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Posted in: U.S. airlines warn of 'calamity' if 5G deployed near airports See in context

5G is harmful as scientists already mentioned so many time

just like Asbestos, we might be using/eating things that will only be proven harmful in the future. Reason I still refuse to buy wireless earphones.

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Posted in: Vietnamese trainee in Japan demands apology for 2 years of abuse See in context

I watched the video. These are exactly the types of thugs that aterrorize other drivers on a daily basis, tailgating, cutting people off, etc.

Besides just imagine what would happen to a vietnamese worker if got caught slapping a japanese coworker...would be paraded in cuffs on national news right now.

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Posted in: Firefighter docked pay for making over a million yen from game streaming See in context

I understand a code of conduct at the workplace, but the second I clock out that should be the end of my company's concern with me.

I've been translating many employee manuals throughout the years, and every work is a chance to realize how different and "weird" kind of society we live here. Last project I got the company used a lot of intimidating pictures to describe what will happen to you AND the company if you cause a traffic accident outside of work hours: the media will cause a huge scandal, we will lose hundreds of customers, it will be the end of our public trust, other workers will be overwhelmed dealing with your case, our people will be ostracized in the streets etc... wth

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Posted in: Fact-checkers urge YouTube to fight disinformation See in context

during the early outbreak, China has stopped all domestic flight from Wuhan, but didnt stop international flights going to all over the world.

↑well, this is just an example of a piece of information that would be purged by these "fact checkers".

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Posted in: Most of Japan’s new adults hope to fall in love and get married, according to recent survey See in context

This is the absolute solution for cold, distant societies like Japan, or pretty much anywhere else.

Find someone, get married, have children while you're still young.

The society would be a much better place. Happy people, happy families = less mean lonely people lurking in the streets/workplace and making everyone's life difficult.

Besides there is no such a blessing and humbling experience that is to have newborn at home.

All the sudden nothing else matters and the only goal in your life is to see your baby's smile.

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Posted in: Firefighter docked pay for making over a million yen from game streaming See in context

Gross. Before I had enough and went full independent, I remember being told this during hiring interviews:

-you cant come to the company by any other means but the (tuna-packed) trains

-you cant take any side jobs, including translation work at home (???)

-your career is impressive, but.... is that your natural hair color? (blonde). Depending on the 'circumstances' we might ask you to dye your hair into a more 'modest' color......

yuck

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Posted in: Man arrested for locking 2-month-old son in freezer See in context

I´m reading this after watching the video of a New Mexico woman throwing her newborn in the dumpster. As a father of a 5 months baby, I cant even express what I feel.

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Posted in: Border restrictions force 300 foreigners to decline Japan teacher jobs See in context

Please don't make the mistake of thinking that the JET programme has anything to do with teaching or education. Complaining about the lack of qualifications of JET participants is pointless, as they are not and will not be teachers. Just read about the program in Japanese, the word 'teaching' does not appear. They are called 'Youth Exchange' participants. The purpose is not educating young Japanese, that is why the budget for the program comes from MOFA and MIC primarily. The purpose is for young people to come to Japan for a few years, have fun, drink a bit, and go home with a favorable impression of the country. Then, later in their lives when they are more mature and have more power, they will favor Japan and Japanese companies in whatever endeavor they choose. Basically, it is a PR campaign for Japan Inc.

Finally someone who has a clue!

This solves the question on why there are no "veteran" ALTs, you have to leave while you still have a good impression of Japan. This also answer MarkX´s question↓ you cant have motivated, happy people if they are already here for some time. Actually you can even spot the long-termer in the streets, they are always looking down, probably tired of the stares followed by turning heads, or any other exaggerated act to 'show' you they havent seen you (wall gazers lol)

It is interesting that many of these communities that now don't have these young, new, fresh, impressionable JET teachers would never think of reaching out to the the countless foreigners who are already working and living in the community to assist with English teaching.

