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isoduckyMay. 19, 2013 - 06:23PM JST
A couple things you can do to protect yourself.
Stay away from groups of women- if your boardering them chances are if an accusation is made the Wa effect will have another woman come to the defense of her friend.
Actively discourage people from standing around you with your body. Sounds sinister but with your elbows and stance you can present a passive stance or an agressive stance. Make your body wider and command more space.
Keep your hands visible. Read a book, look at a magazine, or use your DS/Vita in a high eye level. Might be uncomfortable, but at eye level people can see what you are doing.
When you want someone to move away from you, square up to them and look them in the eye. Eye contact is uncomfortable between strangers and they may get the message that they have invade your personal space.
Finally and most important, be fluid. If a situation doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Don't allow yourself to fall into a situation where it he said she said situation, move. Express your discomfort verbally or physically( read nonverbally) and make your way to a different section of the general area. If you people ask why are you moving express your discomfort of being next to _____. Now you have unwittingly pointed a finger at yourself and the person but you have said you don't feel comfortable first, it's now on them show your move was unwarranted.
Please use this to keep yourself safe, it works for both men and women.
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
isoduckyMay. 16, 2013 - 04:07PM JST
An offer to apologize is not an apology. A public statement should not be apologized for in private. Any real leader would recognize this.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
isoduckyMay. 16, 2013 - 03:45PM JST
I'm surprised, May 23 is a quick turnaround for a Japanese specific model.
Posted in: Galaxy glitz
isoduckyMay. 16, 2013 - 01:47PM JST
Gaga, Minaj, Pamyu. All we need is a Latin American, a Western European, an Eastern European, and a South East Asian and we have a super group.
Female asian popstars; she's 19, there is only one of her, and she has not shaved her head. I'd call that an improvement in role models.
Posted in: Pamyu invasion
isoduckyMay. 16, 2013 - 01:39PM JST
The grand experiment continues....
Posted in: Diet OKs Y92.6 trillion budget
isoduckyMay. 16, 2013 - 01:38PM JST
To be blunt, Hashimoto, along with his more extreme counterpart Ishihara, where placed into power because of their popularity in their respective cities. Considering that they work in Osaka and Tokyo, they rose through the ranks towing a quiet yet popular nationalistic line. The result is them exerting the views they've cultivated, and quietly supported, over the years. For people like this, and there are MANY of them, the return of Okinawa was not seen as a benefit to Japan but as a benefit to the Okinawan people who now have the distinct honor of being called Japanese.
Posted in: Okinawan women demand apology from Hashimoto
isoduckyMay. 15, 2013 - 03:37PM JST
Bad idea, what should be done is to force Sony Entertainment and Sony Hardware to get along. As far as making the hardware section more profitable, move some assembly outside of Japan and find ways to bring the cost down.
Posted in: U.S. hedge fund boss lobbies for breakup of Sony
isoduckyMay. 15, 2013 - 03:14PM JST
with that logic, we are going to need a new set of numbers. Or better yet symbols to represent the new numbers in case people begin to associate the new set of numbers with the old set of numbers.
Must be a slow news day to be drawing conclusions that Japan is actively trying to bait Koreans with the use of number references.
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
isoduckyMay. 15, 2013 - 12:34AM JST
For a man wishing Osaka to be treated with the same consideration as Tokyo, Hashimoto done an Inoue. Well on him!!
Sarcasm aside, this the second time a prominent figure in Japanese politics has shown to have a very insular concept of the world. Whether or not his statements have merit, he should stayed away from the subject. Now he has to explain himself and hope the international community is foolish enough forget his comments, as Abe wants to define Osaka as a special economic zone.
Posted in: Gov't - but not Ishihara - backs away from Hashimoto's comfort women comments
isoduckyMay. 10, 2013 - 09:30PM JST
A big difference between Japanese law and American law (won't speak for other countries) is that American law is explicite. Family, drugs, traffic, and employment have explicite rules in the US. This is not the case in Japan which plays more toward traditional opinion rather than reference to laws. Before joining the Hague, Japan needs to reexamine many of these traditional opinions and laws to find contradictions (Example in the family registry a woman is add to a man family as is a child, but in a divorce the woman retains custody of the child yet can be still recognized under the man's family.)
Posted in: U.S. balks at Japan sanctions over child abductions
isoduckyMay. 10, 2013 - 11:53AM JST
I don't understand the logic of it other than the smear the LDP. Waste of time seeing she will likely be sent back to China to relay Japan's environmental concerns but this time as part of a group envoy.
