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Posted in: 15-year-old boy who killed grandfather, wounded grandmother also planned to kill classmate See in context

Japan has a high rate of people with mental health problems. Parents themselves deny the fact that their child has mental issues, even if the school tells them that there is something wrong with their child thus should be moved to a special class. Too afraid of what image this would bring to the family.

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Posted in: Foreign divorced parents fight in vain for child custody in Japan See in context

Michael Jackson : But in some of those cases, there was never any love in a relationship and the husband was merely an unwitting sperm donor for the wife.

I have a friend too in the same situation. He met her wife in an age when he body clock was ticking very quickly. She got pregnant and they got married. Fast forward to 2 years, he wanted to get a divorce because there is no love in the relationship, no meals together, they don't talk, and no more intimacy because of his wife's excuse "my mother smells the sperm and she hates it". She planned to have another baby and so baby number 2 came. Still, he wants to file a divorce but knows very well that if he did, he would not be able to see his kids again. His plan now? To divorce her when the kids are old enough to communicate with him.

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Posted in: AI robots may lend hand in Japan's English classes See in context

Some students who interacted with the robots said it was more comfortable to talk with them than teachers, while others said it was easier to practice speech.

The rise in demand in adult dolls will soar in the next 10 years. Children and adult are becoming more and more dependent to robots. Say goodbye to human to human relationship.

But I think Japanese are just really anti-social beings. I have a colleague I see most mornings in the parking lot, she wont even look at me, but when at work and we need to interact, she's all smiles. Oh and another co-worker years ago, I saw him in a mall, I smiled and said hi, he just looked at me blankly. Meh.

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Posted in: Japan sees 1st drop in visitors in over 5 years in Sept See in context

Average land prices rose for the first time in 27 years in the year to July 1 as an influx of foreign visitors boosted demand for property for hotels and shops.

If lesser tourist means lower land prices then so be it! Do not make the people who live here suffer from this influx.

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Posted in: Kanye West delivers surreal Oval Office show See in context

Is this the newest Netflix series?

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Posted in: Japan eyes allowing skilled blue-collar workers to stay permanently See in context

@Goodlucktoyou but as I have seen in many many countries, they will create separate communities, continue their culture without integration and live in poverty because many are illegals. Crime will rise.

In Canada, there's French community. In America, there's Chinese, Filipino community. Isn't it normal to attract and connect with your own countrymen? Illegals and crime rate? As the population increases, the percentage of successes, unfortunate events etc will increase along with it.

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Posted in: Princess Ayako to receive ¥107 mil after marriage to commoner See in context

For people with money, 107M is nothing but a coin. They can spend that in one snap, Ayako can surely do that. So, if I were in her shoes, I'd stay single for life, travel the world for free, sleep over at my bf's house, buy all the luxury. By doing that, my money will be forever flowing from the commoner's tax money (thank you people), no need to buy an apartment in Shinjuku because I own a castle. Sweet life.

I should apply to be her personal adviser.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for attempting to strangle 8-month-old daughter to death See in context

The baby is awake the whole night, come morning time she will go to work without sleep. This is her life since she gave birth on repeat mode every single day. No support from the father(maybe) financially, emotionally, physically. I can understand her depression. The feeling of being worthless loomed over her and that is very serious.

But please, do not blame and harm your child.

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Posted in: German tourist admits to stabbing Japanese man on Nagasaki street See in context

The problem is not the alcohol, it is him. He should know his limits, 25 yo is not a baby.

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Posted in: Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk See in context

Hope all will be well and may you enjoy your trip! Btw, I haven't heard of his brand until this news rolled in. 2 birds in 1 stone, marketing and moon booking.

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Posted in: American DJ David Morales arrested in Japan for ecstasy possession See in context

"It's not mine. Someone might have tried to frame me"

Tell it to the marines!

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Posted in: 73-year-old woman arrested for killing disabled 49-year-old son See in context

The mother is 73, the son was 49. She was 24 when she had him, 49 years of caring for a disabled child took her youth away. What's supposed to be productive years was confined to looking after her sick child. It's not easy. Certainly not easy to kill you own child whom you looked after and cared for for almost 5 decades.

But regardless of the situation, how can a mother kill her own child?

