There are too many people that don’t want to admit they’re going to vote for Trump, not even to their own family members. Careful with those. Just saying.
7 ( +9 / -2 )
Nothing new. Capricciosa ( one of the best Italian food restaurant chains in Tokyo ( unbelievable pasta ) ) - they let people take their leftovers home. I don’t know since when but the first time I went there was years ago. Now with this covid thing going on you can also simply go there and take out. and it’s far from being a “cheap fast food joint” or whatever you wanna call it.
and customers walking out with bags of food might be seen by some as something that should be left to cheap fast food joints, not sit-down dining establishments.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
It ‘s 2020. I don’t think you need to be a doctor to know this.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Cruise's Pete "Maverick" Mitchell "Top Gun" bomber jacket is estimated at £12,000-£16,000
1 ( +1 / -0 )
I’ll take the jacket. ...... ( I wish )
1 ( +1 / -0 )
they “create” this virus, ruining millions of people’s lives, and now this huh. many people feel disgust for the Chinese but I say this: poor two billion innocent brainwashed people...
13 ( +19 / -6 )
when it comes to Japan’s military past and the atrocities they committed since the 19th century, it’s impossible to defend the Japanese. but... you talked about Hitler and the Nazis. excuse me, but if you want to make comparisons between post war Germany and Japan, things are not that simple. you do realize you talked about the most hated person of all time and the country responsible for two world wars and the worst event in human history (ww2). The Nazis killed millions of people and wanted to kill millions more, maybe billions. Germany deserves to be praised for what they did since 1945, but it was never that difficult. regarding Japan, things are more complex.
7 ( +13 / -6 )
Internet trolls may not be the type of people you think they are
Internet ‘ anything ’ may not be what we think it is...
but about this in particular : people like to think that internet trolls are unemployed losers sitting at home with too much free time on their hands. but no. as you can see, those are not the real losers. same thing when we say that bullying victims are not losers. the real losers are the bullies. they look strong and successful on the outside but full of insecurities and fears on the inside.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
the reason for such poor relations between the two countries has to do with all the brainwashing of South Koreans. this is all because of South Korea(ns), not Japan(ese). they wanna bring Japan to their knees / do whatever they say but that’s not gonna happen so they keep playing the victim. in fact, ( being 2020 ) we could almost say, in a way, Japan is the victim and South Korea the aggressor. Japan wants to focus on the future and improve the relations but ( older ) SKoreans are not letting that happen.
and while we’re talking about this, millions of Japanese are watching Korean dramas and movies and millions of South Koreans are watching Japanese animation, movies and dramas. go figure.
14 ( +26 / -12 )
good for her for addressing this stupid notion that you have to “follow certain rules” to be considered pretty / attractive / cute in Japan. and another thing: you don’t need to talk like you’re an animated character.
10 ( +13 / -3 )
what a surprise huh. after a few times ( say, 5 or 6? ), you should call a staff member and say ( in a friendly manner ) “muzukashii neee” ... most of the time they will practically give you the prize. it happened to me before. and that’s the way it should be.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
The infantilization of Japanese society is one of the biggest cons for me about living in Japan. The entire notion of having common sense and being responsible for yourself and your own actions, and just having common courtesy is replaced with this idea that your actions and behavior have to be strictly regulated to make sure you do the "right" thing, and giving people freedom to behave the way they want is seen as almost obscene and obnoxious because if people aren't told what to do, then how are they supposed to know what to do? What if they do something that isn't correct "manner"??? We can't have it. Every action needs to be regulated to make sure it conforms to our "guidelines of life".
Regulating every aspect of somebody's life means you are depriving them of the opportunity to learn by trial and error. That's one of the reason Japanese and east Asians in general behave in a way many people would describe as childish and immature. They aren't given the opportunity to learn for themselves what is right and what is wrong.
No wonder many Japanese men and women are frustrated ( big ) babies. Which leads to abuse ( bullying ) and isolation. Two of the biggest problems in Japanese society.
13 ( +16 / -3 )
Yes, as many of you already pointed out, it's not just in Judo, but everywhere. I mean, we could simply remove the word "Judo" from the title. "Japan getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence". That's more like it.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Hey EU what happened? I remember the flack that Japan took from Europe about Japan's covid 19 policy. Now look at you. What an utter failure. As with the USA, Europe talks how great it is. But in reality, Europe and America are very weak. They don't have the self discipline to weak masks and obey the rules.
This why Japan is beating the virus. We can together as a nation. We sacrificed for the good our nation. The results are for everyone to see. Covid 19 is a test of a country's social cohesion. Japan past the test. The west utterly failed.
Different cultures, different everything. Your "Japan good, the West not so good" pov is very amusing, though.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
I don't think you understand the ideology behind the word 'pride'. It is used by downtrodden minorities who continually experience discrimination, violence towards themselves and generally made to feel worthless.
