis, cherries, bananas, mangoes, apples), beans (peanuts, red beans, soy).

I am only mentioning, some those things thar are very common and you see on your everyday table, not including stuff like olive oil or trufflels, or snacks.

If you want to go eat only products made in Japan without imports, meat, eggs, milk and soy products (tofu, shoyu, miso) should be out of your diet, also bread.

Rice you can eat. And bread... if you are willing to pay a very hihg cost for a loaf of bread, sure

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Posted in: Bank of Japan keeps interest rates unchanged despite pressure over weak yen See in context

Pointless to criticeze these type of news.

I don't know nor the macro economics or the politics that you need to take a desicion. I haven't studied this, and I have to put some effort to understand it.

The desicion that is taken is bad or good.. depends on several factors including, I think, of time.

If I was good at this, I suppose I would be in those position where I can have some sort of influence this kind of decisions, but I am not so... why bother?

Now in the micro economics area.. i know i am with one foot in the abyss try to do my best but nothing is good enough.

Dying is becoming an option though....

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Posted in: Buddhist nun speaks out over Tendai priest sexual abuse allegations — Part 2 See in context

@Wallace

The definition of religion is:

"the belief in and worship of a god or gods, or any such system of belief and worship"

As you had pointed thrice at this moment, Buddhism does not have a central deity "god", but it has a system of beliefs and worship (reading scrips, making penitence, pilgrimage, etc.). Further more, the ultimate goal of Buddhism is to reach enlighment or nirvana, in other words to reach a point that goes above everything else in this plane (more or less), if someone or something goes above and beyond what is this realm that is basically reaching godhood.... so technically there is an ultimate goal to reach "perfection" (to be part of the light).

Buddhism has a set of rules (that may change depending of the teachings) so there is a system there.

There is the belief in some branchs of buddhism that one individual is very near to enlighment, or even has already reach it.. making it virutally a god or at leas a demigod (like Iesus Naxarenus)

So buddhism is a religion.

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Posted in: Meta sued in Japan over investment ads with fake celebrity endorsements See in context

Finally.. hope these is the begining of the end for all those web ads... also I hope the controls extends to YouTube too!!

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Posted in: Kishida to unveil measures to protect Amazon rainforest during Brazil visit See in context

I really hope the president and representatives from Brazil unveil measures on how Japan can stop turning their cities into parking lots, or some other "get your nose outta our business" thing.

Don't understand that... mainly becasue most japanese cities are not turning to parking lots... do you know how difficult is to find a parking space in a big city?? and in the smaller cities finding a parking space is not much a problem.. so that parking lot thing is kind of dumb... Now, if you wanted to say, something about making more "breadable cities" or "walkable cities" then sure that may be a point.. but then in my experience (and I have travel a lot) Japanese cities are relatevely more walkable (not to the level of some European cities thouhg) and greener, compared to many cities specially to South American cities.

As for the "get your nose outta our business", also don't get it.. Saving the rainforest is an effort that not only one country can do, if it could be done, Brazil would have done so long time ago, there are social and commercial problems that need the help of third parties to be solved... This shoudl be common sence.

Also, reason of the deforestation has its roots in world demand and japanese demand. Even japanese companies have been invlolved in that... so you see is it also a "Japanse business" to be solved.

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Posted in: Buddhist nun speaks out over Tendai priest sexual abuse allegations — Part 1 See in context

There are no Buddhist gods.

I know, but its a very simple way to generilze religion (which buddhism is).. don't be so picky

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