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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

Obesity and excessive suntanning are as much a health risk as smoking. Let’s ban tanned and fatties from the school as well!

Imagine the sterile and tranquil peace of a campus with only pale skinny people.

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Posted in: Stubbed out: Japanese university stops hiring smoking professors See in context

If the uni also bans teachers who are HIV positive, HPV carriers, have epilepsy or narcolepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, dyslexia, drink alcohol, watch porn, engage in sex other than the missionary position, or god forbid; have athletes foot or ringworm; maybe then this policy would be fair.

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Posted in: Japanese police officer gets pay cut for using dating app to see several men See in context

There’s more to the story than JT provided. She was charging money for “dates”, and only consulted a superior when her relation with her live-in boyfriend went sour due to meeting shady customers.

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Posted in: Japanese police officer gets pay cut for using dating app to see several men See in context

So, where did she go? I admire her.

And I like Deadpool, but admiring an officer of the law who prostitutes herself is pushing it.

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Posted in: Japanese police officer gets pay cut for using dating app to see several men See in context

Yes, she was demanding money from her “matches” as a prerequisite, making what she did defacto prostitution.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/ann?a=20190417-00000010-ann-soci

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. struggle to find crashed stealth fighter jet and its 'secrets' See in context

@rainyday

The 737 in question is not a military aircraft. Boeing has as much incentive to cover up as Takata did with their airbags.

What I meant was that the US makes information about issues and incidents with its military equipment public as part of a show of force to boast its problem-solving capabilities.

Rival nations aren’t stupid. They also know the difficulties and issues involved in fielding any new equipment. If the US can show that it is capable of “working out the inevitable kinks” in new equipment, it shows the technical prowess of the US and acts as a deterrent.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. struggle to find crashed stealth fighter jet and its 'secrets' See in context

Newly developed aircraft crash all the time, especially cutting edge new concept models like the F-35. (Remember the U2, F-14, Harrier, etc..)

The US has a policy of being open about issues and incidents involving military equipment, as part of an effort to display its problem-solving capabilities.

Russia and China on the other hand, hide any problems with their equipment (sometimes from the operators themselves) and overplay the specifications.

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Posted in: China says Japan should do more to seek cooperation, not competition See in context

You will find a tag, written in English so you can understand...”MADE IN CHINA”.

And China is peddling influence and exploiting resources when the loans aren’t paid in time.

There’s a reason Japanese citizens are advised to disassociate from Chinese when in African countries. When I went to Uganda, Chinese would have rocks thrown at them if they wandered out of their cordon.

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Posted in: China says Japan should do more to seek cooperation, not competition See in context

In other words, “I’m gonna polish my butt-cheeks, you put on that lipstick.@

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Posted in: U.S. military serviceman, girlfriend found dead in apparent murder suicide See in context

According to this link, the PMO (MP) has contacted the Okinawa Pref. Police in January to warn them that the sailor was a threat to the woman. The police offered her protective custody, but she declined.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190415-00000002-ryu-oki

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Posted in: Alarm bells sound over 'outings' in Japan's LGBT community See in context

@Rot10

No, they have all stated they are gay.

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Posted in: Alarm bells sound over 'outings' in Japan's LGBT community See in context

Ordinary gay J-celeb? Comedian Kazu-Laser, Ken Hirai, Ken Matsudaira to name a few.

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Posted in: U.S. military serviceman, girlfriend found dead in apparent murder suicide See in context

Tragic... Chatan, Kuwae. I have fond memories of that area and Camp Foster.

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Posted in: Alarm bells sound over 'outings' in Japan's LGBT community See in context

Japan needs to grow up with regard to this issue; most of the developed world accepted homosexuality as normal decades ago.

Homosexuality was considered normal in Japan until the introduction of western culture. Look up “danshoku”

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Posted in: Party PM See in context

Uno Kanda, Anna Umemiya, and the “Dondakeeee” guy. Lol

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Posted in: Why do you think the ¥2,000 banknote, introduced in 2000, never caught on in Japan? See in context

From another news source:

Initially, the bank of Japan wanted to have one billion 2,000-yen bills out in the Japanese economy by the end of the year 2000, but so far peak circulation for the bill has been a meager 513 million in 2004. The number has fallen since then, dropping below 100 million since 2014, and the Bank of Japan is sitting on a large surplus of already-printed, yet-to-be-circulated 2,000-yen bills

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Posted in: Why do you think the ¥2,000 banknote, introduced in 2000, never caught on in Japan? See in context

I use sometimes to freak shop staff out

They probably just shocked that you’d use a 2k to buy beer and cup ramen and not keep it as a souvenir. :P

I’ve never had any trouble using 2ks anywhere other than old vending machines.

The reason they fell out of circulation is because the BOJ and people who save large amounts of cash are hoarding them, because 2k will never change as it is a commemorative tender.

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Posted in: Toyota robot can't slam dunk but throws a mean three-pointer See in context

These one-trick-pony robots are usually technology demonstrating concept prototypes, and are not meant for practical applications.

