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Posted in: New Zealand flood recovery estimated to take 'years' See in context

> gokai_wo_manekuToday  01:01 pm JST

It is interesting that the photograph looks so much like the flooded areas in northern Honshu.

Flooding is where water is everywhere. Do some floods look different to others?!

You mean the houses look similar?

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Posted in: New Zealand river's personhood status offers hope to Maori See in context

JamesToday  10:08 am JST

If it has personhood when he/she/they (not sure what pronoun to use) murders (drowns) a person how will he/she/they owe his/her/their responsibility? will police need to arrest the river or those caring for it? or will it revert back to being just a river in these situations?

Does it matter?

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Posted in: Japanese government worried young adults aren’t drinking enough alcohol See in context

Nihon ToraToday  09:29 am JST

Before we go saying "what a stupid idea - alcohol is so unhealthy" etc. Maybe we should ask, what are young people doing instead of going out and having drink with their friends? Are they going out participating in other social activities, playing sports, saving money to travel and so on? If so, then yes, it probably isn't a great idea to try to get them drinking alcohol instead.

But what if these young people are instead just staying at home, watching Netflix, playing video games and not socializing, meeting friends and making new ones? Perhaps they lack confidence to do those things? In that case, maybe encouraging them to get out a bit more and drink alcohol responsibly, which can help alleviate social anxieties, might not be such a bad idea.

Watching Netflix at home every day won't kill you, ruin your relationships or cause most violent crime.

Alcohol does all of those things and some.

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Posted in: Japanese government worried young adults aren’t drinking enough alcohol See in context

America was way ahead of its time between 1920 and 1933.

Like it or not, within our lifetimes both alcohol and tobacco will be banned as they are both insanely unhealthy socially and physically.

The sooner the Japanese and other govts face up to this reality the better.

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Posted in: Japanese government worried young adults aren’t drinking enough alcohol See in context

Well, considering that multiple research in the past few years has shown unequivocally that no amount of alcohol is safe, isn't it about time the govt started recommend people reduce or refrain from drinking alcohol?!

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Posted in: 9 men sent to prosecutors over alleged orgy with high school girl See in context

Admin the ttile is offensive to the victim and any victim of rape.

Please correct the title to 'gang rape' as there is no reason to soften the crime or be easy on the perpetrators.

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Posted in: 9 men sent to prosecutors over alleged orgy with high school girl See in context

9 men sent to prosecutors over alleged orgy with high school girl

Here, let me correct that for you;

9 men sent to prosecutors over alleged o̶r̶g̶y̶ gang rape of high school girl

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Posted in: Trump's angry words spur warnings of real violence See in context

Trump is the epitome of Evil in the modern form.

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Posted in: No. of suicides in Japan increased 8,000 due to pandemic: study See in context

People are not weak, flimsy victims of external events. People deal with 'terrible' circumstances all the time and don't commit suicide. The issue is not with the circumstances, the issue is the response or the conditioned mind. Healthy mental care is lacking.

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Posted in: No. of suicides in Japan increased 8,000 due to pandemic: study See in context

Events don't cause suicide thinking from conditioned mind does. Events happen in life constantly and the focus should be on helping people learn healthy thinking patterns.

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Posted in: Record high number of ambulances struggling to find hospitals in Japan See in context

> Brian William MeissnerToday  12:15 pm JST

Btw just to be clear hospital services are great once in the hospital but the issue here is acceptance of people in emergency situations

I only went by ambulance and had a hospital stay once while in Japan and it was terrible.

It took ages for them to find a hospital, their ambulances are small and rough to ride in.

When I got to the hospital in Yokohama they were not that inserted in helping me, 'please sit here'. Then they gave me a bed with no privacy. I told them I was violently sick but they just said stay here. they didn't seem that busy.

I threw up all over the floor and they gave me a bucket and left for ages again giving me no other treatment.

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Posted in: Record high number of ambulances struggling to find hospitals in Japan See in context

wallaceToday  10:21 am JST

I was trying to explain this to my father back in the UK. I said to him, imagine you have hurt your foot and you broke your big toe. You have to search for a hospital/clinic that deals with feet. You see the doctor and he tells you he does treat feet, but not toes. So you pay his fee and have to start the search again.

Dreadful stories in the UK. Read one about a 95-year woman collapsing on the street. An ambulance was called via the emergency services but it took 11 hours to arrive. Other stories of patients being left for hours in hospital corridors.

The UK health system is not perfect but it is the original one and it is in the top 5 best in the world.

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Posted in: Record high number of ambulances struggling to find hospitals in Japan See in context

Taki MataToday  10:23 am JST

Antiquesaving Today 10:15 am JST

Most developed countries Ambulances are free

No. They are not, not by a long shot. They are actually really, really expensive. They may be fully covered by insurance, but that does not make them free. Ask any self-employed person who has to front the cost themselves before getting reimbursed by insurance.

Most developed nations other than the US and Japan have free, or mostly free, ambulance care. It's pretty easy to Google to confirm.

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Posted in: Record high number of ambulances struggling to find hospitals in Japan See in context

AlexToday  10:28 am JST

(And I'll add, America's healthcare system - the cost - is a nightmare and utter crap. But not once when I lived there did I ever experience doctors rushing to get you out of their office. Doctors took the time necessary to do their jobs and correctly diagnose you. It's something I've missed here.)