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Posted in: Border restrictions force 300 foreigners to decline Japan teacher jobs See in context

Japan is one of the best countries in the world for short term stay ( less than a year ) but one of the worst for many foreigners ( not all though ) for long term stay! But then again back home things are much worse for many foreigners in Japan! So as much as I hate to say this, it’s time to just suck up and learn to appreciate Japan the way it is instead of trying to change it for the convenience of foreigners!

This! The unbearable japanese workplace environment made me the independent enterpreneur I never aimed to be back home, as I was pretty much satisfied with any pleasant job that paid my bills.

And yes, much better living in your own bubble of family and few friends in alienating Japan than to live in fear of the white-hating mob back home, where you cant even walk in the streets past 10pm.

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Posted in: Border restrictions force 300 foreigners to decline Japan teacher jobs See in context

I think a lot of people who lived in Japan for over 10 years regret making that decision. Those teachers should be thankful for COVID, they just don't know it. Only after living in Japan for a long time the picture will be clear.

In my first 2 years in Japan living in a capital with less than half a million people I always wondered why the heck every single year you got so many welcome and farewell parties (ALT, etc), with just a little fraction of foreigners staying. A couple of years later every interaction with a new local became just tiring and repetitive, making me have very little interest in knowing and even talking to non-foreigners, which is a shame as Ive been learning japanese since I was 14 (early 2000s) but I guess it all sounded very beautiful and clean because I was seeing everything from the outside, through the anime/drama and also countless Japan Foundation tapes that showed how the all smily and cheerful japanese interact with each other. Reality was different.

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Posted in: Macron sparks backlash after saying he wants to 'piss off' unvaccinated See in context

I'm pro-vaccine, and pro-masks (until its neccessary because I loathe them) but pushing them to the point people cant live their lives is just low of the low. People getting fined, arrested and even beaten because of a virus with 99.9% survival rate is plain stupid and surreal when you are lucky enough to see the whole world burn from Japan, despite all its downsides.

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Posted in: Episode of Gunma-chan anime deemed not suitable for children and shelved See in context

As mentioned in the online comments of the article, the "gacha" mechanics so prevalent in online games to profit from the players is a much more dangerous influence that would attract them to gambling.

not only in online games, as a big fan of Capcom, Nintendo, SNK etc. it what quite a disappointment coming to Japan and find out more than half of their game centers are occupied by gambling/pachinko-like machines, you have to search very well for “underground”-like retro game centers where you can find people actually having fun, dozens of people watching a single fight, groups teasing and battling each other just like home

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Posted in: Episode of Gunma-chan anime deemed not suitable for children and shelved See in context

it doesnt matter how sexy, cool, trendy , family-oriented they try to depict these silly gambling venues (quite annoying lately), it doesnt change the reality: just a place where old man in hats gather to drink, smoke, read the newspapers and waste their pension money, been there twice

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Posted in: Travelers returning from New Year holidays crowd roads, airports See in context

been driving around Tokyo since 7am, traffic is 1/10 of a normal day.

Btw just look at this picture. Japanese people especially Tokyo people sooo happy, even after a long break, you can see in their eyes

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Posted in: Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men protest against Christmas on streets of Tokyo See in context

Notice there is a woman in this silly march. All it gets is some member to ask her out and both are out of this stupidity to enjoy a fullfiling life.

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Posted in: U.S. opens probe into Tesla letting drivers play video games See in context

So what! In Japan drivers watch TV while driving. For some unfathomable reason, this is OK, while speaking on a cell phone is illegal.

Well, as long as they are listening to the tv and only watching it while stopped I dont see a problem.

I drive 5 hours or more in Tokyo every day and I cant even imagine spending all this time in the car without the 2 iphones in front of me (navi + Youtube playing watch later vids), it would be ridiculous to waste this much time, indeed I think if every driver had something to do while carefully driving I think the traffic in Tokyo would be so much more peaceful. I drive all around the country and this is the only city you see so many aggressive drivers, you look in the mirror and all you see is upset/angry looking faces, because everyone is bored/not enjoying the moment/not learning anything on their way home.

