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    tmarie

    ** People with dogs are alot like smokers...totally selfish and inconsiderate of other people which is why they can relate to dogs better than humans.....if only the dog could speak.....bet he would give this obnoxious owner an earful!**

    Yes, because dogs cause cancer, are a drain on the health care system and stink. I might give you the last one for dogs that have owners that dogs bathe their dogs properly.

    Dogs are well known to reduce stress and create relaxing environments - if trained properly. Sadly not all are. People also suffer from allergies. I certainly don't condone violence of any sort and this guy is a jerk, but I don't see why dogs are banned in many places while small children are allowed to run feral. Many places in Europe have it right. Dogs are welcome in pubs and restaurants if they are UNDER the table. Indeed the store in question is sly but birth America and Japan are very uptight about dogs. And frankly, both treat dogs (and cats) questionably when it comes to animal welfare.

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    tmarie

    Next time, keep your owner tied up outside and do the shopping yourself.

    No, leave your dog at home so they are subjected to moron strangers or worse, stolen. No one should ever leave their dog tied up outside a shop. Well, really, ever tied up.

    God, I hope Japan doesn't go like the US and start allowing pets everywhere, especially in the guise of "service animals". I'd much prefer well behaved dogs to some of the kids I see in shops. Many home centres allow dogs these days as they have grooming areas in. Or perhaps its because they don't want dogs left in cars or tied up outside. Either way, I'm a supporter. Even without my dogs, I'll visit dogs cafes. Fewer kids running around screaming and most dogs are pretty well behaved.

    Posted in: Man punches Don Quijote employee after being asked not to bring his dog into store

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    tmarie

    Or, Japan would grow up and realize that for much of the world mascots are a kid's thing and adults obsessed with them are often seen as immature and rather questionable.

    Art and architecture in this country are on the cutting edge and people overseas have high expectations that Japan can spread its culture. I can't be the only one who laughed out loud at this one, right?

    Posted in: Japan is the leading country in creating mascots and characters, and has lots of talented professionals. We have to consider how we get them on board as well as the general public, and make the mascots loved, especially by children. Art and architecture in this country are on the cutting edge and people overseas have high expectations that Japan can spread its culture.

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    tmarie

    Petty pathetic in my opinion. When one hikes an active volcano, one is responsible for the risks that come wth it.

    I'm always surprised by these type of lawsuits - which seem to be happening more frequently. The US gets the rep as the ambulance chasers but Japan seems to be similar in many regards.

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    tmarie

    I have never understood why anyone would want to be a teacher in this country considering the stress, the parents, the work load, the lack of holidays... Teachers need to stop wasting time with countless events at schools, stop having club every day and GO HOME before 6:00. The amount of events in itself at a Japanese school is far beyond what is needed. Add in the stress...

    Posted in: Teachers end up bringing ruin on themselves by working long hours out of good intentions to help their students. They have to sacrifice their private lives and are left with little time to learn more for themselves, which will ultimately lead to a degradation of the quality of education.

  • 0

    tmarie

    I love how women are "stay at home mothers" when the news is positive but becomes "unemployed" if they've done something bad. :(

    Poor kid. Poor husband. And poor other child. Japan NEEDS to step up and start helping mothers with the stress of having kids. I am certainly not going to excuse this mom but the woman has a one year old and at least two others, one being younger than the one she killed? Not easy. More so if she has a husband who works like an average salaryman.

    Posted in: Mother arrested for strangling 1-year-old daughter to death

  • 3

    tmarie

    Good luck with that sista.

    Good luck with what? Both my husband and I have a career, and while I would love to state that everything at home is 50/50 it certainly isn't. Certainly not the norm here because many men seem to share the cavemen mentality that their little wife should be at home while the big, strong men earn a pay check. I feel sorry for men who state this and then turn around and complain about how hard they have it without failing to see that they are part of the issue. No one should be working themselves into an early grave and no one should expect a free ride - more so on the backs of taxpayers. What you have in Japan is men who expect their wife to be at home who then stress about money, women who refuse to work who are stressing about money. Then there are others like myself and my husband in which both of us work and we share things like cleaning, cooking, family care and the like... Again, not 50/50 sadly but women like myself ARE shattering that glass ceiling and men like my husband are not allowing sexist men to tell him he needs to be at the office at the time. Men complaining about working too much really need to stop and take a look in the mirror and perhaps climb on board the feminism train so things get better for them too.

    Oh noes! I said the F word!

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    tmarie

    Actually your comments are from fantasy land. Every foreign male I know married to a Japanese woman has a stay at home wife, and none of us forced it or are happy with it. Foreign males in Japan are looked on as the biggest suckers born,,, Many indeed do and many are stressed out about money... Oh right, biggest suckers. Rather my point in that the idea of a wife at home and a man slaving at work is from generations ago. Things are changing.

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    tmarie

    ut at least for most married women having a job is a choice not a requirement like it is for a man. So yeah if I commit to a woman I expect you to commit to my family, both before and after I die.

    Are you serious? There are plenty of women out there who have to work. Your comments are from centuries ago. I feel sorry for any woman who you seem to think is indebted to you because you think it's a man's job to make the money while wifey stays at home and looks family. Not how things are working these days at all.

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    tmarie

    Another reason for men not to get married? If you cant even count on your wife looking out for your parents after you are dead, thats a negative. You take care of your wife your whole life, than as soon as you are dead she just leaves your family? I think this is an issue for men, because we often die well before women do. More like a reason for women not to get married. Wives often take care of their husband and his family - while working PT or FT as well. How it is an issue for men when men die first and aren't expected to deal with looking after caring for the family?? Men retire form work and often expect to be looked after. Never ending job for the women, even after they retire from work.

