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Posted in: Japan weighs incentivizing childbirth by fully covering expenses See in context

METATTOKYOToday  08:35 am JST

diagonalslipToday  07:22 am JST

not apropos childbirth, but..... " people basically pay 10 to 30 percent of medical costs "

who pays 10%. anyone know or have experience of same? used to be that retirees (or maybe those who hit 70) paid that, but they upped that to 20% some years back. just wondering....

I don't think there are many 70 years having babies sir.

How much did you pay for your children's births, if not 10%-30%?

seems you didn't read what I wrote....

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Posted in: Japan weighs incentivizing childbirth by fully covering expenses See in context

not apropos childbirth, but..... " people basically pay 10 to 30 percent of medical costs "

who pays 10%. anyone know or have experience of same?  used to be that retirees (or maybe those who hit 70) paid that, but they upped that to 20% some years back. just wondering....

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Posted in: Usyk beats Fury by split decision to become first undisputed heavyweight champion in 24 years See in context

TobleroneToday  12:24 pm JST

What a sad display.

?????

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Posted in: Amazon plans to invest 1.2 bil euros in France See in context

how very magnanimous of Amazon, Pfizer et al......

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Posted in: G7 nations commit to phasing out coal by 2035 but give Japan some flexibility See in context

but left flexibility for countries heavily reliant on coal.

included language that could extend the 2035 deadline 

seems like another outbreak of definite-maybe-syndrome (⌒▽⌒)

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Posted in: Renowned bridal fashion designer Yumi Katsura dies at 94 See in context

I suppose I'm not the only one never to have heard of her. wedding dresses a niche of clothing design, true, so I also suppose that Japanese women know of her, I'll ask around.

anyway... I read the linked interview..... extremely interesting and impressive. and... Kenzo moved to Paris in 1964, paving the way for the likes of Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto (who reaped the fame and glory).... yet, Katsura Yumi-sama was there from 1960!!!! a pioneer in many ways.....

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Posted in: Thousands rally in Australian capitals to demand gender violence justice See in context

"I will walk with women across Australia to say enough is enough,"

says the country's LEADER.

seems to me that people are marching exactly because he and the rest of the political elite are doing nothing to solve the problem....

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Posted in: Man arrested for dangerous driving resulting in death in Fukuoka Prefecture See in context

The woman died just before midnight Thursday, while her husband sustained non-life-threatening injuries

other than the sudden and probably devastating loss of his wife of perhaps 50 years that is.

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Posted in: Paris will become a no-fly zone to safeguard its wildly ambitious Olympic opening ceremony See in context

in a race to turn their promises of environmentally friendly air transport into a commercially viable reality

not as "environmentally friendly" as doing away with the whole ever-escalating 'let's out-spectacle all other spectacles' shooting match.... but then, that'd derail the gravy train wouldn't it.

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Posted in: Paris will become a no-fly zone to safeguard its wildly ambitious Olympic opening ceremony See in context

At least one French military AWACS surveillance aircraft will police the skies during the Olympics, using its powerful radar to watch for any potential airborne threats, the French AWACS squadron's commander previously told The Associated Press. Other military aircraft can be scrambled to intercept any non-authorized flights that enter restricted Olympic airspace.

headline shoul perhaps have read:

"Paris will be put on a war footing to safeguard its wildly ambitious Olympic opening ceremony"

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Posted in: Tokyo Tsukiji fish market site to be redeveloped with 50,000-seat stadium, hotel, shopping center See in context

now there's a surprise..... (^_-)

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Posted in: Japan eyes cashless tax refunds to stem illicit resale by tourists See in context

and resell them for profit at tax-inclusive prices

....in other words they are selling at normal price? if so, why would someone in Japan buy from a tourist? seems to be no advantage. and how would/do tourists connect with Japanese would-be buyers I wonder. and.... though usually, articles here include LOTS of statistics, there are none here. how much of this 'fraud' is happening, at what cost to the Ji-Gov? and will the added bureaucratic costs involved in checks at airports and etc and etc recoup whatever the 'defrauded' sum may be? all sounds very weird.