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Posted in: JR East, West to cut commuter services next year amid pandemic See in context

so glad I only ride trains in tokyo once in every couple of months, and never during rush hours. that’s plain insane

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Posted in: 5 Japanese Christmas movies to watch this holiday season See in context

Aiba's in Arashi. Stopped reading there.

yep, just 1 of the same 10 faces you see EVERY single time you accidentally turn on the j-tv. Japanese tv is just a boring small clique.

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Posted in: 5 Japanese Christmas movies to watch this holiday season See in context

let me guess: dull story, main characters staring blankly, a girl flips out and cries, guy shouts like crazy to nowhere (sea, etc), too much talking and very few happy faces if any at all. zzZZ

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Posted in: Suspected groper fractures pelvis after jumping from train platform in escape bid See in context

and again, not a single MAN to help the lady.....the only time I saw someone restraining a chikan was in a japanese drama.

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

Racial profiling actually works.

If a suspect is known to fit a certain description, age, gender, then the police would save time by checking people who match that description.

It's just politically incorrect in today's world to do so.

Exactly! Then why stop white people? lol

A few years ago I got a salaryman literally running away after he realized I was also standing there waiting to cross the street, it was around 10pm. I chuckled and started trying to imagine where else someone would run away at the sight of a white guy minding his business. Not on this planet!

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

I rarely get stopped, mainly because I'm on the road (car, motorcycle, trucks), everytime I was stopped (3 times?) I was walking or on my bike.

Yep, pretty weird when the "law enforcement" sees some random foreigner in suits hurrying somewhere as a risk but again, they might hit the jackpot pretty frequently in Shinjuku/Shibuya etc. for doing this. I personally avoid Shibuya station at all costs, overcrowded, full of crazy, hyperactive, randomly yelling, obnoxious people doing nothing but taking up space. This applies to japanese and foreigners.

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

Japanese people stopping busy whites on their way to very important business are only given 5 minutes of my time. I show my zairyu card (mandatory) but any other bs is cut short with real simple magic words.

Keisatsu: そうなんですか?気をつけてくださいね “Got it! Have a nice day Sir!”

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Posted in: Tokyo lawyers to collect info on police stopping foreigners for questioning See in context

I remember my first year in Japan, when 2 teachers literally stopped and shielded their group of toddlers with their bodies as I passed by. And I thought how weird this place can be, maybe the only one on Earth a blonde white guy, green eyed in polo shirts can be seen with suspicion.

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

How to deal with NHK.

Open the door with wide open crazy eyes. Tell them it's against your religion to have a TV because evil spirits come out of TVs. Then mumble some gibberish and close the door. They definitely won't come back.

or you could say 電波アレルギーなんです - Im allergic to electromagnetic fields.

there is just no way he can extort you when you cant have a tv or a mobile phone

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Posted in: 52-year-old man arrested over road rage incident See in context

Whenever I find someone driving slow in front of me without any way to overtake for a while I just lay back and relax a little bit. Ok I can finally drive a bit slower without pissing off the car behind me, besides in these few meters Im 100% I wont get any ticket neither be involved in a dangerous accident. Kind of a relaxing time in the middle of the day. It doesnt kill you, neither costs more than 5 min of your day.

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Posted in: U.S. House votes to punish China over Uyghur treatment See in context

Good. Uyghurs/Tibet are only the tip of the iceberg. communist China is the enemy of the human race.

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Posted in: Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build See in context

Total waste of public money. We are all living on the same planet. There is nowhere else to go. Isn't it about time we put some energy into finding ways to get along better?

Fermi paradox. Most species tend to self destruct before achieving interstellar travel.

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Posted in: Russia deploys missiles near Pacific islands claimed by Japan See in context

Communism is and has always been the worst enemy of the entire human race

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Posted in: Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO See in context

unless you use vulgar/threatening language, written words shouldnt be censored. Getting your opinion deleted by someone who felt offended/had a different opinion just shows how flawed this website is. And people even go on and censor themselves to be able to go play in their field, ridiculous

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