Some depressing news regarding JETs

Sadly, the government has announced a doubling of the gaijin dancing bear population.

Although I have it on good authority that the rewrite of the constitution to INTRODUCE CONSCRIPTION will also oblige these JETs to sign up as CANNON FODDER for the 4th ライヒ, so things aren’t really that bleak. Seriously, the real issue is that outsourcing is causing a lot of JETs to have illegal (or at least dubious) work contracts with the various dispatch companies. I’d like to see a tightening up in the policing of employment regulations to match the increased intake. UPDATE: Apparently I don’t know the difference between an ALT and a JET. :facepalm:

In other news, Colin Jones, who I don’t usually agree with but I respect his legal knowledge, had the following to say about protection from "No gaijin" renters:

The traditional view of a constitution is that it protects an individual against the government, but it doesn’t necessarily extend to discrimination by private individuals.

There is certainly an effort by the government to encourage people not to discriminate — it is almost badgering people and saying ‘discrimination is bad’ — but it has no teeth. There is no formal mechanism for challenging discrimination.

There are of course a number of cases where people have taken on The Man and won, but I think what is missing in Japan is not merely a statute, but the societal changes that would mean that such discrimination is promptly and publicly addressed.

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  1. iLikedolphins

    We just got a whole batch of new 20-somethings in. Let me know your preferred stats and girths and I’ll see what I can do. There’s a few from East Osaka as well. Not so far, not so very very far at all.

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  2. Man oh man oh man, ILB. I’m currently stacking up bills on the other side of the pond, but I sure hope your generous offer comes with a raincheque. I prefer my men and my music HEAVY, but I’m happy to meet any of the friendly locals. :grin:

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  3. iLikedolphins

    I understand how you feel about STRONG men and HEAVY music, but I’ll be honest with you.

    The buff. The greased. The ripped. All care about one thing. Pachinko.

    Heavy music is the refuge of losers. I say this with love. It’s just that it’s true. If you’re ordering a gnarled and knotted sweat hog with exquisite taste in hardcore then it’s me and me alone. I am the übermensch and the standard by which I judge all others.

    If you are willingly to compromise, to accept second best, to forfeit money and abs for riffs and toothless gum action or vice versa then sure. Hit me up when you splash down.

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  4. Damn, ILD…. On top of all of your other skills, you really know how to make the girls cry.
    Don’t ever stop posting here, or I really will weep.

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