If this is true and it sounds like it is, then it’s one of the most cringey things that had ever happened. For both countries. Blech.
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Not really sure what you're getting at, I didn't mention genocide. In fact forced assimilation is a pretty darn good way to explain it. I take it then that you are all in favor of the forced assimilation of indigenous peoples then?
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The complaints the Ainu have against the Japanese government are legitimate. It doesn't matter what happened to other native peoples across the world in this context. If someone cuts off your hand I doubt it's a comfort to you that someone half a world a way had their entire leg cut off.
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Is this an Onion article
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@OssanAmerica and @Pepping_Tom
If this article were about any of those countries, I'd have much more to say about their own histories. But it's not, so I didn't. Not sure what's confusing about that?
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Good thing you waited until you almost completely wiped them out culturally and genetically first :/ good grief
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This seems like an every day news story now. I'm pretty sure it's just coincidence but it's becoming very painful to read the news these days. Poor child. Poor children.
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The news is really getting me down these days
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Lonely, cruel people hate seeing others be kind or happy. It reminds them of their own misery.
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I wonder how you would feel if someone said the same thing about your grandfather or grandmother.
I love my grandparents to death but there's absolutely no way I would trust them to run a country. My Grandmother is only 69 and she can barely work a cell phone. Sorry. Certain professions require sharp, youthful minds if not bodies and someone pushing 80 is unlikely to have either.
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I won't say all doctors here, since my favorite doctor in the world is an old Japanese man and he's been a literally God send to me and my family... but there's some here that should really update their medical practices.
My local doctor just diagnosed me with asthma a few days ago after a few years of random bouts of coughing and wheezing, bronchitis every few months, etc. That should have been a really bloody easy diagnosis looking back. I should trust my own instincts more than I do now, I think.
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Give me my husband back from work at least 2-3 hours a day and maybe you'll get another baby from us.
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Turns out I did remember incorrectly above, seems like he didn't say elderly women should hurry up and die, he said all elderly sick people. My bad.
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I'm all for sharing cultures and and putting your own spin on foreign holidays... but Japan always seems to take western holidays, turn them into something else, and then complain about what they've turned them into. Same for Halloween (all these foreigners and their violent halloween street parties... what?), same for Christmas (it's discrimination against single men for not having enough money to spend on a date for Christmas imposed on us by foreign imperialists... what?) and now Valentines Day. It's not a gift if it's obligatory ffs. God help us if Easter ever becomes a big thing here, I wonder what weird and costly celebration it will turn into and how foreigners will then be blamed for that. C'mon Japan I love you but stahppp you don't need Valentines day, you already essentially turned Christmas into Valentine's day just leave it at that.
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Aso said that the elderly should "hurry up and die". He's now calling himself "strange".
Dementia coming for the 78 years old Taro ?*
Actually, and I could be remembering incorrectly, but I think he said that elderly women need to hurry up and die.
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You don't say
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That, is a great photo.
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About a quarter of the nensho kids at my daughters school are out with it. I get my daughter the vaccine every year and she's never gotten it (knock on wood). I usually get it every year and I tried so hard to get it this year from October but every doctor I went to was out. From October. So either there's a REAL shortage of these things or theres actually a lot of people getting them.
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Birth control. Giving women control of their own bodies and future is always a start. Especially for country's with emerging economies.
Free or nearly free education, from pre-k through to university.
Secular governments would also help, world wide.
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Oh man, this was really close to my old house. This is terrible. Thank god the baby survived.
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Poor woman. This is horrific. I wonder why she felt she had to go to work when she was that sick? Oh wait...
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That's a pretty large proportion of people contracting the flu despite being vaccinated. There's always a chunk of vaccinated people that get it because it wasn't covered by the vaccine or they were vaccinated after they contracted the virus, etc... but 5% of all of the residents (a vaccinated population) dying in 2 weeks is excessive. Must be a really nasty subtype. RIP.
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Yeah the teacher shouldn't have hit him and should be punished.
Also I'm not shedding any tears for this little brat.
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That's what you want during the height of flu season, train food.
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On the fence with this one. It's definitely good to preserve history, as a reminder for future generations. I also imagine that it's hard to have that constantly around if you lived through it. Not to mention it probably could bring, down the line, tourism... and there's nothing I despise more than disaster porn.
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First, it's probably not Banksy.
Second, imagine... just imagine if it was and the entire old geezer population in Japan had him arrested for vandalization. One of the world's most famous artists. Okay so he drew on your door, congratulations your door is now worth a fortune. It's a damn painting. Prepare to be hated by the world.
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Sometimes being too nice is a little weird. Fun story, when I was like 19 a guy I worked with asked me on a date, he was generally nice so I said yes but I had been rear ended by someone a few days earlier and my back bumper was really damaged and hanging off the car so I told him I couldn't drive there so we'd meet at my friends house. No problem. But on the day of the date I came out of the apartment complex late morning and the entire bumper was REPLACED and the back lights were changed and polished up and he left a note saying he had hired someone to fix my car so I wouldn't have to worry about driving to the date. It was a really nice thought but I didn't tell him where I lived (I guess it wouldn't be too hard to find, but still) and whoever fixed it had to have done it over night in the parking lot??? Plus I can't imagine what it cost? I told him I appreciated it and I tried to pay him for it but he refused. I felt so bad I still went on the date but it was really uncomfortable and awkward because it felt like I owed him something. There was no second date and work was really awkward until I left like 8 months later.
So maybe keep it light fellas. (shrug)
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