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Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free in effort to boost low fertility rate

Japan enacted legislation Friday that will make preschool education free as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to expand child care support and boost the country’s birthrate.

The government will use revenue from the planned consumption tax hike in October to run the education program, which is expected to cost ¥776 billion per year.

The bill, which secured Lower House approval in April, was passed by the Upper House on Friday, amid criticism from some opposition lawmakers that the government should first focus on reducing the number of children on waiting lists for nursery school spots before making preschool education free.

Under the program, the government will make preschool education free for all children between 3 and 5 years old starting in October. Day care services will also be made free for children up to 2 from low-income households.

If parents send their children to preschools that are not authorized by local governments, maximum monthly subsidies of ¥37,000 per child will be given for those between 3 and 5, and ¥42,000 for those aged 2 and younger. School meals will not be covered.
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If they would just "take responsibility," Anax, they would not cause so much embarrassment to their families.

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Saw something at the train station on my way to work this morning about increased security due to Trump visiting. Now I just looked outside from my office and saw a bunch of police officers standing around near the intersection.
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None of them were drinking coffee I hope.

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Anaxagoras wrote: Wed May 22, 2019 2:34 am Saw something at the train station on my way to work this morning about increased security due to Trump visiting. Now I just looked outside from my office and saw a bunch of police officers standing around near the intersection.
One of the office ladies mentioned to me yesterday that there will be various travel restrictions later in June due to some sort of summit.

June? It’s a wonder I was ever able to manage a trial calendar since I can barely manage to organize my schedule more than a week ahead. I mean, I can. But I don’t obsess over it. This fact often puts me at odds with nearly ever Japanese person I’ve ever met.
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Weird. He's not scheduled to be here for 3 more days, unless they moved it up. The police I saw outside just now might be there for a different reason.

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TOKYO (AP) — Plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are raising security issues for organizers.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eager to have Trump and his wife, Melania, attend the final day of a 15-day tournament on May 26 and hand over a trophy to the winner.

The issue for organizers, Japanese media reports said Tuesday, is that more than 1,000 seats near the ring are generally sold out and buyers will all have to be checked in advance.

They may also have to ban the sale of canned beer in the front section, where Trump is expected to sit, the reports said.
Normally if you sit in the front section at a sumo tournament, there are no chairs to sit on. Japanese people are used to this. I'm not so sure that would be very comfortable for a guy like Trump.
Ring-side seats are coveted for sumo, an art-like sport that dates back to the 17th century, featuring overweight men in top-knots and loincloths bashing each other in a circular mud ring.

Trump’s state visit from May 25-28 has regional security and trade issues on the agenda. He is also expected to be the first foreign dignitary to meet Emperor Naruhito, who inherited the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1.

Every Japanese prime minister likes to trumpet close ties with this nation’s most important ally. But Abe has made showing off close relations with Trump a key part of his profile.

Trump has said he is having a trophy made for the sumo winner, which Japanese media have already informally dubbed the “Trump Cup.”

“I’ve always found that fascinating,” Trump told reporters last month, describing sumo as “something I’ll enjoy very much.”

The winning wrestler gets several trophies, so adding another cup would not be a problem.

The ring-side seats called “masu seki,” which cost about 10,000 yen ($100) each, don’t have chairs but are boxed in areas with Japanese “zabuton” mattresses for sitting on the floor. Seats up higher in the stands have chairs.

News Post Seven reported that putting in chairs was being considered to accommodate Trump. All entering Ryogoku Kokugikan, the venue in Tokyo, go through metal detectors and other standard security checks.

The Japan Sumo Association and the U.S. Embassy declined comment Tuesday.
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I think we already had something about this:
Petition launched to stop forcible hair dyeing from natural color to black in schools

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As we reported before, in October 2017, news of an Osaka teen who was forced by her high school to dye her naturally brown hair black went viral after it was picked up by both domestic and international news sources. This resulted in a heated debate on social media, with many questioning the need for forcible hair dyeing, submission of "natural hair color certificates," as well as other hair-related and appearance-related rules in Japanese schools, and some calling for their elimination.

