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    movieguy

    @bullfighter - It is unfortunate that Shanghai has such a low fertility rate, but China as a country isn't going to lose almost 20 million people within the next 30 years, which is going to happen to Japan. The corporations refuse to address this issue.

    Posted in: No. of people aged 65 and over in Japan tops 34.6 million

  • 3

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    @yoshidashoin - I think it shows that Japan has an EXCELLENT healthcare system, but with a terrible lifestyle and that's why people don't want to have children to replace the people over the age of 65.

    Posted in: No. of people aged 65 and over in Japan tops 34.6 million

  • 3

    movieguy

    Our school "requires" students' and teachers' names on all school questionnaires. I'm sure many/most schools in Japan do the same thing. I leave my name off, but I've never seen a questionnaire without a name so it's easy to see who left their name off.

    Posted in: 12-year-old boy jumps to death in Nagoya subway; leaves suicide note

  • 12

    movieguy

    I teach at a high school and I had several 4th year students visit last week. Anyone in Japan knows that university "education" in Japan is a joke, but that 4th year is even more so. One of our grads has one class all year. ONE and it's on Mondays. She has nothing else to do. Another has two classes, but one is a "seminar" and he already has a job for next year. I used to teach at the university level and students did their damndest to find job information meetings so they could get excused absences from class. The school finally had to limit them to six a semester. Even six is ridiculous. Japanese students who choose to study overseas (a dwindling number) do seem to study hard, but that's because they have to. Most universities in Japan and/or professors have very minimal expectations/standards.

    Posted in: University lecturer calls out his lazy Japanese students, praises his hard-working Chinese ones

  • 1

    movieguy

    Why don't people learn?!?!?!

    Posted in: Over 10,000 taken to hospital for heatstroke in one week for first time ever

  • 1

    movieguy

    descendent, shonangreg is right. While Netflix original content might be interesting there aren't going to be programs less than 3 years old available. HULU has already shown that. Anything that might be "NEWER" is probably on the satellite channels of FOX, SuperDrama, AXN, etc.

    Posted in: Netflix to launch in Japan on September 2

  • 0

    movieguy

    It's going to raise prices, but farmed tuna is not good for us anyway. Wish I could find wild tuna more easily in Tokyo.

    Posted in: Last week's typhoon killed 11,000 farmed tuna in Wakayama

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    sandhonour - I saw the headline and made my way here and you said EXACTLY what I was going to say.

    Posted in: IOC chief confident about new stadium in Tokyo

  • -1

    movieguy

    The other nine teachers were probably "kohai" of the 35-year-old teacher or just scared of him. Not being Japanese the only way I would intervene would be if they were being physically abused. Not sure if kneeling down for 20 minutes could lead to abuse, but it was definitely unwarranted.

    Posted in: Teacher forces 96 students to kneel for 20 minutes as punishment for being late

  • 1

    movieguy

    OMFG! Sophia University had Yukata Day this week. Why do we have to wake up every morning looking for something to be offended about??? UGH!

    Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests

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    They're only going to publish when people have logged OVER 100 hours??? Well that's great. Companies will just not have their employees log their overtime hours. And the matter of what the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare considers to be "excessively long" is an other issue. Who determined that 100 hours is the definition? For anyone in Japan to even lodge a complaint of working too much overtime takes guts. I'd say even though offices in Japan are incredibly unproductive, almost everyone is "working" an excessive amount of hours at even 10 plus hours of overtime. If you're running your own company or need to work on special projects or it's just a busy time of the year I understand the need to put in some extra hours, but the fear that companies and middle management power mongers give employees forcing them to work overtime should be a criminal offense. Notice that there are no consequences listed in the article for these companies that make the "blacklist." Sorry MHLW making the list is not a punishment in itself.

    Posted in: Gov't to release names of 'black companies'

  • 4

    movieguy

    Why couldn't psychos like this wonder if they had the guts to jump off a building?

    Posted in: Man says he stabbed girl on train to see if he had guts enough to kill someone

  • 26

    movieguy

    Stop allowing corporations/organizations to treat people like robots and give people time off to enjoy life and that would be a start.

    Why would I want to have children when I'd never be home to see/raise them? My wife and I don't have enough time for each other as it is now and the government wants us to have kids to take away more time? Yeah, right!

    Posted in: Number of children in Japan falls to new low

  • 4

    movieguy

    Damn sighclops! Amen! That was so spot on! I'd like to add that Abe wants the success of Silicon Valley. He doesn't want to learn from it and he doesn't want to do what you mentioned!

    Posted in: Abe says he wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley

  • 2

    movieguy

    Of course it was 1983, but it was and still the best concert I've ever been too. It was "in the round" and she was so engaged with the audience. I wish I would have known a little sooner. I won't be in Tokyo then.

    Posted in: Diana Ross to tour Japan for first time in 19 years

  • 3

    movieguy

    This is very telling:

    “There is still a room for growth in the lifespan if medical technology advances,” a health ministry official said.

    It's all about how long they can keep people living, not quality of life.

    Posted in: Japan women world's longest-lived as male lifespan tops 80

  • 0

    movieguy

    I like Lacoste style, but won't buy any of their shirts in particular because Tokyo is too hot and humid for cotton. I haven't been there since May, but I hope they have a "dri-fit" style coming soon.

    Posted in: French clothing brand LACOSTE carving out niche for itself in Japan

  • 1

    movieguy

    Darn! Thanks DaveAllTogether. I meant to put that losing in quotes, but I was typing on emotions. Ha-Ha!

    Posted in: Portugal scores in last minute to draw 2-2 with U.S.

  • 2

    movieguy

    The U.S. was bad for so long that I think people don't know that the U.S. is ranked 13th in the world. There is a big difference between 13 and 4 (Germany), but I think the surprise that people have about the U.S. team and say the U.S. should be proud is something that needs to end. There needs to be more expectation that they should do well and games like this should be criticized. Losing in the last minute like that is unacceptable at this level and I'm sure the players know that.

    Posted in: Portugal scores in last minute to draw 2-2 with U.S.

  • -4

    movieguy

    No... Soccer isn't popular in the U.S. - http://goo.gl/9T2sZa

    Posted in: Germany rout Portugal 4-0; U.S. beat Ghana 2-1; Iran, Nigeria draw 0-0

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