Yubaru comments

Posted in: Kishida asks firms to match pay hikes to inflation See in context

In other countries where inflation is a huge, huge, issue, they index pay every 2 weeks based on inflation numbers. This typically only happens when inflation is very high and most people not living paycheck to paycheck keep very little money in the local currency, preferring either USD or tangible assets. They convert to local currency on an 'as-needed' basis a few times a week.

What you are asking is for a system wide, including government agencies, to suddenly do something different.

The world will stop spinning before the entire country of Japan adapts to what is going on!

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Posted in: Kishida asks firms to match pay hikes to inflation See in context

Kishida asks firms to match pay hikes to inflation

I wonder why the word "urge" wasn't used this time, as it was nearly every time Abe tried something? I guess it isnt as important, as asking for something, or URGING something hold a different meaning, when it comes to Kishida.

Easy to say no to an "ask", harder to not cooperate with an "urge".

Things really do get lost in translation!

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Posted in: Kishida asks firms to match pay hikes to inflation See in context

By the time any wage increases, IF they happen at all, get "negotiated" or implemented, odds are the inflation rate will have stabilized or dropped. They the companies wont do anything.

Wages have been stagnant, actually in terms of real money, have FALLEN dramatically over the past generation. I am literally surprised that there hasn't been more of a "brain drain" here in Japan, but then for that to happen, the people would need to expand their horizons, and become independent, neither of which is a strong point for the average Japanese person. So the status quo stays in place!

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Posted in: Emperor to take prostate MRI test in November See in context

The test does produce false positives, so maybe the doctors want to monitor the situation for verification before resorting to intrusive methods.

An MRI is hardly an "intrusive method" and can be done in 30 minutes to an hour, at most!

There is ZERO need for him to have to wait for a month to have one done! A man in his position, and in the literal care of the state, could have had it done, in the time it took someone to translate and post the article here!

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

Japan needs to be shooting these down routinely just to test it's tech.

On the surface, seems like a great idea, but... Kim would probably take that as an escalation and lord only knows what he would do next. If he felt that his gestures were futile and meaningless, the next time he may very well launch one directly towards Japanese soil!

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Posted in: Gov't selects 17 projects to support vaccine manufacturing See in context

A- typical of how fast Japan moves. I am actually surprised they decided this fast.

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

Article needs updating, evidently it's 3 now, if the news sites are to be believed!

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Posted in: Emperor to take prostate MRI test in November See in context

Is the Japanese health system so bad that even the Emperor has to wait a month for an MRI?

No! Two months ago, I slipped, fell, and in the process twisted my back pretty badly. I had spinal fusion surgery many, many, years ago, and it felt, to me at least, like one of the bone grafts, fused into my spine, either cracked or moved.

I had serious pain, but only when I moved a certain way.

Long story short, went to the hospital, had an MRI and CT scan done within 3 hours of initially seeing the doctor.

It makes ZERO sense to me why he has to wait and wonder why is doctors are making him wait as well, almost like there is something not being told here about his condition.

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Posted in: Japan protests possible gas extraction by China in contested waters See in context

Hey Japan, turn about is fair play! Send your drilling rigs out, and "share" the wealth!

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Posted in: Emperor to take prostate MRI test in November See in context

One, there is no way in hell that it takes a month to get an MRI, particularly for the Emperor of Japan. If there are concerns about anything, the inference being prostate cancer here, TIME matters!

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Posted in: Nobel prize in medicine awarded to Swedish scientist for research on evolution See in context

Thank all the gods that may be for science and men and women like him here, who dedicate their lives to research for the betterment of all.

But I bet the folks who believe in creationism are ticked off that he got it, and all those that believe that Dr. Google is the "best" researcher and scientist ever invented!

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Posted in: Ohtani agrees to $30 million deal for 2023 with Angels See in context

They can give me the money, giving it to him,the same results ,a lost cause

No one is laughing at your joke!

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Posted in: Kabul blast a setback for Afghan women seeking education against the odds See in context

And the world stands by and watches while the Taliban goes on and repeats history again!

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Posted in: Ohtani agrees to $30 million deal for 2023 with Angels See in context

 I understand that. And I certainly don't have a problem with them being paid very well for competing in pro sports at the highest level.

If you really understand it, why ask the following question?

But $30 million a year?

The average NBA salary is something like $8 Million or so per year, so what do you think the "best of the best" are worth salary wise? If you cut the top, the bottom will drop too!

Dont hear about people complaining or being surprised when some CEO, who just sits on their butt all day, gets compensation 10 times more than Curry. It's the business of the game, corporations pay for talent, so do sports teams, and sports teams today, at least the "major" sports in the US, are 99% run by individuals or groups, looking to win and make money. The only exception is the NFL's Green Bay Packer's, who are a publicly traded team, and even they pay their QB over $40 Mill a year.

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Posted in: Strong U.S. dollar an unstoppable force endangering other currencies See in context

For countries like Taiwan, Thailand or South Korea, which also dependent on energy imports, China's zero-Covid policy has caused their exports to this key trading partner to plummet.

Nice to see the authors here acknowledging that Taiwan is a country!

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

 this is a pretty minor offence?

Any case like this is never a "minor" offense to the person you are replying to here. A guy could accidentally brush up against a female and would be guilty of assault.

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Posted in: Ohtani agrees to $30 million deal for 2023 with Angels See in context

But good grief, that seems like an obscene amount of money to pay someone for playing a game.

