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Posted in: LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law See in context

How can there be equal rights for the LGBT when there's no equal rights for women? Even with comfort rooms, we are only given 2 options she or he and nothing in between! Don't have bad feelings against the gay community. Got friends on both sides but I don't believe they have to spend time and money just for this. If worse come to worst for some gay couple they could execute wills and power of attorneys to smooth things over.

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Posted in: U.S. charges British IS members in deaths of American, Japanese, other hostages See in context

There are those who seek refuge to other first world countries running away from violence from their native lands. They were fed, clothed, housed and educated. And just when they are expected to stand by themselves and be a productive member of the community who nurtured them, they ran back to the violent ideals they left behind. Similarly in Japan, some are given a chance to work and improve themselves but at the end got a motive to bleed the economy dry in favor of their own native land.

I won't be surprised if they'll have book and movie rights offer and live comfortably while they cut short the lives of those whom they beheaded. And they have the gusts to smile and laugh while being interviewed!!!!Bastards!!!!

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Posted in: Abe tweets that he has visited Yasukuni Shrine See in context

I'm one with Jack. For being the head for around 8 yrs must be something. We must give respect for that alone. Don't know much about Nihonggo but whenever I see him being grilled in the Parliament during session, it takes a lot of guts facing different people watching his every word and moves. He's now a private person and he's twitting on his own account and there are still bashers. Envious folks! Just because he can have what he wants while we are toiling and yet we can't have what he has? Enough folks!

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Posted in: Japan revises law to make more part-timers join pension program See in context

@yubaru, those who were making tons of money before and deficient of their taxes are those who are in dire need of retirement pension most of the time. Most of them had their own flourishing business which eventually went bankrupt and are in need of retirement pension in which their contribution are almost always incomplete for them to receive such.

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Posted in: Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine See in context

Mr. Duterte says no school until there's a vaccine. But Education officials are telling that there'll be a month long enrollment in June in preparation for classes in August. And to maintain social distancing, half of each class will be home based while the other half would be in school in rotation. @Andy, the Phils isn't that difficult to run. The ones running it make things difficult.

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Posted in: Japan's elderly workers suffer as pandemic closes businesses See in context

@yubaru, so true. And he is eligible to be in a govt housing. One thing is really unfair. There are people who are receiving more than 20 man every 2 months but who haven't worked all their lives. Life's unfair!

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Posted in: What will we eat in the year 2050? See in context

Reading articles like this make me realize how lucky Iam living in a first world country. Back home in my native land some don't even have anything due to the pandemic extreme emergency measure. They have problem feeding their empty stomachs now what more with their stomachs decades from now.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving fetus in suitcase in Nagoya See in context

@Maria,one kind of contraception alone isn't a sure hit. In combination with say, rhythm method, could be.

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Posted in: Coronavirus fears give rise to stigma in local communities See in context

As I've been living for almost 30 yrs here in Japan and had endured different kinds of discrimination, I'm now immune to it. Been avoiding doing the same to others as much as possible because I know the feeling. Just can't help hating people who don't feel well perhaps and who cough dryly as in the supermarket I went to yesterday. She may not have the covid19 virus but with the situation now just can't help being annoyed,

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Posted in: Japan confirms third case of coronavirus virus See in context

From a website, it says there's covert bio warfare lab near the seafood market in Wuhan. Just hoping the insinuation isn't true. Because if it's true, it's a grave threat to us all.

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Posted in: Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says See in context

The lady said she's standing up for other foreign workers but wanted her name private. It sounds dubious. The moment she filed a complaint her identity won't be that private anymore. When she resigned and she's opting to go back to PI, surely her docs would be returned to her. That is she would be tagging her employer/sponsor up to the immigration gate of the airport making sure that she really is boarding her flight. My hunch is she found another employer offering a higher pay so she wants her docs and passports which is unfair to her sponsor/employer. Besides if she really wants to jump to another employer, she could have just return to PI and from there process another set of papers for another employer. She wants to rock the boat to her advantage. In a way similar to the Cordero's.

