Sometimes I feel Japanese laws are still in the Feudal period and rely too much on payments and dodgy deals to keep people sweet...
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Overtime = better pay.
I would much rather work in a company with 100+ hours overtime per month for 15M salary than a no-overtime company with a 4 million salary.
Don't you have a home-life? Wouldn't you rather not be tired and overworked? Or does the extra money really mean more to you than anything else?
Companies which have good work-life-balance typically translates to pathetic pay.
That's really scary, mate... I'd much rather have a good work/life balance than more money. Health and wellbeing are much more important than a few quid extra.
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Dentsu has a labor-management agreement which limits monthly overtime work to 45 hours per person. The limit can be extended to 75 hours if employees apply in advance.
Wait a sec... the employees are asking for all of this murderous overtime?
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Another example of Japanese activism, refuting the stereotypes of the meek and afraid to speak out Japanese.
Also, she's an actress and freelance writer. What business does she have dictating what people wear in the offices. People don't like dress codes, then don't work there.
So what if she's an actress? Does that mean she isn't entitled to an opinion? Would YOU prefer women who need glasses to be forced not to wear them to make them look less 'cold'? Where do you stand on heels? Short skirts? Maybe wearing the hair up to expose the back of the neck? I know your username is 'Oldman', but you really have to act like one of the oyaji?
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"I've asked Japan. I said to Prime Minister Abe, a friend of mine, Shinzo. I said, 'You have to help us out here. We're paying a lot of money. You're a wealthy nation. And we're, you know, paying for your military essentially,"
Just like a gangster...
Japan shouldn't be paying for Americans to be stationed there - it's completely the wrong way around... the Orange Baboon needs to pay Japan. Arse!
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Posted in: According to a survey by JNTO, many tourists say Tokyo lacks interesting night-time activities and needs more nightclubs and music-related events. What do you think Tokyo should be doing to make its night-time economy more vibrant? See in context
Yeah, why not... turn Tokyo into yet another capital city where people only go to get pissed and have a party.
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Why, and this may be a tad thick of me, but why are the Japanese government buying an island for the AMERICANS to use as a training facility? Surely the Pentagon should buy the island if they want to practice landing... just sounds like Japan is trying to appease the bully that pretends to be a friend.
Just throwing it out there...
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So... how do 'green' bands power their instruments, sound systems, lighting...? Wind turbines? Petrol or diesel generators? Fart-power? What exhausts do bio-fuels give out? How do they affect the atmosphere?
Greenies can be pretty hypocritical at times.
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Guys soapland is the best way. In the short or long run it is much cheaper on the wallet. You will even have enough left in there so that your not on the rice and beer for 3 weeks.
So for the majority of guys commenting your date has to end with getting your leg over if you've paid for the date? Are you really that shallow? No wonder women have the impression we all think with our meat 'n' 2 veg. Maybe I'm old fashioned.
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Comics are books for children.
Have you ever read any comics aimed at adults? Ever seen the French comic "Metal Hurlant"? Heard of the "Barbarella" comics of the 1960s? "VIZ!" here in the UK, as well as the "2000AD" offshoot, "Judge Dredd Megazine"?Sorry for going off-topic but to say that comics are just for children is blinkered at best. They're not all about moralising superheroes or cute and funny characters getting up to high jinks with custard.
As far as the article goes, we've seen these stories in TV drama as well... one that comes to mind is an episode of Police Station Rashomon: there's a relationship between a teacher and one of his students that ends with her killing herself - okay, bad example, but it shows that the subject matter has been a part of prime time TV. Personally I think any adult lusting after a schoolgirl is a bit off, but when adult models and idols are dressed as schoolgirls for photo shoots/musical performances is it any wonder...?
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I can't say I've ever thought life was hard as a man. Luckily I'm not a one-dimensional poser thinking with his John-Thomas and flexing his muscles to impress the ladies. My relationship works because I respect my partner, and treat her like a lady. You don't always have to splash the cash and head for the nearest love hotel.
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US forces are getting a free ride in Japan... the US government should be paying the Japanese.
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It wouldn't surprise me if the writer also complained about Japanese food (American food being naturally better, of course), complained about the Japanese driving on the left, etc... just comes across as another superior Yank.
As far as the smell... ciggie smoke in izakaya prevents me having lunch or dinner there, and heavy smokers also exude a particular smell from their pores - but that's true of smokers everywhere, not limited to Japan. Bad breath... yeah, but again not just limited to Japan.
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BBC and ITV do that here too - if actors or presenters are found to have been abusing drugs or alcohol they tend to be dropped. So it's not a strange thing for me to read about.
