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Posted in: 'Evangelion' anime studio chief arrested for taking photos of nude teen See in context

Oh one other thing;

Police arrested the president of anime studio Gainax Co on Thursday for allegedly taking nude images of a teenage girl 

"Partially Nude"

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Posted in: 'Evangelion' anime studio chief arrested for taking photos of nude teen See in context

between Feb 6 and 23 this year 

So, it took this long to charge him because why? Let me guess, she wanted XXX amount of Yen, and he didnt want to pay, right?

Police arrested the president of anime studio Gainax Co on Thursday for allegedly taking nude images of a teenage girl 

'Teenage girl?" So, was she 13 or was she 19?

Once again, another headline aimed at titillation rather than accuracy!

Put the age out there, as there is a HUGE difference, as if she was 13, it's one thing, yet if she was 18 or 19, she is past the age of consent, and as is typical here, the tendency is to call 18 or 19yr old young women ''girls'.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy sailor kills two in shooting at Pearl Harbor base, then takes own life See in context

Submariner......the "silent service",

My thoughts go out to the families and friends of all those who died and hope the injured one fully recovers!

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Posted in: Abe slammed for revealing operator of document shredder was disabled See in context

One thing people should try to keep in mind while discussing the semantics/PC use or not, of the "words" disabled/handicapped/handicapable, whatever, is that in JAPANESE the term is 障害者 (shogaisha) which is directly translated to either, a handicapped or disabled person!

You can argue the English all you want, but in Japanese the word pretty much stays the same, with the exceptions being on whether it is a mental disability or physical disability, and then a separate word is inserted before the word "shogai" to describe the disability.

There is nothing discriminatory using the word shogaisha here!

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Posted in: Abe slammed for revealing operator of document shredder was disabled See in context

Actually, we prefer the word "disabled", rather than "handicapped". And yes, it's not about Abe using a word, it's about revealing personal information about that person and laying the blame on anyone else but himself.

Just curious, are you disabled? As my brother, who happens to be so, prefers the term, "handicapable" to either of them, IF in fact it is even necessary to use it at all!

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Posted in: Abe slammed for revealing operator of document shredder was disabled See in context

Why can't you say that someone is handicapped?

You really refuse to get it dont you? It's not about handicapped or disabled, but Abe laying the blame on them for his cover up!

THAT is lower than a snake's belly!

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Posted in: Abe slammed for revealing operator of document shredder was disabled See in context

Online bashing here doesnt get the same level of acceptance here as it does in other places, yet there times I believe it should! (And this is one of them!)

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Posted in: Radiation 'hot spots' near Olympic torch relay in Fukushima: Greenpeace See in context

However, J-Village's internet site says the radiation reading at its main entrance was 0.111 microsieverts per hour on Wednesday, while one of its fields showed a reading of 0.085 microsieverts per hour.

Greenpeace said it had relayed its findings to the Japanese government as well as local and international Olympic organizers.

The group will publish a report of its findings in the region next year.

So, who to believe, an environmental group that sometimes uses eco-terrrorism to further it's own causes, or a Japanese government that far too often covers it's own arse to make things look better than it really is?

Personally speaking, neither, so it's just better to move the start!

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Posted in: Tetsu Nakamura: Japanese doctor who devoted his life to Afghanistan See in context

I hope the power of the US Department of Defense is brought to bear to bring the killers to justice with some 5.56 rounds.

Which would probably be the LAST thing that he would have wanted to be left as the final act in his legacy of literally giving his own life in the service of others!

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Posted in: Legal experts summoned by Democrats call Trump actions impeachable See in context

 current evidence does not show Trump committed "a clear criminal act."

So are they admitting that it is probably he did commit some type of act that could be considered criminal?

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Posted in: 'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults See in context

In a joint declaration, the alliance's 29 leaders said:"Russia's aggressive actions constitute a threat to Euro-Atlantic security; terrorism in all its forms and manifestations remains a persistent threat to us all."

Shouldn't this read that Trump is the biggest threat to NATO? After all he is the one who is "Nasty', 'two-faced', and 'brain dead"

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to introduce flexible working hours for teachers See in context

This really is nothing new. In the past when kids went to school for half days on Saturdays, the teachers shifted the "off" day to summer time, and they pretty much all took off the same amount of time as the kids.

But since teachers are komuin, the other "komuin" got ticked off that teachers were taking off all that time, even after the Saturday classes stopped, and summer vacations for the teachers became a thing of the past.

Since teachers were coming to school, BOE's increased their work, teachers started pushing kids to come to school and the system got further screwed up.

Teachers SHOULD get the time off, and recognizing this here legally is, in my opinion, the way to go!

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Posted in: Details confirmed for Tokyo Olympic marathon, race walks See in context

Well, it seems to me that when they want to things CAN get decided pretty quickly! I was half expecting to hear that they moved the events back to Tokyo!(sarcasm)

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

Yes, age discrimination is everywhere, like sexual discrimination, but is is rarely legitimate discrimination.

Please share an example where there is "legitimate discrimination"

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Posted in: Man gets life in prison for killing 7-year-old girl in Niigata last year See in context

Such a brutal punishment has no place in any society. Nor do the supporters of state killings.

Only said by someone who understands little of Japanese culture. As you have just pushed out over 120 MILLION people here, as the society here supports the death penalty.

Wait, let me change that, they are apathetic to the death penalty, and do not perceive it to be a major issue.

If you understand anything about the culture here, you would not be marking all of them as having no place in society!

