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    TEPCO invited foreign journalists to the site for an update on clean-up efforts ahead of the sixth anniversary of the disaster.

    This statement gives me images of what goes on in North Korea when they have foreign visitors. They will be chaperoned, taken to only the 'approved' areas, told what they can take photos of and given strict guidelines on what questions they can ask.

    I have to admit, TEPCO and Japan face a mammoth project in cleaning up this 'man-made' mess. The technology does not exist for many of the procedures they have to undertake. The cost of the clean up is growing by the day and the current estimate is only a 'ballpark figure' based on their current progress. However, due to the fickle nature of their progress the end cost could very easily be double or triple the current estimate. It is going to take 30-40 years to clean it up and there will still be areas of Fukushima close to the plant that will never be inhabitable ever again. There are hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive water stored in containers around the plant, which is growing daily. These tanks were only designed to last five years and are not strong enough to withstand another tsunami. TEPCO still has no idea what they are going to do with the water. These containers are also situated at only a few meters above sea level, which means, in the event of another tsunami the whole lot could end up in the Pacific. This disaster was caused by cost-cutting practices and it seems they are using the same cost-cutting mind-set to clean it up. The cost of the clean up should be irrelevant, but the people of Japan should not have to pay for it. It is a TEPCO disaster and TEPCO should shoulder the full amount of the clean up.

    Posted in: TEPCO says it will make plan this summer to clean up Fukushima plant

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    It is regrettable that it used my name despite my refusal,

    Regrettable? It's fraud! If he obtained money through fraudulent statements of endorsement, it should all be paid back and he should be charged. It's no different to me selling fake AKB concert tickets on the street. This is just another case of bureaucratic crime in Japan, for which nobody will be charged. I just hope the media attention is enough to stop anybody enrolling their kids at this school and it never gets off the ground.

    Posted in: Abe's wife quits honorary post at school in controversial land deal

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    he will not be prosecuted because he is under 14

    This is common law in many countries. The crime syndicates in these countries use the kids as drug mules and thieves because they cannot be prosecuted of caught. However, that is not so in this case. This is just a wanna be chimpira punk that killed one of friends. The police should be focussing on how he came to be riding the bike and if he had permission to do so. Who gave him alcohol point is not relevant because any kid can buy beer, chu-hi or sake from a vending machine.

    Posted in: 12-year-old boy caused fatal crash under influence of alcohol

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    Of course. But accidents happen. We don't live in a perfect world.

    Accidents? Perfect world? Nah, we live in a world of irresponsible twits that let two year olds wander across highways at night by themselves. Yeah, perfect!

    Posted in: 2-year-old boy killed after being hit by truck in Kagawa; driver arrested

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    Japan's Prime Minister Abe said:"Nuclear disaster from now on is power companies' responsibility".

    Where did this rubbish come from? The Japanese government owns 51% of TEPCO, which makes it a government problem financed by the public. We are actually paying for it twice, once through higher electricity tariffs and again through the use of public funds to prop up the company and to pay the compensation and ever increasing clean up bill.

    The only way these reactors will be put back online is by some serious grafting and under the table deals for the prefectural governments involved. Nearly 80% of the population are against a return to nuclear power, but money talks and BS walks.

    Posted in: 2 more nuclear reactors pass test to resume operation

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    How about they do the same for companies that force employees to work ridiculous amounts of overtime and introduce strict legislation for unfair dismissal?

    Posted in: Gov't to fine firms up to Y1 bil for leaking security tech

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    Amnesty report urges Japan to improve treatment of minorities

    Minorities? It should say, minions! Japan treats everybody equally. Everybody gets treated like crap from the GM down. Why should minorities get any favor?

    Posted in: Amnesty report urges Japan to improve treatment of minorities

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    A two year old crossing a highway alone gets killed? They should be arresting the parents, not the driver! What in the heck is a two year old doing wandering around alone in the first place? Better less, crossing a highway.

    Posted in: 2-year-old boy killed after being hit by truck in Kagawa; driver arrested

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    Wow! Drugs in Japan? There are no drugs in Japan, right?

    Posted in: Y16.1 bil worth of illegal stimulants seized at Yokohama port

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    Ha ha! "It's all under control!"

