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Posted in: Barrier at popular vantage point for viewing Mount Fuji going up See in context

Tourists should boycott the store altogether. Hopefully it goes out of business. ;-)

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Posted in: Japan, India reject Biden's comments describing them as xenophobic countries See in context

Doesn't matter if they accept the comment/label or not when the data supports it.

Change the policies.

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Posted in: Here are the big hurdles to the global push to build up renewable energy See in context

Lol. I bought a couple solar panels, a small wind turbine and a couple home batteries off Amazon last June.

This simple, basic system has paid for itself in only a year by reducing my monthly electricity/gas costs 20-50% a month since I bought them. Typically I save about 35% every month.

It's not hard or complicated. I don't care what the gov does pushes or advocates, I bought them to save money for MYSELF!!!

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Posted in: New national standards for Japanese-language schools to start April See in context

I don’t think it’s possible to learn business or academic Japanese from anime any more than one can learn martial arts from a book.

Nobody mentions anything about 'business or academic Japanese'. ??

I tend to think the majority of the students attending these 'certified Japanese schools' are students/immigrants that end up working in convenience stores, restaurants, construction.

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Posted in: New national standards for Japanese-language schools to start April See in context

This is funny because the majority of people learning Japanese these days learn from anime and YouTube.

Hilarious that the gov wants to make it sooo difficult to learn or even teach Japanese while there is almost ZERO oversight on native Japanese masquerading as English teachers and so called English schools as a whole.

So ironic.

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Posted in: Solemn monument to Japanese American WWII detainees lists more than 125,000 names See in context

One of many horrible facts of American history. It's incredible that anyone could/would justify this kind system discrimination/racism.

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Posted in: Japan's 'naked men' festival succumbs to aging population See in context

Another ancient tradition that has outlived any usefulness. Good riddance.

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Posted in: Japan drops to 26th globally in annual pay for IT workers See in context

Most companies here treat IT workers the same as cleaning staff. No respect or consideration for the work we do, none.

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Posted in: AI plays cupid as Japanese authorities try to boost marriage rate See in context

Japan needs to address the work culture and toxic cultural misogyny before it can begin improving the birth rate issue. NO simple fix!!

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Posted in: Police superintendent goes on trial over non-consensual sex with woman See in context

Japan is not a safe place for women.

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Posted in: Japan's convenience store sales rise 4.1% to record high in 2023 See in context

Did they raise salaries for clerks/staff to a record high??? Didn't think so.

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

Japan is not so safe for women.

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Posted in: 3-meter tsunami reached nuclear plant after powerful Japan quake See in context

Question is: where are the backup generators located???? Plant operators were advised the design of the Fukushima plant was outdated and not ideal, but they did nothing to mitigate the design flaws. They did not move the generators even after being advised to do so several years before.

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Posted in: 81-year-old driver arrested after killing two pedestrians on highway in Okinawa See in context

Too many old people shouldn't be driving around the country.

It's too difficult for young people to get licenses but super easy for elderly to keep them.

Most in 80s & 90s have no business driving .

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Posted in: Escaped passengers recall tense moments in Japan Airlines jet blaze See in context

Wow ... JAL seems pretty sketchy!!!! Yikes ;-(

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Posted in: Japanese women fall prey to host clubs See in context

Japan is pretty great for many reasons, tho not a good county for women.

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Posted in: The Japanese twist on American fast food chains See in context

Denny's Japan really sucks. US Denny's is so much better, Im really disappointed everytime I go in one.,. only thing I get there is the Club Sandwich.

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Posted in: Environmental change threatens what's left of Japan's cormorant fishing legacy See in context

Another ancient tradition that has outlived any usefulness. Good riddance.

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Posted in: 25 alleged fraudsters detained in Cambodia to be extradited to Japan See in context

No surprise at all. People are people and Japanese are the same as anyone else, There are wonderful Japanese and scumbag Japanese.

