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Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 01:04PM JST
Hey, i have been here for a while and have 2 daughters, they can look after themselves. The eldest is at the age where she is more independent. She has rules to follow and they are learnt well, she can also physically look after herself and knows how to defend herself and how to behave so as not to encourage perverts.
In any country there are perverts, come on, most of these Japanese guys are of a smaller build than you foreign women and they are not accustomed to aggression. Most of them can be flattened by a teen girl or subdued to call the police or if need be beaten.
Posted in: Safety tips for foreign women in Japan
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 12:21PM JST
I agree with hoserfella.
Posted in: Shimane town demands pants for Michelangelo's David sculpture
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 11:40AM JST
I agree with Cleo because she is right.
Posted in: Top 5 worst places to visit in Japan
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 11:29AM JST
Yeah by American scholars and those dates are disputed even among their peers including those who don't look up facts on their ipads, lol!
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 11:02AM JST
Nyuk, nyuk , nyuk. Gonna buy a 100Yen burger for my lunch and think i am funny walking round with 300 Yen in my pocket.
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 10:43AM JST
You may class that as medieval but nobody else does, 794 is not the middle ages, strewth. Not an English teacher are you?
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
Kyoto is not just the centre place where English teachers go to drink. You need knowledge from the locals and i don't mean grotty bars that attract the vermin, sadly every city has those. Sadly most who go to these places only know the places in the centre, so much more to explore and enjoy outside the tourist areas. I am sure even places like Tokyo have decent places but most foreigners are attracted to what i call the sleazy parts of town, guess that is all most of them can afford to go to.
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 09:03AM JST
They annoy me and i think they are a waste of time. In summer i get hay fever and i may sneeze sometimes and maybe blow my nose. I have had a number of times well meaning people offer me a mask or ask my wife if i am unwell. Sometimes it seems like there is a kind of mask fetish.
Posted in: Do you think those white face masks that are so popular in Japan are effective in combating allergies or the flu?
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 08:59AM JST
I respect how Japanese feel as a long term resident but i think the complainers need to be educated as to why putting pants on the statue is ridiculous. May as well go the whole hog and deck it out in a Hello Kitty bikini.
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 08:38AM JST
Obviously you couldn't afford to go to the other places or didn't look. By most places i mean decent eateries or decent stores for the females to shop in. If anyone thinks for the most part Kyoto looks the same the have never "really" been there. It is the nearest city to me, the lack of chav foreigners delights me, can't say the same for Osaka these days and central Tokyo is full of them.
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 08:07AM JST
Kyoto is fantastic, in fact my favourite city in Japan. I think some get put off as to enjoy to the full you need a good budget. Not the type of place English teachers would want to go, most places a bit too upmarket for them. Some great restaurants there, i always take my family from UK to a day trip to Kyoto when they come and they love it. Would never bother with places like Roppongi, if i want to hang around with dregs i can go back to the UK and go to the West End.
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 05:20AM JST
The US soldiers didn't help out of the kidness of their hearts in their freetime. They were ordered there by the powers that be. Many US military guys think they are protecting freedom and the homeland but they are in fact fighting to help the unelected elite remain in control.
Of course most soldiers care but they have been duped like these guys traumatised and given little help after serving.
Posted in: Famed American sniper killed at Texas shooting range
Betraythetrust!Feb. 07, 2013 - 04:38AM JST
I said "want to be seen as victims"NOT " be a victim"". Totally different, please read my posts more carefully in future before replying to them.
Only trying to help women to be and feel as safe as the eomen in my family and i get negative responses.
My family dooes not hide things from each other that is why we live happy, safe lives in Japan without looking down on others and respecting others lives . Being positive and good to others seems to keep trouble at bay. Negativity and complaining brings nothing but trouble for males and females.
Betraythetrust!Feb. 06, 2013 - 09:22PM JST
Why are some so against this gay marriage lark. It;s not compulsary you know! How does it hurt anyone if two people on love want to marry?
