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Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested for stealing ¥1,000 from shrine donation box See in context

I used to work with some old men receiving pensions ¥500,000 every 2 months yet still working for some 4 to 5 hrs 5 times a week. And used to work with some old women as old as 72. Some oldies are used to making dramas all the while wasting their little money on pachinkos.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 3 family members in Saitama Prefecture See in context

@Larr Flint, double locking the windows isn't a perfect assurance that no one could ever enter your apartment. The pros can easily remove the gaskets in glass windows and veranda doors. Take it from what I've experienced!

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Posted in: Sagawa, who killed woman, ate her flesh in Paris in 1981, dies at 73 See in context

I just think if France ruled him to be insane, the cannibal man must have gotten the best lawyer in town. And even so, I must agree with one poster that the French people could be at fault for not protesting the verdict. But his lawyer was one hell of a lawyer paid perhaps very handsomely.

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Posted in: Japanese labor authorities have confirmed that a transgender employee developed depression due to a strong psychological burden caused by harassment related to sexual orientation or gender identity, or SOGI, and recognized it as a work-related disease eligible for workers' compensation insurance benefits. What do you think about this ruling? See in context

I wouldn't be surprised if social security deductions would go up if everyone with gender identity crisis would line up for workers' compensation. If a certain company doesn't appreciate the way you work and present yourself, go find another one. Else I'll think not being able to handle work related stress means not capable to work or just a drama to leech on the govt.

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Posted in: What is your view on people or groups who use social media to air extremist views, hate speech, incite violence or libel others? Where should the line be drawn, if at all, with regards to freedom of speech? See in context

Unless one explicitly write "kill", using expletives and unacceptable descriptions, expressing mere opinion even beliefs is just part of freedom of speech. Just sometimes some people's view of being leftist/rightist/extremist is too rigid that if one isn't in alignment with the other one's beliefs, then you'll end up being branded as such. At times I'm at a loss whenever I'm banned from posting a comment when all I do is just write I believe.

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Posted in: Slain teen parents hope U.S. gun control fight will continue, 30 years on See in context

@cleo as per @awa no gaijin description, the victim was dressed in costume and it would be hard to know if he's just holding a toy gun at that particular night. In my home country there were drunk men brandishing toy guns killed by police only to realize they were after all toys. And there were instances when people going Christmas caroling (because the treat or trick prank isn't that widespread yet in my home country) were actually thieves for home invasions. Of course the intonation American guy who said "freeze" wasn't friendly to really mean what he said. But who are we to know what's on their mind. Probably a part of the prank? No one could say. English education in Japan must teach the way they are really pronounced. Teach the L's from the R's not to adopt English to Japanese palate.

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Posted in: Slain teen parents hope U.S. gun control fight will continue, 30 years on See in context

I just think it all boils down to one neglected part of learning English. Just take the English word "please". In Japan almost all Japanese cans say "purisu" and they'll be very well understood here in Japan. I just thought English is not just taught as an additional language but a skill to make communication with English speaking foreigners. Vis a vis with the Japanese style of pronouncing English words must be taught the real way they are pronounced. Just look at the tragic result of overlooking this very small and highly neglected side of English education in Japan. My heart goes to this family who just dream of a better opportunity for their son. And I might be bashed but quite sad too for that man who snuff the life of the poor kid just for trying to protect his property. Miscommunication with a high price.

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Posted in: Chinese JETs cherish links to Japan despite soured ties See in context

@noriahojanen, include WWII and yes their true color would show up.

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Posted in: Gov't plans ¥50,000 handouts for each low-income household to fight inflation See in context

Single moms and pensioners who have around 1,200,000 yen income per anum is residence tax exempt and hence would be the recipient of the hand out. They are the ones described as low income earners. But what the rest of us who are low income earners and on the poverty level yet required by law to pay residence taxes. Can't they be fair enough to just give a salary threshold and include not just those who are residence tax exempt?

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Posted in: Unification Church ex-members in Japan say they were treated like an 'economic army' See in context

Seems like the attention is focused to the Unification Church. How about some other religious cult with a tight hold on Jpolitics!

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Posted in: 2 dead, 7 injured after bus-car collision on expressway in central Japan See in context

Could be Meitetsu bus?

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Posted in: Japanese gov't investigating mistreatment of pregnant foreign trainees See in context

Just have to disagree that Japan is hiring trainees to save on pay outs. The handlers of these trainees are basicallly receiving the full amount of salaries which might equal to J and residents parttimers. The trainees are at the receiving end after the salary cuts. And we who are their co workers and residents are at the losing end since light and OT jobs are being prioritized to them. There was a time when overstayers intentionally hook up with a Japanese even married ones just to get pregnant and make their residence legal. Flaunting that the bay is Japanese. And when they do, all the previous taxes they shld have been paying all along is scrapped to zero.such an unfair life though, pitying the trainees while us residents are being squeezed dry.

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Posted in: War-displaced Japanese on Philippine island stand up to claim roots See in context

Just can't believe that there are those who could be real nikkeijins who are aren't proud of their roots! I thought those who are even in Japan who aren't just "bought" their nikkeijins bloodline.

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Posted in: Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York See in context

@Dagon, include the visa privileges of groups in the guise of religion. Human trafficking in disguise.

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Posted in: Japan defense minister had help from Unification Church in elections See in context

@gintonic, surely you haven't read much about politics in my home country. It's wheelchair and neck brace!

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Posted in: Japan defense minister had help from Unification Church in elections See in context

Same idea with @BertieWooster. But the Koreans with all its dirt thru UC never plan to side step Japan nor the US. Unlike the Other Nation with the ultimate ambition to be number 1. And some are into Jpolitics as well.

