no wonder why Australia has a few of its cities on the Top list of most livable cities in the world every single year
5 ( +9 / -4 )
Somebody must tell these people Japan is not a white country.
Everything in this place is either 〇 or X , there is no talk between the lines, nothing you can do to touch people's heart here, I'm growing tired of telling the same thing to these people whichever detention center I visit. Married to a japanese/have a child: ok you have a chance. Writing a book full of kind words trying to convince japanese officers: pure waste of time.
4 ( +7 / -3 )
Somebody has been trying to use Asians to join the anti-white mob. Wont work, east Asians are the smartest people on earth and IQ doesnt care about your feelings
4 ( +6 / -2 )
This cursed thing giving everyone anxiety until last minute!!
Even if they allow foreign/local public, no one in their right mind would make plans for something unstable like this.
Also think about the athletes, waking up every morning to check if this event is still up. What a disgrace! Looks and feels absolutely nothing like the real Olympics.
9 ( +10 / -1 )
This is what they should have done in early 2020. Cant imagining anyone protesting about this decision.
27 ( +30 / -3 )
Cant understand the backlash here. Its a clever idea to bring attention from a wide variety of the public to your product, it might definitely stand out in the sea of the same looking sedans, SUV and box-shaped keis you see everyday in Tokyo. Just a few days ago I saw a tuned Fairylady with some anime stickers on it, paired with the new colorful Matsudo (Chiba) number plates, nothing too tacky, but it definitely stood out in the road.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
I drive around the greater Tokyo area for at least 4 hours a day. It definitely doesnt look like a vibrant city with people eargerly waiting for the Olympic event of their lifetime.
It had this whole atmosphere back in 2019 (and even earlier) but right now the only things that remind you there is an Olympic on the way are the Tokyo 2020 posters on gov buildings, the Seiko countdown panel in front of Tokyo Station and the small electronic messages shown on the top of Tokyo Skytree, apart of that no one is even talking about it anywhere.
17 ( +18 / -1 )
There are foreigners living here in Japan from all over the world, especially here in Tokyo.
Get in touch with the international schools, sports clubs and embassies and get them into those empty seats.
Cant understand why so many dislikes. but again, Im not from this like "me" obsessed generation.
Not a bad idea to fill part of these stadiums with children from the french schools in Itabashi, american schools in Minato, indian schools in Nishikasai etc
After all what are they going to show between games? The same japanese faces? Interviews with japanese and japanese in Shibuya?
-11 ( +0 / -11 )
Very nice weather this morning in Tokyo!
Leaving in 30 min with the family to Ikea, Costco, a nice hawaiian hamburger restaurant and after that, a wide park where we can play badminton and breath some fresh air.
All masked up, no public transportation.
We don’t venture ourselves into hordes of people, but we also don’t stay home the whole sunny weekend, in panic.
4 ( +12 / -8 )
as someone else pointed out here, the japanese culture can be as fantastic as mystical in its way, but we outsiders might come to know it seems there is some sort of sadism and bullying rooted in it. The japanese cant help themselves, they grew up with this culture for hundreds (thousands?) of years.
You can use it to your advantage though... back home I would never think about starting my own business, was pretty much comfortable working for someone else.. things changed when I came to this place and realized everyone has the right to treat anyone like trash as long as they are longer in the company, and they dont even feel guilty about it. Working for/with japanese people again? Never again!
4 ( +4 / -0 )
Michael Jackson's Beat it starts with alcohol, cigarettes and a gang member giving a passionate kiss while holding his girl by the hair (omg! rape!)
-4 ( +1 / -5 )
Well, guess a great deal of 80s/90s action movies....this disease of PCness is so invasive to the brains almost everytime I watch an old show I end up half enjoying it half perceiving little things while imagining the outcry the "general" public would be barking over it.
-3 ( +1 / -4 )
Some time in Japan/Asia make you cringe hard at these demands and outrage from some people in the West over the silliest things.
My BBQ sauce has an illustration of a very tanned japanese chef. So do many of my condiments/food, whitey all over.
Do these people find themselves (names, faces) so offensive to the eyes?
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Never understand why these uber-rich celebrities don't hire full-time drivers
Not everyone enjoys being driven around, neither having meals cooked by strangers at home.
I am not uber-rich, but even if I was that wouldnt change my daily commute here in Tokyo in total privacy driving my cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
On another note, this incident will be a hell of a marketing booster for Hyundai, from what I read this SUV Genesis saved the guy's life!
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
Museums to teach history and preach love between human beings? Yes!
