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Posted in: Tokyo tightens security for Abe's funeral See in context

No one is trying to kill these foreign VIP’s, because no one has heard of them.

There definitely won’t be foreign tourists lurking around, let alone possible terrorists, because it’s not October 11 yet.

And all regular Japanese people have to be at work.

Who are the security personal supposed to be looking out for here?

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau cancels trip for Abe's state funeral See in context

The Japanese government said last week that around 4,300 people are expected to attend the service in Tokyo, including roughly 700 people representing 218 countries, regions and international organizations.

Make that 4,299 people total and 699 people from 217 countries.

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau cancels trip for Abe's state funeral See in context

Oh Canada! Our home and native land!!!

(I’m not even Canadian, but this new amuses me.)

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Posted in: Japan may include Taiwan among nations giving flowers at Abe funeral See in context

Around 4,300 people are expected to attend the service

and at about ¥ 1.6B for the funeral……..that comes out to a bit over ¥370,000 per person.

what are they each getting? MacBooks and an iPhone as participation gifts?

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Posted in: North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan See in context

I don’t think they have enough mics in front of him.

He also thinks he’s the Asian Guile from Street Fighter.

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Posted in: Toy firm allegedly bribed ex-Tokyo Olympics executive See in context

bribery, so just another Tuesday in Japan?

this is just the culture already

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Posted in: Pickpocket arrested in women’s car on Tokyo subway line See in context

Now there’s something you don’t hear everyday.

An all female crime/police story.

More refreshing to hear than the same old perverted or drunk oyaji story.

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Posted in: 55-year-old man arrested for assaulting 19-year-old daughter because she didn’t keep in touch with him See in context

I wanna see pictures of the three involved before I make a judgment call.

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Posted in: 2 Russians, 2 Chinese reach Pan Pacific Open semifinals See in context

2 Russians, 2 Chinese 

Perfect! Just what the Japanese crowd loves to see!

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Posted in: Hundreds demand cancellation of Abe's state funeral See in context

 Police were out in droves at Friday’s protest.

oh no........not the keystone cops?!?!?

So, they actually had to do some work?

Poor kiddies.

BTW, I really enjoy it when comments say, more cops are needed and payroll is up for that. But aren't they just DOING their actual job? Why would you need to raise the labor costs for that? They are actually just NOW earning their pay.

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Posted in: Young women in Japan want only one child or none at all: survey See in context

Young women in Japan want only one child or none at all


well, maybe just maybe things would be different if:

they made better maternity and paternity benefits for working parents?

gave more tax breaks for married couples with children?

offered more day care facilities and centralized to the city, as well as in major companies. Then parents could actual go to work and see their children as well?

paid said day care workers a better salary as to attract more workers into the industry?

get rid of the small minded men who thinks it’s “women’s” work to take care of the kids?

have deadbeat and divorced dads pay child support and make it illegal not to. And actually enforce this law?

make it illegal and actually enforce it, to not have companies make workers do unpaid overtime and have meetings or workshops past working hours. If they do, it’s automatic double pay. That includes nomiakis?

this list could go on and on and on……

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Posted in: Kishida pitches Japan's permanent investment tax break at New York bourse See in context

Oooh, Kishida…….words!

Lots and lots of words being said.

and that’s about it.

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism See in context

Hideyuki Teshigawara said there would be changes to how donations are taken 

They shouldn't be getting any "donations" by this point. Just indictment notices.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

Because October 11 is a magical time?

who came up with that date?

just change things, today!

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Posted in: Japan holds 1st tourism expo in 2 years to aid virus-hit industry See in context

With tourism at an all time low?

Makes sense……….

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Posted in: Osaka pulls out of Pan Pacific Open with stomach pain See in context

Ouch. Sounds like a little tummy ache.

Didn’t she just get a free victory in the last round?

Oh well……

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Posted in: Japan oil giant Eneos says misconduct against woman led to CEO resignation See in context

Sugimori joins a growing list of prominent Japanese men who were forced out of their jobs because of sexual misconduct.

sniff you're breaking my heart. #dimeadozen #justgetthenextoyajiinline

Toyota Motor Corp said earlier this month it was terminating a contract with Teruyuki Kagawa, a popular actor who has appeared in the automaker's TV ads and online publication

big loss...........#who?

Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori was forced to quit in February last year


Why do we have to replace only cashiers and train drivers with robots?

Why don't we just replace these losers with cute puppies?

They'll do the exact same job, with much less pay.

People will also like them better.

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Posted in: Kishida, Yoon agree to restore ties, address N Korean issue See in context

Insert your preferred cliche, here.


All talk, no action.

Talk is cheap.

We'll believe it when we see it.

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

Hotel Management to the staff:

“We need more tourists/customers. Get them in here, paying. I don’t know how, but just get them in here.”

Japanese Government:

“We want the Japanese public to stop wearing masks in public and move on from the pandemic. But if you’re a foreigner tourist, you need a mask. But we still want your money, but go home.”

Foreign Tourist:

“Wow! We waited almost 3 years to get to Japan! What a wonderful place! Vending machines are every where, and everyone is so kind!!! Why is everyone still wearing a mask? It’s September 2022.

