Sad, but its nice to see a mother being charged with child abuse in the news, because when its a man or a father, the "men can't take care of kids" crowd gets all excited and tries to use it as evidence that shared custody is a bad idea in Japan.
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Meanwhile, Indians are covering themselves in cow poop believing that it protects them from the Covid. https://www.reuters.com/world/india/indian-doctors-warn-against-cow-dung-covid-cure-2021-05-11/
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He sure isn't a Caroline Kennedy thats for sure. Its more likely that Rahm will function as a go-between in terms of how Japan responds to the growing crisis in the Middle East (Israel vs Iran) given Rahm's deep ties to Netanyahu and other far right political groups in Israel.
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Whats crazy is that these kids probably already own a smartphone or already have a pc or laptop at home. So, its not just the cost, but also the constant need to be around electronic devices all day. Sure, high school might not be compulsory in Japan, but free public high school education should be a right.
Its looking like the ipad is the new randoseru for senior high students.
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It doesn't help that many Japanese women don't want a relationship with a divorced man who has kids from a previous marriage. Believe me, they run when you tell them that. I was told just the other day by a woman that she wants to be "prioritized" and not my kids I see once a month. Anyways, I'm all for starting a family again if I get the chance, but powerful cultural norms are pushing against me.
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I’ve come to the sad conclusion that people are too stupid for us to ever overcome this virus.
Thats exactly why some countries are harder hit than others.
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Fat cats at the top still raking it in though!!
Yup, and they probably would have retired last March but Covid-19 gave them an excuse to stay on longer given their many years of experience.
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We need AI doing that.
AI can't prevent earthquakes, dispose of spent fuel, or fix backup diesel generators after they breakdown. If AI can solve those problems, I'd be pro-nuclear too.
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It would probably be faster to design a robot that goes around innoculating people at the Shibuya Crossing.
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"finding himself in the hot seat"
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic theme song should be "Nothing Else Matters."
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In normal cases you would just make an exemption and open that damned toilet door for 5 minutes.
In normal countries that would likely happen. But in Japan, rules are rules. The part-timer who unlocked the door for a drunk would probably lose their job. Management would not have expected the guy to poop at the check-out. Its a lose/lose situation.
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Its shocking that this went on for so long. However, perhaps the "birthday money" was seen by some parents as compensation for the coach's time volunteering. Doesn't sound like he was a teacher at the school, but just an outside volunteer from the community. I assume that the students were afraid to report the coach because it would be obvious who told the authorities (because they hadn't paid) and they may have feared the consequences.
Even parents though don't often question behavour like this from oyaji coaches. If a coach is making the students practice more than 6 days a week etc, parents rarely get involved with what goes on at "crub".
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A Chu-hai (often rendered as “Chu-Hi”) combines shochu, a distilled spirit, with carbonated water and a flavor like fruit juice, and can contain as much as 12-percent alcohol.
Traditionally they contain shochu, but as you can see on the yellow can in the picture, that one uses "high purity vodka".
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If you're a country or government and you're worried about a cyber attack, stop putting all our info on the internet.
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when I very first came to Japan, I strolled into a new morning class of six students with a can of grapefruit chu-hi thinking it was grapefruit juice, to their shock/amusement
I did the same thing, although classes hadn't started yet. I strolled into a new teacher orientation meeting thinking it was grapefruit juice. That was back when chu-hi's were only 5% alcohol. I don't think I even got a buzz from it.
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Be nice to see Ichiro up there, or Naomi Osaka (-:
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I got the impression A-Rod was a tad bit controlling from their interactions on screen and J-Lo doesn't strike me as the type of woman that wants to follow orders. But I am curious as to what really put A-Rod in the "friend zone" because you can bet it wasn't him that ended the relationship.
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Tragic that a system designed to save lives just took lives. You can bet that the company that designed this system didn't take every scenario into account when they began selling their extremely dangerous product.
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Yes, but lets not forget about the athletes that have trained hard for years to compete at the Olympics. They'll be the ones who take the hardest hit, not the CCP.
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I'm curious as to why the real estate agent gave the perps the correct pin number. Maybe she thought they would return if the pin number was wrong? Hopefully the woman gets her money back quickly from the bank and they don't haggle. I've heard stories.
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Someone once said that Japan hosting the Olympics is like having a house party with a plugged toilet because of Fukushima.
Now its almost literally true.
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nothing beats a good old smoke when you get home, as in home home, as in not here
I'll second that!
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I think we are going to see a tsunami in the coming weeks. Hanami parties, entrance ceremonies, "drink with the new boss and coworkers" parties and new variants of Covid-19 are going to cause a significant ripple in the kiddy pool.
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With all the variants, anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers, its looking like this pandemic is going to last not 1 or 2 years, but maybe 5 to 10 years.
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