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  • 1

    daito_hak

    Fearing an increase in noise complaints and other problems with neighboring residents

    Fearing the lack of tolerance of neighboring residents ....

    Fixed it for ya!!

    Posted in: Bill on tougher regulations for private lodging drafted

  • 2

    daito_hak

    I am sorry but I need to be honest here. This country is ridiculous.

    It baffles me that they can even think about such things and say with a straight face that they believe it makes any sense.

    Posted in: Companies showcase ideas on how to spend 'Premium Friday'

  • 2

    daito_hak

    I will be happy if the Kamikatsu model spreads around the world

    What about first Japan to start with?

    I am sorry but this statement and the article in general is rather hypocrite. This little town is a big exception rather than the norm in Japan where waste is rampant.

    Remember Japan is the country where they waste a lot by insisting that a product should be wrapped multiple times who knows why. This is the country where everything is often wrapped in plastic. Go to a bakery and watch them put every item separately inside a little transparent plastic bag and then everything is put in another plastic bag. Or go to a supermarket and see the cashier put some items in a transparent plastic bag even if you did not ask him to do so and the item did not need to be wrapped in the first place. I saw once a cashier putting a pack of orange juice, .. yes a pack of orange juice, in a transparent plastic bag and I literally asked myself what did I do to witness such stupidity. This is ridiculous, this country is a black hole for plastic. These little transparent plastic bags are environmental nightmare as they often get lost. And don't tell me about recycling plastic, recycling is not cheap, it costs a lot of energy to do.

    One can find a lot more examples of Japan being a country of waste. People leaving car engines running when they are away from the car for a long time, a culture that somehow insists that people should take frequent baths which wastes a lof of water and energy, or cities with screens and neon lamps everywhere and the scandal of the very poorly isolated constructions which waste a tremendous amount of energy, etc...

    Posted in: Japan's 'zero waste town' attracting foreign visitors

  • 5

    daito_hak

    Housing website to offer LGBT support in finding tolerant landlords

    The entire idea is dumb and it just shows how Japanese think most of the time backward and always try to find a solution to the problem instead of fixing the source of the problem.

    The LGBT community does not need a website to show them where to find a landlord nice enough to rent them an apartment. What they need is a LAW that guaranties equal rights to everyone and punishes severely any landlord who discriminates people and refuses to rent them an appartement because of their sexual orientation (or any distinction).

    Everything that does not go that way is just useless smoke trying to convince people that Japan is getting civilized.

    Posted in: Housing website to offer LGBT support in finding tolerant landlords

  • 0

    daito_hak

    It's a manner to wear these if you have a cold.

    Non sense. If you are sick with a cold, stay home. If people would have the beginning of good manners here, they would stay home and save others from catching their viruses. I am sorry but I find it extremely rude to show up at work for example and in front of others while being sick.

    And what about those masks? They are quite useless. Even your argument of wearing them when people have cold does not hold water. Viruses responsible for common cold or the flu are known to be mainly transmitted by skin contact with people then touching their face by which the contamination takes place. So those masks make things even worse as sick people manipulate them with their hands, then don't wash their hands, and then deposit their germs everywhere in a office for example.

    On top of that, they are just ugly and it is really annoying to see so much people wearing them as they make them look silly and even more unexpressive than they are already without mask.

    I too, do not remember seeing even one littered in more than twenty years of living in Japan !

    You can't be serious. I agree that most cities in Japan are quite clean but saying that you've never seen one litter in the street is an exaggeration. Just go to Shibuya, Shinjuku or Roppongi to convince yourself just to name a few crowded places in Tokyo.

    Posted in: Masking season

  • 1

    daito_hak

    What a giant screw up, what a giant waste of money.

    This is so Japan and no wonder that this the most indebted country in the world.

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  • -3

    daito_hak

    Japan took in 28 refugees in 2016

    Well it's not surprising then than Japan was totally silent about the Trum's ban for Muslim people and refugees.

    Japan is apparently way worse than Trump.

