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Posted in: Education ministry hosts Twitter campaign to recruit teachers, but it backfires right away See in context

ALTs are not teachers.

You're just assistants with no qualifications whinging about how hard life is because you chose an easy path in your early 20s and now stuck with it and full of regret.

And teachers do not work any harder than anyone else. Just more self entitled whinging.

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Posted in: Floyd's girlfriend recalls their struggles with addiction See in context

You sound like a pretty skittish individual. I'm glad you're not a cop.

So am I.

I don't think any amount of training would fully prepare me for such a situation. There's always that knowledge that training is training. The shouty people won't really hurt me.

Then there's the knowledge that this time is very very real, and there's a lot of angry people around... And this guy is big.

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Posted in: Floyd's girlfriend recalls their struggles with addiction See in context

Woah, sounds pretty dangerous. If I were a police officer with a suspect handcuffed and subdued, I'd probably get him in the car, and get in the car myself, before leaving. That sounds a lot safer than keeping myself in one spot all the time while suffocating the suspect.

I bet you've never had to restrain a violent criminal, 1.5x your size, fuelled on a cocktail of drugs, while a hostile crowd gathers around you, shouting.

Like most people, you've probably never felt so threatened and vulnerable as that officer.

Very easy to say what you would do from the comfort of your computer.

I would be so scared and full of panic that I'd either stay put like the officer did, or pass out from the stress.

But I'm brave enough to admit it.

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Posted in: Floyd's girlfriend recalls their struggles with addiction See in context

A large violent man resists arrest. Officers are surrounded by a shouting crowd of people. In a nation where guns can appear from anywhere in a heartbeat.

Why doesn't this happen to other people? Because they don't aggressively resist arrest.

And somehow this becomes something to protest about.

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Posted in: Japanese service turns 15,000 restaurants nationwide into food kitchens for needy kids See in context

This article is wrong. I've asked literally two Japanese. There's no child poverty in Japan! Snort... Scoff... Wry smile... Silly foreigner! Silly, silly foreigners! Poverty in Japan? Don't be daft.

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Posted in: Leisure teleworkers - supposedly working but in fact gaming, day-trading, or scanning for new job opportunities See in context

And this is why, despite the propaganda hype lauding work-from-home, it will never be be the "new norm". Everyone knows a significant number of people will bunk off given half a chance.

Virus will wane, management won't be forced to allow or encourage work-from-home, policy will revert, office life will return, Netflix revenue will decrease, back to how things were, same as it ever was.

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Posted in: A gift of chocolate from Queen Victoria, intact after 121 years See in context

Made by slaves?

Manufactured in Britain in 1900.

How can that possibly be made by slaves?

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Posted in: Ex-cop told onlooker Floyd was big, 'probably on something' See in context

If you are innocent, you comply with the police, go down the station peacefully and willingly to sort it all out and the matter is ended.

If you are guilty and violent, you resist arrest, require increasing levels of force and restraint, and then this happens.

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Posted in: Man indicted for rape and murder charged with 2 other sexual assaults See in context

Like kids who practice karate chops on each other after watching a martial arts movie, these guys are glued to countless hours of porn catering to their specific fantasy and it gets normalized in their mind and then they act it out.

Again you link violent crime to porn.

You must watch some awful, foul stuff.

If I were to link crime to the kind of porn I frequent, then a plumber would come over to fix the machine but charge way too much for it. The scoundrel.

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Posted in: Man charged over online abuse after 'Terrace House' star's suicide See in context

'You have such an awful personality. Is your life worth living?'

'Hey, hey. When will you die?'

"everyone will be happy if you're gone"

Well... It's not exactly a threat.

Are we not allowed to say that we can't stand someone?

There's loads of TV presenters I can't stand. Am I not allowed to dislike someone? Am I not allowed to say so?

No direct threat was made.

This post will make many of you hate me. Meh. Your morals are 'better' than mine ain't they? You're allowed to force your opinion on others... I'm not allowed to express my opinion. You're allowed to demand this guy gets a slap, gets a huge fine, goes to prison (just read above). But he's not allowed to say equally as harmless things to the opposite.

If someone puts so much store in others opinions... Is affected so deeply by such comments... Then I dare say they are not suited to a celebrity life in the first place. Something tells me her life would have ended in depression regardless of public opinion

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Posted in: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Tokyo Olympics See in context

Uh didn't They say that there will be no overseas Visitors? Which is it?

Please read the article. It clearly explains the tens of thousands of visitors.


Targeting anyone particular are we?

