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Posted in: JAL looks to diversify workplace, businesses under 1st female CEO See in context

I think both Peter Neil and strangerland is correct. But I agree more with strangerland since diversity can bring about qualities that cannot be quantifiably measured objectively. Of course, this needs to be considered when both candidates are similarly very capable, it just adds another dimension. So good on JAL, other Japanese companies needs to work on this as well.

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Posted in: 'Foreign travelers are Japan’s guests' – Governor against charging tourists more than locals See in context

refusing to let my Japanese wife and I stay in the same room (no gaijin males with Japanese female policy) the same in several restaurants.

So please If you are going to make a statement like the above, back it up with proof

im very curious as to this policy because sounds like bs.

Read up on kamaiina, which is in Hawaii. It happens.

Private businesses can set different prices, so long as they’re up front about it. They can then give discounts to whoever they want as well. You’re from xxx? Lovely place, I’ll give you some discount! Person from yyy can’t scream raaaaacism for paying more than xxx for the same thing. Bad publicity? Sure.

The point needs to be made that it is up front so that the tourist can decide to take their business elsewhere rather than being dumbstruck. The business owners have a choice and the tourists need to have a choice as well. It’s that simple.

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Posted in: Inoue stops Nery in 6th round to defend titles See in context

His promoter is cherry-picking his opponents (mostly nobodys/bums) and only chooses to hold fights in Japan to make sure Inoue wins and looks impressive.

how does that make any sense? He literally is the undisputed champ of two weight classes. That means he fought the champions of each orgs from two weight divisions and became the unified champion.

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Posted in: France, Japan to start talks on reciprocal troops pact See in context


thank you for being open minded! Truly respect your attitude! Try this out and let me know what you think.


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Posted in: France, Japan to start talks on reciprocal troops pact See in context


appreciate your response. I’m strictly speaking for US as Japan’s ally, you will be quite surprised at how much Japan will be able to assist militarily when in conflict. Hence, again, I suggest you study up on current Japanese defense policies starting with an armed attack situation, etc.

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Posted in: France, Japan to start talks on reciprocal troops pact See in context

They couldn’t even agree on taking a few machine guns and would they rush to save their allies if attacked.

I suggest you study up on CURRENT Japanese policies as you’ve been stuck in the past for 30 years.

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Posted in: Weak yen boosts tourist wallets in Japan See in context

As for my home country the US - any Japanese telling me that Japan is treating tourists royally because burgers and sandwiches are better value and the tourists know, then that's some ol horseshizz. If you can't eat good burgers and sandwiches with better quality and size in the US, you're going to the wrong places.

I am from the US which is why I’m asking you to list some places. You said better quality that’s bigger and CHEAPER. Obviously there’s bigger and quality burgers but you pay such a premium in the states. Compared to premium burgers in Japan, it might be smaller but the quality is just as great. Stop being vague and let’s compare prices.


Are you being serious or trying to be funny?

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Posted in: Foreign traveler caught trying to sneak into Japan by climbing down rope from cruise ship See in context

you don’t see that quite often. Very interesting.

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Posted in: Weak yen boosts tourist wallets in Japan See in context


please tell me where in the US are there cheaper better quality foods you mentioned. Not to mention not having to pay tip. I’ve had good wagyu burgers that taste great in Japan which will cost much more in the US than in Japan. Red Robin burgers are more expensive than wagyu burgers. Oh, none of that, it might be expensive than Japanese burgers but it taste soooooo much better even if there’s tip involved!

I want to know cheaper and better quality food in the US that you mentioned. List some places for references

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Posted in: Japan unveils plans for next-generation passenger plane project See in context

They won't be able to do it. Not without a hell of a lot of copying, or a hell of a lot of American and European hires. We're not talking about a car or a motorcycle here.

it ain’t rocket science either. You know, like the H3 rocket they successfully launched.

