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Posted in: WeWork says it is back on track to profits: Financial Times See in context

Naturally a pandemic is one of the necessary components for a business such as this to become relevant. As people need space and social distancing. Your own separate workspace becomes valuable. Especially when working from home everyday.

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Posted in: With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real See in context


leave the man alone. i,ll admit he got a little crazier in the last few years but he,s one of the few truly talented ( and genuine ) people in Hollywood...

Agreed. One of the greatest comedic geniuses of my childhood. As an adult looking back at Ace Ventura movies, you notice jokes that are even more hilarious now that you are older.

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Posted in: Skin trouble on rise as face masks become essential See in context

Masks were not designed for such prolonged daily usage.

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Posted in: Rapper Kanye West announces 2020 U.S. presidential bid See in context

Few months before the election he throws his name in. Interesting.

If a habitually bankrupt reality TV star can win, then so can Kanye.

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for cutting high school girl’s skirt at train station See in context


But what was this guy thinking when he decided to slice open clothing in a highly congested public place? So many idiots....

So...what you are saying is that its okay if he did it in an alley or somewhere not as public as the escalator?

I know this isn't what you meant. But I couldn't resist.

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Posted in: 20-year-old man arrested for cutting high school girl’s skirt at train station See in context

arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of property destruction after he cut the skirt of a high school girl with a knife

Of all the other crimes he committed, this was the one they chose to lead with?

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Posted in: Japanese university awards first-ever ninja studies degree See in context

4 years to become a stunt person.

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Posted in: Gov't seeks more inclusion in education for foreign children in Japan See in context


Even for Japanese children resources are extremely limited, foreigners are just an afterthought.

I don't believe that the resources for Japanese children are limited. Schools here simply prefer to use outdated methods out of habit instead of innovating. Not all schools but most. Also, there are a lot of unnecessary expenses. When I used to work as a CNET for Osaka, there was a weekly meeting that equated to hundreds of thousands of yen each month just for transportation. A meeting that only provided 3 minutes of information. Then they would email a more detailed version of the meeting out to you. They could have saved so much money by just emailing out the information.

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Posted in: NHK to retrain staff after criticism of cartoon about black Americans See in context


This can be said about everything in every country

I was clearly referring to every country. Not just Japan. Its the reason why some whites in America believe there is no racism in America. The majority, regardless of which country, seldom take notice of the inequalities that plague the minorities.

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Posted in: NHK to retrain staff after criticism of cartoon about black Americans See in context


Japanese" people living in Japan are surprisingly tone-deaf on the issue of racism

i make no excuses for ignorance. But the majority seldom take notice of things such as this.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left in car for 7 hours See in context


Everyone is so quick to jump to judgement.

Some are saying its easy. I'm sorry. I've never once forgotten my own children in the car or even my nieces and nephews. Didn't matter how quiet they were. I've never even come close to forgetting. Especially when you are the one that placed them in their child seat. Looking in the backseat when I'm getting out or entering a car has always just been instinctual for me.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being left in car for 7 hours See in context

Seriously, stories such as these still baffle me. People know what a hot car feels like. So how can you forget your children in a hot car? Doesn't matter what countries these situations take place, i still can't understand a plausible reason as to how you forget or leave your child in a hot car. The weather doesn't even matter. Your child should never be alone in a car under any circumstances.

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Posted in: NHK to retrain staff after criticism of cartoon about black Americans See in context

NHK have decided to retrain our reporters and producers

Wait... so you are telling me that these caricatures and narratives were from previous trainings? That's troublesome. Then again, Japan did bring us Mr. Popo.

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Posted in: Male babysitter arrested for molesting 5-year-old girl See in context

While not all men are sick perverts, stories like these are why we find it so strange to employ a male babysitter.

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Posted in: Floyd’s death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals See in context


Most cops are good cops, like the societies they reflect

While I cannot agree with the society part. What I can say is that most people know that most cops are good. That isn't the problem. The issue is the system. While most cops may be good, the reason the bad apples spoil the bunch is because of the brotherhood system. This is just a simple way of placing it. However, even good cops will defend a bad apple and not lift a hand to stop a bad apple because you want to stand by your family. Its the same reason why when that bad cop pushed down the old man, there was one cop that wanted to help but he was stopped by the bad apple and everyone else fell in line. Because of the system.

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter rally held in Tokyo See in context


However, a little racism never stopped me setting up my own company and building my own house.

If you have the right mindset you will accomplish most things in llife.

