What about "Excessive food, bento and snacks/gifts packing"....
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Tokyo’s Kabukicho district isn’t just about the nightlife – it has traditional festivals too
That's like saying Adult porn magazines also have great articles.
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What an incredibly stupid and dangerous idea. The true (lack of) heart and compassion of certain people in power is on full display.
If any school allows just one child to go, the head of that school should fired for incompetence and forever ridiculed.
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Which is more popular in Japan: British English or American English?
The word 'British' is not necessary in that title.
There is English, then all other variations of it. i.e. American English, Australian English etc, etc.
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Japan's systems are designed to support those in government and big businesses, especially those affiliated with 'ahem' government projects and 'amakudari'.
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The woman, who is of Chinese origin
Japanese people originate from a mixture of Chinese and Korean, so why is this relevant?
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Meanwhile in Japan... The few that try get locked up for months (even yers) and treated like a lower species and criminals until denied then deported.
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What was the point of the recent long war in Afghanistan?
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Is FB aware that atheism is rapidly growing in numbers where as all other mythical based belief systems are rapidly reducing.
Anyway. Even if you do believe, isn't asking for prayers the same as asking for people to do nothing? Therefore was a prayer request even necessary?
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Since the footage covers nearly two weeks of her life at the immigration center, the agency will show only selected parts. They are believed to include scenes immediately before her death and those mentioned in the report.
What a complete BS and infuriating statement.
Give all the footage. I'm sure the family would prefer to see it all rather than an edited and white-washed series of clips :(
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1,325 less Japanese people per day. That's a lot of people.
It is good news from an environment point of view. The global population growth is way too big and getting out of control.
If you thumb me down you are demonstrating your ignorance to the current state of global population growth and the devastating affect it is having on our plant and natural resources.
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He had a mobile phone but his passport was kept by the Ugandan team...
I never understood that. Why would you give up your passport for someone else to look after.
I remember many years ago the Japanese H.I.S. holiday rep in Saipan got perplexed when I refused to hand my passport over to her. She said: "We will look after it for you until you leave". No thanks, i'm more than capable of doing that myself.
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If he has lived here for 15 years, he should know that the Japanese government and all official governments bodies such as the family court and the justice system has zero empathy or compassion. They only know how to blindly follow and enforce rules. Old rules, outdated rules, new rules, unfair rules and uncivilized rules, it makes no difference. Rules are never questioned and common sense is never applied. Add to that he is a foreigner. If he dies, the authorities will claim they did nothing wrong and that committing suicide was his choice. Nothing will change and everything will carry on as normal.
I feel for him and all parents forcibly separated from their children in Japan. It's a zero empathy cultural thing :(
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Utter selfishness. Hubbard should be the first person (in a very long line) to say no, it's unfair. Tells you a lot about his/her personality.
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We have to stop this plague of 'snow flakiness' that is trying to infect and poison everything..
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Same old inequality.
If a 14 year old boy got off with a 23 year old women, 99% of men would be thinking 'you lucky boy'... No charges against the woman I suspect too.
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Fathers day doesn't carry the same importance because men don't need to be constantly 'pat on back' to reassure them. It's not an insult either. Men and women have different emotional needs.
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The Japanese "Hostage Justice & Forced Confession System" is the cause of this. If it were modern civilized system, probably none of this would have happened.
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Hmmm, if a child is born with such serious medical conditions that prevent the child (and parents) from ever living a normal life. I think euthanasia at birth should be offered as a compassionate option.
I know that sounds cold, but the child's and parents whole life will be filled with stress, misery and alienation. Let's be honest, who wants that?
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@ Michael Machida: Why would same sex people get the same rights as married people
Ever heard of equality? Not privileges, equality. Also, because a couple is a couple. Married or not, being a couple is based on love and compassion. Marriage itself is only a piece of paper requiring no more than a trip to the shiyakushou and an inkan.
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The teaching of religion 'especially the Islamic version' are not compatible with a modern civilized society. If you think I am being insensitive or wrong, I suggest you read the koran and some of its outdated and barbaric views and teachings.
Now, I know that 99.9% of muslims are kind and compassionate people and they 'ignore' the obvious outdated and cruel contents of their teachings. The trouble is, the 0.01% fanatics take all the teachings as being fact, which is terrifying. Ask them what they think of non-believers. Also ask them what the punishment is in their book for non-believers or those who decide to leave Islam. If you don't know what they're taught, you in for a surprise.
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psychological pain - dam auto-correct
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Euthanasia is murder? Really?
So if I decide I want to die due to a fatal disease with the immense physical and phycological pain. If it is my choice how can it be murder?
As an evolved primate species, we should be able to make a decision about our death without any interference from other people's opinions, ancients myths or man made beliefs.
My body, my choice. If has NOTHING to do with anyone else.
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Euthanasia should be legal and accepted. No one, no one has the right to deny you making a decision that only affects you. Your body, your choice. End of. There is no debate.
Individuals suffering with a fatal illness (and their family members watching them slowly die in pain) should have the right to end their own pain and misery.
Who wins by making them suffer until the very end? Seriously who? Exactly...
Denying euthanasia to someone is selfish and often heartless.
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Welcome to Japan. A country that needlessly overcomplicates everything, and/or applies the inverse common sense approach.
Oh yeah, if you bring it up or complain, they will dig their stubborn heals in and it becomes impossibles to make any progress or change.
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We should sign a petition to boycot ALL Japanese businesses that sponsors the olympics.
Go after the money. Get the sponsors scared and hopefully they will pull out, forcing a cancelation.
Target the sponsors, not the IOC or Suga.
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The Justice Ministry has refused to heed an opposition request to release video footage showing how Wishma's health condition deteriorated, partly for security reasons.
Sounds reasonable if trying to hide or coverup evidence is considered reasonable.
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The root cause of this conflict (and many others) is religion, fact. What they read and what they're taught reinforces their intolerance, stubbornness and their "we're in the right" attitude.
Sadly, this conflict will NEVER end while difference versions of religion are still handed down and taught to children, who themselves grow up and continue the cycle of intolerance and violence over and over again...
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WHY THE VACCINE DELAY?
1 - Primarily because Japan Inc seems to needlessly overcomplicate everything.
2 - Inflexible, inefficient, outdated systems and rules books.
3 - Too many business and group interests to maintain and palms to grease (supply chain and distribution).
4 - Stubborn old 'power hungry' men who hate anything related to modernization and change.
I'm not Japan bashing. I like many others who have lived here long enough know the above is 100% true.
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