Nissan seems suffering from unfair treatment by French people. Renault is sending its engineers to Nissan and telling what to do to Japanese engineers. They wouldn't listene to Nissan. Many Japanese engineers left the compan
Aah...ok. playing the typical victim card again ne...poor old Japan bullied by the big bad gaikoku...broken record.
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This is a non issue...skiers who come to Niseko from Aus or Asia and pay say 100 bucks a night are not gonna give a damn about extra 2 bucks in lodging tax and if its used to maintain or improve the town infrastructure or services its all good.
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All you have been yelling jail,punishment or whatever,but none of you even understand the law or how Japan works. Learn a little bit of the law before you start screaming.
Then maybe its time for the laws to change in line with 2018 and the " developed world club " Japan so desperately wants to be a part of.
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They would rather the company die than be embarrassed into be taken over or merged with ANY foreign company that would have control!
Indeed, J-Inc taking over companies and assets all over the world however is perfectly fine ....naturally.
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This kanji should be used every year Abe govt continues to stay in power .
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Japan really doesn't know how to spend its money.
Naaah.......Japan is great at it. Find something that offers minimum return for maximum cost and throw as much as possible at it. The sheeple taxes will cover it all. Voila...
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The package is part of the Abe administration's efforts to prevent a repeat of the wild swing in spending that followed the previous consumption tax hike from 5 percent in 2014, pushing the country into a recession.
Right....and in order to avoid the inevitable downturn , lets just come up with the exact same ' measures' that didn,t work last time, shall we old chaps? ( then again ther purpose is to give some more taxpayer dough to the buddies at J-Inc so i guess those measures are working exactly as planned ) Only in Japan, ...and these are the same fossil oyajis the J- public will dutifully vote for again at next election. Please take some more of our hard earned from us Shinzo, ...shouganai ..all those new fancy military hardware purchases are not cheap xo let us eat more instant noodles, banzai.
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Macron tried to go American: tax breaks for the rich and more taxes for the working class.
Sounds like Abe,s Japan....of course it works flawlessly here because Abe and his LDP thieves can do what they like and the population by large will mumble a bit, then finish up with a shoganai and gaman comment and thats that. Apathy rules.... what a paradise for the ruling blue blood oyajis.
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It is actually true though, Huawei phones do spy on everything that you do "
So Huawei is kinda like Facebook or Google in that sense then...:)
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"The world we live in is extra sensitive now, and people get easily offended, but in a world where #MeToo has finally given women the voice they deserve, the song has no place."
Political correctness gone mad....and indeed how about the filth that hardcore rappers and others put out?
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Agree with all of the above...if you pick on and abuse children with special needs, who are the weakest and deserving the most care amongst kids, you deserve to go to jail and have some big fat Taro dish out the same kind of justice to this bast..rd who obviously doesnt deserve to be called a ' teacher '.
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Never disclosing the knowledge?
Oh no...Hatsumi is in trouble :)
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How much is Abe going to keep kissing this dude's butt?
All the way, he is going for the record , watch....:)
I hope Trump comes and congratulates the new emperor by patting him on the head. That would perfectly reflect Japan's position as a vassal state.
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This calls for a drink. One drink calls for another, and another, and so on. Before you know it you’ve forgotten the year, forgotten your name – in a word, you feel great. That’s what bonenkai is all about."
Just splendid, such a fine J-tradition, how long before we can have it listed as UNESCO heritage?
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Another meeting, another ' agreement for a new framework, ' and 'accelerated talks '.......round and round we go,
and negotiations for the other 2 Islands will continue. Japan and Russia can jointly develop these remaining 2 islands for tourism, fisheries, agriculture and research, then revert to Japan after 10 years.
Get real, best Japan can hope for is the 2 small ones, which they could have had ages ago......the 2 large islands are too important for Russia strategically, Putin is never giving those up. ( well, he is probably just toying with Abe about the small ones too anyway ).
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Meanwhile J politicians and J Inc top brass pocket millions with impunity ( unless a foreign honcho , of course ) and if found out all they have to do is a fake bow and moushiwake gozaimasen, then back to business....great system.
