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Posted in: Local gov'ts plan to use AI to rate seriousness of bullying cases See in context

AI is not the answer. Teaching our children to properly communicate their emotions and thoughts as well as training people to better understand these aspects of children are a much better method that will serve the children better for a long time. AI may have its benefits on certain things; however, human to human interactions are better for understanding feelings and getting people to open up.

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Posted in: 2 major mobile carriers to introduce cheaper plans after gov't pressure See in context

KDDI Corp will start offering a 20-gigabyte plan for 3,980 yen per month in February or later under its UQ Mobile brand, while Softbank Corp will introduce a 20-gigabyte plan with up to 10 minutes of free voice calls for 4,480 yen a month under its Y!Mobile brand from late December.

Curious as to why neither carrier wants these changes on their main networks? 3rd party carriers are nice but their service suffers during peak times and in heavy use areas to make room for the main carriers. Also, why are they still charging for phone calls? With services such as LINE, FaceTime and more it doesn't really benefit them except for ripping off the few people that still make calls that way.

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Posted in: 3 youths arrested for stealing ¥6 million from porn film actress at her condo See in context

This story seems to be very popular among my coworkers. Lol. They are all believing that she faked this incident. They say its because she wasn't really famous or popular and now she is getting a lot of media coverage and followers on social media.

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Posted in: Quarter of LGBT people in Japan have experienced outing: survey See in context


If you're going to be gay, don't try to hide it and don't expect non-gay people to hide it for you. Are they ashamed of what they do? Is that why it has to be hidden?

A long time ago, such things didn't matter to people. Even in civilizations such as Rome, it was normal and acceptable. However, with the spread of Christianity and then the spread of colonization by Europeans, it started to become a stigma. Many were maimed, tortured, and/or killed for such things. Even when that stopped, there was still heavy social stigmas and bullying that continued. So that fear still exists.

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Posted in: 3 youths arrested for stealing ¥6 million from porn film actress at her condo See in context

@Ego Sum Lux Mundi

Just shows how the world of porn is linked with sleazy underworld types.

There is 0 correlation between porn and being robbed. People are robbed everyday.

As for people wondering why she keeps ¥6M in her home, my response is that this is Japan and home tends to be the primary savings account for most people here.

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Posted in: U.S. Senate confirms Barrett 52-48 as Supreme Court justice See in context

Regardless of Politics, making it to the Supreme Court is a difficult thing to do. Irregardless of where one stands, they still had to put in the work and the time to make it to this level.

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Posted in: Japan to create database to prevent sexual predators from babysitting See in context

Tare this a step further and include teachers.

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Posted in: Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations' See in context


The NBA is also a business and when ratings decline, sponsors leave. When sponsors and fans leave, salaries decline. 

I understand its a business. But we need to forget that the finals happened towards the end of an election year and in the midst of a pandemic that has left many people with little means to survive. TV ratings have been down across the board for most TV programs. News media has seen huge ratings boosts. Football ratings are down and its considered the most popular sport in America. Baseball ratings are down as well. Not slightly either. Sports needs to just accept that its taking a backseat to the current political situation.

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Posted in: Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations' See in context

Sports while they can unite people, in this case are not being used in such a way. They are being used to hopefully distract people.


told players next season that they can demonstrate on their own time but the BLM logo will be removed from the court as well as the social justice slogans on the jerseys

As much as Adam Silver would like for things to go that way, as he has tried and failed in the past, he will remember that players have a lot more power than him. That's the way the basketball world is setup.

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Posted in: Fake residence cards proliferating as more foreigners overstay visas See in context

cover for companies to import cheap labor, have sought to purchase forged residence documents because they want to be able to work in jobs other than those available

I believe this is the primary reason for the success of the business. Just like the intern, that wasn't qualified, but was forced to do the radiation scanning for the Fukushima area because none of the qualified employees wanted to take the risk.

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Posted in: Girl injured by 17-year-old boy's suicide leap in Osaka dies in hospital See in context

Japan is a country that is mostly mountains with a lot of steep and deep cliffs. Why do people choose places that affect others to perform suicide?

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Posted in: Gov't calls for longer New Year holiday to curb virus spread See in context


However, for the already hard hit contract,freelance and p/t workers living paycheck to paycheck it will mean smaller paychecks to start off the year.

My excitement for some real time off made me overlook that obvious and huge downside. That huge reduction in pay in February will be a pain to start the year. Especially since it's also around the time to pay taxes.

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Posted in: Translation tools, air purifiers: face masks go high-tech See in context

These two inventions are great inventions. It can be hard for people that speak different languages to communicate when you can't see someone's mouth, the translator can help with that. While a mobile and compact air purifier will heavily benefit many people.

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Posted in: Gov't calls for longer New Year holiday to curb virus spread See in context

This is an excellent plan. Gives people time to recuperate, a proper chance to quarantine, and it has the potential to ease how people travel since they can now spread it out over a larger time. Let's hope they go through with it.

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Posted in: Asian shares, U.S. futures gain after last Trump-Biden debate See in context

This year has been very good for my portfolio. Especially on the Asian side. My investments in Asia are up 63%. Hope to finish the last quarter strong.

