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The amount of gold confiscated in Japan due to smuggling hit a record 6.2 tons in 2017,
6,2 tons of gold.. amazing.
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The press should be more careful when reporting this kind of news. "hundreds" of radicals do not represent the feeling of all Russians, at all. But they become the front page picture on Japan Today, but a "Russians protest" title. This brings more polemic and, would say hate, to the table than a more objective reporting would bring.
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gyaranomi or drinking parties that male participants pay women to attend.
This is much worse than that Spa! article, but nobody seems to be complaining about it.
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He could be spending his money to help the poor and/or to contribute to the society, this give away is just another look-at-me excersise of selfishness.
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It's not that many people! And only some 100,000 Japanese on the list? I'd have expected ten times that, for how heavily promoted the Olympics are.
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The government is going to spend $4 billion in combat planes, yet there seems to be no yen at all to help with the childcare problem.
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I also heard on the TV that they want to give 2% "tax discounts" if you pay with credit card in the supermarket, which makes no sense. I just looks like someone in the government owes something to big banks..
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Tax breaks for car purchases
This is usual Japan, money for the big companies.
and shopping vouchers to help low-income households,
But this is an insult to low-income families! Don't do anything to help with their situation, give them some vouchers to shop because they are so poor they can't buy anything new.
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World leaders are just chimps with big hats.
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Daylight savings are great, and would be great for Japan. I makes no sense to have a silly 4am sunrise, and a really early 7pm sunset during the summer.
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Most outsiders wouldn’t understand.
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Transforming temples in "social hubs", when social hubs are also going to disappear.
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Yubaru is right on the second comment. Living in an island of nature, were the weather is good all year long, and the guy needs a mall to spend time with the family? Come on, the mall may be convenient and fun for a day or two, but you should not need it.
But Yubaru, tourism is the key for the future of Okinawa, as long as you make it right and go for sustainable tourism in the hands of its habitants. Please don't pledge to the usual big companies will.
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The Japanese government hopes the Olympics will show the region is recovering and that products made there are safe.
How is that related to the Olympics?
"This will be an opportunity for me to show the world where Japan stands and what kind of changes Japan will be undergoing," Kawase said
Again, this film should be about Olympics in Japan. Not about Japanism.
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Kon Ichikawa's one is a masterpiece, a beautiful documentary. This new one will be just as flat and lifeless as current Japanese films are.
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Only 30,000? I'd have expected 50 times that number, considering the Olympics mindset campaign we have had on the TV for the last couple of years.
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And exactly why? I don't see Japanese eating whale fish anyway, apart from the occasional izakaya dish. Who behind pushing this whaling agenda so much?
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Kids need to play with crayons, toys and wood pieces! There's much more to these for learning than to use just a finger on a screen all day long.
Anyone with kids knows that they will learn to use any digital device in less than one minute anyway, no need to hook them to these since kindergarden!
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I don't understand the reason why he's considered for a Nobel every year. Yes, he writes popular books, and he is a clever, interesting man. But his work is faaaar from being Nobel worthy.
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So true mu-da. What about a 4% tax for basic stuff like food? Poorest people can't afford a car anyway, but they would benefit from tax reliefs in food, city taxes, or even public transportation. But the government is more interested on tax breaks for big automakers, because that's were friends are isn't it?
I can't believe Japanese keep voting them.
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I just cannot understand why Japanese people keeps voting for a government that says there's no money for education, kids or health expenses, yet they want to spend ¥5.3 trillion on weaponry.
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Article doesn't talk about the number of perverts and weirdos that would go to a mixed onsen. Plenty of them in Japan.
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So all this fuss about casinos and the money is going to go to some billionaire somewhere. Osaka people will just get the 900/hour salaries for the staff.
"It's natural that we need to be fully open, and make sure that citizens have no doubts about unfairness or corruption," Matsui said.
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Sure, these beach tents are comfortable, they protect you from the sun and the wind. But it irks me a bit that Japanese use them more like a privacy booth than anything, so they don't need to even make eye contact with other people while at the beach..
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Sure, you could play the olympics at night time and still would be to much hot for sports. But daylight saving time should come and stay, there is no reason at all to have sunrise at 4am right now, and having the sunset around 8-9pm does feel great.
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Why is media not asking to check all other medical universities right now? I suspect they'd find similar results.
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