Wasn’t North Korea the country that abducted dozens of Japanese citizens? Many of them are still kept there.
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Doesn't anyone ever learn? The US-made vaccines were designed to prevent the alpha strain Covid virus which originated in Wuhan, China. The virus has gone through dozens of mutations since then and the vaccines' efficacy is now rather dubious. I don't see why the government keeps offering the same vaccines.
9 ( +18 / -9 )
Women mature earlier than men and therefore they do better at college entrance exams. Some kind of adjustment can be justified at medical schools or we will be seeing more dermatologists and ophthalmologist and fewer surgeons and ER doctors.
-25 ( +1 / -26 )
If Japan is so concerned about China’s growing military assertiveness, the money should be used to improve the country’s defense capabilities. Now Biden is coming. I suspect some kind of US pressure behind this additional loan or handout.
3 ( +7 / -4 )
The politicians don’t seem to understand the seriousness of the current energy crunch. The world has completely and irreversibly changed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Globalism is now a thing of the past.
-6 ( +4 / -10 )
It’s hard to believe that the man spent all of the money on gambling. My bet is that he’s stashed the money in some safe place and will start spending it when the statute of limitations expires.
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Helping Ukraine is fine but the government should spend more money to help people here who are suffering from the COVID recession and the rising prices.
12 ( +19 / -7 )
It wasn’t the guy’s fault that the money had been deposited into his bank account by mistake. But it was clear to him that he was not entitled to the lump sum. He had an obligation to return the money to its rightful owners but instead he made off with it. This constitutes theft or fraud by forbearance. The guy is a criminal.
-4 ( +12 / -16 )
Who gains most from this war? Weapons manufacturers in the US and Europe can barely hide their glee over prospects of increasing business opportunities in Ukraine.
-2 ( +7 / -9 )
Don’t forget your residency card. All foreign nationals living in Japan (except those in the US forces) are required to carry their residency cards with them at all times. If you cannot produce one when stopped and questioned by police they will get suspicious.
11 ( +17 / -6 )
Just give college students free scholarships so that they won’t be burdened with student loans years after graduation. That should boost the declining birth rate.
10 ( +10 / -0 )
A country’s population decline will not necessarily follow the course plotted by a negative exponential curve. It will level off at some point. Japan’s birthrate keeps declining simply because those in prime childbearing age, people in their 20s and 30s, are earning less than their parents and cannot afford to have a family.
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I’d also like to know what percentage of the vaccinated are suffering from debilitating side effects.
4 ( +15 / -11 )
@Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne
Austria , Norway and Singapore also do not allow dual citizenship
"It's difficult to compare Japan to these countries because they are English speaking and mostly non prejudice towards foreigners and women are treated with alot more respect."
German is spoken in Austria and Norwegian is spoken in Norway.
9 ( +10 / -1 )
"Japan's grip over the peninsula in the 20th century resulted in an exodus of Koreans on a scale comparable to that of Ukrainians observed in the two months following Russia's invasion launched in February 2022."
Prof. Mizuno was probably quoted out of context. The reason for the mass 'exodus' was that many Koreans knew they could have better jobs and better life in Japan. Since all Koreans were Japanese citizens, there was nothing to prevent them from leaving Korea for Japan.
3 ( +18 / -15 )
It’s up to individual companies to decide who to employ and who not to employ. Employees in the food industry are some of the hardest hit by the coronavirus-induced recession. You can’t blame the beef-bowl chain for favoring native born job applicants over foreigners.
-17 ( +0 / -17 )
＠Kyo mo aho desu ne
No country has went to war with a nuclear power
Are you out of your mind ?
Japan went to war with the USA and that's how Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened !
You must have skipped school when 20th century history was taught. When Japan went to war with America in December 1942, the Manhattan Project hadn't even begun.
6 ( +8 / -2 )
Empty words from Biden. The US has never gone to war with a nuclear armed country and all the rogue nuclear powers know it. US nuclear deterrence simply doesn’t exist.
-8 ( +7 / -15 )
The entry ban won't hurt Japan one bit. It's just a tit-for-tat from Russia. No need to worry about the worsening relations between Japan and Russia. When the war is over and the Russians need econmic cooperation and financial support from Japan, they will come and knock on your door with a big smile.
6 ( +9 / -3 )
There's no need to amend Article 9. Just drop it along with the second paragraph of Article 76 that prohibits court marshal. Then Japan will be able to have a functioning military. Amending the constitution to introduce an emergency clause is a bad idea. It could be abused to curtail people's freedoms. A simple legislation would be better and just as effective.
6 ( +16 / -10 )
It wasn’t police’s fault that they had to suspend their leaflet handout for two years. The general public had the wrong idea that the coronavirus could be transmitted by hand to hand contact. Many people would have refused to take leaflets.
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
There 's no way the city government could have accepted their marriage registration. You can't marry a dead couple. RIP.
3 ( +8 / -5 )
What kind of renewable sources of energey is the railway company using to power its trains? If it's solar and wind powers, I hope for them that the sun will shine every day and the wind will never drop.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
You know history. Yes, Japan was allied with Nazis and Italian fascists. And the US and Britain were allied with the Soviet Union, Stalin’s communist dictatorship. Extremely regrettable.
11 ( +17 / -6 )
Ghosn skipped bail and fled to Lebanon because he thought he couldn’t have a fair trial in Japan. Now the land of liberty fraternity and equality wants him on trial. He couldn’t expect a better opportunity than this to prove his innocence.
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Ms Ardern was a Maoist as a college student and still holds leftist views. Will she stand up against China?
-19 ( +5 / -24 )
Just wondered. Those US bomber crew who lost their lives while indiscriminately bombing Japanese cities—were they buried and honored at the Arlington as war heroes?
-4 ( +10 / -14 )
Only 9,000 Russians living in Japan? That’s a surprisingly small number. A good thing about Russia is that, unlike the other nuclear-armed superpower, they’re not trying to inundate Japan with immigrants.
-11 ( +6 / -17 )
Yoshinoya serves customers imported US beef from growth hormone-fed cows. If more people boycott the beef-bowl chain, they’ll have fewer health problems.
-10 ( +3 / -13 )