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Posted in: 7-Eleven removing storefront ashtrays across Tokyo See in context

Unfortunately people will just smoke and throw their butts on the ground, guaranteed. They removed ashtrays and banned smoking from the west side of my local station (it’s still allowed on the east side) and I still see people sitting there in front of the “smoking will get you a ¥2000 fine” signs, smoking.

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Posted in: Police arrest 11 Chinese for working without visas; 47 others missing See in context

I hope they arrest the people who employed them as well. Employing people who don’t have the proper visas is illegal as well.

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Posted in: An increasing number of companies in Japan have banned employees from smoking during their work hours, aiming to resolve low productivity caused by their smoking breaks. Do you agree with this policy? See in context

I’ve never smoked and dislike the smell and bad habit/littering/rule breaking many smokers do, but banning them from smoking for the whole work day isn’t going to increase productivity when they’re going through cravings and withdrawals unable to focus. Just give everybody a 10-15 minute rest/snack/smoke/toilet break every 3 or so hours like most western companies do. Hasn’t it actually been proven that breaks INCREASE productivity?

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Posted in: Man attacks woman after cutting power to her apartment See in context

Im a little curious how he cut the power from the outside though. Is the circuit breaker outside?

I read it as he was INSIDE her apartment, since it says she went to the entrance, he attacked her, so she ran OUTSIDE the apartment, so he cut it from inside, and was inside when he attacked her. It is a little ambiguous though.

I shudder to think what might have happened to her if she hadn’t been awake at 2am. If she was sleeping she wouldn’t have noticed the power being cut, he may have attacked her as she slept which would be harder to escape from. Shivers. So scary.

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Posted in: Action movie stuntman arrested for cutting high school girl’s skirt See in context

Lmao yeah sure it was stress and it “didn’t matter what you cut” I don’t think it’s a coincidence it’s ALL schoolgirl skirts, if you wanted to cut “something, anything!” I think there’d be some variety. Own up to being a perverted sicko

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Posted in: Man arrested over lewd act with minor in car See in context

I got a stupid email once when I posted my resume on a job hunting site from some guy wanting to meet up in a love hotel, and he offered ¥20,000, and went up in price when I kept refusing lmao.

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Posted in: 17-year-old boy arrested for trashing bike of woman, sending her threatening letter See in context

And nothing will happen to him because he’s under 20 so he’ll keep behaving this way with no punishment. I was stalked and groped by a MAN under 20 and yup, nothing came of it even though I pressed charges (against the policemen’s advice)

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Posted in: AI robots may lend hand in Japan's English classes See in context

Anything to avoid paying living wages to English teachers. This is literally going BACKWARDS, English will be even worse now

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Posted in: 17-year-old youth arrested for beating student with metal bat in jealous rage See in context

They should look into the relationship too and possibly get the girlfriend help too, could possibly be an abusive relationship

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Posted in: Keio University student arrested for alleged sexual assault, claims he was drunk See in context

I’ve been extremely drunk before, barely able to walk, some parts of the night blurry, boring things like the ride home, but never FORGOT major events that happened, how could you possibly forget molesting somebody for 20 MINUTES?? that’s not a small thing. If he was blackout drunk he wouldn’t be able to molest women and chase them, kick them, and run away, he’d be passed out unconscious.

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Posted in: 88-year-old woman in coma after being hit by cyclist See in context

Hard to make too much judgement without more details.

I can see both sides, bicyclists can be kind of scary especially on narrow sidewalks or streets, they travel so fast, and swerve all over the place it’s hard to predict where they’re going, Sometimes if I move over to give them more room they swerve back over in my direction, not expecting me to move over I guess, and almost hit me.

But elderly people can also be scary to drive around, So many randomly wander into the middle of the street, or walk right through the center of the sidewalk or narrow road totally oblivious of everything around them, not moving to the side for cars to pass.

They typically don’t use cell phones, but I’ve had a lot more elderly people randomly walking around aimlessly suddenly changing their direction and not looking in front of themselves smash into me while I’m walking than I have cell phone users

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Posted in: Tokyo Medical University chooses 1st woman president after sexism scandal See in context

Jenna, I have to disagree with you. I have work in Japan for many, many years and as Japan promotes a lot based on seniority, males are often place in positions of discussion making without any skill and/or knowledge of their industry. One clear example is me training my boss. Because of his age he was placed as Bucho with no knowledge of the industry.

How is that disagreeing with me? Isn't that what I said? That more men reach positions of seniority without qualifications than women?

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Posted in: Tokyo Medical University chooses 1st woman president after sexism scandal See in context

Was this woman given the job because of her gender or because she is the right person for the job?

