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Posted in: Tokyo starts recognizing same-sex relationships See in context

"Full marriage equality for LGBT people is inevitable and coming in the next few years.

Get used to it."

Long overdue

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Posted in: Musk floats paid Twitter verification, makes himself board's sole member See in context

Dave Fair wrote: "There is no debate on the N word, among others, being derogatory or bad, it simply is. Anyone who thinks otherwise is most likely one posting such words for the sole purpose of being derogatory and hateful and why shouldn't there be consequences for such? Try saying such words in your place of employment, you're fired!! Try saying such words at a family dinner gathering, sure you won't be attending another unless your family is the Klan."

That's the beauty of free speech. It allows us to identify who we shouldn't hire or invite for dinner.

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Posted in: Musk floats paid Twitter verification, makes himself board's sole member See in context

dagon wrote: "What will all the free speech champions say when tweets against the murderous Saudi regime are deleted?" What happened to free speech?

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Posted in: Japanese kids develop unconscious gender biases at young age: study See in context

"In the study, researchers from institutions including Kyoto University told the group of children hypothetical stories of adults and children displaying "nice" or "smart" traits." Can anyone find a link to the actual survey? I'm curious about those hypothetical stories.

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Posted in: Japanese kids develop unconscious gender biases at young age: study See in context

"The researcher offered a possible explanation"...that the writer completely ignored Writer: "Parental attitudes did not seem to affect the children's responses about intelligence in the study."...Yusuke Moriguchi, a Kyoto University associate professor who was involved in the research, noted how casually stereotypes could mark children.

Researcher:

"Of-the-cuff remarks by parents and educators may influence children's thoughts"

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Posted in: Japanese kids develop unconscious gender biases at young age: study See in context

From the article: "Parental attitudes did not seem to affect the children's responses about intelligence in the study." Also from the article: ""Of-the-cuff remarks by parents and educators may influence children's thoughts."

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Posted in: Japanese kids develop unconscious gender biases at young age: study See in context

"Better tell the researchers that could be the reason" Well, I'm gonna hazard a guess it isn't from all the peer-reviewed studies they've slogged through by the age of 7

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Posted in: Japanese kids develop unconscious gender biases at young age: study See in context

"Wow" I know, right. Imagine developing an opinion from your immediate experience. Wow!

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Posted in: Japanese kids develop unconscious gender biases at young age: study See in context

"Seems girls are smarter than boys" Perhaps 7 year old boys have heard "shiranai" more often from girls/their mothers than boys/their fathers...

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Posted in: Japanese kids develop unconscious gender biases at young age: study See in context

"Parental attitudes did not seem to affect the children's responses about intelligence in the study." 4- to 6-year-old children are basing their opinions on the lived experiences they have in the home and at school. In other words from their exchanges with parents, teachers, friends and classmates.

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Posted in: The sick, insidious world of cyberbullying: What can be done about it? See in context

Remove the ability for anonymity

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Posted in: Japan September job availability improves for 9th straight month See in context

Chabbawanga wrote: "Sure, but my point was about the inclusion of part time and irregular work in employment statistics." You wrote "Define 'job' then lets discuss whether this is a good thing or not", as I understand it, there are plenty of jobs in highly skilled areas such as in the IT sector for which Japanese companies have turned their sites on foreign nationals to fill positions they can't find suitable people for here. So, again...define your skills and that should better give you a definition of whether or not the job you're qualified is "a good thing or not".

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Posted in: Japan September job availability improves for 9th straight month See in context

dagon wrote: "The problem right there is referring to people as "capital""...not people but their particular set of skills, the ones that make them valuable to a given company or a given task

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Posted in: Japan September job availability improves for 9th straight month See in context

Chabbawanga wrote: Define 'job' then lets discuss whether this is a good thing or not...define your skills and what you can offer to a company in terms of human capital and let's discuss whether or not you are qualified for the job you've determined is a good thing

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Posted in: Japan September job availability improves for 9th straight month See in context

kurisupisu wrote: "Plenty of jobs carrying trays or working 12 hour days in agriculture out there-career advancement awaits!"...Maybe a sign you need to enhance your human capital if that's your outlook

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Posted in: Study confirms AstraZeneca jab's higher risk of very rare clot See in context

virusrex wrote: "from people that have repeatedly lied to the point of being found guilty in courts (or even forced to pay millions for deceiving people) is not shooting the messenger, is just saying that relying on the credibility of people known to lie and deceive others (since they produce no evidence to support their beliefs) is not exactly a good source, it is the opposite." You've just described Big Pharma, except that it's billions not millions.

