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Posted in: Famed directors denounce sexual abuse in Japanese film industry See in context

With my personal connections, I have heard some foul things about Sono. There was no hiding or secrecy about what he has been doing!

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Posted in: China lashes Washington over Quad, North Korea See in context

China lashes Washington over Quad:

Why would China worry about Quad that is already in terminal illness and malfunctional?

Without the unstable India, AUKUS has become the Quad in disguise, with Japan sticking to US all the time..

China sees India as a direct threat! It borders their territory. It is competing in all the same sectors! It has more technology credibility globally. How many major international companies are run by Chinese leaders compared to Indian CEOs or presidents like Google? China is not trusted. Finally, it is a democratic yet "corrupt" nuclear superpower.

On top of that, India spanked China's butt in all the most recent skirmishes. China cannot beat India in war; the Quad would humiliate them.

That is what they fear!

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Posted in: Russia detains U.S. Olympic basketball champion on drugs charge See in context

A WNBA spokeswoman told the New York Times on Saturday that all WNBA players apart from Griner had left Russia and Ukraine in the wake of Russia's invasion of the neighboring country.

It is a Russian hostage situation. Putin is pretty desperate. He must be loosing his grip on power, and this is his last stand to keep his grip on power. This could also be his bucket list. He could mental or physically ill.

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Posted in: Trump's social media app launches year after Twitter ban See in context

trump has $450 million in debt, his followers probably think that is an achievement!!!

Also, being tried for tax fraud is considered a badge of honor amongst his supporters!

He is screwing it to "the man!" YEEAAAHH!

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Posted in: Amnesty joins rights groups in accusing Israel of apartheid See in context

Interesting. I had to check that one out, and it seems you're right, but only in his early life. He changed as he grew older.

@Blackstar.......Conservatives never have a problem with prejudice and discrimination until it happens to them.

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Posted in: Amnesty joins rights groups in accusing Israel of apartheid See in context

Brothers in arms - Israel's secret pact with Pretoria

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/feb/07/southafrica.israel

The European Jews that moved and occupied the territory known as Israel was also a big supporter of apartheid in South Africa and had close ties with its White government.

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Posted in: IOC major sponsors mostly muted in runup to Beijing Olympics See in context

Have they come up with evidence of genocide yet? That a factory or school photo equals genocide is wishful thinking.

@quercetum......I had a class mate in Japan who is a Uyghur. Her family member ( a doctor) was kidnapped by the Chinese government. Taken from their family home in the middle of the night. No different than being arrested in Japan. No one heard from him for six months. She was contacted by the Chinese government to return to China or others in her family would also disappear. This was 3 years ago. No one has heard from her since.

Is that enough evidence that something is not right in China?

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Posted in: IOC major sponsors mostly muted in runup to Beijing Olympics See in context

Everyone should boycott the Olympics because of the slave labor and systematic extermination (sterilization) of a Muslim ethnicity not Han in China. Not to mention, China has caused and covered up another pandemic that the world is still dealing with.

We should also boycott the sponsors! We should also boycott Japanese companies supporting the Junta and the massacres being committed in Myanmar.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't overstated data on construction orders for 8 years See in context

It is reasonable to believe that the COVID-19 infection numbers before and after the Olympics are probably misleading, too! Abe's whole time in office has been misleading!!! More scandals are coming out. Has anyone notice that Abe did not make another appearance in the media this week, while the scandals are coming out? He does not wan people to remember that he was connected.

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Posted in: Accused of lying to police, Smollett takes the stand See in context

Smollet is guilty! He wanted to be a victim to garner sympathy because he was being written out of his show

Also, once everyone leaves this article, and it gets quiet Blacklabel will comeback and delete all of these posts like they were a ghost! It happened to me and others. Smollet probably did not have anything else lined for his next project. He was desperate! Poor choice on his part!

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Posted in: South Korea breaks daily virus record for 2nd straight day See in context

@Numan

PMs can drop like flies as long as the people aren't suffering.

People are suffering if they are not satisfied with their leadership. PMs who realize that they will not be re-elected resign or do not seek re-election.

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Posted in: Paternal violence against newborns shows urgent need for education See in context

Numan wrote:

Bad parenting is a maternal and paternal issue. All couples who want to be parents should be required to get a license like driving. The certification course should be offered free of charge by the government. Bad parenting is cultural. It is passed on from parent to child. The only way the cycle is broken is if the wannabe parent is aware of the faults of their upbringing and make a conscious/sincere effort to change. The alternative is a third-party stepping in and forcing the would-be parent to change. Think about the all the terrible acts that people commit in society that are directly related to their mommy ad daddy issues. Requiring certifications to have children would improve the society as whole.

