@AntiquesavingYou want to know what things are really like in Japanese offices and work place.
I do not need to know because I have been working in Japan over 2 decades, and raised two children into adults with my Japanese wife. Over that time we had plenty of emergencies, but I never had this dilemma "your job or your children". And why? Rather than blaming others, I was careful enough in finding jobs that were sufficiently family-oriented.
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I googled his name, and his current employment in Linkedin is called "Bringing my children home" (for three years already, since 2018). I would not call it a serious job. And the truth remains that for three years he failed to find any other way to provide support for his children.
There was another side story to him, an Washington Post a couple of years ago. Do you know why his wife left him? It happened after HE threatened divorsing her. And then she left. So the guy, in my opinion, should give a closer loot at his actions, then and for three years that he was not able to find any money-paying job.
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I do not see how somebody could lose a job because he or she is fighting a legal battle with divorsed spouse (assets is a different story).
The article is mute when he got unemployed. If he lost his job long time ago, and still shows no interedt in finding another one, the position of his wife become much more understandable. Why we do not hear her it in this story?
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If he is serious to get access to his kids, he should finally man up, get a good job, and start supporting his kids financially. No reasonable woman would then object to children seeing their father. But what kind of role model this man provides, 39 years old, and yet unable to support himself, let alone his family?
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Without the wife's side to this sad story, the reporting is clearly one-sided.
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If he were serious about rising kids in Japan, he should have naturalized here long time ago. But appealing to French authorities will not help at all, they will do nothing.
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The originsl article has lots of promotions for Marks & Web, with extremely expensive price tags. You do not to buy this to enjoy onsen.
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From wikipedia. For example, in Netherlands
"The lesbian divorce rate is much higher than the divorce rate between men: in the same period on average 100 women and 45 men divorced per year (i.e., Lesbian divorce rate = 14%, Gay Male divorce rate = 7%).
A study tracking married couples over a 10 year span found lesbian marriages were most likely to end in divorce. Of the 580 lesbian couples who were married in 2005, 30% were divorced ten years later compared to 18% for heterosexual couples and 15% for gay male couples"
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I am against calling civil unions between LGBT partners as "marriage". If it were the same thing, how would you explain extremely high divorce rate between lesbians? For the lack of rational explanation, it is apples and oranges for me.
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It is because of such idiots (however few) that some Japanese have prejudices against dealing with foreigners in daily life. Has he though about people whose mail was smeared by his rubbish. Absolutely abominable!
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What, have they run out of stock of balalaika songs? "Kalinka, malinka" would be a wonderful tune.
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What's wrong with Canada's gender equality? Do you refer male [transgender] inmates in women's prisons? Or something even more ridiculous?
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How many of these people know that Mr. Mori is suffering from terminal lung cancer? The whole story is absolute disgrace.
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It will be a good lesson to him about respecting Japanese laws. And I guess the use of bail will be out of question for him. What a pity...
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My children went to school in England for one year, and had lots of negative episodes because they are half-Japanese.
But my point is not how many countries you may have for comparison; instead, it is whether the majority of active commentators here has any first-hand experience rising kids in Japan. It bet that very few actually know what they are talking about.
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I am sure that the vast majority of Japan-bashers here have no experience of raising children in mixed family in Japan, let alone doing the same abroad.
On the other hand, I have done both, with two kids attending Japanese high and junior high school now, and have first-hand knowledge how minor racism is compared with similar experience in other countries.
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Nike is no Mother Theresa to preach Japan. I wonder who will make a commercial about numerous Nike scandals.
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Three isolated cases do not constitute a representative pattern. If there had been a nation-wide survey of foreigners in Japan about their experience of corona-related discrimination, I would have seen a serious problem. But there has been none, so the evidence is purely anecdotal.
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I do not see any female candidate who is good enough to become next PM. Then what is the problem? Who specifically has been discriminated in the election?
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No matter what Japan-haters may claim, Mr. Abe was the best PM in living memory who was widely respected by ordinary Japanese for the most part of his deservely long tenure. He was not perfect, but Japan was lucky to have him as the PM during the turbulent period after the GFC.
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I have seen the video, but do not see anything racist. More like a South Park spoof, but is there something wrong with it?
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Mr. Pothecary lacks any creative spirit, apart from plagiarising Tokyo 2020 design.
I wounder if he could try his Corona design with, for instance, the US flag. I bet he will chicken out because he knows that unlike Japanese, the US will not tolerate this frivolity.
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That's great news compared with just 6000 or so hotel beds reported a week ago. People are working hard in Japan, but thus will not satisfy many Japan bashers on this site.
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