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Posted in: Japanese firms resist hiring foreign workers under new immigration law: poll See in context

"We have failed in the past by employing foreign workers who could not blend in with a different culture," a manager of a metal-products maker wrote.

Translation: The foreign workers refused to work a ridiculous amount of unnecessary and unpaid overtime.

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Posted in: Japanese firms getting serious about food waste; households lag behind See in context

What about the even greater problem of excessive packaging waste? So much unnecessary plastic and cardboard packaging gets thrown away.

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Posted in: Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia See in context

A great victory for equality. Congrats to the the Taiwanese BLT community.

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Posted in: Japan’s host club king wants to sell you some ¥54,000 hair product in a tiny bottle See in context

That is a man? Why would anyone be attracted to a hyper vain person?

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Posted in: Man whose wife, 3-year-old daughter were killed by speeding car, puts focus on issue of elderly driving See in context

How about fitting some sort of forced "Speed and Power" limiter to all vehicles owned / driven by those over a certain age? Something that heavily restricts the speed and acceleration of the vehicle...

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Posted in: LDP calls for law to tighten regulation on IT giants See in context

LDP calls for law to tighten regulation on IT giants

Translation - we feel left out and want access to the same data...

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Posted in: U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends 7 years in Ecuador embassy See in context

Why are governments angry with Julian Assange?

Simple truth/fact: He revealed just a fraction of their: Corruption, Crime, Coercion, Cover-ups and Clandestine activities... Needles to say, they would prefer those activities to be kept secret.

It is embarrassing for them, so natural they (governments) will invent charges and stories against Assange in an attempt to deflect attention away from their devious and secretive activities..

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Posted in: Facebook bans white nationalism, white separatism on its platforms See in context

Anything, group or book that insights, teaches or preaches "intolerance" of others should be removed / censored. That includes religion too. Mods, that is not and insult or slur. It is a fact. All mainstream religions preach intolerance. If you remove my post it only reinforces my belief that people are afraid of facts and truths.

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Posted in: BOJ board member calls for more stimulus if economy sinks See in context

The only (long term) solution is immediate austerity measures (across the board) to help fund / repay some of the massive debt mountain (JGB in issuance) with a goal of reducing the eye watering and unsustainable 'debt servicing costs'.

This is the complete opposite to what the inept BOJ officials have been doing (who want to keep printing money - i.e. increasing the the debt mountain).

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn makes 3rd bail request See in context

Japanese Justice System = Japanese Hostage System

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Posted in: Man kills head of Tokyo foster home he used to live in See in context

camera footage shows Tahara entering the building through an unlocked door

I think any institution, building or room that holds children should have high levels of security. At least start by locking doors to prevent access by members of the public.

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Posted in: China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist See in context

Global population has already double from 3.8 billion in 1972 to a unsustainable 7.7 billion in 2019. To sustain our planet and the limited (already strained) natural resources, we need to see massive global population decline.

This is the single biggest problem and threat to our planet and our existence as a species.

The only (selfish) people who (need) population growth are "Banksters and Politicians". Don't fall for their 'ignorant and selfish' propaganda.

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Posted in: Actor Liam Neeson fights to recover after sharing racist episode See in context

Was it dumb what Liam said: Yes

Was it racist: No

Was he angry in a rage of fury about his friend being raped: Yes

Do people tend to overreact and say stupid things when in a rage of fury: Yes

Did Liam actual commit a crime: No

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Posted in: Abe calls for public works spending plan to help economy See in context

Adding more debt to the debt mountain is by far the biggest expense / problem with the economy...

It's like trying to help an alcoholic by giving them more alcohol.

It's madness.

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Posted in: 1st 'comfort women' statue installed in Taiwan See in context

This is why this issue will never go away...

It doesn't matter how many times you apologize, if you do not openly accept and admit responsibility yourself or on behalf of those that did it. Saying sorry without meaning it or without showing any remorse (fake lip service) is even more painful than saying nothing...

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Posted in: Social media users praise Japan for spotless locker room at World Cup See in context

It's a PR stunt.

This only seems to 'conveniently' happen when the press or TV cameras are about.

Yes the streets of Japan are typically very clean, but there are many 'selfish' people who sadly still litter.

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Posted in: Aso returns year's salary over scandal; 20 other finance ministry officials punished See in context

"I find this (that we got caught, not the act itself) extremely regrettable"... Aso and the cabinets true feelings.

"We should conduct a through review of how to keep public documents and take measures to prevent a recurrence (of being caught)"...

