lomae's past comments

  • 6

    lomae

    Good on the taxi driver for not being taken advantage of and getting the guy to the police. I really hope this doesn't lead to further discrimination of foreigners though.

    Posted in: American man arrested for assaulting taxi driver, refusing to pay fare

  • 0

    lomae

    There are plenty of ways to circumvent tracking of your data. Ghostery and uBlock cover most of the basics for web browsing. Pretty much the only ads I ever see are physical ones such as posters on the train and they are far from intrusive.

    Posted in: Private info leaked from smartphones being bought, sold online

  • 1

    lomae

    The fact these countries are Muslim is a byproduct of their hatred and intolerance of those who are not in line with their beliefs.

    This is pretty much the same thing as what happened during the crusade years with Christianity. Muslims are not the issue at all and I think people need to understand that. Humans are fine to believe in whatever they like, and the majority of Muslims, just like Christians and other believers of religion are decent human beings. Problems arise from the brainwashing and forcing belief on others, regardless of the actual belief of the people doing so.

    Posted in: U.S. denies striking mosque in Syria amid high death toll

  • 1

    lomae

    It seems that J is not interested to get USA help.

    What makes you think that?

    To think any country would turn down the help of the strongest military in the world, especially when thousands of their members are stationed within the country, seems illogical.

    Posted in: Sirens blare as Japan, fearing N Korea, holds first missile drill

  • -6

    lomae

    Not sure why all the bashing on China. As far as I understand, China is only stating that will take action if Japan tries anything. The US and Japan would issue similar comments if China was planning to sail a warship close to it's border. At the end of the article, it also mentions that China hopes to push forward with the negotiations for the code of conduct to maintain stability. This seems like a positive step in the right direction to me. From just reading the article it at least appears like Japan is trying to agitate the situation, not alleviate it.

    Posted in: China pledges firm response if Japan interferes in South China Sea

  • 3

    lomae

    This isn't surprising at all.

    Posted in: Workers at Japan's top companies get meager pay hikes

  • 2

    lomae

    Being a male, I don't really suffer from any kind of unwanted fondling by creeps, and I'm not sure how effective they will be at providing evidence, or innocence of a crime on a packed train (mostly sexual assault, I would assume), but I really hope they will prove to be a big deterrent, and save many women/girls from being assaulted by perverts.

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  • 5

    lomae

    Let's remember that he was only accused, not convicted. And would he deserve a horrible death anyway? I'd run even though I was innocent. otherwise he'll be incarcerated and interrogated until he confesses, guilty or not.

    I agree. Nothing good can come from hanging around waiting for the cops in this case, since it's a one-sided verdict. I wouldn't run on the tracks, but I'd damn well do whatever I could to get away from anyone accusing me of this.

    Posted in: Accused groper on train escapes by jumping onto tracks

  • 3

    lomae

    For all those saying, 'Let's go to war, let's just nuke NK, let's just wipe them out"... do you even stop to consider all the innocent people who will be killed in such a case... soldiers (on both sides), families torn apart... The citizens of NK don't deserve to die anymore than citizens of any other country do. If their leader wasn't who he was, the North could have developed much like the South. War only destroys and we need to help these enslaved citizens, not obliterate them. China, US and all other world leaders need to work together to find a solution that is quick, absolute and poses the least risk to human life.

    Posted in: North Korea warns of war; U.S. calls it 'pariah'

  • 0

    lomae

    I was a waiter in the USA for some time, and now a customer, and have to say it's better in Japan.

    I'm with RiskyMosaic on this one. I get annoyed by waiters who constantly hover and interrupt to ask "is everything OK?" More annoyed if they force small talk on us. It's one thing if the customer seems interested in chatting, but I am talking about times when I want to talk to the person I am dining with.

    This also happens in Japan (the hovering, not the interrupting thankfully) in some of the more fancier places here too. Joel Robuchon in Ebisu comes to mind.

    Besides food arriving at different times, which happens pretty infrequently in my experience, the biggest noticeable difference for me is that the menu is fixed and inflexible. Want more meat but less corn? Not possible. Also, more often than I'd like, the images of the food vastly differs from what I'm served in terms of meat quantity etc.

    Posted in: What are some differences you have observed between waiters and waitresses in restaurants and cafes in Japan and other countries and also the way in which customers treat them?

  • 12

    lomae

    It used to be common place to smoke on buses and other places, but smokers adjusted to bans. I've no issues regarding people smoking in their own space, but banning public smoking should have been done years ago. Although I've a feeling we'll end up with more inhabitable places like Hachiko.

    Posted in: Would you support a complete ban on smoking in public places in Japan?

  • 0

    lomae

    So basically if you are a minor, you can live pretty lawless...? Seems like an oversight to me. Teenagers may not always make the right decisions, but I'm sure they know when they are doing something they shouldn't be.

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  • 1

    lomae

    Highways don't have pedestrian crossings for a reason. Details are lacking but I feel sorry for all involved here... a very sad situation.

    Posted in: 2-year-old boy killed after being hit by truck in Kagawa; driver arrested

  • 4

    lomae

    Oh man! How I miss the work culture of Australia! Common sense, courtesy toward employees (by comparison at least), mostly positive atmosphere of openly discussing issues as a team, or in private, to work out the best way forward. Worker's rights... the list goes on and on. If the truth be told (something that Australian's generally pride themselves as able to do) since living and working in Japan, I now know what a free country is. Due to the work culture and practices here, something that Japan, sorry to say, is very much - not!

    I also miss the work culture of Australia... and this is a depressing reminder of what I dislike about the work 'culture' here.

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  • 1

    lomae

    Not saying people in their 60's are too old to drive, but I think licenses should expire at 60 and people are required to take a newly designed test designed for their age (checking reflexes, reaction time, etc). Those who can't pass, aren't permitted to drive. Those who can, get issued an nonrenewable license for 3-5 years, where they'd need to sit the test again when it expires.

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  • 2

    lomae

    If it was consensual, why was he arrested? Does that mean that a female can say it wasnt consensual the male get arrested and if the guy says it was consensual hell still get arrested? Interesting. Sounds like inequality to me.

    He is a suspect. Presumably, they arrested him based on the evidence (report) from the female. Though less common, it isn't inequality, as the opposite situation could also happen (guy reports rape).

    Posted in: 17-year-old sex assault suspect back in custody after escaping from hospital

  • 2

    lomae

    I don't know about the original Japanese article, but at least here the language used here is very lenient, "could face penalties", "**up to **one year or a maximum fine of 1 million yen". Even if they get hit with the maximum, I'm sure 1 million yen is pocket change for these businesses. I don't see it being much of a deterrent at all. There should be a guaranteed minimum prison sentence so that at least the person in change is unable to run the business for a fixed period of time.

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  • 0

    lomae

    @towingtheline

    Couldn't agree more.

    Posted in: 3 students injured after being hit by car; driver arrested

  • -2

    lomae

    Japan isn't unique in this sense. When I was a child, religion was the mainstream brainwashing source and everyone was told what the think and believe in. Only as the mind develops and you start to see through all the holes and lack of credible evidence that you start to form your own opinions. I have faith in the new generation of Japanese that when they grow up, they will be connected enough to the rest of the world to understand this situation as it is and not as is forced on them when they are young.

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  • 5

    lomae

    Of the people I've met from Pasona, they all work well into the late hours of the day (emails at 11pm, etc). I wouldn't say they have good work-life balance at all... far from it.

    Posted in: Pasona's goal: To create society in which each person can balance work and life

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