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Posted in: Quake death toll stands at 206; 8 of them died at evacuation centers See in context

Again, what is the point of evacuation centers, especially in a nation more than prone to natural disasters, if they are not at all prepared? And WHY don't they airlift (if absolutely necessary) people out of these crammed and ill-prepared places to other parts of the nation where they can be adequately cared for? Nice to know the hundreds of "emergency shelter" signs actually mean "potential graveyards".

god, I truly wish you THINK before you post comments. Airlift? Really? Well, sure, let’s airlift the evacuees using a helo which at most can carry 3-4 people max. That would require what 100 lifts? Then, to where you going to send them? 100 helo requests to fly them out? How long is that going to take, how much, who gets the lift?

Many of these people are elderly, you ever think how they’re going to hold up on airlifts as well?

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Posted in: Japan crash marks test of how new carbon jets cope in a disaster See in context

Simply put. It was first time and more importantly, I rather have a "the entire craft disintegrated." than have 367 funerals. How about you guys?????

Agree with you 100%

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Posted in: JAL pilots say they did not see coast guard plane when touching down See in context

Seems obvious they did not see it. What pilot would continue on with a landing if they saw a plane in the way.

Yup, perfect comment right there! Completely agree

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Posted in: Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo crash See in context

The fire had not reached the cabin until everyone was out so it was pretty easy to juts walk out.

except you’re forgetting the fact that everyone is panicking and anxious to get out. Crowd control of over 350+ in that moment is extremely difficult as the flight crew needs to stay composed and give firm instructions so that others won’t panic. They obviously did this which is why people are giving credit to them except you.

there’s a reason why you can’t scream fire in a crowded movie theater. I’m sure you don’t have a clue as to why so look up the reason and you’ll learn why the flight crew should be commended. They did their job in a fantastic manner and this isn’t because of nihinjinron.

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Posted in: Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo crash See in context

As a BBC expert commented, it's too early to praise or blame until we know the full details of what occurred.

no, praising the flight crew who lead the evacuation of passengers should be recognized since all passengers were able to evacuate safely off the plane. your comment makes no sense. The flight crew has no responsibility in the actual crash itself.

The commenter was praising the crew that got the passengers off the plane safely. what details do you need about the flight crews? unless you’re saying that you need confirmation that they didn’t just abandoned the passengers and boarded off before anyone? You make it sound as if those 350+ passengers were bored and picking their noses while waiting in line to get off the plane.

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Posted in: Japan protests reported South Korean drill at disputed islets See in context

Korea has a mountain of ammunitions to fight Korean War 2. In fact Korea supplied more ammunitions to Ukraine than all of Europe combined.

please provide sources for your claims. You never provide any. I would love to read up on where you get your information.

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Posted in: SDF member arrested over murder of 82-year-old man in Kyoto See in context

Another of many oxygen thieves that need to be removed from the gene pool.

haven’t read such a fantastic comment in such a while. Agree completely!

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Posted in: Ghosn files $1 billion lawsuit in Lebanon against Nissan over his imprisonment in Japan See in context


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Posted in: Man arrested for trying to rob convenience store says he was hungry See in context

Unless you actually have info that leads you to that conclusion you are making a lot of assumptions. and you know what they say about ASSUmptions

The problem with this comment is the fact that you’re assuming that what led to his financial demise was not due to his personal choices. He could have been an alcoholic and lost his job or gambled his life savings, etc. the fact that you agreed that the government was 100% cause of his downfall is a major assumption that you can’t verify as well based on the article. This, the poster calling out on intellectually lazy comments stand.

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Posted in: Japan to launch new visa track for skilled foreigners See in context

If a foreigner living in Japan has put in the time and effort, working their way up to JLPT N1 level language proficiency, shouldn't that feat, along with a clean record, be enough to warrant at least strong consideration towards the Highly Skilled Professional visa? After all, it could be said that the individual is "highly skilled" in the area of Japanese language - a "necessity" for building a career in Japan. Not sure how it will work in the new system but in the old system you were granted a measly few points towards the acceptance threshold. Shouldn't it be more than that? I would imagine it should be.

do you seriously believe this? Seriously….

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Posted in: Profiling poverty: The sad, threadbare lifestyles of Japan's downtrodden and disadvantaged See in context

Japan is already considered a developing country by many Japanese money managers and experts. However, the Japanese bureaucrats (under UC control) and their ultranationalist cohorts of both domestic and foreign keep seeing a rainbow reality daily. These ignorant people also don't spend much time outside of Japan to realize how poor they have become. 

