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Posted in: Japanese women fall prey to host clubs See in context

These things doesn't exist in Western Countries

I should go back home

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Posted in: Aichi police accused of denying sick man treatment, leading to his death See in context

Now that we confirmed the guy was Japanese, it's all good then yeah?

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Posted in: Aichi police accused of denying sick man treatment, leading to his death See in context

@David Brent

I agree and that's a universal thing i believe. Not just in Japan.

David BrentToday  05:20 pm JST

I have very few fears surrounding living in Japan.

My biggest fear, though, is getting mixed up with the Japanese police or being accused of something I didn't do.

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Posted in: Common-law couple plead not guilty over death of 2-year-old girl See in context

I don't know what to say

Life is really unfair

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Posted in: Fans flock to remember 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in New York See in context

Lol

Someone obviously didn't watch Friends

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Posted in: Man sentenced to life for killing 9-year-old girl in 2004 loses appeal See in context

I don't understand this

Why would they even waste their time honoring the appeal?

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Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system? See in context

Honest question

Why do they need to adopt the metric system?

I just realised i kind of use both in my daily llife depending on what i am talking about or what i am measuring

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Posted in: Australian lawmakers to urge release of Julian Assange during U.S. visit See in context

Is this also the fault of the Japanese Government? Seems like something a Japanese would do

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Posted in: All 14 Toyota factories in Japan halt operations due to massive glitch See in context

Wow

All the best minds in Japan are here

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Posted in: Portrayals of duality: 'Hafu' in the media and popular culture See in context

@Jimizo

I mean, not telling people randomly but if it’s brought up or you’re talking about backgrounds how would Europeans usually say for example if their dad is Danish and their mom’s German?

I can imagine this is not an uncommon case

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Posted in: Portrayals of duality: 'Hafu' in the media and popular culture See in context

@wallace

So it’s mainly a race thing then?

It’s probably why you almost don’t hear anyone refer to people with one Japanese parent and one, let’s say, Chinese or Korean parent as “half” as they are all asians

This is interesting for me a i never thought saying “half” would have a different meaning other than simply your parents are from two different backgrounds

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Posted in: Portrayals of duality: 'Hafu' in the media and popular culture See in context

wallaceToday  08:38 pm JST

The term hafu/half is not used outside of Japan.

I see, so if I was in England for example and I tell someone that I am half Welsh and half English

That would be strange?

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Posted in: Portrayals of duality: 'Hafu' in the media and popular culture See in context

Is it better to say someone is "part x and part y" as supposed to describing someone as half?

I think the using term half is not a big deal outside Japan

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Posted in: Portrayals of duality: 'Hafu' in the media and popular culture See in context

I've noticed that it's usually only a thing if the other "half" is caucasian (and maybe black?)

I don't often hear people talk about it if the other "half" is Chinese, Korean, South East Asian

Is it because the latter doesn't appear to have a significant difference from a full blooded Japanese?

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Posted in: 10 students injured after soccer team bus overturns in southwest Japan See in context

Driver mistakenly took the wrong way and ended up in a very narrow road that cause the bus to fall

Despite claiming that he reviewed the route before the trip

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Posted in: Tokyo’s most famous video rental shop is shutting down See in context

> sakurasukiToday  07:13 am JST

Most of customers now prefer streaming through their electronic device, Blockbuster already close their stores. Why Japan's Tsutaya think that just won't happen to them soon or later.

Who said they didn't think it won't happen to them?

Tsutaya has been doing lots of many other businesses for a long time now and just kept the "rental" business as, believe it or not, there is still a (small) market for it

I watch mostly through streaming sites now but nothing beats the excitement of going to a rental shop and making a commitment in chosing what to get

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Posted in: Decaying bodies of two elderly people found in Nagoya house See in context

krustytheclownToday  07:07 pm JST

Most “neighbours” don’t care if you live or die so this is hardly surprising.

@krustytheclown - I agree with you mate

Not sure why your comment is getting down voted

I don't see any offense in this and i don't think the statement is malicious

It doesn't necessarily mean the "neighbors" are bad people..

Who wants to be involved in the "aftermath" of initiating a report?

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Posted in: Thousands died in the Philippines' 'war on drugs.' An international probe will now go ahead See in context

Duterte is the President everyone needs

Stop all the non-sense buIIshit and just cut to the chase kind of guy

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Posted in: Man gets 10 years for fatally scalding 3-year-old boy with hot water See in context

For a young man like him 10 years maybe is enough to ruin his life

But I still think 10 years is way too lenient

We want something that would really make future offenders think twice before doing anything horrible

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Posted in: Dead Sri Lankan detainee's family calls for officials to be indicted See in context

I am against all injustice like all of you here and i hope you don't take this the wrong way and in no way this justifies what happened but let's not forget that She was free to leave anytime, in fact, She was already being deported to begin with

It was a voluntary choice that She stayed to fight the decision.

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Posted in: Dead Sri Lankan detainee's family calls for officials to be indicted See in context

I understand She was free to leave Japan anytime but chose to challenge the system and because she was already past the visa validity, she needed to stay in the premises of the authorities

But ending up dead was not supposed to happen

RIP

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Posted in: Japan's top court says gov't restrictions on transgender employee's use of restrooms illegal See in context

Birth Certificates and Toilets etc. should just use these descriptions

Born with Penis / Born with Vagina

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Posted in: Woman, boyfriend arrested after leaving her 1-year-old son in car while they played pachinko See in context

@therougou

Let the pachinko parlor pay. Hold them responsible if they don't have a security guard checking every 30 minutes.

Not a bad idea actually

At the very least make these kinds of businesses responsible for preventing stupid people doing stupid things

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Posted in: Woman, boyfriend arrested after leaving her 1-year-old son in car while they played pachinko See in context

Some big Pachinko parlours with massive parking spaces are checked by patrol cars as part of their routine

They should make this a standard on places frequented by deliquent people and impose heavier punishments and penalties to minimise the number of offenders

Waste of taxpayers money but unfortunately these kind sof people have no hope

If we want to save their poor children it will be at the expense of the country sad to say

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Posted in: U.S. guitar maker Fender opens flagship store in Tokyo See in context

I don't understand where some of the comments are coming from

Fender has been widely available in Japan for a long time now

Acquiring them is not a big deal

Opening a "Flagship Store" doesn't necessarily mean the product wasn't accesible before

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Posted in: Truck driver complained of illness before fatal bus crash in Hokkaido See in context

@yokohamarides - you heard it right mate

one main reason why this is happening is the changes they made in acquiring the large truck drivers' licence

in the old days you can jump straight from a regular licence to large truck license

but nowadays you need to have at least 3 years of tenure (and i think you have to be at least 21 years old) before you can try for the large truck licence

with that, we don't see any young people coming out of high school aiming for this kind of job anymore

also, in the old days (before 2007), people with regular drivers's licence can drive up to (gross weight) 8-ton vehicles just by achieving a certain amount of tenure.

hence, this profession become a less popular option

that's why post retirement aged drivers are still in demand

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Posted in: Yen weakening may prove debilitating blow to Japan See in context

Exporters are enjoying the weakening of Yen

As well as business that cater mainly to tourists

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Posted in: 13-year-old boy drowns while trying to save sister in river See in context

This is so tragic

RIP

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Posted in: 'Holy Land' Hibiya Park music hall to be rebuilt bigger, better See in context

Spot on Yubaru

You beat me to it

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