#japan has next level burocracy.
Ministry of immigration publishes the list of papers one needs to bring, with details and footnotes, for me hard to grasp.
In this next level burocracy you can not even walk up with a print of the list to a different ministry or town hall, and ask "can you give me a cert as described here?".
If they misread the footnotes and advice you wrong, you might come back on them later.. so many refuse _to_even_read_that_list_ ..
Do you use name-san when addressing colleagues in #japan ?
The rules when to use ~san seem simple.. but it gets complicated quite fast, like for me this week:
So true. Despite #japan 's debt hitting a record high, the country being hit by super typhoon and rainfall, there is no movement to green energy. Instead of improving the situation, it's getting worse and worse.
#japan released #cocoa today, it's #covid19 app. Open Source, quite similar to the German app from what I see.
Let's see if the government manages to convince enough people that it's harmless, so it gets widely adopted.
Rundown through the app, and link to the sources:
#conspiracy theory of the day: teaching of English in #japan is so bad, because it would encourage young people to move to other countries, further accelerating the overaging population.
Made a new section in the blog, with details on how #japan is doing in the #corona times.
It was announced that #japan will distribute 2 masks to each household. Memes are around, on what for example families from #ghibli movies would look like with 2 masks..
I like many things about #japan , but energy politics is not one of them. While climate crisis is already leading to the Olympic marathon getting moved to Sapporo, investments are done in coal and nuclear. And hydrogen fuel cell which they are taking all bets on is not looking good either, for most common use cases like cars the battery looks better.
In #japan , one can 'dedicate' their taxes to a certain area/town. For example people from the countryside living in Tokyo can dedicate to their home town. The home town can decide to give something in return, many say "thank you" in sending meat, sweets or other things.
A city with a toilet paper factory got especially many "tax dedications" this year, because the toilet paper they send out is out of stock..
Meanwhile in #japan : a man who "likes bike saddles" piled up 5800 saddles over the last 25 years.
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