While the discussion continued in the background, P&G's Pantene brand was preparing its #HairWeGo What's Wrong With My Hair campaign in Japan, surveying 1,000 current and former high school and middle school students and teachers about hair dyeing and other hair care rules. The campaign, launched on March 18th, discovered that one in 13 current and former middle and high school students said they had been "urged" to dye their brown hair black. Moreover, 87% of teachers expressed a need for change in hairstyle rules at their school.

The campaign's video, available with English subtitles, has surpassed 9.97 million views at the time of writing:

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Evangelion anime voice actress says gay man grabbed her chest in Tokyo bar district

まあまあ。別に。

Stranger assumed she was a lesbian, Eva lead says.

面白いだった。

In the early hours of the morning on May 23, anime voice actress Megumi Ogata was out having some drinks with a female friend in Golden Gai, one of the oldest bar districts in Tokyo. Ogata’s ability to perform deeper voices than many other anime voice actresses has won her some very memorable roles, such as Evangelion protagonist Shinji Ikari and Sailor Moon’s Haruka Tenoh, a.k.a. Sailor Uranus.

Wokketu NEUZU!
Someone grabbed Uranus.

Heh.

Heh.

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... gay man grabbed her chest ...

The whole "gender fluid" thing seems to have gone full circle.
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Wondered if there exists a Japanese [Original--Ed.] equivalent to the term "catfight."

I do not recommend searching for "Japanese catfight" or "catfight in Japanese." Though I be bless'd with a Mac, I am still bleaching my hard drive.

There is a term for "cold war" [冷戦--Ed.] which is how the relationship between the new empress and her sister-in-law is described.

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Frosty relationship rumored between Empress Masako and sister-in-law Crown Princess Kiko

Masako Owada seemed poised on the edge of a brilliant diplomatic career when, in 1986, she met Crown Prince Naruhito. Their courtship was long and complicated. They married in 1993. The quarter-century that followed was not kind to Crown Princess Masako. Ill health plagued her. Under pressure to produce an heir to the throne, she gave birth in 2001 to Princess Aiko – to the consternation of traditionalists for whom “heir” meant “male heir.” Masako withdrew further into the background, chronically “convalescing,” never quite convalesced.

Princess Kiko, on the other hand, wife of Naruhito’s younger brother Prince Fumihito, seemed to flourish, clinching her status in the royal family by giving birth in 2006 to Prince Hisahito.

May 1 – day one of Japan’s new Reiwa era – was day one as well of a new reign -- Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. And Empress Masako, reports Shukan Shincho, is blooming as Crown Princess Masako never did. Her symptoms cast off, her vigor restored, she sheds a new glow that threatens to put Kiko in the shade.

Ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne is a highly ceremonialized, deeply ritualized affair. Masako was a full participant in all of it. A week later she was present at a dinner for the Chinese ambassador on the eve of his recall home. For 30 minutes, it was observed, she engaged the ambassadorial couple in lively conversation – a clear departure from the aloof manner of her crown princess days, and a preview, perhaps, of the role she’ll play at the G20 summit in Osaka in late June.

Crown Princess Kiko, meanwhile, is beset by anxieties, most notably those concerning the troubled marriage plans of her elder daughter, Princess Mako. The intense press scrutiny that compounds those anxieties has made it too well-known a story to require retelling here, beyond a reminder that it involves financial ambiguities in Mako’s fiancé’s family.

There are other issues too, including Crown Prince Fumihito’s allegedly precarious health. Fumihito is now, with his elder brother’s ascension, heir presumptive to the throne. An intensified public role has required a doubling of his and his wife’s personal staff. Not used to running such a large establishment, the royal couple must cope with the results of their inexperience – such as tensions arising from an inharmonious staff competing sometimes bitterly for status among themselves.

Veiled rivalry between Masako and Kiko is not new. Shukan Shincho cites an instance dating back to 2012. With [Sic--Ed.] Emperor Akihito was hospitalized for coronary bypass surgery, Kiko promptly announced plans to visit him. Masako, according to the magazine, reminded her that the rules of precedence entitled her to pay the first visit. Peacemaker in the affair was Empress Michiko – who said, in effect, "We’ll all go together."

If that sets the pattern for future relations between the two royal women, the “cold war” will be manageable.

Japan Today

Shown: Empress Michiko acting as peacemaker . . . probably.

