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Posted in: Kao's #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced See in context

Popular actresses in many countries such as Thailand are well-rounded and white, not slim and dark. 

I lived in Southeast Asia for 1 year. It doesn't matter the country, from CD covers to billboards and commercials on TV, 90% or more of the people is very fair skinned, and by no means it represents the vast mixture of colors of the said country. Same can be said for India, Africa, South America, places I witnessed the same trending to achieve a fair skin no matter what.

I particularly love white beauty, regardless of the race. It's a shame the word 'white' became almost a curse word these days....

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Posted in: Kao's #beWhite campaign leaves firm red-faced See in context

someone should tell this company it´s ok to be white

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Posted in: Japan grapples with traffic jams, visitors' manners amid tourism boom See in context

I have visited/lived in a handful of other asian countries and I have to say, sometimes there wasn't a week (or sometimes even a day) I wouldn't be baffled by the total lack of manners and consideration toward others in those countries if in comparison with Japan.

Everybody here have this love & hate relationship with Japan but no one cant say japanese arent one of the most considerate people on earth, be it by their own character or by social pressure, what I don't judge it wrong, I prefer to be watched by the society and pressured to treat others with consideration than to not have these invisible rules and sigh everytime I go out and have to face hordes of impolite, ''me first'' ppl everywhere, everywhere.

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Posted in: 'Terrace House' comedian Ryota Yamasato marries actress Yu Aoi See in context

More people talking about Terrace House than the actual couple. For people that dislike TH you guys sure do talk a lot about it in the comments.

I confess I watched the whole Terrace House Aloha State with my wife, purely out of curiosity about the mindset of "halfs" and how they cope with life in Japan and overseas, almost all of them so open minded and easy going it made me wanted to watch the next season... just to find it unbearable.... as someone pointed, totally dull, unnatural and very japanese, people anxious 24/7 about what the others might think about them and planning the smallest actions in the house so not to 'disturb' the others. There was a whole episode revolving on an 'argument' when one of the participants tried to virtue sign telling others not to sleep in the common room.

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Posted in: 'Terrace House' comedian Ryota Yamasato marries actress Yu Aoi See in context

Terrace House might be good for people start learning japanese.

For people with a good command of the language, it can also help if you have insomnia or other sleeping problems.

''I will go buy some bread. Tadaima. Okaeriii. What did you do today? Nothing unusual. I will go to the toilet'' zzzZZZ

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Posted in: Pokemon sleep app to launch next year See in context

Good luck with all that radiation around you while you sleep.

Sleep time = smartphone away or on airplane mode

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man shot dead by police on Saitama street See in context

what's sad in this story is the fact it seems it's getting harder and harder to be a good citizen and help people in distress.

Fear of the law, fear of scammers suing you (commonplace in a neighbor country) and now you cannot even think about approaching someone to check it's pulse without the concern it might be a deadly trap. Very sad what the world turn us into.

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Posted in: Abe says he is outraged over stabbing rampage See in context

And the "safe Japan" just crumbled in front of their eyes.

Abe might be rather outraged about this happening while guests are in the house.

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Posted in: CEOs get $800,000 pay raise, leaving workers further behind See in context

Nothing wrong with being successful and rich.

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Posted in: Pair of Hokkaido melons fetch record ¥5 mil at season's 1st auction See in context

I am very rich but this is ridiculous!

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Posted in: Former KAT-TUN singer admits to marijuana use See in context

@Educator60

read my previous comments, I was referring the guy lost his spotless 30 years working in Japan for a joint because the immigration revoked his residence, the "highest" in terms of freedom and time spent to acquire it (永住権 eijuuken)

@Northernlife

I guess you are talking from experience of paying frequent visits to prisons, detention centers, immigration, courts, bar associations... if so see you around.

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Posted in: Indonesian man sues after being sent home for lack of Japanese skills See in context

I have a friend in the Philippines that started working with a Japanese fishing company and doesn't speak a word of Japanese. They don't have a language course for him either.

Indeed! The fishery industry might be the last industry someone might need language skills.

Plus we know very well how the japanese view/treat Southeast asians....

He was bullied and couldn't endure his treatment and was sent home because he was obliged to stay at the same company. Or didn't have the proper legal advise.

