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Posted in: Saitama man arrested after calling telecom provider 24,000 times to complain See in context

It’s been reported that some phone dealers are mulling service charges for visitors due to an influx of elderly customers hanging around and seeking advice from clerks on unrelated matters such as asking how to join Netflix or send an email.

This operator just want to take their subscription fee without doing their service but that's not the case for elderly. In the past when these elderly bought TV it's only just an easy push from one channel to another channel. That's not the case for smartphone and internet.

I get rid of kddi few months ago for Ymobile (softbank) hear this... i know it's not new.

Register beside major Japanese telco big brand never cross to these elder's mind at all.

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Posted in: Yamato delivery man kicked and yelled at by older colleague See in context

At least a few Vietnamese workers who were yelled at, took it upon themselves to strike back at their bullying boss.

Some people can stand up but that's not alway the case, you can see some unlucky workers here.

https://www.j-cast.com/tv/2019/11/29373897.html

Their superior even don't treat them as human.

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Posted in: Department store reviews plan for staff to wear menstruation badges after outcry See in context

One suggestion from single female employee is enough to convince male executives to do this for all employee?

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Posted in: Department store reviews plan for staff to wear menstruation badges after outcry See in context

staff to wear menstruation badges after outcry

We're reconsidering plans now," said a male executive who declined to be named.

How many female executives do they have on board? So this things happened because solely all male execs decides what their female staff should do and wear?

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Posted in: Court rules against divorced parents seeking access to children See in context

Unlike most developed countries Japan has no joint-custody system after divorce,

It's 20 Century Japan 20 .

and court-ordered visitation rights are often ignored with impunity.

Justice systems should have way to enforce their rulling but Japan has plenty laws that have no penalties at all, that just ridiculous.

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Posted in: The new visa program for specified skilled workers in 14 sectors was launched in April 2019, yet only 376 people received this visa in the program's first six months. The fact that foreigners are not rushing to embrace the program should alert Japan to two critical questions: Why would non-Japanese want to work here? And once they come, how can they be successfully integrated? See in context

new visa program for specified skilled workers

This visa is strictly for labor worker that work in farming, construction and others field. For white collar worker special visa is high skilled visa.

The fact that foreigners are not rushing to embrace the program should alert Japan to two critical questions: Why would non-Japanese want to work here?

Why would anyone think non-Japanese people will rush to work here? These days there are many options Singapore, Taiwan, Hongkong and Middle East.

And once they come, how can they be successfully integrated?

Integrated? No need to worry about that one most of them they work until they exhausted everyday including overtime. Most of them work even during the weekend. All of that is limited only for five years.

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Posted in: Toyota employee's suicide caused by workplace harassment See in context

And then what, become a freeter for life?

In Japan, there is an unspoken rule of never hiring whose jumping ships for full time positions. This guy was a Toyota employee, that meant he had nowhere else to go in Japan and the only way to get a similar position in automotive sector was to go to China or something like that.

It might be true decades ago but not recently, that young employee has many options these days. He could go to supplier or contractor for car manufacturers, since automotive industries is really big environment. Another options is that he can go to another line industries still as a full time.

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Posted in: Toyota employee's suicide caused by workplace harassment See in context

Different companies but similar case in Dentsu back in 2015 resulted in Matsuri Takahashi death it was caused by unnecessary pressure from her bosses.

https://japantoday.com/category/features/kuchikomi/dentsus-power-harassment-hell

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Posted in: Japan's new working visa acquired by only 219 foreigners in first 6 months See in context

They only got 219 from their target 47,550 that's only 0.4% and not even one percent! 

While Japan expect to bring in total 345,000 for next five years.

In order to qualify for the Specified Skilled Worker visa, an applicant must pass a skills exams and Japanese language test or have gone through Japan's technical intern program for at least three years.

So these people have good Japanese language skill and worked as "trainee" before. Even they might get little bit more in term of salary compared if they worked in their home country. Being trainee they know hardship they got, no-paid overtime and no holiday. Also salary that being promised not necessarily salary they'll actually get being cut for various tax, various insurance, pension after living cost. What they got finally is not worth all hardship they endure in Japan.

The Specified Skilled Worker No. 1 resident status allows foreigners to work in 14 sectors for up to five years in total. Proficient workers in the construction and shipbuilding fields can further extend their stay by earning the No. 2 status, which allows holders to bring in family members and has no limit on the number of times they can renew their visas.

