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Posted in: Man who mistakenly received entire town’s COVID-19 relief money vanishes See in context

so he has about 4.6m yen to spend per year in Thailand... after 10years he can return and everyone would of forgotten what he did...

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Posted in: Japan Parade in New York See in context

Wonderful a Japan parade in NYC!

as for most famous Japanese American, it’s got to be pop artist Hikaru Utada…

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Posted in: Japan’s Barbie, Licca-chan is going camping with a new outdoor set See in context

i've purchased Licca-chan dolls for my daughter before... my wife says Licca-chan is apparently a half (father is caucasian) so thats pretty cool!

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving newborn baby in hotel room’s toilet bowl See in context

I hope the baby can find a warm and loving family who will raise her with love...

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Posted in: Yoshinoya refused to let 'foreign' student attend recruitment event See in context

That it is. It happened as sort of a mistake at the time. But we just continued having separate last names. But when deciding a first name, we specifically chose kanji. Of course, kanji is cool. And we did think about the sound and meaning of the name. But one of the reasons was to make her invisible / blend in when others were just looking at paperwork.

i'm on the same boat as you maxjapank. my two daughters have japanese names... there are also a few half kids in my daughter's school who does this too so i think its quite typical nowadays...

well, at least we know our kids won't get their job application cancelled by Yoshinoya's recuriter :)

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

rapid decline in population has huge effects on economy and employment...

no company will want to invest in Japan in the future if there is a declining demand for their product/service ... and guess what will happen to employment in Japan....

and what tech advancement to boost productivity? well, your population is declining so you have less brains to come up with these new tech ideas...

this is a huge concern and i have yet to see the dinosaurs in charge of this country do anything about it!

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Posted in: Okinawa seeks Tokyo's help lowering tensions with China See in context

China's history is one of the most bloody war histories. In its history, so many countries have came and gone through relentless fights among different ethnicities completely speaking different languages

They are also the most cruel when, torturing people, killing people.

wrong! When it comes to torturing no one is more cruel than the Japanese!

my kids are half Japanese and I will make sure they are aware of Japan’s past…

but back on topic, Tamaki should be careful what he ask for… China will take advantage of Okinawa if they get too close

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Posted in: Japan to ease COVID border controls 'in stages' from June: Kishida See in context

"I will promote bold monetary policy, flexible fiscal policy and growth strategies that would trigger private-sector investment," he said.

too funny! we all know being flexible is not Japan's forte!

and his growth strategies? this is his plan:

1) direct a greater share of corporate earnings to workers through incentives that “fundamentally strengthen our support within the tax code” for companies that raise wages.

2) expand the middle class and counter the declining birthrate by providing more financial aid for educational expenses and bolstering “support for families with small children,” such as by improving childcare services.

3) increase “the income of those working at facilities providing medical nursing, elderly care, childcare services and the like” by reviewing the “public prices” on which their incomes have been based.

to sum it up, his plan is basically to increase the wealth of the middle class and hoping they will spend more to boost the economy...

the problem is, how do we know they will spend it and not save for the rainy days and this is going to put the govt deeper in debt (increase spending to support families and reduced corp taxes)!

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Posted in: 51% of children in Japan get 1st smartphone at elementary school age: poll See in context

My eldest daughter is 6 and she is always asking to play with either my wife's or my phone when we are out... my daughter is addicted to youtube and we've been trying to get her off it - not an easy task!

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Posted in: Salt Lake, Sapporo head race to 2030 Olympics, and maybe '34 See in context

We don't need the Olympics!... why not put the money in better use and help the needed who are suffering during this pandemic

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Posted in: Anime 'My Neighbor Totoro' to be adapted into stage play in Britain See in context

Totoro is such a sad and depressing movie... my wife watched it when she was young which i can't understand why they would let such young children watch this...

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested over sexual assault of junior high school girl See in context

I'm hearing more and more mothers choosing to pick up their kids from cram school even if they are in junior highschool just because well we all know this country is filled with pervs and the local laws allow them to get away with it....

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Posted in: Town in Yamaguchi sends everyone’s COVID-19 relief money to one person See in context

According to town officials, a staff member made a technical error in the system when processing applications which caused all 46.3 million yen to go to the same bank account.

they should explain how the process works in executing the payment to the ppl... i would like to know how inefficient and manual it is that can cause all the money go to one account...

