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Posted in: Emperor, empress travel to Indonesia for 1st goodwill visit See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% to 87 mil in 2070 See in context

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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Posted in: NPO, citizens call for Japan aid for poison gas victims in China See in context

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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Posted in: Event marking Japan-China 50th diplomatic anniversary opens in Beijing See in context

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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Posted in: Japan intervenes in currency market buying yen for dollars for first time since 1998 See in context

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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Posted in: We're hiring: Babies wanted for Kitakyushu nursing home See in context

in other countries, they bring in dogs for this very purpose... maybe they should try that instead

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Posted in: Moment of truth as Japan eyes review of foreign 'trainee' workers See in context

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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Posted in: Work stoppages and no chatting at lunch: Japan Inc grapples with COVID See in context

What else is new Japanese corporations treating its employees like slaves… what’s next, whip us if we sneeze!

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Posted in: Pop-up cafes in Japan giving voice to young stutterers See in context

very inspiring story... Well done Okumura!

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Posted in: Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine at G7 summit See in context

someone get Boaris Johnson a belt... looks like a mess with the shirt untucked!

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

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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Posted in: Okinawa marks 77th anniversary of significant WWII ground battle See in context

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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Posted in: Japan judo hits crisis point as bullied, burnt-out children quit See in context

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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Posted in: Osaka court rules same-sex marriage ban not unconstitutional See in context

such backwards thinking!! very dissappointed with Osaka court's decision!

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Posted in: Uyghur-heritage candidate urges Japan to embrace diversity See in context

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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Posted in: Part-maid cafe, part-dentist’s office? Akiba Dental Clinic to open in Tokyo See in context

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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Posted in: Japan enacts law to set up new agency to tackle children's issues See in context

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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Posted in: How long should you date someone in Japan before going on a trip with them? See in context

just make sure she is not crazy and you are good to go....

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Posted in: Survey suggests about half of Japanese companies has an 'old guy who does nothing' See in context

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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Posted in: 17-year-old runaway boy arrested over series of thefts See in context

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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Posted in: Japan launches new strategy team for longer-term China diplomacy See in context

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

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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Posted in: Kishida sees need for dialogue with China's Xi See in context

Smart move by Kishida!

He needs to make it clear that Japan does not always agree with USA and has no intentions of creating tension with its neighbours (that’s all USAs wrongdoing) so please leave Japan alone

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Posted in: Japan to resume accepting guided foreign tour groups from June 10 See in context

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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Posted in: Gov't preparing to resume foreign tourist entry in June See in context

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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Posted in: Married couple convicted for forcing single mother into prostitution See in context

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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Posted in: Japan, U.S. fly fighters after China drill, North Korean missiles See in context

its like kids showing off their toys to each other... no harm in that... its just show and tell

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Posted in: China offers bonds, tax breaks as new medicine for ailing economy See in context

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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Posted in: Gov't warns of rising prices as extra budget submitted to Diet See in context

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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Posted in: Newborn girl found abandoned in Chiba parking lot See in context

well done little boy! he just saved the babys life

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