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Posted in: 1 cyclist killed, another injured by car going wrong way on national highway See in context

“zurcroniumAug. 13  04:13 pm JST

Another ancient driver mows over innocent folks in his way. Old people, over 50, need to be restricted to driving during the day and only then with special signs warning others that they are impaired.”

Racism & sexism are disallowed here, but ageism runs rampant. Ironically though, all you ageists are future victims, and will soon be ranting about the next generation of ageists.

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Posted in: Pokemon design manhole covers taking over Japanese towns See in context

That will save me some time, no more photos

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Posted in: Body donations surge in Japan amid changing views of death See in context

Yubaru, right. People are scared of funeral costs and/or having your body sit rotting in a lonely apartment

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Posted in: No room at the inn: Where will visitors to Tokyo stay next summer? See in context

There was a thriving Airbnb industry happening in Tokyo until they cracked down. It was obvious then there was going to be a giant problem for the Olympics. They could just open it up again, problem solved.

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Posted in: LGBT community hopes election spurs gay rights debate, legislation See in context

Strikebreaker555Today  05:53 pm JST

“I wonder how the world went from gayship during the Roman-era, Greek-era, Viking-era, and Nanshoku during the feudal-era of Japan. It's just christians among many others who claim that man to woman-sex is the only acceptable, this is historically inaccurate. Homosexuality has always existed”

Exactly (but my similar comment was deleted by this arbitrary mod)

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Posted in: Reverence for tradition threatens same-sex marriage in Japan See in context


Why would it matter if you are comfortable?

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

Salary is only part of it. Benefits often differ greatly

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Posted in: TEPCO loses damages suit filed by Fukushima evacuees for 10th time See in context

Really insulting. The courts seem as criminal as the companies.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing ex-wife See in context

I have a feeling many Japanese marriages are de facto divorces

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Posted in: Patriots, Rams ready for Super Bowl generation game See in context

It would be nice if JT took the minimal effort of posting the local time of kickoff

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Posted in: Nailed it: How a manicure master clawed her way to the top See in context

Best headline of the day

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Posted in: Traffic ticket against monk driving in robe stirs online protests See in context

Oh, so happy to live in Japan, where this is “news.”

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Posted in: Understanding the Japan pension system Part 1: What is it and how does it work? See in context

The title should say: how the hell does it work

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Posted in: Nursing home employee arrested over death of 88-year-old resident See in context

There is going to be incredible pressure on the situation with elder care, especially with dementia patients in the coming years. There are simply too few caregivers, and the demand will skyrocket.

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Posted in: SoftBank's Son says Japan is 'stupid' for not allowing ride-sharing See in context

@Laguna, there are many people in the countryside with no trains or taxi service and almost no buses. Ride-sharing would be a lifeline for them.

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Posted in: Heat is on Tokyo 2020 organizers to combat high temperatures See in context

Cutting down trees in Ochanomizu is NOT the was to reduce heat. Start planting full-size trees everywhere there is even a tiny space.

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Posted in: Top court rules for father seeking return of child to U.S. See in context

So, still not resolved right?

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Posted in: Court orders gov't, TEPCO to pay Y110 mil in damages to Fukushima evacuees See in context


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Posted in: 77-year-old man arrested after road dispute with another driver See in context

For reasons unknown of the posted speed limits are too low. And probably 95% of drivers in Japan do not go the speed limit. It’s dangerous to drive the speed limit here.

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Posted in: Tokyo to encourage foreign tourists to splurge on nightlife See in context

Recruit the experts in Roppongi & Kabukicho to help

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Posted in: Japanese police officer pursues, pulls over Lamborghini supercar…while on a bicycle See in context

That’s why it’s ludicrous to buy any kind of fast Car in Japan – – bicycles are often faster. It’s saved me a lot of money.

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Posted in: Time off for good behavior: Japanese firm rewards non-smokers See in context

This is meaningless, when most workers can’t even take the holidays they are allotted now

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Posted in: Passenger’s notebook overheats, burns table aboard Tokaido shinkansen See in context

We want to know what kind, model notebook

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Posted in: 13% of fatal traffic accidents between 2012 and 2016 occurred during twilight hours: survey See in context

13% seems low for rush hour. Silly stats

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Posted in: Hotel in Osaka has discounts for female bar customers who wear high heels See in context


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Posted in: Japan's low jobless rate masks grim reality See in context

@jcapan June 1  04:36 pm JST

"Absolutely nothing surprising to any of us who live here.

"Visitors are often shocked by the sheer number of workers in Japan's service sector, many with seemingly little to do."

Think what would happen tomorrow if every one of these redundant workers were let go. Imagine if the army of old guys explaining the complexities of walking along a sidewalk in front of construction sites were suddenly cut loose. A reckoning is coming. This is simply not sustainable."

What would happen? The few remaining overworked staff would turn as cold as service workers in countless other countries; the sacked workers are not on the dole, draining the economy further. The pittance these workers get allow them a modicum of dignity, and 100% of their "salary" goes right back into the economy, as they can't save even a yen. The little money companies would save by cutting them out of the economy would likely be socked away in some manager's gold bag. I love the humanity of the service industry here, and would loathe to see a "bottom line" mentality take over.

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Posted in: 80-year-old man arrested for killing ailing wife See in context

Will the social services Japan so desperately needs ever arrive!

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Posted in: Man robbed of Y40 mil in cash in Ginza See in context

"Cash country..."

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Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

nice, but too close to JT

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Posted in: 73-year-old man arrested over murder of ailing wife See in context

Pitiful social security net in Japan

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