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Posted in: Baldwin wanted to finish 'Rust' after fatal shooting: legal filing See in context

What about the man who pulled the trigger? No fault?

Yes that's why they have an armorer, that responsibility should never be on the actor for various reasons.

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Posted in: Russians keep pressure on Mariupol; massive convoy breaks up See in context

Despite the accusations I haven't seen a single news report from the Russian side, I have relied on strictly western and a few reports from India based news outlets.

Just go on RT or watch any of their press conferences. According to them there haven't even been an attack on Ukraine, and they are busy calling a wounded pregnant woman a staged actor. I'd say you aren't missing much.

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Posted in: Japan accepts 8 people displaced by Russian invasion of Ukraine See in context

Basically Japan just wants to be able to say that they have taken in refugees from Ukraine, do some photoshoots, make them work for it and then kick them out.

Meanwhile in Sweden if I know my mother right there is probably already a couple Ukrainians sleeping in my childhood room.

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Posted in: Putin puts Russian nuclear forces on increased alert as fighting spreads in Ukraine See in context

Feels like the only thing that can end this is if someone in his close circle takes him out.

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Posted in: Russia attacks Ukraine as defiant Putin warns U.S., NATO See in context

We really need to do more than just sanctions, the longer we wait the bigger the war we will need to have in the future. China is looking at this and seeing that we are not even trying to protect a neighboring democratic country, implying that taking Taiwan or other countries in Asia would be a walk in the park.

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Posted in: Japan aims to block sex offenders from jobs in schools, child care See in context

the main pillar of a new government agency that will control child-related policies

I guess someone's cousin needed a new job.

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Posted in: Kyoto eyes empty homes tax to stem exodus of young people See in context

I'm not sure about their reasons for introducing this tax but I hope they do it in the rest of the country as well, there is extremely many empty houses and apartments in Japan and they never lower the price. Just like with anything in Japan they don't adjust to the times, so they stick with their prices even if there is not enough people to fill them, this might force them to adjust.

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Posted in: ABC suspends Whoopi Goldberg over Holocaust race remarks See in context

The word race might be used differently in english but wouldn't it be weird to look at jews as a race? just as muslims or christians are not a race, they were of course targeted in horrific ways as a group, but as a race? maybe it was seen that way in the past but by todays definition of the word isn't what she is saying kind of correct even if what she is intending to say is wrong.

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Posted in: Symbol of Japan #MeToo movement again awarded damages in rape case See in context

People usually don't "get intoxicated" when they have a business meeting, especially not when "there was no intimate interaction between the two that could lead to sexual intercourse"

Every Japanese dinner meeting I ever had ended up worse than any high school house party, half the group left behind on the asphalt as we went from 二次会 to 三次会

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Posted in: Business lobby calls for lifting entry ban on nonresident foreigners See in context

Sure Japan can do what ever they want not matter how stupid or ignorant it is, but it shouldn't be without consequence. I put most of the blame on other countries not banning Japanese in return. If this was about any other type of trade etc they would put similar restrictions in return.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,468 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 50,030 See in context

The main goal is to have zero deaths and not about compete who test more people.

I'd also say it's unnecessary to test as much as many countries are doing once the virus has already spread out of control, the problem though is that Japan uses case numbers to compare themselves to other countries, and other countries that know no better look at Japans numbers and wonder what they are doing right. When comparing country to country cases is a very unreliable number since we test so differently. We should only compare deaths and serious cases, which of course also won't be accurate but at least better than cases.

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Posted in: New York City mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system See in context

It always surprises me to see the amount of conservative right wing americans hanging around on this site, are you guys actually living outside the US? I always imagined these people not having left their home town let alone their country.

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Posted in: Father of suspect arrested over knife attack outside University of Tokyo issues public apology See in context

Parents especially need to learn that there are far easier ways to help their kids succeed. Having attended a high level Japanese high school for a year it really scared me how much time they spent learning meaningless things, and in the end they end up at some big company to make a standard 500 - 1000万 salary for the rest of their lives. I probably haven't spent one percent of the amount of time they have spent on studies but I earn more and probably live a happier life. Just let your kids focus on what they enjoy, learning english alone would secure your kids future. Skip all the high level math and other meaningless stuff (unless you actually want to become something where that is useful).

