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Posted in: LDP factions financially struggling without donations from party See in context

oh no....I'm so sad. won't someone please think of the corrupt politicians?? they need all of our money

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Posted in: At trendy Japanese cafes, customers enjoy cuddling with pigs See in context

No mention of where these pigs are acquired or what their living and sleeping conditions are like. Animals should not be exploited in for profit ways like this.

I agree with Sachiko Azuma, “The animals have become tools for a money-making business,”. Animals are not trends, they deserve to live their own lives.

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Posted in: New Zealand withdraws bill allowing 16-year-olds to vote in local body elections See in context

This is a bad move - particularly in an age where so many teenagers have been indoctrinated with right-wing "thought" by activist teachers, and are mature enough in great enough numbers to think things through to a deep enough level. The previous conservative government wanted to take away mid-teenagers voting rights because they thought conservatives could secure their vote with the elderly and get their people in at the local level and expand their influence from there. The new government has insensibly rejected this. :)

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Posted in: Tips and tricks for an easier visit to the Tokyo Immigration Office See in context

for a country that pushes English education so hard you'd think that essential services would have standardized language support for English. that would be sensible, right?

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Posted in: Kyoto arson defendant's doctor calls for ways to resolve isolation See in context

Social isolation and being socially rejected has dire consequences. Not everyone will set out to cause death and mayhem but even so their inner lives will be hell without hope or acceptance. I feel that we're marching towards a bleak future where almost all of us can fall to isolation. We need to foster physical communities to regain our humanity.

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Posted in: Kishida vows to reshape LDP by moving away from faction system See in context

I assume this means the meetings would all be moved to the backroom where they can continue business as usual. An internal investigation cannot be held by the persons responsible for the scandal. So, what does a population do when their ruling gov't is failing them?

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Posted in: ‘I never lost a fight against a man’: The story of the only woman to join Japan’s notorious yakuza See in context

The only difference between Yakuza and LDP is that the LDP are the dominant force of power and are publicly accepted.

So I'd like to see the same vitriol in the comments when JT posts about the gov't.

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Posted in: Japanese women fall prey to host clubs See in context

this is truly a tragic state of the world isn't it. money rules all and real humans lives are eyed as a numerical value. the host-club system needs a massive reform, but I won't hold my breath as it is built upon predatory practices.

(side note, this makes me miss reading Tokyo Reporter.)

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Posted in: What is the fundraising scandal engulfing Japan's ruling party? See in context

am I just jaded or will this not matter in the slightest... it's scandal after scandal and still the LDP remains.

I can understand why the youth don't have an interest in politics.

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl riding bike seriously injured after being hit by car; driver arrested See in context

the lack of people who look both ways before crossing a street is actually shocking. I hope the girl recovers and the driver isn't held liable.

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Posted in: Police investigate report of someone spreading white powder on street in Hyogo See in context

jfc. a big circus all for some flour. no one in their right mind would be spreading very expensive drugs onto the shrubs. maybe who gives a sht, it'll wash away when it rains

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Posted in: Cannabis-derived gummies probed after 9 fall ill in Tokyo See in context

how does one probe a gummy?

but seriously just legalize thc, these analogs will always be FAR more dangerous than the natural plant. the gov't could make so much money. it's absurd.

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Posted in: Clothes thrifting in Japan: How to get started See in context

tbh thrifting in Japan is a pretty disappointing experience at first. You'll be met with more curated "vintage" shops that have marked up their clothes to an extreme degree than true second-hand shops. It was a huge culture shock to find those price tags. Most people will thrift because it's what's affordable to them. Some of the best I've found are Treasure Factory and 2nd Street.

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Posted in: Japan to tackle hay fever by felling cedar forests near major cities See in context

Finally! hopefully they replant with something that produces less pollen but is still native to Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's Self-Defense Forces struggling to recruit new members See in context

Because what's the point? it's not enticing at all. Aside from that, young people hardly even vote so why would they jump on the nationalist military bandwagon?

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Posted in: Japanese educators want to allow students to use robot substitutes to attend school See in context

so that kid who can't sit still will now be an unstoppable 200lb robot who refuses to sit in its designated area

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Posted in: Japan to boost response to quasi-legal drugs amid rising health fears See in context

ah yes, the eternal game of drug war wack-a-mole continues. No mention of decriminalizing marijuana to actually deal with this issue. so stubborn...

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Posted in: This summer, will you be traveling abroad or within Japan? See in context

with THIS heat? and in THIS economy? another staycation is in store

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Posted in: Japan logs ¥1.86 tril current account surplus in May See in context

that's nice. my salary is still low and my living expenses still high.

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Posted in: 27% of Japan's nursing homes face bankruptcy due to price hikes: survey See in context

Elderly care facilities should be fully funded by the gov't. If gov'ts have enough money for war and the support of such from other countries then they have enough to take care of it's people who require aid now.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police offer bounties for 8 prominent overseas activists See in context

absolutely disgusting behaviour by the Hong Kong gov't. Have they no shame? how far they have fallen...

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Posted in: Hollywood braced for 'double strike' as actors' deadline looms See in context

Netflix and Disney need to understand that without writers AND actors, their film businesses are a burning hole in the pocket. Everyone wants to consume but no one wants to pay a fair price

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Posted in: Critics of Tokyo redevelopment plan accuse city government of ignoring residents' wishes See in context

Tokyo is no stranger to gov't corruption, it's really sad how short sighted they can be. good on these people for pushing back against it

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Posted in: Japanese A-bomb victim's paper cranes eyed for UNESCO heritage list See in context

ya'll are children lol.

we can recognize atrocities of war without it becoming a contest of who is the worst offender. The atomic bombs were abhorrent AND so were Imperial Japan's actions against other countries. Both can be true simultaneously.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing 13 crows with pesticide claims they were noisy See in context

what a psychopath. it's sad that likely nothing of significance will be done about his murderous behaviour.

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Posted in: Japan faces headwinds in drawing foreign workers despite visa change See in context

and no mention of the rampant abuse and extreme under pay of foreign workers, surely that has no bearing on whether people want to work in this country...

oh but let's make a special new visa for rich foreigners who want to come here. nice classism Japan

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Posted in: Studio Ghibli says no to trailers and commercials for Hayao Miyazaki’s new anime movie See in context

I appreciate this. I think trailers and promotional materials often give too much of the film away before even watching it.

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Posted in: Several crew of U.S. Navy ship in Japan suspected of drug trafficking See in context

oh no...scary scary drugs. what awful bad men

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Posted in: Japan to provide 100 military vehicles to Ukraine See in context

first thing I thought is...what side is the steering wheel on though lol

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Posted in: Wearable binoculars gifted to G7 spouses by Kishida's wife See in context

gifted only to spouses? is this so they can look on from the sidelines while their partners have meetings and shake hands? lol

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