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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context

Where is the test ? That looks funny.

I tried to go to the application website. In english, you can apply with no filling but no test after and in japanese you have to fill stuff. As I do not match the criteria, I do not see the point in applying. I am just curious about the test. :D

“Ah can get women quite easily in Japan with money”,- you can Anywhere, mind you.

I do not think it only apply to women. Most likely if he opened it to men, they will a bunch rushing over even ones which have no interest in other men on daily basis.

Remember, it is not just money he is selling : fame and trip to the moon are also in the catch. So obviously there is lot of people which could be interested.

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Posted in: Chinese-style makeup expresses the inner strength and confidence of a person and it feels new here. I think the concept of a 'cool woman' is becoming widespread in Japan nowadays. See in context


Looked because I wondered what was that supposed to mean. Do not see the mature and bold stuff in it. And I am kind of thinking that the full white face is even creepier that the flashy pink cheek.

I do not get this thing about make up.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

I doubt he’ll find any decent girls with that way of going about it. Gold diggers galore.

In the same time, it seems he is planning to make money out of the recruitment process so that will be a match.

What a loser.

and the like

I do not think there is any point in insulting him. Quite possibly he is just making business. If not, he could be not doing so good and be in need of support.

I want to find a 'life partner'.

Should just do like everyone : go out, use dating app, friend of friend, ... because the way of recruitment will close lot of good opportunities and most likely just attract people which want fame, money and/or travel to space. Then he will be ditched as soon as other person objective is reached.

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Posted in: Mother arrested over death of newborn child See in context

This seems more like the hospitals fault than young woman, and the hospital is now trying to cover their behinds.

I agree. The waiting is strange.

People at the hospital should have contacted relevant people to look for the new born taking in account that lot of explanation was possible : baby being safely at home with family member, full fledged case of pregnancy denial, kidnapping, ...

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa selling his private jet See in context

He is not selling it as he thought that a private jet has utterly negative impact on the environment and he will prefer limit aboard travel by using teleworking and when he will not be able to just use commercial flight.

He is not selling it either because of financial issue.

So I do not really get why it is in the news. I am selling some boots, when can I have an article about it published ? Because it is the same, the scale is just lower.

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Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what best job for a husband is, with architect topping list See in context

Where the hell does the enqueters find lady to ask ? Reading the comments I can just stop myself of thinking of some idole or wannabe, hostess and the like and other lady playing the half dead brain card to attract men jiggling all cutely when responding.

“We can plan how to build our ideal house together.”

Do not need to be an architect for that. And safer to have someone outside the couple going for the reality card.

“I’ve always wanted to live in a comfortable, enjoyable house, and I could have him design it for me.”

What about you design it for yourself ?

“I think he’d do a lot of do-it-yourself projects for me.”

How about you do it by yourself ? That is the concept of DIY if not it will be called HYSDIFY (have-your-spouse-do-it-for-you).

“He’d probably make a lot of money, and he’d take care of a lot of things when we build our house.”


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Posted in: Gov't proposes Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant water release into sea or air See in context

So much for omotenashi and think of others, huh?

What does this have to do with "omotenashi" which the absence of ulterior motive, like the smile for free at MacDonalds ?

It is more linked with "amae" which go around the I am a princess belief then everyone should indulge in me and I have no responsabilities.

OK, but only if instead of this guy in SF gear, it is the whole government in sweatpants that does the release themselves.

They are too old to even be bothered by that. When you have around 20 years left to live and have money and power, how are you going to be bothered by playing with/drinking a few low radioactive stuff ? I am not saying it is not dangerus just that the risk is obviously lower than for people or non-people going to face the same exposure for year and\or have a higher risk of effect (growing).

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Posted in: Holiday blues: French strikes hit Christmas shopping season See in context

They're protesting government plans to raise the retirement age to 64 and take away special privileges for train workers.

Someone like to oversimplify, isn't it ? The matter seems a bit more complicated than that.



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Posted in: Gov't proposes Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant water release into sea or air See in context

Releasing the entire amount of water over one year would only increase radiation levels to thousands of times less than the impact humans usually get from the natural environment.

What is that suppose to mean ?

Which natural environment ? How much is the increase ? How much does that amount by year ? How will that impact other life form ? How about the impact of the ingestion of it ? ...

And why are they talking about 1 year ? Moreover with the link with Three Mile Island where they get rid of more that 10 time less water in 2 times more time ? And that International Atomic Energy Agency said it would take decades ?

Why are they not talking abut re cleaning the water since they messed up their previous attempt ?

