"...a junior high school student in her second year living in the town of Oharu,...."
Is this her 2nd year of living in Oharu or is she a 2nd year high school student?
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i didn’t say all of them, just some, you see. They certainly don’t bring much positive to the local community, except cheap labour and maybe women in hostess bars and things like that. Maybe you don’t like it, but it’s true.
Just sounds like more digging to me, you see.
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falseflagsteveToday 09:32 am JST
Thats what thugs are despite their nationality. I don’t discriminate, just observe what’s happening and if the facts are hurtful to some, I just don’t care.
Not caring doesn’t make your comments any less disgusting but you already know that, however you’re now choosing to qualify them.
Thats your choice, how about Ian Brady or Fred West? Maybe you would use other words but you get the gist right? West? Maybe you would use other words but you get the gist right?
Really? You’re going to use a serial killer to justify your comments about a nationality? The “gist” I get is that you’re okay dehumanizing people. Keep digging. You’re obviously used to carrying your own shovel.
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falseflagsteveToday 08:11 am JST
Yup read some media from Osaka and see what the young Vietnamese gangs are up to, if not attacking and robbing people, drug dealing and overstaying, killing each other. I live in the center, encounter the vermin everytime I go out. Of course not all Vietnamese are like that but there is a large amount about lately, many working in small businesses cash in hand or online delivery services.
Hop this helps.
Sure, it helps if your goal is to provide anecdotal evidence as a reason to support blatant discrimination. As for referring to Vietnamese as “vermin” and then, so kindly adding, “of course, not all a Vietnamese are like that but …”, that’s utterly disgusting and is what Nazis did to the Jews and Hutus to Tutsis. I don’t know who you think you’re helping but comments like that really show your true colors.
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kohakuebisuJuly 13 11:14 am JST
One cold thing in Japan has that your country may not is the "float", fizzy drinks with cheapo vanilla ice cream floating on top. Wonderful things happen when the fizzy soda, Coke, melon soda, whatever, mixes with the ice cream, taking the drink a level above ice cream floating on a still drink like ice coffee that won't froth up. Its classic thing to order in a old-school kissaten coffee shop.
True or not, this is the story and the drink is now available most anywhere you can get ice cream and soda.
"The ice cream float dates back to the late 19th century when Robert Green operated a soda shop in Philadelphia and used carbonated water, syrup and cream to make his tasty treats. Legend has it, Green ran out of cream one day and instead used ice cream. Soon thereafter, his daily earnings soared from $6 to $600!"
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Mugicha! So refreshing.
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Stephen ChinToday 03:09 am JST
And when the strike of garbage men continues, beautiful historic Kyoto will become a stinky city. And when the strike of garbage men continues longer, the beautiful ancient city of Kyoto will become the stinkiest city in Japan. And when there is no end of the strike in sight, the beaitiful historic ancient city of Kyoto will become the stinkiest city in the world!
And who knows tourists may continue to come ? But bringing along gas masks in their luggage? Because Kyoto is such a beautiful, ancient city!
Garbage collectors in Rome have gone on strike numerous times over the years, to the effect that uncollected rubbish has attracted wild boars and yet "in 2022, there were 5,821,362 international tourist arrivals in Rome, an incredible 500% increase from 2021."
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wallaceJuly 13 02:41 pm JST
If I visit a restaurant in Japan am I expected to clean my plates after use? No*
You are charged for services provided. In some restaurants, you are required to clear your table.
Really? What restaurant requires you to clear your table and what's the penalty for not doing so?
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theFuToday 12:58 pm JST
Unlike in dictatorships and authoritarian states, the people have a choice NOT to swear allegiance without fear of any govt reprisal. Nobody will be jailed for refusing.
Tell that to these people. The way they were treated seems quite dictatorial and authoritarian.
This is mostly ceremonial, since the King doesn't have much real power in politics or national decisions.
I'd happily sit down for a pint with King Charles - at his place or mine. Can't say the same for about 70% of the current world leaders.
I’m confused. Is he a leader or just a figurehead?
