Nemrut Dagi comments

Posted in: Teacher accidentally leaks names, health records of students on school website  See in context

Japanese are relatively incompetent at computers when compared to most countries.

For example like the US, where personal information is 'accidentally' leaked all the time?

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' season finale scores record ratings See in context

The 2nd to last episode showed excessive graphic violence. It certainly was realistic and likely reflected how brutal and barbaric medieval Europe must have been.

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Posted in: Partially skeletonized human body found near Arakawa River in Tokyo See in context

I laughed out loud when I read this...

Do you even live in Japan, and If so, why are you here if it's so bad?

No one is forcing you to stay unless youre US military personnel.

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Posted in: Trump's vote-winning strategy - attack Muslims See in context

Because you are terrorists. Every one of you are terrorists. I don’t care what you say. I don’t care what you think.

This is what's frightening about the US and many Americans in general - especially military personnel stationed in Japan.

They can be seemingly upstanding citizens yet will not hesitate to spew nor act on hateful rhetoric and engage in violence with little provocation.

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Posted in: Partially skeletonized human body found near Arakawa River in Tokyo See in context

Which gives an indication of just how fake the Japanese crime statistics must be.

If they were faked, you can be sure there would be much more evidence of crime and dysfunctional behavior but there isnt.

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Posted in: Partially skeletonized human body found near Arakawa River in Tokyo See in context

Japan is the 6th-lowest for crime on this list

Aside from Japan which has a population of over 120M people, all of the countries on that list have less than 10M people with Iceland under 1M.

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Posted in: 17-year-old girl hit by train while using smartphone on platform See in context

Smartphone distraction happens all over the world - especially among teens and invincible 20 somethngs.

In fact, the leading cause of auto accidents in the US is texting or eating while driving.

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Posted in: Behind the support for Brexit and Trump: Economic resentment See in context

The Swiss have never joined the EU and enjoy a higher standard of living than any of its member states.

CH is a tiny country that does not promote let alone desire immigration.

Gaijin living in Japan think they are discriminated against? It is nothing compared to what non-whites face living in CH.

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Posted in: Fashion police want women to wear high heels See in context

High heels are a western convention that serve no function in modern society other than pure vanity enabling those who obsess more about 'looking good than feeling good.'

Theyre almost as ridiculous as men wearing skin tight jeans.

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Posted in: Global markets plunge as Britain votes to leave EU See in context

Let's hope Americans don't follow down a similar path and vote for Trump.

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Posted in: Fewer Japanese seek marriage amid worries over income: poll See in context

Which also leads to the rather high divorce rates here as well

Based on what? Is this high compared to your home country?

Take for example, the divorce rate. Now, this would be possibly the highest in the world..

Why would the divorce rate possibly be the highest in the world? Youre suggesting a level of dysfunction that is just not evident when you compare how safe and relatively crime free Japan is compared to other developed coutries.

if Couples didn't admirably stay together for the sake of their children

And that is the primary difference between western and eastern thinking (ie, prioritizing personal happiness above all else vs making personal sacrifices to maintain the family unit for the sake of the children) which manifests in less dysfunction and greater societal well being.

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Posted in: What does 'good child-raising' mean? See in context

Parents all over the world use fear to coerce their children into doing what they want or to behave a certain way. It can be subtle(shaming), overt(physical) or taken to the extreme as in this case(abandonment).

This is not unique to Japan but using the fear of abandonment is something unique to Asian parents.

Whereas in the west, the coercion often takes form of overt actions (eg, spanking, denial of material goods, etc), the fear of abandonment is used quite often among Asian parents to discipline their children.

It works quite well as children fear being abandoned and often just the hint of it and why it will happen, shames them enough to behaving properly.

There's a reason Japan has lowest crime rate and the safest among other developed countries. Obviously theyre doing a lot of things right as parents which many in the world might learn from.

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Posted in: Hyogo school introduces trial afternoon nap time for students See in context

Again all the Japan bashers come out the woodwork to offer their backseat analysis on the failings of Japanese, their school system and society.

It's as if youre all now experts on improving the educational system in a foreign culture when the system in your home country leaves a lot to be desired.

A nap let alone a 10min nap is not intended for one to 'fall asleep' but rather have a respite and much needed break due to mental fatigue.

Try it sometime, it does wonders to improve focus and clarity - even just 10mins of quiet.