First and foremost, congratulations. However, what you say is not completely true and does not apply to everyone or all situations. Especially when racism is systematic. It only takes 1 wrong thing at 1 wrong moment to completely ruin the chances of the oppressed.

Even in Japan. Japan 20 years ago is not Japan now. I know a few people that speak all too well about how difficult it would be for new foreigners to succeed in Japan due to many changes that were put in place versus how it was even 10 years ago. The system in place make success such as yourself harder to repeat.

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Posted in: Only 10% of firms in Japan have addressed LGBT issues: survey See in context

10% of companies versus 10% of respondents can be a drastically different number.

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Posted in: China's foreigner ban leaves global businesses in limbo See in context

The problem with countries like Japan and China banning those with permanent residence permits and qualified business owners is that it will further push businesses away from them as businesses will be forced to adjust and plan for a life where both countries are not a reliable sector. While China has the residents needed without foreign residents, they don’t necessarily have the jobs available without foreign companies. While Japan has the jobs, they don’t have the residents needed without foreigners.

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Posted in: Women bear brunt of recession as pandemic unravels Abe's 'Womenomics' See in context

@Burning Bush

You make it sound like Abe has some mind control machine and he's able to direct women to select which jobs they apply for.

Abe doesn't have mind control. However, he hasn't passed, created, or attempted to pass any meaningful bills that targeted women. In order to give them a proper chance at entering workforce.

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Posted in: Toyota chief promises shareholders profits despite pandemic See in context

Profit when no one is buying cars because they can't be sure what the next few weeks, months, or years will look like. Very ambitious.

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Posted in: Gov't considers obliging convicted sex offenders to wear GPS trackers See in context

tougher punishments for school teachers who commit sexually lewd acts,

This is the part of the plan I would love to see more details on. If a teacher commits sex crimes against a student, should they choose to resign, they are allowed to keep their teaching credentials and teach elsewhere. I hope that system will have a complete overhaul.

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Posted in: 'He is going to change the world': Funeral held for Floyd See in context


Why did Joe Biden lead the charge to change sentencing laws in the 1990s leading to the imprisonment of black citizens at an alarming rate? Just saying...

If you follow the history of laws in America that unjustly target and/or are unjustly enforced more on black and brown people, you wouldn't have to ask such a question.

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Posted in: NHK removes video on U.S. protests after online outrage about depiction of African Americans See in context

This is supposed to be top news company in the country. A company that should excel at gathering information. How could they make a video so far from the point and instead ridiculing black Americans? Why is every black person so ripped?

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Posted in: Viewers refute myth that black U.S. films, TV are poor exports See in context

TV shows with black leads are not hard to export. Just depends on how you portray a culture and if its relatable in a TV show. Some shows, regardless of the lead are hard because the cultural element embedded in TV shows. American law shows don’t make sense abroad.

Still the black lead part being a problem is a TV show higher up problem. Not the consumer.

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl falls to death from high-rise apartment See in context

This is why you shouldn't trust the simple window locks. You should buy extra locks and make certain that they are always locked when you have children present.

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Posted in: Japan to adopt selective, rather than blanket, approach in coronavirus tests See in context

It's therefore important to ensure that those with higher risks (of being infected) or deemed by doctors as in immediate need can get tested,"

In other words, they are not changing anything at all. They will continue to require you on your deathbed and your first born in order for you to get tested.

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Posted in: Red tape, commission fees hinder aid delivery to virus-hit firms See in context

Businesses say they cannot receive the much-needed funds because they need to hire licensed social insurance labor consultants to fill in the plethora of paperwork required, and that could cost more than the amount they receive.

I've always heard that in Japan, the most profitable job you can have is being someone that understands the rules about something. Because more often than not, making a mistake on something can be very costly or time consuming. So you need a specialist to make sure it's done right the first time.

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Posted in: Man arrested for confining 3-year-old son in washing machine See in context

Seriously. What is wrong with this man? These are not actions by a sane adult. I know as kids, we think about doing such things to people. But as an adult to child?

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Posted in: Hotels, university offer free stays for foreigners stranded in Japan See in context


Many people don't feel safe getting on an airplane right now. Still, this is a great show up people stepping up to help others in need.

Also, @Jim some borders are in fact closed. An example to reference is the Philippines as well as Turkey. There are no flights between Japan and those countries. I know a few people that tried to get on the last plane out and are now stranded.

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Posted in: Tokyo slowly gets back into motion after lifting of state of emergency See in context

Tokyo is moving slowly? I'm jealous. Osaka ran back into normal life. The first day that the State of Emergency was lifted, restaurants were packed and everyone was outside.

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