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Posted in: Japan treats its foreign workers like Kleenex. They have a use-it, toss-it mentality. See in context

@TheRat I'm just saying what the US guys at the office are saying. They took the trouble to learn to speak and read Japanesse fluently, take the time to figure out how to do what they want to do, then do it. They say that too many foreigners are here thinking they are "guests" who deserve everything on a silver platter. They don't bother to learn Japanese or figure things out. They just say "Give me! Give me!"

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Posted in: Japan treats its foreign workers like Kleenex. They have a use-it, toss-it mentality. See in context

This is a little strange to me. I have read articles by Jeff Kingston before (in the Japan Times), and his views are always very analytical and informative. Did he really say this?

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Posted in: Japan treats its foreign workers like Kleenex. They have a use-it, toss-it mentality. See in context

The US guys at the office say that there is a saying among foreign achievers: "Those who can, do. Those who can't blame racism, xenophobia, etc etc etc" for their own failure.

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Posted in: Japan treats its foreign workers like Kleenex. They have a use-it, toss-it mentality. See in context

Nothing like stereotyping all Japanese people, businesses, etc etc etc etc etc etc....  So much fun.  (PS I know many foreigners who are very happy living here in Japan long-term).  But stereotype away!!!

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Posted in: In rare on-camera clash, Trump, top Democrats argue about border wall See in context

Trump should read his ghost written "The Art of the Deal".

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Posted in: Diet passes bill to accept more foreign workers See in context

Well, looking at that picture, I can see why Japanese don't want to make babies anymore.

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Posted in: Keeping up with China: Kim Kardashian woos Chinese market See in context

US guys at the office say that Kim hasn't ever really done anything, but is just "famous for being famous". Can she spin that in China?

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Posted in: 69 foreign technical interns died in Japan between 2015 and 2017: Justice Ministry See in context

How does this compare to the number of deaths of Japanese doing the same jobs? This doesn't look good at all.

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Posted in: Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned See in context

After all this, including this confession, are people still going to say that Nissan is just trying to get rid of the gaijin?

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Posted in: 1 Marine killed, 5 others missing after 2 aircraft collide during mid-air refueling exercise See in context

One of the planes was a "tanker". What happened to all the gas that was being carried by the plane? Is it now in the Pacific Ocean?

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to change more event starting times to beat heat See in context

I think that the Olympics should be moved to October, which is the month that the 1964 Olympics was held.

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Posted in: Trump shifts focus to Japan after trade truce with China See in context

I can see the advertisements for US cars: "Buy a US car!! It is unsafe and polluting, but boy, is it cheap!" Now, how to spin that in Japanese.

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Posted in: Trump urges Abe to balance U.S. deficit with Japan 'very quickly' See in context

Yeah, like this is all Japan's fault.

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Posted in: Thousands of Australian students skip school for mass climate protest See in context

Humans can survive in any environment, from the Arctic ice like the Eskimos to the arid desert like the Arabs. And they did not have any high tech. No need to be so pessimestic.

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Posted in: Furhat, a robot with the human touch, wants to hear your woes See in context

Well, I'm willing to talk as long as he is non-judgmental.

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Posted in: Gov't considers paying people ¥3 million to move out of Tokyo See in context

What if I move to a tiny cheap one room apartment in the countryside without quiting my Tokyo apartment, get my 3 million yen, and then quit my country apartment and return to my apartment in Tokyo? You think nobody is going to do that?

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

I don't object to immigrants, but again I ask: when will these old geezers start asking why Japanese are no longer getting married and making babies. That is the main problem. But they are to old and too rich to get it. (Answer: it is too expensive, not everyone is paid like Carlon Ghosn).

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

Interesting world we live in. Japan wants them in, the US wants them out.

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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly shifted personal investment loss of ¥1.7 bil to Nissan See in context

I can only imagine what the poorly paid line workers at Nissan factories are thinking. Their labor produced the billions of yen Ghosn got, and they get minimum wage.

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Posted in: Ghosn's income under-reporting 'may reach $71 million' See in context

And I don't believe that nobody at Nissan was aware of what was going on. Even these senior executives who are saying that they are "appalled".

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Posted in: Prosecutors likely to build new criminal case against Ghosn: report See in context

Many people in many threads are saying this is a plot to get rid of the gaijin. As more and more stuff he and his colleagues did (like paying Ghosn's sister 100,000 dollars a year for doing nothing), has this not changed your mind? Maybe he really was just a crook.

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Posted in: Prosecutors likely to build new criminal case against Ghosn: report See in context

Lots of people in various threads have said this is all about getting the gaijin out. After seeing all he did, could that possibly be true?

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Posted in: Nissan ends Ghosn's two-decade reign with last-minute Renault backing See in context

I wonder how Ghosn's current housing compares to his usual housing. Is he put in special housing away from hardened criminals?

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Posted in: S Korea to dissolve Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation See in context

In both S. Korea and China, there are many "patriotic groups" whose funding depends on having a bad relation with Japan by harping on the past. Follow the mondey.

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Posted in: News of Ghosn's arrest stuns Nissan employees, customers See in context

The accountants at Nissan who actually filed his taxes are probably at Narita Airport now to flee Japan.

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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn and another top exec sends shockwaves through Nissan See in context

I doubt that Ghosn did his taxes by himself. He is a full time employee of Nissan, so his taxes will be handled by the accounting department. So we should look forward to the arrest of the accountants who actually calculated, filled out, and filed his taxes, right?

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Posted in: Nissan Chairman Ghosn arrested over financial law violation See in context

Does he actually do his own taxes? Wouldn't taxes be done by Nissan accountants? He is, after all, a full time employee, right?

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Posted in: Hagerty defends U.S. trade policies, says they are not protectionist See in context

"blocking imports of US autos" So the Chrysler and Ford dealerships in Japan sell whose cars? I had presumed that they were selling Chysters and Fords (although Ford recently withdrew from Japan).

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Posted in: Hagerty defends U.S. trade policies, says they are not protectionist See in context

I don't understand. Trump says American trade policies are protectionist.

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Posted in: 340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system See in context

I am not at all against having more foreign workers in Japan. However, the government should find out why Japanese are not reproducing (answer: it is too expensive).

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