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Posted in: Driver arrested for attempted murder after man clings to hood of his car See in context

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.

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Posted in: Oedo subway line in Tokyo cuts services by 30% after 15 drivers test positive for coronavirus See in context

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!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 884 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,830 See in context

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”.

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Posted in: Kitchen equipment piles up as pandemic shutters Japan's restaurants See in context

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...

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Posted in: Kitchen equipment piles up as pandemic shutters Japan's restaurants See in context

Recycle Shops are a big business in Japan, you just don't sell stuff at those stores for profit.

I always recommend my clients moving/leaving Japan to try to sell their furniture etc at the numerous Sayonara sales groups first, and leave recycle shops as last resort.

Personally, I find it a good opportunity to get rid of all the junk in your place in 10min. and get the lunch money for that, better than waiting the exact day of the month and do all the procedures to dispose multiple items, and you have to pay for it.

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Posted in: Final Tokyo Olympic budget soars 22% to ¥1.64 trillion See in context

Many big events got suspended indefinitely.

Why they had to postpone it for just 12 months without a single clue the situation would get better?

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Posted in: Actor Iseya gets suspended sentence for cannabis possession See in context

As for me, you didn't cause me distrust, nor worries nor trouble.

yeah, probably because you are not japanese, you have a real life and better things to do with your time.

for a great slice of japanese society, it's finger pointing, virtue signaling and bashing time, even if they never heard of the guy before. Nothing makes the japanese more relieved and satisfied than a good ol' public bashing.

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Posted in: 5 gang members arrested for assaulting and threatening to stab street scout with ice pick See in context

The headline gave away. Kabukicho of course.

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Posted in: Amnesty calls on Japan to set detention limits for foreigners See in context

90% of all detainees I met in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya are here purely to get advantage of the naive japanese!

Just feel sorry for the honest people caught for smoking a joint for the first time, getting their suspended sentence and ending up there for months/years/getting deported while their families/partners wait outside.

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Posted in: Amnesty calls on Japan to set detention limits for foreigners See in context

The country does not distinguish between individual cases, with all detainees confined regardless of their situation in principle.

And here is the problem. The JP immigration seems to be unable to separate the wheat from the chaff, lock away fake refugees, ex-convicts and other people who cant write a word in japanese neither have anyone outside (absolutely no reason to remain in Japan at all) along with people living for decades in the country, with family, kids, and for some reason ended up there. (so many petty reasons its not even worth listing here, 1 of them being drug use).

In my opinion non-violent detainees with family in Japan should be processed with highest priority.

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Posted in: Top 10 most desirable Japanese prefectures to live in may show new trend toward small-city living See in context

Tokyo, the best prefecture to live in?

Probably for people in their 20s just out of the inaka and thirsty for new adventures.

Been living in quite a few places since I came to Japan (some 15 years), including Osaka, Nagoya, Toyama and I got to say Tokyo (where we are living right now) is the least pleasant place to live if compared to all the other places we lived before.

If you live in central Tokyo you will have to fork out at least 40.000-60.000/month just to park your car!!!

People here look like they are dead inside. No, really. The ohayou gozaimasu, otsukaresama desu are so robotic and lacking life, people look tired of life, totally different from Kobe, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Osaka.

Tokyoites are like ants living in the undergrounds, the city can be quite depressing, empty, dark at night if you never take trains and expressways.

Tokyo is so overrated, to the point every youngster from anywhere in Japan want to move here.

So many people from all over the world coming and going, you will never have a sense of community and this can be quite depressing. I used to wait the whole week/month just for the foreign languages chat/salsa clubs/bike groups/international cooking parties where you will always have the same people + a few new people and some farewell parties in between. This is impossible here in Tokyo. What a crowded empty place to live in!

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Posted in: Less contact, short trips: Tokyo Olympics organizers set out rules See in context

a ban on cheering

it would totally work out.. if this was an Asian Cup or something

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

80% of the negative comments in japanese on YT are related to the supposedly North Korean school shown in the video. Indeed, Japan doesnt need to be lectured about human rights by communists.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

and you can always leave and go home when you had enough.

but there is nothing bad in adressing problems and asking to be treated as human being and your children too. 21 century like it or not. More gaijins coming like it or not. Carpeting problems won't work anymore. Dialog will become only possible way.

Or becoming your own boss to avoid all the bs that runs in a work environment with japanese people, where foreigners have no voice at all. Remember, the change has to start from within. Japanese people are traumatized enough of being told by white people how to run their own country (the only occasions it worked were by force), hence they are very defensive when told something is wrong with them by other foreigners.

Besides, Japan is just another asian nation, travelling around Asia broadens your perspectives on Japan.

What you see here are purely asians in white man's clothes and nothing else. Don't expect them to have the same compassion and midset we share in the west. Let the change start from within.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

Are you surprised by the number of dislikes?

Never forget: Japan is a small asian island in the Pacific and its people do not like to be told by outsiders to change their ways. Simple as that. We foreigners cannot change Japan. We can teach and share some western values, at most. Never impose, or ask the japanese to change. This is the price for living in these islands, like it or not. This is not a white, christian nation, never forget.

