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Posted in: Japan reports 31,747 new coronavirus cases See in context

That's it? Must be holiday numbers... can't possibly decreased by a factor of 10 in a single day...

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Posted in: If you thought this summer's heat waves were bad, a new study has some disturbing news See in context

We got lucky this year in Japan (lucky?) that the rainy season was off... Most of the most humid heat was through July and early August. At least right now it's bearable heat and it looks like it will remain that way for a while.

Every sports day my daughter has ever had (except this year) has been in early October and in the low 30's. Today didn't even break 30 which is amazing for August.

Of course now that I've said that I'm sure I've doomed next year to be 35+ again until the end of September.

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Posted in: Study on serotonin and depression sparks fierce debate See in context

I promise you I would not be alive today if it were not for SSRIs.

I went from writing out my will, selling my old things, suicde notes and self harm from being stable enough to get out of bed and take my first breath of fresh air in over 2 months because of antidepressants.

Of course they're overprescribed. Maybe we're not even entirely sure how they work, but they save lives, and not only mine.

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Posted in: Japanese government steps up efforts to care for women who miscarry See in context

I got very cruelly criticized by my first OBGYN for not coming in when I miscarried because I could have potentially "saved my baby". Basically blamed me to my face for losing a very wanted child and told me to be more responsible.

It was Sunday. Start to finish was over in a horrifying 30 minutes. And I went in Monday and waited for 5 hours because I didn't have an appointment. To be yelled at.

I have never, ever, had a good experience with an OBGYN or midwife here. One time its unfortunate, two times it's bad luck, 3, 4, 5, on and on... the system is broken. I've had 3 total miscarriages, two in the first trimester, one in the second. A healthy child afterwards. I was treated like absolute sh*t every single time.

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Posted in: Malaysia Airlines implements baggage reporting and tracking solution See in context

Maybe a plane tracking system first........

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Posted in: Asahi Beer abolishes 'image girl' spokesmodel position, ending practice at big four brewers See in context

I didn't know so many people based their beer preferences on a picture of a half naked woman. You do know theres millions of naked women on the internet right? You can drink whatever beer tastes best to you, right?

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Posted in: App developed to automatically delete children's nude selfies See in context

I just experienced every possible negative emotion reading this headline...

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion See in context

Yet another reason I unfortunately can't move back to my home country.

Cannot possibly subject my daughter to a world where she would be forced to give birth in any scenario.

Absolutely disgusting.

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Posted in: If you live in Japan, when you visited family or friends overseas (in pre-corona days), did you take your shoes off before entering their home, as you would in Japan? See in context

Yeah.

But I also did before that, my entire life. As did most of my friend's families as well.

Japan is not the only place that does this.

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Posted in: Couple arrested for leaving 2 children unattended while they played pachinko; 1 child dies See in context

So, mathematically... shes at most 17, meaning her first child was born when she was 15, possibly pregnant at 14... to a man in his 30's...

Excuse me?

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Posted in: Putin likens himself to Peter the Great; British, Moroccan foreign fighters sentenced death See in context

so then he admits this is all just an 18th century style land grab...

what happened to the Nazi storyline

you know what nevermind

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Posted in: Ex-Tokyo Olympics chief Mori displeased at backlash over sexist remarks See in context

Ah the Japanese national past-time, back tracking on apologies.

Just go enjoy your retirement old man. You're obviously ridiculously out of touch.

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Posted in: Australian KFC customers clucking mad over lettuce-cabbage switch See in context

wow

what petulant little babies, just don't eat it

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Posted in: 740,000 Moderna doses scrapped due to expiration in 27 Japanese cities See in context

I got my booster last week... first two doses were Pfizer, then I got omicron and I just got the Moderna booster. I was the only person at the vaccination site, it was strange. They had tons of workers, nurses and like 5 doctors but I was the only person that came in or out the whole 25 minutes I was there. It was weird. I also got pretty sick the next day but all well and good now. I would say they've either over ordered or just nobody wants a booster. Shrug.

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Posted in: Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision See in context

The winner is almost always contentious and based on one bias or another.

At least this time it's a feel good sort of bias. shrug

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Posted in: 99 islands See in context

99 islands but a beach ain't one

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Posted in: Japan’s most popular beers, according to 70 million customers See in context

Also I just realized that there's only one non-Japanese beer on the list and it's Budweiser of all things.