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Posted in: Yokohama legal firm refuses to return passport to Filipino woman See in context

Most probably Advance Company sponsored/facilitated her trainee visa. Them withholding her passport is understandable as there are many trainees who left their sponsors to find better paying jobs. This happened in the past since most employers then didn't know sponsorship rules. Nothing bad to better oneself but walk by the rules. Seems like Advance Company is purely human resource, call it con job if you like but that 's business. Those trainees do know how much they're going to receive before they left their homeland. And for those who haven't experienced working in factories, sad to note that legal Jresidents when working among the trainees are sort of underdogs since most overtime work is given to the trainees to compensate for their low hourly rate. And yes to the observants, how can she be an interpreter if she doesn't know Japanese. Looks like she got a visa for people with specialized skills and that's dubious. And not sure if the Phil Embassy would release a new passport if ever she declared hers is lost. She'll be asked a lot of questions and the embassy staff would finally realize that she's a sort of ran away.

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Posted in: Alligator in Nagoya zoo pond swallowed hundreds of tossed coins See in context

Piggy bank, out! Alligator bank, in! Will the coins come out of its poop? Pity the beast if it won't!

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Posted in: New service pays 'bounty hunters' to catch shoplifters and train gropers See in context

I once tailed a young man when I saw him putting a box of goodies under his shirt. He was wearing an oversized shirt but if you really look at him there's something bulging under his shirt. I just decided to wait for him near the cashier. He was about to go to the cashier when our eyes met. He turned around and when he came to the cashier's lane again, I noticed there's nothing under his shirt anymore. I kept on looking at his other side thinking he might have put it differently. I was at his back and I saw his wallet is better looking than mine. After he went to the bagging table I whisper to the cashier that that man had something under his shirt a while ago. And the man literally run after hurriedly bagging his groceries. And I thought that it was the end of it. The next time I went shopping there, someone seemed to be following me around. And I noticed that for several times. That's why even if I saw someone doing the deed, I don't inform anybody ever again. What are their cameras for? Just like yesterday, there was a couple, a man and a woman in their probably 40's who kept on coming and going inside the supermarket with practically nothing on their hands. How I do I know? I was waiting for my son to fetch me for a good 30 mins. sitting on a chair near the powder room.

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Posted in: Muted in country of their birth, three women try to find their voice See in context

I just feel there's a certain kind of hypocrisy in advocating that long timers with no Jcitizenship be allowed to vote. Allowing them to vote would be giving them a greater chance to continue their native countries' issues against Japan legally. The young people have great ideas but sometimes the real motive is smoke screened.

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Posted in: Abe becomes 2nd-longest-serving Japanese prime minister See in context

The mere fact that he ended the so called revolving door policy and as @Oldman said, standing up to all the bashings through all these yrs is highly commendable. Wishing the best for him!

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Posted in: FBI takes down Nigerian fraudsters in $46 mil case involving Japanese woman See in context

@Kestrel, with his long legs, he could probably outrun them all!!

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Posted in: Hanged killer still provoking human rights debate 22 years after execution See in context

If he's really sincere in helping better the lives of deprived children, he could have chosen a JOrganization dedicated to uplift the lives of Jchildren. He shld have considered the children in his own backyard. Or better, donate it to his victims' families or to any institution the families may choose. Good to hear on the positive result though.

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Posted in: Japan, led by less apologetic generation, stays tough in S Korea feud See in context

I just think to gain a better bargaining power, Korea just like China love to pull on the shameful string of the past. That's basically the difference between Asians and Westerners. Westerners though they never forget the LESSONS of the past, do easily move on. That's why no matter how many GI's died during several conflicts, they still have the heart and courage to help rebuild the countries in which much of their men lost their lives. It's as if to appease them is to give in to their unjust demands. Today's world shld be a win win era not because you hurt me before I'll hurt you now even more kind of thinking.

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Posted in: Emperor emeritus suffered bout of cerebral anemia last week See in context

Praying for a speedy recovery. Gambatte Dear Emperor!

