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Posted in: Japan issues coronavirus medical guidance as infections rise See in context

Feels like shades of 3/11 extremely poor govt disaster mgmt all over again. I hope they get their act together soon - for Japan's sake.

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Posted in: Shibuya's train-car tourist info center to be relocated to Akita See in context

I hope the statue does not get the boot to enaka next.

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Posted in: Snow shortage putting heat on 2020 Summer Games See in context

Trendy and creative for sure, but not reliable from year to year with the increasingly severe weather swings.

Best to start building for the heat like most hot cities around the world do - mega-strong air conditioning everywhere inside, tunnels, tinted glass, real insulation in the buildings, no outside activities during the day, etc.

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Posted in: China's outbound group travel ban a blow to Japan's retail, tourism sectors See in context

One day in the near future, the Chinese tourists will quit coming to Japan and it will settle down to normal flows. Japanese businesses dependent on Chinese tourists better realize this is just a temporary bubble and best plan accordingly. I would not want anyone getting too hurt when the music stops.

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Posted in: Japan to allow some visa renewal, application procedures online from July See in context

This system is not aimed the folks who read this site. It is aimed at all of the companies who want to manage visas for all of the new temp manual workers. Otherwise they have to send a local down to immigration every time one of their factory workers needs visa paperwork.

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

All for immigration, but this is just modern slavery aimed to benefit a few rich companies and not the japanese people.

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Posted in: Koike seeks to reduce crowding on trains during rush hour See in context

I don't think the trains are the issue, While pricey, most cities and populations would love to have Tokyo's train & bus system.

The issue is the company's inane "face-time" requirements for everyone strictly all being at the office at the same start time and then staying at the office/nearby pub as late as possible. The result is everyone takes the latest train they can the next day to hit 8:59AM and not a minute earlier. So of course you get the 200% numbers from 7-8:30.

The solution is a combination of Flex time, work from home (full or part), job-sharing, hotel desks at remote centers outside of downtown location co-located near residential centers like Musashi Kosugi or out in Chiba, etc., peak usage charges (not paid for by the firm) anytime over 100%, etc.

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Posted in: Japanese firms wage war on 'smell harassment' See in context

morning showers!

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Posted in: Japan Inc sounds alarm on consumer spending See in context

I am waiting for yen to hit 350 then I will consider this economic mess to be behind them.

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Posted in: The art of giving and receiving change in Japan See in context

Who uses change or paper money anymore anyhow? I haven't in 2-3 years.

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Posted in: Five things expats wish Japan had See in context

1) Education system that handles bi-lingual kids and is not based on crazy J-school mind-washing curriculum. International schools can be ok for some, but not a price point most can handle.

2) Proper health care system - anything serious you have to leave the country or expect to take your chances with pain/death/suffering. Completely built for the doctors - not the patients.

3) More than 1 bathroom in anything 1LDK or bigger

4) Central Heating/Aircon/No insulation - baking/freezing bathrooms and hallways are out of control. If the houses were properly built in Tokyo, heating/cooling centrally is cheaper to run.

5) TV - mixed bag, but anything good here gets warped by the talent reaction requirements. Quit telling people how to react and think about everything little thing! I keep hoping for streaming to solve this, but legal restrictions seem insolvable.

6) Housing falling apart after 10 years and worth 0 in 30 years - what's the point here?

7) Ticket all store employees who mindlessly walk about screaming -> and the tour guides as well.

8) and finally..... KATAKANA! one of the big reasons Japanese cannot learn English, just get rid of it. It is pointless and harmful.

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Posted in: Osaka railway creates superhero to attract foreign tourists See in context

ha ha ha

that is all i can say - but good effort with the English!

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Posted in: Cross-dressing Matsuko Deluxe: AKB opening Tokyo Olympics 'would embarrass Japan' See in context

stupid idea

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Posted in: Reconstruction minister promotes Fukushima food to 4 ambassadors See in context

i doubt any of these guys ate anything from fukushima at tbe event. Some mixup in the kitchen will be quietly documented later. The 1 % know better and stick with nice organic certified food ( which can be had in japan - for a high price) - the fukushima stuff is what gets shoved into supermarket bentos for the working poor/cluess locals.

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Posted in: Abe's approval rating sags amid talk of snap election See in context

I would think the real value of the yen is more like 350 jpy/usd given the real value of the goods produced by Japan's ecomony (and sorry Honda factories in Thailand do not count). Once all of the financial house of card moves finish its run and Japan can really start to rebuild its economy on firm foundations - not try to rebuild one from the 1950's heyday as it seems so addicted to doing - then we hit 350 as a reset to properly price the output and then take it from there.

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Posted in: Kyushu Electric shuts off renewable suppliers from grid See in context

powerfull nuclear plants that can light industries especially that need a high amount of electricity

or quit trying to sustain these industries in a resource poor location like Japan and do something sustainable besides mega-scale heavy industry. That strategy is very last century and does nothing to help Japan more forward to build on its craftsman and tourism strengths.

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