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    Shanique Smith

    water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea.

    Cut the delay of information tactics. In other words it has already contaminated the Pacific Ocean and has done so for some time now. Then again best not to cause panic.

    Posted in: Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima plant nears sea

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    If the nuclear crisis does not affect the bid, I would imagine that other factors such as the interest of the nation should. The 2013 IAAF World Championship which is somewhat similar to the Olympics was recently held, and a certain television station which reads its 7 pm and 9pm news in English (and collects a fee every month if you own a tv) never once commented on the events in its sports section. There were 9 days of events and not once could you get a summary of events. Luckily you could browse the internet for information.

    I respect that they don't have air time to waste on such trivialities, so why is Japan's heads fighting so hard to win the bid?

    The people who should be interested are not.

    Posted in: Nuclear crisis won't affect Games bid, says Tokyo gov; Abe to attend IOC vote

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    I have to resurrect this topic as I can't find anything else that was recently published. In regards to the 2013 IAAF World Championship, how is it that a certain television station collects a fee every month if you own a tv and the only thing international that they give lengthy coverage to is war? How can Japan bid for hosting the 2020 olympics when the majority of the people show no interest? It's the 6th day into the championship and that certain tv station has never given a summary of events (only station where the news is in English as well as Japanese)! Japan is not interested in anything outside of sports that they dominate. I respect that. I'll go on the internet and seek the information I want. But why then does Japan bid to host a similar event? Japan should not host the 2020 olympics. This needs to be brought to the attention of the IOC.

    Posted in: What do you think of Japan's TV coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics so far?

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    Ackee with salted fish. Joke....a lot of emphasis is placed on track events from a very young age. Thus the child's talent for running is recognized early and can be honed properly. The coaches are very competent too. Those could be some reasons. One love, from Jamaica.

    Posted in: Fraser-Pryce wins gold in 100; Oliver in hurdles

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    I was told on several occasions that students in elementary schools are not supposed to learn the English language, even though they are expected to communicate in it (don't ask me how that would work. That's what I have been told). Students are just to have fun with foreigners and better understand other cultures, as most won't leave the country. Therefore, monkeying around is acceptable at the elementary level. Some teachers tell their students it's not a real subject as they are not tested, so it doesn't really matter. If they are interested, ok. If not, ok. When these students reach junior high school the attitude remain with them, even though they will be tested this time around. "But what the heck! We won't need it anyway. Why learn something we are not going to use?"

    For change to really occur, MEXT has to revise its approach to English learning and the classroom teachers also have to realize that times have changed (call it globalization if you may) and it's very likely students will have real need for the language later on in their lives. To be fair for most of the schools I have taught at, the teachers encourage the students to really learn English. Don't know what MEXT would do if it found out.

    Posted in: Is the JET Program really necessary for Japan?

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    I have a Japanese graduated scale. It has Let's Cooking! on the front. Japan is a joke with English so it's hard to take language training seriously. Stop the fake education

    Hahaaaaaaaaaaaa.....the famous NHK tv, has that poor lil Japanese cooking idol girl saying, "Let's cooking!" every weekday morning. No doubt that influenced the writing on the scale. Then to think of all the English speaking foreigners I see appearing on their morning program and nothing is done about it. Every time I hear her, I go to school in fear lest a student uses the expression with me. Once it's learned that way it's kind of hard to unlearn. Japglish?

    Posted in: Is the JET Program really necessary for Japan?

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    As I see it, it's just one way of Japanese supporting each other. You have young girls who are bullied and rejected for their crooked bucked teeth. This is one way of getting young girls (who suffer from low esteem becase of something like this and who cannot afford to do anything about them), to live a normal life. Everyone blends in now. Ninety percent are natural crooked. The other ten, luckily, has clout and can help to improve on the acceptance of others. It's a sacrifice, which is undoable, on the celebrity's part. Nice gesture. Kudos to homogenity.

    Posted in: Why Japanese women go for fake crooked teeth

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    I can't understand why people are asking about forensic evidence. If she was duped and really drunk, her wits would be dulled. I don't see her putting up any physical resistance along with her verbal resistance. I say this to say, based on the state she was in how would forensic determine if it was consensual or rape? Some people like rough sex. Also, since she is underaged, the matter should be treated as rape even if she gave her 'consent'. Selah

    Posted in: Olympic judo gold medalist Uchishiba gets 5 years for rape

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    One other thing....hair is really beauty. Helps hide a lot.

    Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating

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    She made a deal with the devil. Adult or not....a deal is a deal.

    Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating

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    The author is perfectly right. Because some of us have spouses and close friends in Japan we tend to get defensive if something negative, but true is said about the country.

    The point being made, from my understanding, is that foreigners sometimes get too relaxed with the notion that Japan is safe. Japan is 'safe' but we should still be on our P's and Q's, as sometimes things are not always what they seem. Japanese women know it. They don't have to be told. Unsuspecting foreign females who harbour the notion that 'nothing bad happens to you in Japan' are traumatized when (1) their undies are stolen off the line (2) upon seeing you men miraculously become drunk reel over to you and start groping your breasts among other heinous offenses. Japanese women on most occasions will spot the perpetrator and take preventative actions. The foreign woman moves out of arms reach, but alas that is not enough. As he reaches her, there is that big lurch and the next thing she knows his hands are nowhere else but on her breasts. He is 'drunk'. What is she to do? If a man groped my breasts in my country he would be fined. That's sexual harassment.

    Furthermore, foreigners have no rights in Japan. It's more likely if she reported it she would be accused of teasing. The 'she' is me.

    Posted in: Safety tips for foreign women in Japan

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    Not everyone will marry. Some people are best being alone. They are more comfortable with themseles that way. To each his own. Some of the reasons cited may not sound rational, but are good enough for them. Married life is not for everyone and vice versa, not everyone is cut-out for single life.

    Posted in: Increasing number of Japanese men opt for bachelorhood

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    It's a bleached (blonde) hair Japanese boy about seven, eight the most. I have so many questions!!! How could she consent to do this? How old is she? What's the aim of having her nipples covered by those small hands? Why not larger hands? What is the message trying to be sent. Don't they consider that the little boy could have been aroused? What if that little boy get addicted to fondling large boobs without permission when he gets older? Will he get psychological help, as this is likely a shocking but pleasing experience for him? I could go on and on but will take a break.

    Posted in: Police to investigate former AKB48 singer's 'child porn' picture

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    Let's see how I do across the board. Hai=true iie=false

    General personality of people who have type A blood

    —Consider things carefully....hai —Can understand other people’s feelings easily......hai —Kind......hai hai —Good at hospitality......hmmmm —Don’t express themselves in order to avoid possible quarrel......hai —Do things carefully and steadily, and don’t take the next step if they are not satisfied......hai —Honor student types who don’t go off the rail.....hai —Fastidious....hai...ish —Big on cleanliness....hai —Can be calm even when accidents happen....hai —Strong on taking responsibility —Hard workers....hai..ish —Safe drivers....hai

    General personality of people who have type B blood

    —Like to go their own way.....hai —Do what they want without considering other people’s feelings, rules and customs....iie —Happy-go-lucky and masters of breaking rules.....iie —Optimistic....hai....ish —Friendly and open their heart to anybody......hai —Not pretentious......hai —Afraid of being alone....iie —Get lonely easily.......iie —Quick to adapt.........hai....ish —Flexible thinkers.....hai —Pragmatists....hai —Don’t chase a dream much......iie —Like to play.....hai —Love festivals and parties......iie —Have been in love many times...........iie —Don’t get heart-broken over lost love......iie

    General personality of people who have type AB blood

    —Chase ideals and dreams....hai —Don’t have secular needs such as greed....iie) and a desire to succeed.....hai —Have strong spirituality....hai hai hai —Calm and rational....hai —Sensitive and easily hurt.......hai —Have a complicated personality.....hai —Private life is important......hai —Don’t like interference from other people........hai —Have various hobbies,.....hai —Vigorous in pursuit of knowledge in wide range of fields.....hai.....ish —Are bookwormshai....ish —Have unique ideas and are creative.......hai —Have fairy tale-like hobbies.........iie —Calm and frank about love relationship.........hai

    General personality of people who have type O blood

    —Realistic.........hai —Good at developing economic concepts.......hmm —Vigorous at earning a living.......hai —Strong in face of adversity.........hai —Romanticists........hai —Dream of getting rich quick, but actually take a steady approach......hai —Ambitious.......hai —Go straight toward their goal......hai —Have leadership ability and often take care of younger people and people below them......hai....ish —Very cautious........hai —Don’t care about small things, taking a wider perspective instead.......hmmmm —Devoted, but with a strong desire to monopolize...iie)......hai .....ish

    Darn!!! I belong to all the blood groups!!!!!

