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Posted in: If toys become gender neutral, it will contribute to an expanding market and children will be able to learn about gender equality through toys. See in context

And now guess why women don’t have children later and nursing or care facilities don’t have or find enough personnel in the workforce and why men nowadays don’t innovate technologies at sufficient levels anymore and companies don’t even find skilled MINT staff, for example. Exactly, they are not prepared and given some focus for those important roles in society by those especially designed childhood toys and cannot fill their natural biological roles when having grown up and becoming adults.

What a bunch of non sense.

Gender neutral toys are not even 10 years old so no way it could have any impact on adult life.

If nursing or care facilities have difficulties finding staff is related to working condition : crazy hard, 0 respect, peanuts pay, ... one of the reason of that being some time ago, the idea was (and is still for some it seems) natural for women so no need to give them much money for something easy and enjoyable for them). Interesting in the other that job natural for men were mostly evaluated over other criteria, not necessarily good either.

Society do not lack of people innovating being men or women.

There is no so called natural biological roles to fill when adult.

To have children you need both men and women. Why does some people throw it at women face only ? People do not have children for a lot of reasons including money and that go every potential parent.

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Posted in: Court dismisses sex business firm's damages claim over virus handout snub See in context

Individual staff members, however, are considered sole proprietors who have a contract with operators and are eligible for the program.

So, if I get it right the actual workers got the help but the pimp got nothing.

"the sex industry is inherently unhealthy,"

And I guess, they mean unhealthy as part of society as they do not provide to shakai hoken, unemployment, ... by using contractors ; without even talking about yak involvement which mostly make it legal to discriminate toward them.

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Posted in: I was hounded by time pressures and huge numbers of packages, so I didn’t have any freedom or ability to exercise my own judgement. See in context


I hope that show a sign Labor Standards Inspection Office are going to crack down on fake independent contract.And retroactively made them employment ones and have the company pay back all that they should have paid.

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Posted in: Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal See in context

Think along the line of Manny Perry, Peter Neil &co. That stinks. From even before the deal, he was expecting a bigger amount of bot thus he would have made an offer taking that in account and/or including the possibility to check the amount at some point and have the deal canceled if not in the expectation zone. If he did not, he sucks even more than me at business. If he did, we should not be hearing of it as it would be part of the contract and done or Twitter is trying to shoot themselves in the foot by not honoring a contract. No matter what is going on, that sound way too fishy.

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Posted in: Inflation is rising faster than wages in many countries due to increases in the cost of raw materials and energy supplies. How can governments correct this imbalance? See in context

Change the way minimum salary is set. It should not only be set by hour but also by day, by week, by month and by year and the time expected on site not just working as it should reflect the ability of the worker to actually get another job. It should also take in account experience and diploma.

On top of that set an optimum salary which take in account cost of life (aka not needed any governement help and being an economically active part of the community) and can be more easily moved.

In normal time, the 2 should be the same. In bad time, the optimum should be raised. In good time the optimum one should be lowered. Then have some work tax linked on the optimum one. If employee pay under optimum salary, the difference end up in government pocket to pay welfare (including for the underpaid employee). If over : tax break potentially with money back depending of the situation.

That should encourage companies to always pay at least slightly higher salary to kept the tax break and have better planing on cost.

Also, fix the fake independent worker issue, when at it.

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Posted in: Up to 6,100 in Tokyo predicted to die in worst-case quake scenario See in context

But thanks in part to subsidies for demolishing old housing units or replacing them with new ones, the acreage of such areas has shrunk over the years to about 8,600 hectares in 2020.

The panel of experts indicated that if further measures are taken, the number of deaths from collapsed buildings and fires could be reduced to around 800.

So the objective is just to justify the all concrete policy and kicking away of poorer family. I guess they will start counting people dying because of falling tree when they will need more space for their concrete jungle.

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Posted in: New ‘Doctor Who’ star is ‘Sex Education’ actor Ncuti Gatwa See in context


Now what's next, a transgender James Bond ?

You know it is already the case, right ?

Irene Adler ? Moriarty the Patriot ? Rings a bell ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,979 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,182 See in context

@itsonlyrocknroll I hope you will be well soon. You did your best but unluckily caught it. Try to not overworry yourself, you did your best to protect people around. Now, nothing can be done just focus on recovering.

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Posted in: What happens in divorce when digital bullying is in play? See in context

Does anybody know what is going on and can put a brief explanation, because the article has no context at all. So if the author wanted to remind people be at one end or the other of a online behavior is a problem, being informed of what is the behavior seems kind of useful.

