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Posted in: Buying a home in Japan: What you should consider See in context

Mr Kawamura

The English on your website is pretty bad. I would work on that since you seem to be catering to foreign clientele.

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

An odd headline.

Avoiding the security blunders that led to his death during the extravagant funeral doesn’t really make sense to me.

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Posted in: Stressed out, burned out and dropping out: Why U.S. teachers are leaving the classroom See in context

garymalmgrem

Dealing with unvaccinated children is one of the main issues for quitting?

Seems like a bit of a ridiculous claim. Are you unable to deal with unvaccinated adults? Personally makes no difference to me.

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Posted in: The controversy over Abe's state funeral See in context

The LDP is so old and corrupt this kinda scandal is inevitable for them.

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

Thats laughable.

When people gonna figure out that other people arent like you? Other people dont want/need a preset agenda set by the locals on what to buy. They explore on their own.

Japanese man

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

No doubt after he realized he was in trouble, he used his considerable assets to coerce her to not file charges and receive monies instead.

Thats why he isn’t charged criminally. Interesting how in other cases the cops come down on you anyways and regardless, but this guy can get away with actually breaking her bones???

Money don’t talk, it speaks and gets the last word too.

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

Before you all get too worked up, the media in Japan is literally the mouthpiece of the LDP.

Explaining their defunct ways and trying to control propaganda is what they are trying to do. There is a lot of people who watch TV and walk off thinking its reality.

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Posted in: Over 75s top 15% of Japan's population for 1st time See in context

Maybe ;)

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Posted in: Over 75s top 15% of Japan's population for 1st time See in context

The whole planet has a demographic collapse due to the 2 generations of globalization. Japan is actually well placed to survive it due to our wealth, position, military, and social structure.

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Posted in: Vietnamese man fatally stabbed in Kawasaki See in context

Letsberealistic

Did you just say that different cultures and ethnicity play no part in behavior?

And that, that is racial profiling???

Man you are pretty far off the mark

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Posted in: Japan reports 92,741 new coronavirus cases See in context

Still 200-300 deaths everyday all summer. Very sad.

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Posted in: Gov't unveils inflation-relief package See in context

Good news for English teachers then hopefully. Teachers are paid a pittance.

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Posted in: Gov't to forgo resubmitting immigration bill See in context

At a governmental and societal level, treatment of foreigners isn’t a priority really here.

It never has been and will probably take the leaders of Japan ordering everyone to eliminate certain practices and create other laws.

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Posted in: Cost of Abe's state funeral rises to ¥1.6 billion See in context

Say Whaaaaaaaaaa????

A big billion now

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Posted in: 5 Japanese ‘compliments’ that can sound off to foreigners See in context

I am half but Japanese born but don’t look Japanese at all.

I’ve lived abroad as well as here and am well aware of when someone is giving me a compliment, or is actually being passive aggressive.

Expats seem to have their own pov

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Posted in: No preferential treatment given over bid for Abe state funeral: Matsuno See in context

Like anyones gunna take ur word for it.

The entire LDP is in on everything together. You cant be in power for 70 years and not be.

They all loved the power and money the moonies brought them, and now it blew up in their faces and they dunno what to do.

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Posted in: 5 Japanese ‘compliments’ that can sound off to foreigners See in context

Well I am a Japanese whom locals think is a westerner (by my appearance). It is pretty silly to get chopstick compliments, so I am always sure to reply with amazement at the commentors incredible spoon and fork abilities.

Thats usually the end of it lol

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Posted in: Japan reports 123,100 new coronavirus cases; 12,561 in Tokyo See in context

Still too many deaths. May they RIP

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Posted in: Still no trace of 2-year-old boy missing for 9 days in Toyama Prefecture See in context

Thomas Twatt

I think the comments arent as cruel as you think.

In most cases when someone is murdered, it is by someone they know well. The child has been searched for extensively within a wide perimeter, and we already know toddlers cant get too far too fast.

I wouldn’t put it past the parents or those nearby and neither are the cops I promise you.

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Posted in: As Japanese manufacturing fades, a factory town fights to stay alive See in context

If you own a small business, as you inevitably age, if you do not choose a successor and train apprentices, why would you expect your shop not to close with you?

Japan was the richest country in the world when they opened.

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Posted in: U.S. warships carrying out Taiwan Strait passage; first since Pelosi visit See in context

If the USA does not pivot toward Asia, support the quad, and support India vs China, then the Pacific Zone would be a deadly war zone.

I see the us Navy’s domination over the straits as the actual deterrent to Beijings offensives.

Russia has its own energy.

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Posted in: A-bomb survivors disappointed with nuclear weapons conference flop See in context

Kind a joke.

Why would anyone expect to live in a world without nuclear weapons?

If anything we will be and have been and are building more weapons and more powerful bombs.

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Posted in: Abe's accused killer says in letter, tweets his life destroyed by mother's religion See in context

Japan and Japanese people are quite the culty people.

Many successful cults have made a lot of money here and ruined many lives.

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Posted in: Okinawa gubernatorial race begins with U.S. base relocation in focus See in context

I am Japanese, but appreciative of the US bases.

I feel like the deterrent is better than being weak and preyed upon, and that is what happens around the world to those who are poor and don’t have armies.

Japan would be a hardcore dictatorship if it hadn’t been for the USA flipping it into a democracy.

Those folks demonstrating wouldnt even have the right to protest in old Japan.

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Posted in: 72% of survey respondents say border controls reason for not visiting Japan See in context

They must have known that Japan was about to get clobbered by Covid.

Basically every other person has it, and Japan is now by far the country with the most daily infections and deaths too.

200-350 elderly die daily and they have all been vaccinated repeatedly

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Posted in: Bad guys turn good in China 'Minions' movie ending See in context

Why is there one standard for China??

What a shame that the world bends to their wishes because of money.

Make the movie, they can censor it, and then in 20 movies they will only have a small collection of crap edited flicks and thats all they deserve.

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Posted in: Kishida's support tumbles, hit by questions over Unification Church and COVID See in context

The simple truth is that there are many members and supporters within the LDP of the UC.

But they don’t acknowledge that everyone knows that and like old entitled elites (that they are) they pretend that calls to check themselves from within about it anger the public even more.

And Japan has had the worst covid statistics on earth for several weeks. More people infected (200,000-250,000 daily) and die (200-300) daily. Why hasn’t that been ever discussed.

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Posted in: Police to revise rules for VIP protection after Abe shooting See in context

Ya think?

Me and my friends could’ve provided better security.

This comes from too much “follow the leader” mentality which is more prevalent here than nearly anywhere else in my opinion.

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Posted in: Xi, Putin to attend G20 summit in Bali in November; Ukraine's Zelenskiy also invited See in context

Bad Bully Panda!

The UN shud send him home.

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Posted in: Unification Church followers in S Korea protest negative Japanese media coverage See in context

This is almost comical.

Any days a good day to have a protest against Japan in SK.

The placards and signs are always so amazingly well printed and done up so quick. They must have tremendous/ official funding / support.

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