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My mistake. She had the baby in her own apartment then buried it in her parents garden. Careless reading on my part and no delete button on this site.
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GarthgoyleToday 08:53 am JST
Poor woman. She goes on her morning gardening, just to find the buried remains of a baby. And to make matters worse, the grandkid she never knew she had.
How do you live with your daughter, in a Japanese house, even if it’s a large one by normal standards, and not realize your daughter is pregnant? It says volumes about the lack of communication within this family and the likelihood of mental health issues.
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MarkXToday 07:27 am JST
I know this is going to get downvoted, but why does it seem that every time there is any kind of event like this immediately a Gofundme page is set up. In certain instances I can understand, but I almost feel like it is taking advantage of a tragic situation.
It’s going to get downvoted because it’s insensitive and lacks a comprehension of the family’s reality. Flights to and from Japan, hotel rooms, food, transportation within Japan, translation services, possible detective services and so on. How much do you think that’s going to cost and how many rich, American teachers do you know?
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I know that cedar is a particular problem in Japan but even if every cedar tree were cut down, there are still plenty of other plants that cause hayfever. They may not be native to Japan but i've seen the majority of these throughout my years on these islands: ragweed, dahlia, bermuda grass, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, oak trees, pine trees, poplars, walnut trees, nettle, sagebrush, lamb's quarters, English plantain, redroot pigweed, ryegrass, alder, ash, beech, cottonwood, date palm, mulberry, hickory, juniper, silver maple, willow, chamomile, goldenrod, amaranth, jasmine vine, wisteria, clematis, crocus, chenille, daffodil, dusty miller, geranium, hosta, impatiens, lily, verbena, pansy, columbine, petunia, periwinkle, rose, phlox, snapdragon, salvia, thrift, tulip, zinnia, viburnum, hydrangea.
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MocheakeToday 12:50 am JST
Their father called 110 at around 2:20 p.m. Monday, stating that his sons were fighting in the back garden, Kyodo News reported.*
Not blaming the father but did he even try to step in and break it up?
Whenever a sentence starts with "not blaming .... but..." that's pretty much what's being done. Without knowing anything about the father or the brothers, it's probably best to keep assumptions to a minimum and to give a little grace to the father, who's just lost one son and will likely see another in jail for some time to come.
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TokyoLivingMar. 25 10:20 am JST
Better a slightly increased risk of breast cancer than ruin your own life with an undesired.
Exactly, not to mention all of the health risks, short and long term, associated with pregnancy and mortality rates among vulnerable women.
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falseflagsteveToday 06:06 am JST
Now check how many obese die early annually, this is also an eating disorder yet we have fat acceptance and can’t comment on it
I don’t need to check it because 1) I’m well aware of the health risks obesity causes and 2) the article isn’t about obesity. Most people are able to understand that issues have many sides (drugs can involve alcohol, meth or other opioids) (sexual assault can involve minors, adults, strangers or assailants known to the victims) and don’t get upset when one side is discussed. I’m sure there are plenty of sites you can go to and rage to your heart’s content about obesity, if that’s what you want.
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falseflagsteveMar. 27 06:52 am JST
Nothing about the real issue, the obesity crisis which grew due to activity during the lockdowns. The obese with their on going health related issues are 80% more likely to die form Covid. Fail to see why this isn’t discussed, ever.
"Estimates are that yearly over 3.3 million healthy life years worldwide are lost because of eating disorders. In contrast to other mental disorders, in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa years lived with disability (YLDs) have increased. Despite treatment advances, mortality rates of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa remain very high: those who have received inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa still have a more than five times increased mortality risk. Mortality risks for bulimia nervosa, and for anorexia nervosa treated outside the hospital, are lower but still about twice those of controls. In people with an eating disorder, quality of life is reduced, yearly healthcare costs are 48% higher than in the general population, the presence of mental health comorbidity is associated with 48% lower yearly earnings, the number of offspring is reduced, and risks for adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes are increased. A woman who has had AN since 15 years of age is likely to live 25 years less than predicted for the normal population."
