Guy using Rakuten for a long time now,
Great sounding plan, but I'm wary of being lumbered by a "Rakuten Big" handset, LOL. I'd need one made by an established manufacturer: iPhone, Samsung, Pixel, LG, etc. How does one acquire one of those instead, I wonder? Thru Rakuten or independently?
Like any other carrier here, you can buy phones from Rakuten other than the Rakuten Big.
I'm sure they'll get more 5G compatible phones.
JJ says it, the issue here is coverage. So long as Rakuten is buying bandwidth from someone else, the user experience during busy periods in the city can be poor. Think thousands of students, OLs, and salarymen watching Youtube on their commute or in their 12-1 lunchhour.
As a staunch user of Rakuten, I haven't had any issues with their partner areas. They've partnered with AU, so you get the same speeds as AU customers for up to 5GB a month. If you go over that, you get throttled
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These elements have radioactive lives of thousands of years...
Well actually only uranium does.. Strontium has a half life of about 28 years and Caesium about 30.
On top of that you can actually clean up radioactivity if you remove the things that are contaminated. (Where to put it is a whole other question)
So to answer your question. They sort of have 'disappeared' from Fukushima since they've been mostly moved to new locations.
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Coronavirus reduced rider numbers is occuring right now and the massive financial losses for them are also happening right now...
...but they will not shorten the schedule (which is supposedly badly needed for maintenance) for another 7 months from now, at which time Japan intends to start its mass vaccination program while also hopefully begin to return to "normal" life, start letting in the throngs of foreign tourists, and gear up for the Olympics.
JR, always on time.
You might be surprised to know that roughly 90% of JR's income doesn't even come from trains.
A good friend of mine works at JR East, even if they had 0 passengers they still need to run the trains, and even if they did that they would still be making a profit. The reasoning being, they don't make money off your tickets, they make money off the ads in the trains. Which is also why they always have to be running.
I assure you, they don't have "massive financial losses" lol
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As someone who makes apps like these for a living the amount of misunderstanding by commenters on this platform is astounding. So let me explain some of these concerns.
Unless you are running a stupidly old version of iOS or Android, unless you explicitly give an app access to your personal information it can't access it. When you install an app that's what all those little pop ups asking for permissions are for. And no, there isn't a way around it. Not unless you're running a hacked version of the operating system.
on the so called APP , the Bluetooth and the Wifi will be always on,,,ha ha ha
As other people have mentioned, unless your device has an already shot battery, you'll be fine. They are designed to have these functions on all the time.
That means, generally, they're going to lose users' data;
Even if they use users data to a data breach, the most likely scenario is the that device id and its location is the only thing that is recorded. Let alone the fact that it's going to be encrypted. EVEN IF someone managed to get this data it wouldn't do any good. All they would know is your devices IMEI number, and generally where you happened to be. That's even if they could decrypt it which would be extremely difficult. Modern encryption methods are pretty safe.
Though, I digress. The majority of people who are freaking out about privacy are the people who don't understand that they never had any to begin with.
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This is the video if anyone wants to check it.
The dude clearly didn't expect people to be on his side of a still open public highway.
You can make your own opinion on what happened. But it looked like he slammed on the brakes. Even has his hazards flashing. No one with intent to kill is going to be doing that.
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Thank god. Can we all just let that thing die the death it should have done 4 years ago? Never should've made it to a musical anyways...
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On the brightside, I see a pretty high chance that the next government wont have Abe in it lol
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I was deported within 1.5 weeks a few years back at my own expense. Lost an apartment full of furniture, my job, bike, my yearly bonus and my (then) partner. Key money and rent deposit too.
Some people can't help but make this about themselves. You weren't deported for no reason. Let me guess, overstay? Illegal working?
How about those out of the country and can't return to Japan with visa expiring? How will they return if Visa are already expired?
Go to the Japanese embassy or phone the embassy in the country you are currently in. They will know. No one on this site will.
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As much as I think it's a waste of taxpayers money, if they are dead-set on putting it in Akita, Oga is the most logical choice. Considering you have high ground that is on a peninsula into the Japan Sea, an early warning system there seems the most logical. Also, you have clear unimpeded coverage of the entire prefecture from there.
On top of that, considering it would need to be manned, it'd bring some economic activity to an otherwise dying area...
Araya was a stupid decision in the first place. It puts a military target next to a densely populated area and risks killing a lot of civilians if it's ever targeted.
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Why isn't it the fault of the trainees? There is nothing stating this was a work related event. Chances are it was just a gokon, or since they are resident trainees, a gathering of friends.
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While in this case it's a good thing, is there any public space in Japan that doesn't have surveillance cameras?
Very few. That's what makes Japan one of the safest places though so.... yeah.
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@ksteer She can declare a 'state of emergency' but it would have no legal standing whatsoever. You really haven't read up or followed the news properly have you?
