Yubaru comments

Posted in: High court denies Korean school's right to Japan gov't subsidies See in context

How about reading some history, folks, to understand why ethnic Koreans are here.

Yeah, and they all had the opportunity to go back, and the opportunity to take Japanese citizenship if they stayed. Many DID take citizenship, and many others did not.

For many, their "country" ceased to exist when NK became what it is today, and they didnt want to return, because things were better here for them.

They could go back, but choose not too, and yet they still want Japan to subsidize their choices.

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Posted in: High court denies Korean school's right to Japan gov't subsidies See in context

Aren't the parents living in Japan and paying Japanese taxes too? It is a discriminatory ruling!

Heck no it isnt! My wife and I have been paying taxes here jointly for what, about 80 years or so, and we received not ONE single yen, nor did their "American" school here, from the Japanese government for their education. From elementary through high school.

Heck NO, they want their cake and eat it too! Parents want to send them there, let them pay for it!

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Posted in: High court denies Korean school's right to Japan gov't subsidies See in context

Why should any child, in any country be penalized for receiving education? The schools are in Japan not North Korea! Where is the evidence that children are being taught any differently from their Japanese peers?

Right, let's consider your logic here, an enemy of the state has a school, that raises MORE enemies, within your own borders? They even have pictures of Kim in their classrooms!

And you think the Japanese government should subsidize it?

As of 2013, there were 73 North Korean grade schools and ten North Korean high schools in Japan. As of 2014, there were about 150,000 pro-North Korea Zainichi Koreans in Japan, and they form the clientele of the North Korean schools. As of 2013, the North Korea-aligned schools had almost 9,000 ethnic Korean students.

If they want their kids to get a NK education, take them to NK and live there! Education is free!


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Posted in: Japan's total coronavirus cases top 100,000 See in context

The actual numbers are probably much, much, higher, as in the beginning and even now, the restrictions on testing people have been pretty strict, and there is no way to know the actual numbers of people infected here.

Japan kept the numbers artificially lower, to keep appearances up, as noted, for the Olympics, and that continues today as well!

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Posted in: U.S. judge delays extradition of 2 men accused of helping Ghosn escape from Japan See in context

If it isnt illegal here to do what they did, there really shouldnt be any reason to expedite them.

It's all about the pride of the prosecutors, having lost Ghosn, they want to make someone pay, no matter if there is any legal way or not!

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Posted in: As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands See in context

Trump doesnt care. Trump is playing to his base, the under-educated, under informed, whites, in Merica'

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Posted in: Quarter of LGBT people in Japan have experienced outing: survey See in context

It would be nice if journalists also reported on this. Why is this just a paragraph at the end of the article?

It was, and why does it need to be constantly repeated? Just because you missed it, doesnt mean it wasnt reported.

Oh and it's not like JT is "mainstream" here, far from it! It's just a news "repeater" site, often times with reports or articles, long after they were in the Japanese press!

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Posted in: Opposition grills Suga over science council, virus response See in context

As for this academic council drama, if the voting public don't like what the leader has done, they simply vote his party out at the next election. Simple. 

Only said by someone who does not understand the politics of Japan.

"Simple" to write here, but almost an impossibility in reality!

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Posted in: Opposition grills Suga over science council, virus response See in context

Scholars are babies. The council is a group of babies and children

Sounds to me like someone here is jealous they didnt get the invite!

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Posted in: Quarter of LGBT people in Japan have experienced outing: survey See in context

A long time ago, such things didn't matter to people. Even in civilizations such as Rome, it was normal and acceptable. However, with the spread of Christianity and then the spread of colonization by Europeans, it started to become a stigma. Many were maimed, tortured, and/or killed for such things. Even when that stopped, there was still heavy social stigmas and bullying that continued. So that fear still exists.

The hypocrisy of it even in those so-called Christian countries was and is still today mind boggling, in my opinion.

Look at all the "church" leaders who have abused young children, mainly boys, and others within their own flocks, then have the nerve to get up and preach about the evils of being "gay" come Sunday morning!

Japan got royally screwed in things regarding sexuality after MacArthur and the US occupied the country following WWII. He brought their Judeo-Christian hypocrisy here and it stuck!

People in Japan can lay the blame for their sexual hang ups directly on his grave!

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Posted in: Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway See in context

It’s beyond me why these self appointed “celebrities” and “stars” are considered special. They are dysfunctional narcissists who need professional mental health treatment ... period.

Come on, REALLY? They are the "role-models" of the US today! Hell, look at who is in the White House. He didnt get there because of his business acumen, he got there because he's a showman, and "reality-tv" star!

Even Kardasian's husband is running for president!

(BTW I 100% agree!)

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Posted in: Opposition grills Suga over science council, virus response See in context

The governability of the science council itself is questioned where old fashioned leftist members have loud voices.

"Leftist?" Me thinks you have the wrong country! The council and people in general here, are staunchly conservative and has many ultra-conservatives within it's members!

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Posted in: Opposition grills Suga over science council, virus response See in context

Suga said he considered the council's nature as a body for which taxpayers' money is used, while adding that there was a bias among its members in terms of age and educational background, among other factors.

Right, you just dont want to have to deal with people telling you that you are wrong!

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Posted in: Quarter of LGBT people in Japan have experienced outing: survey See in context

Much more serious incidents occur in Japanese companies than the divulging of sexual orientation....

