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    The mass-selling Yomiuri Shimbun

    Urgh. Who wrote this?? A child?

    The United States is a major voice in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) against hunting, which Japan has carried out using a loophole that allows for “lethal research” on the mammals.

    Yes, it has to be a child, because they don't understand what a loophole is.

    It never made a secret of the fact that the whale meat from these hunts often ends up on dining tables.

    And they have obviously never researched anything about the IWC charter.

    Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

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    The only thing I understand is that you don't know a enough about the topic to make such incorrect claims. Not to mention you no nothing of the research that shows the positive affects of AA for women and minorities and how they greatly out weigh the negatives of AA.

    You are ignoring my point: AA is about what the person is, rather than what the person can do.

    That isn't a good thing for business or innovation.

    You keep telling me to search for something you can't prove exists. So, why do you think I can find that information?

    Well, maybe at least trying to look for something might open your eyes to a different view to that of the PC liberal?

    Posted in: Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study

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    @toshiko

    @Probie: I never said anything about programmers joining the JSDF. You need to brush up on your comprehension skills.

    You are the one who wrote following "You don't need a degree in computer science to fly a drone, for example. If anything, being good at playing video games makes you more qualified than that, and I don't see any "Playing Video Games Doctorate Course" at Cambridge or MIT."

    Yeah, I did. And where did I mention computer programmers?

    That zooming sound that just flew over was my point drone.

    Posted in: SDF launches PR campaign to soften image

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    @toshiko

    @Probe: In IBM 360 era, Universities in USA began to have Computer Science Majors (Not in Japan yet) instead of Data Processing. Nippon Electronic Tlephone top went to USA to learn about inside of computer and returned, changed name to Sony.

    Well, Sony's original name was actually 東京通信工業.

    The university in Orange County I was sent had Computer Science major. It is different now, Univ titles as Information Technology, Information Science. etc when my grandchildren were getting Univ Catalogs in East. Many schools have online majors.

    That is wonderful to hear.

    About Video Games, if one of their creation is published by some companies, they make tons of Royalty income so they wouldn't go to SDF, Used to be Computer Science began with how to program to enable students to become programmers. Information Science, etc train internal hardware adjustment, too.

    I never said anything about programmers joining the JSDF. You need to brush up on your comprehension skills.

    Posted in: SDF launches PR campaign to soften image

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    @Silvafan

    Simply saying google is a very weak response and shows you really don't understand it well enough to explain it.

    I'm not going to spend my time finding the information that I read a long time ago. If you want to do it, knock yourself out.

    I will give you a link to the wiki article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action_in_the_United_States#Arguments_against_affirmative_action

    So, I asked you to show proof that AA works against innovation. You showed no proof that supports this claim. It is true that the NAACP asked for diversity, but where did innovation become stifled because their was a demand for more diversity. Now your last post is jumping around to other things.

    If you don't understand that hiring people because they are a certain sex or color will have negative impacts in some cases, there is really no hope for you. To put it simply, AA is about what the person is, rather than what the person can do.

    Posted in: Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study

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    Probie

    Please show links to real evidence that shows this true for ethnicity or gender related issues!

    I'm not your personal Google. Just search for "negative effects of affirmative action"

    For example: The NAACP told Apple their board needs more diversity. Why should a company not put the right people in the right jobs? Just sticking someone in there because you get told to put a woman or a colored person in there is stupid. ESPECIALLY when the group saying it is the NAACP! How diverse is their board? From looking at their website, I can't find a white face anywhere: http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-leadership

    The problem in Japan is not as bad, but people seem to forget that when women get married they may chose to quite their job; same as when they have a baby. Yeah, some times they are told to quit by their company, but I'm guessing that most of the time (in my experience anyway) it's a personal choice not to work.

    Whe whole "not enough women doing jobs like XXXXX" thing is a little short-sighted, because it makes the company the bad guy. When that isn't necessarily the case.

    “The government is seeking to raise the rate of women in leadership positions to 30% by 2020—an ambitious target which some say is unfeasible—but we’ll somehow achieve it,” Abe said last month during a meeting on gender equality.

    I have a feeling that "somehow" will be fines. So, some companies will get fined if they don't choose to give the right person the job because they aren't a woman.

    It's asinine.

    If the women are the best choice for the job, then fine. But I'm sure there will be cases where they get it to meet a quota.

    Posted in: Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study

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    Economists and commentators around the world agree that Japan’s well-educated women are a huge source of untapped potential, with many dropping out of the workforce when they have children and few returning to their careers.

    Well there you go! It isn't necessarily because they are being held back by the system then, is it?!? It's personal choice.

    Women shouldn't be given jobs just because they are women and the company has to fill its quota. Affirmative Action has been shown to be incredibly unfair and works against innovation.

    Posted in: Only 1 in 7 Japanese scientists are women: study

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    did not write test. I did not write pass a test, either.

    I know, you never mentioned anything about getting rid of the current JSDF entry requirement test either. So, you accept that they would still have to pass that test= my point.

    I did not mention computer science, I did not write Video game , either,

    I never said you did.

    I used the computer science/video game thing as an example. Since the stereotype of "brainy youngsters" isn't someone sitting at home playing video games. So, my point there was that "brainy youngsters" isn't necessarily what the JSDF need.

    If they are going to change the constitution, they need to have a military that isn't laughed off the battlefield. Which is what they would have if they continue as they are now.

    Even though it would never happen, South Korea or China would DESTROY them in a 1-on-1 battle.

    Posted in: SDF launches PR campaign to soften image

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    @Austpaul

    Probie, that's fine if the service can straighten them out, but I wouldn't be super comfortable with those who joined because their only other choice was prison.

