Uwe Paschen comments

Posted in: English mistake makes Kyoto the enemy of the world See in context

Why does language matter fo much in business and politics?

Well, throughout human history wars were started because of miscommunication and misunderstandings.

It is also one of many reasons why we have and need a Lingua Franca.

And why we need more people who master such to perfection.

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Posted in: Diet session opens; Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 See in context

It always Gives me goosebumps when I hear such statements!

Gives me goosebumps when I hear such statements!

It is irrational illogical to go carbon zero.

The only way we can go to zero carbon emission is by killing everything on planet earth.

To go to carbon neutral Is on the other hand possible. However not by 2050, unless we have a complete and total lockdown which would again kill a lot of people and those corpses would emit a lot of carbon emissions.

Bringing us back to square one.

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Posted in: Suga reshuffles LDP leadership; likely to retain key ministers, except Kono See in context

What age should not be a problem, and experience should always be welcome. That being said this is political social and economic disaster, simply because there is no balance, a good government would include younger more critical and more disturbing singers in order to be productive and innovative. However exactly that is missing.

Japan is definitely not showing any signs of being able to address the problems at hand nor to implement necessary reforms, actually this should be worded as desperately necessary reforms in all sectors. The nation is doing itself and that is very worrisome sign off at the Malaise.

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Posted in: Abenomics failed to deliver as Japan braces for post-Abe era See in context

Too presumptuous, too arrogant and to narrow minded he was and is still. If anything there’s more government corruption today and it was before, there’s more bribery And more deceit.

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Posted in: Man fired for lying on resume by saying he had less education than he really does See in context

He Was not lying.

What is either overqualified, Or under-qualified.

being overqualified for any given position is an asset To the company or the institution.

it should never be a reason for dismissal.

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Posted in: Rainy season ends later than usual in Tokyo, neighboring areas See in context

Well, this year rain season started latter and we did not have as much rain as we usually get in Northern Chiba Prefecture.

as far the masks go, it really depends where you live.

in Mobara City the paranoia and fear is far greater than in Katori City, wile in Mobara most people wear masks, In Sawara and Katori most people do not wear them.

I counted the people entering a convince store in Sawara, Oami and Mobara wile there, just my own statistics.

In Mobara about 92% wear masks,

in Oami about 47% wear masks,

and in Sawara about 31% wear masks as they enter a confidence store.

on July the 28th we received normal precipitation for a rain season, however, before that day we had to irrigate the fields and since Aug

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Posted in: Trump first foreign leader to call for postponing Tokyo Olympics See in context

Wile Mr. Trump may be right with his opinion, he may have voiced it to help Mr. Abe to save face within his own political jungle.

However, in spite of the virus fears the bureaucratic systems are in many ways making matters worse.

Elderly and people who are being treated with regular medication refills still have to go to the hospital or their GP every month waiting in line for hours on end just to get a new prescription filled. 

The same goes with government tax forms or residency prove documents that are required often and for which one has to go to the local city hall each and every time, waiting for hours in line and paying a small fee for a piece of paper that could be printed out by any printer would there be an Internet access to make such request.

Then on the other hand countries who have great on line services mess it up by making it impossible to get through the security systems for all those who are visually impaired or otherwise not able to access such.

All our modern technology, progress and high-tech has actually in many ways made matters worse for society overall.

People have lost their common sense and have become logically impaired in way.

So will we have an Olympic this year?

Will Such be postponed? 

Will be people attend it?

Well, it all depends how much more time politicians will waste playing political power games rather that doing what they are supposed to do, being administrators of the public goods and it's well being.

For that they would have to reason logically and remain pragmatic all the wile basing their politics on facts rather than some hipper inflated gosepsepimging.

Being a rational person, rather than populist is what a politians should be.

For that the people who vote those have to become rational them self and that is very unlikely to happen any time soon.

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Posted in: Ghosn met Lebanese president after fleeing Japan See in context

For those who followed this story since its beginning, and this on several opposing news outlets, it simply cannot be as portrayed here.

Mr. Ghosn will make an international interview with in a week time, however, I very much doubt that it will clear up anything what so ever.

