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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with stealing $16 mil from baseball star in sports betting case See in context

No freaking way that much dosh went out of Ohtani's account unnoticed.

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Posted in: Ohtani's ex-interpreter negotiating guilty plea: New York Times See in context

He was an interpreter, not the accountant. How on earth did he have access to Ohtani's computer?

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Posted in: March marks yet another record in global heat See in context

Propaganda

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Posted in: U.S. experts urge revamp of military command architecture with Japan See in context

The Hinomaru photo looks fake.

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Posted in: Kiss sells catalog, brand name and IP to Swedish company See in context

Boomers can't let go

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Posted in: Tarako, voice of popular anime girl Maruko, dies at 63 See in context

Only the good die young some say.

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Posted in: Tokyo police mistakenly arrest Filipino man for allegedly overstaying visa See in context

Sounds like a case of bored cops looking for something to do. How about some remedial education back at the academy for them.

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Posted in: 13 caught in avalanches in Nagano, Tottori; 2 missing See in context

Weather authorities

Weather forecasters

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Posted in: South Korea publicly orders some doctors who walked off the job back to work See in context

A doctor trained in Asia may find practicing in the US a lot of hoops to jump through. I asked ChatGPT4 Turbo:

The process for a foreign-trained doctor to practice medicine in the United States is not as straightforward as transferring a license from one country to another. A medical license is not directly transferable from Japan to any U.S. state due to differences in medical education systems, licensing requirements, and legal frameworks governing medical practice.

A licensed medical doctor from Japan would typically need to take several steps to practice medicine in the U.S. These steps often include:

Verification of their medical degree through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which consists of three steps.

Completing a residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), regardless of previous experience.

Obtaining a state medical license in the state where they intend to practice, which involves meeting specific state requirements and may include additional examinations or assessments.

Each state has its own medical board with unique requirements, so the doctor would need to research and fulfill the specific criteria for the state in question. It's a rigorous and time-consuming process, but it is designed to ensure that all practicing physicians in the U.S. meet consistent standards of care and professional competence.

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Posted in: South Korea publicly orders some doctors who walked off the job back to work See in context

They work at university and national hospitals, which are government funded. They are kept as contract employees earning far less than full-time permanent staff. Then when they finish internship or residency they are not hired as full-time permanent staff, but kept as contract labor. Stuck permanently as gig workers. If they admit more students to medical schools, the trainees now will face getting even fewer hours per week/month, and earning even less as slave labor.

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Posted in: Michigan cop's mistake leads to $320,000 deal with Japanese man wrongly accused of drunken driving See in context

Caitlyn Peca, who was a rookie officer

A woman's name?

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Posted in: DNA tests confirm dead man was fugitive wanted for decades See in context

No mention of expression of remorse or apologizing for his crimes. He got away with murder. Lived the typical salary-man life incognito. Got to rub the cops' noses in it just before he checked out. The villain won in this story.

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Posted in: FX reaches back over 400 years for its next series, adapting hit novel 'Shogun' See in context

Quite a few posters seem to think Clavells Shogun was supposed to be 100% factual, a history textbook.

It was a novel, combining some historical elements with fiction. Hard for some to get their heads around perhaps?

There's even a literary genre for it - historical fiction. Not sure why some folks get so wound up about errors or inaccuracies. I guess the same crowd that complained about Ziyi Zhang playing a Japanese character in the film version of Memoirs of a Geisha.

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Posted in: South Korea health alert raised to 'severe' over doctors walkout See in context

This is a problem in Japan too. Government funded university hospitals and prefectural hospitals rely much on trainee doctors and other medical staff. These trainees work on contract status, and are paid much less and receive none of the benefits that the regular permanent staff. When they become fully qualified and licensed, they will be replaced with new trainees. Such institutions are phasing out the full-time staff for trainees, and the gig economy gathers steam.

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Posted in: 88-year-old woman arrested for dangerous driving after hitting 3 children See in context

It would be better to have more crossing guards on safety patrol during the times before and after school. Especially at crossings with no traffic signals or warning lights to caution drivers.

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Posted in: Dog that bit 12 people not vaccinated for rabies See in context

Like any good guardian, he paid attention to a medical intervention with a negative outcome, and prevented his other charges from pain and suffering. More responsible than most.

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Posted in: COVID patients again rising in Japan; experts warn of 10th wave See in context

This just in: cold & flu increase in the winter. Be aware.

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Posted in: ANA planes collide at Osaka airport; no one hurt See in context

This is getting all too common.

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Posted in: Philippines will not 'lift a finger' to assist ICC's drug war probe See in context

Massive amounts of drugs are coming from Asia

Why don't we talk about the Philippines?

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/modern-asian-studies/article/abs/idealism-imperialism-and-internationalism-opium-politics-in-the-colonial-philippines-18981925/1EA6BBFA5B95009E38BC7A0D0940BA39

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Posted in: Philippines will not 'lift a finger' to assist ICC's drug war probe See in context

Also China isn't everyone.

Guess you never heard of The Golden Triangle.

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Posted in: Philippines will not 'lift a finger' to assist ICC's drug war probe See in context

Asia has long been known to be intolerant towards drug abuse. Right or wrong, the European colonial powers pushed this continent into a position where they had to do what they could to counter the attack on ordinary citizens. The effects linger to this day. FAFO.

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Posted in: Quake death toll stands at 206; 8 of them died at evacuation centers See in context

The evacuees know they're likely to get sick the way they are being 'housed'.

https://twitter.com/mayatine/status/1743803511501205939

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Posted in: Quake death toll stands at 206; 8 of them died at evacuation centers See in context

The doors of the evacuation centers are being left open for 'ventilation to prevent infection'. Evacuees are being told to sleep wearing masks. All this to prevent the usual winter cold & flu in a highly stressed and displaced group of people. No wonder we see these sad, unnecessary deaths following evacuation.

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Posted in: 81-year-old driver arrested after killing two pedestrians on highway in Okinawa See in context

There is no political will to fix this problem. Older voters are the bread & butter of the LDP. Population decline will only continue, with the birthrate falling each year ad infinitum. The ruling class will do nothing to alienate their base, even if it means more of what we read in this report.

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Posted in: 81-year-old driver arrested after killing two pedestrians on highway in Okinawa See in context

ctually just about everywhere in Urasoe is within a short distance from a point where public transportation is available. That includes the city run bus as well.

Not to mention the Naha Monorail was recently extended to Urasoe as well.

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Posted in: 81-year-old driver arrested after killing two pedestrians on highway in Okinawa See in context

cars are the only means of transportation for many elderly people living in rural areas

Naha-Urasoe-Ginowan is as urban as it gets, with loads of public transportation, bus discounts and as previously mentioned, shuttle buses for the elderly.

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Posted in: Kishida struggling to show leadership See in context

Puppets will puppet.

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Posted in: Japan reports warmest spring on record See in context

https://notrickszone.com/2023/05/02/wheres-the-warming-april-in-tokyo-hasnt-warmed-in-35-years-hachijo-jima-island-in-80-years/

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Posted in: Japan won't join NATO, but local office OK, Kishida says See in context

I propose the Pacific Unity Treaty Organization - PUTO.

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Posted in: Mysterious fireballs seen crossing sky over Okinawa See in context

Guess they never heard of he Eta Aquarids meteor shower...nor Google.

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