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Posted in: 7-year-old girl missing in Chiba Prefecture See in context

What age do you think Kids should be allowed to do things by themselves within your own Countries ?

Around 10-11 years of age depending on their ability to navigate, obey traffic laws, know what to do in an emergency, how confident they are etc.

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Posted in: 7-year-old girl missing in Chiba Prefecture See in context

According to police, Saya Minami and her mother were planning to go to a nearby park, Kyodo News reported. Saya left the house a few minutes ahead of her mother at around 11:30 a.m. and said she would see her at the park.

I'm sorry; what?? A seven-year-old decided to go ahead to the park alone and her mother was like, "yeah, you go on with your bad self"?!! She's seven ffs. She shouldn't have been going anywhere alone and no, I don't care that she's just ambling down to her neighborhood park. I don't condone this trend of helicopter parenting but it should also be common sense and logic that letting a seven-year-old out by themselves is a big no. The poor girl. Fingers and toes crossed they find her safe and sound.

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Posted in: The controversy over Abe's state funeral See in context

The people can protest all they want. It won't amount to anything because J-gov will continue to do as they please.

Also, didn't Abe pass in like July? It's practically October now; does it take that long to organize a state funeral in Japan or is moving at a glacial pace part and parcel of planning a state funeral in Japan? When Her Late Majesty passed, everything was done and dusted within a few weeks of her passing.

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Posted in: Why do you think South Korean movies, such as "Squid Game" and Parasite," for example, are achieving greater success and recognition abroad than Japanese films? See in context

Simple: content from South Korea tries to cater to an international audience. Content from Japan is usually focused on the domestic market.

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Posted in: 55-year-old man arrested for assaulting 19-year-old daughter because she didn’t keep in touch with him See in context

Oh yeah, she's really going to want to stay in touch with him now that he's smacked her around a bit....

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing two minors over cannabis trafficking See in context

Cannabis "trafficking". Lol. Leave it to Japan to be so dramatic. Studies have implied that smoking or using weed is no more detrimental or addictive than drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco. Considering the number of functioning alcoholics in Japan and how alcohol is used as a crutch there, they could do with a substance that helps them chill out a little. Maybe put a smile on their face.

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Posted in: Choosing your own bicycle in Japan See in context

Japan is a country for people who love bicycles

Uh no, it is not. The severe lack of dedicated bicycle infrastructure in cities and lack of adherence to road and traffic rules make cycling in Japan a hazardous mess. My sibling and I rented bikes when on hols there a few years ago thinking it was a great way to save money amd get around...it turned out to be one of our biggest mistakes to date. Cyclists on sidewalks; not checking left and right before crossing; cars not yielding to cyclists or properly sharing the roads with cyclists...did I mention the lack of dedicated cycle lanes? Terrifying. And you can't take your bike on trains. I'll stick to cycling in cities like Copenhagen and Amsterdam where there are excellent bicycle infrastructures.

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Posted in: Forever 21 is returning to Japan, trying to avoid repeating same mistake as last time See in context

Among the reasons analysts cite for Forever 21 Japan’s 2019 closure is a product lineup that was too heavily focused on what was selling well in the U.S., as opposed to promoting items in the Forever 21 collection that matched the fashion desires of Japanese customers.

Sooo they're asking the shop to feature more baggy, shapeless clothes in various shades of beige amd brown? Yikes.

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Posted in: Friend of mother who starved son to death sentenced to 15 years See in context

Assuming the kid went to school (I'm guessing attending school is mandatory in Japan) how did his teachers not clue into his deteriorating condition and report it to the relevant authorities? This whole case reads bizarre - I don't understand how one's motherly instincts csn be overridden by psychological manipulation. What did the manipulator have over the mum exactly to allow for such brainwashing?

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

Why are people so upset? Wearing a mask is no big deal.

It is when people are using it as a crutch for social anxiety or wearing it solely due to peer pressure. People communicate better when they can see the expression on people's faces and Japanese society is already lacking interpersonal communication skills; masks are only exacerbating this.

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

I thought Japan was wanting to open up and ease its Covid restrictions in order to boost its economy? This sounds like it's backtracking from all of that. How typical of Japan really - always one step forward and a hundred steps back. If they love masks so much, why not take a page out of The Human Centipede and just surgically attach them to their faces? Ridiculous.

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Posted in: The Japanese government plans to launch a nationwide travel discount program in October to support the hotel, restaurant and transportation industries hard hit by the pandemic. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

You know what would help minimize the spread of viruses? If the government didn't make an entire population travel at the same time.

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Posted in: Man arrested for using smartphone to film up teenager’s skirt See in context

FFS. Stop calling it a "public nuisance". It's at minimum, sexual harassment and the penalty for indulging in such disgusting behavior should be harsh to discourage would-be predators from finding more victims.

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Posted in: Japan has disappointed many people who love Japan and have a potential to like Japan. The border closure not only made many tourists who had plans to visit Japan upset, but it also will make them more cautious of Japan at least for the next few years. See in context

Covid exposed all of Japan's always there xenophobia and lack of reciprocation. People may be willing to forgive and funnel their hard-earned paychecks into Japan's tourism industry but they definitely won't be forgetting anytime soon how Japan upended so many university students' academic careers, kept families apart, and bathed in hypocrisy when it came to border control.

