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    just like any other group, to hold barbecues or parties. Unlike any other group, they are covered head-to-toe in skintight Lycra.

    How do they eat at their barbecues?

    Posted in: A fetish for full body suits in Japan

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    Have a great race, everyone!

    Posted in: Ready to run

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    Once again, poor Masako was not allowed out.

    Perhaps, or perhaps she did not want to attend.

    Posted in: Meet and greet

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    The teacher knows she shouldn't have bunked off school when she should have been doing her job.

    I don't believe she knows or feels any such way. Neither do I believe that the principal who approved her leave does either. She in no way 'bunked off school'. She followed correct proceedure in requesting and being granted leave to attend her son's ceremony. More power to her.

    Why is this causing so much vitriol? I cannot fathom it People who no nothing about this teacher beyond the fact that she cared enough about her son to request leave to see his entrance ceremony have jumped to conclusions about her work ethic that are not apparent at all. She followed the rules. She did nothing wrong.

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

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    I agree. LFRAgain,

    That was indeed spot on. Well done!

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

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    someone skip one of the three most important days of the year for their job.

    This incorrectly implies that this teacher just skipped out on the day suddenly without letting anyone know. This is plainly not the case. She asked for a day off in the appropriate manner and with forethought. Her request was properly accepted.

    Looking at some of the problems with teachers beating students and other crimes against students leads me to the opinion that we need more teachers with human feelings than we need automatons that only react to rules without any consideration for exceptions.

    As someone pointed out above, it is no wonder that so many teachers either quit or take leave because of the stress of the job with many of the attitudes displayed against this teacher wanting to be with her own child on his special day.

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

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    No where in this article does it state she received permission from the vice principal to take paid leave. It is very unlikely that the Vice Principal would have have granted it.

    This story has been in the vernacular news, so many of us already know she did ask for and receive permission to take the day off. She put in for the leave beforehand, it was accepted, she even prepared an apology letter which she arranged for another teacher to pass out to the parents and students. The principal also clearly explained the reason to everyone present when he introduced the homeroom teachers.

    事前に休暇を願い出ていたうえ、あらかじめ欠席をわびる文書を作り、式当日、別の教諭が保護者や生徒らに配ったという。校長も入学式の担任紹介で理由を説明した。

    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/life/news/140415/edc14041507540001-n1.htm

    In addition, perhaps many are not familiar with the system and so do not realize that their is also an assistant homeroom teacher that can take over the duties of the homeroom teacher if necessary.

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

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    Have they found it yet??

    No. That is why they used the term 'ongoing'.

    Posted in: William, Kate and baby George kick off Australia tour

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    There is no point in my reiterating what he is putting forward so eloquently.

    I think there is a point. Both the homeroom teacher and principal are Japanese. They clearly did not accept that it was impossible for her to go to her son's entrance ceremony. This is not a matter of foreigners wanting to change anything. It is a matter of Japanese people at a school doing something a little different and some people berating them for it.

    Why do foreigners live in a place they continually complain about?

    Again, neither the homeroom teacher, nor the principal are 'foreign'. This has nothing to do with what non-Japanese think. It clearly has to do with what Japanese people think. This Japanese teacher asked for time off. Her Japanese prinicipal gave it to her. End of story.

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

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    Who remembers the good old days when the most popular films had humans in them?

    You mean like Snow White and Cinderella?

    Posted in: 'Frozen' tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week

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    Just because someone has the right to do something doesn't mean they should.

    She not only had the right to do it, she was right to do it. She went through the proper channels. She should not be blamed after the fact for doing exactly what she had permission to do.

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

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    From your comments, it seems you are a company boss. I am sure others will also comment on this, but if you give your employee permission to do something, what would you think if someone completely unrelated to your company accused your employee of "throwing away parts of her job"?

    I was just about to post the same thing. It was within the rights of the principal to grant permission to the teacher and it certainly was within the rights of the teacher to ask for permission.

    What kind of man she want her son to be?

    I don't know. Perhaps she is thinking that she wants him to be a good parent?

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

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    Sorry to say this, but you don't understand Japan at all!

    Does this mean you think this teacher and the principal that gave her permission to attend her own son's entrance ceremony do not understand Japan at all?

    What if they do not accept the situation for what it is? Should they leave? It's their country after all.

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

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    Any society that consistently asks people to choose work over family is going to be in for an even rougher ride in the near future. Many people are starting to get tired of being pushed around.

    where is the Dad in this story?

    I do not think it makes any difference. She had permission to attend her son's ceremony and that should have been the end of it. If it were seen as so vital for her to be there, I don't think she would not have been given permission and I don't think it would not have been explained in the way it was during her class' entrance ceremony.

    I think there should be enough flexibility in society to allow people to do this sometimes.

    Yes, her job is important and being there for her students is important. But, it should not be necessary to be there all the time for everything to the exclusion of her own family's needs.

    Balance. That should be the new word for society before more and more people have breakdowns.

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

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    However, the date of the entrance exam of the school where the woman teaches

    Small point, but I am pretty sure this should read 'date of the entrance ceremony'.

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

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    All the Japanese know very well who drafted the present constitution

    I don't know about all, but I would agree that most do. It is certainly taught in school.

    just as US President Obama received one for his pledge to abolish nuclear weapons.

    Actually, the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 was awarded to Barack H. Obama "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

    Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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    Great smiles, especially Japan Cherry Blossom Queen Mamiko Watanabe's! It lights up the photo as it must have lit up the room!

    Posted in: Green blossoms

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    It is also likely that Abe, as the President

    Abe is the prime minister of Japan. Japan does not have a president.

    Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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    her- she

    Posted in: Royal tune

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    Play on, Princess Aiko! Play on!

    I hope her an all the other students in Japan and around the world have a great school year.

    Posted in: Royal tune

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