Japan is hosting the Olympics and does not want to take any further risks.

this trial would have been a nightmare for Japan and it may or may not have been able to win it, nevertheless, it would generate a lot of negative press for the country.

Japan cannot afford an Assange style case as the U.K. is dealing with right now.

Wile what the UK are doing to Assange is highly questionable and maybe even illegal with the International Court of the UNO. The U.K. Would have welcomed such a scenario for Assange.

But such was not possible with the securities and high profiling that are in place.

Japan its own security systems would not have allowed for this to happen, unless it was let to happen, and encouraged to happen.

would this have gone to court, it would have disclosed to the public all political, internal and international business practices of Japan its politics as well as its businesses.

it could end up causing much harm to Japan and its economy that has been greatly criticized for decades now on an international level and in particular by the USA.

Unfortunately we may never know what really happened and who did what for certain for some time still.

The Facts are simple though, Japan has a highly sofisticated security system that makes such escapades rather unlikely to be done, still, it is a rather welcomed outcome for politics and business alike, and this Nationally as well as Internationally.

And this way all can save face and blame someone else for what occurred here.

For those who followed this story since its beginning, and this on several opposing news outlets, it simply cannot be as portrayed here.

Mr. Ghosn will make an international interview with in a week time, however, I very much doubt that it will clear up anything what so ever.

Japan is hosting the Olympics and does not want to take any further risks.

this trial would have been a nightmare for Japan and it may or may not have been able to win it, nevertheless, it would generate a lot of negative press for the country.

Japan cannot afford an Assange style case as the U.K. is dealing with right now.

Wile what the UK are doing to Assange is highly questionable and maybe even illegal with the International Court of the UNO. The U.K. Would have welcomed such a scenario for Assange.

But such was not possible with the securities and high profiling that are in place.

Japan its own security systems would not have allowed for this to happen, unless it was let to happen, and encouraged to happen.

would this have gone to court, it would have disclosed to the public all political, internal and international business practices of Japan its politics as well as its businesses.

it could end up causing much harm to Japan and its economy that has been greatly criticized for decades now on an international level and in particular by the USA.

Unfortunately we may never know what really happened and who did what for certain for some time still.

The Facts are simple though, Japan has a highly sofisticated security system that makes such escapades rather unlikely to be done, still, it is a rather welcomed outcome for politics and business alike, and this Nationally as well as Internationally.

And this way all can save face and blame someone else for what occurred here.

Politics at their best! Or worst. Depending how one looks at it. at their best! Or worst. Depending how one looks at it.

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Posted in: Koike gives reluctant consent to Olympic race venue move but Tokyo won't pay for it See in context

Political power show off, like a chicken fight over nothing.

Diplomacy would have been much better and wiser as a venue to be used by all sides here.

With her attitude she proved her self to be a dangerous politician who would risk to much to save face.

This sort of politics never harbors any good fruits, only devastation.

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 10 after heavy rains hit typhoon-ravaged eastern Japan See in context

People are starting to get tiered and some are ready to give up.

it is not easy to keep everyone positive in light of so many Dissasters as we had lately and the still ongoing troubles from the great East Japanese Earthquake of 2011 that are still unresolved and may still cause more trouble yet.

some people are starting to be angry with the government spending so much on new fighter jets, a masive overspending on the coronation and the Olympic nightmare that is still to come, not to mentions the massive price increases due to new taxes.

And on top no government aid or loans to rebuild.

I think that many people have reached their outmost limits of what they can handle or bear.

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Why not cancel the Tokyo Olympics all together? And hold them in Russia, Korea South as well as North.... The Islands were Russian before Japan anexed them and Russia reclaimed them after WWII. Politics is at times very childish and politches are some times very big ignorant children who should get an education before being allowed to talk. Another Erdogan?

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Posted in: Anti-NHK party head suggests genocide to solve overpopulation See in context

As we failed to address the problem due to political correctness and a false belive in capitalism being able to solve our troubles, we are now faced with what some have warned us for decades now.

We are entering another "Reformation War" also know as the "Thirty Years" and this is being accelerated by people such as Ms Rakete as well as "Greta."

