I am in shock. Maisa has always been a little quiet, shy at times, but wow. I met her back in 2012 during the shooting of their first music video, Toumei and the second, Laundry. We kept in touch till 2014, and as they got more and more famous, I was always so happy to see their dream coming true.
Having lost other people to suicide in my life, all I can say is:
SUICIDE is a PERMANENT solution for a TEMPORARY problem. It is not worth it.
You not only end your own life, but the lives of the ones who love you too.
Ask for help, there's nothing wrong with seeing a psychologist or taking meds.
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This morning I was listening to BBC, when surprisingly they reported that even G.W. Bush criticised the way Dumpy is doing things. Even George W. Bush. This Trump guy is a mistake and we are going to pay the biggest price of our lives for it.
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So, making "America great again" means top tech military and third world health care? With Trump in power we have 2 ways for America: Or Trump is kicked of before he completes his 1st year and we manage to catch up to where we were when Obama left or Trump manages to put America on the top list of the "Greatest fallen empires".
**A dumb man without power is danger to his own life. A dumb man with power is a danger to the humanity.
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If money were no object for me I would leave Japan. Got a big house, a huge land and a monstruous mortgage to pay for the next 30 years.
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Now we are going to hire Trump supporters to do all the hard work these illegals have been doing.
Somebody please Dump Trump before he destroys the rest of the "Great America" we still have.
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Trump is the one breaking the rules, going against the constitution. George W. Bush looks like an angel if compared to the MAD KING. Definitely, not my president.
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It's unfair to say that Japan is at the level of developing countries
I've been to a few 3rd world countries and many of them had serious smoking ban. No smoking allowed inside restaurants.
I bet a bottle of Mountain Dew that these "rules" will be lifted right after the Olympics are gone.
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Wait! This means that the 2 weeks of pay cut I got from my former dispatch company and the phone calls threatening to fire me if I din't return to work immediately where actually illegal? Did the laws change since 2008? I got 50% pay cut that time and had a hard time paying my bills.
Does anybody know where we can complain about this sort of thing?
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Jim, I'm sorry you couldn't get your little guy a ps4. As a dad, I understand that the greatest joy in life is seeing your >little one squeal with joy when dad gets him something new. I feel for you.
It breaks my heart going home, look at my family and think I can't provide them more than the basics.
When they talk about there being more jobs out there, they might be talking about jobs that might be paying less than >200,000 a month for full time. We don't know. They need to disclose more about what kind of jobs are out there. >People have families to feed. But the Abe regime couldn't care less.
So, the average factory worker will make about 180,000. Some factories have those obligatory 2 hours overtime/day (yes, this is the reality) then people can make 200,000, luckily 230,000.
I really hope that ABE gets his back side kicked of the politics, because the guy is a disaster.
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Of course there are more jobs. Just in my city, half the Brazilian/ Peruvian Japanese have left this country. Hence the numbers up.
A couple of weeks ago, on the way to meet my boss in order to sign a new contract, I was rehearsing in my car how I was going to ask for a pay raise. Guess the results? Jimmy jr will have to wait a little longer for his ps4. Luckily his Super Famicom will last a few more years.
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I'm wondering if this will be the first amusement park in the world to ban tattooed people. What a ridiculous idea.
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I was never a big fan of Starbucks before Japan, but I support their idea of enjoying a coffee in a smoke-free place, even though I find it very overpriced.
It would be nice if they started accepting Nanaco and JCB debit cards.
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I remember reading about this case in 2014 that Yuri had her visa expired and perhaps the reason for the killing was to obtain a Japanese passport. Well, good luck in jail. If she wanted to stay in Japan so badly, now she will, and hopefully for a long time.
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Inflation and consumer spending have been weak, and firms have been reluctant to boost wages...
Spot the problem causing all the trouble in this sentence.
Who here is willing to spend more money while taxes are going up and salaries down?
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Like the Chinese or not, they are the ones travelling to Japan and spending big money with "Made in China" products.
On a business trio to Aomori I stayed in one APA hotel there and felt offended with the amount of porn material in the room and the bad flavour of that prize winning black curry they served me for breakfast."
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Why did he bring his boss with him? Got it, not man enough to face his responsibilities. Charged with reckless driving resulting in injury? He fled the place. Isn't that a crime too?
Lock him up for at least 6 years. But no. He's probably going to get 8 months.
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Cold War II. The good old days in the 80's, being obligated to watch to "The Day After" are back.
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Abe chan, seeing Japan is so rich, could you spare me some coins to help me paying my 40 years house loan and expensive child care?
ABE, it's time for you to go. You and you party of oyaji clowns.
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with a curriculum focused on Japanese traditions and culture
Have you seen the "English textbooks" used in public schools?
And Abe's wife visiting there gives us a hint of his intentions as PM.
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*how to encourage employees to leave their offices so early,
A better salary? So no one has to do overtime till 9 to get a little more.
*how to avoid retailers from getting involved in price wars by offering excessive discounts
Since when that is a problem? What makes people buy like crazy are prices going down like crazy.
what services can be set up to cater to employees who want to enjoy themselves once they finish work at 3 p.m
Going home? Or you are thinking people are happy to leave 3pm to go to those (obligatory) drinking party with coworkers?
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Wow, what a genius! Excellent idea.
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The dark side of the 'Cool Japan' no one outside knows. You should deport people like those ungrateful immigrants that come to your country and want to change religion, the way woman dresses, bringing rules back from the dark ages, that is punishable, but a innocent 16 y old born and raised as a Japanese? His 'blood' is not Japanese, they say.
People here need to learn that Japanese is not a race.
If the boy feels like part of Japanese society and is 100% adapted to the local culture, what are they complaining about? Don't we need people is this country?
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"Wealthy Japanese" Yes, on the way from work there are 6 pachinkos and all I see in the parkings are kei trucks, many mamacharis and some company cars, not a single luxurious vehicle.
Brace yourselves for the new wave of criminals acting for funds to sustain their new addiction: CASINO! Way to go ABE. Now is clear what your 'private meeting' with Torampu kun was all about.
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" Questioned by the police, the unemployed 30 y old man said he was frustrated because didn't have money for casino..."
Now that is the kind of news we are going to get here on JT.
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I think of an oyaji wearing ripped jeans dancing to AKB, shouting banzai. Not cool at all...
Hey Japan, here's the formula to be really COOL and there's no need for idols or catchy phases: Equal rights both men and women, less overtime, younger people in power, promotion based on hard-work and not on how many centuries you've been working in a company. Focus on quality and not on quantity, adaptation to the new rules and less desperation for attention.
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Everyone knows this is all Abe's fault, yet he is still in power. When will this beast resign?
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