Jonorth comments

Posted in: Single? I'm self-partnered, says British actress Emma Watson See in context

You can think what you will about the term, but I think it's important to make people aware of the fact that they are whole people by themselves, you don't have to have a partner to be complete and fulfilled. Of course it can be a great thing to have, but it seems like a lot of people want to be with someone just to be with someone. In my view, it's a good thing that celebrities like Watson brings attention to this issue.

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Posted in: Microsoft Japan’s experiment with 3-day weekend boosts worker productivity by 40% See in context

They're doing the same thing at my partner's job, and he's not completely happy about it. To him, a 3-day weekend is too much - he says he almost goes into vacation-mode and has a harder awakening on mondays. This change also happened at the cost of flexibility with things like remote work and working hours, so it isn't for everyone.

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Posted in: Trump says he will make Florida his permanent residence See in context

Seems like the infamous "Florida Man" will get some competition...

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Posted in: What are some of your favorite Japanese snacks currently on the market? See in context

I just love Umaibo.

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Posted in: Japan considers bringing part-timers into employee pension system See in context

I think it's a good idea. More and more Japanese, especially women, work part-time or contract and it can be hard to go full-time. It's just the new reality.

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Posted in: Busty blood drive anime girl artwork not recognized as sexual harassment by Japanese Red Cross See in context

I wouldn't call it sexual harassment, but as a woman I would feel pretty awkward being offered this as a thank you-gift...

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Posted in: Lawmakers eye restoration of ex-imperial members to ensure male succession See in context

Let's see Abe's response, if he's really serious with his Womenomics and making a "society where women can shine."

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Posted in: 5 classic Japanese horror movies to watch See in context

I've read Murakamis Audition and it was great, maybe the movie is worth checking out too.

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Posted in: What do you think about diplomatic immunity? See in context

Sorry, @cracaphat. That was an awkward typo, not my intention.

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Posted in: What do you think about diplomatic immunity? See in context


I wasn't talking about that case, didn't mention it at all. I was answering the question put forward about diplomatic immunity in general. But this particular case is one of the reasons I mention the need for regulations.

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Posted in: What do you think about diplomatic immunity? See in context

I understand the reasoning behind it, and do think it is somewhat necessary. The problem is that there are too many instances of it being abused. Foreign ambassadors seem to be especially bad when it comes to things like speeding and parking tickets. I think there should be some sort of regulation so it couldn't be abused like this.

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Posted in: Jolie good time See in context

Japanese singer and actor Miyavi is in the film too, a little surprised they didn't use a picture with him included.

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Posted in: Women treated as eye candy in films even when they play leaders, finds study See in context

It's so great to see all you men talk about how this is a waste of your time...... As a woman, this comes as no surprise to me. Most of what popular culture has taught me is I have to be hot and servile to men to succeed. I'm glad to see people talk about it, because it does affect me and many others around me. You sound so incredibly narrow-minded and selfish with some of these comments.

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Posted in: Japan’s toxic drinking culture no one talks about See in context

Amy Bovoroy wrote an excellent book, The Too Good Wife, about Japanese wives dealing with their husbands alcoholism. Each of the women took a very long time to figure out what alcoholism even was, because it wasn't really recognized in Japan for many years, precisely because social drinking is so expected. I don't drink, and though I don't live in Japan, I have experienced social consequences because of it. Can't imagine how it must be in that kind of atmosphere.

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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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