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Posted in: Anti-nuclear protesters surround Diet building See in context

Noda defended the move citing looming power shortages

And exactly who was it that told him that? Was it Kepco? Before or after they shut down eight non-nuclear power plants to create the illusion of power outage?

Schopenhauer, they found out that there are more important things in life than "Japan's economy".

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Posted in: Morimoto says Japan may send SDF to disputed islands See in context

Japan is testing if it can lure Americans to fight wars the Japanese want. If not, they can "freely" divert more Fukushima disaster relief funds to finish building their nuclear WMD capabilities.

Japanese politicians are tiny robber barons. Thank god they're so inept at that as well.

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Posted in: No. of reported child abuse cases hits record high 59,862 in fiscal 2011 See in context

Will somebody please explain that one to me

I'm sure they're just waiting for some "helpful" japanophile gaijin to come up with possible excuses to make them look like saints for doing so.

51 deaths? Once a week, huh? That's once a week too many. There is no "acceptable level" here.

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Posted in: 4 dead, more than 900 hospitalized for heatstroke See in context

this year you are giving them a "reason" not to turn it on.

I can assure you they will not care what I have to say. If there is a reason not to turn it on, something else gave it to them. Perhaps one reason was that they were working outside!

Anyway, Japanese are so dependent on a/c it is incomprehensible. A little study on heat transfer would go a long way (away from pathological dependence on a/c, that is).

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Posted in: Convenience store trivia See in context

I loved my nearby kombini - when I was living in the mountains and closest one was 45 minutes walk one way. I hardly even go into one in Tokyo. Maybe when I'm in the mood for instant ramen, 711 has the best. Or when travelling, a travel-size portion of anything. And they make nice landmarks, to see where you are in the map (this was during the Age of Paper Maps, circa really-long-time-ago).

Last time I was happy to see lights of a kombini was evening of March 11th, 2011, while walking 30km home.

fleeing crime or some other trouble

What? In "safe Japan"?!? Surely this eventuality is not necessary to even consider! (Yes, it was sarcasm).

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Posted in: 4 dead, more than 900 hospitalized for heatstroke See in context

People were dying and suffering from heatstrokes even before there were doubts about using air conditioning. Comments like that are just blind propaganda from the nuclear village and will not prevent further heat strokes simply because most people get heat strokes when being exposed to outside air, where using a/c is meaningless.

Anyway, a/c is much like computing: everything is just fine until you open windows.

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Posted in: Otsu mayor apologizes to father of bullying victim who killed himself See in context

Otsu city just keeps on disgracing itself. Who cares about mayor's apology? It's worthless, since he's not a party to the tragedy.

That school is disgusting.

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Posted in: Branding 'me' in a 'we' culture See in context

Concensus makes might, not right.

Decisions made by peer pressure are decided by one person in the group (no bigger than any loner, but without responsibility of one's own decisions), and that person is rarely the smartest nor most honest. It is pointless to jump off a bridge just because "everybody else is".

Great article, by the way! Will use and abuse the advices! (^-^)

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Posted in: New hirees quitting in droves See in context

It's useless to argue apples and oranges.

Universities (the decent ones) teach the underlying basics, tools, theories, modern learning techniques. Experience shows how things turn out in real life at the time it was observed. Both are needed for success.

Every day I'm surrounded by geezers pretending to be physicists who are battling 60 year old problems because they can't code, do math nor check English white paper databases in case somebody already forked over a nice tidy formula for their heartburn.

Age does not equal experience nor excellence. Best way to top is to go meekly through those piles of books, and then acquire experience based on that knowledge. And absolutely to hold on to that knowledge in case some ancient buffoon tries to make you into his own shriveled image of a proven failure.

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Posted in: Labor minister orders probe into claims workers' radiation levels faked See in context

Burakumindes, beat me to it.

So, exactly what was the regrettable part? According to their track record, the revelation of the fact would be most "regrettable", ne?

Sad thing is, I'm not even being sarcastic.

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Posted in: Man stabbed in back while trying to stop fight in Shibuya See in context

Every taxi I've ridden had a camera filming customers. Just saying, in case there are J-cops who would actually try to find the perp instead of waiting for him to have a guilty conscience (never going to happen) and turn himself in voluntarily. I too want a job where others would do my job but I'd get the paycheck.

A while back people were lamenting on JT forum that nobody tried to stop those kids from trying to drown one in river. I wonder if this time the same people are going to warn to stay away, possibly even ignore those in trouble.

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Posted in: New hirees quitting in droves See in context

"I'm a graduate of the University of Tokyo..."

Yes, but do you have any relevant skills or knowledge? Or did you just party all the way to that free "everybody passes, don't worry about grades" graduation?

Ok, sarcasm aside, this article sounds like a lot of talented (not "talented", but actually skillful and/or knowledgeable) young people are victims of kugioroshi. A nail that sticks out gets hammered down, right?

