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Posted in: 3 death-row inmates file suit to end hanging as inhumane execution See in context

People are against the death penalty until their loved one is murdered.

The flipside of that bad argument is "people are for the death penalty until they get wrongly convicted of murder"

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Posted in: An estimated 33% of married couples get a divorce each year, according to the Japanese government. Why do you think the figure is so high and do you think this is a worldwide trend? See in context

On the personal issue, I think that the generation of Japanese in their 20's to 30's grew up as only children and had little to no father figure growing up, hence, they were raised incompletely

I think you could be right, the lack of present fathers will have an impact.

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Posted in: An estimated 33% of married couples get a divorce each year, according to the Japanese government. Why do you think the figure is so high and do you think this is a worldwide trend? See in context

The rate is high in Japan because of the misogynist attitudes of males and the newfound attitudes of younger women who won't put up with that crap. It's not rocket science, just a sociological shift away from male dominance. And about time, too.

yeh nothing at all to do with a legal system that guarantees mothers full custody of children, 50% of the mans assets and monthly childcare.

Making it easy to divorce, leads to more divorce. Who could have guessed it.

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Posted in: Japan's sex workers head overseas in search of lucrative job opportunities See in context

they would magnanimously peel off five HK $1,000 bills

rather eloquent for the line of work.

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Posted in: More than one in three Japanese working women in survey would rather be housewives See in context

The term “housewife” is out of place these days. There are instances of the husband staying at home

Not Really. Those are called "stay at home husbands".

The curious thing is why is society trying to shame any family that chooses to have one parent stay at home in the name of "choice".

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested for taking online job recruitment test for money See in context

"Company punishes worker for being smart enough to pass several online exams"

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Posted in: Japanese project encourages men to lead change for gender equality See in context

You are presenting this as if there are only two choices: "work and not have kids" or "stay at home mom". What if there were a third choice, "work and share child care equally" or even a forth, "work and let husband stay home."

I think you will find that I referred to households not being able to survive on one salary alone, I don't care which parent it is, but having one parent at home looking after the kids is preferable to farming them off to childcare. Given the biological realities of not being able to share gestation etc of said offspring, means that in many cases the woman ends up getting held behind career wise, as well as other factors as mothers tending to prefer to stay home with younger children. All this talk of choice ; the problem is that many many mothers, and indeed fathers do not have the choice to be a stay at home parent due to financial constraints. Also, a lot of this kind of talk seems to assume that a career is the superior choice to staying at home, which quite frankly is very disrespectful to stay at home parents to say the least.

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Posted in: Japanese project encourages men to lead change for gender equality See in context

One of several ways to address the plummeting population and work force problem in Japan. More working women. But as Japanese men and the government (one in the same) prefer to keep women out of work, zilch has been done to increase and improve daycare services.

More women working is more likely to lead to lower birthrates. Your assumption that "the patriarchy" is deliberately keeping women out of work, and not accounting for different life choices that women might make.

Daycare facilities are a lifesaver for many households that cant survive on one salary alone (perhaps that should be addressed), but I wouldnt be so keen just to churn out more babies to be looked after by daycare facilities. Much of the social problems today are from lack of parental attention in general.

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Posted in: ‘Black Panther' sequel scores 2nd biggest debut of 2022 See in context

the other half are angry that the main start Letitia Wright is an anti-vaxxer lol

judging people in such a way for their stance on an experimental vaccine of questionable value against a disease with such a low risk for the average person under 60..... now thats intolerance for you.

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Posted in: Japan unveils strategy for domestic production of advanced chips See in context

Got excited, thought finally we were getting Salt N Vinegar in Japan

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Posted in: Japan's loosening of COVID-19 entry restrictions may keep citizens wearing masks See in context

You think? I'll keep mine on thank you very much!!

Thats fine- Mask up wherever you want - collect as many vax stamps as you desire - Then pls let the incoming tourists and the rest of us get on with our lives in peace as you are already "protected". Maybe even speak up for us that its a choice.

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Posted in: Tourists flock to Japan after COVID restrictions lifted See in context

Do us a favor and wear a mask on public transportation.

y’all are multiple vaxed, wear masks, and maybe the maskless person is vaxed too- how is them masking up making a difference to you?

Hows about you do you. Let people get on with their lives. Find some actual meaningful way of visually indicating that you are a good person.

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Posted in: Tourists flock to Japan after COVID restrictions lifted See in context

 you can count the number of people not wearing a mask each day in the tens.

Daily, none of them were foreign? or was the original statement an exaggeration?

I see plenty of indoors unmasked both, granted still between 10-20% of people but growing daily. I commute daily to Tokyo from out past Yokohama.

I do see plenty outside, masked up, which is their choice if not rather sad. This is more indicative of how much fearmongering has gone on if anything, as even though the govt says there is no need for masking outside.

