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cwhiteOct. 20, 2016 - 02:49AM JST
I thought PokemonGO was the answer. On a more serious note, the problem stems from the culture of this society as a whole and if that doesn't change nor will hikikomori. Now, there's nothing wrong with being an introvert if that's what you want to be. Anyway, I can tell you the real problem is actually from having built a society where you don't need to go outside your comfort zone. If you grabbed a hikikomori and plopped them in the middle of another country somewhere like Turkey or the Amazon, I can tell you they will struggle to stay alive rather than just give up and starve to death on the spot. No external stimulus or impulse to move results in a dull and boring life that brings no meaning and just static noise. A change of scenery will do wonders and pills, therapy and PokemonGO are just triggers to help. Kick em out and see if they wither and die or start fending for themselves. Actually you just need to give them a purpose to live and it doesn't have to be much at that.
Posted in: Japanese women redefine stereotype of 'hikikomori' as male-only issue
cwhiteOct. 19, 2016 - 11:38PM JST
Teeth and the smile as well as facial expressions mean too much to me to even consider this kind of approach. It's downright creepy and offensive at best.
Japan used to be all about manners and expressing oneself in subtle ways, but this just negates that culture and is trying to dumb your senses down to an even lower standard.
Intuition, first impressions, body language, micro expressions and more are part of the experience which is all required to make the best judgement at that moment to decide what to do next. Dumping that down is just stupid.
It's pathetic to think people choose people on just external looks as it's the internal (subtle) looks that you look for after the initial 5 seconds. If you really want to go for fairness just get everyone to dress in the same prison outfit with the same haircut and of course no makeup. Now you have a non-judgmental situation where the face is less of an asset and everything else is up for grabs.
Posted in: Face saver: Surgical masks worn at speed dating sessions
cwhiteOct. 19, 2016 - 11:18PM JST
Perhaps this will open the doors to becoming a truly open Olympic games that it's supposed to be and not some marketing, bribing, my legacy, tourism, money making farce it's becoming to be.
No sane Nation wants to host the entire Olympics at considerable cost that does not pay itself back in anyway. Sure you have a few weeks of increased tourism and a very expensive travel PR campaign.
Sure, Japan isn't the greatest location to spread the load, but Europe would be perfect to host the Olympics in multiple countries. About time the 21st Century Olympics do things differently and smartly.
Posted in: S Korea surprised by 2020 Games venue relocation reports
cwhiteOct. 14, 2016 - 08:32PM JST
What a waste of money that could be used for so much more at home. $30B of tax payers money. Just imagine if they put a public vote to this....
Posted in: Japan to expand Djibouti military base to counter Chinese influence
cwhiteOct. 14, 2016 - 08:24PM JST
I think N.Korea are pros, but why not go after the illegal hand offs that go on all the time? Satellite tracking still too expensive huh
cwhiteOct. 14, 2016 - 08:20PM JST
Is it standard practice for war victors to take what they want from fallen ships? And on a first come first serve basis? I call that looting akin to prirates, but I guess that's okay if nobody's watching, right?
Posted in: Japanese battleship flag donated at Pearl Harbor
cwhiteOct. 14, 2016 - 08:13PM JST
What are you guys smoking? Just let Japan verify the documents to start with to be fair and then let Japan speak out.
cwhiteSep. 30, 2016 - 08:09AM JST
a good time to buy stock in the one company in the world that can reproduce unagi inhouse!!
Posted in: Will 'unagi' vanish from the dinner table?
cwhiteSep. 30, 2016 - 07:31AM JST
well duh, that's the whole point of companies spending billions upon billions of dollars to create autonomous cars. The only way for them to make a profit is to sell the technology and the cars, trucks, taxis, buses, trailers, buggies, vans, etc.... You think the average Joe is going to be buying enough cars to make it worthwhile while the same tech will make car sharing and auto drive pickups the norm?
Oh, but, don't stop at delivery trucks, you need to think much much deeper and see who else will lose their jobs...
Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will eventually put millions of people out of work around the world?
cwhiteSep. 30, 2016 - 07:20AM JST
I wouldn't worry about Japan catching up. Much like cars and bullet trains they take their time, but the quality will be exceptionally high. They have the know how, the means, the money, the people, facilities, engineering skills, testing equipment and have been part of aeronautical development from commercial to space exploration and even missile guidance technology all the way. What Japan lacks is physical testing outside of labs and computer simulations, but give it time and things like drone tech will also kick in.
Now selling is a separate beast and you need to know who to bribe, top down networking and your country to back you with all sorts of trade offs, political pressure, etc. At least this is for commercial use and not another military endeavour.
