I read Jake Adelstein’s book as well as other articles he wrote over the years and I hope this show is just as good. It’s what got me REALLY interested into what goes on in Japan even further. PLEASE let it be good!
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YubaruToday 08:15 am JST
Those who disappeared stood at about 3,300 in 2021 as of June, with Vietnamese accounting for the largest number.
Pray tell, how do they "disappear?"
Easy. They just turn off their J-govt LowJack tracker like everyone else. All these govt morons know how to do is paperwork. They are the Bubba (from Forrest Gump) of bureaucracy: you collate the paper, staple the paper, fax the paper, etc. etc.
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"People's lives are the most important.”
Is there any evidence that a State of Emergency, or even a Quasi State of Emergency, saves lives?
No. It's just political tatemae to give the appearance (tatemae) that the govt here is "doing" something
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At this point we might as well accept the fact of is not IF we get COVID but WHEN we get it. It truly sucks but cowering in fear of every little sniffle isn’t going to help
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Wooooow…Okinawa just HAD to mention that 50 military personnel out of 1175. Shows perfectly where their bias lies…
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BigYenToday 07:50 am JST
The USA. A law unto itself, even in other people’s countries.
Well, is there any OTHER kind of REAL law?
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It’s idiot is nothing more than a Japanese version of Trump. PLEASE Japan, if you have at least ONE functioning brain cell left, dump this guy at the polls come 10/31!!!
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I had to do a double take to make sure this wasn’t from The Rising Wasabi. This HAS to be a joke
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Here’s an insane idea: how about ENDING hazard light “stopping” (blinker light parking)? I can’t count how many folks that think hitting the hazard lights is a cue to park ANYWHERE.
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“Both hanko seals and paper documents have long been regarded as important parts of the country's working or administrative culture, but they are now viewed as a major factor delaying digitalization.”
well…duh! It keeps a lot of people “employed”. But…to stay (semi) positive, better late than never I suppose. I guess now is good a time as any to reveal the cracks in Japan’s work culture
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RecklessToday 05:46 pm JST
a symptom of the sclerotic, aimless politics that had plagued Japan for much of the decade
Japan will not be happy to hear this. I think he should have bowed even lower.
well, it’s the truth. Japan was changing leadership faster than seasonal fashion and to be honest, why make a deal when there’s a regime change before you put away the Christmas tree? And other one by the time you break out the New Years kadomatsu?
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At this point I’m content with anyone BUT trump...
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I swear to God if later I read about “local prosecutors declined to pursue the case. No explanation given” I will be convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt Japan’s legal system is trash and beyond repair
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Good! I hope he burns the entire Japanese legal system to the ground! This is only an issue cause Japan Inc.’s Pride got wounded when one of their pride and joy companies almost went belly up and he pulled them from the abyss
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How about cut down on all the unnecessary bureaucracy and fees if you all are soooo concerned?
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