Isn't Japan the only safe tourist destination? You don't want to go to other countries because of the chaos, violence, demonstrations, discrimination, hate, detention risks, and scams, right?
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Whenever this kind of article is published, there are always comments about the fax situation in Japan. However, there are surveys showing that the fax usage rates in the U.S. and Germany are higher than that in Japan.
Japan: approx. 60%, U.S.: approx. 70%, Germany: approx. 80%.
Sorry for the Japanese articles.
According to the article, more than one-third of the German companies use faxes "frequently" or "very frequently". After all, it seems that countries that have long been developed countries continue to use it.
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Like the results of the "No Japan" movement and the mad cow disease scare, it will all be forgotten a year from now, because it is mere political agitation.
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Even if they consider themselves fluent, unfortunately, few Westerners can speak Japanese fluently. Therefore, it is possible that Japanese people are answering in English.
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It's a real sad. As for swimming skills, I think there are fewer people in Japan who cannot swim. In my own experience, out of 120 students in swimming class of my school, only around 5 could not swim 15 meters. Most elementary and junior high schools have swimming pools. Well, even if we can swim 15 meters, it is very dangerous if we get stuck in the rapids of the river.
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The numbers of crimes;
First half of 2019 (before Covid-19) : 363k
First half of 2022 : 275k
First half of 2023 : 333k
After all, the Covid-19 seems to have the certain influence.
I've been very curious about the idea of 'low crime Japan' because that was not my experience when I lived there I felt it was similar to most Western nations overall (except the US of course).
However, are there many countries other than Japan where women and children can walk alone at night? Or how many countries are there where dropped items can be easily found?
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Simply put, the Japanese government is the debtor and Japanese companies and individuals are the asset holders. Japan as a whole has the world's largest net foreign assets at ¥418 trillion. Reducing the Japanese government's debt will probably require higher taxes, including a consumption tax.
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If Koreans can't trust the opinions of the international group of experts, they should also question the discharge of water from their own nuclear power plants. In this case, they may be at the instigation of some anti-Japanese politicians. I think some Koreans are gullible, unfortunately. It seems that South Korea has the highest fraud crime rate among the member countries of OECD, according to the attached site.
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In the near future we may be able to eat cheap fish, as Chinese and Koreans will stop eating eels, sushi, sanma, etc.
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IAEA should also check treated water from China and South Korea.
Yomiuri Shimbun headline.
Tritium release from multiple Chinese plants up to 6.5 times greater than Fukushima treated water
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Japanese reaction to your comments
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There will be people who will be angry, though, the article on the attached site is interesting. Sorry, but you will have to translate it yourself.
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While a gender gap ranking is necessary, I think that the data adopted is biased and produces unnatural results. For example, data such as the female participation rate in the Olympics, the freedom of action of women (whether women can walk alone at night, driving license possession rate, abortion access, etc.) could be also used for the index. In addition, differences in life expectancy and suicide rates between men and women might be taken into account. And I think this index focuses quite a bit on politics, but I don't think most Japanese people like the tedious job of being a politician, and I don't think many want to be politicians.
Equal pay is most important, and the various participation rates may not be so important. Excessive promotion of women's activities in a society where many women want to be full-time housewives will lead to higher suicide rates and lower life expectancy due to stress, and a declining birthrate. It is important to promote social advancement in moderation, not excessively.
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I found some Japanese reaction comments to your comments. Please refer to the following sites This site sometimes translates comments in Japan Today into Japanese.
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It's time to scale back our financial aid to foreign countries and use the money for birthrate declining. Japan has been supporting foreign countries for over 50 years, so they should have no complaints.
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Even after price increases, it will still be cheap. I envy foreigners.
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Many foreigners are also on welfare. It is worth trying to apply.
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The situation where 10% will be foreigners is a bit dangerous. I like foreigners, but ethnic diversity may breed hate and violence, just like in the West.
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There are too many unethical people in the world.
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According to the Turkish Foreign Minister, Japan has donated the most. Let's donate.
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The Korean government and Koreans have softened their attitude considerably. Are they trying to get a share of the concession in Sector 7 ? "No Japan" has ended, many Koreans are now enthusiastic about Japanese anime movies, and large numbers of Korean tourists are flocking to Japan.
By the way, if Japanese companies were to voluntarily donate money, UNIQLO, for example, would be the best choice. The Korean people's impression of UNIQLO will be greatly improved.
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*Crime rates in Japan are many times higher than what the statistics tell you (for example, one Japanese researcher believes that 90% of suicides are, in fact, murders), and this could be just an increase in reporting anyway, which is good.*
What a foolish researcher. If 90% of suicides are murders, the number of suicides in Japan would be 2,000. We would see the lowest suicide rate in the world.
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Outside of Japan, it is very dangerous.
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For the yen to appreciate significantly, the decline of the crude oil following the end of the war in Ukraine is necessary. Well, even without a drop in the oil market, I think the yen will appreciate to 125 per dollar after Kuroda steps down.
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I think that Kishida's approval rating would rise if he introduced a pachinko tax and a religious corporation tax -only a few percent of donation revenues.
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It is not good to provoke China too much. Losing the world's largest auto market would put Japan in a difficult situation. It is better to emphasize that the increase in military spending is to counter Russia and North Korea.
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