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Posted in: Places tied to scandal-hit LDP faction may be searched in coming days See in context

Nice tip off.

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Posted in: Bullet train operator turns to onboard tech to ramp up safety checks See in context

This type of digital irregularity and safety scanning has been used for almost 20 years in some countries.

i am super surprised it wasn't already happening.

So up until now a person standing next to the driver on the safety train traveling at 250 klms per hour was doing the safety scan?

yikes !

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Posted in: Sogo & Seibu department store labor union to go on rare strike in Tokyo See in context

Long boring work hours, low productively, incredibly low wages, it’s the norm in Japan.

Less people will do more and reap a financial reward, I hope all Japanese companies are taken over, revamped and modernized.

I actually thought that group went bankrupt ages ago, Definitely not on any radar for some time.

The entire country needs an overhaul.

Japanese companies treat their staff worse than foreign companies will.

No wage increases for 30 years, why do you think that’s happened.

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Posted in: Mother served fresh warrant for claiming money by starving daughter See in context

Where’s the child support from the father ? Japanese men really need to step up. And the courts need to enforce, a minimum percentage of the fathers salary that goes directly to the mother, 15-20 percent for the first child.

Fines, interest and the threat of jail time should also be introduced for Japanese men who do not support their children.

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Posted in: Japan holds 1st tourism expo in 2 years to aid virus-hit industry See in context

These people have no idea, onion picking, if I travelled across the world to experience Japanese tourism innovation I’d be less then thrilled.

Next year we’ll all be taught about fries.

Tomato sauce on the agenda for 2030

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Posted in: Japanese household assets stand at ¥2,007 tril as of June See in context

Mmm… sounds like a large number but accounts for about 25,000 usd per house hold , of which there are 53.3 house holds in Japan. And of course the wealthiest 5 % would hold the bulk of that.

The average Japanese person is falling way behind what the rest of the 1st world is doing & holding.

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Posted in: Up your karaoke game with the Proidea High Tone Trainer See in context

I don't have one of those but my tone got higher when I saw the picture. jeez.

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Posted in: Japan test tour by 4 Thai people canceled after COVID infection See in context

Arrived negative, test positive locally, gives you an idea how rampant the virus is “in” Japan. In the current situation foreigners are more at risk while traveling in Japan.

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Posted in: Gov't preparing to resume foreign tourist entry in June See in context


All hospitality businesses registered as a gk or kk company received 80-100 percent subsidies to keep staff. So owners like me continued to keep staff throughout the pandemic - even as the owners received no income support.

like most owners my support money went mainly on rent to non-compassionate corporate owners with zero lee way for the situation that made the pandemic even more mentally draining for most

so glad to wake up to this news what ever form it takes , japans income and wealth in the last 15 has only been in this sector

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Posted in: Debate on relaxing mask requirement starting in Japan See in context

Most masks in Japan are non compliant and I see fakes being sold cheaply everywhere.

People also pull them down to sneeze and cough, I also see people sneezing into their hands frequently, rather into the joint of the elbow.

No one wears them in izakaya’s or bars after a long days work, wearing them outside if you’re misreading then two metres away from someone else is next to useless, I see little 2 metre social distancing.

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Posted in: Japanese school lunches: Healthy food choices and positive eating habits See in context


As a trained chef working in Japan can I add that there’s a fair amount of sugar and sodium mentioned in those dishes.

Japanese milk is full of permeate, and Japanese bread contains zero nutritional value.

Eggs at best come from caged chickens being fed pelletized rations derived from left overs riddled with growth hormone and antibiotics.

The Japanese food chain is generally broken relying mostly now on cheap imports from counties with little or no food safety systems with little or no checks on investigating that what is claimed actually exists within the product.

Other imports and local long chain outdated distribution systems also mean that items can be frozen so long as to contain no mineral or vitamin benefit.

This is why supplements are so popular because most people don’t get get enough vitamins from the food they eat.

It’s quite a sad news story really because children probably shouldn’t be any where near most of the items mentioned.

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Posted in: Australian prime minister attacks French leader's credibility See in context

Years behind schedule, massively over budget, plans and secrets hacked multiple times. The French need to modernise, de-unionfy it’s work force and become competitive rather then massively subsidise their own market and then act all surprised when orders get cancelled.

A French farce of the highest order.

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Posted in: Tokyo, other areas lift restrictions on eateries amid virus resurgence worries See in context

There is another pandemic coming. It’s called the pandemic of the unvaccinated. I have already seen fake vaccine passport papers for sale.

