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Posted in: Nationwide probe launched after Tokyo Medical University scandal See in context

Fifty percent of places are reserved to women and 50% percent to male.

Quotas are never the right answer. What you have between your legs should be completely irrelevant to one's ability to practice medicine.

And nobody seems to even know what percentage of applicants are female. Is it 50%, 20%, 70%?

And I haven't read anyone proposing how to solve the shortage of doctors.

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Posted in: Nationwide probe launched after Tokyo Medical University scandal See in context

The alterations ... apparently aimed to keep the ratio of women in the school at 30 percent or lower.

If they also included what percentage of applicants were female, that would give us a better idea of the level of discrimination.

Authorities said they would also check the gender ratio of successful applicants for the past six months,

I am all for equality of opportunity, but I hope they are not aiming for equality of outcome.

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Posted in: Nagasaki marks 73rd anniversary of U.S. atomic bombing See in context

Just remember why the war started that led to the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The blockade the US imposed on Japan?

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan apologizes for 'tooth-like' fragments found in Sausage Egg McMuffin See in context

A few times, while eating meat, I've found tooth parts exactly like the ones in the picture. In each case, it was from my own tooth breaking. They should get a dentist to examine his teeth.

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Posted in: Facebook, Apple, YouTube remove most of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' content See in context

There are many conspiracies out there, many have been proven. But Alex Jones is disinformation, saying silly things and acting crazy so that the public end up saying things like:

Conspiracy theorists tend to be unintelligent people with very fragile egos.

Funny that we never hear of the good "conspiracy theorists" on the MSM.

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Posted in: Tokyo Medical University also manipulated male applicants' scores: sources See in context

Tokyo Medical University subtracted entrance exam points for male applicants who were taking the test for at least the fourth time to curb admissions of such examinees

I wouldn't see anything wrong with this if the applicants were informed of this in advance.

There are far too many places in Japan that have a severe shortage of qualified doctors

Hmmm, then wouldn't it make sense to favor applicants that are more likely to remain in the profession.

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Posted in: Gov't urges quick probe into female medical university discrimination See in context

So, have the test score alterations been confirmed?

Also, why all the anti-Japan comments, when it is just one school, and the government is urging a quick probe?

Fiddling scores in tests at Japanese schools is nothing new or unusual.

... and also occurs at US schools.

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Posted in: Gov't urges quick probe into female medical university discrimination See in context

From the article, I get the feeling that at this point it is only speculation, without any evidence.

As often happens in these articles, important details are missing. They mention the share of female doctors or successful female applicants, but how about including the share of applicants. Are 50% of the applicants female? I really hope they do not end up forcing an equality of outcome; that would be disastrous.

Anyway, I like the idea of candidates only being identified by a number.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man subdued by police and Yamato deliveryman after slashing woman See in context

looks like Japanese cops need to spend some training time with the Mossad.

... or at Yamato!

Nice one “Black Catman” - thank goodness they are everywhere.

Yeah, in the last second of the video we see another Kuroneko guy running in front of the camera, delivering a package.

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Posted in: Knife-wielding man subdued by police and Yamato deliveryman after slashing woman See in context

The female police officer's baton hits were very ineffective; seemed more like she was dusting the guy.

The police department should hire the Yamato guy.

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Posted in: Waseda professor fired over sexual harassment reported by student See in context

Naomi Watanabe!!!

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Posted in: U.S. airlines cave to China's demand on referring to Taiwan See in context

China, however, claims the island as part of its territory

or rather, mainland China is part of Taipei's territory!

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Posted in: Israel attacks Syrian launcher that fired rockets thought to have landed in Sea of Galilee See in context

We have known from the start of the Syrian conflict that Israel has always aided the terrorists. This splash in the sea was just one more excuse for Israel to help their terrorist friends by attacking Syria.

BTW, why doesn't the UN continue to insist Israel return the occupied territory to Syria?

