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Posted in: Experts question Tokyo medical school's reasoning behind gender bias See in context

The true reason behind the discriminatory practice is that female medical school graduates are more likely to become ophthalmologists or ENT doctors rather than surgeons. If admission were to be solely based on entrance exam scores, there would be an acute shortage of surgeons.

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Posted in: 9 more med schools involved in misconduct after another admits exam rigging See in context

Forget medical school if you are a female applicant who have failed past exams a couple of times and neither of your parents is a med school graduate.

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Posted in: Language skills remain major concern for foreign nursing care workers See in context

Unlike factory workers who often engage in simple routine work, care givers need much better language skills to communicate with and understand the needs and feelings of elderly people. It’s a bad idea to bring in foreign workers just to fill the manpower shortage. Raise the wages of care workers and thousands of licensed Japanese care givers would the workforce.

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Posted in: Foreign Ministry official reprimanded for drunken violence See in context

A disgrace to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And this guy was a former Japanese ambassador to Congo. Think what could have happened if he had done his misconduct in another country. The Foreign Ministry should fire him immediately with no severance pay.

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Posted in: Survivors gather at Pearl Harbor for attack remembrance See in context

One thing you must remember when you remember Pearl Harbor is that Pearl Harbor was a military base. At that time tensions between Japan and America were very, very high. In times of tension, a military base must be ready for an attack whether a war is declared or not. A large part of the blame for what happened at Pearl Harbor must lie with US military leaders who failed to put Pearl Harbor on high alert.

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Posted in: High school teacher disciplined over sexual harassment after serving alcohol to girl See in context

Voluntarily resigned. That means the teacher received a full severance package.

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Posted in: Mother gets 2 years in prison for abusing 8-month-old daughter who suffered frostbite See in context

She was a single mother worn out from looking after her toddler son and baby daughter. What she did is inexcusable, of course, but where’s the father?

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Posted in: Former marathon runner gets suspended sentence for shoplifting See in context

She could have shaken off her pursuers if she had been a 100-meter-dash sprinter instead of a marathon runner.

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Posted in: Police arrest 11 Chinese for working without visas; 47 others missing See in context

The obvious solution is raising wages for construction work so that young people in Japan will find career in construction attractive. But after two decades of deflation, employers only think of cutting labor costs by hiring foreign workers.

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Posted in: Abe urges May to avoid 'no deal' Brexit See in context

I don’t think Britain is that stupid to join the TPP, leaving the EU only to join another globalist union.

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Posted in: Prince's remarks become hot topic in Japan See in context

This is the first time a member of the imperial family openly criticized a government policy. I get the feeling that the younger Prince is just parroting what has been fed into his head by someone.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors say they will detain Ghosn as long as needed See in context

So far Ghosn has been treated no differently from other criminal suspects in detention. At least that’s fair.

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Posted in: Ghosn's income under-reporting 'may reach $71 million' See in context

Mr Ghosn wasn’t an ordinary Nissan employee. It's highly unlikely that he had no idea how much taxes he was paying. He knew what he was doing and he must face the consequences, though my bet is he will probably be deported for some kind of diplomatic and political reasons before being indicted.

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Posted in: Nissan Chairman Ghosn arrested over financial law violation See in context

He turned around Nissan by laying off workers and closing factories while paying himself big bonuses. If convicted, he would be able to save even more money by living rent-free in prison.

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Posted in: 340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system See in context

No matter what lame excuses Abe tries to make, what his government is planning to do is nothing less than modern-day slave trade: bringing in cheap labor so that businesses can cut labor costs and make more profits.

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Posted in: More suspected N Korean boats found off Aomori, Hokkaido See in context

Japan should tighten security on its coastlines. Those on board the abandoned boats could have been North Korean spies who have now successfully infiltrated into Japan. They could be walking the streets in Tokyo and Osaka or sitting right next to you on the train.

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

If the government is so keen about offsetting negative effects of the planned consumption tax hike, they shouldn’t raise it in the first place.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. plan military response to Chinese threat to Senkakus See in context

One of Abe’s pledges when he came into power was to station SDF troops on the Senkakus to deter possible Chinese invasions. The islands are still uninhibited. I wonder what’s keeping him from fulfilling his election pledge.

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Posted in: In major policy shift, gov't OKs draft bill to open door wider for foreign workers See in context

No one in his right mind would say that bringing in 500,0000 blue-color foreign workers does not constitute an immigration policy. I’m beginning to have a serious doubt about Mr Abe’s mental acuity.

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Posted in: Pentagon successfully tests U.S.-Japan missile interceptor See in context

The successful test firing doesn’t guarantee that the new missile defense system will work in real war. It’s easy to shoot down a missile if you know where it’s coming from.

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Posted in: Foreign divorced parents fight in vain for child custody in Japan See in context

The morale of this story: Never marry a Japanese woman. Let alone have kids with her.

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Posted in: Putin says Abe told him peace treaty proposal not possible See in context

Devious. If I have to choose one word to describe the Russian leader, that’s it.

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Posted in: German gets 6 years for attempted murder committed after he was snubbed by women See in context

It seems like alcohol defense no longer works in Japanese court. Now the German psychopath is going to have six years of rent-free living to cool his hot head.

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Posted in: Abe says sales tax to go ahead as planned in Oct 2019 See in context

Ratings agencies rated sub prime junk as triple A. What a surprise to know they’re still in business.

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Posted in: Lawson launches first self-service convenience store in Tokyo See in context

It sounds a bit complicated but we’ll soon get used to this new checkout system. The government is planning to bring in 500,000 foreign workers to cope with labor shortage. If fully self-service convenience stores spread throughout Japan, many new immigrants will be redundant the moment they arrive in Japan.

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Posted in: Over 40% of Chinese have positive impression of Japan: survey See in context

Be careful when China smiles.

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Posted in: Gov't to announce 2019 sales tax hike to address debt mountain: reports See in context

A Greek-style financial crunch will never happen in Japan where almost all of the government debt is financed domestically, whereas Greece borrowed heavily from other countries. Increased government debt means increased assets in the private sector. Breathtaking ignorance of those advocating consumption tax hike is just amazing.

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Posted in: Gov't considers 10-day holiday period around 2019 imperial succession See in context

In the last days of the Roman empire, nearly half of the days of the year were designated as national holidays and the Romans took to panem et circenses. I can’t help seeing disturbing parallels.

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine chief priest to quit for criticizing emperor See in context

Yasukuni at the centere of rows with Asian neighbors?

Apart from China and two Koreas, hardly any of Japan ‘s neighbors makes an issue of Yasukuni.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic costs cut by $4.3 bil; more to come: CEO Muto See in context

If the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are so keen about cutting costs, they could cut even more costs by giving up hosting the Olympics altogether.

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