Here comes the reality for the non believers.

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Posted in: Japan's state of emergency lifted as COVID infections decline See in context

I host USJ management quite often and it’s been an open secret that the park has entertained up to 17,000 guests a day for some time.

Any number ever quoted in Japan is dubious at best, unless there’s a fax sitting on a table at the end of it.

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Posted in: 3 Japan PM hopefuls urge elderly to stay on job for pension system See in context

Japanese pension system rips off normal Japanese people and enriches companies, governments and insurance companies via hidden commissions and kick backs.

Time for change Japan , investigate, complain and demand a better system.

You’re becoming working poor while the region is enjoying great riches.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy falls to his death from 9th floor balcony in Sapporo See in context

Why aren’t the balcony railings child climb proof like all other first world countries.

i’d be suing the apartment builder and local government building inspectorate for millions

make them change


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Posted in: Japan startup SkyDrive aims for flying taxi service at 2025 World Expo See in context

Yeah that’s not going to end badly.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,093 See in context

You go tested routinely and periodically with or without symptoms because you can pass this virus on even if you are Asymptomatic.

I am dumbfounded by the stupidity that has been laid out before me in the last 18 months.

Only people that say PEN loudly pass on the virus, when will these muppets realise they’re the ones passing it on and killing other peoples friends and families.

Thanks to the selfish for making this damn thing last much longer than it needed to.

Your alcohol will always be there, you can resurrect your grandmother.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,093 See in context

If you follow the data link provided and scroll down, to PCR tests conducted in Tokyo, you’ll notice it’s a zero “0”.

I refresh my cache and the link daily since the start of September, it’s been zero all that time.

No testing No corona.

These remarks are generally retraced by Japan times for thread hacking and relevance reasons. Go figure.

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Posted in: Australian PM says Macron not taking his calls See in context

The French submarines , 2 years behind schedule, more then double the original budget , no where near finished.

and the company building them has been hacked and lost data multiple times.

so French - and they’re lucky the Australian government didn’t quit the deal sooner and will still pay out the contract in full

the French should take a long hard look at themselves and how they’ve treated a county that donated so much blood in freeing them.

get your own house in order I say

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,629 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,6033 See in context

Mmmm… Japan doesn’t have the lowest death rate in the world that’s simply false.

Japan’s population is 5 times greater then Australia, and the death rate is 16 times worse.

This is a single comparison. More the half of the worlds countries, including some third world countries, have lower death rates.

Per capita is an amazing tool for balancing and debunking your argument, Fishbone.

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Posted in: Japanese actress Haruka Ayase hospitalized for COVID-19 See in context

Mmmm So she was infectious in the community for 6 days. Didn’t self isolate. And got a hospital spot with mild symptoms.

Thanks she just infected hundreds of others and received preferential treatment.

There’s a person near death who can’t get a hospital bed.

I still can’t get in for a vaccine.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

If you extrapolate the Australian population by a factor of 6, you have an equal per capita comparison between the counties.

This equates to 5,508 deaths versus 15,000 in Japan. Worse by a factor of 3. I am hoping as a long term resident that Japan learns from their experiences and improves.

i’d also like to see some attention paid to the 14,000 people that die of second hand smoke annually, which includes 3000 children.

I’ll wait for the next state of emergency to highlight, road accident rates and deaths in low speed impacts.

It would be great to take some of the best of the outsiders that live among you, that care deeply for your country and people and use them as an ingredient for wider improvement.

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Posted in: U.S. media say anti-COVID steps at Tokyo Olympics go against press freedoms See in context

It should probably be noted by foreign press that Japanese are NOT required to self isolate for 14 days if returning from abroad.

After returning from overseas they are required to spend 3 days in a government facility and then mostly return to extended family environments to mix freely.

I am aware first hand of Japanese isolating at home with younger siblings, parents and elderly grandparents. numerous instances.

In summation the virus has been rampant here and possibly has mainly been through Japan in some form.

Low tests, no tests, people scared of their companies.

Hope the foreign press expose the messy haphazard local approach to the virus - but I fear the foreigners will take the blame for a spike totally caused by government ineptitude.

Enjoy your time in Japan they are a great people with a shitty government full of finger pointing old men garnishing perks & favours that mostly should of retired 25 years ago.

Japan definitely deserves much better.

Step aside Oji-sans let your young make your country even better. (This includes women too please)

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