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Posted in: School bullying cases hit record high in Japan in FY2018 See in context

Now take into consideration that these are the only ones that were noted and not those that were left unaccounted for. I wish they could also compile bullying cases among adults, that should be more interesting. I agree with the comments above that a hefty lawsuit might force them to change as well as taking a softer approach in discouraging power play in all levels of society. I've been bullied throughout by elementary years but thank God teachers were quick to deal with jerks

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Posted in: How can elderly people, especially those who live alone, be best protected when natural disasters like flooding, landslides and earthquakes occur? See in context

Agree with wanderlust, build your communities. Create a network among your neighbors and identify who would need the most help and who can lend a hand in times of emergencies. Another thing I'd recommend is for landlords or the local government (ward office and emergency services) to identify all the elderly that live alone within their area of responsibility, that way i'd be easier to take account of them should there be a need to.

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Posted in: Uruguay rugby players assault staff, damage Kumamoto restaurant See in context

Rowdy people are rowdy people no matter wherever they may find themselves be. I hate to be the one to say this but when the 2020 Olympics start, you can expect more wild crowds to flood the country and more cases like this would happen a lot more.

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Posted in: School lunches keep Japan's kids topping nutrition lists See in context

Still, even Japan has not escaped entirely the growing trend toward overweight children and childhood obesity, which in Japan, like elsewhere, tends to affect those from less wealthy families.

Don't worry Japan, we're all in this together. It's the lifestyle people are living right now is the problem

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Posted in: Considering Japan has so many typhoons, why are there still so many roadside utility poles? Is it feasible to bury them underground? See in context

Simple: Japan is a disaster-prone country. Burying electric and telephone lines underground will make the surrounding city look more tidy but I'd imagine it would be a pain for repair guys to do their job especially if you have to fix it after every typhoon and earthquake.

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Posted in: Is U.S. President Donald Trump a friend of Japan? See in context

Trump is a good businessman and knows how to run it well but is bad at being a statesman

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Posted in: How difficult is it for you to avoid to looking at work-related emails on your days off? See in context

It's easy, stay away from your phone or log off from your email. There will always be an urge to check and you need to take that temptation away

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Posted in: Attacker found out idol singer’s address through online image eye reflection See in context

This may be something many would not like to realize, but it just goes to show how easy it is to get stalked. Just consider the fact that the guy most likely doesn't have any specialized training and managed to exploit that tiny detail and did the crime. Just let this be a reminder to maintain your operational security.

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Posted in: Thief steals $840,000 watch from Japanese man's wrist in Paris See in context

I guess he learned his lesson and would be keeping watch next time

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Posted in: U.S., Japan sign limited deal on agriculture, digital trade See in context

Nothing says "I'm successful" in the US quite like a man in a suit wearing a white cowboy hat

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Posted in: Yamanashi police end 16-day search for missing 7-year-old girl See in context

I'm not an investigator or expert on the matter but animal attacks should be ruled out since it would leave lots of evidence but I hate to say this but she could have been taken since there was hardly any trace. My question is this, are there any cavernous systems, sink holes or other underground features near that campsite? If tracker dogs and drones can't find her, then I'm guessing that she could've fallen inside one of those holes if there are any.

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Posted in: Nowadays, for fear of child predators, it is no longer considered safe in many countries to let young children go by themselves to and from school, to a friend's house, play in parks or at the beach, go to shops and so on. What was it like when you were growing up? See in context

I grew up in the city and was always told to stay within earshot or sight of our house or the parents of my friends. There were hardly any predators in my country but there were lots of child traffickers which is worse. Staying in numbers and a presence of an adult does help a lot is what I'll say

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Posted in: Do you consider North Korea's missile launches a real threat to Japan's security? See in context

In my opinion, North Korea wouldn't waste a good missile against Japan or against any of its "perceived threats" and risk being squashed for it. If Japan has to fear anything from North Korea, it should be cyber attacks. They've managed to make lots of cash because of it

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Posted in: Man says he stole 159 bicycle seats after someone took his See in context

Hell hath no fury like a senior citizen deprived of their bike saddle

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Posted in: Japan, China may boost ties over next decade, depending on U.S. See in context

Now I wonder what would Japan-China relations look like if the US wasn't in the picture or at least, not that involved

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Posted in: Vinyl records, paper books and magazines are showing growth in some markets. For example, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, vinyl album sales grew 12.9% in the first half of this year. What do you think is keeping these old formats going in the digital age? See in context

It's a salute to olden times. Records were arguably the first time people could listen to music without listening to live music. Books have their irreplaceable spot in society that e-books and electronic media cannot compare. I think traditional media, collectively, have its own niche in modern society in the same way cooking foods in the old fashioned manner still remains today.

