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frank07Jul. 17, 2014 - 11:47PM JST
I hope they compensate him for legal fees and slander.
Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court
frank07Jun. 16, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
Automation is going to destroy millions of jobs in the next twenty or thirty years. But there are some jobs that automation can't replace, so having fewer people means a better chance of having a job.
Posted in: Japan's population target unlikely without migrants but door stays shut
frank07May. 24, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
Posted in: Peekaboo
frank07May. 22, 2014 - 07:09PM JST
This has already been tried by the Hong Kong government to help alleviate the declining birthrate. So far it seems to be working well for them.
Posted in: To allow women to work to their full capacity, we will have to bring in people from Southeast Asia to help with childcare and housework.
frank07May. 14, 2014 - 11:22PM JST
As many people already know, the appropriate response to number 6, "What is love?" is "Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more."
Posted in: 9 reasons why Japanese men hesitate to say 'I love you'
frank07May. 03, 2014 - 05:57PM JST
I think some people here are incorrectly focusing on race as the sole definition of diversity when in fact it includes other traits like socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, etc - which can be highly prejudiced against in Japanese society. It is more likely that they would like the discriminated groups in Japan such as women contribute more to the workforce as a method to employ Japanese citizens before having to resort to immigration.
Another benefit of the acceptance of diversity is that it reduces group-think. Instead of having people with the same background in the same room brainstorming ideas you can hire different kinds of people who can bring their own unique insights to the table.
Acceptance could also reduce bullying which many people know is a big problem in Japan, even well into adulthood. Bullying is one way to reduce productivity.
I also find it absurd that even third and fourth generation Koreans living in Japan are discriminated against when many of them are almost completely assimilated into Japanese culture.
Posted in: Tokyo must embrace diversity and inclusion to avoid a bleak future
frank07Apr. 17, 2014 - 09:46PM JST
so sad, she would have been 16 years old today.
frank07Mar. 27, 2014 - 09:34PM JST
There are 2.5 million foreigners in Japan but 9,884 arrests which is .004 percent.
Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013
frank07Mar. 13, 2014 - 10:22AM JST
Despite what you hear about intimidation at the polls during the Crimean referendum for independence, there is a large majority of Crimeans who want to join Russia. Since Ukraine's birth as a modern country, polls for the past fifty years show that a large majority want to secede from Ukraine. This is easily verifiable online.
Posted in: Ukraine: Don't repeat past mistakes
frank07Feb. 22, 2014 - 04:31PM JST
the 200 nautical mile EEZ isn't small potatoes
Posted in: Shimane stages annual rally over disputed islands with S Korea
frank07Jan. 29, 2014 - 05:41PM JST
40 percent divorce rate? Still better than 50 percent in the U.S.
Posted in: Foreign men share their reasons for divorcing Japanese wives
frank07Jan. 27, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
Seems to be the natural response to lack of opportunities because after all, why try harder if nothing good comes out of it?
Posted in: Elite universities no longer mean as much to students
frank07Jan. 10, 2014 - 05:01PM JST
I'm not sure about their statistics. I have read that Japanese police misreport murders as suicides and often do not autopsy the victim.
Posted in: No. of murders in Japan in 2013 drops to postwar low
frank07Jan. 05, 2014 - 04:03PM JST
I'm pleasantly surprised to read about American football here
Posted in: Colts, Saints produce stunning playoff wins
frank07Jan. 05, 2014 - 03:45PM JST
I'd be careful about eating certain kinds of tuna nowadays..
Posted in: Bluefin tuna price plunges 95% at year's first auction
frank07Dec. 22, 2013 - 01:32PM JST
Japan should slam China for slamming them
Posted in: China slams Japan defense spending plan
frank07Dec. 16, 2013 - 06:58AM JST
maybe they should try it on a small-scale first before opening up the floodgates. I can understand the benefits: Mother goes to work, has more income, more free time, and hopefully more children.
Posted in: Business lobby seeks to relax rules on foreign household helpers in Japan
frank07Dec. 14, 2013 - 08:50PM JST
Isn't emphasis on ability rather than personal connections a good thing?
Posted in: Since the collapse of the economic bubble, there has been an expansion in wealth gaps and emphasis on ability. People's frustrations (stemming from those things) have been directed into minority bashing.
frank07Dec. 10, 2013 - 10:34PM JST
Japan is Philippines' major trading partner and runs a trade deficit with Japan, so Japan is surely going to get most of that money back indirectly.
Posted in: Philippines to seek more aid from Japan
frank07Nov. 23, 2013 - 08:38AM JST
who do you think will win?
Posted in: Making tracks
Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:42PM JST
Crush Them, if I've understood the jist of what you've written, your point is that over…
Posted in: No. of reported stalking, domestic abuse cases in first half of year highest ever
Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:41PM JST
“Many adults only care about people’s ‘tatemae’ (official position); but there’s something endearing and naïve about…
Posted in: Politician's weepy video spawns Internet parodies, commercial spin-offs
Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:40PM JST
All that essay and you just managed proved that you couldn't read the balance sheet…
Posted in: Japan must hike sales taxes again to conquer debt: IMF
Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:39PM JST
I believe you are both saying the same thing, that is the yen remains…
Aug. 01, 2014 - 12:37PM JST
I went to meet someone at a family restaurant in my neighborhood and there was not…
Posted in: Japan's smoking rate drops to record low