I don't think so. Rugby is a physical contact sport, and isn't really suitable with Japanese style of playing sport; just look at how Japanese play soccer. Japanese soccer players use technical skills to pass ball around and avoid physical contact.
Even the current Japanese national rugby team is dominated by foreigners.
After the rugby world cup is over, the rugby fad in Japan will pass.
You’d be a finalist in the “missing the point” World Cup. The idea is that Japan doing well in this sport will generate interest in young sportspersons. By your logic, there’d be no Japanese in the national team. What are judo, wrestling, boxing? Japan is in them all!
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Noice. Next time, get the Aussies in as well.
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This case has a long way to go but wherever it goes, I hope the punishment is deterrent enough to others. I initially thought she just allowed it to happen and wasn’t physically involved but turns out she’s no less than the father. Couple from hell.
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Here’s why I think this is an excellent judgment. Notwithstanding the actual amount, money pinches. Parents of bullies will now look at their kids with a kind of hazard recognition that could cost them dear. Happy to see justice was done, even if the poor kid can’t be brought back.
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Once they arrived, the Canadian said, "OK kids, go and play." The kids stood there looking confused, and the Japanese teacher awkwardly explained, "The kids don't know how to play. Do have to tell them what they should do."
Very sad. Kids should be allowed to just be kids. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Not only that, all creativity is lost. My own dad, 74 now, takes exception to the slightest hint of disciplining I try with my 8 yo son. says I want you to bring him up differently from the way I did you.
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Good on the school. I wish another school that was in the news recently had done something similar. That other girl died, by the way. Hoping the authorities in this case crate a fail-safe environment for this kid. Young kids being hurt or losing lives to abusive parents or stepparents is JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!!!
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"We deeply apologize for causing disgust and unease to our customers because of this footage,"
Not the footage silly, it’s the knowledge of the deed.
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It’s a level of stupidity you couldn’t write a Hollywood script for. And what do you mean by conditional retraction of remarks?
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It’s not clear in this particular case, but just saying that domestic violence does have the possibility of being unjustly used. Anyway, what caught my attention to comment here was the ‘kick on the backside’. You should NEVER do that. For many reasons of course, one being if a person is not expecting it, the involuntary muscles in the back being unprepared (worse if you lower back muscles are weak) can immediately give you a lumbar disc herniation. What we commonly call slipped disc. And it’s more serious than most people think it to be.
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GW is always such a dilemma. Beautiful weather to visit places outside of Tokyo. But the crowds and the traffic make you kinda envy the rare peace on Tokyo streets or in the trains.
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Agree with backpacking, sorry safety guy’s always the spoilsport. International travellers all ages and sizes don’t need this. I know 99.99% would find these fun, but maybe more apt for a dedicated place, say an illusion museum. That can be a lot of fun. Public places/stations, simpler the better. Good usage of contrasting colors, good lighting, good signage, textures etc.
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I find your comment a bit disrespectful.....
There were zero comments, 3 questions and nothing disrespectful. You’re taking a line of thinking way off from what is clearly put in my post. In any case, again there was no disrespect meant !!!!!!
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Police said it appears the two died of natural causes but said autopsies will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
What does that mean? How could 2 people die simultaneously of natural causes? And when there’s going to be autopsies anyway, why speak too soon?
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Guilty, here. Yours truly did exactly that, by mistake once. Went over to the garçon who just gave me a wink and said daijobudesu.
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Japan does not have an extradition treaty with the Philippines
Although not totally unheard of, odd that these 2 countries generally considered friendly don’t have this.
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Well done. She’s now my all time favourite Japanese player together with Date!!
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They’re going to have to think beyond tempura and soba for this to be sustainable. Address the root cause and not the direct cause. Not much they can do about the tracks, space is limited. Something on the lines of scheduling, increased train numbers, longer trains etc. It’s not easy, but what is?
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Every country has the right to implement their laws, no doubt. But this particular case is nothing but relaliation and childish behavior by China. A bit of frustration towards the stupids, too who know well there are thousands of ways to get trapped in China. And still take those silly risks for a few hundred (maybe thousand) bucks. Make no mistake. when it comes to matters like these, China is NK in disguise.
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and being denied his daily medication
You have got to be kidding me!!!
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That statistic just by itself, I don’t find too alarming. What would hurt is if this caused a lot of other legitimate people not to have got an ambulance due to this. Need more data. (Also when a silly person calls 119 to enquire a number of a store, they aren’t actually asking for an ambulance, are they?) The title is therefore, misleading.
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to cope with a possible shortage of drivers amid its declining population
Have you seen te crowds in trains? Take a few off there and train them to be drivers.
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@ Pure Gaijin - Why would anyone ever assume any country is “perfect” before coming there?
Ganbare. Let me clarify. What I meant was not ‘perfect’ in that sense. Of course this is the one country I’d still choose to live in, given so many factors that are indeed genuine.
What I meant was Japan has (to a great extent, rightly so) the image that of a just and fair work culture that may not 100% be living up to that image.
But at the same time I also do understand that treating performers and non performers justly and on basis of merit in dearth of adequate work force is a difficult job.
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Of course!! The treatment of performers and non performers as equals HAS to stop!! We are not living in a communist setup. I’ve been surprised (read educated) how my own image of Japanese professionals has changed over the few years I’ve been here. I think before coming to Japan everyone starts with assuming it’s all perfect. And then the education begins.
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The guys at Nissan are forgetting Ghosn is a person and Nissan is a brand. Seems to me they’re hurting their own brand image for a futile chase. Of course, all this while hiding behind the establishment.
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because if your legs are warm, you won’t be able to concentrate
So I’m guessing they don’t concentrate in summer at all?
I agree with most posters here, why not simply give them the option.
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Very sad to hear......... AGAIN!!!!!!
What’s going on!!! Aren’t people reading/hearing the news and being more careful???
if it’s in JT, it’s surely in the local media. The technology is available to deal with such situations and looks like it needs to be made mandatory before the next kid gets hurt. I won’t be surprised if it was a family car. These have huge blind sectors.
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He deserves no money.
tell that to the thousands who donated. I would’ve too, if I knew. we are quick to categorize people but the conscience of the majority of the people in this world is dynamic. It’s human nature.
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