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    Monkeyz

    Most drug names are written in katakana. I don't think there's going to be much confusion there.

    We're talking about people who are giving medicine, taking blood pressure, and turning people over in bed. We aren't talking about brain surgeons--who may need to know all sorts of terminology that laypeople wouldn't know.

    I've stayed in a hospital before. The conversations I had with the nurse were along the lines of, "How are you feeling today? Do you have any pain?" Normal stuff. And they still made mistakes with my meds. Even though there was no language barrier.

    If nurses can do their job adequately, I'm not sure what the problem is. I would rather have a non-native nurse than no nurse at all.

    Posted in: Nursing exam rules for foreigners to be relaxed in response to low pass rate

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    Monkeyz

    I feel bad for the woman--if you were pregnant, alone, and scared, Japan is probably one of the worst places to be. Maybe she was homeless, maybe she was single and trying to scrape by, heck, maybe she even still lived with her parents and she was afraid of what they would say. I don't think anyone just says, "You know what? I've carried this baby for 9 months, but when that sucker comes out, I'm totally going to drown it." They do things like this out of desperation because they don't know what else to do or where to turn to.

    Have a little empathy. It's a fine, human characteristic to possess.

    GIving birth in Japan (and abortion, for that matter) is prohibitively expensive, but the baby's coming out whether you have the cash or not. Generally, women in Japan don't have the social power to properly negotiate sexual situations, and a lot of contraceptive choices remain out of reach if you don't have the cash. Until Japan takes women's health seriously (instead of thinking of it all as a cash grab "self-inflicted condition") and until they start realizing that the result is babies in toilets ... well ... we're going to continue seeing babies in toilets. Baby hatches like the one in Kumamoto would be a good start. A little bit of charity and human emotion wouldn't hurt either.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for abandoning newborn's body in library toilet

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    Monkeyz

    I think one of the problems is that there's just so much porn out there in Japan and hardly any stigma about going out there and getting what you want that these guys don't learn any sort of impulse control. They want to get their rocks off and want to do it how they want to do it. It doesn't even occur to them that it might be a bad idea or that they might actually get caught.

    I've said this before and I'll say it again: The length of the skirt makes no difference. Guys will walk around with cameras in their shoes to get an upskirt pic if they have to. (No, I'm not making stuff up. This is a real thing.) More and more I see miniskirts with little shorts attached or stores selling bloomers that you can wear under miniskirts, so going after the girls in the micros isn't even going to be an option half the time unless you want to see lots of black spandex. The way these guys operate, just about any skirt above the knee will do as long as it has some flare to it.

    I've tried just about every time a girl is wearing a miniskirt in front of me on the stairs or escalator to see if I could glimpse her briefs (especially since all the guys on here claim they see panties all the time), and have determined that all of that is just wishful thinking. I have yet to see anyone's underwear. If you're taking pics of it, you're trying to take pics of it.

    Posted in: JAL pilot arrested for taking up-skirt photos at train station

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    Monkeyz

    I had a student who said he had yakuza friends who set up sham marriages (he was a weird dude, so it didn't surprise me). It's a way to get girls from China and the Philippines into Japan "legally" so they can work with no problem. If you're going to have girls working in jobs that will generally get foreign workers deported, it helps to make them somewhat un-deportable, I guess. That's the thinking behind it.

    Posted in: No. of fake marriages between Japanese, foreigners jumps by 49.2%

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    Monkeyz

    @paul Since you asked and I'm feeling literal today, it's マックフルーリー.

    Posted in: McDonald's opens mega-store in Roppongi Hills

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    Monkeyz

    Accidents happen at school and at home. Sometimes people die. Sometimes they don't. You don't necessarily have to be grossly negligent for an accident to happen. One kid shrieks at one side of the pool and everyone's eyes go over there, meanwhile something bad happens on the other side. Just as an example.

    And really, are we doing the, "Moms need to stay home all the time" business again? Just from experience I know there are people who want kids but don't find babies or toddlers terribly interesting. Being stuck at home with them 24/7 would have been mind-numbing. If a woman is forced to stay home anyway and winds up abusing or killing the kids (which happens more often than drownings at kindergartens), what excuse are you going to make for why your "being a SAHM is better always" theory?

