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nedinjapanAug. 24, 2016 - 08:51AM JST
@gaijinpapa Well, depression is relatively new in Japan. In a conference, a Japanese psychiatrist said he believed there was no mental illness but simply different types of people! You see, even some psychiatrists here do not believe that mental illness exists! It can be understood by the large emphasis of Japanese society on personal responsibility. On the other hand, they define insanity as total disregard to social norms.
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nedinjapanAug. 23, 2016 - 08:37AM JST
Blame the Japanese system too! Here many still do not believe in Depression! Essentially, many Japanese systems reject the idea of mental illness. In a society like this, all problems are attributed to stress and personal behavior, and no one will consider the possibility of a disease that can be treated with medicine and other remedies.
nedinjapanAug. 19, 2016 - 12:06PM JST
This is a cultural issue. Very often people do not talk about their differences over various matters for a long time, thus Gaman. People continue to control themselves to the point of explosion, and an explosive response is going to happen sooner or later. Essentially there is little skill to negotiate and compromise. Everyone has a very strong opinion on his/her position. My Japanese ex suddenly decided to attack me with a hammer, while she had refused to talk about her issues with me earlier that day. I have spend many years understanding what went wrong. This is cultural.
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nedinjapanAug. 17, 2016 - 08:49AM JST
*Russia seized Kunashiri, Etorofu, Shikotan islands and the Habomai islet group after Japan’s surrender in World War II in August 1945
This is totally wrong. Historical documents show that Japan surrendered after (and because) Russia entered Japan and Japan realized the whole Hokkaido may be lost. Contrary to what many think, this was a lot more important than the atomic bombs in causing Japan to surrender.
nedinjapanJul. 31, 2016 - 11:00PM JST
This guy had connections to Saudi Arabia and possibly his school were he converted to Islam was also connected: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/news/article/?storyid=1509
nedinjapanJul. 31, 2016 - 10:56PM JST
Japan itself has not been a target because many financing terrorism use Japan as a base to make the needed money. Some Pakistani and Arab dealers of second hand cars and other machinery are examples ... However, because Japan has made it easy for citizens of Muslim countries to come and visit Japan, there is the chance of a loose canon ruining the financial heaven of Japan for them all.
nedinjapanJul. 30, 2016 - 09:02AM JST
The guy converted in 2005. A mosque in the city of Beppu recruits Muslim students and leads to their radicalization. They are planning to take over Japan by 2050! One way is to marry Japanese women that they convert to Islam and have many children with them. The Bangladeshi guy had 5 children. He must have entered Syria too.
nedinjapanJul. 18, 2016 - 08:22AM JST
The US wants Japan to be able to go nuclear, if necessary. This is a geopolitical tactic of preparedness. The rest is about businesses getting large contracts to build and maintain, typical stuff in here.
nedinjapanJun. 29, 2016 - 10:50PM JST
There was a case of 200 grams of weed smuggling by Bangladeshi students in Oita last month that has never been reflected on national news, just local. Here we have this relatively small case reported on national level. Is it about bribing the news media?!
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nedinjapanJun. 26, 2016 - 08:39AM JST
In Oita prefecture, just to weeks ago, they confiscated more than 200 grams of smuggled weed from two Bangladeshi students and it never got to the national news! How 4 grams becomes a major news here, is beyond me!
nedinjapanJun. 21, 2016 - 08:45AM JST
Somehow,Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) in Japan and National Rifle Association (NRA) in the US deny the risks of using dangerous material! What does NRA really stand for? Narcissist Reckless Abnormal?
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nedinjapanJun. 15, 2016 - 09:59AM JST
I agree with Yubaru. Decisions at Japanese courts are basically "systematic"; most judges would make a similar decision in that situation. This judge is not imposing his own personal bias, but is reflecting the systematic bias that exists at the time of the ruling! The last sentence is what I add: do not expect justice from Japanese courts; they rule simply for the biased views of a conservative Japanese block that is not compelled to act otherwise.
nedinjapanJun. 02, 2016 - 06:52AM JST
Oh! So much progress Japan! Maybe you need to know that even before such pregnancy tests were available, 1400 years ago, Arab Muslims said 40 days would be enough to check for a missed period! But 100 days is only 60 days behind, right? And pregnancy tests in drugstores could make it just 2 weeks, right? So I just wonder how smart you think you are ....
nedinjapanMay. 31, 2016 - 12:23AM JST
The ruling of the courts is so ridiculous in Japan I wonder if this is even worth consideration. Just the other day a murderer was sent to prison for only 18 months because the judges cannot think like homo sapiens, they are an old MS-DOS robot on an a simple algorithmic program ...
nedinjapanMay. 29, 2016 - 09:39AM JST
I never said the murderer should not be punished. He should. But this is not something to be used as an excuse to put pressure on US government. If Okinawans have a problem with so many US soldiers, they had better resolve it with their central government. To blame the US for all the kindness and tolerance they have shown to Japan, is wrong. If Trump comes and leaves Japan with its own plan of self defense, you will realize how safe it will be.
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nedinjapanMay. 29, 2016 - 09:30AM JST
You would not believe the level of ridiculous court ordeals in Japan. Basically, it is about trying not to use the brain and rely mainly on some algorithmic lines of reasoning that are Japanese robotic in nature. This results in such nonsense rulings. The guy has planned, purchased items for body disposal, drugged the woman,taken her to the bay, used concrete to drown her while still alive, and has gotten away with murder. There are only two reasons: 1- because he did not confess, he used the court inability to think like an intelligent human. They can only deduce that they do not have 100% confidence in proving he committed murder. 2- they blame the woman, the victim, for having a relationship with a successful businessman who was married, while the victim was not. Essentially, the Japanese do not believe in equal human dignity. Men of higher status are above those of lower status. She is dead in their logic, because her wrong actions called for it! Yes, Japan is still 50 years behind a modern world.
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nedinjapanMay. 29, 2016 - 07:30AM JST
I believe that all Japanese should show a lot of respect to USA. USA not only treated them nicely after they lost the WWII, it allowed for rapid economic development by opening its markets to Japan and protecting it all this time against any threat of retaliation by Russia, China, ... The life of Japan has depended on US friendship including the life of its emperor and the voluntary return of Okinawa islands. Never forget these.
nedinjapanMay. 27, 2016 - 12:34PM JST
Isn't the Red Turtle changing into the Red hair Woman?
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nedinjapanMay. 16, 2016 - 09:45AM JST
I wouldn't be surprised if some beautiful women were sent to their hotels for "consultation" during their stay in Tokyo ...
nedinjapanMay. 13, 2016 - 09:21AM JST
This type of corruption, spending money to influence votes so Japan wins an honorable bid, is systematic. I have witnessed many similar cases at prefectural level. Nobody cares as long as an honor is brought to Japan. The idea of fairness no longer applies when it is not within the Japanese society. They spend money on foreigners and some other foreign country loses the bid. So what? that kind of thinking. Even Japanese people do not mind because olympics brings honor to Japan. You have all factors needed for systematic corruption and cover up.
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