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Posted in: Why are so many Japanese women pigeon toed? See in context

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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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing ceramic hotpot from 6th floor apartment See in context

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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Posted in: Health ministry says 400,000 could die in Japan without virus containment measures See in context

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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Posted in: Koike asks Tokyo restaurants, pubs to shut by 8 p.m. See in context

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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Posted in: Survey reveals rudest behavior seen on trains and at stations this year See in context

Only increase in reports. not in actual incidents.

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Posted in: Peace Olympics See in context

The past five or six years have been hard on Mr. Mori!

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Posted in: Sniff... sniff... does Japan have a problem with odors? See in context

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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Posted in: Emperor, empress visit Ise shrine to complete 2 enthronement rites See in context

Reckless, you rock! That is a lot of rigamarole the new Emperor is donning there.

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Posted in: A man survives plunge over Niagara Falls See in context

Serrano, If you read the article you should be able to infer he more than likely started on the US side. “The man ended up on the Cnd. side of the Falls...”

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Posted in: JOC gets new leader in wake of Tokyo Olympic bribery scandal See in context

Easy:

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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Posted in: Car hits preschool children, injuring two in Nishinomiya See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

...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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Posted in: Ex-ambassador arrested over murder of son See in context

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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Posted in: Man fires gun snatched from police officer in Yokohama See in context

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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