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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 am

Truly knowledge to be treasured. You are indeed a River.
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Post by Doctor X » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:13 am

Being bored, but a bit of a language "lesson," in events unfortunately after the anime, Tomoko realizes she has never actually seen the membrum virilis. Part of the more serious joke of the scene I posted is Tomoko has no idea "what" one looks like and, in the manga at one point screams in her mind: "can they bend THAT way?"

So in class she decides to put "penis" in a search on her phone and gets what you imagine. She drops it, it scatters, the teacher finds it . . . hilarity ensues. She lies to people saying a friend sent it to her as a prank and she made the mistake of opening the attachment blah . . . blah.

About a year later, she confesses to the Girl Who Uses the Clinical Term for Mount Pleasant that she lied and she is a "huge/fucking pervert" (ド変態). Said girl responds, "so you looked at dick picks." Tomoko used the more formal term for "dick" so as not to offend the other girl who seems refined. She uses the more offensive slang, probably intentionally to show Tomoko that such is really not a big deal. It is a distinction "lost in translation." I guess they could have used "I actually did search for pictures of guy's genitals," and "you mean you were looking at cock?"

Understand I read this for purely professional reasons to improve my H 日本語.

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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:23 pm

Now for something wholesome. :)

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:57 pm


A teacher confronts a student who hurls insults at him. He finally has enough. The "point" is the response:
On the contrary, the majority of comments are along the lines of:

“The school should keep the teacher and expel the student.”
“Well, yeah, of course you’re gonna get punched if you talk to someone that way.”
“For acting like such a tough guy, the student sure goes down easily.”
“Haha he just got one-hit KO-ed by a dude in his 50s.”
“Good job, teacher! The student should get expelled.”
“I’m with the teacher on this one.”
“We should email the school to say ‘The teacher did nothing wrong’”
“It wasn’t right to hit him, but the words the student was saying were just as violent! The student isn’t a victim here.”
“Violence isn’t right, but there are limits to how far you can push a person, even an adult.”
However:
Spoiler:
Meanwhile, a Change.org petition seeking the teacher’s termination has drawn just 16 signatures.
Further:
Despite the support from social media, the teacher himself, and the school as well, have taken a repentant stance, with both having issued apologies to the boys’ guardians. “I lost my temper at the student’s words and became violent, and I regret doing so,” said the teacher, who has no documented record of habitual corporal punishment in disciplining students. The school is currently discussing what sort of disciplinary action to levy against the instructor, as well as discussing with the police whether or not criminal charges may be pending.
Not justifying the response which, I think, has a bit of "Get Off My Lawn!" about it. Now nearly 20 years ago, the film version of Battle Royal has that very idea: a teacher getting revenge on a delinquent student who assaulted him earlier. Perhaps you should not fuck with your teacher when it is Takeshi Kitano. Just notice the difference in cultural responses with all references to "snowflakes" and "in MY DAY we had to fight TWO teachers . . . uphill!"

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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:17 pm

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46957515

2020 Olympics: Japanese chains scrap porn magazines
Two of Japan's biggest convenience store chains have said they will stop selling pornographic magazines ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.
7-Eleven, which runs more than 20,000 shops in Japan, said it wanted "to create a proper shopping environment for all our customers".
Its rival, Lawson Inc, with some 14,000 stores, made a similar announcement.
Large numbers of tourists are set to visit Japan for both sporting events.

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Re: Japan

Post by sparks » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:56 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:23 pm
Now for something wholesome. :)

I've got something she can't fold. :P
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am

sparks wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:56 pm
I've got something she can't fold. :P
You say that now :BigGrin3:
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:16 am

Grammatron wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:17 pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46957515

2020 Olympics: Japanese chains scrap porn magazines
Two of Japan's biggest convenience store chains have said they will stop selling pornographic magazines ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.
7-Eleven, which runs more than 20,000 shops in Japan, said it wanted "to create a proper shopping environment for all our customers".
Its rival, Lawson Inc, with some 14,000 stores, made a similar announcement.
Large numbers of tourists are set to visit Japan for both sporting events.
I tend to see things happen over here about a decade after the rest of the world. Looking around the train this morning I see a couple of people reading paperback books, but no newspapers or magazines. Everyone else has a smartphone. All the porn you could ever want to see is right there, so why would you ever buy a magazine?
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:44 am

Japan’s squid industry in crisis amid record low catches

Grilled, raw, stewed, dried, fermented, fried: squid has long been consumed with abundance in Japan, appearing in countless everyday dishes.

Now, however, Japan’s long-running love affair with squid is in danger, with growing reports that catches this season have hit a record low, causing prices to soar.

A drop in volumes of squid caught by Japanese fisherman has been attributed by experts to a combination of overfishing and rising sea temperatures due to climate change.

One region hit particularly hard is Hakodate on Japan’s northernmost island Hokkaido, a so-called “squid town” which has long enjoyed nationwide fame as a hub for all things squid, in particular the popular Pacific flying squid.

Despite peak squid fishing season normally taking place from June to January, as many as 90 per cent of Hakodate’s 20-strong fleet of squid fishing vessels have remained in port since October due to record low catches, according to Kyodo news agency.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... w-catches/

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:37 am

Witness wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:47 am
Full article:
Tokyo Medical University stripped of accreditation

Tokyo Medical University has been stripped of its accreditation, following recent revelations that the university rigged entrance examinations against female and older applicants.