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Posted in: Nursery teacher arrested over kidnapping and sexually assault of elementary school girl See in context

How are you supposed to help a child like this. A teacher, someone that's supposed to be a trusted pillar in the community. Someone that is supposed to guide and help that student. Kidnapped her and assaulted her. Monsters like this really piss me off. I seriously hope that there were no other victims.

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Posted in: Fire department employee arrested for indecent behavior with minor See in context


If that 'hotel' had a staffed reception desk there's something extra wrong with this situation

Many are not staffed at the front desk. But even for those that are, they don't question things like that because part of being able to stay in that type of hotel industry is being able to maintain your secrecy and privacy.

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Posted in: Obama blasts Trump's tweets, track record in 2020 campaign trail debut See in context

Loved how Obama referenced the secret Chinese Bank account for Trump. There has been speculation for years that Trump was helping China make money with that phoney "trade" war that has only cost the US while enriching China.

Now we discover, a year after those allegations, that Trump has a secret account there that is only seeing an influx of cash. He has sold America to the highest foreign bidder.

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Posted in: 6 doctors referred to prosecutors over death of 2-year-old boy in 2014 See in context

equivalent to 2.7 times the level appropriate for an adult 

This is gross negligence. There is no way a 2 year old that is still between being a baby and toddler should have that much in their system. Especially when an adult shouldn't have anything close to that in their system.

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Posted in: A Japanese government panel has proposed amending the juvenile law to put 18- and 19-year-old criminal suspects on trial as adults. Do you agree with this? See in context

Young people here are treated like children too long. They need the opportunity to mature and grow. Also, at 18, you definitely know the difference between right and wrong.

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Posted in: Komeito party suggests ¥20,000 grant for graduating high school students See in context


Students in Japan receive very little help and schools here are akin to those found in the 3rd World.

I can agree with you about the little help. However, I disagree about the 3rd world system. I think the issue with education is the lack flexibility for students. You aren't allowed to learn your way or make changes. Also, the system that forces teachers to teach towards the lowest level student hinders many learners and forces them into the juku system. The teachers need more flexibility and the students need it as well.

Also, the jack of all trades system for teachers places students and teachers at a disadvantage. Many teachers are required to know and teach too many subjects so they are not able to specialize in a specific area to offer students the help they need.

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually molesting teenage girl See in context

There have been some arguments raised recently about consent. They say that we are primed for the default answer being yes unless someone says no. Many psychologist are saying that this can create tension as some people perceive no differently. They say we need to start getting people to understand that the default answer is no unless you are given permission to the same way it works with many other things.

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Posted in: Why blonde-haired, blue-eyed Sailor Moon is neither white nor Japanese See in context

I can understand people's points about it just being a fictional character. However, we all know that fictional characters also stem from some version of reality. Also, many of them have unintended meanings that also have to do with subconscious priming. Sailor Moon has aspects of it as does cartoons such as Dragon Ball Z. Things such as primed beauty standards are among those reasons. Where as the lead characters and strong characters have "white features." Other common points in Anime is that darker characters tend to be evil and/or criminals. There was a huge shift in anime during the 1980's and it because heavily influenced by western cultures. This is also around the time that such changes began to happen.

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Posted in: Japan to survey cases of sexual violence among abused children See in context

There is a common motif of inability and unwillingness to take action legally in Japan when it comes to cases of sexual abuse be it against children or adults. It's like they believe only YOU are responsible for protecting yourself from sexual abuse.

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Posted in: U.S. influence in Pacific wanes; Japan considered 'smart power' by think tank See in context

Much to my chagrin, I can't blame the fall of American influence and economy on Trump. The toxic two party system deserves the lion share of the blame. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, the parties inability to work together or put their self-serving agendas aside has cost the American people and economy far more than any president could. Presidents push party agendas and parties have to agree whether those agendas meet their purposes. Very little of what the parties do are for the people they are elected to govern.

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Posted in: Sushi chain starts contactless service as pandemic grinds on See in context

Kurazushi has always been contactless in every way except paying. The plates come directly to your seat via the express belt. You order your sushi from your phone so you don't have to touch the order screen. Tallying up all your orders and confirming doesn't require staff. Then you had to wait in line to pay directly with the staff.

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Posted in: Man arrested for posting libelous comments about mother of missing girl See in context

@englisc aspyrgend

defamation of character is a criminal offence not civil in Japan?

Libel has always been a crime that could cause jail time in most parts of the world. Typically, most law makers don't take it to that extent unless some form of harm towards life has been made. However, it is possible to have the law apply jail time to a libel case.

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Posted in: Record 96,000 households receive gov't support for rent amid pandemic See in context

Of all the support things that are covered on this site, they always come very late. The Go To Eat campaign started today at noon. Not a single article covered it. Its great information for English readers that live in Japan. Everything is now sold out and the next one is on the 27th of this month. Great way to get discounts at restaurants in Japan.

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Posted in: Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless networks See in context


Ummm, no it won't.

Yes. It will. Have you seen the box for the charger? The box for the earphones and/or airpods? The box for the charging cord because that no longer comes with the charging brick. That is a much bigger footprint that including them in the box. At least 3 to 5 boxes that are now much bigger than the previous box.

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Posted in: These people were probably afraid their own fraudulent applications would be exposed. There are signs that this kind of scam spread by word of mouth, so this case is likely just the tip of the iceberg. See in context

No. There have been multiple companies charged in this type of thing. Only the one case about foreigners made the big news.

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