So, then by your logic, the other "more serious incidents" justifies the actions of ignorant people?

Problem today is that there are far too many people who use this convoluted logic to justify their own ideas and opinions!

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Posted in: Quarter of LGBT people in Japan have experienced outing: survey See in context

A law enacted in June also requires firms to take measures against abuse of power, which includes outings and insults of sexual and gender minority people in its government guidelines.

Having a law on the books and actually enforcing it here, are two totally different things!

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Posted in: Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway See in context

Yes, I know what you're thinking. She might be 'tone deaf', but she looks damn hot for 40.

Hell no, her breasts are far too large for her body type, and she has hips so damn big she can fit into any car other than SUV. She's a cow! Not to mention she look likes she puts her make up on with a trowel.

AInt nothing "natural" looking about her!

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Posted in: Kardashian slammed for 'tone deaf' 40th birthday tropical getaway See in context

All this press for a porn star....... Hmm

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Posted in: Second night of clashes in Philadelphia after police kill Black man See in context

Put the knife down," one of the officers shouted in the video, which panned away as officers opened fire.

The cops shot 14 times, at a man holding a knife, why in hell didnt they use their tasers first? His mother was trying to protect him from the cops, and was begging the cops not to shoot!

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Posted in: Japanese media call on U.S. to review visa changes for journalists See in context

Folks have to realize this is just another of Trump's plans for shutting Merica' off from the rest of the world.

First 240 days, with extension, then no extension, then 90 days, then nothing. Dont say you went warned.

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Posted in: Lawmaker Anri Kawai released on ¥12 mil bail after 4 months in detention See in context

Well, nice to see she has ¥12 million yen laying around to pay her bail! Bet she used some of the LDP (tax payer money) funds to pay for it!

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Posted in: Japanese ethical fashion model/entrepreneur and anorexic survivor Kiko aims to change industry See in context

I wonder which is worse, anorexia or morbid obesity.

Why? What difference does it make? Both are illnesses that need treatment.

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Posted in: Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan's demographic crisis See in context

He can talk all he wants, but thanks to the "Go to" campaign weddings here in Okinawa have been experiencing a mini-boom! Okinawa had over 17,000 "resort weddings" in 2019, and while COVID put a dent in those numbers earlier this year, many resorts and hotels are seeing a spike in weddings that are on par with yearly averages, with the exception of those from overseas.

One resort hotel, had 10 different weddings scheduled for one Saturday October 10th.

And yeah we STILL have the worst numbers per 100,000 people for corona infections in the entire country, DOUBLE that of Tokyo. But folks here are like everything else that really matters, apathetic!

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Posted in: Man arrested in 1st cycling 'road rage' case under new law See in context

Now if the cops would PLEASE get after the idiots who drive crazy on their little 50cc scooter!

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Posted in: School trips in Japan go virtual during pandemic See in context

Nah, virtual travel doesn't even remotely come close to real travel. Let the kids go on their trips and just take extra extra precautions while traveling.

Yeah, and before they can actually SEE anything they have to stay in quarantine for 2 weeks before and after their trip. Few schools can afford to let their students take off for 5 weeks for what is typically a 3 night and 4 day trip.

Hence many staying close to home!

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Posted in: 13,670 bear sightings reported in Japan in April-Sept period See in context

When humans encroach on the wild, something has to give, and typically it's the animals that sadly suffer the most. Kind of hard to lay any blame on the bears as they are just trying to survive.

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Posted in: FamilyMart shareholders OK Itochu taking convenience store private See in context

Convenience stores, while convenient for many, are not cheap,

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Posted in: Suga's communication skills tested as honeymoon period ends See in context

Honeymoon? Come on, that's a term used for "newlyweds!" and Suga is hardly a virgin!

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Posted in: Gov't calls for longer New Year holiday to curb virus spread See in context

If people do stay home for long enough, I wonder if we will have a mini baby boom in September?

Quite the reverse as already noted in an article from JT here earlier this week. The birth rate is actually forecast to drop further.

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Posted in: JAL offers discounted coronavirus tests to travelers See in context

Japan Airlines Co began offering discounted coronavirus tests to travelers Friday after teaming up with a medical institution in Tokyo, in a bid to ease concerns about infections and encourage customers to travel amid the pandemic.

Travelers booked on tour packages with the airline can take a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test from 11,000 yen prior to their trip, as opposed to the 30,000 yen to 40,000 yen typically charged to those without health insurance coverage.

Wait, I can not imagine that the "medical institution" in Tokyo is subsidzing anything here and it's all on JAL, and JAL will get the money back from customers in charges and fees.

Basically this is a 75% discount on the normal cost of the test, which I find hard to believe that JAL will cover the balance, which brings the question into my mind of just how much does it actually cost?

Not to mention that I thought that the PCR test, to be accurate, had to be administered through a nasal swab and and from a saliva test alone. The saliva test is for detecting anti-bodies only.

They can obtain a certificate for a negative test result for an additional 5,500 yen.

Ok, now I get where they will make up a portion of the actual cost perhaps. It doesn't cost this much for a sheet of paper telling people that the test was negative!

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Posted in: Abe says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at 2016 Olympics See in context

Nikkan Sports, who asked him about the experience of cosplaying while being one of the most powerful politicians on the planet, to which he responded:

And just how was it determined that he was one of the "most powerful politicians on the planet?"

THIS is something to laugh about!

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