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Sometimes I wonder how much of the "rivalry" is real and how much is the press projecting these hidden conflicts on the women. I wonder the same thing w/r/t Kate and Meghan.

There are never any direct quotes from the horse's mouth of one trashing the other. Just rumors from "well placed sources" that the reporters claim to have access to. It's all third hand information.
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I imagine it is the natural hypocrisy of wanting the royals to be aloof and unapproachable symbols who never use a bathroom while wanting them to be scandalous figures to report on while tsking and waving fans over how the Younger Generation is destroying everything.

The reality is probably somewhere in between. I imagine Masako was never happy with the situation. I imagine that others in the same situation: being members of the royal family, probably lost patience with her--"get on with it!"--over the decades of convalescence. Then comes the pressure to create an "heir 'n a spare." There is also no real outlet for such familial frustration. I do not know enough of the details of Visit Dad in Hospital Gate, but it could have simply been Masako feeling slighted by a jump in precedence while Kiko is thinking, "then get off your ass and visit him so everyone else can!" rather than her grasping at a chance to take that jump.

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New version of an old idea.

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Still silly.

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Like trains in Egypt. :mrgreen:
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The reason is:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikan_(body_contact)

My wife told me that she was groped multiple times when she was a young woman. Including when she was in high school. She had to commute to her school on a very crowded train and it was so crowded that it was impossible to get away from it. Perverts would target trains like that for exactly that reason. I think things have improved a lot since the bad old days when no one took it seriously. They take it seriously now and if you are caught doing it you will be in big trouble. Women-only train cars are another thing that came out of it. They didn't used to be that way here. Not when I first came to Japan. It's a sort of recent development.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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8 types of chikan perverts found on Japanese trains

when they come in "types."

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Wow.

BTW, I have it on good authority that she is rooting for the St. Louis Blues.
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She would have too much taste to root for the Jets of course.

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Like trains in Egypt. :mrgreen:
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Japanese police and prosecutors now required to record some interrogations

Japanese police and prosecutors are now obliged to record interrogations of suspects in serious criminal cases as legal revisions fully came into force Saturday.

Under the revisions, the entire interrogation process must be recorded in cases subject to lay judge trials, including cases of murder and robbery resulting in death, as well as cases investigated by special prosecutor squads, which often deal with corporate crimes and corruption.

Interrogations of suspects who have mental disabilities will also have to be recorded in full.

The revisions are designed to prevent illegal outcomes, such as forced confessions, and to protect people from facing false charges. Audiovisual recordings will be used to establish the credibility of defendants’ statements in trials.

But cases subject to the change account for only about 3 percent of the total, and the introduction of the measure to improve transparency will be limited to the questioning of suspects who have been arrested or detained, not those who speak to investigators on a voluntary basis.

Critics often point to a lack of transparency in interrogations conducted by Japanese police and prosecutors, as lawyers are not allowed to be present during questioning.

Police and prosecutors have already started recording interrogations in most designated cases. In fiscal 2017, interrogations in 2,583 cases, or 98.4 percent, of those subject to citizen judge trials were fully recorded at prosecutors’ offices nationwide.
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Rare Diet resolution passed to increase pressure on Hodaka Maruyama to quit over Russia war remarks

The Lower House of the Diet on Thursday passed a rare resolution urging a lawmaker to quit over his controversial remarks that alluded to Tokyo waging war with Moscow to regain control of a group of disputed islands.

The resolution by eight ruling and opposition parties against Hodaka Maruyama that was unanimously adopted at a plenary session of the House of Representatives states that he is “not qualified as a Diet member” and presses him to make a decision on his future as a Diet lawmaker.

Maruyama, 35, was expelled from the opposition Nippon Ishin no Kai shortly after he made the remarks in May during a visa-free exchange program between Japan and Russia. He has so far defied pressure from opposition party lawmakers to resign, saying his future is “up to a judgment of eligible voters to be made in an election.”

[…]

A drunk Maruyama also expressed an urge to go to a bar near his lodging place on the island of Kunashiri, asking, “Are those places with neon signs bars? … Are there women?” adding, “I want to go out to grope breasts.”
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Fuckin' wankers:
Superstar singer Ayumi Hamasaki criticized by fans for “inappropriate” Instagram picture

People apparently just want the ever-young celebrity to act her age.

