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Posted in: Fighting stereotypes at school as an Asian ALT See in context

“Why is your hair orange? You know dying your hair to that color is not allowed in Japan, right?”

First, my hair is not orange. Second, even if it is, it’s still a hair color that many people in this world naturally have. I thought to myself: “Had I had white skin, perhaps he wouldn’t have given me the same comment.”

Kids can't dye hair in Japanese schools. You're a teacher, so you're expected to be an example. By dying it you're just showing them you don't care about rules. White foreigners can get away with it because they have such color palettes, which don't give them away that easily.

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Posted in: Santa's in town See in context

Maybe in a decade we'll see Christmas lights in March

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Posted in: Woman wanted for 2014 murder of nurse extradited from China See in context

The woman was illegal in Japan even though she was raised here the whole life. She could only speak Japanese, so we could assume the reason of the murder was to obtain a visa.

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Posted in: China changes start date of war with Japan to bolster patriotic education See in context

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

― George Orwell, 1984

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Posted in: S Korea allows new 'comfort woman' statue in Busan See in context

If they want to undo the deal, give Japan the money back.

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Posted in: Google, Detroit diverge on road map for self-driving cars See in context

I think this project will be the perfect solution for the now growing Japanese aged population.

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Posted in: USB mouse glows in 7 rotating colors See in context

I have one here, changing colors as well.. 4 years old. Show me new stuff please.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya to raise price of gyudon by more than 3% See in context

Sukiya is so much better anyways...

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