Nagoya Chris comments

Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

Another complete waste of time. How are get they going to be able to enforce this?

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Posted in: TV commentator in New Zealand apologizes for mock Asian accent See in context

This is just pathetic. What an increasingly repugnant and repressive place global society is becoming.

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Posted in: 10-year-old boy hit, killed by train in Tokyo See in context

Poor, poor child. May he rest in peace.

Condolences to his family.

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Posted in: Couple arrested for leaving body of newborn baby in plastic bag See in context

Crimes like this seem to a be most regular occurrence in Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward begins certifying LGBT families See in context

Once again, the conservative bashers can't wait to post their nonsense.

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Posted in: New recruits mark 1st day at work, with many ceremonies held online See in context

@ Ricky Sanchez

The entrance ceremonies are a wonderful part of breaking new recruits into the world of work. What you do in America is of no consequence here. This is Japan. Why oh why oh why do Americans, perhaps more than any other nationality of people, tend to assume that the American way is best.

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Posted in: Couple pretending to inspect apartment rob real estate agent See in context

@Michael Machida I used to carry Bitcoin too, until I absent-mindedly left it on a train seat. Note to readers : do not carry Bitcoin if you are a real estate agent.

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Posted in: Couple pretending to inspect apartment rob real estate agent See in context

@drlucifer lol !!!

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Posted in: Man indicted for rape and murder charged with 2 other sexual assaults See in context

@Peter14 No, it isn't rubbish. Clearly, the majority of people who watch porn don't go into to commit violent crimes but pornography itself is violent. Would any parent want their own daughter or son to make pornography? I highly doubt it. That is why I have never used pornography because of the insidiousness of it all. You might want to ask yourself why you need porn.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics are sign of light at end of pandemic tunnel: Bach See in context

Ooh, that's a relief. Where would we be without the infinite wisdom of Mr. Bach?

Olympic presidents, politicians, business leaders and the crony hangers-on, all of them venal to the core. I do my absolute best to keep away from such people and the organisations or institutions that they represent. It isn't always easy but I do try.

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Posted in: Man indicted for rape and murder charged with 2 other sexual assaults See in context

Pornography actually leads to violence and murder, rather than sex crimes such as rape. May this poor woman rest in peace. It is terrifying to think that this vile 'man' once worked with children.

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Posted in: Man charged over online abuse after 'Terrace House' star's suicide See in context

Everybody wants to be right but I think it is more important to be kind. Whatever our feelings about the outcome of this, let's try to remember the poor young woman who took her own life and her family who must be devastated by this. Abusing people online can be just as hurtful as doing it to them face to face.

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Posted in: Author Mieko Kawakami wants to 'stir things up' See in context

She is quite interesting as a writer but this whole feminist trope is clichéd beyond belief. It has been done to death and there is nothing more to be done. Women should have equality with men and they do have it. Of course, one will always be able to come up with some anecdotal 'evidence' of a female being turned down for a job or being spoken to in a patronising manner but that happens to almost everybody from time to time.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements See in context

our terms of address

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements See in context

Churchill was right when he said that the fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascist (assuming it is a real quote) .

Tokyo Disneyland has clearly ignored the wishes of the majority and capitulated to the aggressive insanity of the far left bigots. Tokyo Disneyland is now on my list of places to avoid as I only recognise two sexes, male and female, and whilst I understand that there are those who don't feel that way about themselves, I make the educated guess that they are very few in number and that it is completely unnecessary to change our language pronouns, are terms of address and our toilet arrangements.

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Posted in: Japan has granted 93 foreigners permission to bring their same-sex spouse: survey See in context

@Antiquesaving

Yes, when it involves a Japanese citizen it takes on a different dynamic.

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Posted in: Japan has granted 93 foreigners permission to bring their same-sex spouse: survey See in context

@Strangerland

That is correct but one has to wonder how even citizens can change things. As a Briton, I have seen many protests and demonstrations against government policy (the Iraq war being one example) but ultimately to no effect. That is not to say that ordinary citizens shouldn't try to bring about change when confronted with something that they consider to be unjust, of course they should, but one is left to contemplate what good any of it does.

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Posted in: Japan gov't long-term debt to top ¥1,000 trillion See in context

JeffLee

Unfortunately, economic and fiscal policy can never be, almost by definition, an exact science. Whoever calls the shots is irrelevant; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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Posted in: Japan has granted 93 foreigners permission to bring their same-sex spouse: survey See in context

Pukey2

Your comment proves my point. What is culturally acceptable to some is unacceptable to others. So, anything is permissible as long as it is acceptable to oneself and anyone who happens to disagree must be bigoted or prejudiced.

Ah, plus ça change!

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Posted in: Japan has granted 93 foreigners permission to bring their same-sex spouse: survey See in context

Antiquesaving

I am sorry for your friends but rules are rules. I am a supporter of LGBT rights, women's rights, animal rights etc but I am also a supporter of countries determining their own laws and rules. Non-Japanese, myself included, don't have an automatic right to move here and change things just because we want to.

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Posted in: Japan has granted 93 foreigners permission to bring their same-sex spouse: survey See in context

I don't care about the UN, the UN is not Japan. And I didn't mention child marriage, I mentioned polygamy.

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Posted in: Japan has granted 93 foreigners permission to bring their same-sex spouse: survey See in context

What about allowing a sovereign nation to uphold its own traditional values? If you say it is ok, fine, but you must also say that it is ok for people hailing from places where polygamy (for example) is allowed to be allowed to immigrate here with all of their spouses.

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Posted in: Japan gov't long-term debt to top ¥1,000 trillion See in context

Even during the boom years, Japan's economy was always precariously poised. No underlying assets, no commodities of her own, this country has only ever been wealthy on paper. The enormous debt that we are reading and hearing about is also only on paper. Japan is a paper country and will always be economically fragile.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cuts jobs, boosts stocks, widening economic gap in Japan See in context

@Jefflee I think you have missed the point of the article.

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Posted in: Police seek 3 men after 18-year-old fatally stabbed on Kamakura street See in context

'Stabbed in the back'...... I cannot think of anything more cowardly. They should throw the key away.

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Posted in: 'Sesame Street' introduces new muppets in videos on race See in context

Coming soon : LGBTQ and non-binary puppets on Sesame Street.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements See in context

Stop the world, I want to get off!

Utterly ridiculous and such a shame. No matter how far the liberal wokies push their pathetic agenda, there are only two genders; male and female.

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Posted in: Biden taps Harris to lead response to border challenges See in context

Biden is already proving himself to be an ineffectual president, devoid of leadership and completely out of his depth.

Having visited California early last year I saw first hand the damage caused by Democratic liberal policy.

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Posted in: Tokyo area extends shorter business hours over virus rebound worries See in context

@Northernlife

Actually, people are well within their rights to castigate others who are potentially putting the health of others at risk. Please don't make comparisons between here and America. The USA is far from being a barometer of acceptable and decent behaviour.

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Posted in: Tokyo area extends shorter business hours over virus rebound worries See in context

@ P.Smith

Nobody is claiming that 'some' Japanese people don't wear masks. However, it does seem that a disproportionately greater percentage of non-Japanese seem to think that it is ok to not wear one.

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