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Posted in: Democrats demand full Mueller report; Trump says OK with him See in context

Look, I'm not a trump fan by any means. But the investigation is done, didnt find anything criminal. Let it go.

instead of trying to get him impeached try and come up with an actual plan for Americans. I hate this back and forth with people pushing one agenda or the other. no one is actually looking out for the people. I really hope for an independant canidate who sees the best ideas from Democrats and Republicans. America is so divided right now.

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Posted in: Gay Taiwanese man granted special permission to remain in Japan See in context

AlexBecu,

I dont know how this decision is Japan "making progress". He knew it was illegal and since 1993.

Divinda,

I was thinking the same thing, I wonder why she can't find work?

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Posted in: Japan urged to stop requiring transgender sterilization See in context

The word sterilization  does make it sound harsh, but if I'm reading it right. "I you want to be called a woman, you shouldn't have a penis" kinda makes sense to me.

Bugle Boy,

Gender is not a fashion accessory.

I agree and it is causing social problems too, sports, locker rooms and restrooms.

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Posted in: High-heel requirement for Japanese women at work sparks online movement See in context

Even as a man, I hate leather business shoes. But a few items from the 100 yen shop and, problem solved. A little thinking can save a lot of pain.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs plan to legally ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

Otherworldy,

Your post reflects your name, made me smile and feel kinda old at the same time lol.

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Posted in: Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model See in context

I cant lie, I usually check out the ipads when I hit up the Electronics stores out here. the screens look great and there seem to be (never really played with IOS in depth) a few really slick apps and games that google doesn't have yet.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs plan to legally ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

Ganbare Japan,

Excellent decision by the Abe Cabinet. If you even have to raise one finger to a child, you are an abuser. No excuses.

Wow, I just...wow.

I get there are people who dont spank their kids, that's fine, but people who cant tell the difference between disipline and abuse just sound crazy to me.

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Posted in: Two 12-year-old girls jump to their deaths; note hints at bullying See in context

Bullying is part of japanese culture i guess, most variety tv shows are constantly calling people stupid, creepy, fat, ugly. Some of these "talents" make their name on being talked down too. Japan will Never get to the root of a serious problem. They'll make some "no bullying" posters to hang on the school walls, pat themselves on the back and go on with their day. Sad story, R.I.P

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Posted in: Captain Marvel, a superhero with girl power to spare See in context

I haven't seen the movie yet, but the trailers really dont grab me enough to shell out 1,800 yen. To tell the truth I knew pretty much zero about who Captian Marvel was. But she'll be a major factor in one of MY must see movies this year, Endgame.

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Posted in: Japan to ban physical punishment of children by parents See in context

My question is whether you think the kids can tell the difference between which times they are being hit are the times when violence is ok, and which times it is not ok. What do you think, can they tell?

I'm trying to see this question from your point, but I cant if the level of a lil smack on the hand, head or butt to you is considered Violence.

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Posted in: Japan to ban physical punishment of children by parents See in context

And are children mentally developed enough to differentiate between what you define as violence, and them being acted towards violently, to be able to understand that violence is ok in some situations and not in others?

What? Thought we were clear what "Violence" means.

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Posted in: Japan to ban physical punishment of children by parents See in context

Violence has a pretty clear definiton.

You dont have to scream and make the devil's face when you pop a kid on the butt.

Domestic Violence does have an impact on bullying. that is very true.

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Posted in: Japan to ban physical punishment of children by parents See in context

Strangerland,

Bullying is an entirely different thing.

spanking a kid and beating, belittling, harrassing, shaming a kid just because you're bigger are different.

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Posted in: Japan to ban physical punishment of children by parents See in context

The government aims to clarify in a guideline what kinds of disciplinary acts constitute physical punishment.

That's the Japan way, announce a huge plan or idea and not know any details.

I dont see a problem with spanking a kid, a smack on the hand or head or bottom isnt abuse. Of course if thats your only form of disipline theres a problem. Sometimes my "Daddy aint playin" look gets the job done.

Kids in Japan really have it made, pass through school even if you dont try, teachers cant do much at all, parents pay for anything bad you do and are the ones shamed. No one really deals with bullies because they're kids too. The system is broke.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

taj,

Clearly??

