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    While the medical profession might be pretty pathetic in Japan, its only because its not really taken professionally serious. Of course in my country anyone can be a med practitioner and some do have to work overtime or on call and some don't. Not all of those who become doctors/nurses/etc come from wealthy families, or have it as a "family profession".

    But a lot of these appear to be shallow perceptions of many different careers and jobs. Only things that need to be considered is work stability, and time management between work and family.

    Posted in: Survey asks Japanese women what professions they don’t want to date

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    He should also visit the memorial to Japanese-Americans while he's in the vicinity to get a bigger understanding that a country can't deny the wrongs that were done in its own history.

    Posted in: Abe to visit U.S. World War II memorial in Washington

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    Pixar (global market) obviously is going to make much more than the Nonai Berry (localized market). No matter what the similarity, it all boils down to who tells the same story better and to how many people.

    Posted in: Disney Pixar’s new movie attracts criticism again in Japan

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    While there are certain things that Japan should do to make sure they're not appearing to renege on their previous apologies, China and Korea need to stop focusing on hatred in their past (especially China since they really need to look back on their own history towards their own people with the rise of "communism") and using it as the only excuse to avoid their own problems.

    Posted in: Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Novelist Murakami

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    Sadly, US rice has problems. I'm an American and as much as I'd like to say, "Yes, Japan should import rice from other countries." The US is not one of them. Why? Simple fact, idiot companies (Oil, Gas, Mining, Chemical groups) have been messing up the ground water over here for so long (I'm guessing the whole fracking idea) in most areas in the US that rice has higher levels of arsenic in it than any other nation that grows that grain.... The darker the ric grown here, the more arsenic you get. What else can one expect when you have rice grown in the US in places like Texas etc... You get rice grown in India, Thailand, and other rice growing nations, you don't have that problem.

    On the good side, maybe we'll develop a tolerance for arsenic... what doesn't kill you makes you stronger...sarcasm

    Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.

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    There have been recent public announcements about telling idiot gun owners to lock up their gun for the past month. And then I see this story here... And I know all the "responsible" gun owners keep saying how only criminals and bad people do bad things with guns. Never mind the majority of gun advocates would easily leave any weapon they own laying around the house and then wonder why oh why things like this happen.

    I personally don't believe guns should be completely banned (I like the idea of hunting in the great outdoors, and actually having the option to own one for home defense), but the regulations don't seem high enough for idiots to qualify for one. Thank you NRA.

    Posted in: 3-year-old boy shoots, kills 1-year-old boy in Ohio

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    In my circle, nobody wants another Clinton or Bush in the WH. Stop running off the success of your relatives and family name. Make your own name for yourself and then we might think about voting for 'em.

    Obviously the biased MSM is trying to groom the public into who they think we want to vote for. Hmph.

    Posted in: Clinton to launch White House bid on Sunday

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    @Frungy, In this case I do believe suh, that the old southern sentiments of said state will most definitely, I say, most definitely will find reasonable doubt, in this hea' shooting predicament. (Imagine my best southern dandy accent).

    Posted in: White South Carolina officer charged with murder for shooting black man

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    Alex Is right on a couple of things but wrong on others. The jobs availability has surged in the US (but it is on a state by state basis), and is allowing more people to get hired and increased employment opportunities in general. The downside of this, is that prices are going up but the wages are the same. Simply put, cost of living rose much higher than it used to, but the "regular" folk aren't getting paid more. Those who have more than enough money still don't believe the're making enough, and once again putting the load on those that make much less than them. And we all know where that leads to...

    One clear example in my state is that rent has gone up to ridiculous heights. Back in 2008 I was paying $450 a month for a dinky studio apartment, while only making $11.50 an hour at my job. I'm making about the same now (but thankfully I can make much more once I meet "experience" quota's and can work in a hospital.), but that same Studio is now going for $650 a month. Another 1 bedroom apartment I used to pay $585 for back in 2005 (I was only making $10.50 back then) is now expecting $980 a month if not $1100.

    This is mostly thanks to wealthy foreign "investment" believing that now is the time to make more money, when all they're doing is drastically slowing down the ability to get the previously unemployed people (many who became homeless) an even harder time to get off the streets and find a place to live while they work.