A Sweedish politchen suggested that we should star eating humans due to overpopulation wile in Japan another radical polititian call for a genocide of sorts to solve the problem.

Certainly are both radicals and maybe an extrem.

However, they are also a reminder of what will happen should we continue to fail to solve our problems.

We need a Chinese approach on a global level to solve our troubles and this in a civilized as well as humane manner.

Should we continue to fail to do so, than we will in deed end up with some radical and monstrous actions that we will latter condem as we condem the NAZI era today.

We should condem those who are causing such extrem to become enevitable.

It is urgent that we face reality and act in a responssible and humane manner.

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Posted in: Kawasaki takes steps to lower language barrier for foreign kids in school See in context

The spoken Japanese Language is not realy the problem.

Native Japanese Students who were born and raised in Japan and whose parents are both Japanese have trouble with the written Japanese Language that mixes several writing systems in a segregative manner.

Hiragana and Katagana are more complex than the Lating Alphabet but still manageable.

the real problem starts with the Kanji characters who have several ways of being spoken and this is not only a problem for foreigners, it is also a problem from Japanese teachers them self, who at every new school year need to use the hiragana to help them pronounce the students names written in Kanji correctly.

成 for instance could be " Nari, Naru or Sei." It is often a guessing game more than an art or a methodical logical system.

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Posted in: South Korea calls for ban of 'rising sun' flag at 2020 Olympics See in context

There has always been a problem with those symbols and their misuse.

the Swastika was misused by the NAZI and was outlawed for all after the Second World War, the problem is that it is also a religious symbol for the Pagans, the Buddist, the Hindus and others.

Pits orinal meanning was the winter Equinox after witch the days get longer again in the northern hemisphere.

Also why we have two swastikas, the other one is for the June Equinox as the days get shorter again.

the irony of sorts is that we never outlawed the Christian Cross, even though this one was used by the Knights who conducted atrocious massacres throughout the Middle Ages, burned people and so one and forth. Yet, we still allow its use.

the meaning of the former imperial Japanese Flag is actually the same as that ofmthe NAZI flag.

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Posted in: Abe urges Putin to fulfill 'historical duty' to sign peace treaty See in context

They are in a dead look and they know it.

Russia cannot give the Islands back as long as Japan is allied with the USA and has a US Base on its territory.

Japan is pushed not to give up the islands by an aging baby boomer generation and US pressures.

Would both be able to face facts they would have to give all those islands back to the Ainu who are the rightful original owners of those.

The Ainu already petitioned the Russian Government one two occasions, signaling that they would be willing to become part of the Russian Federation if grated autonomy and all Ainu territories returned to them.

They also asked for the UN to look into their claim.

Russia proposed a joint administration of the islands, that would include all parties involved and that may be the best possible outcome for all.

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Posted in: Mother admits neglect in death of 5-year-old daughter; feared husband's reprisals See in context

In the end it is always the males their fault, at least that is the easy way out.

Our father was the most gentle father and extremly calm as well as fair to us as my siblings and I were children, our mother however, beat the hell out of us when ever we dared to move against her will or when she was in bad mood.

I am actually surprised we survived her.

Yet, what ever went wrong she always blamed our father for it.

It is grand time for females to be held accountable to full power of the law.

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Posted in: Abe to tell U.N. chief he opposes talks with N Korea See in context

To many five years old tootlers with a cronic temper tantrum in politics these days.

Time to grow up and become responssible.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC officials food from disaster-hit region See in context

Japan should not be surprised if those games end up being boycotted.

Hpw can food still be banned over twenty years after the Chernobyl Nuclear Accidemt that was less grave than the Fukushoma Nuclear accident and in Japan all is fine after merely six years.

No one will believe it, regardless how much you in vest in propaganda.

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Posted in: Russia worried Japan becoming base for U.S. military build-up in Asia See in context

For Japan its own survival it would be imperative to stay out of the North Korean Propagada, and let China handle it.

Further to keep Japan healthy and able to prevail, Peace with Russia and China is imperative and for such all US basses would have to go wile Japan should become as neutral as Switzerland.

Prussia is right to be worried and neither Russia nor China will let the US come any closer.