The reason why a nail sticks out is that the plank is rotten, and so are all the nails that won't stick out.

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Posted in: Junior high school English in Japan from the perspective of students See in context

Never had an effective native language teacher. They didn't have to go through what foreign language learners are going, they don't understand the difficulties. Always best to choose a non-native as language teacher.

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Posted in: 'King of Tokyo' dethroned by insider trading probe See in context

Prosecutors only going after the lonely foreigners instead of the local big game who have too many "friends"...

And they managed to screw up even then. Tsch!

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Posted in: Authorities probe radiation dose cover-up at Fukushima plant See in context

It's very easy to squirm out of responsibility in Japan: "Heyyy, sorry about that, ne!"

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Posted in: Tokyo unveils 'Discover Tomorrow' as slogan for 2020 Olympic Games bid See in context

“Discover Tomorrow”

As in "Wow, there actually is one! Who would have known?"

but we could host a better Games because it will be the second time for Tokyo

Missing the point of Olympics much?

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Posted in: TEPCO head baffled by criticism of utility's role in nuclear disaster See in context

Wow, he must be as stupid as he sounds.

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Posted in: Shiga police question 3 boys accused of bullying suicide victim See in context

The whole incident is a serious burn to J-coppers and the school alike. This simply doesn't happen in a civilized world. Truly pathetic. Those responsible must be made to join humanity (if they ever were part of it).

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Posted in: Cool Japan? With new resident system for foreigners, 'Cold Japan' fits better See in context

I almost c$%&pped my pants when I realized I'd completely forgotten to let the city hall know I updated my passport and the changed passport number. They explained it politely to me and simply did the late paperwork quietly then and there while updating my res card as well. This Japan I'd like to remember.

Japanese won't have any trouble spending extended periods in other countries without changing their nationalities. The political intolerance is Japan only, and luckily not all that often reflected in everyday life. Enough to be noticed, though.

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Posted in: Reported domestic violence cases up by 46.3% so far this year See in context

Some analysts believe the sudden increase is due to victims becoming more likely to report such crimes to police.

This is truly the case. Japanese are no more immune to the effects of stress of living in contaminated land (irregardless of whether it actually is or not), and beaten women are simply beaten too far, and finally realizing that they have rights as well. Good for them, since you really can be a "victim" of domestic violence only once. Once you let strike two happen, you're already a silent partner, a collaborator.

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Posted in: Noda visits evacuees in Iwate town See in context

Kind of ballsy to go to people still living in temporary housing after 16 months and lie to their face that they haven't been forgotten.

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Posted in: Japan eyes electricity deregulation to boost competition See in context

The proponents of present North Korean style economy system cannot understand that there are enormous amounts of people willing to pay more for alternative sources, has always been. The simple truth that money isn't everything is forever lost to them. They are the scoundrel merchants who backstabbed all the Japanese samurai to extinction.

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Posted in: Otsu school principal apologizes for not taking action over bullying See in context

A 13 year old must die for him to apologize for not doing his job. How many more must die before he actually starts doing it? I will tell my children that monsters do exist.

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Posted in: Outrage grows over Shiga school's inaction over bullying See in context

Considering how the school acted, the child died in vain. The only change that will occur is that in the future, there will be no more questionnaires.

Japanese schools are not safe for children, not physically nor mentally.

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Posted in: Japan's postwar gov't, media colluded on nuclear power: Nobel winner See in context

government and the media colluded to give nuclear power a stranglehold

And a good strangling is what Japanse people are getting out of all this.

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Posted in: Olympus whistleblower says his humiliating treatment hasn't changed despite court ruling See in context

No matter how you act or perform, as long as you're a "company man", you're ineligible for any other type of work anywhere on this globe, and the older you get, the worse you become.

Better keep that in mind when you don the standard black suit of the mass and line up for the standard job interview with your standard resume, kiddies!

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Posted in: Ozawa, 50 backers form new party called People's Lives First See in context

They voted for comedians

Schopenhauer, this is indeed a problem since only these get elected.

tokyokawasaki, you left out one typo: "Politicians livelihoods first", ne?

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Posted in: Cover-up See in context

I wonder whether Karzai was honoured by this display (probably wondering what the hell was going on) or angered by seeing women in school instead of kitchen slash bedroom.

Then again, both cultures seem to have the same sort of opinion on the position of women.

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Posted in: Woman police officer, driving drunk, causes crash with baby daughter in back seat See in context

Ermmh... What?

So let me just recap what happened: A police officer drives under the influence with a baby in car, causes an accident, runs away from the accident site, abandons her baby on the road to continue her getaway? Did I understand this correctly?!?

Please somebody assure me there is a limit to the degradation of Jcops! Please?!? Anybody?

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Posted in: Japan Tobacco feels UK has decided on plain packets See in context

Medvedev already elaborated on it quite eloquently: why on earth should i.e. European legislation body care about opinions of a Japanese company?

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