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Posted in: Japan struggles to get a grip on social distancing See in context

Remarkably, Japan has seen a slow rise in the number of coronavirus cases compared with other countries, 

Hmm, I wonder, could that have something to do with the low testing?

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Posted in: New Zealand goes on lockdown to fight virus See in context

Okay Bjorn, can you tell us about a national leader who has done a better job than Adern regarding the CV crises, and why.

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Posted in: Hino Red Dolphins rugby player arrested over cocaine use See in context

"According to police, Everson was walking and behaving in an unusual manner around 4:30 a.m. in the central Tokyo district of Roppongi"

Yeah, right, cocaine doesn't do that to ya. Alcohol does. Police got a tip off or they were just random testing gaijin.

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Posted in: Women in managerial posts seek outside advice amid lack of role models See in context

shogun36Today  12:12 pm JST

Promote someone because they have earned it. Why is that so hard to do?

This is what happens when you promote a woman, JUST BECAUSE she's a female and fills the quota for diversity.

Promote the woman because she is ready to go and has shown her leadership skills. This goes for men and minorities as well.

Never mind their sex, race, or whatever. Focus on their abilities and intellect.

On the other hand, this is still better than nepotism I suppos

Who ever said women should be promoted just because they are women?!

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Posted in: Abe faces host of diplomatic, economic issues after cabinet revamp See in context

Token female in the middle. How sad.

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Posted in: 1st 'comfort women' statue installed in Taiwan See in context

haloerikaAug. 14  05:46 pm JST

It serves as a reminder of a dark history. As a Japanese I’m not at all bothered. It’s not like they’re blackmailing us.

This says it all.

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy fatally hit by motorbike while returning from fireworks festival See in context

Very sad.

One of the reasons we decided to not have our children in Japan; people and traffic are often forced to be too close to each other.

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Posted in: Japanese actress accuses director; starts #MeToo group See in context

Here we go again...

women in the entertainment industry many of which WILLINGLY participated in such acts in the hope of advancing their career make a bold and courageous step into the public eye. If her career went the way she wanted it to she wouldn't be complaining....

Japan really needs to stamp out this metoo nonsense before it really does some damage to people's careers.

> And you know this because ......?

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Posted in: LDP approves antismoking plan with many loopholes See in context

Still no ban on workplace smoking?! Unacceptable.

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Posted in: Tokyo experiences coldest day in 48 years See in context

Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere (NZ ans Aus) expeirnced their hottests days in 48 years (or so).

Climate change. Thanks Trump.

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Posted in: Man arrested for choking woman’s baby on train See in context

Another reason we chose not to have our children in Japan - too many weird people that have it in for babies.

Recall the woman who used to pick up babies and break their hands a few yearsr ago.

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Posted in: S Korea says it won't seek to renegotiate 'comfort women' deal with Japan See in context

If Japan were a more responsible and compassionate nation, it would OFFER to do more for these poor women and their legacy than throw money at them and hope they go away. Where is the humanity?


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Posted in: Japan's traffic deaths drop to record low under 3,700 in 2017 See in context

Well, some good news! Surely rapidly declining car ownership and safer cars is also contributing.

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Posted in: 13-year-old boy killed by train after jumping from platform in Tokyo See in context

Kobe White Bar OwnerToday  07:54 pm JST

@letsberealisticToday  06:46 pm JST

"Please stop reporting suicides and keeping it in the consciousness of young vulnerable people.

In some countries it is illegal to report on suicide for this reason - social responsibilty please."???

WTF? are you saying stick your head in the sand and hope it goes away?

How is not reporting incidences of suicide 'sticking your head in the sand'?

Does it mean there is not talk in appropriate situations about suicide? No

Does it mean there is no government policy and systems to prevent suicide? No

How about reports on the work being done to prevent suicide, rather than details on how people killed themsleves, giving ideas to others desperate for help.

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Posted in: 13-year-old boy killed by train after jumping from platform in Tokyo See in context

Please stop reporting suicides and keeping it in the consciousness of young vulnerable people.

In some countries it is illegal to report on suicide for this reason - social responsibilty please.

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Posted in: Trump celebrates after Congress wraps up massive tax package See in context

I'd be celebrated too if it meant I'd be earning $6 - $10 million extra (CPA estimate). Rich making themselves richer.