Posted in: Japan's new passenger plane completes flight to U.S. on third attempt
cwhiteSep. 25, 2016 - 11:55PM JST
I've rarely seen anyone on TV just act normally. It's a given that everyone has to be overly excited
Posted in: Canadian YouTuber explains why she quit working on Japanese TV
cwhiteSep. 24, 2016 - 02:00AM JST
Yahoo Inc has very little to do with Yahoo Japan directly which Softbank owns as the majority shareholder. Yahoo Japan also uses Google as their search engine and all the servers are in Japan. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2012/04/24/reference/yahoo-japan-same-name-very-different-company/#.V-VfUvl96Cg
Posted in: Big email hack doesn't exactly send the message Yahoo needed
cwhiteSep. 20, 2016 - 11:08AM JST
You can imply from this poll that sex is only for making children in Japan. If that were the case more than 50% would have children. Unfortunately since this is a poll for only single people it's even worse...
Posted in: 40% of young Japanese single adults are virgins: poll
cwhiteSep. 14, 2016 - 05:51PM JST
polls eh, even with huge samples they get it wrong on so many levels. Anyway, it's more important in the way the question was asked. With the right words you can shift the response to whatever you want. Asking a neutral question is actually harder than people might think because questions that came before may already give biased suggestions which are could be subliminal or just outright witty. http://www.nlpnation.com/subliminal-persuasion-techniques-questions.html
Posted in: Pew poll: How the Japanese and Chinese see each other
cwhiteSep. 12, 2016 - 12:55PM JST
Yes, I'm pretty sure N.K will not launch a nuke on purpose or as a preemptive strike, but they are dumb (over the edge) enough to accidently launch on a software glitch or bad info. I also doubt they have reliable tech to abort a launch or change course once the nuke is out of radio reach (satellite coverage for them is not very good). You also have to think about is it easy or hard to overthrow the government, hack the system, have a disgruntled general who has launch codes and access, an unstable soldier that takes revenge or out of desperation, external forces that infiltrate N.K nuke facilities and so on compared to other nuke capable nations. Perhaps they do have state-of-the-art security measures or they choose to copy the US archaic system which is kind of immune to digital hacking I don't know, but my guess is a shoddy system that a 15 year old hacker could get into or a broken chain of command mentality that just isn't worth the risk.
cwhiteSep. 12, 2016 - 03:39AM JST
Was this parked at the platform or a little way before? Just asking as if it was next to the platform the driver must be used to people snapping photos from the side windows. Not that this excuses him for idiocy, but you would think he would assume people are always watching and cameras are shooting.
Now JR just needs to start printing and selling sock stickers for people to use on cars, planes, starbucks windows...
Posted in: Bullet train driver suspended for putting feet up on control planel
cwhiteSep. 10, 2016 - 10:13AM JST
If N.K had natural resources that the US wanted then things would have been very different.
cwhiteSep. 09, 2016 - 07:21AM JST
Feel free to run 3 min adverts every 5 min if that will fund ya. I haven't watched NHK in decades so I won't notice, but other terrestrial channels seems to manage quite well. Actually you can just scramble the entire network which will equally not be missed.
cwhiteSep. 09, 2016 - 12:54AM JST
Wow, I didn't realise it's such a chore to swap out things in an Mac. I guess you can't swap out a broken keyboard or similar with Mac Pros. At least the iphone wasn't too hard to swap out the LED screen or batteries. I just wish it was less time consuming.
Getting rid of the phone jack poses so many problems especially with those who use it for payment systems like square, sensors, shutter control, data coms, etc. People don't realise that the jack has one channel in, two channels out and provides a small amount of power to micro-processors in headphones and other accessories.
Most people will end up having to carry multiple adapters, 2 sets of earphones or another cable to keep charging their wireless earphones/headphones. Bluetooth will drain your battery even more. I wonder if they have fully tested what happens if a room or jam packed train carriages of say 1000 people use 2.4 Ghz Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz WiFi along with all those fitness wearables and iwatches at the same time?
Posted in: Apple announcements: iPhone 7, Mario game, new watch, no headphone jack
cwhiteSep. 08, 2016 - 11:44PM JST
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Oct. 23, 2016 - 06:33PM JST
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Oct. 23, 2016 - 06:32PM JST
One of the problems with free trade deals, and reporting of trade in general, is the…
Posted in: Canada-EU failure signals more bad news for free trade deals
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Oct. 23, 2016 - 06:31PM JST
This is what is wrong with Europe - it's not democratic when a sole region the…
Oct. 23, 2016 - 06:30PM JST
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