Tony Alexander comments

Posted in: Dying alone a growing trend in aging Japan See in context

Why would you want your family members to watch you die? Dying alone is dignity for the person who is dying. Watching someone die, even family member could have lasting effects. Kids should phone their parents regularly of course...but to say "sad", although there is the possibility that he didn't want anybody to know is sad in and of itself.

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Posted in: Families of Japanese war dead pray for fallen U.S. soldiers at Pearl Harbor See in context

In the years after the Pearl Harbor attack, the U.S. incarcerated roughly 120,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps before dropping atomic bombs in 1945 that killed some 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nagasaki.

( Nice retort ) Sensei is silenced.

As I have always stated, Japanese have to pay respects to the fallen Japanese soldiers, not Americans. It's morally wrong to honor your former enemy in war without honoring your own first. These kids may have never visited Yasukuni Shrine, and neither have they visited The Hacho Plains of Aichi to pay respects to their fallen. It is a type of miseducation whereby Japanese kids feel shame for the sacrifices of the own people during war, while glorifying their former enemies as being morally right for killing over a half a million of their own Japanese brothers. Sad day for education.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of high school student See in context

How did he get her drunk and how did he lure her to the hotel?

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Posted in: S Korean buses carry statues of 'comfort women' See in context

"It is designed to remind South Koreans of suffering the women went through," said Rim Jin-Wook, the head of Dong-A Traffic Service that organised the event.

> "designed to remind"...

Special interest groups seem to be working with President Moon to appease his base. This is more political gesturing than anything.

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Posted in: Books teaching elementary school students about LGBTQ issues grab spotlight See in context

Core courses like maths and sciences are mandatory, along with Japanese is standard matriculation for all elementary schools, Then you have cultural awareness subjects taught in classes here...i.e. Christmas, Halloween, and in some schools English, so it would also seem logical for for kids to learn about identity and sexual orientation in elementary school along with everything else that's being forced onto them.

However, given the maturity level of high school students here in Japan, I have my doubts elementary kids will fair well in a subject that requires intelligence and emotional maturity which ha been sorely lacking in recent years.

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Posted in: Trump denounced after insulting tweet about woman TV host See in context

I am more disappointed at the title of this thread

"Trump denounced after insulting tweet about woman TV host"

Why does it have to be 'woman' TV host? Trump goes after everybody regardless of gender. I just don't like the focus being on on particular sex because it's inflammatory.

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Posted in: Man gets life in prison for murdering mistress, baby See in context

At least he'll be taken care of in prison. ( food, showers, medicine, heat in the winter...etc.)

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Posted in: WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan See in context

sweet!

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Posted in: S Korea's Moon calls for official apology over 'comfort women' See in context

Japanese government acquiesces a lot to S. Korea to save face in front of the world, not to atone for its wartime atrocities. Nevertheless, the 2015 deal was inked as putting an end to the Comfort Women issue forever and irrevocably. Money was accepted by the South Korean government. End of deal.

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Posted in: APA hotels won't remove books that deny Nanjing Massacre during Olympics See in context

From my own experience, I have seen and read these books in the APA Hotel chain. They are beautifully written books and should not be removed. Totally acceptable to keep in the hotel. If you can place a Bible and a Koran in the book, then you can also place a Japanese book there too.

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Posted in: Statue symbolizing comfort women to be erected in U.S. state of Georgia See in context

Amazing how the state of Goergia can remove both the statue of Stalin and Tom Watson, yet erect a statue of of comfort women? This type of bandwagoning only spreads fear and ignorance and hurts tourism. Next thing you know, you'll have little kids walking around accusing the Japanese of slavery in the south. The comfort women statue will never mention the compensation or the apology, unlike in America where slaves never received any compensation, not even a state level apology.

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Posted in: Kyoto 'Silence Taxi' service prohibits drivers from instigating small talk See in context

Welcome news. I hate chatty taxi drivers. It's stupid to talk to your passengers anyway.

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Posted in: Japanese high school students fail to meet English proficiency target See in context

Now this is welcome news, this means we all get to keep our jobs as English teachers. We are more economically viable now that the students our failures at English.

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Posted in: Japan sees rise in stalking, domestic violence reports See in context

I don't mean to victim blame, but a lot of stalking cases could be resolved if the victim was more communicative.

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Posted in: Tricked into porn: Japanese actresses step out of the shadows See in context

Kozai eventually left the agency that she says brainwashed her. But she continues to act in adult films as a freelancer.

[ This defeats her argument. You cannot prosecute the agency that you used to get out of your dilemma. And then claim this same agency needs a systems of checks -n - balances and how they need to be uniform when she still earns a living from it, and is therefore promoting it indirectly }.

Kozai was young, naive, and stupid. Had public schools been focusing on educating kids on human-trafficking, instead of focusing on xmas and Halloween you, you would not have a Kozai.

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Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka See in context

Snakes on a train. Where is Samuel L JAckson when you need him?

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Posted in: Suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting in custody See in context

Captured alive!? Police didn't feel threatened by him...?

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Posted in: Raising awareness of refugees See in context

Perfect. Bring them here so they can help re-populate the masses then get gov. subsidies and handouts.

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Posted in: Actor Yuta Takahata arrested on rape charge See in context

@MikeH <<Even if you are a fan of him you don't have any right to question the integrity of the victim as your comment indicates. These types of scumbergs should be thrown in real prisons like the ones they have in Mexico or some parts of The US]< < Mike

Why can't we question the victims integrity? Victims do and can scream during rape, and where were the security cams. Every hotel in Japan has them.

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Posted in: Baker, Tachimoto win judo gold for Japan See in context

Amazing performance from both athletes. Take back the sport!

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Posted in: Rally for more daycare centers See in context

Back when you had multigenerational households, this problem didn't exist. If the government would subsidies cheaper accommodation and special tax exemptions then you could have at home mothers. Plus, there aren't enough teachers to staff daycare centres that do exist.

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