Jonorth comments

Posted in: What do you think of the level of security at airports you have been to recently? See in context

It's alright. Went through Sjeremetevo in Moscow this summer to and from Japan, and they could use an upgrade. No lines, just unorganized crowds, and a leak in the ceiling dripped on me :( but when we finally got to the check, at least it was quick and easy.

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Posted in: Which airlines' business class service do you like the most? See in context

Wish I could afford it haha

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Posted in: Do you support so-called “quota systems” to achieve gender diversity by promoting women to senior leadership positions in companies? See in context

I think it's a really different question. Everyone probably agrees that rank should be decided by merit, but the people deciding the rank are often blind to their own biases. In that way, I think quotas might be able to open some eyes to what women and minorities are capable of if given the chance. On the other hand, it can sow distrust and animosity. Not easy.

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Posted in: Searching for ways to keep performing mascots from wilting in the heat See in context

I work part-time as various mascots, and in this heat, I'm never in costume for more than 15 minutes. It gets pretty unbearable, and heavy, uncomfortable costumes really wears you out too.

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Posted in: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth to separate: media See in context

Jeez, you people are rude. It's okay to have opinions about celebrities, but I'll never understand why people feel comfortable talking like that about others.

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Posted in: Portable fans a breath of fresh air in sweltering summer heat See in context

I'm amazed at how many Japanese women still have their hair down in this heat. For me, it's always the first thing to do!

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Posted in: Would China risk another Tiananmen in Hong Kong? See in context

The protesters in Hong Kong is an awesome lot. They use tactics to neutralize teargas, lasers to avoid facial recognition and other modern protest-techniques. I really hope the best for them. In the modern age, China won't be able to cover up their actions so easily.

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Posted in: 8chan owner blasts 'sinister' shutdown See in context

The idea behind 8chan could be considered noble - a place where people can openly speak their minds without the fear of being judged, a kind of true democracy. This is not what 8chan is. There are still moderators, and even without their intervention, there is a mob-mentality which will swiftly shut down opinions going against the consensus on the site - there's a reason a lot of doxxing stems from there. 8chan is large and has many subboards, some pretty innocent and innocuous, but you can't ignore the bad ones. Watkins can talk about free speech all he wants, but 8chan has become something different - it truly is a bastion of hate and grimness.

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

Don't put the blame on mental illness. There are mentally ill people in every country, yet there isn't this alarming amount of mass-shootings in every country. That certainly can't be the only issue.

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Posted in: 11 dead, 5,600 sent to hospitals last week due to heatwave See in context

Just a couple of days ago, I saw people jogging around Asakusa under the midday-sun. Couldn't help but wonder why they'd do that to themselves!

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Posted in: What do you think about the anti-vaccination movement that blames the medical practice of vaccinations for a wide range of health problems? See in context

Unfathomable. I do not understand what make regular Joe's think they know more science than scientist. It is anti-science, arrogance and an unwillingness to accept that some people know better than you.

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Posted in: Trump unloads on Paul Ryan after 'American Carnage' excerpts See in context

It's kinda hilarious to read Trump's tweets, because they really do sound like an elderly man who just discovered the internet. What's with All the Random Caps?

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Posted in: Love lolita fashion? Get the wedding dress of your dreams from Japanese designer Hiroko Tokumine See in context

This was relevant to me as I'll be planning a wedding in the kinda-near future, so I did a google-search for her dresses.... Pretty disappointed to see they mostly look like gaudy 80's creampuffy bridesmaid-dresses. I'll continue my search...

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Posted in: Do you think machines will ever be as good as humans at translating from one language into another? See in context

Nope. Language changes all the time, it's incredibly organic and varied, I don't think a machine will be able to learn that.

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Posted in: Japanese entertainment mogul Johnny Kitagawa dies at age 87 See in context

He leaves a sad legacy.

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Posted in: Man arrested for second time for secretly filming women in toilets See in context

He filmed 6 women in 10 minutes? That must be one busy toilet.

