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Posted in: Japanese nationals return from virus-hit Wuhan on charter jet See in context

Apparently, around 140 of the 206 have requested to be monitored rather than just sent home.

Let's hope the Government will listen.

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Posted in: Comedian Teruyoshi Uchimura, TV announcer Asami Miura voted most ideal bosses See in context

Sounds like these kids didn't learn that much at university.

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Posted in: Nose-blowing and face masks provide deep insight into Japan’s social norms See in context

Why don’t Westerners wear face masks?

Because they know that they do next to nothing to safeguard the wearer against airborne diseases?

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Posted in: Lebanon issues travel ban for Ghosn See in context

Ghosn has said he would be willing to use his expertise to help Lebanon if asked, but he does not want a position or to get into politics.

Such as by shutting down government departments and laying off 21,000 civil servants?

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

Hideously embarrassing for Japan. Makes them look like an Asian country.

Comment of the year. Beautifully put.

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Posted in: Plain Japanese key to inclusive, multicultural Japan See in context


That sort of thing??

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Posted in: Tuna fetches ¥193.2 mil at New Year auction in Tokyo See in context

People are commenting as if this guy bought the thing for his own personal consumption.

Presumably he will make back at least half the money when he sells slices of the thing to his customers.

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Posted in: The hell of adult bullying See in context

The cleaning lady was putting toilet water on her bento!? What kind of country is this!

It's a country in which one female out of approximately 60,000,000 sprinkles toilet water on the lunches of people she doesn't like. Your point?

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Posted in: JAL to offer free domestic flights to foreigners via mileage program See in context

No thanks. Awful airline.

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Posted in: 4 years after daughter’s suicide, mother again blasts Dentsu in letter See in context

She should also reflect on why her daughter chose death over a change of job.

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Posted in: What are your fondest childhood memories of Christmas? See in context

Getting a 240V electric shock while fiddling with the Christmas lights at the age of three.

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Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what best job for a husband is, with architect topping list See in context

It's clear that many of the women polled don't know what an architect does.

Accounting will be one of the first casualties of the AI revolution.

Unless you work for one of the big four firms, being a lawyer doesn't pay what it used to.

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Posted in: Things look bleak for Japan: Rising layoffs, AI taking jobs, crumbling infrastructure See in context

Here's the, much longer, Japanese article this was based on, for those who wish to read it.

Quite a depressing read.

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Posted in: Christmas in Japan is a time for love, preferably romantic See in context

Christmas = KFC is ludicrous, but no less silly than us guzzling turkey in the West.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten screws on tech giants to ensure transparency See in context

Get ready for a new "term" in Japanese, GAFA. That is what NHK was calling these companies when they were talking about this legislation.

The term GAFA is neither that new nor Japanese.

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Posted in: SoftBank's Son says Japan should make AI mandatory subject for college students See in context

Son should use AI to make better investment decisions.

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Posted in: 18-year Immigration Bureau veteran challenges the system See in context

Here's the website of the Immigration Problem Rescue Center.

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Posted in: At climate talks, Koizumi confronts critics over coal See in context

Perhaps we misheard what Mr. Koizumi said the other day.

Perhaps what he actually said was:

 It's got to be fun, it's got to be coal. It's got to be sexy too....

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Posted in: Most people in Japan know acronym LGBT but understanding limited: survey See in context

I stop reading as soon as I see "cis-".

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Posted in: ‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois dies at 79 See in context

Liked him in Benson.

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Posted in: Japanese company officially bans employees from licking fingers when handling papers or money See in context

Even KFC employees?

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Posted in: Woman takes helm of Japanese Aegis destroyer for 1st time See in context

Out of interest, what do SDF members earn medals for?

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Posted in: Actor Hirofumi Arai sentenced to 5 years in jail for sexual assault See in context

I wonder if they will deport him after he has served his sentence.

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Posted in: Anime studio arson-murder suspect undergoes unprecedented skin grafts See in context

No need for the death penalty – just life imprisonment in a mirrored cell.

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Posted in: Humiliated at polls, Hong Kong's Lam acknowledges discontent with government See in context

It took the poll result for her to figure that out?

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Posted in: Japan Tobacco halves price of reduced-risk cigarette starter kit See in context

The government needs to ditch ALL of its stake in JT.

It is a massive conflict of interest.

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Posted in: People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive See in context

What is People magazine's readership like these days?

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Posted in: What do you think of the meticulous way that gifts are wrapped in department stores and other high-end retail outlets in Japan? See in context

Like so much of Japanese-style customer service, it is surplus to requirements.

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Posted in: Trio arrested over arson and theft of 175 packets of ramen See in context

That's what you get for not using your noodle.

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