How about moving Narita 50km closer to Tokyo?
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I think "hafu" is just a Japanese thing, pretty harmless and we should not get too upset about it or analyse it too deeply. It is not good or bad nor it is racist. You can be proud of it you can be ashamed of it or you can just ignore it. People like to box other people and will always do.
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That will look good during a job interview...
What if this guy a rock musician, a music producer, a tattoo artist, a graphic designer, a dancer or even a banker, a doctor, a teacher for a ll I know (by the way are those profession more respectable?) . Judging a book by its cover is ridiculous. Tattoo above the neck could also demonstrate self-confidence and creativity which tons of jobs require.
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Funny how people are quick to judge others with tattoos... Then the same people will complain about the tattoo ban in Japan. Let people be whoever they want to be, especially in Japan it's tough enough like this with their standardized culture where they hammer down the nail that sticks out.
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“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein
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And you talk to the former Vietnamese refugees who lived in the same Banlieue as poor non-whites, but quickly rose in French society to join the professional class.
Roughly 350,000 Vietnamese in France, one of the oldest foreign community in France and yet a vast majority working in Chinese restaurants, not sure how many how them climbed the social ladder to C-level positon in major organization but you can't really compare
Or talk to the non-Muslim Africans who are NOT putting bombs on airplanes or shooting up rock concerns in the name of their god. I am also talking about them (and "normal Muslims" but our government and media put them in the sames bag as suicide bombers, you can understand they get pissed off. Not sure of your ethnicity but let's say you're a white male would like like to be affiliated to the KKK based on your skin color or religion only?
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@JeffLee can you please give me your source?
it is reporting a 30 percent rise this year in Muslims headed overseas to fight for ISIS. How many people that make?
If you listen to the youth in France from interview and documentaries it clearly suck from them to be Muslim in their country, police controls are way more frequent for them, they get harassed by the media/police/bigots/racist/etc daily most of them are normal people with kids, a job, friends, social life. Some of them decide to fight to show what Muslims are by promoting peace, universality, helping each other between communities, being normal citizens where no one should care about your religion. Others just ignore the media and politics and live their faith privately and a huge minority will go nuts (even if they were not Muslim but from Muslim culture only). If you think they are mean too us because we are too nice with them go talk with Arabs in France and see how easy they can land a job compare to a white guy.
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Easy going, laissez-faire societies like the UK and Tunisia churn out huge numbers of Jihadis. Social policies have notthing to do with it.
Au contraire, I think they do, France and UK have strict immigration policies way harsher than Japan. By pointing out and isolating all Muslims (5 Millions of them in France) as the reason for terrorism, violence, unemployment, taking advantage on benefits and not willing to fully integrate you give extremist Imams and Preachers strong argument on why she should hate the west and their own country and why they should go to Syria to train and come back to bomb their own people. There is a law each year maybe more only for one group of people again 5 Millions, the attack of Paris was executed by less than 10 "new born" Muslims.
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Black Sabbath I agree, less freedom in the name of freedom is ridiculous
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Interesting...If radicalism is there only recourse, then should they be living in a free and open society?
I am not saying this, I am just saying it might create a situation where they will not feel French anymore or welcome (I am referring to French Muslims leaving in France for generations and generations and who are not necessary wear burqas). When your own people and government is telling you you are not welcome in your own country how would you react? Leave? To where they are French born in France with parents and grand parents born in France for a huge part. Some will react by adopting an extreme attitude. Tell your kid no candy, he will want candy even more. OK we have laicite in France but we also have freedom of religion, I am a Catholic by education and I have no issue with any other sign of religion (except for burqa and niqab). This law is racist and stigmatizing. What happen to people on the beach with a tattoo of the Christ or a Cross or the Virgin Marie??? You ban them as well? France has a problem with Islam not religion period.
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@thepersoniamnow So we should adopt the same attitude as Saudi Arabia? I am proud and happy that Arab are respected and tolerated in France and I am pissed off that out government is now proving otherwise to follow their own private agenda.
