Thomas Anderson's past comments

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    Thomas Anderson

    If whales are in international waters then they are fair game.

    No, it means that everyone has to come to an agreement.

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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    Thomas Anderson

    In other words, offering to send help would be unnecessary and probably taken as offensive.

    Only if you have too much pride invested in it.

    Posted in: Abe offers sympathy to S Korean ferry victims

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    Thomas Anderson

    Besides, is having to clean the schools mentioned anywhere in the education's required curriculum? I don't think so. If anything, they're using the kids' free time to clean up the school.

    Just hire some damn janitors. They're more efficient, professional, hygienic and can certainly use adult tools that the kids can't use. There's absolutely no need for the kids to be cleaning school toilets.

    Posted in: The unbelievable demands and complaints made by parents in Japan

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    Thomas Anderson

    learning that authority should be respected etc.

    What, no. Blind acceptance of authority is always bad. You will create a country full of ignoramuses, only following rules, never thinking of themselves.

    If your precious little carbon footprint " doesn't need " to learn these things, homeschool.

    Homeschooling is just as legitimate as public and private schooling, so all of your points become moot.

    Posted in: The unbelievable demands and complaints made by parents in Japan

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    Thomas Anderson

    Strangerland

    Thomas - employees still have to request days off, and employers have the right to refuse. The number of days must be granted in the year, but they do not have to be granted for whatever days the employees request.

    So in other words, you were 100% wrong. Are you going to apologize and admit that you were wrong?

    employers have the right to refuse.

    WHICH SHE REQUESTED, AND HE DIDN'T REFUSE!! GOOD GRIEF!!

    Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s

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    Thomas Anderson

    Fukuppy

    Yet more pointless belly-aching about 'rights'. Rights are different in Japan. Or haven't you noticed this yet? The woman took a job in the knowledge (I assume) that part of that job is to attend school ceremonies. To fail to do that, for whatever reason, is dereliction of duty. And please show me where, in the labour laws, it says that this woman has the right to avoid her responsabilites. How is this an infringement of rights? You are making it sound like sexual harassment or something, when it just a reasonable requirement that she attend the ceremony like everyone else has to. I keep on saying this, but Japan is different, and if people can't accept that they should decamp. Period.

    Then what the hell is this?

    Article 39. An employer shall grant annual leave with pay of ten working days, either consecutive or divided into portions, to workers who have been employed continuously for six months calculated from the day of their being hired and who have reported for work on at least 80 percent of the total working days.

    1. For workers who have been employed continuously for at least one year and a half, an employer shall grant one day of annual leave with pay in addition to the number of days stipulated in the preceding paragraph for each additional year of continuous service from the day of their serving continuously for six months (only those years in which the worker has reported for work on at least 80 percent of the total working days). However, that if the total number of days of annual leave with pay would exceed 20 days, the employer is not required to grant annual leave with pay for such excess days.

    http://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/WEBTEXT/27776/64846/E95JPN01.htm#a032

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2011/12/13/how-tos/all-employees-in-japan-are-entitled-to-paid-leave-period/#.U09LWKI0-kw

    But it's good to know that Japanese still tend to be brainwashed into thinking that they have NO rights, and must sacrifice themselves for the work. The bosses and the authorities must be proud.

    Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s

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    Thomas Anderson

    pointofview

    If its not properly from the start it defeats the purpose. No soap, hot water, vacuums, floor cleaning machines etc. exist so how in the world are the schools getting that clean to begin with? I work at a new school so its not too bad but in the past all older schools and they still looked filthy. WHY? I think the schools would be much cleaner if it was done right and with the right products.

    Good point. Kids cleaning floors with filthy, old cloths with plain water is just plain inefficient, and perhaps unhygienic. Another case of Japan continuing a trend for the sake of continuing it. It's outdated, and should be done away with.

    There is a difference between, "I will do this because I have to", and "I will do this because it's my social responsibility, etc". One is blindly accepting "authority", and another is of doing it out of spontaneity and fulfilling personal responsibility. This is yet another example of forcing the kids of blindly accepting "authority", no matter how unreasonable, which is straight out of militarist era Japan. No wonder that Japanese tend to blindly accept and follow "authority".

    Posted in: The unbelievable demands and complaints made by parents in Japan

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    Thomas Anderson

    Because learning to accept that there are things you should do, whether you like it or not - is a bad thing?

    Do you NEED to clean the school, even the toilets? No.

    But the entire argument is, "It's a good thing, because it will teach them lifelong skill about cleaning". But that's obviously not true, since if you force something, then it's not going to stick. And Japanese people who had to clean their schools, are obviously not necessarily any more cleaner than people who never had to.

    Posted in: The unbelievable demands and complaints made by parents in Japan

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    Thomas Anderson

    The people who are saying that "It will teach social responsibility, blah blah" are obviously being contradictory. There is a difference between WANTING to clean, and FORCING to clean. If you force somebody to do something, then obviously, it's not going to stick. Case in point, Japanese people are not necessarily any more cleaner or tidier than people in other nations who have never had to clean their schools. Most Japanese houses and desks are very cluttered and untidy. Japanese people litter, too, but there is also the strict social rule of having to take the trash home.

