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    wanderlust

    Most of the discussion forums now are advertising for companies' products or services. There are people with CVs that are blatantly false. The skills and endorsements are written by people who do not even know who they are writing about, just responding to the site software. And the same people follow and share the same peoples' posts all the time.

    It has gone from a good idea to a disappointing experience.

    Posted in: LinkedIn adding new training features, news feeds and 'bots'

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    wanderlust

    overcharging its clients - not a major problem - they just got caught and will apologise

    falsifying the impact of its digital ads - major problem - losing trust of clients

    Mind you, TEPCO are one of its largest clients!

    Posted in: Ad agency Dentsu admits to overcharging more than 100 domestic clients

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    Does not sound so different to many other countries around the world; tourist guides everywhere, whether licensed or not, feed local souvenir shops for a kickback.

    Posted in: Unlicensed guides are organizing tours that aim to make tourists pay excessive amounts of money. Goods sold in tax-free shops in Japan have begun to develop a negative reputation on Chinese internet sites and other media, with some saying the prices are too high.

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    wanderlust

    Always thought the customised version of ACARS could do the same, except most airlines would not pay the subscription fee for the service. Rolls-Royce do it for engine maintenance and management.

    Posted in: Satellite tracking could prevent airliner disappearances, developers say

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    wanderlust

    Some of the angriest words came from the rivalries between Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.

    This is not limited to the UN. This sounds just like a normal day at my local research centre in Kanagawa, where there are a number of students from these three countries.

    Posted in: World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of U.N. debate

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    wanderlust

    Who will manage the air traffic control and separation for them? Accidents and near misses happen with airplanes, despite the active efforts of pilots and ATC; so what will happen to these seemingly autonomous drones?

    Airplanes are equipped with ACAS / TCAS based on secondary surveillance radar (SSR) transponder signals, but operates independently of ground-based equipment to provide advice to the pilot on potential conflicting aircraft, (TCAS I is installed for aircraft with 10-30 passengers and TCAS II for aircraft with more than 30 passengers). Typically planes are instructed to alter altitude, one to climb, the other to descend, reporting the alert to ATC, and manoeuvering until the conflict is resolved, when ATC takes over again.

    Maybe there is a role for AI here? But there must be some common standards implemented.

    Posted in: With drones becoming more popular among individuals and with various companies looking at their use for delivery of merchandise, do you think the time will come when there are hundreds of thousands of drones in the air over cities at the same time?

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    Looks like the thriving fuzoku, delivery health clubs, soaplands, and other outlets only have customers over the age of 34! Based on other articles here in JT, that would be when they have married, had a child or two, the wife stops sex and focuses on the children; so the husband goes elsewhere.

    Posted in: 40% of young Japanese single adults are virgins: poll

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    wanderlust

    @aly rustom - no request for ID or driving licence, which did surprise me. I had however written my name and and contact details earlier in kanji which surprised them!

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    wanderlust

    Not sure if the police are capable of this. Last night I witnessed and recorded a multiple car crash on my drive recorder, and voluntarily went to the police station afterwards to offer it as evidence of what happened. First the police brought out a camera, and wanted to take a picture of the video playing on my computer; then when I offered them the complete video file with time annotations, they did not know how to copy it via USB memory stick. I had to do it for them! They were very polite and respectful, but not very competent with computers and video, or logging in evidence.

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    I believe that in the case of countries that do not allow you to renounce your citizenship, you may swear an oath of loyalty to Japan, which is accepted by the MOJ. If readers check the Yosha Bunko website, there is a wealth of well-researched information on dual nationality, citizenship, renouncing and abandonment of citizenship, re-acquiring citizenship, with a number of examples.

    I'm not an expert on this, so I'll quote from the website directly. Some important concepts are: "Choice of nationality" means only "choice of the nationality of Japan". It does not mean "renounce foreign nationalities".

    The Nationality Law requires Japanese with other nationalities to file a notification of choice, in which they declare that the "choose" Japanese nationality and "abandon" their disclosed foreign nationalities.

