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Posted in: Japanese firms send canned fish to kids in developing countries in gratitude for 2011 aid See in context

A fish in Arabic is called Samaka, and the plural is Samak.

Interesting.

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Posted in: Japanese firms send canned fish to kids in developing countries in gratitude for 2011 aid See in context

Kurisupisu,you're "roughing" some feathers...

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Posted in: Japanese firms send canned fish to kids in developing countries in gratitude for 2011 aid See in context

Great.

A fish in Swahili language is called Samaki.Some people pronounce it Sumiaki.

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Posted in: Tokyo area governors eye extension of state of emergency by 2 weeks See in context

Research says the virus will be around for at least 7 years plus.

Remember it started in 2019..we are now in 2021

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Posted in: Website maps complaints of neighborhoods with noisy children See in context

How about mapping out noisy politician vans during elections and the uyoku trucks and vans?

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Posted in: Japan asks China to stop anal COVID-19 tests on Japanese citizens See in context

I spilled my coffee..Anyway this is not a laughing matter,including U.S diplomats?Damn..

Imagine daddy,mummy with kids in tow and you're suddenly told,Ni Hao Ma Daddy and Mummy,pants down,spread and touch your toes.

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Posted in: China, India, Russia seek influence through vaccine diplomacy See in context

This whole vaccination issue is has officially become too political.

If you are my ally,you get my vaccine.

Meanwhile,some "developed"countries have paid in advance to get almost all the vaccines including extra doses in disregard of the rest of the other countries yet they are not even the manufacturers.This is a clear manifestation of selfishness.

If this pandemic is not handled equally globally,it will haunt humanity for a very long time.

This will be a lesson,who are your friends.

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Posted in: Japan may delay COVID-19 timetable for inoculating elderly See in context

I wonder if it will be mandatory to have a vaccination cert so as to be allowed to board international flights.Qantas air had already mentioned that.

At this pace,I do not see any anyone going anywhere in the foreseeable future.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting, robbing Uber Eats deliverer See in context

Jeff Lee,Japan is only developed in some sectors eg vehicle manufacturing.

Most people live from hand to mouth,doing baito and hakken.Nothing to save.Most have to do zangyo to survive.In that sense majority of the Japanese populace already live like third world or even worse when you factor in cost of living.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

Gaijin are disposable.Use and flash.

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Posted in: 3 women arrested for operating massage parlor offering sex services See in context

This parlors are all over,some right behind police stations.

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Posted in: Suga urges citizens to have quiet New Year; 5 cases of new virus variant confirmed See in context

Kids and young people are the biggest spreaders of the virus because they're asymtomatic and don't even know they have it.

IMHO,I think this group should be vaccinated first otherwise the spread won't stop.

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Posted in: Japan boosts AI funding to match lonely hearts See in context

Women want a man who has money and working for a major corporation as a seshain.

Many young people live from hand to mouth.

I once had a J lady friend who never wanted to live with me because I wasn't a seshain at a famous company.But when I got the job,she immediately started making arrangements of moving in with me.

Money talks.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

My friend's kid is biracial Japanese and foreigner and a baseball player.The other kids have discriminated him and when his team wins,the opponent kids complain that his team won because there's a gaijin in the team despite him being born here and to Japanese parent.

But when he is chosen to join the major leagues in the U.S,the envy begins and they suddenly wan't to be associated with him.

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Posted in: Japan to give tax breaks for long-term foreign residents to attract financial experts See in context

@Sakurasuki,on point.

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Posted in: Remote Japanese island 'getting energy' from Vietnamese students See in context

@ Gary,The only reason they are brought into this island is,

1.To fill in the gaps left by the younger  

  Japanese who go for greener pastures.

2.They are expendable.Will be kicked out

  once the economic situation gets bad.

3.Low unsustainable wages,that's why the

  younger Japanese don't want to be there

  in the first place.

4.Last but not least.Once these young

  Vietnamese start having babies,reports of  

  cases will start appearing here on JT

  about abandoned fetuses,arrests and

  subsequent deportation etc.and categorized as criminals.There are

  conditions set.Can't have families.

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Posted in: Vietnamese woman arrested for abandoning bodies of newborn twins See in context

This is the 2nd case in two weeks.I really feel sorry for her and so many others facing the same situation.

Japanese system is so cold.These trainees are not allowed to have kids or even bring their families here.They are slaves under a system of use and trash.

