Britta H comments

Posted in: Fears pandemic will worsen birth rate, exacerbating Japan's aging crisis See in context

Its around $70,000 for private day care per child. That makes working not worth while. A woman, especially a non Japanese woman, forced to be entirely dependent on her husband financially, in Japan means she's vulnerable to abuse. She cannot leave as is unable to support herself and the kids. Forget a settlement or alimony, how will she pay for a lawyer, and anyway the courts take years if the husband refuses a divorce. A woman needs to work for her own safety. Bitter experience here. I'm middle aged and my life was destroyed by having kids in Japan.

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Posted in: Fears pandemic will worsen birth rate, exacerbating Japan's aging crisis See in context

None of my Japanese /dual passport holding young adult offspring want to live in Japan. I don't blame them.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's marriage to boyfriend in limbo See in context

Privileged rich royal girl and her wanna be lawyer fiance. Cry me a river. No sympathy.

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Posted in: Convenience store worker fatally stabbed; suspect then kills himself See in context

My personal experience of the Japanese system is hard won and was life alteringly horrific, Strangerland. It's simple, the Japanese police do not act and when it's too late it's shoganai and a shrug

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Posted in: Convenience store worker fatally stabbed; suspect then kills himself See in context

The police should not need training to know the bleeding bruised young mother is the victim, and the man she is married to, is identifying as the perp, needs to be taken to jail.

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Posted in: Melting 'frozen memories,' AI helps Japanese recall war days See in context

If young people can't see why we need to talk about WW2 on the 75 th anniversary of it's end, then our education system has failed miserably. The average age of death on one side of my family was 29 in 1945. If we don't remember we will repeat.

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Posted in: War's end meant years of pain for Japanese girl in China See in context

Noone can disagree she suffered terribly. She was a little girl, surrounded by death, war and fear, her entire family dying around her, in a hostile country, relying on the kindness of enemies of the state to which she belonged. She is not responsible for the crimes of her father, nor the suffering caused by Japanese hawkism. God bless Fumie Sato.

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Posted in: Convenience store worker fatally stabbed; suspect then kills himself See in context

Its not people, is it Bass. It's overwhelmingly men doing this to women .

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Posted in: Convenience store worker fatally stabbed; suspect then kills himself See in context

Painting dv as more of an issue with Japanese men is awful. My husband didn't beat me up because he was Japanese. He beat me up and stalked me because he was a bad person. Kind of fits with the foreign men in Japan fetishizing Japanese women while being hostile to Japanese men.

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Posted in: Kanye West met with Kushner as rapper eyes 2020 election spot See in context

Kanye is being used, and is clearly too unwell to see it clearly.

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Posted in: Convenience store worker fatally stabbed; suspect then kills himself See in context

Its ALL races of men who hit and abuse and kill women. The problem is there isn't he help to escape violence as readily available in Japan.

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Posted in: Convenience store worker fatally stabbed; suspect then kills himself See in context

I know from bitter experience that Japanese police don't care about women's safety, particularly from intimate partner violence. I'm so sorry this poor woman lost her life. He needed to be jailed for stalking.

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Posted in: Puzzling New Zealand coronavirus outbreak grows to 17 cases See in context

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/13/asia/china-coronavirus-chicken-wings-intl-hnk/index.html

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Posted in: Puzzling New Zealand coronavirus outbreak grows to 17 cases See in context

They found the virus on the meat of frozen chicken wings, and frozen shrimp packaging. This outbreak was first detected in a worker at a frozen food distribution center. It's spreading via formite transmission. It's stability in frozen food suggests winter is going to be bad.

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Posted in: Gluten-free 'sobako' cheesecake is new taste sensation See in context

That looks so good!

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Posted in: Temperatures soar across Japan, topping 40 degrees in Gunma See in context

Go to the beach for your health! In a pandemic? It's the most unhealthy thing you can do.

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Posted in: U.S. schools face big virus test as students return to classroom See in context

Im not risking my child. Trump isn't sending his son into school either. Hypocrite.

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Posted in: U.S. schools face big virus test as students return to classroom See in context

So his son is going back into a school?

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Posted in: Giving birth in Japan: A lengthy yet salubrious hospital stay See in context

When it comes to my body, my future sex life, my baby's safety,my wants were a need. I wasn't going to be torn apart twice and terrified.

Im sorry you suffered too, save gaijin. It took me 5 years to have another. Hold on in there. That hospital is a horror show.

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Posted in: Giving birth in Japan: A lengthy yet salubrious hospital stay See in context

Fear of giving birth naturally, Cleo, is a thing. It's not a competition. A woman has a right to the birth she needs and wants. After my first disaster birth I wanted a section and got what I needed.

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Posted in: Giving birth in Japan: A lengthy yet salubrious hospital stay See in context

Save the gaijin, was it a large religiously run hospital in outer Tokyo area? I'm similarly traumatized. Appalling lack of care.i honestly thought neither me or baby would survive it

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Posted in: 22-year-old mother arrested for tossing newborn baby into sea See in context

Post partum psycosis. Or maybe just a monster. Who knows! Poor baby.

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Posted in: Australian virus hot spot state tells residents not to panic-buy See in context

One large shop, with one risk taken. Or multiple trips out for smaller quantities. Doesn't take a genius to work out what's better.

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Posted in: Abe says no need for another state of emergency over coronavirus See in context

You know what they say about keeping all of the people happy all of the time. Keeping them healthy and alive should come before happy.

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Posted in: Australian virus hot spot state tells residents not to panic-buy See in context

Toilet paper was not a sensible large quantity buy, that was a knee jerk reaction to the ick factor by your average redneck. Canned and dried food is a different matter. If you are ordered to stay inside why on Earth would people with the means not ensure they have sufficient food and meds for the family?

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Posted in: Abe says no need for another state of emergency over coronavirus See in context

The more they play this down, the worse the long term consequences will be. People are being left with long term lung and kidney damage from covid. Oh well, nothing I can do about it except try stay away from the lemmings.

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Posted in: Australian virus hot spot state tells residents not to panic-buy See in context

Tell people not to leave their houses they will buy food and essentials in large quantities. I would and did.

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Posted in: Angels' Ohtani wants to keep pitching despite arm troubles See in context

Poor kid. Ganbatte Shohei. You can do it! I must be getting soft in my old age, brought a tear to my eye.

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Posted in: Virus testing in U.S. is dropping, even as deaths mount See in context

If you are sick, stay home. If you go into a testing center and do not have the covid 19 virus, instead some other less vicious respiratory illness, you will catch it while there. There's nothing they can do anyway unless you are sick enough for hospital.

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Posted in: Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes See in context

How can anyone be so lacking in critical thinking skills that they still support Trump?

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