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Posted in: Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling See in context

oldman_13Today  07:26 am JST

What a joke.

Extort money yet again from the Japanese government for an issue that Japan has officially and formally compensated and apologized to the comfort women for before, twice.

Yeah, right, as if South Korea needs money from anyone. I think you need to look more deeply to understand the issues.

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

WolfpackToday  06:54 am JST

The insanity of ideas like universal basic income is truly breathtaking - even without the pandemic induced global recession. Nothing good can possibly come from disincentivizing work. As a general rule of thumb- if you don’t work you don’t eat.

Hair-brained ideas like this further shifts the labor burden onto fewer and fewer people leading to a shrinking tax base, resentment, and related social maladies. Enough people are perfectly willing to exist on subsistence levels of income to destroy growth ensuring a permanently declining standard of living. It’s happening already in Japan because of widespread social welfare policies, a large national debt and an aging society. This idea will help to greatly shrink the middle class. It’s stupid. Don’t do it.

Are you sure that being given a UBI will cause you to not work? Perhaps that is your personal projection since the evidence (from places where UBI has been trialled) shows that people want to work and contribute period.

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Posted in: Hundreds of Japanese adherents of QAnon contesting Trump's election defeat See in context

Aum rejects?

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Posted in: Japan struggles to cope with surge in virus infections See in context

blahblah222Today  12:06 pm JST

Washing hands does almost nothing to prevent covid, it is just government propaganda to give people a false sense of security.

Um, well it does kill the virus on your hands, so you know, it's hardly 'does nothing'.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to cope with surge in virus infections See in context

letsberealisticDec. 13  08:35 pm UTC

vanityofvanitiesToday  07:00 am JST

People criticize the government and leaders. But whoever becomes a leader, the situation will not be a big change. True reason of the confusion is that we do not have a cure medicine. Locking down is the last resort we can do and that will cause a large economic disasters. Capitalism economy is weak in that regard.

NZ had a very strick 7-week lockdown and no 'economic disaster' and all back to normal ever since. They simply decided lives were more important than money.

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Posted in: Teenage girl's suicide highlights toxic side of social media See in context

> tooheysnewDec. 7  07:45 am JST

I have stated over & over again - social media will be the downfall of our society.

I wouldn’t shed one tear if it was banned.

Then something else will take it's place that can be abused. Social media also brings people together.

Instead of trying to eliminate everything that has the potential to create bullying instead teach resilience and self love to our young people.

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Posted in: Teenage girl's suicide highlights toxic side of social media See in context

letsberealisticToday  02:44 am UTC

SakamotodesugaToday  09:26 am JST

Suicide is never the result of external actors, it is the result of unhealthy thinking patterns and a lack of coping strategies

Are you a psychologist to reassure that?

Do you know how important for such early stages of human being, children and teenagers, is to have a "good environment" in which you grow yourself enough confidence cuz you feel protected and loved in this world? Kinda "I've a safe space here somewhere to go..."

I believe this must be tackled by 2 sides, one is like you've said, invest on mental health awareness. The other one should be teaching at schools and homes that undermine and bully someone is never an option. That's simply can be called a violent act, in Japan, in Papúa Guinea or Brazil, e-ve-rywhere! And such acts could be taken to the justice.

Cooperation above competition, no? ....

There's so little social and emotional education in this world.... That's why there're many irresponsible adults living in society.

RIP to Noa Tsukino.. . She deserved to be listened and contemplated. I don't wanna talk on how japan still lacks of a psychological assistance

I agree efforts should be made to stamp out bulling, but you may never stop all bullying. You can however teach children to cope with it, and any other difficult things in their lives.

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Posted in: Teenage girl's suicide highlights toxic side of social media See in context

SakamotodesugaToday  09:26 am JST

Suicide is never the result of external actors, it is the result of unhealthy thinking patterns and a lack of coping strategies

Are you a psychologist to reassure that?

Do you know how important for such early stages of human being, children and teenagers, is to have a "good environment" in which you grow yourself enough confidence cuz you feel protected and loved in this world? Kinda "I've a safe space here somewhere to go..."

I believe this must be tackled by 2 sides, one is like you've said, invest on mental health awareness. The other one should be teaching at schools and homes that undermine and bully someone is never an option. That's simply can be called a violent act, in Japan, in Papúa Guinea or Brazil, e-ve-rywhere! And such acts could be taken to the justice.