These days the list of things to be outraged about is pretty long. Some things are worth addressing, like racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism, but sometimes the things that people get riled up about, particularly when it comes to celebrities in Japan, are major head-scratchers. Putting your hands in your pockets when it’s cold outside? …How dare you? Tattooing your family’s names on your shoulder? For shame…?

Even fashion icon and superstar singer Ayumi Hamasaki, famous for dominating the Japanese pop music scene in the 2000s, is not immune. She’s been under fire by Korean fans before, but now Japanese fans are mad at her too. Why? Because she posted a photo of herself sitting in a shopping cart on Instagram.

The picture looks entirely harmless. Ayumi is sitting in a red shopping cart, with her knees folded in front of her, wearing stylish round sunglasses and casually dangling her wedge sandals over the edge of the cart. She’s smiling happily and looking like she’s having a great time, and since the picture is off-center, and the colors of the graffiti-painted buildings behind her are bright and vibrant, it’s actually a pretty artistic shot.

But Japanese netizens had nothing but criticism for the photo, according to livedoor news. Many thought posing like this was inappropriate for a 40-year-old woman. Since Hamasaki is an internationally renowned celebrity, she is a representative of Japan, and has an undeniable influence on the youth of Japan. Apparently, sitting in a shopping cart is shockingly immature behavior for a woman of her age and stature.

Interestingly, people seemed half-pleased that she had removed her shoes before climbing in–as a polite gesture to maintaining the cleanliness of the cart, perhaps?–but some said it was not enough, and she was still setting a bad example by being in the cart at all. “Shopping carts are not for riding!” some people allegedly criticized.

Some Jap Cunts
Jackie played this:



when she stuck her finger up me bum.






I rather liked it.

Maybe forty but all the geezers come by the video store. "Dirty Ayumi-chan!" "Wednesday's Wank with Ayumi!" Such a stain!


The cunt don't wan'ta sing during the fuckin' Olympics!

But she will! SHE WILL! SHE WILL! SHE WILL! SHE WILL!
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If I cared, Don! if I fucking cared!

If I gave a solitary fuck about Ayumi!

I need Hitomi.



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Ah, yes... "Act your age" is a common saying in Japan.

年相応にふるまいなさい.
Act your age!

いい年してみっともない
too old to act shamelessly
いい年をしてみっともない.
You ought to know better at your age.

It's a bit of a joke here, though. I don't know if people were genuinely upset or if was just a little gentle ribbing on her.
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There is a catchy J-Pop song [From over a decade ago.--Ed.] 嘘だ!叔父さん![叔父さんじゃない。--Ed.] where the girl teases her tentacle monster boyfriend when she sneaks a kiss OUT IN PUBLIC about how all of the "old people" watching think she is 子供じみている. Interesting grammatical construction that.

"Act your age!" seems to be a universal concept from the old to the young.

If Japan had lawns. . . .

Anyways, typical idol fans and critics upset someone does not maintain their fantasy.

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Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores
Women have outperformed their male counterparts in entrance examinations for a medical school in Japan that last year admitted rigging admission procedures to give men an unfair advantage.

Juntendo University in Tokyo said that of the 1,679 women who took its medical school entrance exam earlier this year, 139, or 8.28%, had passed. The pass rate among 2,202 male candidates was 7.72%.

It was the first time in seven years that the pass rate among women was higher than among men, the Asahi Shimbun reported.

The university attributed the exam results to its decision to “abolish the unfair treatment of female applicants” after last year’s revelations.
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Will seppuku be involved?
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ed wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:26 pm Will seppuku be involved?
Only metaphorically I'm afraid.

The birth rate here is well under replacement rate. And if you follow the logical implications, you can see where this leads.

In its own small way, it was encouraging women to choose a husband and a family over a career that would be difficult to balance with raising a family.
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It would be really cool if public servants (sic), from every country, would disembowel themselves if they betrayed their trust. We could have an on-going count via the internet. You go on record for guts in/guts out. You can change your vote at any time. If the % goes over 50% of the population (and this is not a poll it is a reflection of the will of the people) the object will be obliged to slit their own belly.

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Trump would be dead the day he took office.
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