Why is Tepco claiming they need the room starting 2022 for other purpose even thought they are still producing waste water.

That smell worse and worse as time go by.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arson attack puts media at crossroads in divulging victims' names See in context

The public supported the victims when they were alive buying anime from the company. There might also be a public trial if the suspect stays alive long enough. The cost of the trial will be public purse. The costs of the investigation are also public purse. Enormous public donations exceeding more than ¥100 million.

Respect of the victim families but when the trial begins the names of the victims becomes public information. The media should be sensitive to the victim families but also publish a list of all the victims.

Are you suggesting that because justice is state founded the victim shall be offered to the public as compensation ? If someone dare to be be killed it should assume that ones life would be scrutinized, ones family could be harassed ? Does that apply to any crime ?

How do you know? The families have obviously not been identified.

The article is pretty clear about the fact that police, media and families know who the victim were. The question is not about should the name of victim be hidden by the government or not but should the name of victim be throw at the public eyes for to play with.

It's there to prevent disappearances and abuses by the state.

So putting information about people in media will prevent disappearances and abuse in a state which is the kind to make its people disappear ? This kind of state is already most likely to have put strict control over Internet and media, then be saying what they want and will not stop them to publish the name of disappearing people moreover if that is for political reason. They just have to make a pretty story with it like they are pursuing some training out of their free will or stuff like that.

I believe knowing that someone has died and the reason is important to society. People need to know in order to be able to protect themselves and society.

I do not really get how people will be more able to protect themselves and society by knowing that the one which died by being inside a building which was set on fire by someone was call Momo Tarou or Kiyo Hime.

The victim suffered already enough, they do not need to have their name show everywhere as some bone to please curious and, worse, bullies which will be so happy to have toy to play with.

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Posted in: Osaka likely to hold referendum on metropolis plan in November 2020 See in context

According to what I was told they plan to cut the city of Osaka in two : the north which is mostly rich and the south which is mostly poor.

I would like to know how come there is "functional overlaps between the prefectural and city governments" ? There is other cities in the prefecture do they also have functional overlap with the prefecture ? What happened for the city of Osaka to have some ?

But voters dismissed the argument in the May 2015 referendum with both ruling and opposition parties insisting that many costs could be cut without the reform.

Did they really try to do something to supress the overlap and why didn't it work ? As they kept the power since then, ones could wonder if they really tried or jut faked it because they just want their plan ?

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Posted in: Gov't ordered to pay damages over transgender toilet ban See in context

[...] women's toilets[...] one of the few safe spaces women have to get away from men.

We are talking about toilets there not some kind of bunker. If you are pursued by some men and you feel unsafe aim for a police box or a place with lot of people not some women toilet.

there have been more rapes by non-transgender people. Have they considered that's because we haven't been allowing transgender people to enter the biologically incorrect bathroom

Are you by any chance implying that if there is so many rape by non transgender people it is because they are allowed to enter the biologically incorrect bathroom ?

Since when are people free to enter the biologically incorrect bathroom without being frowned upon at best (except for cleaning staff, and for the people asking I saw cleaning men getting out of women bathroom and/or the board saying there is a man in the bathroom several times, but not a lot either) ?

Are women toilet including some special feature making it the best place to rape in the world ? If they are so not safe, you should just allow all men in them, this way rapist will be too afraid to face a big dude to attempt anything.

Any transgender woman who values using a certain toilet over the safety of women, has the exact mindset of the people we're afraid of having in our toilets.

How does having transgender women using women toilet make women not safe ? You will prefer to have transgender men using women toilet ? If men toilet are so safe for transgender women how about you use them saying you are transgender and let the transgender women in the women toilet where they feel safer. The other women will be free to make their choice according to want they prefer : being around women thought some were perhaps in the past seen as men, thought some could perhaps be lusting about them, thought some would not hesitate to help them if needed ... or being around men thought some were perhaps in the past seen as women, thought some could perhaps be lusting about them, thought some would not hesitate to help them if needed, ...

And who is "we" ? Transgender-phobics ?

I guess the best solution is to just have one toilet for all and prosecute people acting badly. They can start by updating the law about rape.

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Posted in: Abe determined to amend Constitution after debate in next Diet session See in context


I plan to vote yes

I hope you plan to read the proposal before voting and not just vote thinking it is good because you do not like foreigner.

As said by several before, the pacifist part is the scapegoat for everyone to focus but there is far more in the proposal of LPD mostly in the idea of making society non equalitarist and limit right of the ones on the wrong side of the non equal society.


