tmarie's past comments

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    tmarie

    What happened to he dog???

    Posted in: Crown prince turns 57

  • 2

    tmarie

    Wow. That is a huge change in weight so quickly for Aiko. I hope she is getting the support she needs to deal with whatever it is she is suffering from.

    Posted in: Crown prince turns 57

  • 3

    tmarie

    Funny how I don't see articles about the men who visit hostess bars. Are they also "lonely", who pay premium rates "for an evening of sweet talk, flirting—and often sex"?!

    Posted in: Japan's silver-tongued Lotharios sell dreams to lonely women

  • 2

    tmarie

    If companies and government did a standard 9-5, this would not be needed. Let's be honest, nothing will change.

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

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    tmarie

    There seems to be a lot of food poisoning cases in Japan.

    Posted in: Over 950 students, staff suffer food poisoning in Tachikawa

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    tmarie

    Grow up Japan! These couples/people should not have to go to any special company to find an apartment. ALL apartments should be available to them - and to foreigners. The issue here is that Japanese laws have no teeth and people get discriminated against. No doubt the company will make money of this but it is sickening that this even needs to be done.

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

  • 0

    tmarie

    2020 certainly has a lot of expectations and huge chances resting on it. Good thing that Japan is doing it for the benefit of the locals and not because of the Olympics. Oh wait...

    Posted in: All prefectures to have support centers for sexual assault victims

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    tmarie

    When is this country going to sort out child welfare here? This guy will get a slap on the wrists.

    RIP sweet child. You did not deserve the life you had.

    Posted in: 25-year-old man arrested for fatally abusing girlfriend’s son

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    tmarie

    More education please... why don't these girls believe in contraceptives?

    How about your educate yourself first? It takes a female AND a male to make a baby. There is contraceptive available for men if you didn't know.

    Posted in: Infant’s body with umbilical cord attached found in bag in Tokyo

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    tmarie

    I can't even imagine doing this is a still born mouse let alone a baby who might have been alive. I feel sorry for the poor man that found the baby. RIP baby. You didn't deserve to be thrown out like garbage.

    Posted in: Infant’s body with umbilical cord attached found in bag in Tokyo

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    If you don't agree, just think suppose China allows the sale of books previously banned for political reasons, but they have to be covered up. While that would still be a big improvement over the current situation there, you wouldn't say freedom of expression is being fully respected, won't you?

    Why use "China" here? Japan has banned books for political reasons.

    Posted in: It's a conflict between the freedom of expression and choice, and the healthy upbringing of youths. I'd like to decide whether to go full steam ahead with the measure based on the opinions of residents and users.

  • 3

    tmarie

    out of consideration for children and visitors from overseas who are expected to increase in number as Japan looks to hold the 2020 Olympic Games.

    How about out of consideration for the women and children of Japan? Once again, Japan cares what the world thinks but doesn'T seem to care what locals think. A step in the right direction but an eyeroll for the reason.

    Posted in: It's a conflict between the freedom of expression and choice, and the healthy upbringing of youths. I'd like to decide whether to go full steam ahead with the measure based on the opinions of residents and users.

  • 1

    tmarie

    Those poor parents. I'm not a big fan of suing but in this case, it sounds like they have very good reasons to because all involved were negligent.

    Posted in: Parents sue hospital over death of 2-year-old son following surgery

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    tmarie

    Two can play this game! http://www.capella.edu/blogs/cublog/phd-vs-doctorate-differences/

    **PhD students are expected to extend the body of knowledge in their field to apply the knowledge to solve for a real-world problem in their workplace or community. They demonstrate this through a dissertation.

    Professional doctorate students are expected to apply existing knowledge in their field to a real-world problem in their workplace or community. Professional doctorate students demonstrate this through an applied dissertation doctoral capstone , comprised of a paper, product, or portfolio.**

    Baka commented on PhD holders. **And nobody without a PhD should be promoted to full professor. ** A silly comment to make when you look at the above differences.

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  • -1

    tmarie

    For one thing, Japan's universities should stop granting tenure to people without doctoral degrees, except perhaps in very special cases. And nobody without a PhD should be promoted to full professor. Adhering to these two policies would help prevent this kind of thing from happening, while improving the quality of the country's universities at the same time.

    Adhering to these suggestions would do nothing to stop anything like this. People would then just be given other positions. You do get the difference between a PhD and a doctoral degree, right? It doesn't sound like you do. PhDs often have zero impact on the quality of teaching. If anything, PhD holders are horrific teachers compared to those with a doctorates in education. Various reasons for that. One being that to get a doctorate in education, one has to have a background in education. The same can't always be said for PhD holders.

    What needs to happen is that Japan needs to start putting their foot down on these type of things but let7s be honest, those benefiting are the rule makers so why would they?

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    The parents of the bullied child should sue the school, BOE and principally the parents of the bullies.

    Why?

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    tmarie

    He was seeking empathy from the teacher......that's also a hard one to judge as well, just what in the world did the boy ask or say to the teacher? Who knows, and by the way, the PE teacher would have reported it to the principal as well as the vice principal, so maybe, without knowing his situation, it's very hard to judge him on this one.

    No guarantee that any other teachers would know either...

    Which is it? Fractures bones don't always need to be looked at (if folks are in the know) and sometimes folks don't realize they should see someone if they have no idea.

    If the kid was looking for sympathy, I have to ask why. There clearly is a whole lot not being reported on this case. Either way, I don't think parents can turn around and blame the teacher for their kid killing himself.

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    tmarie

    No one is shocked at this. What would be shocking is if someone was actually punished.

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    tmarie

    So much wrong with all of this. Leave the kids out of the politics. It does nothing but create another generation who doesn'T understand why the rest of Asia hates them.

    As for this The new guidelines for elementary education state that English learning will begin in the third grade as part of foreign language activities, rather than the fifth grade under the current guidelines. They can lower the age all they want but until they find a) competent Japanese teachers who speak English and b) start demanding classes be taught in English, this is just a waste of time and money. There are a lot of amazing English speakers in Japan but they do not want to teach. Japan should be focusing on how to improve the quality of teacher education before dumping more poorly qualified teachers of little kids.

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    tmarie

    My son is going through a similar experience at Japanese junior high right now with his Japanese teacher. These teachers would not dare to behave this way if the parents were watching. I don't understand this statement. You are "watching", no? And this is continuing? Stop watching and get involved.

    Yabaru this is why I think nothing was done. Had something been done, like the boy taken to see a doctor, there would have been a report and other teachers would have know. If no one took him and called the parents to meet them there, the teacher needs to be held accountable for that. However, I don't think the teacher needs to be held accountable for a kid killing himself over what has been written in this article.

    From the article... The student sustained cracked bones in both of his thumbs during a gymnastic formation performance at the school’s sports festival in September, but the teacher did not report it to the vice-principal despite being contacted by the boy’s family about it, Ueda said.

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