Hotel Staff when foreigners arrive:

”Hi, welcome to the hotel. Please check in and pay now. Thank you. Oh I’m sorry, you have to wear a mask while you stay here.”

Confused foreigner:

”Why? It’s not a law is it? I figured the rest of the world has moved on from corona.”

Hotel Management to Tourist:

”it’s new rule in Japan. Just passed last week. Put on mask or get out.” We keep money either way.”

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Posted in: Friend of mother who starved son to death sentenced to 15 years See in context

A 49-year-old woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday after a Japanese court found that she had manipulated her friend to starve her 5-year-old son to death.

Emiko Akahori psychologically controlled the friend, Rie Ikari, 40, with lies


how do you “psychologically control” a 40 year old “friend?”

How weak and ignorant is the “victim?”

How sick is the manipulator?

What is this? A synopsis from one of them J-Dramas?

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Posted in: LDP to update list of members linked to Unification Church See in context

LDP to update list of members

that’s kinda like a drunk on keeping tabs on his hotel honor bar…….

what’s the point? It’ll just be a fabricated joke anyway.

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Posted in: Japanese man sets himself on fire in apparent protest at Abe's state funeral See in context

Probably the wrong demonstration to make, but I do like the man’s fire……….er desire****

Good to see someone actually standing up to the BS in public though. We need more of this kind of attitude, and put it on blast, and show the world.

But it doesn’t matter, since the voting public here will vote LDP, no matter what garbage they do……

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Posted in: Kishida leaves for New York to deliver speech at U.N. General Assembly See in context

Kishida is also considering giving a speech at the New York Stock Exchange, according to the officials. He is expected to call for investment in Japan.

i hope they stream this one. Should be for some good laughs.

what does japan have to offer for people to invest in?

tax payer olympic money?


non opened boarders

The lack of corona free foreigners but loaded with corona filled Japanese?

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Posted in: Kishida leaves for New York to deliver speech at U.N. General Assembly See in context

Kishida leaves for New York

don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

bring me back some Nathan’s dogs while you’re there.

hope your yen to dollar conversions went well…..wait he used our tax money anyways……dang it!!!!

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy arrested for robbing convenience store after threatening manager with metal bat See in context

The manager said there was no money in the cash register, so the boy stole six packs of cigarettes worth 3,360 yen and left.

since all the smokes are behind the counters, I’m guessing he just bullied his way in?

i don’t blame the worker. 900 yen an hour to get knocks on the head with a bat? Pass……go ahead young blood.

 the boy entered the store at around 3:40 a.m

great parenting……if he has any parents that is.

>  The boy discarded some of his clothing after he left the store.

this is the part that gets me and makes me SMH…..

why would anyone leave evidence and possibly DNA at the crime scene, voluntarily?!?

what’s the matter with this punk?

what did he leave? His little cute laced gloves? Maybe a pretty precious sweater his little boyfriend gave him?

who is this fool?

please post surveillance video or pics. We need a good laugh right about now.

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy dies after being hit by runaway go-kart in Hokkaido See in context

You can see what the course looks like from Japanese news reports like this one:

Its basically just a parking lot with no barriers at all.


So basically it was a basic driver's license test course............heck, even the Japanese DMV provides more barriers around their courses. And those are 18-25 year old adults.

What did they expect from kids 8 - 12 or whatever it was.

Too much Mario Kart for those in charge I guess.

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Posted in: Wages support workers’ lives, and, therefore, their safety and certainty must be guaranteed. We can’t easily accept something with questionable safety just because it is convenient. See in context

to a proposal to allow companies to digitally pay their employees’ wages

yeah...........THAT'S the MAIN problem.......

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy dies after being hit by runaway go-kart in Hokkaido See in context

Unfortunately the two year old can never be brought back, rest easy young one.

As for the Oniuma Resort or whatever it’s called. I definitely hope they get litigious cases up the young Yang for this. Gross negligence on their part to allow such a dangerous “event” to take place.

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Posted in: The Japanese government plans to launch a nationwide travel discount program in October to support the hotel, restaurant and transportation industries hard hit by the pandemic. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

I wonder, did this "Go To Garbage" work the first seven times or however many times it was?

I legitimately don't know if they did or not.

Whether it did or it didn't, it doesn't matter.

How about, instead of giving endless money to travel, restaurants and bars, how about helping out other industries.

For example day care and educational facilities?

How about funding for parks and open air recreation?

Maybe help support smaller businesses, in addition to the travel and hospitality industry?

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Posted in: Japan has disappointed many people who love Japan and have a potential to like Japan. The border closure not only made many tourists who had plans to visit Japan upset, but it also will make them more cautious of Japan at least for the next few years. See in context

 Japan is inching closer to a full reopening, with an announcement likely in the coming days.

This is why.

The vague comments. No solid time tables. The ambiguous, double standard and complicated "rules"

Japan shot its self in the foot on this blunder. No one to blame but the government itself.

Let's just see if Japan can dig itself out of the hole they put themselves in.

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