I was thinking the same thing. Can such a sudden and drastic increase can only be due to, well, an actual increase in instances of abuse?
I'm of course not denying an increase either, but I'm sure there's more to it than just that. Have people stopped closing their eyes on instances of abuse? Has the police been doing a better investigative job? Has Japan, as a whole, reconsidered the very definition of what constitutes an instance of abuse vs what doesn't?
Surely only an expert could answer these questions. We can only speculate. Nevertheless, genuinely hope there is more to those numbers than what they imply at first glance.
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If all you listen to is mainstream pop music, then yes, I bet she sounds very fresh and unique. However, if you've been around the musical block and have opened your mind to different genres, I don't think you'll think of her as THAT innovative of an artist. Her music's not half bad, though! Let's just not exaggerate here, yeah?
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No matter how hidden or untraceable you think your online actions are, there's always a fair chance you'll get caught.
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Thank you for the link. It's a lot more enlightening and believable then the MOJ's finger-pointing and he-said-she-said tactics.
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In this country where appearances matter more than anything else, the homeless won't be spared. It's all about keeping face, isn't it.
I'm not sure what services are in place, aside from food banks and shelters, to help these people not only to get by, but also to potentially get them out of this precarious living situation.
Hopefully some can get the mental health counseling they need.
This article is also a good reminder that I should be doing my bit and find a way to help.
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I know he's just musing with the idea, but this is so impractical. Would the government be relying on the parents to enforce the law? If they're not parenting properly now, I don't think a law would change that.
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"Treat this guy as a foreign spy, If anyone did this carrying a fake PLA ID Card in China, what would happen?"
Sorry, I must have misunderstood you. So, you were saying that we should treat him as a foreign spy for the time being, like they would in China, and then proceed to an investigation.
Maybe you could clarify what your comment about how China would handle the situation was meant to suggest. And while you're at it, what does that have to do with how things are and should be handled in Japan?
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They made a joke of the monarchy? Oh, please. A monarchy in 2020 is already a joke as it is.
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Are you suggesting we should behave like China and imprison the guy without even investigating first?
I can think of a few problems with that kind of logic.
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Do you seriously need the government to enforce such laws to keep your kids from playing games too much? Can't do that yourself, as their parent?
How ridiculous of an idea.
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I'd rather have my kids playing video games than sitting around mindlessly watching TV. Games can teach you all sorts of things, like critical thinking and time management. They're also a great way to bond with someone, especially one's own kids. I grew up with games, I'm still playing myself, and I really don't think the government has ANY business putting their nose in people's homes.
Here's just one article of many that touches on this topic:
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