There are two major issues that I hate about Japan.... parental abduction and the lengthy detainment by police. I live here and I like it a lot.... but I'd be happier if these very unfair problems were properly addressed.
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You can and you can't "stop all flights". There are a lot of people from Japan living, studying and working in the USA and the same would go for American's in Japan. They should start first with trying to reduce all unnecessary travel and then work from there. Raising the Travel Alert is the first step and it is a good one. I mentioned this yesterday but I think it is worth saying again..... crack open the windows a bit on trains where that can be done but keep the heat on.... or even AC as it gets warmer. I'd rather put up with a bit of cold / warmth with a breeze than a completely closed and possibly contaminated rail car.
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No doubt that we should all try to stay out of tight spaces where there are many people.... but doing that in Tokyo is almost impossible. Obviously the train situation is the worst.... I think they should allow the windows to be opened slightly in the front and rear of each rail car. This way fresh air can stream through the rail car and possibly reduce the amount of contaminated human exhaust that would normally stagnate in the rail car itself.
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Just goes to show you..... Dumb has no Borders.
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The numbers are down.... but wait until this month's numbers come in. My guess is YoY they'll be down by 50%... obviously due to the coronavirus. That is very significant and overall will affect the economy.... especially in the Kyoto area.
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That was how a Japanese friend explained the prevalence of price fixing in Japan to me.... regarding my comment earlier. From a westerner's point of view, it is wrong and illegal of course. But that is not to say that it is just a Japanese thing. This started thousands of years ago when guilds ruled commerce. When technology move at a slower pace and newcomers were quickly dealt with.
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All in the name of Harmony. They just don't get it. These Japanese companies "fix prices", so that they all survive. It is a humanitarian thing that they do.
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Wonder what Bill Burr thinks about preventing the spread of this virus?
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Of course its meant as sarcasm.... heck, more power to the guy. I just get sick of the usual crap we all write at times.
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Did the boys actually write the names of the girls and the corresponding up-skirt picture? Is that how they were able to charge more for one than another?
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and by now.... he has collected more kokumin nenkin than they ever projected. No wonder Japan is bankrupt.
-11 ( +7 / -18 )
The whole world it watching and as usual.... Japan waffles.
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OMG.... can I join them, will I be able to watch all those movies for free?
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Different day.... same story.
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Being kept on this ship is turning into a 1 in 100 death sentence.
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What is "intelligence" without intelligence.
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I think a lot of Japanese people have become Bitter more so than racist.... just like in the USA. They see their country changing so fast. Gone are the "good old days", and they're unable to handle it. Things in their life didn't work out well and sometimes they have to blame something. Just be thankful that overall Japan's politicians do not promote or propagate discrimination or racism. Could you imagine a Japan where the Prime Minister spoke the same was as does Donald Trump.
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The funding would go to the WHO and not directly to China.
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What are the statistics? How many drivers over the age of say 85, have caused death related accidents and how many were arrested and thrown in jail? It is because he was a bureaucrat or because of his age? I think it was his age and until proven otherwise I will continue to think that. It is quite easy to accuse based on a supposed link to hierarchy and another to know the numbers. Either way.... this shouldn't be about his penance and treatment... it should be about steps to prevent occurrences in the future. Just another headline to rile us idiots that can't help but comment up.
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And the crux of it..... we're at a record low for child births in the last 80 years. We all know this isn't about more parents beating or mistreating their children, its about stricter rules regarding it and proper reporting of incidents. I look around and I see a lot of kids that look like they might be living in a trauma filled environment. Kids that have parents that grew up in those environments too and figure its what is normal. A lot of the trauma is mental. Threatening children and forcing them to do unreasonable things. It is not only the cases were kids are being physically abused. In addition I see a lot of lonely looking kids too. Both parents work and one child..... little communication. That is a big problem too.
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If you're the prosecutor... what do you do? To throw the guy in jail at his age is just about a death sentence in itself. It was obviously an accident and from the start pretty much everybody figured he hit the wrong pedal. What I'd like to see done on the back of this is to have the Government push much harder for Autonomous cars and much better Anti Collision technology along with Speed Control in Urban areas. No one should be able to accelerate to 96kph on a city street other than the Police. The car itself should know its location and the maximum speed limit. That might have helped. Hopefully.... 20 or 30 years from now technology gets to the point where it can be firmly relied to reduce these very sad incidents.
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I'm turning 60 in a few days.... now I know I'm getting old but to call me "elderly", you definitely wouldn't think of saying that to my face in a serious manner. Most of us are still in very good shape and can handle most jobs easily until the age of 70. The only reason corporations don't want to keep us on until 70 is because they want to retire us at 60 and then rehire us for half the pay the next day.
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So now.... instead of the "trumped up charges" against Ghosn, the crime is now his escape. Ghosn was set-up by Nissan. In finance there is the term called "poison pill".... it basically means a method in which a company can avoid a hostile take over. Usually they do this by various classes of stock, voting rights and options. But Nissan didn't have that option. Many Japanese companies employ a defensive poison pill strategy... because they do not want to be taken over.... especially by a foreign company. So Nissan developed their poison pill strategy using Ghosn as their "pill". And a perfect "pill" he was.... they gaslighted him to the point where he thought he was God... then they pulled the carpet out from beneath him. Japan Incorporated... the Government, Big Business and the Yakuza. Not saying Japan is a terrible country.... ALL countries have major problems...
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Yeah.... and instead of giving everybody a raise at the company they might just consider giving those who actually do most of the work the raise and forget the rest. Years ago Japan's system worked because, in general, everyone worked fairly hard.... now, there are too many lazy people just riding the system. Do away with the "seishain" worker category and make it easier to fire people without having to pay a large separation fee.
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OK.... so what do you think, or how do you think the Russian's wanted to use the information they got from this guy? My guess.... they were trying to figure out ways to tap into monitoring phone conversations and text messages. Or... in the event they were to invade Japan, have a way to disable communications. I'm sure they must be checking on DoCoMo also.... chances are there were breaches there too.
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If it is Sex related..... the Yakuza actually have somewhat of a Mandate from the Japanese Government to handle that vice. Many other countries.... instead of gifting it to organized criminals have just legalized it. Some things.... if there is enough demand and plenty of supply.... you just cannot stop.
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