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Posted in: Employees reveal absurd company regulations See in context

OK, OK, I think underwear is getting too much attention on the board. The issue is how ridiculous some demands are, not whether the demands are a matter of taste or not. Certainly uniforms are an accepted practice here and abroad as well (flight attendants, police...?). If you want the job and you agree to the regulations then it is more a matter of doing what you are paid to do, including wearing the Mickey Mouse costume if you work for Disney. What is ridiculous is the extent that some employers go to, to the point of abusing civil or even human rights. There is, or should be laws in place already, but if a crime goes unreported then it also goes un-prosecuted. When people stand up for their rights it makes it much harder to abuse them.

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Posted in: 3 Japanese lawmakers give up and return home from Seoul See in context

All right then, why did the three horsemen go over there? Do you assume that they will single-handed take control of these island like Naruto or something? Seriously, if there is to be some diplomacy it can't be done by posers.

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Posted in: Should Naoto Kan step down as Japan's prime minister? See in context

People only succeed when they co-operate. As long as they insist on this "winner/loser" game, no-one will progress and the whole Country will suffer. Get over the Gameboy, boys!

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Posted in: Knox appeals trial in Italy turns into battle over DNA evidence See in context

If the gloves don't fit, you must acquit.

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Posted in: U.S. says it won't tolerate loopholes in child abduction issue with Japan See in context

Of course there are some standards that should be recognised world-wide. And human rights are an international issue. But I am concerned that the United States of America is NOT the only moral country on Earth, and the insistence by one of their government officials that “We will not rest until we..." get our way, is in the form of a threat. The Savioe case is a glaring example of why Japan (or other countries) should not agree to subject their domestic justice systems to globalisation. Clearly the man broke the law in Japan, but runs to America and presents skewed and false testimony (and perhaps a bribe or two) to gain an outrageous and unreasonable ruling by a court over there, which, I may add, serves no benifit to the children whatsoever. And yet, because some politician from New Jersey said something out of turn, the entire court system of Japan (or any other country for that matter) has to bow down and kiss the pseudo-royal rear of the Moral Majority. OK, there I said it, but my belief is that the welfare of the children is paramount to the feelings of the parents, and especially to the intrusive behavior of the voyeur peanut gallery of do-gooders.

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Posted in: Police, coast guard hold security drill for Taiji dolphin hunt See in context

This no big deal. The Police are gearing up to maintain peace and order because some people got their sensibilities bruised and are threatening to disrupt an annual event . But, I just want to note that my sensibilities are getting bent out of shape here a bit too. I take great offense from people who keep referring to this , that, or the other random event or spokesperson from or within Japan as being THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. It is as if you think (and blame) "Japan" spoke with one voice and acted as one body. I am offended by racism and bigotry, prejudice and hatred, and generalizations such as naming a country or it's government is just that. I hear it over and over again in these and other boards, and it just sounds trashy like being in a bar listening to a bunch of drunks. If you have proof that a government or an entire population of a country is in cahoots then I guess that's alright to accuse, but when it's just trash talk.

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Posted in: Police, coast guard hold security drill for Taiji dolphin hunt See in context

"It must be ending up as dog food then?" YES, and what if it is? the ancients threw a fish in the hole with the seeds too. How terrible to discover the wonders of nature. Maybe everything should come from a test tube in a clean room that is located in a third world so that we don't have to see or smell it. Ivory Towers much?

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Posted in: Police, coast guard hold security drill for Taiji dolphin hunt See in context

"we must crack down on actions such as harassment, slander, vandalism and trespassing, which clearly constitute crime,” And that, as they say, is that. The vigilantes of the world have become the terrorists, getting funding from even greater terrorists who would unlawfully push their agenda by hiring goons to do their dirty work. Is that not a crime? Capital punishment, for example, is allowed by some and not by others. Does that give the detractors or proponents the right to go outside their borders and force the others to their will? I think. NOT.