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Poor France (my home country) falling into the terrorist trap head first. Could not agree more with Strangerland Dividing the population will only increase radicalism and isolate a whole part of French population. France has always been bad at handling immigration, promoting an assimilation model but in reality creating ghettos of immigrants in our suburban areas. Our government only has next election in April 2017 in sight and they are addressing an issue which did not exist last year. I am wondering how people are wearing burkini on the beach ( a few hundreds at most and will be much more in the future after this fuss) and we make headline news and are (rightfully so) ridiculed in the world for our attitude. We have real issues in France about unemployment, tax evasion, social security, education but no!! Terrorism, insecurity that will get the vote from the bigot!
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Guys come on it's just a movie based on a comic. And to answer the fight would be short, no it would not. Superman is the ultimate nice guy he would not kill another guy for no reason (Ok, he killed Zod but he has his reasons). Batman explains it himself, biggest weakness of superman is that deep down Clark Kent is a nice guy and Bruce Wayne is a bad guy. Also, yes kryptonite and Batman is the best detective on the planet don't forget! Just to say looking forward to that flick!!!
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Why do people want to get high anyway? If life so bad that you want to escape it by smoking leaves and getting off your face?
Well they are some records of people getting high more than 3000 years ago. I don't think people gets high to escape life but rather to be more connected to it
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Thanks for the spoiler!!
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Kato_Koshiro If you legalize (I mean harmless weed, not deadly heroin right) you end the traffic and violence related to it. How many Cigarette Lords or Alcohol Lords do you know? Plus you can educated people, rely on real therapy instead or jail time and save tons of government money and police time.
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And in the meantime we have the loophole drugs "spice" that kills people just because weed is illegal and strictly condemned. The war on drugs is the biggest joke and most expensive and ineffective measure to keep conservatives' vote. It does not help addicts nor solve any problem as drugs have never been easier to get than it is now. Stop creating misery on drug traffic, legalize it!
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I love coffee therefore not a big fan of Starbucks especially since they teamed up with Monsanto. However 700 yen for a coffee is way too much, especially if this is the entry price for a "standard" coffee.
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Posted in: I think manga is depriving young people of the pleasure of reading real literature. I hope people would return to the written world and the beauty of the past. And get rid of katakana. Katakana should See in context
I think manga is depriving young people of the pleasure of reading real literature.
How? Please elaborate here, in that case same goes with movies, TV, video games, etc... People will eventually get to literature some sooner than other. Actually thanks to manga kids are actually reading.
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now the tax payer and everyone else in Japan has to
Are you American? Bringing up the tax payer to the story? Really?? Which burden will you bear, paying for a spot in an asylum or death row? Wow such a burden mate.
What a selfish coward. Are you serious there? I think it's more like "my child is a monster" can you put yourself in his boots for one second? What would you do instead? Pay the girl's family, pray, cry, something else? His life was over the moment his teenage girl committed the unthinkable. What's the point living with it, will it ease the pain of the other girl's family? Will you tax be lowered...
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Wow lot of you guys seems to totally forget that living with this on your conscience as a father must be unbearable , whether you are a samurai or not. How can you look at yourself in the mirror after your kid does such a horrible thing? Of course he lived in a different place, of course he remarried but he asked help from psychiatrist too. What can you do, wake up every morning and live with it? It does not solve anything but what his to be solved anyway? This girl will never get better, she does not understand basic feelings anymore, love is far from the solution here... Sad story with tragic ending.
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There should be a 24h city bus service at least connecting big hubs and main stations on the outskirt of the city especially on weekends. Why don't they do it? Every big city in Europe has a night bus service or at least late trains in the week end. In Tokyo either you party until 11:30PM or 6:00AM as a taxi ride home could easily cost you more than 6,000Y.
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Raymond, not sure the 4/5 years old I've seen being crazy about Youkai Watch were fully aware of the folklore either. It's gonna be a hit I guarantee it.
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Japanese marketing at its best. Milk the cow!! I've seen kids going bananas this week end at Lalaport...
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I got 4 thumbs down?...this piece of filth needs to be caught before he attacks another animal
In a previous comment you said
couldn't he find a cat to kill
has a cat less life value than a dog, be consistent if you want thumbs up!
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