    Posted in: Japan took in 28 refugees in 2016, despite record applications

  • 6

    daito_hak

    Abe arrives in Washington for talks with Trump

    Did he bring him a second 500,000 yen golden gold club paid with tax payers money?

    Posted in: Abe arrives in Washington for talks with Trump

  • -1

    daito_hak

    and told them she was not confident she could raise her child because she always cried when she tried to breastfeed her.

    She speaks as she is herself an immature selfish child. What does she expect from a baby? Yes a baby cries, what a revelation. Or maybe was this woman expecting that a baby is just a kawai toy that she can just show off to her friends so that she can hear them with delectation say how kawai she is?

    She is 33 years for world sake but she seems to have the metal age of a 10 years old child. Too bad for this baby, born from the wrong mother.

    Posted in: Mother arrested on suspicion of strangling 2-week-old daughter to death

  • 6

    daito_hak

    I am sorry but I find the reason given by this man totally absurd.

    Nothing at hand shows that what he says is the truth, remember that lying in Japan is quite a national sport, but let's believe that what he says is true. What kind of silly person would try to justify such a behavior by saying that because one tourist yelled at him once, he somehow decided that the other 160,000 would do the same? Wouldn't a rational person with a functioning brain just let know his managers about the incident and ask advice on how to deal with agressive tourists?

    Sorry it seems to me a pathetic attempt to again blame foreigners instead of admitting that he just screwed up big.

    Posted in: Park employee didn’t collect admission fees from 160,000 foreigners over 2 1/2 years because one scared him

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    daito_hak

    The former official added he was not aware that the practice violated the national civil service law, saying

    How can he say that with a straight face? He is basically admitting that he is outward incompetent. It simply boggles the mind that he tries to use his incompetence to justify himself.

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    daito_hak

    T commentators using any opportunity available to unleash their poorly hidden sense of superiority to the Japanese people.

    Yeah yeah, yeah, usual victim attitude when anyone brings critical point of view about Japanese. We heard it already, you don't need to come up with this one again.

    Cornell University http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2005/06/lactose-intolerance-linked-ancestral-struggles-climate-diseases

    How is this related to the theory developed in the article saying that Japanese have a unique body type? The article specially refers to lactose intolerance among Asians (not specifically Japanese) and Africans. Moreover the conclusion presented is questionnable as a more recent study showed "that ancient Europeans could not tolerate lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted an agricultural way of life and 4,000 years after Neolithic farmers in Central Europe began making cheese. "

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/ancient-europeans-lactose-intolerant-for-5-000-years-1.1974436

    The study therefore suggests that Europeans were also lactose intolerant but adapted with the increase of milk consumption. No gene or uniqueness of body type involved.

    National Institutes of Health https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/alcohol-flush-signals-increased-cancer-risk-among-east-asians

    Again how is this related to the theory developed in the article saying that Japanese have a unique body type? The article refers to East Asians, not specifically to Japanese. Although people who have a deficiency in the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 that metabolizes alcohol do show a facial flushing symptom (36% of East Asians - Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans - apparently do according to the study), the high proportion of esophageal cancer attributed to alcohol in these populations can't fully be explained by this factor.

    The map showing death from esophageal cancer per million persons in 2012

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esophageal_cancer#USA

    indicates a high number of deaths not only in Asia but also in some countries in Europe or Africa. Now this may suggests that the esophageal cancer attributed to alcohol is high in these countries because the consumption of alcohol is simply also very high there, not because there is some uniqueness of body type.

    Posted in: Health diets from overseas flooding Japan, but are they right for Japanese bodies?

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    daito_hak

    Makes me wonder what is going wrong in this 'free and wealthy' nation.

    Indeed, one can make another interesting comparison. Assuming a lower bound of 20,000 people killing themselves every year (again we know it has been higher than that), during the last ten years, at least 200,000 people killed themselves in Japan.

    An estimation put the number of deaths due to the chaos of war and terrorism in Syria at 400,000. So the lower bond above is already half what a terrible chaos has achieved in ~5 years.

