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    Cogito Ergo SumAPR. 29, 2016 - 03:58PM JSTThe Japanese just want slaves. That is the ideal category Japan would like to coral foreigners into.

    Your lost. Is it exclusive to Japan only? You might look at all other countries, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia.....etc. There are all the same.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    AustPaul APR. 29, 2016 - 03:34PM JST The point I was trying to make is that it doesn't do much for Japan's international image when an immigration policy is seen in a negative light. Can you imagine how that would be perceived elsewhere?

    Who cares about international image? Nobody. What is your solutions to astronomical 40 percent part time workers in Japan? In a decade or so, half the population in Japan will be on part time. The J-government should put plans on these workers ahead of increasing immigration.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    @edojin,

    As mentioned by Sangetsu03, majority of the Japanese companies have higher break even points to profits. With the adjustment in current exchange rates, the J-government outlook is that it will result in increase of marginal companies to more of a stability and the stable companies being more solid. If this happens, increase in employment might be a possibility.

    Posted in: BOJ holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus

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    AustPaulAPR. 29, 2016 - 02:39PM JSTIf this was reported abroad, it would make Japan seem xenophobic, not a good look for a nation looking to welcome more foreign visitors to its shores.

    So what is going on here? Why isn't Japanese wages increasing? Why aren't jobs seeing better working conditions? Is this really because Japanese are not willing to work "bad unskilled jobs", or is it really because they will not hire Japanese for manual jobs (due to employers not wanting to give higher wages and better working conditions that Japanese workers will inevitably demand). My take on this is that Japanese need to make the government stop importing so much foreign labor and force the issue for the rights of Japanese workers. When you have a society that has close to 40 percent part time workers, there is a problem.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    Kingston Obike APR. 29, 2016 - 02:29PM JST They might as well just attach more rights to the label "foreign worker" or there really will be great cause for concern as an unattractive Japanese working environment will certainly do well to attract a nuisance; in other words, if they want law abiding and asset driven foreigners to come help their economy, they should reciprocate respect and shun wage discrimination just to name a few.

    Japan has 40 percent part time workers. Truth is they don't need foreign workers. The J-government has to define Japan's part time workers of making them working full time with less benefits.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    Nasubi APR. 29, 2016 - 02:21PM JST I thought about it a little more. Yes, the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are owed an apology for what was done to their city and their parents, grandparents, etc. This is regardless of what part it played in the war.

    How ridiculous. You after remember that this happened in 1945 when Japan refuse to surrender. Where is the J-government on apology of Nanking massacre, Manila massacre or South Korea?

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    5petalsAPR. 29, 2016 - 12:40PM JST wrong. The reason all those Chinese and others you mention are here is because japanese wont do those jobs, except for the obasan who is over 50 and other freeters etc.

    Are these obasan and Japanese freeters treated differently than the immigrant workers? They are treated same.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    25years in JapanAPR. 29, 2016 - 07:07AM JST They keep talking about how Mitsubishi falsefied mileages but we don't see the critearia for mileage testing.

    The Mitsubishi cars in question are not being accused of gross violations as has been the case of VW’s diesel cheating, but improprieties that may or may not have led to inaccuracies has been admitted by Mitsubishi.

    Posted in: Gov't to start testing mileage of Mitsubishi Motors cars

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    @sfjp for what it's worth I don't recall the Bush being derogatory towards women, not the way Trump has been.

    It's not about Trumps's statement but voters remember of George Bush Jr. and the Republicans history:

    Readers may not recall exactly what President Bush said about weapons of mass destruction; I certainly didn't. Thus, I have compiled these statements below. In reviewing them, I saw that he had, indeed, been as explicit and declarative as I had recalled.

    Bush's statements, in chronological order, were:

    United Nations Address, Sept. 12, 2002:

    "Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons." Radio Address, Oct. 5, 2002:

    "Iraq has stockpiled biological and chemical weapons, and is rebuilding the facilities used to make more of those weapons."

    "We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have." Cincinnati, Ohio Speech, Oct. 7, 2002:

    "The Iraqi regime... possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons."

    "We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas." "We've also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas. We're concerned that Iraq is exploring ways of using these UAVS for missions targeting the United States."

    "The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program. Saddam Hussein has held numerous meetings with Iraqi nuclear scientists, a group he calls his"nuclear mujahideen" -- his nuclear holy warriors. Satellite photographs reveal that Iraq is rebuilding facilities at sites that have been part of its nuclear program in the past. Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons." State of the Union Address, Jan. 28, 2003:

    "Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent." Address to the Nation, March 17, 2003:

    "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised." Should The President Get The Benefit Of The Doubt?

    When these statements were made, Bush's let-me-mince-no-words posture was convincing to many Americans. Yet much of the rest of the world, and many other Americans, doubted them.