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Posted in: Bill submitted to recognize users of donated eggs, sperm as parents See in context

Society also needs to change.Nowadays,J women who are close to 40 still think they are still"Onnanoko"and want to continue partying.Yet at that age one is already"Obasan",and then rush to fertility clinics the last minute.

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Posted in: Race to boost financial hub status intensifies among Japanese cities See in context

@Bigotryisinnate

Very true what your friend from India told you.

As a foreigner,knowing too much deep Japanese,you become a threat to their jobs.When I write my resume,they don't believe I did that on my own.

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Posted in: Police suspect Vietnamese group stole hundreds of pigs, fruit See in context

Lot's of foreigners who lost their jobs due to corvid had no families to go back to unlike the Japanese nationals who had.They also had little to no support and there were no flights.

And Japan still wants to attract foreign workers.

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Posted in: Race to boost financial hub status intensifies among Japanese cities See in context

Japan will need to overhaul it's culture of how they think about foreigners.

I graduated from a Japanese uni,I speak fluent Japanese,have lived here for many years but Japanese people still avoid me like a plague.Getting services at Japanese companies is still a nightmare.Even making real Japanese friends is not easy.When I need to consult,the only people I can rely on are other foreigners.

Jobs for foreigners in Japan are very limited.Just call a Japanese company and try and get a job there.even if you have the qualifications,the fact that you have a foreign name rules you out.

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Posted in: Hunting for unicorns: Japanese start-ups see hope on horizon See in context

Japan has been very frustrating.

I am in the export industry and I get money sent to me from abroad.But the bank has been holding the money till I fax them invoices to prove what this money is for.

And after shipping I have to fax the shipment document to them or send a copy by post.They have known me for years and have all my details yet they still continue to do this and I am bringing in legal direct foreign money into Japan and not taking out.

I am now counting down and when I get another country with same products,I'm leaving Japan. 

One of my colleagues who is in a similar business but different products found a new source and is leaving this December.

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Posted in: Japan's top court backs lower pay for nonregular employees See in context

Infact the robots/slaves from South East Asia have also been rendered jobless.They cant even afford to pay rent and most have debts.Cant even afford to save anything.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1316/

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Posted in: The life of Ghosn: Fugitive tycoon to star in documentary and a mini-series See in context

A must watch.I read on another article that the prosecutors are now in limbo and do not know what to do with Greg Kelly because their main aim was to have their show with Carlos though they are still pushing on with Gregs case to save face.I hope this exposes the injustice plus many other areas eg the abduction of kids issue.

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Posted in: Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts See in context

@Jonathan,

Great observation.

I met one J woman at work who is almost 40 and still lives with her parents.Not that her parents need her help but because its convenient for her.

And she invited me for lunch.She takes me to a very expensive restaurant.After lunch,she proceeds to take me to a street that has a line of brands where the cheapest shirt costs more than 20,000 yen and brand bags costing more than 100,000 yen and when we got there she was acting like a kid on her first expedition and insisting to me to start a shopping spree.Of course I had no interest and didn't buy.

I took her outside the shops sat her down and asked her what she plans to do with her future.She seemed clueless and surprised that I even asked her that question.She told me buying brands.I got bored and told her I'm going back home.

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Posted in: Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts See in context

Lets do simple math.

The average contract or baito worker gets on average between 1000 yen to around 1200 yen.

Work 8 hours a day and and you have under 10,000 yen x 20 or 21 days a month and you have about 200,000

minus tax and your take home is about 160,000 yen.

Rent at a cheap apa-to in the suburbs about 60,000,food about 50,000,utilities,phone,households,miscellaneous,and you end up with zero or minus before the next pay.

Every woman I meet,the first question is,"Shigoto wa nani yatteru no?

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Posted in: Woman arrested for killing man with cassette gas torch burner See in context

At 45 she's not a chick but obasan.

Chick is for much younger girls.

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Posted in: Who is next after Abe? Potential successors See in context

In Japan,it is officially inheritance.Grandfather was a PM,son a minister,Grandson a PM..

That is the official trend.It is close to impossible for a commoner to reach the helm.Power is in the hands of a few families.

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Posted in: Trump: NBA has become like 'a political organization' See in context

Deflection tactics.Your house is on fire but instead of putting that fire out,you point to China.Just remember that the other three fingers are pointing back at you.

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Posted in: Fury from victims at 'devil' New Zealand mosque shooter See in context

His face is very scary and ugly.I wonder what he sees when he looks at the mirror.No wonder he suffers from inferiority complex.

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