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Posted in: 20-year-old U.S. Marine arrested for allegedly assaulting 76-year-old woman See in context

If the bases were to pull out, how would the Okinawans support themselves?

This just isn't true. Returned land is always developed as soon as it returned and the economy grows improves in those areas.

IMO Okinawa should be designated a unaccompanied duty station with no spouses or dependas allowed. That would be a great start to reducing the impact on Okinawans.

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Posted in: 20-year-old U.S. Marine arrested for allegedly assaulting 76-year-old woman See in context

Any man that abuses/assaults a woman, child, or senior is scum. Doesn't matter where he's from, what language he speaks or god he worships.

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Posted in: Turn down the volume See in context

Japan is very LOUD! Old people are loud, school students are loud, train stations are loud, train announcements are loud, markets and stores are LOUD. Singling out ONLY people (usually younger) that wear headphones is total BS ... how about a poster telling old people to stop SCREAMING at each other in public!!

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Posted in: Japan's core consumer prices rise 3.3% in June on year See in context

Energy prices dropped 6.6 percent from a year earlier, helped by the government's support programs and stabilizing crude oil markets.

This just isn't true. Elect, gasoline, LPG, Kerosene all up from last year.

I've reduced energy costs at least 20% by investing in a few solar panels and home batteries.

It's been shockingly easy to save money, even while energy prices continue to increase.

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Posted in: Smart girls don’t marry? Japan rushes to erase stigma for women in science See in context

I luv living in Japan, but one of the biggest issues/problems here is the systemic misogyny. Till the issue are seriously addressed in may areas (work, school, media, gov) by politicians and corporate leaders.... birth rates will continue to FALL.

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Posted in: 5 dead after bus collides with truck in Hokkaido See in context

Senseless and preventable. Self driving vehicles can't get here soon enough.

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Posted in: Study of blood tests in Tokyo finds 98% as having vitamin D deficiencies See in context

Not surprising since many/most Japanese (esp females) act like sunlight is equal to life threatening radiation. They do everything imaginable to avoid/prevent direct sunlight at any costs. ;-(

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Posted in: Japan calls for power saving from Tokyo households, industries during summer See in context

My utils dropped JPY5,000 last month by cooking on the BBQ in the yard (burn wood cut from my trees), buying 2 small 100w solar panels and small 600wh battery and making a solar oven to cook in my sun room.

If you have sunshine, no need to pay the full/outrageous TEPCO/util fees.

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Posted in: Japan calls for power saving from Tokyo households, industries during summer See in context

wallaceToday  09:15 am JST

JDoe

what is the cost of kWh indicated on your bill? What is the kWh cost of the total bill divided by the total kWh?

I've tracked all my bills in a spreadsheet for the last 4 years. The only reduction/trend I see is when I/we use less energy and when I recently invested in solar equipment, made a solar oven, and started cooking outside on my BBQ.

Why should I/we have to do the math to justify whether or not the Gov is doing what it says it will do? It should be clearly stated... '20% GOV subsidy' on each and every statement. Its not... so I and prob many others are skeptical.

This conversation is kind off topic & prob will be deleted so I wont respond any further.

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Posted in: Japan calls for power saving from Tokyo households, industries during summer See in context

> wallaceToday  08:17 am JST

Everyone receives a monthly meter reading and then a monthly charge. All items are listed on that including the 20% deduction.

My KEPCO bills show it. But we have bottled gas so we don't get that one.

Thanks Wallace but I just checked both of my monthly statements and there is absolutely no mention of a supposed '20% subsidy'.

Sorry, but I cant believe or take it seriously just because of gov influenced media proclaims 'The JGov is Helping!'.

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Posted in: Japan calls for power saving from Tokyo households, industries during summer See in context

wallace

Today 07:55 am JST

January until September the government is paying 20% of monthly power bills and also city gas.

How can I see this on my monthly statement??? If it's not cleary shown on our statements how do we know it's really true? Do we just have to believe NHK, no thanks.

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