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Posted in: Dead Sri Lankan detainee's family to request panel review case See in context

that scares me. It's like a country in the third world that doesn't pick up on its mistakes and shifts the blame to others. This is by no means a reaction from a modern democratic country.

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Posted in: Dead Sri Lankan detainee's family to request panel review case See in context

i think to everyone is clear what happened there and who to blame for it.

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Posted in: Asian security experts say Japan vital for shoring up rules-based international order See in context

I don't think you need such political analysis to understand his popularity abroad. An easy-to-pronounce name, a smiling and personable face, and a jovial personality (or so it seems) can endear you.

I also think that he has managed to at least slow down the decline, that this country is facing its misfortune, that there is no chance of a solution in the future because it will not be able to escape the captivity of its severe cultural traditions.

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Posted in: Leaders of U.S., S Korea and Japan agree on closer cooperation over N Korea See in context

War crimes problem

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Posted in: Relaxed mask usage guidelines barely spread among Japanese public See in context

such societies are good for keeping rules but bad if politicians use them for bad interest

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Posted in: Truck driver arrested after hitting and killing 6-year-old girl on bike See in context

to be Pedestrian in japan is a survival game

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Posted in: Malaysia Islamic minister says Bon Odori dance not for Muslims See in context

How can a politician judge religion and say what's okay and what's not?

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Posted in: Number of babies born in Japan falls to record low 811,604 in 2021 See in context

I think the people see that Japan future is not bright if ruling mentality continuing, and there is any signs that would change soon

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Posted in: Japan to ease COVID border controls 'in stages' from June: Kishida See in context

It means, after all other nations cancel every Corona measures, let's say 6 months after that Japan will increase daily amount of 5000 people to enter Japan everyday to 5400, and monitor it 3 monts before next move.

Unbelievable this over 60 Ojisan politicians...

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Posted in: Some companies try 4-day workweek to offer flexibility to employees See in context

Never ever!

normal Japanese employer and employee feels guilty when working 4 days. It will stay that way at least until 2100. Maybe then there is a chance to change the mindset and they would think that work and business is not your life, but only maybe.

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Posted in: Fukuoka library postpones Soviet film event due to Ukraine invasion See in context

Such stupid decisions reinforces Putin's internal politics. The problem is not Russian art, the problem is Putin.

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Posted in: Pregnant workers in Japan's controversial intern program face abuse See in context

It is a multi-faceted problem, but let's not overlook the main reason "patriarchal Japanese culture"

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Posted in: 'Drive My Car' wins Oscar for best international film See in context

" orientalism, made for japan by western" ?

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Posted in: Black hair, white shoelaces: Japan's school rules under fire See in context

I have a daughter and when she is of school age I will move to another country if these rules remain.

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Posted in: Japan imposes more sanctions on Russia, Belarus See in context

this is bad. you all thinking one sided. A world only ruled by western is not good.

we need more than one power focus. we need a balanced world.

not only western/ capitalist. we need china, russia, india, etc.

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Posted in: Uniqlo defends decision to stay open in Russia See in context

It's finally a company with attitude. I applaud her decision. During the Iraqi invasion of the US, they didn't shut down their US branch either, right?

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Posted in: 70 Japanese volunteer to fight for Ukraine against Russia See in context

this is the power of the social media.

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Posted in: Limited Japan border easing stirs hope, worry for foreigners See in context

Japanese think they are more valuable than the citizens of other countries.

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

there are two points not to forgete:

War is the worst answer to a problem.

Dont analyze everything with only western thinking.

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

it was until now allowed??

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Posted in: Japan's top business lobby calls for border controls to be eased more See in context

Foreigners entering Japan are not at significantly higher risk of spreading the corona virus than anyone else currently residing in Japan.

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Posted in: Bach criticizes Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva's entourage for their 'tremendous coldness' See in context

Bach is a dark human being, very dark.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease border controls; daily entry cap to be raised to 5,000 See in context

I wonder how long they debate to make that decision?

from 3500 to 5000! such a big, brave incredible decision, respect :))

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Posted in: Valieva skates into first place after Olympic short program; Sakamoto third See in context

First of all, it is necessary to understand: The issue of doping is never black and white. For example, there are drugs that are normally forbidden to use but can be taken with the approval of a doctor, or there are drugs that are free to use up to a certain dose. Even how the sample is taken is very important. If the sample is not properly sampled, the doped sample may even be considered invalid.

The decision of the IOC is correct. No one should be declared guilty before the case is thoroughly investigated and decided, and protecting a 15-year-old child is the most important thing in this case.

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Posted in: Valieva skates into first place after Olympic short program; Sakamoto third See in context

this is a very clear case, if the situation is compliccated almost nobody can analyse it properly.

Gives some reflexes like an animal but not logical reasoning.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 17,631 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 81,811 See in context

Only 80.000 because test capacity not allowing more.

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

"Why does Japan impose 10 days when the rest of the world requires only five?" 

because japan is ruled mainly by over 60-year-old stone-headed men

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Posted in: Truck hits bike carrying woman, 8-month-old son; infant dies See in context

Easy to blame the driver, and he'll definitely get all of the blame based on the stupid traffic laws here, but without knowing more we can just as easily imagine the woman was darting across the junction without any regard for her cargo (and can you carry a baby in a sling like that on a bicycle??) and the driver had no time to stop.

Even you are not allowed to carry a baby it should be not possible that a truck kills a baby. If an engineer design a machine, he or she have to make sure to prevent any kind of injury. "Any kind" include even worker intentionally want to hurt himself it should be not possible.

But in this archaic traffic world of Japan a truck driver kill a baby and you guys almost would say it is babys fault. And this during knowing that the driver turning at the intersection in Japan did not care about pedestrians or cyclists at all. Shameful.

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Posted in: Truck hits bike carrying woman, 8-month-old son; infant dies See in context

In any modern country: Pedestrian first

In Japan: why these lazy careless pedistrians and cyclists are existing?

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Posted in: Truck hits bike carrying woman, 8-month-old son; infant dies See in context

Pedistrian safety have to be nr. 1 priority even they make mistakes. But in JP is very sick mentality that cars are god of the streets and pedistrians are just try to survive around.

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