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Posted in: Gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine's lawsuit See in context

I am legally married to a Japanese national and we very much want to move to Japan to look after his elderly mother who has no other family but us, but I will need to find a sponsor because we can't apply for a spousal visa. How is that fair or just? Try walking a mile in my shoes before you make your bold - and frankly regressive - comments about whether or not I should be allowed the same rights as any other legal citizen.

So sorry for you. People don't understand that being in a same-sex couple means, yes, substantially less money, just because of the sex of your partner (tax cuts, company benefits, health care)...

but also bigger problems than money, like visa ! just being able to live together. I don't understand how some people can be so aggressive against giving you the right to benefit from a spouse visa to live with your husband/wife... people are so narrow minded ! that's crazy.

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Posted in: Gay couples seek marriage rights in Valentine's lawsuit See in context

Japan isn't held back by religion, it shouldn't be a major problem here. The only thing is that lot of Japanese don't realise gay people exist... and their sons, daughter or friends are part of the community. Make it easier for gay people to come out. Once people realise LGBTQ+ are just people like you and me, the world will be a little bit better :) and yes, please, let gay people get married...or any equivalent of marriage if you don't want "to lose the meaning of marriage"...

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Posted in: Former part-time teacher arrested for paying high school girl for sex See in context

JenniSchiebelToday 10:21 am JST

In no way am I condoning having sex with minors but...

... it's hard to say who the victim is here. A 16-year-old whether male or female can easily pass for a low 20 something. If he truly believed her when she presented herself as an adult then who is at fault? I guess nothing short of asking for proof of age would be needed in this situation.

That's one reason why it's truly best to wait till marriage before having sex. It is a guaranteed way to avoid such messy situations.

that's really good suggestion, so true... still waiting for same-sex marriage to be legal tho... until i can finally discover sex, i hope it will be before i die... :(

Ps: the quote " " option is really random on this website...

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Posted in: Former part-time teacher arrested for paying high school girl for sex See in context

JenniSchiebelToday 10:21 am JST

In no way am I condoning having sex with minors but...

... it's hard to say who the victim is here. A 16-year-old whether male or female can easily pass for a low 20 something. If he truly believed her when she presented herself as an adult then who is at fault? I guess nothing short of asking for proof of age would be needed in this situation.

That's one reason why it's truly best to wait till marriage before having sex. It is a guaranteed way to avoid such messy situationsthat's really good suggestion, so true... still waiting for same-sex marriage to be legal tho... until i can finally discover sex, i hope it will be before i die... :(

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Posted in: Japan-EU free trade pact enters into force See in context

> > SchopenhauerToday 07:37 am JST

Cheese is nice eating once in a while but I don't think Japanese people come to consume daily. It appears people here are urging because they are drinkers and they want cheese when they drink wines. For the same reason, other Asian countries are not earnest in importing cheese.

I guess we don't have the same friends... i know lot of japanese people who would eat (or are eating) cheese everyday ! :)

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Posted in: Marie Kondo's Netflix show has cluttered Americans abuzz See in context

JoeintokyoToday 07:20 am JST

Another fad that will soon be history. People don't change their ways.

Actually not... people can drastically change, people can re-invent their lifes, it takes effort, but some people can lose weight, tidy their home, stop smoking or change any other habit, life-style... don't try to generalise something just because YOU are unable to change. : )

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Posted in: Japan's defense chief calls for space, cyber cooperation with U.S. See in context

Tony GToday 07:35 am JST

If I remember correctly, the top Minister of cyberdefence in Japan doesn't know how to use a USB or a computer?

and i am pretty sure the top Minister of space defence has never been to space... i bet he doesn't even speak any extra-terrestrial language.

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Posted in: Lavrov asks why Japan only country in world that can't accept results of World War II See in context

Russia isn't very good at respecting treaty or decision made by other countries either... after being Russia foreign minister for 25 years he should know it...

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Posted in: Brexit bedlam: May's EU withdrawal deal crushed by 230 votes in parliament See in context

LEAAAAAAVE... then scotland can finally be independant and re-join the EU, Ireland can reunite, all the banks will move to Paris, Frankfurt or Luxemburg, the fishermen won't get EU money anymore, all the research institution won't get EU funding anymore and renowed scientist will leave UK because of money and visa problems... but finally, no polish people stealing jobs that nobody else wanted to do in the first place anymore.