For example, this 3-point shooting robot demonstrates how a robot can recreate the tactile coordination and eye-hand calculations a human makes to shoot hoops. It is useless on its own, but shows the technology is there to be used in future applications.

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Posted in: Afternoon viewing See in context

That’s a SUP (stand up paddle board) but yeah, big enough to be a boat.

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Posted in: University campus inspected after 1,400 foreign students go AWOL See in context

I stated in a previous similar article as well, that using the term “AWOL” is inappropriate in describing these illegal immigrants.

Absent Without Leave is a military term for service members who are unaccounted for. Using the term in this situation would imply that these students are subject to the same accountability reports as military personnel and must have leave approved by superiors; which is not the case.

These students had the same freedom of movement as Japanese civilians and chose to abuse it.

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Posted in: Gov't expands landfill work for U.S. base transfer in Okinawa See in context

I would like for someone to tell me what the U.S. Marines have on Okinawa that would prevent China, N.K. or anyone else from attacking Japan.

Ummm... how about an entire MEF and its supporting elements?

Do you think China or anyone else can kill Marines and not incur the wrath of the US war machine? In the case of the Okinawa Marines, presence is deterrence.

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Posted in: Don’t like trigonometry? Then you’re just like Hitler, Japanese high school English teacher tells student See in context

A 62 year old Japanese English teacher... bet he wouldn't even be able to pronounce the word coherently

I woudn’t judge a book by its cover. Some of the best English speaking Japanese people I met were older than 65. Some spent decades overseas, some grew up working on US military installations during the GHQ years.

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Posted in: Don’t like trigonometry? Then you’re just like Hitler, Japanese high school English teacher tells student See in context

Hitler also hated smoking, and loved dogs.

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Posted in: In Japan, when a celebrity gets arrested for illegal drug use (Pierre Taki being the latest), or some other offense, companies stop selling their music, videos, pull movies they are appearing in, cut commercial and public appearances. What do you think of this practice known as 自粛 jishuku, or "self-restraint?" See in context

If the artist is truly talented, he/she will bounce back from anything. ie: Noriyuki Makihara still cranking out hits after 3 drug arrests.

That being said, Japan loses a lot of talented artists from drug or infidelity ostracism.

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Posted in: Rich and bald or handsome and poor? Survey asks Japanese women who’d they’d rather marry See in context

I think it should be mentioned, that in the original article; bald was written as “hage” which in Japanese is a derogatory term and always carries a negative undertone and includes combovers and such.

”Skinhead” on the other hand, means a shaved head, and is generally considered to be “fashionably bald.” (ie: Jason Stathom, the Rock)

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Posted in: Winners and losers in the 'papa-katsu' game See in context

@Reckless

Maybe the guys who do pay these women literally have “money to burn” and want a taste of “real game.” 100,000 is lunch money for a guy who makes Ichi-oku a month.

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Posted in: Rich and bald or handsome and poor? Survey asks Japanese women who’d they’d rather marry See in context

How about bald and White? I’m good-looking for my age, solid income, and I have a full head of hair but I’m Filipino and I never get the time of day from Japanese women who always gravitate to my friends who look like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos!

I’ve also noticed that Asian women in general gravitate toward the white foreigners even there are better looking Asian foreigners. However, one of the biggest players I knew was a 5’5 Vietnamese-American Marine who was always more popular with women than all the other white, Hispanic, and black Marines. He must’ve had some solid game.

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Posted in: Kondo vs Trump: Make Cleaning Great Again See in context

OTOH, when I was in the US Navy they'd have you clean up everything. They really get obsessively 'crazy clean'! Any other Navy vet can tell you all about that. They don't like 'gear adrift' - you don't leave anything laying around!

The obsession with stowing everything in the Navy dates back to tying down everything so it won’t get thrown around in rough seas. The Navy has always been more about traditions and customs than any other service. That said, in army helicopter maintenance shops, all tools, parts, screws, etc had to be placed in the proper spot on a canvas with outlines drawn on it. We jokingly called it the mass murder of tools and parts, because it resembled the chalk lines of a murder scene investigation.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly killing taxi driver See in context

but on Japanese news they had to black out their handcuffs in every picture. Why?

It’s done whenever someone is arrested regardless of nationality or location of arrest. It’s a defensive measure that news broadcasters take to avoid defamation lawsuits in case the suspect is found innocent. A couple decades ago, a lawyer (if my memory is correct) was arrested for fraud but found innocent. He later sued the TV stations and newspapers for circulating photos of him in handcuffs and tarnishing his reputation.

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Posted in: Man found not guilty by reason of insanity for attacking 2 police officers with knife See in context

Contrary to popular belief, an insane verdict is not a “get out of jail free” card. You can be institutionalized for as long as is seen appropriate and the release procedure is multiple layers deep in red tape, mental screenings, and bureaucracy.

As such, an insane plea is usually only used to avoid the death penalty.

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