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Posted in: I understand that I should not be ashamed of my daughter. I know that I should not keep it secret. But I do all the time because I’m afraid my daughter will cause trouble outside the home. I have been depressed, hating myself. See in context

I don't even think Japan has a handle on this yet. Have any preventative actions been taken to head this off? If so where, how, and by which arm of society? We just keep reading about bleak futures.

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Posted in: U.S., Russia blame each other as ships nearly collide in Asia See in context

I believe Ukraine is still trying to get their seamen and ship back from Russian held Crimea.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for stalking 9-year-old girl See in context

Not saying I might not feel a little anxious if I were the parents, but at any point was he told to cease?

Let's say for the sake of argument they were both 19, he was interested, but she wasn't and he wasn't aware of that and all other circumstances were the same. As no other facts were given could the police just come in and arrest the guy under that hypothetical?

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Posted in: What part of Japan has the best food, and what should you eat there? See in context

While the food might be better in the 90s (can't really remember), but a mere 3% change in the price does not seem to be a valid reason for any loss in quality. That's like 1 year of inflation in other countries.

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Posted in: Democrats ask Trump to rethink U.S. Independence Day speech as his plans proceed apace See in context

Blacklabel, I think there is a difference between speaking on the 4th of July and making the 4th of July about you and your agenda. It's a time for more or less neutral tones.

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Posted in: Beach Boys' Brian Wilson delays tour over mental health See in context

Brian, I hope you can be in the moment and find restfulness in the here and now. You are the most delicate of word smiths. You are loved.

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Posted in: Democrats ask Trump to rethink U.S. Independence Day speech as his plans proceed apace See in context

bass4funk Look, I thought all of Obama’s speeches were a joke

I'd like to hear more from you about this. Which speeches? What in those speeches were a joke?

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Posted in: What part of Japan has the best food, and what should you eat there? See in context

The best food in Japan was in the 90s before the sales tax was raised from 5-8%. After that food companies really started cheapening and skimping on ingredients.

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Posted in: Kimigayo: A guide to Japan’s controversial national anthem See in context

Who's more patriotic, one who stands as that is the very thing that is expected or one who remains seated despite the pressures from all sides to conform? They love their country so much to risk judgement just to convey to the land they love that it has gone down the wrong road?

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Posted in: British PM May quits as party leader, starting succession race See in context

Thank you for your service Honourable May. Benazir had an even tougher road.

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Posted in: Madonna says she feels 'raped' by New York Times profile See in context

Madonna is trying to do what she can to reincarnate herself as a top-tier performer, but hasn't been able. I'm guessing NYT hasn't done her any favors.

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Posted in: Putin says Japan's military cooperation with U.S. is source of concern See in context

Try not taking over Crimea and attempting Ukraine and having your buddy control a wide swath of the South China Sea. What is a reasonable response for Japan to take toward you and your pal's actions?

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Posted in: Labor minister opposes banning female dress codes with high heels See in context

Women, stop all this! The labor market is tight. If not wearing high heels is important to you, make asking about the dress code a priority in your interview. After that you have a choice to make. Remember there can be negative consequences for doing the right thing.

One more to add. If you want to go further, you can make a running 'beware' list of those companies which require women to wear high heels.

Nemoto makes policy. You make choices.

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Posted in: If they want, we’re willing to hire them as regular employees and train them to manage their own stores. See in context

Matsuya, you'll make money too off the franchising fees. Don't sound like you have a big generous heart when you have a self interest. while much of the risk and investment will be shifted to the foreigner.

As with anyone who wants to join a franchise. Matsuya is simply saying they’ll give foreigners equal opportunity and you have to spin a negative twist to it? I’m aware of the pitfalls and exploitive nature of franchises, but this is not about racism.

I never said it was racism. It's about a market which is overly saturated in which what is seen as growth is actually cannibalism. Matsuya is flashing this as an opportunity that it ain't. Who better to market this to than newly rivals who have the least information?

I hope Matsuya is willing to loan out money to foreign workers to help them get their feet off the ground. A descent loan from them would give me confidence.

