California too, forward thinking on this:
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A more accurate representation would be “New York’s murder rate has fallen, now similar to London’s.”
New York’s crime rate has dropped drastically over the past two decades, and this is the actual story.
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Abe has said he would resign if either he or his wife were directly involved. These are on the record quotes.
Be a man of your word.
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It’s the quality of the part between birth and death that needs improving.
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Phone in one hand? Drink in the other hand? I would love to see this on closed circuit tv.
Yes, she is responsible. Yes, it is terrible. But sending a 20 year old to jail forever (or hanged?) seems extreme for something done out of negligence, not criminal intent.
I am an avid cyclist and indeed follow road rules. I have also had multiple near accidents with elderly pedestrians crossing in the middle of the road, suddenly entering the street where I am rightly riding. Had I ever hit one of them, no doubt both of us would have been injured, perhaps gravely. This is not at all victim blaming, but pedestrians need to use caution as well.
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As of Thursday night, the otherwise impressive Police Hospital (警察病院) in Nakano had literally cleared a 10cm path from the main bus stop the entrance. Around it was essentially a thick sheet of ice. It would be little surprise if the elderly, sick, and already injured were to fall. On the other hand, already close to getting help.
@dango bong: it’s “climate change,” not “global warming” and do people really need to explain the difference between climate and weather?
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There is a Ph.D thesis here begging to be researched:
Japanese source of pride: Four Seasons and World Heritage Sites, which is the greater good.
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@nathan brown: seriously? The food is the same. The taste is the same. The packages will also have English... and this is an outrage?
7-11 is, after all, a “convenience” store. Let it be convenient. Much easier to have simple multilingual packaging than to have non-Japanese speaking customers asking non-English speaking questions about the contents of curious looking items.
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In speaking with the Mainichi, "To me, Japan is a foreign country, but emotionally it's a special country, it's another mother land."
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I have nothing to add but another voice in the crowd: pay people well, give them reasonable benefits, treat them fairly, and there will be no so-called labour shortage.
The headline and article are so aligned with management and not labor that it borders on pathetic.
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@sensei258 Genuinely curious: Have you ever, in fact, been to a tattoo studio in Japan? They are not sharing needles and using the ink from ballpoint pens, as if it were a scene from a movie about life in prison.
And yes: by this logic what makes it different than getting a piercing?
Just like restaurants and supermarkets have governing departments to ensure sanitary conditions, do the same with tattoo studios. But don't infringe on the livelihoods of these artists and those who want tattoos.
I would suspect people supporting this decision merely don't like the idea of a tattoo.
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@nakanoguy01: Exactly. The idea of a royal family is not something for me to rally behind. Having said that, the Emperor himself seems like a genuinely good man with a fair sense of history. I can't possibly imagine Abe visiting a town that honors anyone of Korean heritage.
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@burningbush: Not quite the sarcasm of, say, Monty Pyth
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@matthewsimon: The U.S. having a massive military presence in northeast Asia and routinely conducting military drills is not provocation?
When the Soviet Union attempted to put nuclear missiles in Cuba the American reaction brought the world to the brink of war. Imagine if China, or North Korea, or Russia, had an equivalent military buildup near the American coast and frequently flew bombers within sight of the coast.
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@thepersoniamnow: LDP are not elated because this is a distraction. But this does, indeed, serve their interests as it allows them to push for increased military spending and scrapping a pacifist constitution.
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The moral of the story: it's better to give than to receive.
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It's sad that yahoo news refers to the "国籍問題" as something worthy of concern. It's only a problem because the xenophobic crowd made it so.
ebisen: being number two and being sensible is an entirely good position to take.
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If anyone (preferably foreign born) wishes to conduct a social experiment: try doing this with a random taxi driver and see how it plays out. You might have to resign from your local fitness center, language club, cooking circle, and will likely need to bow past 45 degrees whilst apologizing, but do rest assured you will not be questioned by the police, nor interrogated, and most certainly will not be deported. Please do wait for six months to pass, at which time you will be reinstated to your previous groups, albeit with different titles.
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"Never has to go to school..."
My apologies if I am missing something but where does it say he does not go to school?
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Multiple missiles launched upon Japan would give nearly no time to react.The fact that that they are discussing this does not at all mean it has become serious. It means the LDP knows how to scare the populous enough to remain in power and have people accept whatever proposals they want. Manufactured fear and control.
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Nothing. Will. Ever. Change.
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Time saving version of every policy article: Nothing. Will. Ever. Change.
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My wife and I love being a couple, first and foremost, so we have chosen to remain childless. Having said that, sending children through the rigors of Japanese schooling and then a workplace with ever decreasing rewards seems a sad way to live life. We are, by choice, contributing to Japan's population decline.
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Two reactions: underground would indeed seem to be the safest space.
Halting the trains serves a larger purpose: inconvenience and scare people just enough so they will begin to support whatever military and constitutional changes the government proposes.
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Evacuees blah blah blah.... how about some updates on the Beautiful and Glorious Olympic Village?
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I have never, ever, once, been in a Japanese home that has not been cluttered. Two decades plus, and many homes visited.
The idea of the single flower adorning the temple wall is something that seems to exist in fantasy, and people buy into that. Literally.
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Indeed, start by moving the clocks ahead in summer, if for no other reason than to not be woken up just after four when the sunlight pours through the windows. Even with the most tightly sealed sun-blocking curtains, I'm awake far earlier than I need be.
I go to be the same time year round, sleeping comfortably until seven in winter, and quite literally two or three hours less in summer. I'll speak the language of those in power and say it's simply a loss of productivity. And surely we can all enjoy our Premium Fridays even more so if it were still light well into the evening.
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