    The Nationality Law in principle requires that aliens petitioning for naturalization either do not have a nationality (i.e., they are stateless), or will lose their foreign nationality by acquiring Japanese nationality. However, the Ministry of Justice also has discretionary authority to permit naturalization of aliens who for whatever reason will continue to possess a foreign nationality when they become Japanese. In other words, the Ministry of Justice has the authority to positively accept dual nationality.

    In principle, no national agency and no municipal polity in Japan has authority over the acquisition or loss of another state's nationality. Two states are free to agree to make agreements related to dual nationality between the two states. They may, for example, agree to report to each other cases of naturalization for any reason, such as to facilitate the loss of one nationality when the other is acquired, or to accommodate some other need to share information about nationals of both states. But no fully sovereign state allows another state to act as its proxy in matters concerning its own nationality.

    In other words, Japan cannot force other states to denaturalize Japanese nationals who possess their nationality. Though Japan does a lot to discourage its nationals from also being nationals of other states, it does not force those who are dual nationals to renounce their other nationalites. They are generally free to continue to be dual nationals so long as their other states of nationality to not force them to make a choice.

    There are also many differences between the Family Registration Law and Nationality Law, giving rise to grey areas. I suggest readers who are interested peruse the yoshabunko.com website.

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    wanderlust

    Interestingly it was the US who objected to dual citizenship on Japanese post WW2. Before that it had been possible. The concept of renunciation of citizenship (ridatsu) was first used in Article 22 of the 1947 Constitution, then later on it was expanded to distinguish between renounce and abandon in the 1985 Nationality Law. . Read William Wetherall's excellent series of articles on the Yosha Bunk website, explaining dual nationality, citizenship, and what is legal, what is possible, and and what is very grey.

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    250 years in a convent, 50 years in a brothel. Brief history of the Philippines under first Spanish and then US rule.

    The protest signs outside Clark Air Base in Luzon, first used to read 'Americans go home', then they included 'And Take me with you', and the economy dropped.

    Posted in: Philippine president wants U.S. forces out of restive south

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    wanderlust

    It has been designated as part of a major commercial redevelopment project that began in 2013, which the Tokyo metropolitan government hopes will attract more foreign enterprises to Tokyo due to its proximity to Haneda airport.*

    It will take a lot more than proximity to an airport to attract foreign enterprises to Tokyo, such as increasing ease of import/ export goods, ease of financial transactions, improving personnel matters, property real estate, etc.. May as well promote the site to local companies who have overseas business.

    Posted in: Architect Kengo Kuma to design new JR Yamanote Line station

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    wanderlust

    Saah! I do! Then puts on the ring.

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    wanderlust

    In an interview, Sully played down the 'hero' word, after his wife looked up the definition in a number of dictionaries. He said that his team were just doing their jobs, but doing them beyond normal expectations.

    A very modest man, a great pilot, and an excellent evaluator of a situation.

    Posted in: Hanks, Eckhart take flight as real-life heroes in 'Sully'

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    wanderlust

    TEPCO sub-contract with around 6 or 7 levels of sub-contractors, giving them major distance from any responsibility to workers. They don't even know the real names of many of the workers, relying on the contractors.

    I can't imagine the local 'Oya-bun' writing references and CVs for his hires.

    For the last 40 years in Japan, if you owed money to the Y-san; men paid it off in the Nuclear Power Plants, women in the Fuzoku.

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    wanderlust

    I expect some 3rd party accessory provider will soon come along with a dual lightning connector or lightning with 3.5 mm stereo jack adaptor, to both charge and listen at the same time, but it's one more piece of stuff to fit in your pocket, and one more piece to lose.

    Posted in: Apple announcements: iPhone 7, Mario game, new watch, no headphone jack

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    wanderlust

    Not sure if recruiting from the police and the military is such a good idea. Neither are noted for their intelligence, thinking and ability to improvise, look and think outside of the normal.

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    wanderlust

    But they have already apologised! Remember the two guys bowing at the end of last month?

    Posted in: Transport ministry raids Mitsubishi Motors over mileage-cheating scandal

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    wanderlust

    And in the event of an accident, will they ride up automatically, or will they just sit there and block the doors, preventing people exiting the carriage?

    Posted in: Seats descend from ceiling on train to provide extra comfort for passengers

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