What’s wrong in Japanese society?
Why is it so difficult, here, to let children enjoy their childhood?
Children spend almost 90% (and more) of their childhood in school/bukatsu/juku, and they are also not allowed to freely enjoy their very very very little free time?
By the way, similar complaints about children are not rare in Japan. I heard about it many times since I have friends working in the city hall. This map just confirmed what I already knew. Many Japanese do not even tolerate the laughs of children.
I looked at the map for my area and there is a RED alert saying that the district is URUSAI (noisy) because “Children are playing tag, riding bicycles, skateboards”.
I am sorry to write again a comment I wrote a few days ago, but:
I love Japan, but this is not a good country to raise children. Too much unnecessary stress for children, too much unnecessary competition……the juku….many insane rules. Children have to enjoy school time and their young age. I am glad that we will raise our newborn daughter in Florence and that my wife (Japanese) proposed the plan. Italy and Europe have many problems, no country is perfect, but my daughter will be able to enjoy a freer childhood and adolescence.
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Lots of great technology will come from this great disaster that occurred. Humans are amazing in my opinion.
The only promising great energy technology for the future is Nuclear Fusion (hydrogen-based energy). Research is going on especially in Europe.
Unlike Nuclear fission (Fukushima, Chernobyl...), Nuclear fusion does not produce long-living radioactive wastes. Yes, it produces tritium, but within the plant in a closed circuit, (since tritium is necessary to sustain the process) and (even if emitted outside due to a disaster) has a short half-life.
The international ITER project, based in France, is encouraging. EU, the USA, and also Japan are joining the project.
Besides, many countries not only are joining the ITER project but are also focusing on additional national projects (such as Italy):
Japan is the worst country for building Nuclear Fission technology and reactors (such as Fukushima). Japan is a country cursed by nature (typhoons, strong earthquakes, tsunami). And, as Fukushima showed, the so-called “always clock working and efficient Japan” is affected by many human errors. It is not a mystery that the first reason for the nuclear disaster in Fukushima was related to TEPCO staff inefficiency and the nuclear-plant site project.
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I love Japan, but this is not a good country to raise children, especially if female. Too much unnecessary stress for children, too much unnecessary competition……the juku….many insane rules (such as the abovementioned hair-related one)…….and really really really too much gender gap.
Children have to enjoy school time and their young age.
I am glad that we will raise our newborn daughter in Florence and that my wife (Japanese) proposed the plan.
Italy and Europe have many problems, no country is perfect, but my daughter will be able to enjoy a freer childhood and adolescence and will be able to become a more independent woman.
We will come back to Japan after retirement.
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