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Posted in: What is your prediction for the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa? See in context

I hope South Africa to win the game. They beat Japan down on the last game with large margin. When South Africa wins, this means we Japan bravely competed with them. Go for it!

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Posted in: Is U.S. President Donald Trump a friend of Japan? See in context

He's more like your mother-in-law or father-in-law than friend.

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Posted in: How difficult is it for you to avoid to looking at work-related emails on your days off? See in context

Not so difficult, I think. Just turn off your mobile phone or switch the airplane mode on. I think the important thing is that how far away you mobile devices from you. Today, large numbers of people in our society are involved in the 2 dimentional field, eliminating 3 dimentional experiences such as having conversation with family members, stopping to think about yourself or feeling natures around you to be relaxed. The more hours you engage in the electronic devies, the less time you are as a person. Let's turn yours off to be yourself.

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Posted in: Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51; mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered See in context

I'm one of those who don't support bad habit, "gymnastic formation".

When the season of sports festival comes, I used to be depressed, remambering P.E teachers roaring. They force us to make many kinds of formation, some of which needs lots of patience. I would often be scolded for not being able to lift my teammate's legs when we make the formation called "airplane". Among all of the students, one of the teachers point our team out saying "why can't you hold up the simple formation, huh? Look everybody around you. They are waiting you. Hurry! Hurry up!" Then, he goes "stop! Hey, you guys, start all over again! You can't go home until you complete all of the formation planned to show!" The practice went after 5 p.m.

What do you think? Are we a member of an army? I don't think it's not an education. It just increases students' risk of injury and stress which is inessentially needed. 98 percent of students in our junior high school were complaing about it.

At that time, these things were considered as usual, but they are an almost mental abuse now.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abducting junior high school girl with intent to commit sexual assault See in context

Exaclty what he did needs to be blamed. However, who taught students to get into a car when they are asked something by the driver? I think it's common thing to know you shouldn't follow a person you don't know. Also, this should be naturally taught by people around you such as neighbor or school teacher.

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Posted in: What sort of wearable tech do you see being developed in the near future? See in context

It might be childish to say, but I hope eyeglasses with embeded monitor will be developed. That's been thought to be a science fiction, however, such technology can be realized when recent wearable ones are considered. If so, we might not have to stick to the small screen of the smartphone when you're walking around the street. Furthermore, I hope that type of eyeglasses to be as thin as they are today.

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Posted in: Study debunks Japanese belief in link between deep-sea fish, quakes See in context

I've never heard of such belief. I believe the existence of clouds which thought to appear before the earthquake occurs, and it's called "jishingumo." I'm not in geology, but some of my predictions based on that type of cloud were right, so I hope this investigation method is studied more in the future.

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Posted in: Should Japan send Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels to the Strait of Hormuz to escort tankers bringing oil to Japan? See in context

In terms of humanitarian mission, I think it should.

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Posted in: How do you think the planned increase in the sales tax in October will affect your spending habits? See in context

Not in particular, in my view. Because I don't often purchase expensive goods such as TV, PC or luxrury car, or rather I cannot afford to buy them as the salary doesn't increase, actually our employer is unwilling to do so. On the contrary, it'll become a little easier to caluculate the total cost at the supermarket than in a few dacades.

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Posted in: Portable fans a breath of fresh air in sweltering summer heat See in context

Ironically, the more extremely the climate become, the more technologies will be created.

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Posted in: What are the pros and cons of teleworking? See in context

The pros is that you will be relieved stress such as commuting in the crowded public transportation, getting busy in deal with family member, children in particular, innthe morning. The cons, I think, is that you might be less communicative in business field because of lacking of the opportunity to have person to person conversation even though you have telecommunication tools.

I'm teaching English at high school, so I want to try teleworking, but I don't know whether it works or not.

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Posted in: How much water have you been drinking a day during the current heatwave in Japan? Are there any other drinks you prefer to quench your thirst? See in context

I usually drink more or less 500ml barley tea called "mugicha," or mineral water. I don't drink sports drinks so often. I prefere barley tea the best. It plays a roll in decreasing body temperature, and good flavor of roasted barley makes your mouth refreshing, compared to sugar-containd drinks.

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Posted in: Heat wave claims more lives in Japan See in context

I'm going to go outside and lead visitors to the parking lot for more than one hour. I'm really afraid of getting heatstroke, so I purchased umbrella called "higasa" which is used at the hot sunny weather yesterday, and brought another shirt. Until now, "higasa" is not widely taken root in male workers, therefore I'll be a pioneer in this circumstance.

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Posted in: Do robots and AI lead to more job creation than they destroy? See in context

If they become highly sophisticated to deal with any troubles or unpredicted incidents, the number of our jobs might decrease, but I don't think these AI and robots will be like that for a long while, so I'm not too afraid of some jobs being taken place now and in a few dacades.

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Posted in: Is it OK for a man to take his girlfriend to restaurants like Yoshinoya on a date? See in context

I won't say "no," but during looking at the girlfriend's eyes with each othre, the Gyudon will be served. You can't be relaxed.

