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SpideyFeb. 22, 2013 - 07:03AM JST
No pain, no gain.
Posted in: Virus-attacking necklaces recalled for attacking humans
SpideyFeb. 14, 2013 - 12:20PM JST
Is it just me, or do I see only 2 or maybe 3 women in this pic?
Posted in: Available for hire
SpideyFeb. 09, 2013 - 08:29AM JST
"You're a stinky face!"
"No. YOU'RE a stinky face!!"
Need I say more?
Posted in: China accuses Japan of smear campaign over radar incident
SpideyFeb. 07, 2013 - 12:33PM JST
Me thinks an "ichijiku" leaf is in order. That should shut them locals up.
Posted in: Shimane town demands pants for Michelangelo's David sculpture
SpideyJan. 05, 2013 - 02:10PM JST
Seat belts save lives.
A lesson this society has yet to learn.
Posted in: 3 killed after minivan crashes into truck in tunnel
SpideyDec. 21, 2012 - 12:48PM JST
Quote: Nippon Denko said, but added that no hazards to human health or the outside environment were reported.
We voluntarily surveyed the soil and groundwater at the plant between June and August before the closure, a company spokesman said, adding that two dozen locations on the site were tested.
Just another punchline from the comedic stylings that is the Japanese Industrial Network. Unfortunately I don't get the joke.
Posted in: 'Erin Brockovich' toxin found at Japan plant
SpideyDec. 21, 2012 - 08:27AM JST
It doesn't take a genius to see the Yak connection. Rubbed out gang land style.
Posted in: 2 bodies found in freezer at dried seafood store in Shizuoka
SpideyDec. 17, 2012 - 11:39AM JST
To be expected when the Yaks (wolves) are running the show.
Posted in: Foreign firms largely excluded in Fukushima clean-up
SpideyNov. 24, 2012 - 08:51AM JST
jam_sandwich at Nov. 23, 2012 - 09:48PM JST
Here's several ideas on how to decrease bullying. For starters, don't keep children in the same class all day. This group mentality bullsh-t of keeping students in a single class creates tension and problems within the class. Familiarity breeds contempt. Split classes up for each subject, or at least give them an elective subject away from their homeroom class. It's like a pressure cooker.
Also, classes sizes are way too big... and how is this even possible with children population decreasing? No classes over 20 would be great, but even not classes over 30 would help a bit. Bukatsu? So now students spend all day with their peers, and then they have to spend after school and weekends with them? This doesn't benefit students at all... it's gotta go. Unfortunately, teachers seem to think it instills "the fighting spirit" of ganbaru and gaman. Absolute bulls-it. Students that don't have good enough marks to maintain a passing grade should be held back, or placed in some sort of catch-up class... perhaps replace bukatsu with school? Because if they didn't know a lesson in 1st grade, hey won't know the more advanced stuff in 2nd and 3rd. This leads to frustration, and giving up, but also to jealous and contempt for smarter students. And vice-versa, smarter kids might bully a under-performing kid as well.
Japan's group mentality (brutality?) education method, couple with the lowest percentage of GDP alloted to public education out of any OECD country, coupled with an expensive private school system, and oversized classes that keep students bound to one homeroom for an entire year, plus bukatsu! Holy F^ck! I'm surprised this bullying statistic isn't triple... TLDR version: Education in Japan is Garbage
What he said.
After 10 years of teaching at a junior high school, I couldn't agree more. Well said.
Posted in: No. of reported school bullying cases tops 140,000 in April-Sept period
SpideyNov. 16, 2012 - 10:53PM JST
"I seriously hope cops are not trained like this, there needs to be an investigation!"
Thanks for the laugh.
P.S. You said trained and investigation in the same sentence. The two things that J cops are known to be pros at...wink...wink
Posted in: Woman dies after being 'restrained' by police
SpideyNov. 15, 2012 - 05:35PM JST
No doubt he was thinking, "Oh! A Nippon!" Then he just went for it.
Posted in: NHK announcer Morimoto arrested for groping woman in train
SpideyNov. 07, 2012 - 03:15PM JST
Please excuse me while go over there to look after that other customer.
Posted in: Golden image
SpideyOct. 28, 2012 - 09:11AM JST
"Intentional" was the first word that came to mind.
Posted in: Man in wheelchair dies after being hit by train at crossing in Tokyo
SpideyOct. 26, 2012 - 12:46PM JST
After reading all of the above posts, this is my favorite...
volland at Oct. 26, 2012 - 07:54AM JST
That is the true japanese spirit. To avoid losses for the comapny, risk your life....
Sheep mentality has no limits....
Couldn't agree more.
Posted in: McDonald's staff trained to throw tracking balls at armed robbers
SpideyOct. 21, 2012 - 09:29AM JST
I wanna be her baby...
Posted in: Kumi Koda returns to showbiz this week 3 months after giving birth
SpideyOct. 16, 2012 - 03:51PM JST
Get in the way of Mother Nature and you'll get stepped on.
Posted in: Elephant tramples keeper to death at Shizuoka safari park
SpideyOct. 14, 2012 - 09:19AM JST
Japan is a country where the needs of the many outweigh the rights of the few. Or the one. And if you are rich...you supersede all.
Posted in: Man who filmed up flight attendant's skirt freed due to jurisdiction loophole
SpideyOct. 11, 2012 - 01:27PM JST
rickyvee at Oct. 11, 2012 - 01:16PM JST
can't wait for the first person to write this: if only the government would admit that there is a mental health problem in Japan, more lives would be saved.
No need to wait...
Posted in: Mother, son found dead in apparent murder-suicide
SpideyOct. 05, 2012 - 08:08AM JST
Doesn't he need authorization of some kind, like a building permit, purchase agreement? Can anyone just stake a claim and do whatever they want?
Oh, sorry...I forgot...this is Japan.
Posted in: Island plans by Ishihara may stoke fresh China tensions
SpideyOct. 04, 2012 - 03:52PM JST
'Spidey: Read the article carefully. It only quotes a doctor who spoke to Nagato and does not imply that it was the doctor who was treating her.'
Let me rephrase...
So a "doctor" knew that she had been off her meds for a year ad a half and felt no need to report it? THEY must have known what this woman was capable of and what kind of psychosis she had.
And yes I'm sure even if ANY doctor did want to report it, there would have been no one to report it to.
Major system fail!
Posted in: Kanagawa woman held for murdering two daughters
May. 28, 2015 - 03:00PM JST
Commodore Shmidlap (Retired)
I'll give you a better answer, the teachers in Japan are not required…
Posted in: Teachers awarded compensation for being forced to sing national anthem
Commodore Shmidlap (Retired)
May. 28, 2015 - 02:59PM JST
I'm impressed. A little saddened, but impressed all the same!
Posted in: Multitasker
May. 28, 2015 - 02:58PM JST
It would be interesting to see what happens if people opt out. I'm not required to…
Posted in: Japanese companies tend to push current employees to work overtime rather than increase hiring when they get busy. Labor shortages are forcing firms in some industries to have employees work longer.
May. 28, 2015 - 02:55PM JST
Triring-- Are teachers in those countries required to sing their national anthems every morning? I've never…
May. 28, 2015 - 02:50PM JST
Contrary to popular belief, the particular dolphins that are slaughtered in that area are WELL known…
Posted in: Taiji fishermen vow to continue dolphin slaughter