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Posted in: Japan official to Kardashian West: Kimono belongs to Japan See in context

Honestly, whatever. It's already common to call a range of silky robes 'kimono'. Is Japan gonna challenge every clothes-maker now?

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Posted in: Feminist scholar calls Japan's gender problem 'human disaster' See in context

She can enter any national university if she worked hard. 

So I'm guessing you haven't followed the reason scandals about universities doctoring results to let fewer women in?

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Posted in: Letters From Japan: 'He doesn’t have any pictures of us' See in context

It took me months of being with my boyfriend before I had any pictures, because we're just both not very good at taking them. Not everyone has the same expectations to what a relationship should be, this woman should definitely think about hers.

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Posted in: Lone gamers a dying breed as community play thrives See in context

I think this is more because games have captured a new kind of audience. My younger brother is 11, and his primary way of spending time with friends is through gaming. It's a new way to be social together, and I think that attracts people who enjoy being social. Video games didn't have that appeal earlier.

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Posted in: John Legend on abortion law boycotts: 'Money talks' See in context

The difference between this and the gay-bakery case is the issue of discrimination. Boycotting these states have nothing to do with discrimination, it rests on the believe that a woman's body is hers and that life doesn't start at conception or with a heartbeat.

I don't believe life starts that early, I don't believe any babies are being murdered. I think people are free to feel that way, but I'm horrified to see the consequences this have on real people. No one gets an abortion for fun - it's a hard decision, based on love for a hypothetical child you know you can't take care of. There's even evidence that abortion lowers crime rates, because unfit parents don't have to become parents and raise a child with high probability of being criminal.

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

@girl_in_tokyo

Amazing comment, I couldn't have put it any better. Besides, you can look competent and appropriate without either make-up or high heels.

The sample size in this survey is very small, but if the numbers are indicative of the labor-market, it also explains why you can't just find a job that doesn't want you to wear heels, since it's apparently the case for more than half. It's not that easy to just get it your way.

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Posted in: Labor minister opposes banning female dress codes with high heels See in context

I'm studying Japanese, and when I tell people, they often ask if I one day want to live and work in Japan. This is one of the reasons I always give a resounding NO. Japanese society is way behind on how they treat women. I feel sorry for the ones who are born into that.

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Posted in: A bill banning parents from physically punishing children is expected to be passed during the current Diet session. Do you think it should be illegal for parents to hit their children as a means of discipline? See in context

Physical punishment has proven again and again to do more harm than good. People need to find better ways to parent.

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Posted in: Japan's #KuToo movement giving women a leg-up in the workplace See in context

I don't get why people are comparing this to men's discomfort, as if it's a race and only the ones who are the worst off get to see change. I'm sure there are discomforts with men's clothing, but how would this woman be aware of it? She's tackling one issue, and I think it would be great if uncomfortable men also called attention to their issues.

And for the people in here insinuating you should just wear 'better' heels... Tell me when you find them!

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Posted in: Hokkaido and other parts of Japan are experiencing their highest temperatures for May on record. What's your view on climate change? See in context

I must admit that I selfishly enjoy the hotter weather I've experienced. But I know it isn't sustainable and we're headed for trouble.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan ordered to pay ¥21 mil over improper labeling See in context

And when you buy it, can we see where the store sources their food?

Isn't it pretty common, and required by law most places, that the origin of the product is written on it?

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Posted in: Netflix announces fashion design competition series See in context

I used to love Project Runway, especially the earlier seasons. If it's anything like that, it might be worth a watch.

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Posted in: U.S. abortion rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban See in context

I never understood the whole "if you're adult enough to have sex without contraception, you're adult enough to handle the consequences!" If you're not responsible enough to put on a condom or what have you, how are you responsible enough for a child? In any case I think the decision to have an abortion should be made by the woman it's affecting. Sometimes it feels like pro-lifers just want to punish people and feel morally superior.

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