    Makes you wonder about the so-called Japanese "hewa (平和)" society that Japan is constantly selling to the world as a model of society.

    Posted in: No. of suicides in 2016 drops below 22,000 for first time since 1995

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    daito_hak

    Well 21,764 people, that's still higher than the number of deaths during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami (~18,000).

    The Japanese society continues to kill every year more than the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami did once. I fail to see here any positive outcome....

    Posted in: No. of suicides in 2016 drops below 22,000 for first time since 1995

  • 7

    daito_hak

    which give different foods different health merits for different races, she argues.

    How can someone who speak about races be taken seriously? This woman is not a doctor, she is a fool. Science and genetics have proven that there are no races among the human kind, there just isn't.

    But here we are in 2017 and this silly person trying again with the Japanese rhetoric we heard so often from the people of this country, a rhetoric which continues to make them appear isolated and not intelligent.

    There is no genetics involved or a uniqueness of Japanese body here. It's all about cultural food practices and adaptation. Even if true that Japanese metabolism may have difficulties to cope with certain food diets coming from outside the country, this has nothing to do with genetics or body type. This is more explained by the fact that the items listed in this article have not been consumed at all until fairly recently or continue to be consumed in a limited way in the country. With time, human body adapts and those difficulties basically disappear. Trying to argue for example that somehow there is an unique Japanese gene that prevents people here to drink coffee is just pathetically ridiculous.

    Many foreigners coming to Japan have also difficulties to cope with the Japanese diet supposedly called "healthy" (I question that but ok...). Based on her logic, is it then because they have a unique body type? So what makes a unique body type of a Japanese or someone from another ethnicity unique then? Since then there are by definition as much "unique" body types as there are ethnicities, the notion of uniqueness of the Japanese body type is non-sense.

    Now if this woman wants to say something interesting, she should better bring to attention the constant and bizarre increase of horribly underweight people amount the Japanese population.

    Posted in: Health diets from overseas flooding Japan, but are they right for Japanese bodies?

  • 7

    daito_hak

    At the same time Hokkaido University is saying to us that it will reduce by 14% its research and teaching staff because of serious financial problems caused by the reduction of the government fundings to universities. The majority of so-called public universities are doing the same type of staff reduction.

    This puts into perspective the true priorities of the old boys leading this country.

    Posted in: Cabinet approves biggest defense budget

  • 1

    daito_hak

    How can't then anyone rational and mentally sane living in this country get mad and hate the government of this country? How not to call this government other than corrupted?

    This country is a banana republic.

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  • 4

    daito_hak

    Concerned that the difference could hamper foreign drivers from recognizing the sign

    Well why don't they start first to make sure that Japanese drivers recognize and respect the stop signs before speaking about the foreign drivers? That would be a good start....

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    daito_hak

    How can a leader of a country so late in terms of women rigts and whose entire society model is so discriminating towards women can show up with a straight face in such a forum? I really came to believe that Japanese have no shame in their hypocrisy.

    Plus the organizers of this forum should never have allowed Japan to participate given its low ranking in the World Economic Forum’s 2016 global gender gap rankings moreover with such an arrogant leader who basically lies in public.

    I would add one last thing. In Japan, rape (without injury) is categorized as shinkokuzai, an offence that cannot be prosecuted without a complaint by the victim and first-time offenders often walk away with a suspended sentence — even if they are convicted.

    So how this country can be taken seriously in regards to women rights?

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  • 4

    daito_hak

    @CH3CHO

    You are desesperately trying to turn a report which is arguably fairly criticizing Japan's performance in tackling climate change into something more positive regarding the country.

    Very much judgmental.

    No it isn't because their conclusion is correct and reflects exactly the current environmental policy of the country.

    Japan's CO2/GDP ratio(0.84) is second best in the top 10 country list.

    Your ratio is basically meaningless in regards to the conclusion of the report which precisely criticizes Japan for doing little in terms of national and international climate policy. That is, the conclusion does not contradict the data you refer to since the conclusion is not saying that Japan is doing worse than the other nine most largest C02 emitters.

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