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Posted in: Man shot dead by police after knife attack in Kumamoto See in context

A taser would have been just as effective and non-lethal...

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Posted in: Ruling party lawmaker justifies remark urging more childbearing See in context

A declining birthrate is great news for Japan and our planet. We DO NOT need more people. The complete opposite in fact. Don't fall for the usual 'self centered & illogical' excuses.

Our planet cannot sustain the rapid rise in population. Just look at the pollution and scarce resources we have now...

The 'self-centered' politicians / central banks desperately need population growth because of the corrupt 'debt money system' they all depend upon. Which means they need 'tax growth' (a constantly supply of tax payers) in order to keep funding AND growing the debt.

Based on the state of our planet, there is not one single reason to justify population growth, period...

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Posted in: Japan expresses concern at relocation of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem See in context

Embassy location is not the problem. Religion (aka religious bickering) is the root of 99.99% of the problems in the middle east.

As long as people continue to believe in different religions, the middle east will never see peace.

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Posted in: Tokyo works to boost Paralympic profile before 2020 Games See in context

The stigma is a global issue, not just in Japan...

The real problem (fact) is that "most" have no interest in watching the Paralympics. It is boring and/or uncomfortable to watch for those who do not have a disabled friend or family member (they can't relate).

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Posted in: Formula One abolishes 'grid girls' See in context

While we men still have a pair of testis and testosterone, we will always like looking at eye candy. It's natural, healthy and in our gene's to be attracted to the opposite sex (excluding the BLT).

Just because some suits in a stuffy committee decided to spread their PC nausea, it will not suppress a typical males urges or the hot blood that circulates his body... The survival of our species depends on it...

When will this farce end? I'm sure 'they' (PC warriors) will not be happy until we morph into a single gender society.

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Posted in: Almost half of Japanese firms keen to improve internal controls in wake of scandals: poll See in context

"keen to improve internal controls"

To prevent scandals, or to conceal them better?

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Posted in: Training day: Gov't officials embrace sneakers to promote fitness See in context

Hence these are called trainers in British English.

The is no such thing as British English. There is English, then you have all the other countries that speak English, such as: American English, Aussie English etc, etc.

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Posted in: Calls for same-sex marriage legalization growing in Japan See in context

Equality is fair for all of us. Same sex marriage is equality. As Ricky Gervais once said:

Same sex marriage is not gay privilege, it's equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don't.

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Posted in: Half of Britons support a second vote on Brexit, poll finds See in context

BS don't trust the biased media. We (the vast majority of the UK citizens) do not need the EU. Leave the UK people and UK government to make it's own rules, laws, policies and trade agreements.

No need for the 'undemocratic' and 'unelected' overpaid EU bureaucrats telling us what we can and cannot do. Their only interest is to befriend the wealthy and big businesses.

If the fools who voted to remain, printed a true side-by-side advantages 'vs' disadvantages comparison for Brexit (i.e. on how it effects the common people majority), they would see how delusional they are.

Don't listen to the elite super-rich who control big business and the media. They are biased and poor losers, who cannot accept that they lost. Now, like spoiled little children they are having a hissy fit because they didn't get what they wanted.

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Posted in: Prince Akishino says he is 'relieved' by emperor abdication law See in context

A photo that oozes joy and happiness.

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Posted in: No. of reported school bullying cases in Japan hit record high in 2016 See in context

Even the schools themselves bully the students:

Japanese girl says school forced her to dye hair black; sues Osaka gov't

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japanese-girl-says-school-forced-her-to-dye-hair-black-sues-govt-media

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Posted in: Hafu2Hafu Project: Photographer turns his lens on Tokyo to capture what it means to be half-Japanese See in context

I hate when people, like towingtheline above, tell us what term to use.

Cupcake, I did not tell people what term to use. Only that those who use the term 'haafu' are ignorant of its original meaning.

What i suggested were the more appropriate terms: 'dual nationality' or be 'bi-cultural' or even 'multi-cultural' but 'haafu' is just negative. It doesn't matter how you try to dress it up, or how fluffy and innocent you pretend it to be, it was originally meant as a racial slur / insult by those who consider themselves 'complete' pure bloods and thus superior.

I have lived here 18 years and I have a 'dual nationality' daughter ;)

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Posted in: Hafu2Hafu Project: Photographer turns his lens on Tokyo to capture what it means to be half-Japanese See in context

Let's be clear. It is a term referring to race. It refers to the purity of one's Japanese blood. 

But Japanese is a nationality, not a race... :)

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