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Posted in: Sushi chain reports diner who licked utensils in viral clip to police See in context

I’ve seen the video and it’s obvious the guy has some form of mental illness. Which of course does not excuse his behavior.

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Posted in: We will give full support to people who are willing to get retraining during child care leave and other circumstances. See in context

Has he ever spend time with a baby ? It’s hard to get anything done if you have to care for a newborn. You can count yourself lucky if you get more than a few hours of sleep.

And again it shows how out of touch Kishida is with reality.

Most people who go on child care leave do it to spend time with their kid and not to acquire an additional degree.

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Posted in: Families moving out of Tokyo to get up to ¥1 mil per child See in context

The government is so completely out of touch with people

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Posted in: Kishida weighs replacing some ministers as support stays flat See in context

Just replace everyone over 60. The cabinet needs young people instead of drowsy showa ojajis

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Posted in: Japan gets 2 late goals to upset Germany 2-1 in their World Cup opener See in context

A well deserved win ! As a german I am not surprised at all. Our team plays unmotivated, sluggish soccer. No wonder we call them „ Gurkentruppe“

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Posted in: String of ministerial changes may prod Kishida to reshuffle cabinet See in context

let the old jiji shuffle begin. It’s like the Yamanote line. Always going in a circle.

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Posted in: Mandarake used bookstore branches banned from selling adult entertainment items for 180 days See in context

In 2021 and 2022 Mandarake was found to have sold six books containing “obscene material,” the sale of which is prohibited by law,

Prohibited by law but still you can find and buy porn magazines in conbinis and bookstores.

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Posted in: Now that foreign tourists are back in Japan, what will they be buying? See in context

In my case , Doujinshi , BL manga and anime merchandise

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Posted in: Japan liquor businesses turn to non-alcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z See in context

It seems the young generation is ready to change things. If only the same would apply to the government.

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Posted in: Do you know anyone who joined a cult and if so, what happened to them? See in context

For me , all religions are some sort of cult. I was baptised against my will when I was 8 years old.

My mother converted to Islam for her second husband. After a few weeks she realised what a mistake that was.

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Posted in: Kishida revamps cabinet to boost public support See in context

The new showa era cabinet looks promising.

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Posted in: Japan defense chief Kishi may be replaced in Cabinet due to Unification Church links See in context

Even if you drain the swamp and replace the dirty brew with fresh water it won’t take long until it becomes muddy again

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Posted in: Misty metro hop See in context

This is a breeding ground for Legionellosis

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Posted in: Japan defense minister had help from Unification Church in elections See in context

politics in a nutshell

It seems the japanese politicians are especially prone to bribery.

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Posted in: Japanese junior high school girl removed from class for three days for grooming her eyebrows See in context

Every attempt to develop your own personality will be nipped in the bud.

Office drones who blindly follow the rules are easier to control.

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Posted in: Travel firms thrown into confusion over rules as Japan reopens to foreign tourists See in context

Make it as difficult as possible to come, that’s the big plan. Then nobody comes!

Exactly !

The whole thing is more illusion than reality. Like so many things in japan.

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Posted in: Japan to trial small group tours from 4 countries See in context

This might be a thing for first time visitors but not for someone who already has seen most of the tourist stuff.

They should make the tourists wear bells , ( like lepers) so locals will be able to flee in time .

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Posted in: Japan planning to allow 20,000 daily foreign arrivals in June See in context

There is no guarantee you will able to visit shops and restaurants. As soon as they find out you are a tourist you will be barred from entering.

“Sorry we are full“

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Posted in: Never mind New York City: For Mako and Kei, there's no place like home See in context

Having a big sister around could be expected provide Prince Hisahito, who is in second line to the throne after his father, with psychological support

She has her own life and surely doesn’t want to play babysitter for her little brother.

And as long as Mako is living peacefully in Japan under her family's watchful eyes, she can devote herself to various duties with peace of mind."

I guess thats why she left japan in the first place.

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Posted in: Investigators raid Hokkaido tour boat company's office after sinking See in context

I bet Katsurada has never operated a boat himself. If he was an experienced captain he knew how fast the weather can change.

We went on a tour to Gunkanjima and the weather changed within five minutes from sunny to heavy downpour and high waves.

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Posted in: Japan to lift COVID nonresident foreigner entry ban for 106 nations; tourists still barred See in context

A friend who lives in japan told me, the japanese people are quite happy about the tourist ban. They don’t want them to return. Especially in Kyoto.

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Posted in: First day on the job See in context

Good luck !

The first day of becoming an overworked corporate slave

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Posted in: A person you know at work, whom you would never think of as a love interest, may become a lover because of the uncertainties in the COVID-19 pandemic. See in context

Lots of young women dream of marrying a salaryman in one of the trading houses, etc.

A husband who is chronically overworked and barely at home. Sounds like the marriage of dreams. But whatever floats your boat.

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Posted in: TVs that don’t show TV programs selling out fast in Japan See in context

Well, I’m not surprised. Japanese Tv is rubbish. Food shows , people watching other people eat , talentless talentos and lots of ehhhhhh and oishiiiiiii

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Posted in: Tokyo’s Ikebukuro is looking very different, and also pretty sad, these days See in context

More and more are landmarks disappearing. Lumine EST in shinjuku will also be gone soon. As an anime fan I hope they don’t plan to tear down otome road. I have many fond memories of this place.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will consider easing COVID border controls See in context

So nothing will change then.

„I will consider“ is the Japanese way to say I won’t do it

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Posted in: WHO staff accuse Japanese director of racist, abusive behavior See in context

a culture of systemic bullying and public ridiculing"

bullying is so deeply ingrained into the japanese culture , it’s almost impossible to get rid off

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