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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

Must be nice to be as wealthy as those in the OECD.

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Posted in: Police knew woman had problems with U.S. serviceman before their deaths See in context

Piece of cake, so we should wonder about this possibility. Right.

But she wouldn't need to be physically stronger than him or tactically trained. All she'd need is the desire, the will and a bit of imagination.

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Posted in: Aum Shinrikyo spinoff group Aleph ordered to pay ¥1.03 bil to victims See in context

Other than the force of the law, with control of the banking systems and the backing of the police and law enforcement?

Yeah but that hasn't worked for the past ten years. Will this time someone get arrested and/or assets confiscated, or will it be another toothless law?

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Posted in: Court extends Ghosn's detention until April 22 See in context

This guy must be such a danger to society that must he kept locked away. After all, he's getting more jail time than people who have committed murder, rape and extortion. And that's before they even found him guilty.

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Posted in: Aum Shinrikyo spinoff group Aleph ordered to pay ¥1.03 bil to victims See in context

Good. But what's gonna make them pay that amount to the victims when they've been refusing to paying the money for the last ten years?

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Posted in: What is your all-time favorite anime series? See in context

1: Tenggen Toppa Gurren Lagan 2: Inuyasha

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Posted in: Virgin territory: Study shows heterosexual inexperience rising in Japan See in context

You reap what you sow. Who wants to have sex when they work 6 to 7 days a week from morning to night? And more importantly, who wants to form a relationship with someone like that (apart from women looking only for a sarariman)?

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Posted in: Pair of mangoes goes for record ¥500,000 at season's first auction See in context

I bet they taste like... (drums). Like mangoes.

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Posted in: World's first 5G phone released in South Korea See in context

I watch a lot of videos often, movies and lectures," said buyer Shim Ji-hye, 38. "I hope faster speeds will help me manage my time better.

Unless 5G can speed up the duration of the movies, his time management will be exactly the same.

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Posted in: Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for Japanese workers See in context

Meh! People baby crying for everything. They don't have time for themselves nor loved ones, they complain. You give them time off, they baby cry even more.

The guy working at the pizzeria saying he won't be off? Well, boohoo! Should think about changing jobs then. The service industry has different hours than the office hours businesses. That's universal knowledge.

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Posted in: 4 era names the gov't rejected before deciding on Reiwa See in context

They should have used something like マイニウエラ... So it goes with マイナンバー、マイカー、マイゴープロ(GoPro camera), etc.

Yes, im joking.

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Posted in: Asia's pollution exodus: Firms struggle to woo top talent See in context

One, the world's everything's made in China, you reap what you sow. And two, China doesn't give a d@&n about the ambient.

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Posted in: Lawson to test late-night self-service stores amid labor crunch See in context

Ah boohoo, they can't find enough workers! I was complaining about three Family Mart in one intersection the other day. Well, this week a new 7/11 just opened in my town one block away, less than five minutes walk from another 7/11. And 8 minutes walk in the opposite direction there's another 7/11, plus the other 3 Fam. Mart's. Plus a Lawson and a Daily Yamazaki within 10 more minutes.

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Posted in: Apple vs Netflix: Why turf wars are flaring in big tech See in context

Ha! There is no such thing as Apple vs Netflix. They can't compete against what Netflix has. They should keep at doing what they do best; expensive toys only good for surfing the web.

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Posted in: S Korean union calls on ex-Japanese civil servant to apologize for brawl See in context

They should have arrested him and kept in jail while awaiting trial three to six months from later.

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Posted in: How to lower chances of employee theft: 5 things to know See in context

For example, consider a staffer who never takes vacation or days off.

So... most Japanese employees.

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Posted in: 'Made by war criminals' label proposed for some Japanese-made items in S Korean schools See in context

That's pretty awful. Way to live in a present and promote peace... not.

The Korea Herald newspaper condemned what it called "outmoded nationalism" in an editorial Friday, pointing out that the war ended more than 70 years ago and some companies had since changed hands.

