John-San comments

Posted in: Japan Inc braces for labor reform See in context

Yuburu : Yes Big Multi national and big Japanese companies are involved up to their neck directly or at arms length. I have proof and have alerted 2 companies of such evidence. Once worker phone data is pulled showing the multitude people at unpaid work when showing sign off you will be amazed at how huge this abuse is. IT HUGE. It going to effect GDP, Trade deals with other countries, share prices and the Nikki. My Partner has work the last 18 month under this culture for two different Multinationals it RAMPED, It was and is still common to work 12 sign off work another 2 to 4 hour 3 to 4 shift a week for all workers on all shift. Instance of worker pull 12 then cover the next 12 hours shift are common too. These are Big Companies, One is American and the other a Big Japanese manufacturer.

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Posted in: Japan Inc braces for labor reform See in context

The Government have opened Pandoras Box on this issue. It artificially increases share prices and the Nikki, It is a huge problem in Japan and it add billion the the Nikki. With trade deals with other Countries will have to negotiate the problem of unpaid work. Countries dealing with Japan will see it has illegal government subbing industries. Japan only way of fixing this unpaid labor will not be through Government regulation or relying on the Companies involve to fix the problem in House. They only find another way of lift margin and profits. It will up to the Japanese work force to start refusing to do unpaid work. It will have be the Union of Japan to get together an start a Media champagne on NHK id government give 100 hour a week of free air time. This is the only way Japan of easing a ecomonic turn down form massive turn down. Japan has to fix this up or Countries won't do a deal on trade until it is clean up. This is way the government has final come out and deal with it . And in a very poor manner.

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Posted in: Should Japan have its own nuclear weapons as a deterrent against security threats or should it rely on the U.S. nuclear umbrella? See in context

Hell no, Not even Arm forces, There stuck with the SDF until they start acting like a good international citizen. First Japan can do sometime about women equality, Their lies about their purpose of whale and hide behind science. Public display of honouring international war crimes and criminals, The underhand events preceding the war where they used their Chemical weapons program as bargaining chip to exempt some of the elite of Government of war crimes. It would be insulting to neibourghood who have a good record of being a international citizens, Philippines, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Malayisa and more. No way.

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Posted in: EU mulls legislation in the fight against online hate speech See in context

To my thinking Hate speech is bullying. Hate speech is design to target a chareristics which will encourage negative emotion response. I can remember, when a person long hair was the target. Long hair on male would label you a No goods and useless to society, People like Bill Gates useless lol . These so call elite moralist protecting society from the useless elements. Ask them if they realise that they participated in bullying and discrimination, I wonder what they would say.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Olympic stadium using timber linked to rights abuses, charities say See in context

Kenjo must have a very good reason, Kenjo is a leader in using sustainable timbers in all his structures. There is some wrong again about this story. The timber Kenjo is sorting for his structure must come from where he knows and how it was managed. Yes he is dealing with a Company know bad practices but the timber Kenjo sorted would not be subject to the same practices.

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Posted in: 95 lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends offering See in context

I don't object to honouring anyone but I draw a line at Hitler, With the Japanese they have a very strange way of honouring there falling soldiers. They go to a place of worship, a Shinto Shrine. What is the methodology behind this ? The Japan forces fought for the emperor and Japanese Imperialism not a idoliogy. So they got that totally wrong. In a way they are dishonouring some of the falling who were not of any faith. Japan should use parkes in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to honour their falling.

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Posted in: What differences in regional food culture in Japan have you noticed whenever you visit various parts of the country? See in context

Zichi, I visit eateries all the time and had my best spot. At my best spots I always eat same dish and never alter. Like this ramen place opposite Ichinoseki station. I always have the double pork ramen. A place up the stair at Hakuba station bus stop I always have the yakisoba. When in Kitakami I will travel 30 km to Getokogen for their charcoal garlic ramen not for a ski, A Isakia in Ito I have the rice porridge. In Morioka I visit a eatery for the Okinomiyaki and I have visited Osaka. What I found out that the cook at Ichino is from Kyushu which is know for good pork ramen and the cook from Morioka is from Osaka where they know for good Okinomiyaki

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Posted in: What differences in regional food culture in Japan have you noticed whenever you visit various parts of the country? See in context

, Sapporo udon dish are served with a lump of butter. Pork dominate Kyushu ramen, The southern island are spam lovers and you find spam in a lot of dishes. between Osaka and Fujisan Green tea dominate a lot of dishies. Hamamatsu in the middle are big on eel. From Itonigawa along the coast to Niigate are big on Crab.

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Posted in: Life's illusions catching up with Japan's middle-aged 'parasite singles' See in context

It a fact that the Japan single pension is below the povety line for a single to support themselves in rented Tokyo suburb aparto . This example is very missing leading. Would the mother by herself be able to support. NO. The mother is able to stay in the aparto because of the extra income the daughter bring in. How is that a PARASITE. These two women Journo must of have lived privilege life, if they can not see the fact under their nose. The daughter and Mother should never been use as a example. Their arterial would have more bearing and truth if they left their example out. It is very good article of poor Journalism.