    Source: historynewsnetwork.org/article/1506#sthash.IXwVwM5u.dpuf

    Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

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    sangetsu03APR. 29, 2016 - 01:11PM JST

    It's his decision. Nobody that surrounds him will say "No" to what Prince takes. Same as Elvis.

    Posted in: Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports

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    goldorak APR. 29, 2016 - 12:42PM JST refusing to back down from targeting Clinton, 68, for what he called “playing the woman’s card.”

    What has Republicans done under Bush?

    Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

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    clamenza APR. 29, 2016 - 11:26AM JST Tell that to the Japanese Oyaji who I saw urinate outside a 7/11 last night in full view of everyone outside the store. There was no queue at all for the toilet inside.

    There was "lack' of evidence. It was tiny, nobody else saw it.

    Posted in: Tourism board wants foreign visitors to avoid 'public flatulence'

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    @5petals

    It might be a surprise to you. Many of the Japanese workers that work full time and part time are not treated much differently. This is the reality of Japan. As a immigrant, you can always leave, but if your Japanese, you have to put up with this reality.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    SuperLib APR. 29, 2016 - 12:18PM JST No, Ted. You decided to shut down the government and put hard working people out of work over repealing Obamacare,

    The President was dead wrong when he promised his healthcare law would “lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.”

    Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women

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    5petalsAPR. 29, 2016 - 12:04PM JST Strange, every Chinese Vietnamese, Nepalese Ive every met said just the opposite.

    Strange. Then why is 650,000 and 85,000 still staying is Japan?

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    bullfighter APR. 29, 2016 - 11:09AM JST Last time I looked there were about eighty LDP MPs pushing immigration.

    Problem with Japan is that part-time positions now make up almost 40 percent of the workforce. They earn 40 percent less per hour than full-time positions. The rise of this part-time economy explains why Japan is the only developed country where the average pay has consistently fallen in the last two decades. In the rigid labor market, temp work is rarely a steppingstone to something better. It’s a permanent, low-wage existence. It’s Japan’s biggest problem. The decline in the proportion of well-paid, full-time jobs available to Japanese workers is directly linked to many of other economic ills: deflation, higher poverty rates, lower economic productivity, even depressed birthrates. Parents don’t want their children to marry temps, banks won’t give them home loans, and employers don’t want to spend money training them.

    Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo

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    @Triring

    I wouldn't trust VW. Why did it take so long to test these cars in the real world? ICCT began to look into discrepancies in the emissions of several VW diesel vehicles in early 2014 with the sincere intentions. U.S. had stricter and more rigorously enforced emissions laws that VW’s TDI-equipped cars routinely passed without problems, the ICCT figured performing some tests on U.S. soil would provide them with a good control model. The real-world testing reveal the root of the inconsistencies. The results gathered from real-world testing were compared with the compliant numbers generated in the lab by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), it was obvious that something was not right. The Jetta exceeded the U.S. nitrogen-oxide emissions standard by 15 to 35 times, and the Passat by 5 to 20 times.

    I always wondered why VW didn't have to have a urea tank like BMW and Mercedes Benz. It was really strange that VW made 'cleaner' diesels then anyone else. We now know what actually happened. BMW and Mercedes Benz did the right thing and spent the money that they needed to. VW being the cheap company that they are, cheated and now everyone pays the price one way or another, this is going to affect all diesel cars in the U.S. The resale value is going to fall because of what VW have done. Feel sorry for VW diesel owners who have been lied to. its an absolute disgrace. VW should be banned from selling cars in the U.S. for ten years.

    Posted in: Scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors says sales have fallen by half

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    Triring APR. 28, 2016 - 10:34AM JST With advance in technology, you can live off any land if you put your will into it. Potable water can be obtained from the sea and food can be caught by fishing. Basically it does not say products cannot be imported and the people living there cannot be employed by the government.

    By your definition China could do the same as Japan to thousands of rocks in South China Seas and call it islands.

    Posted in: Taiwan fishermen protest seizure of boat by Japan

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    commanteerAPR. 28, 2016 - 10:05AM JST I don't even care that much about fuel efficiency. But if they are willing to lie about this for 25 years, it makes me wonder where else they cutting corners and cheating.

    Then why don't you tell us many companies that don't cheat or fudge numbers? VW was the only ones caught using an actual device, a premeditated and ongoing scheme to trick the tests. All the other manufacturers cheat but in one other very simple way, they cheat the fuel consumption tests.

    Posted in: Scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors says sales have fallen by half

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    Okinotorishima comprises rocks, not islands, that are unable to sustain human life and should not, therefore, be used by Japan to expand its EEZ.

    The UN convention on the law of the sea defines an island as “a naturally formed area of land, surrounded by water, which is above water at high tide”. The convention states that “rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone”.

    Posted in: Taiwan fishermen protest seizure of boat by Japan

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