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Posted in: 5,000 sprint for title of ‘Lucky Man’ See in context

i agree... to win the race you probably have to line up 3 days before in front of the gates to get one of the lucky 10 or so spots that really allows you to race for the title. Still look fun :)

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Posted in: U.S. judge dismisses Ashley Judd's sex harassment claim against Weinstein See in context

@lostrune2

people don't read in that much details... and also they don't really care about facts. But thanks for pointing it out :)

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Posted in: Trump walks out of talks on shutdown; calling meeting 'total waste of time' See in context

I like Trump way of "negociating".

"Hello, can we do it my way ?"

"No..."

"Okay, then i will go and play golf, call me when we do it my way"

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Posted in: Seven Bank ATMs to use face recognition for opening accounts See in context

my wife "borrows" my cash card frequently while I'm showering

Wow, Are you for real ? these relationships really exist ??

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Posted in: 3 dead, 4 injured in California bowling alley shooting See in context

Remove the access to guns and other tools will be implemented. Knives, cars, fires, or ligatures will still be available.

it's really difficult in a brawl to pick up the nearest cars and throw them at each other tho...

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Posted in: Officer apparently kills himself at Harajuku police station See in context

We should wait for the investigation before jumping to conclusions.

then what's the point of the comment section ?

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Posted in: 10 same-sex couples to sue Japanese gov't over marriage equality See in context

Imagine you are a japanese / gaikokujin gay couple. You can't get spouse visa... in addition to not getting tax exemption, health insurance and other benefits 'different sex' couples get. And nowhere is it linked to the ability to the man and/or woman fertility or will to have children. Maybe suing for discrimination is not the best move, but would be nice to recognise that's not fair...

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Posted in: Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about U.S. border agency See in context

This is so typical from liberals trying to shift the blame. No one told this father to leave, no one told this father to take his child, no one told us father to put his child in a very serious in peril situation, he decided he made the decision, that is his responsibility and I know all liberals don’t want to hear it, but he made that choice and sadly and regrettably he hast to live with it. That’s the difference between conservatives and liberals, liberals chose to live in denial.

I don't know about you, but i have friends in guatemala and in nicaragua... Guatemala is not nice, but my friend in Nicaragua is just affraid to be shot every day... he is so scared and just has to be very careful all the time about what he does and where he goes... Can you blame these people for fleeing ?? really ? For hoping his son can have a bright future somewhere else, rather than have to live a life in fear in his country ? And you just judge the father for selfishly bringing him along ?

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Posted in: Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about U.S. border agency See in context

Maybe USA should allow NGO to go there and help... apprently response isn't adequate from authority.

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Posted in: Third Canadian detained in China amid Huawei dispute See in context

Imagine if France started arresting Japanese executives in retaliation for Ghosn!

Don't worry, rich people don't get arrested in France.

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Posted in: 3 dead, 12 wounded in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting See in context

I am getting really tired of all this refugee comments... the guy was born and raised in Strasbourg, more precisely in the Hohberg... it's were cheap workers were "parcked" in the 70's, when France didn't have enough people to do the hard work / low pay jobs and were lot of people from North Africa came, dreaming of better life in France.

There were not refugee..they were cheap labour France wanted. France didn't want to pay them good enough they can have a decent life, and lot of the kids of people parked in this Area, might they be uneducated Alsacian descent, people fleeing from Eastern Europe after the Wall collapsed or more recently people from the Balkan, are ending up in crime and violence because they have no other way of making money... that's sad, but poor people have more chance to turn to crime to survive i guess ?

Now, these days ISIS (and before Al quaida) are pretty fashionable to act as a badass in these area, doesn't matter if you actually believe in the religion or not, and the religion itself has nothing to do with it. Maybe one day people will start understanding a bit more the root of the problem instead of just making it a cultural or religious thing... this guy was completly french.

or if not, how many generation do you have to go back, are all the Americans comenting on it at least 3rd generation americans ? no grand-parents were born somewhere else ? otherwise you are just the same...

