White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said. "President Trump was responding to the liberal media and the San Juan Mayor who sadly, have tried to exploit the devastation by pushing out a constant stream of misinformation and false accusations."
How can these people keep a straight face when they say stuff like this?
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Posted in: Advanced countries spent decades advancing gender equality, but Japan has not caught up with them at all. I’ve seen many female doctors harassed at the workplace after getting pregnant and giving birth. It is also strange that male doctors are forced to work for long hours. See in context
Japan's thinking seems to be along the lines of 'Why waste decades when you can just have slogans?'!
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Posted in: Facing language barriers, non-Japanese children have fewer opportunities to go to cram schools to enter senior high schools. Teaching in their mother tongues in easy-to-understand ways is necessary, and the project is nice. See in context
Cram schools are a huge part of what is wrong with Japan's education system.
The sooner they are gone, the better.
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May common sense, good decisions, official procedures, and the hard working emergency services protect everyone.
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I recommend everyone use common sense and make the necessary decisions to stay safe.
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I agree. Obviously it shouldn't take 1 month to fix the aircon in a hospital during a heatwave. The problem should be fixed immediately and at whatever cost - but it's not just that. Where was the outcry from all the doctors, nurses, and admin staff who worked in this hospital? Why did it take the death of 4 people before this situation became public?
I understand that being submissive to authority is part of the way of life here, but surely at least one doctor or nurse could see that something was wrong, and speak out about what was happening.
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"It is easier to imagine what the time was like if you have eras," said Kunio Kowaguchi, president of major calendar maker Todan.
A: When did Roger Bannister run the 4 minute mile?
B: That'd have been... during Queen Elizabeth II reign right?
A: Yes. When was the Mini first released?
B: Erm...during Queen Elizabeth II time wasn't it?
A: I guess. Do you remember when JFK was assassinated?
B: Yes, clearly. It was in Queen Elizabeth II era.
A: You have a good memory! When did Concorde first fly?
B: Queen Elizabeth II era?
A: Yep. Oh Nelson Mandela...
B: ...was imprisoned, released, and died all in the Queen Elizabeth II era!!
A: I'm so glad we have eras. It makes it so easy to remember what the time was like, and when stuff happened.
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The hospital, which specializes in treating the elderly...
Hardly. It should read:
"The hospital, which claimed to specialize in treating the elderly..."
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Treated water at Fukushima plant has radioactive substances
Of course it does - a nuclear meltdown happened there.
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Waste of water. Waste of money. Waste of time.
Move it to October.
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Wouldn't hospitals pretty much shut down if it wasn't for the nurses?
Nurses are what, 90-95% female?
This suggests to me that hospitals could quite easily manage with more female doctors...
...or does a nefarious policy exist somewhere to address this critical problem and employ more male nurses?
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There was a soccer game being played at 12:30pm last Saturday at our local JHS. It was 38C.
I see people walking around in jeans and long sleeve shirts.
I rarely see anyone wearing a hat of any kind.
Every day for the last 2 weeks I've seen road maintenance workers doing the weeding in the middle of the day.
A lot of the heatstroke problems are down to pure stupidity, and lack of common sense.
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My initial comment was sarcasm. I thought it’d be obvious that I wasn’t including 100% of the population...
...however, the majority of foreign sources from the outside looking in, see Japan as being a bastion of good manners and respect (of course in comparison to their own countries). In addition I frequently hear Japanese people themselves say that Japan is well mannered and respectful (generally - not to a person).
My own personal opinion formed over the last 20 years is that Japan has a veneer of politeness which masks a large underbelly of rudeness. In many cases the politeness is not genuine, rather a necessity of a specific situation. This isn’t necessarily bad as it maintains the ‘wa’ - but it clearly doesn’t transfer to other situations that don’t require politeness as a rule.
This might be controversial, but I don’t see a huge difference in the politeness and manners of Japanese people and British people for example. Japan has more formal situations that require a certain type of behaviour and language, but in the UK people generally hold doors open for each other, say please and thank you more, and would probably help you if you collapsed in the street (I’ve witnessed the lack of these last 3 things in Japan this morning).
*This is only my opinion. Of course there are many Japanese people who are genuinely polite and respectful in all situations.
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‘Cool share’?! FFS Japan.
Just move it to October.
Qatar just moved the Football World Cup to winter for the first time - there’s your precedent you can hide behind to ‘keep face’.
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Imagine a massive iceberg, and then imagine that just a tincy wincy bit right at the top is sticking out of the water - that little bit is this story.
The only way it'll ever change is if people start sticking up for themselves, making their voices heard, and demanding that all those even the slightest bit involved are held accountable. The Japanese media should be standing front and center helping all those affected reach the necessary people, and not relent until things start changing for the better.
I work in a private medical university and based on the way it's run, I'm not surprised by this story.
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They don't explain how because they know they don't have to explain how...because the Japanese media is so meek that they'll never push them on it in the future.
You see this all the time in Japanese politics - they just say stuff that never happens, and no one ever holds them to account over it.
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This is a good appointment.
Since 1998, Japan has had 8 different national team coaches of 6 different nationalities and 6 different languages. Arguably the 2 most successful coaches during this time have been Okada and Nishino - the only 2 Japanese coaches.
It seems the JFA has finally understood that communication with players, and the coach's overall knowledge of the Japanese players and system, is better than employing a token foreign coach.
Moriyasu has a great chance to develop a young, exciting Japanese squad ready for the next World Cup.
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I'd oppose Casino legislation if it included me having to pay Y2,000 every time I wanted to play. They should do the same for Pachinko.
¥6,000 isn’t it??
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With all the important issues on the agenda, I wonder if they spent the last 10 minutes of their meeting just having a general chit chat.
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So a little bit of forgery / fraud is OK?
ill remember that next time I do my tax return.
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I’m so pleased they’ve decided to take this route... Knowing that next year will be 2019 is confusing me already.
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Did he put a Wacky plaster on the boy's chin too?
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dcog9065Today 09:43 am JST
This incident would have been avoided if illegals are deported on arrival to Japan.
Keeping these immigrants here and pent up for extended periods is not a good policy and they should all be deported immediately instead.
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