Yubaru comments

Posted in: Japanese fighter crashes in Sea of Japan; 2 crew rescued See in context

Glad nobody was hurt, both pilots and also fisherman and that the planes weren’t armed with nukes, chemical or biological weapons.

Why would anyone even think this? Particularly from a Japanese SDF jet?

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Posted in: Brexit accelerating Japanese exodus from UK: analysts See in context

It's not tough now. The new EU Japan free trade deal will lower EU tariffs on Japanese cars to zero, which means the Japanese will make more cars in japan and the EU auto industry will suffer drastically.

What's the point of even making them for the EU market when no one is going to buy them?

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Posted in: Osaka Prefecture to allow children to bring smartphones to school See in context

However, following an earthquake in June of last year, parents complained that they were unable to contact their children to confirm their safety.

Right, and anyone who has lived here during any major earthquakes will intimately know that having a cell phone and actually being able to USE it are two different things altogether!

During the Tohoku earthquake cellphones were unable to connect even down here in Okinawa!

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Posted in: Court orders ex-classmates to pay ¥38.5 mil for bullying-induced suicide in Shiga See in context

Unfortunately, it is the parents who will are being punished in this case. Hopefully, the parents will make these thugs work and pay back the money. Japan needs to introduce public service for juvenile offenders. Cutting grass at shrines and picking up roadside garbage every weekend for a few years would shake these twits up more than hitting their parents with a massive amount of compensation.

Ok, but then our tax money is going to be used for the people who have to oversee these JD's as you suggest here. I dont want to pay for it!

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Posted in: 106 foreigners disappeared in Japan last year after arriving on cruise ships See in context

That's still one hundred and six people you know nothing about, moving around your country unaccounted for.

Let alone the other thousands that came here on an airplane and stayed! At least those immigration is supposedly aware of!

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Posted in: Brexit accelerating Japanese exodus from UK: analysts See in context

These changes will have likely been made regardless. It also reveals the fact that the UK remaining in the EU wouldn't guarantee Japanese companies staying. 

Have to agree with this for manufacturers like Honda. The EU market has to be tough for them and they can make more money in China and the US markets.

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Posted in: Extended Golden Week loses luster for working parents See in context

But for me 10 days holidays means 2 full weeks vacations, not 1 week in-between 2 weekends.

Welcome to Japan! Far too many people who come here think that "weekends" automatically mean Sat and Sun off! That's not so.

I would take too long of a post to give it in details but I will share a couple of points; one, Saturday's are not "automatically" off here. When a national holiday lands on a Saturday there is no corresponding day off ahead of time, like other countries have. The only time a day is given off is when the holiday falls on a Sunday, then the next day, Monday would be the "observed" day off.

The 10 days off is inclusive of weekends and maybe if you noticed, May 5th, is "Children's Day" and it falls on a Sunday, so Monday the 6th is off.

So it's Saturday 27th of April to Monday May 6th, 10 days in a row, inclusive of weekends and holidays.

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Posted in: Brexit accelerating Japanese exodus from UK: analysts See in context

Panasonic, Sony, Nissan and now Honda: a recent exodus of Japanese firms from Britain is not solely down to Brexit, analysts say, but it has in many cases accelerated the decision to leave.

Suggesting that these and other corporations were planning on leaving anyway? If Brexit is not the main reason, then just what is?

No big deal. After a "no-deal" Brexit, and the accompanying growth in the UK economy, firms will come crawling back.

I highly doubt that manufacturing will ever return to GB after Brexit, particularly because of "no-deal". The costs of operating these corporations will outweigh any potential profits, and the GB economy along is nowhere near strong enough to support nor justify manufacturing of this size. Honda and other automobile makers in GB export a majority of their product to either the US or Europe. GB consumption alone is not enough.

Not to mention in the financial markets, there already has been a move to Amsterdam as London is also going to quite possibly lose it's place as a financial center as well.

Business is not going to come crawling back, GB is going to have to give incentives for any business to return!

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Posted in: Japan to revise child custody rules to enforce handovers See in context

The amendments are aimed at helping authorities seize money and properties from parents who fail to meet their court-ordered child support obligations ......

Hopefully this will dispel the ideas that some posters here have stated regarding their belief that parents do not have to pay child-support.

There has always been court ordered child support, however many parents, typically the mothers, made the choice to NOT demand any from the father's.

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Posted in: 106 foreigners disappeared in Japan last year after arriving on cruise ships See in context

I wonder how many jumped ship down here? Okinawa has gotten a huge increase in the number of ships visiting here and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if some stayed!

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Posted in: Court orders ex-classmates to pay ¥38.5 mil for bullying-induced suicide in Shiga See in context

The city of Otsu accepted its culpability for failing to prevent the suicide and reached a settlement with the family in 2015, paying 13 million yen in damages.

They should have paid 10 times that amount! Sadly Japanese courts dont hand down compensation awards that fit the "crime"! Japanese courts are loathe to make someone rich off of someone else's failures!

