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Posted in: Some helpful tips on Japanese etiquette See in context

Agreed Bertie and I am Japanese, but this just seems foolish.

If you read the article carefully too it looks like he was set up for failure. Its probably an anecdote for trying to promote tea culture. Omotenashi should also understanding others a tiny bit.

The whole thing is too rigid for me anyways. I just buy a 2 bottle of matcha or green tea a day and swig it.

Anyone’s welcome to have some too...

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Posted in: Japan's unorthodox household goods champion rides a pandemic boom See in context

Bought their fan in the summer cause it was the tiniest yet strongest outputing one in the whole store.

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Posted in: Some helpful tips on Japanese etiquette See in context

Theres no way ur average person would guess that they drank ¥10,000 worth of tea.

It’s up to the teacher to tell all that what they are partaking of is of high worth and value.

More was offered.

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Posted in: Man stabs brother and sister, then leaps to his death from nearby building See in context

Monsterous person. Its good that hes the only one whos deceased.

Hopefully his family can get the counseling and medical help they need.

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Posted in: A Japanese government panel has proposed amending the juvenile law to put 18- and 19-year-old criminal suspects on trial as adults. Do you agree with this? See in context

Obviously common sense should also be used.

A 18 or 19 yesr old may be should not be totally liable for everything as they lack maturity, but they certainly should pay for their actions.

If they hurt others or do wrong knowingly, they should not be assumed to be a child.

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Posted in: Suga says Japan not looking to form 'Asian NATO' to contain any specific country See in context

I guess the next part of my lifetime is WWII continued with a still alive Russia, a new China, and the rest taking sides.

Thank goodness that Japan, America, Australia, Vietnam, and India represent a different (better imo) life.

China and Russia’s MO must not become world standard.

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Posted in: 78-year-old woman with dementia hit, killed by train See in context

Is suicide not a possibility? With or without dementia?

The poor daughter who cared for her must be feeling so awful. I hope her and the family can find their peace.

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

Theres probably massive peer pressure and government pressure to see Japan in a bad light in Korea and China as well.

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Posted in: Fishermen oppose release of Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Is the water actually safe to be released? I wouldn’t eat or drink anything from Fukushima as it is anyways

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Posted in: Man gets 16 years for murder of 9-year-old stepson See in context

Tough one! Being how lax Japan is on rape, violence, and murder, I am happy to see him receive 16 years!

But he hopefully will die in prison and never get out. Why should he be walking around when 50 years old when he strangled a small child to death for nothing?

He should receive life in prison.

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Posted in: Japanese musician beaten up in New York for being 'Chinese' See in context

Should be in the news as a hate crime.

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Posted in: Group protests to NHK over tweets considered prejudiced against Koreans See in context

I would probably want to read it and conceptually think anout whats written.

How about Korea also tone down the hatred rhetoric towards Japan?

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Posted in: Tokyo slips to 4th place in global financial hub ranking: report See in context

Interesting to me that Hong Kong can still lose its autonomy, but actually climb in business rankings.

Does that mean that they are doing incredible business regardless? Or is it that all financial centers had an off covid year.

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Posted in: Nissan employee testifies against former exec Kelly at trial See in context

zzzzzzz

Noozefest of big business, revenge, and xenophobia.

If nothing else, these guys shoulda known (with hindsight) that they were pissing Japan Inc off with this money merger.

When all is said and done, I do believe that the books and documentaries and investigations will show the witch hunt.

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Posted in: Japan coast guard has brush with Taiwanese fishing boat off Senkakus See in context

Personally I think Japan shud give Taiwan a free pass and be like “ok friend, sure you can fish”....

When the Chinese come....well go call Daddy Yankee

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Posted in: Haneda Airport, train stations in Tokyo busy as travelers head out for Silver Week See in context

Aight thanks for confirming that BackpackingNepal.

Its neither Gold or Silver or Bronze, theres rich and poor and the inbetween on earth, and life is what you make of it...got it

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Posted in: Japan receives 8,700 visitors in Aug, down 99.7% from year ago See in context

There are definitely tourists around.

It is odd when you think about the rules, but it’s definitely going on albeit small scale.

I live in Namba and its quite obvious whos a tourist.

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Posted in: Japan's top court sides with tattoo artist in test case See in context

Shamefully silly for the prosecutors to actually pursue this to the Supreme Court.

All it would do is make international news that Japan was being ridiculous.

As a Japanese, I’d like to put out a report that their actions were “extremely regrettable”

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Posted in: Suga starts work as new prime minister as Diet convenes See in context

I have no faith in this sub paglr leadership. Do half of what Abe did

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Posted in: Sony's new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov 12 See in context

ucrossing

lol man agreed! But not everyone plays baby games and settles for animal crossing dude hahaha

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus See in context

On the other hand if your a Japanese that looks foreign like I am...you can defend yourself, and it’s a good opportunity to make fools of fools.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka wins 2nd U.S. Open title See in context

Timeon

Theres simply a lot of sports that Japan wouldn’t be able to compete in at the top level in general without having mixed Japanese and half’s like us.

Japan would not have an NBA player like Hashimura, sprinters, and probably wouldn’t have any rally good tennis players either. The Rugby team would be nowhere near as good. The Basketball Team would be awful I think.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka wins 2nd U.S. Open title See in context

As a mixed blood Japanese, I’m very happy to see her win.

Like the rugby team, Japanese athletes are getting better with more diversity :)

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Posted in: Yahoo! Japan bans ads that 'create inferiority complexes' about weight, physical characteristics See in context

So they won’t advertise makeup that transforms you? No more weight loss pills or body enhancing products of any kind?

Thats fine, but I noticed yahoo stopped doing comments a few months ago.

Thats not good.

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Posted in: Woman slashed by man after argument in car in Hokkaido See in context

People carry blades!

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Posted in: War of Resistance sculpture See in context

Ironic that they have now become the biggest oppressor to their own people, and even their technology and ideology promotes almost complete dedication to the communist party.

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Posted in: Freighter with 43 crew, 5,800 cattle capsizes off southwestern Japan See in context

Wow what a lucky guy!

And this article isn’t very informative.

Sounds to me like the entire vehicle has sunk.

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Posted in: Man arrested for throwing sand on woman who rejected his advances at beach See in context

TigersTokyoDome

You may have turned rejection into an art form, but how about figuring out how to read the crime section without equating it to all “Japanese people cannot handle rejection”

You do realize that your reading about the evil and the nutters

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Posted in: Ishiba most popular choice for next PM: poll See in context

”Leadership” was the most desired trait, but this article sets those traits out as general concepts almost.

These general phone out surveys done to put a thermometer into the nation are a bit much.

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Posted in: For health workers, the pandemic Tour de France is a big ask See in context

The main problem I saw was her pay.

1,700 Euros a month?? Shockingly low

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