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Posted in: Brexit would turn UK into minor trading post: French minister See in context

What does Britain contribute to the EU economically speaking? Aside from being a financial center that can easily be relocate, what does it tangibly offer?

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Posted in: Rio declares financial emergency; requests funding for Olympics See in context

Tokyo wouldn't let down the world.

Agreed, if anything the Japanese will do everthing to make sure it's perfect.

The downside is will they be able to deal with potential British and Russian thugs.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy lifts temporary drinking ban on its sailors See in context

They need to restrict alcohol consumption to the military base.

In addition to criminal behvavior, there have been too many instances of US military personnel behaving like uncivilized animals after consuming alcohol.

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Posted in: 50 dead, 53 wounded in Florida nightclub shooting See in context

What is frightening about the US and its many gun advocates, as evidenced by those responding to this thread, is this belief that they have right to do whatever they want, whenever they want regardless of others and its impact on society.

This sense of entitlement reflects the high rates of violent crime in the US not to mention the psychopathic crimes committed by US military personnel based in Japan.

The 'right to bear arms' was enacted over 200yrs ago when firearms took 1 minute to load a single shot. It is woefully outdated and never intended for citizens to go on shooting sprees with military grade assault weapons.

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Posted in: Trump calls for GOP unity but continues intraparty attacks See in context

Trump supporters are out in full force. Frightening that so many of them live in Japan.

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Posted in: 'The Voice' singer Christina Grimmie dies after shooting See in context

If guns aren't the problem in US, then what is it about US culture that these shootings keep occurring on a regular basis?

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Posted in: Tech moguls declare era of artificial intelligence See in context

humans will need to implant “neural laces” in their brains to keep up

That's not quite what he said. He actually stated 'humans will need a direct neural interface...with computers' to compete with AI.

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Posted in: Missing boy case sparks discipline debate in Japan See in context

Yubaru said:

lay the blame on the parents today has it's roots with the grandparents

Yes, the grandparents obviously instilled a sense of what's right and wrong in future generations as evidenced by the lowest crime rates any developed country in the world.

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Posted in: The cruel truths behind the pet boom See in context

How does this problem compare to a country like the US, where dog/cats are treated better than children, yet millions of them are abandoned, abused, killed in dog fights, given up at shelters etc.

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Posted in: Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy See in context

Homotenashi wrote:

That gorilla would be alive today if he hadn't dragged the boy around like a ragdoll.

..or if the mother and the father who was also there had been more attentive. They were responsible for not only their own children, but others as well.

It should be obvious to any parent(and obviously it's not) that children under 5 require even more supervision - especially at a zoo.

Parenting is hard but these type situations due to parental neglect happen far too often in the US, not only involving animals, but firearms.

What will really fan the flames is if the parents decide to sue the zoo for failing to properly enclose the area.

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Posted in: U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drills See in context

It's a sad state of affairs in the US when schools must have drills so kids know how to deal with such traumatic situations.

Mass shootings have become so common in the US that Americans have become desensitized to it along with all the other violence they eagerly consume in the media.

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Posted in: U.S. military says restrictions are to respect Okinawan murder victim's family See in context

It's intolerable US civilian base workers are given same protections as US military personnel but do not have to adhere to the same restrictions.

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Posted in: 8 years into 'konkatsu' boom, lifelong single population continues to grow See in context

Yubaru said:

If parents would be teaching their off-spring how to be independent rather than dependent odds are this would not happen.

And how is that working out for western countries like the US, where divorce rates, struggling single parents, child abuse, rape, road rage, violent crime are sky high and accepted as a fact of life?

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Posted in: Trump has a history of questionable behavior with women: NY Times See in context

Those supporting Trump, please return to the US immediately.

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Posted in: Japanese tourist returns to Niagara Falls to testify against attacker See in context

They've got this low-life on camera caught in the act and they still can't prosecute based on that evidence alone?

This is the kind of random act of violence, that although infrequent at Niagara Falls, occurs far too often across the US.

More than likely this guy will get off with a very light sentence and very little jail time given how over crowded US prisons are.

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Posted in: Trump says he's open to raising taxes on wealthy Americans See in context

If elected, Trump will be a disaster for US internationally.

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Posted in: Kasich says Trump, Cruz will lead U.S. down 'path of darkness' See in context

It will come down to Trump and Hilary. The question will be, which one Americans can stomach the most - belligerent, loud-mouth buffoon or shrill, angry drama queen.

If only Obama could run again...

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