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Posted in: JR West punished staff with toilet duty, cutting weeds See in context

“inappropriate as a form of education” I agree. Bullies use such excuses to make their victims subservient. Obviously a person's abuse of authority is a sign of own weaknesses.

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Posted in: Out-of-season Santa Claus appears at evacuee shelter See in context

Another fine example of Japanese homogeneous culture and non-multiculturalism...

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

OK, I concede that the definition that Breivik puts forward as multiculturalism is not the point that I am arguing. And, yes, there are many Japanese people that argue that they are homogeneous, just as many "Americans" claim to all be American. So, in essence, what you are saying is that pizza is no longer Italian because it has been assimilated into the culture. And chop sticks are not Chinese because we now call them hashi. Your sense of anthropology is skewed because it is now called multiculturalism on some news site on the internet. And now I will rest...

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

Still a matter of semantics, because if there were no mixing of the genes there would have been no mixing of thought, but since the first is no true, the second has surely occurred. Again, I tell you that outside of TV land or the media that a vast cultural rainbow exists in Japan. Tohoku, Kanto, Kansai, Okinawa all speak differently have different customs, etc., etc., etc.. There are at least two major religions and thwe list can go on. Someone one is pulling your finger when they try to tell you the "Japanese" are One. BTW, I was from the Midwest (Chicago, to be exact) and Appalachians were a small part of the mixture there as well. My point being, just because it's not European cultures that are being featured here, it doesn't indicate that there are not many cultures at work here. The people of Japan are certainly more diverse culturally than those from Wisconsin, or wherever the White guys come from that sit in judgment on these boards.

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

Here's one I found.."the preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society, as a state or nation". Explain to me how a country that embodies everything from Ainu to Okinawan with a bit of Korean and Chinese in the middle is not multi-cultural. The genetic makeup of the "Japanese" people is diverse and the history of immigration is very long and still growing. The dialects of speech and even the food and song is regional, how can you keep claiming that it is not a mixture of cultures. Maybe you need to define the word "culture" first.

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

Well Chewy, let's have your definition then. What does the word Multicuturalism stand for?

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

OK, I understand that you all got your feelings hurt by not being of Asian descent and coming to live in Japan. BUT, that doesn't prove that Japan is not multicultural, nor does it prove your perceived racism theories. Here it is as plain as the nose on your face, but you refuse to accept it because your experience is only European. Japan has been multiculural for thousands of years already but because you are a racist and lump together all Asians as one culture you are blinded to the facts. Here they write in four different mediums, one from Europe, one from China, and two of their own design. The aboriginal people of Japan have nearly disappeared being replaced by those from at least three separate cultures, and several other minor ones. Even though there have been communities of Portuguese here for so long that even they Japanese use the term "pan" for bread (spell it how ever your European flavor dictates), and that fact that many "foreign" companies have established factories and offices for a hundred years means nothing? This is probably the first Asian country to willingly adopt Western clothes, music, cinema, and literature and although the katakana version of foreign words persists, this is one of a few Eastern countries to teach English in almost all public schools. Now, saw the part about racism and not be multicultural again. You seem to be blinded by your own prejudices.

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

@herefornow, Sorry, I was away for a while. Wee, I don't think that you can equate multiculturalism with those who simply play along with Europeanisms or Anglo-Saxon superiority and make their contributions through cuisine. The vast amount of American artifact in Japanese media should be proof enough. There is almost nothing that goes on here without being compared to what is happening in the United States. (I, for one, am getting rather tired of hearing about "Americans") But for that simple fact, your argument is void, and to carry it a step further America is multicultural by the virtue of it being inhabited by 99% foreigners. Sweeping generalisations to not make truisms.

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

I think that Breivik has proven himself to be mentally ill and not capable of reliable divination on Japan's multicultural practise. Quite to the contrary, Japan, as far back as media allows, has demonstrated a keen interest in others cultures. The fact that they are strong in their own traditions does not mean there is a lack of multiculturalism here. in the long run, I don't suppose that the English ever pronounce the French language correctly, nor do the Americans ever learn Spanish. How does that make ye naysayers superior to Japanese?

