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Posted in: Japan to reduce plastic waste from April See in context

Last year stores started charging for plastic shopping bags and the prices were 3 to 5 JPY per bag, some charged as high 10 JPY which is a complete RIP OFF.

Ironically, the beneficiary of the new rule are companies making plastic bags. We reused shopping bags for waste disposal, but now we have to actually buy them. Meanwhile companies kept double-wrapping everything.

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Posted in: Billionaire space tourist Maezawa eyes Mariana Trench trip next See in context

I'd rather see him doing something meaningful or useful for someone else, giving back to the people and society that made him rich in first place. But it seems like people become rather selfish when they are loaded.

Also, I',m pretty sure that he wouldn't do it if nobody knew about it.

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Posted in: Gov't to offer unused Abenomasks to local governments See in context

That's the best idea they have, after a year or so.

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Posted in: Russia to send Japanese tycoon to ISS in return to space tourism See in context

I don't understand why the comments are being so nagetive. Since when is it a crime to be rich and do something cool for once? If you had that money, you would want to see space too and do a lot more crazy stuff before your life end. It's fine to be envious of him but you should not bash the guy just because he manage to made something out of his life. He gotten where he is with his own hand and want to use what he earn to do something for himself. When is that a crime? Not to mention he did a lot of good in Japan. I don't see the problem of him spending his money on his own happiness. Otherwise what's the point of living if you cannot dream big and seek your own happiness instead of trying to please those around you. We don't just live for others but also for ourselves too.

Feels pretty much selfish to spend a crazy amount of money on a couple of space trips. No consideration to invest that money in helping others, in education, children care.. plenty of causes to fight for out there.

But the more money they have, the greedier they become.

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Posted in: Russia to send Japanese tycoon to ISS in return to space tourism See in context

He could do something useful for people who might need some help through no fault of their own - something to help society.

He should stay up there.

My thoughts exactly

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Posted in: 33% of major firms listed in Japan have no female executives See in context

rainydayToday  08:00 am JST

The rate of major firms with no female executives has steadily declined from 62.0 percent in 2017

The number has declined so radically in 4 years that I would be curious what proportion of companies have just one female executive. Seems likely that most are appointing a token part time outside female director as window dressing who won’t be able to change anything.

Exactly my thoughts. Look for the percentage of companies where women make the actual decisions.

The Cabinet Office publishes data on the number and ratio of female executives at companies listed in Japan on its website. It started disclosing a list of firms with zero female executives in 2020.

Because of this. Just hire a woman for a lower executive position with no say on anything, and done.

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Posted in: Tokyo Tower lights up in celebration of Ohtani MVP award See in context

Japan's showa bosses favorite sport.

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Posted in: Battle to restore iconic Osaka brothel building See in context

Where did JT took the pictures from? These low res samples are terrible!

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Posted in: Ruling coalition agrees on ¥100,000 cash handouts, vouchers for those aged 18 and younger See in context

an annual income of 9.6 million yen or above 

What's the percentage of people that makes this kind of money? I'm curious.

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Posted in: Suspect in Tokyo train attack says he adores Batman villain Joker See in context

Media will keep showing the image of him smoking in the train, and that's a win for him.

As usual, there will be plenty of air time about halloween, the Joker and customs, but not a single second of analysis of what leads a person from childhood to this situation or why nobody ever in his life noticed anything troublesome about him.

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Posted in: Restaurants, venues in 13 prefectures to try using proof of vaccination See in context

Asking for proof of vaccination is a great idea and should be encouraged.

It’s a big misconception to equal vaccine=no virus. You can have the vaccine stamp and still carry and spread the virus around. Not sure what the proof of vaccination accomplish.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend arrives from U.S. for wedding See in context

Haircut looks great on him. Not wanting to shave his head for the incoming ceremonies is also a nice touch.

The couple plan to register their marriage in October and start a new life together in the United States

Good for them!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,979 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,383 See in context

Don’t forget that the reported cases are of people that felt sick enough to go to the hospital. The number of cases of people with mild or no symptoms -or those that won’t go to the hospital anyway- is much higher and not even mentioned.