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I never even saw this one mentioned on the BBC - THAT is how commonplace these slaughters are becoming. American politicians know the answer, they just don't have the bollox to do anything about it.
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My goodness, we need Greta Thunberg the young Swedish environmental activist here, pronto.
Unless she dressed as a schoolgirl or a maid and danced about with lots of frills nobody would take any notice.
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Just shows how common this is - only a handful of comments and not even on JT's front page any more.
More deaths - how many more until US politicians get the message? BAN GUNS!!!!!
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Whoever wrote those comments clearly has a slate loose... totally insane.
What I found the most shocking is that they would rather beat a rabid dog to death than treat it humanely? Oh, what am I thinking? They eat dogs, so obviously there's zero empathy for man's best friend.
Back to Biden... these sort of personal attacks... wishing he was dead, violently or via euthanasia... it's just sick. I can't stand Trump, but do I wish he was dead? No... I wish he was in jail, but that's something else... but you don't wish for death for people in public like that. You really have to wonder at the sanity of the people writing that sort of garbage.
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What is about to play out in HK is possible in any country because no country's policeFORCE is a democratic institution. The guard dogs of the state are on principle beholden to only a few men (and fewer women). They are allowed to kill with impunity. This is a sore point in our "democracies" that needs to be attended to if true democracy is to be ever realized.
In your country maybe... our police aren't armed except at airports, sensitive installations and London city centre.
As far as HK goes, there are clearly orders coming from Beijing to gradually crank up the aggressive stance of the police.
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I've always been a bit dubious about the Japanese traffic light system... cars crossing the zebra crossing while people are still walking... crazy.
I'm relieved the kids are okay... one more tragedy averted.
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Why refer to it as a 'gubernatorial' election - not all of your readers understand the term since we're not all Americans... I had to Google it for example:
relating to a governor, particularly that of a state in the US.
"a gubernatorial election"
Please consider your global readership.
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Number 1: the fire brigade did not know at the time that the cladding was dangerous - they turned up to a tower block fire.
Number 2: the advice given was probably standard procedure for a fire such as this appeared to be. Again, the fire brigade did not know the cladding was dangerous at the time.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing... unless you're being blamed for something you had no control over.
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@Sh1mon M4sadaNov. 5 05:49 pm JST
I can't believe so many people here have swallowed whole the 'polluting countries' narrative and from none other than the main stream media, whose sole existence is entirely dependent on the big corporate elites.
I'm sorry, but as soon as you start banging on about 'elites' and 'main stream media' you lose me. I'm getting heartily sick of these paranoid conspiracy theories.
Trump relies on his working class voters, and a lot of them are employed by factories and fossil fuel suppliers, so he's clearly going to support them rather than cutting pollution. Votes are much more important than the atmosphere
I'm no tree-hugger but even I can see that America just pumps out smoke and gas like the Industrial Revolution only just happened.
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Isn't this a form of slavery? Or at least medieval indenture?
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noypikantokuToday 09:35 am JST
Just ban tourism , problem solved. Culture preservation is more important than tourists who do nothing but destroy things, they are also the culprits who take pictures of Geishas, they don't understand that these Geishas are not for tourism. Tourists are Jama! Keep it the way it was before, when Japan let all the tourists out. Japan is a very wealthy country they don't need tourism to survive.
Thank you for making me so welcome in Japan... Seriously, I'm glad not all Japanese are so anti-tourist.
I've only been to Kyoto once and it was nice... and no, I didn't grab a Geisha/Maiko, I never wandered into private roads and went snap-happy... I respect Japanese culture, I know a fair number of people in Japan... Hell, my partner is from Japan...
Don't be so isolationist... that's a HUGE leap backwards. Or is it that you just don't like foreigners?
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I really don't know how this will work on stage. Nausicaa's world is huge, and some of the creatures are enormous... I mean the Ohmu and the giant flying insects are bigger than houses. Then there's Kai her big riding bird (horseclaw), Tito her little fox ferret thingy... the God Warrior... not forgetting all of the aircraft and armoured vehicles... I honestly don't know how they can get this onto a kabuki stage....
I'd love to see it though. Been a fan of the anime and the comic series ever since they came out.
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After the near riot last year I'm not surprised they've clamped down.
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I've never heard of her, so I'm pretty safe from malware and stuff related to her
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God, that's horrible
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AKB is selling underage sex appeals. We SHOULD judge them and make them feel ashamed of themselves. No respectable middle aged man should be drooling over little kids dancing.
Google them - about two-thirds are over 18, there are a handful at 15 and (admittedly rather worrying) a 13 year old.
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