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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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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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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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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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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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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@Kestrel, with his long legs, he could probably outrun them all!!
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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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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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Praying for a speedy recovery. Gambatte Dear Emperor!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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@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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@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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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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Even if the got gave out ransom, they won't publicly admit that. Otherwise the life of everyone outside Japan would be in danger. Even in my home country when ransom was paid, it is euphemistically branded as rent/accomodation as if the victims were billed at 5 star hotel resort!
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He could have had that passion for his job at the expense of national interest. He probably had the worst nightmare of his life all through those yrs in Syria and could have that invincible feeling that he could possibly pass through another worst nightmare. For safety purposes, he shld just write into a book all his experiences as a journalist. Or he could just choose a South East Asian country like mine and go touring and island hopping to paradise like places and he'll probably get what some had underwent. Foreigners in those places are like walking yen/dollars!
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I wish this kind of drug confiscation and arrest is happens to my home country too. Ditto for the Jpolicemen and whoever were instrumental in this bust.
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@Us, those people who are retirees with no pension most probably are getting welfare from the govt maybe even before their 60's. Maybe you mean the homeless. Not all homeless are without pension. They are receiving but perhaps not enough to rent an apt or there are personal and varied reasons why they are so. The most unfair thing is, there are people esp those who are born normal (Imean those who have the normal faculties and can possibly work for their living) yet along the way couldn't provide for themselves and receive welfare from the govt way higher than what a normal retiree is receiving. Imagine receiving something like 10 to 15 man a month. While those who toiled all their lives are receiving around 8 man only or even less! Where is justice really!!!
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The pension system is especially unfair to widows like me. The survivor's pension is bigger than my own pension. Hence, in accordance to the law, I'm receiving only the survivor's pension and my own is forfeited. It's bigger per se but how can you survive decently with less than 10 man a month? And even if they've added my own, it won't even add up to 10 man. Where is justice? So you still see some old people still toiling past 65!
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How can those measures change my situation now as I'm out of work because of combined power and sexual harassment of a so-called "Jleader"? In fairness I won't consider that company as black since I had the chance to work on 2 of their branches and I never saw such! I just consider that as a bad egg in a basket of good ones. But the effect was so great that I'm out of work now.
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He have chosen a better way of dying alone and an inconspicuous timing. What with a foreign dignitary capping his visit with this news on peaceful Japan! And yes to the poster, we shld know our neighbors!! May the departed find peace and a better afterlife. And may the children who witnessed that carnage undergo therapy and still be positive in life!
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If only the govt would allow a valid PR holder(because there are those who have PR but are product of fake marriages or are originally holder of fake marriage and is presently legally married or Jdescendants wanna be) to bring in a relative and that relative be allowed to legally work. That could solve the accommodation and language barrier. Why for all countries many are choosing Japan? Aside from its beauty, peace and proximity to one's native country, it is the work opportunities that entice us to be here. Despite of all the bashings, Japan is still one if not the best choice.
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I can label my older sister as lifelong single. She'll be 64 and really never been married. She's beautiful but bounded by family obligation of caring for old and sick parents. There are stories why people are unmarried. Lifelong single is much a better description than spinster I think.
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