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Posted in: Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for Japanese workers See in context

Days off means white collar. Blue collar is there to serve the white collar. Of course. That’s the system.

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Posted in: 30% of young Japanese say Diet not helping people's lives See in context

Terrible stat. If Japan is a democracy, how are they representing their people? The only time I see or hear of our local reps is when they’re campaigning. The sad thing is that this is soooo embedded in the system, it won't change..not in a loooong time.,,unless some new black ship comes in and forces changes. I dont see that coming anytime soon, though.

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Posted in: Abe explains choice of Reiwa for next era name See in context

Abe-san, your words culture is born and grows when people come together and "care for each other beautifully.” Please remember that the millions of people entering and setting up residence here will be part of this nation’s future and will depend on these very words in their process of integration.

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Posted in: New era name echoes Abe's national pride agenda See in context

The order should be harmony first. There’s much missing in these two characters. Japan today needs more than order and / or harmony. The word heart and oneness should be included. With the increasing internationalization of the country we need to think how this nation is going to open its arms and accommodate the new Japan. We’re talking too much about the wrong kind of arms, the ones not bringing harmony.

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Posted in: Thai police arrest 15 Japanese men in call center scam See in context

Where did they get the phone numbers? I want details. How did they get names and ages and other details?

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Posted in: 759 foreign trainees in Japan disappeared after unjust treatment: survey See in context

Go after the brokers; let's start there. Then go after these 'black' companies who only squeeze these young workers. Only last go after the workers. I don't see omotenashi. Foreign workers should first go to companies ready, willing & able to take proper and reasonable care of workers..including nationals.

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Posted in: 613,000 Japanese aged 40-64 considered recluses: survey See in context

It's all in the environment. How open family and friends are. While style trumps free expression, people will close up. It just grows and becomes a problem such as hikikomori. There is no cure. Society must loosen up, that's it.

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Posted in: Kono suggests need to end reversal of Japanese names in English See in context

Thank God for small changes. Only person in the cabinet I can begin to like. Welcome Kono.

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Posted in: Nissan's governance committee says Ghosn had too much power See in context

The end of Nissan. How can a business be run by unanimity? They don't know which way to turn. This is why they hired Ghosn in the first place. Oh well, I think weve seen our better days. We'll be back here in a decade. If not with Renault with someone else..the Chinese.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s Muji Hotel now taking reservations See in context

Very Muji.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries asset seizure over WWII forced labor See in context

When injuring a person the apologizing person has to make sure the person being apologized to is satisfied. It’s that person or people that have the final say. The South Korea government is not the party being apologized to, its the women who were violated. Government to government does not hit the mark. The women were in essence sidelined. The people directly maligned need to be taken care of. MHI, if guilty, needs to give true comfort to the women they in essence raped. Hiding behind the skirts of Big Brother and not soothing these people will only prolong this problem. Forget governments, they never did much good especially on the international arena. Let’s make peace.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries asset seizure over WWII forced labor See in context

MHI is not Japan. This is something between a company that maligned citizens of another nation. Why should the Japanese government get involved?

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Posted in: Court rejects damages suit over same-surname rule after marriage See in context

Go abroad and get remarried changing names as you wish. Coming home they’ll have to recognize it.

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Posted in: Teenager handed prison sentence for making explosive substance, gun See in context

Instead of punishment the authorities should impose some kind of permit system including responsibilities. This will do nothing to stop development and advancement of knowledge and experience. We need more imagination in the police department. This country loves licenses. Apply it more openly rather than oppress.

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Posted in: In 'killer robots' debate, Japan shuns fully automated arms See in context

With all their R & D what has Japan developed if not fully autonomous weapons systems?

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Posted in: Is overtime work in Tokyo going to get worse thanks to the Olympics’ new last train schedules? See in context

No comment. I pity the average worker. Don’t moan in shock or surprise the day brain drain stats come rolling around. It’s not Japanese culture, its a bully’s culture.

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Posted in: Japan to support education for 4 mil women in developing countries See in context

I’d believe the sincerity of his actions if in his own home country women weren’t so oppressed as second class citizens. No one ever accuse our dear leader of being an upright person.

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Posted in: Japan Times president apologizes for turmoil; warns of legal action against leakers See in context

"The act of leaking confidential information and the act of damaging the company's reputation..

