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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

Imposing these kinds of rules "is a recipe for producing children who stop thinking.

And Mr. Yamada Taro really think it isn’t shamelessly on purpose? As a “small price to pay for obedience”, obedient kids grow up to be obedient adults.

They pay taxes, do their overtime for free and leave their children to be raised at a school because they’re too busy working, which is bound to make even more obedient kids.

And by the end of the day everyone blames North Korea for their rules that goes against individuality. Lol.

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

24,800 yen per year. While it doesn’t seem like a huge amount

i pay like 900 yen monthly for Netflix and guess which one I watch on a daily basis huh?

IMHO to say that it’s normal because BBC does the same in UK is just as awful. Both fees shouldn’t exist in the first place.

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Posted in: Taliban ask Japan envoy to reopen embassy in Afghanistan See in context

I guess they can’t threaten to kill people at the embassy if there’s no embassy to begin with huh?

Let’s open one! A very good idea indeed, right?

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Posted in: Top court finds charging subscription fee for NHK broadcasts constitutional See in context

I've got my subscription almost a decade ago, I didn’t knew Japanese, just knew some random guy barged through my door

HAH! Happened the exact same to me a year and half ago. The bad part is that now that i don't want to use my bank account i can't open another account since there's no free time monday through friday 10AM-3PM [bank schedule].

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Posted in: Vietnamese detainee killed himself in immigration center, community leader says See in context

Many detainees are held for months and even years without knowledge of when they will be released, and many develop depression, anxiety and insomnia.

The ones i heard about, the ones who managed to get a job (illegally) worked for about 10.000-20.000yen a month plus some food and a room.

I don't want to be the hater, but, gosh, is life there so miserable that is worth doing these kind of things?

Or perhaps they've been tricked, the same trick some people do in Brazil, they tell you that you'll have a job and earn "X" a month. That you'll be able to live a nice and comfortable life and send some spare cash back to your family-- in your country.

But when that person arrives in Japan, they have no money to go back, know nothing about the local language, plus a giant debt with the agency (who paid your flight ticket).

And there you go. You have to work basically for free, for some months or years. And when your debt is paid, they fire you, and they go back to Brazil to get another one.

Gotta love third-party agencies. They usually do this with hundreds of people at the same time. Everyday. Yet, totally legal. I guess there aren't that many vietnamese hakengaisha (派遣会社) around.

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Posted in: 'Zebra companies' -- 'black companies' that hide their blackness with phony reforms See in context

But how will they spend the free time? Shopping, dining out, traveling

Uhh.. working.

They told basically that.. if the foreigners leave early, heads would roll.

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Posted in: Housing website to offer LGBT support in finding tolerant landlords See in context

But the agent insisted "外国人だめ".

seems that stuff havent changed that much huh?

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Posted in: Man arrested for posting death threat on Kawori Manabe's blog See in context

Maybe he was just an angry stalker (´・ω・`)

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