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Posted in: School volleyball coach arrested for assaulting student See in context

Sport brings the worst out in people.

Couldnt be more true, left contact sports for solo/team work activities (cycling, climbing, tennis, kayak etc) after witnessing so many times nice people turning into childish little devils arguing, pushing, shoving with all their strenght for the only purpose of winning a silly weekend ball game, never again.

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Posted in: Olympic medalists get OK to pose for mask-less photos See in context

Im vaccinated but I keep wearing the damn masks out of pure social pressure. Immediately pluck them off my face whenever I realize Im still wearing them after got into the car/home

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics boast equal gender participation for first time See in context

Please. Don’t force women to do jobs/sports they don’t like just because of a handful of angry not so feminine feminists demand you to do so in name of ending the “patriarchy”

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Posted in: CNN to ramp up streaming as viewers quit cable See in context

CNN was one of my first sources of info when I wanted to wake up and have a quick glimpse on what was going on in the world. Stopped checking their website when they closed the comment section back in 2014.

Got even more disappointed a few years later, their hatred for Trump (like him or not!) poisoned their credibility to a point of no return, it didnt matter what time of the day I checked CNN online or on tv somewhere, it was always about bashing a single individual day and night, every single time I turned on the tv the screen was split in two with anchors trashing the same man, countless articles you swear it was written by school children (never read past the title or the 3rd paragraph), there was just no news about the World anymore.

Truth is, people are aware of their true colors and there is no one to blame but themselves.

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Posted in: Police find missing Ugandan weightlifter in Mie Prefecture See in context

Things must be pretty bad back in his home country to have to take this risk. Maybe we all need to understand this man and why he resorted to this option.

This was an act of desperation. I'm white, came to Japan over a decade ago after studying the language/culture for many years, was independent from day 1, still the life had been very difficult, at least until I become self-employed, breaking free from all the tiresome interactions with the japanese.

Now imagine you being black, no japanese language skills, no visa...... the guy should have waited until the Paris Olympics, but again, this was an act of desperation.... poor guy didnt have a clue this is not one of those pathologically altruistic white societies, the guy got literally hunted down like an animal

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Posted in: Japanese gov't backs 4-day workweek, but experts split See in context

For all people saying here, you can pretty much live your western life in Japan and unplug after 5pm, chill 2, 3 days a week while earning a decent salary. But from my experience in this place, this is bit difficult when you are the only foreigner in a japanese company. You will be crushed by the rules, customs and practices that are simply incompatible with the white man's lifestyle. You love your free time, your family. You're not an ant.

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Posted in: Woman cyclist killed in hit-and-run with motorbike See in context

in Japan (or pretty much anywhere else in the world, but especially here) you have to drive for yourself and also for the others.... driving safely and respecting the rules..its simply not enough... you have to constantly put your 危険予測 risk prediction skills to use... I drive in Tokyo everyday and while in residential areas I usually slow down/stop at every small intersection, many cyclists have absolutely no idea this 止まれ stop sign even exhists, they think its a rule for cars, and here lies the danger.

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Posted in: SoftBank's PayPay surges ahead in Japan's digital payments race See in context

Why should we have to move money from the bank, in to a 3rd party, in order to use electronic money.

It was much harder some 10 or 15 years ago when no supermarkets/small shops accepted credit card at all.

Now I use my Visa card pretty much as a Debit card, for groceries, restaurants etc. but yes, it was weird arriving in the futuristic Japan just to realize they don't accept debit cards at all.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing girlfriend’s 1-year-old son See in context

Mothers of little toddlers shouldnt have "boyfriends" to begin with.

How awful circumstances might be to make people break up within 1 year (or earlier) the child's birth, depriving the kid of all the parental love he/she deserves. Perfect recipe for a resentful, inconsiderate, sad human being we have to deal with on a daily basis.

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Posted in: Stationmaster cat dies in Oita after being hit by car See in context

Certainly, in Japan, where all life and nature is universally held as ‘sacred’

not true at all....at least here in Tokyo, where stressed out drivers play with your life (tailgating your car/motorcycle) for absolutely no reason, multiple times a week, no respect for human life at all.