I have been following the news properly. Not sure where you got that. What I was saying is that Koike, in her role of Governor of Tokyo, has the legal authority and responsibility to call for (sic; request) a lockdown. Sure she can't legally enforce one, but she can legally request that the parliament does. That's literally part of her job. And as @Tokyo-Engr said, declaring a state of emergency like the Governor of Hokkaido did can play a huge part. Sure it's not legally enforceable, but she can still declare it.
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she is the mayor of Tokyo, what do you expect her to do? She legitimately does not have the authority to put the city into lockdown. At least she is actually showing up and pleading with the public as strongly as she legally can.
Huh? No she isn't... there isn't a "mayor of Tokyo" considering Tokyo is actually made up of many small cities. That's why it's a special administrative zone. Shinjuku? That's a city. Chiyoda? That's another city and they all have their own mayors. (In reality they're special wards; semantics)
Koike is the Governor of Tokyo. She absolutely has the legal ability and responsibility to call for a lockdown.
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why I haven't done a Line in 25+ years and even then it was total crap
LINE was created in 2011 as an internal company communication network so people could talk to each other in the aftermath of the earthquake.
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18,000 yen for a rear view mirror......
Don't own a motorcycle I see. That's about average for a decent one.
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I mean, this will sound harsh. But Japan doesn't have an obligation to treat these people. It's not a Japanese vessel so Japan is doing them a favour in the first place by testing even a few people. They could easily just send the ship on its way somewhere else.
So while it might suck, I understand the logic for these kits to be reserved for actual people in this country.
Regarding the accumulation of kits, one would think the crisis in China makes it difficult for the other producers ( whom likely have factories in China ) to create a sufficient supply for the market.
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Japan is now the #2 country in the world in terms of outbreak, and that's not including all those on the cruise ship.
Just to correct this statement. Actually Japan is #6. The 86 people infected IS including the people on the ship (which Japan isn't adding to its national count which stands at 21).
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I can't be the only one who thinks this has all been blown up to ridiculously hysterical levels, just like SARS and MERS were. More people die from the flu than this each year. If you have a regular immune system, and are not elderly, you have nothing to worry about. Even if you get infected, so what? Looking at the symptoms, it's just like a bad cold or mild flu.
Thats not entirely true. The truth is we don't know the extent of the disease for otherwise healthy individuals. The only reason it seems like elderly people are only affected is because they die easier. It could just be that the younger people take longer to get to a critical level. The truth is that we don't know the ramifications for young people, but we do know that it affects old people.
It'd be a good idea to stop spreading falsehoods.
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People who are saying bigger is better just clearly do not know how physics work. Yeah, the kei is inherently more dangerous than say a hummer, but in either situation youd likely be dead or severly injured even with a volvo. I see the worlds science curriculum is letting people down again...quite sad really.
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Yeah, third world countries. There are no ‘modern’ countries that will accept these death traps.
Huh, never knew that Australia, US, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia and many more are all third world countries. Here I was thinking they were at least second world.
You learn something new everyday.
Do the hustle, I suggest using google. Its amazing and lets you search things!
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No platform barriers at Shin-Okubo station? Even after all the suicides and now this horrendous accident?
Now?? This happened 19 years ago... Pretty much no where had platform barriers.
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This is definitely more serious than China is letting the world believe, even though they are trying to show an air of transparency.
The fact that Beijing is indefinitely cancelling all public gatherings make me suspicious. That and they are making a field hospital (or multiple ones) that hold more than 1000 beds?
Not much of a conspiracy theorist but they know more about this virus then they are letting on... Possible research center breach in Wuhan?
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However, a spokeswoman for Versailles Palace said it was clear at the time the party took place that the event was presented as corporate in nature, and that the ultimate client the venue was dealing with was Renault-Nissan.
"There was nothing which would allow us to believe this dinner was anything other than a corporate event."
She said that Versailles had documents demonstrating the parties were presented as corporate events, and said that Versailles was ready to share them with investigators. She declined to disclose the documents to Reuters.
Wonder what Ghosn's excuse is for this one. The doors are starting to close. He better get to enjoying his life in Lebanon, he won't have much of one left soon.
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It would seem their actions were just unethical, not illegal. They are within their rights to create and cancel bookings. There obviously are no limits to how many times they can book and cancel. The fact they were able to do it thousands of times and earned points for the cancellations is the fault of the organisers who left such a gaping loo hole in their structure.
If you knew Japanese law you would know that doing anything that obstructs the free operation of a business/ causes undue harm to a business etc falls under obstruction of business and is a criminal offence. Not to mention that the use of those sites to accumulate points in that way constitutes fraud and is also a criminal offence. Since point systems in Japan are highly regulated and tied to real world currency. What do you think a point is? Its not some gimmick, when a point is used it isn't free money. The company operating the point system pays the equivalent amount in real money to the vendor. Or, in the case of in house systems, the company takes the hit for covering the actual cost of the product.
