@Awa No Gaijin
"Okinawa has the largest birth rate in the country"
Possibly. Remove the air bases, it may drop to an average.
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@cleo I did nok know that, thank you
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Why is the baby on the cover picture blond, does not look like a Japanese child.
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Until my daughter, an Australian citizen on PR, turned 16, we were receiving 100,000 Yen every 3 months from the city council. Never noticed that money (it went to a different bank, to a familily account), must be still stitting there, never bothered to check.
I wonder how would someone start up their engines with a promise of 80,000Yen one off.
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Low birth rate - a legacy of Junichiro Koizumi.
To suck up to Americans, he established so called "flexible work force", not jobs for life.
The result, the men in such jobs, contracts and temporary, can not marry, no woman wants them.
There could be 20 million "working poor" like that in Japan.
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In Australia, back in 2005, there was a 5,000 AU$ bonus for a new born. The biggest household goods retailer, Harvey Norman, noticed a big uptick in sales of plasma TV sets (then top of technology).
That is where the money went - on TVs, the whole goverment initiative was mocked as a "Plasma TV bonus".
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Parents would go for extra 80,000 Yen if the baby was already on the floor but would never think of setting one for that.
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And the accommodation vouchers go to Hiltons, Hyatts, Sheratons, top tier operators that people can't normally afford. 33,000Yen for family of three per day would nicely suffice.
Smaller regional operators miss out.
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In late 2008, financial crisis, strong yen, I was paid more than then US Sectretary of State, Condolezza Rice.
Now, with weak yen, I am down to less than half of it. The good thing is I have no spending outside of Japan.
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With extra 30Yen an hour, we can add a new wing to our house.
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2 injured when Russia attacked Kiev. Western media might be right, Ukraine is winning the war against such military might:
Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital in the early hours of Sunday morning, striking at least two residential buildings, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, as elsewhere Russian troops consolidated their gains in the east.
Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. Klitschko said two people were hospitalized with injuries."
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Has anyone of the posters been to Japan before? When I first came (and never left) in 2003. everybody was wearing masks, same as today.
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"Its reports on the downing in 2014 of the Malaysian Airways plane MH17 by a rocket over an area controlled by pro-Russia ".
Then, she can tell what happened to MH370 ?
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What a nonsense article.
Japan has 126 million people and the site claims 50 million matches made through it.
Of those 126 million people, probably 125 million have never heard of that site nor know anyone who has.
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If a classic average car emits, say, 100 units of carbondioxide per km, in France, where 60% of power comes from nuclear powerplants, the car runs at reduced emission, by 40%.
That same car, in China, where power comes from coal fired plants, sends 120 units of carbondioxide.
That just shows how stupid and partial NZ initiative is. And look, Biden had to shoehorn USA back into Climate Change body.
Whatever will work, must come from the UN level, mandatory for all.
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It is cow burp that releases methane. One cow does the same as 1 classic vehicle. NZ did some research, to mix algaes (5%) into feed and reduce methane emission by 30%. That is where science has failed, diapers are known for millennias.
Imagine that: 1 billion cows on the planet, methane reduced by 30%, that equals slashing number of cars by 330 million (out of 1.4 billion).
Where is the electricity for cars coming from?
The whole idea is ridiculous; what such a small and insignificant country will do with their clear skies? Fence them off and enjoy for themselves? Well, small country it may be, but numbers may make a difference? What when Monaco, Monte Carlo, Luxebourg, Lichenstain, Vatican, Andora...join NZ?
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You can have multiple citizenship in Japan. For example, Brazillians, there is no way they can renonce their Brazilian citizenship.
Now, there is a form, when applying for Japanese citizenship, it reads:
"Here, I declare that my Japanese citizenship takes precedence over my other citizenships".
An gives 5 (five) lines to state what other citizenships one has. My daughter has 3 other citizenships.
That is probably to prevent tax and other laws from taking an effect, she would be a Japanese. In the worst case scenario, my daughter, an Australian citizen, if there is a war with Australia and she gets drafted, can't say "I can't go into war against my country".
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@Zoroto "How will the passenger know? Do the airlines plan to proactively notify the passenger about this"
When booking, aircraft type will be shown as "Boeing 737 MAX 8" in flight details. Or, with only 4 characters, as 737M.
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What, 2,060 cases of mental illness nationwide?
If people really want for help, one single large company, like NEC or Fujitsu, would have 10 times that.
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If all citizens and PR holders are to get those 100K Yen per person, then it goes into the bank account registered with the city council, house papers members listed. No need to apply. Goes automatically, as 20,000Y for child support every 3 months as it was with my former city council.
If that happens.
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After this, cruise companies may go bankrupt. Rich oldies infecting everyone else.
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My wife, was diagnosed with leukemia, the worst of all: PhAll.
That was in just now 5 years ago, Valentine day 2014. With Japanese doctors, she has survived it without bone marrow transplant.
With the medications, that keep her alive, she has been open to all other diseases, always something wrong.
After several nasty kill-you illnesses, today she is with water in her lungs. An invalid, for life time.
What a dreadful situation.
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Is this what software generated articles look like?
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Whatever happened to decreasing number of children (hence students)? Would not that naturally increase the number of teachers? Or is it an educational way of wasteful hours at work devoted to showing presentism?
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