Museums to remember nature reclaiming earth as it happens every year somewhere in the globe? ....
2 ( +2 / -0 )
these are difficult times, no guilt if they can prove their flights were cancelled.
go catch some swindlers in those Kabukicho-like areas instead.
9 ( +11 / -2 )
Soon Google Youtube Facebook etc. banned in HK
6 ( +7 / -1 )
Dangerousjisan, to complement your post: "We have existed this way for thousands of years. Who are you to challenge our ways?" - Dragonetti
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Why go so far away? East Tokyo has everything you would ever need for a very pleasant life in the city, Adachi-ku, Katsushika-ku, Edogawa-ku. I can't imagine myself living anywhere else in cramped Tokyo. Toneri Park, Mizumoto Park etc are true oasis for all ages and activities. There is just no comparison.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
This is another article that can be read with a completely different context depending on your experience on the subject. And my hands-on experience after visiting many detention centers all around the country is: 1 in a 100 asylum seekers are legit. I can meet 1, 2 poor refugees totally clueless about strict Japan getting detained at the airport and waiting for their procedures inside detention centers. The rest, well..... they had a visa, had a chance to improve their lives but ended up commiting crimes, overstaying their visas at the prison/pólice station and claiming asylum after all their legal chances of retrieving their visas are over.
3 ( +6 / -3 )
Osaka_Doug there were a few occasions I got so nervous I simply slowed down and start flipping the bird (while on my motorcycle, would never do it while showing my face and tarnish foreigners’ poor reputation), the drivers reacted slowing down and bowing apologetically, problem is this place is so twisted you cannot even tell if the driver is that clueless or just another episode of japanese cynism to avoid confrontation.
3 ( +4 / -1 )
I really dont know.... lack of parent's affection? Too much stress at work?
I ride/drive big trucks, small cars and motorcycles everyday here in Tokyo area and I cant spend a whole week without someone tailgating me, especially when riding bikes. The first thing I do is to slow down right away and proceed veeery slowly but without disturbing the traffic. 100% of time the drivers keep a respectful distance after that.
Just not sure if it makes them aware of their reckless dangerous driving or if the person is just a jerk that enjoy putting other peoples' lives in danger, but I always find it very disturbing so many people enjoy threatening complete strangers on the roads in this "omotenashi" Japan. Never happens with female drivers though.
4 ( +7 / -3 )
I thank some of my bossy relatives for creating what I am today, allergic to all sorts of "hieararchy", "order", "bosses", simply couldnt stand the slightest abuse of power (loud people, cynical comments at workplace) since a very young age, coupled with some bad experiences working at a 100% japanese environment after just coming to Japan (thought I was being smart by using my japanese skills acquired at home to work in a real japanese company from year 1, BIG mistake).
It might be only me, but I find it puzzling the fact 99.9% of the "bosses" are never good people, grew distrustful of the system and too proud to be bossed around by a total stranger. After all these years, good grief, cant even imagine having someone telling me what to do every day. Life is so pleasant without these stressful "ningen kankei" and when you get to decide what kind of person you want to interact.
7 ( +7 / -0 )
Everytime.. the same headline.
Feel sorry for these people. This place is crazy.
Some thug furiously clings to your car while yelling I will kill you! and the next moment you are in a cold, tiny room with 1, 2 cops aggressively blaming you for trying to kill someone.
The laws might be the same, but the way they are applied in this country is completely the opposite of most normal places. Self defense for example is something non existent, you will have the hardest time of your life trying to explain yourself why you even pushed some thug to protect yourself.
16 ( +23 / -7 )
These packed trains have to be one of the main reasons of diseases, sexual violence, unhappiness and stress in this country.
Taking early morning packed trains once in a couple of months just makes me want to thank God for never commuting by train, and never will!
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Just keep in mind that at least 1 in 10 around you might be infected and don’t be silly.
News focus on “getting infected” but I wish they could elaborate on the fact 40% develop some kind of post effect that will probably never go away. It’s really not worth getting this “cold”.
4 ( +10 / -6 )
Yubaru-san, I miss those big Manga Souko stores.. we dont have them here in Tokyo or anywhere in Kanto area. If you ever want to sell something expecting $$ I always recommend trying the order below:
①Craiglist or Facebook Sayonara sales (you set the price)
②Yahoo Auction, Merukari (sometimes its great when someone offers a high bid for something you didnt know the value)
③Big recycle shops (Treasure Factory, Book Off Super Bazaar) - no profit at all, but at least they take the stuff they said they cannot buy, wonder what they do with those...
4 ( +4 / -0 )