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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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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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 ...lol.
No need to actually verify this with the workers being paid. Survey J- Inc style.
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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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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 - bureaucrats...how many more people have to suffer before the system and bureaucrats get off their ass to do something .
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Shinzo...no 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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jpn guy...great comprehensive post.
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Vernon thanks for the link....interesting timing to say the least..
'' Carlos Ghosn rearrested moments before Maria Bartiromo interview''
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The political correctness is getting more ridiculous by the day.
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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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Loving the diversity in these April 1 new recruit pics...year after year, decade after decade...
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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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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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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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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 hillarous....love your brand of sarcastic humor...
Btw...how 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?
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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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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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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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