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Posted in: Company uses whale meat vending machines to promote sales in Japan See in context

Utter disgust for Japans inability to stop senseless killing. It is just to try and proof a misplaced sense of stubbornness . Childish almost if it wasn’t so cruel.

Whalemeat from a vending machine. Kafka at its best.. or should I say worst.

medieval.

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Posted in: Nitori furniture store guard arrested for shoplifting from Nitori furniture store See in context

Should have waited a bit. Bankruptcy is imminent for this junk store

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Posted in: Hyatt Regency Osaka will soon offer cat-friendly hotel rooms for you and your feline friend See in context

This is out of necessity, as room occupation keeps dropping and the Chinese do not return as the majority is out of money.

not because they suddenly care about pets. Japanese do not care about pets and treat them as toys. To be played with one hour a day and locked up in a little cage for the other 23 hours

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Posted in: Dentsu officials admit to Tokyo Olympic test event bid rigging See in context

Dentsu is a criminal organisation which can continue to commit its crimes of corruption, embezzlement and theft unpunished. It has been doing so for decades. I have moved my sports marketing company after 7 years out of Japan as my investors, staff and myself did not find a level or fair working platform. Even though we were a continuously profitable company I would not stand by anymore seeing federations and companies continue to hire Dentsu in return for kick backs. They were and are fully lined up again and hired for this years swimming WC in Fukuoka, for the 2025 WC Athletics by JAAF, by the Asian Games Nagoya 2026 and of course the Sapporo bid committee. Disgraceful. For all concerned

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Posted in: Japan's foreign worker population hits record 1.82 million See in context

Of course “ students “ should be included in these statistics as the majority actually come to work under the cover of a student visa.

I would not call the vast majority foreign workers but foreign slaves. Underpaid, abused, mistreated.

if Japan wants people to work, they have to start paying them correctly.

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Posted in: Japan’s ramen is too cheap; restaurants should raise their prices, famous soccer player says See in context

Don’t be angry at Honda please, not his fault his brains are in his feet

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Posted in: U.S. media rocked by layoffs amid economic gloom See in context

Good, nothing but fastfood junk journalism these days. Saying or writing what they think sells themselves. That is a journalists only worry these days.

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Posted in: BOJ undeterred by threat to consumers from above-target inflation See in context

This Kuroda has been paid 11 years to do nothing. He has no clue what to do so the Japanese solution is to do nothing.

Japan Inc is finished. I left. Moved the company to Singapore. The disconnect between politicians, the old money clans and the people is complete. 99 % of Japanese and of course, us foreigners, are just expendable commodities for them. Nothing has changed since the times of the Shogun.

but it will soon be all over. Nothing works in Japan anymore. Not economically. But also socially it is dysfunctional. Mikitani and Son can also no longer keep up appearances. Rakuten will have to sell out or sink. Only Yanai still holds out but even Uniqlo, will go under without him.

Actually Japan can only go back to a complete isolation policy or get ran over by the better educated, more competent and less xenophobic Asian and south East Asian neighbors.

China and HK are also finished. South east Asia will take over.

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Posted in: Japan is paying families ¥1 million to move to countryside – but it won’t make Tokyo any smaller See in context

Tokyo’s populAtion is declining and will decline further rapidly because of a shrinking population overal in Japan and less migration from rural areas to Tokyo as less people there. And no real immigration growth. So it is a no brainer that the Kanto population will decline but of course the useless government will claim success for this useless non-policy in a few years as numbers will inevitably keep declining. Depopulating the useless Diet would make more sense.

my wife and I left as I moved my company to Singapore because of taxes, increasing racism and xenophobia, corruption and lack of policy. 2 down for Tokyo

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Posted in: Public faces ¥1 bil annual maintenance bill for privatized National Stadium See in context

If it is privatized it should cost nothing to government.

if it is only an operational management contract ( given to Dentsu ??? ) they will of course make government pay and collect the revenue. The usual.

cost for government and taxpayer income for private operators.

no surprise. The corruption and bribe culture continuous unabated

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Posted in: Kishida to replace reconstruction minister Akiba; 4th minister from cabinet to be fired See in context

The man is clueless. No connection with reality. On the other hand, politicians do not live in the real world but in privileged virtual one. We are just the replaceable and disposable parts in their machinery

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Posted in: Japan set to crack down on stealth marketing, online or offline See in context

3rimes I asked the consumer affairs agency for help. The last time I went in person to their Shinagawa office only to be told they do not accept complaints from… consumers

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Posted in: Finnair to increase flights to Japan, Hong Kong, India See in context

They stole all my mileage while my wife and me had numerous business flights with them between Europe and Japan.

A sad selfish organisation

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Posted in: China hospital data absent from WHO's latest COVID reports, raising concern See in context

China is a dictatorship and oppressing other nations or regions such as Tibet and Hongkong. All said.

but Japan is also lying and understating covid deaths with a factor 10 or more. We are again at around 350 deaths and have been over 300 for a while. That is a ratio of 9000 a month. This was the case in other waves as well. But Japan still maintains it has only about 70.000 covid deaths. That is ridiculous. I know of course over the 3 years since the start recorded deaths are sometimes in the tens per day but many remain unrecorded.

