thepersoniamnow comments

Posted in: Is it OK to put other food on top of your white rice when eating in Japan? See in context

As a Japanese....

Who really gives a heck what other people do as long as it’s not distasteful or rude.

Do what you want please. And to those outraged...go in peace.

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

OK so here is a list of violations handed put to ALL athletes during the open.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/tennis/45468290

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

gelendestrasse

http://www.tennisabstract.com/blog/2018/09/10/gender-differences-in-point-penalties/

I also read a bbc article that showed the lists of penalties and warnings and whatnots handed out to athletes during this US Open.

The men actually had more racquet hurling and abusive language violations and I’d believe it. Ladies are much cooler in general.

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

I ask myself are others also depicted ridiculously in cartoons?

If so then this is just clickbait and I go on with my life.-

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Posted in: Gov't starts crafting contingency plans in event of Mt Fuji eruption See in context

I feel stupid for not knowing this!

I would’ve sworn that Fuji was dormant before today. Don’t know why I thought that.

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Posted in: Osaka's tourism industry hit hard by typhoon See in context

Having no airport and being exactly a week after the worst typhoon that even old people can remember may do that to you.

Next week will be better hopefully.

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Posted in: Gov't starts crafting contingency plans in event of Mt Fuji eruption See in context

I thought Fuji was a non active volcano! One more thing to worry about...

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Posted in: Bullet train services disrupted after passenger found with knife See in context

Goodlucktoyou

You should be very careful about “usually having a knife” in Japan.

You DO NOT want to be charged with breaking the swords and firearms act law. That is serious prison time.

My friend told me about a guy he knew who was caught with a sword in his car. He was on his way home after showing it off to people. He got years in prison. Very harsh imo

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Posted in: Cholera leads to culling of 546 hogs; nationwide pork exports halted See in context

Oh god its almost definately in the supermarkets then.

Not dangerous to humans...(???)

I don’t wanna eat pork that has cholera!

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Posted in: Cold weather hits evacuees after deadly quake in Hokkaido See in context

Well I do hope it warms up enough for anyone who doesn’t have a warm place to sleep.

Why is there not enough places for residents to keep warm? What if this happened in the winter in Hokkaido? Being cold isnt an opinion then its life or death.

That photo sure makes me feel thankful for my home.

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Posted in: Putin says it is naive to expect quick settling of island dispute with Japan See in context

I think its naive to think that Japan would get anything back from Russia under the current political state and for nothing.

Russia also lost the last series of wars against Japan and having Japans Northern Most Islands kinda is protection and revenge for that.

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Posted in: Abe aims for constitution change in bid for extended term See in context

Do the hustle

What am I talking about? Obviously you cannot win a battle where all you can do is defend yourself and depend on America. I am talking about actual scenerios.

Japans current stance is based on America being its protector. This constitution wouldnt have been drawn up that way had Japan been a normal country, not one who had just lost a war and was being occupied.

So, if Japan doesn’t change its constitution do you suggest that China and Russia will relent and look towards peace, not inch closer and not threaten Japan? If so, I am all for this way.

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Posted in: Cruel yet popular punishment: Japan's death penalty See in context

I think that if someone has deliberately killed your mom, dad, child, or family member...they do you a life sentence.

You may never get over it. A parent will never get over the death of their child.

As mentioned above yes it is revenge! A good healthy dose of it. Is this not reserved for the worst or the worst?

Japan needs to get their police methods updated, not force confessions, and be more transparent. And someone who kills others because they want to, they want to wreck your life and take your family members life too...

Its hard to imagine that justice hasnt been done.

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Posted in: Abe aims for constitution change in bid for extended term See in context

My hope and wish in a perfect world...

Japan stays pacifist, has little in the means of military because it doesn’t need it.

My current reality...

Japan has powerful enemies to the north and west that regularly threaten it. I know for a fact that had Japan not had America in its corner, things would have already escalated.

Japan has to be able to DEFEND ITSELF!

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Posted in: Opponents of U.S. base transfer keep majority in Okinawa assembly See in context

Don’t bite the hand that feeds..

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Posted in: Japan resilient, but climate change making disasters worse: experts See in context

jcapan

Apologies, obviously I meant “or”

I think schools will open today man, have a good one!

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Posted in: Japan resilient, but climate change making disasters worse: experts See in context

There is a red warning sign over much of central Japan for rain and it’s related hazards. It’s also been red half the week.

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Posted in: Bullet train services disrupted after passenger found with knife See in context

How do you “find a man carrying a knife”?

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Posted in: Japan resilient, but climate change making disasters worse: experts See in context

This is an outside looking in type article. If you live here and are Japanese you would know more about the realities.

Also what is mandatory evacuation exactly and how would it be implemented? Every time the meteorological agency gets to a certain level (displayed red on their website) the area is on alert and purple tells you to get out of the way, get up high, or go to the evacuation site.

I think that personal complacency from practicing evacuations over and over since childhood and personal circumstances dictate what happens much more predictably.

My Okinawa friends don’t take typhoons lightly as they know what’s up. Here in Kansai old people are telling me they have never seen a typhoon like last weeks...they have also never felt a quake like the 6.1 that was right under Osaka.

I won’t be as complacent next time.

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Posted in: Osaka to provide multilingual disaster information for foreigners See in context

Hattorikun

Fair enough then, sorry if I assumed you didn’t get it.

I still 100% don’t think that someone in the local government here in Osaka (and I am a citizen, born here so I care) should get the responsibility due to Osaka having pretty bad English support so far especially compared to the obvious amount of money that’s been burned.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open after Serena Williams penalized a game See in context

Im delighted that Naomi is our first ever Japanese champ, and she is a mixed blood Japanese like me too.

Serena showed poor class and tarnished the match when she lost the plot, saw red, and couldn’t lose gracefully...but that all played into Naomi’s hand.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S., Japan have begun talks on trade See in context

Trump ripping up the playbooks and running around grabbing more for America.

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Posted in: Osaka to provide multilingual disaster information for foreigners See in context

Hattorikun

Are you actually seriously asking me? Theres this thing called sarcasm in English that doesn’t exist much in Japanese unfortunately. Sorry you didnt get it.

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

When I see Republicans and Democrats fighting and saying “me good you bad”...I tune out.

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Posted in: Osaka to provide multilingual disaster information for foreigners See in context

The “English” information sites on public transport and general city information is often unintelligible.

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Posted in: Japanese boxer on death row keeps up the good fight See in context

Falsely imprisoned people always have my utmost sympathy if it is the case. The system will chew some up and spit them out without looking back.

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Posted in: Osaka to provide multilingual disaster information for foreigners See in context

Why does providing information have everything to do with a tax and nothing to do with your job? It’s not that hard to provide information in more than one language.

Hire me Matsui.

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Posted in: 1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO See in context

Kohakuebisu

If you want to exercise and you think that 150 minutes a week of it is a lot and makes you a runner...that’s pretty low as a number. What is that? Like 20 minutes a day?

People watch hours and hours of TV and sit around on their phones EVERYDAY.

Ive always been very active as it makes me feel happy and I’d be missing something from my life that keeps me sane if I didn’t. I think that many just don’t see exercise as vital, as you often don’t pay for a sedentary lifestyle until you are middle aged and older.

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Posted in: Man charged with sexually assaulting 9-year-old boy See in context

Serrano

Insane??? The man is not insane, he is an evil predator.

A painful punishment combined with execution is the correct response.

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Posted in: Kansai airport resumes domestic flights after typhoon See in context

No I don’t think its more important than safety, who said that?

Dude you have your mind set about everything here, so whats the point?

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