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    Disillusioned

    This was always on the cards. However, why isn't this soil being put back in the same location they got it from? If the soil is decontaminated, the area they got it from must be decontaminated too, right?

    Posted in: Gov't proposes reusing decontaminated soil as landfill for parks, green areas

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    Here's something fresh and related. I'm taking a little trip around Japan at present. I stayed in a hotel close to Kobe last night. At the front desk there were two young girls. My guess is, they were starting their second year of university or college in April and this job is their spring vacation vocational training. We went out for dinner last night and came back to the room just before midnight and one of the young girls was still sitting at the front desk. We got up for breakfast this morning and the same girl was there serving the breakfast, which started at 6:30am. I asked her what time she finished work last night and what time she started this morning. She told me she finished at midnight and then, started work at 6am this morning and will work until 6pm tonight. I also asked her what time she started yesterday and she told me she started at midday yesterday. That's two consecutive 12 hour shifts with only a six hour break between them. Of course, this is illegal. Even Japanese labor law stipulates an 8 hour break between shifts, but it would appear it is easily abused. Another point to add would be, these girls would be receiving minimum salary and spins upwards of 60 hours a week for pittance pay. The hotel would be using these trainees as cheap labor to bolster their profits. Slavery is alive and well in Japan!

    Posted in: Japanese firms still slow in reducing overtime: survey

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    We will set in motion a virtuous cycle of economic growth more powerfully and accelerate the speed at which we emerge from deflation,

    Reall? Where is this paralll universe? "So Alice, how deep does the hole go?"

    Posted in: Diet enacts record Y97.45 tril budget for FY2017

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    I use Line for messaging. It's much cheaper than iMessage or SMS. However, Line is a lot more than just a basic messaging app to many people. For example, there is Line Pay, Line News, a job search, and music streaming and music store and more. Most of these ancillary services are in Japanese, which keeps most foreigners out of the picture. It also means many foreigners only think of Line as a messaging app, which would explain some of the Off-beat comments above.

    Posted in: Do you use the messaging app Line?

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    I'm glad to see the police slowly piecing this together. Let's hope they catch the monster responsible quickly.

    Posted in: Girl's body likely left near ditch after she was killed elsewhere: police

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    Stack the decks with scapegoats.

    Posted in: TEPCO to reshuffle top management

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    It’s called the Predictive Crime Defense System (Yosokugata Hanzai Bogyo System), a computer system that can tell police when and where certain types of crime are most likely to be committed.

    It should just be called, the lucky system.

    Posted in: Kyoto police set up system to predict when and where crimes will happen

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    The island resort itself attracts about 2,000 visitors a year, according to the company.

    With a resort and this many people visiting the island every year it hardly seems deserted. However, it is a lovely little piece of natural beauty. Let's hope the renters and rentees keep it that way.

    Posted in: Deserted island off Nagasaki available for rental

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    Is it just me, or do other readers interpret this article as a load of circular sentences with very few actual facts? It seems to me like there is another immigration coverup in the making.

    Posted in: Vietnamese detainee killed himself in immigration center, community leader says

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    Of those 98 firms, 40 said their cap on monthly overtime work is set above 80 hours, a level said to cause serious health consequences. Some 12 companies allowed overtime of 100 hours or longer per month, with the longest being 135 hours, according to the survey conducted between late February and mid-March.

    So, what do they expect when they have the government and labor ministry using words like, encourage and urge. There is only one reason a company would have such ridiculously high overtime caps and that is because they treat their employees as slaves. Most of the clauses in these kinds of contracts are illegal in 'modern' countries. These practices will never change because the law makers quietly support this ownership and exploitation of employees.

    Posted in: Japanese firms still slow in reducing overtime: survey

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    This is an extremely sad event. Of course there must be some lecherous monster behind it. However, expressing your anger at him (or her) will do nothing to change the situation. I have no doubt the police will find this sicko very quickly and he will receive a suitable punishment. For now, your thoughts should be focused on the parents of this poor girl. They must be going through unimaginable grief. I live very close to where she was taken from and intend on moving to Abiko in the near future. I also have a daughter not much older than this girl. Losing your child in this manner would be something you would never get over.