Japans Real covid deaths will be around 750.000 and that compares correctly with numbers in other countries when keeping total population numbers in mind.

lies as always. Japan lives on lies and corruption

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Posted in: 'Japan has no future' is a widespread if not universal feeling See in context

I find myself in agreement with nearly all posts or reaction by Amy Rustin concerning Japans society and economy.

Japan has past the point of no return and is beyond recovery. It is a socialist state where government keeps all the non performing mastodont holdings alive. Toshiba a case in point but just one of many.

I left having no intention to go down with the ship.

the biggest problem is denying reality, ignoring facts and cheating on just about everything. Even on clams as it appeared in a jt article a few days back.

i would advice all foreigners except those married to a Japanese to get a one way ticket out

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Posted in: The yen's low this year is a result of Japan itself becoming weak economically -- a sign of structural problems such as Japan's dwindling export competitiveness and national power. See in context

the problems are well know, the solutions too but Japan prefers to keep its head in the sand and live in the past.

first the education is ridiculously bad also because kids hardly spent time in school. Learning English is still seen as unnecessary. The last generation speaking English in any numbers are now in their late 60’s. The so revered work ethic and productivity are just myths. Hours spent at an office do not mean hard work at the office. Xenophobia and nationalism and protectionism are increasing while the opposition should be happing. The disconnect between politicians and real life is stunning. There is no justice in Japan for foreign companies or individuals. Corporate taxes are 10 % higher than in competing Asian countries and no country has more “ unofficial “ holidays than Japan. The coming New Year holidays will show that again. While the rest of the world will restart on Jan 03 in Japan, for all practical purposes , it will be Jan 12th.

shall I go on…

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Posted in: Japan aims to alleviate overpopulation in Tokyo area by FY2027 See in context

My wife and I left Tokyo in November for Europe, the company to Singapore. 2 less

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Posted in: Japan aims to alleviate overpopulation in Tokyo area by FY2027 See in context

A no fail “ strategy “ with the declining population so government can declare another fake success..

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Posted in: Indian javelin ace Chopra displaces Bolt in global interest charts See in context

Too funny.

1,2 billion Indians and : athletic fans outside

get real

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Posted in: Tokyo court rejects suit over Olympic village's delayed condo use See in context

Should be mentioned that Mitsui Fudosan received billions from the Tokyo LOC to use the facilities a year later with the reason that they would have to delay the handover to the new owners.

forgot ?

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Posted in: LDP panel agrees on tax hikes to beef up defense, with delay See in context

corporate tax rate Japan soon 30 % +

Singapore. 17 %, 3 year exemption for start ups

South Korea as from 2023. 20 %

Taiwan 19 %

Japan is driving the foreign companies out.

my company and 4 jobs I have relocated to Singapore.

we were a net value creator bringing in much more money in Japan than we took out.

? why ?

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Posted in: LDP eyes shifting 1% of income tax payments for 'defense tax' See in context

I had already decided to move my company to Singapore as from December because of the criminal organisation Dentsu stealing my company’s business and revenue unpunished.

also 7 years( with 6 years of profit and a breakeven in 2020) and still I get only a 1 year business visa again.

the tax raise is a sign it was the right decision. Japans corporate tax will next year be 10 % higher than South Korea and 9 % higher than Taiwan.

add to that completely incompetent politicians, more nationalism, protectionism and racism and the decision to leave is more than sufficiently motivated.

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Posted in: Japan's economy shrank less in July-Sept, revised data show See in context

Lies and more lies… japan hangs together with lies

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Posted in: Japan, UK, Italy to develop next-generation fighter jet See in context

Great, 3 countries with one failed aircraft project after the other. I would like to sit in a meeting with those 3

Que dice ?

what. , what ?

nande ? Nani ?

that thing, if ever build will fly or better fall like a brick

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Posted in: IOC apparently knew how to pick Tokyo Games operators before bidding began See in context

my sportsmarketing and management company in Japan has been fighting this since 2017. We work ethically and morally correct but my investors, staff, clients, customers and myself are cheated out of business, revenue and profit by the.corrupt Dentsu, ADK and Ioc.

yet the “ fair trade commission” Japan, the Japanese media, all ignore us.

and I have shown over 30 years to be a leading expert in the field, even having created a j league 1 team.

we are forced out of the market as we refuse to be corrupted and so are considered dangerous as not controllable for Loc, ioc, Dentsu and others

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Posted in: Protesters angered by lockdowns calls for China's Xi to step down See in context

Xi or Mao the 2nd is almost gone. But what a legacy. He has destroyed China in only one decade, Hongkong also into the bargain.

the man is a megalomaniac.

he will be gone before the end of 2022

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Posted in: Kishida cabinet support rate drops to 33.1%, lowest since launch See in context

Next !! Next LDP guy in line maybe will be Kono. More of the same.

nothing ever changes and Japan sinks further and further

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Posted in: Win or lose: Japanese fans tidy up at World Cup See in context

Hypocritical behavior.

there is no cleaning by the fans at Japanese games or by players in locker rooms.

and littering in public places is everywhere in Japan.

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Posted in: Court shortens psychiatric evaluation period for Abe's accused killer See in context

Hypocrites. They will hang him anyway.

All windowdressing. He has no chance.

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