Bad parenting is passed through generations of family members making it cultural. The culture of that home or family just like the culture at the office.

Not only that, but it can be an effective form of birth control. If people knew what they were getting into, they would think twice before being irresponsible especially younger people. It would reduce the number of unwanted births possibly reducing the number of abortions and abuse from unfit parents. That would also put less of a strain on child services that must take care of these unwanted or abused children.

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Posted in: Tokyo Gov Koike resumes work after recovering from fatigue See in context

And like clockwork her and Shinzo coming out of the shadows after all the public hate is all clear.

Most people her hospital visits are either COVID or hiding from scandal.

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Posted in: As the shrinking population becomes a more serious problem and if Japan wants to be seen as a good option for overseas workers, it needs to communicate that it has the proper structure in place to welcome them. See in context

Japan is not a good option for foreign workers because the pay is horrible and working conditions are worse.

Japan's ideal foreigners is a Westerner willing to stay in their place as a cool second-class resident. That is what people may call the "Nova Business Model." They come for the Shimo-Kitazawa, Harajuku, Setagaya, Naka Meguro and Jiyugaoka scenes. They came to Japan for their hobby like anime, cosplay or bujutsu. employment options are limited with an obvious "glass ceiling".

However, most Westerners that involve higher paying jobs at foreign companies in Japan do not want to live in Japan long term even if married to a Japanese person. They can live in a virtual "foreigner bubble" and insulate themselves from most of Japan. Foreign friendly areas like Hiroo, Roppongi, Kagurazaka, and the military facilities. Any attempt of Japan to attract more of these types of people will lead to more Japanese executives and government officials scheming and plotting against foreigners more capable than themselves (Ghosn incident). They do not want to see foreigners doing better themselves in Japan. That goes for most of Japanese society.

Most foreigners come from developing asian countries and work "3D jobs" (dangerous, dirty, and difficult). They too have their own enclaves that usually rely on Japanese people as their main customers like Chinatown Little Nepal, India, Brazilian enclaves, Viet enclaves and Koreatown. Once again, their status and place in Japanese society is obvious and limited.

The exceptions are always entrepreneurs.

Did I mention the pay usually sucks for most foreigners working for Japan Inc?

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Posted in: IS suicide bomber kills 50 inside Afghanistan mosque See in context

As the civil war escalates, more people will come to support Biden's decision to abide by the contractual obligation of Trump's screwed up negotiated withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Posted in: Transgender man in Japan wants switch recognized without surgery See in context

Attiliathhungry

Color me stupid, but what benefit accrues from changing one's gender/sex on government paperwork? Extra money?

How about we call you orange? Obviously, there are opportunities available people to specific based on gender. Loans, scholarships, jobs and competitions are examples to name a few.

A well-trained naturally born bigger man with gender reassignment has a better chance of winning a gold medal in female weightlifting or wrestling during the Olympics than someone physically born a woman.

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Posted in: Transgender man in Japan wants switch recognized without surgery See in context

I don't think requiring people who are transgendered to use private facilities only is really helping, that just whiffs of segregation-era policies. Gender-free toilets though, absolutely. I don't know what people are typically doing in bathrooms that toilets need to be separated to begin with.

If they used an openspace design for all public facilities to have private stalls with a mini sink and mirror inside of them then the problem would be solved for everyone. Basically, they would be luxury "port a potties." People of all designations have no problem using them with different people around at concerts and other outdoor events. There would be relative equality and safety for all.

Just make them look better with more advanced technology.

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Posted in: Transgender man in Japan wants switch recognized without surgery See in context

People should have the right to dress like a man or a woman if they like. However, I am more inclined to support the legal right's of people who have gotten gender reassignment surgery. Regardless of feeling like a different sex, they should not have the legal status and all of the benefits that come with switching genders without a lengthy application process. It should be a gradual process as the technology used for gender reassignment improves as well as to see if the individual are really sure this is what they want. Some people may be simply curious to try it, or they may also want the best of both worlds. That is their right, but for legal matters it should be like applying for citizenship. Unless they are willing to go under the knife, testosterone, or gene therapy, it appears to the average person to be only "live action role playing."

