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dcog9065Dec. 12, 2013 - 03:27PM JST
Because they're taught in school that it's 'right'.
Because they're taught in school that it's 'right'.
Yeah that's possible, but my gf went to school here and in the States, and she is adamantly for the death penalty, saying that is the only thing she would accept if someone murdered one of her family members or whatever. I don't think it's a matter of right and wrong, more of a sense of justice and accountability.
I grew up in Australia and I was taught that the death penalty is wrong, so it applies both ways anyway.
Posted in: Japan hangs two death-row inmates
dcog9065Dec. 12, 2013 - 03:13PM JST
I'm against the death penalty, but it should be up to the people of the country to decide. Speaking to normal Japanese people about it, you can tell straight away that the public support for it is extremely high, so it's unlikely it will even be a serious topic for change in the short to medium future. Although they could probably change it from hanging to lethal injection.
dcog9065Dec. 12, 2013 - 03:06PM JST
What a disgrace. It's unfortunate that Australia has such a vibrant gay scene but the government can't even be bothered to extend these basic dignities to them.
Posted in: Australia's top court overrules gay marriage in capital
dcog9065Dec. 12, 2013 - 11:21AM JST
I used to use them all the time when I first came to Japan, but recently haven't used them that often.
Posted in: What do you think of vending machines in Japan?
dcog9065Dec. 12, 2013 - 11:18AM JST
That's a big move for Honda, well done.
Posted in: AC Milan confirms Honda transfer from CSKA Moscow
dcog9065Dec. 11, 2013 - 12:16PM JST
Those babies can criticize all they want, but I can't help but imagine the disaster a moron like Romney would have caused faced with the same situation.
Posted in: Republicans criticize Obama for Castro handshake
dcog9065Dec. 10, 2013 - 11:28AM JST
Berlin, Vienna, San Francisco for me.
Posted in: What are your three favorite cities in the world to visit for a holiday, and why?
dcog9065Dec. 06, 2013 - 12:26PM JST
Oh dear, what's next, the Patriot Act?
Posted in: Tempers flare in Diet over state secrets bill
dcog9065Dec. 06, 2013 - 12:21PM JST
These surveys skewer denser cities like Tokyo, NY, etc. so much as they include measures of things like owning a house with 2 cars, inside the city proper, etc.
Posted in: Tokyo costliest Asian city for expats
dcog9065Dec. 05, 2013 - 03:46PM JST
Haha, how is that even possible? That works out to be about 4 calls per hour, every hour, every day, for 6 months..
Posted in: Woman arrested for calling police over 15,000 times in six months
dcog9065Dec. 05, 2013 - 01:05PM JST
Very nice to hear! Living in Japan I take Japanese food for granted, but hopefully this recognition by UNESCO serves to remind people the subtleties and uniqueness of the food they are eating and the effort that's gone into the making of it.
Posted in: Japanese cuisine added to world heritage list
dcog9065Dec. 05, 2013 - 11:51AM JST
Do a lot of Japanese companies even offer sick leave?
Our company recently announced that all sick leave from 2014 has to be taken out of annual leave days. At first I was fuming, but it appears that hardly any Japanese company actually gives allocated sick leave days.
Posted in: 7 things that surprise Japanese people working in offices overseas
dcog9065Dec. 04, 2013 - 04:10PM JST
Good to hear there's some newly starred restaurants, will have to check them out.
Posted in: Tokyo keeps crown as Michelin's gourmet capital for seventh year
dcog9065Dec. 03, 2013 - 02:25PM JST
Never heard of jejeje before. I like the translation of "baigaeshi" - "double revenge" lol, sounds hectic.
Posted in: 'Jejeje,' 'omotenashi,' 'baigaeshi,' 'imadesho' voted top buzzwords for 2013
dcog9065Dec. 02, 2013 - 11:36AM JST
Well done, although I don't envy him one bit. We work with Takeda Pharma quite a lot, and I would say that this company is one of the most archaic companies I've ever seen, even for Japan's standards.
Posted in: Japan's top drugmaker appoints first foreign boss
dcog9065Dec. 02, 2013 - 11:31AM JST
Well, how fortunate for SK that their caring government was nice enough to point out where historians' interpretation of history is incorrect, and were amicably threatened with a halt to publication so that their mistakes would be resolved immediately! How efficient.
Posted in: S Korea orders changes to history textbooks
dcog9065Nov. 29, 2013 - 02:42PM JST
Extreme leftists, as in communists? Maybe the Okinawans are turning militant to get the US military presence off their islands.
Posted in: Rocket launchers fired near U.S. base at Yokota
dcog9065Nov. 29, 2013 - 10:29AM JST
Who knows what China is planning, I guess it is some ancient Chinese wisdom.
The important thing now for Japan and the US is to not back down an inch from their current stance, as the only logical goal of this move by China is a very long term eroding of resolve by Japan and the US.
Posted in: China sends planes into air zone after Japan, S Korea defy rules
dcog9065Nov. 27, 2013 - 03:50PM JST
Good, strong response from the US. The potential consequences of allowing the Chinese to get away with this are definitely not to be belittled. As seen in the late 30's appeasement doesn't work when you're dealing with people like this.
Posted in: China says it monitored U.S. B-52 air zone flights
dcog9065Nov. 27, 2013 - 03:41PM JST
Looking at that map, it looks like a fairly massive extension of area relative to their territorial waters. They must have known this would look needlessly belligerent.
Posted in: Japan receives int'l support over China air zone
Dec. 13, 2013 - 02:05AM JST
"Hang 'me HIGH " !
"Bring on the next Victim " !
Dec. 13, 2013 - 02:01AM JST
where's the scuba tank?
There is something call rebreather and it is a lot smaller…
Posted in: Swimming Santa
Dec. 13, 2013 - 01:52AM JST
Please change "Photo of the Day" to something much, much more N E W S W…
Dec. 13, 2013 - 01:36AM JST
So i assume he will be returning his medallions?
Posted in: Olympic judo champion loses appeal over 5-year jail term for rape
Dec. 13, 2013 - 01:26AM JST
Give It a few more years. Once the bread baskets of the northern hemisphere are too…
Posted in: New Zealand PM 'unidentified guest' on world stage