When the day comes when white people are fired from their jobs for being white, when they are discriminated by police officers, when they are physically or verbally attacked on a regular basis, when they are vilified by the church, when they are killed and have their land taken, then I will march with you for white pride.
Excuse me, there's more than one definition of pride. ... ... so what you're saying is that we cannot(!) be proud of being white. Or we don't need to feel pride, because our race has achieved too much since the beginning of Western Civilization but then we'll "have to" ignore such achievements. Fascinating.
-5 ( +1 / -6 )
How do you get rid of the connection between white pride and racism? Extremely difficult ( if not impossible ).
-5 ( +5 / -10 )
regarding his presidency and the election, most of Trump’s problems are related to covid. people forget that Trump didn’t ask China to release the virus. all of this is “by accident”. in a world without covid, Trump would be easily re-elected ( a few months can change everything ). pretty amazing if you think about it.
-17 ( +5 / -22 )
...following him on Twitter so I saw the tweet at 1:54pm ( 00:54am ET ), and I thought “oh boy this is going to be something”. minutes later, breaking news everywhere. my first reaction was to mock him ( just a little ), since he never wanted to take this virus seriously. ( Trump loves power, force, strength, but he now realizes he can’t use those, you can’t just “punch” this virus or ignore it, because, yes, it’s a d-mn virus )
8 ( +12 / -4 )
actually the idea crossed my mind for one second, the fact that he could be lying to gain sympathy, skip the debates, etcetera. “a secret “plan” that only a few people know about”. because with Trump, we never know what to expect. but.................. no!
4 ( +6 / -2 )
I knew this was gonna happen.
Wishing him, his wife ( and the millions around the world ) a speedy recovery.
7 ( +7 / -0 )
as long as I can get to my destination, I don’t give a d-mn...
1 ( +2 / -1 )
He doesn’t know how to debate the facts because he’s not that smart. He doesn’t know that many facts.
But your mind goes blank too many times. Not good.
2 ( +4 / -2 )
I am proud to be working using every bit of my life and contribute to the nation. i feel meaning in it. But if i lose my job, that will bring the biggest failure and shame to my life.
like I said, the pressure to be “successful” is part of the problem. “the biggest failure and shame to your life”?! no. you just start trying to find another job. people need to start enjoying life. life is more than you think it is. it’s not just about work.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
suicide is a problem particularly in Japan, the Japanese glorified it centuries ago. but... if we had 3 days weekends / 4 weekdays, the world would be a much better place. no wonder people are always in a bad mood and don’t wanna help each other. everything is related to this thing called “work”. the pressure to be “successful”, horrible work culture ( in Japan this is a problem ), too much overtime... the balance between private life and professional life is out of control. also, people need to be more humble. we need to connect with each other. support, help each other. people are feeling more and more isolated and alone. one of the reasons why social media is such a danger.
8 ( +10 / -2 )
the people saying that they have no sympathy for her because the two boys will grow up without a mother ( not fair, absolutely ) probably never had to deal with a depression or suicidal thoughts. if it was that easy ( “you have a family” ...... “you’re rich” ...... “feel blessed for what you have” ... ), then suicide wouldn’t be this huge problem it is today. complex, hard to understand / hard to accept. support - that’s what we need to do. remind each other that we’re not alone. sometimes just a simple thing like making a call. remember, “The world is more than you know”.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
ah, the “drunk with amnesia” excuse.........
10 ( +10 / -0 )
they don’t impress me. these groups they all look / sound the same. the number 41 million ( according to their label ) comes from their Japanese fans and weeboes of the world. they’re called “legends” because they’re doing this for 20 years. let’s be honest, outside of Japan, nobody knows who they are.
8 ( +9 / -1 )
this can serve as a reminder and a warning. ( to you, normal hardworking people ). think carefully before considering the possibility of obtaining Japanese citizenship. when you give everything ( especially when you can’t have dual citizenship ) to a country that doesn’t think of you as first class citizens / real Japanese... that’s not for everybody.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
imo it depends on several things. the filmmaker, his/her “style” and the way he/she pretends the movie to be presented and if he/she has the permission/collaboration of the people involved in the real thing. if the director has a serious take on what happened, wants the movie to be realistic ( in a good way and not disrespectful ), and like I said has the permission/collaboration of everyone involved, I think they should have all the “artistic liberty” they want. because of that, we have many excellent movies, some are among the best movies of all time.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
so this is that guy with the annoying voice in that TV Tokyo show where they ask foreigners why did they came to Japan so they can feel proud of being Japanese. wife beater huh? disgusting. and apparently, not just his wife. first poster, respectfully, don’t you think that if you remove the first part of your post, it would look a lot better? nationality and skin color don’t matter in here, but i also know ( being 2020 ) why you wanted to bring that up.
15 ( +19 / -4 )