Yubaru's past comments

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    Yubaru

    I for one am glad that he visited there in the hope that the press coverage gives a reminder to those in the national government that have the power to change things are embarrassed into action!

    4 years is a very long time to be without hope.

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  • 1

    Yubaru

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    I would like to ask the people around the murdered boy, "Didn't you notice any signs from Ryota that he is suffering and needs help?

    People noticed, but sadly nothing was done. The boy had been beaten up by these thugs previously as well and even went so far as to tell a friend that he thought they were going to kill him.

    Society, school, maybe his family and friends too failed him as well.

    Posted in: Gang leader killed boy, say 2 other suspects

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Bad parenting, Tessa, or a lack of parenting in my opinion. A harsh society which has no room for those who are different or weak, and rewards the strong conformist. The boys that murdered Ryota need to pay for the hurt they have caused to Ryota, his family and to society as a whole.

    This is a heck of an assumption and often times while it's true it is not safe to automatically blame the parents for these guys actions.

    There are plenty of "good" kids from bad homes and vice versa, a bigger problem is society, and you have it wrong about Japan too, there is room for the different and weak.

    Posted in: Gang leader killed boy, say 2 other suspects

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Really, so you honestly think it is reasonable for the woman or anyone to feel so harmed by a few words that it is actually proportional to a suspension (which in itself pretty much de facto fries all promotion prospects) or an actual demotion (same)?

    I am amazed that you think otherwise. You condone their actions by your defense of them.

    It is already a stretch to call a few questions about whether they have boyfriends and why they aren't married "harassment", and really says more about the women than the men.

    Why should it matter in the workplace? Ever wonder why the prefix Ms came about? It's no one's damn business really, and besides that there is probably a hell of a lot more to the story as well, kind of hard to find any coverage in any other papers. It's being sensationalized here.

    Posted in: Top court backs punishment of 2 men for sexual harassment comments

  • -4

    Yubaru

    how can this IS inspired when they are not even muslims, and even consider them radical muslims?

    Wannabes?

    Posted in: Gang leader killed boy, say 2 other suspects

  • 11

    Yubaru

    Accessory to murder, oh and these two could have stopped it as well.

    Posted in: Gang leader killed boy, say 2 other suspects

  • 0

    Yubaru

    @Yubaru and NatalieB Genuine equality is not ensured by issuing disproportionate punishments to what are ultimately words, half of which are statements of fact and the other half are what can be interpreted as innocuous questions. Equal opportunity is not guaranteed by shafting men who at worst made a few mildly inappropriate comments.

    It is the person that the words are directed towards that matter.

    If we really want women in the workplace as equals, we do have to remove glass ceilings, but we also have to adjust indoctrination procedures to produce women that can take a barb like this (as if men don't take barbs in the workplace) without feeling severely damaged.

    You really dont get it do you? No one, man nor woman should have to face harassment of any type, your attitude comes across to me as if you can justify the actions as a "need" for indoctrination into the work place.

    It's wrong, and Japanese men have to realize, women too, that behavior like this is not to be tolerated.

    Posted in: Top court backs punishment of 2 men for sexual harassment comments

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Anyone who would show a murder, even a blurred out one to school students is a very sick person. There is no educational value in showing a person being killed... and none of you macho, cigar chomping types will ever convince me otherwise. You might not flinch, but those of us with normal attitudes towards murder and violent death have no desire to see such things. All it will do is cause damage - as some above have suffered.

    Then you had better put a stop to all Japanese anime like Naruto, One-Piece, etc etc etc, because they "kill" people all the time.

    These were HIGH SCHOOL aged females, not some 5 or 6 year old. They have seen TV programs, movies, etc, showing much much worse I will bet and thought nothing of it.

    It's more sickening that anyone thinks that young adults should be kept with their heads in the sand. Reality is a great wake up call, and it's NHK for cripes sake, if schools cant be showing NHK programs then hey maybe NHK shouldnt be showing the same things on the news......doh the video was an NHK documentary previously shown on NATIONAL TV.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Women's rights run amok is the way I see this. Women won't have genuine equality as long as this kind of thing runs.

    Said like a true chauvinist.

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  • 5

    Yubaru

    Bollocks mate. They KNOW what's out there, same as the rest of us do. They see news reports, and they will have known all about the two Japanese guys recently murdered by IS. They don't NEED to see it, or hear it.

    If you have lived here for any length of time you will come to realize that what one sees vs what actually registers are two totally different things.

