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Posted in: Japanese ad showing mom doing all the housework and childcare has people steamed at dad See in context

Since1981, “As one with weekdays off,”

And it’s the equivalent of seeing someone in your position at the shopping center and concluding “that man’s at the shopping center on a weekday. He must be a slacker who doesn’t work.”

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Posted in: Japanese ad showing mom doing all the housework and childcare has people steamed at dad See in context

Since1981, “As one with weekdays off, I always see shopping centers full of at home wives/mothers enjoying their free time while dad is at work and kids at school.”

These kind of comments strike me as purposely slanted. Sure, every day you can see women enjoying lunch or whatever at the mall. But is it the same women every day? I’m sure there are some who go out frequently. But most of the stay-at-home mothers I know only enjoy lunch out once or twice a month.

And while you can observe them at the mall, what you don’t see are when they are up at 5:00 AM making breakfast and lunches and doing the laundry, or when they spend a couple hours cleaning the house in the morning, when they are out doing the grocery shopping and other household related errands, when they are taking kids to the doctor or lessons or helping them with their homework. when they are fixing dinner and cleaning up after, when they’re working on the household budget, when they are still up after midnight doing household chores etc.

And that’s the short list.

You have very selective vision and it tells more about you than the women you see at the shopping center.

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Posted in: Drone delivery of newspapers tested in Hokkaido See in context

sf2kToday  08:09 am JST

“Doesn't Hokkaido have Internet??”

Of course it does. Maybe you missed this part:

“with a view to bringing news to people in the event of a disaster.”

You know, like when the power and phone lines are out and stuff.

Dango bongToday  07:29 am JST

“newspapers? hahaha who reads news printed on paper the night before?”

Actually I know a lot of people who do every day. Anyway, again, this is about times of disaster when some of those newfangled devices for getting news might be useless for a period of time.

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Posted in: Three arrested for robbing empty murder scene house See in context

To say the House was unoccupied, rather than empty, since the murders would have been less confusing for some. Obviously the house has been empty of residents, but not empty of things. The coupje’s possessiobs had been left as is.

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Posted in: Tokyo Medical University chooses 1st woman president after sexism scandal See in context

It may be worth noting that in the election Hayashi won, the eligible voters would have been the 130 or so professors of the institution. I’m not sure if that school includes the associate professors in the professors’ council, but if so, that would add about another 90 eligible voters.

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Posted in: Anti-Aging Fair in Odaiba See in context

Just a few days ago I was reading an article that says cosmetic companies etc are moving away from using the anti-aging label. It’s seen as ageist (discriminating against the “aged”). So they are using terms that have a more positive spin.

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Posted in: The number of one-yen coins in circulation has fallen sharply in Japan, and the government has stopped minting new ones for circulation, while deteriorating units are being withdrawn. Do you still use them much? See in context

“Just use them when you buy stuff with cash.”

These days it seems most of my cash purchases involve eating out and the prices are nearly all round numbers. For nearly all grocery and household purchases I use electronic money. The local buses don’t take anything but cash or (multiple ride tickets) but the fares are all round numbers...

About the only time I’ve used ¥1 coins recently was when I mixed up the date to put money in the bill paying account and had to pay the ¥2,991 water/sewerage bill at the convenience store.

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Posted in: Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan See in context

For all those posting inaccurate information, please study up:

http://www.moj.go.jp/ENGLISH/information/tcon-01.html

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Posted in: Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan See in context

“At turning 20 she had to chose Japanese or the other citizenship - this is the Japanese law”

Not correct. She is supposed to choose by the time she turns 22.

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Posted in: The number of one-yen coins in circulation has fallen sharply in Japan, and the government has stopped minting new ones for circulation, while deteriorating units are being withdrawn. Do you still use them much? See in context

maybeperhapsyesToday  10:44 am JST

“Charity box is good idea. Thanks”

You’re welcome. One problem is the boxes are small and it can be a chore to feed the coins through the slots in the top. I’ve never gotten around to asking if the clerks can take a bag full of coins to hold until the boxes are emptied but I think it might be Inconvenient for them due to lack of a designated place to hold them. So I’ve only taken a handful or so at a time.

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Posted in: The number of one-yen coins in circulation has fallen sharply in Japan, and the government has stopped minting new ones for circulation, while deteriorating units are being withdrawn. Do you still use them much? See in context

maybeperhapsyesToday  08:34 am JST

“I have stacks at home. They are a pain. Anybody have any ideas as to what to do with them...I'm all ears.”

Supermarket and convenience stores usually have charity donation boxes next to the cash registers. I used to often put small change I received into them. But still somehow ended up with a few jars full of ¥1 coins at home. Now I use electronic money cards for nearly all my shopping so don’t get many chances to make small donations. So I occasionally take some of the ¥1 coins from home to donate.

I also occasional take a small box full to a friend that has a coffe shop. All his prices are round figures so he doesn’t take any in. But he wants ¥1 coins on hand so he can pay the exact amount for some supplies that are delivered to him on a COD basis.

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Posted in: Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan See in context

jazz350Today  09:32 am JST

“The press has been reporting that Naomi Osaka is a dual-citizen which is false because Japan does not allow dual-citizenship.”

She is still only 20 years old. Dual citizenship is allowed for people of her age.

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Posted in: Princess Ayako to marry on Oct 29 in traditional ceremony See in context

Meant to include Ayako’s mother Hisako in that list of Japanese commoners who became princesses upon marriage into the royal family.

