Tokyoite ... if you haven’t watched the whole movie yet, take it easy fella.
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*... to the opening ceremony of such an important event taking place in Japan, as a symbol of this country’s problems ( which the Japanese still choose to ignore ).*
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for bullying a classmate during his childhood.
Disgusting that his music is supposed to be part of the opening ceremony. But it’s only fitting that this coward will be in any way connected to the opening ceremony of such an important event, as a symbol of this country’s problems. Problems that are still ignored. Bullying is literally everywhere in Japanese society. There’s thousands of unknown cases happening everyday in Japan. It’s happening right now.
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*“ And then, the chaos. But they just didn’t care... ”*
How can these people sleep at night ...
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*“And then, the chaos. But they just didn’t care...”*
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From Honduras ... ... ... ... Lmao ...
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gdtokyo I usually listen to Stephen A Smith, he does his homework and breathes sports analysis. I like to know what he has to say about what’s happening in major sports but... the guy,s clearly a racist. Now, with Ohtani, he can’t get over the fact that he’s Asian/Japanese and not an American. He’s finally accepting that we’re witnessing something extraordinary and said something smart: the MLB has the modern Babe Ruth in their hands and they’re still loosing. The only people who know about Ohtani are the Japanese and hardcore baseball fans. ( I couldn’t care less ), but baseball is a dying sport. MLB doesn’t know s... about marketing.
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Who are the 5 better sides? Are England 6th? 5 better sides on paper? By performance? It sounds like you accept England are better than Germany. England also beat Croatia.
Lay the top 5 sides out for us. My take is that there are no outstanding sides in this tournament. England certainly aren’t outstanding either.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m not disagreeing with you. Just saying there are better teams out there. Add some ice to this hysteria. English arrogance knows no limits so I just wanted to remind people the English were lucky.
England played the whole tournament at home while other teams needed to travel thousands of miles. The group was easy and Croatia is... Croatia. Let’s be honest, they got to the WC final but what else.
( If you wanna talk about the front line of European football, ( with Belgium in recent years ) we’re talking about 8 teams. Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium and England. )
Today, imo, Italy, Belgium, France, Portugal and Spain are still better teams than England. Funny enough, after the group stage, England didn’t have to play against one of these teams to reach the final. Talk about being lucky.
But like I said, not always the best team wins, that’s why we love this sport.
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An easy group, “a Germany in transition”, Ukraine ( the only match played away... ), ... needed the extra time against Denmark / won with a controversial penalty ( it isn’t ). Not always the best team wins, that’s why we love this thing called football.
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... sorry to say, but England is not even among the top 5 teams in Europe.
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Things get “tricky” when English is not your native tongue and you’re not living in your home country. For those in that situation, I guess the right choice is to go with the universal language first ( if you’re fluent in it, that is ). The kids will learn the other 2 / 3 languages in a very natural way.
Thank you all for your answers.
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A(nother) warning for all of you foreigners living in Japan; make sure you really know your partner before you marry her. There’s many Japanese women who want cute mixed kids but without their mendokusai husbands.
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I knew this was coming. Not enough sleep, too many responsibilities ( for one person ) and an enormous amount of pressure ( ...good old Japanese way ) is asking too much. She’s not completely innocent or a victim since she has her own political ambitions, but being surrounded by incompetents and hypocritical greediness doesn’t help.
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Incredibly frustrating for the Portuguese to have a better team and still not being able to beat the Germans. For a number of reasons, starting with the coach. I believe they also have an inferiority complex when playing against Germany.
For those of us who love to watch football, it’s unfortunate that this Portuguese team has more than enough talent to produce spectacular plays and memorable matches but because of Fernando Santos, their true potential is stuck in a limbo.
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This is one of the reasons why there’s so many angry / unhappy people out there. This “work work work” mentality was never healthy. If we can have more people in a better mood, the world is going to be a better place.
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The “I’m sick of this weather, please let me stay home” day. June = 90 - 100% humid plus rain = worst weather of all time.
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Garigari-kun ... ... still going strong ... :)
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That Minegishi girl shaved her head a few years ago because of the no dating rule. Yeah, really old school. You really can’t say anything about it, it’s part of Japanese culture.
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............ places where perverts and nerds pay 7000 yen for a drink just so they can talk to a ( young ) girl that doesn’t give a d-mn about them – who’s gonna miss that. I won’t. Clean them all. Help/Support the girls.
Anything to stop the exploitation of young girls in Japan is a good thing.
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............ right, blame covid ... ignore all the other reasons why hundreds of thousands, I’ll dare to say millions of Japanese kids are unhappy and depressed. Kids aren’t supposed to be unhappy, but again, this is Japan; where there’s no such thing as facing reality, recognize that something is wrong with you and try to fix it. This goes for everybody, parents included.
... yeah, let’s ( just ) blame the pandemic...... it’s easy, right?
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... “tougher measures...”? nah... nobody,s impressed...
these people don’t know the meaning of the word tough...
business as usual...
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Two things. Kids can’t be kids in Japan ( too many strict rules ) and the “I’m better than you” culture ( if you don’t wanna be “left behind” (the end of the world for some Japanese), you have to pay for it ). Japanese are obsessed with being “successful“ ( whatever that means ), and being respected.
We see ourselves in our sons and daughters so we want them to be the best ... but(!) the most important thing is making sure they’re happy. Unfortunately, I think it’s safe to assume that their children s happiness is not the number one priority for many Japanese parents.
Changes need to start “from the top”. Younger politicians, younger CEO,s, younger teachers.
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For her it’s even better to search for a ‘kidnapper’ than to live any one more day longer at home together with a father (or family) she could not even chose and must obviously be much worse than any kidnapper could be. And don’t tell me that there’s governmental help or institutions for such young people where she could grow up safer or with more chances. There you are even more pushed to the edge and abused or harassed than by any kidnapper of which quite a percentage just want to offer temporary help and not what you might think.
... you know there’s a thing called being a teenager...
and...... “temporary help”; lmao...
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You gotta be kidding me .........
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Imho it won’t change a thing. Only time will tell but I don’t think these pseudo soe,s can make a difference. People getting vaccinated – that makes a difference.
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How low the level of Japanese football / J-League must be when a club keeps paying a 37 year old tons of money because of a name. I’ll say the same thing about American and Chinese football. These players can ”help these teams”, but that’s it. It doesn’t change the fact that their football will remain mediocre.
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