    Posted in: Abe questioned over gov't land deal with nationalist school operator

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    How convenient! A great way to get the room for more monkeys, isn't it? They must have had these monkeys for a long time. Why only now did they decide to kill them? As stated above, they have been desexed. But, no! Just kill them all! This zoo just wants space for new monkeys!

    Posted in: Chiba zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

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    I have seen nothing but 1-way streets in Japanese work culture. Take, take, take and then look at other ways to take more. Never say/give thanks. Never acknowledge good work, only the bad. Such an awkward, backward work culture. I think if Japan doesn't start making honest changes to the work culture, they are not only becoming less profitable, but really steering themselves toward a precipitous cliff.

    I have to agree with this. In a decade and a half of working here I have not once had any positive feedback. However, they are very quick to spout negatives.

    Posted in: Companies showcase ideas on how to spend 'Premium Friday'

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    also miss the work culture of Australia... and this is a depressing reminder of what I dislike about the work 'culture' here.

    I was a manager of one of the larger sign companies in Australia. We had a 38 hour working week with a rostered day off once a month. Also, the last Friday of every month it was tools down at lunch time and the company would put on a BBQ for all the 120 staff at the plant. Now, by comparison, you have many workers in Japan doing 40+ hours of overtime per month, no penalty rates, a constant fear of losing your job, power harassment from the senior driftwood employees, ridiculous office hours (10am-7pm) that offer no work/life balance what-so-ever and now they are introducing an 'optional' few hours off once a month that nobody will be brave enough to take. I fail to see how this optional few hours off will make any difference at all. In fact, I think it will have a negative effect by putting pressure on employees not to take it.

    Posted in: Companies showcase ideas on how to spend 'Premium Friday'

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    What a load of hogwash! How many people are actually going to take advantage of this? It will only be those in public service offices that will take advantage of this. Those in the private sector will be afraid of losing their jobs. Finishing at 4pm on a Friday (or every day for that matter) was standard practice for me in Australia because we used to start work at 7am.

    Posted in: Companies showcase ideas on how to spend 'Premium Friday'

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    barrier-free society

    Yeah, that's pretty ironic. How do they achieve it? By putting up barriers, of course. The handicapped access to many train stations in the greater Tokyo area is atrocious! It is non-existent in many stations. I'm sure everybody who has lived here for a while has seen the station staff carrying a wheelchair up the stairs with a person in it. A few of them now have the machine that slides up the stair railing, but that's only a few and a relatively new innovation. I'm glad to see them addressing this, but they have a long way to go to make Tokyo 'wheely friendly' (pun intended).

    Posted in: Gov't eyes inclusive, barrier-free society toward Tokyo Olympics

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    What a bunch of pathetic thugs they are! They made it illegal to be a member of the Yakuza a few years ago. The cops know who and where they are. Why haven't they rounded up these idiots and put them away?

    Posted in: Botched genital surgery triggered yakuza attack on nurse: prosecutors

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    and possibly summon former Gov Shintaro Ishihara as a witness under oath.

    Possibly? He should be first! You can bet the home fires are burning at Ishihara's place. He'll be burning anything connecting him and the new site and lining up his patsies at the gallows.

    Posted in: Tokyo assembly to set up investigation panel over Tsukiji relocation

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    How many times does this have to happen before there is some sort of reform and more strict regulation? It's happened at least half a dozen times just in the last 12 months. Oh, hang on! Japanese food is healthy, isn't it?

    Posted in: Over 950 students, staff suffer food poisoning in Tachikawa

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    OssanAmerica - The population of Nanjing was 250,000 in 1937.

    Yes, this is correct. However, considering the whole population was wiped out and other towns and cities were sacked on the way to and from Nanjing the figure of 300,000 does not seem too far exaggerated. Furthermore, these 'revisionists' are claiming the massacre never took place at all. I wonder how Americans would feel if the Japanese started denying the attack on Pearl Harbor ever happened. I'm sure there would be a similar political and societal outburst.

    As for this book, Japan recently passed a law against hate speech. This book is nothing more than hate speech propaganda and should be banned under that law.

    Posted in: Japan history revisionists bolder under Abe: analysts

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