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ZybsterMar. 30, 2013 - 10:26AM JST
Lots of guessing here. Yes, it IS possible that she didn't want to slow down, that she was reckless etc., but it's NOT what the article says. All we know is that "They believe the girl couldn’t slow down in time." The reasons? Many possible ones, but nothing that WE would know about. It's so easy to blame others when we have no idea about the situation.
Posted in: Cyclist dies after being hit by train in Machida
ZybsterFeb. 23, 2013 - 08:44AM JST
Now Abe is blasted for using the U.S-Japan alliance for protection. If Abe decides to prepare Japan for real self-defense, he will be blasted for "militarization and nationalism." Some people want to have it both ways.
Posted in: Abe says he won't tolerate China island challenge
ZybsterFeb. 19, 2013 - 08:52AM JST
If you ask this questions at a place where people are able to afford both the time and extra money to watch Premium TV, these are the answers you get. Go to different places and you'll get different answers.
I got no problems with Freddie and the rest, but the choice of the place of the questionnaire = the choice of the answers. He is NOT the most popular Western musician among the people I hang out with.
Posted in: Survey to find Japan’s 50 favorite Western musical acts now on
ZybsterFeb. 10, 2013 - 11:29AM JST
Some of you are mentioning words you "often hear." That's not the target of the survey, they are talking about "favorite words."
smithinjapan, if you notice that the top word has 76 votes out of 1400 respondents, then I don't think they were given any list. Otherwise, the response rate would have been higher.
If you think that the survey was done at the end of December, "thank you" may have been the most common word. If they asked the same question in mid-April, "ganbatte" could appear here. But, right now it does not.
Posted in: Survey reveals Japan’s 'Top 10 Words' - all remarkably positive
ZybsterOct. 14, 2012 - 11:28AM JST
What problem is Japan facing now? Is it the lack of working people or is it the lack of work places? If Japan needs more working people, of course "allowing" women to work is a great solution. However, at present Japan seems to be undergoing stagnation of economy and, as a result, increasing unemployment. Having more and more women work is not the solution to the present problems.
Posted in: Women could save Japan's economy: IMF's Lagarde
ZybsterSep. 17, 2012 - 07:31PM JST
These three kids certainly lacked manners and/or education, but such people don't fall off trees. They are a products of the society, and more specifically, they are a product of some adults: parents or teachers who did not fulfil their roles. You need to blame the adults who raised such kids as well!
Posted in: Man explains why he pulled knife on teenagers for littering
ZybsterSep. 03, 2012 - 10:18AM JST
all the sources = all the sides
Posted in: Gov't leans toward zero nuclear stance, but caution remains
ZybsterSep. 03, 2012 - 10:16AM JST
I am not supporting NUCLEAR power, I don't say "we need nuclear reactors." However, getting rid of something as necessary as electricity source BEFORE finding a substitute seems just plain stupid. It's easy to get rid of the reactors, but are they already making sure there will be enough electricity that will not cost half of a monthly salary? If not, then all the sources are just playing election games and making the population suffer.
ZybsterAug. 21, 2012 - 11:13PM JST
Tokyokawasaki, I am not supporting suicide, not at all. I am just against blaming everything on the person, while, as you're saying, there should be a support system in the society. However, in this particular society there is no such support system, so you got those high rates. Heck, going to a psychologist or a psychiatrist in this country is considered a stigma and a sign that you're crazy. So, nobody goes anywhere, and people who are in need of help from others are not getting any help. You're right, we can blame it on the society, on the government, on everybody around.
At the end the lonely and depressed people are still very lonely and very depressed. And there is nobody to help them. From here it's very easy to conclude that "if nobody cares about me, maybe I'm not needed here" and they do whatever: hang themselves, jump in front of the train etc. "If I'm nobody and nobody cares about me, why should I care about anybody?"
Posted in: Police station chief apparently hangs himself in Niigata park
ZybsterAug. 21, 2012 - 04:18PM JST
Tokyokawasaki, do you think the guy just woke up and thought "Oh, I'm bored, let's do something dumb" and just killed himself? The decision to commit a suicide is never an easy one, and for many different people there are different reasons. Standing outside it's easy to say "but there are other ways to solve your problem", but those inside those problems just can't see them.
