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nedinjapanOct. 24, 2016 - 09:43AM JST
To Okinawa people: Yes, you are aborigins, and because of this, you are better! You are better than the Japanese and you do not have to carry all the blame and dirt of racism attached ti them. Be proud of who you are. You are better than them all.
Posted in: Okinawa, Osaka governors at odds over police officer's insult
nedinjapanOct. 17, 2016 - 09:07PM JST
Essentially, anyone who goes to police first, wins. When an accusation is made against someone, he/she is considered guilty until someone else confesses, because nobody is even going to look for the real criminal! Sometimes they do this to the extreme. I had a cicil case where my ex-wife assaulted me with a hammer but accused me of domestic violence. Because she changed her statement and had not mentioned that she broke the door of my room trying to enter, the judge realized she was lying. But still only resisted issuing an order for 20 days and finally issued according to her lawyer because essentially the accuser wins! There is so much injustice in this system. In a way, we live in a modern North Korea, but the thinking is not that different.
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nedinjapanOct. 15, 2016 - 08:07PM JST
Japan's prefectural governments fund a huge amount of corrupt deals that feed a lot of inefficient, corrupt but well connected individuals and businesses. Most people are not aware of it or pretend it is not big, but I have seen mind blowing examples that happen in a systematic manner. The new mayor may shake things a bit but the whole system is rotten.
nedinjapanSep. 30, 2016 - 11:27AM JST
None taken. Well, they told a friend who they trust and the friend told me, not that she wanted, but you know women, right? ;-) They like talking :-)
nedinjapanSep. 30, 2016 - 10:32AM JST
Such incidents are much more common than you think. I heard from a nurse associate last week about a similar case in a private hospital in our city. They were insisting that I should keep it a secret, for that would be the end of that hospital's economic activity if the news got out. I have been thinking to talk to police, but it is not easy to make an anonymous tip here. Well, many workers in hospitals go through a lot and earn relatively little. They are stressed out and feel used. They may cowardly take it on patients because that is also part of the culture here: beat the weak because it is safety! lol
nedinjapanSep. 20, 2016 - 11:08AM JST
I totally believe this figure. Let me give you an example. I was in a party with two average normal Japanese, one a handsome man, one a good looking woman. They were both single. We made friends and had some fun talk and I offered to host them so they could become a couple, in which both were interested, in theory. The man said he was busy at work, so I said OK not this weekend but maybe next. His counter offer was in 6 months! The woman was also so passive; like she said nothing. There you go ...
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nedinjapanSep. 17, 2016 - 09:49AM JST
Speed limit of 80 0n highway?! Who are you kidding?! On highway, 80% of drivers have a speed over 100 most of the time. Everyone will tell you the Perceived speed limit is 110. Then they catch this guy at 123 which is still well among COMMON speeds on highway, and they calculate from 80, to say he was driving more than 40 above speed limit. This is called Criminalization for Monetary gain by a badly managed system.
nedinjapanSep. 08, 2016 - 12:28PM JST
Many Japanese people got sick and died too. Some were relatively long, in their 40s. None of it was made public. I know a person from their communities who gives talks about the suppression that has been going on. According to him, many such people had to remain silent or lose the temporary housing they received after evacuation. There has been tremendous pressure on these to not talk. The deaths are not even investigated. So many have been covered up. It is good that at least Americans do not remain silent and may break this glass.
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nedinjapanSep. 07, 2016 - 07:16AM JST
So ridiculous! First, Yakuza could deny they were criminals by not ticking the box, but apparently they are honest truth-telling Japanese and cannot do that! Second, they are trying to stop criminals from playing golf so that they spend more time doing what they are supposed to do?! What is wrong about some people playing some game in a vast field? Install some camera if you are concerned!
