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Posted in: Japanese media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn after escape See in context

Ex-Res is incorrect about innocent until proven guilty. In reality the Japanese justice system works in the opposite way. This is internationally recognised. He had little chance of proving innocence within the Japanese legal system, so he probably felt he had little choice. I’m not saying he was right to flee - I think he was being pragmatic.

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Posted in: What to do if you require medical assistance while visiting Japan See in context

Excellent article! Thanks!

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Posted in: Mongolian professor says Japan’s name for Mongolian barbecue, 'Genghis Khan,' is disrespectful See in context

Very silly. There are many food dishes named after famous people. Also, wondering why someone who was responsible for the death of 40 million people or about 10% of the world's population at the time is considered 'sacred'. Just askin'...

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Posted in: Japan in celebratory mood as Reiwa era begins See in context

Congratulations, Dear People of Japan! Blessings!

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Posted in: Barbara Ehrenreich tweets about Marie Kondo widely condemned See in context

Incredibly disappointing. The 'subtle humour' reference smells of the classic perpetrator's tactic of minimising the impactof the abuse. Very sad.

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Posted in: Language learner-friendly Japanese textbooks See in context

These look great - can you please add a link how to order? Thank you.

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Posted in: More med schools discriminated against female applicants: minister See in context

Terrible about the discrimination against women - unforgivable. However, if someone doesn’t pass the exam by a second or third try, they’re unlikely to ever pass (based on evidence). So allowing four attempts is probably very fair to applicants. To mix the two issues is nonsensical - putting the exclusion criteria in the same story and suggesting they’re comparable is not only bad journalism, but an insult to the crimes that have been perpetrated against female applicants.

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Posted in: 'Chikan' used in UK government’s official online foreign travel advice for Japan See in context

To the people of Japan - don't be ashamed. Unfortunately, this happens everywhere. However, make sure you read the guides for travel to the US and read the section on firearms.

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Posted in: Ruling party lawmaker says LGBT couples lack 'productivity' See in context

There are heaps of LGBT parents - why didn't the journalist ask her about these? What this politician says plainly flies in the face of reality and it's the journalists job to point this out. By not doing their job, they're supporting lies and fake news, as does Japan Today by unquestionally sharing these lies. Shame on you, Japan Today, for sharing falshoods, and thereby promoting hatred. Shame, shame, sham!

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Posted in: Times are changing in Japan See in context

Certainly are! Those pesky diabetics... something should be done about it!

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Posted in: 9 ways Tokyo could become more foreigner-friendly in time for 2020 Olympics See in context

Smoking is banned in public. Perhaps more research is in order? Also, bikes are available for hire easily - I've never had problems. Wifi is a right, not a privilege, especially with security concerns. I think one improvement would be to educate ignorant foreigners about learning tolerance of other cultures, that not eevryone in the world speaks 'American' and that 'when in Rome....'. Don't change Tokyo - we love you!

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