Unless they worked in specific industries, most of them only will allow to stay in Japan for five years.

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Posted in: Japan's new working visa acquired by only 219 foreigners in first 6 months See in context

(1) There is not much "skilled work" you can do in Japan if you cannot speak, read, and write Japanese.

(2) There is an assumption here that "skilled workers" could go to other countries with better pay, better working conditions, and lower taxes.

Well take look on Middle east countries, HK, Taiwan and Singapore. Working condition is no that better though but at least they pay overtime. They have less strict language requirement.

3) If wages are low, working conditions are terrible, and taxes horrendous, why is it the Japan seems to have no trouble attracting an endless supply of English conversation teachers? (English conversation teachers has been treated as de facto skilled workers for visa purposes.)

Because most of those English teachers, who work with that terrible condition with low pay are young people that interested to work in Japan no matter what.

After they grow up little bit older, they know those pay check is not sufficient. Still there are plenty people who willing to replace their position in the future.

4) I get the impression that people commenting here have read nothing about the pay, work environment, and taxation of immigrant workers in other countries.

These people Skilled Worker visa, only limited in Japan for 5 years but they being charged with pension anyway.

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Posted in: Japan's new working visa acquired by only 219 foreigners in first 6 months See in context

 I have observed this to be true, where Japanese policies are too intricate and complex, one will eventually give up - know that it was designed that way.

Sometimes it misses it's intended target due too intricate and complex. Back in 2013 when they launched High Skilled Professional, that also missed their target.

https://japantoday.com/category/business/no-of-highly-skilled-foreign-professionals-in-japan-remains-low

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Posted in: Japan's economy grows less than expected in third quarter See in context

Japan's economy grows less than expected in third quarter

But historically, tax hikes have hit Japan's economy hard.

Why anyone expect grow more after those tax hike?

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Posted in: Japan to introduce bill to ensure fair online business competition See in context

The only thing I am hearing is that Rakuten and Yahoo are finding it hard to compete so we have to give them handicaps

Not to mention Japan content industry that supposed to have lot of potential.

Ask anyone who live outside Japan, what kind of online service they use from Japan most of them they will say nothing.

From China service Alibaba or Aliexpress are use by people worldwide

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Posted in: Tougher penalties introduced for employers over foreign intern disappearances See in context

They will receive around 60,000 - 70,000 JPY monthly

In other news outlet especially international one they said this trainee is another term for cheap labor. If it's truly trainee then why those trainee work in some industries that doesn't exist at all in their home country. Their specific skill will be completely meaningless when they go back to their home country.

I think if these companies intention is to train interns, they should recruit students directly from universities or vocational schools and not the people who are seeking jobs.

These students know the rate for their position and know how to change jobs, those company that employed trainee just couldn't afford to hold and pay them.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce bill to ensure fair online business competition See in context

 bill to be submitted to the Diet next year will seek to mandate that Google LLC, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc, collectively known as GAFA, as well as other digital business firms, disclose how they set rules on displaying search results

How about mandating NHK to show, how the pick their headlines? That's should be disclosed too.

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Posted in: Tougher penalties introduced for employers over foreign intern disappearances See in context

those with records of many missing trainees to be banned from accepting new interns.

What if they started to accept illegal ones? Those business need to run with sufficient manpower. They'll get it no matter how. How about hiring local people, no they just can't afford that.

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Posted in: Tougher penalties introduced for employers over foreign intern disappearances See in context

Since disappeared trainees can’t swim back to the countries of their origin, most of them will stay on as illegal immigrants and engage in criminal activities. 

No they are not interested in illegal activities, they just interested in making a living. If you follow news about this, those people will try to find place that have better working condition.

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Posted in: Tougher penalties introduced for employers over foreign intern disappearances See in context

the Justice Ministry said around 15 percent of 5,218 foreign trainees who went missing from work had been unjustly treated by employers, including non-payment and overtime work. So 15% split because of the bad treatment. What about the other 85%?

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2019/02/03/editorials/labor-ministrys-flawed-probe-data-scandal/

Japanese Govt survey sometimes just not that accurate so don't rely too much on 15%-85%. Just focus on fact of non-payment and overtime work, they should mention another things no-holiday, not during weekend not during national holidays.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce bill to ensure fair online business competition See in context

As for the protection of personal data, the government will revise the personal information protection law to allow individuals to request digital firms to delete or suspend the use of their data

It's kind of protection that make people forget what scandals that happened. Who are people that involved in that scandal or what this person did in the past?