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Posted in: Man gets life in prison for killing 7-year-old girl in Niigata last year See in context

Why didn't he get the death penalty!? I can't think of a more deserving crime than this. Japanese justice is a travesty

The longer you read stories about single murders here, no matter how shocking or horrendous the circumstances, you will see that the Japanese courts do not hand down the death penalty sentence for cases that involve a single murder.

The death sentence seems to only be handed down when there are two or more victims.

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

Photos let me see if someone knows how to take care of their looks.

No it doesnt, just means that know how to have their picture taken for an application!

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

Another example of Japanese activism, refuting the stereotypes of the meek and afraid to speak out Japanese.

Also, she's an actress and freelance writer. What business does she have dictating what people wear in the offices. People don't like dress codes, then don't work there.

She also has a photo-book of her as well and well it's pretty revealing, but that does not change her message!

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

How about starting with banning photos, dates of birth, and marital statuses on resumes and job applications? Time to join the the 20th century on these things, Japan.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I do believe that outside of the photo's the rest of what you wrote here is a is not illegal on a job application, particularly when it is needed for background checks. as it is a necessity to complete the check accurately.

Even for certain positions here in Japan, background checks are made with the Japanese Police as well.

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Posted in: Forcing children to sit 'seiza' style to be recognized as punishment under new law See in context

Just because kids do it on their own, is different from being forced into it. It is painful to be forced to sit like that for 30 minutes or more.

I have personally seen kids be forced to sit in a seiza position for well over 2 hours, it's brutal. They loose pretty much all feeling in their legs and they need assistance in getting up because their legs are like two pieces of dead meat!

It's right to outlaw it as it IS corporal punishment!

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Posted in: Supreme Court upholds ruling commuting death sentence to life for man who fatally stabbed 2 people See in context

The judge also said that the murders were not planned in advance, which made the crimes different from other cases of random killings that resulted in the death penalty being handed down.

Really? And yet he was found competent to stand trial, and lets not forget he WENT BACK and stabbed the first victim again!

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Posted in: Forcing children to sit 'seiza' style to be recognized as punishment under new law See in context

Along with enforcing seiza for a long time, the guidelines also list beating or bottom spanking for such reasons as children failing to do homework as unacceptable punishments.

If you have to physically punish your child for failure to complete or do their homework, you should not be a parent in the first place!

Physical punishments reinforce the "bullying" that goes on in society!

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Posted in: Forcing children to sit 'seiza' style to be recognized as punishment under new law See in context

This has been "outlawed" in many school districts down here for at least a decade!

School's were forced to get parental permission to get children being "punished" for what ever offense, to allow the schools to have the kids kneel like this.

It IS painful, and yet there are plenty that look at it as a part of the Japanese culture and everyone should be doing it!

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Posted in: Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight 'glasses ban' See in context

Ishikawa's latest petition to relax the rules, delivered to the labor ministry on Tuesday, has attracted more than 31,000 signatures.

Not THAT popular of a person if this could only gain this many signatures in a country of 120 Million plus!

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Posted in: Japanese labor federation to demand minimum hourly wage of ¥1,100 See in context

As for its conventional demand for wage increases, Rengo will pursue a pay hike totaling 4 percent -- with an increase in workers' basic pay of around 2 percent, in addition to a regular wage rise based on seniority.

Right, this means that the folks who are PT, contracted, or otherwise NOT full time salaried employees, the "union" is only going to demand 2% for them.

Thanks for nothing! the 2% is in line with the consumption tax increase and where in the hell they pulled the other 4% from (I know outta their nether regions) makes no sense either!

The businesses that RENGO deals with have been making cash for quite a few years now!

It's time for the leaders of RENGO to call a "real" strike, and not one of these one day, "ra ra ra RENGO" one's!

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Posted in: Japanese labor federation to demand minimum hourly wage of ¥1,100 See in context

Earlier this year, the labor ministry's regional bureaus decided to raise the average hourly minimum wage in Japan by 27 yen to 901 yen in fiscal 2019 through next March, exceeding 900 yen for the first time.

Hourly minimum wages are decided by the labor ministry's regional bureaus in each of 47 prefectures based on the local economic situation

So is RENGO going to make the demands in all 47 prefectures? I highly doubt it!

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Posted in: Trump barrels into NATO summit, clashes with France's Macron See in context

If he wasn't the president of the US, he would have been admitted to the psychiatric unit at Bellevue , and we would never have had to read this!

I only hope that the NATO leaders understand this!

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Posted in: U.S. Navy contractor may have dumped wastewater in Japanese ports: report See in context

Quite the inflammatory headline there, JT.

I immediately thought 'oh no, what did we do now?' when in reality it had nothing to do with the US.

And they have completed their job with "this" article! Got folks like you and me to click on it, and respond.

Sadly there are those that still dont get it, from reading the comments here, and those folks are going to keep thinking it's the US Navy that is at fault.

I'm actually surprised that no one tried to say; "Well if the US Navy wasnt here in the first place, then this wouldn't have happened. SO, it really IS the Navy's fault!"

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Posted in: U.S. Navy contractor may have dumped wastewater in Japanese ports: report See in context

A U.S. Navy, JAPANESE contractor, may have dumped wastewater in Japanese ports: report

There, I fixed it for ya!

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Posted in: Activists push to halt sexual harassment of job-seeking students See in context

Time to wear a wire.

Yeah, and then get nailed for entrapment! If someone is going to go to THAT length when looking for a job, they should be looking elsewhere!

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