I found the comment about Japan being disaster-prone and the comfort that combini provides very spot-on. I think that despite how flawed Japan is (in many aspects, not just geographically, as any society and country in the world) there are a lot of affordable everyday comforts that make life a bit easier. Maybe we don't appreciate them daily, but in times of hardship we really are thankful for them.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Hopefully there won't be any other accidents in the future, and they are preparing for the huge influx of tourists and other visitors in the next couple of years. Better safe than sorry, really.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Discrimination exists: sometimes it's due to the color of someone's skin, or body type, the things they like to do, the people they love or the gods they believe in, etc. People having problems with understanding that we all are different inside and outside it's pathetic. People who think they have the right to look down on someone because they don't want to or they can't lose weight are discriminating. Someone's weight, figure or body type is not for you to police and dictate whether it's right or wrong. Whether it's a personal choice, biological or whatever does not concern anyone but the person in question as long as they are not harming others. They aren't harming your eyes just because you deem them unattractive, or because they don't want to exercise. Fat isn't an insult, and hopefully marshmallow won't be one either. It's what you are, and you should accept yourself in all shapes and sizes. Women are already judged too much on their appearance.
4 ( +4 / -0 )