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Sacred rope exchange event held at Japan World Heritage waterfall

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SHINGU, Japan (Kyodo) -- An event to exchange a "shimenawa" sacred rope hanging over the top of a World Heritage waterfall was held Monday to prepare for an upcoming festival at Kumano Nachi Taisha shrine in Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan.

The event, which takes place twice a year, was initially scheduled for last Thursday but postponed due to heavy rain.

Shinto priests, who were dressed in traditional costumes with safety ropes attached, replaced an old shimenawa with a new one at about 50 meters upstream from the top of the 133-meter-high Nachi waterfall in Nachikatsuura as it was safer for them because the water level had increased due to the rain.

They plan to move the shimenawa to the top of the waterfall if the weather clears up.
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Japan police seek to stop yakuza handing out Halloween sweets to children

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Police in Japan want to halt the regular Halloween handouts by the Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza gang, led by Shinobu Tsukasa (pictured) amid a growing turf war.
Police in Japan are planning to deprive children of their trick-or-treat goodies this Halloween – but only because the gifts come from members of the country’s biggest underworld organisation.

Yamaguchi-gumi gang members, based in the western port city of Kobe, have been distributing sweets to local children at Halloween most years since 2013.

But local police, concerned about a possible turf war, are to submit a bill to the prefectural assembly that, if passed, would ban members of the yakuza from giving money and gifts to under-18s.

In previous years, children have descended on the Yamaguchi-gumi HQ, where gang members would hand out colourfully decorated bags of sweets and snacks to children dressed in Halloween costumes.

The event is thought to be an attempt by 105-year-old organisation to soften its image in response to stricter anti-gang laws and concern about public safety following a bitter split within its ranks.

The tactic appears to have backfired, however, with the assembly expected to debate the bill in September.

If passed, the bill would strengthen an ordinance and ban gang members from allowing children on to their premises or from making contact with them, according to the Asahi Shimbun. Repeat offenders would face up to six months in prison or a maximum fine of 500,000 yen (£3,700), the Asahi said.

Although similar events were cancelled last year and in 2015 on public safety grounds, local education authorities have been reluctant to warn schoolchildren not to attend out of consideration for those whose parents have mob connections.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... o-children

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Weird. I wonder if a law like that is constitutional but I'm no expert on Japan's constitution.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:13 pm Weird. I wonder if a law like that is constitutional but I'm no expert on Japan's constitution.

I’m no expert, but I think the problem with those anti-mafia laws in Japan aren’t so much in the passing but in the enforcing.
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Japan's bureaucracy to go paperless in 1-year digital revolution

Nation will move away from hand-stamping documents as telework spreads

TOKYO -- Japan plans to take most government paperwork online, streamlining cumbersome processes blamed for delayed payments of pandemic assistance, in an ambitious digital revolution it aims to complete in a year.

The cabinet on Friday approved the digitization plan as part of its annual economic policy guidelines, which also aim to promote telecommuting and endorse Bank of Japan studies for issuing digital currency.

"We will take on drastic social reforms," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said ahead of the cabinet meeting. A task force of government officials and private experts will be created at the Cabinet Secretariat to oversee the initiative.

Specifically, the government will push for integrating online systems used by different ministries, agencies and municipal governments. A legislative revision will be submitted to Parliament next year for that purpose.

Government offices will be encouraged to move away from analog practices that emphasize face-to-face transactions, physical documents and hanko stamps. They will be asked to set numerical targets for achieving digitization. Such targets will help promote telework among government bureaucrats, the thinking goes.

The guidelines will give the go-ahead for proof-of-concept experiments by the BOJ to test the technical feasibility of a central-bank digital currency. This will be planned in coordination with other countries.
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japan- ... revolution

i predict chaos, but then I'm a pessimist. :notsure:
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Witness wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Japan's bureaucracy to go paperless in 1-year digital revolution

Nation will move away from hand-stamping documents as telework spreads

TOKYO -- Japan plans to take most government paperwork online, streamlining cumbersome processes blamed for delayed payments of pandemic assistance, in an ambitious digital revolution it aims to complete in a year.

The cabinet on Friday approved the digitization plan as part of its annual economic policy guidelines, which also aim to promote telecommuting and endorse Bank of Japan studies for issuing digital currency.

"We will take on drastic social reforms," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said ahead of the cabinet meeting. A task force of government officials and private experts will be created at the Cabinet Secretariat to oversee the initiative.

