kimuzukashiiiii's past comments

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    kimuzukashiiiii

    It wasnt you Mr Takuya Watanabe ... maybe it was ms Tomoyo Watanabe they should be questioning instead.

    Someone needs to teach this cross dresser some ladylike behaviour...

    Hope the kids wernt too traumatized and make a full recovery.

    Posted in: Male cross-dresser arrested for assaulting 3 elementary school students

  • 0

    kimuzukashiiiii

    They NEED more babies. Start paying families a wage to have them. Seriously. None of this 50% maternity leave nonsense. Give them a million yen every time they have a child.

    Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%

  • 2

    kimuzukashiiiii

    tmarie you are bang on.

    They have not eliminated the waiting list, they have just spread them around. The children are currently still waiting to enter public hoikuen, but now waiting in a private nursery, instead of at home.

    The quality of these private nurseries is often very poor indeed - they do not meet government standards and are not licensed.

    Jonathan Prin - the birth rate is so low that many government facilities, such as schools, are being closed or merged together. To say "The waiting list for nurseries is large and therefore the birthrate must be high" is pretty ignorant. Just more people have to work nowadays and dont have the same family support as they used to.

    Posted in: Chiba city says no more children on daycare waiting list

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    kimuzukashiiiii

    To be honest there is a difference between the cold career women who have never married and had kids and the working mother who has.

    If a woman has never married, it is quite possible that she is just not a very nice person... which is why her employees also dont like her.

    To be honest we cant judge all career women by the few bitter and mean ones who have no happiness in their life. Get some working women who have children in those executive positions!

    Posted in: Women execs ruin companies, magazine claims

  • 0

    kimuzukashiiiii

    he wont cheat on you with a real girl... but he also wont have sex with you either. And you will be doomed if he ever needs to defend you in a battle offline.

    Posted in: 5 reasons nerds make great boyfriends

  • 5

    kimuzukashiiiii

    I hope that if he does push it up to 10% he raises the minimum wage by at least double that percentage first.

    People wont survive on air.

    Posted in: Abe likely to decide on next sales tax hike around December

  • -7

    kimuzukashiiiii

    we saw the graduation photo 3 weeks ago... now we see the entrance photo. They still are all dressed like they are going to a funeral...

    Posted in: Entrance ceremony

  • 0

    kimuzukashiiiii

    I have no problem with nuclear in general. I do have a problem with nuclear on tsunami zones, or on active fault lines.

    Cant we restart the safe ones (ones an independent commission says are safe, not the ones Japan says are safe) and make up the deficit with a variety of solar, wind, and wave energy, backed up by the occasional use of coal and gas, for the high demand times.

    MAKE every company in Japan install solar panels. Give an incentive for every home owner to have solar panels. In places like hokkaido where theres not much sun, use wind. use wave.

    I really don't see what the problem is...

    Posted in: Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

  • -1

    kimuzukashiiiii

    jefflee - I agree there are too many people in Japan, and in 100 years or so, it will be a much better place to live. But the problem is what to do until then. We need children to grow up and support the people who are already here...

    Posted in: What changes are needed in Japanese society to stem the falling birthrate?

  • -1

    kimuzukashiiiii

    Great post cleo... agree with everything you said.

    Posted in: What changes are needed in Japanese society to stem the falling birthrate?

  • 1

    kimuzukashiiiii

    "I would tax any married couple without children (for example, after three years of marriage) much more heavily than those who have a child or children." Is a bit heavy handed and draconian. Really? Penalize people who choose not to breed? Aren't they already paying taxes that go towards education, for children they will never even have?

    I do see your point about paying taxes, but if you look at how tax money is distributed, you would see they are paying a massively higher percentage of taxes into the pensions, and for welfare for the elderly, than they are towards children. That doesn't mean much now, its all money gone from your payslip, but think about the future...

    If no-one is going to have kids, then who is going to be paying for people like I mentioned? The next generations childrens tax bills will be much larger than they are now, because of the massive disparity between how many old people there are, needing pensions, and needing care, and how many "young" people there are, working. Saving for old age is very uncommon in this country, because they know the state will pick up the tab.

    At the same time, public schools are shutting down left right and centre, as are maternity units. If you were going to have a child tomorrow, It is almost inevitable you would have to pay for private education at some point if you want your child to have a decent education. The reason hoikuen places are in such high demand, is not because there are too many children.

    Couples without children will need an awful lot of state assistance during their old age - much more so than the average elderly person with kids who will help in some way, either practical or financial. I cant help but feel there is something quite wrong about the fact that housewifes can claim a basic pension after a certain age, if they have never paid taxes, or contributed future taxpayers. Getting money for sitting at home eating chocolate all day seems just terribly unfair to me.

    In the meantime, they are living a life with an almost completely disposable income. Women can earn up to an extra million yen a year without it affecting their husbands tax payments. Is this really okay, when we think about how huge our children, and possibly even grandchildrens, tax bills will be?

    YES it is a couples choice not to have children, but it means they have a far higher disposable income than hard working families with children. It seems only fair that they should have to pay more tax.

    Posted in: What changes are needed in Japanese society to stem the falling birthrate?

