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Posted in: France asks retailers to alert customers to cases of 'shrinkflation' See in context

Japan should implement something like this too. The packaging here is atrocious!

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Posted in: U.S.-Japan Council chief urges more student exchanges for closer ties See in context

It wouldn't surprise me that many people are put off due to gun violence and safety concerns.

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Posted in: Japanese businesses brace for life with interest rates See in context

But word of the loan soon got out and associates and competitors assumed the company was in trouble.

Dang. What is with this thinking?

Probably more like a competitor wanted to tarnish his name.

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Posted in: Japan rail operator gives up plan to launch maglev train in 2027 See in context

serve as a vital backup between the country's three major metropolises in the event of major disasters such as powerful earthquakes involving potential tsunami

Something tells me that a Maglev train would travelling at such high speeds would be quite vulnerable to disasters such as earthquakes and things.

Also Nagoya is a major metropolis?

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Posted in: Doctor gets 18 years for consensual killing of woman with ALS See in context

@asiaman

Should we halt all sightseeing tour boats because of the “potential for misuse”? Or should we rather ensure that the safety regulations in place are followed?

Well the only regulations in regards to euthanasia are that it's illegal. So I think there should be some.

As for your comment about the ferry. Since the ferry involved was understaffed they were breaking the regulations in place. So there must've been a penalty for that right?

Companies that are upholding the regulations are fine.

As you say there is potential for misuse in everything. So there should be rules that attempt to lessen that factor.

Thanks for listening to my TED talk.

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Posted in: Doctor gets 18 years for consensual killing of woman with ALS See in context

On social issues like this, Japan remains so primitive.

In a way yes and no. While I'm a supporter of euthanasia, I can understand Japan's hesitancy. After all there appear to be many scammers who could take advantage of the situation, and let's not forget about the amount of corruption that pervades JP society.

There is a chance that a fair bit of misuse could occur.

Proper standards must be set.

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Posted in: Official Tokyo Marathon T-shirts get recalled for English spelling mistake See in context

They should've just pushed a marketing spin that it was deliberately meant to be Fun and Finish.

Everyone would love it. Japan would have a cute Image. Beers and high fives all round.

No high touches though, that's creepy

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Posted in: 7-year-old boy dies after choking while eating school lunch See in context

Quail eggs will no longer be used in school lunches

Love this typical over reaction. Did the kid not chew or something?

Unfortunate that he lost his life.

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Posted in: Only 45 quake-hit foreign trainees in Japan allowed to do other jobs See in context

This is all about visa restrictions no doubt. I suspect many people would be working for cash in hand outside the scope of their visa. The exception situation for visas is not known by many. On top of that the application process is cumbersome.

Noone is surprised about that when dealing with immigration are they?

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Posted in: Watch that melted during atomic blast over Hiroshima sells for more than $31,000 See in context

Hrm...

“It is our fervent hope that this museum-quality piece will stand as a poignant educational symbol...

And later on...

The winning bidder opted to remain anonymous.

Something tells me it went to a private collector and won't be seen again for a while.

That's a bit sad.

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Posted in: Frightening video shows Japan’s stop-and-listen-for-trains driving rule maybe isn’t so silly after all See in context

Not visually checking any crossing of any type while driving is idiocy at its finest. It's also best to assume that green lights mean 'proceed with caution' as the unexpected can happen. Funnily enough even with all the rules in place, people deliberately and accidentally break them.

Being right doesn't count for much if you're dead.

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Posted in: Japan automakers tap foreign models to drive sales of recreational cars See in context

I saw a Hummer driving through the back streets of zushi once many years ago, damn thing took up the entire road space. All cars coming across it has to pull into people's drive ways as it certainly couldn't.

Was hilarious.

They'll be more of that going on I guess.

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Posted in: Vietnamese trainees told to undergo contraception to work in Japan See in context

@garymalmgren.

You managed to summarise but miss the main point:

Women were pressured into taking contraception.

This is a disgusting act. Educate , yes, which should include the men as well.

This whole article is pretty much saying that the workers in these programs are going to have the same if not worse issues of the workers on the previous program.

Why? Because they've only changed the name. Typical govt. Chutohanpa

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Posted in: Japanese journalist brings lonely #MeToo battle to Sundance See in context

I'm most curious to see how long before the film is released in Japan. And how successful it is, as well as how much coverage it gets.

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Posted in: Nintendo’s god-tier customer service continues as they offer free repairs for Noto earthquake victims See in context

Be nice if they applied Their God-tier customer service to fixing their own design problem and ye Olde joypad drift.

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Posted in: Japanese senior vice finance minister resigns over unpaid taxes See in context

"I became busy with national political affairs and the weight of my tax accountant work decreased," Kanda said in a parliamentary session last week. "Demand letters and other matters were left to the staff at the tax accountant's office. I was too busy to get involved."

Yeah. Not paying your taxes would reduce the amount of work required for taxation.

And then placing the blame on his staff. What a weasel.

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Posted in: Koi emerge as new source of souring relations between Japan and China See in context

What’s koi got to do with it?

Lol! A great start to a mildly interest article! Nice work Mari!

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