And funny enough, I always thought James and the Giant Peach was much more disturbing lol!
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Then I guess we need to sanitize Romeo and Juliet and most works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as well. Totally inappropriate in the lens of today!
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I’m my experience, unless you’re wealthy enough, most people don’t care and will book the cheapest ticket without caring which airport.
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Most caregiver late middle age children are not parasites. A lot of them quit their jobs to take care of their parents full time. But what this guy did was low.
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Rakuten Mobile sim is great. Never had coverage problems even in the countrysides and mountains. Problem is Japanese will never change carriers or numbers. I know Japanese people I met 18 years ago as a student and they still use the exact same number and carrier today.
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Yeah tobacco kills. So does alcohol in excess too. It’s a slippery slope once a country starts banning something that is, come on, not illicit drugs, it’s a slippery slope. They’d be much better off taxing cigarettes through the roof so that only the wealthy can afford it everyday and the working class can afford a pack a month.
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Idiots. Anyone ever buy gold in Ueno? Those shops are all yakuza owned or backed.
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For the love of Christmas, why won’t Starbucks release gingerbread and peppermint mint lattes? I’ve been here 18 years and still don’t understand. Japanese seem to buy anything, even terrible, if shoved in their face.
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A Japanese woman did disappear in France and was murdered in 2016. French authorities found her killer. Just not her body. Not sure what you’re talking about.
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As far as mothers go on here, she seems like one of the better ones. The boy’s alive. Anyone on here see that old 2004 Kore-Eda film Nobody Knows?
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Really sad because Japan can’t even get western junk food correct. And pizza in Japan isn’t expensive because of the ingredients. It’s expensive because the Japanese are willing to pay exorbitant costs for garbage. That’s why they don’t sell pizza by the slice. Best breakfast I ever had was at a McDonald’s in Indonesia. It was this chicken and rice pottage. I don’t even think it was junk food.
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Years ago a MTF trans friend of mine had the balls (pun intended) to go into a male hot spring because she didn’t want to cause trouble. She was asked to leave and use the female onsen instead. When she explained that she was anatomically male below the manager looked confused and told her to just cover with a towel and use the woman’s hot spring because she was making the men uncomfortable. True story.
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Takarazuka is on the same level as Johnny’s. It’s actually a much stranger organization wrapped up as a “national treasure” and highbrow entertainment. Did anyone not know this??
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So what? American presidents and members of congress and the senate are paid much more.
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It’s not an exact science. But the Japanese courts recently determined the American guy who murdered his wife in front of a Tokyo court house a few years ago not culpable because a psychiatric evaluation deemed him him to have schizophrenia and hearing voices therefore not responsible for his actions at the time of murder. Just saying.
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I’m not surprised. Most obstetricians in Japan are old men who don’t have a lot of sympathy. With my two kids, each time, when my wife went the first time to check if she was really pregnant the first question they asked was if she wanted an abortion.
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51 and single coming to Japan looking for love is better than all the 75yo western grandpas with 19yo child brides in the Philippines.
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There was a friend of my family growing up. Former major leaguer. He blew out his arm in his third game in the majors and could never pitch again. The guy had no marketable skills other than baseball. He kept on good terms with team owners, went back to school, got an MBA and has had a very successful career working in the owners office of one of the east coast MLB teams. This guy had a lot of options to work with baseball after his playing days were over. Sad.
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That’s not postpartum. Postpartum doesn’t kick in seconds after birth. It’s a pathetic excuse. The woman wasn’t alone and, seemingly, had a mom for support.
Anyone on hear a parent? We all think at times we’re failing our kids or that we’re not good enough. No confidence in raising a child is also a pathetic excuse.
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A peppermint latte would be nice. Oh right Starbucks Japan doesn’t use any traditional holiday flavors for their drinks:(
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I thought it was the long term crippling depression, not short term withdrawal symptoms, that drive most recovering coke addicts to use again?
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Japan is an extreme case of a matriarchal society? If that were the case, Ms. Gonoi probably wouldn’t have much to complain about.
I think the original poster meant patriarchal society.
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I’m sure there are a lot of divorced guys who give this kind of thing a passing thought in bitterness but thinking and doing are two completely different things.
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Do any of the folks on here posting negative comments about men in women’s bathrooms even personally know any transgender people? If they did, I don’t think they would say such horrible things.
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I have a feeling Japanese politicians don’t want to legalize same sex marriage not because they are anti-gay per say but rather they don’t want to deal with the hurdles of changing a myriad of other laws like child adoption for same sex couples.
I have no idea what the problem with separate surnames is though. They allow it for Japanese - non Japanese couples and with marriages of two foreigners they also allow it if your relative country of origin allows it.
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Humanity really is not that smart in general but Americans take gullible to a whole new level! (I’m a self deprecating American so it’s ok, no need to take down my post JT for insulting others!)
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Well if it it takes them another 18 years for their next album, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mick was still on stage at 98!
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I know a few people personally who would fit the definition of this kind of “successful”. The good ones are the ones who openly acknowledge they’re sociopaths. The others just have narcissistic personality disorder. This list of traits, anyone can do. Empathy though, that’s a hard one to fake. Sociopaths have empathy, they just don’t care unless it serves a purpose.
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