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Re: Japan

Post by robinson » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:50 pm

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Third reason is that bikes don't get stolen here (much). If you park it somewhere it will still be there when you come back.


Isn't that true for almost every other thing in Japan? You can leave almost anything and it won't be stolen.
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:22 pm

robinson wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:08 am
Third reason is that bikes don't get stolen here (much). If you park it somewhere it will still be there when you come back.


Isn't that true for almost every other thing in Japan? You can leave almost anything and it won't be stolen.
In my experience, generally yes. Although I don't test the proposition intentionally I did once lose a wallet, but I got it back with all the money in it.
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:37 pm

As Anax says, theft is not a serious problem in Japan. In my experience, bikes and umbrellas are the two biggest targets.

My ex-wife’s aunt was burglarized in Sapporo. As was my girlfriend’s parent’s business in Osaka, so I guess that’s not unheard of either. But from what they said, it sounds like the latter was an inside job by a former employee. I’ve also heard of cell phones getting lifted by pick pockets.

Maybe it’s not as safe as they’d like the world to think. But compared to where I’ve lived in the U.S., and especially with regard to violent crime, it is extremely safe.

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

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70% probability of a magnitude 7 or larger earthquake striking Tokyo within 30 years.
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:42 pm

Reminds me of this:


Also reminds me of a student film I saw at my daughter's college. That one was actually filmed from trains in the greater Tokyo area, and it was quite excellent in my opinion. That sort of thing could be quite boring I suppose if you don't get the best shots at the right time of day or do a good job of editing, but I was rapt for the whole thing and it left me wanting to see it again. I don't think it's on YouTube unfortunately, and I wouldn't know what to search for even if it were.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:04 pm

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:14 am

Anti-NHK party head suggests genocide to solve overpopulation

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TOKYO – The head of a minor opposition party, whose primary goal is to "crush" Japan's public broadcaster NHK, makes a remark hinting that genocide is the solution to overpopulation in a video uploaded to YouTube on Friday.

"To put it very roughly, 'we should just wipe out races that have babies like idiots,' or something like that," Takashi Tachibana of the NHK Kara Kokumin Wo Mamoru To (the party to protect the people from NHK) says in the video, adding he has "no motivation to do so though."

Tachibana also questions the provision of educational support to countries in poverty.

"It's impossible to teach dogs. They're close to being dogs. There are an overwhelming number of people like that in the world," he says, adding, "These countries have babies to the point of idiocy."

In a separate video discussing racism, Tachibana suggests that discrimination and bullying are forms of divine providence.

"Isn't it good for things to be natural? The natural order God created. People killing each other is part of God's system, too," he says.
https://japantoday.com/category/politic ... population

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Post by Fid » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:01 am

Witness wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:14 am
Anti-NHK party head suggests genocide to solve overpopulation

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TOKYO – The head of a minor opposition party, whose primary goal is to "crush" Japan's public broadcaster NHK, makes a remark hinting that genocide is the solution to overpopulation in a video uploaded to YouTube on Friday.

"To put it very roughly, 'we should just wipe out races that have babies like idiots,' or something like that," Takashi Tachibana of the NHK Kara Kokumin Wo Mamoru To (the party to protect the people from NHK) says in the video, adding he has "no motivation to do so though."

Tachibana also questions the provision of educational support to countries in poverty.

"It's impossible to teach dogs. They're close to being dogs. There are an overwhelming number of people like that in the world," he says, adding, "These countries have babies to the point of idiocy."

In a separate video discussing racism, Tachibana suggests that discrimination and bullying are forms of divine providence.

"Isn't it good for things to be natural? The natural order God created. People killing each other is part of God's system, too," he says.
https://japantoday.com/category/politic ... population
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:21 am

Sounds like a fringe lunatic. There's a few like that in Japanese politics.

Fwiw:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Party ... e_from_NHK

It's mainly just a one-issue party though, as far as I can tell. Some people don't want to be forced to pay for NHK, but it's mandatory here. Sort of like the BBC in the UK. There is no "opt out" option, other than not owning a TV at all.
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:50 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:21 am
Sounds like a fringe lunatic. There's a few like that in Japanese politics.

Fwiw:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Party ... e_from_NHK

It's mainly just a one-issue party though, as far as I can tell. Some people don't want to be forced to pay for NHK, but it's mandatory here. Sort of like the BBC in the UK. There is no "opt out" option, other than not owning a TV at all.

I saw some of these guys for the first time at the train station yesterday.

As much as I can get behind their "No NHK tax,"* they struck me as oddballs.


* I've gone enough rounds with the NHK tax collectors to make me hate them.

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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:32 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:21 am
Sounds like a fringe lunatic. There's a few like that in Japanese politics.

Fwiw:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Party ... e_from_NHK

It's mainly just a one-issue party though, as far as I can tell. Some people don't want to be forced to pay for NHK, but it's mandatory here. Sort of like the BBC in the UK. There is no "opt out" option, other than not owning a TV at all.
I assume he means world wide, or is it about minorities in Japan such as Koreans?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:33 pm

What is NHK tax?

Is that an acronym in English?
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Re: Japan

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:04 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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What is NHK tax?

Is that an acronym in English?
Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai

It's japan's BBC.

And as with the UK, if you have a TV, you have to pay it.

NHK World (English version) is available as an app on Roku. It's free! I have it but rarely watch it.

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Post by ed » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:13 pm

Suppose you have no tv but just a honkin' big computer monitor?
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Post by Rob Lister » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:29 pm

ed wrote:
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Suppose you have no tv but just a honkin' big computer monitor?
You'll enjoy this
https://guidable.co/move_to_japan/money ... -dont-pay/

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:28 pm

I think if it's not capable of receiving TV signals like a computer monitor then it doesn't count as a TV. If it's hooked up to an antenna or cable in a way that it can receive TV signals, it's considered a TV.
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:38 pm

Here you have to pay if you have TV or radio or Internet. There was a referendum against the tax, but it failed miserably.