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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:30 am

So it turns out I do have 10 days in a row off starting on the 27th. :D

Golden Week happens every year, but this year's is particularly good, thanks to the new Emperor being enthroned and all.

BY the way, the calendar will reset to year 1 of the "Reiwa" Era on May 1st. That's 令和, if anyone's curious. The current era or "nengo (年号)" is Heisei (平成). The one before that was Showa (昭和). Note that the second kanji there is the same as for Reiwa. Before that was the Taisho 大正 and before that was the Meiji era 明治. You may have heard of the Meiji Restoration that marked the end of the Shogun era, or the "Edo period".
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:40 am

:figamagee:

But feel free to whine a bit here about all that free time you have no use for.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:53 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:30 am
BY the way, the calendar will reset to year 1 of the anime porn game theme song "Beautiful harmony Era" on May 1st.
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:15 am

They can pick whatever kanji they like for their silly calendar. But I’ll translate it into my native language however the fuck I like.

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:25 am

shuize wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:15 am
They can pick whatever kanji they like for their silly calendar. But I’ll translate it into my native language however the fuck I like.
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:11 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:20 am

Weird Al recently visited Japan:

https://twitter.com/alyankovic

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:39 am

OK, this is kinda funny if you understand Japanese:



From:

https://soranews24.com/2019/04/06/weird ... ry-【photos】/
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:41 pm

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Re: Japan

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:20 pm

wtf is that?

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:09 pm

Cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji.
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:17 pm

From October:
As Canada legalizes recreational marijuana, Japanese citizens warned the law from home may apply

In an Oct. 4 message posted on its website, the Japanese Consulate in Vancouver said that while Canada was set to legalize the possession and use of marijuana on Oct. 17 [18, I presume], acts such as possessing or purchasing the drug are illegal in Japan and are subject to legal penalties. It said the Cannabis Control Law may be applicable for actions taken overseas.

The consulate asked that Japanese nationals living or traveling abroad respect Japanese law and stay away from marijuana, including food and drink products that contain the substance. An Oct. 11 Japanese language notice issued by the consulate general in Toronto made a similar request.

Japan’s law makes growing, importing or exporting marijuana punishable by up to seven years in prison. The punishment can reach up to 10 years — and possibly a maximum ¥3 million fine — for those proven to have engaged in those acts with the intent to profit. Possession, distribution or receipt of marijuana can mean up to five years prison, while those with a profit motive can get a maximum seven-year jail term and up to a ¥2 million fine.

An official of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry suggested that all individuals, not just Japanese nationals, are technically subject to this law, wherever they are. But there are limits to what authorities can do to pursue someone who violates the law when abroad, especially in a country where the acts are legal. “It boils down to whether it can be proven that someone had committed acts in question while abroad after that person returns to Japan,” the official said. “It’s probably difficult to go after a case unless it involves a situation in which the person has been caught abroad and deported to Japan.”
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/ ... KvTdnCxWUl

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:54 am

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
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Post by Doctor X » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:06 am

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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Post by Doctor X » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:07 am

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Re: Japan

Post by sparks » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:04 pm

He also seems to be green, and has suction cups for finger tips.

In spite of his ... oral ... abilities, he'll have a challenge attracting any twats other than Bristol Palin.
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:13 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/podc ... rrest.html

An interesting fact that they reported here is that Nissan shareholders a few years ago set a cap on the amount that board members could be paid. And the cap was for the whole board, not for individuals, kinda like a salary cap in sports. It's for the whole team. So the only way they could pay Ghosn more was if they cut the pay of someone else. Conversely nobody else could get a pay raise unless Ghosn or someone else's pay would be cut. So they set up a zero-sum dynamic in the board room. And the majority of that salary cap went to Ghosn. He was the only guy in the company getting rich, but he compared his own pay with the CEOs of other car companies like Ford and GM, not with other people at Nissan.

So apparently Ghosn and his right hand man looked for creative ways to increase Ghosn's compensation without increasing his salary.
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:06 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:13 pm
So apparently Ghosn and his right hand man looked for creative ways to increase Ghosn's compensation without increasing his salary.
With tentacles?

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雨に。

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DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:49 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Post by Doctor X » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:08 am

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彼女の番ではない!

Evidences

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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