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Posted in: Japan government plan for Abe state funeral sparks protests See in context

Being the longest serving PM is a feat. Can't understand Nihonggo but was able to watch how he evolved as a PM in all those yrs. just seeing how he rebutted in those parliamentary sessions. It pains me him being gunned down knowing that he spent more than half of his life in public service. He could have lived a comfortable life beyond the glaring eyes of the public after stepping down. Yet he chose to do what he believed. And for this, Iam for the state funeral. And if some would say tax payers money, they could say it again. And as @redstorm says, the cost will be small compared to other items.

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Posted in: British Open honors Abe See in context

Wonder if that's the same in Japan. Must be a cultural thing. I've seen some flags here in Japan not in half mast.

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Posted in: Japanese plastics firm charged over alleged bribes to Vietnam officials See in context

I'm one with @septim dynasty. I think the very people handling goods and human imports from Vietnam is China. They have the same recipe. Sending young and beautiful girls who can mesmerized senior company officials. Hope I'm wrong but I think China has long been dreaming to unseat the US as number one having unseated Japan as number 2. They could have strong political backing. A stealth way of propagating their kind of political system.

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Posted in: Philippine leader Duterte announces retirement from politics See in context

@asiafriend, for one thing majority of the Filipino people are doubting if he's really serious with that pronouncement. It has been proven time and again that he can't stand on his own words. Some are even calling it a prank. Some are counting the days when he would appear and retract what he had previously stated. But everyone looking for good governance are looking forward to its realization with warily.

And him out of presidency would make the Phils a haven for some people who wants drugs? If all the news and statistics even from PDEA is to be believed, the flow of drugs into the Phils heightened during his term. Killing the drug addicts and small time runners while the big fish run loose is more like sowing fear and eliminating competitors. For all what is worth, if I were his relative I'd beg for him to even resign. With the talk that he's on dialysis and with his advanced age, it must be so tiring facing the camera and putting on a show.

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Posted in: Philippine leader Duterte announces retirement from politics See in context

@Mocheake, utterly sad but so true. If you could just dropped by my FB account to read local sentiments and articles against him. If only people could satiate their hunger for wealth and power, the world can be a better place.

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Posted in: 3 Japan PM hopefuls urge elderly to stay on job for pension system See in context

@0rei0, some of your statement are questionable. For one you stated that since the 90's Jpensioners relocate overseas and that the Jgovt froze their payouts. My husband was a pensioner and we lived for almost 9 yrs in the Philippines 2001-2009 and his pension was never frozen. I have experienced all what I've written here and elsewhere not from readings alone. And I'm not faulting all foreign workers. I'm a foreign worker here too. But thanks for reminding me some words like sardonic.

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Posted in: 3 Japan PM hopefuls urge elderly to stay on job for pension system See in context

@0rei0, I believe it's a factor but saying their effect is negligible is shortsightedness. You haven't been on the tight end of the rope for yrs in Japan. Making oneself worth hiring in Japan whatever your nationality is involves some sort of politics, some luck, some charm not just being able to do the job more than the rest. And I don't consider it "miniscule". If you will just open your eyes, you won't use that word. That "Japanese mind" encompasses a lot and it's quite uncomprehensible to me despite these yrs living here. Just don't get me wrong. I love Japan and I'm just sad that it slid to 3 from being number 2 and with all these talks might not even regain it. Insinuating working in China and dodging taxes while working 2 jobs, I'm utterly in disbelief. You are really showing who you are!

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Posted in: 3 Japan PM hopefuls urge elderly to stay on job for pension system See in context

@0rei0, those "darn pesky foreigners working their way" are one of the reasons why the pension fund is deficient. Imagine me and the rest whose contracts weren't extended just because some senior company employees prefer them because they don't just do work inside the factory but do "entertain" them on their free time. And we who were outrightly laid off would fall in line for govt alms thereby depleting govt fund. On their side, they are merely working very hard. But they're actually destroying the Jeconomy and that includes the topic of the day, nenkin. The Jgov wants workers because of greying population but if the workers they're letting in won't or would dodge paying into the fund for the reason that they're still students even working "full time" is frustrating.

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Posted in: 3 Japan PM hopefuls urge elderly to stay on job for pension system See in context

Seems like they have that inert despise of the elderly. They want us to keep working till we bend just so we can contribute to the pension fund but they spare the young foreign Jlanguage students who work 2 jobs with a total of more than 8hrs a day and at times 5 to 6 days a week without pitching to the system! Where is justice?

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Posted in: I’m glad that the court recognized my husband’s hard work and the power harassment he suffered. See in context

@Laguna, good thing you have just seen it. Me, I've experienced it time and again.

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Posted in: I didn't expect I'd be a target. I didn't keep the key in the house because it would be bothersome. See in context

Wonder where those foreigners online sellers and door to door sellers get their cheap rice and other food items. Yrs ago there was a news item about an old Japanese man who steal vegetable products form some farms and sell it very cheap just for the thrill of being around young and beautiful housewives. So yes, not blaming all foreigners though.

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Posted in: During my meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, I couldn't help but notice how the Japanese express their respect and courteousness, even online. See in context

Him, being always in the presence of Duterte's meetings could so used to vulgarity and foul mouths!

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Posted in: Parts of cat's body found at Kobe apartment building See in context

Leaving something for everyone to see is a sign of someone needing attention and at the same time sowing fear. And yes, he could be a serial killer in the making.

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