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So the IHA bureucrats and expert deadwood oyajis are upset at the prince making a comment and accuse him of crossing the line separating the Imperial family and politics but have no problem with LDP politicians being heavily involved in the succession planning and using public tax money to pay for a religious ceremony. Because that apparently is perfectly fine and does not mix politics with religion and the emperor. Has there ever been a bunch of more self important, hypocrytical , do nothing bureaucratic Rasputins than the
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I wonder if there is going to be a state wedding between Abe's face and Trump's butt..
Aly....lol...good one brother....Jtaxpayer will just mumble shooganai and obediently pay for it too.
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UNESCO listings are getting ridiculously out of hand ...when i was a kid and there were only a few places / traditions in the world listed, the title had far more meaning and made it truly special. Now every man and his dog can come up with something for UNESCO nomination , as long as they contribute to UNESCO coffers by the look of it.
Where I live we have the time honored tradition of salarymen getting blind pissed and dancing on tables with neckties around their heads to karaoke tunes at boonenkais ....I , ll nominate it next year as a fine intangible local custom. Honestly its getting that ridiculous.
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The ruling not only imposes unfair damages to Japanese companies
Unfair? Did the companies use forced labour or not? Sounds simple enough.
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Perhaps Nissan, and Japanese companies generally, will consider carefully the possible consequences of appointing to such positions people from cultures where corruption is a way of life.
Cool...no more Japanese CEO,s at J companies then...is what you are effectively saying since corruption at highest levels is standard modus operandi here . You dont live here by the sound of it do you?
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Someone please remind the thieving LDP oyajis they are justifying the sales tax rises by supposedly govt coffers not having enough funds for rising social services costs. .......so stop buying bloody overpriced military hardware such as this and the Aegis system just to appease the orange Don master and local right winger egos.
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It's ironic how the very party that is nationalistic by nature is pushing through a bill that will (for here) dramatically increase the number of foreign residents.
Yes, indeed...but at the same time LDP has always done what its big business cronies who provide the brown envelopes want and this policy is simply driven by J- Inc and Keidanren who neeed cheap labor supply. Hence why its been pushed through with such uncharacteristic speed.
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1000 yen an hour! Is that legal
Well, just stopped by a 7/11 at lunchtime , they are looking for staff , rate is 850 yen /hour.........so yeah , its not only legal but reasonable by most of Japan,s casual hourly pay rate. ( personally I think 1000 yen should be the minimum rate, hey Shinzo, but thats a whole different story ).
Back on topic, Japan has a long way to go in terms of accepting people with diasabilities into a work place so any initiative is welcome ...this is a good story and kudos to the company.
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The tax hike is "absolutely necessary for fiscal consolidation
Translation , its necessary for us to continue funding our pork barelling directed to our cronies and their companies and funding more white elephants and election bribes. Of course in a couple of years government will be crying poor about not having enough for health, education, pensions and social services.
Cut your wasteful spending and half the useless dead wood that passes for elected politicians and bureaucrats ...that would be a good start.
The rebates will only apply to purchases made at small and medium-sized businesses, and not at large chain stores, the government said.
You mean the kind of businesses that dont accept credit cards right?
The government is eager to avoid repeating the impact of the 2014 tax hike, which saw domestic demand collapse and caused Japan's economy to fall into recession just as it was recovering.
As night follows day , domestic spending fall follows a tax hike , stop pretending its not gonna happen govt. twits.
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"To be honest, I was shocked, and I couldn't believe it," he told reporters at Mitsubishi Motors' showroom at headquarters. "I still can't figure out why, and I just don't understand."
This coming from a CEO of Mitrsubishi , one of the most falsification scandal prone Jinc companies....ha...spare us the comical hypocrytical "shock".
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Those 2 idiots got off lightly. Western company would have fired their ass and rightly so.
And those above who are arguing about western vs japanese standard and cultural norms.....pretty sure talking about your genitalia and what you got up to with your booty call at a love hotel is unacceptable to women office workers anywhere.
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It also did not seek punishment on Finance Ministry officials who falsified relevant documents, citing that they have already retired or been reprimanded by the government.
Of course , because those corrupt, lying fatcats are Japanese so its all good. Now if they were born somewhere like France for example they would be languishing in a detention centre by now , as we know who....Japanese justice and fairness on display here for all to see...corrupt bluebloods are laughing all the way as usual here. Next time someone wants to talk about how " honorable" this place is, Ill have one more example to point to.
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