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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:54 pm

I don't know her family history. I'm sure if you know how to Internet you can find out in a few seconds.

I do know this much: she lives in the US, and English is her primary language. She can speak a little Japanese.

Also she won her match today to advance to the final round in the Australian Open.
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:14 pm

If she lives in the USA, the answer to my question is sure to be a lot less interesting.
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:37 pm

Wokettu NUUZU has an article on it with a picture of the "whitewashing":

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and . . . well . . . the critics have a point.

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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:48 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/25/asia/jap ... index.html

Trans people must still be sterilized before changing gender in Japan after top court upholds ruling

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:56 pm

Wow.

Wish I could say that it is unexpected.

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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:22 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:48 pm
Trans people must still be sterilized before changing gender in Japan after top court upholds ruling

Wow. That's just crazy.

Everyone in Japan knows women over 40 don't have any hope of finding a partner.

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:48 pm

The court initially said the law was intended to prevent "problems" in parent-child relations which could lead to societal "confusion," and avoid "abrupt changes" to society.
Sounds so Japanese. :|
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:43 am

Sounds like their excuse for:
  • 1. Not allowing in refugees.
    2. Refusing citizenship to the descendants of Korean and Chinese slaves.
    3. Short skirts for high school girls.
    4. Denying Anax access to tentacle hentai
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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
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:44 am

Subaru probe finds 3,400 staff were not paid for overtime work

TOKYO – Subaru Corp on Friday said it did not pay overtime wages over a two-year period to some 3,400 employees who under-reported their hours, a revelation that surfaced in an internal probe following the 2016 suicide of an overworked employee.

The Japanese automaker, known for its Legacy and Forester cars, said the outstanding wages - from mid-2015 to mid-2017 and totaling 776 million yen - were paid retroactively to 3,421 workers last March.

The news was first reported in Japanese media on Friday after representatives of the deceased worker's family disclosed some of the findings this week.

In 2016, a 46-year-old white-collar worker jumped to his death from the roof of a Subaru factory in what authorities ruled as karoshi, or death from overwork. At the time, Subaru was enjoying bumper sales and profit due to the popularity of its cars in the United States, its main market.

In its probe, Subaru found the majority of workers it surveyed said they under-reported overtime hours "so as not to exceed the limit for the budget for overtime work".

It said it has since taken steps to make sure workers are unable to falsely report their actual work hours.
https://japantoday.com/category/busines ... rtime-work

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:21 am

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"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
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:20 pm

I thought of those "waifu pillows" and did a Google image search "bolster with picture of cockroach"

Here you go:
https://www.worldofbuzz.com/can-now-snu ... h-pillows/

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Ventral view not shown. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:16 pm

OK to get serious?

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:45 pm

Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"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
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:22 am

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Japanese ladies are astounding. :mrgreen:

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:09 pm

Long, long man.

And speaking of long things:



Sightings of rare oarfish in Japan raise fears of earthquake and tsunami
(CNN) Fears of an incoming natural disaster in Japan are swirling online after sightings of a deep-water fish believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis.

On Friday, two oarfish were discovered after being caught in fishing nets off the northern prefecture of Toyama, bringing the total found this season to seven. Earlier this week, a 3.2 meter (10.5 foot) oarfish washed up on the shore of Toyama Bay, while a 4-meter (13 foot) long oarfish was tangled in a fishing net off the port of Imizu.

The elusive oarfish live between 200 and 1,000 meters (650 to 3,200 feet) deep and are characterized by silvery skin and red fins.

Traditionally known as "Ryugu no tsukai" in Japanese, or the "Messenger from the Sea God's Palace," legend has it that they beach themselves on shores ahead of underwater earthquakes. But scientists dispute such claims.

"There is no scientific evidence at all for the theory that oarfish appear around big quakes. But we cannot 100% deny the possibility," Uozu Aquarium keeper Kazusa Saiba told CNN.

"It could be that global warming might have an impact on the appearance of oarfish or a reason we're just not aware of."
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:31 pm

See? What good are scientists!

The stench from my socks say it is aliens!

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DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"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
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Japan

Post by sparks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:29 pm

Or Hollow-Earthers?
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Re: Japan

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:31 pm

sparks wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Or Hollow-Earthers?
Watch it, buddy. I'm a hollow-earther.

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Re: Japan

Post by sparks » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:09 pm

Now Rob, don't go gettin' yer dick all twisted up in a knot.

Sure, we're all impressed that you can, but...
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:00 am

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--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"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
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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