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Posted in: New bright blue salad dressing now available See in context

I had a very negative first impression when I saw the blue color; it just doesn't go with salad. But considering the color is natural, why not. ガリガリソーダ , which is quite popular with kids, has the same phycocyanin color from Spirulina. If it wasn't oil free, I would definitely buy it.

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Posted in: How much fake news do you think there is on the internet and other media? See in context

If you watch CNN, MSNBC etc, then all you're getting is fake news.

Yes, mainstream media IS fake news. They are obviously very biased, their purpose is not to inform the public, but rather to control what they think.

The vast majority of internet sources of information are complete crap, worst than the MSM. But on the internet you can also find a few pearls of great info. There are no pearls in the MSM.

Alex Jones is disinformation, purposely trying to make all alternative sources look crazy.

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Posted in: Temperature soars to 41.1 C in Kumagaya; highest ever in Japan See in context

I'm surprised to see so many people dressed in black walking in the sun!

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Posted in: Republican senators push sanctions to warn Putin not to meddle in U.S. elections See in context

the U.S. intelligence community concluded Russia interfered through cyber attacks and social media in a bid to boost Trump's candidacy.

Hey, is this the same "intelligence" community that concluded that Saddam was amassing WMDs and that he handed Atta Anthrax in Prague, and the many other lies that has led the US to countless wars?

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Posted in: Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help See in context

Wow, Wikipedia, Snopes, and New York Times! Must be true then... Does anyone still trust these sources?

From what I've seen, I say the White Helmets are up to no good.

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Posted in: Spain to outlaw sex without explicit consent after outcry See in context

Once consent is granted, how long does it last?

5 seconds, 5 minutes, 5 hours... the whole night?

Indeed. The duration will have to be stated clearly when requesting consent for each action that takes place.

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Posted in: Spain to outlaw sex without explicit consent after outcry See in context

Somethings are common sense, but need to be placed into Law, though how do you confirm that She / He said "Yes" ? You could end up with a spate in court of he said, she said (they said)... and it's left up to the Court to decide who's right and wrong, then upon what basis ?

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We already have that. How will this law change that?

Yeah, but how does this law add anything?

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Posted in: Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin See in context

"Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful."

Seems it really does not matter what Trump does, he will always get this kind of condemnation from the usual crowd.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy dedicates Japan-based destroyer to McCain See in context

Perhaps Trump will find a way to sink this ship, which represents 3 generations of McCains.

The only lesson McCain learned from his truly horrible experiences is that there is never a war he wouldn't support.

Indeed. Very true.

For some reason, jcapan's thumbs-up button doesn't respond. I often run in to that problem...

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Posted in: Beware those medical studies -- most are wrong, researcher warns See in context

I recommend the following Rogan Podcast, where Gary Taubes describes serious problems with medical studies, with a focus on sugar and salt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0ffswUVoxA

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Posted in: Aum cult founder Asahara, 6 followers hanged See in context

About time! They did not deserve to live so long.

I just wish the MSM they morning (and probably again tonight and this weekend) hadn't made such a big fuss over these executions. Might encourage other losers to follow in their footsteps.

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Posted in: Syria regime advances in south as air strikes kill 15 See in context

Hopefully, Syria will soon be liberated from the Washington regime forces and its accomplices.

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Posted in: Gunman angry at Maryland newspaper kills five in targeted attack See in context

Again, why should law abiding citizens who don't want guns have to put up with this s***?

and why should law abiding citizens who do want guns be prevented from defending themselves.

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Posted in: Gunman angry at Maryland newspaper kills five in targeted attack See in context

so many people with access to guns. That second amendment is really working out well.

Unfortunately, nobody among the newsroom staff was armed.

Interesting how the guy had no ID and he altered his finger prints. Hmmm...

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea in talks with U.S to avert damage from Iran sanctions See in context

Japan should just ignore the big US bully. There is no valid reason to stop doing business with Iran.

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