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Posted in: Court commutes Peruvian’s death sentence to life See in context

Executions in Japan are by hanging

That would be perfectly fit for the terrible crimes he committed.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to introduce flexible working hours for teachers See in context

claiming school staff often cannot take a long summer break as they need to participate in training or oversee students in extracurricular activities.

And that, is the big elephant in the room. Well at least some people noticed but most decided to ignore it. Instead of having the math teacher who doesn't know anything about volleyball take care of the volleyball bukatsu, have a proper volleyball coach. And a basketball coach, baseball, soccer, etc. Have the teachers focus on what their jobs really are, teaching.

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Posted in: Long hours of gaming adversely affect daily activities: survey See in context

I saw one poor soul playing games in two phone simultaneously the other day. 

Ha! That poor fella is not that dedicated, tho. Two nights ago a guy passed walking by with a tablet and two phones. I took a glimpse at what he was doing and in all three devices he was capturing Pokemon's. I'm guessing he was in his 40's or early 50's.

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Posted in: Harajuku Station will be demolished after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics See in context

About time they rebuild this place. Love going to Harajuku and Yoyogi park. But I'd rather walk to both places all the way from Shibuya station than going through that hell of Harajuku station.

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Posted in: Boy in Japan uses his high voice to impersonate a schoolgirl in prostitution scam See in context

Funny. These perverts (the men) deserve everything they get!

Funny? A guy who's chilling at a park gets randomly assaulted and that's funny? And the "pervert" as you put it, is a 20 years old looking for sex, who's just a year away (months?) from being a minor in Japan. If looking for sex makes you a perv, everyone in this planet is a perv.

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Posted in: 'Frozen 2' cafe coming to Japanese cities with awesome character-inspired menu See in context

I need to leave Japan before that song comes here again.

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Posted in: What changes would you like to see in Japan's English education system? See in context

Cancel the whole program all together coz no matter how much they improve it, Japanese will never speak the language. That unless they see it as something that's essential or at least useful. Why is everything on TV dubbed into Japanese? The only chance most people would get to be exposed to English but that chance is wasted with reeeaaaally weird dubbed voices. Why? The amount of series and/or movies you could watch in English with closed captions (in English) it's very limited in Amazon and Hulu. That's another chance to be exposed to the language. Those are things that could be changed so people have more access to English. The education system? Ha! What a joke.

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Posted in: Post-meal waste at Japanese sushi restaurant sparks controversy online See in context

People and their weird diets. Like ordering a burger without the bun coz "I'm on a carbs diet" but then they have a massive piece of meat patty, cheese, BBQ and everything else but no bread coz "they're on a diet". Oh and "I want a Diet Coke with that". Weirdos.

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Posted in: For theaters, rise of streaming is 'threat' they've seen before See in context

Blockbuster and Tsutaya didn't pose any threat to the cinema. Neither will Netflix or other steaming services. The two (at home or the theater) are two totally different experiences.

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Posted in: Gov't survey shows most convenience store owners overworked See in context

And yet, they keep opening new conbinis right next to each other. Just three days ago another brand new Seven-11 opened its doors in my city just seven minutes walk (at a slow pace) from the other Seven-11. And within that radius, both Lawson and News Daily being five minutes walk and the Daily Yamazaki just two minutes walk. I wonder how long will this new 7-11 management will wait till they start whining that they can't get enough employees, can't keep up running the business for 24 hours a day.

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Posted in: Yokohama legal firm refuses to return passport to Filipino woman See in context

This is the immigration office that's holding her passport.

http://advanceconsul.com/index.html

Would you like these kind of people to legally represent you for visa and immigration problems?

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite Japanese snacks currently on the market? See in context

Seven Eleven's baumkuchen!!!! OMG, that thing tastes like Sara Lee's butter pound cake back in the States. Can't

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Posted in: Japanese tours to disputed islets under Russian control begin See in context

They better make sure not to let any right-wingers (with Japanese imperial flags) on that tour coz those few bad apples will set things backwards once again.

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Posted in: Japanese tours to disputed islets under Russian control begin See in context

Don't forget to pack your Japanese passport when visiting the Southern Kurils; you are traveling to Russia.

I swear you're the biggest Japan hater I've seen in this website. Here's an article about rebuilding bridges and here's your trying to make it a political thing again.

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Posted in: Police say body may be hiker who fell on Mt Fuji while live-streaming See in context

The mountain was closed but are people allowed to climb mt Fuji a different way? Or does closed mean forbidden to climb entirely?

The official climbing season ends the first week of September. But the mountain doesn't close. On the Subashiri side, only two huts are open until October 16th. After that if you wanna climb, like someone said above, you need to know what you're doing. And have the proper gear (crampons, proper warm layers and gloves, etc.). The mountain itself is always open. You could even snowboard into the crater at the summit and again, if you know what you're doing.

