InspectorGadget comments

Posted in: Japanese gov't investigating mistreatment of pregnant foreign trainees See in context

These trainee schemes are viewed as nothing more than cheap foreign labour to be exploited. In many cases the 'Trainees" are just desperate to leave their home countries for economic reasons, than for trainining purposes.

If this was truely a training scheme. it would be tied to the aquisition of formal qualifications in the chosen field, rather than arbritraty work experience. I've never heard of this as being a requirement.

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Posted in: Chemical tanker, cargo ship crash near southwestern Japan See in context

The Chinese crew told the coast guard the tanker had suddenly veered toward them, the official said.

Typical response from the Chinese side rather than letting the investigation occur. "Nope, not us. It was all their fault"

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Posted in: Over 100 Japan lawmakers had links with Unification Church: survey See in context

Tip of the iceberg.

The discussion is only about the Unification Church at the moment. How many other weirdo fringe groups have connections to Japanese politicians?

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Posted in: Kishida shaken as list of lawmakers linked to Unification Church grows to 20 See in context

after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for a self-check and review to appease a wary public

Self-check eh? I'm sure that all the lawmakers will be dilligently reporting all their connections . . . .

20 just sounds like the ones who aren't embarrassed about their associations. The ones who are embarassed will be trying to hide/distance and obfuscate their way out of this.

Tip of the iceberg.

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Posted in: Remembering JAL crash See in context

All caused by a botched repair by Boeing. Compounded by Japanese authorities calling off the USAF who were hovering over the site so the Japanese rescue teams could go in. By the time they got there, almost all of the survivors had perished.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Air_Lines_Flight_123

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Posted in: Disclosure of employees' birthrate sparks blowback at Japanese firm See in context

Ugly and not classy at all.

Focus on the efforts of the company to support those with kids (regardless of sex or orientation) rather than benchmarking females employees and their offspring.

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Posted in: 3 Chinese navy ships circumnavigate Japan as Tokyo remains on alert See in context

Japan should just say "We'll be watching, but you're free to do that in International Waters. Why? We abide by international conventions and treaties . . . . ."

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Posted in: Visit from a princess See in context

Royalty in other countries would be hugging and making the kids feel loved. This kind of photo just reinforces the enormous gap between the Japanese royal family and ordinary people.

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Posted in: High court rejects paternity harassment allegations by Canadian man See in context

Western Company: "Your son was just born prematurely????? Why are you still at work?

Japanese Company: "Your son was just born prematurely????? Get back to work!

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Posted in: City in Hyogo Prefecture loses memory drive with info on all 460,000 residents See in context

The information was copied onto the USB to facilitate its transfer to a call center in nearby Osaka.

Welcome to Japan. A country that has only recently made the technological jump from floppy disk to USB drive.

If only there was some way of retaining the data, and granting secure access . . . .

Or

Transferring the data decurely without the use of a physical device which could get lost . . . . . .

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Posted in: Gov't to fight damages suit filed by family of dead Sri Lankan See in context

So many things missing from this article

1) After complaining about health issues what medical attention (if any) did she recieve? Was it delivered in a timely manner?

2) What exactly did she die of? It says that a cause of death could not be determined, but surely an unexplained death in custody would trigger an automatic autopsy?

3) Was the cause of death preventable, if treated promptly?

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Posted in: Japanese business established to rent out ad space on lazy comedian’s backpack See in context

Saya is the founder, president, and acting CEO of Lemon Jam,

So it's a company of exactly one employee?

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Posted in: Watchful eye See in context

As long as the pigeon doesn't turn around and leave its own contribution.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan should pursue cooperation: Moon See in context

It is "the current generation's duty for the future generation" to seek closer ties between Seoul and Tokyo, Moon said in a speech

Clearly we haven't reached the portion of the South Koran election cycle where they all become vehemently anti-Japanese to whip up public support.

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Posted in: Naomi Watanabe now a model for Beyoncé’s Ivy Park collection See in context

Her international presence is limited, and after appearing to move to the US last year, it now looks like she is back in Japan.

This has all the traits of a paid PR story.

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Posted in: Exclusive luxury experiences await travelers to Japan See in context

Someone needs to mention to these businesses that Japan hasn;t been this closed for travel since Perry and his Black Ships in 1854.