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Posted in: Indonesian man sues after being sent home for lack of Japanese skills See in context

Am I the only one wondering his "lack of japanese skills" wasn't the reason he was sent home? Any foreigner with even a bit of pride might experience a cultural shock while working for a 100% japanese company, i.e. to bow and gladly be treated like **** by your "superiors". He fought back and the japanese didn't like it.

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Posted in: Former KAT-TUN singer admits to marijuana use See in context

He was smoking in his own apartment, got a bit high a turned up the radio. Pissed neighbors called 110 and one of the cops suspected he wasn't "drunk". 30 years for a joint. He had a clean record, I'm his translator/interpreter. There are many other stories like this (I work with and against the Immi) but the bottom line of all this is that drugs are no joke here, all your life, spotless record, contributions to society will be irrelevant if you get caught.

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Posted in: Former KAT-TUN singer admits to marijuana use See in context

@thepersoniamnow

Actually his worst "crime" in this story was being a 100% free foreigner roaming Japan on his permanent visa, no strings attached.

I assume most of permanent residents have a family, japanese kids. He was divorced (ex was a nikkei) and didn't have kids in Japan, a very delicate situation as the Immigration can revoke your residency for literally anything, even traffic offenses.

30 years in Japan, but as he didn't have any links or family in Japan, in the Immigration's eyes he was just a temporary guest who caused trouble and should be sent home. It's almost as if they are waiting for an opportunity to boot out foreigners without any links to Japan. Getting married to a japanese girlfriend while in detention didn't help much.

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Posted in: Former KAT-TUN singer admits to marijuana use See in context

I have a client, almost 30 years of Japan, clean record, permanent residency.

He is locked up right now at immigration for almost 2 years, as he refuses to be deported.

The cops got marijuana in his urine, he got a suspended sentence but the immigration canceled his visa and issued his deportation.

Regardless of your point of view, drugs are no joke in this place, if you have a life in Japan, stay away from drugs. Anything else will be meaningless.

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Posted in: 2 AI robots guide visitors during test trial at Tokyo Station See in context

@smithinjapan

wow, seen these "out of order" signs quite a number of times

so they are actually not broken lol

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Posted in: Stop it! Anti-groper app becomes smash hit See in context

And you think "trains are dangerous for men, too" because there is a tiny, infinitesimal chance that a woman might mistakenly accuse you of touching her?

Due to the number of articles we see lately with men accused of groping literally jumping over the tracks to escape the scene I might wonder this is not rare. Groping is a very serious accusation that can lead to imprisonment, huge fines, criminal record as a sexual predator, if you're a foreigner it might also mean being fired from your job and being deported.

But I stand with Reckless' comment above, with that much bad luck in Japan, why do you even bother to waste your precious life in such a dangerous place for women? I mean, you don't even need to go back to your country, move out of Tokyo instead :) Or buy a motorcycle, anything. Better than live a miserable life in fear of other men while fighting "male privilege" and "sexism".

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Posted in: Stop it! Anti-groper app becomes smash hit See in context

And you think "trains are dangerous for men, too" because there is a tiny, infinitesimal chance that a woman might mistakenly accuse you of touching her?

Due to the number of articles we see lately with men accused of groping literally jumping over the tracks to escape the scene I might wonder this is not rare. Groping is a very serious accusation that can lead to imprisonment, huge fines, criminal record as a sexual predator, if you're a foreigner it might also mean being fired from your job and being deported.

But I stand with Reckless' comment above, with that much bad luck in Japan, why do you even bother to waste your precious life in such a dangerous place for women? I mean, you don't even need to go back to your country, move out of Tokyo instead :) Or buy a motorcycle, anything. Better than live a miserable life in fear of other men while fighting "male privilege" and "sexism".

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Posted in: Stop it! Anti-groper app becomes smash hit See in context

Just stop taking the trains - all you women who might be targets, and all you men who might be falsely accused. Ride one of those motorized e-scooters, like you see all around Santa Monica.

Bingo! To hell with those sardine packed trains! I haven't been riding trains during peak hours for years! My commuting is one of the most pleasant minutes of my day, listening to music and feeling the breeze aboard a comfy big scooter. Literally it changed my days from hell to a cool paradise.