Cooperation above competition, no? ....

There's so little social and emotional education in this world.... That's why there're many irresponsible adults living in society.

RIP to Noa Tsukino.. . She deserved to be listened and contemplated. I don't wanna talk on how japan still lacks of a psychological assistance

I agree efforts should be made to stamp out bulling, but you may never stop all bullying. You can however teach children to cope with it, and any other difficult things in their lives.

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Posted in: Teenage girl's suicide highlights toxic side of social media See in context

Suicide is never the result of external actors, it is the result of unhealthy thinking patterns and a lack of coping strategies. Invest in mental health care and teach kids how to treasure themselves.

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Posted in: Berlin district to keep 'comfort women' statue for now See in context

OssanAmericaToday  12:33 pm JST

Germany has never addressed, apologized or atoned for it's own Military Prostitution System. There are no statues or memorials for the victims.

"According to records, at least 34,140 European women were forced to serve as prostitutes during the German occupation of their own countries along with female prisoners of concentration camp brothels. In many cases in Eastern Europe, teenage girls and women were kidnapped on the streets of occupied cities during German military and police round ups called łapanka or rafle."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_military_brothels_in_World_War_II

Berlin is hardly is a position to host this statute.

So for a nation to allow a statue of a crime against humanity it must first atone for every single 'crime' it committed according to you. Got it. I guess that means no statues will ever go up and such crimes will never be remembered which I'm guessing is what you hope for. Or is it just the statues recognizing crimes committed by Japan that aggrieve you.

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Posted in: Berlin district to keep 'comfort women' statue for now See in context

letsberealisticToday  12:29 am UTC

hachikouToday  12:07 pm JST

*Historians say** tens of thousands of Korean women were lured or forced into sexual slavery** at Japanese military-run brothels when the Korean Peninsula was under Japanese colonial rule in 1910-45. .*

*© Copyright 2020 The **Associated Press**. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.*

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I hope people makes sure where the news source comes from.

There it goes, a full of false propaganda again.

The way it writes sounds familiar. I know who wrote this article.

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And... Historians? Who?

The truth is below.

The oppressed voice from Korean professors, which some media refuses to pick up.

So, are you suggesting there is some worldwide conspiracy over generations of historians against Japan, and that these select 'Korean experts' that you found on a right-wing Japanese website are the truth?

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Posted in: Berlin district to keep 'comfort women' statue for now See in context

hachikouToday  12:07 pm JST

Historians say** tens of thousands of Korean women were lured or forced into sexual slavery** at Japanese military-run brothels when the Korean Peninsula was under Japanese colonial rule in 1910-45. .

© Copyright 2020 The **Associated Press**. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

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I hope people makes sure where the news source comes from.

There it goes, a full of false propaganda again.

The way it writes sounds familiar. I know who wrote this article.

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And... Historians? Who?

The truth is below.

The oppressed voice from Korean professors, which some media refuses to pick up.

So, are you suggesting there is some worldwide conspiracy over generations of historians against Japan, and that these select 'Korean experts' that you found on a right-wing Japanese website are the truth?

Okay.

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Posted in: Berlin district to keep 'comfort women' statue for now See in context

They should put statues up of women and Jews in their country to remember what they did to them in the war.

They do, and they don't see it as 'bullying' to acknowledged a crime against humanity which the comfort women episode was.

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Posted in: Berlin district to keep 'comfort women' statue for now See in context

They should put statues up of women and Jews in their country to remember what they did to them in the war.

They do, and they don't see it as 'bullying' to acknowledged a crime against humanity which the comfort women episode was.

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Posted in: Survey finds only 23% of vehicles stop for pedestrians at crosswalks See in context

I live in NZ where in my experience 99% of drivers stop (often smile and wave) at pedestrian crossings. When living in Japan I could not understand why the cars do not stop for pedestrians (or red lights for that matter).

Can anyone explain?

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Posted in: Suicide leading cause of death among young people in Japan, statistics show See in context

ObjectiveToday  12:50 pm JST

You would have thought it was Covid based on the lack of press suicide gets. Priorities!

