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Posted in: Aichi woman arrested for mixing human excrement into school lunch See in context

My wife works in one of these facilities, while most facilities have super strict rule, such as "you can't go to the toilet while working, if you do, the procedure is pretty troublesome". Even then, she's been around many facilities that are quite loose about the quality of hygiene, just last month, they found bird poop in the rice.

The problem again stems from not having enough qualified people, which is pervasive in Japan. While she had to passed tests to get license to work in these facilities, part timers don't, and with their turn over rate, no one has the time to do on the job training about hygiene standard, while at the same time preparing lunches for hundreds of students daily.

Accidents or not in this Aichi case, the problem persists.

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Posted in: The Russians (or Chinese, or North Koreans) are coming! What to do: Fight or flight? See in context

US Japan security treaty, Article 5, states that the US will defend Japan if it's attacked by a third party.

Not saying China, Russia, NK will not attack, but when they do, meaning starting a war with the US, the global politics at that time would be so messed up, running away will no longer be an option.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., 3 others walk out of APEC trade meeting as Russian minister speaks See in context

LoL according to the comments here, attacking another country is "mature".

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Posted in: Electricity, gasoline and many food and drink items now cost more in Japan. What are you doing in your daily life to cut back on costs? See in context

I buy fresh whole food from local farmers' market, cook at home, pack bento, eat more Japanese diet instead of western.

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Posted in: What are some telltale signs that a business might be on the verge of bankruptcy? Also, have you ever worked for a company that went under and did you see it coming? See in context

CEO doing things he/she never does before. Getting irritated about every little thing, "why is x employee late by 10 second ? He should be here 10 minutes before start time". Or start micro managing people.

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Posted in: Brazil deforestation shatters April record See in context

Continue consuming beef, continue deforestation. Don't feel sad, it's no use, instead stop consuming beef.

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Posted in: Relatives mark 10th anniversary of fatal reckless driving case in Kameoka See in context

That blue line and those rubber/plastic stoppers are probably the measures the local government came up with to prevent further accidents.

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Posted in: As credit cards, electronic money and payment apps become more commonplace, do you still use cash much? If so, what for? See in context

My local farmer's markets selling sub 100-yen fresh veggies don't accept leechers known as visa, master card or jcb.

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Posted in: Japan to expel 8 Russian diplomats See in context

Putin is putin his country in isolation better than Tokugawa could ever dream off.

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Posted in: Whenever you say or hear someone say "the good old days," do you think the "old days" really were good in some sense or is it false nostalgia for a past that never really existed and that we are remembering pleasant experiences and filtering out bad ones? See in context

Personally, I think the "good old days" indirectly means "everything were okay in the end (now)", and people like that feeling of "nothing to worry about, such a care-free days". Compare that to the uncertainties that we are fed by the news every minute today.

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Posted in: Which fashion item or trend do you wish would disappear forever? See in context

Fast fashion.

Go back to only buying a few pieces of new clothing once a few years.

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Posted in: What do you think is Russian President Vladimir Putin's endgame following the Russian attack on Ukraine? See in context

IMO, Putin is goaded by Xi.

The sun tzu art of war says that when enemies fight, stay on the sideline (e.g. abstaining UN vote), when they're weakened enough, walk in and finish them both effortlessly.

It's a tactic to keep the west focus away from China, while they build more military presence in the South China Sea. I wouldn't be surprise if after Ukraine war is finished, China is in control of the Sea.

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Posted in: Settlement between Epstein, Prince Andrew accuser now public See in context

If you read this article and do a wink wink after each paragraph, they all make sense.

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Posted in: Inflation a worry for most economies, but not Japan See in context

Why the need for inflation ? Most people will regurgitate the typical neo-liberals' argument, "since prices are stagnant/falling, people will wait for next year to buy food, staying hungry to save money, bla, bla, bla", If you're honest, you'll see what they really want is for you to keep mindlessly consuming stuffs to make their bottom line sky high and allow CEOs to buy another yatch while the world is burning left and right.

Companies not rising prices when material prices are rising everywhere is another way to "return profit" back to society, no need for complicated "new capitalism" or whatever jargon.

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Posted in: The present system is outdated, and the handouts should in any case be decided based on overall household income. See in context

Taxes, individuals, not family, then enact complicated tax rules.

Names, family is important, not individuals!

In the end, it's all about money.

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Posted in: How much attention do you pay to the point of origin and ingredients listed on labels of food and drink that you buy? See in context

I'm okay with anything without any of these: fructose, corn syrup, seeds/vegetable oil, nestle.

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Posted in: U.S. keeps Japan, China on monitoring list over currency practices See in context

Do you mean the US that ballooned their budget frivolously on tanks, supersonic jets, and drones, yet keeping domestic inflation low, because its basically exported out by invading countries who refused to use the petrodollar.

If so, yes, Japan and China are unfair!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 73 See in context

The calm before the Omicron storm ... I hope I'm wrong.

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Posted in: Sponsors asked to defend support for Beijing Winter Olympics See in context

celebration of humanity, altogether

Yep, "together" in oppression, censorship, and dictatorship.

I've said it many times, IOC is short for I Owe China.

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Posted in: Toyota ranked one of worst major automakers for emissions efforts See in context

Toyota is the lowest compare to all the manufacturers, Greenpeace lied, as usual.

My Corolla hybrid has a tank of 43 liter, it goes for 1000km before refill. None of European cars or any other gasoline-based cars for that matter can match this mileage.

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Posted in: Nuclear power advocates say it is a necessary energy source that will buy the time needed to develop cleaner and safer alternatives. Do you agree with this statement? See in context

I agree, except for the tendency of people in power to turned "buying time" into "not in my time to make changes".

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Posted in: Japan votes as ruling party seeks fresh start See in context

Funny how all these LDP candidates promises "reform". They've been ruling all these years through the deflations, why didn't they reform ? They were the majority after all! It's because they can't, factions within factions, infighting. Anyone picking the LDP pretty much decided they rather stop thinking.

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Posted in: What the metaverse is and how it will work See in context

It is going to be the prison of humanity, addiction on steroid.

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Posted in: LDP, opposition clash over economy, COVID in election campaign See in context

LDP yelling "change", is truly an oxymoron.

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Posted in: Do you believe China will try to retake Taiwan by force one day? See in context

China is looking for revenge for the humiliation western countries did to them. Sun Tzu said, let your enemies fight, when they're tired, you just walk in and take victory. AUKUS vs France was something China welcomed, there will more in the future, just observe the news.

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Posted in: First and foremost, politicians must abandon the unrealistic and optimistic premise of Abenomics that Japan can cure all ills just by reflating nominal growth. See in context

Just look at the policies of parties in this coming election, no one present a long-term investment policies. 10K-yen one-time money, 3 months no-tax, 5% tax reduction for a limited time. All are just patches policies, none that creates hope the country can look forward to.

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Posted in: Toilet seat up or down after use: What's the rule in your home? See in context

Close cover before flushing, very simple.

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Posted in: Olympics VP says China human rights 'not within' IOC mandate See in context

IOC mandate, a.k.a. Chinese money. It's in the name, I Owe China.

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Posted in: In your experience, how easy or difficult is it for a foreign resident to obtain a credit card in Japan? See in context

My first card was NTT, applied through the internet after living here around 2 years. No hassle.

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