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Posted in: Man arrested for soliciting prostitution from high school girl See in context

He must be heavily fined and girl get damages.

Lol, so she doubles her money?

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Posted in: 'Walkable chair' makes standing on the job an easier prospect See in context

I don't know how tight the patent protects this, but expect copycat versions for much less.

And with a cup holder.

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Posted in: Anxiety mounts over another state of emergency in Tokyo, neighboring areas See in context

1.With this new SOE, many businesses will go into bancruptcy and many life existence will be destroyed!

2.just one question-how much will be compensation for these who are affected and are forced stay at home without income,must pay bills and take care about own families?

 3.If not, I ain’t staying home! Can’t afford to.

Really? that bad because resaurants and bar have to close by 8 for a month?

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Posted in: Suga's upcoming decision on state of emergency derided as too little, too late See in context

All of these "Dont let fear and the government control you!!" post are pretty funny.

asked residents to refrain from non-essential, non-urgent outings after 8 p.m.

8 pm....that's it. There's you iron fist lockdown.  

If cases rise, could it become a stricter SOE? Sure,  there's no available vaccine right now,  hospitals are pushed to their limits.

Hopefully we'll get the details early on Thursday.

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Posted in: Theaters look to Bond and Black Widow to spark 2021 moviegoing See in context

I can't lie, there havent been many movies I'd drop ¥1,900 to see in the past few years.

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Posted in: Worry, frustration, uncertainty as state of emergency looms for Tokyo, neighboring prefectures See in context

I'm sure that everyone here understands that this SOE is asking dining establishments to close at 8pm..for a month... for 4 prefectures.

Not schools closing, buisnesses closing, transportation being stopped and the Self defense force patrolling the streets.

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Posted in: 38% of LGBT people sexually harassed or assaulted: survey See in context

Sexual assault in general is a problem in Japan, there is no real support for anyone. The police wont do anything, but dont let the light die out on your bike, they'll be all over you.

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Posted in: Asian-American filmmakers dismayed at Golden Globe rule on 'Minari' See in context

expressed dismay that South Korean drama "Minari" will compete for honors at next year's Golden Globes in the foreign language category

the dialogue is predominantly Korean

Why is this difficult to understand?

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Posted in: Man arrested for keeping mother’s body at home See in context


Doesn't say anything about him collecting her pension

Police said both Toshiko and her son had been receiving welfare benefits.

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Posted in: 89-year-old woman conned out of ¥9.3 million See in context

Is it bad that I dont really feel too sorry for these people, I mean this is the millionth time. There are annoucments around cities, you should have your "son's" phone number. There are so many ways to prevent this.

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Posted in: Fathers' participation in parenting key to larger families: survey See in context


The fathers can participate in the child’s upbringing to the extent that the mother lets them.

Whoever thumbed this down probably doesn't live in Japan or hasn't been here too long.

Maybe a "Why" section in that survey could have given more insight.

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Posted in: Japanese firms start to reconsider asking for resumes to specify gender See in context

"Getting rid of the gender section on applications will help prevent discrimination,"

Pretty usless statment, you always come face-to-face during an interview.

Gender should have nothing to do with my job," said Hori, "I am neither male nor female."


Hori asks to "work as a man"

Well that's confusing.

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Posted in: Clash of consoles: New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena - fight! See in context

Would love to have gotten a pre-order for a PS5 but thinking about it, I'm okay waiting. No real must-have games yet and its not even a full TB.

Also if game pricing is the same as it was for PS4, I would never use the Japanese store because it's overpriced. 8000 yen vs. $60 USD is laughable.

That is very true, thats why I download most of my games, way easier and cheaper to just buy psn cards. Oh and next-gen is base priced at $70 so we'll have to see how that pricing goes too.

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Posted in: All Blacks beat Wallabies 27-7 in front of sold-out crowd See in context

Australian hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa was denied a try

snicker...sorry I'm American.

I'd never known anything about ruby until about 5 years ago, but man its a great sport to watch.

Good to see crowds back  but it still makes me a little uneasy, over 49K in one place.

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Posted in: LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law See in context

If only there was something like "Power of attorney" in Japan that would ......

oh wait, there is.

If you have time google "japantimes power of attorney"

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Posted in: As sports embraces activism, what should Tokyo Olympics permit? See in context

The Olympics will be one protest followed by a counter protest followed by a counter counter protest..

That is exactly what will happen, bringing all of this together on a world stage would be a disaster. While I do support the protests happening in America, it's IN America.

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Posted in: Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov 12 See in context

I would love to get my hands on one, but like the past systems (PS3&PS4) there will probably be a newer model with some improvments. I was a little surprised at the SSD space, was expecting more. Still thinking of whether I'd get the regular or digital +some accessory. Cheaper buying digital while living in Japan.

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Posted in: Samsung touts $2,000 foldable phone as a 'VIP' experience See in context

I'd actually love to get some hands on time with the Fold. Thats the pics and stat sheets really dont cut it with tech. As far as dropping 2k....if I hit the lottery, sure.

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Posted in: Chinese university slammed for telling female students to spurn 'overly revealing' dress See in context

ummm so? We had those rules in high school.

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Posted in: Kanye West holds chaotic opening of 2020 presidential bid See in context

twitter as always has the best answers

If you actually think this....reevaluate.

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Posted in: 'The Simpsons' ends white actors voicing characters of color See in context

this is what the far left wants and gets, its just gone too far, how about some common sense

People of color voicing characters of color is common sense.

That being said, they better have a spot on replacment for Cleavland,lol.

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Posted in: Online recruitment gives students insufficient info on firms: survey See in context

Well, I guess it would be too much to expect the applicants to do their own research on the companies they are applying to, wouldn’t it?

What is this madness you speak of?

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Posted in: Fans rush to see panda cub as Tokyo's Ueno zoo reopens after 4-month closure See in context

The irony of finally being free to leave your house after months of self restraint, only to go and watch a poor animal that will be forcibly detained until the day it dies. Grim

I don't know, being fed regularly, cleaned up after and medical. Might have it better than most of us.

Took my kids to see a panda a few years ago, the first one was cute but in the second enclosure one was leaning back on a tree eating bamboo spread eagle scratching itself, lol.

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Posted in: In Minneapolis, rage over George Floyd extends beyond police See in context


were the protests two years ago when the Somali Minneapolis cop killed the unarmed white woman? Oh wait...

Where's the 20 million dollars awarded to George Floyd's falmily? Oh wait....

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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


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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