    Because I live in one of the states that has a healthy job economy (added with imo the accursed being the first state to pass a legalized recreational MJ law.) has created a severe influx of people moving here from poorer states (or avoiding criminal charges pertaining specifically to MJ in their own states) raising the homeless population up even further.

    Now the situation is there are more working homeless that can't afford to find a place to live so they're earning money, but are still homeless. How much sense does that make?

    I also was homeless but working for about 2 years before I was finally able to get an affordable place to live with my current income. Walk a mile in my shoes....

    One of my co-workers who makes $14.50 an hour and has 2 children in her mid-late 20s has informed me she's had to move back in with her parents. Because she can't afford the rental prices being asked for now and the apartment she was paying for had raised their prices too high.

    Prices on food and groceries has also gone up. The much needed, but very poorly implemented "Affordable healthcare Act" has only made a many more people that can't afford healthcare insurance prices be forced to pay an HMO no matter what, putting an even further drain on their already heavy financial burden (unless they're poor enough. And people that can somewhat afford it it have seen a ridiculous increase in how much their HMOs are charging on their end as well.

    Proper national healthcare in the US would eliminate the requirement for corporations to provide HMO access to their employees. *Proper national healthcare in the US would eliminate HMOs from existing in the side of citizens period. The only legislation for HMOs is that they're not allowed to refuse anyone any more from "signing up" for their "services". Not that the HMOs can't charge their forced customers what they see fit.

    Because I am being forced to sign up with an HMO (instead of just paying taxes for a proper national healthcare coverage system) the most "affordable" one I could find will detract another $2040 a year from my annual income as a "healthy" single non-smoking individual with little to no major known health issues. This reduces my annual earnings as an employed individual from $19,893 (after all taxes) down to $17,853. That remainder will be used to pay for rent, Student loan payments, phone/internet/utilities and food.... because I budget like a maniac, I might be fortunate to have at least $50 a month to save until I can get the student loan off my back.

    Back in the days of the early 2000s I was able to save around $250~400 a month in roughly the exact same income range.... in some cases I was earning even less. More people working is good, but having a higher cost of living on old wages is very, very bad.

    Posted in: U.S. job openings surge

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    As I said, depending on the how heinous the crime is, how calculated it was, motivation, and how many people die should determine the death penalty.

    When someone has intentionally taken away other people's rights to live, caused unnecessary grief and pain to their remaining relatives, and relishes in the fact that they caused so much harm, they have made their own life forfeit. Don't steal the rights of others to live if you don't want your own right to life put on the line.

    3 people died. That is over 240 years worth of life, some that didn't even get get past the age of 10 years old. Keep in mind that 8 year old child took the parents 8 years of their life to raise, and their hopes of what kind of future their child could have, but instead is now in a cemetery.

    On top of that 250+ people were injured or maimed for the rest of their lives, because of some peoples sick ideology. They may no longer be able to work, or live their lives naturally as they used to.

    Posted in: Jurors begin deliberating charges against Boston Marathon bomber

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    As I said, having evidence helps make all these situations so much easier to resolve. Glad there is video proof. South Carolina and other "Old south" states always have always had this against them. Southern police officers are still considered to have their ties with the KKK, white supremacist groups, and won't let go of their extreme prejudice against all "non-whites"/foreigners/and ofc especially blacks or dark skinned people.

    Posted in: White South Carolina officer charged with murder for shooting black man

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    When I first heard this I thought it was absurd, but like others have pointed out female victims of sexual assault and DV would be much better off talking to female officers to resolve such issues without some ignorant male officer twisting it around to make it the victim's fault.

    Good choice.

    Posted in: Saitama police set up Japan's first all-female forensics team

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    What the supposedly non-racist poster is saying need only four word to put it in its place. It is not true. Not in the way the poster said it. Enclaves are just that: isolated and not powerful communities. They have no power, or little power. The only time "enclaves" have power is when they are colonies back up by a strong imperial power. Thus the majority of Australians are white Anglo-Saxons whose ancestors stole the continent from the native people and put them into 'enclaves."

    Little history fact, Indonesia and Malaysia used to be majority Buddhist/Hindu before Islam crept in and eventually gained enough power to start changing the laws of the land. Now in both countries Islam is the "state religion". Remember what they say about learning from historical problems in the past...