Posted in: Kawaguchi censured in upper house for extending China trip
isoduckyMay. 08, 2013 - 12:43PM JST
Since taking over the company from Vodaphone, Softbank has relied heavily on domestic manufactures, NEC, SHARP, Fujitsu, and Toshiba...The Iphone was an exception and Apple got to dictate the terms. They recently got the Motorolla Razor, so there is a little hope.
I'm surprised they haven't made a deal to get a version Samsung's Galaxy S3 or a Nokia's Lumia.
Posted in: Get smart
isoduckyMay. 08, 2013 - 12:26PM JST
Never been a fan of the English HuffPo, but I'll give this one a shot.....Never mind, I really don't like the way they will post any picture above a headline to get you to click on the article.
Posted in: Huffington Post launches Japanese edition
isoduckyMay. 08, 2013 - 12:19PM JST
This story feels like de-ja-vu. Japan has to make a choice; Be judged by a professional who will likely become jaded in time, or be judged by your neighbor who will be easily shocked.
Posted in: Lay judge sues gov't over mental trauma due to murder case
isoduckyMay. 05, 2013 - 06:32PM JST
This can happen to anybody, as the article only mentions a farrai and a car. Personally think its a kei car considering it was able to accelerated with enough force to break a guard rail. Hope everyone will be ok. But the question needs to be raised, for as much as Japan is about standards and regulations, why is there no regulation or for owning and operating a high performance cars on the roads when there is precedent with owning and operating high performance motorcycles?
Posted in: Car goes off bridge after being rear-ended by Ferrari
isoduckyMay. 03, 2013 - 09:41AM JST
You have to do what you have to do. Their options are slim, accept some amendments or fork over all procedes to the black market.
Posted in: 'Iron Man' shows Hollywood's bent to take on China censors' steely grip
isoduckyApr. 30, 2013 - 11:11AM JST
Inose comment's have nothing to do with the games---- He is in New York Representing Japan In it's Attempt To Host The Games. This basically means he is representational of the Japanese mind as far as foreign media is concerned.
It's a catch 22, if Inose apologizes then he confirms with what the media is saying, Tokyo broke a rule in the IOC rule book and Japan likely loses it's bid.
If doesn't apologize, while not getting reprimanded by the IOC, the committee has to consider the ramifications of selecting Tokyo. If they were to select Tokyo, it would be an endorsement of the IOC saying that Islamic countries are dangerous and that Inose's comments are valid.
Then comes the long term effect. Whether or not Inose apologizes, he is likely not going to resign as Governor of Tokyo. As long as he is a representation of Tokyo, the crown Jewel of Japan, the city will have a hard time to secure international sporting events after these comments. The knock on effect is that this can be used against other cities.
Posted in: Inose under fire for comments on Istanbul Olympic bid, Islam
isoduckyApr. 28, 2013 - 05:59PM JST
A manufactured band gets a manufactured audience....what's the problem here, everyone got paid.
Posted in: K-pop group 2PM apologizes for copying and pasting Japanese fans
isoduckyApr. 19, 2013 - 05:17PM JST
Where I come from, it's a civic duty to serve in the judicial process. While I disagree with the lawsuit, I do think the state should provide debriefing for lay judges involved in cases with violent crimes.
Posted in: Female lay judge to sue over stress caused by crime scene photos
isoduckyApr. 18, 2013 - 12:50PM JST
Depending on couple factors (where you live, your job and income, and your background) you can very easily get by not speaking English in the US. A bigger issue is that many services are starting to require/prefer workers to be bilingual or have a basic knowledge of a second language (namely spanish, but also French, Russian, Creole). It's complex on all sides.
Posted in: U.S. instruction of students learning English bleak
May. 20, 2013 - 09:40AM JST
Its always cool to be a little nationalistic, believing that your leaders actually care about the…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa
May. 20, 2013 - 09:39AM JST
build about a dozen nuclear tipped cruise missles with mobile launchers and then a base on…
May. 20, 2013 - 09:38AM JST
'Lied like a rug' ? In a news article? Really?
Crazy idea to steal a car…
Posted in: Man arrested after taking Lexus for test drive to grandmother’s house 180 km away
Hashimoto is a rabid right winger and one of the few nationalists that requires concern. While…
Posted in: Do you agree with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's comments on comfort women?
May. 20, 2013 - 09:37AM JST
In 2002, Beijing pulled the plug on the Taiwan-made soap opera “Meteor Garden”, fearing that the…
Posted in: China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas