Take away the tickets given to the Olympic vilage, i.e. officials, executives, sponsors, advertisers, media, national olympic committees, VIPs, local dignitaries, athletes, and family members, and there's not much left for anyone one else. When these people are not being wined and dined, or on duty, they might attend a few events, or more likely try and sell their tickets. Has been that way for years. And unlikely to change. Just don't get caught.
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My mother is lying in a care home bed totally demented, unaware of her surroundings, unable to talk, unable to move or walk even with assistance, unable to do anything alone, with regular pain meds to relieve her after breaking her leg; the carers pour food in one end, and wipe it out of the other end, day after day. That's not life. If she knew that this is how she would spend the end of her life, she would have been appalled. If she was a family pet like a dog or cat, she would have been put to sleep with no qualms. The rest of the family are in agreement that she should not be suffering needlessly or in pain, but this is zero quality of life.
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Don't tell Aso! And if you do, he won't listen.
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delaying the onset of dementia and slowing development of symptoms once patients develop them."
There's dozens of drug companies, hospitals and university research departments trying to research this and find the answers. If they could solve it, Japan would be amongst the first to know, its a huge market for them. But not yet!
As stated above, just hot air.
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'combined accelerator and brake pedal'
Sounds like an even more difficult pedal, requiring greater dexterity. Not good for arthritic drivers or those with weak muscles.
Teach them to pay attention, as mentioned above. Be aware of their surroundings. Use commentary driving as soon as they start.
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Separated the garbage into many categories: the truck came around, and loaded them all in the same time, then proceed to compact and crush them together! What was the point? Little disappointed!
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reverence for harmony that pervades high-tech Japan
A trip to the Ward Office where people register their marriages or partnerships, or a Bank where people pay for it will almost certainly expose the myth of high-tech Japan. Reams of paper, forms to fill out in triplicate, ink pads for personal seals, and a flurry of both inked stamps and revenue stamps on paper belong to the same age of the Meiji mindset that pervades people in government and the bureaucracy.
Another 400 years....
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White skin in Asia is a sign of affluence, not mimicking the West, and has been for hundreds of years. Poor farmers and labourers worked outside and got suntanned, rough skin, looking aged before their time; whilst the landowners stayed indoors, and only went outside with sun parasols, to protect them from the sun's rays. Popular actresses in many countries such as Thailand are well-rounded and white, not slim and dark. Fair-skinned people with sun tans are the reciprocal of this, it shows that they too were affluent and could afford holidays and travel overseas to sunnier climates.
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There will always be a few guys shouting ari nari masu.There is too much money at stake. Some of the worst are the actual Olympic village members, executives, families, sponsors, officials who try to sell their unwanted free tickets, to make another few dollars on top of their high salaries, travel allowances and expenses.
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A first step in improving their appalling corporate governance, and a highly visible one. But many of these shareholders do not think the same way as these overseas companies, and they note that Ghosn was technically Saikawa's boss, so he may have just been following orders. Saikawa may have behaved like a snake, as others have noted, but he is at least a known quantity to them; a new CEO from inside the company or even an outsider might not be an improvement. Tough call!
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For 30-40 years they have turned a blind eye to 'students' attending some of these mostly bogus colleges, working all the hours they could with a bare minimum of study and little incentive to 'graduate', as small local businesses, restaurants and bars needed the cheap labour to survive. Reciprocally, the students sent a lot of that money back to their home country. Wait for these small business owners to start complaining....
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Aso is arrogance personfied. Been at a few conferences where he was speaking or on a panel discussion as a 'VIP' or 'Keynote speaker', lounging back in his chair, slurring his speech at the microphone, putting down questioners, and answering with the mindset of someone born in the 1640s. As others have written, he and his family are rich; other people do not matter to him, except for opening doors and bowing to him.
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A lot of Japanese AV or porn is based upon poorly written scripts of men forcing themselves on women, who eventually start to enjoy it. With the number of men whose sole sex education and experience is watching these films, is it any wonder that it happens so frequently, and that they have the attitude that they do?