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Posted in: Japan reopens to tourists with shuttered souvenir shops, hotel staff shortage See in context

 The latest data is showing COVID cases are beginning to increase around the world and it's not even winter. Here we go again...

its almost like these things are seasonal.......

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Posted in: Tourists flock to Japan after COVID restrictions lifted See in context

No, I haven't. But Japan is not just a park in Tokyo.

Maybe you only see what your echo chamber allows you to.

I see plenty of people, jpnese and foreign, not wearing masks and getting on with their lives.

Wear a mask and get vaccinated as many times as you want - then the behavior of the unmasked should be of little consequence to you, and you can get on with your life too.

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Posted in: Japan reopens to tourists with shuttered souvenir shops, hotel staff shortage See in context

Very possibly.

Also, Kishida mentioned attracting big-spending visitors. The vast majority of anti-vaxxers I’ve come across wouldn’t have that kind of money.

Can you imagine the bawling and tantrums of the types who get upset over wearing masks

Shaming people for having less money than you? How very classy(ist).

Technically, you are getting upset over the concept of having to wear masks as well.

Ever wonder why your glasses fog up when wearing a mask, esp at this time of year?

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Posted in: Japan's farmers struggle with mass generation of stink bugs See in context

So those harsher winters, like last yr (2021-2022), due to climate change, arent killing the bugs ?

" global warming and other issues."

Wonder wot those other issues might be.....

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Posted in: S Korean missile accident panics public on edge over North See in context

Who are we now the BBC? Less of the hyperbole pls.

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

I'm not sure why you don't understand that the police are in charge of enforcing the law as it is written, and that I'm not here to argue whether the law is just or right

That is the point - whether or not it is a potential overreach by police - your assumption is that the police are always right to the letter of the law?

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Posted in: Japan protests possible gas extraction by China in contested waters See in context

Everyone saying its fine its on the chinese side, have you seen the movie There Will Be Blood???

"DRAINAGE"

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Posted in: Emperor to take prostate MRI test in November See in context

If they really had to release this "news", the PR missed a massive opportunity to say the emperor wishes to raise Cancer awareness and mens health issues by getting a test himself and urging men in at risk demographies to get tested if they need. What a waste.

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Posted in: Emperor to take prostate MRI test in November See in context

Ummm, hows about a bit of privacy for the man ?

Really dont see how this is "news" that needs to be told.

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

No, but in a way, it's even worse.

Subjectively yes - but its not something concrete to arrest someone on.

You have seen Minority Report right?

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

Don't dismiss or discount womens' instincts. It's a dangerous precedent to set, as more than likely it will get women killed

I dont disagree with your sentiment, I am pointing out that the ends dont justify the means. ie arresting someone for a non-explicit threat, or arresting people on "womens instinct" or even anyones "instinct" is a dystopia we should not embrace.

She might be right, he might be a creep. He is a "rapper", chances are high. The offense however, is not the reason he should be arrested.

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

It is my opinion that it is a veiled threat

ie, not an EXPLICIT threat.

(definition adjective

stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.)

I don't care about your gender war.

Arresting someone for a vague subjectively implicit threat is not something the state should be doing.

Again, you don't seem to know the difference between a woman calling out a man for misogyny and a threat to harm.

Again, she, you and the police dont seem to know the difference between some jilted man posting mean things online, and an actual threat.

We don't know the background story, maybe he was harassing her, maybe she had felt threatened by other things he had done - that is indeed a very bad situation, however as a society we need due process and arresting for the reason of an online mean or vaguely menacing post, is not the thing to do. Yes get him arrest him and hold him responsible for things he has done, but this is not a technicality that we should be arresting people for.

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

The police seem to think it is.

Whether a threat is explicit or not isnt really an opinion, it is a fact. Its either stated or not.

Implicit threat, is subjective. And being arrested for a subjectively interpreted non-explicit threat, is not something we should cheer for.

Look out, ladies. Here is a man who doesn't see the difference between a woman pointing out misogyny, and a man using social media to try to scare a woman he is angry with.

I feel afraid by your implicit threat. And your subsequent mocking tone of my fear and lived experience.

"a man using social media to try and scare a woman" -so not really a threat then, by your own admission.

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Posted in: Idol singer from Keyakizaka46 says she’s now working as a Tokyo bar hostess See in context

Thats disgusting, where?

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

I love the way so many men here are downplaying this and making fun of the girl who was afraid. I'm guessing none of you have ever been stalked or threatened before.

Your attitude makes me feel afraid - can I get you arrested ?

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

It is not an explicit threat.

He doesnt sound like a nice person, and I have no idea about the relationship between these two.

However arrest for this kind of reason, I cannot support, as it seem rather spurious.

"watch your back"

Menacing perhaps. But arrest?

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Posted in: Britain cleans up, looks to future after queen's funeral See in context

26 million = just 40%. Seems low.

Thats on TV sets in the UK alone - the majority of people will have been watching over the internet

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