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    hatsoff

    Actually, I agree with the teacher not having her priorities straight. As a homeroom teacher, you have MASSIVE responsibilities.

    She's got the whole school year to take care of her "MASSIVE" responsibilities as homeroom teacher and she'll be with them every day. A few hours at an entrance ceremony will make no difference at all.

    Good on her, I say.

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

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    hatsoff

    A new employee whose wife sneaks the kids in just to see him because his overtime has increased so much

    This company needs a kick up the ass. No one ever said on their deathbed, "I wish I'd spent more time in the office."

    Posted in: Outrageous behavior of 'monster' new company recruits

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    If Japan has definite ownership of Senkaku/Daioyu islands without doubt, why would Japan offer to explore resources jointly with China? If Japan owns it, they didn't need to ask China but they did. It shows Japan has a weak claim and they know it.

    This kind of thinking is so negative. If everyone thought like that, where conciliatory gestures are taken as a sign of weakness, then clearly there could be no compromise and they might as well start the war now.

    Posted in: China tells Hagel it won't 'stir up trouble' with Japan

  • 8

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    Biderman, who is in a monogamous marriage and has two children

    So he says...lol

    Posted in: Adultery website shows fastest growth in Japan

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    hatsoff

    Just shut them down, for goodness' sake. The last thing we need is for the authorities to tolerate a recruitment site and a spurious kind of patriotism and purity.

    Posted in: Yamaguchi-gumi launches website with song, anti-drugs message

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    hatsoff

    Being benevolent, it could be a case of naive researchers using the wrong cell types and mistakenly reporting the use of other cell types:

    A new article today in Japan suggests that while the STAP paper reported that it used a specific genetic strain of mice/cells called 129 that the cells given by Dr. Obokata to Dr. Wakayama turned out not to be 129 (update: instead it seems to be a mixture of two other strains, most likely B6 and one other, perhaps 129, referenced as “F1″ generation in the STAP paper). If correct, this would be an extremely serious blow to the STAP papers. See screenshot from video on that Japanese news site above.

    Source below, scroll down to 'cell mixup/contamination': http://www.ipscell.com/tag/haruko-obokata/

    Posted in: RIKEN says stem cell research was falsified

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    Agreed, Magnus. Which country worth its dignity would want to take part in this propoganda strut?

    Posted in: China snubs Japan over international warship gathering

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    hatsoff

    Every scientist knows that groundbreaking research such as this will result in the experiments being replicated by other institutions. I wonder why she falsified these elements. She has probably ruined her career now.

    Posted in: RIKEN says stem cell research was falsified

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    hatsoff

    kcjapanMar. 31, 2014 - 03:22AM JST

    "comment when you are sure you know what you're talking about."

    Loved! this one. Comment about eating an endangered species when you know how to cook it. Delightful.

    The ironic thing about your post above is that the species Japan hunts are not endangered.

    @Patricia - I've read lots of these and I've not read a cogent argument yet. A case in point is the loose use of 'endangered' not to mention the overflowing of emotion that usually accompanies this subject. I assume you feel passionately about not catching whales yet you can't be bothered to put anything forward here?

    Btw, what do you mean by accepting reality and where does that fit into an anti-whaling argument? Personally, I couldn't care less if whaling were banned tomorrow, I'm just looking for a non-emotional argument against hunting whales that are not endangered.

    Posted in: Biggest threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites

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    hatsoff

    I'd like to see more people in Japan recognizing that protecting endangered species is important

    That's important, but if you are referring to whales, the species Japan catches are not endangered. In an earlier post I said that I was interested to read a cogent argument against whale hunting. The only response was two thumbs down. That's not much of an argument, and I would have hoped those responsible had manned up and written something convincing instead.

    Posted in: Biggest threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites

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    hatsoff

    Whaling is such a touchy issue, yet I've never read a cogent argument against it here on JT. Anyone want to try?

    Posted in: Biggest threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites

  • -2

    hatsoff

    I'm not against whale hunting if the species in question are not endangered (let's face it, they're more elusive than captive farm animals), and I've eaten whale meat on several occasions. However, as stated here and from my general impression talking to Japanese people directly it's not something the population eats a lot of so it's ridiculous that the whalers are catching over 1,000 whales each season.

    As long as the government pays subsidies the whalers will continue to catch whales (a bit like how in the USA corn is farmed at a loss and only makes a profit for farmers thanks to government subsidies). If whaling stopped tomorrow, I wouldn't be upset, and most of the population wouldn't miss it either.

    Posted in: Biggest threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites

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    hatsoff

    “We Chinese have long held the belief that we should not do onto others as we do not wish they do onto us ... China needs peace like humans need air and plants need water,” [President Xi Jinping] said.

    As reported today on the BBC: A Chinese navy vessel harasses a Philippine supply boat, witnessed by journalists who had been invited onto the Philippine boat to observe China's actions. It seems clear that the Chinese navy was unaware of the presence of these journalists, and they don't like having their actions exposed. Harrassment? Intimidation? Unilateral re-drawing of borders in the South China Sea?

    Erm...President Xi, you were saying...?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26806924

    Posted in: China's Xi says Japan's wartime atrocities 'fresh in our memory'

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    hatsoff

    “We Chinese have long held the belief that we should not do onto others as we do not wish they do onto us ...

    When I manage to stop laughing I want to ask if he said this with a straight face. Does President Xi honestly not realise how stupid this makes China look to the world?

    Posted in: China's Xi says Japan's wartime atrocities 'fresh in our memory'

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    hatsoff

    It's better to say this now than to close the doors after the horse has bolted. We really shouldn't be so naive about China's intentions, thether that's to do with Senkaku or with the South China Sea. This outburst is just posturing from China. Abe saying this won't change what they hope to do one way or another.

    Why don't we ask Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei of they disagree with what Abe has said? These are the opinions that matter.

    Posted in: China denounces Abe for Russia-Crimea analogy

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    hatsoff

    The club has also indefinitely locked out all members of the supporters’ group responsible for the banner

    This is good, and goes beyond what was imposed on the club from the J.League authorities.

    Posted in: Urawa plays in empty stadium after racist sign

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    hatsoff

    None of the three main political parties—the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, the New Komeito and the Democratic Party of Japan—have fielded any candidates.

    Isn't this shameful? So much for valuing the democratic process and giving the electorate real choices.

    Hashimoto, whose first term was not scheduled to end until December 2015, stepped down because he said he wants to seek re-election in a bid to prove he has public support for his plans to reform local government.

    Well a p***-poor 15.62% turnout is certainly no endorsement for his policies. Again, it's shameful that the main parties have not given the electorate a real choice.

    Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%

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    hatsoff

    Novenachama - a cogent and sensitive post. Thank you.

    Posted in: What is your stance on assisted suicide?

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    hatsoff

    What's "new concept" about this? Basically, it's just a big scooter with a new shape fairing. BTW, the engine is an 8-valve SOHC 750cc twin.

    Posted in: Honda unveils new concept motorbikes

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    hatsoff

    Welcome to the real world, Japan.

    Even if they were blindly copying what they saw at Lazio or Millwall or wherever, racism is not cool and they deserve everything they get. Zero tolerance for racism, and sport is a good place to start because of the international pressure. Now let's see this awareness spread to Japanese society as a whole. I've heard otherwise nice people doubt ex-PM Naoto Kan's integrity, saying things like "His ancestry is Korean", and I've heard of landlords refusing to rent to people of Korean ancestry. Awareness will educate ignorance, and for those who don't get it after that - zero tolerance.

    Posted in: 'Japanese only' banner turns spotlight on racism

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