I believe Tsutsumi one upped anyone who leaked any information. He’s as involved with his right wing friends even if he doesn’t admit to it, as the Nippon Kaigi or the LDP is. Who is he trying to fool or mislead? Whoever cares to read the article would him / herself know better. Tsutsumi cant live with himself.

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Posted in: Abe renews commitment to constitutional reform See in context

Remember that China became the monster nation it is today mainly because Japan, Inc. didn’t want to lower its standard of living and lower wages. Sending its manufacturing to China gave that country a lot of cash which it’s now using to flex its muscles in its vicinity. They wear an invisible ‘Remember Nanking’ band on their heads as they militarize. Abe knows this. Japan also handed over its technical know-how. None of this bodes well for Dear Leader Abe. There’s a heavy underhanded force creating tsunamis in Okinawa which didn’t exist before. Where’s that coming from, if not its neighbor next door who wants to control Taiwan at any cost, giving it free passage to the Pacific where it can enjoy access and control to the countless island without even a military presence. Change of the constitution spells war. We may not want it but Abe sees no way out..I think.

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Posted in: Abe renews commitment to constitutional reform See in context

If Abe wants to change the constitution then I also recommend that the average Joe citizen also be allowed to purchase and own guns. Why should only the government enjoy the joys of owning their toys?

In all seriousness, you dont spend billions on weapons if you don’t plan on using them. One doesn’t spend the billions to be Mr. Nice Guy in support of Big Brother. I suspect somewhere in the dungeons of Washington, D.C. there’s a group promoting and indeed pushing Abe to militarize, come hell or high water. I foresee not only the change of the constitution but also that Abe will do it in a very underhanded way. Just watch. The Japanese people don’t want the change. The pity is only Japan will lose in the long run.

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Posted in: China should learn from Japan's lost decade: former official See in context

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China should learn from Japan's lost decade: former officialdom

Japan should learn it's mistake 's from it's own lost decade, more like.

muri muri muri muri. They don’t earn. Japan goes by an agenda, not by what they did or should’ve learnt.

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Posted in: China should learn from Japan's lost decade: former official See in context

Cute name, lost decade, since it started before my arrival over 25 years ago. That’s one looooong decade.

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Posted in: 49 killed, more than 20 wounded in 2 New Zealand mosque shootings; 4 suspects in custody See in context

My prayers for the victims, and condolences to family & friends.

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Posted in: Abe suggests he won't seek 4th term as LDP president See in context

Made my day. But it gives him Carte Blanche to do as he pleases and not have to worry about ratings, which I foresee him taking advantage of to pull off his diabolical plans.

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Posted in: Japan says it won't submit new U.N. rights motion against N Korea See in context

No one ever accused Japan of being a leader but at least they’ve woken up, smelt the coffee and playing a smart game.

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Posted in: Nissan asking shareholders to vote to oust Ghosn as director See in context

I vote to oust Saikawa.

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Posted in: As newspapers close throughout U.S., role of government watchdog disappears See in context

If media did a real job we wouldn’t be having to deal with conspiracies; the truth would be out there. As is good ole YouTube is a source of truth..and false news but at least people have sense to understand in which way things are moving. It’s hard to trust ANYONE out to report. In the end we must go by our own intuition. Experience is a better guide than Op-Ed columnists. Maybe the loss of newspapers will make us more discerning without need of someone else’s ‘qualified’ input. Those ‘qualified’ are paid to guide, mislead and / or toe a line. Your own intuition will do the job.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shin-Okubo ethnic enclave still evolving See in context

It’s about time Tokyo got internationalized - more internationalized. I like that area. I’d like to try some international getemono; let’s see what ‘unique’ foods they offer.

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Posted in: Ghosn posts ¥1 billion bail; released after 108 days in detention See in context

How about a Japanese judge for the international court in The Hague?

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Posted in: Court approves Ghosn's release on ¥1 bil bail See in context

Ghost will be remembered more than our dear PM will. What else, what goes around comes around. I’m very disheartened at this nation who tries so hard to look good yet always does something in the international eyes to shoot itself in the foot. Corny? Everything else has been said. This ghost story is only the beginning. Ramifications of this self serving legal system are just now going to appear.

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