Really? Why does everybody say this when a woman reaches a position of power. Is it so unthinkable that a woman be intelligent and hard working? I never see anybody questioning men about if they were chosen just because they're men. (which probably actually happens a lot more often than the reverse.)

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy fatally hit by motorbike while returning from fireworks festival See in context

I CONSTANTLY see parents walking at a leisurely pace with their 2-5 year old children running several meters in front of them, and the parents never seem to care at all, don't yell at them to slow down or come back, or try to catch up with them.

I saw one kid at a matsuri last week try to run out into the road, but somebody stopped them. Honestly I'm surprised you don't see this kind of news story more often. Now the poor motorcyclist has to live with the guilt of killing a kid.

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Posted in: ¥9 mil awarded to convenience store from man for over 11,000 hours of unauthorized parking See in context

There's a convience store near my house that's had a car parked there illegally for over a year, maybe even two years, I've went back home and come back to Japan 3 times and it's still there. The staff taped a notice on the back window for the owner but it's never been moved. Sometimes I wonder if the owner died or something. I often wonder why the heck they don't just get it towed, but maybe, as others have said the police won't help

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Posted in: Do you think that in the future there will be flying cars? See in context

Maybe some sort of personal flying device of some kind, but not literally cars as we know them that can fly, like in Harry Potter

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon to be held early morning to avoid heat See in context

That won't even make much of a difference, the sun rises at like 4:30am and it's over 30 degrees plus the humidity by 7am most of the time. The Tokyo area doesn't really cool down at all at night compared to some regions in the world. The evening would be the best if possible, since the sun sets by like 7pm and a breeze usually comes out

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Posted in: Man gropes woman, chases her for 100 meters to forcibly kiss her See in context

I was literally groped today at around 11:40am on the chiyoda line at Omotesandō station. He was whispering in my ear and staring at my legs and face before that, but chased after me and squeezed my butt twice when I went to the door to get off. I Grabbed his shirt, yelled chikan, spent 6.5 hours at the police station only to be told he probably won't get charged because he's under 20 and there was no camera footage. Chikan can just get away with anything here, no wonder the problem isn't stopping.

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Posted in: Police, parents renew appeal for help in solving disappearance of 4-year-old girl in 1996 See in context

So tragic. I can't imagine anything worse than not knowing what happened to your child. Not having closure, unable to properly grieve, not knowing if they're still suffering somewhere.. makes me sick just thinking about it

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Posted in: Nagoya court orders forcible clean-up of ‘garbage house’ See in context

That's absolutely disgusting. If I even let one bag of garbage hang out too long in my house, or have a couple of bad vegetables around the amount of flies and stink is absurd in this humid environment. And even spraying periodically I get cockroaches or centipedes. Can't imagine how disgusting this house would be

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Posted in: Famous anime voice actress says she was once so poor she had to eat tissues See in context

This doesn't make ANY SENSE, there are plenty of actual foods she could have bought that are cheaper than tissues if she was that poor. I've bought ¥19 bags of moyashi, big enough for 2 meals, 12 gyoza for under ¥90, you can buy a 5kg bag of Spaghetti noodles for ~ ¥500.

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Posted in: Nara Park issues feeding tips for tourists after increase in deer bites See in context

Never had a problem with biting, but I did have a deer stab me in the face (drawing blood) with his antler, which was shedding too so it was super sharp. Perhaps they should do something about the antlers

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Posted in: Is it a crime to ditch a bad date and leave them with the bill? Japanese man finds out See in context

This guy sounds sketchy as heck. Why did he stick around long enough to eat but skip out on the bill? If it was that bad he should have left immediately before even eating, or just went through the motions and paid for his meal and just never accept another date from her. The fact that he stayed around long enough to eat his food, but didn't just pay his portion of the bill is scammy. Sounds like he wanted a free meal.

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Posted in: Should saying thanks at a Japanese convenience store go without saying? See in context

I say "arigatou" 95% of the time to cashiers and the like. It's just natural to me to say thank you, I've always done it at home in Canada. As far as I can tell the staff always seems happy when I say it and they usually reply.

My (Japanese) boyfriend noticed how often I say it and did comment on it before, saying he thought it was really nice that I always say thank you, because a lot of Japanese people don't. He used to work at a 7/11 in university and he said it always made him happy when the rare customer would say thank you.

So yes, it isn't typically said by Japanese customers, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find an employee who would be upset at you thanking them.

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Posted in: Japan’s extra-slim 'Cinderella weight' diet target sparks debate online See in context

I'm currently only about 1.3kg heavier than my "Cinderella weight" and don't look "disgustingly" skinny. I've even been below that number in high school and also didn't look emaciated or anything. Must depend on your build, and how much of your weight is fat vs muscle

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