It's not more press about suicide we need (that we need less of), it's healthy thinking and mental health care we need more press about. Don't discuss the result, discuss and work on the cause; unhealthy thinking and attitudes to life, learning to love and respect oneself and clear and openly discussed options for when you feel suicidal would be a good start.

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Posted in: Gov't unveils action plan to lower mobile phone fees See in context

$10 a month plans in NZ, come on Japan you can match that for all those (very low) minimum wage earners!

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Posted in: Biden, Trump rallies show sharp contrast amid as coronavirus surges again See in context

> bobToday  07:56 am JST

The contrast is stark indeed.

One candidate is using Covid as a prop for the election and selling a baseless fear campaign to keep Americans scared of their own shadows.

The other treats Covid as any adult with a brain does.

Which is what?

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Posted in: Gov't calls for longer New Year holiday to curb virus spread See in context

As a NZer this policy is perplexing; If you have a longer holiday, aren't you just prolonging the inevitable?

It's getting worse everywhere, and NZ has been back to normal life for months? You have to bite the bullet and lock down .

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Posted in: Japanese elementary teacher busted for hiding students’ shoes; writing 'die' on their belongings See in context

Emotional underdevelopment is an issue in Japan.

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Posted in: Maisa Tsuno of Japanese rock band Akaiko-en dies in apparent suicide See in context

Is it necessary to say that she died from suicide?

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Posted in: New Zealand's Ardern credits virus response for election win See in context

yoshisan88Oct. 18  05:47 pm JST

In my culture, there is a saying "circumstance makes one to become a hero". Covid-19 had given J.A. the prefect opportunity to boost her popularity.

Not to take away anything from her victory, but it is far easier to control the virus in a country with less than 5 million people.

I cannot agree more. I have been saying this for many months that J.A. has done the right things to contain the virus but she has some winning factors like 5 million population in a country the size of Japan, relatively low population density in cities etc to help her. Therefore it is not fair to compare NZ to other countries like Japan, UK etc.

Is it even logical to suggest the population size has anything to do with the spread of a virus. It's not like NZer's are far apart from each other at all times. They take public transport, go shopping and go to school and work just like a country with a large population. If the population is such a factor why do countries with similar numbers have far higher infection and deaths rates?

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

Fighto!Today  01:09 pm JST

The only neighbor that loves Japan, and bears no grudges from events up to a century ago, is Taiwan. This is the great nation Japan should build their relationship with - diplomatically, economically and militarily.

All the other neighbors can just shut their mouth.

Dont trust them, don't need them.

You clearly lack an appreciation of history and how it affects relations today.

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

itsonlyrocknrollToday  01:30 pm JST

> It is a disappoint, and frustrating that a Country/People/Government so technically advanced, politically seemingly is unable or unwilling to absolve, or exonerate the People of Japan.

Why should they?

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

Please stop the victim blaming. 'Japan already apologized' = well if that's the case why not SHOW you are sorry rather than just 'saying' it Japan. If you commit an atrocity against another country you don't just get to say 'sorry' a few days and expect everyone to forget it, or deny it, forever.

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Posted in: Judo in Japan getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence See in context

Unkindness, cruelty, outward anger and violence must end in Japanese sports (and workplaces for that matter).

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 249 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 681 See in context

Happy to live in a nation where there is no COVID-19 in the community.

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Posted in: Japan’s healthcare system summed up in photo of hospital bill for father’s heart surgery See in context

When people say 'it is so cheap compared to overseas' I don't think anyone gets discounted or free healthcare as a foreign tourist overseas.

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Posted in: Japan’s healthcare system summed up in photo of hospital bill for father’s heart surgery See in context

That is affordable for such major surgery compared to the US, but it should be entirely free as it is in other nations with universal healthcare.

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Posted in: Foreigners to blame for livestock theft, according to Japanese media See in context

JJ JetplaneToday  08:00 am JST

688 pigs (including piglets), two cows and 28 chickens

How do you steal a whole cow? Pigs and chickens i understand. But a cow?

Theft is theft. But stealing some cilantro is a lot different from stealing hundreds of pigs, cows, chickens, and farming equipment and machinery.

This sounds more like a crime ring than to just blame it on foreigners.

Easy, back up truck, open gate, herd cow into said truck.

Livestock theft is a problem here in NZ too, but they do it in large numbers. The nationality is rarely, if ever mentioned in news in NZ until it goes to court.

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