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Posted in: Peng Shuai emerges at Olympics; gives controlled interview See in context

Who the hell does the CCP think they are fooling with this stage managed garbage?

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Posted in: Peng Shuai says allegation was 'enormous misunderstanding' See in context

The newspaper said it had to submit questions in advance and that a Chinese Olympic committee official sat in on the discussion and translated her comments from Chinese.

The newspaper published her comments verbatim – which it said was another pre-condition for interview – in question-and-answer form

That's not really an interview then is it? Answering pre-submitted questions, all while being watched by a minder. . . . .

Peng Shuai speaks English, and has conducted numerous post-match interviews speaking the language. She doesn't need a translator.

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Posted in: Symbol of Japan #MeToo movement again awarded damages in rape case See in context

Good to see that this is now being referred to as a Rape case . . . . . not the slimy term "forced sexual intercourse"

Japan has a long way to go if it keeps hiding behind gentler PC phrases when dealing with tough issues. It tries to dimish the severity of the perpetrators actions.

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Posted in: Singapore-bound plane returns to Japan after pilot falls ill See in context

Wasn't this how the movie Airplane started?

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Posted in: China's bubble bullet trains start Winter Olympics venue dash See in context

As usual, based on stolen Japanese technology

https://japan-forward.com/japans-transfer-of-bullet-train-technology-a-mistake-china-of-course-has-copied-it/

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Posted in: Djokovic denied entry to Australia; has visa canceled See in context

More importantly, if he is deported, he may have a re-entry ban to Australia. He will also have to declare any prior deportations when entering Any country in the future . . . . . Quite a stain on your passport!

This coulld be interesting.

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Posted in: There’s a Tokyo vending machine that sells love in a can (or a shot at it) See in context

What a pathetic rort.

What you are most probably buying is a 3,000 yen consultation with a match maker to be put on their books. You are then paying 9,000 yen to be matched up with any potential partners for dinner, at which you will bear the costs.

Rumours swirl that many of these match making business just keep girls on the books just so they can cream off the 9,000 yen fee. The girl gets an all expenses paid dinner at a fancy restaurant, movie etc and never has to see the guy again.

No real attempt is made at matching couples. It all about fleecing the bloke.

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Posted in: Man arrested for exposing himself to school girl admits to at least 50 similar offenses See in context

One of those small magicians guillotines should fix things.

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Posted in: Authorities urge elderly people to be careful when eating 'mochi See in context

I wonder if Dyson and some of the Mochi makers would do a boxed set?

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Posted in: Tokyo police admit to losing 38 citizens’ personal data…that was stored on floppy disks See in context

Why didn't they just fax the information through?

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Posted in: China expands lockdowns as COVID cases climb See in context

I find it difficult to believe that a country of 1.4 Billion only has 209 daily infections.

Pull the othe one China!

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Posted in: Australia's New South Wales sets new daily COVID case record See in context

Mitsuo MatsuyamaToday  01:47 pm JST

One year ago some people here at Japan Today criticized Japan strongly for Japan not testing everyone.

After one year we see countries that were very famous back one year ago for testing everyone like Australia and S.Korea and today we see both of them with higher number of cases and deaths.

From this, I can come to the conclusion that number of test will not lead to improvement of results regarding Covid-19.

This is completely flawed logic. Testing allows the authorities to know the scope and scale of infections within a community. More testing, and the results get more accurate/representative of what is happening in the comunity as a whole.

As it stands, Japan is currently performing 30x LESS tests than Australia and is having to guess at total infection rates based on extrapolation of a relatively low sample size for information.

This information is then, of course, used to shape public health responses.

You then have to ask, would Japans response to the Pandemic, Olympics, GoToTravel etc been different had the sampling been more comprehensive?

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Posted in: School leaflet asks students to write down, turn in their social media passwords See in context

Simple, replace it with . .

"I will share my social media password with with my parent or guardian if requested"

Besides, half of these social networks use 2FA or MFA to login anyway.

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Posted in: China lashes out at Abe over his warning on Taiwan See in context

“Anyone who dares to repeat militarism and challenge the bottom line of the Chinese people will surely be shattered in the face."

Why is it that only North Korea and China use this kind of language. It sounds really childish, like something a kid would say in a playground after someone they ddn't like touched their soccer ball.

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