@Goodlucktoyou: I've been living in Japan for 37 years. Though I've had a couple traffic violations, and stop and check riding my bicycle, have never been arrested or detained. It's very simple, corporate with the police and show them some respect and most of all follow the laws of the land and you'll never have any problems. If one can't do that, then I recommend leaving Japan.
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Interesting how the company that did not properly ensure immigration paperwork was up to date was not named in this article. Speaking from experience in the Eikaiwa Industry, is the sole responsibility of the employer to ensure its employee's visas are up to date. It's all part of the contracting procedure.
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Seriously??? A roll of toilet paper? A fine of 200,000JPY?? Why did the staff even report this? I'm sure he had his reasons. Just can't believe that Japanese can not show any compassion and sympathy for an old man that may be in need. It's just a roll of toilet paper!!!!
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I'm confused. (sarcasm) Didn't we just see an English video giving a tour for the world to see regarding how safe it is? Contradiction after Contradiction. When will people wake up and see the reality of this man made disaster and the misinformation to the public?
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Great to see a positive story. God Speed Durrants.
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The committee also decided to procure a new convertible car with enhanced safety features and fuel economy for a parade slated for Oct. 22 next year to introduce the new emperor to the public.
Perfect timing to divert everyone's attention away from the tax hike.
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Bintaro, If we can't learn to live with others what will become of our society. Whether I like it or not, I do things with others. To see a smile on other's faces is priceless and helps us live on harmony. We must all learn to give and take.
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First it's not "like English". It's like the rest of the world. Second, If you have time to "count the hairs on your cat" you have too much time on your hands. Get a job. Third, Loan words in Japan are already confusing and incorrect, why add fuel to the fire. Finally, Japan is a country that conducts business internationally. Why confuse the rest of the world?
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former member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party
So this means he got away with it while an LDP member. Guess he is wishing he stayed an LDP member. Does he have to pay it back.......to the people?
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Internet and one sided media spreading the hate. Things started getting really crazy since the start of the internet. The internet, too often, doesn't show the full story of many things that have happened. Stop believing everything you see on the net!!
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Bring them on I say. They'll me in business until I can retire.
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Police said Minami has denied the charged and quoted him as saying he was drunk and can’t remember anything.
Is Japan the only country that tries to (not sure if it is accepted) use this as a defense? Imagine if government employees could use that in the states.
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socrateos; How do you know he does not do that already?
If he does, I am most positive that it would have been included in the article.
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From my understanding the screens would keep the algae/bacteria at the bottom therefore showing the surface clean and below levels but wouldn't all the algae/bacteria be stirred up when the athletics start swimming through the water?
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Said it before and I'll say it again, Enforce the present Labor Laws. Anything they come up with will not work! Enforce the present Labor Laws!!
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Akie, would be quicker to answer the question, "What did he do right?" Start by asking the thousand still waiting for government assistance in disaster hit areas. Oh wait, we can't the Olympics is more important.
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Congrats! I remember when it started in the 90s. Was every helpful and Eric was/is always a great person. Good on you guys!
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I thought Katagana was originally only for words that do not have a Japanese name i.e. fork, spoon, golf jargon and so on. I think they should keep it that way. On the other hand the more the government confuses Japanese with these inappropriate uses of English words, I'll continue to be successful in my business.
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I found an interesting documentary on Netflix. Dark Tours/Japan. I believe it was filmed last year or the year before. Pretty scary stuff.
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gokai; And Toyota alone has sold just over 900,000 vehicles from August 2017 to August 2018 in the USA. Most European cars are seen as luxury cars and easier to drive as most are already right hand drive. US cars are left hand drive. To convert is costly. And to not convert makes driving for some Japanese uncomfortable. In addition, maintenance costs is high as parts are so expensive which is why I have, in Japan a Japanese car and motorcycle. Harley parts are so expensive here and Harley shops charge an arm and a leg for services. Then you have very strict inspection process and high vehicle taxes.
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Those leaflets have got to go. As a Vet, I've got to say that those leaflets are childish and misleading. The girl in a sailor uniform is ridiculous and an embarrassment the the men and women of the SDF who face tough times to defend their country.
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Educator60, I grew up doing household chores and as a father continued. I know what is involved in keeping a home and know that it is not a 5am to 9pm job. My kids woke up on their own, prepared themselves for school, prepared their own breakfast, kept their own room cleaned, folded and put away their own laundry, help with dinner dishes and also helped keep the house clean. Perhaps mothers do too much for their kids these days and don't teach their kids the responsibility of doing household chores.
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The ad is so misleading. As one with weekdays off, I always see shopping centers full of at home wives/mothers enjoying their free time while dad is at work and kids at school. So yes, the stay at home mom or dad should do the household chores. In addition, I often hear from my male friends that they take care of the home and kids on their days off so mom can take a break with her friends. I find this ironic as she already does this during the week. I would love to be an at home dad.
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Mahesvara of Japan; Crush any invasion? Are you aware that the availability military personnel in China is larger than the Japanese population of Japan?
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Jenna, I have to disagree with you. I have work in Japan for many, many years and as Japan promotes a lot based on seniority, males are often place in positions of discussion making without any skill and/or knowledge of their industry. One clear example is me training my boss. Because of his age he was placed as Bucho with no knowledge of the industry.
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