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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 chief says gender equality efforts as important as virus containment See in context

Wow! Does that mean my wife will finally start paying half the rent after 20 years?

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Posted in: Suzuki Motor chairman to retire in June after over 40 years See in context

30 years too late. Sad.

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Posted in: What is your experience with executive recruiters or headhunters, if you prefer that word? See in context

In my career all of my jobs except one have been via networking, sending letters myself, or applying directly on a company's website. I have had success with recruiters twice and accepted on one occasion. I think they are fine but keep in mind their incentive is to get you to change jobs whether or not it is in your best interest.

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Posted in: Pandemic wedding plunge adds to Japan demographic woes See in context

I am not going as I feel this virus will still be with us. Promised to use zoom, and she said very cool and putting up a big screen.

Aren't you the guy who goes traveling all over Japan? The real reason is that you don't want to attend. In any case you did your duty making 3 kids.

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Posted in: Less formal, more comfortable: Pandemic transforms work attire See in context

I have literally spent zip on clothes this year. I now just wear tennis shoes, jeans or shorts and t-shirts or simple button down shirts. Wow!

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Posted in: Less formal, more comfortable: Pandemic transforms work attire See in context

No more cheap black suits I hope.

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Posted in: What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect? See in context

Brady Bunch is definitely simpatico. Father turns out to be gay, mother and stepson are having an affair, and middle daughter is lesbian. Perfect for our times.

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Posted in: Concerns mount over trace app for potential foreign Olympic fans See in context

They could just give everyone a free smartphone such as a crap fujitsu one that noone wants anyways and then throw it away when you leave Japan.

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Posted in: Pandemic wedding plunge adds to Japan demographic woes See in context

My anecdotal observation is that there is a minority who marry and then have 2-4 children and they are the only ones with big families. The majority either never marry, or marry and have the obligatory 1 or maybe 2 children. I think if you want to increase the number of children you have to listen to that minority who want many children and help them out with land or housing loans, etc.

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Posted in: Preservation of 2011 quake devastation sites faces funding crunch See in context

What a waste of money considering the current state of the economy. Bulldoze that sheetz and move on.

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Posted in: Ikee books Olympic qualifiers spot after leukemia treatment See in context

I hope she makes it!

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Posted in: What are some past TV shows that could no longer be aired because they would be considered politically incorrect? See in context

Anything with Jesus as a white man.

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Posted in: Supreme Court won't halt turnover of Trump's tax records See in context

Ghosh bless him, but all he needs in supermax prison is diet coke, well-done steak, french fries, ketchup and snickers bars. He can live peacefully doing a life sentence.

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Posted in: COVID-19 death toll in U.S. tops 500,000 See in context

Has nothing to do with Trump. If you are looking to place blame on one singularity thing/ or person.

Sorry, he encouraged everyone to rip off their masks after he got world class medical treatment reserved for presidents. The man caused thousands of deaths with his ego and incompetence. He will go down as one of the worst presidents in history. He was still infected in the White House and walking around without a mask. He does not care about you or me or anyone except himself and his sullied legacy.

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Posted in: COVID-19 death toll in U.S. tops 500,000 See in context

You own what happens on your watch.

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Posted in: COVID-19 death toll in U.S. tops 500,000 See in context

Well done Mr. Trump. Your legacy.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 178 coronavirus cases; below 200 for 1st time since Nov 24 See in context

Wow! Suga-san is slamming coronavirus to the mat. Abe-san should have held on longer and he could have taken credit for this.

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Posted in: China urges U.S. to lift trade restrictions, stop interference See in context

Wang said China had “no intention to challenge or replace the United States" and was ready to peacefully coexist and seek common development.

Actions speak louder than words.

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Posted in: Japanese citizen injured in Paris acid attack See in context

Scary. Sounds worse than New York City in the early 90’s.

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Posted in: 40-year-old woman dies in avalanche while snowboarding in Aomori See in context

Police said that before the avalanche, Takashita was snowboarding with three friends on a steep slope outside the ski resort’s controlled areas.

RIP. Well I am older than that and learned my lesson by almost drowning a few years ago in the ocean. I am much more risk averse now and want to hopefully enjoy my retirement with grandkids.

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Posted in: Man gets out of taxi on Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge; then jumps to his death See in context

Sad. I am sure his family is devastated. I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco many times and there are numerous signs to call from the attached callbox if you are having suicidal feelings. I imagined that one with many tough problems might realize on the bridge that in under 20 seconds it could all be over. The impact itself will kill you in my understanding.

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of woman he claims wanted to commit suicide See in context

Probably a most painful way to die. I hope the woman recovers physically and mentally.

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Posted in: Get your work done inside Tokyo’s first convenience store private working booth See in context

Unless you’re piggybacking on a company payment plan, you’ll also have to shell out 250 yen (US$2.37) for every 15 minutes of use.

That is super cheap. If you only need to do calls occasionally as a freelancer or you telework and want to be out of your home once in a while this is great.

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Posted in: Home-hunting in Japan changes as people eye new communities in wake of COVID-19 See in context

For transportation, the city is only one hour away from downtown Tokyo’s Shinjuku district

Be careful. If trains return to their old peaks, that one hour will be a nightmare for the 35 years you are paying off that loan. If you can telework then that may be fine.

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Posted in: Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president See in context

Great choice!

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Posted in: Police officer found dead in apparent suicide See in context

I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. I think it would be unusual for a grown man to commit suicide because of bullying.

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Posted in: Motorcyclist arrested for stopping suddenly in front of truck on expressway See in context

44 years old and acts like a fool. Sad.

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Posted in: Japan begins vaccination drive, but why so late? See in context

I have an issue with the term Asian. Asia is huge.

I agree. Same comment regarding the term gaijin. With low mortality from coronavirus, I guess many Japanese may not be convinced that a gaijin vaccine is necessary.

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