If a product costs 500 yen and I use 200 yen worth of points, the product still costs 500 yen. Just the company selling the product pays the 200 yen to cover my point usage. So yes, it's fraud if the accumulation of points goes against ToS
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Police "can" ask for ID in the form of a passport or a reisdence permit in the event they have a well founded suspicion of criminal activity, but you are under no compunction to provide ID in the absence of a reasonable explanation as to why.
Actually, you ARE OBLIGATED to provide ID when a police officer asks you. And they don't need suspicion of criminal activity to ask for it in Japan. It's literally in the law.
Article 13 (2) of the Alien Registration Act states:
The alien shall present his/her registration certificate to the immigration inspector, immigration control officer (meaning the immigration control officer provided for in the Immigration Control Act), police official, maritime safety official or any other official of a state or local public entity prescribed by the Ministry of Justice Ordinance, if such official requests the presentation of the registration certificate in the performance of his/her duties.
In performance of his/her duties
This means that 職質 (shokushitsu = questioning) which a police official is allowed to due to anyone at anytime with or without reasonable cause, is part of his/her duties.
So yes, you DO need to present your ID when asked by a police officer. Whether or not they have any suspicion you did anything or else you risk being detained for violation of the Alien Registration and/or Immigration Control Act.
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Hydrogen is a battery. If i wanted a battery then make it a real one. Then it can be recharged with a variety of sources. Fossil gas is not a renewable resource
Um... no it isn't. Someone doesn't know how hydrogen fuel cells actually work... The only current benefit for BEV over HFCEV is that the battery tech has gotten to the level where it's cost effective to make it. However, making those batteries is 1000s of times more harmful to the environment than making hydrogen.
Batteries are an electricty storage medium.
Fuel cells are an electricity generation medium.
Hindenburg on wheels, hydrogen is a very dangerous gas
Not even remotely close. Hydrogen CAN be a dangerous gas. The Hindenburg disaster happened because the design was flawed from the beginning and hydrogen wasn't stored in a safe manner.
Hydrogen under pressure is much safer than current BEV battery packs. Should the tank ever rupture the pressure it's stored under would mean it would dissipate into the air relatively quickly. And, hydrogen gas stored under pressure (meaning it's not a gas anymore) isn't flammable.
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Its nice that you've explained it so many times, but you are actually incorrect. The police and prosecutors in this country have a huge amount of discretion to consider factors - including why a suspect committed an offence - at various stages of criminal procedure. In the majority of cases they exercise that discretion to release suspects from detention and not proceed to trial. So it isn't just "detention or bail" (and note that these aren't two choices either but rather come in sequence, first you are detained, then if the prosecutor decides to indict you can apply for bail), but rather "indictment or release (not on bail, but completely free to go)".
I know this is just picking at semantics here, but you and I are on the same page. I meant more along the lines that, once the police have deemed that what he has done has indeed constituted an offence then they follow the predetermined statutes relating to that offence.
You're correct in stating the have a huge amount of discretion and they usually will do so, but in this case it seems that in the end they decided what he did constituted an offence. Hence why I mentioned it's probably not the first time doing it.
And yes, my wording was incorrect; Indictment or release. In this case he was indicted and for a trespassing offence that means being held. The discretion that is exercised by the police here was to proceed to indictment and trial.
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"McIntyre was arrested on Nov 28 for entering the common area of the building where his wife's parents live in late October in a bid to find his children."
Can someone please explain to me how entering a "common area" is trespassing? I think we're a puzzle piece or two short of the picture.
Contrary to popular belief, even though an apartment room might have a common area that is open to the public (ie, unlocked and on street level) it's still private property. People seem to mistake that this 'common area' is a publicly accessible area when that isn't the case. It's for residents, not just anyone coming off the street. If a resident complains to building management about it you can get in trouble with the law.
It's common sense. If it isn't a public building, you don't have a right to be there. Something tells me this isn't the first time he's shown up either...
This happened a couple of times but once was for simply waiting outside a kindergarten at 3 pm with a video recorder* Two cops came on bikes while a cop car turned up with its siren blaring.
Because that's weird... I highly doubt it was because you were waiting for your children. Mainly just, there is a weird foreigner standing outside a kindergarten with a video camera. Teachers probably thought you were a pedophile. Use some common sense jeez...
Also, likely your wife had told the teachers to call the police if you showed up.
I've explained this more times than I can remember on this site but people don't seem to get it. Japan is a civil law system. Meaning they don't weigh each infraction individually they follow a set of predetermined statutes.
I.e they don't take into account why he trespassed, the fact that he did trespass = X. In this case 'X' is detention or bail until his trial. It's the same as any other trespassing case.
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