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Posted in: Japanese lawyer comments on legality of tattoo ban at hot springs See in context

Are Japanese yakuza so nice that they will just any rules you throw at them ? Or is it people trying to make them look good as a way to themselves look good ? or is it just that the ban as nothing to do with yakuza to begin with but more linked to ainu, political criminal, ...

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Posted in: Could life insurance go up in smoke for some vapers? See in context

Has anyone ever proposed that the only answer to the plague of climate change is to ban all non natural GHG producer completely ? Just imagine ... no vending machine for overproceceed plastic packaged produce, no more plastic trash everywhere degrading the streets, no more dirty air blowing by aircon in offices and no more car anywhere. Sound like heaven itself, doesn't it ?

Just to know which will be your next target group to attack upon if you manage to get ride of smokers ? Drinkers ? Overweight people ? Meat eaters ? Dog owner ? People taking medical treatment ? Senior ? Children ? ...

There is a lot of unhealthy stuff around not just cigarette. There is lot of stuff in street which have negative impact. There is lot of people whose smell will not please you (but can be fine with other). And there is a lot of stuff inside which can be a bother. Everyone has its own view of what heaven is like for the one which think heaven is something, obviously.

Does all of these insurance company provide free support for their customer to stop smoking ? They are big enough to negotiate a big discount.

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Posted in: Dentsu again found violating rules on overtime hours See in context

@ Thunderbird2

More like asking for these to be paid. If the employer give Taro 80hours worth of work a week : 40 hours are covered by his normal working time, around 11 hours are covered by the normal overtime allowance, he still has 29 hours of work left : so he apply for overtime then get 18 more hours covered if they agree to let him do these. If not or he did not ask, it is free work because obviously if he is not able to fit the amount of work they asked him to do in the designated time, it is his is at fault not the amount which was crazy. Some people have already explained that they had encountered this kind of situation for them and/or people around them.

@ blahblah222

The authorities this time found several breaches of the rules.

It is not say how they found it, so there is no guarantee that it was reported by Dentsu neither that it was pay.

In your example if the 2 companies have the same salary basis just how many hour a week do you think will be needed to get 15000000 ?

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Posted in: As scandal simmers, majority of Japanese firms want Abe to finish term See in context

I do not really get this study. How and why were company surveyed ? They send the question to a bunch of company and one random staff was expected to answer it then send it back directly or through someone else in the company ? Were everyone in the company expected to reply then the company compiled the result before sending them ? And since I do not know the how, I do not get the why ? Nevertheless the value of the survey. I mean, if you know your boss is a big fan of Abe, it is most likely you will not say screw him if the survey pass by someone else in the company. And company do not vote so ... If they want to survey company directors, why not but in that case it if not majority of firm just the director of these firm.It is not like every people in the firm are expected to bend to a firm opinion when it come to that kind of subject no matter how the opinion was established.

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Posted in: Japan had over 8,000 deaths related to drug-resistant bacteria in 2017 See in context

How is an article saying Japan is addressing one of its problem anti-Japan ?

Taking a look as the weave created by the people claiming to defend Japan is fascinating.

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Posted in: Gov't compiles ¥26 tril stimulus package to prop up economy See in context


People saying government taking money out of everybody (customer tax) to give it to the owing class (reduction of tax for company, incitment to use private company costly cashless payment, ... ) making the working one poorer and the owing one richer is a problem are embracing capitalism. So desu ka ? I think we didn't have the same capitalism 101 class.

Capitalism have no problem with big government and taxes as long it go its way.

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Posted in: Gov't compiles ¥26 tril stimulus package to prop up economy See in context


I do not know if yen is reliable or not, but I will not base my opinion on someone working for a japanese bank. You should try someone else

And the less worse than the 2 before and perhaps/feeling one is barely engaging in my point of view. So this one is also not so engaging.

After, as short term Japan can look reliable but I will be worried about the middle and long term. It s like Japan is walking over some precipice on a tight rode whose fiber are brooking up and put some tap to fix it. So will they be able to reach the other side or will the rope broke before is the big question. I hope they (as any other country trying to cross the same precipice) will make it to the other side (without going berseck) because after all what make a country is its people (review your One Piece if you do not get the reference) and if that crash everyone will fall (except some which built their parachute of the other skin).

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Posted in: Gov't compiles ¥26 tril stimulus package to prop up economy See in context

My local gas station is an independent but very cheap on fuel, and actually charges about 3% less for cash

I would love for all business to go the same way. I am do not like these money sucker which charge money for doing almost nothing (in regarding of the amount they are charging). They feed in the in between growing richer when the other one grow poorer.

