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Posted in: Language skills remain major concern for foreign nursing care workers See in context

Time for this culture to take a reality pill and realize that English is the accepted international language of choice.  If Japan could pull its head out of its own "bleep" and make English an official second language, then all of this barrier bs wouldn't be an issue.  So many other countries have realized this long ago and have taken the necessary steps to be part of the global community.  Things will never change in this country as long as the Meiji Era thinking ojisans are running the show.

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Posted in: Ghosn planned to oust CEO before his arrest: report See in context

No doubt this is obvious even to those within the Nissan organization, but will anyone stand up and do what's right?  A big fat...NO!!

Those that are in postions of power, within this society, have learned very well how to use the innate or inborn characteristic of kowtowing to one's superior to their advantage.  Thus the rampant abuse and misuse of power.

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Posted in: Police holding cells evolving to meet Japan's changing demographics See in context

Setsuko Miura, a director of the first detention administration division of the Metropolitan Police Department, says, "We try to create an environment where each person can take the time (to reflect)."

I think she meant to say, "... (to reflect) on whether to admit guilt and sign the confession that has been placed before them or refuse and suffer the consequences." 

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Posted in: Nissan seeks to block Ghosn's access to apartment in Rio See in context

What strikes me the most is how buddy buddy Nissan and the prosecutors office seem to be.  Similar agendas perhaps?  It's also interesting how this scandal is not following standard Japanese protocol of deep bow, apologize, and "promise" to do better. 

Oh wait!... there's a gaijin involved.   

Implement standard "Us vs Them" protocol!

Protocol initiated...

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Posted in: New York Times: Trump resort hired undocumented workers See in context

And the pendulum blade keeps getting closer and closer... stay tuned.

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Posted in: Mother gets 2 years in prison for abusing 8-month-old daughter who suffered frostbite See in context

It will be a cold day in hell before any father is granted custody in Japan. Her immediate family would be first in line. Then, her extended family. Then, the child/children would become wards of the state. The only way a father gets custody is if it is requested by the mother.

After living here in Japan for 18+ years and being a father, I know this to be true.  But it still shocks me when I read or hear about it.  The fact that the father wasn't even mentioned in the article also speaks volumes.  Guess we have to assume that he is no longer part of the children's lives.  Japanese society has come a long way but when it comes to the welfare of its children, it is still in the dark ages. 

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Posted in: Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned See in context

 It is giving an impression to people that the prosecutors extended a helping hand to Saikawa to get rid of Ghosn.

Impression indeed.  Like those made in wet cement.  Soon to be permanently etched for all to see.

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Posted in: If you go and see a psychiatrist in Japan, because they’re so inundated with the number of people, they’re not really able to do therapy with you, so it’s treated very much on a medication basis. While the medication is really important, patients are not really learning coping strategies or understanding how to get better. See in context

Choose to visit a psychologist as opposed to a psychiatrist.  Psychologists rely on a therapeutic approach whereas psychiatrists tend to rely on a medicinal or drug based approach.

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Posted in: Police called in to break up drunken brawl by other officers See in context

Alcohol let people do the most craziest and irrational.Work build up stress i guess. Tomorrow they would probably laugh about it and continue with their daily life. The argument might even be something insignificant.

Yes, but who is going to compensate the restaurant owner?  I couldn't care less about what befalls the inept j-cops.  I'm more concerned for the person(s) that had to deal with this ridiculous, yet understandable, display.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

CDP:  "Please stop singing!!  Your enka skills are atrocious!  Give me that mic!!"

LDP:  "No!!  It's my party and I'll sing if I want to!!"

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Posted in: If you are an employee, to what extent do you trust your boss to look out for your best interests? See in context

I trust them about as far as I can throw them.

I've learned how to throw people quite far, so for me it's about 1/10 as far as I can throw them. But even that far is a stretch.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

I can probably assume that the child was in the back seat and not properly restrained as is the common practice here. Therefore allowing the child to freely exit the car while the "unaware" father continued to park.

Tragic but preventable.

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Posted in: North Korea says it has tested 'ultramodern tactical weapon' See in context

IMO.. Kim Jong Un's hair is more relevant than his actions.

