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Posted in: Trump launches re-election campaign, presenting himself as outsider and victim See in context

serrano,

I absolutely love how Trump ignores stupid questions.

You know the question was basically "Did you read the report that you are making false statements about?"

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Posted in: Trump launches re-election campaign, presenting himself as outsider and victim See in context

I just don't really understand how anyone person with at least a fraction of common sense could be a Trump supporter. There's really no need to list all the things wrong with HIM. If you can watch any interview he has done and feel proud, I just...wow.

 As far as parties go, America is leaning to one side or the other waaaay to much. There are republicans and democrats who actually care about America. But it's more "interesting" to just negate the other side's proposals because they're on the blue or red team. And this donkey has been feuling that dumpster fire for way too long.

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Posted in: England and Japan to meet in rematch of 2015 Women's World Cup semifinal See in context

I cant really call myself a soccer fan, but World Cup always puts me on the couch. Too bad the match times are so late(super early). The Japan England game is at 04:00.

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Posted in: 'Avengers' dominates MTV awards as Larsen honors stunt doubles See in context

The MTV Movie and TV Awards are voted by the general public

That's one thing I do like about them, just regular people's votes.

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Posted in: YouTuber gets 2 years in jail for assaulting, confining wife See in context

If being called a baldy or stupid is gonna tick him off, it's a good thing hes not a youtuber..

Pretty sure it was finding out that it was his wife that ticked him off.

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Posted in: YouTube updates hate speech guidelines to prohibit videos See in context

Will YouTube also crack down on channels that promote black separatism?

lol,....What?

Hate speech should be reported and taken down, uploaders banned. But with how much people whine and cry about every little comment or opinion, YouTube will be very busy. Stand up comics might have it rough.

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Posted in: 'Terrace House' comedian Ryota Yamasato marries actress Yu Aoi See in context

 “The Real World and Road Rules”

Ah man, that brought me back.

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Posted in: YouTuber gets 2 years in jail for assaulting, confining wife See in context

Yoshisan,

Your comment sounds kinda like victim blaming. Violence against people, especially women is wrong.

It's not "victim blaming. He just stated the truth.

Maybe he was doing this for a little extra pocket money and she just did it for spite, yeah he shouldnt have done what he did but you should understand how he felt.

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Posted in: Japan's #KuToo movement giving women a leg-up in the workplace See in context

Well, It's quite well-known to dress up for an interview.

I still don't get why people can't figure out how to buy/wear shoes. Dress/buisness shoes suck for everyone. but a few things from the 100 yen shop or a little DIY and I can wear business shoes all day. Also, how about changing shoes when you get near the place, like, there are other options.

As far as in the workplace, it kinda does depend on your job. Like the woman working at the funeral parlor, I would expect business shoes and heels.

But please note that "Cool Biz" was started by Japanese Ministry of the Environment in 2005. So until it's "official", find workarounds.

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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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