Instead of daily showers, many Japanese enjoy a weekly deep soak in the ofuro,
Really? They only wash/bathe once a week? Not a great idea in terms of hygiene, especially in summer. LOL.
*Instead of daily showers, many Japanese enjoy a weekly deep soak in the ofuro, a deep bathtub **complemented by quick body rinses on other days***.**
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Jail time for this cockroach NOW. ZERO EXCEPTION.
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Who’s paying legal fees for this hapless Myanmarese man? Lawyers never work free of charge.
Ever heard of 法テラス? You should check it out.
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they had long refrained from wearing them for fear of appearing intimidating to locals
that has to be one of the dumbest reasons ever recorded
I agree, only in Japan. I used to work for a Japanese company, and when I was having lunch with some team members one day, I mentioned wanting to get some sun glasses and a hat as it was the month of May and getting hotter recently. My boss who was there promptly looked at me and said I should not do that because nobody else at the company does it and those accessories are just fashion items. When I said that a hat protects against the sun, the reply I got was that it will look like I'm on holiday. I was instead suggested to get a 日傘 instead. God....
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Arrests? Jail time? Convictions? Heads rolling? No? Any form of proper punishment? Cockroaches.
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Greg Kelly was stabbed in the back by a thoroughly corrupt and dishonest, cough cough, "legal" system in Japan. Greg Kelly did absolutely nothing wrong and was tricked into coming to Japan by dishonest prosecutors so they could arrest him and run him through their kangaroo court. .
Just a small correction: it was nissan management who invited both of them to Japan, not the prosecutors. The latter merely arrested them once they were there.
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That's the definition of a shoebox on many other developed countries man. Hopefully your one is at least insulated with double glazed glass. For millions in the large cities here the reality is different.
That certainly is not my definition of a shoe box. That would be more like a 1R 10 square meter run down place that was built in the 1970s.
Now how about you answer my question? If, like one of the other posters mentioned, you have a family etc. and you are the only bread winner, I might be able to see where you're coming from. But as a single person I still must disagree with you.
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How about you explain to me why you think making less than 600k a month means living in a shoe box?
I assure you I was not living in a shoe box buddy, but in a regular 1K apartment like most other people.
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As I said before, if you make less than 500 000 a month in Tokyo your will hustle but now with inflation I think your target should be at least 600 000 a month
I remember you making that silly comment the other day, and I responded to it. Did you read it? I said your claim of needing that much in Tokyo was a huge exaggeration. Although most working class people including myself in the past didn't make that much per month, it's still possible to live a very decent life. Stop spewing nonsense like this.
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it is difficult to maintain a comfortable lifestyle in Tokyo, where a minimum of 600,000 yen is required
600k per month is a requirement? That's just plain rediculous mate. That's 7M a year after tax, so 10+M before tax. Most Japanese don't make that kind of money. I don't know how you define a comfortable lifestyle, but I have lived on about 300K~350K a month in the past and I was fine.
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Cockroaches. That's all this government is to me.
The law enables the state to retain personal bank account information under the My Number system unless a cardholder denies the government access.
Oh really? Tell me how. I want to make sure I deny these cockroaches access to every bit of my financial information wherever possible.
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“We take it seriously that this case occurred less than a year after (Abe’s assassination), and that’s why we have compiled this report,” National Police Agency chief Yasuhiro Tsuyuki said Thursday.
You bunch of cretins have clearly NOT taken anything seriously, or this incident would not have happened. Caught like a deer in the headlights just like last time. Amateurs of the highest order.
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How about, don't pay 500 million dollars to Africa for starters. Use that money instead so you don't have to raise taxes you elitist buffoons.
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Just where does this moron suddenly get that money from? Give me 500 million too if it's that easy. Bloody hell.
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I will be returning to Japan for the first time since 2019 on May 22. If you see a blond guy maskless, that will be me. And no, I will not care what you think
No need to worry. You are not the only foreign tourist in Japan. You are also not the only one who is blonde, nor are you the only one who is maskless. I doubt anyone will know it's you.