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Posted in: A record high 207,659 child abuse cases were reported in Japan in fiscal 2021. What can be done on a local and national level to deal with this problem? See in context

By acknowledging that their entire social structure is broken and not designed for fostering healthy family bonds. There is no time for family time in Japan - parents are doomed to overwork; fathers are sent to other parts of the country, sometimes permanently, for work; kids have club activities that spill into weekends, not to mention cram schools and whatever other nonsense academic related things they're forced to sign up for. There's not time or opportunity to go on proper holidays - we're talking about at least 10 days - because parents are too scared to take time off work even though they're entitled to PTO; and kids have, again, club activities and other school nonsense during summer, not to mention summer homework. When do any of the family members get time to be alone with themselves let alone with each other? They're all just strangers living under one roof, stressed out of their minds from work or school, and the inevitable lash out will be aimed at those in closest proximity to them - family members.

Japan wants to work on lowering child abuse cases and increasing their birth rate? Fix the social issues and expectations when it comes to work and school; and while they're at it, install parks and play areas in neighborhoods and cities that are actually useable and not just for aesthetic purposes. Seriously, parks in Japan are just sad - where are the playgrounds, the football fields, skateboarding/roller-blading areas etc, outdoor workout equipment etc. etc.?

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Posted in: It’s time to talk about no-mask anxiety See in context

It's been 84 years...ok only 3; but at this point I doubt Japanese people will do away with the masks. It's become such an intrinsic part of their daily uniform that they don't know how to function without it; while the rest of the work has moved on and resumed some semblance of normalcy. At this point, they're wearing it because everyone else is; not because they're trying to avoid getting ill. Sad really.

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Posted in: 60% of people with foreign roots questioned by Japanese police: survey See in context

"Guidelines need to be established to end discrimination based on how one looks," the Tokyo organization said in the report on racial profiling

The only "guideline" one needs is to be a decent human being that isn't xenophobic, prejudiced, and racist. In Japan, such traits are hard to come by in the police force.

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Posted in: Teacher arrested for putting bleach in school lunch See in context

So instead of filling a complaint with the school board, she decided to attempt to poison a bunch of innocent kids instead? Lady's got a screw loose; lock her up and get her a shrink.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting 93-year-old father in Tottori See in context

He must feel like such a man to beat up a 93-year-old.

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Posted in: Emperor, empress leave for Queen Elizabeth's funeral See in context

Safe travels to them. They'll get to skip the eons-long queue of visiting The Queen currently lying in state. Westminster is absolute chaos right now; I've never seen such a queue.

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Posted in: Keep it down See in context

I still very much prefer it to public transport in other countries, where you're wedged between someone blaring the latest tiktok dance video on their cellphone loudspeaker and someone else eating their fully stacked kebab, with kids shouting across the whole car and a drunk stumbling across. And I wish I was exagerrating.

As least it shows signs of life and joie de vivre. Give me a New York subway or London tube any day over the blank empty stares of Japanese train commuters.

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Posted in: Woman finds mummified remains of baby while packing up to move out of apartment See in context

This is straight out of a horror movie.

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Posted in: Keep it down See in context

Trains in Japan are like morgues - deathly quiet and full of zombies. Awful atmosphere.

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Posted in: Did anything you learned at school prove useful for you in the adult world? See in context

Time management and the benefits of a routine. Also all of those research, writing, proofreading and editing skills needed for essays and dissertations have come in handy for my line of work.

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Posted in: Rate of young Japanese people who want to get married someday drops to lowest ever in survey See in context

Japan is not an ideal place to raise a family. Stagnant wages, overwork, work discrimination over getting pregnant and taking your rightful maternity and paternity leave, lack of daycare services, shoebox accommodations lack of parks with proper playgrounds...who'd want to raise a kid in this environment?

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Posted in: 40% of evacuees from Afghanistan have left Japan over poor support See in context

The fact that these poor people would rather return to a Tailban occupied country than stay in so called "First World" Japan says a lot about how Japan treats its immigrants. Abhorrent behavior.

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Posted in: Gov't to request energy-saving measures in winter over power crunch concerns See in context

This has got to be the funniest thing I've read all morning. Saving power? In winter? In Japan with their poorly insulated houses? I highly doubt people want to freeze to death in their own homes so nope. This request will be promptly ignored.

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 See in context

I knew this day was coming but I didn't expect it to be so soon so it was definitely a shock. At this point, it's as if the Queen was immortal. It's the end of an era. UK's longest reigning monarch - imagine the things she's seen and experienced. Deepest condolences to the Royal Family and RIP to the Queen.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing adoptive mother dies in apparent suicide in detention cell See in context

Coward. Hope he rots in hell.

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Posted in: Digital minister Kono asks gov't to stop using floppy disks See in context

The man deserves a raise for finally dragging Japan, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. While he's at it, can he do away with fax machines and having to do paperwork in triplicate when one goes to city hall?

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