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Posted in: Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict See in context

Stranger: I am opposite to this quote below supporting of Japan going from a SDF to a Nation of arm forces, "Japan should not just be an economic power but a country respected and relied on in the world for its high ethical views and morality," Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said last week". What ethics and morals ? are these the ethical views and good moral of a government. Japan poor women equality, acceptance of Refugee, Public display or ignorance of good international citizen by visiting a shrine which will is very offensive to them, Their continue ignorance of real world history, Their used of their chemical weapons program has a bargaining chip after the war. Japan should only have SDF. They have not earn the international community respect yet and have a bit to do to be allow to go the full arm forces.

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Posted in: Citizen Watch opens flagship store in Ginza See in context

Yes I agree far more stylish and a sense of being elite, I have never worn a watch but I enjoy holding and the machicanics of all of a time piece. I even enjoy images of watches. There is something about a watch face at a certain time just look so in balance, Have a look at advert on watches. I don,t even have to sroll up to tell you that the time on the face is one of two. 10.10 am or 1.40 pm. It would be very unlikely or rare to see a watch images not.

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Posted in: Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict See in context

Thank you stranger for pointing out this case, But weighting up this case to the cases of Japan/Brazil refusal is showing a picky and a unfair attitude. Showing compassion would show the world that you are a good international citizen. The Entertainer was base on status. This show a elite attitude toward citizenship. I am of the think of compassion overrules status. Like if a ship is going down I would say Women and children first were you by pointing out this one case as a example may lean towards Status first women and children last.

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Posted in: Dentsu president questioned over alleged illegal overtime See in context

Yes Atti, And it can prove unpaid OT, This abuse of docking off, then going back to work will be detected also. Never cross my mind. My Partner is pressure to do exactly this. On the books she works 12 hours shift 6 days a weeks since March and will last to July. But she is working 14 hours shift. So what happen if the Company is found out ? do they have to Pay the back Pay ? I assume this would be. I hope so for my Partner. Because when her contract finsh in July she will be taking this data to the boss and asking pronto for her back pay and bonus for not going to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. THank you a heaps Attilathehungry. A hugh thumbs up

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Posted in: Victim's activities likely known to robbers in Y384 mil cash heist See in context

IThis is unreal. The story read to me. That on the same day you have two different people walking around the city with mega cash and no sercurity. Yes this sounds very much to do with gold the men at the airport. The other a robbery, I wonder if they were heading to Hong Kong ,Macau.

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Posted in: Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict See in context

In people eyes around the world would see Japanese morals are anicent and out date and would not apply to todays world, E.G Japanese gaol citizens for smoking pot. Japans acceptance of refugees is very poor. It is impossible to became a Japan citizen if not born to a Japanese parent in Japan. These three points are human rights abuse. Let look at Japan reaction to this latest NK problem. Japan first sent Destroyers then made plans for evaution nationals. Japan are a SDF, so priority should be to protect it citizen first to protect a Battle group. If Japan Government think that they are a good repectable model international citizen, their wrong. Japan still have a problem with imperialism among the elite, and the points above.

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Posted in: Aso says Japan won't resort to 'helicopter money' See in context

Your wrong NZ was, in 2013 now they have drop behind Australia, Why ? they have a bad minimun wage and safety net. They forgot to grease the wheels. This is the reason why. low wage and no wage grow is their problem. Your stuck in the 80,s Raganism. The Era or errror of allow Company to base off shore and big Company Tax brakes. The number one problem with USA today, Just ask President Trump. You don,t understand quality either. Japan are the leader in the world on rice farming genetic and rice farming practices, The most grown cereal in the world. How can you state that Japan don,t excel in Agr. Do your research, To turn the wheels you need to grease and to apply it constancely that is the minimum wage, little minimum wage means lease grease making the wheels harder to turn. If the wheels are slow up it prevent more profits. Everything starts at the bottom and builds up. Not form the top and trickle down EG Reganism.

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Posted in: China left as observer as tensions rise on Korean Peninsula See in context

Insight into NK army, I been watching a lot of footage of North Korea over the last week. I notice something very surprising. Only a few of the elite wear glasses. My partner mention to me that Japanese people have a problem with long sight, I have also notice that a lot of east asians have the same problem. I bet that there is a big of problem with long sight and suppling glasses for the NK army. This will be a big problem in urban warfare.

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Posted in: Aso says Japan won't resort to 'helicopter money' See in context

The only country in the world that has a 58 quarters of grow is Australia. Even in 2007 2008 and 2009 they recorded growth. Japan can learn from there structure. Frist by marching their minimum wage to $18 USD an hour. During 2008 the Australian Government gave every citizen $2000 and ask them to go and have a good time with the money instead of banking it. Amazing a government handing out money to spend so the big brake on the ecomony would not be so much of a effect on the standard of living of the Australians. Japan Governs for the elite and will produce poor number like above unless they double the minimum wage, these number will continue or get worst.