When you are so depressed that actually death may seem like a good solution, it may mean that the so called "logical thinking" is not working anymore. It is selfish to try to protect yourself from pain and problems? Can anybody take away their problems? If they are lucky to have such people around, maybe their lives may not need to be wasted. But how can you call somebody "selfish" if they have nobody to count on? If they see their problems as too big for themselves and they got nobody to share them with, death suddenly becomes not such a bad solution.
Not everybody is lucky enough to have the strength to see through their problems. And if I can't help the person, I certainly have no right to criticize this person.
ZybsterAug. 16, 2012 - 08:23AM JST
The tricky expression here is "in the right way." That "right way" will change depending on the needs of the Chinese leadership, so practically speaking Japan has no chance to satisfy China. The CCP needs an external "enemy" so that everything they do will be shown as the "defense of the motherland." With the moving target Japan will never have a chance to do it "the right way", so they'll be always an "enemy of the Chinese people." How convenient.
Posted in: Japan should respect victims of wartime aggression: China
ZybsterAug. 13, 2012 - 03:06PM JST
To those criticizing the contest: it's just for fun. If any of those women objected "objectifying," they would simply not enter the competition. Since none of them complain, why should any of you jump into either "defending" them or putting them down in any way?
Posted in: 6 university cuties to face off at Miss Science beauty pageant
ZybsterJul. 30, 2012 - 09:51AM JST
Is it the "Facebook" that caused the problems? Or maybe Facebook just brought up something that was there long before? Say, somebody cheated on so somebody and now the Facebook gets the blame?
Posted in: Has Facebook caused relationship problems for you or somebody you know?
ZybsterJul. 25, 2012 - 07:28AM JST
What were the numbers in the years before the earthquake? Can the "electricity savings" be attributed to these numbers or is it just the high temperatures?
Posted in: Record high 5,467 people taken to hospital for heatstroke July 16-22
ZybsterJul. 15, 2012 - 08:21AM JST
And what now will happen to the bullies themselves? Will they face any, any kind of punishment for their behavior? And what kind of family did they grow up in?
There is lots of responsibility on the school, and this time it seems the school screw it big time. But hey, the school didn't bully the boy, it was some kids. Should this be forgotten?
Posted in: Otsu school principal apologizes for not taking action over bullying
ZybsterJun. 18, 2012 - 11:58AM JST
The "roof climbing" thing is happening because the wind sometimes damages the roof and the rainwater gets directly into the house. Some people think "I'll fix it before it gets serious" and get up there, to fix the small hole. The problems start when they get on the slippery roof and the wind gets stronger...
Posted in: Typhoon heads toward Okinawa
ZybsterMay. 28, 2012 - 10:34AM JST
Easy to blame everybody and everything AFTER the fact. Kathrina anybody?
Posted in: Japan declined U.S. offer to station nuclear experts in Kan's office: Edano
ZybsterMay. 23, 2012 - 08:59AM JST
Anybody can say anything. Do you have any proof that it is Japan? If yes, show it. If not, your statement is simply worthless.
Posted in: Anti-whaling leader Watson suspects Japan was behind his arrest
ZybsterMay. 19, 2012 - 06:10PM JST
It's interesting to see that when she successfully scaled the peak she is "great", but if because of the weather she had died, she would have been accused of "overestimating her abilities." So, is it OK for old people to climb mountains? To drive cars? To be CEOs of companies?
JT readers, next time when an old person has some problems, please don't give comments "Old people should not be allowed..." because it seems that the age is NOT a limit for some.
Posted in: 73-year-old Japanese woman scales Mount Everest
ZybsterMay. 17, 2012 - 06:56PM JST
Bear was surprised? And the farmer was not surprised? I don't know if there is a need to kill the animal, but if it posses even a slight risk, it should be killed. Everybody talks about safety precautions, and this incident also requires safety precautions. First people, then any animals.
Posted in: Elderly man attacked by bear in Yamanashi
May. 21, 2013 - 07:27PM JST
Poor child ! Whether it was his/her father or not, to see one's own mother stabbed…
Posted in: Man stabs ex-wife, then crashes car during getaway
May. 21, 2013 - 07:26PM JST
Damn this is one of those times its embarassing to be living in Japan, the utter…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
May. 21, 2013 - 07:25PM JST
Guru it is only unsettled to you, only you
So you think I am the only…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 21, 2013 - 07:20PM JST
That's weird, cuz I just saw him yesterday in a documentary on the sexual revolution and…
Posted in: The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at 74
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Wow, I was blown away by some of the comments here. Never mind that I bought…
Posted in: Transport ministry to unify rules for baby strollers on buses, trains