Token female in the middle. How sad.
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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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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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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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Well, some good news! Surely rapidly declining car ownership and safer cars is also contributing.
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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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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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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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Ah, playing the old 'Japanese do robots card again. Yawn
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Looks like I timed my return home perfectly. Expect mass exodus of wealthy and educated Japanese soon.
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They say this every year. A little gaiyatsu never hurt Japan.
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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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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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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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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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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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Not Japan's first wooden rollercoaster - what about the one at Yomiuri Land?
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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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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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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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Oh god, please stop the international embarrsment - American leadership, the joke of the world.
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And on the same day, New Zeland beat Samoa 78 - 0.
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Yes, just reading these rules is chilling... Oh, wait these are the Ofcom impartiality rules which exist in the UK and countless other countries around the world.
I suspect only Americans like UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye (who grow up watching the sort of politicised garbage you find on FOX news or MSNBC) will find impartiality rules for broadcast licensees to be a threat to freedom of expression. Most of the world does and Americans need to realise that sometimes they are the odd ones out. Of course, Abe is no saint and Japan is far from perfect but let's be fair and keep things in perspective.
Not true. Most western nations have similar laws but Japan goes that extra step closer to government control of the media. What the article does not mention is the Japanese 'press club' which in effect is a government 'news central' not unlike that in China.
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No US sports news please, this is a website about Japanese news.
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jcapan Today 06:20 am JST
Incredibly sad. Can't help but think of yesterday's article about the ever shrinking number of children. Perhaps the priority should be on taking care of kids who've already been born--putting an end to the shamefully high rate of child poverty, taking real action to stop the bullying that almost always ends up being the cause of tragedies like this.
Japanese kids have a (relatively speaking) unnecessarily hard life
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