And for those people saying that all you should do is to keep your hands in the air, I wonder if you ever rode trains in Tokyo/Osaka between 7-9am.

There is absolutely NOwhere to put your backpack/briefcase but holding in front of your legs. There is literally no space to put it between your legs. And you don't want to be that a**hole and ride a packed train with your backpack on, either in front or in your back.

Put your stuff on the rack? If you are lucky enough to even reach there...

Summer is coming, there is nothing as "pleasant" as train skinship, hot calf to calf, crazy dudes shoving a whole car of people for no reason. Again, to hell with those purgatory on tracks.....

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Posted in: Stop it! Anti-groper app becomes smash hit See in context

100% agree with the person I am now. One mis-swipe could ruin my life.

I am not a groper but I can count the number of times I was put in a situation there was literally nowhere to be but behind some woman, every centimeter of my body in contact with hers, and in some other cases my hand was right on someone's buttocks/legs while I was holding a heavy briefcase, not a centimeter to move.

If "caught", who on earth would believe me? Trains are dangerous to men too.

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Posted in: Stop it! Anti-groper app becomes smash hit See in context

Or you can just yell "Stop it"...

I remember when I still used trains, sometimes so packed I literally had no room to fiddle with my phone or take off my jacket. What makes them think other passengers might notice a "groper alert" on someone else's phone? What if the train is so packed the victim can't use its phone?

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Posted in: Petition launched to stop forcible hair dyeing from natural color to black in schools See in context

Lets them be bold and also ask for the exchange students to dye their hair while in Japan and see how it works out for them.

Japan is simply terrified of being ashamed by other 1st World countries so my guess is that's not gonna happen.

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Posted in: Petition launched to stop forcible hair dyeing from natural color to black in schools See in context

Been in Japan since 2008, love the country but this kind of thing makes me anxious about the future, no mine but the future of my kids (when I have them).

Can't stand the thought of giving all the love of this world to our kids, just to see them sad after being ostracized or even bullied by some kid with inferiority complex. Or the school. And when competition kicks in, you might imagine how the same faced japanese might treat a green eyed, light haired peer.

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Posted in: Iraqi sues Japan for refusing refugee status See in context

I wonder why doesn't want to go to other Muslim friendly countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Middle-east, etc.

Why Japan?

Regardless of religion or race, I think the whole world wants to immigrate to the same White/Christian countries because they know they will be safer around white/christian people.

And will be treated fairly by white/christian people.

Must be a common belief around the world.

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Posted in: Iraqi sues Japan for refusing refugee status See in context

My time in Malaysia (1 year) gave me a totally different perspective of the world.

A 60% Muslim country, where 3 ethnicities (indian, chinese and malay) live in peace, asian tourists/expats everywhere, you can shop anytime at an Aeon Mall, Daiso, Max Value and many other japanese and korean chain supermarkets/shopping centers, public transportation is convenient, the food is delicious,the life is easy and the streets are safe (due to harsh penalties I guess). Because of the religion, this is one of the few countries granting visa free entry to many middle eastern countries, rich arabs, young syrians and women in full niqab everywhere, sharing the same train/lift with koreans and chinese malaysians in their micro shorts. I would say there is absolutely nothing a middle east muslim would miss in Malaysia.

My question is: why the heck do they keep flocking to countries with food, culture, customs and religion completely different from of their home countries?

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

Peeping boys, smoking teens are national news. Japan is so peaceful.

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Posted in: 99% of Pacific megaquake predictions likely to prove wrong: survey See in context

We are advancing quickly in so many fields, I really hope unpredictable earthquakes would be a thing of the past, just like typhoons, cold fronts, etc

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Posted in: Europe's far-right wooing the young See in context

And the people here are also here completely, 100%, here by lifestyle choice. They aren't running away from poverty, jobless futures, violence, etc. They are here, because they either have a fascination with Japan, or they got transferred out.

Wrong, wrong and WRONG.

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Posted in: Europe's far-right wooing the young See in context

Pretty much anyone can be "far-right" these days.

Despite all the shortcomings, it's really great to live in a country free of widespread race x religion x social status wars!

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