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    Monkeyz

    Good to know that some people are still living in 1950.

    I think this is a splendid idea. Last times I flew there were just oodles and oodles of tiny tots, and I wound up spending 10+ hours with babies in my vicinity. I already don't really like babies (noisy, smell funny, etc.) and of course they all had problems mid-flight. One mom had to spend the whole 5 hour flight bouncing her baby around while pacing the aisle. She was only ever seated during take off and landing. The kid just would not stop screaming.

    Even a slightly soundproof room would be better than moms changing their kids in the seats and having to soothe the kids in the aisle where there's only enough room for one person to walk around. I bet a lot of people would be happier to fly with an airline that had a "screaming kid" room. Stick a security camera in it and have an attendant pop in every so often ... probably would be fine.

    My only problem with any of this is that I flew Malaysian once (LA to Tokyo) and there was a smoking section. If they've gotten rid of that in the last 12 years, maybe I would use them again. Enduring 11 hours of cigarette smoke wasn't so great. So if it's gone, I just need to figure out how to afford first class.

    Posted in: What do you think of the decision by Malaysian Airlines to ban babies from its first-class cabins because of complaints from other passengers that they had paid big money for first-class seats but could not sleep because of the noise?

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    Monkeyz

    Frungy makes a very good point.

    It's something that always bugs me in TV/movies. The assailant strangles/smothers the victim and the victim struggles. The victim goes limp suddenly, and it's assumed that the victim is dead. (Kind of like how people who get shot are automatically dead, someone who gets punched is automatically knocked out, etc.) People don't usually just die that easily. They'll fall unconscious before they actually DIE.

    I guess it's possible that he strangled her so violently that he crushed her windpipe. In which case ... well, he deserves whatever he gets.

    If he had just smothered her with a pillow hoping to keep her quiet and she'd died, he might have a better case. Of course, it would also be way more likely that she would be alive. But after holding her against her will and raping her, is it likely at all that he would have let her live? If I had to make a guess, I would say that there was no way she was getting out of there alive. :/

    Posted in: Ichihashi admits to raping, strangling Hawker, but denies intent to kill

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    Monkeyz

    How original-the Hate Brigade is out to bash a woman's appearance.

    I am sooo shocked.

    Because I'm sure Lady Gaga gives a rat's patootie what you think about her.

    I'm not a Gaga fan, but I do appreciate what she has done for Japan. I don't necessarily agree that Japan is a great place to be visiting at the moment, but kudos to her anyway.

    Posted in: Going gaga

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    Monkeyz

    Oh boy, a lot of "woman driver" jokes. Those were old fifty years ago. I have personally never known a female driver as bad as the male drivers I've known.

    Good on Saudi women for standing up for themselves. It's about time that they pick away at these little rules that keep them down. I bet it's hard, though, knowing that you could suffer serious consequences just for driving.

    And no, a ban on driving doesn't mean they necessarily have no driving experience. You don't know where else they might have lived. Even my tiny hometown occasionally gets Saudi families coming over to study/work at the local uni. In this area, driving is a MUST. Otherwise you're stuck at home, since there's no public transport and nothing is within a reasonable walking distance. I bet educated Saudi women who have worked, lived, and studied abroad have been able to learn how to drive.

    Posted in: Saudi women begin challenge to driving ban

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    Monkeyz

    Everyone has a double chin when they hold their head in that position. If you don't, you probably have some kind of disorder and should get checked.

    Hilary looks good for her age. Women over 60 should gain a little weight. When you're older, you're more likely to fall and break something, and fat helps to cushion the fall.

    Also, SHE'S THE SECRETARY OF STATE. WHO TF CARES WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE?? IT DOESN'T FING MATTER. A woman's worth is NOT based on her looks.