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Posted in: Chinese navy ship enters Japan waters near Kagoshima Pref islands See in context

very typical move by the chinese military... chinese jet fighters are also frequently spotted near Okinawa... Japan needs to ramp up its military... quickly!

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Posted in: Woman arrested for assaulting acquaintance with umbrella See in context

Police in Tsukubamirai, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of assault after she injured another woman by poking her in the face with an umbrella while in a car at a park last month.

maybe my english is poor but i can't seem to picture this? so the victim is at a park and is probably running to her car while the assaulter is chasing her with an umbrella... she finally manages to poke her as the victim is gets into her car?

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Posted in: Man arrested for shoving commuter off train platform in Osaka See in context

well done Osaka commuters!

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Posted in: Roki Sasaki: Japan's record-breaking baseball 'phenomenon' with a tragic past See in context

defintiely an inspiration to the kids!

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Posted in: Yoshinoya beef bowl chain exec dismissed over sexist remarks See in context

these old men saying these things doesn't surprise me no more... i know far too many old japanese men at my work who would not find this offensive nor would they have an issue with this guys statement....

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Posted in: Couple at heart of Abe cronyism scandal found guilty again over fraud See in context

This was the school that tried to teach Japanese militaristic education (the crazy brainwash crap that sent innocent lives to war)…

evil people trying to brainwash the next generation of Japan!!

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Posted in: MHI Thermal Systems launches new air conditioner ads featuring actress Keiko Kitagawa See in context

my wife says she was most famous for Sailor moon show

She is Daigo’s wife, a well known singer/actor… Fun fact, his grandfather was a former PM… so yeah his family is very powerful!

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Posted in: Pregnant workers in Japan's controversial intern program face abuse See in context

this is disguisting! but i'm not surprised... this program comes with pros and cons so if businesses don't want to run the risk of having an "intern" give birth to a human being then don't join the program!

human beings do human things such as having children something this country needs to understand!

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Posted in: Dollar rises to highest level against yen since June 2015; stocks fall See in context

Tourism comprises a miniscule percentage of foreign income for Japan. You'd think it's very big because every restaurant, hotel, store is crying about no foreign tourists. But the export of goods far exceeds this source, and a weaker JYen will work to increase exports.

foreign tourist generates about $46billion USD to the economy (in 2019) while total exports is like $4 trillion USD... so yeah you are right foreign tourism is very small in the grand scheme of things... but still, $46b USD is alot of money and can generate a lot of jobs... definitely prefer Opening up for foreign tourism...

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Posted in: Dollar rises to highest level against yen since June 2015; stocks fall See in context

Some of my wife's friends (also a house wife) have been all gung-ho on carry trades and have their bets on dollar carry (borrow JPY and invest in US bonds)...

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Posted in: Teacher suspended for selling a lot of cows without telling the school See in context

he was definitely "moo"tivated by money...

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Posted in: Man accused of homeless woman's murder kills himself while out on bail See in context

May Obayashi rest in peace!

There are alot of expats helping out the homeless in Tokyo. If anyone interested, you can read up on the below

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Posted in: Understanding Japan through ‘Love is Blind’ See in context

lets be honest, the woman on this show are only interested in his paycheque and the type of life style he can provide her (afternoon tea at ritz carlton, Hermes handbags, chauffeured in a Mercedes, and expensive cosmetics....)

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Posted in: 62.9% of people with foreign roots in Japan questioned by police: survey See in context

I’ve been stopped 3 times in my ten years here… my j wife who has lived here her entire life has never been stopped…

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Posted in: Toshiba suspends spin-off plan; weighs going private See in context

With all those accounting scandals and also allegedly colluding with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (mr. Suga) to bully its foreign shareholders… Toshiba is such a mess !

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Posted in: Qatar World Cup organizers admit workers were exploited See in context

the world has imposed sanctions over forced labour in Xinjiang so why aren't they doing the same with Qatar?

there has been reports that over 6500 migrant workers died! we should be boycotting the world cup!

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Posted in: Traveling with Japanese in-laws: What to expect See in context

My wife handles all this - she’ll let me know when I should be initiating to pay for a meal etc… my in laws never show their emotions so i can never tell if they dislike me…. But with my wife, she and her mother talk on the phone frequently and will hint at her if I’ve ever pissed them off…

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