  • 1

    kimuzukashiiiii

    what changes are not needed really?

    They need to increase public childcare, make it easier to have a baby in terms of finances (baby bonuses and maternity leave payments ARE given, but they often dont come until a couple of months later, making it really hard for women to survive while on childcare leave) they need to give more money to parents to help with having more children. I know that most women wont have more than one or two, because of how expensive private education, juku, etc is.

    They need to seriously implement punishments for companies who "mata-hara" women, and who consistently refuse to promote women, or raise their salary. They should implement workplace rules for men of young children, which are already in effect for women (Ie - a man who has a child under 3 is not allowed to work overtime) and then PUNISH companies who don't abide by them. Taking the pressure off the individual males to work overtime.

    I would tax any married couple without children (for example, after three years of marriage) much more heavily than those who have a child or children. There is no reason a woman should get married, be a housewife, not work, and not raise kids, and receive a pension at the end of it for nothing. Those who do quit work to raise children, should receive a small salary from the government, until their child is 3 and can go to youchien.

    Tax payments should be reduced substantially for every child you have - 10% for one child, 20% for two, etc.

    Also I would say giving incentives to young women to have bigger families would be a better thing. A few hours a week of "restbite" childcare to mothers who have no family nearby to help, and just need a break. Money to help them, if they need it. A massive increase in child benefit. If you help with the financial strain caused to many young families, then I think that they would definitely have more children.

    Free IVF to all under 35s who need it, along with a hefty baby bonus (not just to cover the hospital costs) after the babies are born. To be honest, with the birthrate as it is, we need lots of women in their 20s having two, or three children. Not all the 40 year olds having just one.

    I am aware many people will disagree that women should be paid to have children, but I could not disagree more. Japan needs babies - they should see these kinds of policies as an investment. Women are treated badly in this country - I am not surprised they are all going on baby strike.

    Posted in: What changes are needed in Japanese society to stem the falling birthrate?

  • -1

    kimuzukashiiiii

    iparry, there are no strings to be pulled. Its done on a points allocated basis, with those who need it most given priority. If there was one space available and you got it, it meant that you were the best candidate for that place. If a single mother, or someone on benefits had also applied for that space, then they would have got it.

    YES hoikuen teachers work hard, but its a crap job with low pay and long hours and few holidays. I sincerely hope your wife also gets the yochien qualification too - that is a much more family friendly job.

    And bruin fan - most places have rules that a mother and child can work in the same public facility, but not in the same class as their child. And because the admissions process decides your monthly fee for nursery, by the city not by the nursery, no discount would available.

    Posted in: No. of children on waiting list for daycare centers still a serious problem, gov't says

  • -18

    kimuzukashiiiii

    skeeter27 - I dont know how you can claim the government should take responsibility for a guy choking on his dinner? Are you proposing we liquidize all food in detention centers?

    Posted in: Two detainees die at immigration center

  • 6

    kimuzukashiiiii

    ah so - they will never be returned. It will be "from this day forward.."

    Its not that Im against the hague convention, but the point is for it to work in Japan, they would need to change the whole basis of Japanese family law first.

    They have implemented this treaty so as not to anger america, not because they care about foreign fathers seeing their estranged children.

    Posted in: Hague Treaty on child abductions goes into effect in Japan

  • 7

    kimuzukashiiiii

    This article is pretty interesting! And the Samurai is kind of cool... I wonder what they would think of todays herbivore men?

    Posted in: Samurai grooming tips that kept Japan’s warriors looking their bushido best

  • 2

    kimuzukashiiiii

    5.1 pffffffffffffft... In Japan there is a number 5 practically every week.

    Posted in: M5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

  • 4

    kimuzukashiiiii

    First of all, the 320,000 deaths statistic is a complete worst case scenario - a magnitude 9 quake ( which Japan has never had before - bigger than the Tohaku earthquake) which would set off a chain reaction, triggering quakes in the tonankai and tokai troughs. It is also a "middle of the night" quake scenario, which assumes than many people living alone would not wake up to evacuate for a tsunami.

    This quake is expected sometime in the next 30 years. It could be tomorrow, it probably will not be. Im all for making adequate preparations for disasters, but this is complete and utter scaremongering. Pointless scaremongering too, after a point. We can prepare, but after that we just have to wait for it to happen.

    Lets face it, if it was the biggest earthquake the world had ever seen, coupled with a 50 m tsunami, no plans or preparations would be effective. They thought the plans they had in place in Tohaku were appropriate too, but in one town alone more than half of the evacuation centres were washed away. There is only SO much you can do.

    Although I do agree the FIRST thing the government should be doing is looking at those nuclear plants.

    Posted in: Gov't devises plan to reduce deaths in event of Nankai Trough earthquake

  • 1

    kimuzukashiiiii

    Im sure the locals are absolutely thrilled.

    Posted in: Gov't settles on Okuma, Futaba towns for interim nuclear waste storage facilities

  • 2

    kimuzukashiiiii

    no mention of osaka castle either? or the Osaka mint office. They are both awesome in kansai.

    Posted in: Recommended spots for viewing cherry blossoms

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