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Posted in: 3 dead, 12 wounded in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting See in context

The first victim reported is a Thai tourist... targeting the biggest christmas market in the world is just shooting at happy tourists... there is nothing politic there.

The guy was supposed to be arrested on the morninig, before the attack for trying to racket someone and kill them. he is probably just a low life criminal who rather wanted to go out with a bang (he also had explosives at home).

He was born in Strasbourg, so no need to start all debate about refugee and stuff..thank you.

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Posted in: Wild boar bites off woman's finger See in context

As for the hunters, they understand the consequences if they shoot somebody by mistake. Has it ever happened in Japan? I can't recall reading or hearing about hunters in Japan shooting people by mistake.

happened just about two weeks ago in hokkaido. 130m shot without clearly seeing the target, which still amaze me how he managed to get the guy.

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Posted in: Wild boar bites off woman's finger See in context

While waiting, I guess local folk will rush forward to corner the boar with netting, poles, knives, tasers, ie whatever comes to hand. Villagers probably used spears in times past.

But this was in Ashiya... they probably came chasing the wild boar with their Lamborghini and Hummer...

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Posted in: Wild boar bites off woman's finger See in context

Yeah, let’s catch and release it so they’ll do it again.

it's a boar, not a human serial killer... she wasn't looking for blood... just bite off anything in a plastic bad, she knows that's where the food is.

Meanwhile the female boar - pregnant? a mother? - was looking for food, and attacked out of fear and not fun.

boars are not pregnant in december.

These wild boars are not attacking human viciously... they are just hunting for plastic bags full of food... if you live there you know it and you avoid carring a plastic bad. And everybody lives happy ever after.

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Posted in: Thousands of Australian students skip school for mass climate protest See in context

Yeah you should be. What do you know at 13? You might know a bit about climate change but no clue how the world works. Still, I guess if adults did their job you wouldn't need to be protesting. Better catch up on your school work hey.

I can imagine a great deal of it is peer pressure driven, not necessarily a personal commitment.

Did you forget how you were at 13 ? They are not pressure driven...they are scared, because their future looks like a bunch of natural disastear one after another, with an animal kingdom consisting mainly of rats...

"Adults" are ruling the world for a while..and some "big" (Yuuuge?) countries show us clearly that their leaders care only about themselves, and not about what can happen after they are dead. Our politics are on very short term... saving the jobs of people for another 10 years... getting the system to run a bit longer.

It's time for big changes... children see it, 75 years old politicians don't. People in the middle have to chose which side they should get on... which one will you chose ?

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Posted in: Trump proposes 'worldwide network' to counter CNN overseas See in context

Trump said he wanted a worldwide network "to show the World the way we really are. GREAT!"

NRA TV?

maybe he was more thinking about UT - USA Today.

Who doesn't dream about his own TV ...

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Posted in: 6 found dead in house in Miyazaki Pref; 7th body found under bridge See in context

i just hope there aren't any surviving relatives don't live nearby.

this is exactly the problem... murderers in japan think it's better if they get rid of their family members to avoid them suffering from his (sometimes hers..but still mainly his...) actions. So many people killed to "protect" them...

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Posted in: 3 Keio University students arrested for sexual assaulting, robbing unconscious woman See in context

“Don’t put yourself in the position where you can become a victim.”

I am not sure what it implies... don't get drunk ? don't go out with boys ? don't be a woman ?

what about making it, boys (maybe) learned a lesson the hard way : don't rape/ sexually assault your friends ?

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Posted in: California bar shooter was ex-Marine; had mental health review See in context

SchopenhauerToday 07:15 am JST

There are many countries in the world where people can have guns but shooting incidents happen most often in the U.S.A. Why is that?

that's maybe because there are 393 million civilian-owned firearms in the United States, that's nearly 50% of the world firearms owned by civilian. And in lot of other countries, you can't casually buy an automatic or semi-automatic riffle... people use just own a shotgun for hunting.

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Posted in: Drunk man steals taxi; causes accident in Fukuoka See in context

@expat this is the best comment i have read on here for quite a while...

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