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    movieguy

    It's going to raise prices, but farmed tuna is not good for us anyway. Wish I could find wild tuna more easily in Tokyo.

    Posted in: Last week's typhoon killed 11,000 farmed tuna in Wakayama

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    sandhonour - I saw the headline and made my way here and you said EXACTLY what I was going to say.

    Posted in: IOC chief confident about new stadium in Tokyo

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    The other nine teachers were probably "kohai" of the 35-year-old teacher or just scared of him. Not being Japanese the only way I would intervene would be if they were being physically abused. Not sure if kneeling down for 20 minutes could lead to abuse, but it was definitely unwarranted.

    Posted in: Teacher forces 96 students to kneel for 20 minutes as punishment for being late

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    OMFG! Sophia University had Yukata Day this week. Why do we have to wake up every morning looking for something to be offended about??? UGH!

    Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests

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    They're only going to publish when people have logged OVER 100 hours??? Well that's great. Companies will just not have their employees log their overtime hours. And the matter of what the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare considers to be "excessively long" is an other issue. Who determined that 100 hours is the definition? For anyone in Japan to even lodge a complaint of working too much overtime takes guts. I'd say even though offices in Japan are incredibly unproductive, almost everyone is "working" an excessive amount of hours at even 10 plus hours of overtime. If you're running your own company or need to work on special projects or it's just a busy time of the year I understand the need to put in some extra hours, but the fear that companies and middle management power mongers give employees forcing them to work overtime should be a criminal offense. Notice that there are no consequences listed in the article for these companies that make the "blacklist." Sorry MHLW making the list is not a punishment in itself.

    Posted in: Gov't to release names of 'black companies'

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    Why couldn't psychos like this wonder if they had the guts to jump off a building?

    Posted in: Man says he stabbed girl on train to see if he had guts enough to kill someone

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    Stop allowing corporations/organizations to treat people like robots and give people time off to enjoy life and that would be a start.

    Why would I want to have children when I'd never be home to see/raise them? My wife and I don't have enough time for each other as it is now and the government wants us to have kids to take away more time? Yeah, right!

    Posted in: Number of children in Japan falls to new low

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    Damn sighclops! Amen! That was so spot on! I'd like to add that Abe wants the success of Silicon Valley. He doesn't want to learn from it and he doesn't want to do what you mentioned!

    Posted in: Abe says he wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley

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    Of course it was 1983, but it was and still the best concert I've ever been too. It was "in the round" and she was so engaged with the audience. I wish I would have known a little sooner. I won't be in Tokyo then.

    Posted in: Diana Ross to tour Japan for first time in 19 years

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    This is very telling:

    “There is still a room for growth in the lifespan if medical technology advances,” a health ministry official said.

    It's all about how long they can keep people living, not quality of life.

    Posted in: Japan women world's longest-lived as male lifespan tops 80

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    I like Lacoste style, but won't buy any of their shirts in particular because Tokyo is too hot and humid for cotton. I haven't been there since May, but I hope they have a "dri-fit" style coming soon.

    Posted in: French clothing brand LACOSTE carving out niche for itself in Japan

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    Darn! Thanks DaveAllTogether. I meant to put that losing in quotes, but I was typing on emotions. Ha-Ha!

    Posted in: Portugal scores in last minute to draw 2-2 with U.S.

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    The U.S. was bad for so long that I think people don't know that the U.S. is ranked 13th in the world. There is a big difference between 13 and 4 (Germany), but I think the surprise that people have about the U.S. team and say the U.S. should be proud is something that needs to end. There needs to be more expectation that they should do well and games like this should be criticized. Losing in the last minute like that is unacceptable at this level and I'm sure the players know that.

    Posted in: Portugal scores in last minute to draw 2-2 with U.S.

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    No... Soccer isn't popular in the U.S. - http://goo.gl/9T2sZa

    Posted in: Germany rout Portugal 4-0; U.S. beat Ghana 2-1; Iran, Nigeria draw 0-0

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    Almost zero help for most people and this gives the travel industry a reason to jack up prices a week before "obon."

    Posted in: Japan sets Mountain Day as new public holiday on Aug 11 from 2016

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    movieguy

    Hanyu opened the door to this. So was he saying he wanted to help Tohoku by using his notoriety because he was being genuine or because it sounds good as a sound bite? Many celebrities say things because they sound good and I think the criticism here is that he shouldn't have spoken so quickly because some people may believe he just wants to sound good. He seems like a good kid, but I don't think he was/is planning to actually start an NPO or start criticizing anyone in order to get it done. I'm sure he's being genuine in that he wants to help them, but was/is he going to put his words into action?

    Posted in: If Yuzuru Hanyu genuinely wants to serve the people of Tohoku, he should bring their challenges before the eyes of the world and demand that Japan's government stop ignoring the disaster-struck region.

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    I like LINE and FB, but they are two separate animals and to say that FB's "messaging service" is as good as LINE's is ridiculous. Of course I'm going to use LINE when I want to get in touch with someone quickly.

    Most of my friends in Japan (Japanese and international) say that Twitter is just for talking to yourself. There's very little communication going on. I use LINE when I want to talk with friends or groups of friends quickly and I use FB mail for messages that I don't need a reply right away or just want to send them links.

    With that being said, I don't believe that survey taking in Japan has reached the quality and accuracy of North America. The way questions are phrased are usually leading.

    Posted in: Line, Twitter, Facebook: Japanese people vote on their favorite social networking services

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    This is why I trust hardly anyone over 60.

    Posted in: New NHK head's 'comfort women' remark stirs controversy

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    Dolphin hunting in Taiji has not been long at all. Even "The History of Taiji," published by Taiji town in 1979, says the first recorded dolphin hunt was in 1933, with other hunts happening in 1936 and 1944. It was not until 1969 that dolphin hunting was held on a large scale. The history of the dolphin hunts spans not centuries but only 45 years in total.

    Posted in: U.S. envoy Kennedy tweets concern over Taiji dolphin hunt

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    movieguy

    I did add to it. You just chose to copy and paste the part where I agreed with you. The part after that talked about the content where you said the content of the tests weren't a problem. The content on the tests are a problem.

    Explain how foreign country is not redundant and unnecessary when ALL countries are foreign? Why is it necessary to say foreign when talking about other countries? How does it add to the discourse? Using the word "foreign" is a pejorative by definition and just because something is correct or accepted does not mean it is not redundant or unnecessary. There is a definite connotation to using the word and though this politician might not mean anything by it because it's so fixed in the way he speaks does not mean people should ignore how language is used.

    I have no problem in using the term foreign when referring to culture, business, trade, commerce or almost any other noun, but the word country itself refers to any country outside one's own, therefore foreign.

    Posted in: After six years at middle and high school, students should be able to hold a conversation in English, but it doesn’t work that way in this country. That's why we are switching from English for entrance examinations to English that will let us communicate with people in foreign countries.

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