Specifically, the government will push for integrating online systems used by different ministries, agencies and municipal governments. A legislative revision will be submitted to Parliament next year for that purpose.

Government offices will be encouraged to move away from analog practices that emphasize face-to-face transactions, physical documents and hanko stamps. They will be asked to set numerical targets for achieving digitization. Such targets will help promote telework among government bureaucrats, the thinking goes.

The guidelines will give the go-ahead for proof-of-concept experiments by the BOJ to test the technical feasibility of a central-bank digital currency. This will be planned in coordination with other countries.
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japan- ... revolution

i predict chaos, but then I'm a pessimist. :notsure:

This should be interesting.

I was surprised at how much paper paperwork there is in Japan.

One example, whenever we spend research budget money, my university requires us to glue the receipts to the reimbursement form. If there are multiple receipts, we have to overlap them descending diagonally down the document. Sometimes we'll have receipts that overlap outside the "attachment" page like a staircase. In that case, we're supposed to fold them back on top of each other accordion style and put the other documents on top to make a sandwich. No stapling allowed!
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Police told to go all out to stop virus at Tokyo nightlife districts

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga called on police to rigorously conduct onsite inspections of night clubs and similar establishments and ensure their operators take thorough precautions against the new coronavirus.

The government’s most senior spokesman made the request on July 19 during a news show on measures to mitigate the spread of the virus broadcast by Fuji Television Network Inc.

“Police can conduct onsite inspections under the law on control and improvement of amusement and entertainment business and they need to take a bold step,” Suga said, noting recent cluster infections in cabaret clubs, host clubs and other establishments in Tokyo and elsewhere.

He said that though all kinds of adult entertainment venues have been lumped together under the term “nightlife districts,” where infections have occurred, not all such establishments were a cause for concern.

But Suga stressed the need to do more with respect to cabaret clubs, host clubs and other venues, including inspections and "closing loopholes" that could lead to infections.

Suga’s remarks envision that police should aggressively check such establishments to determine how they are operating under the law and call on operators during the inspections to ensure necessary precautions are being taken against COVID-19, according to government officials.

During the TV program, Suga also agreed with calls to revise the special measures law to give the prime minister and the government greater authority to deal directly with the coronavirus outbreak.
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13561905
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Criticism widens over ‘outdated, discriminatory’ re-entry ban
Despite her repeated pleas, a German woman remained stuck in Kyushu while her father was dying in her home country.

Even after he died at the age of 76 on June 3, his 44-year-old daughter didn’t dare leave Japan to attend his funeral.

“I had to give up on the idea of going to Germany after considering the risk of not being able to return to Japan,” she said.

The government’s policy of banning entry to nationals of 129 nations and regions to prevent novel coronavirus infections has been blasted as discriminatory by international groups and foreign residents in the country.

Under the rules, foreign nationals living in Japan, including those with permanent resident status, are banned from re-entering the country even if they have families, homes and jobs here.

Japanese nationals, however, are not subject to this ban.

Japan is the only Group of 7 nation that bans entry for those with permanent resident status.

Although the government has made exceptions for humanitarian cases, the move came too late for the German woman.

In late May, she learned that the health of her father, who had a pre-existing condition, had suddenly turned for the worse.

She contacted the German Embassy in Tokyo a number of times about the travel restrictions but was told that if she left Japan she would not be allowed to return. She finally gave up on the idea of flying to Germany after consulting with her family.

The woman used a videoconference system to take part in the funeral but the camera angle did not allow her to catch a final glimpse of her father.

Her 48-year-old husband teaches at a university and they have two sons. They have been living in Japan for two years now.

The woman now wants to take care of her mother in Germany who not only has diabetes but has also suffered psychological stress over the death of her husband.

The daughter said she would gladly comply with the 14-day self-quarantine measure that is in place for returning Japanese nationals.

“Why is there a difference even though I also reside in Japan?” she asked.

The Immigration Services Agency on June 12 released three cases in which foreigners would be allowed to re-enter Japan after returning to their native lands: visiting family members in critical condition or attending the funeral of a family member; undergoing surgery or giving birth; and following orders to appear in court overseas.