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What a joke. So this government hasn't learned a thing from last year. Total morons, amateurs.
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Based on the talent I have met in Japan the hurdle is already very low. You need a pulse and an offer letter. I have lived in Tokyo 15 years and know many recruiters and I have rarely seen any jobs offered for over 20 million yen. Even presidents of listed companies here make less than 40 million yen. The problem is not getting a visa, it is finding a highly skilled person who tolerates being underpaid to live in Japan.
IT recruiter here. Were those IT recruiters or were they in other industries? Most IT software sales jobs will easily pay 20M if you include on target earnings. Sales managers and or directors can get double that if they have sales targets too.
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just out of interest.... anyone here know anyone who earns 20m or 40m yen? I used to earn 10m, and I thought that was pretty high.
Yes, I know some. A friend who works for a big consulting firm who was in Japan for a few years. He was a senior director and on 22M yen or so. He got his PR in 3 years. Some of his foreign friends in the same industry were also on similar salaries. They didn't necessarily speak good Japanese. They just came to Japan temporarily because of work.
And if you work for a gaishi IT company as a senior exec, 20M+ is not uncommon.
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These drills seem pretty useless to me. They couldn't protect former PM abe when it mattered most. All just for show. And just what is that miserable looking foldable briefcase supposed to do? Protect with the little surface it has? I remember they used one too when abe got shot, and it looked absolutely laughable, like a little school kid with a plastic sword.
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Japan already requires either a negative covid test or proof of 3x vaccination from people from Europe, so not sure what the big deal is.
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The supermarket I go to has raised prices too. The milk I always buy went from 178 yen to 198 yen. Water from 60 to 68 yen...
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I keep hearing the same crap over and over: People keep voting for the same buffoons from the LDP because there supposedly isn't anyone else in the opposition who is a worthy candidate. How, just how is it possible that in a country with 125 million people, there's not a SINGLE politician with even a shred of charisma who can make a change?
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Because of things like these, immigration has to be very selective..
Poor Europe, you are in decline..
Just what does this have to do with immigration?? Nowhere in this story is it specified that the rioters were Moroccan. They were more likely locals who couldn't take a loss.
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So, if they're supposedly "urging" us, that means we can refuse, right? Right? Middle finger for them all the way, bloody cockroaches that they are.
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Hopefully she'll be place on some type of welfare program that will supply her with food and have all the charges dismissed. Stealing food because you're hungry is not a crime its survival ....
You must be joking. Where in the law does it say that it's ok to steal if it's for survival? So you essentially condone stealing someone else's property huh. Then, please allow me to help myself to some free food from your fridge, or let me just steal your other belongings like clothes and shoes while I'm at it as I desperately need them for my own survival. Deal?
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The next day! Why would it take so long for someone come to remove the snake?
Because the day he found it was a Sunday, so I guess they weren't working until the next day. Quite shocking and unacceptable if you ask me...
There's other stuff in this article that really annoy me:
It managed to escape the tub and wedge itself into a small space between the toilet tank and the wall, where the owner could not remove it, and though he tried to keep an eye on it, the snake had managed to disappear by October 1.
Why the heck doesn't this idiot INFORM the authorities immediately after ir disappeared, or even before when it was stuck and he couldn't remove it?! This guy is on the same level as those other parasites who leave the dead corpses of their parents in the house.
“I’m sorry for causing so much trouble,” he said. “I’m going to make an effort to learn more about snakes now.”
Double face palm....no, you should have learned more about snakes BEFORE you got one, you irresponsible FOOl!
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Forgive me in advance if I'm misunderstanding something here, but if the people who are passing away are the elderly for the most part, doesn't that mean there are fewer people on the pension system as well?
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I like the concept. I'd love to rent one of those out for a little weekend trip, but I would not want to own one. Too much money given the limited usage.
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