This whole project has been dogged, from the beginning by astounding hubris regarding Japan's so-called technical prowess, both from the J-gov't and from Mitsubishi Heavy, Once they realized they were in beyond their heads, they scrambled to bring in foreign expertise, in the form of rapid hiring and Bombardier, and now they are luckily handed a "divine wind" of sorts in the form of a face-saving excuse to get out without admitting their lack of ability.
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Niconico's rates are about half of those Toyota rates for all classes you mentioned, with their lowest rate 2,420yen for 12 hours. That cheap enough yet?
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Gotta wonder why the Japanese media outlets are falling over themselves with these over-the-top positive portrayals and attempts to humanize him.
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Is it just me or have there been a plethora of people over the past year giving "just wanted to kill" as their motive?
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It boggles the mind how nothing changes. After they bullied that girl to death there were plenty of calls for Dentsu to be barred from government contracts. Air was sucked through teeth, heads were bowed, and then they quickly got back to normal. And now this. If the government wanted to send a message they would ban Dentsu and affiliated companies for a few years from bidding on contracts. The fact that they don't indicates where their loyalties lie. Pork barrel politics at its finest.
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What a joke. Looks either like a scam for the up front fee, or an extortion racket. Just imagine how they plan to compel people to pay up within a week? Obviously not by politely asking them to.
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Seems like a terrible business decision. Total tests conducted in Japan are 63,000 (as of 4/13), just over three days worth of capacity. That means there are likely hundreds of thousands of unused testing kits out there. Toyobo is simply adding new supply to an already oversupplied market where there is little demand (i.e. little actual testing conducted).
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Not much pointing spending on status symbols if nobody is looking eh? Wonder how all the self-professed shopaholics and "retail therapy" mavens are doing now. Hopefully seeing the folly of their ways...
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Here in a nutshell is the difference between the ethically and morally advanced nations, and the rest. In Europe they applaud their healthcare workers, in Japan and other Asian nations, they shun them.
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Most people will be back on the packed trains first thing Monday morning.
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Now that the number one priority has been put on the back burner, good to see they're finally starting to admit this instead of patting themselves on the back.
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Fully justified given Abe's data on the number of cases and his success in curtailing the spread. I mean, what else do the school boards have to go on? The leader of the country said they're making progress, that the numbers are encouraging low, and that he remains cautiously optimistic. He also expressed the hope that kids can get back to school as soon as possible.
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Trying desperately to keep the bourses up via artificial quantitative easing misses the point completely about this crisis, and indicates a economy that has become far too skewed on debt and consumer spending. Coronavirus isn't about liquidity on wall street, and I wouldn't mind seeing a significant drop that better reflects realities. I wonder what the fed will do next week, and the week after that, as this drags on, and after having used up much of its arsenal already...
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Not a single reporter at that press conference challenged his "data" about the number of cases in Japan. Not a single one questioned her the numbers could possibly be accurate when very few are being tested. It was a pre-scripted chaban.
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Not available for Netflix in Japan though (or Canada and the US for that matter).
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Succumbing to Japanese government pressure to self-censor. For shame!
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Mothers in international marriages should not have to find it difficult to escape abuse and keep their children with them. The fathers use international law to continue to abuse their ex wives.
Huh? How exactly does one "use international law" to commit abuse? What rubbish.
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Where are they going? We have a right to know.
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The Olympics is basically a huge tax drain on the citizens of the host country.
Every single Oympics I've experienced in my life, whether summer or winter, or other events such as the World Cup, have been preceded by comments such as this from people who want every societal ill solved prior to hosting a sporting event. And yet, every single Olympics has ended as a resounding success for the city in question. Weird eh?
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while they were skiing off piste
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Sounds like the key issue legal dispute revolved purely around whether the images were based on actual photos. In other words, if he had made his "art" solely from the imagination, it would have been perfectly legal. Japan's legal system totally missing the point yet again.
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Japanese media certainly giving him quite the platform. Put him to death already.
Also, amusing (scary?) from the picture that a certain demographic appears to be attracted to this trial.
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The attack came as Mitsubishi Electric has been strengthening its cybersecurity business, offering services on protection at data centers, office buildings and public facilities since July last year.
Typical Japanese megacorp strategy. Move into a field you don't quite understand and sell it to people who know even less but trust your name.
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Moral of the story is to not live in apartments in Japan. Buy a house.
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This is the result of a bunch of ex-GE (Jack Walsh trained numbers guys seeking efficiencies) guys coming into senior management positions, rather than the traditional engineers who actually know the airline business and understand why you don't always go for the cheapest supplier.
Unfortunately, the new CEO's background is as an ex-GE accountant and then hedge fund manager.
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Four workers (not counting Koike) to assist a wheelchair to get on a bus?! Hardly what I'd call "barrier free". Wasn't there a labour shortage in this country?
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The government itself still continues to give Dentsu a lot of work, them cleaning up on the Olympics contracts being a case in point. If the government were actually serious about punishing them, they would've barred Dentsu from government contracts. But they never were serious, they just wanted to make a symbolic gesture, then get back to business as usual.
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They were in a "light car", meaning a Kei-car. You will be crumpled in any sort of impact in a kei-car, given the relative lack of crash-protection. The people in the minivan were ok.
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