How about this JR: All last trains are moved forward to 7 or 8 pm pm thus forcing companies across the board to allow workers to leave for home and spend time with their family. This might also help to increase newborns for 2021 (and/or increase divorce rates).
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The court system is a joke. Child-care/daycare is a joke. Way to go Japan!
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Whoever was working the register that night must have been complicit to this crime. There's no way anyone with even half a brain in their head would not become suspicious of this behavior...good grief.
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To the government:
build many more affordable (public) daycare centers
pay daycare workers living salaries (and offer benefits)
create a variety of financial incentives for having kids
create and strictly enforce "overwork" related laws
It's not brain science
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While the exemption has NOTHING to do with your average eikaiwa teacher and is limited to trained, professional teachers at international schools, most holding a Masters degree in Education or some other professional qualification beyond a 4-year undergraduate degree, it is still infuriating. That the government struck a deal with one particular group of trained professionals, yet does not allow others and especially permanent residents the same privilege is asinine. As ExJourno pointed out: An international teacher is NOT the highest priority in this scenario. What about university professors, what about business people, what about the average Joe, what about all the non-Japanese who pay taxes and have spouses, kids, and homes here that they need to come back to? It was a very poorly thought out decision to allow one select group an exemption...I'm hoping this blows up.
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Anyone voting Divinda down doesn’t know the rules!
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There are a variety of reasons for "pigeon toedness" the most common in Japan most likely being weak hip muscles. When I was a little kid (many moons ago) my mom took me to the doctor. One of his first questions was to ask if I sat on the floor with my legs bent at the knees and splayed out behind me (called W sitting). Apparently this weakens the musculature within the hip. Those muscles play a big role in helping the average person walk with feet pointing forward. If you are really interested in this phenomenon here is a great article: https://skillsforaction.com/pigeon-toes-femoral-anteversion
However, I believe that here pigeon toedness, particularly in younger women, is a common thing here because it's accepted as being "cute" like the horribly mangled teeth and vampire fangs we see all too often. It's disempowering for women, to make them look infantile, to not care about how they carry themselves, after all...it really looks terrible. On the same note, why do grown men wear shoes that are a size too big and drag them when they walk making an absolutely horrible noise? Why do women here wear sandals a size or two too small so that their toes are splayed out the front? Why Japan...why?
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Imagine being maimed being hit by a hot pot to the head...all the more ammunition for Japanese to claim pot is dangerous!
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Good grief! That has got to be the most hare brained ideas of a sign I've ever seen: ステイ ホーム in katakana. What on earth were they thinking? Oh...that's right, they weren't!
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Don't many of you people get it?
Her hands are somewhat tied by what Abe proclaims...he's the nonsensical t(insert 23rd letter of the alphabet here)at here!
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Only increase in reports. not in actual incidents.
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By far the worst offenders are older gents who exude a scent called kareishū (加齢臭). Oooohhh...it's nasty. Don't know how the wife stands it!
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Reckless, you rock! That is a lot of rigamarole the new Emperor is donning there.
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Enhance our integrity
means translation done by a non-native or someone whose English isn’t very fluent. Lack of natural collocation use = poor translation skills.
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Completely agree with jcapan – speed bumps will slow drivers right down! In Mexico there are speed bumps even in the middle of a highway where there are intersections, merges and such. Of course, they are located in rural neighbourhoods and local roads, too. Who cares if you have to slow down a little if it's going to save people from getting injured by recklessness. Saving lives goes without saying. Get on it Japan!
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...for the latter is a narcotic that can lead users to heavier drugs such as cocaine and heroine. It’s more of a health issue than of a moral one.
Are you for real? Please educate yourself on the health benefits of Cannabis and CBD oil. Researchers are now understanding it is a kind of miracle drug.
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Some of you posters are funny...giving the guy a death sentence with absolutely zero background information. What if the 44 year old (probably freeloading and mentally ill) son was a ne'er do well and violent? Typical knee-jerk reaction and posts from people who have never lived with a whacko or had to support anyone in their life.
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Was in Nakano-ku last year waiting at an intersection. A couple J-cops were in front of me. One had his little police bag dangling on his holster by the bag’s handles and had something else in his hands. I looked at it in amazement and said to him “it’s going to be pretty hard if you have to pull your gun out with your bag hanging like that” They both looked at me like I was the crazy one! Clueless...simply clueless.
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