The 12 countries and regions are Brazil, Britain, Canada, Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
This is simply wrong. US tourists don't need to apply for a visa to enter Japan. They are granted a tourist visa upon arrival. Kyodo needs better fact checkers.
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This situation was caused by my failure to consider my position as a professional baseball player, and I will reflect deeply,
No this situation was caused by your failure to be a human being, not a privileged baseball player.
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This will be the new normal so get used to it.
I recommend people trying to let their bodies adjust to the heat naturally. Sweating is good for your body, especially your pores.
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So kinda like a gay schrodinger cat: you can't be both gay and not gay at the same tine. Since he outed himself to his boss then he's essentially out already. So how can he try to claim work stress?
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The police believe Runa and Ura were acquainted but have declined to say whether the two suspects have pleaded guilty to the allegations.
Ura is the dead guy so he can't be a suspect.
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Did the woman actually believe she was going to get away with murder because SHE CCHANGED HER CLOTHES?!?!
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The ONLY way this could be even partially true, is if the police had their DNA on record! Without that, there is no way any DNA "left" at the scene, that alone is a mind-boggling statement, could be connected to anyone!
What's mind boggling is that you haven't watched any police procedurals to know that DNA can be left at the scene from discarded drink cans/bottles, cigarette butts, and on the baby's blanket. Why in the world would they need it on record?1
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until he was taken to the police station Tuesday morning for voluntary questioning, where he was subsequently arrested.
There was nothing "voluntary" about his questioning. He was surrounded by police and forcefully interrogated.
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Despite the overload, I bet the huts on the mountain still haven't increased staff wages
What in the world does this have to do with the story?!?! Smgdfh...
But the reality is that there's actually less people being accommodated in the mountain huts due to covid. The huts are accepting about half their regular numbers; therefore, there's actually less for the workers to due.
And because of fewer accommodations, more people will.try to bullet hike Fuji san, which will potentially increase the numbers of injured or sick.
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Seems like there's a lot of (great) movies no one will ever see this year because it's nearly impossible to see them in Japan. But seriously who sees a movie because it won an award at Cannes? Lots of the winners only appeal to artsy cinematic die hards.
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okonomiyaki savory pancakes,
Who the heck is writing this detritus?
I know G7 leaders shouldn't be munching on McDonald's, but articles like this certainly belie the seriousness of holding these summits, especially in times of crises.
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he was found collapsed with his parents at their home
Is "collapsed" British English for "unconscious?" Or is it Jenglish? Odd collocation nonetheless.
This guy is supposedly a serial predator up there with the likes of Johnny Kitagawa. A long prison sentence would serve him well.
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I have only this to say to those Indonesians thinking of coming here: run, don't walk, away! What may look like a "promising" job in Japan is filled with long hours, low pay and a bunch of ingraites.
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Although a woman is heading the agency, the rest of the committee is made up of old men. What forward thinking measures could they possibly come up with? Cos let me tell you, throwing money at the situation won't solve the problem.
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The trial in Utah hinges on who crashed into who.
7 years is quite a long time to bring a court case to trial, even by American standards. Methinks the lad has a few screws loose.
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However this is just for seishain, which is a tiny portion of their workforce.
I wish the vast majority of you would spend more time researching before you comment. NHK reported yesterday that even contract employees at these large firms were getting pay raises. And Aeon, one of the largest companies with part time employees, was giving a pay raise to all their employees. Read that again, ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES.
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Suicide is a mental disorder that can neither be prevented nor "cured." It can be delayed with some treatment, but those seriously ill will find a way. It's heartbreaking for those involved but casting blame on externalities is useless.
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Spot on @tokyo_joe! Seems like inflation is hitting these multi-millionaires hard, too. Now they're "reinventing" their music to pay for upgrades to their mansions and private jets. Oh the horror of it all.
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For the life of me I can't understand why these two won't live in happily married bliss in...wait for it...America, where gay marriage is legal. Why press your claims in a country that has yet to recognize gay marriage?
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And i hate how every article on this subject writes:
Japan is the only Group of Seven nation that does not recognize same-sex marriage
But Japan is not an outlier when it comes to the vast majority of countries that hasn't legalized same sex marriage. This cherry picks a fact to somehow cast gay marriage is being common place.
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, although recent polls show a majority of Japanese favor recognizing same-sex marriage.
But not a majority of VOTERS, which is more important. If japan wants to recognize same sex marriage then they better start voting out the LDP. Since this isn't happening then it's meaningless what the majority thinks or wants.
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Aren't women to blame for the "dire" situation they find themselves in? If you don't exercise your right to vote, or you are voting for the same party, or you don't demand equal pay for equal work, then nothing will ever change. Black people weren't just given equal rights in America, they had to fight tooth and nail for civil rights legislation to pass.
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Face masks are like underwear now; people feel naked without one on.
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Skepticism, however, is growing that many Japanese people will stop wearing face masks outside amid lingering fears
I think you meant to write the opposite, that many Japanese people will NOT stop wearing masks outside
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I don't even see the point of publishing the excuses of pedophiles.
Technically speaking he's not a pedophile. Pedophiles are attracted to pre-pubescent children.
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A lot of people drown in Australia every year. Majority are Asians who either can’t swim or don’t understand currents, rips holes etc make up the majority
Absolute hogwash. About 340 drowned in Australia last year. The vast majority, 75%, drowned in an area close to where they live.
And just because you "know" how to swim doesn't mean you can survive some type of accident, whether it be physical or weather related.
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The number also included a Nara police department head who was given a pay cut for his department’s failure to prevent the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nara last July.
sorry, but wasn’t his security mostly provided by the Japanese version of the Secret Service?! Why was this poor sap disciplined?
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I have little concern for childish squabbling between nations. Nationalism of this sort is immature and regressive.
Reclaiming stolen property is not nationalism. It's a legal right.
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Shouldn't she have been prosecuted as an adult...because she is one?!?!
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This happens so often in Japan. The girl wants to break up and they end up dead. It’s no surprise so many women want to remain single.
These kind of blanket statements about Japan are so lazy. Can you actually give a date as to when the last time it was reported on this website? I bet you can't because these types of crimes are quite rare, but when it does happen it's sensationalised.
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