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Posted in: What are some scenic sites or nature spots in Japan that you had long heard about and which didn't disappoint you when you saw them for the first time? See in context

Night skyscrapers which you can see when you drive on the Metropolitan Expressway. That's really wonderful and magnificent. That always makes me think that I would live there if I had enough money.

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Posted in: What's he saying? See in context

Mr. Kono: "I've been keeping this posture for three minutes."

Mr. Minh: "Why are you doing such a thing?"

Mr. Kono: "Look. There is handkerchief decorated with a certain country's flag diputing with Japan below the leg. So, I don't know whether I put the leg down on it."

Mr. Minh: "Also you've been waiting to be advised what to do by someone?"

Mr. Kono: "Yep."

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Posted in: Why do you think drinks containing tapioca have become the latest rage in Japan, especially among young women? See in context

Mostly, I think, because of its rice cake like texture with no taste. That's why tapioka perfectly matches any drinks. Badically, rice cake like texture used as in "mochi-mochi, " is widely prefered by Japanese, especially the young.

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Posted in: Anime studio boss at loss for words as he mourns bright, young staff See in context

I'll never forget this incident and never forgive that criminal. He absolutely needs to be imposed a severe punishment. No matter how highly grudge against the matter, he shouldn't have jump into the murder.

My sincere condolences.

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Posted in: What do you think about the anti-vaccination movement that blames the medical practice of vaccinations for a wide range of health problems? See in context

I don't think recent vaccination is safer than the old one, so I does not cause serious health problems like ones that occeredany years ago. Originally, vaccination is required inject weakened virus or other causes of illness, thus I think preventing every side effect is immpossible.

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Posted in: How have you found the service at convenience stores staffed by non-Japanese? See in context

In my view, each convenience store needs to employ some staffs from foreign country. Recently, I have watched foreign customers bothering on how to communiate with the Japanese staff members. In terms of the service level, they just need more training.

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Posted in: Do you ever worry that robots or AI will become so powerful one day that they will destroy humans? Or does that only happen in movies? See in context

I don't think they will destroy our life, unless we demand anything entirely for them. The robot or AI is just a tool which improves our daily life. Robot or AI should not take over our jobs completely because working hard for them improves our creativity and humanity, so our life will be improved more if we combine our good point with theirs. Therefore, we need live together controling robot or AI.

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Posted in: What do you think of sports stars who shriek, grunt or yell out during play? See in context

I don't care them at all. It's natural thing that you brace yourself to do something. Moreover, in badminton play for example, you are able to smash more strongly when you yell at the impact than do not. However, I don't think it good to say something violent for the other players or audiences. That's the manner.

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Posted in: What do you think of school uniform dress codes in Japan? See in context

I don't care about the dress codes too much. But one thing I want to state is that the dress codes are oldfashioned. One example is that girls are obliged to wear skirt instead pants, whereas boys have to wear pants instead of the shorter one. By the way, I still haven't been convinced that a lot of schools have harsh rules for hairstyle, especially againt boys. What do you think? I'd like to talk about that matter in the next time.

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Posted in: A day to remember See in context

No matter how many times the name of the era, the bad label "born in Heisei era" won't desappear. No matter how hard we, who are born in Heisei era, work, low evaluation will be given, once we miss something.

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Posted in: A new emperor ascends the throne on May 1. How important to Japan do think the monarchy system is? See in context

If the people in imperial household were equal to us, that system would be imporatnt. Recently some of them are seen as a celebrity or something in a media, I'm getting concerned a bit.

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Posted in: Should there be an age limit for driving licenses? See in context

It definitely should. Cars sometimes become killer for pedestrians or other drivers. I don't want elders to be a criminal of the traffic accident. We need courage not only to step forward, but also to step back or give up something.

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Posted in: March 11, 2011: What are your memories of that day? See in context

A dark night as if everyboby desappeared. When that disaster occured, I was a high school student. It took two more hours to get home than usual due to the power failure. When I got to my home towm, I couldn't say anything at that moment because no persons and no cars are on the street. No sounds can hear. I felt as if I were in the town in ruins. Then fear and anxiety came in my mind. I'll never forget what I saw, hear and felt.

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Posted in: A dispute between convenience store chain 7-Eleven Japan and one of its franchise stores in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, which closes between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. after ending its 24-hour service on Feb 1 due to a staff shortage, has brought the industry's 24-hour service into the spotlight. Do you think convenience stores need to be open 24 hours a day? See in context

Not necessarily, I think.

I have worked at a convenience store when I was in a university. As a store clerk, I don't think it is necessary for all convenience stores to be open 24 hours a day. At my former workplace, there were few customers I dealt with after 10:00 p.m. This means foods and drinks get expired and are throw away as wastes.

However, some stores need to be open until the last train services are completely ended.

Thus the headquarter should allocate the right to choose the policy of the time of operation depending on the situation.

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Posted in: What do you think of 5G (fifth generation) wireless technology? See in context

What is the initial aim of developing this technology? I hope it's not used for a military but used for our convenience.

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