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  • 3

    RealityofFake

    @dango bong, I was thinking the exact same thing. I was searching for the part in the article where they say the change is only in effect in the year 2020.

    Posted in: 2020 Olympic golf club votes to amend membership policy on women

  • 2

    RealityofFake

    I'm not in favor of daylight savings time and the switching of clocks an hour forward and an hour backwards. Always hated it when I was in the states. And with a big country, it's hard to find a good fit where people in most cities are satisfied with the amount of sunlight. Most people here are complaining the sun is up too early for them. Just get some better curtains, lol. But really, daylight savings time isn't the solution to this. It would be changing Japan's time zone. Although I'm not in favor of that either. It is already ridiculously hot here in the summer, and an extra hour of sunlight in the evening isn't going to help anything.

    Posted in: Are you in favor of daylight saving time?

  • 5

    RealityofFake

    I don't think the word hafu is actually meant to be "oh they're only half a person". I think there's some over-sensitivity to the issue. Yes, the labelling of someone as hafu is done to show a difference between them and the general population, but Japanese people usually have a positive image of hafus. But that is of course if your other half is a desirable ethnicity, like of Caucasian decent.

    Posted in: Two halves of a whole: Japan’s habitual ‘labeling’ of bicultural kids

  • 4

    RealityofFake

    I just hang up. If I'm trying to be a bit more polite I say 'No, thank you" and hang up. But I don't feel there's anything wrong with just hanging up. It's much better than me getting annoyed and yelling or cursing them out. But most of the time I don't have to deal with these calls because I don't answer the phone if it's an unknown number.

    Posted in: Do you think cold calling is an effective sales method? What do you do when you receive one and you don't have time (or the inclination) to listen to the caller? How do you end the call without being rude?

  • -1

    RealityofFake

    I wonder if the teachers prepared for the test or not. But either way this result isn't surprising. The TOEIC exam is for people actually planning to go abroad to live in an English speaking country. And as much as Japan loves the idea of being fluent in English, they just want to learn enough to interact a bit with the foreigners who come here. They don't really care about being able to survive abroad in an English only environment

    Posted in: Kyoto Board of Education administers English test for teachers with disheartening results

  • 13

    RealityofFake

    I first heard about this company over a year ago. I would've assumed that they already had permission from Nintendo. I can totally understand the lawsuit as they're making money off the Mario Kart brand.

    Posted in: Nintendo files suit against go-kart company MariCar

  • 0

    RealityofFake

    I'm anti-smoking, but all the data available so far shows that e-cigs are safer than the regular cigs. I would want smokers to switch to from the regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes if possible. But the problem with them is that are starting to make smoking attractive to people who normally wouldn't be interested in smoking.

    Posted in: What do you think of e-cigarettes?

  • 1

    RealityofFake

    That's one of the things that surprised me the most when coming to Japan. How it is totally acceptable to display these types of magazines in convenience stores in full view of every type of customer. Especially in one convenience store I frequent where the magazines are right next to the register, where you can't even avoid seeing them if you wanted to. I'm not someone who's against porn. I'm actually pretty pro-porn. But I don't think convenience stores are the right setting to sell them. And given that you can go online and look at basically any porn you want (and most of it for free), I don't understand how these magazines are still popular in Japan.

    Posted in: It's a conflict between the freedom of expression and choice, and the healthy upbringing of youths. I'd like to decide whether to go full steam ahead with the measure based on the opinions of residents and users.

  • 10

    RealityofFake

    “I hope schools will teach issues including the negative aspects (of the national anthem) linked to war,” she said.

    Like that'll happen. Education can really be a dangerous thing.

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  • 2

    RealityofFake

    There's 2 things I don't get. 1st: why is it that in Japan it's considered feminine to have a sweet tooth? I'm not sure if other cultures are like this, but this stereotype doesn't exist in the US. 2nd: if Japanese men generally aren't into sweets, how did Valentine's day become a day where women buy chocolate for men?

    Posted in: People no longer care about the difference between men and women, making it easier for men to proudly proclaim, ‘I have a sweet tooth.’ For such men, Valentine’s Day is more than just a day of romance, but an occasion for them to sample an array of chocolates.

