savethegaijin comments

Posted in: If the cool summer weather drags on, the economic pickup could possibly be less than expected. See in context

I mean, is that more important than all of the people not dying from heat-stroke? It's still plenty hot and will only get hotter as we get into August, don't worry you'll make up your beer sales then.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Tokyo sees record 18th straight day with little sunshine See in context

Ya'll better be knocking on wood cause as soon as August hit's you'll all be begging for mid 70's. Does no one else remember all the people dying every day last year because of the heat? At least I can go outside for now.

9 ( +15 / -6 )

Posted in: Hokkaido ski resort tackles growing tension between Japanese, foreign residents See in context

@Peeping_Tom

You can't reasonably expect temporary visitors to learn a language as intense as Japanese if they're only going to be here like 2 months a year. A comprehensive explanation of something as important as waste disposal in several foreign languages isn't a lot to ask for. This is such an easily fixable problem.

No one on the planet is going to learn Japanese just to visit. Or any language. Sorry that you don't like it but that's the real world. If they want temporary visitors to come then they need to make things like this as clear as day.

14 ( +33 / -19 )

Posted in: Hokkaido ski resort tackles growing tension between Japanese, foreign residents See in context

When you want that foreign $$ but don't want that foreign face.

Sometimes I feel like... look if you wanna shut yourself up North Korea style then just admit that. Just say that you only want to ever be around Japanese people. Don't literally go around the world with tourism campaigns about how welcoming Japan is to tourists when obviously the locals can't stand it. I mean seriously... 10% of your residents are foreigners over the course of one season. Do these people not have real problems in life? Get a grip.

25 ( +51 / -26 )

Posted in: How do you deal with summer fatigue in Japan? See in context

So far it's been pretty darn cool outside so we'll see next month.

Otherwise just don't go outside, really.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Seoul asylum See in context

That's literally not possible. Unless they're talking strictly about whole made Japanese products/brand... you're going to have components to nearly all electronics that are either made by Japanese companies, developed by Japanese companies or manufactured by Japanese companies abroad. I used to work in the development side of vehicle manufacturing and you'd be hard pressed to find any automobile in the world that doesn't have some component part that hasn't passed through a Japanese company. One way or another you're going to put money in the pockets of a Japanese company. This won't really hurt them, if that's the goal.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Posted in: Weightlifting better at reducing heart fat than aerobic exercise See in context

In general this is good to hear, but disheartening for me personally. Most of my young life I competed in elite gymnastics until I had a bad injury in my late teens where I essentially blew out 2 vertebrae and had to have my knee reconstructed. When I was pregnant with my daughter I developed Hashimoto's disease and it's wreaked absolute havoc on my body. I have a healthy diet and do around 5 hours of cardio a week just to keep myself somewhat healthy but I have more weight to lose before I would be comfortable in my own body again. I would love to weight train, I miss it so much... being strong and healthy. My doctors are always iffy about weight training or high impact training although it seems that it would have the most effect. There are few things as satisfying for me (personally) than a rough, powerful workout but I guess that's out of reach for me anymore. :/

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Posted in: What are some of your favorite holiday spots where you go to beat the heat in Japan? See in context

We've luckily got a place at Naeba Ski resort. Nobody is ever there in the summer save for the Fuji Rock Festival so its nice to enjoy a long weekend or a few days off up there here and there. Quick drive down to get groceries and some good local restaurants.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: Which of Japan's three mobile operators — NTT Docomo, SoftBank and KDDI — would you recommend and why? See in context

In terms of service (I've had all of the top three) I would say docomo is the fastest and generally the most reliable. They're all really pricy though so...

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Celebrating with sake, Japanese whalers bring ashore first catch See in context

Gross.

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

Posted in: Kyoto mayor posts letter to Kim Kardashian on Facebook,explaining what kimono really is See in context

Kim Kardashian is trash and I'm sure she's just too stupid to understand why it's offensive to try to trademark another culture's clothing (name, mind you) but CMON... Japan is the king of cultural appropriation in Asia, they literally don't have a leg to stand on in this fight. It's literally the pot calling the kettle black. This mayor is just trying to gain brownie points among his nationalistic base.

