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Posted in: Osaka Prefecture to allow children to bring smartphones to school See in context

Joe blow:

Yes, addictive to all as well. Since children are required to be in school, the smartphone ban for adults should be equally repressive. No smartphones outside of home. Equality.

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Posted in: Osaka Prefecture to allow children to bring smartphones to school See in context

You could incorporate smartphones into,the lesson...lookups, research, interactive class games, etc.

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Posted in: Woman in mental institution who killed another patient says she is 'robot' See in context

Was the 80-year old Sarah Connor? We should not take this lightly. Perhaps the robot/t-800 series could peel back her arm to reveal the metallic endoskeleton to prove her claim.

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Posted in: Trump visit to Japan eyed for May 26; may be 1st guest to meet new emperor See in context

Cricky:

He is sovereign over not just the yamato, but the ainu and the ryuukyuu. That's why I think its called emperor. Either way, its an English rendition of tennou. Just like we could say sultan, kung or king for another ruler, although sultan Gustav (Swedish king) gives it a different feel than king or kung.

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Posted in: Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation? See in context

"IOC President Thomas Bach gets no salary but receives an allowance of about $250,000 per year as a "volunteer" president."

Ill take that volunteer pay.

On another note, volunteers could charge for their service, if spread out enough.

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Posted in: Abe nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi See in context

Chop chop:

I used to think just the currently serving country leader, but I expanded to country leader past and present. The reason is because many countries have militaries who kill and national agents who do the same (though not as widespread). If Ghandi or mother theresa commanded (para)military forces I would be against their nomination too.

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Posted in: Abe nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request: Asahi See in context

A head of govt should not be a recipient of the novel peace prize. How many people have obama, trump, and other world leaders killed (drone strikes, killing of terrorists/freedom fighters etc)? To do so cheapens the award.

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Posted in: 5 awards-friendly Japanese films to put you in the Oscars mood See in context

Its not hard to put the other 4 in here. Guess only one film is worthy.

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Posted in: Nissan, Renault to avoid boss having too much power over alliance See in context

Why not look to democracies? You could do swiss style with a 7-member coequal executive, and with employees able to vote on referenda. You could do a parliamentary style with a board that elects a CEO from amongst its own board members and he must keep the confidence of the board. You could have a unicameral or bicameral board, but it should have at least 50-120 members in the lower house for representation (the executive can be 7-15 members).

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Posted in: Japan to make unauthorized downloads of all copyrighted work illegal See in context

Punishment should match the crime. If you kidnap someone for 2 years, then go to prison for 2 years. If you take something that isn't yours, then sometging of yours should be taken. Prison is not the answer here.

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Posted in: Tokyo to ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

"And I meant to add, punitive measures need to be the children being taken away from families... PERMANENTLY, or at least until the families can prove...

Um, innocent until proven guilty is the cornerstone of democracy. One should not have to prove they didn't do it, the onus is on the accuser or liaison (child, teacher, parent, etc) to have enough evidence for trial. The judge (jury in some areas) then decides guilt or innocence. If we give up the innocent until proven guilty (especially with media issues), we can kiss democracy goodbye.

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Posted in: Japan protests over S Korean lawmaker's remarks on emperor See in context

"Only the USSR and US were players in Korea after 1945."

My apologies, I thought you meant after 1945 as being after 1945 in general ;)=

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Posted in: Japan protests over S Korean lawmaker's remarks on emperor See in context

OssanAmerica:

And China. Without China, Korea may have been united under a us-backed capitalist dictator...until the late 80s.

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Posted in: Japan protests over S Korean lawmaker's remarks on emperor See in context

Japan - be the grown up. The best way to stop temper tantrums by another is to just ignore them and not play with them until they've thought about what they had done.

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Posted in: Japanese cities worried about receiving more foreign workers: survey See in context

Sf2k:

Esperanto is euro-centric. It may (may) work for the EU, but not for Japan or the world. Curious how the EU will use English in the parliament and official statements now since the only English-speaking country in the EU is leaving.

Instead of Japan learning English, why doesn't Japan require level 1 or 2 japanese before the foreign workers come? Also, Google glass and Bluetooth can translate mostly in realtime now, both written and spoken. Talking back...that's another story.

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Posted in: Kono criticizes S Korean assembly speaker's emperor remarks See in context

Imagine if the US had to apologize repeatedly and be sued for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Posted in: LDP adopts concise plan on constitutional revision at convention See in context

"LDP adopts concise plan on constitutional revision at convention"

Then...

"But he stopped short of mentioning detailed procedures or a timeframe."

And...

"The party's action plan endorsed at the convention merely touched on its push to realize a first-ever amendment to the 1947 Constitution"

Not very concise (short, but not detailed). How about the exact wording, tactics on how to get people on board, and the strategy for implementation?

