Becasue it is . In the US there are over 800,000 cases a year
That's a great whataboutism, when you don't like to hear the reality about your country, just deflect it onto another one, for example the one that has 3x the population of your country, is not xenophobic, and has accepted hundreds of millions of immigrants into its land. But yeah, let's talk about other countries, anything to ignore the ugly reality of what's happening in Japan.
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Yep, Japan does hate their women that much. Jesus patriarchy over 9000. Old boys club. And then they expect them to just be quiet, submissive and walking incubators. When will they realize that more successful women means more money for the government, more of everything. Societally they're still in 15th century.
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Maaaan. wtf Japan, seriously. 200k?? Jesus, you can't complain about having low child birthrate if you're already abusing this many. Get yo act together.
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If it's only for the show but not for actual purpose of teaching then it's useless. "Token" teachers just to fill up the quota. Will Japan actually apply any change honne or is everything there gonna be tatemae forever.
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So, they decided to save money on children? The very same children they claim they don't have enough of due to low birthrate.. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the "logic" of Japan.
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then schools in their countries are paradise? Thats why their teen agers have the freedom of random shooting to kill students indiscriminately in their schools, which never happened in Japan. Typical example of arrogant foreigners who always impose their narrow standard on Japan and invalidate the variety of each country. Their mentality hasn't changed since the slavery period.
"Their countries" what their countries are you talking about? From your ignorant statement about foreigners and your comment about school shooting you're talking about USA. What you don't seem to realize USA is not the WORLD, in EU countries for example schools don't have mass shootings, but they also don't have dumb rules that Japan has about hair color, uniforms and now even speech. "Narrow mind of foreigners" says a man who's country is 98% Japanese, has the worst immigration in the world, is stuck in the past and is afraid of children having their own free mind. That's just sad. Japanese man talking about "Variety of each country" while gatekeeping xenophobia in Japan. "Their mentality hasn't changed since slavery period" again referring to USA. So ignorant, rude and arrogant. Typical jingoist.
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If twitter has as few bots as they claim they should have no problem disclosing those figures. But in reality they know that their user numbers are fake, inflated by bots. They've allowed this for years and profited off it. Now imagine is more than 20% of users are actually bot accounts, and you get rid of them. That's almost 46 million "users". Why would anyone pay billions of $$$ for 46 million bot accounts?
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Ah yes, when in doubt about freedom of personal expression, Japan always goes with "MORE STRICT RULES" that'll teach them not to express themselves. Japan is really trying to kill any and all personal identity a person may try to develop, and replace it with the hive mind mentality. From hair colors, to school uniforms to now even names and nicknames. Japan needs to watch Frozen and just LET IT GO.
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Just one of hundred of such cases that never get reported.
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Lol just another excuse for hikkikomori to hermit and collect even more useless stuff. "Gotta catch them all". The way they're milking that One Piece is just astounding. The anime is mid tier at best, but it's been ongoing for so long that even your grandchildren will know of this nonsense. "Economy is bad but here are some coffee cans for you to spend money on and collect, that should fix everything".
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When you watch too much of anime... Jiraiya would be so proud of all these Naruto clones :D
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Sony needs better cameras and better sound. Screens are way too overpriced and overrated. Sure OLED is awesome but with a blurry camera what's the point. When you zoom in you see terrible quality and pixels. It's ironic considering that Sony makes best cameras in the world.
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The Japanese public debt exceeded one quadrillion yen or about US$10.46 trillion in 2013, more than twice the country's annual gross domestic product. By 2015, the figure rose to US$11.06 trillion.
I wonder if Japan stopped wasting money on ceremonies like these, pledging to fight war on terror (if you guys remember Japan promised $200 mill to help the US fight terrorists, and then Goto and that other dude got killed by ISIS lol ) and Japan "investing" in countries of Africa, SEA etc.. They could have paid off their debt by now but nope, they just keep pilling it up more and more..
And I love when Japanese complain about high consumption tax of 8% like wtf...
Advice to Japan "STOP WASTING YOUR MONEY, PAY OFF YOUR DEBT!!!" simple, right? :)
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Way to get rid of humans.. Robots are replacing labor force for quite some time now, but this is the next level... Why bother with humans when you can use a machine to do it much better and offset the cost and mistakes caused by human error..