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    tmarie

    A better solution would be to hold the test 2 or three times during the course of any given year. Let the students take it according to their needs and not force it all into one weekend. Hell the other certification tests, major one's anyway, do it that way.

    Sorry but no. Between orientations, open campus, TOEIC tests and the like, I am not interested in dealing with these type of tests more than once. Certification tests are run by companies who sell books and other things and it is in their best interest to run tests all the times. Not the case for universities. Do away with the tests, raise tuition to cover the money lose and start main HS grades important.

    Posted in: 575,966 students sit for college entrance exams across Japan

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    tmarie

    Good for these women. I have heard/seen a lot of inlays seriously take advantage of/abuse their daughter in law. The whole idea of the daughter in law caring for sick and elderly parents only exists because the government would rather donate money to other countries, fund whaling and other things rather than actually invest in a dying that seriously need an overhaul. If Japanese men were tasked with the chore of caring for elderly, you can bet those men in power would be doing a heck of a lot more to help families.

    I heard the golden rule in the past was to never marry the oldest son in a family to avoid having to live with the in-laws. Yep. I learned that one very quickly from my Japanese female friends and made sure my husband was not the chonan for this very reason. Chonans have a higher rate of international marriage because many Japanese women do not want to deal with the burden of caring for his parents. I don't blame them. I have my own parents to care for. He can look after his. Oh wait, his elder brother's wife will do that - which comes with her thinking she can dictate a lot of things in the family because of the power she has in that regards. More than happy to give her such "power".

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    tmarie

    Wonder why entrance exams will be held at the time of the coldest snowy and flu season every year. Exam can be held before or after this. December seems much better for students.

    December is also cold and flu season. Not to mention classes are still on, syllabi are due, teachers and students are at the end of their rope and it is juts bad timing all around. Summer would work but then you risk students quitting HS if they failed or others not caring because they got into the school thy wanted which would cause issues for teachers. Frankly, the idea of entrance exams is stupid but the best time to have them is Jan/Feb.

    Posted in: 575,966 students sit for college entrance exams across Japan

  • 0

    tmarie

    How about you stop judging people and realize that not everyone waits until marriage, not everyone believes in monogamy and not everyone believes in slut shaming? Your attitude towards this all is from the dark ages.

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    tmarie

    Some people seem to think the only alternatives are total abstinence or sleeping with anyone and everyone who happens to come along. How about being in a stable relationship with one trusted person? Even gasp before marriage?

    Wow. Talk about judgment, assumptions and frankly, slut shaming. Being in a stable relationship doesn't mean one is safe. Hence all the infected spouses because their partner has cheated but the other assumes they are safe because they believe they are in a stable relationship. I'd be willing to bet that the highest rates for men are the ones with wives at home because guys dating usually have a bit more sense to wrap up if they are, what did you call them? Ah yes. sleeping with any old banger just for a joyride. I'm glad you are in no position to be making laws here with regards to this Cleo because thinking like yours is why clinics get closed, people go untested and diseases spread.

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    tmarie

    A person that follows basic animal instinct just blindly goes in without taking precautions. A person that respect's themselves (and others) doesn't follow lust and sleeps with someone just because they can.

    So people who have premarital sex don't take precautions? Is that what you are getting at? hate to break it to you but no. That and many women out there who wait are married to men who pay for sex and may bring it home. Men are also married to women who sleep with others who have sex with infected partners. If you think marriage is the "safety" zone for not getting an STD, you need a wake up call. Women and men have cheated for ages and will continue to do so.

    Isn't the highest abortion rate and STD rate in the US in the bible belt???

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    tmarie

    Why would anyone want to have sex with someone who might have some nasty transmittable disease? Yuck.

    Cleo, welcome to 2017. Would you buy a car you haven't test driven? Yes? Well then your age is showing. Not a dig at all but times have change. The idea of being a virgin until marriage is outdated which is why anyone, even the "good people" are at risk. Society needs to wake up to that reality and your comment is actually a comment of concern if you were in any position to make decisions about such things.

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    tmarie

    Its almost certain that it wont be coming from westerners(gaijin) - its well known Japanese men sleep with foreign prostitutes when abroad then bring these diseases home, add the increasing promiscious behaviour of young Japanese women then top it off with the high numbers of young Japanese women pulling in part or fulltime work in the redlight or porn industries - if the numbers are high now wait until after the Olympics.

    It amazes me that you manage to mention men once in your comment and yet mention those slutty women numerous times. Yes, it's the poor sex trafficked, desperate, trying to make money to survive women who are to blame for men visiting them and spreading diseases.

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    tmarie

    Exactly Maria. The crying on this thread by the guys is laughable. More so when they call it sexist.

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  • -3

    tmarie

    Seems to be some sour grapes on here wth regards to King. The guy has done well to be where he is, gets a book published and perhaps a few research trips to Japan to write about what some of you are claiming you know as well. Then go write about it and also get a book published. Why the resentment? Good for him.

    As for claiming MEXT doesn't know what they are doing, yes and no. They have a lot of great ideas - classes only taught in English for example. The issue is though, there is zero support for the teachers they are pulling the rug from under and the training here to become a teacher, any teacher, is a joke. Until MEXT addresses their pathetic teacher training and lack of support when they change the game, all their great new ideas will continue to fall flat. That and there are zero punishments for teachers and schools who don't follow the new "guidelines". MEXT isn't 100% at fault. The teachers also need to be held accountable. How folks who don't speak the language think they have business being teachers because they can translate and have a great knowledge of grammar is beyond me.

    I'll be buying the book. Having an academic reference for something we always know will certainly come in handy for referencing claims.

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