The health ministry said it does not have the authority to require testing centers to share data, but would consider ways to compile private results.
This is so damn annoying to read. I've heard this from other government agencies before and wonder what the freaking purpose is of their existence. If they have no legal authority to do jack squat then give them legal authority at once, or remove them from existence. And PUNISH those idiots in charge who came up with the idea of not giving govt bodies that legal authority.
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Mark my words: This story will soon be buried. This story will soon be a thing of the past. Everyone will only remember how the Gaijin was guilty. The fresh news will be hidden very soon. You will not be able to follow this story in Japan because Japan, Inc. understands that this makes things look very bad for them now. But, who will remember?
Well then the foreign media will have to do EVERYTHING in its power to make sure that Japan is and continues to be ridiculed on a global stage for all these committed atrocities.
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The problem is that, e.g. in case of my Japanese Co- Workers, they don't want to spend time at home.
Many of my male co-workers complain about their wives.
But the Women too. Many are not happy in their marriage and private lives.
All of them want to work as long as possible to avoid going home early.
My company doesn't support home office, and 90% of my coworkers are happy about that.
You know that Japanese people are hard drinkers. That is how they stress out.
Going to Izakaya or Bar after work, drink with Co- workers and complain about the boss and the company.
But not only the men, also the women. Some of my female Co-workers are crazy drinkers.
But now many of the Izakaya and Bars closes earlier or doing some virus preventions. The situation in most Izakayas and Bars are not the same like before.
So the people feel not comfortable and have no valve to release stress.
So they bring this stress home and they get irritated by each single small thing...
Very good point. And this does make me wonder why people start dating, living together or get married in the first place if you feel that your partner isn't suitable.
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All pachinkos are subsidiaries of yaks and thangs. aka "yak gang"
Not true. I have a zanichi Korean friend in Japan whose family runs a chain of pachinko parlors around the country amongst other normal business ventures. They are well off, but have zero affiliation with gangs.
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I agree with all the criticism here above and I would like to ad some. I wanted a business loan from my bank for My profitable company in Japan so I could hire 4 exes people. SMBC did not even look at the businessplan. Foreigners can never be trusted while banks throw billions at unsustainable companies at the same time.
Hi Robert, fellow Belgian here. Does this mean that you are still treated this way despite having PR in Japan? I thought PR changes everything when it comes to loans.
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The board’s investigations often take more than a year, ending in recommendations for government entities on how to improve their practices.
Ah, so no legal sanctions here then, right? Just a recommendation, an urge, a polite plea for cooperation. In other words, zero consequences, a waste of time, and no change whatsoever. Yeah, that sounds about right in Japan.
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Not to generalize, but we often see such stories about involving construction workers, fire fighters or other blue collar workers. I guess these folk are cut from a different cloth.
Threatening police with a knife is only considered to be, 'interfering with police in the performance of their duty'? That sounds like a nice, Japanese way of saying, 'attempted murder'!!
Isn't this what Americans call obstruction of justice? What kinda shocks me is that a police officer could take any disagreement you have with him and turn it into obstruction of justice/interference with performance of duties.
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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga adjusts his face mask after a press conference on the COVID-19 situation on Dec 25.
Why is he touching his mask from the front and not by the strings like he's supposed to? He's even dumber than I thought. But then again, that perfectly illustrates his failed policies thus far. A pathetic afterthought of a PM he is.
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Mr. Ghosn wants the evidence partly because he wants a trial in Lebanon. Japanese want him to face trial in Japan. This is why they are not handing over the evidence (and as mentioned earlier are no laws requiring them to turn it over to him).
If what you say is true, then Japan really had no business sending its deputy justice minister all the way to Lebanon to desperately try and convince them to hand over ghosn back to Japan, as Lebanon has no legal obligation to do so.
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While I don't approve of what he did, I do wonder if there was social distancing and mask wearing enforced on premise, as that would have made a difference. The article doesn't mention that. If there wasn't, then it's not just him or his strawberry picking circus clown of a prime minister who is at fault, but also the establishment for allowing this to happen, and all those constituents for participating in this.
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The brutha isn't your wife or girlfriend, who cares if he blocks your calls. Get over it.
One guy is the other's subordinate, so it does matter. If you had a subordinate at work who blocked your calls, would you be ok with it? The guy's violent behavior towards his subordinate is of course unacceptable, but blocking your boss' calls is too.
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I don't trust anything this fool says.
He denied the need to curb on the go to travel campaign, but then went back on hjs word, right? Pathetic.
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Make it illegal for anyone to hit or physical punish children.
It already is illegal! I believe they made it illegal last year after that big case with the young 4 year old girl who died from her abusive father. But here is the catch: that law provides no punishment even if people break it. Japan in a nutshell.
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I echo what everyone else is saying here. And boy would I love to see the faces of the Japanese govt AND the entire IOC including that buffoon thomas bach if all athletes refused to come to Japan next year again just like earlier this year because the pandemic wasn't under control. That sure would make them all look like careless, selfish and clueless elitists of the highest order.
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what a burn. Japan wants UNESCO every day but anything else no, especially international human rights conventions
Good point. It reminds me of that story of when ghosn was arrested, the lebanese govt kept trying to contact the jgovt for information but their attempts remained unanswered. Then, once ghosn had fled the country for lebanon, they came crawling over to them, insisting they cooperate and hand him over. Keep ridiculing them and their practices that are unworthy of a first world nation.