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Posted in: Man charged with 150 cases of theft from delivery boxes in Tokyo and Saitama See in context

...But I got tired of waiting I don't mind it anymore if coming or not.

You wanna throw some of that money my way?  I good put it to much better use.

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Posted in: Yokozuna Kisenosato pulls out of tournament after 4th successive loss See in context

I wonder if the Sumo Association realizes the precedent they're setting by giving Kisenosato so many passes.

Precedent in Japan?  Surely you jest.

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Posted in: 86-year-old man pleads not guilty to reckless driving causing death and injury See in context

Not to say that the old man is blameless but, people on bicycles tend to ride without giving a second thought to traffic.  I have learned to be extremely cautious when driving on narrow roads that are close to schools.

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Posted in: Have you experienced any exceptional acts of kindness or generosity from people or businesses in Japan? If so, please tell us about them. See in context

Forgot my bank card at an ATM one day... 3 days later I got a call from my bank telling me that a customer had dropped it off after finding it. 

Very surprised and grateful would be an understatement.

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Posted in: 2 Bulgarians referred to prosecutors over Hiroshima peace park graffiti See in context

I guess they should have left their mark the old fashioned way...

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Posted in: 340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system See in context

The beginning of the end for Japan.

If you mean the beginning of a new progressive thinking era and the end of the blue blooded ojisan, backward thinking era... then I agree with you 100%.

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Posted in: Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies at 95 See in context

I can picture him being led to the Pearly Gates with Spider-man and The Black Panther on each arm.

The impression he left on me as a child unquestionably helped shape my future.

RIP

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Posted in: Fireman arrested for breaking into ex-girlfriend's apartment See in context

So the relevance of stating that he is a firefighter is....?

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Posted in: Foreign workers who don't pay their social insurance premiums may be kicked out of the country. See in context

So it's ok to possibly take away their family, job, property, security (looking after their family)... all for the sake of being late on payments? Interesting. 

And what, pray tell, is the penalty for a Japanese national?

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Posted in: Trump under fire after cancelling WWI cemetery visit See in context

I’d say it’s the most disrespectful thing he could do to the US military, but he’ll ppbably outdo himself before the year is out.

I agree with this statement except for the last five words... it should state, "before the day is out."

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Posted in: Healthy lunch ideas for each day of the week See in context

I don't know if it's only me, but the top photo looks like a plate of food from the original Star Trek series.

Don't get me wrong... it looks delicious.

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Posted in: Going solo: 'Ohitorisama' or the Japanese art of doing it alone See in context

As soon as one finds happiness in solidarity, he/she will become less dependant on others for it.  This has a hugely positive effect on relationships both personal and professional.  Insecurities within relationships with be minimized.

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Posted in: Woman killed after her car crashes into truck during police chase See in context

It is sad that there is no safe place for the husband to go when the wife becomes violent.

The first part of your statement may be true, but the latter part is a huge assumption.

Always better to walk it off instead of getting behind the wheel.

RIP

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Posted in: Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored See in context

"know"

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Posted in: Expert: Acosta video distributed by White House was doctored See in context

The internal destruction of America is well under way. One can only hope the US can survive and ensure Trump is voted out of office in 2020 because America will not last to 2024 with Trump in charge.

Totally agree with the above post.

Modern day Sodom and Gomorrah?

 

Trump will over the next two years completely rip apart the fabric of the USA until the good old days are naught but a dim memory.

Nothing more dangerous than a scared animal backed into a corner.  The walls are closing in on Trump and we all no that he will go out with guns a blazin.

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Posted in: Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test See in context

history is not opinion, it is facts. The quality of education is really low when history is taught as opinions.

I would argue that history is subjective.  Open to interpretation and written from multiple perspectives.  As this case demonstrates.

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Posted in: Trump's media relationship frays more: CNN reporter's press pass suspended See in context

@Jimizo

Complaining about undignified behaviour towards Trump is mind blowing.

Trump is the King of Indecency. 

And the fact that he is at the top, the trickle down effect is in play.   Many Americans and the world as a whole can see very simply the type of "man" he is and the threat that he imposes on to all of us.  Only those that are easily swayed, for whatever reason, by his rhetoric, believe him to be a man of virtue.  Ignorance is bliss... and certainly transferable, as Trump is demonstrating.

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