    These HS kids got upset because of the reality of the situation, meaning that things finally hit home to them. Up until now crap like this never happens to Japanese people, it's always somewhere else.

    They are insulated from the reality, you know in a manner of speaking it's pretty cool to be able to grow up thinking that one is safe from the problems of the world, but there comes a time when they need to know that not everyone sees things through rose colored glasses.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • 4

    Yubaru

    @Strangerland, he hasn't been sentenced to prison, he was given a suspended sentence.

    Seems to me like some folks have a problem with comprehending the article here. It isn't semantics either, the guy WAS sentenced to 1 year in prison for graffiti, and I agree that seems harsh seeing as how he is paying restitution.

    The sentence was not carried out as he was placed on probation for 3 years, which as noted means that he if gets caught screwing up within the next three years the probation will probably be revoked and the sentence would be carried out, 1 year in prison.

    Just because one does not have the sentence carried out does not mean that the original judgement does not apply. He will be a convicted criminal, whether he actually serves the sentence of time in prison or not is up to him now.

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  • 0

    Yubaru

    I suppose it's because it's a crappy subject the moderators are letting things go and not flushing the crap away!

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  • 8

    Yubaru

    Let them complain, it's just a sign of jealousy that they can't produce the same quality product. Oh and the Japanese makers are laughing all the way to the bank, what better advertising could they ask for?

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  • 1

    Yubaru

    People don't need to see the actual acts of violence to know they are happening. That's a ridiculous line of thought." Agree. I don't get what most people are saying here...Why do you think it's so necessary to see actual violence for undersanding politics and hystory? It's already bad enough when American Sniper (fiction) becomes a super hit.

    Folks have to understand about the age group, country, education background, culture and a host of other things about JAPAN before making comments like this.

    These kids NEEDED to see it, NEEDED to hear it, and NEEDED to understand it to believe it. Kids here NEED the exposure as they have been sheltered along with the rest of the country as well to understand what is out there in the world.

    Japanese kids (adults too) are naive, TRULY naive, and for the most part do not know nor comprehend that crap like this is happening in the world because they dont face it here.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -2

    Yubaru

    Japanese education boards and schools have a policy that if a parent complains then the teacher is reprimanded. This goes even if the teacher received permission from the headmaster. Its nonsensical but thats how they do things.

    I have worked for a BOE for over 10 years and I can tell you from experience that this is not true. Parents often make complaints about teachers for any number of reasons and BOE's do not just reprimand a teacher based upon an individual parents complaints.

    BOE's will check, and interview, and in their own way investigate any allegations that parents may make but it is not so easy to simply reprimand a teacher for an accusation made by a parent.

    The "headmaster" here is called a principal, and principals here are pretty much like the daimyos of old Japan. Local BOEs have little authority to over-turn any decisions made by a principal.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • -2

    Yubaru

    That article from Bloomberg is really rubbish and I'm glad that many people noticed it (in the comments section), making excellent points. I believe you should read the comments more than the article.

    Pray tell, in your uneducated view what is rubbish about it?

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  • 5

    Yubaru

    Looking at some of the comments here it seems to me that there are quite a few posters that actually like the fact that Japanese have their heads in the sand and want them to keep it that way. I wonder why?

    Odds are these teenage girls probably have seen horror flicks that showed a heck of a lot worse than the blurred out scenes of an NHK documentary.

    Good for the teacher! Japan needs more like him!

    Exactly what did he tell the students about most followers of Islam not sharing such extreme views? Exactly how did he go about doing this? Did he tell them Islam is a perfect religion ... or what? I think that if not done in the proper way, this could be more dangerous than showing how violent some of the extremists can be.

    Proper way? His comments alone stating "to teach them that most followers of Islam did not share such extreme views" is your answer. That is point blank right on target, couldnt have said it any better myself.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Consider the timing of these announcements, the press is getting talked about for "self-censorship", the government enacts the new "secrets-law" and Abe's cronies start to fall.

    Payback is a mother, death by a thousand paper-cuts!

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  • 17

    Yubaru

    This is all a dog and pony show. Abe is going to say whatever the heck he wants and will use this so-called panel to back up or justify he stance that "this is what the people want".

    Overly heavy on "academics" I do believe.

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  • 2

    Yubaru

    Just how many journalists are in jail here for reporting the truth? None? Yes, you're right

    This is because either their editors wont print their stories or they are self-censoring what they write about. I'll choose the former over the latter.

    Posted in: Japanese media self-censorship grows under Abe

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