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WA4TKGMar. 18 12:52 pm JST
Natural Causes, Cocaine, Fentanyl, those are natural reasons to die.
if you had any reason to say something so unpleasant and cruel, besides, just a general need to bring people down, I’m sure we’re all dying to hear what it is.
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blue in greenToday 07:40 am JST
Computers do not recognize a hyphenated name.
Computers from which century?
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MeiyouwentiToday 07:40 am JST
“I have never viewed the women prosecutors as women,” Tokyo District Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hiroshi Morimoto said.”
That sounds like the same kind of well-meaning but ridiculous comment made by people who say they "don't see color". This can come across as meaning something very different to the person on the receiving end who might be hearing something more like, you don't think about the unfair hurdles other people have to deal with because they are "different" from you, you don't want to do anything about those hurdles, or maybe you want a big pat on the back for being so gosh darned open minded.
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MeiyouwentiToday 07:37 am JST
If Kishida’s sacked aide thinks he “wouldn’t want to live next to LGBTQ people,” it’s his personal choice and preference and should be respected in a truly inclusive and diverse society.
Is he sure he doesn't already live next ot LGBTQ people? A truly inclusive society allow discrimination but does allow you to think whatever dumb thoughts are in your head.
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kurisupisuFeb. 24 06:18 pm JST
It means tattoos aren’t a good idea…
That may be your opinion and you’re entitled to it but there are plenty who’d disagree and if that’s what finally rich meant then there would have been no need to have mentioned “shiny white skin”.
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BroncoToday 08:20 am JST
Even if her yes changes to an "I wasn't 100% into it" the next morning or a few months later, that will be classified as rape.
This makes the dating ritual very awkward, legalistic and anything but romantic.
Yes, because your perceived sense of romance is far more important than having a clear understanding as to whether or not the other person truly wants to have sex with you.
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LagunaFeb. 23 04:43 pm JST
Never has "Happy birthday to you; you live in a zoo" been more appropriate.
But Naruhito did not ask for it, and Masako clearly had no idea what she was getting into. It is with that compassion I wish him a happy birthday and best luck for the coming year.
Completely disagree. I'm not Japanese and still could have told you that it'd be a nightmare. Besides, she turned him down numerous times because she knew that too.
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finally richFeb. 22 04:22 pm JST
To each its own. I wouldnt scribble anything on me.
There is nothing as beautiful as a spotless shiny white skin, regardless of your race.
Seriously? What does that even mean?
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baroque1888Feb. 8 11:44 am JST
Also, if Japan is the land of Shintoism, Buddhism, and other types of things of such nature, how on earth could such type of incident ever occur in Japan???
Because it's filled with humans.
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baroque1888Feb. 8 11:39 am JST
This is disturbing. That rotten kid should never be allowed to walk the streets for eternity. I do not understand what in earth is going on in Japan when these kinds of incidents. I thought it was one of the safest if not safest countries in the world.
All statistics indicate that it is indeed one of the safest countries in the world. If you take that to mean that crimes don't happen, then you don't understand how statistics work.
If we go back to the 1980s, these kinds of incidents were unheard of in Japan. Something has to be done to stop these incidents.
If we go back to the 1980s reported crimes per 100,000 were actually higher than now. More likely is that the media, of which there is more now when you factor in the internet, is simply doing a better job of reporting crimes. But, hey, why let the facts get in the way of hyperbolic hysteria?
Do tourists need to be concerned???
Tourists need to be aware of their surroundings and to take sensible precautions, as they hopefully would in any place they visit.
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Isn't all music "global"? I mean, his music is lovely but I dont' get the category name.
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MumbaiRocks!Feb. 6 04:54 pm JST
Out of control violence. I am always aware of who is around me and try not to make any trouble or enemies.
Out of control violence? Really? That's pure hyperbole. I've lived here for decades and have no issue pointing out where I think there are problems but you and I both know that out of control violence is not one of them.
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stormcrowFeb. 3 03:50 pm JST
He looks like the type who'd slap his woman around.
Don't let your daughter marry a guy who looks like this guy.
Looks like what?
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