Vanillasludge comments

Posted in: Tokyo governor criticized for putting her hands in pockets during Tokyo Marathon ceremony See in context

I am often amazed at the anti-Japanese attitudes of posters to this site. Presumably if you are interested enough to post here you would have some knowledge or affection for Japan and its cultural traditions.

Formality is a core part of Japanese culture. It implies respect and conveys social class. Thankfully there are cultures left that have not slouched into rude informality.

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Posted in: Arashi's decision to suspend activities at end of 2020 shakes fans See in context

38 years old and in a “boy band” pretty much sums it all up.

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Posted in: Man gets away with ¥1 mil in convenience store robbery See in context

Some stores don’t deposit cash on a daily basis. Thats a lot of cash in todays card driven economy.

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Posted in: 320,000 bits of customer info of lodging providers in Japan stolen See in context

Luckily these are just “bits” of information and not globs or wads. I once lost over a million chunks of info and it really cost me a lot.

What this story teaches us is to always keep our nfo together and not laying around in little pieces...or something

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Posted in: One in four surveyed Japanese workers admits to wanting to kill boss; Osaka quake helps show why See in context

Some of this seems like overreaction. Just asking if you are ok and if you are coming to work seems pretty innocuous.

If you have an hourly job, being told that you can still come to work and get paid would be a positive if you weren’t affected by the quake personally. Seems like they were just offering the option.

”Just getting on with it” is a way of recovering that is more productive than sitting at home rehashing your emotions.

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Posted in: Over 75% of Japanese women say they’ve slept with a male coworker: survey See in context

Too risky. Keep your work world and your personal life separate or they will come together in some really unpleasant ways.

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Posted in: TV show 'Roseanne' abruptly canceled after star's racist tweet sparks furor See in context

Another day, another career off the rails thanks to Twitter.

She has always been a loose cannon so its no surprise that this has happened.

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Posted in: Japan sees record marijuana cases in 2017; spike in youth involvement See in context

Dirty, fat and stoned is not the direction Japan needs to go.

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Posted in: Legoland to open hotel See in context

And the room comes with free Legos in the carpet!

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Posted in: YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy videos See in context

YouTube is the greatest conduit of information ever created. It is also the greatest conduit of nonsense, non-science and ignorance ever created.

Flat earthers, nazi’s, kale-enema advocates, religious nuts etc have all found a wonderful, free outlet.

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Posted in: Injured Hakuho out of sumo tourney; Osunaarashi asked to quit over unlicensed driving See in context

Some realities need to be acknowledged around Kisenosato.

He has lost his short lived confidence and seems like a fish out water when he manages to show up.

There are plenty of great young guys who now have a shot at the top with the decline of the incumbent Yokozunas. (Yokozunae?)

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Posted in: Alabama student dies in accidental school shooting See in context

As America is now in its “post logic and reason” phase, there is almost no chance that positive steps to control gun violence can be made. We are manipulated on all sides by special interests who profit from social divisions.

indeed, my own comments above will be read differently by people on each side of the issue, though I am being purposely vague.

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Posted in: Mariners bring back 44-year-old Ichiro See in context

It’s amazing that he can still play at the pro level at that age! Good for him!

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Posted in: Severed human head found in Osaka in missing woman probe See in context

This must have been a “no severed heads” lodging facility. Gotta check that BEFORE you book your stay.

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