And isnt Kate a duchess not a princess?

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Posted in: Princess Ayako to marry on Oct 29 in traditional ceremony See in context

juminRheeToday  08:33 am JST

“So kate becomes princess, princess ayako loses it. Unfair...”

Why bring Kate into it? You could have said “So Michiko, Kiko, and Masako became princesses....”

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Posted in: McDonald's workers across U.S. protest against sex harassment See in context

BB, “looking at the banner is this about "harassment" or wages?”

Never heard of employees with multiple grievances against a company? Must live a sheltered life.

“And man, if those guys in the background are metoo victims that this harassment thing was way more serious than I thought.”

Never heard of supporters of victims demonstrating alongside or on behalf of victims?

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Posted in: Veteran Japanese TV, film actress Kirin Kiki dies at 75 See in context

Papigiulo,

Uchida was not her ex-husband. They never divorced although they only lived together a year or two because of his violence among other problems. He once famously submitted divorce papers but she fought it and won, on the basis of forgery I think it was. Her famous statement at the time was along the lines that he had no right to a divorce as he hadn’t yet fulfilled his obligations as a husband and therefore there was no “marriage” to get out of.

Motoki is not her stepson. He is her son-in-law married to her daughter.

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Posted in: Veteran Japanese TV, film actress Kirin Kiki dies at 75 See in context

A wonderful actress and we also enjoyed seeing her as herself on the occasional TV show when she had an upcoming movie to promote or whatever. A true original, smart, quirky, and strong. She will be missed.

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Posted in: 1st case of unlicensed private lodging sent to prosecutors See in context

Ive got no sympathy for these “four officials of a hotel management firm” who thought it “too much work to renovate the property in order to comply with the law.” In other words, they are not just some guy with a spare bedroom going to waste. No, they wanna be a company in the hotel business making a profit but couldn’t be bothered with investing in the requirements of that business. The article doesn’t specify what renovations they wouldn’t do but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were fire safety or hygiene related.

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Posted in: Pop singer Amuro gives final performance in Okinawan hometown See in context

goldorakSep. 16  06:07 pm JST

“Young bloke on the pic will have lots of explaining to do”

What a sexist comment. Should anyone ask, the only explaining he need do is to say “I wanted to go to her concert.”

Ironic that the very people that are putting other people down for liking a singer and going to her concerts or whatever, are spending their time making comments on the internet about it. Who appointed them to be the arbiter of all taste?

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Posted in: Times are changing See in context

Ganbare,

Your post is quite ridiculous. He speaks Japanese well? Well, since he was born and raised here and it’s the only language he knows, I would think so. He’s integrating into Japanese culture? He doesn’t need to because it’s the only culture he knows.

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Posted in: Attention shifts to flood risks as heavy rains increase in Japan See in context

This is the governments portal site for hazard maps on which you can select the desired prefecture/city etc:

https://disaportal.gsi.go.jp/#top_image

You can also find them on the homepages of each local government. My prefecture also has a site that has links to the maps which are available for every single city, town and village in the prefecture.

Or you can google ハザードマップ or 防災マップ plus the name of the desired locality.

I have the PDF for my local hazard map downloaded to my iPhone and keep the paper version that was distributed to all households at home.

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Posted in: Times are changing See in context

Oh and he is totally inept at the English language.

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Posted in: Thieves steal 600 apples grown by high school students See in context

“Desperate times for low level wanna be yaks.”

This kind of thing is nothing new. Some of the first Japanese terms I learned 40 years ago were for rice, watermelon, and apple theives.

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Posted in: Operation Tsukiji: Tokyo battles rats as iconic market prepares to shut See in context

Remembered the latest rats in Macdonalds case (it’s not the first) was in Bakersfield, California.

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Posted in: Operation Tsukiji: Tokyo battles rats as iconic market prepares to shut See in context

Just a couple of days ago read about a Macdonalds shop that was closed down because of a rat infestation in the US. Forget what city it was. I don’t even like to think about rats, tend to change channels whenever the TV starts up with a feature on the rats in Tokyo. It’s one of those things that I think I can’t do much about and so I’m better off not knowing, ha ha.

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Posted in: Volunteers arrive in quake-hit Hokkaido town to help during long weekend See in context

It’s amazing what people can extrapolate about a large situation from a single still photo of one event.

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Posted in: Times are changing See in context

Paustovsky,

Soejima is Japanese, was born and raised in Japan by his Japanese mother and grandmother, never knew his father, never even traveled overseas until a short trip after the age of 30.

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Posted in: Emperor, empress visit flood victims in Okayama See in context

Smartacus, “She needs to be seen with him more often in public and should be with him in France now”

She has been making more more appearances lately. But but in any case, who are you to declare how much or what she should do? I think it’s up to her and her doctors and family. If she had a physical ailment that confined her to bed would you still see fit to take it upon yourself to decide her schedule?

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Posted in: Man reported missing after 2011 Tohoku earthquake found alive and well See in context

Coskuri, “2 months is "rushing" to report him. I am surprised anyone could "off" him from juminhyo list already. I though that you had to wait decades after disappearance, unless you had a proof of death”

The juminhyo has nothing to do with declarations of death, it’s merely a certificate of residency at a particular location.

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Posted in: U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka gets hero's welcome in Japan See in context

Incidentally, on that JTA list, you’ll also find Ben Mclachlan who has never lived in Japan.

https://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/ben-mclachlan-tokyo-2017-feature-sunday

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