    Blaming those sick child porn manga magazines won't help either. Sadly, this kind of thing happens all over the world. Yes, many Japanese men do have an unhealthy fascination with young girls and there have been quite a few similar insiders in recent years. There is definitely a sickness in men all over the world who find children sexy. This incident has sickened me nearly to the point of tears, not angered me.

    Posted in: Missing 9-year old Vietnamese girl found dead in Chiba

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    So, does anybody still doubt that anime attracts all the weirdos? TIJ!

    Posted in: Osaka man arrested for throwing dozens of cockroaches around at anime music event

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    Close to home? I live in matsudo and am moving to Abiko!

    Posted in: Missing 9-year old Vietnamese girl found dead in Chiba

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    @itsonlyroackandroll - Abe LDP cabinet and government is complicit in allowing the ultra right wing nationalist ideology of the Nippon Kaigi to influence democratically elected Diet.

    Gees! Where have you been for the last 70 odd years. That is democracy, Japan style! The Japanese democracy has always been controlled and manipulated by bureaucrats, right-wing nationalists and business leaders. It's not much different to the imperial rule before democracy was set up after the war. It's still a 'shogun' style of politics under a different name.

    Posted in: Abe's school scandal far from over with Kagoike's testimony

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    Police said the balcony railing is 1.2 meters high and that there were a table and chair on the balcony. They believe the boy might have climbed up on the chair and leaned too far over the railing.

    He old table and chairs on he 8th floor balcony trick! It amazing how many kids fall for this one! (Pun intended) I cannot believe how flipping stupid people are! Firstly, for leaving a kid alone in an apartment, regardless of it being 'several minutes'. And, of course, putting a table and chairs on the balcony when they have little kids. You might as well just out a sign on it saying, "Climb me!" I'm sure the grandfather wishes he took the kid downstairs with him now.

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy falls to his death from 8th floor of condo

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    So, elderly drivers are involved in 10% of fatal accidents and they are setting up more stringent controls on their driving. What are they gonna do about the ratbags who cause the other 90% of fatal accidents?

    There are far worse dangers on Japanese roads than elderly drivers. You could start with those reckless cowboy truckers and then move on to speeding in back streets, inattentive multi-tasking drivers, running red lights and failing to stop at stop signs and pedestrian crossings. That should just about cover the other 90%.

    Posted in: Japan aims to curb traffic accidents by elderly drivers

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    The Kanagawa prefectural government attracted nationwide attention with its trailblazing ordinance, created in a bid to prevent health hazards from passive smoking, which bans smoking in public places and some restaurants, and imposes a fine of up to 20,000 yen on individuals and up to 50,000 yen on facility managers who violate the rule.

    So, when is a law not a law? When it's a Japanese law!

    Posted in: No violator punished under antismoking ordinance launched in 2010

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    I'd guess they have been baited. The disease scenario is interesting. Could you imagine Tokyo without crows? Wouldn't that be a fantastic thing?

    Posted in: 50 crows found dead in Tokyo park

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    @gaijin playa - horrible witch. poor guy. give her the death penalty.

    Hmm, are you sure about that? You would wish the death penalty on this woman not knowing any of the circumstances prior to the murder? What if the husband was an abusive and violent monster and this killing was revenge for years of abuse? Would you still condemn her to death? There are always two sides to a story and one should not make such outlandish claims based on the little information at hand.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for beating husband to death

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    tinawatanabe - Katakana has nothing to do.

    Katakana has everything to do with it.It is the main reason Japanese do not learn English. Japanese a syllabic language based on very strict syllable sounds. Whereas, English is called a time-stressed language. In most cases, when katakana is used to produce English it doubles the amount of syllables in a given word or sentence and completely destroys the timing of English. Katakana is also very lazy! It's easy to remember 52 characters. It took me less than 3 months to learn them. However, it is difficult to remember the many combined vowel sounds in English. Katakana is not and never will be English! Once again, it is the main reason Japanese do not learn English! It is just LAZINESS!

    Posted in: Why can't Japanese teachers of English ... speak English?

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