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Posted in: Which video streaming services do you think are the best and why? See in context

I'm quite content with Youtube

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Posted in: Appeal starts over 2017 murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl See in context

Emotions and public outcry aside, if the evidence clearly frame this guy to the case, then there's really no reason to spare him. String him up high, prison is too good for this one

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Posted in: Man arrested for forcibly confining teenage girl he met online See in context

In relation to what Disillusioned said, it really bothers me that teens chatting it up with guys like this. You don't have to be a genius to figure out what those guys are after in those sites. I'm not blaming the victim nor the site for this but were you expecting the girl to be given some milk and cookies when they meet up with people?

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Posted in: What habits have you picked up from living in Japan that you sometimes have to try and stop yourself doing when you go overseas because you don't think it will look right? See in context

Slurping when you eat anything. Like, literally anything...even sandwiches

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Posted in: Search resumes for 7-year-old girl missing at Yamanashi campsite since Saturday See in context

Even being separate from you parents for only a few minutes at a mall is traumatizing enough, I can only imagine how stressful it is to be in that kid's shoes right now. In relation to what the moderator said above, I'm surprised Japan can't track people in the dark, they should at least have some capability to do so

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Posted in: 'Lupin of Kansai' arrested for over 100 thefts See in context

I'm gonna call it first that people are going to say that anime did this to him.

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Posted in: Do you think it is appropriate for news headlines to include the nationality of people arrested or suspects wanted for questioning by police? See in context

It just puts additional emphasis that the person is an outsider and from that country

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Posted in: What are some skills that members of the older generation (say, over 60) have these days that younger generations lack? See in context

Agree with Reckless, basic handyman skills. I'm a millennial and its quite rare for people my age that know how to sew, patch a flat tire or basic electrician repairs. It always amazes me when people learn that I know a lot of basic handyman stuff. Another important skill that older people have is persistence.

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Posted in: Principal, another man arrested for allegedly paying for sex with teenage boy See in context

It takes two, or in this case three, to tango so...

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Posted in: What is the policy on paternity leave at your workplace? As far as you know, has anyone taken it? See in context

It's only two weeks in my job and nearly everyone avails it but could still be called to work at a drop of a hat

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Posted in: Why do some people mock others' taste in music and dismiss groups that they don't like as being crap and having no talent, etc, as if they were an authority or arbiter on musical excellence? See in context

I should add that while it's natural for people to have their own prejudices, its not normal for people to scoff at other's preferences. I just goes to show that they went out of their way to parade their own tastes and berate others who don't share the same views.

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Posted in: Why do some people mock others' taste in music and dismiss groups that they don't like as being crap and having no talent, etc, as if they were an authority or arbiter on musical excellence? See in context

One word - biases. It can be applied to anything: food, clothing brands, movies, etc. and basically anything that can be prejudiced on. What people (not everyone) like, they put on a pedestal and lower those around it. Youtuber Filthy Frank made a video on people being jerks about their music tastes titled "I was born in the wrong generation".

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Posted in: Anger mounts in Japan over 'outdated' rape laws See in context

I think the first step to getting more public opinion is to raise awareness about it. Create online campaigns, chat groups, social support circles, etc. And if (that's a big if) you've gained enough public awareness and following, advocate people to stand up against sexual abuses. If authorities can't help them, then maybe shaming them on the internet will. I'm not discrediting the government's role in this but I'm just assuming that they might not take an active role as the women want. The first step is always the hardest, waking up to the reality is the toughest but women have to stop bearing it and take a stand.

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