And every single person likening a garbage, pop-soup tabloid celebrity to the entirety of America is every bit as bad as Kim K. herself. In that case am I allowed to take the crap example of a Japanese person and hold them as the representative of your country? No? Cool, then you don't get to do it to mine either.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Posted in: Kyoto mayor posts letter to Kim Kardashian on Facebook,explaining what kimono really is See in context

He didn't have anything better to do? Must be nice.

-7 ( +10 / -17 )

Posted in: Average working hours of teachers in Japan longest in OECD survey See in context

@Ah_so

Teachers don't want it, kids don't want it and the parents don't either.

I dunno man, some of the Moms at my kid's school cannot stand when their children are home at all. Maybe because of the school my daughter is in but regularly some Moms complain that their kids are home on Saturdays because now they have to fill Saturday with extra curricular activities and it's really expensive. It doesn't seem to occur to them that a little boredom might do their kids some good. I'll never understand wanting to plan every second of your life out, at least take one day a week to just chill out and reset your brain ya know?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: M5.5 quake hits eastern Japan; no immediate damage reported See in context

Was on the way out the door with the kid to her bus stop and it felt like 2 completely different earthquakes, like a jumpy one followed by a rolling one. I’m out here in Hachioji and they said it was only a 2 but it felt a lot stronger than that tbh

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Posted in: Have your curry on the go with Haneda Airport’s new cup servings of 'Walking Curry' See in context

Besides that's just what you want right? Planes full of curry breath

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Posted in: Have your curry on the go with Haneda Airport’s new cup servings of 'Walking Curry' See in context

Japan: Don't eat while walking

Also Japan:

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Over-75s caused twice as many traffic fatalities as younger drivers in 2018: gov't report See in context

@since1981

The driving age in Japan is 18. So I would guess most of those fatal accidents were caused by people who have no car license but are driving like, mopeds when they're 16 so it's not surprising that that is the highest.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Posted in: Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed See in context

@redelmotalking

One of my direct family members is one of the higher ups at the JOC and he couldn't get us tickets. Only the very, very high up oyaji can pull like that here.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed See in context

All 9 of my immediate family (including myself) went in for several events for 4 tickets each and all of us were rejected for every event.

Damn.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Posted in: 34-year-old man arrested for assault after allegedly hugging 2 high school girls See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki

we males can understand that the whole "freezing" scenario is a serious possibility. So you don't need to keep telling us of such factors.

Reading the comments on this story would suggest otherwise.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan offers most paid leave for fathers in world, but few take it See in context

Boy I wonder just how quickly they would fire my husband if he even tried to take the leave. If we do have another child, I doubt he'll be able to take off enough time to watch our daughter just while I'm in the hospital.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Posted in: 34-year-old man arrested for assault after allegedly hugging 2 high school girls See in context

Look I know it's probably hard to understand if you're not regularly in situations like that. Especially if you're a woman that lives in an urban environment you have to deal with unwanted and sometimes aggressive sexual harassment regularly. Just think about it logically... theres is literally no reason for a 34 year old man to come up to a 16 year old and start hugging them. He's either crazy, which is potentially dangerous, or is a sexual deviant, which is also potentially very dangerous. If I were these girls I probably would have done the same thing. A 10 minute hug from an insane person is better than getting my throat slashed.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Posted in: 34-year-old man arrested for assault after allegedly hugging 2 high school girls See in context

They were probably just scared and were hoping he would eventually go away. I know this is still hard for some people to understand but if you are at a physical disadvantage and/or are unsure of the mental state of someone coming at you, sometimes the safest thing you can do (at least what might feel the safest at the time) is to just be as polite as possible and let them do what they're going to do. Sometimes fighting back can get you killed.

Once in a while I have to entertain the ramblings of this middle aged guy who walks around our neighborhood because he catches me when I'm walking home. Clearly he's got a mental issue and in a perfect world I could tell him to leave me alone, that he's scarring me and I don't walk him to talk to me anymore. But I don't know what he would do if I said that. Crazy people snap all the time and I don't want to get stabbed because I didn't smile and nod while he talked about his dog that died 30 years ago every week. I'm a reasonably athletic person but I'm only 5'3 and he could easily overpower me if he wanted to.