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Those days of Japan being considered so safe that wallets and purses accidentally left on trains would be safely returned to their owners, are long gone.
Things have gotten worse overall.
You keep repeating yourself almost every time an article like this comes out. Why?? Please stop. Like Garypen said, good things still happen and I too have gotten my lost stuff back on many occasions. This made the news because it's rather exceptional.
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Poor victim and her family...
Poor wife and kids...
As for the man himself, what a pathetic loser. You won't be missed.
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It doesn't mean what you think it means. It simply says that if you leave your job for "personal reasons" then you can claim unemployment benefit after two months instead of three.
Ok, I stand corrected. Thanks for sharing.
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Most of you are talking about the minimum wage increase, but I was wondering about this.
On the other hand, unemployment allowances granted to people who leave jobs for personal reasons will be disbursed after two months rather than three, which the government says will help create a job market that makes it easier for people to switch careers
What the heck does that even mean? Just how does decreasing unemployment benefits by a month improve career changes, especially in this pandemic??
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FYI, straight from their website
So there is a penalty, but they can't force us and therefore ask for our cooperation. Mkay...
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I got mine in the mail over the weekend. Maybe I wasn't home when they rang. It says we are supposed to fill it in by law, but what happens in case of non-compliance I wonder? Jail time and a fine, or absolutely nothing just like a lot of their other toothless laws?
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I think that so long as they make it clear they sell knock offs they should be left alone.
I'm pretty sure that would have gotten them caught even faster as I think it's illegal to sell unofficially licensed goods.
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*The guarantee covers part of the 180 billion yen loan that the state-affiliated financial institution extended to help the struggling Japanese automaker weather the pandemic's blow to sales already hurt by restructuring *following the aggressive expansion sought by former boss Carlos Ghosn
Unbelievable. He SAVED that bedridden company from bankruptcy and this is how they repay him. Let me correct this paragraph as follows:
*The guarantee covers part of the 180 billion yen loan that the state-affiliated financial institution extended to help the struggling Japanese automaker weather the pandemic's blow to sales already hurt by restructuring *following a series of back stabbing attempts by nissan upper management such as hari nada and hiroto saikawa on Carlos Ghosn in an alleged attempt to desperately prevent him from proceeding with a merge between nissan and Renault.
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Just for everyone's info, this week I received a letter in the mail from my local ward saying they can offer 見舞金 aka sympathy money of 100.000 yen to those who were recently diagnosed with corona (I was one of them but I recovered). I didn't read or hear about this in the media, so I was pretty surprised when I got that letter.
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Everyone saying the Japanese justice system is corrupt. I say follow the law and you will not have to deal with it.
Fact: Ghosn was arrested on accusations of charges that had not yet been proven true or false in a court of law.
Fact: Saikawa himself admitted to getting overpaid but wasn't prosecuted at all, unlike Ghosn.
So explain to me how it can be that someone who presumably followed the law, ends up getting arrested and is presumed guilty without evidence, while someone else who ADMITS wrongdoing, isn't arrested and doesn't spend a single day in detention?
I hope the get extradited to japan and suffer in a Hokkaido prison in winter
Let's see you say that again when you're the one getting arrested, presumed guilty from the start, getting interrogated for hours on end, getting told by prosecutors that you'd better plead guilty or else, having your court date constantly postponed, all the while someone else with similar accusations doesn't get a finger lifted at him.
Good luck suffering in your hokkaido prison.
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Will I be looked at suspiciously if I take my backpack to the super?
I have been using my backpack for years when going grocery shopping in Japan. I walk into the store with it on my back, but I only put my groceries in it after I've paid. Until then I of course use the shopping basket. Never been an issue for me.
If Japan really wants to do something about potential shoplifters, they could do what Silvafan suggests, or what Carrefour in Europe did: install lockers by the entrance of the store and only allow customers in after they temporarily store their personal belonings there, including their own bags etc. And can pick it up again when they leave.
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NAOHITO KOJIMA, 55, BROKERAGE EMPLOYEE
"I think he worked hard. As head of the ruling party, he worked hard on Abenomics for eight years. There were various problems, but if someone else had been leader, it's questionable whether they could have maintained a stable government for as long as he did.
"He had various diplomatic negotiations overseas and there were pros and cons, but I think there were many merits.
REIJI IWATA, 24, ACTOR
"I think he's been working the whole time, and we've also had the coronavirus pandemic. He's faced various criticism, I think, but he's worked hard for the country so I feel kind of sad that he's resigning."
This is how some people see him? Amazing. Working hard...? Gimme a break. Some Japanese don't hold him under any scrutiny whatsoever. Who cares about working hard when you've barely delivered and have even deceived the public many times. Did they conveniently forget this?
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Imagine working for 2799 consecutive days under exponential pressure and criticisms.. no man can stand that.
Not true. He took a day off to play with his dog, drink tea and then upload it to social media so everyone could see he was self-isolating
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In a report submitted to the Tokyo Stock Exchange in January, Nissan said that Ghosn inappropriately received about 140 million yen ($1.3 million) as stock-linked compensation. He also used a company business jet for private trips, costing a total of $4.4 million.
What about that dirty rat saikawa and others who admitted to receiving compensation? Why aren't they also in the report and in jail?
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