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Posted in: Court upholds 'sterilization' rule for gender change See in context

Well say if someone who was born a female identified as a "male" but had birth?

A male giving birth would not make any legal sense.... Especially as there are legal rules pertaining to women only (period of not being able to remarry 再婚禁止期間 - for the purpose of determining father of child etc) .

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Posted in: Japanese teacher punches high school boy in face; social media on his side See in context

What is wrong with everyone in the comments section...

Teachers don't punch students in an argument....

No one should punch anyone...

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Posted in: Fish and chips, all the time? See in context

Yes the test should be just a part of the process and fufill something useful. Anyone can answer a paper test, especially if it is multiple choice or yes or no question.

Originally, it aimed to help people know things which make local life easy and safe. Tony Blair’s government also wanted to show encouragement and welcome immigrants via the test. 

On the other hand imagine if there was ever a Japanese citizenship test, I bet it would be epic.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders another Japanese firm to pay for forced wartime labor See in context

some quarter million Korean men served in the Imperial Japanese military. 

Because they had to as subjects of the Japanese Empire?

A bit like forced labour?

Am I on to something?

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Posted in: 69-year-old man who hasn’t had license for 20 years arrested in hit-and-run See in context

@Yoshiko Euchida

I think my comments are always voted down just because I am a Japanese woman. I have been terribly offended.I just wanted to improve my English writing because you see that I am non-native English speaker.I will never ever leave comments in here again and tell all Japanese that this news website is mainly for foreign men

Your comment was voted down by only two people at present........ Are you joking?

@Educator60 even took the time to directly address your question in your first comment..... you can't renew a license if you don't have one.......

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Posted in: Female imperial family members to be barred from key succession rite See in context

It's funny in a sad way that it is called a "government decision"

I guess the government is saying in an indirect way way that female succession to the throne of emperor will not be aloud.

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Posted in: No-shows wreaking havoc on restaurant business See in context

Stupid article, I hope that doesn't mean refusing foreigners' reservations will catch on and become a thing in the future....

Also I wonder who makes the majority of reservations for larger bonenkai? Wouldn't it be companies rather than individuals?

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Posted in: As more foreigners arrive, how will they change Japan? See in context

Yeah, lets bring in more Australians and make Japan just like them; why not one billion Nigerians too? Throw in a few more million Sudanese into the mix. Great, Japan's revival from the brink is totally assured!

Certainly these highly intelligent and diligent, hardworking individuals can only elevate Japan to similar heights as those perfect societies they're coming from.

Thanks for the reply.

Your comment speaks for itself.

My point is again proven. Have fun thinking that about foreigners in Japan (or about other foreigners; I don't know your nationality). It won't help the foreigners to integrate, which in turn won't help Japan in any way.

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Posted in: Backpack-wearing train users in rush hour have been ranked as the biggest annoyance among commuters, according to the results of a survey released by Japan Private Railway Association in Tokyo. What do you think about that? See in context

If you have to have a backpack you have to have a backpack, but the annoying people do not take it off their backs, despite the constant announcements (on my subway line) advising passengers to do so....

Another example, people who do no fill up space or block space when it would be filled up otherwise.... Which is funny because the trains are always packed with around the same number of people, leaving them particularly squashed...

People who stand in the doorway obviously blocking the doorway...

People must think they are so special, or they must have given up on life, so feel no need for even nonverbal communication with other passengers, I wonder which one it is?

Not very considerate which is funny because the Japanese always say they are so considerate to other people....

The reactions of Japanese people (I've never tried dropping someone's bag on the floor like @J-dake) are funny too, so lifeless.... Which would suggest the latter, that they have given up on life.....

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Posted in: High schools in 2 prefectures stop asking students to specify their gender on application forms See in context

There are only 2 genders. Their is nothing wrong with your genitals. Learn to accept your body.

One of the reasons we want to know people's genitals is so we can know who we would like to mate with or who might like to mate with us; the need to know someone's genitals is not so great in co-ed high school admissions...

For identification purposes we could tell what the student might look like from their supplied name (masculine or feminine sounding) or indeed photo ID registration.

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Posted in: Moon urges Japanese leaders not to politicize forced labor issues See in context

Why don't the political leaders of Japan and Korea sit down and Japan makes it's demands clear.

i.e. "Your domestic courts are never allowed to accept any claims by your citizens which are related to Japanese wartime atrocities, or anything else related to wartime Japan, if Japanese companies or citizens stand to lose from such claim"

My suggestion.

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Posted in: As more foreigners arrive, how will they change Japan? See in context

I think it will prove to be a self fufilling prophecy with the Japanese finding their greatest arguments against immigration coming true.

"The Japanese way -- that 'They ought to understand' -- won't work. 

The Japanese need to get over themselves.

When a Japanese is causing a problem, thinking "they ought to understand" does not achieve anything either.

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Posted in: Abe orders steps against S Korean seizure of Nippon Steel assets See in context

If the wording of the treaty was definite and beyond any doubt we wouldn't be having this dispute..... I think this is the main problem.... And would be one problem Japan has in winning in the ICJ.

