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Posted in: More Indonesians in Japan's foreign trainee program due to weak yen See in context

Salaries range between 1,000 per hr to 1,300 per hr.and if one does Zangyo or nightshift,plus 25%

Working conditions are usually horrible,sweating the heck out in a factory line screaming at and cursing each other and hell breaks loose when you go to the toilet before the short 5 minute break.

Imagine if you have diarrhea or constipation.

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Posted in: French man desperate to find clues on missing sister in Japan See in context

Some years back there was a similar case of Lucy Blackman.

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Posted in: Japan births at new low as population shrinks and ages See in context

GDP has completely nothing to do with the standard of living.You might have the third biggest economy but the standard of living for over 70% of the populace is third world standard.

If you travel overseas to most countries and actually get to live there you'll clearly see the disparities.Japanese people have been so much brainwashed by their gvt that keeps throwing this word GDP around.It's meaningless.Salaries for most people here are low.Then you have stupid TV programmes that are designed to further brainwash the populace that they live in a happy society where they keep on laughing on stupid TV nonsense.

I work at a Japanese company and have been here long and life for most Japanese people I work with is miserable compared to the countries that I have been to which have a much lower GDP.

GDP means nothing and should not be a measure.If you're smart enough you don't need to be told that.

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Posted in: 50.1% of Japanese companies suffering from labor shortage: survey See in context

Salaries in Japan are quite low,not even in the top 20s.and when you factor in coat of commodities,life is so miserable for most people here.

My Japanese friend is now looking for a visa to go and work as a truck driver abroad.He doesn't speak English though but he's determine d to go.

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Posted in: Japan has stopped printing its current yen bills; Mt Fuji only element to be retained in new set See in context

It costs 3 yen to mint 1 yen coin.

A completely worthless coin.

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Posted in: As yen tumbles, gadget-loving Japan goes for secondhand iPhones See in context

I have an old phone that has what I need.

I can never waste my hard earned money every two years on something that will be out in another two years.Plain stupid.

I went to a recycke shop recently and found lot of Japanese people scavenging for everything from used clothes to household stuff.They pretend not to be shopping when they see gaijin but truth be told,many gaijin live way better lives than Japanese.But because this is Japanese country,the locals have a easier access to eg cheap housing,family and friends connection,jobs and no problem with documentation and language.Life here is low quality and very difficult to save.South East Asians who used to value Japan are no longer interested in coming here and the ones already here are looking for exit.

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Posted in: Japanese man arrested in Indonesia for protesting against G20 summit See in context

What visas do G20, G7 etc officials have when they go for these meetings?

Business?

Tourist?

Officer?

Diplomat?

President?

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Posted in: German named CEO of medical company Olympus See in context

I hope he has 3 passports to neutral countries.

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Posted in: Micronesia denounces Japan's plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific See in context

Japan has enough land to drill on the ground and bury the water there.It is very easy and no one will complain.Why insist on dumping it into the pacific?

Or since they claim it is safe after filtering the isotopes,they can build swimming pools around Japan with the water.What's the problem?

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Posted in: 60% of people with foreign roots questioned by Japanese police: survey See in context

Asking what's the issue exactly just shows the level of discriminative attitude and mentality in your mind.

The article clearer points out the obvious and you choose to ignore.

Japanese police as well as some Japanese nationals are hypocrates so stereotypical, suffer from inferiority complex and that's why they try to show they're machoistic by targeting minorities to prove to their populace that they're doing something.

What they do not know is that their targets take note of these altercations and share with their friends overseas setting a stage for a tit for tat when Japanese nationals visit foreign countries.

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Posted in: 31-year-old woman arrested after newborn baby found in toilet See in context

I once worked as a contract employee at a large manufacturing company where there were many foreign part time and haken shain.

When it came to medical checkup,we had the checkup within the company premises and men were to go on a different day and women on a different day.I made a mistake and went on the day the women were scheduled to go.To my surprise I stumbled upon all of them undergoing pregnancy tests. Most were South East Asians from the Philippines,Vietnam etc.It was an embarrassing situation and a nurse hurriedly came and told me men were to come for medical checkup the following day.

I later learned that if the women were found to be pregnant,they would be fired.

I don't think there were any Japanese women there.

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Posted in: WHO director in Asia accused of racism, abuse indefinitely put on leave See in context

So much in common with Taro.Fast forward,look at the current cases in Japan.

Pride comes before a huge THUD.

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Posted in: Sushi chef drops knives on train, causing panic and delays See in context

I always go camping and I don't have a car.I carry my backpack and in it is my camping gear including my camping knife which is neatly sealed and always at the bottom of the bag.

I used to work for a company that sells camping gear including camping knives and that was the general rule.Make sure it's completely wrapped and not within easy reach.

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Posted in: Japan vows to work for 'more resilient' African economies See in context

Key words.UNSC,Gold in Liptako.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges $30 bil over next 3 years for Africa See in context

Japan wants a market for it's products and penetrate into the African consumers.

Japan needs resources which Africa

has in abundance.

Japan wants a permanent seat in the UNSC and needs votes from African countries.

Japan wants it's companies to get a foothold in Africa.