The Gyeonggi educational department has come out against the sticker proposal,

Finally some groups in Korea with logic and common sense. Seriously, this is so frustrating. The two free countries that could be the greatest allies in this part of Asia, can't put their bs to the side, LIVE THE PRESENT and start working towards "help(ing) our future generations stand tall." Grrr! Rant over.

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Posted in: Closing time? Japan's convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labor crunch See in context

Well, they got themselves to blame too. Around my place in one intersection alone there are 3 Family Marts. Three! One at each corner. Their business plan (Lawson, 711, Fam. Mar) is to open as many conbinis and dominate one specific area. Maybe fewer stores in one area?

And is Amazon Prime a real competitor to conbinis? I don't think I've ever thought getting toilet paper in Amazon in the fly over walking to the conbini.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs plan to legally ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

More lip service from the government. Just a show to make it look like they're doing something.

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Posted in: Leopalace21 probe finds ex-president directed changing wall materials See in context

And hopefully LeoPalace is covering the relocation costs of those 14,443 residents, coz moving in Japan costs an eye.

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Posted in: Abe renews commitment to constitutional reform See in context

Could have used a more appropriate photo to go with the title of the article, tho.

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Posted in: Former Morning Musume singer Maki Goto apologizes for extramarital affair See in context

For people saying the husband should go after her with a divorce, remember which gender gets the childs' custody 90% of the times after a divorce. He'd lose everything. The 3.3 million yen law suit sound like something he'll most likely win.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven store to continue operating under shorter business hours See in context

There must be many store owners who are overworked, so they should be able to choose business hours on their own without being forced to run a 24-hour operation.

Or maybe they should have chosen a different kind of business. They knew very well what they were getting into before starting a 24/7 store.

Tho I agree with him in the sense he chose life over karoshi.

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Posted in: Former Morning Musume singer Maki Goto apologizes for extramarital affair See in context

It mustn't be so awesome to be famous.

for causing Goto to be unfaithful to him

Ha! He caused her to be unfaithful. Yeah right... He's screwed, tho. Under Japanese law he's the one guilty.

A friend of mine cheated on his wife with some other chick, whom he's the one that started seducing her, initiated and continued with the game. And even tho he's the one that was playing all around, the chick he cheated with had to pay damages in court to the wife.

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Posted in: Two 12-year-old girls jump to their deaths; note hints at bullying See in context

Really sad for them but it was their own choice to commit that terrible crime of taking their own lives. Let alone, just before graduation.

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Posted in: 3 teachers referred to prosecutors over students' deaths in avalanche See in context

I hope they at least see some jail time because this was all teachers' fault. But also the Japanese education's bukatsu system. Where the history (or any) teacher is in charge of the basketball team even tho that said teacher doesn't know anything about basketball. If I remember correctly, they appointed one of the new teachers in charge of the group. Why was that? Was he an experienced backcountry skier or something like that?

Just to get a job as a backcountry tail guide, I've had to go through at least 80 hours of Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Operations Lvl. 1 plus I'll need extensive experience in the backcountry, possibly shadowing other guides for free. And that is just to tail guide. How come they appoint teachers with no backcountry experience, to lead a group of high school students through Avalanche areas? Were they at least wearing beacons and probes and knew how to use them?

The whole thing could have been entirely preventable but they decided to ignore all associated risks and hazards, and warnings not to go.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs bills to ban harassment, promote women's advancement See in context

So in other words, cabinet OKs bills to suggest people to not harass others at the work place.

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Posted in: Japanese man’s job too busy for strawberry-picking date, so his super-sweet girlfriend saves the day See in context

24 years waiting for this and when he finally has a date and time for it, he chose to go to work. Unless his job is something super important in life and very life fulfilling, the dude is seriously wasting his time on Earth.

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Posted in: Cabinet approves bill to lower mobile phone fees in Japan See in context

Ditch the three main networks and go for an MVNOs. You'll be saving more than half your money every month.

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Posted in: Epileptic driver of wheel loader that hit and killed 11-year-old girl gets 7 years in prison See in context

He knew very well he was elliptic and the consequences if he suffered an attack while driving such a large vehicle.

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