Even Thailand starts to refrain from serving Japanese tourists because Japanese ones are poor and haggling too much over prices. Japanese employees are now even paid lower than locals in various ASEAN countries like Vietnam and Singapore.

Why do you never provide sources for your posts? Just because an uneducated simpleton agrees with you doesn’t add any credibility to your statement. I want to read where your getting your information from.

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Posted in: Japan's real wages fall in November at sharpest pace in 8 years See in context

Many foreigners? How many is many? Are you one of them? I know a of a few, but I wouldn't say many. Most I knew were living month to month and year to year on short-term contracts with no job security and crappy salaries. Furthermore, most I knew left Japan and have since become successful. 99% of foreigners working in Japan are not making any more than ¥3.5M a year. That is not a career. It is just surviving.

if you’re talking about eikawa, then it’s not a career in the first place. It’s an entry level job no different than flipping burgers. there’s nothing wrong with that path but don’t expect financial upward mobility since those that choose to continue as an eikawa do so because they find it rewarding other than expecting financial freedom and gain. Completely pathetic to blame Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to deploy missile defense unit on Yonaguni: report See in context

Take a long hard look at any map of the region. Okinawa is in the unfortunate position geographically, of being right in the way of any aggressor wishing to attack Japan from the south, and is in the direct path of China's well known desire, to have direct access to the Pacific Ocean.

There is nothing anyone can do to change it, but it's also childish and naïve to think that removing any bases, or not preparing it's defenses properly would keep Japan "safe". 

Okinawa is a shield, and unlike WW2, it does not stand alone, it has both the JSDF and USJF together, as allies, to defend it, and Japan as well, from any and all outside aggressors.

absolutely spot on!

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Posted in: 'Japan has no future' is a widespread if not universal feeling See in context

That means that one third are full time workers. And people wonder why the economy is hurting?

No, that does not mean a third are full time workers. The economy is hurting but not based on that calculation, lol!

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Posted in: Neymar returns as Brazil brush aside S Korea 4-1 to reach quarters See in context

You have zero to base this on, especially since Japan couldn't even do anything but kick the ball across the ground in the shootouts. I think Brazil would be dancing more, and to a tune of 8-0 or so.

says the Korean who thinks every win by Japan is just luck. Korea gets destroyed by Brazil in this game. Yet he says Japan would have fared worse by what measures? This is the same guy that thinks a manager has nothing to do with winning, just the players. Lol, jss as pan would have lost more because because because, it’s Japaaaan, waaaaah!

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Posted in: Tidy fans See in context

So many insecure comments angry over Japanese people being courteous.

the usual suspects that blames Japan for their failures in life. Nothing new.

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Posted in: No. of bankruptcies in Japan up in April-Sept for 1st rise in 3 years See in context

I specifically stated "work with them", which does not mean forgive the debts! Working out payments, is something they CAN do, and there is no reason to force them into bankruptcy!

I agree with you but there’s different types of bankruptcy. Chapter 7, 11 or 13. I wonder if there are equivalent in Japan as well.

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Posted in: Wüst makes history with 6th Olympic speedskating gold; silver for Takagi See in context


Agreed, I saw her interview and it was nothing but class. Obviously, she was disappointed in not getting gold but also gave credit to Wust of her being a strong opponent.

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Posted in: South Korean court orders sale of confiscated Nippon Steel assets See in context

Yes, Japanese occupation of Korea is legally considered to be illegal and criminal, hence Japan is liable for all the damages resulting from actions of Imperial Japan from 1910 through 1945.

delusional Koreans desperately trying to defend their pathetic country’s actions. Who considered the occupation as illegal?

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Posted in: One of a kind: Ohtani wins AP Male Athlete of Year award See in context

I know the days of the 20-game winner are gone but in the old days 15-17 wins was considered highly successful for a starter. And a lot of pitchers reached that plateau within a season. So admittedly as an old guy when I see nine wins I think ‘meh.’

How many starting pitchers do you know hit 46 home runs in a single season?

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