Less Costco, more farmer's market. Might've become healthier actually.
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Posted in: An estimated 33% of married couples get a divorce each year, according to the Japanese government. Why do you think the figure is so high and do you think this is a worldwide trend? See in context
Marriage is overrated, why make permanent commitment when people change. Your mental state and the one you married a few years ago will change. Waste not your life's journey, and be free!
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As long as they attack "the other guys", nothing will be done.
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China buying time to further build its military - ftfy
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Please, NOT in Tokyo, it will just create even worse concentration. Fukuoka or Osaka.
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A peaceful world is not good for politicians, democratic or otherwise.
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After months, it's as if they're using the time to cook a story that will twist the truth.
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There are many reasons bogging down Japanese films, but IMHO, the biggest reason is the industry's deep rooted claw that control who gets to do what, which resulted in very little innovations in its movie industry. For example, give chance to young talented screenwriter ? Nope, this middle age guy who has been with the company for 20 years gets the job, always!
But, on the other hand, with Cyberpunk - Edgerunners on Netflix, Japanese anime still top in the world. So, I'm glad that good things don't just come from a single country and that different countries' pop-culture make all our experience richer!
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Hey Kishida, do you know why people save ? There's no dreams in the Japanese society today, nothing to look forward to, nothing exciting to spend money on, and everyone expect that the future would be bleak, especially after your genius ex-finance ministry said it plainly that Nenkin will not be enough.
Japanese stocks ? lol lol, aside from Toyota and Canon, no other Japanese companies can excite investors, even those two stocks are relatively "boring" stocks. The rest of Japanese companies are zombies with outdated managements consisting of highly paid useless old men who are just cruising waiting for their retirement.
No sane investors would invest in Japanese stocks, even Japanese buy S&P500.
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Especially those around military bases, and since overseas Chinese all have their families (in China) held hostage by the CPP, they will have to comply when their houses is "required" by the CPP.
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A good example of government directed economy that works, along with S. Korean steel industry, cars, electronics. It worked also in Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore.
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No one believe what the BOJ says.
Increasing rate would mean, those who took variable rate housing loans would suffer, other loans as well, which country has the most debt to GDP ? Japan! Stocks would plummet, nenkin payment would plummet, and so on.
It's better to keep Toyota's profit reach record to keep the appearance that Japanese economy is "good".
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Every year without fail, every month without fail, the news report about children being left in the bus. Yet, the people whose work directly deal with transporting children, just never learn do they ? Probably think "it will never happen to me".
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Universal Basic Income, only available through my number.
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MacGyver is my all time favorite. It's weird how a guy how hates guns gained so much popularity in the US.
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Posted in: Former Prime Minister Abe was highly regarded both within Japan and internationally, and there have been many messages of condolence since his death. We believe it is necessary for Japan as a country to respond to that as international etiquette, and so we decided that it is best to conduct this funeral as an official event hosted by the government and have international visitors attend. See in context
Well, then those who "highly regard" him can foot the bills!
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People underestimate the importance of being vigilant. Peace is only attainable when the agents at play are at a balance of mutually assured destruction. Otherwise, just look what made European colonization of the world possible.
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Just the other day, a study was published that Japan ranks #1 in gender equality for education, but bottom in politics and economics. This tells you that Japanese women are educated for the purpose to educate their sons.
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Fragile CCP, you love to say "foreign nations shouldn't interfere in our domestic matters". Well, Confucius taught that a gentlemen should not be a hypocrite.
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Video showed a security guy right at the fence, nearest to the shooter just "duck" after the first shot. The second shot came 2~3 seconds later, he could've done something, just another "heiwa boke security" guy.
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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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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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LoL according to the comments here, attacking another country is "mature".
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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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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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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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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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