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Posted in: 3 members of family die in apparent suicide in Hyogo See in context

lack of religion, culture of suicide. Japan can be a first world country, but at the end they are just, japanese, who see themselves merely as a gear of society, expendable beings without a soul. Hard to find a reason for a whole family to kill themselves off.

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Posted in: Crown prince says he approves of daughter's marriage after money dispute resolved See in context

hmmm and who really cares...?

Indeed... every interview with anyone of this family on Youtube has a dislike rate above 80%, most people commenting about the big waste of taxpayers money... this got to be one of the least supported monarchies along with Thai, no one wants to hear about these frivolous things especially during these times everyone is struggling to make ends meet

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Posted in: Japan eyes 35% quota for women political candidates by 2025 See in context

Quotas should be reserved for people with any sort of disability.

Quotas for genders and races are pure discrimination, unless they really want to pass the message that women are inferior to men.

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Posted in: The five least stressful jobs, as ranked by Japanese working people See in context

At least for me, the most stress-free jobs are the ones you don't have to deal with bosses and colleagues, don't have to report every train you take to somewhere or put up with ppl at work trying to use you to get attention, show off to colleagues... omg how about when someone stops what they are doing just to call you out and show off the 'better way' to do some pointless daily chore (like how to fold a cardboard box the proper way... thats going to trash anyway).

The best jobs I had during my first years in Japan were in the logistic sector, driving trucks the whole day, minimum contact with other people, lots of free time very well spent, everyday a new landscape, new clients, local dishes, no way to get stressed out.

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Posted in: Suspect in murder of homeless woman turns himself in See in context

Neighbors say he was a claimer, whatever that is, and was hyper sensitive to any changes in his area.

Unfortunately this can be said for virtually every neighborhood I have ever lived in this place, people feel entitled of the streets and public spaces simply because they have been living there longer and don't accept any 'changes' at all. One example is when you are new in your condo and you start parking your bicycle in a random spot (among the countless spots anyone can use anytime). Odds are you come back just to find your bicycle tossed to the side with another bicycled parked at the same space, because instead of parking somewhere else literally 1 meter away, the person who has been parking there feels entitled of that specific spot.

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Posted in: Mute buttons and plexiglass: Inside the final 2020 debate See in context

What a waste of time... this election is already decided, don't even bother to donate to your candidate anymore.

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Posted in: Japan had record 610,000 school bullying cases in FY2019 See in context

The main reason I will really consider putting my kids in international schools.

Unacceptable to raise my children with all the love and respect of the world just to have them bullied and pested by little devils with very low self-esteem, raised in a home without any love, hugs, proper religion or even communication. Let them bully themselves.

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Posted in: Facebook shuts NZ political party's page before polls over COVID-19 misinformation See in context

"We have clear policies against this type of content and will enforce on these policies regardless of anyone’s political position or party affiliation," it said.

Totally believable, just like the tons of personal info you and your friends keep begging me every single time I login, very trueworthy a-sns.

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Posted in: Thailand bans protests as challenge to establishment escalates See in context

PTownsend agreed!

We still have our freedom of voice, expression and democratic rights in the West and the only way not to become Thai, NK or other truly authoritarian state is to vote wisely, preferably for leaders that vow to pave the way to:

-small government

-more individual freedom

-less interference of the state on people's lives

Don't fall for empty/broken/utopic promises that don't work (never worked) in the real world, vote wisely!

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Posted in: Judo in Japan getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence See in context

Just your japanese group activity here, nothing to be surprised about.

Soccer, badminton, street dance etc were supposed to be healthy activities where kids could have a little bit of fun, but as many other activities in this country, it feels more like a military camp with overwhelming rules and pressure, you don't see kids smiling and goofing around, this is a place for discipline and group bonding, and not in the fun way.

If they beat, yell nasty words at kids playing ball games, I don't want to know what happens in the karate, judo clubs in this place.

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Posted in: Fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 at age 81 See in context

After this whole thing is gone, the every country in the World should compile a list of all its prominent citizens, artists, athletes taken from us and ask for an apology from China.

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Posted in: What are 'kira kira' names and why Japanese parents choose them for their kids See in context

As a foreigner living in Japan while having to explain the story of my life and answer to the very same questions to every person I meet for the first time I would never even think of passing this curse to my children, making them go through the lifelong ordeal of explaining to every teacher, nurse, city staff etc how to "read" their own names.

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Posted in: Nintendo's Switch faces French claim of 'planned obsolescence' See in context

planned obsolescence programmed/slowed down electronics is akin to huge plastic containers with very small food inside, it's disgraceful and such a waste of everything in process

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Posted in: Hollywood action movie clips spotted in China airforce video See in context

communists are so pathetic, every single time. They deceive and brainwash their own populace to such an extent they end up thinking the whole world is also that gullible or other people from other nations are very surprised with their super tacky prop videos

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Posted in: U.N. at 75 faces a deeply polarized world See in context

one side has been finally exposed, after that all hell broke loose.

one side wants unity, law, equality, ultimate freedom and peace.

one side wants power, control over people's lives, and everything has to be the way they want or else.

How you downvote/upvote this depends on which side you are and which sides you know I am talking about.

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