Japan wants to compete with China in Africa.

All the above plus many more.But as usual,Japan is a late comer.Chinese and Europe dominate.U.S.Corporations have also made huge inroads.Just a week before this meeting,US corporations signed contracts and agreements worth US$44 Billion in Africa.

Meanwhile Japan makes pledges and after the meeting is over,comes back to Kasumigaseki,teeth gritting,kentou suru,dou shiyouka,until the next Ticad and the pledge cycle repeats itself.

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Posted in: Japan to pledge around $30 billion in African aid at conference: report See in context

The mentality here in Japan about the African continent is more than 30 years backwards.

If you want to know,just go and see for yourself.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to organize Sri Lanka creditors' meeting on debt crisis See in context

but also its diplomatic interest in checking China's growing presence in the region.

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Posted in: Kishida shaken as list of lawmakers linked to Unification Church grows to 20 See in context

When I first came to Japan as a student,I got a part time job where I met a Japanese lady who took me out for dinner and after she asked me to join her and her friends.She drove me to a hall which had a locked door and when the door was opened,it was full of people in suits.I was the only one without a suit and maybe the only gaijin.She introduced me and told me to sit beside her.People then started reciting and chanting and in between we would be told to raise our hands and shout "Saikou"

After all was over,she told me not to tell people at my school or part time job.I avoided her like a plague after that.She tried to corner me several times but I told her no.I think there're so many weird cults here.

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Posted in: Prices set to rise in Japan for over 10,000 food items on weak yen See in context

There're talks of 38 yen wage increase,so we'll all be good to survive.

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Posted in: Tokyo falls to 9th most expensive city for expats due to weak yen See in context

Nothing much in Tokyo.boring day.keep on recycling the same old story.

I'm going to the beach.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises alert level amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases See in context

Mask is here to stay.

I was clutching on the last straw that I can finally ditch my mask and esp with this humidity,then boom...this nonsense comes up.

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Posted in: Japan eases border restrictions, starts visa procedures for guided tours See in context

In short,gaijin tourists are prone to bring in corona virus to Japan but japanese nationals cannot be corona virus carriers.

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Posted in: S Korea, U.S. launch 8 missiles in response to N Korean salvo See in context

@Ptownsend is S.Korea a western nation?

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Posted in: Kishida says foreign tourists should follow Japan face mask rules See in context

Wearing of masks in Japan had become a permanent thing.It has become a taboo not to wear one.

I was walking alone with no one in sight along a local path near my house and happened to meet a Japanese young lady who saw me and immediately ducked for cover onto the other side of the road and almost got hit by a car while doing that...At my workplace,we work more than 10 meters away from from each other but everyone still wears a mask.

I see many people driving alone, windows rolled up but still wear a mask.

I think masks will stay forever in Japan.

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Posted in: 7 from U.S. arrive in Japan for 1st test tour before tourism reopening See in context

From the pic and also from Hawaii,me thinks that they have roots in Japan and probably swung on the chance or were chosen for a subsidized tour and will have the chance to visit hometown while at it.I doubt a random tourist would want to come given the restrictions.

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Posted in: Japan to start 4th vaccine shots for elderly, at-risk groups from May 25 See in context

Next it's gonna be the 5th,6th,shot and so on and do on..no end in sight.

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Posted in: Japan to double Ukraine aid to $600 million See in context

They hope to get a share of the contracts to rebuild Ukraine's infrastructure that has been flattened by Russia when the conflict is over.They'll be in for a surprise..

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

Average Japanese maker around 20 man per month.

Subtract taxes and you take home around 15 to 16man man,subtract rent around 5man and you have 10man,subtract utility bills and you have around 7man,subtract keitai,wifi and you have around 5man,subtract food and you have zero or negative plus unpaid bills.Basically,most live hand to mouth,that's why they can't leave their parents house and will never ever save money.

Taguchi San,stick to your narrative and stand your ground.After a year or so of eating free food and free room,you'll be out and you can go dig out your haul and off you go to freedom.Gaman shite.

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Posted in: Japan to trial small group tours from 4 countries See in context

Weird decision that doesn't make sense.Japanese nationals have been visiting my country and others for business with no restrictions.

Infact one Japanese girl who is visiting right now sent me her picture with no mask and was telling me she feels so free and is dreading coming back to Japan because of the many unnecessary restrictions.

Meanwhile,I'm in Japan with my mask on everyday despite the gvt saying people it's not a must to wear mask outside.But when I try that,people stare at me with murderous faces.

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Posted in: NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people See in context

Japanese cops are racist,xenophobic and lack common sense.They still live in the 16th century.

I've been stopped several times and I never use soft or kind words to them whenever they stop me.

I outright tell them that is discrimination.Before I even give them my gaijin card,I ask them why are they stopping me and how do they differentiate a Japanese and a non Japanese?Color?Physical appearance?I speak fluent Japanese and this gets them off guard.In my country there are many Japanese who live and work there and I ask them if they want these Japanese nationals who live in my country to be treated the same.Some don't even look at my card for a second or ask a question after I bombard them with these questions. They just hand it back embarrassed.

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