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Posted in: Court orders ex-classmates to pay ¥38.5 mil for bullying-induced suicide in Shiga See in context

Fortunately the court is holding these guys responsible for their actions!

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Posted in: Abe urged to ensure Trump-Kim talks help resolve N Korean abductions See in context

People "urging" Abe had better be prepared for the same results as when Abe does the same.

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Posted in: Sanders says he's running for president in 2020 See in context

Hate to say this, but Bernie, you are too old and should be passing the torch to someone else!

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Posted in: Extended Golden Week loses luster for working parents See in context

Why saying 10 days holidays?

There are 4 days of weekend and already 3 days from standard Golden Week.

It is a mere 3 additional days, or have I missed something?

You are missing something. April 30th and May 2nd became "holiday"s because of the Japanese law that states any single day between two national holidays becomes a holiday itself. So the government made May 1st a holiday this year making it a 10 day straight break.

Putting it all together makes it a hell of a lot harder for many families who have to work and there is no child care available.

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Posted in: Extended Golden Week loses luster for working parents See in context

Personally would love to see all those folks in the service industry go on strike during the extended break.

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Posted in: 16 U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds See in context

So drugs like the bust of last week or the fact that Caravans, kids being smuggled in as well as illegals from Central America doesn’t bother you? Well, why would it, if it doesn’t bother the Democrats, why would it bother other liberals?

A wall isnt going to stop it. They will find a way, in, around, and under it. Damn they have been for decades now!

The wall is just a psychological barrier that Trump wants to point to that he "kept" his campaign promise.

One will always be able to cherry pick or point out incidents to justify their points.

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Posted in: 16 U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds See in context

Yep, you have no grasp of the situation or why they are suing if you truly believe that. Especially when congress just handed Trump funding for border security in a bi-partisan bill.

Problem with Trump is that border security and a wall are two different things!

I want a wall, and damn well better get a wall or I am going to take my toys and go home, because I didnt get my wall.........MOMMY!

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Posted in: Road rage driver arrested for incident in which man fell from truck See in context

but why after eight months has this just now become news? 

Take your pick!

Reinforce the false belief that the JP's always get their "man"

Slows news in the "crime" section!

This is "news?"

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Posted in: Road rage driver arrested for incident in which man fell from truck See in context

In the days of smartphone cameras and heavy police surveillance, why do you need to do something so stupid as hold on to a truck for 10 minutes?

51 year old "victim"....probably gara-kei!

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Posted in: Trump calls discussions about removing him 'treasonous' See in context

Yes, it’s treasonous when you plot the removal of the President

Pray tell what law was broken? An investigation into the president is not the same as treason. Just because Trump thinks it's so does not make it a fact!

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Posted in: Longtime Trump confidant Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her See in context

Yeah right, sorry but these folks know damn well what they are doing.

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Posted in: Japan upgrades downpour forecasts before Tokyo Olympics See in context

exactly. Heavy rain we can handle. Massive earthquakes, Tsunamis, and volcano eruptions on the other hand..

Not for people not accustomed to it.(tourists)

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Posted in: 16 U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds See in context

Trump's own words are going to come back and bite him in the arse on this one!

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Posted in: 70-year-old man, arrested for hit-and-run, had no license for past 30 years See in context

sensei has a point. Just how many of these elderly drivers are driving without a license? The other thing I want to know is who either gave him or sold him the car.

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Posted in: Japan upgrades downpour forecasts before Tokyo Olympics See in context

Why does everything have to be tied to the 2020 Olympics?

Because then the people doing the research can justify the costs! (Even if they fail!)

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Posted in: Trump visit to Japan eyed for May 26; may be 1st guest to meet new emperor See in context

While I can not see Trump bowing to the Emperor I can see him putting his foot into his mouth and saying something appropriately stupid!

Oh and to those who have obviously forgotten, Obama did an almost 90 degree bow to the current Emperor!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/6580190/Barack-Obama-criticised-for-treasonous-bow-to-Japanese-emperor.html

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Posted in: Spring decorations announcement to be pushed back due to imperial succession See in context

I highly doubt that anyone posting on JT really gives a crap one way or the other, and I will also bet that no one who is actually nominated or wins one of these awards reads the articles or posts here.

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Posted in: Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation? See in context

One aspiring volunteer, Masanobu Ishii, said he wanted to convey the spirit of omotenashi, which translates as showing Japanese hospitality.

I wonder how many of the 200,000 volunteers think the same way? Or were they all forced to drink some kool-aid before talking to the interviewer?

And I hope to hell that ALL the volunteers get some cultural sensitivity training along the way

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Posted in: Kono denies S Korean account of talks; calls for appropriate response See in context

Curious though. Does anyone think the buck will stop with South Korea? 

Maybe you are new here, but these types of games have been played between the two for decades, they are just going up a level or so recently.

It's going nowhere further and it's just the politicians really, the average folks on the street dont give a shite, and these articles wont do much to change that either

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