the government will start providing subsidies to power companies
If anything, subsiste people not companies!
Of the 10 companies, nine expect a net loss for the current fiscal year
Oh, I do not believe that piece.
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The only people these models bother are those unable to do that work and get well paid just for looking good!
Nobody criticised the models, but Toyota.
Could you imagine a picture of two top female Toyota managers in black suits presenting the show surrounded by a dozen of smiling macho models? Lol
I know, it would be the opposite situation, but you get the idea.
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Since we are getting high benefits we will pass down the profits to the workers, right Toyota?
Or it's only the cost what's passed down the consumers, not the benefits?
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Saw once the police arresting an old woman because she had stolen a single beer from a supermarket. It was a saaaad thing to see.
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When has a "a consortium of Japanese companies" ever shown any interest or respect for anything but money?
Japan’s government owns a 50% stake in SODECO
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Sending Aso makes Japan's intentions and opinion very clear.
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Truth to be told, many years ago there was this unofficial loop line halloween party in Osaka, where people dressed up in costumes would ride the loop line while drinking, partying and generally mocking other passengers around because "it's Halloween".
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if you want go to Qatar respect their rules,social standards and habits
Right, should we beat gay couples if we see any over there? Maybe throw some stones to them? That way we’d fit just fine with their “standards”.
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In classic Japanese manner, Saikawa would want to have Renault to follow Nissan decisions and not the other way around.
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Remember when most people carried these small books for commuting?
Apart from the convenience of online stores, specially when looking for foreign titles, people just read much less than before. Everyone is glued to their phone's infinite scroll, and books start to be "difficult" because they need a minimal effort and concentration.
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This is the key of why Japan will consider, request and urge, while actually doing nothing about it,
Tokyo and Tehran have built friendly relations over the years, with resource-poor Japan nurturing bilateral ties largely due to its heavy reliance on oil sourced from the Middle East..
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Surely the police could've gotten there a little faster? Were they afraid of the dragons?
I was thinking so, Koban patrollers would be there pretty fast.
It's quite a picture, 100 gang members running away from a restaurant..
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Offer VR porn and they will sell in minutes.
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I guess if there is a shortage of bread, then people have to switch back to food by from rice. It's that simple. People just have to adapt with the changing environment
Or the market may adapt to people's needs. Just because rice is traditional doesn't mean it must be the -overprotected- rule. Most of people eats lots of bread these days, just a few eat rice for breakfast no more. The purist may like it or not but it's what it is.
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One of the worse parts of living in Japan are tourists.
Kind of true, Kyoto will be packed again. BTW, they missed the chance to reorganize tourism into a more sustainable act for everyone.
Are they really expecting millions of tourists the line up to come to Japan?
They will come, it's going to be full of people by New Year.
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Most of the guys in the government inherited the position, they all come from important/rich families with connections and a history. They have been doing this since the Shogun times, no big surprise here.
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Tiktok and video games have assumed parenting roles in modern times because of slacker parents.
Exactly, the less the parents care the faster the kids have a smartphone with unlimited internet access.
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For Japan uni students 4-8 hours of "screen time" a day is the new normal. Nothing to worry about according to them.
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Asahi Breweries Ltd, Kirin Holdings Co, Suntory Holdings Ltd, and Sapporo Breweries Ltd -- and many other smaller outfits have upped asking prices
Another oligopoly setting the prices. Is this really legal in Japan?
Anyway, that industry has enough power to have the government to ask the youth to get drunk..
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the 78-year-old speaker of the House of Representatives
Retirement at age 65 should be mandatory for politicians, specially in Japan.
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Some food is going up way more than a 2.8%. Vegetables, bread products are a 20-30% up at my local supermarket.
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*In a YouTube video in September, he urged people to get a My Number Card, a digital identity card for Japanese citizens and residents that they can use for online government applications and link to a driver’s license, library card or online banking.**
To link my ID, personal info and online banking info all together in one My Number card? Sure, LOL
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Send the fax in, we will take care of it..
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allowing hotels to refuse
They make the xenophobic rule and then wash their hands. Let me ask, what about the non-tourist gaijin? Do we must wear the mask at hotels? Or everywhere else? How would we be differentiated from tourists? A headband or something?
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I'd want to see these "industry ministry officials" households during the winter and how they accomplish the energy saving measures they request.
So right. And don't forget that most people tend to use aircon for heating.
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I'd think it's a natural adjustment after so many people joined Netflix during the lockdowns.
I think this is the problem of modern capitalism, being profitable is not enough. Companies must grow a 20% every year, or else.
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I thought they taught discipline in the military or defense forces or police forces or wherever they have uniforms as such.
Quite the opposite, members of police, defense forces and other uniformed workers with strict discipline are often caught doing this kind of stuff. Maybe as a valve of escape?
-1 ( +0 / -1 )