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Posted in: Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country See in context

A tad hysterical of a headline.

In general Japan is a very polite place to interact. Obviously some people are rude.

Theres all kinds of rude of course too. Some people change when driving, when they are a customer, after drinking etc. I agree that older entitled people are the worst in general.

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Posted in: Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics See in context

sumikonagoya

Yeah I share cigarettes and beers with him man. Do you feel less inclined to judge us now?

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Posted in: Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics See in context

Theres the same old man outside my station. I’m moving soon downtown, but I’ve seen him here for 8 years.

Rain or shine, summer or winter, he’s there in the elements talking to himself. I have never seen a single city employee or public administrator acknowledge him.

Usually picking up discarded cigarettes and looking through trash, I imagine he would have to become a statistic before the city lifts a finger.

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Posted in: Court orders disclosure of phone number over online defamation See in context

Excuse me, and the inflammatory comments were that the bosses are “fat and flabby?”

And they are all going to courts now? Have these three and the judge perhaps all gone to elementary school together and been fighting ever since?

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Posted in: Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics See in context

The scary reality that without a family or safe net, you will be end up dying on the street if you can’t generate cash flow.

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Posted in: The surprising truth about cheating on one's partner in Japan See in context

Personally I think the western “off with his or her heads”, cheating is the worst crime ever mentality is the backward one.

Men and Women that are adults can work this out on their own reasoning

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Posted in: Japan, UK discuss handover of 3 robbery suspects despite no extradition treaty See in context

Wobot

If they would not get a fair trial (aka CG) then yeah ok.

But if they are a gang of thugs who beat up people and steal then why should they not face justice? Even if the punishment is harsher than at home.

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Posted in: Japan, UK discuss handover of 3 robbery suspects despite no extradition treaty See in context

Kay I’m Japanese American, have lived in 5 continents...

Japan’s justice system is not third world or worse like so many of you claim.

Thats so ridiculous, and I am a firm believer that its backwards and unfair. But if you think you would rather be in another Asian jail or any place in Africa or South America...my god would you ever be counting ur blessings in Japan.

Lets get a little context here please.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

Since the majority of people here will agree with them it won’t be a big issue here I feel.

Everyone is used to corporate and white collar corruption and that outsiders or average citizen are treated totally differently.

But since rules, order, and the group are more important than human rights, individuality, etc, squat will occur from this.

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Posted in: Apologetic ex-ministers, lawmakers keep quiet on details of scandals See in context

Personally I’d like to know what the punishment for failing to bow and mutter is.

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Posted in: Apologetic ex-ministers, lawmakers keep quiet on details of scandals See in context

It is highly regrettable that we got caught. Personally I’d like to know what the punishment for failing to bow and mutter is.

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Posted in: Survey ranks Japanese prefectures by how much people want to continue living there See in context

Home is where the heart is, can be happy anywhere (or so I hear)

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Posted in: Foreign student/cosplayer arrested in Tokyo for having fake Self-Defense Forces ID See in context

Hey if all he was doing was being silly then its actually kind of a source of pride and nice that we aren’t like some places and jail people cruelly.

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Posted in: Japan's Communist Party raps China in 1st platform change since 2004 See in context

The Japanese Communist Party...

Wow just go extinct already.

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

Golden Eagle

In modern times political dynastic politics are frowned upon?

What about the Bushes and Clintons and thats just 2 of the last 4?

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

All for show, nothing to see here folks...

Unless you punish companies that do not allow a work life balance this is simply for the media

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

I’m guessing that pose was for the papers here? Hi-Cheezu Ghosn San.

I wonder how much longer till Nissan begins to make Japan look bad.

When and if that happens axes will fall, and “appropriate action” will be taken for “regrettable circumstances”

Whatever...pass the sushi please

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Posted in: Police officer arrested on drunk driving charge in Okinawa See in context

Too bad for him that he’s a regular cop and not a white collar.

Guess the nice bowing and muttering option (for boys only) isn’t on the table? While drunk, do not operate vehicles on public roads! Simple

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Posted in: Ghosn says French envoy told him of inside plot See in context

Do the Hustle

Nissan - Mitsubishi - Renault are already merged as it is.

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Posted in: Indonesia asks Japan to invest in islands near waters disputed with China See in context

Japan should ally with its neighbors against bullying.

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Posted in: Official overseeing Tokyo Olympic ceremonies resigns over power harassment See in context

Looks like they cut a deal with the accuser to agree on not disclosing any more details.

Thats probably all thats going on. Dentsu had to fire him to avoid coming under fire themselves.

No doubt that this is cutting losses rather than a change of heart.

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Posted in: Japan to develop app detecting forged residence cards for foreigners See in context

I’m Japanese, but seeing that so much fuss and expense was made over upgrading all these ID cards, issuing new ones with holograms, etc...

Those sure went obsolete fast! It would be nice if the Minister of Cyber Security and his buddies knew how to use a computer.

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Posted in: Nissan bolsters taskforce to prepare for Ghosn onslaught See in context

Call it the Nissi-leaks Fighto Team.

Can’t let those nasty inner details affect the bottom line!

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Posted in: Ghosn says he will reveal names of Japan gov't officials behind his arrest See in context

Japan is like no other nation when it comes to changing something because of one incident.

It takes a case of abuse to pass a law.

It takes Ghosn escaping...

After a whole family dies...a better drunk driving rule.

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Posted in: Plain Japanese key to inclusive, multicultural Japan See in context

Funnily enough when I don’t understand or am not understood, I ask to be explained to, or I speak simpler.

The amount of people who cannot say something in a easy way or with more basic vocabulary is quite high however.

And no, the “problem” is not that theres tons of foreigners needing simple Japanese, its that few here can communicate well with them and the infrastructure isn’t in place.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for attempted murder after slashing tourist in Osaka shop See in context

Woah ok thats pretty crazy! She was probably attacking tourists

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Posted in: 1 dead, 14 in hospital in Tokyo after choking on 'mochi' See in context

With this always being reported, I wonder how often do people choke and are hospitalized daily in tokyo anyways?

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Posted in: Japanese New Year traditions: 10 ways to celebrate like a local See in context

Struck a nerve? Maybe you watch too much TV?

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Posted in: Japanese New Year traditions: 10 ways to celebrate like a local See in context

Celebrate new years like a local....

Not something most people want to do I think. I’ve never sat around watching telly all night on new years eve, that can be done every Monday.

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Posted in: Russia releases 5 Japanese fishing boats seized near disputed islands See in context

Satedaya

No we are not at War with Russia, we just haven’t agreed on the peace details and thats due to the cold war and now its all history.

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