Agency officials said each case is reviewed separately. They also declined to divulge the number of foreigners who have been allowed to re-enter Japan.
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Shocking, I know:
Glass ceiling still in place as Japan misses goal of gender equality

Tl;dr: Back in 2003, when Koizumi was PM, Japan set a goal of having women account for 30% of "leaders*" by 2020. That goal has been missed. It's somewhere around 10%, apparently. (*defined as senior managers or above in companies or government ministries or members of the national Diet.)
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Being Japanese is something very very special, it seems. :mrgreen:





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Human Rights Watch criticises Japan after report reveals abuse of athletes
  • Physical and sexual abuse has led some to take their lives
  • ‘Sport has been a cause of pain, fear and distress for too many’
A damning new study of sport in Japan has found child athletes have routinely suffered physical, sexual and verbal abuse from their coaches, which led several to take their own lives.

Released in the week the 2020 Olympics were due to begin in Tokyo, the report by Human Rights Watch includes testimonies from Japanese athletes competing in more than 50 sports who have reported abuses that included being assaulted and sexually abused or harassed, with many suffering from depression, physical disabilities and lifelong trauma as a result.

Entitled “I was hit so many times I can’t count”, the report includes responses from more than 800 former child athletes, including Olympians and Paralympians, who took part in the survey between March and June, with more than 50 interviewed in person and the rest responding to an online questionnaire.

“Participation in sport should provide children with the joy of play, and with an opportunity for physical and mental development and growth,” the report begins. “In Japan, however, violence and abuse are too often a part of the child athlete’s experience. As a result, sport has been a cause of pain, fear, and distress for far too many Japanese children.

“Athletes interviewed by Human Rights Watch described a culture of impunity for abusive coaches. Of recent child athlete interviewees who experienced abuse, all but one reported that there were no known consequences for the coach.”
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/ ... f-athletes
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Anaxagoras wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:38 am Shocking, I know:
Glass ceiling still in place as Japan misses goal of gender equality

Tl;dr: Back in 2003, when Koizumi was PM, Japan set a goal of having women account for 30% of "leaders*" by 2020. That goal has been missed. It's somewhere around 10%, apparently. (*defined as senior managers or above in companies or government ministries or members of the national Diet.)

I used to have more sympathy for the plight of the "poor," "downtrodden" Japanese woman.

Then I went through a shitty marriage and divorce here.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:53 pm Image

This is apparently a common theme in Japan.

See, for example, "Kimi No Na Wa" -- a big hit here a few years ago.

English title: "Your Name."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Name
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Illegal motorbike crossing leaves Iwakuni’s Kintaikyo bridge beaten and battered

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On Friday 17 July 2020 local residents of Iwakuni were horrified as they watched a motorcycle cross Kintaikyo Bridge in an evident joyride. The historical wooden structure was left damaged by tyre marks and the weight of the motorcycle.

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Made using simple mortise and tenon joints, the bridge is designed to have its walkway lifted away by any possible flooding. This traditional architectural method means that the wood is all slotted carefully together to create a stable walkway for pedestrians, but is far too delicate to allow the continuous crossing of vehicles. Because of this the bridge is open to walkers for a small fee, but is closed to all vehicles and cyclists.

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A 40 year old construction worker has now been arrested by the Iwakuni Police for damaging the bridge and for dangerous driving. The man is reported to have accepted the charges and has apologised for his shameful act.
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I saw that story on the morning news a few days ago.
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Time for shuize to plan his retirement:
Japan retailer pushes limit of retirement age, making 80 the new 65

Labor crunch forces electronics chain Nojima to keep experienced sales staff

TOKYO -- Electronics retailer Nojima has decided to let employees work until they are 80 years old if they choose to, raising its retirement age from 65 to retain experienced workers in a graying Japan.

The offer applies to all of the Yokohama-based company's roughly 3,000 employees, including store sales staff.

From next spring, Japanese companies will be required to make an effort to employ workers until age 70, but Nojima's move goes 10 years beyond that. It could spur followers in the retail sector, which relies heavily on human capital but faces a looming labor shortage like the rest of Japan.

Yoshiyuki Tanaka, an executive officer at Nojima, said the company wants "a wide range of senior employees to play active roles regardless of location."