My wife is Japanese. If you want to live in Japan, work. 10 years and you can get a permanent visa. Sure you don't have to be married to have a family but trust me its a lot smoother finacially,legally, and more benificial.

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Posted in: 13 same-sex couples file suits for marriage equality in Japan See in context

Im still not sure why people are still fighting for Gay Marriage. If love is what matters, why  are they fighting so hard for a legal contract? For me marriage is only important if you're going to start a family. Other than that your just changing names. Have a ceremony, buy rings and love each other. What are they really wanting to get out of this?

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Posted in: Former Japanese porn star Sola Aoi announces pregnancy; hits back at trolls See in context

I guess it's good that some have positive comments.

A star is basically a prostitute"sex for money",but the images and dvds will remain for porn stars. Not something thats good for a family, it will surface and cause problems.  Not saying she shouldnt have kids or a husband but daym, stay off twitter announcing your're a pregnant pornstar.

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Posted in: Japanese Buddhist seeks to educate West on swastika of good fortune See in context

GyGene,

Hitler took this symbol over. Similar to how racists too over the stars and bars confederate symbol. Feelings toward these symbols will not change no matter their original meanings. You can't go any deeper than how people believe about something.

Perfectly said.

The fact that Japan signed a pact with Nazi Germany doesn't help the cause either.

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Posted in: SDF member arrested for beating teenage daughter See in context

If you've been in Japan for a while, you'll know that parents basically pay for all their kids' mistakes. There is no real punishment for them. "Kids" get away with murder here, and the parents have to apologize and pay up. We don't know how bad the girl is anyway, not enough details. overboard, probably but "slammed head into desk" and " not seriously injured" don't add up.

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Posted in: U.S. troops limited to using only batons on Mexico border See in context

I'm still not sure what they plan to accomplish, it's like they didn't hear who's in the white house now.

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Posted in: Huawei tops Apple in tightening smartphone market: IDC See in context

Wow, if they're making good quality phones then good on them.

Kenji, Only buy Japanese don't send your money to China.

almost everything is made in China, even iphones.

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Posted in: Japanese schools introduce LGBT-friendly uniforms See in context

"I hope (the new dress code) will help students choose what they want to wear without necessarily disclosing their gender identity," he said.

, students can freely choose whether to wear skirts or slacks as well as ties or ribbons to go with blazers regardless of their gender. 

Ummm....good luck with that, I guess.

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Posted in: Gov't to dispatch A-bomb storytellers in Japan, abroad See in context

Ok, then put the history of Japan's Imperial Military in your textbooks. Can't only play the victim all the time.

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Posted in: iPhone software update spotlights Apple secrecy on battery health See in context

Disillusioned:

That's kinda the whole appeal to "smart"phone. You can play games, watch videos and... Read. It would be pretty stupid to buy a 8-900 dollar phone to just text and" surf the net". Apple screwed up, that's it.

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Posted in: Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones See in context

crickets

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Posted in: Samsung eyes reset with new Galaxy Note See in context

Really hope this comes to Japan. My first Note was the Edge and I love the phone. I actually use the Spen a whole lot, want to check out the new features.

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Posted in: Rakuten CEO tweets Trump move to ban refugees makes him cry See in context

What's wrong. He's a guy with some status talking about something that's wrong. No need to pounce on'em

The last part about the universities and stuff threw me tho.

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Posted in: Trump sweeps into Washington with a wave and a salute See in context

bass4funk

Well, with all the businesses he owns worldwide, built an empire and was able to turn the political system on its head and win, millions would think otherwise.

C'mon man, Trump casinos, Trump airlines , Trump University. As a super rich buisness owner he can afford to go off on stupid ideas. You want him taking chances like that as president?

Millions think differently and millions think the same way.

People are going crazy for a reason, look at his cabinet picks. We all know that one man doesn't do it all. But this team he's putting together doesn't look promising either.

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Posted in: Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion See in context

I changed from HULU jp to Netflix jp. For me the most interesting thing is the number of stand-up comedy specials they have, the jp subtitles are fun to read too.

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Posted in: Nintendo Switch game console to go on sale in March See in context

The home/portable concept is really cool though. But every launch: Mario, Smash Bros. and Zelda...again. Just more of the same.

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