Just remember medical industry is a business first and helping people second. The doctor is the main sales person for tests and drugs.
It does not mean some Dr will not help you when you are sick, they will - but just do not believe everything and do everything they ask at face value. Interests are frequently not aligned.
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Legal and tax systems have to be addressed to be fair and transparent. Until then - nothing.
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This is a misleading article planted to plant the seeds in the minds of the sheep of letting in more cheap foreign labor in to keep wages down and Japan Inc rich. They have no interest in AI or such. That is just smoke.
There is no labor shortage in Japan. Only a shortage of firms willing to pay living wages, run efficient, be flexible on hiring non traditional folks (50+ or married women), etc. If you see a company complaining they cannot hire - you should suspect other things badly about them and take your business elsewhere. They are likely rotten.
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Japanese have an inferiority complex and love to hear foreigners’s reactions to Japan. TV shows like this just tap into that common feeling.
That being said - i do not think it is unusual for a small country like Japan to feel like this.
I say let them have their comfort food!
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So supply and demands rules should mean seafood prices will come down substantially helping the people struggling with higher costs. Instead of sending precious food overseas - Japanese people can have it back
Is that not a good thing?
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What happened to Due Process?
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given ongoing situation there - why would any foreigner want to live in or even visit mainland China ? Darwin awards to anyone making that stupid choice in life.
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Agreed on the above. Any shortage is about garbage part time jobs only. Increase pay and improve working conditions - those can be filled Your company says it cannot afford - boo hoo I am sure you are wasting money elsewhere and can cut that.
Looking at jobs above those - it is woeful. In the day where most white collar jobs can be done remotely, the wages in Japan will stay very low. The companies just outsource away overseas and when they do need to hire locally, there is a big pool of labor waiting.
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These prices are artificially arranged to be high to drive people to EV. Expect the govt to keep pushing them up.
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Wake up everyone.
Install proper central air conditioners at home and on transport. See Singapore et al for reference. Japan has tons of free geothermal power to support this.
invest in technologies to lower price of aircon.
and proper insulation of course
Get lower allergy and flu rates out of it as well!
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In the US - cow milk is losing its way and being replaced by a whole raft of plant milks. Now it is a personal choice what one puts in the body, but the technique here seems to be pulling a page from the 1950s and is swimming upstream.
If we have extra milk - how about real ice cream instead of "soft creme", nice butter, and well (as said above) cheese!
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Basically puts Japan on "Sale" to the rest of the world - which encourages FDI and tourism : both goals of the government and helps the economy. It can go a lot further than 145 - personally I expect the natural level for the JPY-USD pair to be in the mid-200s or even higher.
The government has been keeping the currency artificially high since the bubble burst for various reasons, but that surplus is gone and now time to get to work rebuilding the country.
250 here we come.
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I am pleased to see that at least some folks are going to the police. I was expecting to see zero.
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