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Posted in: Crackdown on illegal maid cafes making maids rarer sight on streets of Akihabara See in context

One of the cafes connected to the arrests, for example, was found to be charging customers as much as 7,000 yen for a bottle of cola that would cost only about 200 yen in a convenience store

Not many violent crimes in this place, but "legal" scams like this are rampant in Japan. I refuse to pay lots of money for a little thing/meal is not even worth it and make someone's day. Many japanese who've never been abroad fall for this because they dont know how absurd it is. No wonder some clerks offering services etc to my wife are clearly uncomfortable when I'm around, they know that we can see right through their bs.

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Posted in: Woman arrested after asking police for advice on how to deal with smell of son’s corpse See in context

a Japanese man was found to have cut up the body of his father, who had passed away in their home, and hidden the pieces in his attic, having been hesitant to report his death.

seriously.. why????

they walk among us

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Posted in: Study finds Asians largely 'invisible' in Hollywood's top films See in context

The US movie 'Crazy Rich Asians' had a 100% asian cast and was praised for it's diversity, let that sink in for a minute.

of course. “diversity” = code word for anti-white/less whites

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Posted in: Study finds Asians largely 'invisible' in Hollywood's top films See in context

The whole world takes movies etc. made by whites in a majority white country for granted as “world’s entertainment”.

Can’t whites have their own movies, musics, awards, schools, culture without someone barking about how “inequal” they are by not having other foreign ethnicities blended in?

Next they will point out the inequality of european statues and paintings from the middle ages with no blacks/asians at all.

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Posted in: Can’t have a pet in your home? This purring cat cushion is the purr-fect substitute See in context

japanese people are always so creative when trying to make up for the total lack of affection/skinship from their partners/family..... lap pillows, cat cushions, tiny robots/anime holograms programmed to ask you how was your day... japanese people are so lonely and desperate for affection.

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Posted in: Man ordered to pay damages for tweeting insults over late 'Terrace House' star See in context

This article made me watch the video that lead to her criticism again.... slander the dead and say mean words is not good, but I kind of understand what the japanese felt watching that episode. Japanese or not, everyone here is tired of people snapping, getting angry and shouting mean words at you for abs nothing. I was tempted to leave Japan once because of situations like this, it almost felt to me as if some japanese are waiting their whole lives to “catch” someone doing the smallest mistake just to abuse and curse. A bicycle parked on the “wrong” spot for 5 minutes etc might lead to someone popping up from nowhere and start shouting at you and make a scene, virtue signaling with an angry face about the “trouble” you are causing to others..

”Nihon dayo koko wa!!” Sadly there is just too much people like this in Japan...

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Posted in: Man ordered to pay damages for tweeting insults over late 'Terrace House' star See in context

In Japan its a common insult/swear word to tell someone to die. This needs to stop. Teachers and parents need to teach their young about this word. I used to teach with a young Japanese teacher at an elementary school and would scold her students and explain to them why its so bad to tell someone to die. This teachers sister took her own life.

I see this pattern every now and then. Kids from a young age are used to joke with pals with words "shine!" "shindara?" "shineba ii noni" , all very lightly. This might be just another cultural trait I am still unable to decipher, a hint on how lightly they see their own lives.

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Posted in: Pop star Demi Lovato identifies as non-binary See in context

the decision had come after "a lot of healing & self-reflective work"

 I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary & will officially be changing my pronouns to they/them moving forward

What the? Dumbest generation ever and I'm in my 30s.

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Posted in: Man possessing cannabis livestreams his surrender to police See in context

He is a fool. The viewers are just getting amusement out of it. He will soon found out that nobody actually really cares what will happen to him after this. He just ruin himself for more views. He will soon found out where prison is not a place you want to spend just to get a few minutes of fame. Good luck ever finding a job in the future.

First light offense: suspended sentence in most cases, but the judges might be a bit more harsh as his whole point was trying to stir up some conversation. Regarding job opportunities, japanese can be pretty anonymous in this place, all what matters is his education/skills. Still his venture got his passport banned in quite a few countries, including the USA.

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Posted in: Man possessing cannabis livestreams his surrender to police See in context

just watched the news on Youtube. J-news made a point of telling he "used to be an Youtuber overseas" lol those corrupted gaijins again...

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Posted in: Anti-Olympic petition tops 200,000 signatures in just 2 days See in context

Although 70-80% of Japanese citizens in polls say they want the Olympics canceled or postponed, there is no indication this will happen. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto, and Bach have repeatedly said the games will go on as scheduled.

