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Posted in: Ruling bloc to urge gov't to retain April start for academic year See in context

Well as schools are starting in June, with classes divided in half and 3 hour (period) days, with the backlog of study they have left from last school year, the first month or so they'll be playing catch-up. They could probably finish that up by mid-July then have summer vacation and start in September. Maybe the time would be a drag for ES and JHS 1st year students but Japan's cirriculum is pretty packed in and teachers are always rushing to get things done in March every year.

But there are 3 ways of doing things over here, the right(easy) way, the wrong(hard) way and the Japanese way.

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Posted in: Japan looking at steps against cyber-bullying after death of 'Terrace House' cast member See in context

Studies have shown that "considering", "looking at" and "urging" has proven less effective than "doing". 

Bullying is japanese culture, sempai/kohai, the entertainment industry, mama groups. It's really everywhere. The thing that gets me is everyone acting surprised when things like this happen, run a few "anti-bully CMs, put up a few more posters around schools, pat themselves on the back and repeat the cycle.

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

girl_in_tokyo

They were turned away for the same reason at both places, so no, there were no other reasons involved - just homophobic bigotry.

"The operator of one of the hotels accepted the order. However, the other said the couple was turned down "not because they were of the same gender," but for a different reason that the city declined to reveal, according to the official."

There are multiple reasons why someone would be turned away from a "love" hotel, city officials even went to the hotels! But declined to reveal their  reason for turning them away? Maybe... there was a reason

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

The operator of one of the hotels accepted the order. However, the other said the couple was turned down "not because they were of the same gender," but for a different reason that the city declined to reveal, according to the official.

Well the biggest part of this is being withheld.

Also, turned away from two places, there are probably other reasons involved.

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Posted in: Anime/manga 'One-Punch Man' to be turned into a Hollywood live-action movie See in context

lol , Please don't

The only anime I would've liked to have seen done by Hollywood would probably be Attack on Titan. I think they could have done the action and visual effects very well.

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Posted in: What are the most popular Japanese TV shows? See in context

Sekai no Hate Made Itte Q is a pretty good program, there are a few I like watching, but I will miss any show with people eating.

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Posted in: NFL to release 2020 schedule on Thursday night See in context

I hope things will get back to normal, football is the only sport I look forward to every year. I'm not sitting through a 3 hour telecast tho.

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine See in context

Fighto!

Didn't quite understand doggar's post huh?

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Posted in: Go easy on the sake when stuck at home, Japanese brewer cautions See in context

gogogo,

Australia placed restrictions on how much you can buy a day, perhaps Japan needs to do the same.

Good in theory, but there are 3 supermarkets, 2 drug stores that sell alcohol, a Family Mart and two 7-11's within a 10 minute walk from my house. Oh, and the beer/Chu-hi vending machine 3 mins away.

Best they can do is "urge"

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Posted in: Concern raised over exclusion of bar hostesses, sex workers from virus compensation See in context

girl_in_tokyo,

They should chose to be office workers and do 80 hours of overtime for 450,000 yen a month like the rest of us.

So... there are only those two choices?

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Posted in: Concern raised over exclusion of bar hostesses, sex workers from virus compensation See in context

Wow, I did not expect this much support for hostesses and sex workers. Strange times.

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Posted in: 33 sports voted unanimously on new Olympic dates See in context

Then I guess you don't know any of the 11,000 Olympian athletes?

So I guess you know that none of them will get infected NOW.

Priorities, they've just decided on a day to cash in.

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

Brian Wheway,

Yeah, they've raised the price of smokes twice I think. That was going to be my "If it goes over 500 yen, I'll quit" but then they came right back around with a cheaper one.

Japan tobacco is huge, generating over 2 trillion yen in revenue.

A 100% somking ban will never happen but I'm not against a ban on indoor smoking. As far as privately owned places they should be able to decide for themselves.

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Posted in: Filthy lucre: Paper money shunned for fear of virus spread See in context

Zichi

American banknotes have a variety of illegal drugs on them.

Lol, maybe only like 3, max.

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Posted in: Outdoor smokers on the rise as April law set to take effect See in context

sir_bentley28

Though I don't smoke, but what about those vapers?

I was a smoker for a long time, switched to vaping about two or three months ago. Depending on the vape you're using you can make a place pretty cloudy in no time. Even though I vape I still go to smoking areas.

zurcronium

They are addicts, just like heroin junkies, and cannot stop even though they know smoking will kill them.

