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Posted in: Abe re-elected LDP leader, setting stage to become Japan's longest-serving PM See in context

absolutely everyone wearing the same suit, literally same old same old

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Posted in: Don't rip Britain apart, May appeals to fellow EU leaders on Brexit See in context

Strange women lying in ponds dispensing out swords is hardly a basis for a system of government

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Posted in: Don't rip Britain apart, May appeals to fellow EU leaders on Brexit See in context

Yes or No should have both been acceptable options. To make No out to be a vendetta to prevent others from leaving is pretty petty. UK didn't help itself but exiting should have been an option

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Posted in: Don't rip Britain apart, May appeals to fellow EU leaders on Brexit See in context

Probably in NI and Scotland's best interest to be independent and a part of the EU with Ireland, and England/Wales to go it alone. They could form a separate free trade agreement

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Posted in: 2020 Olympic volunteers to get ¥1,000 a day for transport expenses See in context

That's not enough, also it limits the volunteer base within a certain price point per trip. Just give them a pass, and have some corporate entity sponsor it. Suddenly claiming austerity on a multi billion dollar project is stupid

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Posted in: Sapporo officially drops bid for 2026 Winter Olympics See in context

planet will be too hot by then that the Summer and Winter games, if the Olympics is even still around, will be merged into a single games. Ironically, held in October

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Posted in: Japan sees surge in foreign nursing care students amid labor shortage See in context

with respect to wages it's my guess that they can go up without affecting services if managed correctly since the numbers of patients are far greater than workers. It comes across to me as a management problem not a numbers problem

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Posted in: Do you think volunteers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics should be paid? See in context

Absolutely yes. Slave labour when the IOC will rake in billions is utterly obscene. Why countries sign away their own laws with the IOC comes to town is equally disgraceful

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Posted in: Fly me to the moon? A look at the space-tourism race See in context

Space is a canard. There's nothing we can do out there that won't just kill us without the safety of Earth. We pretend and make entertainment but the reality is quite different.

Meanwhile the planet is dying by our own hands and likely we'll have an extinction level event

Fermi's Paradox will be solved

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Posted in: Author Murakami withdraws from consideration for alternative Nobel award See in context

The other nominees for the alternative prize are British-born author Neil Gaiman, Guadeloupe-born Maryse Conde and Vietnam-born Kim Thuy.

A bit fixated on birthplace are we?

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Posted in: Abe gets middling marks on his economic performance from analysts: poll See in context

rubber stamps are way up though

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Posted in: Volunteers arrive in quake-hit Hokkaido town to help during long weekend See in context

actually if you look the people on the right have rope tied to the top and are holding it, and the people to the left are getting set to push. Photo is a minute or two ahead of the action

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Posted in: 28 suffer food poisoning at MOS Burger restaurants See in context

Here's what a Public Health food safety system looks like (because it's ...public) : https://www.toronto.ca/health/dinesafe/index.htm . Zoom in, click on a dot, see the Inspection Details. Scroll down and see their infractions and how quickly they dealt with it or what is a recurring issue.

I can check a restaurant's history and see if it's a place on a good trend or not. Doesn't matter how rich the owner or menu is either.

When that food poisoning occurred in Ginza that was reported here it reminded me it didn't matter how expensive a place is or how cheap as in MOS Burger, if there are no checks and balances then everyone is at risk

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Posted in: 28 suffer food poisoning at MOS Burger restaurants See in context

This also means the food supply is not regularly checked, ever. Yikes

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Posted in: 28 suffer food poisoning at MOS Burger restaurants See in context

So Public Health is in the back pocket of industry. Sad to see but also sad that I'm not surprised

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Posted in: Volunteers arrive in quake-hit Hokkaido town to help during long weekend See in context

also driver needs to get out, it's heavy enough

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Posted in: Volunteers arrive in quake-hit Hokkaido town to help during long weekend See in context

watch the knees, dislocation is possible. Just abandon it if it can't be moved by people.