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Japan has great relationships with neighbors, tolerant and resilient
Ahem, what? Since when? Last time I checked China and Japan can't stand each other more than 5 minutes to do necessary trade for both countries. Japanese look down on Chinese as filthy pigs and Chinese look at Japanese as warmongers. Also South Korea and Japan strong dislike especially recently over the comfort women issue and other war time crimes... North Korea hates everyone equally I guess, except for China and Russia... South East Asian countries can't even do anything by themselves these days without relying on either China or Japan... Most Asian countries have not forgotten what Japan did in WW2 they just put it aside because Japan is a great market and they need the Japanese money... I don't know in what world you live in but Japan most certainly doesn't have "great relationships".
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Local media quoted Chieko’s neighbors as saying she always left a good impression and was friendly.
Ah the good old
it's the quiet ones you should look out for
It's an attempt of murder, get her ass in jail and he should sue her for every penny she has. Jesus.
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That means customers could travel from central Chiyoda to as far as western Nerima — a trip that would take up to 45 minutes and roughly 8,000 yen — for absolutely free!
Yeah, this will not go wrong in anyway... Not to be pessimistic or anything, but free rides that last up to 45min with some weird drivers even as a promotion for Nissin sounds very off to me.. Next time we read newspapers something along the lines of "Free taxi promotion ride ends in a rape and murder"...
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"That completely negates the meaning of holding a campaign in the first place. And it's also a betrayal to the people who submitted entries,"
True, but haven't people already learned by now that it's not really up to them to decide anything..
Also, also, "fuming" over a name of a place that gets you from point A to point B is ridiculous and just shows that people have way too much free time to complain about random stuff.
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Tamaki and voicesofokinawa will be supporting Abe in that context.
The Okinawa will support Abe? The Okinawa that had protests numbering 50 000 people + against LDP and Abe?? I don't even live in Japan, but you my friend are delusional. Just because Okinawan's hate the US bases does not mean they will immediately side with LDP and Abe..
I just wish that Abe would step down and young Koizumi takes over. Then we'd see a real change in Japan and for the better. But unfortunately Japan being the old boys club ain't gonna allow that to happen for at least 15 more years.. Shame.
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"At the last enthronement, some 1,700 plaintiffs filed lawsuits, and there was a certain public support," Shin said.
So the previous one had 1700, this one has 240 plaintiffs (so far) what do they expect to achieve when the previous one failed with higher numbers?
The plaintiffs are also seeking damages of 10,000 yen each for emotional distress over the issue, he said.
Wait, what? What emotional distress? Japan follows both Shinto and Buddhism regardless of how you see this particular ceremony most of Japanese still practice and follow certain ceremonies from both religions. You can't be a hypocrite and talk about one ceremony using tax money when you participate in others that do exactly the same. That's cherry-picking.
after Akihito ascended the throne -- cost around 12.3 billion yen at the time ($108 million at the current exchange rate).
Why would you spend $108 mill on getting someone into symbolic position since we all know that emperor has no real power. He is there to smile and wave...
Japan really doesn't know how to spend its money.
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So they can't milk Japanese government for more money so they go after private businesses..
Koreans sure love milking that victim card even 80 years later..
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It seems the Blade Runner is showing in Japanese cinema now or something... I get it that Japan wants to show off for the upcoming OI as a tech hub and stuff but this is just ridiculous..
-How much will one unit cost?
-What licence will be required, pilot or drivers?
-It's electric so what about power consumption?
-Navigation can be hacked, who takes the responsibility if someone flies your car into a building?
-If something in the car fails and it crashes onto Shibuya's crossing will they ban this technology completely?
-Where do you park it? (Japan doesn't really have much of parking space, heck they even burn their dead because they have no place to bury them)
-Japan will rush something in a year that took other companies around the globe a decade to achieve?
-What will be the flying range?
also for transportation in rural areas
ahem, right, sure... If Bill Gates lives there then maybe, I don't see anyone using super expensive flying car to deliver a package to someone in middle of rural Gifu or Shizuoka...
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An unemployed 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday night on suspicion of kidnapping an 11-year-old girl in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. A 19-year-old girl was also found by police at the suspect’s residence.
Of course they had to mention that he is unemployed (don't see why this is relevant?).
So let me get this straight, the 11y old kid wanted to run away, a good Samaritan offered the kid a place to stay. He was not obligated to do so at all, the kid could have been picked up and coerced by any numbers of pedophiles. The 19y old could have been an acquaintance or a friend that was asked to look after the 11y since maybe he didn't know how to do that by himself so he asked for help.
Now as to "why didn't he called the parents or cops" well lets see, maybe the 11y old told him the parents were abusive? Would you call them then? As for the cops we have no idea if he called them or not, article didn't mention anything.
