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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A merger of two losers. Nothing more than a desperate bid to stave off the inevitable.
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Great advice on how to better your chances of getting away with committing rape!
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The fact that MOFA isn't leaping to his defence might suggest he's guilty.
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Police said Kaneda was neither using earphones nor walking while using a smartphone at the time of the accident.
Good, nipping potential victim-blaming in the bud before it starts.
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This man made the mistake of thinking the Japanese authorities and public cared whether he lived or died.
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Headline should read "Keikyu to normalize train service after confirming the cause and making sure it doesn't happen again".
Yes, Keikyu needs to take full responsibility for all truck drivers who misjudge turns, and guarantee that none shall ever misjudge a turn ever again, and the headline should reflect that.
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But there are very, VERY few gutless punks ready to pick on, rob or kill child, female or elderly people in Japan. On the contrary, it's extremely safe for these groups of people in comparison to almost every other country on this planet.
Really? You'd need to pretty naive to believe that. I assume you're taking official statistics as your source (correct me if I'm wrong). Other than murder, all of the other crimes mentioned have a low chance of being reported in Japan. Otherwise, your capacity for unomi stretches the bounds of credulity.
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He's denying the charge (of attempted murder), not the push.
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He is suspected of hiring the entire Palace of Versailles outside Paris in October 2016 to celebrate his marriage, a benefit estimated as being worth 50,000 euros ($56,000), in exchange for a philanthropy deal between the state-owned property and Renault.
What's the problem? That's how business is done.
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Thanks for posting that link Cleo.
Interesting that they only budget 13,000yen or so per month for housing costs, but I guess that indicates that most people over 60 own a home outright. If you don't, that will skew things quite a bit. Otherwise though, it seems like a reasonable image of what you might need in retirement. Not sure what Aso has his panties in a bunch over.
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A retired couple need at least ¥3 million per year. A married couple's pension is a little more than half of that around ¥1.8 million.
Where do these figures come from? Even assuming these were correct, this would indicate a 100,000 shortfall per month,.
Meanwhile, the report states there would be 50,000yen shortfall per month. What are the assumptions to get to that figure?
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The fact that he was possibly a worthless human being does not imply that his father has somehow an excuse or a reason to kill him. Period.
Combined with the potential for violence, yes it does constitute a reason. Period.
Imagine his guilt if his son actually went out and killed some kids.
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Well, somebody has to say it. His father knew him best and the risks. The cops can't/won't do anything. This guy could have saved multiple lives. The cost? His own freedom (which he has not shirked from) and his sons life, who by all accounts was a worthless human being contributing nothing and who was violent towards his family and threatening the community. It's against the law and he'll pay the price, but good riddance, I say.
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I ordered a business suit sized using the Zozosuit. The thing arrived some 3-4 months(!) later completely mis-sized... it was oversized, baggy, and was so far from the "custom fit" they were pitching that I was convinced it must have been some other (much fatter) guy's suit delivered to me by mistake. But no, it was my suit. They refused to refund me because it was a "custom made product", but offered free alterations instead, which I had to measure out myself. This then took another 2 months to deliver, but unfortunately was still misfitting. Likely because I'm not a tailor, and couldn't measure all the circumferences properly. All in all a complete waste of time and 30,000yen. Thanks for nothing Zozotown.
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Ever hear of this cool thing called door locks?
Yes, it's the victim's fault.
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They're merely announcing a downwards revision of their predicted profit.
They're not announcing that they'll be losing money. They're far from reaching that level.
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Hope the date was worth it Misana-chan! It might be your last for a while.
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Two big problems:
The "convenience" they are selling us is not free. They skim a bit off of each purchase, and they harvest all of our data. The more data points, the more valuable it is (for them).Too many competing services makes it a hassle for any one individual to commit to any one service, as it's likely that it won't be available at many of the retailers you frequent. There comes a point where signing up for and juggling multiple cashless apps moots the convenience factor.
I'll just keep using cash (accepted everywhere!) and my Suica card.
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I'm personally on board, but also hoping that this doesn't become mainstream, especially in the US. I need them to keep consuming to keep my stock investments humming!
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So, what threat is Japan attempting to defend itself from ?
Surely you jest? Unless you live in a little bubble insulated from any and all geopolitical news.
What the potential threat is plain for anyone to see, the question is how to prepare. Building up the military is certainly one of the options on the table.
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You're actually defending the system that locked you up for over a day for jaywalking? It's a scary place where you can be picked up for randomly crossing the road and locked up with no charges until you "confess".
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