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Posted in: LDP presents case for amending constitution in Diet debate See in context

Eisuke Mori, head of the cross-party group and an LDP member, said Germany has revised its constitution, or "Basic Law," 63 times -- including this year -- since World War II.

It's more than law revision, ask any German person you could get good answer if you asked about World War II. Ask any Japanese about World War II, only some of them can answer it other are clueless.

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Posted in: IOC Tokyo Olympic marathon edict should give pause to other cities See in context

"If it's not guaranteed to be 10, 15 degrees cooler," Australian marathoner Sinead Diver said, "I think I prefer to have it in Tokyo.

Should check on humidity and air speed too instead just relying only on temperature.

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Posted in: Japan considers bringing part-timers into employee pension system See in context

I think it's a good idea. More and more Japanese, especially women, work part-time or contract and it can be hard to go full-time. It's just the new reality.

It's caused by necessity for them to fund pension program, is not about welfare worker at all. Just like Yubaru, Vince and Aly said.

By having employees who are only enrolled in the national pension scheme join the employee pension program, the government aims to increase pensions they receive in the future, the officials said.

It'

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Posted in: Gov't to urge male civil servants to take more than 1-month childcare leave See in context

The Japanese government will begin encouraging male civil service workers to take more than a month of childcare leave starting in fiscal 2020

What will happen to those employer direct and indirect superior if they decide to refuse or intimidate employee who want to take childcare leave? How about their coworker what measure to prevent them to bully these employee.

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Posted in: Japan tax agency finds Ghosn used Nissan money for private use: report See in context

Japan’s tax office is releasing information concerning a legal case yet to come to trial.

What hypocrisy is this?

I think this information not by tax office, tax office will give to designated law enforcement about this information. What happens after that usually what is called  one sided leak-based media strategy, while Ghosn couldn't say anything publicly for his case

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Posted in: Defense Minister Kono apologizes for joking about typhoons See in context

"I was often called ame-otoko by local residents," Kono joked in his address at the event, using a term meaning a man who seems to attract rain wherever he goes. "Since I became defense minister, there have already been three typhoons."

He just did what every politician in Japan do, make inapproriate joke or comment.

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Posted in: Defense Minister Kono apologizes for joking about typhoons See in context

Education minister Koichi Hagiuda retracted a comment, which critics saw as advocating educational policies that discriminated against disadvantaged families. But these are not available to sit nationwide, and some students in rural areas may have to travel a long way to test centers or have fewer opportunities to take such tests than those in urban areas.

Also number of eikawa or cram school is not that many in rural areas, so less opportunities for these kids in rural areas to compete. Politicians in Japan think that places in Japan just big cities like Tokyo and these people make decision about Japan as a whole.

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Posted in: Gov't to start using 'family name first' order from Jan 1 See in context

The Cultural Affairs Agency then asked government entities, universities and media organizations to adopt the change, but it did not take root.

Let's give a try then Abe, Shinzo and Trump, Donald. Yes, that's sound strange.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 marathon move decision 'final', says IOC's Coates See in context

IOC had the "health and welfare of the athletes" in mind.

Gov Yuriko Koike, who earlier in the day said she was opposed to the plan to move the events to the city of Sapporo and described it as a "bolt from the blue".

Health and welfare of the athletes, not that complicated.

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Posted in: Koike again opposes plan to move Olympic marathon, walking race to Sapporo See in context

"I didn't agree with (moving events to) Sapporo. The expression 'a bolt from the blue' would be appropriate," she said, when asked for her reaction when she heard about the plan.

Whether she agreed or not, athlete should come first not bureaucrat. 

If this were even organized by Japanese they'll to stick to the plan whatever their bureaucrat told them to do. If something were to happen, athletes go to hospital due to heatstroke, all they will do just bow.

Tokyo has spent heavily on heat mitigation measures, including coating the route of the marathon with material that is supposed to reduce the impact of the city's notoriously warm and sticky summer weather.

It never tested whether will work in Tokyo 2020 , Sapporo gives more assurance for this.

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Posted in: Man runs toward car on street and smashes windshield See in context

Kizaki jumped onto the hood and started pounding her windshield with his fists, one of which clenched a small rock. The car’s dash cam recorded the incident.

She's really fortunate to have that dash cam without that she might end up being accused the one who slam to pedestrian using her car. Even sometimes they might have security camera it will take days to retrieve it, which during that time she might stay in detention for hit and run.

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