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Posted in: Japan to ban use of plastic straws, cutlery in gov't cafeterias See in context

The modern world is built on plastic, including medical devices and gloves. Get rid of that and there will be plague outbreaks and contaminations. We need a smart plastic that will biodegrade after use (ie plastic gloves about 5 days after use, soda bottles about 1 day after use). Maybe UV light activated so when dumped it goes to UV treatment (but will biodegrade slower from natural UV).

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Posted in: U.N. rights committee urges Japan to let children be children See in context

Finally rich:

I believe Finland tied with south Korea on education. Their systems are polar opposites, yet both seem to work.

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Posted in: U.N. rights committee urges Japan to let children be children See in context

Chip Star:

A sx offender registry (scarlet letter) that one "wears" on them after they completed their prison sentence may prove unconstitutional if read as textualist (as opposed to living constitutionalist). If they do go through with it, why shouldn't there be a murder offender registry or theft offender registry? Murder is more permanent.

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Posted in: U.N. rights committee urges Japan to let children be children See in context

Parents should choose: cram schools or regular schools, but not both. Also, get rid of all homework. Have a study hall during school hours instead. Shorten school day 9 am to 1 or 2 pm (think some euro countries do this). Get some sleep and relaxation. Do this for all workplaces too (shift work can rotate the hour durations).

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Posted in: AI-based medical diagnostic services to be launched in Japan See in context

The problem that needs to be addressed is mandatory crew rest. Doctors cannot be trusted any more than fighter pilots to do their job on fumes and 3 hours of sleep. Doctors should not work any more than 8 hours per day - mandatory max. Punish both hospital and doctor (prevents finger pointing avoiding blame) and put covert inspectors inside to ensure compliance. Fatigued and sleep deprived people make mistakes.

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Posted in: Mother of fatally abused 10-year-old daughter admits withholding food from her See in context

Luckily, my parents didn't do the latter.

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Posted in: Mother of fatally abused 10-year-old daughter admits withholding food from her See in context

The waterboarding, hitting, and excessive forced fasting are indeed abuse, but are there any posters on here over 40 years old? I'm younger, but even I remember going to bed without supper if I did something wrong in my parents eyes. Mine had the good sense to gauge what was excessive though (1 supper was the max at a time for me - probably 5x throughout my childhood). Some parents actually force their child to have their head shaved as punishment. I'd rather lose a meal than my hair as the meal lost is one night and known only to my family, the shaved head last for months and is a shame unto me in front of everyone in school and community.

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Posted in: Japan too soft on sex offenders, vast majority of survey respondents say See in context

Eye for an eye, despite its name, is not reciprocal. if you commit adultery under reciprocal, you would have adultery committed to you (silly - therefore would not be considered a crime in reciprocal any more than drugs); adultery under eye for an eye would be stoning or drowning. More like a life for an eye.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of 15-year-old girl at her house See in context

Americans especially seem to confuse the two more and more. Sx assault includes groping, molesting, and hitting for gratification. Rpe is doing the deed (ie penetration) in any orifice. Trying to keep it PG for moderators sake, sorry. Both are despicable with same theme, but different actions. Like difference between robbery and burglary.

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Posted in: Military steps in as Australian floods bring crocodiles to streets See in context

Now if they could just get the wildfires and the massive flooding to coincide it would take care of itself.

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Posted in: Japan too soft on sex offenders, vast majority of survey respondents say See in context

Wby do countries have a sx offender registry after perp has served his time? Why do these same countries not have murder offender or theft offender registries? Recidivism is not just for sx crimes. Can't live within 500 feet of a combini or other commercial building, for example.

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Posted in: Japan too soft on sex offenders, vast majority of survey respondents say See in context

I think punishment should be reciprocal unless the victim or victims family forgive.

If person steals ¥5000, they should return ¥5000 with interest and do community service.

If a person murders, he should be murdered, unless victims family forgive - likely will need jail time or house arrest still for public safety.

If person sx assaults, they should be sx assaulted in the same manner.

This would free up the prisons definitely.

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Posted in: Patriots out-muscle Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever See in context

I was looking up and found the players make $1 million - $76 million, but the coaches - whose job is more likely to be cut short - only make $90k - $300k. Where is their golden parachute?

Also, I'm a firm believer in paying the military who come back emotionally and physically scarred from wars the same as football players. The easiest way - and cost free to taxpayers - is to take a play from the NFL playbook. The department of defense creates a for profit company called the National Military League (NML), NML has each company or squadron as a team, teams compete for most wins against enemy, NML sells tickets to watch the troops live and merchandise, NML charges $millions to air ads during a battle, and so forth.

"And corporal Sanderson has dropped the most enemies in the battle. The Blue Devils take the lead where they will next do battle in Kandahar competing against the Patriots. Tune in."

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