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Posted in: Average working hours of teachers in Japan longest in OECD survey See in context



40hours + 10 hours overtime is 50 hours per week.

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Posted in: Japanese businesses see economy peaking out, want more stimulus See in context


Said it best. They seem to be aiming to put more money into company pockets. Japanese companies already have an incredible amount of cash and assets. They are clearly not trying to stimulate the economy. Because one of the biggest ways to stimulate the economy is consumer spending. If wages are on the decline while prices keep going up, it doesn’t matter how many tax cuts or stimulus you give out, people still can’t purchase your products.

Generate more laws to force companies to give livable wages.

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Posted in: Average working hours of teachers in Japan longest in OECD survey See in context

Before the new laws. Teachers worked about 56 hours per week or 64 hours of overtime per month.

With the new law, monthly overtime is capped at 45 hours per month or 50 hours per week.

I understand they reduced their burden by about 6 hours but it is still a lot of hours. Also, the overtime they are talking about are simply the hours logged. There are still a lot of overtime that doesn’t get logged.

As for overtime, the school system here awards bigger budgets to schools that log longer hours. So teachers are encouraged to work overtime in order for schools to get more funding from the board of education.

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Posted in: Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark nuclear scare after quake See in context

@Do the hustle

Nuclear site computers typically run on very old outdated operating systems and software from the 80’s because recent technology is more prone to being hacked and with those systems, you can’t hack them unless you are onsite.

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Posted in: Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark nuclear scare after quake See in context


you are correct. When large disasters tend to happen, modern forms of technology tend to be the first to go down.

However, while having those communication mediums are important, they should not be the primary form of communication especially when you are trying to get information out quickly.

Still, I can understand how one person could make a mistake, but when the person in charge of double checking the document for mistakes ends up not noticing the mistake, something needs to be done. That person’s job in that situation is to make sure it’s done correctly.

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Posted in: Fugitive's car found in Kanagawa after he gets away from prosecutors See in context

i don’t know about Japanese law, but in America assault and low grade thefts are considered misdemeanors. Because of that, people out on bail are not typically remanded to prison right away. They normally are given time to make arrangements and put things in order then surrender themselves.

This guy simply decided to run and make things worst for himself

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Posted in: Olympics bring human trafficking scrutiny to sport See in context

@Chip Star

i can agree with what you say. Human trafficking and child exploitation are a huge problem all over the world.

Many crimes against women and children here go unreported because people are afraid to talk about it and there is a lack of support for the victims.

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Posted in: Hotel employee held for attempted murder after abandoning her newborn baby in toilet See in context

What she did was wrong and unjustifiable. But we are not in her situation. There are many ignorant people in the world that don’t know about the options they have. Furthermore, there are many people that don’t have support from anyone and see it as a hopeless situation.

I can’t agree with her actions. But I am in no position to judge her on those actions.

@Marcus Garcia

Many time we blame the women in these situations. We usually don’t ask where are the fathers? There are many men out there that just abandon a woman in these situations leaving it up to the woman to be the mother and father.

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Posted in: Sold into marriage, Pakistani women endure rapes in China See in context


I don't partake in paying for sexual services but I personally do not think it is wrong if some men and women pay for sex. Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world. What I don't like are people forced into things like this. They are victims of heinous crimes and are being exploited. When a consensual agreement is entered into by two consenting adults, then it is something I do not see a problem with.

This woman and many others were tricked, trafficked, exploited, and brutalized against their will. That is something that we should find a way to stop.

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Posted in: Man stabs police officer, steals his gun in Osaka Pref; 33-year-old suspect sought See in context

This happened a few minutes from my home and a lot of people were freaking out. I've never seen so many police cars in one place.

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Posted in: Japan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers See in context

This could be retaliation for the recent oil Embargo that the US placed on Iran; however, to prove anything and to openly accuse anyone mere hours after it happens when all you have is circumstance is very reckless.

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Posted in: Company employee robbed of ¥10 mil See in context

@Do the hustle

So you believe that they just happened to be waiting outside of his home, and he just happened to be carrying ¥10,000,000 ($90k to $100k) on him on that particular day? So the people were going to rob any person that day and just had a getaway car waiting? You really think everything was just coincidence? People regulary employ wheelmen for random and basic muggings.


I am American so I just put a rough conversion of how much ¥10,000,000 is in $USD.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven stores struggling in face of labor shortage See in context

Clearly many people don’t understand the meaning of the word labor shortage. It simply means there are not enough workers to fill positions regardless of the salary offered.

The reason the home corporation doesn’t necessarily care about the stores is because a record number of stores are still opening meaning people are investing in the company. If the people that purchased the franchise license cannot pay the royalties, that isn’t the home corporation’s problem because as far as they are concerned, they have a winning business model since they are making profits and more stores are opening.