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Posted in: Man who dumped wife’s body in sea admits using wedding money to pay off debt See in context

To the girls out there who are dating, it's nice to be treated to fancy restos and high end bars, to receive and whine for expensive and branded goods. But think if the money involved are from credit cards and loan sharks. And for the men, no need to be spending more than what you can afford. If a woman likes you, she'll be with you even with less. The man in this article wasn't honest on his financial status to the girl. But no matter what, rest in peace, Lady!!!

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Posted in: Japanese students more open to use of marijuana, survey suggests See in context

The article says that the Jyouths are influenced by watching videos on drugs and developments abroad. It didn't mention the influenced of some foreign local friends who are habitual users.

@Strangerland drug abuse is a mental health issue? Most times maybe yes because there are many options to offload stress and excess money and time. Take for instance a past co worker who admitted to using marijuana everyday just to be genki in her job and our job then wasn't related to entertainment but a factory. It's a difference in perspective. To be genki is to feed one's body with the right amt of food and enough time for sleep. Buying marijuana or other energy boosters would take away that money for food. And doing a lot of leisure time with friends would lessen the amt of time needed for rest and ultimately money for food.

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Posted in: Bureaucrats are required to have a high sense of ethics and responsibility, yet they do not receive the respect from society that they used to. There has been a decline in morals. See in context

And now again bashing of the Jbureaucrats! This is not peculiar to Japan. It is all over the world. And maybe more so in the home countries of these bashers.

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Posted in: They're quick to take offense at small things and their ‘rage’ switch is turned on. Then they vent the anger on workers who can’t talk back. See in context

Oh, I remember the time I was working in a ryokan serving dinner. Went to another task after serving a bowl of rice to a group of old men. Not even a minute after one of them called my attention to complain that it was my hair which was on his bowl of rice. My hair was a bit long and just had it permed while the hair on his bowl was straight and not even an inch long. Just took the bowl and replace it with a new one and heard his group laughed as soon as I turned my back. What else can I do? It was a service job and It was part of the job to be polite no matter what.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven stores struggling in face of labor shortage See in context

There was a news before that are hordes of NEET's and stay at home mom shies that would be enough to fill up vacancies. And I remember my son calling a certain number for an arubaito in one of the convenience store conglomerates and he was told that there are a lot of foreigners waiting to be hired. Hence, I say that the lack of workers is artificial just so companies can earn more both sideways by hiring from abroad.

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Posted in: What are some of the weirdest clothes or accessories you have seen staff wear to your workplace? See in context

Having a well manicured fingernails that is almost half an inch long and with Swarovski crystals. Knowing that she's at the end of the manufacturing line doing inspection. Wonder how she could do the job well with those extra dainty hands! And also with false eyelashes to match. She's a beauty to watch, though.

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Posted in: Japan to stiffen rules for foreign university student enrollment after 1,600 go AWOL See in context

I've worked with someone who said she studied Japanese for 1 year. The she paid a handsome amt to change her student visa to working visa. Her compatriot who is a long time Jresident facilitated the docs. I can't help shaking my head seeing her do whatever she "can" just to assimilate. Any workplace with them around is a rat race. Pity me who can't do what she "can".

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Posted in: Japan toughens checks on disabled workers' employment See in context

@Thon, definitely! That's the reason why those companies padded the number of disable persons they hire. To get "freebies" from the govt.

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Posted in: Abe becomes 3rd equal longest-serving PM with 2,720 days in office See in context

@Simon, I'm sure the bashers if ever were in the highest position of the land could not implement all the changes they're proposing. It's easier to bash but once in there you'll realize you can only do so much. Still my admiration to PM Abe for holding on.

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Posted in: Abe becomes 3rd equal longest-serving PM with 2,720 days in office See in context

I agree with some of the posters, staying for so long despite of all the bashings and scandals by some govt officials, his presence as a buffer in international relations and putting to end to what some called revolving door policy are I think worth commending. It's just hard and maybe lonely at the top. All of my congratulations to him!

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