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Posted in: Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with 'coronavirus' graffiti See in context

While such vandalism is deplorable regardless of the hateful logic behind it, it’s especially puzzling to see a Japanese restaurant being targeted, since the coronavirus outbreak originated in China, 

What is puzzling ? Is that some extraordinary news that most people don't make the difference between chinese and japanese ? My japanese friends leaving in France get their fare share of "nihao" and "chinese??" on near daily basis. (I'd argue that I used to get my fare share of "halo" here).

I mean, do you expect people that degrade building for fun, to be able to understand that asia is not one big giant country full of Chinese ?

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Posted in: Over 50% of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet, survey says See in context


Calling someone you don't know own daughters "outliers" is not a great start for a discussion, That could explain the downvote.

If you look at the studies you speak of, you will see that this concernes women above 30, generally, first mid 20 everybody get the same salary, so this is not really relevant in this article. Saying that the difference gap seems outrageous but....sorry, speaking of my own experience and the japanese women I have met...most of them chose to stop working after getting married...in my own friend circle on 5 couples, only one of them wanted to go back to work after giving birth. The wage gap problem is a big problem in Japanese but in my opinion many women are part of this problem...

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Posted in: Over 50% of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet, survey says See in context


Do you live and work in Tokyo? have you ever live or work in Tokyo ?

Do you know japanese women in their twenties living and working in Tokyo ?

Because I do, all 3, so I am, may be, just may be, a little bit more eligible to give an opinion on this matter than you and misterX.

People that live 10 000 miles away and think they know everything because they've read a 20 lignes articles...unbeleivable.

May be you can share your examples of the people you know that have difficulties here, like those in this articles, and show us how this has nothing to do with their choices? Please, do share your experience, instead of just bashing those who does.

Living in Tokyo with a minimum salary is hard, nobody's going to say the contrary, that is why the choices you make in your daily life matters.

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Posted in: Over 50% of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet, survey says See in context


People living below poverty line are for most, people doing baito, or fulltime job buth with kids and 1 salary, this is not the discussion here (oh and many are also below poverty line because they gamble, you can look it up)

But i see you can throw out meaningless trendy words like "privilege", without knowing who you're talking too. good for you. For my experience when tokyo became too expensive for my salary I move to saitama, yes, I didn't stay in a crapy situation to complain after that the end of the month is difficult.

Again, if you're in your 20's, no kids, and struggle with a new employee salary, then this is your own fault. And don't throw at me the 2% exception please.

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Posted in: Anxious passengers wait to leave cruise ship See in context

Am I the only one who think that in in 1 or 2 weeks we'll have articles about disembarked people that had the corona virus and it was not detected...?

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Posted in: Over 50% of single Japanese women in their 20s struggle to make ends meet, survey says See in context

Basically what Alex Einz said.

If you struggle, part of the problem comes from your own choices.

Like living in central Tokyo because it's close to big stations like shinjuku, and because you don't want to commute 1h to work.

Neither school nor most of the parents teach kids about budget, unfortunately you have to figure it out on your own and many just don't...

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Posted in: 6,000 hygiene masks stolen from Japanese Red Cross hospital in Kobe See in context

"Police suspect the thieves intend to resell the masks."

You don't say !

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Posted in: Russia to ban entry of Chinese nationals to halt virus See in context

"Is that legal? In Europe? Thought France has 100% universal health care?"

Well they don'T say much about the reason he was turned away (great journalism btw).

Was he turned away because he could not pay ? because he was chinese ? because he was just seen as a patient with a simple flue and they did not think of the corona virus at the time? etc

Eitherway, 100% universal health care does not mean you don't have to pay anything.

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context


I saw an ad for the diamond princess, specialgolden week campain (lol) in the nanboku-sen last week :D

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Posted in: Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide See in context

Yes, many people are stupid, is it still worthy of a news though ?

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Posted in: Firefighter arrested for voyeuristic filming on smartphone See in context

Sounds like a real champion....

Is his profession of such importance to put it in the title ? I mean he was not on duty at the time so...

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Posted in: Mother dies at 94 with daughter's return from N Korea unfulfilled See in context

"It is extremely regrettable that we could not get her back while (Kayoko) was healthy," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters.

Come on...I understand families wanting to believe their love ones are still alive and may come back to Japan someday, but how many chances are there that they are still alive? seriously :/ Abe knows it, may be why he doesn't do anything about it.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri given suspended term for drug possession See in context

@No Business

Only on drugs ? :D

But all the things you think are weird in Japan can be easily explained with a magic word! "Culture"

Tatoo ban? culture! Racism toward foreign people? Culture! weird view on drugs? Culture! Chikan? hmmm let's say culture too.

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Posted in: Japanese firms slowly moving away from old recruitment, pay practices See in context

I started my IT career as a software dev in a japanase company, after 2 and a half years my monthly salary had raised 10,000 yens....I switched company and nearly doubled my salary...