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Anyone who has worked or been associated with Nissan will know that despite becoming strategic partners with Renault back in 1999, nearly 20 years ago, the two companies are very poorly integrated, still running many independent business systems which do not work well together. The only thing that they seem to have achieved together is a flourishing corporate 'speak' of buzzwords and abbreviations unintelligible to outsiders. Adding Fiat Chrysler to the mix will only add to the mess.
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it believes the travel time can be halved with the help of companies introducing telework and shifting work hours, and reduced to 20 minutes with the extra toll
Ha ha! The oyajis in the companies require your presence on your chair at your desk, telework and flextime are relatively rare here, and it takes just one tailgating/ road-rage accident to shut down the main highways for 30-40 minutes, and you can expect more with these tolls, taxes and limits affecting work.
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Her period as Home Office Minister will also be remembered for the large cuts in the police force (and expansion of commissioners and administrators) which have directly or indirectly led to the current levels of violence in London and other areas. Her management of the UK Border agency and immigration was also poor.
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Avoid LINE, just contact the Japan Pet Sitter Association 日本ペットシッター協会
Provides details of registered pet sitters; provides training, business advice, insurance.
Well established, even our local vet takes the training course!
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Cost savings and realignment from mergers in corporate speak mean job losses plus bigger bonuses for executives as share value temporarily increases.
Holding companies, massive licensing agreements, cross border transactions and multiple transfer of assets means less transparency and greater opportunity for tax avoidance.
Only winners will be the merger lawyers and accountants, and a few shareholders.
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The legendary greed of the Lords of the Rings...
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The conviction rate is 99% for cases that go to trial. Between 55% and 68% of cases do not go to trial, depending on your data source. This is because the system only wants guaranteed cases. There is much pressure on judges and police to provide this.
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Most obvious in tennis. It shows that they are trying....
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Tasers, stun sticks, trackers, cellphone jammers and other electronic exotica are all to be found around Akihabara. Just peer into some of the glass cabinets at the little stalls. Not advertised as such, but you can buy them.
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Very typical Japan; their courts siding with the government (the establishment) to preserve the status quo, but untypical in that a district court dismissed the claim for damages. They usually approve this, and it is the Supreme Court who then dismiss it on appeal.
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A very poor PM, and an even worse Home Secretary, but hindered by one of the worst cabinets/ government in recent times.
The public feel that the Conservative party have betrayed them, and a number of MPS will now lose their seats.
They just have to make sure Corbyn stays out of Number 10!
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More corruption associated with a global sports body and the IOC. No real surprise, but hard to know who is honest and who isn't from this article. Self-suspensions, criminal charges, arrests, organised crime; sounds just like FIFA.
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In Japan in 2017, there were 323 deaths in construction, with the highest number of fatalities in the over 50 and over 60 age groups. The Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association's latest data is from 2010, showing how seriously they take the issue!
Exactly the same with FIFA in Qatar for the soccer world cup, though there are many more deaths reported there. According to a report published by the International Trades Union Confederation (ITUC) approximately 1200 workers have already died since the World Cup was awarded to Qatar in 2010.
To put that number in perspective the ITUC also revealed the amount of workers killed in the lead up to other major sporting events around the world.
The next highest number of deaths were from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics with 60 people killed and the 2004 Athens Olympics with 40 killed.
Ten workers died before the 2010 Beijing Olympics and seven were killed while working in construction for the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
There were zero construction fatalities for the 2012 London Olympics and one death for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
The ITUC predicts that there will be at least 4000 worker fatalities by the time the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins.
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I have to wonder if this is has been influenced by the case of the swimmer Rikako Ikee, recently diagnosed with leukaemia?
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Similar to the BBC, except that they use covert surveillance, a fleet of draconian TV detector vans to detect if households have a TV but have no licence. However they do reduce fees by 50% for the registered blind people (severely sight impaired)!
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