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interuni321Oct. 24, 2016 - 09:20PM JST
One dying media company merging with another, the execs, accountants and lawyers will likely be the only beneficiaries, the naive pension funds will be left holding worthless paper if the company ends up as a dinosaur. Technology is moving fast and these kinds of companies can be gone in the blink of an eye.
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interuni321Oct. 24, 2016 - 09:14PM JST
It's fine, he didn't seek it, he can take his time responding to it or not at all, he doesn't owe anyone anything. Though obviously it might make him look more polite if her says something eventually.
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interuni321Oct. 24, 2016 - 09:09PM JST
Absolutely no way does this kind of thing happen more in Japan. In the UK this happens on a daily basis across the country, it's just so common it doesn't always get reported. Also remember Japan has 128m people, twice the population of the UK and many times the population of other English speaking countries, though only a third the population of the US, but then again a third.
I expect there will be one psychopathic ring leader and a bunch of weak minded followers in this case, and once again a reminder that even a single blow to the head can be fatal, life is not like the movies.
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interuni321Oct. 24, 2016 - 09:04PM JST
There'a no excuse for acting like this. I hope he wasn't planning a more lethal terror attack. As you get older you need to start questioning more and more if your thoughts and actions are sensible and sane, everybody's brains start deteriorating. Even if you are younger and seemingly in good mental health you can't just assume the way you see the world is correct or your actions reasonable.
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interuni321Oct. 12, 2016 - 02:43AM JST
Well done to the Japanese lady who raised a concern over this. Still, wrong though this is, I suspect/hope it's a case of naive racism rather than the deep rooted fascist kind. Send the driver on some kind of awareness course rather than firing him, and or send him off to learn English or Chinese language.
Posted in: Osaka train driver apologizes to Japanese passengers for ‘having many foreigners’ on board
interuni321Sep. 22, 2016 - 10:38AM JST
Pre-school teachers should clear be paid as much as other teachers. Just pay them properly for goodness sake! Stop trying to do everything on the cheap!
interuni321Sep. 10, 2016 - 12:32AM JST
Just like you can't understand depression unless you've had it, its hard to understand what it feels like for hikikomori people. Few willingly choose to limit their life to what amounts to a prison cell while life passes them by. There are various underlying problems including depression, agoraphobia and a society which just doesn't make room for some of these people. Try to have some compassion for a condition most if you don't really understand.
interuni321Jul. 19, 2016 - 12:31PM JST
Stop saying the Japanese constitution was imposed, it wasn't, it was originally passed by Japanese legislators and has never been seriously challenged, even though it could have been overturned by the Japanese people at any point since it's introduction.
Abe's real intent here is not article 9, it's the civil liberties aspects.
Posted in: Abe says it is his duty to revise constitution; calls for debate
interuni321Jul. 19, 2016 - 12:28PM JST
It's insane Abe's Japanese government is opposing this. It's aspiration anyway, in reality it could be changed in an instant if the situation required it. Just makes JGOV look hypocritical and silly.
interuni321Jul. 18, 2016 - 02:21PM JST
A good article. Yes there are plenty of positives, it could be worse. But ultimately most of it is the inane, lowest common denominator (though admittedly that might be fractionally higher than the UK and US, although the fact that most viewers are over 60 doesn't help much) drivel you get in every country. I certainly don't think things are worse than other countries and dramas and children's TV in Japan are pretty good, albeit we don't have the flashy dramas here you see in the US.
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interuni321Jul. 09, 2016 - 08:05PM JST
There's already loads of space in Japan, certainly outside central Tokyo. Vast areas of untouched forest, and plenty of flat land across the plains, outside Tokyo, the land use is hardly that dense at all. Once all the factory space is reclaimed when 3D printing and other technologies take over, there will be plenty of space left. It's not even like Japan's population is growing or even staying the same.
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interuni321Jul. 07, 2016 - 12:40AM JST
This wouldn't be nearly such a problem if part time workers and women were properly paid as opposed to exploited for a demeaning and ridiculously small minimum wage thanks to an increasingly neoliberal government deliberately shifting income from poor to rich. When you get such an imbalance, it's only natural that exploitation increases. As the government doesn't even properly cover school fees and expenses for high school students and university students, this further adds to the pressure. I'm not saying some don't do it for luxury items, of course they do, but that's of less concern, we need to worry about people feeling they are forced to do this kind of thing. And being forced to do it is not something people are likely to own up to publicly.
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interuni321Jun. 15, 2016 - 11:45PM JST
Wow, embarrassing. Benji Webb acting like the grandad no one invited to the party, trying to be cool with the kids, but ending up coming across as an immature jerk. Well handled Babymetal, you have class.
At least he has now apologies, might be time to retire though.
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interuni321Jun. 03, 2016 - 11:21PM JST
Never been so pleased to be wrong. Thank goodness it turned it ok.
If you look at a nap of the area, its amazing he managed to find shelter, though les lucky that he didn't make contact with a heavy golf course, but the poor kid is 7, maybe he really felt permanently abandoned.
I am amused by all the people saying they can't believe he survived without food for 6 days (I get the impression many people here would be deeply concerned to miss a single meal), most people, even kids, would have little trouble surviving 6 days without food, as long as they had water and out want too cold and they didn't have to exert too much. Still it would have certainly been an unpleasant ordeal. Just glad he's ok.
Posted in: Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days
interuni321Jun. 01, 2016 - 03:03PM JST
And people wonder why so many idol fans are sick enough in the head to stalk and stab a singer 20 times. Don't encourage these perverts!
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interuni321May. 31, 2016 - 10:38PM JST
This really is bizarre story. Surely Japanese police helicopters have thermal imaging. Have the police pulled the cell phone records of the parents to establish their location over the prior days? Have they interviewed the family separately? Have they pulled CCTV images of the family's route? Have they corroborated the stone throwing with other people in the area? Have they searched the parents' house and garden as well as other local areas? Really while I wouldn't accuse the parents of murder, situations like this around the world sadly often turn out to be far from the straight forward explanation the parents offer. The risk of kidnap by a 3rd party is small but not non-existent. The child may also have been knocked down. I really hope the police are being more savvy and competent than it's coming across.
Posted in: Searchers struggle with lack of clues to fate of missing 7-year-old boy
interuni321May. 31, 2016 - 01:15PM JST
Despicable that smokers should kill their partners (usually women looking at the stats) by lazily smoking in their home or car (I assume smoking in offices is not allowed these days, maybe wrong.)
interuni321May. 31, 2016 - 01:12PM JST
Sadly I'm also very suspicious. The sister should be taken into protective custody for the time being and gently questioned if possible. The parents should also be questioned separately.
interuni321May. 30, 2016 - 11:16PM JST
Er, that's not a reason to stab someone.
Where do these pathetic losers get their ridiculous sense of entitlement? She owed him nothing, not even the time of day.
interuni321May. 30, 2016 - 11:07PM JST
Terrible case very fishy.
But I'd point out that there are 120m people in Japan, so one father's actions can hardly be taken as representative by anyone. Also it is absolutely not ok under Japanese law to leave a 7 year old alone, although admittedly many people do it.
Posted in: Missing 7-year-old boy left in mountains by parents as punishment
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