Curry gets over $48,000,000 per year, (NBA)and by comparison. It's a game to you but a job to them.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

In Japan you'll be arrested for kissing somebody. And it will make national news. 

This isnt on the national news.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for forcibly kissing school girl See in context

17 yr old kissing anyone 4 yrs younger is a problem, unless it is his sister and on the cheek

And you know she was 4 years younger how? She could have been 15 too!

Never understand why folks choose to assume things to attempt to make a point.

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Posted in: Japan revises law to speed identification of anonymous cyberbullies See in context

Japan enforced Saturday a revised law that simplifies legal procedures to identify cyberbullies, accelerating efforts to relieve victims on social media and online forums more swiftly.

Not that accuracy matters anymore, Japan "implemented" a revised law, not enforced, as enforced means that they actually arrested or charged someone with a crime of cyber bullying!

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Posted in: M5.8 quake jolts southwestern Japan See in context

And if I recall correctly, this area is not one on the list for additional subsidies if a tsunami does occur. Hmmm.

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Posted in: Defense minister, Okinawa governor at odds over U.S. base relocation plan See in context

To this, I countered that if a nationwide referendum were taken, an overwhelming majority of mainlanders would undoubtedly sympathize with Okinawa's cause and oppose the government's plan for the relocation, which is basically the U.S. government's fixed plan.

You confidently state here that the Japanese would support the Okinawan opposition. Well, if you are so confident, do something about it. You continue to beat around the bush.

If you have so much confidence in your opinions and theories, do something about it.

You would gain the respect of people for not just talking about it, but actually putting your words into action.

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Posted in: Japan designates 108 cities as most likely to suffer tsunami damage See in context

I hope that measures against and to prevent disasters will be strengthened swiftly," Kishida told the panel.

Hope? Are you not the leader of Japan? Shouldn't you be laying out actual plans, and informing the public about what measures you will implement WHEN the next disaster hits. (It's not an "if")

The government will increase the size of subsidies for the projects from half of the total cost to two-thirds when certain criteria are met.

Right, when they form committees that will assist in teaching companies just how to go about syphoning off their cuts, and then "readjusting" their estimates to show the increase in costs, so more tax money can be wasted!

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Posted in: Defense minister, Okinawa governor at odds over U.S. base relocation plan See in context

Have nationwide polls or referendums been conducted to see if they were sympathetic to Okinawa's cause? I think a majority will support Okinawa's cause.

Then do something about it, just as the Okinawa referendum was FORCED down the throats of the Okinawan electorate, by a mainland entity. If you think the people would agree with you, do it!

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Posted in: Defense minister, Okinawa governor at odds over U.S. base relocation plan See in context

You didn't respond to some of the questions I raised there.

You dont respond to the questions posed to you regarding your outright disregard for putting these questions to the legally elected, democratic government of Japan. You fail to answer the questions about why you dont take this up with the authorities in the Hague?

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Posted in: Digital minister aims to drag Japan out of analog doldrums See in context

If Japan wants people to get and use the MyNumber Card, they must be serious benefits. For example, you can already use the card as your medical ID, allowing the office to connect all your medical records. The problem is they charge extra if you use the card. How about offering the user 100 Yen cash for using the card? To get the cards into people's hands, they should streamline the application process down to 1 day. And issue the cards to every student when they become legal (able to sign contracts). And, make the renewal process a one-stop 10-minute process with ID verification at your city hall.

They were offering 20,000 in points, that you could use with any card like edy or pay pay. Same as cash, BUT a royal pain in the arse to apply for!

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Posted in: Defense minister, Okinawa governor at odds over U.S. base relocation plan See in context

Successive LDP governments, including the Abe government, were in power legitimately. But that doesn't mean LDP governments were democratic in handling the relocation issue.

Hey, it's your country, your system, if you dont like it do something about it, besides complain on a web forum.

I realize that typing some sentences on a keyboard, and actually doing something that you believe in so strongly, are two totally different things. The former is easy, but the latter takes guts.

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Posted in: Defense minister, Okinawa governor at odds over U.S. base relocation plan See in context

You are challenging me to engage in a word play in spite of yourself.

Folks need to remember, this is a web forum, on a news site page and if anyone takes anything personally, they should find somewhere else to rant and rave to people who blindly agree to anything, no matter how outlandish.

Futenma is the case in point. The construction of Futenma's replacement is being forged ahead in spite of Okinawa's strong opposition, official or of grassroots, against the very democratic principles.

Okinawa's "strong" opposition is probably less that 0.1% of Japanese support for the relocation. Mainland had it's chance to host the relocation, and everyone turned it down.

The democratically elected government of JAPAN, which is 100% responsible for the defense of the entire country, including Okinawa, decided, due to a plethora of reasons, including Okinawan politicians being unable to get enough money, to pick a location, at Camp Schwab. The landfill will be completed.

The people of Futenma will FINALLY have peace, not thanks to those who want their cake and the chance to eat it too!

Wars get started because of the recalcitrant behavior of people who dont know the first thing about negotiations. It's never "all or nothing" unlike what the opposition keeps harping about. We all can be very thankful that there are powers that be that can see that and have the patience to put up with the stubborn and immature behavior

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Posted in: Court rejects long-stay visa for gay U.S. man married to Japanese See in context

More dark-ages rulings from the court!

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Posted in: Digital minister aims to drag Japan out of analog doldrums See in context

Japan ranked 28th among 64 nations in digital competitiveness in 2021

How is this possible? There are still offices using floppy disks! I hate to see what the "lower" ranked countries are using!

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