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    GW

    These workers at daycare etc clearly deserve better wages, as do MANY other low pay minimum wage workers in Japan.

    The downside is it will put pressure on family finances so any wont be able to afford the increased costs.

    A vicious circle no one seems to get out of.

    As I have been saying for over 2 decades, the costs of raising kids in Japan is simply TOO HIGH compared to wages earned. If more couples played with a calculator before having kids they WOUDNT HAVE ANY, its that bad.

    Reading this article illustrates things are getting worse over time & the govt is beyond clueless.

    Years ago I DID some math & including other issues unique here decided not to have kids, its was not a happy day seeing that having a kid(s) would put such tremendous stress on familes.

    The govt CAN & MUST do better, now is damned mess

    Posted in: Gov't to encourage pay raises for day care staff amid worker shortage

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    She is expected to hold an official press conference on Friday, after meeting with her son.

    How the hell is she getting access to her son, he is arrested is he not......hell lawyers cant get access to people arrested in this country when they are first scooped up!!!

    Posted in: Actor Yuta Takahata arrested on rape charge

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    TICAD—co-organised by Japan, the United Nations, the World Bank and the African Union—“paved the way” among aid programs because it was among the first of such efforts, a senior Kenyan government official, who declined to be named, told AFP.

    Who declined to be named out of fear of pissing off China..........

    I think Africa is also starting to question some of its Chinese inbound "investment" lots of problems cropping up, its far from all good

    Posted in: Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow

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    GW

    And fast forward & Japan has let in what 10-15 refugee's a year of late, IF that!.....

    And Sugihara was vilified by his own country for doing this wonderful deed. If it wasn't for a bizarre form of gaiatsu most here would still know little of what Sugihara did!! Now its okay to tell the story, more like it is a shame it wasn't told much earlier!!!

    Posted in: Actor makes documentary on Japanese who helped Jews escape Holocaust

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    GW

    Is pathetic enough to describe this even........

    Posted in: Ramen restaurant offering customers virtual dates with idol singers

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    GW

    “We need to spend 10 trillion yen next fiscal year and another 10 trillion yen the following fiscal year to eliminate the deflationary gap,” he said.

    Where do they find these idiots from, history has shown very CLEARLY that these yearly WASTES of money do only ONE thing, add debt to the country.

    The govt should FIRE Fuji to save a couple $$, at least that would be real!

    Posted in: Abe adviser says Japan needs Y10 trillion stimulus in each of next two years

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    GW

    I live near the airport & concur it was wicked, when the Mrs gets home & see'ss the damage to the yard she wont be happy. I bailed on my flight to FUK late afternoon & they ended up cancelling, had to scramble to get another tomorrow, but there was NO WAY in hell I was going to even attempt to catch my flight today!!

    Posted in: Narita air traffic controllers briefly abandon tower due to typhoon

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    GW

    In October 2014, the Japanese government expanded its list of duty-free items for foreign travelers to include foods, alcohol, drugs and cosmetics on top of electronic goods, clothing and bags already exempt from the consumption tax.

    What the..........if they are talking about goods MADE in Japan, there surely CANT be any duty at all for domestic products.........bizarre

    Posted in: Japanese alcohol to be exempt from liquor tax for foreign tourists

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    GW

    Seriously after reading these kinds of stories almost daily & the one above this about daughter stabbing mom..........

    Can people not learn to BETTER communicate with one another.......seriously. I don't expect perfection by a long shot, on the home front hearing my wife & her communications with Mom & her brother..........the crap that goes on all the time is awful.....

    Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of girlfriend

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    GW

    This is the dark side of the Japanese ""talk"" to each other without actually TALKING!!

    Things build up & boom! This is VERY common to many aspects of life here. And gaman is a HUGE reason why.

    Gaman & shoganai are two massive problems here that are sadly here to stay in most cases, expect more of the same people!

    Posted in: 18-year-old girl arrested for trying to kill her mother

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    GW

    Yep negligent parents, fix them, you fix the "problem"

    Posted in: Consumer Affairs Center warns parents of bicycle spoke injuries to children

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    GW

    Every time I hear that phrase I see that skier wiping out on the slalom course when I was a kid

    Posted in: Agony

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    GW

    Should be simple to figure out what happened, if one of the windows was smashed or damaged it came in that way, if not, a door was open or opened

    Posted in: Gunma safari park worker killed in bear attack

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    GW

    Toshiko san

    Your English is fine, don't worry ! SLand was referring to another post.

    Posted in: Trump lays out plan for terrorism fight, immigrant controls

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    GW

    dumb & dumber......

    Posted in: Man arrested over unpaid taxi fare for 850-km trip

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    GW

    trump is simply a DUNCE plain & simple, HE creates ALL his own problems PERIOD.

    We hear about all the Hillary crap, the SIMPLE FACTS are that trump sticks his feet into his every orifice CONSTANTLY & he SHOULD be called on it!!

    The man is so beyond outrageous & its well into theatre of the amazingly absurd!!

    Posted in: Trump rips into media, not Clinton

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    GW

    I hope this will bring peace of mind to the family

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    GW

    Yes its a problem that has been obvious over 20yrs ago but little is done & doing NOTHING is the same as doing something except doing nothing is making things worse.

    fondofj,

    The govt in Japan has been BLOATED country wide now for decades, the masses already cant afford to pay for them as is so any increase is another nail in the coffin, if anything useless bureaucrats need to be decreased, merged, increase productivity, but this will likely never happen so expect govt workers to be an increasing burden on the country overall will little or more likely declining value for the masses.

    Japan is literally in very dire straights, the LDP has known about the core issues since the 80s at least & chosen to do nothing except line their own pockets & their friends while leaving the country to decline, rather sad overall.

    Posted in: Japan’s sluggish economy is stuck in an almost impossible position and those betting on a recovery any time soon will be disappointed.

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    GW

    The GOP has been getting things wrong for well over a decade in a big way, their mainstream views are now to far off reality to ever prevail, but they are too daft to realize it. And yes the GOP has its racist aspects, they have been pretty good at hiding it with coded phrases etc by trump has really brought it out of the closet so to speak, front & ugly centre!

    Posted in: Frustration abundant, GOP could be near breaking point with Trump

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