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Posted in: Norway horror: 91 die in camp shooting, 7 in blast See in context

More Abrahamist radicals killing innocents for their perfect view of God.

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Posted in: Cases of emergency patient refusal by hospitals rise to over 16,000 See in context

too much complaining, too many excuses

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Posted in: Come back, Koizumi. Japan needs you See in context

It's not so much what he did, but how he did it. Because he was a leader that made (makes) him different from the rank-and-file. Current Japanese politics are too jealous to have a leader in place because it makes the rest of the cows look bad (or at least ineffectual). They wanted Koizumi out because they can't handle the guilt of their own inaction and nepotism. I'm pretty sure that none of them even open a book to read anymore, except maybe a comic book or porn mag.

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Posted in: Pearl Harbor memorial to host Japan tea ceremony See in context

Perhaps you forget that United Sataes and Japan had been friends before the war. Indeed we were allies in the first world war. You may also not be aware that a third of the population of Hawaii are Japanese descendants (not unlike the English in New England). Methinks you are watching more movies than history classes. One thing the article doesn't mention is that this coincides with the Park Service's unveiling of it's new visitor center that contains a more balanced view of the events that occurred at Pearl Harbor. So now you may also begin to appreciate the value of peace and humanity.

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Posted in: Why do people talk, text and tweet at cinema? See in context

It's just an ego thing

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Posted in: Kyocera starts operation of 230kW solar power generating system at Fukushima plant See in context

Solar is Great, if the sun is shining. And here comes another: "Panasonic develops tubes for geothermal electricity generation, waste heat recovery". Japan will, as always, succeed in adjusting to it's needs with innovation and creativity irregardless of the curmudgeon stick-in-the-mud old guard. But that is true of many societies. Geo-thermal and other earth-bound technologies (wind, or maybe tidal) is the way forward.

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Posted in: How can workplace bullying be eradicated? See in context

Teach the children compassion, and re-educate the adults about controlling their ego.

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Posted in: Spreading phone hacking scandal touches UK nerves See in context

All or nothing at all. This is life according to marketing (public relations). Politics at it's worst. Because it is too much wor to pick out the rotten fruit, we just chuck the whole bushel. Entirely right, SuperLib.

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Posted in: Spreading phone hacking scandal touches UK nerves See in context

Everyone's a hacker or a wikileaks or a antiWhaler. But what the heck for? I mean, big talk about altruistic ideals like saving the planet or fighting corruption, but in the end it's no different than the gangsters or the terrorists, and the primary goal is really self aggrandizement and/or enrichment. Who is the fraud now?

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Posted in: Reconstruction minister resigns over offensive remarks; Hirano takes over See in context

Bushido strikes again! Self confidence is a good thing until you hit the wall. And, by the way, where is this book of rules that only Japanese seem to possess? If, indeed, a male is superior by virtue of his gender and longevity, then it would behoove him to also be charitable to those inferior to him, nes pa?

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Posted in: Japan trails international peers in social media-based marketing See in context

OK, Cleo. I don't know why "businesses" haven't caught on that thier intrusive behaviour is losing as many potential customers as it gains. Click-on ads are so yesterday, especially in light of the prevalence of virus attacks that use that technique. I personally wouldn't want to buy something from a street hustler selling expensive watches down a dark alley, so why would I buy something on a social network from a shady identity that seems to be stalking me for my money?

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Posted in: U.S.: Spent fuel pool never went dry in Japan quake See in context

This is, in deed, the reason to NOT run Government as a business. OR, to let businesses run utilities that endanger the Public.

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Posted in: Employees reveal absurd company regulations See in context

And these don't present any legal issues? Asia in general seems to have a very backwards view of human rights, especially in gender equality, but wouldn't there be laws in a modern society that prevents coerced servitude (ie. Slavery)?

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