    Oh, it does.It doesn't work with everyone, as you know. But, I'd still feel better fighting alongside someone who knows how to fight, rather than a guy who passed a test and only did that because he liked the stupid girl in a robot tank cartoon or something.

    The JSDF should just be a specialized force, dealing with coastal protection and disaster relief. That is all they need to be. They don't need Marines, they certainly don't need Rangers (don't get me started on their "Rangers", that are a disgrace to the name) . They all have ZERO combat experience, and would be chewed up like a doggie toy if they ever got into a real firefight. Let them do what they do well- disaster relief, and leave it at that. Anything else is a waste of money.

    @toshiko

    Any case, military is not extension of jail.

    Nobody said it was.

    SDF image change will enable youngsters to join SDF to get trained than private corporations that discriminate female employees.

    ????

    SDF has to show it is not back up force of Police Force. (KeibiTai time).

    Just about every country does that.

    Defending Japan with modern equipment. It has to get brainy youngsters to join it.

    Well, there you have the real problem, don't you. I don't think that being able to pass a test means that you are "brainy". It just means that you're good at taking tests. Some really smart people suck at tests, and some average/below average people do better than they should.

    You don't need a degree in computer science to fly a drone, for example. If anything, being good at playing video games makes you more qualified than that, and I don't see any "Playing Video Games Doctorate Course" at Cambridge or MIT.

    Posted in: SDF launches PR campaign to soften image

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    Wow. Jim, do you know where I can get some magic coral or something? My aura is not on the same spiritual plane as my soul, and it's giving me bad vibes, dude.

    As long as there are no stains or smells I'd have no problem living in a room that someone died in.

    Posted in: Living with ghosts: The rising popularity of ‘death rooms’ in Japan

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    Police.

    What do you expect when you give socially inept people who are "smart" enough to pass a test but lack just about everything else a position of power like that?

    Posted in: Which profession in Japan seems to be in the news the most due to deviant or unlawful sexual behavior by its members?

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    SDF launches PR campaign to soften image

    They don't have to worry about not looking soft enough.

    Japan’s most popular Twitter hashtag in 2013 was #KanColle, a reference to an online game in which anthropomorphised warships compete to out-pretty each other as young girls.

    I facepalmed while reading that.

    I don't know why any military would want to look infantile and stupid. Unless they want more infantile and stupid people to join.

    If they want more members, do like most other countries do- make it so the kids who have no other option can join. When I was in the military, more of the other guys were kids who didn't graduate high school, or had really no place else to go other than prison.

    Who would you rather have defending you? A guy who joined up because he liked the dumb cartoon character used in the PR campaign?; or the chinpira one step away from jail who has been in fights since kindergarten?

    Posted in: SDF launches PR campaign to soften image

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    "Tokyo said it would abide by the judgement...."

    In order to take time to form panels to decide on research teams to think up excuses as to how to continue supporting a hunt that is not only NOT science, but produces a product no one wants to eat, either, and at billions to the tax payers.

    Well, the ICJ ruling didn't tell them to stop outright. They basically said Japan needed to change how they went about it.

    Posted in: Japan says it has made no decision on 2015-16 whaling

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    Macs suck, sorry to burst your elitist bubbles. I've used Windows and Macs for a long time, and Windows is just better. The whole Macs are superior thing is a dumb PR myth believed by people who are too cool for the room.

    Posted in: Tech tips: A guide to upgrading, using XP computers

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    The ones who show up on the variety shows with fake Japanese style squeaks, jokes and various exclamations of " oishii " " sugoooi " and " eeeeeh " make me cringe. Couple of the guys that appear on the more serious news and economic programs are pretty good.

    Completely agree.

    The worst one I noticed recently is that idiot in drag with big teeth who gets away with being rude to people because he thinks he's a woman, and if you are a guy who thinks you're are a woman, you're somehow allowed to act worse than the usual idiot on TV.

    I hate most Japanese people on TV too. I only really watch news channels and Discovery etc. I'd rather watch some crazy paranoid hick on Preppers talk about how he's going to kill anyone who comes within 5 miles of him and how peak oil will destroy America than Japanese TV. 99% of the foreigners on it make me embarrassed for them.

    Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job?

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    These sailors are a disgrace.

    You join the military with the possibility of worse happening.

    Can I sue the Afghanistan government for compensation because I was shot and wounded there?

    Stupid.

    “It’s wholly implausible,” the company says in its response, “that military commanders in charge of thousands of personnel and armed with some of the world’s most sophisticated equipment, relied instead only on the press releases and public statements of a foreign electric utility company.”

    For once, I completely agree with TEPCO.

    Posted in: 79 U.S. sailors sue TEPCO over radiation during Operation Tomodachi

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    More Indian restaurants these days are serving long-grain/basmati rice. My local has a corner where they sell imported rice, spices, tea etc. Last time I looked the basmati was ¥3,350 for a 5kg bag. I didn't buy any.

    @Cleo

    This in one of the main reasons I want Japan to join the TPP and get rid of the tariffs on foreign rice.

    Posted in: How do you think the taste of Japanese rice compares with rice produced in other countries?

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    Bland.

    I prefer long grain, and brown rice.

    Posted in: How do you think the taste of Japanese rice compares with rice produced in other countries?

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    Sea Shepherd to refocus attention on Norway, other nations, if Japan abides by court ruling

    Hahahahah! That will be good. I doubt they'll be treated as softly as they were by the Japanese.

    Let the seas run red!

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to refocus attention on Norway, other nations, if Japan abides by court ruling

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