LOL,  a little dramatic.

Quitting smoking is hard as hell, if you have never smoked please don't comment on it. I switched to vaping (it is legal to import nicotine liquid), so my goal is to tone down my nicotine intake until I don't need it anymore.

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Posted in: Parents worried about impact of school shutdown See in context

LOL, imagine being stressed because of not having someone tell you what to do and think every hour.

Commanteer,

On the other hand, the stress could just be from being nagged all day by a mother who is irritated by their presence.

Sad, but very true.

Also, many parents complained that their neighbors looked on them critically if they let their children play outside.

So even parents can't think for themselves.

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Posted in: Experts warn Japan may not have enough new virus test kits See in context

A few weeks ago on JT

SoftBank's Son criticized for offering free coronavirus tests

If they test more, they'll probably find more cases. Find more cases, Olympics gets canceled.

Gotta save face.

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Posted in: Store shelves stripped of toilet paper amid coronavirus fears See in context

The Japanese government was also trying to wipe away worries.

Was that intentional?

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Posted in: Does anime need to start being more politically correct for overseas audiences? See in context

JJ Jetplane,

The oversexualization of minors and prepubescent girls is one glaring thing I think is noticeable

Exactly

Japan’s manga and anime are interesting because compared to other countries, they’re made under wild, limitless freedom of expression, without any restrictions.

Limitless, as in a week teenager inherits some power but is still unsure of themselves, then unleashes they're true god-like power when someone close to them is in danger. I liked some Anime when I was in the U.S but after living here for a while it's a lot of rinse and repeat. There are a few good ones out there though.

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Posted in: China’s Huawei debuts latest version of folding phone See in context

It's probably really hard to see "the point" of these phones until you have one in your hands. Same with most tech I think.

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Posted in: Japan has more anime/video game actresses than ever before, according to voice actor magazine See in context

The weird thing is that they usually sound the same for any particular role/character.

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Posted in: Snoop Dogg apologizes for attacking TV anchor over Bryant story See in context

Wow, so bringing up something that happened 16 years ago, not to long after Kobe and his daughter died, is okay then?

Let any of your friends or family die and a few days later someone brings up something they did in the past.

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Posted in: New era beckons as Chiefs, 49ers clash in Super Bowl See in context

This is gonna be a great game, I just have to stay off the internet for the next 10 hours til I get home from work.(recording)

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Posted in: New study shows wildlife thriving in areas evacuated after Fukushima nuclear meltdown See in context

They're easier to spot cause they glow in the dark now.

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Posted in: 'Little Miss Period' tackles Japan's menstruation taboos with a punch See in context

strangerland,

Can someone explain why doing this in manga form is a problem? So many speakers here writing that as if it’s a given. Why are drawings a problem?

In the manga series, Little Miss Period - "Seiri-chan" in Japanese - delivers a punch to the gut that lays some women out flat before drawing blood with a syringe. When a woman's husband fails to sympathize, he gets a "period punch" of his own to help him understand.

So a pink blob, with red lips and red pants goin round puchin women and men aaand stealing blood.

The fact that it's a manga isnt the problem.

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Posted in: Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads See in context

A lot of people don't seem to understand that, just maybe, people aren't too comfortable with seeing this.

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Posted in: Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after U.S. ban See in context

Hmm... I'm not exactly a guy that supports C-tech and it's conpanies, but I'll have to admit, their folding implementation is far better than Samsung's.

As for actual use I dont think so, your screen is screwed. You'd have to fold it up then put it in a case or pouch to put it in your pocket. The Razr is kinda cool but saw a couple of hands on videos and...yeah pass.

But the good thing is this tech will get cheaper and better so I'm looking forward to the next ones.

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Posted in: Trump asked Tokyo for $8 bil to keep U.S. troops in Japan: Foreign Policy See in context

The current agreement that covers the 54,000 U.S. troops stationed in Japan expires in March 2021.

Let's just pray he's not in office then.

And as far as removing U.S forces from Japan, not gonna happen. Just from a strategical standpoint.

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Posted in: Teacher scolds 5th-grade boy by brandishing scissors near his head See in context

WTF is wrong with you guys ?

This is why so many Kids nowadays become * ** **.

Yep, kids have it made in JP, dont have to study, talk back to teachers and parents and nothing happens to them.

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' being turned into a kabuki play with one Japan’s biggest stars playing Kylo Ren See in context

This could actually be cool, and will likely be much better than the new SW films.

LOL, sad but true.

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