People need to understand that Fuji is not a picnic walk. It could be extremely dangerous even during the peak season. Two people died last year during summer (I unsuccessfully tried CPR on one of them) and two this year.

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Posted in: LDP exec apologizes for calling typhoon damage 'so-so' See in context

The damage was indeed so so compared to what was predicted for the size and power of that beast of typhoon.

Why would a comment like that be so offensive to anyone???

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Posted in: NBA, 'South Park' episodes spotlight Hollywood's China dilemma See in context

You are what you eat. If you are fed stupidity, you are stupid.

Totally agreeable. If you're fed (stupid) Chinese government propaganda, well... You are what you eat, right?

Last night's episode was even funnier. Not just coz Randy said "#$@& the Chinese government" but the part where the neighbor was trying to vaccinate Cartman was hilarious.

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Posted in: 'South Park' creators issue mock apology over China censorship See in context

I know this should be "banned in China", but with "band in China", I don't get the joke. Can someone explain this?

Kind of the same as their latest PS4/Xbox game, "The Fractured But Whole". They knew they wouldn't be allowed to use the intended name so they used this one. Which kind of sound more poetic and if you've played the game, it sounds just right.

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Posted in: Kansai Electric chairman resigns over gift scandal; president to follow after 3rd party report See in context

And are they in jail right now? No? I mean, they admitted they never reported all that money/gifts so we already know they're guilty so... Oh right, they're Japanese and I'm Japan everyone gets treated equally under the book of the law...

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Posted in: 'South Park' creators issue mock apology over China censorship See in context

South Park is the best!

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Posted in: Japan’s first alcohol-free and tobacco-free yakiniku restaurant a hit in Osaka See in context

What was it that politicians and business owners opposed to the indoor smoking ban were saying, that restaurants would go to bankrupt if smoking was banned? Yeah... I mean, look at how bad this yakiniku (that doesn't even serve beer) is doing.

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Posted in: Users tell us they don't want their children to see tattoos. We don't want Japanese customers to leave us. See in context

That said there are establishments in Japan that allow these things, so it just takes research to find those.

There are places but I doubt they're easy to research if you come here as a tourist.

A better solution, tho, would be for the organizers of these sports events to make a list of these establishments that allow tattoos. Or for the people in charge of specific groups, teams, to find a place that allows for it and let the establishment know beforehand. Just so we don't have the situation we had some years ago, where the government (or private organization, can't remember) brought this Maori woman for a conference. Then took her to a local onsen where tattoos are not allowed and made a huge scandal coz how dare they be so un-pc to discriminate against her cultural face tattoos?

The whole thing could have had a totally different outcome if organizers have had done their job properly.

"Tramp stamps" man... Sexiest thing I can think of in a women (or at least top 5) Love them! And why are some people so sensitive???

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Posted in: Schoolteacher bullied by colleagues; curry rubbed against eyes See in context

The board said it removed the four -- all involved in the school's bully prevention program 

The irony. And somehow it doesn't surprise me as much. About 8 years ago I worked at this school where the one teacher in charge of the "zero bulling" campaign, the one teacher a student dedicated her speech contest to say how much she (this teacher) inspired her (student). This teacher would come back to the teachers' room and bully the heck of anyone else younger than her or foreigner (me) on a daily basis.

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Posted in: Users tell us they don't want their children to see tattoos. We don't want Japanese customers to leave us. See in context

Invite the entire world, two years in a row to your house but they're not allowed to use any of the facilities. And I don't want you to let be seen by my kids.

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Posted in: Tokyo ready to share info on N Korean missile with Seoul See in context

Hahaha! I wonder what incredible story those Korea nationalistic posters will come up with now that it's Korea asking Japan.

Joke aside, we all lose if we try to stand alone against the North and China. I've always believed and still do, that Japan and S. Korea should put their BS to the side and start acting like true allies. They're both free countries (to an extended), unlike N. Korea and Winnie the Pooh's nation.

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Posted in: Anti-NHK party head referred to prosecutors for making threat See in context

First they want to commit genocide, now they threaten other politicians. These clowns definitely sound worse than NHK collectors, ironically the one thing they wanted to stand against.

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Posted in: Japan comedy duo apologize after reportedly saying Naomi Osaka 'needs bleach' See in context

Reason why South Park is my favorite show ever. They couldn't care less about people's sensitivity.

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Posted in: Facebook buys startup working on mind control of machines See in context

One step closer to Black Mirrors.

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Posted in: 8 side jobs for foreigners to make extra money in Japan See in context

Can you also become a travel guide, or do you still need a license for that?

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Posted in: Private women's university in Miyagi to accept transgender students See in context

So are they accepting transgenders or born males who identify themselves as women (no surgery)?

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