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Posted in: Firefighter docked pay for making over a million yen from game streaming See in context

No fun allowed as usual I guess, Japan really needs to drop the "if it's fun you are not working" attitude. At all companies I have worked for here in Japan (in my case game companies) the people working is always working 10 times harder and longer but with less skill and no effort is put into working smart, and the result is usually an equally good or worse product but it takes ten times the manhours to achieve. Start awarding people for how fast they are instead of how many hours they spend warming their chairs. Let people be creative and have fun on their off time, it will only do them and you good. If they are able to make some extra money that is good for you as well, financially secured people are less stressed and will do a better job.

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Posted in: Hong Kong to create more national security crimes See in context

The talk about patriotism and taking America as an example as, if they can why can't we? is a flawed argument since one country is forcing it, but at the same time Americans are overly patriotic, as well as Japan and most other Asian countries. So many fights and disagreements based on pride from invisible lines. Coming from Sweden most don't really have that kind of pride about their country, we like our country and we think we do a lot right. But we call out the stuff we don't like and if having a house in Spain is cheaper and a nicer way to live we are gone in a heartbeat. Your home is where you live and where your loved ones are, not where you happened to be born.

Btw was watching a Chinese drama a while ago which mainly took place at a university, and they were unironically upset about not having a democratic vote on where they were gonna go on their school trip. was watching through the comments to see who else thought that was funny, but seems like it was just me. I'm seriously wondering If the average Chinese doesn't even know they live in a dictatorship.

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Posted in: Japan extends entry ban on non-resident foreigners until end of February: Kishida See in context

Was talking to some japanese friends at the local bar a couple of days ago, and basically their main concern was about opening up the borders. I ask why, and they say because of omicron, and I say but it's already here so why does it matter? and they say, because it spreads from people coming from abroad.

So yeah I guess the governments plan to use foreigners as the scapegoat is working quite smoothly. They basically don't understand that it spreads just as effectively between japanese as it does from foreigner to japanese.

The lack of random testing and official testing even when requested only fuels this even more, especially with omicron, since most that gets it will never know they had it. of course there is already hundreds of thousands of cases here already, just not that many critical cases which is what we should be measuring, but we keep comparing case numbers to other countries when we are basically only testing people at the airport, and it's working as intended. Japan and it's people are special and beware of the foreigners.

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Posted in: Gunma man arrested for attempted marriage of woman without her knowledge See in context

Are you being serious or sarcastic?

If serious then obviously you haven't been married, have no children, etc...

Japan as we have recently been reminded has no dual custody the divorce paper indicates who gets the children, then there are the properties like house, car, etc...

Child support if children are involved, etc...

A man wanting to go off with his younger girlfriend could under your proposed thinking, just drop off divorce papers leave the children with his wife and leave no more responsibilities.

Think about it.

Actually I'm both married and have children. Marriage is one thing and children and other legal issues is another, not needing consent doesn't mean you get to leave without consequences or that you can do so quietly. I just don't like the idea that some seem to see marriage as some kind of ownership of their partner. What one person wants to do should be up to them, even if the process is neither quick or easy. As for Japanese laws, they are shitty both ways, men easily getting away from supporting their kids without consequence and men that wants to be part of their kids lives but are not allowed to. Not having dual custody in this day and age is crazy.

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Posted in: Work(out) from home: Pandemic fuels online exercise boom See in context

Got myself a concept2 rowing machine, money well spent.

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Posted in: Gunma man arrested for attempted marriage of woman without her knowledge See in context

Marriage without consent is obviously a problem but not sure why people think divorce without consent is an issue. Of course they should be notified etc, but divorce shouldn't need to be something both agree on, if one person wants out then it's over no matter what.