If you're going to drink a stereotypical American beer why not pick Blue Moon... at least it has a flavor.

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Posted in: Japan’s most popular beers, according to 70 million customers See in context

In my experience, as long as it's at least 25% foam (head) then the Japanese will love it.

Questionable but hey, do you Japan.

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Posted in: How to ease your way into wearing an 'edgy' black mask in Japan See in context

Is this real life? Are adults really this childish?

Just wear a black mask. You don't need someone to hold your hand while you do it.

Nobody cares what color mask you wear except maybe your boss.

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Posted in: How religious would you say Japanese people are? See in context

In a day to day sense, not really, but my mother in law makes me throw handfuls of salt and her when she goes to visit her relatives graves or goes to a funeral (which happens a lot).

Also when I was pregnant she made me clean all the bathrooms in our house. She gave a religious reason for it but 9 years later I'm still annoyed by it lol

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Posted in: Ukraine accuses Russia of massacre; city strewn with bodies See in context

If you support this perhaps you should take a bloody good look in the mirror.

Civilians, hands tied behind their backs, battered and bruised with their bodies dumped in the streets.

Someone's father, someone's son, a best friend who surely celebrated the winter holidays with family only to be dumped like moerugomi on the streets a few months later.

Enjoy the comfort of your warm beds tonight collaborateurs. Could be any of us tomorrow.

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Posted in: Sri Lanka trainee takes maternity leave, gives birth in Japan See in context

If ever you had a lofty, fluffy, lovey, cutsie idea about what Japan is like...

The child could be sent home soon...

Isn't that sweet?

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Posted in: Man arrested after crashing car into Foreign Ministry building See in context

@hiro

bad quality, good composition tho

bright side

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Posted in: Man arrested after crashing car into Foreign Ministry building See in context

good composition in the photo though

too tired to read the article

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Posted in: Period poverty lowers quality of life; women in 20s hit harder: study See in context

@zichi

Average number of pads used per cycle 4-5.

No no... that's per day, if you use pads. Plenty of women can't depending on what they're doing in a day as pads don't allow for certain clothes/activities.

I'd say if you have a light/regular period it's about 2000 yen a month-ish. Menstrual products are not only pads fellas. Probably at least two days of painkillers for your average woman as well.

Meanwhile I bled heavily for 18 months, every day when my daughter was just 2 years old, and required very expensive medication, hormones, weekly blood tests for iron levels, etc., supplements... because I have endometriosis... a surprisingly common and horrifically painful disease. Luckily I had the funds and a decent amount of support. Most people don't. If I only had 150000 yen a month to pay for everything in my life I would not have even remotely been able to afford even 1/4 of the menstrual products I required just to be able to leave the bloody house every day.

We get it bros, you can do basic math. Yeah if you have an exceedingly simple cycle and absolutely no mitigating factors you're probably looking at a 15$ a month expense. If you're conservatively one of the 25% of women who don't fall into this category then it's way more. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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Posted in: Netflix plans to start charging some customers more to share their accounts with people who aren’t in the same household in an effort to crack down on unauthorized password exchanges. What do you think of this? See in context

uh everyone who uses my Netflix does live in my house but during the week my sister in law lives at an apartment closer to her work... are they going to charge me when she's using it and she's not home?

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Posted in: Ukraine says Russia stepping up shelling of residential areas See in context

only if Kyiv ceases hostilities

Rather rich statement, given the fact it's the Russians who have invaded.

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Posted in: It's all about legs See in context

As long as no one is around me I will happily cross my legs. It's kind of common sense not to invade the personal space of others, isn't it? I don't see a problem with it unless people are sitting next to you.

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher under fire after selling students’ personal info online See in context

Suspended?

He should be in jail, full stop. What kind of disgusting person would pay for the personal information of elementary school children? It could only be for reasons that none of us even dare speaking about, obviously. Suspended?? For putting small children at risk like that? Pure insanity.

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Posted in: Depending where you live in Japan, to what extent have you been complying with the Japanese government's request to observe anti-coronavirus measures during the current quasi-state of emergency? See in context

@vaxatharian

I probably should have been more clear. If you get covid and it's serious or you are forcibly quarantined in a hotel, you are screwed. The odds of getting help in either situation are slim, apparently, given the amount of people quarantined at home who should be hospitalized. That's far more terrifying to me than covid.

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