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Posted in: Driver arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after dragging man 40 meters with car See in context

so 20,000 people a year stare at you? Gosh! 400 a week. 50 or 60 a day..... as Redemption surmised, "You must be pretty darned good looking." either that or you're a Gorn: https://trekcentral.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Gorn-1.jpg (^_-)

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Posted in: Kishida addresses Congress amid skepticism about U.S. role abroad See in context

saving the world looks like a lot of fun.....

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Posted in: Biden praises Kishida's leadership and Japan's growing international clout See in context

“bold leadership” (⌒▽⌒)

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Posted in: Kishida secures $2.9 bil investment from Microsoft See in context

gosh! snd he's only been there a day. what a man!!!!

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Posted in: Paris Olympics to cost taxpayers 3-5 billion euros: auditor See in context

.....plus..... 'the Games', and all the other never-ending-sportsfests are sooooo planet-friendly. doing what humans are best at..... abject waste.... (⌒▽⌒)

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Posted in: Revamped public toilet tours give visitors unique view of Tokyo See in context

at least as architecturally innovative and interesting .... (some) koban around the metropolis.....

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Posted in: Edible bug businesses at crossroads in Japan See in context

crunch time...... for the edible bug business?

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Posted in: The 'textbook' evacuation from Japan jet inferno See in context

AlongfortherideToday  07:52 am JST

Mr. QToday  07:05 am JST

Everyone seems to be praising the escape, but 18 minutes seems really long. The passengers could have easily been killed by smoke inhalation. The doors should have been open seconds after coming to a stop.

They would have first needed to evaluate what doors to open, if they got that wrong people could have been going down a slide into the flames. Thats why the small delay.

I've read that the other doors wouldn't open!

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Posted in: The 'textbook' evacuation from Japan jet inferno See in context

Mr. QToday  07:05 am JST

Everyone seems to be praising the escape, but 18 minutes seems really long. The passengers could have easily been killed by smoke inhalation. The doors should have been open seconds after coming to a stop.

379 passengers, 1 chute (in a panic situation).... something like 3 seconds a person.... imagine it. seems pretty rapid to me....

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Posted in: Police panel proposes up to ¥12,000 fine for cycling violations See in context

falseflagsteveToday  06:33 am JST

"Mind you I did pass my cycling proficiency test at the first attempt aged 8, i still have my badge and certificate".

how perfectly in character..... (^_-)

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Posted in: Bush asked for help in 1992 Japan-U.S. summit as presidential race neared, documents show See in context

enough to make 'someone' throw up!

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Posted in: Nearly half of young Japanese men in survey have never had a girlfriend; zero-boyfriend women rise too See in context

> TaiwanIsNotChinaToday  07:20 am JST

Women in 40s

Have never had a boyfriend: 26.5 percent (up 6.6 percent)

This is just laziness or lesbians. Go ahead and downvote.

or.... maybe they're just not interested.....

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Posted in: Oil firm ENEOS president dismissed after hugging woman while drunk See in context

ThubanToday  07:04 am JST

When will men learn.

Romance at the office is a no-no.

romance??????

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Posted in: Japan plans stamp price hike for letters to 110 yen from 84 yen See in context

at my local post-office, it takes two people, sometimes three, to tackle the monumentally complex task of.... sending a letter. and they act as though they've never done it before. small wonder they're in the red.

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Posted in: Japan plans stamp price hike for letters to 110 yen from 84 yen See in context

hey guys, we're in the red...

yeah, let's improve our efficiency

nah, better to price ourselves out of the market... (^_-)

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Posted in: Kishida pledges that Japan will take lead in decarbonization in Asia See in context

is there any field in which Japn is not going to 'take the lead'? (according to FK anyway)

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Posted in: What will Christmas be like for you this year? See in context

an overnighter in Tokyo, meet friends, and dance at Neo Masquerade..... as yer do.

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Posted in: Kishida pitches Japan scallops at ASEAN dinner to counter China import ban See in context

pleased to see they could take a few moments out from stressing about China..... LOL

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