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Posted in: Dean Fujioka tops Yahoo! Japan's most popular search list in 2016 See in context

Why are people so critical? Why not look him up? Why not use yahoo? I enjoy watching him in the Chinese and Japanese dramas though I am not a huge fan of his music I do like some of his songs. He is handsome, is a good actor, seems to be a very down-to-earth guy who enjoys his job, is very creative, and loves his family. There is nothing wrong about this or someone admiring him for it.

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Posted in: Is it safe to let customers know workers' real names? See in context

I don't believe these employees should provide their real names. They should chose a work name not associated with their real name. I am in the USA and know that when I call for technical assistance for my gadgets that I usually end up speaking to someone in India who identify themselves with very American/English names that do not sound authentic at all. I am OK with it. As long as they help me and I can call back and have my file retrieved with the pertinent notes, I don't care what the CSR calls him/herself.

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Posted in: Ad for instant ramen noodles shows all the great Japanese trends from the past year See in context

The ad is supposed to get your attention to "sell" you on the product. It definitely caught my attention and I would try the product but the product will then have to sell itself. As to idf66's comment that japan behind the times, marketing doesn't have to potrary only "now" to sell.

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Posted in: Japanese kids tear up the dance floor at the World of Dance competition See in context

Awesome does not begin to describe their moves.

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Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests See in context

I recently read that Japan would like its culture to be promoted more in other countries so here we are trying & some ignorant people get offended. We need to stop wasting time are trying to be 100% PC compliant & get on with life.

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Posted in: Unhappy anniversary See in context

I hate the thought of sleeping on dirty sheets so I shower every night before bed in an attempt to maintain cleaner sheets. However, on a really hot & humid day (typical ins South Florida) I enjoy a shower after a dip in the pool.

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Posted in: Gov't to promote 7 new tourist routes See in context

My husband and I recently visited our daughter in Fukuoka. She planned something different for each day of the two weeks. It was not enough time to enjoy all that Fukuoka wnd Kyusho have to offer. I can't wait to go back and see some of the places we missed.

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Posted in: Mother jumps from roof while holding 17-day-old baby See in context

I am in the US, and though we say that we help people with mental illness, we are not much better. We are especially guilty of not treating our veterans (the VA is a joke and the poorest of excuses for a government agency.) or our homeless very well. We have laws that supposedly protect people with physical and mental illness but all we are really doing is giving them a label which will follow them throughout life and cause further discrimination. Those that want to discriminate will do so, they just will not be so obvious about it and probably even be more cruel.

At work, I see people with mental and emotional challengers being treated badly by their coworkers. Though there are laws, company rules, and reprimands from management, the "bullying" continues. In most cases, it is a done when no one is watching but the victim is afraid to call attention to themselves so they don't say anything and continue to suffer in silence. Probably the same as these women who killed their babies.

At the gym, I also see it. In the streets, most people, even myself, have been known to shun away from the homeless, who in many cases are suffering from mental illness. Yes I am guilty too even though I make an effort to be more enlightened.

So are we, and by "we" I mean just about anyone, to throw stones at Japan? Mental illness is not easy to diagnose. Most people who suffer from it do not know they are suffering from it & if they do - they want to hide it. It is even more difficult to treat because first it has to be diagnosed correctly and then a treatment that will actually work needs to be found. In most cases, it is a very long ordeal with no guarantee of success. So once again, who are "we" to throw stones at Japan for a not having a solution to a very complex problem?

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