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Posted in: Paralympic disability categories under fire over fairness See in context

I have congenital limb deficiency, enough to be classified in the Japanese Handicap classification as Level 1 handicap.

From what I gather, some see an event where people with disabilities show what they can do despite of the challenges, or as SteveinJapan puts it, an "outlet for the disabled" and everyone should just be given medals - sure, like children with candies? Some are struggling with acceptance and reality of what they see on this event, because it can hit one in their core values and understanding of human empathy and equity.

I watch the events and it is honestly as painful to watch even for a person like me with a disability. Coming out open for the entire world to see your bare body deformity, mental struggles and flaws can break a normal soul...and these athletes are there all out with what they got. It will hurt your pride, twist your innards watching people with mental, physical disabilities in weird positions, excruciating forms and ways just to get to their goal of winning an event. Go ahead, watch more until it no longer pains you.

What the Paralympics bring on the world stage is not just a showcase of the human competitive spirit despite a handicap, but most importantly (for me as a handicap) - Chance and Acceptance. A second chance for accident-impaired athletes, a kind world that opens dreams for congenital handicap persons to join the world of Sports that seem to have been exclusive to the able-bodied. If you can accept to the point that you no longer see the disability in a person, instead see a person just like you, trying their best to participate in society, carry on life with the body or mental state they never had a choice to have - then the Paralympics made this world kinder and accepting of differences - a better place. The Paralympics may have issues with classification and all that, but so does the Olympics. Same species, same issues, same joy, same triumph and defeat. It's a celebration of life for all.

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Posted in: Nissan to sell entire Daimler stake for $1.4 billion See in context

My shaken is due, and im in the market for a new car...but what Nissan did, still affects my choice to get it from the Nissan lineup, it really tarnished their reputation. They have to do some correction or crisis control or they will be history.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor vows full measures to combat virus during Olympic torch relay See in context

Stages of acceptance:  Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Fear, Depression - Acceptance.  

Japan is still on the Denial stage regarding Olympics 2020.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of drunk woman See in context

Pure malicious intent.

 The consent card should not have power when the victim is in a compromised state.

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Posted in: Court scraps acquittal of man; sentences him to 10 years for raping daughter See in context

That's good news.  I Just saw this case now... and I am in complete disbelief that a parent raping his own offspring can actually be acquitted (before the overturn) .  There might not be a change in the JP law, but at least this case can now be used as precedent.

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Posted in: Mask resellers could face 1 year in prison, ¥1 mil fine under new ban See in context

The JP government need to enact laws faster than their current phase. The price-gouging practice on masks started early in February - they should've acted right away when NHK reported about it at that time. 1 month later, geez.

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Posted in: Kelly: Ghosn's second-in-charge, now first in firing line See in context

Nissan, still orchestrating their own downfall. They should just stop this charade and focus on crisis management while there are still stockholders hanging around.

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Posted in: Rakuten to charge less than half the mobile phone fees of its rivals See in context

I'd be a bit wary of promises and contracts. Lately, subscription services often use low-price introduction offers, then incrementally increases fees after a while. Netflix and Amazon prime started low... and as I am hooked on their upgrades, product/services I just cant help but agree to price increases.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs bill with tough road rage penalties; elderly driver testing See in context

It is understandable that rural areas where there are less public transport should have been considered  - But that law is also fair that if one cannot drive safely due to slowing reflexes as brought about by age, then they shouldn't be driving at all. It was for the safety of both the driver and public.

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Posted in: Lifely Walking Pants help elderly to walk with confidence again See in context

Tested on 18 people, they performed better with these diapers - Hawthorne effect?

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Posted in: JAL and ANA offer free tickets and special deals as part of 2020 campaign See in context

With the COVID-19 threat, most airlines have already slashed off air fares in Japan and most of Asia. Cheap tickets abound! - the caveat of course are travel bans and one will never know where the next flight ban or quarantine can be.

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Posted in: Japanese company turning the tables on plastic waste See in context

Eat your straws maybe...but plates uhrrm, that would make an interesting dinner party.

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Posted in: Saving the deer See in context

The buzz is that these habituated deers have been used to being fed by tourists with pellets/feed from vending machines all their lives - and now that there aren't much tourists, they are getting less food and some are getting aggressive. The JT article did not state if the garbage-feeding behavior is comparatively higher now or something recent as a result of the absence of tourists.

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Posted in: Makers distance themselves from Abe's 600-million mask pledge See in context

With the virus being communicable without symptoms - wearing a mask doesn't just mean one believes it stops the virus, it can be that we don't know if we already have it and doing our part to prevent its spread.

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Posted in: Compulsory fee planned for Mount Fuji climbers See in context

AMS Today 07:59 am JST

Seeking money on every thing seems to greedy.

Not greedy - They stated: "renovation of restrooms in mountain huts, the operation of aid stations along the trails, and the cleanup of trash left by visitors" - 1000 yen is nothing compared to hotels, plane tickets, food, etc.

