Partly because Japan made it a colony, it has apologized and actively invested in Indonesia so far, but did the Netherlands, which had colonized Indonesia for 300 years, apologized and invested more than Japan?
The dutch government did an investigation and concluded - "The politicians responsible turned a blind eye to this violence, just as the military, civil and legal authorities: they aided it, they concealed it, and they punished it barely or not at all,"
and as a result, King Willem-Alexander flew to Indonesia and apologized! our govt also offered 5k EUR as compensation.
these were shameful acts but at least they later owned up to it....
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Japan would probably belong to China by then…. And population would increase with an influx of Chinese …. There will not be another kamikaze to save us unfortunately
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More than 50 Chinese victims lodged a series of damages suits in Japan against the government. But they lost those cases because Japanese courts ultimately did not acknowledge the legal responsibility of the government.
yeap what else is new.... nobody is ever responsible for any wrongdoing by the govt here...
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Not the decadent pirates of the west..
this aint the 1800s no more... the west has moved on...
clearly Japan and China have no trust in each other... the military spending by both countries says it all...
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BOJ already used its reserves today to dump USD buy Yen... they haven't done this since 1998...USDJPY moved -2.3% immediately after they did this... now trading at 142.7... what a crazy day today!
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in other countries, they bring in dogs for this very purpose... maybe they should try that instead
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japanese companies even treat their local staff like crap (though not as bad as foreign trainee workers)... the first step is to change the general work culture in this country!
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What else is new Japanese corporations treating its employees like slaves… what’s next, whip us if we sneeze!
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very inspiring story... Well done Okumura!
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The Tokyo District Court ruled against Wood in 2020, saying it did not find “reasonable grounds” for believing there was harassment. It also criticized Wood for taking his case public instead of quietly resolving the dispute with the company, which has made some changes to its parental leave policies since Wood’s dismissal.
wow the Tokyo court criticizing Wood for taking this public! and saying this is not harassment! unbelievable!
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The 1945 battle, during the final phase of World War II, claimed the lives of over 200,000 civilians and soldiers from the Japanese and American militaries. Fighting took place from March through June of that year.
i'm curious if the japanese govt has ever apologized to the Okinawans for how they were treated during WWII... if not, they should!
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i don't know much about martial arts but when i was a kid, i played for a local football club back home... we have one training session mid week and our matches on saturday mornings... coaches wanted us to have fun and be supportive of one another...
only if you wanted to be professional then you could join a professional local club (where you may get scouted to join an academy like Ajax)... here you would train 5-6 times a week and everything is all serious...
but here in Japan, i feel like the kids have no choice and they only have one program where they just go hardcore on the kids...
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such backwards thinking!! very dissappointed with Osaka court's decision!
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the article just focuses on her ethnicity and the fact that she is a female with very little mention of what really matters - her values and how she plans to make the lives of japanese people better!
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Akiba Dental Clinic also mentions several times on its website and Twitter account that it understands that some people are afraid of going to the dentist, and may have been avoiding checkups or treatments for a long time, but that anyone is welcome to come in for a free consultation.
why does society need this? if you're afraid of the dentist then just ask for laughing gas... it'll calm all nerves!
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The new organization, expected to be named the "children and families agency," is due to launch in April 2023. It will unify policies across multiple government ministries and entities to better deal with imminent issues concerning children, such as declining birth rates, child poverty and sex crimes.
unify policies across multiple govt ministries? it sounds like its just a merger of govt departments so i'm not expecting too much change...
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just make sure she is not crazy and you are good to go....
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ah yes... we have one of these dinosaurs too.. his favourite passtime is to creep out our female employees...
it does make me feel a tad bit better knowing that everyone has one of these dinos in their office too...
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not sure why the boy ran away and whether it has anything to do with his father...
but i must say well done by the father for accompanying his son to the police... teaching his young one about accountability!
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difficult to say if Xi will get another term after how the zero covid strategy is playing out and its impact on the economy and the millions of migrant workers... i think Japan has to be prepared for this and perhaps relations with the 2 nations can improve with a new chinese leader...
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I hope the family wins!
and I hope this makes into the international news and pressures this govt to make real changes to the immigration center!
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enough with the excuses - anyone who can speak and read English should have no problem navigating in Japan!
as for Asians who don’t know English, my wife says the pharmacy stores always have someone who speaks mandarin that help Chinese tourists…
cut the crap and let the tourist roam around as they wish!
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story too short.
does tourists have to be vaccinated-does they need show any covid pass?
does tourists can come even in case if they are not vaccinated?
does tourists have to pay for some kind of tests-wif yes what tests are needed and what is pricey for test?
final question-daily cap is 20.000 people how about if somoen will be 20.001st.what can he /she do..stay at airport?if yes where he/she will stay and who will pay for stying costs/for example some hotel/?
why we dont get all info in full and clear?how some potential tourist can be satisfied by your short "information" and convinced to invest money and come to Japan for a pricey trip?
it says government is still preparing so very likely that means they haven't ironed out all these details yet
you know how it is with this govt - takes forever to get something done! slow and steady wins the race right?
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the couple got off way too lightly!
this is concerning as it may encourage copy cats to take advantage of single mothers given the risk/reward here...
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its like kids showing off their toys to each other... no harm in that... its just show and tell
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zero-covid strategy has been a disaster - blue collar migrant workers sleeping on the streets in Shanghai cause if they went home, they would be sealed off and could not return to work...
the zero-covid strategy was so badly handled that there are speculation Xi may not return as leader for the 3rd term
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Kishida in his "new capitalism" plan promised increased wages so that us workers can use that money to buy more stuff and stimulate the economy....
so where is our pay raise??? inflation is rising and we need this pay raise quick!!!
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