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    oikawa

    Permanent residency is available to spouses after five years in Japan

    I was awarded mine after three years to the day, So your imformati0on is incorrect. Even the immigration official who stamped my passport said "you're lucky"

    I'm pretty sure you can apply after a year. You have to have been married for longer, but the time spent in Japan is only a year.

    Posted in: No. of foreign workers in Japan tops 1 mil for first time

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    oikawa

    Depression doesn't make you kill others.

    Educator60, I know it was a dodgy translation, I was explaining the English connotations to you.

    Posted in: Mother arrested for strangling 1-year-old daughter to death

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    oikawa

    Educator60Jan. 17, 2017 - 04:39PM JST

    serendipitous at Jan. 17, 2017 - 04:08PM JST "So her 'second eldest' daughter was 1 year old. If so she must have a recently born baby as well. "

    I don't get your logic. The mother is 39. The oldest daughter could be two or she could be twenty or even older or anywhere in between. But not more recently born than poor Rika.

    Don't know about serendipitous but I would say it's because if there are two children you don't refer to the younger one as the second oldest. They would be the "younger child" or "youngest child" if there were more than two. Saying "second eldest " implies there are another one or two children born after her.

    Posted in: Mother arrested for strangling 1-year-old daughter to death

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    oikawa

    I was going to say, they can't all be original members??

    Only the guy in the middle.

    Posted in: Morning miso

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    oikawa

    Those hours are unbelievably stupid. It should be illegal to allow it, but I bet the fat cats don't care so long as they're getting their pay-off.

    Posted in: Train driver says he can't remember overrunning platform by 220 meters

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    oikawa

    5.Legoland 4.Ueda Castle 3.Sapporo 2.Kyoto 1.Kanazawa

    Inspirational stuff.

    Posted in: Top 5 must-see places in Japan for 2017

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    oikawa

    it definitely seems like this guy has a more interesting background than this story let's on.

    Definitely. How did they know to target that house just as the wife went out? How do you accumulate nearly 300 million yen by 55? Who has any gold ingots lying around, or any worthwhile amount of foreign currency?

    =Yakuza treasurer.

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    oikawa

    Stupid, pointless idea that has nothing to do with sport.The only thing that'll make the World Cup interesting again, and Champions League come to that, is if they abandon the seeding system.

    Posted in: FIFA president proposes 48-team World Cup

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    oikawa

    I'm all for that. ダメ!危ない! seems to make up a large portion of conversation time between parents and children here, such that they're pretty much paralyzed by the time they reach adulthood.

    Except it's often shouted across a crowded room while the mama is engrossed in conversation with her friends or family, so the kids just carry on what they're doing because a) it's easy to ignore a half-hearted attempt at discipline and b) they probably have no idea why or what part of what they're doing is dangerous or not allowed.

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    oikawa

    Madness. My friend's brother-in-law lives in Sunderland. Voted Leave, already lost his job. Ditto my friend in London. Survival of the thickest.

    Posted in: Japan warns Brexit may drive banks, pharma investment to EU

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    oikawa

    How come hardcore porn actress Namiki Yu is being used for the photo for this article?

    Would be hilarious if AV stars were "banned from dating" too.

    Posted in: Idol singer dating bans are unnecessary, say majority of Japanese college men in survey

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    oikawa

    It got that bad did it?? I eventually left Narita for Europe at midday, after waiting on the runway for an hour cos planes were being given 5 minutes each for take-off. Looks like I was lucky.

    Posted in: Narita air traffic controllers briefly abandon tower due to typhoon

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    oikawa

    Not to mention the trouble being forced to miss your train may cause.

    Funny you should say that. A friend of mine was on his way home after we'd been drinking and had to change at Shinjuku, but got there with about a minute to dash to another JR platform and as he lived in deepest darkest Kanagawa there was no way he was going to miss the last train. On the way down the steps that he was taking 2 at a time two policemen put their hands out to try and stop him and were like "Etto, err, residence car..." but my friend just shouted "SORRY NO TIME!" and legged it past them to the platform. They didn't follow him and it shows how important these stop and searches really are if they just let people run off if they feel like it.

    Posted in: Getting stopped by police in Japan – how often does it happen (and why?)

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    oikawa

    I was thinking along the same lines as above. BJ would be the perfect scapegoat iin the event of failed negotiations with the EU/no actual exit/a second referendum.

    Posted in: Theresa May becomes Britain's new prime minister; Boris Johnson named foreign secretary

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    oikawa

    Sterling made solid gains against the yen, the dollar and the euro ahead of a Bank of England meeting widely expected to cut interest rates

    Wouldn't lower interest rates push sterling down against other currencies, everything being equal?

    Posted in: Yen hits 3-week low

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    oikawa

    Poor kid to be left with this..

    You can't kill yourself by tying a cord around a bed leg can you?

    Posted in: Man arrested after woman found strangled to death in apartment

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    oikawa

    “We’ll can’t bring the next item you’ve ordered unless you order something else after you finish what you’ve got on the table.”

    Ignoring the obvious typo, what's this supposed to mean? Someone help.

    Yes, Tateishi is a funky little place GW, as are a few of the keisei stations around it. Very real kind of feel.

    Posted in: At old-style drinking places, the quest for Showa-era nostalgia clashes with reality

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    oikawa

    Cleo, good points. Think I've got it, cheers.

    Posted in: Dead money: Battle for Japanese inheritances heats up

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    oikawa

    Thanks for the reply cleo. Not sure about that though. I put the figures of 100,000,000, spouse and 2 children in that calculator and it came out at 8,000,000 tax for the spouse, and 3,250,000 for each of the children.

    As far as I can see it wouldn't make sense to tax the heir, not the estate, as it would then be incredibly easy to circumvent IHT by adding heirs, and would be unfair as some people would be paying much more tax (even though they're dead) than others just because they had fewer dependants. It would also defeat the point of IHT as the money would then not be redistributed, and the provision for dependants has already been made with the 6 million yen allowance.

    I may be wrong but that's how I see it.

    Posted in: Dead money: Battle for Japanese inheritances heats up

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    oikawa

    CH3CHO

    Thanks for the reply .So if you had an estate worth 100 million, and left it to a wife and 2 children, you would deduct 30 million, plus 6 * 3 heirs, which comes to 48 million, and pay tax on the remaining 52 million, at 30%, which would be 15.6 million. Would that be right?

    I'm also getting a bit confused because cleo is saying the number of heirs makes a big difference but each heir only adds 6 million to the total don't they?

    Posted in: Dead money: Battle for Japanese inheritances heats up

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