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Posted in: Japan defends cautious approach on coronavirus testing as 7th death reported See in context

TOKYO - Japan's health ministry on Wednesday defended its cautious approach to coronavirus testing as domestic cases increased

For heaven's sake try to defend us, our health and lives - not yourself.

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Posted in: Japan to step up checks on those who left ship after testing negative See in context

"I have to take it seriously," said Kato, in commenting on her infection, at a press conference.

"The National Institute of Infectious Diseases suggested that...those negative can use public transport

A lay person would've taken this matter seriously on day one. Common sense would dictate testing be done before leaving a quarantine area. Anyone following the COVID-19 facts would know by now that the virus can be present and spread even when a person is asymptomatic.  Replace Kato already.

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Posted in: Japanese data on cruise ship coronavirus infections backs quarantine strategy See in context

 Sure, it was unpleasant for those stuck on the ship, but I think they can understand the severe risks involved.

I think I was hoping the quarantine was for the people in the ship, that they may stop spreading the virus among themselves - whilst others believe the quarantine was for the rest of Japan - outside the ship.  Why are there two sets of people here?  Suffer the few for the sake of many?

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Posted in: Japanese data on cruise ship coronavirus infections backs quarantine strategy See in context

The JP agencies can spin this outbreak all manner they want,  numbers don't lie : 542 infected out of 3711 is 15% infection rate - That is the highest rate of infection ever recorded, more than double from what Time reported of (6%)  6 days ago. : . They failed to contain the virus in and out of that ship, how is that a success?

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Posted in: Former 7-Eleven store owner sues firm over contract termination See in context

...7/11 argument for terminating contract - there had been numerous customer complaints about his store.

Store owner may have a good chance to win the case since there is already a precedent of other stores doing the same shortened hours. To add, he has strong evidence - there is an actual labor shortage in JP. The facts are on his side vs. 7/11 weak argument.

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Posted in: Japan reports first coronavirus death; 3 others, including doctor test positive See in context

Also on Thursday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the cabinet would decide on Friday on spending 15.3 billion yen from the budget reserve to respond to the coronavirus

Under-estimating an epidemic - set your priorities straight Abe, this decision should've been done on the first on-set of the virus in Japan.

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Posted in: Nissan net profit plunges 87% for 9 months to December See in context

You brought this upon yourself Nissan. What could've been an internal issue with Ghosn, should've been resolved within. As a customer, how can I trust that you can take care of me, when you cant take care of yourself?

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Posted in: Japan torn over whether to test all on cruise ship for coronavirus See in context

This incident exposed quite a lot of things that worried me while living in Japan :

That Japan health system is not well prepared to handle contagion outbreaks -from what it implies , the entire nation has only but a few thousand test kits and we don't have exact numbers of health centers and health care workers to respond.

At this point, I would have believed they have already mapped a contingency plan to treat all those on board the ship. Built or modified a space outside to test and treat all of them. The wait-and-see attitude in this dire situation is alarming. 

China , Hongkong are at the front of battle field - why not copy what they are doing right??

Japan can ask for help - I hope pride don't get in the way of solving this crisis.

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Posted in: Investigation into burned Shuri Castle closed with no conclusive results See in context

The shrine was on its last days of its restoration, they were working on it , there were people preparing for an upcoming festival on the grounds - there were activities inside, outside the shrine before the fire. How can there be no possible lead on how the fire started?? Where are the insurance inspectors? or wait... don't tell me the building is not insured?

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Posted in: Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says See in context

A passport is the property of the government of the country it represents.  You'd think Japan knows and respects that - well, surprise!

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Posted in: Japan's new working visa acquired by only 219 foreigners in first 6 months See in context

Marshall SaintsToday 10:10 am JSTThe conditions required by the new system are so outrageous I cannot figure out if the people who came up with them are really that clueless about ordinary human reality or just intended the thing to fail all along.

 I have observed this to be true, where Japanese policies are too intricate and complex, one will eventually give up - know that it was designed that way.

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Posted in: Japan's new working visa acquired by only 219 foreigners in first 6 months See in context

Just have one and be good at it.

I think Japan should do away with any Visa where they cannot effectively control it -  the "Training" visa  was and still abused by JP companies as cheap source of labor, the Student visa is abused by JP "language schools" and foreign students as cover up for part time employment. Now they introduce another Working Visa without proper framework and ignoring how they failed on the existing two.

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Posted in: More young Japanese men romantically involved with older female coworkers than younger ones: survey See in context

One has to consider the influence of the female biological clock over all these 5 attributes:

Intelligence and Fashion sense might be hard to fake, but it can also come with age.

But kindness, maturity and sweetness (1.2,3) - those can be manipulated , especially when needed.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO Saikawa admits being paid too much by equity scheme See in context

Ghosn can take advantage of this situation - he can echo the same alibis that Saikawa and Nissan will use , let's see how the JP prosecutors and courts react.

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Posted in: How to marinate just about anything See in context

LudditeAug. 17 09:01 am JST

Marinade. The text veers between marinade and marinate. Just choose one and stick with it.

Marinade is a noun, Marinate is a verb.

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