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Posted in: Bogus electrician arrested over sexual assault of teenage girl See in context

Standard practice when stressed out. Rape someone, burn something... Or better yet, kill your babies.

Prohlem solved.

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Posted in: Worshippers brave smoldering coals to pray for safety See in context

It transcends you from the real world into a spiritual one

No it doesn't.

It changes you in a positive way forever

No it doesn't.

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Posted in: Drink banana beer and promote Izu Peninsula tourism industry See in context

Note from the editors: "Werensu" is our approximation of the Japanese spelling ウェーレンスー. According to our research, this is a Chinese varietal, but the correct transliteration in Pinyin is probably different.

Haha nice. For once get in there early and nip all the petty "I can translate Japanese better than you" squabbling in the bud before it starts.

Thumbs up.

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Posted in: A year after crash, markets boom but bust fears loom See in context

Time to cut Wall street off its addiction for the good of the future of the world.

Yep. Blame someone else for your failings. That will help

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Posted in: Babysitting sites to face stricter guidelines for gov't listing See in context

You're so great

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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

I don’t know the statistics but probably 1 in 100.000 people is successful in moving to Japan. 

There are 1,700,000+ foreign workers in Japan as quoted in the article.

Your number, plucked out of your imagination, implies 170,000,000,000 people attempted to move to Japan. Butb

But that's OK. After all, 68.325% of statistics are made up.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

I don’t know the statistics but...

No. No you certainly don't.

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Posted in: Tokyo District Court upholds ban on dual citizenship See in context

Let's start by asking 99.9% of the population to stop referring to my child as Haffu, based solely on his looks and clear mixed parentage, and accept him as a "full" Japanese.

Then maybe we will consider encouraging himself to declare himself as Japanese.

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Posted in: ALT asked to remove earrings by local education board See in context

Very amusing how many of you think being an ALT is a real job.

What do you expect from an unqualified assistant apart from disobedience.

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Posted in: Couple arrested after infant’s body left in refrigerator See in context

We don’t know whether this infant was murdered.

But we do know they put and kept the body in the freezer, which is most certainly a crime (in any country).

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Posted in: Japan's export credit agency to lend $2 bil to Nissan for U.S. sales financing See in context


Do any of you angry people above actually understand what a Credit Agreement is... And how it is used?

Because it sounds an awful lot like you don't. It is not money for Nissan to spend and pay back later.

Try to understand something before reaching for the pitchforks.

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Posted in: Best Masknist Award 2020 held to honor pioneers in Japanese mask fashion See in context

For all you complaining about the name... For once they got it right.

Consider the alternative...

Best Maskist Award

I challenge you to say that out loud without sounding like

Best Marxist Award

But let's not bother taking time to think about it. Let's just complain about what's immediately in front of us.

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Posted in: Japanese clothing chain offers an answer to job-hunting suit conundrum See in context

One of my uncles served in the Orient during the Korean war era (1950 - 1953). He went to a tailor shop in Tokyo and got a good suit right in the shop and it was inexpensive. The quality is so good he can still wear it today.

How very relevant

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Posted in: 64 Vietnamese trainee nurses arrive in Japan after coronavirus delay See in context

One of my Filipino friends took on this scheme (scam). She was abused by all the staff, made to work ridiculous hours and the only work she did was bed pans, bed baths and mopping floors. She lasted nearly six months and threw in the towel.

Except she only came here to work in a hostess bar and stuck with legitimate job for the visa about as long as average.

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Posted in: Man, woman jump to their deaths from Tokyo apartment building See in context


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Posted in: Health officials find 164 dogs crammed into tiny house See in context

Damned unfair of everyone to start blaming the public health officials.

Typical armchair warrior reactions from ignorant readers who have no clue how the real world works.

How do you expect them to act when they are given no powers to force entry and inspection?

How do you expect them to escalate to police when there are no concrete laws on suspected animal cruelty by private owners which the police can act on?

Blame the system. Blame the typical unenforceable 'guidelines'. Don't blame the poor sod trying to do his job without any powers to do so.

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Posted in: Tea master selected among 6 Japanese cultural envoys See in context

How do you taste online sweets and drink online tea?

You sit there bored for hours, watch all the pomp and circumstance...

And then add boiling water to the spoon of instant powder and drink it, because it all tastes exactly the same anyway no matter how much fuss is made over it.

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Posted in: Billing scam suspected over surge in dubious int'l calls See in context

A Chinese woman in her 40s in Akita, northeastern Japan, was forced to pay 4.11 million yen ($39,000) into a bank account after answering a call from a number with nonexistent country code "+885" on Sept 10, investigative sources said.

She wasn't 'forced' to do anything.

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