The girl was unharmed.
If he had bad intentions the child wouldn't have been found unharmed, the same goes for that 19y old.
People read some article and immediately assume the worst. What I see here is a guy who maybe had or has a younger sister and when he saw the message on that board he understood what could happen to that child and so decided to help. He may have done it in a bit stupid way, he should have called the cops and notified them of what's going on but oh well that's now shoulda, woulda, coulda land.
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The band-aid-like device is just one millimetre thick and can monitor important health data as well as send and receive messages, including emojis.
Of course you'll be able to send emojis... This country is far too obsessed with the goddamn emojis... What's next?
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Mako said in a statement published by Japanese media, including the Mainichi newspaper, that the couple decided to postpone their wedding until 2020
> Mako wrote. "We believe that we have rushed various things too much."
> Mako said the couple wishes to think about marriage more deeply and concretely
Anyone else noticed the pattern here? Mako said, Mako wrote, Mako said? Imperial House basically said "That commoners mother is bad news and you're better of without him, don't bring shame to the family"
But silence from the boy, what he says doesn't matter. LoL
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The folks who work in the city offices around this country, at least the komuin, live in a bubble that needs to be burst!
@Yubaru I couldn't agree more. People in Japan live in too many "safety" bubbles and they always act like Japan is the ultimate safe place on this planet with almost no crime committed and almost always acting surprised when they hear or read these kind of stories. Like wtf, wake up already I read articles on daily basis and there is so much crime being reported on in the newspapers, I can imagine how much more goes unreported for the sake of preserving the "safety bubble".
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OssanAmericaToday 11:02 am JST
AgentXToday 10:30 am JSTThat is because the anti-whaling crowd perpetuate the myth that the "food culture" and "tradition" don't exist, in defiance of historical evidence supporting both. The reason of course is that there is no rational objective reason for the view, merely an emotional one.
The Japanese have fished out their own waters. With technological improvements, they now go into non-Japanese waters to pillage from other nations and future generations. Some 'tradition'...limiyed whaking
No they haven't. Japan conducts limited whaling in it's own waters. Japan has been waling in international waters since the 1920s. Western nations have been doing it since the 1800s. International waters are non-anybody's waters that any nation can traverse or utilize. The "Tradition: refers to the practice of hunting whales which is documented to go as far back as the 600s AD.
"Whaling in Japan dates back to the seventh century during the Yamato-Asuka period in ancient Japan. The oldest Japanese book in existence, called the Kojiki, chronicled that the Emperor Jimmu, the first emperor of Japan, ate whale meat. In addition to the Kojiki whaling is also mentioned in numerous other historical writings in Japan."
The reason of course is that there is no rational objective reason for the view, merely an emotional one.
When logic and decency is ignored for so long (like your arguments here), sometimes people get 'emotional' as you put it. I'd rather be that than a thoughtless weeaboo/yes-man/tryhard.
Offensive personal attacks are the best you can do?
You do realize that Emperor Jimmu didn't exist? It's the first mythological Emperor of Japan thought to be descendant of the goddess Amaterasu ? Kojiki is half mythology half invented stuff.
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OssanAmerica May 25 11:12 am JST
"Evert nation has expressed condolences. Even China which has it's own "Muslim" problem."
It's one thing to express condolences and completely another to "condemn" and pledge support against terrorism.
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I wonder if Shinzo is aware that he is putting a target mark on Japan's back. Like has he literally not learned anything from incident with Kenji Goto and ISIS few years ago? Japan for some reason can keep its mouth shut and support whoever they want to support from the "Shadows" and not publicly. It looks like Japan real wants to poke that bear that was poked before by western countries and their military in the middle east. People seem to be surprised when terrorist attacks happen but haven't you noticed the pattern that most of these attacks against France, Germany, Belgium, UK are because their troops killed innocent people all over middle east. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria etc. The "allied" troops killed people first and now when terrorists are seeking revenge for their dead people are like "BUT WHY ARE THEY ATTACKING US???". Plain ignorance. Japan never participated in such atrocities because of its constitution and that famous article 9. But now when Shinzo is seeking to rewrite the constitution completely what will become of Japan? It's like he forgets that the Olympics are 3 years away, you really wanna provoke terrorists and give them a reason to come and bomb Japan? This is really dangerous game he is playing just to lick the boots of his "allies". Is he willing to pay the price with Japanese lives? Again?
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