Reading this makes me so sad! I really hope they use all the media attention this crime has brought to encourage couples going thru a similar situation to come out and stop the worst from happening. I know this might be wishful thinking but one can only hope!
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It is not always bad here. A couple of weeks ago I had to take my son 2 yo and my daughter 7 yo to dinner, without my wife, and my younger one was very upset and crying his lung out. The waitress offered to bring a baby chair, which is not that unusual, then she asked if she could offer him a lollipop, on top of that she brought a hair band for my oldest along with the meal. Such a sweet lady. I thanked her a million times.
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Anyone else think he was preparing for retirement, you know 20 million yen...
Glad to see that she is safe!
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These news make me so sad! How come this is not lenient? How about an eye for an eye here? How would they feel about paying that debt to society with their body? This is one time I would totally vote for a Law of Talion!
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Pebble Beach record tied... and I still only click to see how Tiger Woods did...
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So, maybe soon, will we read about these people's bosses being jailed?
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Wow. RIP. So young.
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"Too much power". Funny thing, I can NOT recall anyone complaining a few years back, when Nissan was in the gutter.
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Pay back 10 grand on minimum wage here... It is not going to happen.
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As long as the industry only requirement to be a success here is to print the Made in Japan words, I do not think they will ever be competitive in a globalized economy. There was a time when companies were really innovative and cheap enough to be attractive, now the big name brands can sell any piece of tech from the last decade labeled as innovative and a good portion of the domestic market won't even question it.
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Is this really news? Is there any part of Japan that has no probability of a strong quake in the next 30 years?
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How can someone not stick out like and be a CEO?
I do believe there is a glass ceiling for us, Gaijins, here. Sometimes is really hard to tell for most people are so nice and polite all the time.
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Politicians should have learnt by now, after all the failed incentive plans, that even the poorest of the people will need more than a mediocre income to leave their family behind. That is specially true for serious professionals trying to follow their dream carrier. A better pay, respect for their knowledge and skills and most of all embrace from the local community, those are the lowest bar to offer to get any good labor through the door. I know, I know that is not going to happen and I know that is not really what this law is all about; they only want numbers. No wonder they are temporary positions. Maybe they should just stop using "higher skills" in the debates.
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Why do we have to foot the bill for this monstrosity?
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So very sad! I just learned about a place in the same Toyohashi city that helps people in trouble, physical or psychological. No money involved, when I went to visit, there were lots of kids running around playing and doing activities with volunteer helpers. I wish these parents took the kids there instead. Poor kids, just to think of the guilt and sorrow the 8 year old will carry because of these terrible, criminal I might add, parents.
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I sure look Japanese, since my parents are Japanese, but even after 2 decades here, when I meet new people they will treat me as "smart gaijin or really stupid Japanese" and because of my looks I am afraid the later is prevalent!
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I don't know if this is the straw that will break this camel's back but sure the camel has been hanging rather precariously low for the last decade or so. Still the Japanese economy is staying alive, sort of, though out all these problems, resilient is the best word here.
I don't think these can go on much longer.
We saw the national consumer go from "The only product I can trust is Made in Japan" to "shioganai, I am still too afraid to buy imports, even if it is cheaper, more advanced and has a better track record on safety than the domestic similar".
I said this before but as long as the domestic consumer still buy J-corp no matter what, we will see these problems again and again. Make these huge corporations fight for our money like they did before, make sure we only spend our money on the very best and innovative. Only then we might see some respect from these huge and outdated companies that have been holding Japan back.
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Just like all the other comments, I can not comprehend the murder of children! This is evil to the maximum, I hope this guy never sees the light of day again!
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That is so sad and creepy in so many levels, what a tragic way to go! RIP poor lady.
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"I want to eliminate karoshi," he said
I wonder... how much over time will he have to put in to accomplish that?
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Kind of odd. On a week day just before 7, the kids were in bed, let's say someone went in and strangled the mother still early enough to get to the kids still in bed(futon)?
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There is not one single good reason to hunt and eat whales. "That is the way we did things in the past", simply won't do it. We, as humans, did a lot of bad things in the past mostly for lack of knowledge or punishment. Now we know how you hunt the whales and dolphins and we care about them. Leave them alone. If you say that is fine because that is how people here were brought up, might I suggest you also take a look a how the disparities of gender liberties in the Middle East, the men there use that same argument.
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3.000 or you may choose to ride your bike with your mouth hanging open during the summer months, totally free of charge.
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Hey as a parent of a 5 year old, I would be really mad to know that my kid was treated in this matter by a teacher BUT, and that is a really important but, I would be really angry to learn that my kid was being beat up by another student and the teachers did nothing. Don't take me wrong, I still think what they did and how they treated this kid was horrendous but at least they did something.
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This guy might be a JT reader. Just a few days back the conversation was all about this topic....
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Choose me, choose me.
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