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Posted in: Japanese high school kids average 12% correct answers in English oral test See in context

If they would stop teaching English to every kid, then only kids that are interested in English --as a subject-- will learn it later, and excel at it. The terrible testing, teaching materials, and lousy teachers are working, the 12% is obviously their reward

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Posted in: Japanese high school kids average 12% correct answers in English oral test See in context

I'm at work and reading an "English" email from a Japanese company right now. I have no idea what they're saying or mean. Coworkers have no idea either. It's such a waste of time, then they get all upset when asked again, This is supposedly a professional company, it's sad

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Posted in: Japanese high school kids average 12% correct answers in English oral test See in context

Japan should stop teaching English. They are clearly terrible at it and it just ruins Japanese by replacing their own language with an Engrish creole no one understands. To save Japanese they must stop teaching English

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Posted in: 6-year-old boy wakes up to find his parents dead in the house See in context

kid is pretty young, no reason to assume he's damaged/scarred

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Posted in: Japanese eateries in China fear ruin as Fukushima water discharge looms See in context

also countries will just start banning Japanese products since they can't be sure the label is the truth

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Posted in: Japanese eateries in China fear ruin as Fukushima water discharge looms See in context

what do they expect? Of course there are consequences

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Posted in: Japan says North Korea threat more serious than ever See in context

For realzies? Or isn't NK continuing to ignore Japan while its right-wing tries to make political hay out of it?

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Posted in: Japan records steepest population decline while number of foreign residents hits new high See in context

Japan needs to accept dual citizenship otherwise there's no reason to move there

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Posted in: Japan issues heatstroke alerts as temperatures soar See in context

Long theorized in anime, Japan needs to start building its cities downward to escape the hotter and hotter climate. It already has all the subway infrastructure

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Posted in: Turkey unblocks Sweden NATO bid, setting stage for summit See in context

Thanks to Putin making everyone feel unsafe, NATO will keep increasing.

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Posted in: 1 year on, Abe assassination leaves behind crucial issues in Japan See in context

This should have brought down the LDP government due to their corruption with the church. Killing someone was wrong but it has opened up the curtains a bit to reveal their true affiliations. Japan is really a mess politically so they are woefully unprepared for change

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Posted in: World Heritage temple in Nara vandalized by visiting foreign teen See in context

Quite mortified that it was a Canadian kid. You have to be a special kind of dumbass to do this if you're from my country. Usually we have an outward view of the world and respect things. Something went wrong here

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Posted in: Kishida keen to deepen ties with 3 Middle Eastern nations on energy See in context

ridiculous especially when Japan has plenty of renewable energy, but they interfere with the brown envelopes. It's incredible to think how far advanced Japan would really be if it wasn't for corruption and these oyagis

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Posted in: South Korean market tests seafood to dispel Fukushima radiation fears See in context

it's bioaccumulative, so what is one fish going to prove?

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Posted in: Japanese finance minister warns against excessive yen weakening See in context

oh boy they're going to have a meeting! lots and lots of meetings!

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Posted in: 22-year-old man arrested over murder of 18-year-old ex-girlfriend in Yokohama See in context

Poor girl RIP

Lessons in relationship maturity would go a long way in possibly preventing anger leading to murder, but it may not have helped in this extreme case.

Nice of him to turn himself in. Do they have self service sentencing as well?

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Posted in: Japanese researchers develop robot arms to unlock creativity See in context

yikes, even more scary stuff... how about we try to be human instead? the robot fantasy has to end

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Posted in: Pilot, 4 passengers of Titan submersible are dead, U.S. Coast Guard says See in context

at that depth and at that pressue, a catastrophic implosion would mean the air in the capsule would have heated up to the temperature of the sun, and the capsule pancaked by the water in all of 30 milliseconds, according to one estimate. They died instantly. RIP

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Posted in: 5 dead after bus collides with truck in Hokkaido See in context

Sad news. I wonder if the truck driver fell asleep?

Yes you're correct.

Shouldn't the headline be "truck collides with bus in Hokkaido"

Better yet "truck ploughs into bus"

Hello JT:

Headline could have just been collision between a bus and truck to be neutral, to not indicate who hit who, but by saying bus collides with truck, that indicates in English word order that it was the bus's action upon the truck, thus the bus's fault. Which from the article and photo are clearly not the case.

Of three possible sentences, the wrong English one was chosen, and would need to switch the words bus and truck around to match the story correctly.

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Posted in: Top executive quits Nissan in new leadership turmoil See in context

better to leave than have your rival get the police to put you in jail for a year without charge

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Posted in: Japan earmarks ¥15 tril for developing hydrogen energy to cut emissions See in context


That's a big reversal. What changed

hydrogen requires the same oil/gas energy playas so nothing has changed. Japan keeps refusing to use its renewable resources

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Posted in: Huge price hike for Japan Rail Pass triggers huge drop in foreign travelers who’ll buy it See in context

Nothing says go away quite like a 65-69% price gouge

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Posted in: Japanese firms invest ¥10 bil in British floating nuclear plant project See in context

It is believed that building nuclear plants offshore will make them less vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunami and also less costly than land-based plants.

Really? That's the takeaway here? It's so it can spew its waste directly into the ocean! Give it up already

Japan seems bent on doing literally anything but develop its own extensive renewable resources

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Posted in: Chinese money pours into Japan-focused funds, triggering risk warnings See in context

Should ban it before it's too late. Tying your future to China is a losing game

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Posted in: Canada will keep training Ukrainian soldiers, maybe pilots: Trudeau See in context

We've been training Ukrainians for months and it has had direct benefit. No wonder the Russian apologists keep attacking Canada

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Posted in: G7 leaders likely to focus on war in Ukraine, tensions in Asia at summit in Hiroshima See in context

dang our Canadian Imperialism.. the hockey, the maple syrup, it's all ours

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Posted in: Sauerkraut or sardines? Hiroshima's 'okonomiyaki' goes global for G7 summit See in context

a maple syrup-infused Canadian version

we are slowly taking over the world!

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Posted in: Snap election after G7 summit unclear despite PM popularity rebound See in context

that would be ageism

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Posted in: Japan hopes G7 leaders will show 'strong' resolve to defend international order See in context

well, that can't include China

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