If it were foreign artists painting a black picture of Japan, I would kind of agree to how they dealt with it, but looking up the Japan Unlimited website, it is mainly Japanese Artists-in-Residence exhibiting their art there:
So what the Japanese government is doing is basically censorship of their own artists, and has nothing to do with international relations, if you ask me.
And does "mutual understanding" mean to only look at the good sides of the the other country? I think not.
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Foreign visitors fascinated
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A hospital that discriminates against people with an illness...what kind of world are living in?
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savethegaijin I totally agree. Especially if you think about the fact that they were in a Karaoke store. It is not specified yet where in the store they were, but they might have been in a karaoke box, suddenly this random guy comes in and hugs you....I would be scared shitless.
It is an automated reaction, scientifically called "freezing behavior" I believe.
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I am too shocked about what's happening in this comment section to comment about the article....
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He should receive mental care. If you are getting aggressive because you see/hear happiness, then you most likely have some kind of issue.
I don't like children, but it never once has made me angry when I could her them playing in the park behind my apartment. On the contrary, it is nice to know they are having fun.
He should get that looked at.
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Neither foreigners, nor locals should have to clean up that mess. TEPCO officials should be crawling around there in their suits.
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I agree with everyone here lamenting about the Japanese inability to protect traffic rules. Our intern got driven over when crossing a pedestrian green light. And she was only here for 2 months...And I had to save myself by jumping and falling from those kind of cars. Scary.
Old people driving, a problem I agree. But not the only problem.
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Reading the comment section, it seems that the biggest concern for some people is that "smokers stink".
I am not sure if that is really the worst about smoking, thought it was the possibility of cancer (through passive smoking as well), but oh what do I know.
If the smell is really the worst part of it, the University should then also ban all smelly people from working there?
I am NOT saying they should keep things as they are. They should ban smoking on campus, except for e.g. little smoking booths cut off from non smoking people, have a system where you clock out of work when you get a smoke (so you will have to start earlier or stay longer or reduce your break time) or the likes.
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But universities have expressed concern that allowing recruitment activities throughout the year will make it hard for students to concentrate on their schoolwork.
God, at least pretend that you are educating adults at your universities....this is like admitting that you keep them at a grade school level, regarding independence.
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In Japan, every Japanese citizen gets the right to take Monday mornings off.
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Funny that you can come here as a foreigner on vacation and drive with an international permit, which does nothing but validate that you already have a drivers license in your home country, but then if you want to actually get a Japanese drivers license as a resident, they make it nearly impossible to pass without trying multiple times.
Not true. Japan has agreements with several countries, where you can just walk in, fill out a form and do an interview +eyesight test and you will get your Japanese license without any driving tests and minimal costs.
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I find it very strange, since I feel that Japan is more oversexulized than my home country e.g. porn magazines in sight height for little children at conbinis, giant anime tits even in children animes, sexualisation of highschool uniforms, chikan, or simply the notion, that if you and a guy spend time together alone in a room, people will assume that you would definitely have had sex (since there is nothing else to do between adults of different sex).
...or wait, is this the origin for the problem?
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様進 Yoshin, a word I just made up, implying: improving a situation.
oh, or 改善 Kaizen - changing for the better.
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