Holding “club activity” everyday in the holidays... Why? The student don’t want it! You don’t want it..... Just to look hard working? Seriously, its sad the number of times I ask kids. “How was your summer?” To here...”Boring, just badminton club everyday
Teachers don't want it, kids don't want it and the parents don't either. Yet the Japanese can't stop themselves. And if anything, they are getting worse, not better.
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Why are such people in the gov't ???.
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the best answer for this problem should start a few years before, say at the age of 50 Years old,
Are you joking? 50?
Perhaps 60, but 50 is absurd.
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Banning people because of their age is ridiculous - banning them on whether they are fit to drive is sensible. So many younger people cause accidents too.
@Luddite - but we ban people aged under 18 from driving - is that ridiculous too? Surely we should judge them on their ability to drive.
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Wow. You really hate old people. What happened to make you that way? And how will you deal with it when you are old yourself?@
@Commanteer - I agree with your sentiments. Of course, many younger commentators are unable to properly distinguish between different types of old people.
A 70 year-old may have slightly slower reactions, but not yet so slow as to seriously impede driving ability. Over 75 is when people typically begin to deteriorate. However, I think it is reasonable to have driving tests from about 70+ to check drivers' ability.
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Spot on - who makes the decision of what objectionable material is???
Ultimately the jury.
In case you were under any doubt, this material in this case was objectionable.
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Then why are Christian wedding venues, bakers, florists, photographers etc being sued, harassed, forced to close etc because they are not interested in participating in LGBTQ weddings?
Because they are in jurisdictions with anti-discrimination laws about who businesses may refuse to serve.
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You can love who you want, but the law should apply equally to all people.
You can't marry a relative, a minor, someone of the same gender or a mentally retarded person.
For once we agree - the law should apply equally to consenting adults who wish to marry and are not in the immediate family.
And as you correctly observe, there are a number of people you can't marry - like minors. However, a number of mentally disabled people do marry - although I note that you use the pejorative expression "retarded". While it may have escaped the moderator's delete key, I am glad that it was left in - it says so much about you. Although I never thought you would be a supporter of gay marriage given that you normally have an ultra conservative agenda
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Passing laws about what people do in the bedroom? What a rediculous thing. It is like passing laws about burping or passing gas. We have had none of that in Japan.
Did you actually read the article? This is about equal marriage. The article makes clear that homosexuality is not illegal in Japan
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I used to not care about what people do concerning their own lives--I still don't--but this constant beating over the head with gay agenda is slowly eroding my sympathy and support for the lgbt
For those of us who have survived this constant beating by the agenda, could you remind us what it says?
I thought that it just had one word: equality
Is that agenda so bad?
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My reading of the article is that she was physically dependent upon him and that he made a deliberate decision to leave the house until she died, presumably of heatstroke combined with dehydration. A particularly nasty way to die.
If he was registered as her carer in some way and would have known what would have happened if he left the house, then it is as good as murder.
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In fact, their day’s haul of hemp plants was already ten times that of the same day last year. “No matter how much we pull, it keeps growing,” one of them told Yomiuri Shimbun, “it grows and we pull it out, over and over again.”
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Hemp used to grow freely Japan. Shinto shrines have rope made from hemp on them. It has some holy status.
Then came an erradication campaign - inevitably inspired by America. But now America is growing up past its cannabis panic, yet Japan stays rooted well in the past.
I think that we a have a duty to go into the hills and plant cannabis seeds and reintroduce this recently extinct fauna.
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SMART DECISION !
Cannabis is a lethal drug.
It is far more potent than alcohol and cigarettes --- as a mood-altering drug.
It is equally addictive
And has far more chemicals that are not only carcinogenic, but also impact body chemistry and hormones.
Cannabis is not lethal. There are no recorded deaths from cannabis ever. Unlike alcohol that kills thousands every day
More potent than alcohol? Really? Drink as much alcohol as you can you will be legless and incontinent within short order. Not cannabis.
It is less addictive than tobacco and alcohol. The former is pretty addictive for anyone. The latter, can be very damaging to the lives of addicts
And so you know how many chemicals are in tobacco! The most damaging thing about traditional cannabis is the tobacco people mix it with to smoke
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If you think this is harassment, you have no idea what harassment means.
It is still harassment, even if some forms of it are even more egregious.
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Putting a used condom in your bag.
In other news:
DNA analysis identifies suspects in record 3,146 cases in 2018
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I love marmalade. Where can I buy this?
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Japan's country, Japan's rules.
If they really want to kill a few minke in their own waters, who is stop them? But it won't be long before they head out I to international waters.
Whale meat will never really catch on again - it doesn't taste good enough and Japan is too rich now.
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He liked her first but didn't know she was under age. Sometimes under age looks adult esp in western world.
He didn't know a nine year old was under age? Don't be absurd - nine year olds never look grown up; not in the West and especially not in Japan. You may occasionally get some who are beginning to go through premature puberty but they are not grown up in any sense. You sound like an apologist for a very disturbed individual.
He can tell that he wants to make her his sister but should know stalking is illegal at his age.
Make her his sister? Given your earlier comments I am now even more disturbed
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Posted in: I understand that I should not be ashamed of my daughter. I know that I should not keep it secret. But I do all the time because I’m afraid my daughter will cause trouble outside the home. I have been depressed, hating myself. See in context
She didn't want her daughter inconveniencing others? THAT was her biggest fear!?
I think it is as much a pattern of speech in Japan as anything else. Of course her concerns are primarily for her daughter but it is expressed through not wishing to create problems for others.
This maintains the facade of always putting the needs of others before your own and is an ironic pattern of speech. I think most Japanese would understand the honne here.
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I wonder how much actual cherry blossom is in the dye. A purely symbolic amount I expect.
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At least there is less bare faced hypocrisy about doing this than "scientific" whaling. However, I expect that anti-whaling protests will step up too, perhaps using the Olympics as the opportunity to make Japan look bad
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The lesson to draw from this pairing is women shouldn't put off getting married by age 30, even if they are big shot superstars.
What a massively negative post. As though marriage is nothing more than a financial transaction.
Perhaps when she was younger she wanted to be more than the trophy bride of some slimy billionaire. She is probably satisfied with the millions that she owns in her own name and the luxury lifestyle it brings. Why would she want to exchange that for more material wealth and a tedious life?
And hardly anyone gets married much before they're 30 these days. And they certainly shouldn't take a lesson from you
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WOW!!!!A need to be passed ???.What a male dominated society. It says a lot abt Japanese men, which is stereo types and square. Poor minded.
You should read some of the comments above too. Pertussis not so surprising from some ageing oyaji but more surprising from a usually more cosmopolitan crowd in JT. Admittedly the supportive comments come from the usual pool of ultra conservative posts who lurk here below the line.
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Would it be acceptable to force men to wear high heels? Could it also be closed as "necessary"?
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Computers and software still break down and crash often. Can't trust them too much.
Automated systems are evidentially much safer than manually driven modes of transport.
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