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Posted in: Pregnant workers in Japan's controversial intern program face abuse See in context


Did you read the article?

I guess not!

From the article!

Instead, the 25-year-old Filipina says bosses pushed her and her partner for an abortion despite terminations being both taboo and a crime in her deeply Catholic homeland.

If she wasn't RC then why mention the above.?

I guess better than you. Even thouht you quoted it you fail to notice there is nothing in what you quote refeering about her how belief. She could be an atheist but still not want aborption because whatever including the fact it is actually a crime in her homeland where she will be returning at some point. She also could be a catholic but that gave you 0 information about from which church. She can also be of any other belief.

Whatever are her belief or not, you have no right to decide if she is a good enough follower or not. It is in between her and her god or whatever she see fit.

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Posted in: Pregnant workers in Japan's controversial intern program face abuse See in context

@ Antiquesaving

I spent years as a single father no company cared and it isn't their job to care

Do you really considere not being pushed to abortion or quitting to be cared for ?

It is illegal.

If they are so worried about "sin" and the church, then perhaps they should have started with the basic RC rule of no sex outside of marriage.

You have no idea of what are her religious belief nor her marital state under her religious belief so ...

sex isn't a good choice until you can handle a child

Who said she could not handle a child ? She has a job, she was not alone, ... The problem was the employer which refused to respect the law.

waahing about parental leave

That is just full of non sense. Companies willing to can easily deal with this issue. As any type of leave, expected or not. They just do not want. Finding short term replacement : easy peasy, that is call : temporary worker you got them from temp agency or as direct hire. If the company prefer to just push the job on someone else it is because they are stingy. Nothing more.

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Posted in: Macron keeps an open line to Putin as war in Ukraine rages See in context

deprive them from their right to use own native language in schools,news,radio etc

So now it is a right to use your own native language in schools, news, radio, etc ... in a country where it is not a language.

Lets go demonstrate in front of diet, call the media, call the international court, ... Japan is depriving us of our right by daring to use their country language in school, media, radio, etc, ... think nobody in the world or at least I though before reading that.

Also could we have links to the numerous evacuation advice&co sent by Russia to their national under treat by regime and report of the exodus of Russian people leaving by the hundred of thousand to protect their family/themselves over the past 8 years ; you know like what happen everywhere in the world when a government think their national are at risk and people with other nationality think they are at risk in their current residence place.

There is limit to propaganda.

Just look at Russia demands and actions.

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Posted in: Which fashion look for women or men do you think will never go out of style? See in context

Expect for birthday suits, none. Fashion evolve all the time. We will not dress like 500 years ago so no reason 500 years later they will dress like us.


Talking about that ?


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Posted in: Tokyo Metro Co has removed all trash cans from its station premises and other rail operators are moving to do the same for security reasons. What do you think of this trend? See in context

Not enough people buying plastic bag at the cashier ? So have to motivate them : you pay 5 yens for a plastic bag where you can safely put your trash them carry it and look like considerate or you put your trash in your pocket/bag and look like a dirty one.

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Posted in: After coming to terms with my result, I don't understand my role in the sport anymore. See in context


She finished 4th. It is better than like 3800000 person or something like that. Even just in the sport there must be 1000 of people with a worse finish.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,051 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 22,045 See in context

@Mr Kipling

@residents of Tokyo wanting to be tested

From the same site given by Mr Kipling, thank you, you can find a google map with the free test sites if you are not at ease with adress in Japanese



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Posted in: Tokyo reports 641 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,475 See in context


There is no redefinition of vaccine. That was always like that and, potentially, will always be as they will be people with some specific which will have the illness even thought they are vaccinated as long as the virus is still active. Will science evolve in a way these people can be accurately identified and solution be found to offer them an alternative vaccine which will be efficient for them, we do not know yet. So yes, vaccine are not 100% efficient and most of people are not twisting their panty over it because they already know it.


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Posted in: Macron sparks backlash after saying he wants to 'piss off' unvaccinated See in context

How cute !!!

Now we have people which were pretty blunt about not carrying about anybody else than themselves, trying to play the card the poor people from poorer countries deprived from vaccine by mostly white people.

Wonder what will be the next jump.

If it is a problem, one should not forget WHO authorized 10 different vaccines, I think now only 3 of those are used for booster shot in richer and mostly white people nations, or something like that.