I definitely do not want a grown man who has not had surgery share a public toilet with my young daughter when I cannot be in there with her. I am not assuming that the person is a pervert. I just cannot judge based on appearance whether they are serious about changing genders or if it is a "Bosom Buddies" situation. I also cannot tell whether the person has had surgery, yet.

Until some safe guards in place, there has to be some limitations in place to stop those wanting to game the system because it hurts all those that are serious about switching genders and the LGBTQ community as a whole.

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Posted in: Philippines' Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe See in context

Duerte was just eliminating the competition and cleaning up his family's messes. His family is in the manufacturing and wholesale drug business along with other criminal activities. He runs a crime family.

He is the Philippines' version of the Trump family. Every bureaucratic decision must somehow benefit him and his circle of cronies.

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Posted in: Osaka immigration footage shows mistreatment of detained foreigner See in context

And.....water is wet!

I do not think that anyone who has lived in Japan or visited for a significant amount of time would be surprised by such revelations!

This is not the first incident of abuse that has made the media rounds.

The shock is the Japanese government's response to the blatant abuse.

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Posted in: Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia See in context

@venze

> US already has a QUAD aiming to contain China, now going for an Indo-Pacific security alliance with UK and Australia. This time, trying to coerce Beijing openly?

All these can only go to show that US dares not face China alone. It needs others' help to make hollow noise to scare Beijing.

How distressingly inadequate..

You confused China with the US.

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Posted in: Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia See in context

@Bass

Wait until the GOP retake the House and look into The Biden’s relations with China and Xi, more investigations for sure to come.

That is funny!

Trump also said recently that "the US will end in 3 years" followed by "I will run in 2024."

Coincidence? I think not!

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Posted in: Caregiver arrested for assaulting 87-year-old nursing home resident for ‘not going to sleep’ See in context

It takes a certain kind of person to deal with elderly people on a daily basis. They could be dealing with seniors with life-threatening issues, second childhoods, or memory loss. All can put lots of stress on the caregiver.

To reduce this kind of abuse, more training and support should be provided to caregivers. In addition, they should be provided mandatory counseling like psychiatrist. Psychiatry is the only medical profession that I know of that requires practitioners to have routine counseling with another peer to discuss their mental issues related with dealing with other people's problems all the time.

They realize that interacting with people dealing with stressful issues affect all those involved with that individual including the healthcare worker! Thus, it may affect the quality of treatment the patient receives.

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Posted in: Japan cat lovers give ¥207 million to kidney research See in context

That mama cat looks very proud of her children.

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Posted in: Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia See in context

China has been developing their submarine fleet. There was article a few days ago about a Chinese submarine enter Japanese waters. An American Chinese business owner in the US was sentences to several years in prison for using his business to purchase marine technology, so he could sell it to the Chinese military for their Navy.

Biden changing his focus away from Afghanistan to China is good idea. The big issues now are cybersecurity and traditional military. Thats will counter China's hard power. To counter the soft power, the US needs to rebuild all of the relationships that the dysfunctional previous president ruined.

The Republican heads must be exploding now because they can't say he is weak on China. There is not much that trump or trump wannabe use as a campaign issue.

I suspect China might try to influence Afghanistan or Pakistan to terrorize American interests as a distraction.

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Posted in: Ex-cop's appeal over murder of family denied; death penalty upheld See in context

If guilty, I support the upholding of the punishment. If there is any shadow of doubt or a possibly of another reason for the loss of life then I think life would be appropriate.

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Posted in: Woman found dead in Kumagaya apartment See in context

Police said Miyazaki had previously consulted with them several times before her murder this month. However, police declined to give further details, saying it “concerns [her] privacy.”

The police might also be covering their butts because it could have possibly been avoided if they would have followed up instead of "Taihen, ne!"

Now they got to go back and do the job they should have done the first time.

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Posted in: Takaichi joins race to be next PM; outlines 'Sanaenomics' policy See in context

It appears that Sanae has had some work done. She has been eyeing the PM position for sometime and will say and do whatever it takes to cover her bases and to get the votes.

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Posted in: Congress asks tech companies for Jan 6 records See in context

Would McCarthy have to explain those conversations with Trump that he keeps forgetting he had but the media keeps reminding us about?

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Posted in: Germany's 'Blade Jumper' gets gold at Tokyo Paralympics See in context

This category of jumper becomes more about the technology behind the prosthetic.

Must they jump off of their leg or can they jump-off from the blade?

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