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Posted in: Train inspired by mega-hit anime 'Demon Slayer' begins limited run See in context

Lots of older looking people in this big crowd. I mean, I don't judge them for liking anime still, but isn't this more geared toward the youths?

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Posted in: Survey finds only 23% of vehicles stop for pedestrians at crosswalks See in context

When my family/friends come to Japan for the first time, it's one of the first things I always stress to them multiple times, "They will NOT stop for you on the roads here".

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Posted in: ICU doctor expects long battle against coronavirus See in context

Is this the only hospital that will talk to the press?

St Marianna was also in the BBC talking about their response.

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Posted in: Japan's child population falls for 39th straight year to record low See in context

@tmarie,

Absolutely agree with you. That's the problem. Men here think childcare is all on the women. It takes two to tango. What, bringing in the new life for 9 months wasn't enough, we also have to take care of them by ourselves. How selfish you are thinking that way. Not to mention women have their own careers they want to have but have to choose between one or the other.

Because men think women should be slaves here, no wonder people aren't marrying or having children.

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Posted in: Fan fun See in context

What ARE those costumes?...and why...

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Posted in: A tax raise of 1 yen per cigarette could generate more than 100 billion yen. See in context

@wakarimasen,

People eating hamburgers in the same vicinity doesn't affect me. People smoking affect everyone in the vicinity (and smoke has a laaaarge vicinity).

I hate having to be a part of your bad habit. You and other smokers are selfish and unsympathetic to the people around you who have to breathe in your hazardous stink.

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Posted in: ANA apologizes over racial stereotyping in new TV commercial See in context

The comments from the Japanese on Yahoo news is certainly disheartening. To sum up, some comments: Japan does this kind of humor all the time and that Westerners have no right to complain/claim racism all the time when Japanese are depicted by Korean actors in movies or as ninja or samurai, or when they are portrayed with glasses and buck teeth. Also, comments such as, "If you don't like it don't come to Japan" were prevalent.

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/cm/main?d=20140120-00000038-jij_afp-bus_all&s=lost_points&o=desc&p=2

I haven't seen overtly racist portrayals of Japanese in a long time. Korean actors playing Japanese is probably because of human resource issues. That being said, I don't mind at all if another nationality plays the part of an American (aka: many Brits who play American actors). To me, that's not racist at all. I also think it's harder for the Japanese to claim they are not racist when they are such a xenophobic and homogenous country. They seem to have no problem or cannot grasp why this is seen as offensive, and that's probably due to being such a homogenous country.

Lastly, it's interesting to note that when comparing Japantoday comments with the Japanese comments the Japanese seemed much more outraged at the call of racism than Westerners at the content of the CM. How silly.

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