Abe is right that you have to keep your promises in international law but you certainly don't have to keep promises you haven't made...

We can all agree on this one whether you're for Japan or Korea right?

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Posted in: Japanese lawmaker under fire for LGBT comment See in context

If we all suddenly became rocks through some magical process the population would drop dramatically too.

This is just stupid.

If all politicians became Hirasawa then Japan would ...... not be any better off anyway.....

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Posted in: Ghosn set for court hearing Tuesday to hear reasons for his detention See in context

after his lawyers deployed a little-used article of the Constitution.

Great, maybe this article will be utilised in future and not just be a grand sounding concept from Western jurisprudence.

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Posted in: 'He wore Uniqlo to meet me!' Japanese woman shares petty bad date story See in context

Only objection to Uniqlo is it can be a bit plain, but you can find really nice things there too.

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Posted in: Japan releases video of alleged radar lock-on by S Korean warship See in context

Well I suppose “stop illuminating us with your frikkin FC radar” wouldn’t be very diplomatic.

Not with the word frikkin in it, it wouldn't be diplomatic at all.

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Posted in: Japan releases video of alleged radar lock-on by S Korean warship See in context

"what is the purpose of your act?"

Is this a normal way of communicating? You would want to confirm it was on purpose first....

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Posted in: Let foreigners enter, but don't let them obtain Japanese citizenship, doctor urges See in context

You may or may not be surprised how many Japanese share the same views. I have had conversations with some who say things like 'well you are ok', me being white European.... 'but why are xxxx people here?'.

You can understand why someone from this country would express such views, because they are considered normal and acceptable by many people here.

But that does not make it any less racist.

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Posted in: Japan approves measures to help make life easier for foreign workers See in context

But the entrants granted No. 2 status will be allowed to [bring family members to Japan] and there will be no limit on the number of times they can renew their visa.

This is a new development (I think)!

What made the LDP change their minds.

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Posted in: Dual nationals feel cast adrift in Japan See in context

*'shame and embarrassment'.......'stuck with the foreigners'*

Unwittingly says a lot.

I think that observation is spot on.

She should think of herself positively as a Japanese Swiss, given her background growing up and her official nationality. It would not mean she had betrayed her roots, in the blood / racial sense or otherwise.

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Posted in: Ghosn re-arrested for aggravated breach of trust See in context

It's not a nonsense accusation.(特別背任罪)

However, given the timing - when the prosecutor's request for extending detention was rejected yesterday when Ghosn was still in detention - suggests something really unfair and unjust

There is theory about this kind of thing which I can't recall but given this news it seems the courts have to play along.

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Posted in: JR East encouraging commuters to stop walking on escalators See in context

@cleo, nandakandamanda

Not clear at all. What good would come from standing writing materials on the escalator steps when people are in a hurry to get their train?

That would be dangerous. Fell into that one. Haha

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Posted in: JR East encouraging commuters to stop walking on escalators See in context

Please do not walk up the escalator steps

Or please stand stationery on the escalator steps

Might be clearer English

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Posted in: Japanese Buddhist seeks to educate West on swastika of good fortune See in context

If by chance Hitler didn't make any changes at all to the symbol then the Buddhist swastika and the Nazi swastika would truly be one and the same thing.

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Posted in: Japanese fishing boat owners charged in Hawaii with helping smuggle shark fins See in context

No, you are very wrong. Yes Japanese people eat shark fin soup by ordering it in a Chinese restaurant, (中華)of which there are literally hundreds of thousands in Japan. Shark Fin soup is not part of Japanese cuisine. It is also found in only the upscale Chinese restaurants because of cost.

i don't think the point was whether shark fin soup is a part of what is considered traditional Japanese cuisine.

Japanese people eat it. In restaurants in Japan.

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Posted in: Ninjas 'sneak' into Abe's office to ask for tourism promotion See in context

Well the Japanese love cartoony stuff like that, and people know to expect cartoony stuff from Japan.

This doesn't really add to the culture or tradition of a country, but I guess they have to pretend in order to sell it

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Posted in: Founder of Japanese supermarket chain arrested on charges of receiving prostitution revenue See in context

Why have the authorities targeted this one? 

I am also curious. The only explanation I have heard of why the police do not target the other brothels in Tobita Shinchi is because "they pretend to be restaurants" so evade the prostitution ban which doesn't sound like a good reason to me...

Are the Yakuza just such a menace or is the place just so historical the police and gvt don't try to eliminate it in a more direct way? Or are they just hoping it will just fade away like other areas that were similar in the past?

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Posted in: Founder of Japanese supermarket chain arrested on charges of receiving prostitution revenue See in context

Why have the authorities targeted this one? 

I am also curious. The only explanation I have heard of why the police do not target the other brothels in Tobita Shinchi is because "they pretend to be restaurants" so evade the prostitution ban which doesn't sound like a good reason to me...

Are the Yakuza just such a menace or is the place just so historical the police and gvt don't try to eliminate it in a more direct way? Or are they just hoping it will just fade away like other areas that were similar in the past?

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