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Posted in: Kishida calls for aggressive wage hikes in push for wealth redistribution See in context

People complaining about someone spending 7 man on food 笑, I wish. I managed to find a Japanese wife that loves to be a housewife but resents to cook or clean, her own midnight Uber eats snacks alone probably surpasses 7 man.

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Posted in: Japanese firms adopt AI dating app to help staff find love amid pandemic See in context

Always amusing hearing the word AI being thrown around, I'm sure you just fill out a couple of questions and then find people that matches those, but of course putting AI in the the proposal gets the funding :P.

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Posted in: Teenager 1st to use hospital's 'confidential birth' system See in context

Nice to read news from Japan that everyone agrees is a step in the right direction.

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Posted in: Nearly all Japan's school boards scrap gender field on applications See in context

No matter what one might think about the gender identity topic, the decision overall is a good thing. No reason for anyone to know the gender of the applicant and no reason to decide who wears what based on gender. don't care about stuff that doesn't affect you. Only real problem I see is with bathrooms/changing rooms. I guess the only real fix is to have a third room that is free for anyone to use.

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Posted in: Panel recommends no change to male-only emperor system See in context

A group of 80+ year old men proudly presents that they investigated and concluded that Japan is still the backwards thinking place that we all love, and no change is needed, Please join us in the race to the bottom.

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Posted in: Gov't to dispose of unused Abenomasks amid growing costs See in context

I wonder who's families and friends pockets the money ended up in. I really wish foreign media had more interest in Japan, they could have so much fun investigating this kindergarten level corruption, everything would be out in the open in like a week. Not that Japanese would care anyway though.

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Posted in: Musashino city in Tokyo rejects proposal for foreigners to vote in referendums See in context

There is so many people that just throw out the "If you want the same rights, then become a Japanese citizen" most of us would already have Japanese citizenship if they allowed dual citizenship like most other countries, while Japan turns a blind eye on Japanese citizens getting dual citizenship elsewhere. In many countries it takes like 5 years to get citizenship without having to give up anything. If you pay the same taxes and spend reasonable long enough time in that country you should have the same rights, there is no logical reason for that not to be a thing.

The only reason all these rules and hurdles exists is because of nationalism and xenophobia and nothing else. Most of the people in power today would rather see Japan burn to the ground then to see it become a more diverse society.

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Posted in: Japan ruling bloc on course to keep lower house majority: exit polls See in context

If you look at the United States, the bacon of democracy and freedom

Not sure if this was just sarcasm, but no one in the west other than the US itself think this. Their two party system is basically just as broken as Japans "one party system". As for freedom, the only thing Americans have that some countries don't is that they are allowed more ways kill each other. Americans do lack some of the most important pillars of freedom though, such as equal right to education and healthcare.

Sorry for going off topic, many people in asia think this is a real thing and it's annoying.

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Posted in: University student arrested for stalking ex-girlfriend See in context

Stalking has been a thing the Japanese Police have been ignoring for years and I'm happy they at least do something about it now, but why is a complaint to the police about an ex boyfriend sending letters and movie tickets and getting a written warning a top news story? feels like someone died and they forgot to mention it in the article. If not this is probably something that happens hundreds of times a day.

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Posted in: Lagging youth vote still a concern in Japan elections See in context

There is no easy fix, first you have to remake the whole educational system, teach them to think for themselves instead of filling their heads with useless information. Never have I seen people study so much and still be so incompetent. Second, why would anyone vote if there is no real option, with the same party being in power since the war people don't want to waste time doing something that doesn't change anything. prosecute all the corruption in the LDP from the past and break up the party, which then hopefully ends up with a couple of smaller parties.

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Posted in: Taiwan has no right to join United Nations: China See in context

We really need to stop being hesitant about China. China grows stronger and bigger by the day with the money and jobs the rest of the world sends them, so if anyone plans to draw a line somewhere, today will be easier than tomorrow. As bad as it is China has a big advantage by being a dictatorship, it allows them to plan further ahead and focus on their plans while our leaders have to spend their time fighting each other. Sadly I think we need a big scale escalation to happen before we get together and do something.

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