Badge213's past comments

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    In other words, no big deal. Only 10 foreign nationals were not checked for "immigration procedures." Japanese nationals have a right to enter Japan. As a citizen, you are not "immigrating."

    No but they still need to be processed because there's no way to tell if they aren't processed properly.

    Posted in: 159 passengers enter Japan without passing through immigration at Narita

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    I like how western media makes it sound even worse. This earthquake was bad no doubt, but given any other country (where hundreds/thousands would be missing/dead) is a testimate to earthquake preparedness and training in Japan. Just like Kobe 1995, many deaths and injuries are caused by those living in older houses with heavy roofs (eg photograph).

    Posted in: Scores feared trapped as death toll from 2 Kyushu quakes hits 37

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    Never bring a knife to a gunfight. (though neither happened here, it kind of fits).

    Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to steal gun from policeman

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    So very typical of Japan Inc. Amazon has been working on this for years & made a big announcement last year. Rather than work together to improve the system overall, the Japanese government again goes with exclusively Japanese tech companies that are very far behind in this area.

    Amazon's drone system is patented in the US and only trials were given by the US FAA for tests in the USA. So would you rather have competition lowering prices or just one major company (eg Microsoft etc) controlling or having a monopoly on the whole system of drone delivery?

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    When I was a student I lived for less IN Tokyo. He's making 180,000 plus bonuses. it also doesn't explain what he was doing in Tokyo before, since he probably already has a visa to be in Japan so he probably already has extra assets. But for 180,000 plus bonuses in Aichi, plus his fame status and extra income elsewhere he's probably gonna be just fine.

    Wc626:His tax guy is gona have fun with that W-2 form. Not a problem. IRS (USA) deals with foreign income sources all the time. Does Japan have an equivalent to the W4? That's the form the employer uses to report employment status and several different forms of withholding to the IRS. Also, that $20K (US) salary puts him in the Obamacare reporting range but ineligible for Earned Income Credit (EIC) due to foreign residence.

    He doesn't need a W2 or W4 as those forms are issued if working in the US. Americans living overseas file a 2555/2555EZ foreign income exclusion which is attached to a standard 1040. Income up to 100,000 USD a year is excluded. No additional paperwork required. Since he's full time outside the US longer than 330 days (or if he's a permanent resident of Japan) , Obamacare reporting range and EIC is not an issue if all his income is foreign based.

    Posted in: American becomes Japan's first salaried foreign ninja

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    Just get your permanent residency. Those lines take 5 minutes.

    You don't even need to be a PR, as long as you are a resident, you can register and use the automatic gates at the airports that have been in place for a couple of years now. Most foreigners don't know about them and just wait in the re-entry line, I breeze through the automatic gates.

    As for this system mentioned here, such systems were in place already, it isn't uncommon to have a first class escort or VIP person go through the diplomatic/apec lines, now there's just a dedicated area for it.

    Posted in: Fast-lane immigration service for VIPs to start at Narita, Kansai airports

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    Dome of you arent ftequent flyers but these lines have been in existnce for years at airports around the world. Even Narita haw a special fadt s3curity check for first class and business passengers for years.

    The articke here fails to mention there is a limit per airline, nor does it mention that vips already get escorts and can use apec vip lan3s that alr3ady exist.

    Posted in: Fast-lane immigration service for VIPs to start at Narita, Kansai airports

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    Did they include being stopped for id checks while being foreign?

    18 years in Japan and never once stopped by the police for an ID check.

    Posted in: Tokyo police release PR video in English to assure foreign visitors Japan is safe

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    Glad she has been found alive and is safe. Japan Today ran a story on this girl (who is no longer being named because she has been discovered for her protection) but JT ran a story on this girl missing just two weeks ago, and some in that thread have assumed the worse already, just to show you that good outcomes happen.

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    Yes, this is one of those ONLY IN JAPAN crimes that needs reporting professionally. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!!

    Yeah you should look up the "truth" as well, because this ISN"T one of those only in Japan crimes. Research: Ariel Castro kidnappings

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    Maybe they should've put signs in Japanese as well?

    The signs ARE in Japanese as well.

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    They should just go with the logo they had when they were a "Candidate City" , I like that logo, many people did and you won't need to waste so much money printing stuff up again.

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    Not losing any sleep here, more important things to debate about then 2 cold blood3d murderers.

    Posted in: Japan executes two death row inmates

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    Quite easy to judge the police. But the details of his confession match details of how the crime was committed that only the criminal would know.

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    Meanwhile, the police sent papers to prosecutors on a Chinese student in his 20s regarding similar violations, the sources said. He earned at least 46 million yen from duty-free shops in the city between September 2014 and September last year.

    Again, another violation of the immigration laws. Students like dependents are allowed to work in Japan with "Permission to Engage in Activities other than Previously Granted", nowadays it is almost instantly granted as long as the work is part-time (I had one as a student and did things legally) and does not exceed a certain amount, which would require switching over to an actual status that allows full time remuneration.

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    Live in the UK with hundreds of CCTV cameras tracking where you are walking and going? Use a smart phone with GPS, big brother already knows where you are.

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    To be clear everyone, this lady was arrested on violation of immigration laws. Dependents are allow to work in Japan as long as they get the proper permission to engage in activities. This lady did not, she was also making well over the limited amount legally allowed plus NOT paying or reporting taxes on it.

    they already have an israeli tour guide, but they hired him because their tour guide couldn't legally do it in japan. wtf. Does their Israeli tour guide have a visa that allows them to legally work in Japan? If not, it's not about the tour guide license, it's about the immigration status.

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    This article can be applied to the porn or adult industries of many countries, just replace "Japan" with ABC .

    Posted in: Japan's porn industry preys on young women, say rights advocates

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    The problem with your definition of "summary execution" is that the person was no being "accused" of a crime, he was in the process of committing a crime, attacking someone on the street with a knife then turning on the police officer is reasonable grounds for the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers to prevent harm or injury to other innocent people.

    Posted in: Police officer fires warning shot after being charged at by knife-wielding 15-year-old boy

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    The officer in this case got off lucky. Some give thumbs down for people who say he should of shot the kid. Truth is he should have. The problem is the officer did not shoot the kid, and then the two got into a scuffle, which should of not happened, WHY you ask? The reason, the kid had already displayed intent to harm others, the kid had already stabbed another man is now going to charge a police officer, IF the officer lost the scuffle and gotten his hands on the officer's gun, you now have a person armed with a gun, who has already shown he doesn't care about harming others, you have a MORE dangerous situation. I would of shot the kid. This isn't the movies, you don't shoot in the leg or arm to stop someone.

    Posted in: Police officer fires warning shot after being charged at by knife-wielding 15-year-old boy

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