  • 4

    RealityofFake

    Yes, only allow smoking in small places where it would be impossible to properly establish separate smoking and non-smoking areas. Utterly ridiculous

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  • 6

    RealityofFake

    Not surprising. I'm sure this happens in entertainment industries throughout the world. I think the biggest difference is how Japanese women react to such requests. "23.5% said they were told that refusing the requests would bother other people, including their office managers". I'm sure you wouldn't find that big of a percentage of women in other countries saying they decided to do porn so they wouldn't bother other people. I really think they need campaigns and education if they want to even try to start fixing this problem. But at the end of the day many will just say "Yes, society raised these girls to be this way, but oh well, it's still the girl's fault for being dumb enough to accept the offer"

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  • 2

    RealityofFake

    They didn't postpone the decision. They postponed going public with the decision. They don't want to let women be full members. Just move on, and find a venue that will.

    Posted in: 2020 Tokyo Olympic golf venue postpones decision on full membership for women

  • 6

    RealityofFake

    I get that these tube sites are wrong because they host a lot of pirated material, but the other claims made against them don't make sense to me. Even before tube sites became popular it was easy for children to come across porn on the internet. The first time I came across internet porn was from spam emails. Also, the idea that tube sites in particular are detrimental to the types of attitudes people develop about sex is ridiculous. I can understand saying that all porn could have this affect, but I don't see how tube sites should get all the blame for this and other porn should be left off the hook. I think the makers of this film are bitter because they can't make as much money off of porn as they used to. So they want to blame tube sites for every bad thing that porn could do. I think that the biggest problem with tube sites would be that anyone could upload any video they want. So we now have a lot of cases of revenge porn.

    Posted in: Porn 'tube' sites threaten children and actors, critics say

  • 0

    RealityofFake

    I loved Sailor Moon as a kid, and have re-watched the original series a few times. But I don't really see the point in watching the new series. It tells the same stories as the original. I tried watching the first season, but I just felt "what's the point of waiting two weeks for a new episode when I already know what's going to happen". I don't know if other fans felt this way, but I think the biggest problem is that it hasn't really caught the attention of new fans. Like the original series was huge when it first premiered, but kids today don't know what Sailor Moon is.

    Posted in: 'Sailor Moon Crystal' set to continue as 4th season announced

  • 8

    RealityofFake

    Yes, going back and forth 100 days of the year would affect her schooling. But her father hasn't seen her for even ONE day. How does that affect her emotionally? Utterly ridiculous. They could at least grant visitation over holidays and weekends.

    Posted in: If the daughter, who is an elementary school student, goes back and forth between the parents' homes for 100 days a year, it would be a physical burden and would affect her relationship with her school and her friends.

  • 0

    RealityofFake

    I wouldn't mind spending 5,800Yen on a burger if it was a great one. But this burger seems completely unappetizing, from it's looks, ingredients, and name.

    Posted in: Japan ushers in new U.S. president with Y5,800 'Trump Burger'

  • 0

    RealityofFake

    @MightyMo My mom felt the same way. I'm American and when I explain what a bidet was my mom thought it was disgusting and unsanitary.

    Also, being from America my first time seeing a dual flush toilet was when I came to Japan. Maybe they are more common in Australia and Europe. I guess Americans are way behind the times with toilet technology

    Posted in: Japanese toilets receive new standardised symbols to help foreign tourists

  • 1

    RealityofFake

    I agree that there needs to be better signs/symbols for Japanese toilets. I know that was definitely one of the most confusing things about Japan when I came here. And recently when I had family visit, my sister accidentally pressed the button for emergency assistance because she wasn't sure which button was for flush. That being said, I would still find these new buttons confusing. Just because western toilets are so different. We don't have different options for a big flush versus a small flush, so I can still see many foreigners staring at those two buttons and thinking, which one should I push.

    Posted in: Japanese toilets receive new standardised symbols to help foreign tourists

  • 6

    RealityofFake

    Tokyo Skytree was the most disappointing tourist attraction my family visited in Tokyo. First, we went in August which was a big mistake because it was super crowded. On top of the high cost, we had to wait four hours until our appointed time to go up.Then once you are inside, it's hard to find a good place to stand and take in the view because of the crowd of people. And then of course trying to leave we had to wait in a long line just to take the elevator down. Maybe if we visited at a less busy time it would've been more enjoyable. But I still think the cost is way too high to justify the trip as the landscape of Tokyo just isn't that impressive.

    Posted in: Survey picks 8 most disappointing sightseeing spots in Tokyo

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