One of my students did a presentation about Johnny’s last week. Not a hint of irony or even a wink towards all the rape of young boys that took place.
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Better late than never eh. It’s only been getting on for four years since the start of the pandemic.
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How long before they spend millions on the inevitable character mascot? Onsen tamago kun or slow creep towards death chan?
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There seems to be a version of this story around once or twice a month in Japan. It’s usually someone collecting the pension of a dead relative while keeping the body in the apartment.
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One word: cult.
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Now, how about raising our wages to meet all these prices increases. If you’re going to double the price of a bottle of whisky, the double our pay!
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“What does a foreigner look like?” Blonde hair, blue eyes, a ‘tall nose’, and go around causing trouble. Apparently.
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“They looked like a foreigner.” Yeah, don’t forget that part. Jesus.
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Good news for the ladies
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Eh, well not starting it in the first place would be a start.
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They need to crackdown on people using their phones while driving. That might not have been the cause, but you really do see it all the time.
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So much misinformation about drugs in Japan.
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Someone didn’t read the earlier comments!
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A few comments talking about cultural appropriation here in a country that sells ramen which originated in China, Castella cakes from Portugal, Okonomiyaki that beats a striking resemblance to bubble and squeak, sushi that originated along the Mekong Delta, gyoza (again) from China - I could go on. And what’s wrong with that? Nothing. But don’t criticise something as ‘appropriating’ another culture when we’re all guilty of it if you look back far enough.
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That’s pretty low. Probably using his phone at the time as often seems to be the case.
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“My parents are Boomers. They worked hard, paid big taxes, huge interests rates for a period in the 80's (17% anyone???)” Interest rates were a lot higher, but the ratio of earnings to house prices was far narrower than it is now for one. Swings and roundabouts.
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Japan loves to demonize cannabis yet it also loves to celebrate alcohol. One drug makes you relaxed and laugh, one can make you violent and gives you a hangover. Ah, but one is taxed. Go figure.
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Love the London style bus in Japan’s cultural capital.
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This from May, 2016: “Against the odds, the [AI] software programs won overwhelmingly against the humans in these first serious shogi matches between humans and computer programs. The programs ended the series with a record of three wins, one loss and one draw.”
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Prices keep rising and our wages just stay the same.
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“How sad that anyone would try to find something humorous in the death of a baby.” Where exactly was the humor in that comment?
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I’m surprised that fruit was in the menu in the first place. It’s usually fried chicken and lumpy rice all the way in Japan.
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About time they put their prices back down again perhaps.
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Mamoru Morita said, “the police officers are noisy.” Yeah, irony strikes again. It’s like when you’re in the train and the announcement blasts out telling you to be quiet and keep your phone on silent. Sochira Koso!
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I love the way the Japanese media kept showing crowds of mostly Japanese people in Shibuya, but when they focused in or did interviews, they’d show foreigners just to remind the public who the real menace to society is.
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Excuse the typo.
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“Slavery in Japan was abolished in 1590.” Ha, that’s the first thing that comes up on Wikipedia. Don’t they to make out like you came out with that off the top of your head. You’re forgetting the ‘comfort women’ (sex slaves) and slaves they used to build the river Kwai for one.
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Not really, the thrust of the article is that these companies ‘have decided to do something about child labor’. Put another way, they can no longer turn a blind eye to what’s happening and the benefits to their balance sheets that it brings. My point is that child labor is a form of slavery which is something Japan is no stranger to - if you read your history books that is. Sorry if this goes against the image of safety and manners you may be accustomed to but it’s just true.
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