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Posted in: Japan’s love affair with pasta goes off the rails See in context

Japanese are eating pasta more ? Japan have a love affair with any noodle which pasta is.. It just a different type of noodle. The only different is, pasta is eating with a fork only. I encouage any Japanese to still eat the pasta with hashi with same slurping applied.

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Posted in: Death by overwork: Japan's 100-hour overtime cap sparks anger See in context

Just put in place better support so civil action taken by these people relative that do die form overwork have the ability to sue for massive amounts like 10 million usa if proven that the death was cased by overwork.

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Posted in: Life's illusions catching up with Japan's middle-aged 'parasite singles' See in context

I don,t see it a burden. I assume most do the right thing and work. I notice that they did not provide any real number of these people who don,t work. Only the people age group that live with their Parents. So how many of those who don,t work ? I feel the government are looking for excuses to not help the real poor. If the system is "cracking" simply tax the elite top ten % and call it, "It is about time I pay the proper Tax" Tax.

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Posted in: Fake monks targeting foreign visitors to Japan? See in context

I notice the homeless in Japan needs the money more then monks. If you feel like helping some one out, who is down on their luck, try slipping them a few dollars or a meal. When I am in the Cities all over the world I buy two meals when I am hungry and afterward find a homeless person and give it them the other meal.

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Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

One thing that really needs to be fixed is the quoting system. It is not needed . Thumbs up and down are for those need their ego,s pampeded Tip , try anger managerment before letting loss with ego inflated opinions, by quoteing or thumb downs. Thanks JT for getting rid of these useless function.

Rating: -3 ( +0 / -3 )

Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

Stranger do you work for JT because if you read the comment it was directed at JT. If I want your opinion it world of been worded as a open comment. It is not. It directed at JT. Changing the position of the comment bar from top of the Comment to the bottom is a format change, it is not a adjustment. Because by placing at the top I don,t need to scroll down and notice others comment, like this THis was posted yesterday before my comment and did not notice it until the FORMAT was change.
"But, I don't like the comment form being at the top of the comments - you have to either read to the bottom, then scroll back up, or re-order the comments newest to oldest, and scroll to the bottom, and read them in reverse-chronological order. Neither of these is particularly user friendly." So liking the menu bar at the top I did not see your comment until today. So by changing the bar to the bottom has change the way I use the Page therefore the format. I can see that it would not change the way you use the Page so the format has not change for you. But it has for others. So you scoll down reading comment before commenting. this prove that you have a passion for reading others comment before commenting which I have pointed out numberous time to you before Stranger. So I wish it the page to return back a to yesterday format so I don,t have read your comment on other,s comments.

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Posted in: Japan could send SDF to rescue nationals in Korean crisis: Inada See in context

Tiring, I know why the DDGs were sent. I am saying Japan is a SDF and that means to defend it,s Citizens not Allies. I agree with the sending and provide defence but is it internationally legal?

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Posted in: Japan could send SDF to rescue nationals in Korean crisis: Inada See in context

Why sent 3 destroyers. Japan is still a SFD, and should be the last force call apon to assist if needed. So why the destroyers instead of evatuion vessals and transport helicopers which the SFD have plenty of. Koreans, have intense dislike for the Japanese. Japan should wait to be asked to help or can say to the Korean that Japan are ready to assist with any NATIONALITY needing evacuation.

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Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

Now you have place the comment menu back at the bottom . yesterday it was on top off the the comment. Since the new site page, I have to log in every time I visit, Is the new format finish produce ?. Because you have change yesterdays format again. So which format are you asking to comment on. I prefer the comment menu bar at the top where it was yesterday. Get you act together JT. And what made you think that the page needed changing. JT can you give us a reason why, other then you have too many hire people with not enough work, So Why have you change the format two time. So you have a mandate to explain why you change. The mandate being that 90% of the comment are not for the new pages. So you need to comment and explain to you readers why ?

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Posted in: Japan sees potential in solar power See in context

Papermills in Hokkaido have solar farms to help suppliment their energy. I rather look at solar screens then smoke stacks. I doubt weather enviro impact study was done. Japan kills anything that sways or more in Japanese or international world fishing waters.

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Posted in: Who is more unpredictable: U.S. President Donald Trump or North Korean leader Kim Jong Un? See in context

North Korea take the cake on this issue, They just launched a missile and it blow up on launch pad, Now, it that had a war head on that missile they would started the war by mistake, So it North Korea who is more unpredictable.

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Posted in: Japan's population falls for 6th year; rise in foreign residents See in context

Yubaru: good you for working you butt. I have never work my butt off, If I did, it would mean that I am going about it totally wrong way. I2 hour is the most I will work, and have worked. If I you ask me to work more then 12 hour, to me that means management has failed. So I would turn it back on the management and tell them to get their act together, and get rid of the person making the problems. If you have a problem fronting your management on their failing, that is your own fault. This is the problem with Japan population not enough quality family time. More time with the family means you can manage a bigger healthier family. I not wise to work your butt off for any Boss, Company or Country

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