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Posted in: Japan on brink of IWC pullout after commercial whaling comeback blocked See in context

IWC soon to be the IAWC should also police the conservation areas as it moves into full conservation mode and block Japanese ships. If Japan wants to hunt it will have to do it elsewhere

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Posted in: 74% of Japanese companies against daylight saving time for 2020 Olympics: poll See in context

Japan is better off without Daylight Savings as it does nothing but cause accidents. Look up How Is This Still A Thing? from John Oliver to put into perspective how stupid it is in the modern age.

For a few weeks of the Olympics it's not worth it. Much easier to just start an hour earlier. Or start events at night. Or start events in October back when Japanese had a backbone

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Posted in: Kansai airport reopens runway flooded in typhoon See in context

Since it's a man made island, I'd be concerned about the foundation. Typhoon surges might have displaced it a bit. With more on the way I wonder how many hits it can take on. It should probably close after each typhoon so that a proper inspection can take place

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Posted in: Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets See in context

Just more culpability, add it to the pile. Whatever low was met today, will be another low tomorrow. What a way to live, smh

The faster USA can get rid of the GOP and its sycophants, the better off it will be. Then split their Democratic Party to left and right parties and that might save it. Otherwise class warfare will just increase with GOPers becoming increasingly racist and indignant on a Trump level of lowlife-ism

Taxes on the rich have to go up

With so many positive faces like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez winning, change might happen

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Posted in: Kono says Japan will accept more foreign workers See in context

While technically Japanese by birth, Osaka moved to Florida when she was 3, and grew up American and would have grown up like a 2nd generation kid. It's her family that assimilated to the USA, not her to Japan. It's commented that her Japanese skills are weak but I say the other way, that for her environment, learning what she has isn't bad and fairly typical of 2nd gen or later kids with few speaking opportunities beyond the home. It's normal. I'm sure she'll improve.  

This is another case of Japan holding on to any tenuous connection like when Kazuo Ishiguro won a Nobel prize for literature. His family moved to UK when he was 5 and thus grew up British.

They have nothing to do with Japanese immigration or assimilation since they didn't grow up there. More like world citizens who have a tie to Japan through family and stay connected with it but not exclusively

This speaks to a wider human experience beyond nationality that I find Japanese have a difficult time to consider. But once nationality is broken down separately into heritage and country then it's easy. For them both to be successful in American and UK, their heritage would have been interesting for a minute but overall not that important.  We don't live our parent's lives, we live our own.

So congrats to her, and her accomplishments.

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Posted in: Kono says Japan will accept more foreign workers See in context

useless bafflegab when you have to leave after a 5 year limit is not assimilation. Also as noted before Japan is last place in Asia for foreign workers. They can say whatever they want it doesn't mean anything. Osaka is by all accounts grew up in Florida so would be American with Japanese heritage and not any cogent example of immigration or assimilation. Kono doesn't know of an example

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Posted in: Japan's disasters highlight vulnerable infrastructure See in context

The house of cards had to come to an end at some point. Better to use and improve other airports than keep pretending a sinking island airport in a nation beset by typhoons was such a great idea

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Posted in: Koike opens new Tokyo fish market after 2-year delay See in context

The large complex will seem larger as the overfished fish continue to dwindle and disappear from the oceans

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Posted in: Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for 2020 Olympic planning See in context

IOC members receive per diems of between $450-900 when they are on Olympic business, and other generous perks like paid lodging at top hotels.

What an obscene cult. On top of that a slave workforce, demands on special lanes etc etc. Might as well have them each wear a crown.

I'm glad the other countries of the world have left the crazy train behind and sorry that Japan didn't get the message. In future for existing venues I can imagine LA and a European counterpart continuing the Olympics, but that's about it.

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Posted in: Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for 2020 Olympic planning See in context

and where will these 80,000 volunteers be living without even a transit stipend?

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Posted in: Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for 2020 Olympic planning See in context

IOC loves slave labour, so of course the model is great for them

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Posted in: Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for 2020 Olympic planning See in context

seems stupid to move the clocks forward for the entire country for a 2-4 week event. Just hold the even an hour earlier! C'mon

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Posted in: Abe aims for constitution change in bid for extended term See in context

They were able to stretch and manipulate the constitution enough to have an army. With changes they'll stretch it again to mean pre-emptive defence. With that I'd expect a skirmish in the weeks that follow

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