I told my superiors, beforehand, that a software dev with 2+ years experience is worth more on the market than an antry level + 10,000 yens. But I just get the usual "shouganai", that's the company policy, blabla. Yeah well shouganai for you because you lost an employee.

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Posted in: Man on trial for killing 19 disabled people says he was serving society See in context

It is a complicated moral topic.

At least it should be the family who decides if the person with the mental illness lives or not, if that person can’t decide by himself/herself. Not someone from outside.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you may be mixing this case with some complicated euthanasia cases.

You don't "put down" people because they have mental disabilities, family or not.

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Posted in: Student killed in small landslide on street in Kanagawa Pref See in context

"However, the prefectural government had previously flagged the area as being at high risk of such an incident."

I can see how the meeting went there: "ok guys, seems dangerous, so we're gonna flag it has high risk, say nothing to the people that pass by everyday, and of course we'll wait for an incident to do something about. Everybody's ok? Done"

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Posted in: Japan jobless rate steady in December at 2.2% See in context


This is my opinion, I don't speak for the other commentators, but I live and work in Japan (it has been 10 years now), so I really don't care if it's better or worst elsewhere, I care about here, where I work, where I may lost my job (shouldn't happen though, fingers crossed).

Therefore my comment was only pointing out that even if it's a good number, understanding why it is so low may help understand why it is not necessarily a good news.

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Posted in: Japan jobless rate steady in December at 2.2% See in context


And yet you're the first one to bring the comparison with other countries...

No one said it was more fudged in Japan than elsewhere

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Posted in: Japan jobless rate steady in December at 2.2% See in context


I see, thanks for sharing. Very interesting.

That's far less impressive then (imo). I mean knowing the extremely low birthrate of Japan, the fact that there are way more old people (leaving their job, well some of them) than young people (looking for a job), that is really not something to be proud of, unfortunately :/

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Posted in: Japan jobless rate steady in December at 2.2% See in context

How is that possible with all these women being housewives ? (most of the married japanese women I know or hear about are almost all housewives, some of them have just a part-time job, like students)

Is housewife being considered as a job by the government? Even if you don't get paid ? Or they just don't count them ? And all people working as a part-time job are also considered "employed" ?

There's something I can get my head around here...

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

"alleged perjury" and "is suspected to"

Is that all you need for interpol to issue a red notice or am I missing something ?

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arson attack puts media at crossroads in divulging victims' names See in context

Sensationalizing a persons death serves no purpose. I believe knowing that someone has died and the reason is important to society. People need to know in order to be able to protect themselves and society. 

I agree but I don' think this is the issue here, there's a big difference between someone looking into people's death or disapearance and just throwing out in the open to million's of persons someone's name after he died.

If people want to know they can look it up and ask government officials, it's not he media job to do so. Just my opinion though.

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Posted in: Kyoto Animation arson attack puts media at crossroads in divulging victims' names See in context

Why the extreme worry about releasing their names?

A better question would be why do you need to know their name ?

In what way is this information going to help you ?

Humanizing the accident !? I call bs! knowing the name of someone you have never met in your life won't change anything and if you can't see how horrible it is with just the number of deceased, imo it's very sad to be you.

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Posted in: Family of 4 living in car arrested for six-month spate of burglaries in Saitama See in context

Many online found it hard to ignore the similarities between this case and the Oscar-winning Japanese film "Shoplifters" (Manbiki Kazoku) about a “family” of thieves living in Tokyo.

Make a movie about real existing social issues, see those issues appearing in the news, reaction: "oh it's like the movie". Hmmm, yeah no sh**

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Posted in: Anti-train groper badge design contest announces this year’s winners See in context

This is one of the things I dislike the most in Japan, everything HAS to be "kawaii".

I mean come on, an otter to represent a man groping a schoolgirl (a minor therefore a pedophile).

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Posted in: Man says he followed 10-year-old girl because she was cute See in context

There is also a huuuge homemade comic convention called comiket at Tokyo Big Sight and they have tons of stuff that may include the above description. 

I've been there once 2 years ago to help a friend on a stand (not related to child porn!), and I was disgusted to my core. 80% of the convention is about "soft porn" and half of that is child porn, many mangas of literaly 6 to 10 years old girl with huge tits and ass.

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Posted in: AKB48’s final original member, who had to shave her head, is leaving the group See in context

What I don't get is why none of these graduated idols speak out about their treatment in the industry and expose the more shady side.

Because they think it was normal, and they even are, i'm sure, gratefull for the treatment they got...

That's one of the beauty of Japan. Like trying to explain to your japanese co-worker that it is not normal to do 60 hours of overwork and you'll just get a "meh you're not japanese you can't understand"

I'm pretty sure many other democratic countries envy the brainwashing of the people of Japan.

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Posted in: Most people in Japan know acronym LGBT but understanding limited: survey See in context

Title: "Most people in Japan"

Article: "The online survey"


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Posted in: Thin line between neglect and independence for Japanese kids See in context

good-natured individuals

Did you mean normal human being ?

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 8-month-old daughter in February See in context

from SBS (shaken baby syndrome) 

Wait...Is that a thing ??

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