On further digging I call bullshit. Let's see a valid citation that claims sale of used games is illegal.
Here are some showing it isn't:
Online shopping for used games:
Used games flourish in Japan:
Can't be bothered to look it up, but if it is illegal, it certainly doesn't stop any of the shops near my place from selling them... and you don't often see people openly flouting even minor laws here.
Having grown up on the West Coast of Canada, and lived in California and 5 years in Japan... this earthquake was barely even noticeable in Montreal, despite co-workers panicking. Potted plant balanced on my cubicle wall still sitting there. A lot of overreaction in a region not used to earthquakes.
Names, phone numbers, email and snail-mail addresses:
is what we Canadians call it... eh
Japan is again considering to introduce DST even though we already concluded it won't work in Japan for cultural/geometrical reasons decades ago.
I don't want DST here either, but let's at least roll back one hour all year long. It's insane that the sun comes up at 4am in summer time and goes down at 7:30pm. A whole 2-3 hours of daylight is lost while we sleep! I'd much rather have it light from 5am-8:30pm in summer and 7am-5:30 in winter than what we have today.
Might not matter as much in Okinawa, but I know it bothers me in Tokyo, and it'd be worse in Hokkaido.
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