People now realize what a caustic and unpleasant places social network sites can be. Unfortunately other than heavily policing them, which is unworkable, there are very few solutions. It might be better just to get off them altogether. I have just deleted my Facebook and Instagram accounts not because they were nasty, but because they were just utterly pointless. I feel better and I have suddenly gained a lot of free time. Getting out of these worthless places may just be the best answer.
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This is good news for all involved. The employers will also benefit from having foreign employees who will bring a breath of fresh air in Japanese companies. I teach at a university and have foreign students in my classes (mostly Chinese). They are generally more motivated, harder working and more communicative than their Japanese peers, and are a pleasure to have in class.
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I do get what they are saying but I am not sure it is necessary to say it. Most people understand there is a difference. There is a kind of continuum from film as art such as Raging Bull and Apocalypse Now through to film as pure entertainment such as in the Marvel Universe. Both are equally entertaining but in different ways. Interestingly the new Joker movie from DC comics but pays homage to Scorsese and harkens back to the days of more aesthetic movie making.
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A female James Bond completely misses the point and shows a complete lack of creativity. How about another Lisbeth Salander or Lorraine Broughton??
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What Kyoto desperately needs is a service like this for driving etiquette. Having lived in several parts of Japan I can safely say Kyoto has by far the worst driving manners of any city I have lived in. The drivers are rude, aggressive and just downright dangerous, with speeding, texting and running red lights the norm. Use this system to remind Japanese drivers of road etiquette and we might do something useful like save lives.
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I saw a woman in our university convenience store shoplift a bar of chocolate. She was older and looked like an office worker or professor. She bent down, picked up two chocolate bars, dropped one into her bag which was open on the floor next to her, and the other she took to the register. It seemed very practiced. I was kind of in shock and even though I had seen her clearly I still didn't say anything to anyone...just in case I was mistaken in some way. This is the problem..its going to take absolute certainty before you stop someone. This is the same with train gropers. I have seen many men pushed up against women unnecessarily, where they have plenty of space around them. But is that enough to call someone out? There are many problems with this proposal.
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Interesting. I read that Asians have a much higher propensity for diabetes regardless of where they live. (Apparently 60% of the worlds diabetic population is Asian) I wonder then if this is connected to height rather than other genetic factors.
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GB will shortly be deciding the Tokyo places in Lausanne, I hope the selectors have the common sense to ignore this result. It was a 'test run' after all.
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That's a wonderful shot. Captures her joy really well.
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I had a quick wander around Higashiyama this afternoon. At least half of the tourists were school kids on orgainsed school trips. They came from all over Japan (I answered my fair share of interview questions). I wonder if it might be an idea to discourage schools from organising trips over peak periods? Or perhaps encourage them to explore less popular but equally important areas. It is a more viable solution than discouraging tourists and would help to ease the congestion.
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One of the greatest bands of all time and a massive influence on the development of rock. If you have not heard much of their music check out the live album How the West Was Won. It was recorded in 1972 when they were at their peak - it is absolutely sublime.
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