    Even if it DID make people more "cleaner", that has nothing to do with education, and teaching such "morals" should be done at home.

    Posted in: The unbelievable demands and complaints made by parents in Japan

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    Thomas Anderson

    This included operational costs as well as the funds for the comfort women themselves. So in fact, the Japanese government had their full hands on the AWF.

    That's obviously not correct.

    Wow. 9.6M was paid by the J-govt and 4.7m was from donations. Yea you really proved him wrong. If you're so sick of "right wing trolls" don't post here. Everyone is sick of J-hating trolls too.

    Ossan, you think everyone is "J-hating". There is no other country than Japan that are trying to sweep the comfort women issue under the rug.

    Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks

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    Thomas Anderson

    To be honest, iPhones dominating in Japan may also have to do with something else at play. Basically, Apple makes the carriers sign a contract where a hefty minimum amount of iPhones must be sold by the carriers. After all, iPads aren't so hot in Japan.

    Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

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    Thomas Anderson

    oldman_13

    The Japanese government, by cabinet action in August of 1995, took full responsibility for all costs involved with the Asian Women's Fund. This included operational costs as well as the funds for the comfort women themselves. So in fact, the Japanese government had their full hands on the AWF. The Korean nationalists felt the AWF was insincere since the Japanese government was involved.

    Sorry, that's 100% wrong.

    ¥565m ($4.7m) was raised in donations from the Japanese people, and given to 285 comfort women from Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines, each of whom received about 2m yen ($16,700)

    ¥770m ($6.5m) in taxpayers' money was provided to pay for medical fees for these women, and for 79 other women from the Netherlands

    ¥370 million ($3.1m) was spent building medical facilities and old peoples' homes in Indonesia, rather than compensating individuals there, and the rest was used for the fund's running costs and other smaller projects.

    If you going to accuse somebody wrong, then at least get the facts right. I'm so sick of the right-wing trolls that nobody in the world would ever support. Ever.

    toshiko

    JAPAN is willing to apologize (maybe) and pay for Korean victims, comfort woman, with Japanese Govt money.

    I sure hope so, but I get the feeling that if Japan apologized, then the right-wingers would cause mass hysteria and a riot.

    Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks

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    Thomas Anderson

    Personally I'm not surprised that Apple sells well in Japan. Apple is like a "Japanese" company, if a Japanese company had good design/UI philosophy.

    And Samsung does sell well in Japan.

    Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

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    Thomas Anderson

    No matter what the Japanese government does or says, the anti Japan nationalists will NEVER accept it.

    That's the whole point, it was NOT the Japanese government, it was the Asian women's fund which is a separate entity from the Japanese government.

    And lol at anti Japanese nationalist blah blah blah. If saying that Japan should do more for the comfort women is anti Japanese nationalism, then the entire world would be anti Japanese nationalists.

    Only in Japan.

    Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks

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    Thomas Anderson

    Fascism:

    1. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

    I would not say that Empire of Japan had strong "centralization of authority under a dictator", but it had everything else such as censorship, suppression of opposition, extreme nationalism and racism etc. that would mark a fascist state.

    Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges

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    Thomas Anderson

    Ugly plot, so much feminism, so much singing... UGHHHHH!!!!!!

    So much feminism... the horror. For a man's rights activists?

    Posted in: 'Frozen' tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week

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    Thomas Anderson

    Good thing I haven't advocated trampling on anyone's rights then.

    No, you're not respecting their rights by saying that they SHOULD fulfill so and so, no matter what. Geeze. Do you not understand the concept of rights?

    Monster parents are defined by their unreasonable expectations of treatment by the school to their children.

    Your demands on the teacher is unreasonable.

    Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s

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    Thomas Anderson

    Good for him, while buffoon like Abe will worsen Japan-China relations and benefit absolutely no one.

    Posted in: Tokyo governor to visit Beijing

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    Thomas Anderson

    Well too bad, Strangerland, that you don't make the laws, and you don't have the right to infringe said laws. People have their rights Strangerland, and you can't just trample on their rights just because you feel like it.

    It's an integral part of the job. There were more people expecting her to be there (the parents of all her students), than expecting her to be at her child's ceremony.

    So I guess you're on side with the monster parents?

    Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s

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    Thomas Anderson

    The article 9 prohibits Japan to go to a war even USA wants Japan to help it in middle east. USA has been keeping eyes to Japan as Japan was only a country tried to invade USA. It was a long time ago but USA can not trust Japan even it is paid more than $2 billion year to stay in Japan. Man powered military is not Japan's SDF anyway. It is robot era now. As long as Japan does not try to invade another country, Article 9 is working well.

    That's not true. US have been wanting to get rid of Article 9 for a while. But they also know that it won't be easy, and that it will also upset its neighbors. So "Japan handlers" like Joseph Nye have suggested Japan to "re-interpret" the Article 9.

    Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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