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Posted in: If they want, we’re willing to hire them as regular employees and train them to manage their own stores. See in context

...while much of the risk and investment will be shifted to the foreigner.

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Posted in: If they want, we’re willing to hire them as regular employees and train them to manage their own stores. See in context

Matsuya, you'll make money too off the franchising fees. Don't sound like you have a big generous heart when you have a self interest.

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Posted in: Japan to ban free plastic bags at stores to fight marine pollution See in context

If Japan really wanted to make an impact, they would create a standard that wouldn't allow companies to make products so easily throw-awayable. Some of you out there may not realize products are intentionally designed to break in say a one, two, or five-year period. Similar products designed back in the 1960s would last 20 or 30 years. Electric fans are a good example of this. They are made so cheaply today and end up on the garbage heap in no time.

Japanese Government, you're not really doing anything other than creating a false sense of accomplishment. You pull the strings and so have the means to make real policy change, but instead you choose to make as this article points out symbolic change.

That pretty much sums up what it is you do for you!

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Posted in: Yoshinoya releases new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls See in context

Maybe Yoshinoya can market these for the end times.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya releases new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls See in context

I can stack them next to my K-rations.

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Posted in: Yoshinoya releases new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls See in context

These are perfect for my bomb shelter.

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Posted in: Japan slams WTO ruling on South Korean Fukushima food ban See in context

Who chose the emotionally charged word 'slam' for this headline. I've never seen Japanese slam anything in public. What happens inside some homes might be different.

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Posted in: S Korean media criticize use of industrialist's image on new Japanese banknote See in context

Most young Japanese have such a vague clue about the sins of their fathers' during Japanese Colonial times. What gets me is the number of down votes I'll get for stating a fact. This above statement is true! It is not an opinion. These down votes tell me Japan still hasn't found a way to process and deal with the past. What I read and hear is we paid them money, now let's forget about it. It would be nice if young people actually knew what they should be forgetting about.

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Posted in: Looking back: A bygone boom era when Akihito became emperor See in context

Back in the day when holding two fingers in the air sure got the taxi drivers attention.

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Posted in: Virgin territory: Study shows heterosexual inexperience rising in Japan See in context

Young people just won't listen:

Mother: Why aren't you meeting girls and getting married son?

Thirty something: 'Talk to the hand mom.'

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Posted in: Fukuoka police tackle shortage of female recruits via fashion show See in context

Don't expect to be taken seriously.

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Posted in: Fukuoka police tackle shortage of female recruits via fashion show See in context

If that is what draws you in, maybe you can make some tea for us too?

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Posted in: Stricter measures needed to deal with expectant foreign entrants, journalist writes See in context

Don't worry Japan, you'll get your money back. Think about all the young healthy foreigners you'll be bringing in and then kicking out after 5 years. I'm sure you'll have them paying into the system. We all know that statisically speaking, young people use the medical system much less than old. They won't really receive a return on their investment. When you weigh that with the few staying short term and not paying, you will be in the black.

We can also talk about the pension system. Last I heard foreigners could get most of their money back if they leave sometime around the third year, but you have a program where foreigners stay 5 years. How much of that pension will go to them? At the moment I'm sure it is none unless they are from a country which already has a treaty with Japan, but the countries you are plucking most of the workers from don't fall under this.

NHK also looks to gain a lot of money from people who won't get much out of their programming.

Not to say you should't do something about those skipping out on their hospital bills, but your reporting is not balanced at all.

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Posted in: This is an absolutely must-have drug. Our hospital has been plunged into chaos because we must think about alternative drugs according to the type of surgery and the kind of disease. See in context

The last prescription of antibiotics I received here were so weak I thought they were tic tacs. It goes without mentioning that that was also my last visit to that particular doctor.

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Posted in: Author reveals the story of Japan's first foreign-born samurai See in context

You mean it's not Tom Cruise?

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Posted in: New imperial couple to face heavy burden of tradition See in context

If the road ahead is that tough, just leave the family. What are they going to do tackle and chain you up. You've been writing this oh poor girl story for years!

There are Japanese out there falling into the cracks. The country is in a position where they can't act. You really don't want to be acted upon and that is what is already happening.

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