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Posted in: Man arrested over 9-year-old stepson's murder See in context

Similar domestic crimes happen often in recent Japan. I think this is as a result they do not have other family members to stop it. When Japanese had big families - grand parents, brothers and sisters living together, such crimes did not happen. Abnormal actions were watched and stopped by other family members.

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Posted in: S Korean beer imports from Japan plunge 97% See in context

Weak dogs bark loud.

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Posted in: Cities compete for panda as Japan-China relations improve See in context

Why has the Japan-China relation improved? Because China bacame busy in a trade war with U.S. and Japan became important for them as a trade partner? Has their sea expansionism halted? It is good their anti-Japan campaign became quiet. Thank you Trump.

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Posted in: Test marathon gives Tokyo a taste of what to expect at 2020 Games See in context

It seems foreign runners are not participating. It is the foreign runners that must be tested about the heat.

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Posted in: Japan Inc increasingly hit by trade war, but few shifting from China: poll See in context

They are intimidated by China. They say if you withdraw from China, you will never been able to come back to China to do businesses.

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Posted in: Disputing Koizumi, new industry minister calls no-nuclear power policy 'unrealistic' See in context

Geothermal has a problem. The pipes and equipments get easily corroded due to sulphur.

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Posted in: Residents grow weary over prolonged power cuts in Chiba Prefecture See in context

Do no blame TEPCO very much. They are working hard to restore. In Japan, natural disasters happen in large scales beyond people's imaginations. Winds blowing over 50 k.m. per second in the metropolitan areas is what nobody expected.

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Posted in: Disputing Koizumi, new industry minister calls no-nuclear power policy 'unrealistic' See in context

daito hak

Nihon Keizai Shinbun reported on Sept. 6 that prices differ 20% at different regions. Hokkaido most expensive and 20% higher than Kansai and Kyushu where nuclear reactors reopened.

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Posted in: Disputing Koizumi, new industry minister calls no-nuclear power policy 'unrealistic' See in context

In Japan, electricity is most expensive in Hokkaido and Okinawa while Hokuriku and Chubu cheapest. Prices are cheaper where nuclear power plants working while where they are not working it is expensive.

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Posted in: South Korea initiating WTO complaint over Japan trade curbs See in context

I do not understand what South Korea expect from their persistant anti-Japan attitude? They will benefit by promoting friendly relationship with Japan. They may be thinking their trade with China more important and unification with North Korea primary importance and do not need U.S. Forces in their country anymore.

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Posted in: Abe shakes up cabinet, bringing in rising star Koizumi See in context

I hear Abe was reluctant first. His father is advocating removal of all nuclear power plants from Japan. Abe is different, he wants to keep them. Will Shinjiro move against the will of Abe? No, he will not.

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Posted in: Crown princess declines to comment on daughter's postponed marriage See in context

This may not happen in the western world of individualism even if they are members of the royal families. They fell in love and others oppose their marriages.

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Posted in: TEPCO will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says See in context

U.S. contaminated the Pacific Ocean many times near Bikini Atoll despite the protests of Japan. The ocean is already contaminated. This is our time to do it. Keep your mouth shut.

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Posted in: Nissan chief Saikawa to step down Sept 16; successor to be named See in context

Good way to put an end to the scandals.  Saikawa finished his role of protecting Nissan from absorption by Renault that was the intention of the Japanese government. Release Ghosn soon and let him leave from Japan.

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Posted in: 2 court cases highlight paternity leave issue in Japan See in context

At the bottom of the problem is that Japanese are based on groupeism while the westerners individualism. Japanese think the company's profit first while the westerners think happiness of family or individual first. For them companies exist to realize their individual happiness. Japanese thinks a little different. For some, to work for foreign companies may be good but I do not necessarily recommend. "Hire and Fire" is way of life in the western companies. Logic of capitalism is naked and ruthless.

