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sakuralaMay. 12, 2016 - 08:01PM JST
For those are down voting me...what's the reason? I have breastfed 2 children, suffered cracked, torn, bleeding nipples while being woken every 1.5 hours for weeks on end to nurse my daughters. I did it out of love and determination. However, looking back on it, I think I would have liked someone to tell me that it's ok to give some formula and get a 3.5 hour stretch of sleep. It's ok to give formula if your nipples are literally being shredded and need a few hours of relief. Yes, breastfeeding is good, but telling companies that they have to downplay their product when it can clearly help others is ridiculous. Also, free samples became an amazing benefit when I was so ill, that I had to be hospitalized and I didn't have enough breast milk frozen.
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sakuralaMay. 11, 2016 - 01:16PM JST
I agree that breastfeeding is great and a good option but not everyone can or should. I wish that there was a balanced way to look at all the information and let women decide for themselves. Let's educate women on how to create a healthy breastmilk supply full of nutrients and stop berating those women who cannot produce of choose not to do to their own specific circumstances. Breastfeeding is hard work and no one should be made to feel that they are failing their children when it is the best option for the mother and child as a whole.
Also, JT, you may get more traffic on this article if you use one of the other 2 pictures...some workplaces aren't really a fan of a boob sticking out even if it is in such an innocent matter as this. I wish this wasn't the case but some people will be hesitant to read due to the photo.
sakuralaMay. 11, 2016 - 01:09PM JST
Minello: It likely means that the governent wants to make Japan look as a dream society when all the cameras are on it. Hopefully it won't stop there but I wouldn't doubt if a lot of these initiatives will be forgotton about once Japan thinks the world isn't focused on them anymore.
sakuralaMay. 02, 2016 - 07:38PM JST
I must admit...I've been tempted to take the rickshaw in my town just because the man is so friendly and handsome.
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sakuralaApr. 18, 2016 - 01:13PM JST
I have participated in a few of these sports days and have done some of the "gymastics" even while pregnant. I enjoyed watching the students work together in their teams to do small formations. Some kids got injured doing something simple like handstands but nothing too serious. Others suffered from heat exhaustion because of the timing of the festival. However, the massive towers that students made were definitly dangerous and not needed. I think that sports days should continue but there should be strict restrictions on sizes of the towers.
For those who say that sports day isn't creating future athletes, you are misinformed about the event. CLubs are where atheltes are made. Sports day is a day to get everyone out and being active for the benifit of the group. It is a long day with usually each student only doing one or two events but it allows them to take a much needed study break and to make memories that will last. Those experiences are just as valubale in my opinion.
Posted in: Teamwork or torture? Japan's bone-breaking school gymnastics
sakuralaMar. 17, 2016 - 07:51PM JST
His last words really do seem like they are out of place. Perhaps it's a code for something...I hope he makes it out safely.
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sakuralaMar. 17, 2016 - 09:49AM JST
Beautiful! I hope to get another kimono this year and would love something like this.
Aly: I want more baklavas! They are delicious :)
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sakuralaMar. 14, 2016 - 12:02PM JST
fds: They don't get an extra day off. They get an option to take a day off if they are not able to work and that will be taken out of their vacation leave. I am sure you would be able to take a day off too if you were vomiting, fainting and needing the washroom at least once an hour.
The other option to letting women leave for child related issues, is to let men leave...still haven't seen that mentioned by anyone and would probably be laughed at by most men in charge.
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sakuralaMar. 14, 2016 - 09:52AM JST
borscht: I was about to say the same thing! These situations are exactly the reason to hire temporary or part-time employees. This is what that kind of employement should be out there instead of being a way to keep people underpaid and worried about their future employment.
sakuralaMar. 02, 2016 - 11:42AM JST
I think this needs to phrased as a safety issue more than a comfort issue. I will start off by saying that I am not that big of a person (158 cm and fit a small in US sizing) and I feel it is difficult to squeeze out of the narrow space seats into the narrow isles during a regular flight. If people are panicked, I think that these narrow rows could cause a very real hazard. It is time that there is reglulation to keep people aboard safe.
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sakuralaMar. 01, 2016 - 08:34PM JST
Tala: The wife tried her hardest to make sure he was safe. She DID lock the door. Do you think the family is happy that he died and others were disrupted? I'm sure that they grieved for the loss of this man and also felt the horrible responsibility for what happened. However to drag them to court for years on end and make them relive those emotions, especially when the wife's health is failing is just inhumane. However, JR could have invested their money into some fencing in populated areas to prevent things like this from happening.
Posted in: Family of man with dementia killed by train wins liability appeal
sakuralaFeb. 26, 2016 - 10:52AM JST
Aizo: I agree. I think we are just getting the one side of the story. There seems to be a lot of reporting like this but then once all the facts are out, the story is quite different.
Posted in: Dying dad, sick son booted off plane to applause back home in Arizona
sakuralaFeb. 24, 2016 - 02:29PM JST
I just looked at it and didn't find any specific gems that would be useful for people who have been in Tokyo for more than a few months or who have a guide book. Looks stylish though so point for that?
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sakuralaFeb. 24, 2016 - 02:24PM JST
Hopefully that girl gets the help she needs and all the students weren't too traumatized by this.
Posted in: 8 students, staff stabbed at Canadian school
sakuralaFeb. 24, 2016 - 02:22PM JST
It isn't always easy to tell who you are talking to on the phone and the theif may have used a paniced voice, inducing panic in his victim. Many of these scam artists work in such a way to tug at heart strings and create urgency so questions are only asked later. However, I do think it was quite silly of her to leave money in the lockers especially with so many campaigns for the dangers of the ore ore scam but hopefully her loss will be a lesson for someone else.
Posted in: 57-year-old woman swindled out of Y11 million in telephone scam
sakuralaFeb. 18, 2016 - 03:13PM JST
I couldn't even get past the first half of this "journalism" with it stating that these drinks are too late for Hina Matsuri. Isn't Hina Matsuri March 3rd?
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sakuralaFeb. 16, 2016 - 07:54PM JST
So sad...my prefecture didn't make the list. Here's the link for those who are interested in this year's results. http://www.furusatokaiki.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/6364b6aafae77dbfa0b2503269d75f3c.pdf
sakuralaFeb. 16, 2016 - 04:07PM JST
Would it be possible to post a link to the list? I am curious as to how high (low) my prefecture ranked.
sakuralaFeb. 15, 2016 - 02:20PM JST
Personally I love having a fitness program that I can do at home. I usually workout after both of my kids are asleep for the night. Finding time to go be active outside between work, making meals and bathtime is nearly impossible. It takes time to find a regime that works well but once you find one, it can make a world of a difference.
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sakuralaFeb. 10, 2016 - 01:26PM JST
`Blacklabel: Maybe he became ill after she became pregnant. Or maybe they decided this would be the only chance they would have to become pregnant and she was aware that childraising duties might fall onto her alone. OR maybe she thought that her workplace would follow the damn law and allow her to have responsibilities that wouldn't cause her stress and would be supportive of her pregnancy. Either way, it was her choice and there was no reason that she should have been made to feel like it would be better off to not have a baby.
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May. 24, 2016 - 02:57PM JST
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