    Posted in: The importance of blood type in Japanese culture

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    I was told that mosquitoes are attracted to type "O" more than any of the other groups. Is this a general consensus in Japan?

    Posted in: The importance of blood type in Japanese culture

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    “Are you married?” which, after my reply of “No,” was followed by “Do you have a boyfriend?”—also followed by a resolute “No.”

    You fared better than I. After responding 'no' to both questions, I was knocked off my feet by the next question....drum roll......."Are you a lesbian?" Uh-oh....mouth agape....Did I hear correctly? Mainly asked by young women. Had a feeling if I had said 'yes' I would not have been single for long...but I'm an angel :).

    Japanese are obsessed with age for various reasons. In the OP's case it could just be for assessing if you are fit and energetic enough to handle their kids. Hoping you are not an old woman in a 'young woman's' looking body who may not be up to the task. Which brings me to another reason. Japanese (especially women) pride themselves in looking much younger than their actual age. They don't really want to know your age. They only ask so that you will ask theirs in return. Then they hit you with...I'm 39 ..while you were thinking 20. They then wallow in your reaction, as pleased as a puss who had butter rubbed on its mouth. If they ask and you do not return the favor, you lose a point. If you are around long enough they will give you many chances to redeem yourself.

    I was always approached by a group of young girls wanting to know my age. I desisted from telling them but they insisted. Mind you these were very friendly girls accepting me as being their age based on my looks. One day I gave in and told them....yes, you guessed right....they never came around me again. They had it that I was 16...I am twice that....and more.

    Japanese are not the nicest people in the world. There are very nice Japanese and an alarming number of ordinary looking CRUEL ones (just as in all nations). These last days I seem to be coming across the cruel ones more than the kind ones.

    Because of stigma, it's sometimes really embarrassing living in Japan. Japanese act as if all foreigners are potential robbers who will 'pop-out' a gun at any time and stage a robbery.

    Posted in: Why the Japanese have no problem asking about your marital status

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    Japanese on the other hand, refuses to take people as individuals. Therefore, when foreigners visit their country they are appraised and immediately cast in a group. The general groups are: thieves, murderers, violent, gunmen you name it. Needless to say, most times innocent people suffer in this country more than any country I know. They don't have to do anything, but they automatically go to a group and remain in there

    I was asked by Japanese what I thought of the people and when I honestly answered I no longer had any friends. I gave them good and I gave them bad. They didn't want to hear the bad. There is not a perfect society in this world.Yes, blogging is good. The only thing will happen here is thumbs down.

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    I never realised I was 'different' until I came to Japan. I usually regard people as individuals and people accepted me as an individual. I have similarities and differences with people living in my home country regardless of the ethnic group or nationality. I took it for granted that that was the norm. I came to Japan same similarities and differences but somehow the differences are drummed into my brain. As a people I don't find myself much different from a Japanese in ways of conduct. I easily blended-in with the culture. There are things that are different, and are expected to be different, so you expect the unexpected because it will be there. Every additional day I live here I become more convinced of the similarities between Japanese and people of other nationalities with whom I have interacted. I don't find Japanese to be unique...well ...maybe the police.

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    Hmmmm...handcuffs. She didn't know him enough to overnight at his place. Just you and him? He may have seen her acceptance as an indication that she would give it freely. When he was proven wrong he couldn't go back after all his imaginings. Ok...he should have more self control...and as for her I can't see why she would overnight at the house of someone she barely knows. She could have and nothing happened. However, that would be a risky thing to do. Anyway, at least she wasn't killed and cemented in a bathtub.

    Posted in: Japanese woman kidnapped, raped in Sydney

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    Don't be so sure that nothing will happen and he is only goofing off. Kim is not much different from that youngster who stabbed the bus driver. The big difference is that he has more at his disposal to cause more harm. If those around him goad him to show that he is capable of being tough, what do you think he will do? They will use his father as an example of being tough (2010) and he needs to show that toughness. If other nations add to the fire and hail insults at him he will do something one of these days to prove them wrong. Jeer the failing of rocket/satellite launch; call him ''sissy boy'; tell him his father would turn in his grave to see the kind of coward he turns out to be and something disasterous will happen. He is under pressure to prove himself and if it continues, he will. Just like the teenager who stabbed the driver.

    Posted in: N Korean military warns of 'special actions' against South

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