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Posted in: Venture firm develops device to prevent kids' smartphone addiction See in context

It would be easier to not to give them a smartphone, which is a tool they don't really need. But apparently parents can't do that these days.

Rating: 0 ( +3 / -3 )

Posted in: Cabinet approval rate rises to 58.7% See in context

This is so terrible, it means that more than a half of the Japanese support war activities.

Rating: 7 ( +9 / -2 )

Posted in: Ethics textbook change causes widespread constroversy See in context

If the book was about ethics it would have included both the bakery and the wagashi shop. And the kids wold have to decide which one to open as a business, the traditional one or the profitable one. This would have explore paths the Japanese "educators" are very far from.

Rating: 4 ( +6 / -2 )

Posted in: High court upholds obscenity ruling against 'vagina artist' See in context

In a country with thousands of porn films -half of them of the weirdest kind-, soaplands and teenagers prostitution, the Tokyo High Court finds this punishable!

Rating: 17 ( +19 / -2 )

Posted in: Over 1,000 idol singers to gather in Tokyo for massive fan event at Budokan See in context

Notice that the linked website looks like it was built in 2001.

Rating: 1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Olympic organizers promote fair play and diversity See in context

So all that people in the picture is going to be sucking tax money.

Rating: -1 ( +4 / -5 )

Posted in: Minister yells at press after he criticizes remaining Fukushima evacuees See in context

A 70 years old pointing finger politician, that thinks this is the 70's and nobody is going to question him.

Rating: 32 ( +38 / -6 )

Posted in: Safe trip See in context

These people have no choice.

On the other hand, they will never have to do night shifts in a factory. They will just live like rich people.

I feel sorry for these Japanese women in 2017 who have to dress like they are in a Ken Loach film.

We are paying for these silly hats, and I bet they cost a fortune.

Rating: 0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan's first Premium Friday shows mixed results See in context

1) to nurture an opportunity in which lifestyles can be changed to foment a greater sense of fulfillment and satisfaction; 2) lead to a strengthening of community functions and harmony in localities;

I can't believe Japanese people doesn't get furious listening to all that BS. But they just watch it on the news and nod in agreement.

Rating: 5 ( +7 / -2 )

Posted in: Murakami fans pack stores at midnight for new novel See in context

"contender for the Nobel literature prize"

Is Murakami really the best literature Japan has to offer?

Rating: 3 ( +4 / -1 )

Posted in: Japanese film director Seijun Suzuki dead at 93 See in context

Such an interesting director. Nobody in today's Japan has ever seen any of his movies, and it's a shame.

Rating: 2 ( +5 / -3 )

Posted in: Japanese killjoys wage war on Valentine's 'conspiracy' See in context

In any case, chocolate should be given both ways.

Rating: 4 ( +5 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan's frugal millennials a bad omen for economy See in context

Maybe they don't like brands anymore, but most of my uni students still list "shopping" as their favourite hobby.

Rating: 4 ( +6 / -2 )

Posted in: A blue Christmas See in context

It's a bid sad that all the Christmas lights in Japan are just blue. It's such a polite and formal color that makes everything look a bit cold and boring.

Rating: -1 ( +1 / -2 )

Posted in: Muslim fashion show See in context

Would these women be allowed to not to cover their head? What would happen if one of these women went out with just a t-shirt, say in Iran or Saudi Arabia?

How can some people still justify this?

Rating: 1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Trump wins White House; Clinton concedes defeat See in context

Bill Clinton must be laughing hard.

Rating: 0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Music icon Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature Prize See in context

I'm so glad Murakami didn't get it.

Rating: 0 ( +3 / -3 )

Posted in: Japanese fishermen say they are portrayed as 'sadists' in Oscar-winner 'The Cove' See in context

Because We The Japanese.

Rating: -1 ( +1 / -2 )

Posted in: Google gets aggressive with new phones, other gadgets See in context

$650 for a device designed to track everything I do, to try to sell me stuff I don't need? No thanks.

Rating: 1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: Small firms dying out as aging owners struggle to find successors See in context

After the war, the economy was growing quickly and there were no shops, factories or anything. There was a good chance for many people to open a business. And people was motivated to do so, because they had nothing else.

Today you have a generation of kids that have had everything, and have been told to follow a path in life were risks are reduced to a minimum. They are also lazy enough to prefer a "safe" office position, even if it means pseudo-slavery for life.

But the economy is terrible, manufacturing has been placed in China, and most of the market is dominated by big corporations that you can't compete with if you open a small company.

Rating: 0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Abe discusses N Korea's nuclear program with Fidel Castro See in context

A policemen told me once that Japanese public workers are not allowed to travel to Cuba.

Rating: -4 ( +4 / -8 )

Posted in: Unpopular PM See in context

Lol, I have been tempted to draw that moustache on street posters several times..

Rating: 5 ( +7 / -2 )

Posted in: Missing boy case sparks discipline debate in Japan See in context

Just like the Cincinnati gorilla case, it's time for the nutters to come out and express their harsh opinions. They're worse than these abusive parents. Well he made a horrible mistake. Forgive and forget. It's not gonna happen again.

Exactly my thoughts.

Rating: 0 ( +5 / -5 )

Posted in: Governor under fire See in context

Nobody is going to ask him to return the money back, right?

Rating: 4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan's consumer prices down for second straight month in April See in context

So what are these consumer prices that go down? I can't see anything cheaper anywhere.

Rating: 3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Shrine summitry See in context

How lame.

Rating: -2 ( +3 / -5 )

Posted in: Summit security See in context

How much is this show going to cost us?

Rating: 5 ( +7 / -2 )

Posted in: French prosecutors probe $2 million tied to 2020 Tokyo Games See in context

Why is this a surprise? How would people think the host city is elected?

Rating: 6 ( +10 / -4 )

Posted in: JR train staff berated for snoozing, reading comics on duty See in context

Sleepy? I met once a subway driver, he worked the night shift. From 8pm to 12am, then 4 hours off to sleep in some company room, back to work again from 5am to 8am! I'd be sleepy every day.

Rating: 9 ( +9 / -0 )

Posted in: Apple reports iPhone sales down; 1st revenue drop since 2003 See in context

What do they expect, to have people paying 70.000 yen for a new phone every two years?

Rating: 1 ( +1 / -0 )

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