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Posted in: Mother leaps to death with 1-year-old twin daughters See in context

Kimuzukasii, I have no argument that it's biologically ideal to have children earlier. The links didn't work but I'm not sure the telegraph is a source I'd take much from. And the title of the links seem to indicate as I mentioned, there are many other variables for PND than being 'old'. Remember also that in many developed countries, around 30 is now the average age of a first time mother. Reputable medical sources will include advanced age along with many other factors as risks for PND

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Iwate See in context

Nope, I didn't notice any stares. Wouldn't have cared. But I've seen lots of kids on leashes in Japan.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car in Iwate See in context

Yubaru, get a new argument. I'm a parent and tried once to put a leash on my child in Japan but he hated it. Do you really, really think parents who do so are equating their child with an animal??? The parent who puts a leash on their child in a busy area really thinks their child is at dog level? Grow up.

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Posted in: Mother, son found dead in apparent murder-suicide See in context

I suffer from a mental illness that flares up from time to time. I had excellent treatment in Japan but I was mature enough to seek help. Still, no matter how much anxiety and darkness I felt, never would I even contemplate hurting my kids. They are the only thing that feels positive at times. And I don't have support either except for my husband who is great when he's home. This society needs to grow up and seek help and give support - will it ever change???

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Posted in: Baby panda's death in Tokyo sparks grief See in context

I'm with tmarie here. Priorities all wrong.

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Posted in: 'Forced abortion' images cause uproar in China See in context

I can't believe some of the comments here. Disgusting. Yes, the couple broke the law. The baby didn't and didn't deserve to die because of that. At seven months gestation over 90% of babies will survive and thrive. As a woman who has had children, you do not know how bonded you can be to an unborn child unless you've experienced it. I'm guessing the posters who say things like "they knew the rules" etc. have never been pregnant. Maybe it was an accident (they DO happen) and the mother couldn't bring herself to abort earlier and wasn't just "trying to cheat the system".

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Posted in: What are some of the weirdest examples of English used in ads or on T-shirts, bags, etc, that you have seen in Japan? See in context

At Paseos (cheap clothing store) in Chiba, there were some one-piece clothes for babies with marijuana leaves on them and "Cannabis" written all over them. I thought it'd be interesting to see the reaction of the obasans when i explained. They didn't believe me, and just said 'Oh no, that leaf is the Japanese __". I can't remember the Japanese name, but there is a decorative leaf here which looks like marijuana. The issue of having Cannabis written all over them wasn't taken into account, though. Puzzling. Also in Chiba, I once saw a high school age boy wearing that T-shirt the flatmate wore in the movie "Notting Hill". Something romantic on the front, then "Fancy a F___?" on the back!

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Posted in: Best Leathernists See in context

Katsunori Takahashi is so freaking hot! not in this pic, though :)

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Posted in: The Hafu Project: Exploring the question of what it means to be Japanese See in context

Good points, porter. limboinjapan - I used Caucasian because that's what I am. I understand there are PLENTY of non-caucasian/Japanese children. I am just going by my experience. Also, I didn't mean to directly connect my son's "half-caucasianess(?" with his cuteness. He is cute, that's a fact but whether or not it is because he has Caucasian genes is another story, yeah? Sorry to offend if it came across like that.

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Posted in: The Hafu Project: Exploring the question of what it means to be Japanese See in context

Is 'half' really that bad? My husband is Japanese, I'm Australian, so err...my son is half-Japanese and half-Australian, no? My son is also a Japanese citizen and an Australian citizen. Not 100% Japanese at all.He doesn't have 100% Asian genes nor does he have 100% Caucasian genes. He's pretty much half-half. I don't mind when Japanese people ask if he is half because that is just the term they use and I have never felt anyone using it in an offensive way. If they started crapping on about how he is different in certain ways BECAUSE he is half, then I would be angry. Until now, all I have received is cooing and aahing because he IS %&#$* CUTE!!!! Not sure if I will get sick of that :D

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Posted in: Man punched in face by fellow train commuter over phone manners See in context

When I was pregnant I thought my water broke on the bus (it was just a leak!). I very quietly called my husband to pick me up to go to the hospital. Very quick, quiet call. The bus driver went OFF at me. Meanwile there were 3 fat, ugly old babas sitting up the front speaking VERY loudly in their obasan chatter about the souvenirs they'd picked up in Kamakura. I'm totally for manners on public transport, but a bit of #&%$ common sense, hey?

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Posted in: Why Japanese property managers are so strict on renting apartments See in context

Never had a problem with real estates/landlords here. Maybe I'm just lucky....

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Posted in: Watch the birdie See in context

To the photographer - I wasn't trying to be a smart aleck about what kind of bird it was...I am an avid birdwatcher and thought you might want to know exactly what bird you photographed. It IS a lovely picture (even though I hate screeching bulbuls :D)

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Posted in: Watch the birdie See in context

That's a brown-eared bulbul.

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