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Posted in: 2 court cases highlight paternity leave issue in Japan See in context

From my expericences, the western companes were not paradises for workers too. Bosses were like dictators and things were not democratic. They had two washing rooms one for executives and the other for ordinary workers. In Japanese companies, things were more equal.

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Posted in: 2 court cases highlight paternity leave issue in Japan See in context

Japanese companies better have two labor contracts one for Japanese workers and the other for foreign workers. You see, at big and old companies in Japan, you can rarely find foreign workers in the same office. You will be lucky if you could work under Japanese bosses who had experinces working in foreign countries but if not...

Situation is changing in Japan as it is becoming difficult to work lifetime at their companies. Jobs are getting insecure for Japanese workers even at big companies and they are demanding freedoms than self-sacrificing cotributions in return for their lifetime employement.

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Posted in: 2 court cases highlight paternity leave issue in Japan See in context

It is difficult or impossible for the westerners to work the same way Japanese salaried men work at Japanese companies. They cannot bring their way of work styles into Japan. Feudalistic ideas still permeate in Japanese companies. So, it was his mistake he joined the Japanese company.

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Posted in: Jobs in Japan for S Korean graduates dry up See in context

Something I feel strange is that people in South Korea do not think they have their own responsibilites for series of troubles of this time. "Japan is all bad and S. Korea is always just" is their understanding. Burning flags of Japan, demanding apology from the emperor, seizure of assets of Japanese companies, putting statue of comfort woman in front of Japanese embassy etc. etc. I am not surprised Japanese get angry and Korean students have difficulties in finding jobs in Japan.

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Posted in: Keikyu Line service resumes 2 days after fatal accident in Yokohama See in context

The train has their safety system - warning signs telling the train driver about a problem happening in the crossing. First sign appears about 600 meters ahead of the crossing and the second sign about 150 meters away from the crossing. At the first sign if the train driver uses the emergency brakes, the train is supposed to stop about 100 meters ahead of the crossing. Police are investigating the Keikyu. The figures may not be accurate. I may remember wrongly.

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Posted in: Nissan mulls pulling out of S Korea, Financial Times reports See in context

Why are Koreans such negative and backward thinking? We do not have time argueing the past days. The world is facing many new serious problems as computers are changing the world quickly.

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Posted in: Keikyu Line service resumes 2 days after fatal accident in Yokohama See in context

Text book tells in such a case, speed up and break through the crossing gate. But the truck was too big to control quickly. I think the train had a problem too. Their safety system did not work or the danger sign was overlooked.

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Posted in: Gov't to use family name first in Roman alphabet in documents See in context

Write the family names all in capital letters then there will be no problem and confusions.

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Posted in: Gov't to use family name first in Roman alphabet in documents See in context

Zichi

Are you writing your address in Japanese order too? It will be confusing. When I write a letter to a friend in U.S. I will write my name the same say as now and my address too in English way.

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Posted in: Gov't to use family name first in Roman alphabet in documents See in context

daito hak

I agree this is silliness from the government. This rule applies only to the government documents in Japan and if any Japanese is writing for English publications, they will have to write the same way as we do now.

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Posted in: Truck may have taken wrong road before crashing with train in Yokohama See in context

Railroads should have a safety system that trains automatically stop when cars are in the crossing while gates are closed.

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

Why do Koreans so much care about what we do in Japan? You do not care about burning Japanese flags and effigies of Abe in your country. In Japan burning flags of foreign countries is punished by law.

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

William77

Japan and Russia had a neutrality treaty. Russia cancelled the treaty and declared a war on Aug. 9 one week before Japan surrendered on Aug. 15. This is a nasty thing.

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

If it is Trump, he might solve the issue.

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Posted in: One dead, 32 injured after train, truck collide at rail crossing in Yokohama See in context

Traffic rules say cars has to stop in front of the train crossings and have to check trains coming or not. I wonder the truck stopped before entering the crossing. Condolences to the victims.

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