Why is this so impossible for people to understand? Nearly all men can physically overpower nearly all women, full stop. So yeah, sometimes women have to pick their battles to protect themselves. Sometimes we have to sacrifice sticking up for ourselves just to stay safe. Deal with it and stop blaming women for not wanting to escalate an already potentially dangerous situation.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

@Alex Einz

Yeah I bet that happened.

Are you actually claiming that a bunch of preschoolers are standing so far into the street that they block it to the point no one else can use it? Ridiculous. Absolutely made up nonsense that anyone with a child can see right through.

30 minute hangout? Really? I've been doing this for three years and never once, not even one single time in 3 years has the wait time for a youchien bus been 30 minutes.

We get it, you don't like children, you don't like parents. Fine. That's your right. Do you. But you're just obviously making up nonsense now and it's not even worth responding to anymore.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Man pushed onto train tracks by commuter angry at his listening to loud music See in context

What is with people getting unreasonably angry at minor social faux pas? Maybe the guy didn't know his headphones were that loud? Even if he was just being disrespectful why would your next reaction be to try and kill the guy?

And why didn't anyone else try and stop the guy from kicking the other guy in the face when he was trying to get off the tracks? The man easily could have died.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

@Strangerland

I see what you're saying in general but if we're going to make assumptions about the article, why not assume that the children did absolutely nothing wrong at all, and the guy is just a violent nutcase? Why give the guy threatening preschoolers the benefit of the doubt? I've lived in Japan for like a decade and I could count the amount of completely unruly young children on a single hand. I see overreacting, entitled, angry and mentally unstable old people here all the time. I can only go off what the article says and take the man at his word. I can sympathize with someone who is annoyed at excessive noise but the second you threaten threaten innocent children with violence you immediately lose my sympathy.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

I don't understand people's confusion here.

By the guy's own admission he threatened to attack small children because they were 'raising their voices'. He said it himself, his own words. There is zero ambiguity.

Are people sympathizing with this guy really reading the article? Do they really think this is defensible?

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

@The Original Wing

Are you honestly saying you think there are situations which justify threatening preschoolers?

And yeah, I think if you're going to threaten a 4 year old with violence at bare minimum you're a stupid, bitter, hateful human being.

What needs to be assumed here? Preschoolers don't hang out at the bus stop by themselves. I have a daughter in preschool and even if the bus is extremely late we're only waiting there 10 minutes max and that hardly ever happens. It's a bus stop, you get on you get off, that's it. Even if for some reason you're hanging around because you have to talk to another parent, you're obviously standing next to a road, you're not going to stay very long. Even if they were standing there for 30 minutes each time (which literally never happens), we're talking about an hour a day of a handful of children laughing and talking that angered this man soooooo much that he wanted to physically attack them. There is no two sides to this.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: 71-year-old arrested over threat to attack 'noisy' kindergarteners See in context

@Alex Einz

You must be joking. You think it's okay for a man to sue a preschool because a few of the kids are noisy for a couple minutes every day? I assume you're just a miserable troll but either way you should seek help for your anger issues.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Posted in: Pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35A jet crash See in context

I assume they have some sort of evidence that it was vertigo, otherwise it would be irresponsible to say so.

That being said, I always thought vertigo was just being dizzy... until about a year ago when I turned over to get out of bed and had an episode of it. It came on all at once and I felt like I had rolled out of a speeding car onto the freeway... the world was spinning so fast and I didn't have the ability to understand what was going on - then a few moments into it I was violently, violently throwing up stomach acid. Honestly the pain of my abdominal muscles desperately trying to evacuate my stomach felt like labor contractions in reverse. After like 20 seconds which felt like 20 minutes I couldn't even function for the rest of the day because I was so nauseous and out of it. My doctor said it can happen if you roll over too quickly/awkwardly and it was nothing worry about. It's LITERALLY no joke. I can understand why it would bring down even the most well trained pilot.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.