    In the US Dearborn Michigan is also having problems with the area obeying Federal Law. Don't criticize Islam or you might be arrested for "disturbing the peace", by the local police force.

    Posted in: Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

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    Looking back on the women in Iran in the 70s and now... its just sadly shocking.

    Posted in: Iran partially lifts ban on women attending sports matches

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    I wouldn't call it a nanny state if the law specifically making sure that one person's perceived rights are not stepping all over another person's rights. As I said before, just because a person has the right to smoke, does not allow them the right to harm the health of those around them which they are doing by not obeying the public smoking laws in the first place. As I also said before, some people have some severe respiratory problems that smokers easily agitate due to their inconsideration.

    Posted in: Vast majority of women in survey say no to guys who smoke

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    Nobody ever learns. Let them fight it out, try to contain it inside the boarders, and then deal with who ever is left when the fighting is over.

    Posted in: Al-Qaida in Yemen captures a southern city, frees 300 inmates

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    It sounds quite simple to me. In any "western" or democratic country, religious "law" should never be allowed to supercede the federal laws of that nation. To advocate for any religious law, i.e: Everyone must go to a church, mosque, or temple every Sat/Sun and pray or worship whether they have a religious belief or not... invites a whole slew of issues of freedom of speech/religion/and a lot of basic human rights.

    The UK is a prime example of what happens when allowing religious "laws" to have any say over basic federal laws whatsoever.

    Anyone who understands anything about being against a religion (doesn't necessarily mean one has to be against the followers of the religion), should know its no different than being against an ideology that can be deemed harmful. Extremism in Islam is against the fundamentals of basic human rights and freedoms in living a natural life.

    Posted in: Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia

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    In the US a whole lot of legislature has been in the works to make way for driverless vehicles. One law above all others still stands that a "driver" must be behind the wheel at all times. So in case of severe emergency situations a person can take control. Taxi, truck, and delivery drivers will not be losing their jobs any time soon until we get fully functional androids to sit in the drivers seat.

    Posted in: Nissan aims to put self-driving cars on Japan's road in 2016

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    Ideally self driving cars will reduce accidents and improve traffic flow. But it also depends on how many autonomous cars are on the road at the same time as people that choose to drive. An autonomous car would not try to cut someone off, run "red" or yellow lights and stop signs. Human beings do. Those who are elderly or disabled and should not actually be behind the wheel will benefit greatly.

    Posted in: Nissan aims to put self-driving cars on Japan's road in 2016

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    Wondering if you wear cologne or perfume? Because if you do, you are not considerate of others.

    I agree with you on this, some people like to practically pour a whole bottle on themselves and one wants to get as far away as possible. Sorry to put a damper on your day, but I don't wear that stuff. Just take a shower/bath x2 a day and I'm good.

    But equating 2nd hand smoke (which is proven to be detrimental to everyone's health around them) and someone that wears too much perfume/cologne (which only causes irritation) is ridiculous.

    @Strangerland, as I keep saying the simple solution where everyone can have their cake and eat it too between smokers and non-smokers is e-cigs. The vast majority of smokers are inconsiderate. And I've confronted quite a few and bet you can't guess how many fights this leads up to. Excuses I've heard from them, "You must be a former smoker, you have no right to tell me what to do..." , "So the sign says no smoking, what are you gonna do about it?", and "Well, just move out of the way of my smoke...".

    I've lost my patience for this quite a long time ago, and I really really don't feel like putting myself in a position where I go to prison for beating the cr@p out of these people and getting slapped with assault charges. I've taken MA training for years, and I love my health, so I know I need to control my temper in these situations.

    My most memorable experience was I was riding the public transit system and a woman literally was on the tram puffing away! There are multiple signs before boarding that says, No smoking, no loud music (use headphones), no drinking, and no gambling. I plucked the cig from her mouth (burning myself in the process, which helped me not to go berserk), and pointed at the sign. She got off at the next stop in an attitude, but all the other passengers where happy for someone doing something about it.

    The end result, is to ban all burning tobacco cigs, only allow e-cigs. I don't get bothered, they don't get bothered. Simple solution.

    Posted in: Vast majority of women in survey say no to guys who smoke

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