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Posted in: Workers express frustration as Tokyo enters 4th COVID-19 emergency See in context

vanityofvanitiesToday  07:03 am JST

I wonder how the figure is compiled. Is it the number those who felt sick and visited doctors and found positive in PCR test? 

Exactly, that avoids to count the huge number of people that may or may not be sick, or shows symptoms but don't go to the doctor. If they did 100.000 tests a day the numbers would be worst for sure.

And do not forget that in Tokio the relatives of a virus casualty can choose to NOT to say so in the medical report.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to have vaccine passports accepted by over 10 nations See in context

No, it works both ways Japan. How can you ask other countries to accept your vaccine passport with no quarantine on arrival if you require all travellers to quarantine for two weeks in Japan? Duh?

This is very representative of how Japan works and what these old government dinosaurs think.

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Posted in: Police to launch team against state-sponsored cyberattacks See in context

A team that will sit around the couple of Windows Xp computers at the office, trying to find Microsoft's fax number to request an update.

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Posted in: Japan to give 6 mil doses of vaccines to Taiwan, 5 Southeast Asian nations See in context

Didn't they say yesterday they will stop the reservations for worplace vaccinations because there are no more vaccines???

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Posted in: Japan to halt company applications for workplace vaccinations See in context

So why did they gift a few millions vaccines to Vietnam and Taiwan?

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Posted in: Mass vaccination site to fill vacant slots with police, other officials See in context

talking to a lot of Japanese (small sample size) there is a good portion of them that are not planning on getting the vaccs.

Me too, I'm having the same feedback. People seems to be not so scared about it, even older people. They obviously didn't suffer this pandemia as other parts of the word did.

But the government is quite not doing much to suggest people to get the vaccines, and they should if they really want to reactivate the country.

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Posted in: SoftBank's PayPay surges ahead in Japan's digital payments race See in context

It's an interesting concept, big corporations profiting when people use their money. What are the reasons the government gave to promote this change?

Why should we have to move money from the bank, in to a 3rd party, in order to use electronic money.

Because banks in Japan live in the XX century.

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Posted in: Universities across Japan gearing up to provide vaccination venues See in context

Although we are concerned about the burden on students (from hosting the vaccination site), it is a duty for universities to contribute to society," a Fukuoka university official said.

Translation: We receive loads of money from the government, we couldn’t say no.

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Posted in: World's rich floor it in post-pandemic luxury car rush See in context

I was taking a look to Forbe's list of billionaires and everyone saw a sharp increase in their net worth. Really speaks of how the world is organized these days.


It seems like 2020 was such a wonderful year for rich people.

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Posted in: Osaka’s remote-learning policy strains teachers; forces students to go to school for lunch See in context

My kids have been at home since this SOE started, but the school started the online program just this week. Until now the teacher would bring prints and my wife has been the teacher the whole month.

99% of the kids in this school are assisting to the school as usual, there is no distance learning at all. They have regular lessons and they play and eat at the school. Parents were given the option to stay home or not. Most of them don't want to have to teach the kids themselves or to be busy with them, so they all sent the kids to the school.

We did receive a couple of devices for remote learning.

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Posted in: Japanese tycoon Maezawa planning space station visit, then moon trip See in context

Maezawa selfish idiot, if you want to be remembered you could donate that money to help with the vaccine rollout in your country.

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Posted in: Pfizer and BioNTech to donate vaccines for Olympic athletes See in context

That's wrong in so many levels.

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Posted in: Police officer overtakes athlete as top profession for Japanese boys See in context

The righ answers are salaryman and housewife.

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

Rule is stupid.

Oh, and the reason people rush on scalators is because of stress of modern life, which kills far more people than scalators themselves -specially in Japan-. Sure Saitama officials will never have a moment to consider this, it's too much complex for their level of capability.

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Posted in: Suga pledges he'll do utmost to prevent virus rebound See in context

Japanese politicians just "pledge" and "urge".

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Posted in: Suicides among Japanese students hit record high in 2020 See in context

To the "lock it all down" crowd. 

Heres the end result of your wishes.

Such a shortsighted view of the problem.

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Posted in: Daiichi Sankyo starts AstraZeneca vaccine production in Japan See in context

This is the reason why the vaccine process has been so slow, Japan Inc wants a piece of the cake.

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