Osaka, the city a few years ago dispatched 2,240 (sic) police officers and mobilised 460 cars (sic) and a helicopter to catch one man (sic). The crime? The culprit one Hirofumi Fukuda punched (sic) a couple of officers after a traffic violation. Now this is a true story and if that doesn't conjure up an incompetent police force more reminiscent of the Keystone cops than a modern force, then I don't know what does?
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Japanese logic at its silliest and very worst. Like the Hamamatsu yakaza group in the face of public criticism years ago, painted their building white. duh .. The only time I've gotten close to understanding Japanese logic was in a Happy Bob cartoon in the Japan TImes years ago. A salaryman on a train is getting up on a train to sit next to a foreigner and the thought bubble above his head, read; 'He probably never gets the chance to speak with someone who's English is as good as mine'
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A white mini-vehicle? Well that really narrows it down I guess ..
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'Shame on the kids' he says. Oh? I'd thought you might have thrown in "counselling" the mixture? Nothing like a little 'counselling' when knives are brought to schools and principals throw in the hat because they've been manipulated by morons and this society is full of them.
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HokkaidoKuma: Yes, all makes perfect sense, seminars, more education for teachers, all very sensible. You've explained it well and you probably have a nice smile and set of teeth which is amazing as you've bitten off far more than you can damn well chew. The bottom line here is there a great many wonderful teachers here in Japanese being manipulated by media savvy parents not to mention kids.
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@gaijininfo & Mark: And we're all paying the price for it with self-centred egoistic young people everywhere in Japan. The future looks grim indeed when we keep in mind they're the ones who will in theory at least, be taking care of us. One isn't allowed to express opinions like this anymore, I say to Hell with it. I support teachers and their struggle to educate, not idiot parents as the tail that wags the dog. Too much corporal punishment is also wrong but in the case the principal is a broken man because the parents and kids used the media to great effect. I suppose they're all happily playing gameboy and having a laugh. A pathetic system, a hopeless ministry.
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Humiliation? A more effective method? Are we on the same planet? The damage from humiliation is far worse psychologically. I stand by the telephone book across the head and suspension, say whatever you want. As and addition, I'd expel the kid with the knife. We're all paying the price everywhere for years of wishy-washy education policies and no, that doesn't mean unbridled corporal punishment, rather a return to reality and sanity in schools.
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Spare the rod spoil the child. RIght now we're all paying the price for the last 30 odd years of vague A.S.Neil influenced education policies. The next time you see selfish behaviour by young people which will be today, blame the lack of moderate corporal punishment. Active word, 'moderate'. The principal is wrong in as much as he should have given them all a whack across the head with a telephone book and a suspension.
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One would think that in the twilight of their careers, they'd give something back to the many who've made them so wealthy, so successful. Instead they behave like the greedy prima-donnas they perhaps always were.
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They 'come and go' because they think customers are stupid. Good izakayas are still around because they serve good portions at reasonable prices, unlike the chains that try to serve small portions at high prices in the hope that customers won't care because they're half tanked.
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Kamei=drone .... a populist thinking about ways to keep warming his bum forever. No imagination, no talent, zero imagination just a cunning old-style populist. The tax hike through VAT is inevitable and this guy tries to ingratiate himself with the public with this nonsense and for what? To make himself look good before and electorate and before an election. Good riddance drone ...
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Bad combination; 3:00 a.m., booze, dames with the same dress on ...
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@Reckless; Yes you can cook it in a rice cooker, it just takes a little longer. The newer rice cookers are built to cook both white, brown and the admix of the two. For best results and super quick, use a pressure cooker as it takes hardly any time at all.
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I love the smell and taste of warm rice ... splosh a little milk and sugar on it for taste and whammo! It's a real filler and freaks all the Japanese out. I then tell 'em all about rice custard pudding. Genmai has been the way to go for us for many years. Curiously, our J friends think this is rather low-brow culinary speaking. Bollix, genmai is very tasty and satisfying than the pure starch white stuff.
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More hard-hiting news from JT ...
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Hey, I want to do this to students often. Don't want to hurt them mind, just wake them up from grinning at their laps in class (cellphones).
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Only in this idiot of a country would we find halfwitted, pouting bimbos with a collective IQ of 18 warning us of the grave dangers of suicide. How much are they getting for this? I mean apart from the free publicity? Do they intend to donate something? Work as volunteers? I think I've answered my own question ...
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@Piltdown Man: Hey, don't worry ... that's the kind of medieval thinking that all through history gets this country into trouble over and over again. Can't you see it for what it really is? Deep-seated inferiority manifesting in drivel. People call our sons 'hafu' I say no, you're 'double'. You have two of everything. Two languages, two cultures, two passports and far better looking that most. I think Darvish will do well and hope he gets the language down soon.
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Good... one less and another about to get life.
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How times have changed. In the 70s, jobs found you. I can clearly remember sitting in a couple of interviews and at the end, telling the interviewer at the end; "lemme think on this and I'll get back to you." I actually said that ...
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Kevin Maher is a breath of fresh air, no ... make that a strong gust in the putrid stifling air that is Japanese politics. He's had that reputation for many years well before the gaff to the students in Okinawa. And he's right, they DO and HAVE used the bases issue as a tool. No big news there. It was and still is an open secret. Power to the man for calling a spade a spade. At least someone gives an accurate assessment of the farce that is the Japanese political situation. Much like Karl Van Wolferen's 'The Enigma of Japanese Power' which a great many educated Japanese people say is right on the money, this is high up on my reading list.
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bah bajhista65. Your comments about Thorium being dangerous are downright fallacy. Where's your data? Sources? Worse, posting misinformation just makes this terrible situation harder to resolve. Save the misinformation and mischief for somewhere else.
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