Considering Macron sentence, the wording is not president like. He has the right to think it but should not say it this way. Thought considering he got the reputation to use out of date word, wonder if it was actually words used by journalists to make him confirm what he was saying in a way more outdated and he confirmed it bluntly. Just wondering.

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Posted in: Inflation a worry for most economies, but not Japan See in context

I do not get the obsession of the government for inflation out of nothing.

People have no money to spend on inflation. Sometimes, you can see references about Japanese large savings but these people same to forgot this money is already channeled (buying a house, renovating it, children study, grandchildren support, retirement, and so on). Inflation just mean more money will need to be saved for the one who can afford it and more stress for the one which can not. There was consecutive years of inflation thought low. Taxes increased too. Salary did not increase. People have to compensate inflation in their way of life so less short term spending.

Does the government not know that ?

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Posted in: Arson suspected after 24 confirmed dead in Osaka clinic fire See in context

More information coming in :


5 confirmed dead

fire likely to have ignited by the entrance so people within the clinic were unable to leave

all the people found unconscious were on the 4th floor

My condolences and wish for recovery to all the affected.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 20 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 183 See in context


Seems that if she was not in close contact with patients, she was working in an accommodation facility for COVID-19 with 3 patients having Omicron. So I guess one can imagine one of her coworkers was asymptomatic or there was some unexpected transmission route (toilet perhaps). They are trying to look for it. Hopefully a symptomatic patient showed soon enough for them to grasp and cut every possible transmission route and the lady will soon be back healthy.


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Posted in: Miss Universe 2021 Japan entry slammed for wearing 'dead person’s kimono' See in context

@Iron Lad

It is perfectly fine to not like the costume. The issue is disregarding the stylist work put into it.

I like it. It speak Japan at first glance and with emphazing a lot of Japan aspects including being at some level humble/natural and at some other extravagant or something like that. Japan is multiform and I find the costume reflect it. For me the designer did a good job.

For people interested, other costumes this year :


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Posted in: Miss Universe 2021 Japan entry slammed for wearing 'dead person’s kimono' See in context


I think you misunderstood who is ranting here. I will not lie about the fact I am frankly displeased by the total lack of respect some people show to the designer moreover now that some seems to find it so important to go for anything jews related. (This kind of statement from some people are very disappointing to say the less).

Nobody is negating it is kimono inspired. I clearly pointed out the shelves. But it is not just kimono inspired it is also harajuku inspired. Fashion in Japan is a big mix up of inspiration from around the world. They incorporated also western clothing rules. Look at official photo of official people, at people going to office job, students going to school, people going to marriage, ...

You kept going about kimono but fail to prove the torso/back part is made to fit kimono standard. The cutting, the piece shape, the shoulder and higher part of arm, the shape of the line, the fitting ... all point in the direction it is not kimono. Do you really believe a stylist will not have been able to make a more kimono like torso/back part if they wanted too. For me it look more inspired of magical girl costume which actually bring us to school uniform then western folding. But I have doubt, the stylist went that far.

After, it would be funny if we end up being told the video was show in reverse.

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Posted in: Miss Universe 2021 Japan entry slammed for wearing 'dead person’s kimono' See in context


The designer said it is kimono inspired and you consider it is a kimono. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

It is inspired so it is not. They have battleship inspired anime with girls fighting. They are not boat, they are girls.

Why is there so many people bringing judaïsm in ?

Considering how far the dress is from a burial kimono, I am pretty sure lot of people are currently wearing or owning Tachrichim like clothes.

You know Japanese are able to wear wrap dress the right way, pretty sure in Harajuku too. They can also wear non wraped or folding cloths with line going from right to left.

And since some people seems to have trouble reading between lines, along with all others explanations, an obvious other one is that the stylist is smart enough to know that no matter which way the line go, it will be smashed in Japan because dead, because man, because dead again, ... ; the best bet was to choose to make it so that it will goes smoothly around the most people (including Japanese and the like not looking to be offended) because it is a competition and he want the Japanese lady to win or something like that.

But yes the only explanation is freaking foreigner (moreover Jews since it seems to be a thing here now) and freaking half are stupid/unrespectful/unprofessional/incompetent/... or whatever bad word you can throw at them.

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Posted in: Miss Universe 2021 Japan entry slammed for wearing 'dead person’s kimono' See in context


It is not a kimono. It is a dress. So it follows dress rules. If she went on the stage with a male dress all comments will be about her wearing a male dress. Do you really think the hatter will like it ? And just average Japanese fashionisita when they will be seen as messing it up ?