Give them one thump up for me (I do not need fuel so no chance I will ever be able to show my appreciation to them).

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to introduce flexible working hours for teachers See in context

@Alex Einz

Are you trying to flatter me ? Too bad, I am mostly immune to it (I am more open to these after a few drink as long as you do not make me pay the bill). Try someone else. You understand that I do not speak English and the chance that I work in an eikawa are as low as you not making inference on your fellow commentator ?

@Tom Thank you. For once that one of my joke succeed. I am happy that I managed to make someone smile even a tiny bit (the world situation just make you want to lighter the mood sometimes).

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to introduce flexible working hours for teachers See in context

@Alex Einz

Shouldn't it be fully the manual fault ?

I do not see were in the article they were talking about eikawa.

Why are you using "you"/"your" ? When talking in general one should use impersonal form. Missed that page in the manual ?

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Posted in: Gov't compiles ¥26 tril stimulus package to prop up economy See in context

I guarantee you the people who need this money most won't see a single yen of it.

Obviously. Only people able to afford a smartphone, charge it with 20.000yens in one go and find out how to make cashless payment can benefice of it. And we do not even know the other requirement to get the 5000points. So very poor are already out of the picture. Store will have to pay cashless companies so loss in their benefice.

The one going to win from this are the construction company and the cashless payment company. Are they the one to really need help-money from the taxpayers ?

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to introduce flexible working hours for teachers See in context

teaching is super simple today with premade manuals

As talk someone which most likely not even have tried to teach anything to anybody and most likely never opened a school manual.

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Posted in: Details confirmed for Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walks See in context

Dubi said the IOC would look at meeting some of the extra costs of moving the races, such as accommodation, while Sapporo would also help pay for organizing events now taking place in the city.

Didn't Sapporo major say that it was ok but they were not to pay ? And the IOC would only look at meeting some of the extra costs ? So perhaps they will not meet a way to do it, isn't it.

All countries around the world should screw the olympic until the IOC start opening its wallet.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to introduce flexible working hours for teachers See in context

uh,,, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm is 12 hours. Minus lunch is 11. Times five days is 55 hours.

Why minus lunch ?

The teachers are expected to stay in the school ground at the disposal of anybody which need they. If a student doesn't understand how you can move a heavy rock by just saying so, Abe-sensei will have to cut short his break to explain again the marvelous power of wishful thinking in achieving result without any force applied.

The main point is that they have to reduce teachers' work such as tedious meetings, meaningless paperwork and dealing with "monster" parents.

It seems they thought requesting teacher to do the same amount of work but faster is better. So once your are in front of monster parent explain to them that, as government request, they have to speak faster and that you will start apologizing right now and agreeing to everything they say to save time but as you are busy with the apologies and so on you can not be expected to listen to their rant.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context


It is related to cognitive abilities, maturity and education. You can start by reviewing your lesson about Piaget :


For alcohol, the effect on brain are to be taken into account :


There is also discriminating ceiling as the necessities for older driver to get some special check up.

Can someone also fight for men's rights to ban neckties ?

Nobody is stopping you to do it.

I hope you are not one of these which complain that people fight for the issue which concern them instead of fighting for issue which concern yourself when doing nothing.

Hope that in the end thing will work out. There is no point in having dress code rules which negatively affect well-being, security and health of staff.

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Posted in: Woman takes helm of Japanese Aegis destroyer for 1st time See in context

My whole point is that equal 50/50 representation of women across all jobs is not a desirable natural state, it is politically correct fiction. Women tend towards some jobs, and men to others. That is simply human nature. Clearer now?

Not really.

There is nothing natural in job. So how could it be a human nature in job. I do not even get what is supposed to be human nature even less why should it be different in between men and women.

Nothing stop women neither me to do any job. One particular man as well as one particular woman can be more suited for one particular job or in the contrary totally unsuited for another one.

Using strength as basis but tha work for anything else : I have meet really strong women, really weak men, really weak women and really strong men (and obviously all the in between). If I am seeking an employee which need to be strong I do not care of that is a women or a men. I want one to be able to do the job and which want to do it.

I do not plan to take a look inside the undies of anyone before deciding if that person is worth the position ones is seeking. That is purely and simply irrelevant.

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Posted in: 'Mayonnaise Man' believed to have returned to his uniform-ruining ways in Hokkaido See in context

@ Do the hustle

Because it is a Soranews article and that is what they do.

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