dbgt comments

Posted in: The number of doctoral students in Japan is now almost half of what it was 17 years ago See in context

2 years ago i got my PhD from one of the top universities in Japan. Looking back, it was kind of worthless academically speaking.... I got very little and poor laboratory training.... so I didnt got a lot of skills out of my PhD....

Overall i dont regret it, because living in Japan for 4 years was fantastic as a life experience, I really enjoyed my time there and miss the country a lot.

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Posted in: Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman See in context

Good for Japan, theres absolutely no need to add another drug to our lives. We have enough problems already with alcohol and smoking, it does not matter if marijuana is "not as worse", 99% of people dont need it and will never need it

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Posted in: JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments See in context

You can. Thousands have done it.

And from that, about 50% have commited or will commit suicide, not a great "treatment" option in my opnion

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Posted in: JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments See in context

Yes, because they keep being abused by people who say things like "you're just a man in a dress", or "you're just a lost lesbian", or "you're just confused".

In short, by bigots. Like JK.

Trans are not the only peope that have ever been bullied..... what about gays, or racism? These populations dont show -now or ever- the high suicide rates of trans

Its a mental illness, and its not "alleviated" by "transitioning", as you cannot "transist" to another gender

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Posted in: JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments See in context

Yes, it is. And transitioning to your correct gender alleviates gender dysphoria. Because trans women are women, and trans men are men.

Does it? Last i saw, trans people have one of the highest suicide rate

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Posted in: JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments See in context

Why should i call an apple, an orange? Sorry, but gender dysphoria is a mental illness according to APA. Broken, unstable people.

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Posted in: Only top 30% of foreign students to be eligible for gov't handouts See in context

dbbt that's not the reality of the situation. Most students need to work to support themselves. As far as I know, foreign students in most countries can and need to work to support themselves. geez.

"Most students"?? Where are you getting this info from? Or its only your opinion? I graduated recently from a Japanese university as a foreign student and 95% of all foreign students i knew had a scholarship and yes, almost all had also part time jobs but that was to gain some extra money, not to support themselves with that income.

And here and in every other country its the same; you need to show proof of funds; that you are able to 100% support yourself while studying before even entering the host country and getting a student visa. You are not meant to go to a country for studying purposes and to have to work as a mean to support yourself, thats not how it works.

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Posted in: Only top 30% of foreign students to be eligible for gov't handouts See in context

Under normal circumstances, yes. But these are not normal times, globally. So if you had money before, you might not have any now. If you had a partime job to support you, you might not have one now. If you could pay for your apartment before, but can't now. Things change. Abe is the one who said Stay home, so pay for it...

Or do they expect everyone to stay home and somehow able to pay for everything without any income???

But to even get the certificate of eligibility and student visa before coming to Japan you need to show proof of funds to support your stay in Japan; either scholarships or private money.

It is not expected for you to come to Japan as a student and to have to work to support yourself, thats not how it works. Part time jobs as a foreign student are there for you to gain some extra money, not for you to support yourself with that income.

So its not the Japanese government problem if foreign students are having difficulties now with money.

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Posted in: Only top 30% of foreign students to be eligible for gov't handouts See in context

I was a foreign student in Japan and got a degree there. I think this measure its completely reasonable.

The japanese government is not expected to take care of foreign students. If you go abroad to study, you either have already a scholarship or have the means to support you.

Its in fact a requirement to even get the student visa, you need to show proof that you have funds and can support your stay in Japan.

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Posted in: Do you consider dress codes forcing women to wear high heels at work power harassment? See in context

Why would women wear heels in any other occasion if they hate them so much then?

Dress codes exist for a reason

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Posted in: Medical school exam scandal exposes bias against female doctors in Japan See in context

You guys only shout sexism and shame but know nothing, this is a real problem. As someone who works in the medical field i know a little better, the increase population of women in medical schools is happening everywhere in the world but its also bringing some problems. As you know, doctors are expected to work long and unconventional hours, and this cant be change, it always have been like this and it will always be, in fact, its probably increasing, you cant imagine the amount of hours doctors have to spend nowadays writing notes, follow-ups, updating medical histories, ordering lab exams, etc etc. The amount of bureaucracy that doctors have to do now is insane, everything and I mean everything has to be recorded in minute detail, some doctors spend more time in front of a computer than with patients.

The problem is that many women (and not only in Japan) dont want to work this hard or long, most of them want family friendly specialties, 9-5 (or less) jobs, and most take also time off for childbirth or even completely quit medicine for some years to focus on raising and taking care of the kids. Most women WANT to do this, not like anyone is forcing them, and some completely quit medicine. This is all good and natural but you cannot do this with a career in medicine! and with endless work to be done in hospitals. Is such a waste and a lost opportunity for someone else.

In many countries women occupy now 50% or 60% of medical schools places. Take liberal Germany for example, they have a shortage of doctors, and this is part of the problem (not the whole reason). Many doctors in Germany are currently suggesting to impose a minimum percentage of intake male students in all medical schools because of this same reasons.

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