Yes, we have a lot of US doctors here in NZ, and they are very thorough, almost to the extreme in the detail of care.

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Posted in: Record high number of ambulances struggling to find hospitals in Japan See in context

I took an ambulance in Tokyo once and what a nightmare. I was in pain while they spend ages trying to find a hospital that would take me. The only one was miles away, and Japanese ambulances are small and bumpy rides.

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Posted in: S Korea urges improved ties with Japan See in context

OssanAmericaToday  10:47 am JST

letsberealisticToday  10:10 am JST

They believe they are simply portraying Japan accurately and to be fair Japan committed a number of atrocities against Korea and the Koreans so Japan can hardly complain.

Some 250,000 Koreans served in the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces. Ever hear of the Bataan Death March? The Guards who abused Allied POWs were Koreans. The head, IJA General Hong Sa-Ik,a Korean was charged, convicted and executed as a Class-A War Criminals. The IJA guards in SEAsian POW camps were also often Koreans, with former Australiam POWs attesting to this and their brutality. Asian nations can talk about atrocities comitted by Japanese forces. But Koreans were in thr]e IJA comitting atrocities in Asian countries, And making use of the Comfort Stations. The whitewashing and historical revisionism by the SK government is all part of the SK-JPN difficulties.

I don't get your point. There were Koreans in the Japanese army and committed atrocities, so ....?

So by your logic, because there were Koreans in the Japanese army, everything the army did is discounted?!

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Posted in: Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars abuse See in context

WA4TKGToday  07:11 am JST

What is her connection to Marlon Brando ?

Why was she selected to make the statement she did?

Brando didn't lecture, he stood up for one of the most repressed groups of people on Earth, ever.

If you don't like the right to freedom of speech, China is there with open arms.

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Posted in: Film academy apologizes to Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars abuse See in context

> WA4TKGToday  07:11 am JST

What is her connection to Marlon Brando ?

Why was she selected to make the statement she did?

Okay, so, there's this thing called 'Google' and what you do is .....

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Posted in: S Korea urges improved ties with Japan See in context

thepersoniamnowToday  07:42 am JST

Then SK should begin eliminating the hatred of Japan taught to school children, have less racism taught in films and television, etc.

It seems that Chinese and Koreans are really indoctrinated against Japan from childhood, whereas that has ceased here (at least on an official basis).

Japan should realize that regardless of past apologises etc, Koreans in general haven’t done much to Japan, but Japan did colonize them, so a more conciliatory stance in general is much better than referring to the topic as over with.

It depends on how you define 'hatred'. Hatred is usually a projection by the way since you are the one saying that, not them.

They believe they are simply portraying Japan accurately and to be fair Japan committed a number of atrocities against Korea and the Koreans so Japan can hardly complain.

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Posted in: Police inspector arrested for filming up woman’s skirt on escalator See in context

BigPAug. 14  07:42 am JST

Who can you trust in Japan? Police, doctors, lawyers, teachers, politicians, etc. Low crime here, but also very low morals.

Yup. And the reason for the low crime is not high morals as is often touted.

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Posted in: 75-year-old man arrested for killing wife who suffered from dementia See in context

Many nations now legalise euthanasia. Is there any interest in this in Japan?

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Posted in: Thinking of taking a float to the beach? Japan Coast Guard warns about dangers in PSA videos See in context

> factcheckerToday  06:50 am JST

Who'd go to a beach in Japan? Awful sand and too many stupid rules. The beach is supposed to about having fun.

Not to mention the rubbish everywhere.

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Posted in: Many drugs have mirror image chemical structures – while one may be helpful, the other may be harmful See in context

Yet again, reality is not what it seems - quantum medicine.

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Posted in: Japanese pond owner breaks into tears after 3,000 fish die in robbery See in context

Does Japan have A GiveaLittle type service?

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Posted in: Judge: Kevin Spacey must pay $30 mil to 'House of Cards' makers See in context

Thank God I wasn't born with a sexual desire for young boys. You have to feel sorry for people who mostly never act on their desires.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after 2 children die of heatstroke when left in car See in context

How does a parent get to the point where the children in their care are not the main focus of their attention? I cannot recall a time when my eyes and attention were off my children while they were in my care (outside of the home).

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Posted in: Mother arrested after 2 children die of heatstroke when left in car See in context

Why is it not strictly illegal to leave kids in cars for even a minute like in most other 'developed' nations? If you have a law in place that everyone knows about, leaving a child in a car is not an option ever.

E.g. NZ has such a law and has had no children dying in hot cars (except for one case 8 years ago when a mother forgot she had not dropped her daughter off at kindy and went to work.)

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Posted in: Drinkable whipped cream coming to Japanese vending machines and we got an advance taste See in context

Good luck trying to actually 'drink' that. I think the intention is to use it on your pancakes, not drink it.

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Posted in: 1995 Hachioji supermarket triple murder case remains unsolved after 27 years See in context

Fighto

Most Japanese males look very similar,

Whoops, unintended racist comment?

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Posted in: Japan reports 233,094 coronavirus cases; record high 40,406 for Tokyo See in context

GaijinjlandToday  08:02 am JST

I blame the rush hour trains in Tokyo. So darn crowded. Wearing a mask is pointless when you’re shoved face to face with a hundred other people.

No, it is not pointless since good N956 masks can block 99.98% of viruses.

Please do not encourage people to not wear masks on public transport so recklessly - moderator?

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