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Posted in: S Korean court orders Japan to compensate former 'comfort women' See in context

Talk about a broken record.

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Posted in: S Koreans sit for key exam as flights halted to limit distraction See in context

Why is testing still so popular in South Korea and Japan but almost extinct in many Western nations?

Someone has never heard of the SAT, ACT, or GMAT.

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Posted in: Mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward again asks Halloween partygoers to stay away See in context

So many people complaining here who aren't going to Shibuya on Halloween anyway. I have been there twice, and the congestion was horrible, especially around Hachiko, and it took forever for passersby to wade through the crowd to get into Shibuya Station. I don't blame the mayor for trying to trim the crowds.

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Posted in: Tokyo Game Show kicks off with record 787 exhibitors from 44 regions See in context

What a sad sight the photo depicts, a room full people choosing to spend their limited, precious time on Earth mindlessly bashing buttons and fondling joysticks.

Yes, I can't believe someone would be playing video games when they can be making fun of people on JT.

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Posted in: Japan says seawater radioactivity below detectable limits near Fukushima See in context

There are many users from far-right/netizen oriented websites in Japan that frequently lurk here and discuss "overseas reactions" to domestic affairs on their respective platforms. They are probably the ones bombarding comments with pluses/minuses. They don't comment here, likely due to poor English proficiency, but obviously they can translate what we post via Google/DeepL.

Are you sure it's not because the people being downvotes are ranting like lunatics or just not contributing anything useful?

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Posted in: Portrayals of duality: 'Hafu' in the media and popular culture See in context

Hafu is an ugly word. It's a form of discrimination.

Lots of people use the word without being discriminatory.

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Posted in: Kishida vows safety over Fukushima water release during on-site visit See in context

The people nitpicking the work uniforms have no real argument.

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Posted in: Kishida marks 78th anniversary of World War II end without mentioning Japan's wartime aggression See in context

He should have offered a sincere apology for the actions of Imperial Japan.

Japan has apologized multiple times. It is just South Korea and China that perpetuate the myth that they never have.

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Posted in: Good sports See in context

No, because most people don't leave rubbish on the ground for others to pick up.

Why do Japanese leave their rubbish on the ground in the first place - take your own rubbish with you!

That's right, people in every other country leave trash with the intention of coming back to pick it up later.

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Posted in: Good sports See in context

Cleaning up your own garbage is commendable but it's overkill to clean up others' garbage when people get paid to do it.

No it's not. That's one of the dumbest excuses I have ever heard.

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Posted in: Smithsonian museum plans to show photos of A-bomb aftermath in Japan See in context

Anyone who justified the actions of the Japanese Imperial Army and their atrocities against civilians, (including the actions of Unit 731) old men, women and children, against 2 A-bombs to end this is short on intellectual capability.

Nobody's doing that. Your attempt at whataboutism is sad.

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Posted in: Fans celebrate Japanese figure skating star Hanyu's marriage See in context

So many prejudiced people in the comments.

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Posted in: Toyota's profit rises 78% to ¥1.3 trillion in April-June as parts crunch eases See in context

They are currently (2023 1H) the largest-selling car brand in the world. 

What makes them "not relevant" in your...ummm...mind?

I believe he's making a reference to the anti-Japan commenters that frequently claim that Japan is irrelevant.

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Posted in: 17-year-old sent to family court over ‘sushi terrorism’ See in context

I have never seen staff wash their hands.

Why would they wash their hands where you can see them?

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Posted in: Toyota's profit rises 78% to ¥1.3 trillion in April-June as parts crunch eases See in context

So many people making assumptions in the comments.

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Posted in: Japanese pop star Shinjiro Atae says he's gay See in context

Good for him.

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Posted in: Japan records steepest population decline while number of foreign residents hits new high See in context

Nobody said they don't want foreigners (except Uuyoku), but plenty of people have said they don't want many foreigners. And this has not really changed.

Read his comment more closely. He's talking about people accusing Japanese people of not wanting foreigners, of which there is an abundance on this site.

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Posted in: 2,000 peaches stolen from Fukushima orchard See in context

Why steal them? I wouldn't eat them even if given to me for free, seeing they are from Fukushima.

If they're good enough for a Korean Olympic athlete, they're good enough for anyone.

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Posted in: SDF considers adopting Musk's Starlink satellite service: report See in context

Honest question, does Japan have the engineering talent required?

Someone has never heard of JAXA.

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Posted in: Awa Odori dance festival to sell premium seats for ¥200,000 See in context

200,000 yen to be bored stiff after the first five minutes and to have your eardrums blasted to smithereens for hours on end? No thanks.

You have obviously never been to one of these festivals. Either that, or you have ears of a three-year-old.

went to one many years ago, hot sweaty too many people all crammed together, funny thing is there seems to be more people in the festival than actually spectating, vast majority of participants are amature with a small fraction of professional dancers, not something id pay to watch

That wasn't my experience with Domatsuri, which had over a hundred spectators with guest dancers from Taiwan and Saipan.

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Posted in: 2 dead, 35 injured after heavy rain pounds Japan See in context

Stephen ChinToday  04:35 am JST

Japan Today.

Heavy rain does not *****pound.*

Heavy rain *****batters.*

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Heavy rain does what it wants despite which adjective one wants to use in a fascist manner.

"Pound" and "batter" are verbs.

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Posted in: How to get an address, bank account and phone number to rent an apartment in Japan See in context

If you are a student who is not working, then you have no choice but to wait 6 months.

I've talked to students who had no problem opening an account to get their scholarship money right after they got here.

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Posted in: High court dismisses claim of unjust contract termination by 7-Eleven See in context

Not all branches are open 24/7. I used to go to a 7-Eleven in the suburbs of Aichi that closed at night.

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Posted in: 'Paper City': The untold story of the firebombing of Tokyo in World War II See in context

This article is about the US firebombing, and people are blaming the Imperial Japanese Army. The amount of whatboutism by the anti-Japan gang is sad.

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Posted in: Sushi chain reports diner who licked utensils in viral clip to police See in context

Seriously, the whole thing could have been avoided if, like many of their rival sushi trains, they installed an "express lane" conveyor belt for pre-ordered dishes which doesn't allow anyone but the diner to get their grubby hands on it.

Some of their branches have installed them. The one I usually go to installed them several months ago.

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Posted in: Win or lose: Japanese fans tidy up at World Cup See in context

Again, so many angry comments from people triggered by the Japanese being courteous.

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Posted in: Japan World Cup team manners awesome, as locker room pics show See in context

It might be awesome but there are low-paid immigrant workers who need the money to put food in their bellies. Sometimes kindness is not so kind.

So what? Is cleaning a zero-sum game?

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Posted in: Tidy fans See in context

So many insecure comments angry over Japanese people being courteous.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. urging more students to study in each other's countries See in context

It's a tricky situation for Japanese students while university administration encourage students to study abroad, each department will treat these students differently since many of department won't recognize semester when they study abroad so they end up more years in university. 

Beside that it will ruin their job hunting schedule, and give no better chance to get into Japanese company of their choice. Since study abroad doesn't count in most of cases.

Experience studying abroad is valued by Japanese companies in the job hunting process, and there are universities that convert credits earned abroad as core or elective credits.

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Posted in: Tokyo's Shibuya on high alert for return of Halloween crowds See in context

So many people whining about the government trying to maintain safety. The comments here seem more paranoid.

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