Japanese women are "too picky"?
I married a beautiful Japanese woman with a heart of gold.
Apparently they aren't picky at all.
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Swift was once publicly agnostic about political matters, stating she just wanted to be an entertainer and not plant her flag somewhere on the issues of the day.
Then the Woke community told her in no uncertain terms that her career would be targeted if she didn't profess alignment with their side.
Her recent political posturing is just her simply trying to avoid a book burning.
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No matter what new information is learned, it will be formatted by most of you so that it can be plugged into the "IT'S TRUMP'S FAULT" narrative.
It may very well be Trump's fault. Or Iran's fault. Or Saudi Arabia's fault. Or Godzilla's fault.
But one thing's for sure, the JT comments section here is NOT the place for an honest, unbiased conversation about it.
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Europe is often spoken of enviously here in the US for similar labor policies. But European friends tell me that, at least in the corporate world, one would be acting detrimental to one's career should the time allowed by law actually be used.
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I'm glad Trump is holding China's feet to the fire; the intellectual property stuff has to end. But this was a bad move because to save face the Chinese president now pretty much has to skip the meeting.
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I was arrested for assault in a small city in northern Honshu and interrogated for most of a night and early morning. It wasn't injustice against the innocent; I roughed some other dudes up.
Other than saying I wanted a lawyer, I stayed silent. They played good cop/bad cop, they hollered and screamed, they even slapped me around a bit. But I was released when I firmly demanded a lawyer, an English-speaking officer, and a phone call to the US Embassy.
I knew darn well that the US Embassy would tell me to go pound sand, ("Hi! I got arrested for getting into a drunken scuffle with some dudes who mouthed off to me." ) Apparently the cops didn't know that, because they immediately went into a worried huddle and left the interrogation room. About 45 minutes later, they brought in some elderly cop who spoke pretty good English and who had apparently gotten out of bed and come downtown just for me. He tried to ask me their questions in English, but I just asked him if I was being charged with a crime. "No, because you haven't said anything." was his answer. "Then walk me out the front door past your sargent", I said. And that's just what he did.
I guess I'm one of the 2% who don't incriminate themselves when arrested in Japan. Now let the down votes fly!
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They should hire some of the out-of-work drunk pilots from JAL.
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I work from an office in my house and I have a jungle of houseplants growing in here. The greenery makes it a much more pleasant place to work.
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China needs to stop with the intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers.
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That poor toddler was the recipient of deflected anger. The man was really angry at the world for the fact that he's in his 40's and stuck making minimum wage dancing around with puppets at some daycare in Japan.
What a loser.
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Get a rope.
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I wonder what would happen if the US, however imperfect, stopped policing the world's seas and providing the relatively just and law-abiding countries with deterrents like this?
I see a world that the America-bashers and peaceniks wouldn't like very much...
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Wow, Japan is getting faster. It used to take 15 years for social trends from the US to catch on (non-smoking sections, skeu-hara hoopla).
The gender thing has only been triggering and offensive in America for like 5 years.
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Finally they wear traditional Japanese attire instead of playing Queen of England Dress-up.
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Happened in Akita City some years back, killed an old man on a bicycle. Three teenagers got done up for it.
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The only way to determine who gets the democratic nomination is put them both in a fight pit. 2 men enter, 1 man leaves.
You're not far off.
The Democratic nomination process is going to be the Oppression Olympics Gladiator Death Match.
Who is more privileged than who, who is more 'woke', who is the biggest victim, who had to walk the furthest to school dodging bigots while barefoot in the snow uphill both ways...... and something tells me that Joe Biden's demographic characteristics don't fit the bill.
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China or Russia. Same as all the other stuff he's not supposed to have.
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His crime is doing what most Japanese executives probably do, but having the audacity to do it as a foreigner. I don't think many Japanese people take it too well when a foreigner is allowed to be in charge of a big Japanese organization...
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Don't they have a Patrolman's Union in Japan?
It's none of the prefectural government's business who she dates or how she meets them.
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I hope he tries some sushi this time!
...and eats it with a fork right in front of all the cameras, chewing with his mouth open, just so I can watch you all squirm.
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I've never seen liberals grasping at straws so frantically in my life.
I thought liberals hate straws... weren't they just trying to get them banned?
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What used to bug me was the Japanese teacher's responses. We'd have a little Q&A session at the end of a 1st -year jr. high class where kids would ask of me whatever they wanted about the US and the teacher would then translate:
No lady, I'm telling the kids about the US, specifically New England at that. The way you just translated it, you lumped Argentina, Turkey, Mongolia and everywhere in between into my answer.
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Japan doesn't seem to understand that whole 'accepting more foreign workers' thing isn't a policy intended to appease Western economists and improve Japan's public image abroad, rather it's the prescription for what is actually needed to prevent their economy from spinning its way down the toilet bowl.
"We tried to accept more foreign workers, but you see, we found that only Japanese can understand unique Japanese work environments."
Way to go, Japan. That leaves you right back where you started from.
How's that workin' out for ya? Best of luck with that.
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Japan has simultaneous and juxtaposing inferiority and superiority complexes.
"JAPAN NUMBER ONE! .....you think so, right Mr. Gaijin? Don't you agree? What do you think?"
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Trump shouldn't lift sanctions until verifiable denuclearization has occurred.
However, there should be a waiver placed on fast food restaurants as a carrot on a stick.
$50 bucks says if Trump allows for the opening of McDonald's, Wendy's, White Castle, and Arby's in Pyongyang, Big Un will cave on the nukes. That, or die of a heart attack or diabetes. Either way, we win.
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I'm old enough to remember when Assange was the big, golden child hero of the left for hacking US military secrets.
Then he embarrassed Hillary so now they want his head on a pike.
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