A private organization, called the Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education, made the decision at its board meeting on Thursday.

The council grants accreditation to medical schools in Japan, which they consider to have reached international standards. The accreditation is based on a 9-point assessment of the quality of education and governance. The council currently has 80 medical schools as its members.

The organization says this is the first time it has revoked accreditation since it started the system last year.

The council says the revocation is likely to prevent students or graduates of Tokyo Medical University from applying for doctors' licenses in the United States.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20181122_35/
The Government is also penalizing them (and several other universities):

Government cuts off subsidies to Tokyo Medical University over entrance exam discrimination
The education ministry said Tuesday it will not provide any subsidies to Tokyo Medical University for this or the next fiscal year after the institution was found to have discriminated against female applicants in its entrance examinations.

The ministry said the decision is based on the indictment last year of university leaders over the backdoor admission of a bureaucrat’s son in exchange for a government subsidy.

Seven other universities that were similarly found to have manipulated their entrance exams will also have state subsidies reduced, according to the ministry.

Among them, Nihon University will face a 35 percent cut in the current fiscal year through March. In addition to admissions anomalies, the school’s management was called into question over a dangerous late tackle by one of its American football team members that injured an opposing team player in May last year. The foul play had been ordered by two coaches.

The six other universities — Fukuoka University, Iwate Medical University, Juntendo University, Kanazawa Medical University, Kitasato University and Showa University — will face a 25 percent cut in fiscal 2018.

“I demand that each university ensure the fairness of its entrance exams,” education minister Masahiko Shibayama said at a news conference.

Private schools in Japan receive state subsidies depending on the number of students and teachers.

In fiscal 2017, Tokyo Medical University received ¥2.3 billion and Nihon University ¥9.1 billion. Government payment of subsidies for fiscal 2018 was pending for the schools.

Tokyo Medical University admitted in August it had been deducting points from exam scores for over 10 years to curb the enrollment of women, as well as men who had failed the exam previously. Nihon University later said it had favored applicants who were kin of graduates.

The unfair treatment of female applicants at Tokyo Medical University was described as being aimed at preventing a shortage of doctors at affiliated hospitals, in the belief that women tend to resign or take long periods of leave after getting married or giving birth.
So roughly $20 million (per year) in Freedom Money. A not insignificant penalty I would imagine.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:05 am

Well, if it keeps the women in their place.

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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:37 am

Meanwhile, you will have to click this SFW.

面白いね!

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:45 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:16 am
Grammatron wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:17 pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46957515

2020 Olympics: Japanese chains scrap porn magazines
Two of Japan's biggest convenience store chains have said they will stop selling pornographic magazines ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year.
7-Eleven, which runs more than 20,000 shops in Japan, said it wanted "to create a proper shopping environment for all our customers".
Its rival, Lawson Inc, with some 14,000 stores, made a similar announcement.
Large numbers of tourists are set to visit Japan for both sporting events.
I tend to see things happen over here about a decade after the rest of the world. Looking around the train this morning I see a couple of people reading paperback books, but no newspapers or magazines. Everyone else has a smartphone. All the porn you could ever want to see is right there, so why would you ever buy a magazine?
Japanese are not prudes, but I doubt people would be cool with porn on subways and trains.

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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:54 pm

Yet porn is technically illegal.

Wrap your mind around that.

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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:08 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Yet porn is technically illegal.

Wrap your mind around that.

--J.D.
Illegal and pixelated?

How the heck.

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Re: Japan

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:21 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:08 pm
Doctor X wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Yet porn is technically illegal.

Wrap your mind around that.

--J.D.
Illegal and pixelated?

How the heck.
Artistically pixelated. There's a difference.

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:31 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Japanese are not prudes, but I doubt people would be cool with porn on subways and trains.
Yeah, although it used to be not uncommon to see oyajis (middle-aged men) on the train reading not porn-porn but tabloid newspapers with nudity (like the titty girls on page 3; that sort of tabloid). They didn't seem to make great efforts to hide it.

As far as whether porn is technically illegal, I believe that "obscenity" is illegal. Not "porn" per se.

As we all know though, it's hard to define "obscene" in a way other than "I know it when I see it". But someone had to come up with a definition and I think in Japan the definition they settled on is, if you can see genitals it's obscene, and if not, it's alright. Hence the pixilation. You can have almost any kind of porn you want as long as you can't get a clear look at anyone's genitals.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:40 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:31 pm
You can have almost any kind of porn you want as long as you can't get a clear look at anyone's genitals.
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:47 pm

"Whitewashing" controversy comes to Japan:

Japanese sponsor accused of 'whitewashing' tennis star Naomi Osaka
(CNN)One of Naomi Osaka's Japanese sponsors has apologized after releasing an advertisement which has been widely accused of "whitewashing" the tennis star's skin tone.

The 2018 US Open winner is featured in the ad as an anime character for instant noodle giant Nissin, alongside fellow Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori.
Critics allege the cartoon depicts Osaka, who is half Japanese and half Haitian, as having pale skin, light brown hair and Caucasian features.
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:49 pm

half Japanese and half Haitian
Back story? :)
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