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Posted in: Company employee robbed of ¥10 mil See in context

This was clearly a planned attack. No one has a waiting car and just happens to be attacking someone that has $100k on them. That means this guy regularly carries large amounts of cash on him and he has an easily exploitable pattern.

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Posted in: Male managers in Japan have higher mortality rate, study finds See in context

I would think when you spend 60 to 80 hours per week in the office, it becomes hard to eat and sleep. Shortening the life span of the person putting in those hours.

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Posted in: Hong Kong leader suspends controversial extradition bill after protests See in context

That’s how you organize a protest. They were committed and fought for their liberty every single day. A job well done. They came out on top.

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Posted in: Parenting book author says school system, overprotective parents killing kids' creativity See in context

I don’t necessarily think parents in Japan stifle or foster creativity. Parents will support their children but they don’t restrict them. The education system here is linear. It doesn’t allow flexibility. However, that is what is necessary for this society. It may not translate well in other countries but it’s what works here.

They need worker bees and not individualists to challenge the status quo.

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Posted in: Ban on ticket scalping comes into force ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

I thought ticket scalping was always illegal. Never stopped the people from trying though.

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Posted in: Mother suspected of killing 3-month-old by dropping her on floor See in context

For those that seem to think postpartum depression is no excuse for infanticide, please think again and do your research to learn about the seriousness of postpartum depression.

This case isn’t something new. Things like this happen all around the world. There are even mothers that have stabbed their newborn children and doctors doctors recognized the effects of postpartum stress and depression.

Taking the life of a child is very tragic but depression is something real.


You can’t use your experiences on depression as a reason for why others should act or behave a certain way. The factors surrounding every situation is different.


you can buy books on these types of things.


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Posted in: Drunkenly operating a drone becomes a crime under new law See in context

Welcome to the future. Drones are classified as motor vehicles and are now subject to the same laws as other motor vehicles.

Some drones can cause a lot of damage if they crash so aiming for safety is a good response.

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Posted in: Mother suspected of killing 3-month-old by dropping her on floor See in context

She sounds as if she was clearly suffering from postpartum depression. I guess her husband, family, and friends all turned a blind eye to it even though they said she was showing signs.

Postpartum is a very serious thing and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

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Posted in: Japan offers most paid leave for fathers in world, but few take it See in context

Coming from the US. Women typically are given 3 months of paid leave while men receive 1 to 2 months of paid leave.

However, recently, more and more companies have begun to adopt an unlimited paid vacation days policy and it is helping people take longer amount of time for maternity and paternity leave.

Wasn’t there a guy in Japan who recently took paternity leave and the company placed him in a position where he either had to quit his job or abandon his family? When he returned from paternity leave, they decided to transfer him far away knowing that he just had a baby and just purchased a house.

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Posted in: Tokyo gov't website ridiculed for child abuse snafu See in context

Child abuse shouldn’t be cute to begin with. I’m not a fan of assigning a cartoon character to everything.

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Posted in: Proxy company advises Nissan shareholders to vote against Saikawa See in context

That is the smartest thing I’ve heard in a while when it concerns this entire Nissan situation.

Its not about him being a backstabber. It’s the fact that he’s worked alongside Ghosn for over a decade and also never once saw anything wrong in this entire supposed situation. His hands are just as dirty in this situation as anyone else’s.

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Posted in: 2 men arrested for abandoning woman’s body wrapped in tarp See in context

Very incomplete. We don’t know what connection the two accused have with each other and we don’t know what relationship the victim had with either of the accused.

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Posted in: Pentagon still struggling with child sex assaults by 13-year-old boy at Kadena base See in context

How does this go on continuously and go unreported?

Furthermore, if this cases are typically referred over to civilian courts, then why was the boy allowed to leave the country and essentially escape justice while seemingly telling the parents that they will receive nothing for their grievances or even have an attempt to hear from the accused?

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Posted in: Japan passes bill requiring microchipping of pets to reduce strays See in context

You thought microchipping was expensive before. Watch the price soar now that it’s a requirement. Instead of ¥10,000 it will go up to ¥25,000.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context


Extensive research has been going on for decades on Cannabis vs Tobacco. On almost all reports, Tobacco was found to be more harmful.

The major reason why it has taken many this long to come around to the legalization of cannabis is because it was seen as a factor in producing wealth in certain third world countries. Furthermore, it would cut into the profits of established powers. The Tobacco industry which is a huge power in most of the world.

Lastly, alcohol is by far the deadliest of all drugs. Far more dangerous than opioids and psychedelics.

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Posted in: Gov't to require mobile phone operators cut cancel fees by 90% See in context

These fees won’t disappear. They said they want certain fees lowered. This doesn’t mean that those fees can’t simply be repositioned elsewhere.

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Posted in: Man pushed onto train tracks by commuter angry at his listening to loud music See in context

This could have realistically happen to me. Sometimes when I’m annoyed and I don’t feel like dealing with constant stares here, I blast my headphones and give them a real reason to stare at me. Then I relax and let the music drown out the stares.

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