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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
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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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nedinjapanJun. 26, 2016 - 08:39AM JST
In Oita prefecture, just to weeks ago, they confiscated more than 200 grams of smuggled weed from two Bangladeshi students and it never got to the national news! How 4 grams becomes a major news here, is beyond me!
nedinjapanJun. 21, 2016 - 08:45AM JST
Somehow,Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) in Japan and National Rifle Association (NRA) in the US deny the risks of using dangerous material! What does NRA really stand for? Narcissist Reckless Abnormal?
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nedinjapanJun. 15, 2016 - 09:59AM JST
I agree with Yubaru. Decisions at Japanese courts are basically "systematic"; most judges would make a similar decision in that situation. This judge is not imposing his own personal bias, but is reflecting the systematic bias that exists at the time of the ruling! The last sentence is what I add: do not expect justice from Japanese courts; they rule simply for the biased views of a conservative Japanese block that is not compelled to act otherwise.
nedinjapanJun. 02, 2016 - 06:52AM JST
Oh! So much progress Japan! Maybe you need to know that even before such pregnancy tests were available, 1400 years ago, Arab Muslims said 40 days would be enough to check for a missed period! But 100 days is only 60 days behind, right? And pregnancy tests in drugstores could make it just 2 weeks, right? So I just wonder how smart you think you are ....
nedinjapanMay. 31, 2016 - 12:23AM JST
The ruling of the courts is so ridiculous in Japan I wonder if this is even worth consideration. Just the other day a murderer was sent to prison for only 18 months because the judges cannot think like homo sapiens, they are an old MS-DOS robot on an a simple algorithmic program ...
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Sep. 26, 2016 - 09:13AM JST
It is high time for J-ASDF to upgrade its fighter fleet. The current Sukhoi fighter variant…
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Sep. 26, 2016 - 09:12AM JST
They all make me cringe. Worst is "Bobby".
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Sep. 26, 2016 - 09:05AM JST
I just can't help it - commercial justifications or not - they mostly make me cringe,…
Sep. 26, 2016 - 09:04AM JST
Today's same ol',same ol' negative,ish stirring question of the day.Is that the best Monday morn question…
Russia's actions and involvement in Syria are utterly disgusting. And they keep doing what they do…
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