Posted in: British lawmakers approve gay marriage in historic vote
Betraythetrust!Feb. 06, 2013 - 08:33PM JST
Please read my comments again. I have never said that anyone wants to be a victim of Japan just that some seem to be by constantly complaining about it and it's people and their ways.
When i say there is no need to worry it is in the big scheme of things, of course things happen but they are rare, no point being in fear of something that is unlikely to happen.
My advice is sound, female members of my family travel constantly without incidents and if there was one it would be a one of, people do not get stalked, groped or harrassed every five minutes in Japan.
Betraythetrust!Feb. 06, 2013 - 09:04AM JST
TPP is not as simple as that nor are any free trade talks. People say they want cheaper foods but do not consider what that entails. Let's just say the endgame will be something like this. Most foods will be grown by a smaller amount of corporations, mostly GMO. Less varieties of foods will be sold, maybe only 2 or 3 types of potato and tomatoes. There will be less variety and ultimately the worlds food will be in the hands of a small group of unelected people with a large amount of influence and unlimited lobbying power. This is no conspiracy theory it is the corporations that want this to happen.
Posted in: Japan wants certain products, such as rice, exempt from tariffs, before it joins the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade talks. Do you think this is a reasonable request?
Betraythetrust!Feb. 06, 2013 - 07:35AM JST
Keep devaluing the Yen. More jobs at home and a blessing for exporters. The EU and US have been devaluing their currency for the last few years, hypocrits.
Posted in: BOJ chief says he will step down before term expires
Betraythetrust!Feb. 06, 2013 - 02:46AM JST
War is not fun, it is not a video game. People die, fathers,brothers, sons and daughters. War has been sanitised, we no longer see the gore of war on the news anymore, it is censored so we do not oppose the military adventures of the elite.
Anyway, there will be no conflict between these countries, that is in the interest of nobody. The saber rattling and name calling is there to get support from the masses and it is working. People pick sides with no concern for the lives lost and destruction caused. The Japanese and Chinese governments are both pushing this nonsense to distract from the internal problems of their countries and it is working.
Posted in: Chinese frigate locked radar on Japanese navy vessel
Betraythetrust!Feb. 05, 2013 - 11:42PM JST
I have never said that anyone deserves to be assaulted, groped etc. I have been a Japanese resident from 1996-1997, then 2001 to the present day. I have lived in the Osaka suburbs and now the countryside. The things i suggested are some ways to help but cannot be 100% of course, nothing in life is.
There seems to be a problem with some foreign women in Japan who keep wanting to be seen as victims of nasty old Japan. Nobody on here said that what women do encourages stalkers etc, i merely gave good advice as a way to deter trouble while in Japan. Some foreign women are happy here and never encounter these problems or may do once or twice in a lifetime, some seem to have things happen to them often and i find that strange.
I will give an example, when younger i often went out drinking and never encountered much trouble, possibly the odd annoying drunk, my slightly younger brother though often came home with a split lip or black eye. Did he deserve violence against him? No, it is never acceptable, but it is the same with these perverts, inexcusable and they should be locked up but mostly preventable.
Betraythetrust!Feb. 05, 2013 - 07:46PM JST
Japan is a safe country compared to most, no need to worry about your safety. No femle members of my family have been assaulted or harassed but they are carefull to follow rules: Do not travel alone in poorly lit places late at night or catch a cab. Never get drunk on your own as the perverts notice this and my take advantage. Do not talk badly about Ajaan in pubs or bars, this applies to men and women, Japanese can get annoyed when the country is criticised especially if they have been drinking. These rules apply to any country.
May. 24, 2013 - 09:22PM JST
Maybe Hashimoto forgot to give money in advance.i mean compensation money ;)
Posted in: Korean 'comfort women' cancel meeting with Hashimoto
May. 24, 2013 - 09:21PM JST
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May. 24, 2013 - 09:15PM JST
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May. 24, 2013 - 09:11PM JST
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May. 24, 2013 - 09:08PM JST
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