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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

Sensei258 - historically, the naked body was not a big deal, and certainly not sexual in itself in Japan, just like it is seen today in Germany and Scandinavia, for example.

After the war, when bath segregation was imposed by the occupying forces, it had lead to a drastic drop in the number of mixed baths, and that naturally lead to an increase in the number of voyeurism and other certain acts. Not only males, but also females are affected by this. If you have the chance, talk to a German person about their bathing culture, you'll have an eye opening moment.

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

... And yes, 16 year old boys will be 16 year old boys, no matter how outrageous someone finds this.

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

Thank US and it's Christian puritan influence for destroying what was once a beautiful bathing culture. Just look at Germany and a number of other European countries where mixed nude bathing and sauna is so common nobody really cares about these matters too much. Voyeurs still exist, but for pathological reasons.

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Posted in: U.S. men avoid spending time with female colleagues in the wake of #MeToo See in context

... Aaaand i perfectly understand them.

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Posted in: Lawmaker expelled from party over remarks about possible war with Russia See in context

Japan will probably last the whole of about ten minutes in a real war with Russia... No, USA will not help it much in this case, Russia are not done tribes in the middle East.

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Posted in: Lawmaker expelled from party over remarks about possible war with Russia See in context

He was piss drunk, but this doesn't matter in this case, and is not a good excuse even for Japanese.

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Posted in: Federer saves two match points in Madrid; Osaka, Nishikori ousted See in context

You could've written a bit more about Halep, she has had an extraordinary good week so far.

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Posted in: Police checking dash cam over car accident that left 2 toddlers dead See in context

She's pretty fortunate since her dashcam can be really useful in this kind of situation.

You think? The dash cam will only help establish how much of the fault she bears. Was she too fast or not? Did she react in way, and if not why not? In Japan you can self incriminate with evidence you took.

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Posted in: Lady Gaga wows on 'pink' carpet at Met Gala with four outfits See in context

For those really wanting to know how extremely talented, and how deep her personality is:


You know you've made it big when you show up to work in your panties and bra, and people pretend not to notice :)

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Posted in: Women snore too - and just as loudly See in context

Really?! PS - a secret: even cute Japanese girls snore and fart...

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Posted in: Trump announces higher tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods See in context

CrazyJoe, that's exactly how these things work! The hope is the tariffs will increase prices, driving the consumers towards buying more locally produced good, and the manufacturers to keep the production local

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Posted in: Yokozuna Hakuho reprimanded for leading cheer after his victory See in context

Yeah. On the other hand they have to get in the face the pillows the spectators farted in the whole day, if they lose the match... Decorum? I think the honourable committee lost the plot and have shown how thick can they be.

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Posted in: Jimmy Page reflects on Led Zeppelin's legacy and its sound See in context

Everyone needs to do the Zeppaton. That is when you sit your ass down in front of a good pair of speakers and listen to all their albums in a row. It is a life changing, transcendental experience.

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Posted in: Travel agents scramble to adjust itinerary of Golden Week tours to Paris after Notre Dame fire See in context

Yeah, the French all scrambled to solve the problems the Japanese got because of the fire...

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Posted in: Man fires gun snatched from police officer in Yokohama See in context

That officer is getting his ass kicked so badly by his superiors right now, I can hear it from the Tokyo station..

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Posted in: Kimono-clad dog attends traditional Japanese wedding and upstages everyone See in context

Well, talk about a new level of idiotic.

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Posted in: Clever kitty: Cats know their names See in context

Having owned dogs before, and being currently owned by and serving a cat, I can certify that cats can be just as smart as dogs. They recognise their servants and the servant's family, and royally ignore getting called by their name. Heck, try calling the Queen of England "Yo, Lizzie!", and the same will happen..

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Posted in: Odd translations found on English websites for tourists in Japan See in context

suji is actually tendons, not muscle.

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Posted in: 6 things to note about having a baby in Japan See in context

PS: forgot to say, we used the same, local, country side private clinic, and we have three kids.

PPS, it was impossible to disable the Bold font setting from my Android standard browser.

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Posted in: 6 things to note about having a baby in Japan See in context

4. You are not supposed to question the doctor – ever

that is certainly not true... In our case, we discussed quite a number of details with the doctor, and I found him very accommodating to our requests. Besides, as a father I was allowed to join all the visits my Japanese wife made, yes, including those in the famous chair and curtain room. I was also of course allowed to join and photograph, film the childbirths, and we could have all the skin contact we've wanted (usually after about 30-60 minutes my wife wanted a break anyway, and the baby was asleep).

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Posted in: Brexit casts shadow over Geneva car show See in context

In all honesty, I couldn't care less if one OEM making exclusive cars for the rich and beautiful goes bankrupt because of the Brexit. Good riddance, that's what your own country voted for.

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Posted in: MUFG Bank to end over-the-counter int'l cash transfers to combat crime See in context

Just use TransferWise.

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Posted in: 50 years on: Concorde: technical feat, financial fiasco See in context

.. There is no exception. Compared with Concorde, the 747 looks like a fat whale.

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Posted in: Fukushima town promotes snow shoveling as fun exercise See in context

Good, next make it an Olympic sport and include it in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.

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Posted in: Man arrested for hitting police officer who interfered with his Pokemon GO game See in context

I understood from this article that one idiot hit a police officer, but the rest of 90% went over my head. Time to start playing it?

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Posted in: Family of 4 hit by car in Tokyo’s Machida City; driver arrested See in context

Don't allow yourself to be distracted by anything on such narrow roads. It's the driver's fault here...

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Posted in: Ghosn: Bail refusal would not be normal in any other democracy See in context

Ghosn, another idiot confusing Japan's political regime with democracy...

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Posted in: After U.S. Open drama, Osaka savors Australian Open triumph See in context

She's not there for holding speeches. Her playing is absolutely awesome, and that's all what matters. Lucky someone got rid of Serena "the mother", so the winner could proper enjoy her moment...

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Posted in: Court upholds 'sterilization' rule for gender change See in context

One more thing: in Japanese gender, if you wish is written as 性別. Which actually means:"distinction by sex". Nothing else.

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