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Posted in: 6-month-old baby dies after being left unattended at unlicensed daycare center See in context

Too sad.

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Posted in: IMF chief urges revamp of Japan's economic policy, more women in workforce See in context

The gender pay gap is BS. A woman counterpart, doing the same work, will get the same pay.

Nope, I know this first hand.

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Posted in: Household spending in Japan posts biggest rise in three years See in context

As always, rich companies, richer. Poor salary man, poorer. The things that people spend on are necessary - education, fridge, AC/heater. Thus, shoganai.

When are we going to see the headline "Travel and Leisure spending increase" which means that people can take several days off without feeling bad and have enough money to spend on it with the family.

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Posted in: University employee caught spending 50 hours a month looking at manga porn at work See in context

When people watch porn, they usually don't have sex lives. Someone teach him Tinder.

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Posted in: IMF chief urges revamp of Japan's economic policy, more women in workforce See in context

In the picture above, Abe: "yes, we agree with you"

Translate: aren't you done yet?

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Posted in: IMF chief urges revamp of Japan's economic policy, more women in workforce See in context

Wages given to women are totally different from men. For example, a factory worker man earns 1000 yen per hour, his woman counterpart is 850 yen only.

When you go to a dentist/gynecologist, doctors are men, assistants and clerks are women.

Does it mean that the women in Japan have lower dreams? Of course not. They are not just given the opportunity.

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Posted in: Parents arrested for child abuse after beating 1-year-old daughter unconscious See in context

When kids give birth to kids.

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Posted in: Osaka cuts sister city ties with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue See in context

Japan can't tell people not to remember the happening in the past, it's history.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing 85-year-old mother See in context

There is something very very wrong with the way the baby boomers generation (born between 1946 and 1964) was brought up by their parents. Were the parents too busy building fame and fortune that they forgot that love and time is more important than tangible things?

Is this Japan alone? In my country, this is a rarest of rare circumstance. My country is not as rich as Japan but hey, we are happy people and we LOVE our family. Money cannot buy love and harmony.

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Posted in: Kumamoto councilwoman who took baby to work kicked out of conference for using cough drop See in context

Yes it is a cough medicine but if she'll give a speech, she should take it out of her mouth first. Who wants to listen to a speech with chomping sound magnified by a microphone.

We teach kids not to talk when their mouth is full, so...

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Posted in: Elaborate throne for next emperor arrives in Tokyo See in context

I think I saw something like this in a Korean drama.

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Posted in: Record-high 70% of women held jobs in August amid labor shortage See in context

Ricky Kaminski13Today  08:23 am JST Kids are struggling btw, just as a side note. Big time.

This is a double-edged sword. Kids will either suffer from nothing to eat or suffer from no time/attention from their parent/s. I hope parents spend quality time with their children during weekends, not on something else.

Overall, this is good news, just hope that the positions secured by women, men, and foreigners alike are stable, well-paying, and long term.

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Posted in: Dench says she 'can't approve' of cutting Spacey from Hollywood film See in context

I hated him in his character in House of Cards, that's how good he is as an actor. I hope to see him in more projects.

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Posted in: McDonald's says classic burgers in U.S. no longer have artificial ingredients See in context

The tip of the iceberg. How many more fast food chains out there are giving their customers junk?

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Posted in: Japan to give up on daylight saving time for 2020 Olympics: report See in context

Because the Japanese people, from kindergarten to university, are trained to do activities under the heat of the sun. The gaman spirit takes over them. So, if they can, why can't the foreign athletes can't?

I wonder, what is the skin cancer rate here.

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Posted in: Former Morning Musume singer Yoshizawa indicted over hit-and-run incident See in context

We should learn from this accident. Every one should look to their right, left, and right AGAIN before crossing any road, EVEN though the pedestrian light turned green. Drivers who beat the red light can be drunk, tired, in a hurry and a hundred more reasons. And maybe, just maybe, some of us are guilty of this.

Train yourself and your children (especially the elementary kids as they walk by themselves morning and afternoon) to look at their right, left, right BEFORE crossing ANY road.

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Posted in: Former Morning Musume singer Yoshizawa indicted over hit-and-run incident See in context

Wakarimasen  And she used to be so sweet........

I suppose she's tired of pretending

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