For'the US, Japan is an expandable land mark if lost or destroyed it would actually benefit the US.

A calculated and acceptable collateral loss in the present show of force of a declining superpower.

Japan is merely a runner in this game and will be sacrificed by the US when push will come to shove.

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Posted in: San Francisco mayor accepts 'comfort women' statue; Osaka to end sister-city ties See in context

At the risk of being sensured and removed again, I fully agree with Peter14 his comment and I second it.

We have to face our past and this openly and factually, so we may avoid repeating mistakes and comiting new atrocities.

This should be thought in school without excuses nor justifications.

We should erect status for the Ainu People of Hokkaido as well as for what was done to Okinawa and this without any political agenda what so ever.

We have to learn and change as humans or we will self destruckt.

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Posted in: Russia urges 'hot heads' to calm down over N Korean crisis See in context

North Korea is merely provoking and should the US be so fooling has to engage them, than The Koreas will be reunited, but under the Norther Regime and baked by China.

Russia is a voice of reason here as farnasnthisnissue is concerned.

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Posted in: Japanese former residents make 1st trip by air to Russian-held isles See in context

The title is grossly misleading. Not one single of the residence of those islands who left is still alive today.

the descended of those are still alive and should led the past be past.

My family was from Königsberg, East Prussi, which is called Kaliningrad today and part Of Russia.

They left as all German were forced to abandon East Prussia, most left to what is today's Germany and some went to Russian inner territory.

But all had to leave East Prussia.

in 1994 I believe it was, under Putin his first term and as Schröder was the Chancelor of Germany, Russia made an offer to return East Prussia to Germany as it was agreed on in the post WWII treaty to happen upon German Reunification.

Germany let go of the claim and such was a wise decision.

We cannot undo a wrong by generating another wrong

The people on those islands have lived there for over three generations now.

it is there home and shall remain so.

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Posted in: Take cover - but where? Japanese helpless over N Korean threat See in context

Strange how paranoid people can be when it comes to North Korea, Russia, China or Iran and would gladly overlook every nuclear and missile test the USA, the U.K., or France, even India or Israel are conducting.

There are several factors at play here.

Japan could actually defuse this and avoid any further escalation.

The wounds of the past still have to be given attention and healed.

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Posted in: 7 crew missing, 3 injured after U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan See in context

Pardon my sarcasm here.

However, I am sure that Russia and China are smiling right about now.

Maybe they overextended them self already and should refrain from provoking anyone into a war.

They are good at bombing everything back into the stone ages, and that is about it.

Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Syria and so on all US lead wars that have not been resolved to this day.

The repercussion are felt throughout the world to this day.

It may wise to nurture peace and send the troops back within US territories.

Yes, such accidents do happen, unfortunately the US has had most of such.

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Posted in: Potato chip shortage due to typhoon damage in Hokkaido See in context

Import potatoes from Russia. It has an overproduction.

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Posted in: Abe rejects calls for minister to quit over Fukushima evacuee comments See in context

It is grand time for Mr. Abe and the LDP to dissolve them self. And be put on trial. This problem is not limited to a single minister.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs schools to use banned imperial order as teaching materials See in context

Teaching to reason objectively, critically and factually would have been a good goal. More brain washing and more Inductrinations are several steps into the wrong direction. We are one single humanity living on one single planet, with finite resources and limited space. It is time to face the facts. Japan is merely two and half centuries old and the rest is hogwash.

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Posted in: Law to improve foreign trainees' work environment to take effect in Nov See in context

Wile it may be a good step into the right direction. It is too little and too late for too many.

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan face significant levels of discrimination, survey shows See in context

Japan wants money from tourism, foreign students enrolling in Japanese Universities and such. And those are usually well treated. However, as far as treating foreigners living in Japan, equal rights and social justices go, Japan is far closer to countries such as Saudi Arabia, Israel or Turkey, than to countries such as Sweeden, Canada or Denmark where equal rights and integration are well established for all. Japan has not yet entered the twenty first century.

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Posted in: Japan plans to send its largest warship to South China Sea See in context

Japan may be playing a form of Russian roulette. Well, if the gun goes off it would suit the US.

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