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Posted in: Abuse of children at Shizuoka nursery school revealed See in context

Is it true that criminal background checks are not required for nursery school jobs in Japan? I checked multiple job posting for pre-k jobs in my home state in the US, and they ALL required one. I’m so terrified to send my 1-year-old to houikuen here, but I keep seeing news like this.

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Posted in: Japanese government worried young adults aren’t drinking enough alcohol See in context

That’s definitely not even a pic of a Japanese liquor store lmao I wish we had that much craft beer selection and six packs in the average liquor store here T____T

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to set up new agency to tackle children's issues See in context

Maybe we'll finally get background checks for people working with children at any level. It's unbelievable that this is not a requirement here.

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Posted in: Welfare ministry to conduct survey on boys and men victimized by sexual violence See in context

I hope they're considering statutory rape as well. Young boys are often pushed to "be a man" which apparently means having sex and bragging about it. It leads to them easily being sexually assaulted by older women. It might not seem like a big deal when they're so young, but it can lead to trauma as they get older and realize that they were taken advantage of, right? People don't talk about rape of pre-teen boys by older women so often...

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Posted in: Memorial service marks 21 years since fatal stabbing rampage at Ikeda school See in context

This is so sad. However, wasn't there an article a few months back or last year that said a survey reported that a significant number of schools don't actually lock their school gates... I know at the high school I work at in Tokyo and the elementary schools I see around, the gates are hardly ever locked... Anyone could just walk in at anytime. Don't just talk about it, be about it... 'It' meaning, 'follow measures to protect the kids'.

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Posted in: U.S. pot use increasingly normal, but legality is hazy See in context

Decriminalize and tax it, Japan. People here deserve and alternative to alcohol and cigarettes. Just like alcohol, if you don't like it, don't consume it. Like, why do people who are against decriminaliztion care so much about weed when there is so much usage of alcohol and meth here?

I really feel like Japan could do cannabis culture right if it were in the hands of people (cafes, farming, edibles, etc.), but the government bureaucracy is going to mess it up like most things in Japan. Nothing is going to change unless Japan Tobacco gets its share of the profits. Maybe by 2050 there will be some form of decriminalization here.

It's only illegal here because of the US occupation anyway, so it cracks me up how some Japanese are so against it. Weirdos.

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Posted in: Number of severe COVID patients in Japan hits record for 4th day in row See in context

Weird how they just kinda have stopped mentioning teleworking or students taking lessons online. Hmmm... I don't have cable here in Japan, but I haven't really seen any mention of these approaches in any articles in a while.

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Posted in: NHK removes video on U.S. protests after online outrage about depiction of African Americans See in context

Wow, no white looters in that video, huh?

This was targeted at a younger audience. I'm a black woman, and one of the most heartbreaking moments in my life in Japan was when a child looked at me and said 黒人怖い!I don't think any child would look at me with fear in their hearts in the US. Thank you NHK for promoting the "angry black" stereotype. __ The majority of these protests happening are peaceful protests, but they don't show those. Why couldn't the animation be of a black man speaking at a podium at a protest telling kids about these statistics? Or a black teacher? Or a black kid their age? Oh, that's right. The subtle brainwashing of NHK is trying to persuade Japanese kids that protests = bad and scary.

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Posted in: Gov't considers obliging convicted sex offenders to wear GPS trackers See in context

Sex offender list, including their address an accessible map. In many states in the US, they even have to go door to door in their neighborhood to announce that they're moving in. Also, don't allow name changes, which seems to be approach here: commit sex crime, change your name, and move to a new location. Ridiculous...

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Posted in: Blue Impulse jets fly over Tokyo to salute medical workers See in context

How about paying them more?

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Posted in: Civil unrest rages in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police See in context

"A riot is the language of the unheard." - MLK

“Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.” - Malcolm X

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season.” - MLK

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” - Benjamin Franklin

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