thepersoniamnow comments

Posted in: 5 lies to help you get out of Japan’s dreaded end-of-the-year office parties See in context

I don’t think there’s any “excuse” that won’t look like an excuse, especially if you have done it before. You can always say you don’t drink alcohol anymore and go for a bit then leave. If I wanted to socialize and it was good for my life and job I would stay.

If it made no difference as a Japanese American I’d just pull the gaijin card on myself and say “hey see ya” and everyone would probably just be like “ahhh those gaijin boys”....lol

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Posted in: Do you enjoy spending Christmas in Japan? See in context

If you like living in Japan, then why wouldn’t you? But if Xmas makes you nostalgic for home and the Christmas of your childhood then I’d get that too totally.

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Posted in: Experts question Tokyo medical school's reasoning behind gender bias See in context

What’s amazing to me is the amount of mothers and women who defend this action to me. And it’s always the same...”Women don’t want careers, so it’s understandable that the institution put men first”.

In Japan things don’t change because half the women are in the old men’s club.

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Posted in: 42 people injured in Sapporo restaurant explosion See in context

What a horrible tragedy.

So many people and families are completely devastated today. Really makes me want to appreciate each day and time(s) with fam and friends.

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Posted in: Dementia puts financial assets of elderly at risk in Japan See in context

Sf2k

I think there’s elements of truth to what you say, but imo you took it way literally and one dimensionally. Have you seen the links between a high soy diet and Dementia for example? It’s scary when you look into it.

In any case, let’s have moderation and stay healthy.

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Posted in: Dementia puts financial assets of elderly at risk in Japan See in context

Fraud will abound!

Where theres weakness, bad humans will exploit it. Protect your family!

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Posted in: China urges Japan to ensure rights of 2 detained in shrine protest See in context

smithinjapan

Apparantly you arent well versed in Yasukuni either. Only a tiny part of it has to do with WWII. Its very very old.

And the cemetarys and National monuments in your nation celebrate the death of those you conquered too! And many “right wing” soldiers go there to pay respects (or be nationalist and offensive according to you).

Can I get an Amen?

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Posted in: China urges Japan to ensure rights of 2 detained in shrine protest See in context

Japan should just further alienate themselves from totalitarian regimes and other neighboring Muslim and human rights abusing nations by showing more tolerance, not torturing or imprisoning foreigners who do silly things like this, and just let them go on a blacklist.

Yes Akie, we need not upset our neighbors by taking the high road. You all can keep your censorship, mind control, and dictatorships. If you value money over freedom...well ok.

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Posted in: Chinese basketball fans shock with Nanjing massacre death chant See in context

Uhhh why is this news? Next!

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Posted in: Foreign tourists in Japan set to hit record high 30 mil in 2018 See in context

Am very grateful for the money, internationalism, and gradually...understanding that this hopefully brings. As for the Ojisans who mutter racist things cause they no longer can sit on the train like before...well too bad buddy.

As a Japanese American, these days I do get treated like a tourist more often which is kinda frustrating, but only if is let it be.

Peace, and come again! :D

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Posted in: Moon calls for 'restrained' language with Japan over wartime forced labor row See in context

Hypocritical as he was very inflammatory towards Japan earlier when it suited his politics.

Moon is trying to bring the North and South closer. I foresee both Koreas tagging along with China in the coming years as Japan, India, and other South East Asian nations balance it out.

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Posted in: Officer on duty was watching porn on smartphone when prisoner escaped from police station See in context

Ahhh, but was it censored porn??

If not...lock up that rule breaker. Pixels or nothing brother!

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Posted in: Ninjas 'sneak' into Abe's office to ask for tourism promotion See in context

Brian Wheway

LOL dude! Your the only person on earth who took Abe’s lame joke literally.

Im dying here...

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Posted in: Ninjas 'sneak' into Abe's office to ask for tourism promotion See in context

Hey for all those who think its cheesy and stupid (raises hands), its working! Japan is having record tourism and the ninja thing is actually working too.

”The work of nationalists...”

Cmon Alfie, have some substance behind your bashing.

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Posted in: MSDF punishes senior official who paid for sex with 30 minors See in context

Ahhh I see.

So you endorse sex with minors by not punishing this guy?

Thats exactly what you are doing! He would be named and shamed and put in cuffs for taking money but not for taking advantage of young kidz?

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Posted in: Ninjas 'sneak' into Abe's office to ask for tourism promotion See in context

Obviously Abe has a sense of humor.

Just not a very good one.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'The guy I met online wants to go on a trip together. Should I say yes?' See in context

sensei258

You have a point, but thats not fact across the board. Many many peeps these days that aren’t married are on dating sites.

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Posted in: Foreign couple detained after newspaper set on fire at Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Well if you do silly little things you may have to pay the silly little price. I’m sure they will be given a heroes welcome back home.

So send em back! China would probably beat and torture a Japanese who did the equivalent.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'The guy I met online wants to go on a trip together. Should I say yes?' See in context

Kohakuebisu

If she’s thirteen I highly recommend the talk is given tonight. She’s already likely been approached many times in school.

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Posted in: Exploitation, overwork a scourge in seedy world of 'chika idols' See in context

Dadude

I’m Japanese American, was born here, but thanks for the local rundown.

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Posted in: Exploitation, overwork a scourge in seedy world of 'chika idols' See in context

Aly

Probably was the best decision you’ve ever made.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'The guy I met online wants to go on a trip together. Should I say yes?' See in context

Why dont you just meet for coffee once genius, before ending up in a hotel room? LOL!

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Posted in: Panel proposes mass evacuation of coastal areas if mega quake hits See in context

Good morning everyone. Whats this? 70-80% chance within the next 20-30 years?

Thats a pretty harsh way to live with that sword dangling over your head. Maybe I won’t buy any property, save as much as possible, live in a quake proof building, and know where to run in a tsunami?

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Posted in: Exploitation, overwork a scourge in seedy world of 'chika idols' See in context

Well if you won’t protect your own then who will? Shameful that this is widespread and not slammed and shut down.

The bully culture here is ridiculous!

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Posted in: Japan seeks 1st aircraft carrier to deploy stealth fighters See in context

Here we go...

The next phase in Japan re arming.

I don’t like this side of humanity, but you cannot be weak and dependant on others on this planet.

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Posted in: Former Canadian diplomat detained in China See in context

Wow, now its getting nasty.

This whole story has a smelly underside to it that is not being talked about.

When governments start vehemently standing up for particular citizens, you know somethings up.

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Posted in: Abe says he is aiming for constitution change by 2020 See in context

Yubaru

And how did that go? I’m not being sarcastic, I’m asking.

What I meant, was that imo there was no way the USA would allow it before, but now its promoted as a concept.

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Posted in: All 9 private-sector execs of state-backed fund to resign over 'too high pay' dispute See in context

Corruption its finest form I guess.

But this kind of skimming off the top is acceptable, not regretable, even good.

Welcome to Japan.

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Posted in: Abe says he is aiming for constitution change by 2020 See in context

Ultimately Japan must be a fully self governed nation.

At the moment, if you look at post WWII till present, I would say that Japan has gradually regained much of its sovereignty, but is still a dependant on the USA. I don’t think Japan could have talked about changing the constitution 20 years ago innmore peaceful times.

The USA cannot tell us what to do forever, and Japan 2.0 will emerge.

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Posted in: The powers given to police and prosecutors to incarcerate suspects during an investigation without charging them are unique in the developed world See in context

Not “unique”, but more like “unevolved, ancient, and unchanged” while other countries modernize their mentality.

Also the fault of the people as they don’t expect or demand more from their government.

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