Idk... you might think these politicians are quite arrogant/stubborn to listen to the people's voice, but at the same time I want to believe all these people are just too tired to keep postponing/negotiating with sponsors etc. and just want to hold this event at once and be freed from this years longing burden. Am I being too naive?

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Posted in: Suspect arrested for robbing man on Osaka street See in context

Its very rare to see these robberies where the assailant flees with quite an amount of cash. Exchanging years and years of your life being yelled at in a japanese prison for 28.000yen is quite silly. How long would you have to work to get 3man-en? 2, 3 days in the most unskilled average baito?

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

the earth is not flat the earth is not flat the earth is not flat communism doesnt work the earth is not flat

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

hey guess what there is no capitalism/communism or any ism.

There is just reality (you hunt, you eat) and the ideology of envy and division. How stealing someone's labor is any good?

And they keep lying, saying someone is rich because someone else is poor. Its all about creativity and hard work, wishing everyone else was poor because you dont have the courage and merit to challenge your world is evil.

And again, the more you are foreign to true communim more its appealing to you. Watching Maximo Alvarez's speech, Yeonmi Park's interviews don't change anything in the minds of the gullible masses craving for a change in their daily lives without the courage to make it happen.

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

You gotta be kidding...is this 2021? The age of information? And here we go again...someone will have to explain over and over why the earth is not flat and communism doesnt work. (face palm)

'Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.' - Einstein

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Posted in: Quiet airport See in context

Go to the OK supermarket (足立小台店 Adachi Kodai branch) rooftop parking lot located in the river bank between Sumida and Arakawa rivers to have the best unblocked Tokyo view ever, including the great Fujisan, 2 Tokyo towers, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Saitama and Yokohama.

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Posted in: Japanese journalist indicted in Myanmar on 'fake news' charge See in context

"Fake News Charge" !!? sound like Mr. Trump dream has come true.

Not the biggest Trump fun, but you must be out of your mind. People like you are the reason powerful words/concepts are losing their meaning. Yes, America is a dictatorship, total autocracy, we are so oppressed, media is being crushed, we need to "resist" etc .... what a joke you people are.

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Posted in: Population influx into Tokyo exceeds outflow in fiscal 2020 See in context

I'd sign immediately for a job in Hiroshima, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Sapporo, Naha ... but certainly not Tokyo anymore.

Nothing authentic, just malls, crowd and cars. Everything's artificial and you need an hour at least to escape it and a reach a bit of untouched nature or a traditional japanese place.

I was lucky enough to start my life in Japan in a capital city of half a million people, with its central station, malls, theaters, cablecars, small mountains to watch over the city lights. You can do everything by car, bicycle, no need to take any trains. You can also find any typical chain store/restaurant you find here, but with plenty of free parking space. The foreign community is also very united, welcome/farewell home parties almost every month. But the constant Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo over and over on tv makes you think you are missing out the fun, while you are wasting your time cycling through your clean little city. What a big mistake. If it wasnt for my job (and the snow, reason #1 I left there) I wouldnt think twice about going back and living that peaceful life again. Ive been to all cities you listed there, living in Kagoshima while enjoying the real Japan while making new friends from all over the world (newcomers, ALTs, exchange students etc) without any effort, such a fulfilling everyday compared to Tokyo, where no one knows you and you dont know anyone.

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Posted in: Tokyo area governors warn against holiday travel amid virus surge See in context

by the beach here (Onjuku), where surfers and others park, many of them, in holiday times, coming from Tōkyō and elsewhere, the townhall has put up notices: 'stay home'. I'm sure they'll all head straight back for Tōkyō and etc., and we'll all be saved from the plague... (◎-◎;)

reminded me of the last Golden Week, electronic messages in the middle of the highway

[Don't come to Kanagawa!]. Oh, my apologies, now excuse me sir I will do an u-turn from here.

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Posted in: Population influx into Tokyo exceeds outflow in fiscal 2020 See in context

Been following these numbers for quite some time.

Honestly, Tokyo is so overhyped. Nothing special about this place. I only live here because I have to be in direct contact with foreigners all over the world for my business, but what makes japanese people leave their beautiful cities, landscapes for this? The skilled, unskilled, all want to come to Tokyo because its the only place they show on TV.

Osaka, Kobe, Toyama, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kanazawa, Aomori, along with all the other small capital cities I've been is so unique, clean, beautiful, and full of opportunities.

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