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Posted in: Toyota discloses improper crash tests at Daihatsu subsidiary See in context

How to become biggest car manufacturer?

Put all your efforts in producing some trash at lowest cost without any quality claim to third world countries.

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Posted in: North Korean hackers stole $721 million in cryptocurrency from Japan: Nikkei See in context

As long people, including the commentators here („I thought blockchain is secure…“), do not understand how technology works, this will happen

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Posted in: Toyota: Data on more than 2 million vehicles in Japan were at risk in decade-long breach See in context

Almost every two months there are cybersecurity data leaks and breaches being reported about Toyota or its suppliers.

It’s actually a shame. Maybe Toyota should leave those „new“ stuff aside and focus on mechanical vehicles with combustion engines.

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Posted in: Japan's seafood imports from Russia hit record ¥155 bil in 2022 See in context

What does Joe say on that? Or is this just the deal for yet another US military base in Japan?

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Posted in: Riot police member apparently kills himself at prime minister’s residence See in context

Very dangerous environment around Japanese former and active prime ministers.

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Posted in: Mefeego Pack approved as 1st abortion pill in Japan See in context

Garlic,why would a Japanese woman,want children with an unemotional Japanese man,who cannot fulfill his own emotions,and cannot be there emotional for her and her child

Does not answer any of my questions.

but, yeah I know what you’re talking about

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Posted in: Mefeego Pack approved as 1st abortion pill in Japan See in context

Two questions:

Why only so late while western countries have this already since decades?

Why now while Japan is facing steepest decline in population?

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Posted in: ANA posts 1st net profit in 3 years on Japan's relaxed border control See in context

Crazy that an airline can make small profits with such skyrocketed prices

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Posted in: Japanese company: 'High probability' lander crashed on moon See in context

Interesting that it is mentioned nowhere that the lander was actually built in Germany.

Ispace is in the end only a service provider which still has to prove it’s capabilities.

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Posted in: New Toyota chief Sato to embark on EV push as automaker plays catch-up See in context

after reading only the headline: the EV is not the „thing“ that matters. It is automated driving and digitalized car.

what has Toyota to show on that?

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Posted in: Companies hold in-person welcome ceremonies for new employees See in context

Reminds me to some pictures from Soviet Union age. Live like a bird in the cage

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Posted in: Japanese man detained in China is employee of drugmaker Astellas See in context

I don't know why any foreign companies continue to do business with China when there are so many Asian countries that are flourishing and are far more trustworthy and biggest point of all less of a headache.

Maybe it’s because China is the second biggest economy after the US and Japan is an export oriented country to compensate low domestic growth?

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Posted in: Japanese man detained in China is employee of drugmaker Astellas See in context

Maybe the accusations are just true? Could happen…

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Posted in: Japan plans new COVID-19 vaccine rollout from May for elderly See in context

I assume this something for which some people are wishfully waiting and they seem it as an obligation to be a good citizens getting a shot regularly without believe in any effect

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Posted in: Japan establishes simplified visa track for skilled foreigners See in context

Skilled people want to work in skilled jobs with skilled salaries while living in a skilled society with skilled rules

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Posted in: 1.82 million foreigners legally working in Japan, gov’t says See in context

The more interesting question for me is rather: how many of those foreign workers stay really for longer (10+)?

My conclusion after working for more than 3 years as a manager in Japanese automotive industry is: Japan itself and the long-term outlook is far from being enough considering all those strange things, burdens and hurdles happening in daily life and will also come up in future.

Almost nobody, who has no real Japanese roots, a Japanese wife/ husband, kids or anything else close to his heart, can really stay here for longer or forever.

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Posted in: Excess savings not helping consumers in Japan as inflation rises See in context

It would have been interesting to learn in this article how much savings Takahiro Average or households in Japan have. I cannot imagine it‘ll be so much considering the comparable low wages.

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Posted in: Gov't considering mask-free school graduation ceremonies See in context

My impression is, masks became a convenient method in Japan for certain people to hide themselves due to whatever reasons. It could be that the lady did not find the time to do some make-up in the morning or the guy at work who does not want others to read his emotions or mimic.

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Posted in: Gov't considering mask-free school graduation ceremonies See in context

In particular, if Japan’s leaders, like the emperor and prime minister, are not going to wear masks when traveling outside Japan, isn’t it rather hypocritical to recommend that face masks be worn inside Japan?

When those people are travelling abroad, they are not wearing masks at all. You can see it regularly in the news. They‘re only wearing masks all the time when they‘re at home to present themselves as good examples and in the expected manner to Japanese society.

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Posted in: Japan, Greece step up security ties as 'strategic partners' See in context

I think Greece and Japan have more in common than one may think. E.g. highest debt rates

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Posted in: Renault to reduce stake in Nissan, rebalancing alliance See in context

Were some other French managers on job assignment at Nissan suppressed or threatened by Japanese state attorney, or what is the reason?

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Posted in: UK, Japan sign defense agreement allowing troop deployments See in context

Wow, the prime minister of Japan is walking around in the public without wearing a mask. He should set a good example in his home country too.

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Posted in: Kishida to discuss gov't, BOJ roles with new central bank head See in context

The BOJ like all other central banks can only lend money, but not spend it to real economy. If this created money is only invested in things that do not pay off or don’t increase productivity of economy (old depths , non-sense projects, social welfare others), then only the balance sheet is increased and money flows to overseas (carry-trades) and to those who have a lot of financial assets.

This is obviously happening in Japan since 30 years.

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Posted in: Standing 3 steps apart on escalator lowers COVID risk: research See in context

Btw. how can you run such a trial in Japan?

Its virtually impossible here to find ten persons in a row who don’t wear a mask. Or did the writer of this article forgot to mention these were only men from foreign countries? :-)

The team lined up 10 maskless men, each 175 centimeters tall, on an escalator

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Posted in: Standing 3 steps apart on escalator lowers COVID risk: research See in context

So many useless advices regarding this virus. What should happen on the escalator, especially in spacious environment, while almost everybody has received his 4-5th shot and is anyway wearing mask all the time?

Eventually start using your brain and live your life.

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Posted in: Japan's real wages fall in November at sharpest pace in 8 years See in context

There is no financial future in Japan for 75-80% of the workforce. Take income tax, the pension, health insurance, city tax, rent and utilities out of the piddly salary and you are left with nothing

Absolutely agree. Japan is a high tax country with comparable very low wages and high living costs. That’s also the reason why properties, infrastructure etc. become very old. Despite those things are maintained very well by society, there is no room to invest money into new things.

And then you also have this productivity issue…

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at 10-month low on BOJ tightening fears See in context

Talking about strong yen while still being 10% down compared to last year at the same time?

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Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested for stealing ¥1,000 from shrine donation box See in context

I assume you must be really in a terrible situation when you steal money from a shrine. Obviously there was no other choice for him.

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Posted in: Over 60% of Ukrainian evacuees in Japan unemployed: survey See in context

or have any marketable skills.

Do you really think those people have remarkably fewer skills than Japanese recent grads, except Japanese language?

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Posted in: Over 60% of Ukrainian evacuees in Japan unemployed: survey See in context

Why are the evacuees even in Japan..??..?? They do not belong in Japan.

Because the Japanese government invited/ brought them here to send a signal to the word how open and caring Japan is for foreigners

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