Nojima is one of the Tokyo area's biggest electronics retailers, operating big box stores that compete with larger chains like Yamada Denki. Unlike some rivals, Nojima does not rely on sales representatives from manufacturers at its stores. Senior sales staff members, with their extensive product knowledge and customer service skills, are a valuable resource.
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Retail ... the-new-65
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Witness wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:29 am Time for shuize to plan his retirement:
Japan retailer pushes limit of retirement age, making 80 the new 65

Labor crunch forces electronics chain Nojima to keep experienced sales staff

TOKYO -- Electronics retailer Nojima has decided to let employees work until they are 80 years old if they choose to, raising its retirement age from 65 to retain experienced workers in a graying Japan.

The offer applies to all of the Yokohama-based company's roughly 3,000 employees, including store sales staff.

From next spring, Japanese companies will be required to make an effort to employ workers until age 70, but Nojima's move goes 10 years beyond that. It could spur followers in the retail sector, which relies heavily on human capital but faces a looming labor shortage like the rest of Japan.

Yoshiyuki Tanaka, an executive officer at Nojima, said the company wants "a wide range of senior employees to play active roles regardless of location."

Nojima is one of the Tokyo area's biggest electronics retailers, operating big box stores that compete with larger chains like Yamada Denki. Unlike some rivals, Nojima does not rely on sales representatives from manufacturers at its stores. Senior sales staff members, with their extensive product knowledge and customer service skills, are a valuable resource.
https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Retail ... the-new-65

I will be fine either way.

But my guess is a lot of people are going to get screwed out of their social security pensions.
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Two doctors have been arrested in Japan on suspicion of murder for allegedly helping an ALS patient to end her life.

I kinda think they are heroes, not murderers, but that's not how they see it in Japan.

Here is an editorial that appeared in the Asahi Shimbun about the case:

EDITORIAL: Death of ALS patient may be major breach of medical ethics
Two doctors were arrested on suspicion of murder after they allegedly gave a drug to an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient that is believed to have caused her death.

The patient’s blog and Twitter pages contained posts that expressed her desire for mercy killing. But there are many unknowns about what really occurred.

Specific communications among the three persons involved, for instance, have yet to be uncovered. It is not known either what were the thoughts and objectives of the two suspects.

We need to wait for these questions to be answered before we can understand the full implications of this distressing story.

As to what we have learned so far, it is impossible to justify the act of the arrested doctors as a legitimate medical practice.

They were neither her doctors nor experts in ALS. It is believed that the two came to know her only through social media.

The two doctors did not contact her family, while the patient reportedly paid some 1.3 million yen ($12,340) into a bank account of one of the doctors.
Well, she was an adult, so contacting her family and getting their input doesn't seem to be necessary. She had ALS. Does it matter whether they were experts in ALS? Its effects are known even to laypeople. Finally, they took money. Maybe that makes it ethically questionable. But a veterinarian gets paid when he euthanizes an animal. Why is it inherently unethical for the doctor to get paid?
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Why have some Japanese schools banned the ‘two-block’ haircut?
  • It’s favoured by actors, baseball players, singers and bears more than a passing resemblance to the emperor’s hairstyle, so why the fuss?
  • The head of Tokyo’s education board says the long and short of it is the style has been linked to ‘incidents’ and ‘accidents’
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The board has not clarified what “incidents” or “accidents” refer to and has not provided examples of haircuts getting students into trouble. The board oversees 196 schools across the city, with 83 per cent having regulations on hair cuts or colourings, with 15 explicitly banning the “two-block”.
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↑ Perhaps. I read dyeing your hair grey is frowned upon for young people. :mrgreen:

[Typo corrected.]
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My son, who is a high school student (in Kanagawa, not Tokyo), has a haircut like that. I didn't know it was called "two-block".

It's a normal hairstyle over here. Not something weird or to my mind subversive. I haven't heard any complaints from his teachers about it.

Maybe it's a rule on the books that isn't actually enforced too strictly? But this sort of thing is typical in Japanese schools. They have lots of rules for students that Westerners might think are very conservative.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:11 pm Is dyeing it that unnatural color part of the hairstyle? :BigGrin3:
No. The hairstyle and the coloring are separate issues. Coloring your hair is also supposed to be against the rules, irrespective of the cut style.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:18 amWell, she was an adult, so contacting her family and getting their input doesn't seem to be necessary.
In the USA!USA!USA! that would be true unless a family member has durable power of attorney to make medical decisions. I do not know what the situation is in Japan. Also, that appears to be an article more of opinion rather than fact. Ask Faux News about whether or not family should have a say in such cases.
She had ALS. Does it matter whether they were experts in ALS?
ALS is a diagnosis of exclusion . . . but it rather rapidly excludes other causes. It is that since the treatment for it is fuck and all. So, no, unless there is a legitimate question regarding her diagnosis, it should not matter.
Its effects are known even to laypeople. Finally, they took money. Maybe that makes it ethically questionable. But a veterinarian gets paid when he euthanizes an animal. Why is it inherently unethical for the doctor to get paid?
For killing a patient? That does rather raise ethical questions such that it was included in the oath attributed to Hippocrates. The prohibition served as an advertisement that students of that school would not be persuaded by others, including Your Loving Family, from accepting payment to kick your miserable ass across the River of Styx.

