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Posted in: Parents' lawsuit accuses Japan of double standard on child 'abductions' See in context

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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Posted in: Man arrested for killing wife with sword See in context

So he was arrested for killing her with a "sword"..... maybe he should have used something else.

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Posted in: World's oldest man dies in Japan at 112 See in context

The Oldest man is dead.... long live the Oldest man!

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Posted in: U.S. raises travel alert to Japan due to 'community spread' of virus See in context

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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Posted in: Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year See in context

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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Posted in: Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with 'coronavirus' graffiti See in context

Just goes to show you..... Dumb has no Borders.

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Posted in: No.of foreign visitors to Japan falls for 4th straight month in January See in context

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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Posted in: 2 Japanese businessmen charged in U.S. over tech hardware price fixing See in context

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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Posted in: 2 Japanese businessmen charged in U.S. over tech hardware price fixing See in context

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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Posted in: Coronavirus infection cases spread further in Japan See in context

Wonder what Bill Burr thinks about preventing the spread of this virus?

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Posted in: 112-year-old Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man by Guinness See in context

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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Posted in: Junior high school students filmed up skirts of female classmates, sold images See in context

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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Posted in: 112-year-old Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man by Guinness See in context

and by now.... he has collected more kokumin nenkin than they ever projected. No wonder Japan is bankrupt.

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

"The pot calling the kettle black"

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Posted in: Japan torn over whether to test all on cruise ship for coronavirus See in context

The whole world it watching and as usual.... Japan waffles.

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Posted in: Oscars, movies help pass the time on cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama See in context

OMG.... can I join them, will I be able to watch all those movies for free?

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Posted in: Ghosn used Nissan-Mitsubishi venture to inflate pay: lawyers See in context

Different day.... same story.

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Posted in: 66 more people confirmed with coronavirus on cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

Being kept on this ship is turning into a 1 in 100 death sentence.

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Posted in: Japan launches new intelligence-gathering satellite See in context

What is "intelligence" without intelligence.

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Posted in: Japanese companies confront reality of racial harassment See in context

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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Posted in: U.S. announces $100 mil aid for China, other countries impacted by coronavirus See in context

The funding would go to the WHO and not directly to China.

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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat indicted without arrest over fatal car accident See in context

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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Posted in: Record 1,957 child abuse cases investigated by police in 2019 See in context

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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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat indicted without arrest over fatal car accident See in context

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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Posted in: Japan to amend laws to help elderly work until 70 See in context

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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Posted in: Prosecutors probe 2 Americans for allegedly helping Ghosn escape See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's top business lobby calls for review of uniform base pay rise system See in context

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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Posted in: JR turning to AI to combat problems with snow See in context

Maybe just build a better Rail Plow.

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Posted in: Ex-SoftBank worker thought Russians he gave info to might be spies See in context

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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Posted in: Cafe manager who dated one of his maids kidnapped and beaten by yakuza See in context

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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