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Posted in: Electric scooter accidents in Japan surge after rules eased See in context

Road safety education should me mandatory.

these scooters, as well as many bicycles, just zoom in and out of traffic, from side walk to street, most of the time without looking or indication.

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Posted in: New recruits mark 1st day at work across Japan as fiscal 2024 begins See in context

A lot of the comments here are based on traditional Japan. The youth’s attitude here has been changing and the turn over rate for new graduates (not just because of marriage) has changed significantly in the last decade.

around 30% of those in the picture will be with other companies in 3 years.

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Posted in: Domino’s Pizza apologizes over viral video of employee touching dough after picking his nose See in context

Domino’s claims it was after hours and the dough was not used.

how do they know that?

in my eyes they are trying to do damage control by claiming that.

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Posted in: TSMC to build 2nd chip plant close to 1st factory in Kumamoto See in context

TSMC is a majority stakeholder of JASM, hence they are the core decision maker for the business.

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Posted in: Overall, is a weak yen good for Japan’s economy? See in context

For tourism and exporting companies, yes. For everything else as well as cost of living, no. So no.

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Posted in: Woman fatally stabbed in restaurant with sword: suspect arrested See in context

Didn’t intend to kill - yet carries a sword in a bag with him. Makes sense.

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Posted in: Japan gasoline price hits record ¥185.60 per liter See in context

It was 201 yen this morning in Nishi Azabu…

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Posted in: Japanese people urged to travel abroad to help airlines, tourism industry See in context

They want people to spend their yen abroad? Keep it in the Japanese economy at this stage. Plus at this moment you would get the least return overseas due to the FX rate.

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Posted in: Severed fingertip of delivery worker found on street See in context

Hell of a work ethic!

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Posted in: Sony’s anti-competitive tactics deserve discussion, and we welcome further investigation to ensure a level playing field in the video game industry. See in context

Xbox tried to launch here for the 1st 3 consoles. Nobody bought them.

the US automotive industry made the same claim here that Japan is anticompetitive, but somehow the German manufacturers sell like hotcakes in Japan. Strange.

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Posted in: 4 killed in vehicle collision in Fukushima; man arrested See in context

Not sure about the sedan driver, but they should really put a centerline in there so that people understand who has the right of way.

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Posted in: Families moving out of Tokyo to get up to ¥1 mil per child See in context

Schools, infrastructure and jobs. Those are needed first. The average salary in Japan is about 5M and that figure is inflated by Tokyo salaries.

If you move out of Tokyo, your salary will most likely go down.

Education is best in Tokyo so the kids moving out of Tokyo will have less education and future opportunities

why would one move out of Tokyo for those prospects?

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Posted in: Japan aims to alleviate overpopulation in Tokyo area by FY2027 See in context

What they don’t get is that people in Japan don’t relocate locally away from their settled home.

many company outside of Tokyo or nearby areas has extreme difficulties.

japanese companies with branch offices send their people there, but their families remain in their settled area, splitting the family.

hence they can incentivize companies to move outside of Tokyo all they want, but those companies will not find willing employees to work there.

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Posted in: Tokyo prosecutors arrest CEO of ad firm ADK, 2 others over Olympics bribe See in context


unfortunately your math is way off.

1MJPY is 100 bills

10MJPY is 1000 bills

54MJPY is 5400 bills

you can fit that into a large shoulder bag.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after 2 children die of heatstroke when left in car See in context

In the summer if you park your car in direct Sun light it’ll take no time to heat it to deadly levels. I parked outside like that for an hour the other day, everything inside was baking to the point that I just turned it on got back out and waited for the AC to cool it off.

i had the foresight to remove my family from the car after parking the car though.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of woman who adopted him, in ¥150 mil insurance plot See in context

Actually 150M yen wouldn’t fit into a backpack. An oversized duffel bag perhaps. It’s also quite heavy.

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Posted in: Japan extends detention for Abe's accused assassin See in context

Seeing as there are dozens of witnesses, video evidence that the entire nation has seen and he confessed, what’s the hold up?

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Posted in: Kyoto man arrested for throwing large plastic bottles full of batteries into canal See in context

What a moron! That’s a fortune in batteries and horrible for the environment. Who uses phone charger that has disposable batteries?

you can get a great rechargeable phone charger for like 3000 yen.

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Posted in: Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales See in context

In most parts of the US, public transport is terrible, hence people need a car. Not everywhere is like Tokyo.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,546 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 23,156 See in context

I wore the mask for over 2 years and caught corona regardless. Now it’s time to drop them outside, especially in this heat.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,015 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,592 See in context

Covid is still a thing?

i used to be very concerned about it until I caught it in the peak. Didn’t even notice I had it.

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Posted in: Tokyo medical school ordered to pay 13 women over exam rigging See in context

Spot on antifun.

they should calculate the lost wages of having been able to practice and pay that out to them in damages.

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Posted in: 18,000 police officers to be mobilized during Biden's visit to Tokyo See in context

That explains the massive police presence near Akasaka yesterday. I guess they’re practicing already.

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Posted in: Town in Yamaguchi sends everyone’s COVID-19 relief money to one person See in context

That’s a crime, plain and simple.

for 43MJPY I wouldn’t want to be on a wanted list. For $43M, maybe.

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Posted in: Lewis Hamilton, Serena Williams part of bid to buy Chelsea See in context

Wouldn’t millions of fans owning a football club also be a consortium?

besides the club is seized from Roman - he has no decision in the matter.

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Posted in: COVID-wracked Hong Kong reeling two years into pandemic See in context

The reason the vaccination rates are so low in HK is right there in the article.

they have very strict quarantines and up until now had barely any cases. Hence people saw vaccines as useless, until now.

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Posted in: 200 teachers disciplined for sexual assault in fiscal 2020 See in context

That is very disturbing

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 40 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 262 See in context

Whilst they are insignificant numbers, they are on the rise. Let’s see…

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Posted in: Tokyo ranked 3rd most attractive city in Global Power Index See in context

There appear to be a lot of Tokyo haters here.

name a city that is geared towards to poor. All major cities are more livable for the rich.

for transport and range of cuisine Tokyo is bar none the best.

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Posted in: Sexual assault suspect who fled from police custody arrested 6 hours later See in context

What a moron. Escape the police and return to the place where they originally found him.

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