Masako Mori, former minister in charge of addressing the issue of low birth rate
Well done Mori-san, you were clearly very successful there and I’m sure you thoroughly deserve to remain in a leadership role.
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Are they really “creators” of Game of Thrones, or just 2 guys who turned existing books into tv scripts?
i guess they did have a go at creating some really bad fan fiction once they ran out of books to pull ideas from...
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SA are definitely the most boring team I can think of to reach a final but the result is all they’ll care about I guess. Certainly not one for the neutral fans though...
England should beat them in the final unless they fail to handle that powerful forward line.
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The Halloween spectacle in Japan has about as much to do with Halloween as my morning coffee has to do with the tea ceremony.
do you get angry at westerners who celebrate Christmas without it being religious?
It really is ok for others to have fun.
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Help, the aged!
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Seems the England v France game is already confirmed as being cancelled
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it mainly benefits people who have enough spare cash lying around to make large one-time payments in order to get a bigger benefit down the line.
can confirm. I’m in the highest tax bracket and my family received a letter yesterday with details how to get (ours was 4000yen for 5000yen vouchers, just one child though)
Possible I’m wrong, but it doesn’t appear to be means tested
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Eight children??? This is the reason they are broke
considering Japan’s population problems, this family should be on TV as an example of one that is helping society...
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By the way, I learned this morning that, if you pay for your goods with a SUICA card, you don’t pay tax on it.
i just paid for my morning coffee with Suica. Price was exactly the same. Are you sure you don’t mean that charging it doesn’t incur taxes and fees?
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The employee in the image is replacing a pricing tag with an identical one. Is this intended to highlight just how confusing it all is?
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"Brb, just going to do that thing we said wouldn't need to be done"
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Founder is a bigger liability than anything else... changed the company name and the company had to buy the rights to the new name for $6million because they were already owned. The owner was the founder. How will any of the nonsense like that even pass the American security commission before listing?
You would have to be insane, or SoftBank, to even consider investing.
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@Alfie and lest we forget, Leadsom had family members directly implicated by the Panama Paradise Papers leak. Surprised that was swept under the rug so quickly to be honest, because it paints a pretty clear picture as to why so many prominent Brexiteers wanted out of Europe before the new tax avoidance regulations take effect.
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But if they can’t get out of Europe, how will the rich avoid paying taxes once the new EU law kicks in? Won’t somebody think of the wealthy?
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Does anyone else think it’s funny that, if he follows through on his promise to fire revels, Johnson is going to deem the grandson of his dearest hero, Winston Churchill, a traitor to the party?
Brexit, like Britain, is a joke that should have been stopped a long time ago. How anyone still thinks it’s remotely a good idea baffles me.
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Oh Britain. Gone from “we will get an amazing deal” to “we can survive a no deal Brexit.”
It’s amazing that anyone can go from promising success to promising survival for the same situation, and still have support.
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Approximately 500 items were sold across 520 stores nationwide, AEON said.
So averaged less than one sale per store? I’m not sure if that’s something they want to publicize...
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This is why Japanese car sales have slumped in Korea; they’re just avoiding outdated technology and waiting for more advanced models to be released ;-)
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EU has a lot of complicated problems within and Britain wants not involved in them
Yeah, absolutely. Making sure all the hardline Brexiteers named in the Panama Paradise Papers can continue to avoid taxes once new EU legislation drops is absolutely a good reason to trick the masses into helping them.
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It’s almost a comedy at this point. America won’t help with the Iran situation so Britain are now asking EU members for help... despite wanting to leave them!
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My prediction: a few days from now, prosecutors will drop this case without giving any reason as to why they have done so.
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Think of the carbon emissions and waste involved in using two planes.
The article says they are on commercial flights, I don’t think they’re making much of a difference in terms of carbon footprint by taking this decision.
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Good on The EU. Anti-consumer practices should be punished - price fixing may be ok in Japan, but that doesn’t mean they can pull the same crap elsewhere.
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The BBC report on this “Japan’s Secret shame” is worth searching for on YouTube simply for the comments section. Some of the Japanese guys are quite angry by the claims ;-)
But anyway, taxi driver confirmed she couldn’t stand by herself and Yamaguchi had to carry her into the hotel. Evidence showed intercourse definitely happened so it does seem difficult to side with Yamaguchi on it.
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I always find it strange when Japan complains of cultural insensitivity... glass houses, stones etc etc
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The last big release made over $2bn before DVDs have even been released. It wouldn’t make much business sense to stop making stuff that is generating huge profits.
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Full report can be found at the following URL for anyone wanting to see country specifics:
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