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Posted in: Major Japanese firms offer biggest pay hikes in decades See in context

¥12,000 yen on average.

Is this a pay raise?

Looks like a tease of a pay raise.

It did say the ¥12,000 yen increase was a monthly increase.

That's decent. But that was for the major corporation workers.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating up customer who took too long in convenience store toilet See in context

And to top it off, his last name is Baba... You can't make this stuff up. lolz!

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating up customer who took too long in convenience store toilet See in context

This guy beats up a person who takes a while in the convenience store toilet, then robs him of 110,000 yen(wallet) and stays there drinking alcohol., and subsequently gets arrested. This guy is gonna go far in this world...

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Posted in: ‘Yankii’ teacher arrested for threatening female acquaintance in Line messages See in context

I wonder if she thought about blocking this guy on Line? It's not that

difficult to do. Why continue to receive messages from the guy?

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Posted in: Moriyasu defends decision-making after Japan's loss to Costa Rica showing See in context

Japan is in with a win against Spain. If they draw against Spain, they need Costa Rica to also draw. If Japan draws and Germany wins by one goal it is decided by the group goals scored. A Japan draw and Germany win by more than 1 goal, Germany is 2nd and Japan finishes 3rd. Japan is out with a loss.

Basically, win and in, draw and you need help. Lose and out.

This is just the info from FIFA on knockout stage qualifying.

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Posted in: Costa Rica scores late to beat Japan 1-0 in lackluster game See in context

Japan has their chances, but maybe a letdown from the Germany win? IDK.

They probably expected an easy win, or at worst a draw. But now they gotta beat

La Roja to get in.

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Posted in: Fissette calls halt to coaching Naomi Osaka See in context

I think Naomi needs to come home to Japan and reset her tennis career. She has been abroad for a long time but Japan is where she has the biggest fan base and admiration from the public.

Seeing as she has lived in the US since she was 3 years old, this makes a lot of sense.

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Posted in: Nagasaki city ordered to pay reporter over sexual assault by official See in context

That's it? Less than $20,000 for constant suffering, hospitalization, PTSD, and more since the assault in 2007??

19.75 million yen is about 155,000 USD. But I get the point... She asked for 74 million, and got 1/3.

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Posted in: Local residents mark 3rd anniversary of Shiga traffic accident that left 2 children dead See in context

The cops here are completely useless. They won't go after red light runners or idiots texting while driving. The chances of another tragic incident like this are very high.

Exactly... They instead love to stand and hide just around the corner of oncoming traffic, and go after the no seat belt wearing offenders... That's big time for J-cops. Or they need 10 cops to "control" someone passed out on the ground drunk after a night out drinking. They can't be bothered doing real police work.

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Posted in: Suspect in fatal hit-and-run arrested at Tokyo immigration bureau See in context

Why go to Shinagawa immigration to leave Japan and not to Narita?

He was probably getting his visa ready. I am not sure if you can do visa's at the airport?

But either way, if he is guilty good on the police for getting him.

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Posted in: Kevin Durant leads U.S. men to 4th consecutive Olympic basketball gold See in context


Bravo! Well said. All my Japanese and International friends think the exact same way.

And yet the NPB ( Japan's pro baseball league), stopped their season so they could send their best players to play against a bunch of minor leaguers(USA team). Are your friends gonna bring that up as well?

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Posted in: Ohtani to pitch and hit in All-Star Game See in context

It is good for baseball and takes the conversation away from the "sticky stuff" crackdown, the intractable labor strife, and the crimes of Trevor Bauer.

I guess its guilty until proven innocent now, huh?

Bauer has emails and texts proving she asked him for all the stuff that "allegedly" happened.

And the fact she went back for several visits even after the first encounter... Hmm..

I sense much shakedowness in this woman. "payday, payday, she just wants a payday. "

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Posted in: 73-year-old man arrested for attempting to murder son See in context

I’m happy I come from a country where people are expected to move out of their parents’ homes long before they reach 43.

There was no mention of the son living in the home... Just that he tried to break up an argument between his drunk father and his mother. But he probably does live there... lol

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Posted in: COVID-19 clusters break out in Hokkaido city as winter closes in See in context

I live in Asahikawa. My kids were born (albeit years ago) at the same hospital that had the clusters. One of my students at my eikaiwa, his mother works at Kosei Hospital, but she said everything is fine there. The news likes to embellish a bit I would say. There are definitely more cases here, but the health system is not at "near collapse" as the article has stated. But what do I know... ;)

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Posted in: Trump wins Florida; locked in other tight races with Biden See in context

Biden 119 - Trump 92 now. But Texas is almost identical now.

