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    These spot visa checks are commonplace in Japan. I've been checked at least once a year. However, I don't feel as if it is 'authoritarian' as suggested above. Personally, I think Australia needs random visa checks to weed out illegals a lot more than Japan does.

    Posted in: Australian PM rules out random visa checks

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    jasmoran66 - He sounds like a real go-getter. There's got to be a job somewhere out there for him.

    Yep! He could start with 'grave digger'. He has experience!

    Posted in: Ehime man arrested for burying mother's body in garden of home

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    And, here we have the real issues facing the use of nuclear power in Japan. The majority of the public are against it and nobody wants the waste stored in their prefecture, but their government, who many of them voted for, does not give a rat's and will do whatever it likes regardless! Otsukare sama Japanese people! You left your head in the sand way too long!

    Posted in: Protesters block inspection of waste disposal site in Miyagi

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    Another 40-something NEET living with his mum. I have to wonder though, did his mother die or was she killed?

    Posted in: Ehime man arrested for burying mother's body in garden of home

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    I'm all for equality in the workplace, but this seems like it's just a push to have the 'token woman' in management. If they have the skills, experience and education to do the job, great! However, if they are just being promoted because they wear a skirt it is discrimination against men, is t it?

    Posted in: New law requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

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    I teach in a college and hear many of these horror stories, especially from izakayas and restaurants. The kids are expected to be at work at least one hour before their shift starts to set tables and then they are expected to stay and clean tables after their shift finishes. It usually totals two to three hours of unpaid work. Sadly though, for these kids and the thousands more in the same situation, if they rock the boat or complain about doing unpaid work they are just fired and replaced. I also know that, many of these kids are working for cash and have no legal options if they are fired without reason. It also means they have no compensation if they are injured at work. The fact that this is kind of exploitation is so wide spread and has been going on for decades shows that the Japanese labor ministry is not worth a pinch of poop! I've worked in Japanese companies that have unions and the Japanese style of a union is just to mediate manager's requests to the staff and not to mediate from the staff to management. They are a joke!

    Posted in: High school students form union to fight 'black baito' companies

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    "It's under control!"

    When are the Tokyo Olympics? 2020 or 2030? They have less then four years to complete it and they are still squabbling over design and costs? Classic!

    Posted in: Japan to cut cost for Olympic stadium by third, say lawmakers

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    They should come under the same restrictions as model aircraft, which is what they are.

    Posted in: Lower house OKs bill to ban drones over certain areas

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    Well, hale-bloody-yuya! It seems that the competitive rote learning system is paying off for statistics! Isn't that just wonderful? If only the school curriculum was to include open mindedness, globalized minds and some related form of critical thinking it might actually mean something. However, on the brighter side, it shows that sleep deprivation due to excessive amounts of homework and going to juku can overcome memory loss and allow children to memorize answers. It's always struck me as strange that kids who attend regular school have to go to another school to learn the three Rs. It doesn't say much for the education system, does it? Fantastic! I come from a country that does not have juku nor do we have the 'summer vacation homework' because our school year finished at the start of the vacation. Yet, we were able to pass and be educated. Strange indeed!

    Posted in: Osaka junior high schools move up in national academic achievement tests

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    Japan is a safe country - if you are middle aged man. However, if you are a woman or a child the murder statistics are compatible with other more famously violent countries. I hope they find this zoomer quickly.

    Posted in: Body of naked woman found in Tokyo apartment

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    Oh, c'mon Japan! It's just big-brother watching you. If it wasn't for the U.S. you wouldn't have any friends at all! You may very well be concealing secrets from China and Korea, but you can't hide your secrets from big-brother.

    Posted in: Obama says sorry to Japan over WikiLeaks claims of U.S. spying

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    I guess there'll be a shortage of brown paper bags in Fukushima over the next few months. The real question is though, will the fish caught in Fukushima be labeled and tested to will they just be shuffled through the fish markets unscathed?

    Posted in: Fukushima fishermen OK plan to divert groundwater into sea

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    Fell? Do 14 year old boys climb over bridge railings alone just for the fun of it? Maybe, but it's not likely. If he was with a group and egged into it, yeah maybe, but being alone sort of points in the direction of yet another teenage suicide.

    Posted in: 12-year-old boy dies after apparently falling from bridge

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    Really?nif this is so, why is it unusually cool in Tokyo this week ?

    Posted in: Japan to see average to warmer weather during September-November

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    Sexy rugby players? The oxymoron of the day!

    Posted in: NTV pulls online videos depicting sexy rugby players after complaints

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    Yeah, well, it does reflect on Japan's culture much better than the other copied one. However, I do agree it seems a tad feminine.

    Posted in: Folding fan emblem proposed for 2020 Olympics soars in popularity

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    So, has he been fired? An aged career is a tough job, but there is no excuse for beating up a defenceless old man.

    Posted in: Caregiver arrested for beating 82-year-old man at nursing home

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    Oh, Cleo! You are always in their for an argument for argument's sake, aren't you? Their husband's pension included their wife's premiums.

    The total amount of these centenarian gifts is just over 25 grand. How much was the minister's new government car? 70-80 grand? Sell this jokers car to pay for the gifts and let him drive around in a ten year old Nissan March!

    Posted in: Gov't eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians as numbers soar

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    The local metal recycling smelters would be the first place to check. See if any of them have an order for brass to fill and I'm sure they'll find the culprits.

    Posted in: More than 100 vases stolen from Tochigi cemetery

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    What a disgusting thing to do! These people lived and worked all their lives and paid into the bloody rip-off pension scam and these tossers are complaining about giving them a 70 buck dish? This is your government Japan! What a joke!

    Posted in: Gov't eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians as numbers soar

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