    Posted in: This way

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    Monkeyz

    I personally hate anthems and whatever. Just feel too nationalistic to me. I'll stand, but I don't do the hand thing or recite. I stopped sometime in middle school. I don't hate my country ... I just hate forced displays of nationalism.

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    Monkeyz

    Bread machines aren't magic. Someone has to measure the stuff and fill it, take out the bread immediately, clean it ... and they aren't foolproof.

    Anyway, yeah, if the wives just up and left, I wonder how the guys would get along. You think your menu sucks now? Most young Japanese men I know can't make anything more than curry (from roux) or spaghetti. Most likely they'd all end up moving back in with their moms, since that's all a Japanese guy wants anyway.

    Posted in: NEET spouse in the house not such a neat arrangement

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    Monkeyz

    31 is a cougar now?? Good gravy. If he were 39 and she were 51 no one would be saying anything.

    As things like this go, a lot of times the moms don't realize what's going on just because they aren't around much. So often in these cases the older woman is working while the young guy is unemployed. It's entirely possible that she barely ever sees the kids due to work.

    And if these cases teach us anything, it's not to ever trust a boyfriend to take care of your kids. Ever ever ever. If he isn't killing them, he's beating them up.

    Posted in: 19-year-old man arrested for beating up woman's 5-year-old daughter

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    Monkeyz

    @whalemeat

    Your comment is pretty naive. Japan has a high conviction rate because A.) a lot of people confess suddenly, and B.) the J-cops torture confessions out of people.

    In other words, they convict just about everyone they arrest, and that person confesses--whether they're actually guilty or not.

    If you read this site much at all you'd see that killers often are the ones who call the cops (part of that spontaneous confession thing) because they apparently don't realize that killing someone will usually cause them to die. Usually it's something like, "I got angry so I strangled her." Trying to escape/running away like Ichihashi did is unusual.

    Posted in: Man arrested over murder of woman near Yokohama Station

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    Monkeyz

    Women are naturally hairy too, and yet ...

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Less hair, please. Thanks.

    Sincerely,

    A Woman

    (The irony of course, is that shaving/plucking/waxing are all painful in their own ways, and yet women are the ones who are supposed to be tough and manly and deal with the pain. Men are supposed to wuss out and just let it grow. What's up with that?? I vote that being hairy is actually more "weak" and that removing hair is far more "tough.")

    Posted in: Keeping up with Japanese metrosexual manes

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    Monkeyz

    A lot of apartment complexes were destroyed, and those did not have storm shelters. Also, a lot of people were killed and injured because it didn't just rip apart homes, but a Walmart, Home Depot, several fast food restaurants, a hospital, etc. etc. It hit in the middle of the evening, when people might not have been at home.

    There was a lot of forewarning (I think about 20 minutes) before the tornado hit, but the tornado was so large and slow that it just decimated anything in its path.

    I know people who died and people who survived despite the building around them being ripped away. It was a terrible tragedy, and basically your survival depended on where you were when it hit.

    Posted in: Death toll from Missouri tornado climbs to 116

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    Monkeyz

    Legally in Japan you have to have the same last name unless one of the spouses is a foreigner. Then you can keep whatever name you want.

    Especially for celebs, keeping the name is part of keeping the identity you built your career on. But as far as Japanese/foreign marriages, keeping your Japanese surname eliminates the problem of people assuming you're a dirty, dirty foreigner when you're applying for jobs or credit cards or whatever else.

    Posted in: ‘Mrs’ Ayumi Hamasaki poses in first sexy shot after marriage

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    Monkeyz

    Look!! A female!! I've noticed that these sorts of protestors are overwhelmingly male.

    And yeah, totally machine translated. I had a student who wanted to be e-pals. I could tell easily which sentences he'd typed himself and which he machine translated, just because of the odd use of "it."

    Posted in: Rally

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    Monkeyz

    Because they think their power and prestige means that they won't get caught. It's ego and narcissism, plain and simple. (Double the narcissism in the case of the guys who sexually assault/harass, since they're risking way more than a marriage.)

    Posted in: Why do famous men with power and influence (Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Bill Clinton, for example) risk everything with their sexual behavior?

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