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Posted in: Japan's 10-day break to fete new emperor may breathe life into economy See in context

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go on a long trip, so we're disappointed," Nishikata said

Pretty sad reflection on J - salarymen pathetic work life balance if this is a once in a lifetime chance to have a 10 day holiday.

Things are ticking along well. Compare Japans unemployment rate compared to any nation. About 3 %. 1.6 jobs per graduate, which indicated business is really ticking along nicely.

Yeah..kinda tends to happen in countries with rapidly decreasing pool of young people and coversely ballooning ranks of retirees.

Foreign workers are lining up overseas for the lucky chance to get the 5 year Japan Visa. Much higher salary, excellent lifestyle, safety, delicious food, world-leading healthcare, and skills to take back to their nations. If the economy wasnt doing great, they would choose other rich nations NOT Japan.

They are choosing other countries first...but the ones who cant make it to places such as Australia , Canada, US that would pay them double what Japan does and give them a path to PR after few years etc will obviously still take Japan as second choice since the minimum wagw they get here is better than in Phills, Vietnam etc.... but I love your funny description of Japan as the temporary workers paradise , its just a bit puzzling why you dont move over here as well ? :)

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Posted in: U.S. to sanction 5 nations, including Japan, if they import Iranian oil See in context

The goal remains simply: To deprive the outlaw regime of the funds that it has used to destabilize the Middle East for decades and incentivize Iran to behave like a normal country," Pompeo told reporters at the State Department

Destabilizing other countries? Seriously?...Look who is talking .

Once again pushing its hawks agenda on other countries. Way to go to make more enemies Donny.

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Posted in: 77% of Japanese firms say foreign workers not discriminated in pay See in context

So the survey didnt actually ask the foreign workers about their actual pay and compare it to their Japanese counterparts ...they just asked the company ( = managment ) if they discriminated in pay or not. Well then, if 77% said there is no discrimination it must be true.....because J company managment never lies

No need to actually verify this with the workers being paid. Survey J- Inc style.

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Posted in: Japan looks to fight gambling addiction ahead of casino openings See in context

Wonder how much in campaign donation cash from the gambling den godfathers will LDP collect for creating this " healthy society ". TIJ gotta love it ..

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Posted in: Police suspect human error in fatal car crash in Tokyo See in context

The Right to Life


The Privilege to Drive

Quote of the week!

Anyone over 80 should be strongly encourage to hand in their license in exchange for free / heavily discounted public transport pass. Get moving on this J - many more people have to suffer before the system and bureaucrats get off their ass to do something .

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Posted in: Japanese police officer gets pay cut for using dating app to see several men See in context

Indeed...reported in other news that she was charging her dates a fee which explains it all...being a cop and a paid escort is hardly compatible. Wonder why JT left this crucial detail out.

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Posted in: Aso quells speculation sales tax hike may be delayed See in context

The sales tax hike to 10 percent is needed the most to secure stable financial resources to pay for social security for all generations, in order to cope with the ageing population,” Aso told reporters after a cabinet meeting. 

Since Aso , Abe and co. are apparently so concerned about securing stable resources for social security can you pls reform the system at the same time so fatcats such as J politicians, J-Inc senior managment and their ilk are not sucking away public pension payments which they certainly dont need from the average Taro?....oh...too hard to do is it?

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Posted in: Woman, 3-year-old daughter killed, 8 others injured after car, garbage truck collide in Tokyo See in context

Ok...i get the argument that many 65 year olds can drive well...fair enough..but at 87 !! ....No way, especially in Tokyo where public transport is no problem, 80 should be a limit. Afterwards, free or heavily discouted train/bus/metro system. 87 year old has no business driving -accident waiting to happen, now an innocent 3 year old girl and her mum are gone because of this.

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Posted in: Japan inflation edges higher in March but still far from BOJ target See in context

Inflation is edging up toward the magical 2 %. This is a good sign for Abe Cabinet.

Whats it like living in that parallel universe?

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Posted in: Japan's surplus with U.S. up 10% amid trade talks See in context

You have treated Japan bad as a friend and ally, keeping us back economically and militarily that's your purpose.

" keeping us back? ".... arent you claiming to be Italian?...or are you really?

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Posted in: TEPCO to employ foreign workers at Fukushima plant under new visa system See in context

The operator of the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plans to allow foreigners to work at the complex

TEPCO) has told dozens of its subcontractors that foreigners coming to Japan under the recently adopted scheme may engage in the work of decommissioning the plant.

Gotta love the wording of it all....Tepco will " allow " foreigners to work at Daiichi and they " may " engage in the work ....making it sound as if the benevolent TEPCO is kindly allowing all those foreigners desperate to work in that adioactive hellhole to come on board. F €$£&ng TEPCO crooks.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. hold 'frank and good' trade talks: Motegi See in context

The focus will be how Japan and the U.S. will find a common ground as Japan doesn't want to compromise on farm products and can't accept auto export restriction."

Lol...what an interesting statement. If Japan doesnt want to compromise on farm products and cars which is what the US side is mainly talking about in its media soundbites, that makes it a bit of a pickle doesnt it. But as always in the end LDP will do as the US wants, Shinzo doesnt want to be on receiving end of the big brother,s engineered ' soft regime change' .