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Posted in: Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics See in context

Ah, playing the old 'Japanese do robots card again. Yawn

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Posted in: N Korea launches intercontinental missile; Trump says U.S. will 'take care of it' See in context

Looks like I timed my return home perfectly. Expect mass exodus of wealthy and educated Japanese soon.

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Posted in: IMF blog urges Japan to make more use of women workers See in context

They say this every year. A little gaiyatsu never hurt Japan.

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Posted in: Kumamoto assemblywoman causes stir by bringing 7-month-old son into chamber See in context

Yes! Japan needs more women taking a stand like this. Japanese women would not be among the lowest ranked in terms of empowerment in the world if more stood up for themselves like this.

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Posted in: San Francisco mayor accepts 'comfort women' statue; Osaka to end sister-city ties See in context

goldorakToday  06:59 pm JST

Seriously, you get the feeling that these statues are no longer about the victims but rather naming/shaming Japan again, and again, and again. The inscription on the statue says it all:

"This monument bears witness to the suffering of hundreds of thousands of women and girls euphemistically called 'Comfort Women,' who were sexually enslaved by the Japanese Imperial Armed Forces in thirteen Asian-Pacific countries from 1931 to 1945".

Something like "in memory of all women who have suffered wartime rapes etc" would imo be far more powerful and less hmmm, vindictive & petty-minded?

> Oh, okay, so with that logic, statues that commemorate the holocaust should say 'to all victims of genocide' throughout history, and statues commemorating the 2011 tsunami should read 'to all people in history who dies in tsunamis' and not mention the 2011 disaster. Brilliant idea (not).

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Posted in: San Francisco mayor accepts 'comfort women' statue; Osaka to end sister-city ties See in context

Japan is being childish. It's a statue commemorating a human tradegy. Stop taking it so personally. There are plently of statues around the world to similar events.

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Posted in: Japanese high school student repeatedly kicks his teacher while class is in session See in context

These are mild when compared to the horror stories of schools from some other countries.

> > Prey, do tell. I'd like to know which countries and what 'horror stories' you are referring to. I have never heard of a teacher kicking a teacher in my country, sounds like Japan is not the idyllic school system you are making it out to be.

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Posted in: Brazilian man acquitted of sexual assault after kissing Japanese woman on Nagoya train See in context

Damn. Why is this even news? The media likes to highlight crimes committed by foriegners to perpetruate the muth that forueghners commit more crimes than Japanese?

Hundreds of Japanese women are sexually assaulted (including penetration on trains) everyday - why aere none of these (far more serious!) crimes never reported on?

And 2 years for a kiss!?

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Posted in: Maintenance worker dies after being hit by roller coaster on test run at amusement park See in context

Not Japan's first wooden rollercoaster - what about the one at Yomiuri Land?

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Posted in: Whaling towns of Taiji, Denmark's Klaksvik to become sister cities See in context

goldorakToday  11:30 am JST

Will there be a The Cove for this Danish town? I doubt it, they only go after easy targets

So true! Easier to target big/bad/modern Japan than small, fairly isolated Western communities (in the Faroe islands, Norway, Greenland) who've been, whether we like it or not, living in tune with nature for thousands of years.

Wrong. The Faroe Islands get plenty of protesters, news reports. Did you even check?

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Posted in: 3 arrested for stealing customer’s bag in Ginza restaurant See in context

Well done Japan Today for using a neutral title and identifying the nationality of those arrested rather than the Japanese norm of putting ' 外国人 ' which contributes to the false idea that 'foreigners are dangerous and commit crimes more than Japanese'.

Social responsibility in news reporting.

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Posted in: Mother suspected of killing 2-month-old daughter by lacing her milk with drugs See in context

Don't care what anyone says, I don't see this kind of story in similar size nations - infanticide is the hidden tragedy of Japan.

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Posted in: Trump's new idea -- a 'solar wall' on Mexican border See in context

Oh god, please stop the international embarrsment - American leadership, the joke of the world.

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Posted in: Ireland thrashes Japan 50-22; Scotland beats Australia in rugby union See in context

And on the same day, New Zeland beat Samoa 78 - 0.

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