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Posted in: Day of the Dolphin See in context

Two closest people in the picture using shortboards to surf a half foot wave... At least the guys on the end

using longboards, which is better suited for smaller waves. Shortboards better for carving and such... On much higher waves. But you gotta make do with what you got I guess.

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Posted in: Judge OKs extradition to Japan of 2 men accused of aiding Ghosn escape See in context

These guys do contract work for the US State Department and private security work for them as well. My guess is the judge "allowed" the extradition knowing it will probably get denied by State Dept.

That obviously cant be proven.

But it makes the govt look like they are trying to appease the Japanese legal system somewhat. Judge ok's the extradition but State Dept shuts it down for the "greater good"... They will say the Taylors are an asset to the gov't and do essential work, yada yada.

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Posted in: Abe vows to double Japan's virus relief package to over ¥200 tril See in context

Just to let you all know. I went out of town or traveled out of my area Sunday and Monday. When I was unloading my car and bringing bags and omigae up to my flat. Checked my mail as I usually do. To my surprise a bright yellow envelope from International relations is in box. I was wondering whats this? Junk mail? It's the 100.000 man stimulus application paper. So it is coming. Confirmed. I live Tosu Saga.

My wife downloaded the application form 2 weeks ago and we sent our application in on May 11th. We live in Hokkaido. The money is supposed to take 2 weeks to receive, so should be this week, but who really knows.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka tops Serena Williams as world's highest-paid female athlete See in context

That article points out she chose Japanese citizenship. She did. The article doesn't say she gave up her American citizenship. She didn't.

She did give up her US citizenship... Nice try though.


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Posted in: Abe's virus-relief ¥100,000 cash program faces barrage of criticism See in context

On the application form which recipients need to file with their local government, a checkbox is provided for people who wish to decline the cash handouts.

What the heck is this supposed to mean?? Why fill out the form if you are gonna decline the money? Or is there some weird rule that we all are required to fill it out?

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Posted in: Home of ex-mayor searched over lawmaker's election scandal See in context

Voluntarily? He should be kept in solitary and away from his wife, a coconspirator. Why keep in on the street?

That was the ex-mayor of Akitakata (Hamada) who was voluntarily questioned, not the Justice Minister Kawai.

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Posted in: Nagoya Stadium disinfected See in context

You would think for a pro baseball team, they would something better to sit on than plastic benches... That dugout is seriously outdated... I know it's not really high on the team's agenda, but...

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Posted in: Tokyo Marathon to restrict entry to elite athletes due to coronavirus See in context

The reason they are not refunding is because they have already made the "Welcome" packages that they give all the runners..(towels,t-shirts, etc.) plus the marketing, staff fees, etc. They will send the runner packages to all the people who got cancelled and those people are guaranteed entry next year.( but they have to pay for the entry fee again). The crappy thing is the hotels that were booked now have to be cancelled and the airfare( people not in Tokyo area) lost. They can cancel flights but have to pay a penalty fee.

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Posted in: Nissan files ¥10 bil damages suit against Ghosn See in context

They should sue for a billion yen. They won't get a penny, of course, but it would make Ghosn's upcoming movie that much better lol

Well the article does say 10 billion yen... Just sayin is all. ;)

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Posted in: Outfielder Shogo Akiyama wants to make history with Reds See in context

Japanese players bat about 40-50 points below their average in MLB. I’m expecting a very unspectacular .250 average with a dozen home runs.

Unless your name is Ichiro Suzuki. He had a decent average in the majors.

Home runs, not so much though.

But he was a leadoff hitter most of his MLB career.

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Posted in: Lebanon may lift Ghosn's travel ban if files not received within 40 days See in context

Can Lebanon be trusted to properly handle files from Japan?

Can the Japanese gov't be trusted to actually send legit files to Lebanon in the first place?

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

If Japan couldn't convict him before, he's now broke the laws and became a criminal fugitive. He just made the procecutors job a whole lot easier. Who's red faced?

He'll be sent back, with chains on his feet this time. At least he won Moron of the Year award on the last day of 2019, credit to him.

Good luck with that. Lebanon does not have an extradition treaty with Japan... And do you honestly think they would extradite him even if they did after all the stuff that has happened to him?

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 8-month-old daughter in February See in context

This guy was suspected of abuse in February, but only now arrested?? 10 months to figure that out even when he admitted he shook her and hit her in the head??? Top notch police work there... SMH.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri’s detention for drug possession extended another 10 days See in context

What's funny is she was tested and tested negative for any drugs...

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Posted in: Skynet sends a Terminator to Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station to freak out commuters See in context

Basically, its already off display... lolz. Gotta love the effort.

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