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

Don't like this idea either, but its well overdue by a decade at least. Other developed countries have much higher taxes.

What pisses me though is the fact that when a consumption /gst/ value added tax goes up in other countries there is usually a cut in other forms of taxation in return so the average Joe is not completely screwed and economy doesnt tank in the aftermath. J-government conveniently forgets to mention this when they run their propaganda about the need to increase shoohizei.

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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria told a news conference in Tokyo the planned hike is "essential" and needs to be followed by gradual increases.

A suit on a million dollar salary living in his bubble with no idea about the everyday challenges of your average little Taro. Yeah right on Angel.

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Posted in: Docomo to lower mobile phone fees by up to 40% from June See in context

With MNP firmly established best way to keep your bills low is to switch to a new low cost provider at the end of each 2 year period - shuffle between Ymobile , UQ, and Rakuten

( at the moment they all use the big 3 networks so there is no reason to stay with the majors and their rip off contracts - Rakuten which rides in NTT and AU networks atm will be operating its own from October - which is what the last sentence in the article alludes to. )

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Posted in: NHK reporter laughed at for asking black hole team for more on Japan’s contributions See in context

Japan is just soo sugooi, and its contribution was more ' sugoi' then anybody else,s.

Is that satisfactory ? Now for the NHK to run ad nausea a story about this sugoi contribution ..which btw is due to the sugoi international cooperation spirit of the Abe government which will soon be asking for your support at election ballot box. Yeah we get it Mr. NHK.

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Posted in: Ghosn, suffering from kidney failure, was arrested illegally: defense document See in context

By the way, while he was in jail, he was placed on low fat diet which helped lower his cholesterol level and improved his health."

Thats great, you are a member of his medical team since you know this ,right?

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Posted in: 40% back Abe-proposed approach to revise pacifist Constitution: poll See in context

So the majority of Japanese oppose crossing out the Article 9, yet Abe san intends to ignore the will of Japanese majority and go ahead with it.

Thats standard operating practice for matter that majority of publlic disagrees / opposes your idea /plan.....promise you will "sincerely seek public,s understanding " and steamroll them every time. As long as opposition is fragmented that is not going to change as he is assured of re election. J-style democracy is paradise for the LDP ( after all they made the system into what it is ).

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Posted in: Ghosn not getting much help from France, analysts say See in context

jpn guy...great comprehensive post.

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Posted in: France refers to Ghosn's rearrest in talks with Kono See in context

Vernon thanks for the link....interesting timing to say the least..

'' Carlos Ghosn rearrested moments before Maria Bartiromo interview''

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Posted in: 'He hugs everybody': Women divided over defense of Biden See in context

The political correctness is getting more ridiculous by the day.

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Posted in: Too close for comfort? Biden, Beyonce spark personal space debate See in context

Agree with crazyjoe , there is any number of bigger issues to deal with everyday than the PC stuff such as this.

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Posted in: New recruits mark 1st day at work across Japan as fiscal 2019 begins See in context

Loving the diversity in these April 1 new recruit pics...year after year, decade after decade...

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Posted in: Japan's factory output rises; jobless rate falls to 2.3% See in context

Who believes J govt statistics anymore...

People start saying this when the statistics start undermining their personal worldviews. "

Nah....they start saying it when the govt fudges / cooks / the numbers in so many instances as J govt does. But no drama , anyone is free to believe that what govt feeds them is the truth. Ignorance is bliss.

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Posted in: Kono suggests need to end reversal of Japanese names in English See in context

A lovely example of J politician in action...making a statement that has majority of people confused about exactly what he wants to do. lol...

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Posted in: Japan's factory output rises; jobless rate falls to 2.3% See in context

Who believes J govt statistics anymore...particularly in a run up to election ?.... just wait for the inevitable " correction " of this data in a few months time..( preferably after the vote) its like pure magic. Voila sheeple.

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Posted in: Japan to support education for 4 mil women in developing countries See in context

Well done PM Abe. The west does nothing but complain. Japan does everything well. The west sits on its A##, Japan bust its A##. Japan improves lives and the West? Nothing. Haters gonna hate.

Lol..thats your brand of sarcastic humor... many women in cabinet does the " lets make women shine " PM have again..? .. and whats the percentage of females in managment at J- Inc and J public service?

Case closed.

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Posted in: Abe may meet Trump in April: officials, media See in context

Boss boss , I have elections coming up in spring and summer and need help...sheeple dont believe economy is improving anymore, Putin is not playing ball with Kuriles, can,t get a meeting with Kim....i need something , anything ....I will buy more US weapons Japan doesnt really need, pay more for the bases, even let in some more US agriproducts later on, ...Can I please have a nice photo opportunity with you shaking my hand and saying what a great leader I am ?....That should be enough to get sheeple to merilly re elect LDP again . Arigatoo....

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Posted in: Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate See in context

Not to worry , as usual there will be a different study with pretty much the opposite conclusion in not too distant future.

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Posted in: French government feels heat after violent Paris riots See in context

Those riots are not by legitimate yellow vests but by the black blocs, there only to cause as much disruption as possible. Yellow vests don't support them, call for the governement to stop them. Also, as a side note there is no "leader of the Yellow Vests", that's one of their main point.

BB is likely making a sarcastic comparison to the Venzuela situation me thinks. ...

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