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Posted in: Shinkansen to require reservations for large suitcases from next May See in context

Just install a dang luggage rack in each carriage, for crying out loud it's not that difficult.

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Posted in: Month-long release of Kyoto arson victims' identities ends See in context

I'm torn, to be honest. I understand the families' desire for privacy to mourn, but I also understand the desire of fans of the animators to know if a person they admired is alive or dead. Especially the more we'll known directors and animators, as artists like that absolutely have an impact on people.

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Posted in: 61-year-old man kept father's body at home; says he didn’t want to be separated from him See in context

That's just super sad...

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Posted in: Olympic test events offer chance to assess impact of extreme heat See in context

uncovered baseball stadium^^

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Posted in: Olympic test events offer chance to assess impact of extreme heat See in context

Last week I was at an outdoor music festival where it was 35 degrees all day. I drank about 6 bottles of pocari (which I hate but it was the cheapest and most available drink there) and there were very few shaded areas. Even with my cool sheets, portable fan, cool spray, reapplication of sunscreen, and constant hydration, I still had to be laid down in a shaded area because I felt very ill at around 3pm, and I got slightly sunburnt.

One of the stages was in an unconverted baseball stadium. The plastic seats were burning hot. I could not understand why there wasn't a single shaded area in the stadium.

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Posted in: Tokyo holds test to ease highway traffic during Olympics See in context

The Tomei from Yokohama onwards is a nightmare on a good day.... I don't even want to think about the chaos closing gates would bring.

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Posted in: J-rock star Miyavi on mission to change Japan's tune on refugees See in context

I dunno about that whole 'Japan is becoming more accepting of foreigners' thing...white, college educated foreigners, maybe. I work in a school in an area with non-white, blue collar foreigners and their children are treated like dirt by students and teachers alike.

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Posted in: Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G20 summit See in context

I've finally trained all the employees at my local 7/11 that I want my purchases in the empty tote bag I've placed on the counter, and that if I need chopsticks or a spoon, I'll ask for it. Occasionally a newbie will start to pull out a plastic bag before a veteran employee shakes their head at them.

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Posted in: Over 60% of women face enforcement of wearing heels at work, study finds See in context

ah yes, the necktie, the damager of....Adams apples? yes, wearing a necktie definitely causes as much pain, injury, and all round discomfort as heels do. gimme a break.

(I wore a tie for 7 years of schooling, before anyone tries to tell me how uncomfortable it is. I am well aware. Still doesn't compare to the pain of heels after 8 hours.)

we should all do like schools in Japan do and wear sneakers with suits.

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Posted in: Politician’s birthrate plan: Parents should nag their kids to have at least 3 babies See in context

hahahahahhahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha with what money am I supposed to raise one child, nevermind three?

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Posted in: Japan to open up job fields for foreigners graduating from universities See in context

why would a graduate bother working retail/manufacturing in Japan when they can go home and do it for the same, if not marginally better, pay? Good lord, this is insulting to foreign students and Japanese universities.

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

Just shows they have no respect for their female classmates and their privacy, nevermind the other women using the hotel. If I were the parent of one of those girls I'd want them to be punished.

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Posted in: Japan's child population falls for 38th year, hitting postwar low See in context

The article isn't clear on it, but I'm curious as to whether or not children born to non-Japanese parents in Japan are counted in this census. I know they're not Japanese in the eyes of the government, but they do contribute to the population numbers of this country.

But as a woman, I wouldn't want to raise my children here, for a plethora of reasons. Lack of childcare, lack of job advancement, education costs for public schools alone are shocking, plus I don't want to dedicate every single weekend to club activities and have to wake up at 5am to handmake a bento because a sandwich, yogurt, and piece of fruit would show my child up in front of the other kids.

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Posted in: Japanese police officer gets pay cut for using dating app to see several men See in context

woman has intercourse outside marriage, woman gets punished. what year is it.....?

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