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Permanent residency in Japan now possible after just one year

The Justice Ministry’s new rules could cut your wait by years. Japan’s Ministry of Justice, which oversees immigration, announced new rules governing permanent residency this week, hoping to attract and keep more highly skilled workers from overseas. The new measures will go into effect in March and could make it possible for some applicants to receive permanent residency after just one year in Japan. Basically, all immigrants become eligible for permanent residency after living in Japan for 10 years. However, in 2012, the Ministry introduced a points-based system to shorten the wait for highly skilled applicants in three categories: advanced academic research activities, advanced specialized/technical activities, and advanced business management activities. Applicants in these categories ...

Legion: 10 Reasons To Be Excited

Marvel Superheroes have been at the forefront of cinema for around a decade now and have emerged as a big player in television over more recent times as well. Whilst these movies and TV shows show no sign of slowing down, some believe the formula is becoming tired and overused. Thankfully, this doesn’t seem to be a fact that creators are ignoring and the X-Men, in particular, look set for an overhaul. On the cinematic side, there’s Logan and The New Mutants, both of which look set to be taking a new direction to what has gone before and further expand the X-Men universe beyond Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters. For TV, FOX has turned to the character of Legion to shake up their line-up. From what we’ve seen so far, the show will feature a unique and intriguing look at the struggles of ...

New Animated Spider-Man Film Will Tell The Story Of Miles Morales

The story of Miles Morales and his quest for fame on the big screen probably dates back to when Captain America: Civil War was just in pre-production. Back then, there were murmurs that someone big was going to make a cameo in the film. Of course the internet exploded when Spider-Man was announced as that hero. Immediately, questions emerged whether or not it was going to be Peter Parker or Miles Morales. There was no doubt it was always going to be Parker since he played a pivotal role in the comic book telling of Civil War. The collective disappointment that it wasn’t Miles Morales didn’t go unheard. It was just further proof that something had to be done about Marvel’s insta-celebrity. And now something is being done – he’s getting his own animated film. It’s a bummer that it won’...

thunderstruck9: Lucian Freud (British, 1922-2011), Naked Man,…

thunderstruck9: Lucian Freud (British, 1922-2011), Naked Man, Back View, 1991-92. Oil on canvas, 183.5 x 137.5 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The model was the Australian performance artist and fashion designer Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) via alongtimealone Source link

Eight People Own as Much Wealth as 3.6 Billion People Combined

Current global population: 7.4 billion people. Photo credit: Linus Bohman, CC BY2.0. I feel like this image says it all: Oxfam released a report titled “An Economy for the 99 Percent,” which includes this statistic as well as several other disheartening financial stats, like the fact that “Over the next 20 years, 500 people will hand over $2.1 trillion to their heirs — a sum larger than the GDP of India, a country of 1.3 billion people.” What’s driving this wealth inequality? Capitalism—although it might be more appropriate to say that capitalism enhances this inequality when it could be mitigating it. I’ll quote the report summary again: “While many chief executives, who are often paid in shares, have seen their incomes skyrocket, wages for ordinary workers and producers have barely incre...

Now available as a limited print on my etsy shop,…

Now available as a limited print on my etsy shop, “Self-Inflicted”! 22 inches by 22 inches including the border. They are signed, titled and numbered by me. $60, limited to 100 prints. $10 shipping US, $25 international. To purchase: www.etsy.com/shop/LaurenMarxArt Source link

It’s my problem

My wife’s been out of town for a week and I’m going crazy. When we’re together, I long for space, just a little time for myself. But now I actually have a whole week alone and I don’t know what to do with myself. Of course I don’t tell her I need space. That’s the problem. Oh. Right. It’s my problem. Married in College These first five years of marriage, I’ve tried to love my wife well by spending more time with her. We got married in the middle of our junior fall semester — wedding on Friday, school on Tuesday! — and we both had jobs, so to say we struggled to find time for each other is putting it kindly. We were starved for time. To compensate, I vowed to myself when we graduated I would devote my spare time to her. I wanted to show her I loved her with all my broke self could afford— t...

A treasure trove of rare Monty Python memorabilia is up for grabs!

Canned Dead Parrot. Created in 1994 by Bear, Bear & Bear LTD. Prior to obtaining an official licence from the Python’s, the company did their best to rip off the “Dead Parrot” Sketch” from 1969. Although the can does not contain any direct mention of Monty Python, it’s very clearly a reference to their famous skit. Inside the can is a plastic bird cage with a toy parrot hanging upside down.   If your dream has been to one day be the proud owner of a loo roll (that’s toilet paper for our non-UK readers) officially sanctioned by Monty Python’s Flying Circus, then today my silly-walking friend is your lucky day. According to the website Monty Python’s Daily Llama there are allegedly 1,500 different items currently up for auction, such as the promotional foot that was created in conjunctio...

Deceiving the wind, deceiving…

Deceiving the wind, deceiving time . . . . . . . #contemporaryart #anatomy #art #illustration #draw #photography #artist #sketch #artsy #instaart #beautiful #instagood #gallery #painting #nature #love #muscle #follow #drawing #skull #bones #instadaily #instagood #photooftheday #picoftheday #selfie #streetart #me #heart #amazing #taxidermy Source link

This Man Can Balance Anything

Click to unmute var qs=[]; for(var key in params) qs.push(key+’=’+encodeURIComponent(params[key])); var s = d.createElement(‘script’);s.type=’text/javascript’;s.async=true; var p = ‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https’ : ‘http’; s.src = p + “://api.content-ad.net/Scripts/widget2.aspx?” + qs.join(‘&’); d.getElementById(“contentad304275”).appendChild(s); })(document); Source: YouTube Seoul-based artist Rocky Byun is on a mission to keep the world in balance. Byun travels all around the globe and stacks things on top of things while audiences watch his performances in disbelief. And it’s completely understandable why – the artist can balance everything. A diagonally place...

Trump wants to make America great again with frequent military parades

If anything, Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign was a success in branding, even if his vision for the country is reactionary, racist, and inhumane. When The Washington Post examined the origins of the MAGA phenomenon and the ubiquitous red hats that bore the slogan, the president-elect revealed another caveat to what will supposedly regain the country’s imagined lost glory. “Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country,” Trump said, “and we’re going to show the people as we build up our military, we’re going to display our military.” In other words, Trump wants to make military parades a staple of his regime, which is chilling given the authoritarian tendencies he’s already displayed in terms of bullyin...

Hollywood Gearing Up For ‘Attack On Titan’ US Remake

For the most part, Hollywood has struggled with anime adaptation for US audiences. For every Edge of Tomorrow: Live Die, Repeat, you can get a Dragon Ball Z. Many films have heavily drawn influences from anime. Take The Matrix, for example, has taken anime influences and delivered a great original product. However, with Scarlett Johansson appearing in this year’s live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, it looks like US audiences are gearing up for anime’s to be taken seriously and done well. Next on the plate, Attack on Titan. Set in a futuristic society where humanity lives in enormous walled off cities and live in fear of the Titans, giant humanoid creatures who devour them without reason. The manga was adapted into a wildly successful anime that US audience were able to see ...

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