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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:18 am Two doctors have been arrested in Japan on suspicion of murder for allegedly helping an ALS patient to end her life.

I kinda think they are heroes, not murderers, but that's not how they see it in Japan.

They don't even like to euthanize pets here.

Maybe it's a rule on the books that isn't actually enforced too strictly? But this sort of thing is typical in Japanese schools. They have lots of rules for students that Westerners might think are very conservative.

Not just rules for students. Japan has lots of rules that the government enforces at its discretion.

For example, I'm pretty sure it's technically illegal to ride more than one child on a bicycle. Anax can confirm mothers jetting around with kids in both front and rear bicycle seats is about as common a sight as one can expect to see in Japan. Anyway, if I'm remembering the story right, a few years ago the police announced they were going to start enforcing this rule (ordinance?) (law?) -- the fact that they would announce upcoming enforcement of an existing rule is amusing -- but, better yet, when faced with the firestorm of criticism from mothers, the police backed down and said, "Well, ok, in that case we won't enforce it after all."

Does anyone else in Japan remember this?

Abudul wrote: Is that 500 Yen (approximately $5 US)?

Yes, it's at 104.28 to the dollar at the moment, so just slightly less than five dollars. The yen has been increasing in value against the dollar lately.
Was 113.50 last November and as weak as 124 in 2015. Of course, it was also as strong as 76 in the post-tsunami/nuclear meltdown days in 2011 (man, those were great days for sending money to the States -- especially that year's winter bonus), which seems counterintuitive, but the way I heard it, Japanese insurance companies were selling out of foreign positions and buying yen like crazy in order to be able pay claims in Japan. I'm not certain of that, but it sounds right. Anyway, as someone who is far more likely to exchange out of yen, I say "Go Yen! Beat Dollar!"
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shuize wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:41 amAnyway, as someone who is far more likely to exchange out of yen, I say "Go Yen! Beat Dollar!"
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shuize wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:41 am For example, I'm pretty sure it's technically illegal to ride more than one child on a bicycle. Anax can confirm mothers jetting around with kids in both front and rear bicycle seats is about as common a sight as one can expect to see in Japan. Anyway, if I'm remembering the story right, a few years ago the police announced they were going to start enforcing this rule (ordinance?) (law?) -- the fact that they would announce upcoming enforcement of an existing rule is amusing -- but, better yet, when faced with the firestorm of criticism from mothers, the police backed down and said, "Well, ok, in that case we won't enforce it after all."

Does anyone else in Japan remember this?
For some reason I don't remember that, but I can definitely confirm that it's common to see mothers riding around with 2 kids on their bicycles here. Also, very few Japanese bicycle riders wear helmets. I remember one day just counting every bicycle rider I could see on the street as I walked down a busy street near my office in Tokyo. Counting those who didn't wear helmets vs. those who did. By my count on that day, about 90% had no helmet. Including sometimes small kids in child seats.

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Which sort of explains a common theme:



– 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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– 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
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"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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They come in Fat, Double Fat, Yokozuna and . . .









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If I made that poster have them upside down so that the consumer would be faced with a bunch of smiling food.
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Japan prepares 40 measures against S. Korean court's asset sale decision: Mainichi

Japan has been reportedly reviewing some 40 countermeasures against a South Korean court's decision to sell off Nippon Steel Corporation's assets in South Korea, to compensate victims of wartime forced labor.
Japan's Mainichi Shimbun reported that the measures include raising tariffs, suspending remittance or visa issuance, and temporarily bringing back home the Japanese Ambassador to South Korea.
Also on the table are claiming compensation against the South Korean government, or filing a complaint to an international court for arbitration.
The Japanese daily said the Prime Minister's office has been discussing the measures with related ministries since last year.
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