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Posted in: Study confirms AstraZeneca jab's higher risk of very rare clot See in context

One of the great things about Japan vis a vis vaccines is you have a choice and no one is privy to your status

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Posted in: Musk posts video of himself strolling into Twitter HQ See in context

Express sister wrote: "Has there ever been anyone less funny?"...Yes, Trevor Noah

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Posted in: Japanese schools, companies working to demystify menstruation See in context

purple_depressed_bacon wrote:  "do kids in Japan not study biology in school? Menstruation, its process and effects on the body is simple biology; are kids not being taught this in science class?" Yes, kids study biology in school and kids are taught about menstruation in health class. You've just been taught what sanitary product to buy...thanks to this "article" brought to you by...Unicharm

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Posted in: Japanese schools, companies working to demystify menstruation See in context

dagon wrote: "What century is this?" It's the century in which sanity product makers such as "Unicharm Corp" look to get free advertising vis a vis "articles" in online news. Schools most certainly cover menstruation in health class. Now a segment of our foreign population knows what brand to buy. Unicharm! Oh, and don't forget to download the "LunaLuna" app, Ladies.

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Posted in: Japan to cut household electricity bills by 20% to fight inflation See in context

Yubaru wrote: "Seems to me like these rice farmers are already planting and harvesting the rice for damn near nothing, and charging the hell out of it to make a profit." My father in law is a rice farmer. He works insanely hard for what little profit he makes. He's 84 and still has to work to pay off his heavy equipment loan. I hope you say "gochiso sama" and mean it next time you enjoy a nice warm bowl of Japanese rice. Cheers!

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Posted in: Japan to cut household electricity bills by 20% to fight inflation See in context

Looks like the usual suspects are here to crap on a bit of good news in a never ending bad news cycle. As a father of 5, all of whom leave the lights, AC and whatever else they can ignore on...I'll take whatever cuts Tepco can make...or no cuts at all...just spare me an increase. Cheers!

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Posted in: The wide world beckons – to Japanese job seekers See in context

The average cost of a house in Vancouver is $1,155,300, in Toronto it's $1,110,700, in Tokyo (excluding surrounding prefectures in Kanto), Japan's most expensive city, it's $603,000). "There is One more thing you have not factored in which is very important. When you buy a house in Canada it’s value appreciates. You can sell it for profit." This is an issue that has greatly contributed to home-ownership having become out of reach for working class Canadians. Those who have money or who have inherited homes have had the luxury of being able to flip homes for profit, driving up costs and making it impossible for those who haven't been so lucky to actually buy a one. "When I buy a house" is not a statement many Canadians can imagine making. As for the reason one has to wait for an MRI in Canada...who cares if you have to wait a year to find out you had stage 2 cancer which could become stage 4 by the time you get around to getting it diagnosed?

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Posted in: The wide world beckons – to Japanese job seekers See in context

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 56% more expensive than in Japan ($1171). Canada ranked 14th vs 43rd for Japan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

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Posted in: The wide world beckons – to Japanese job seekers See in context

"If you ONLY insist on Vancouver Toronto or Montreal. The rest of Canada is the same as Japan and cheaper." Those are "national" averages and include Toronto, Vancouver and Tokyo...as well as Thunder Bay, Saskatoon and Chichibu. Canada's combined federal and provincial tax rate is between 20.05% and 53.53%. Canadian families who earn an average income of $65,522 will pay an aver- age of $6,627 for public health care insurance. Canada's health care used to be the envy of the world...now it's in a shambles due to mis-management. It's not unusual to have to wait up to a year for an MRI in Canada. I've had three operations in Japan, each of which I had to wait less than a week for an MRI. From diagnosis to operation for each took less than 3 weeks.

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Posted in: The wide world beckons – to Japanese job seekers See in context

when I went to Canada I was told by family that if I worked in construction I could make up to the equivalent of 4000 yen per hour and if I worked the night shift it was OVER 5000 yen per hour...The average cost of a home in Canada is $800,000. The average cost of a home in Japan is $300,000. I bought a lovely 4 bedroom home in Saitama, 50 minutes from Ikebukuro for the equivalent of $150,000 CD. The same home would have cost me more than 10 times that in my native Toronto. It's a good thing the wages are high there...the government takes half of them, and what's left you can't buy half of what you can in Japan

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Posted in: Brawl involving 100 customers breaks out at Tokyo skyscraper restaurant See in context

Sounds like an average Friday night at the local watering hole in Canada

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Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

@kurisupisu " If the ritual of honoring the war dead in Japan is so innocuous and praiseworthy, then why don’t counties in Asia do so?" I don't know about Asia, but I know America honors the Vietnam war dead. What business did America have incinerating, raping and pillaging the Vietnamese?

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Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

@Wallace..."your taxes", deducted from money made off "them" while reaping the benefit of living in "their" country.

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