Posted in: Fear and murder plague Fukuoka golf courses over a checkbox on application forms
nedinjapanSep. 06, 2016 - 08:23AM JST
@LFRAgain That is impossible! In the most publicized case the guy had just said "Thank You". No body can prove that a thank you was meant to intimidate lol Remember this is the land of intimidation by the most subtle hints. If you marry a Japanese woman, you learn that fast lol. My ex-wife used to just sigh, as a sign of warning! If I didn't get that, she would take it one step up. After 4 years of separation, I still suffer nightmares that have bordered on PTSD. Their only solution is to keep the lay judges identity and location a secret. But mafia thugs will be watching. In fact mafia still exist strongly here, because this is in general the land of intimidation, culturally so ....
nedinjapanSep. 03, 2016 - 09:02AM JST
Basically, Japanese wives want all the man's salary so that they pay him back pocket money. Anything less than that will cause their fury. My ex attacked me with a hammer, and yes, she did arson too. But police fully ignored her actions because I was a foreigner. Now there is a national scandal on them lol
Posted in: Woman sets fire to estranged husband’s apartment
nedinjapanAug. 24, 2016 - 08:51AM JST
@gaijinpapa Well, depression is relatively new in Japan. In a conference, a Japanese psychiatrist said he believed there was no mental illness but simply different types of people! You see, even some psychiatrists here do not believe that mental illness exists! It can be understood by the large emphasis of Japanese society on personal responsibility. On the other hand, they define insanity as total disregard to social norms.
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nedinjapanAug. 23, 2016 - 08:37AM JST
Blame the Japanese system too! Here many still do not believe in Depression! Essentially, many Japanese systems reject the idea of mental illness. In a society like this, all problems are attributed to stress and personal behavior, and no one will consider the possibility of a disease that can be treated with medicine and other remedies.
nedinjapanAug. 19, 2016 - 12:06PM JST
This is a cultural issue. Very often people do not talk about their differences over various matters for a long time, thus Gaman. People continue to control themselves to the point of explosion, and an explosive response is going to happen sooner or later. Essentially there is little skill to negotiate and compromise. Everyone has a very strong opinion on his/her position. My Japanese ex suddenly decided to attack me with a hammer, while she had refused to talk about her issues with me earlier that day. I have spend many years understanding what went wrong. This is cultural.
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nedinjapanAug. 17, 2016 - 08:49AM JST
*Russia seized Kunashiri, Etorofu, Shikotan islands and the Habomai islet group after Japan’s surrender in World War II in August 1945
This is totally wrong. Historical documents show that Japan surrendered after (and because) Russia entered Japan and Japan realized the whole Hokkaido may be lost. Contrary to what many think, this was a lot more important than the atomic bombs in causing Japan to surrender.
nedinjapanJul. 31, 2016 - 11:00PM JST
This guy had connections to Saudi Arabia and possibly his school were he converted to Islam was also connected: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/news/article/?storyid=1509
nedinjapanJul. 31, 2016 - 10:56PM JST
Japan itself has not been a target because many financing terrorism use Japan as a base to make the needed money. Some Pakistani and Arab dealers of second hand cars and other machinery are examples ... However, because Japan has made it easy for citizens of Muslim countries to come and visit Japan, there is the chance of a loose canon ruining the financial heaven of Japan for them all.
nedinjapanJul. 30, 2016 - 09:02AM JST
The guy converted in 2005. A mosque in the city of Beppu recruits Muslim students and leads to their radicalization. They are planning to take over Japan by 2050! One way is to marry Japanese women that they convert to Islam and have many children with them. The Bangladeshi guy had 5 children. He must have entered Syria too.
nedinjapanJul. 18, 2016 - 08:22AM JST
The US wants Japan to be able to go nuclear, if necessary. This is a geopolitical tactic of preparedness. The rest is about businesses getting large contracts to build and maintain, typical stuff in here.
nedinjapanJun. 29, 2016 - 10:50PM JST
There was a case of 200 grams of weed smuggling by Bangladeshi students in Oita last month that has never been reflected on national news, just local. Here we have this relatively small case reported on national level. Is it about bribing the news media?!
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