As far as I know : there is not folding on one side or another. It is 2 clothes cut sewed together. There are buttons on the back.

And frankly the resemblance of the torso/back part with kimono is very loose. The kimono referral is in the shelves.

And some need to learn more about Japanese culture.

The ones considering this kind of dress as an option for the dead ?

Or the one interested in where the folding come from ?


What if actually the stylist, outside of my interpretation of his piece, actually took it for a kimono and decided to incorporate Japan history in it and/or their mythology ?

I do not think it is far more fetched than a stylist wanting to make a kimono looking torso/back which did not look like one and without doing researching about it, which will bring in any other website about how you have to fold it.

Waiting to have to poor sir and lady have to apologize because nyanyanya Japan fabulous, ancestral culture, foreigner stupid, ...

It is a creation and frankly not a bad one moreover compared to some others. Should we except every other countries to start going about it : but the feathers ..., but the red ..., but ...

Talking about color ? Why is this no mention of the choice of sakura white glittering pink ?

Look to me like the stylist did his best to match as much of Japan as he could in an international beauty pageant format.

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Posted in: Miss Universe 2021 Japan entry slammed for wearing 'dead person’s kimono' See in context

I do not understand the big fuss about kimono. She is wearing a dress, not a kimono, does not even look like a wrap dress as it seems there are button on the back and I do not see anything looking like a folding part ; the button also kind of look more like it was sew to the top.

Would have people preferred her to wear a man dress, because it will exactly be all the meaning the result if the folding looking part was made the other way ? I do not think the hatter will have been anymore happy.

For the tattoo, I do not think they had lot of option. The chest part is just too wide. It had to be cut one way or another. The usual would be necklace but it have to be something about Japan. So the quickest pick will have been sakura. That is even more pink. Black was the easiest bet a it is featured on the top so will allow to pursue the dynamic of the upper part. Black sakura on the neck as representation of Japan on an international stage ? I have doubt. The tattoo doesn't seems like such a bad choice thought it look like better in the official photo. It remind calligraphy and use kanji. And manage to do what it is used for : cut the full chest area.

Some people need to understand a bit more about fashion.

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Posted in: Furious France scraps UK migrant talks after 'unacceptable' letter See in context

Find some article about the situation :


And the letter :


And what is actually readmission agreement :


So most of Bojo new ideas are already in place and in the process of being improved (at least before he just decided to show the world he does not understand a thing about diplomacy nor he know what he is talking about).

I do not really see the point of having more cops moreover not speaking the same language not following the same rules not having the same training and so on. Seems far more easier to catch people already at sea and solve the issue of : is it actually illegal in France to board a boat ?

He does not seems to understand what is a readmission agreement. How that will solve the issue of non-EU people landing in the UK ? Bojo should negociate these with the countries these people are from.

Difficult to not understand why he was asked to get serious. The form and the content is ridiculous.

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Posted in: Crazy new Pokemon chair makes no secret of your pure love for Poison-Type Gengar See in context


Can I have the Kabigon one for christmas, if I call you daddy ?


or the Metamon one, I am not a difficult child :D


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Posted in: If you do not live in Japan, once the country reopens its international borders without restrictions, would you like to visit? See in context

@Japan Today

Could you make an option so that people can see results ? I could be interesting for people to know it even if they are not among people voting.

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Posted in: Tens of thousands protest Belgium's tighter COVID-19 rules See in context

I think lot of people have a big misunderstanding about what vaccinated and wanting to be vaccinated people believe, their reason to do so and their perception of vaccine effect and/or they conveniently choose to ignore everybody stating otherwise of the imaginary scenarii.

A perfect example is this one :

Ask them, why they got vaccinated?

You will always get the same answer:

Because I don't want to get sick and because I want to get back to my normal life.

No, that is not. There is a wide range a reasons people choose to be vaccinated, these are some andor part of some, like the last one where the step : " by having everybody vaccinated (minus the tiny amount of people whose health do not allow it), we will make the virus manageable then" is conveniently cut.

Some people seems to conveniently forgot that among non-vaccinated, the no mask, no social distancing, no sterilizing, no whatever could prove useful in containing the virus is also existing. That is not a thing which just poped out from vaccinated. (I have no idea of the current distribution and pattern depending of the vaccinated variable)

The "me me me me then me and again me and a bit more me" crowd is getting tiring. Get your head out of yourself for a change, world is bigger than you.

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