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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Wed May 30, 2018 6:33 am

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 am

You're probably all aware that Japan is losing population and the problem is most acute in rural areas because even as the population is shrinking, young people tend to move from the country to the cities. Few move in the other direction. So towns are looking for ways to attract young people to move there.

For example there is one rural town called Hinamizawa, but that's another story.

Japan's demographic time bomb: can a calendar help Otari's single men find love?

Keito Kobayashi has swapped his usual work clothes for the uniform of his second job as a volunteer firefighter. He is, the caption in the calendar says, only doing what comes naturally – keeping his family and his village safe. Seigo Fujiwara’s picture shows him staring into the middle distance, his head swathed in a traditional tenugui. The 29-year-old surveyor is looking for a woman with a “beautiful smile” with whom he can travel the world.

They and 10 other men from Otari are the faces of Japan’s ticking demographic time bomb. They hope their calendar poses will generate interest from potential love matches and help end their search for love and companionship.

Finding a partner in Otari, a village in Nagano prefecture in Japan’s northern Alps known for its dramatic scenery and some of the best skiing in the country, is proving a thankless task for Kobayashi and his friends.

Its population is about a third of what it was in the 1950s; in the past decade, the number of residents has fallen from 3,734 to 2,795, including fewer than 180 children of primary and middle school age.

According to the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, its population will fall to just over 900 by 2060 if current demographic trends persist. As of last March, just 275 men and 218 women in their 20s and 30s lived in Otari.

Young women are more likely to leave in search of jobs, and perhaps a partner, while the men are expected to stay and inherit family farms and businesses, leaving them with little prospect of marrying and having children.

Otari’s predicament is repeated in many places across the country. According to one study, 869 municipalities – almost half the national total – are at risk of disappearing due to the low birth rate. In a report titled Local Extinctions, the Japan policy council said those towns and villages would cease to function if the number of women in the 20-39 age group falls by more than half by 2040.
‘Money well spent’

Yuki Nozaki Quilkey, a former foreign ministry official who advises Otari’s mayor, came up with the idea after seeing the success of the New York fire department’s Calendar of Heroes.

She is convinced that Otari’s best hope of long-term survival is attracting a small number of young professionals who are sick of city life but do not have any connection to the countryside.

She is behind a programme to disassemble some of the village’s grand, but abandoned, farmhouses and move them to more convenient locations in the hope of attracting start-ups. Two tech companies are due to start sharing a renovated 250-year-old house in the village next year.

“The time came to dispense with the laissez-faire attitude and actually do something to rejuvenate the village by incorporating its assets into a proper business model,” she says. “The calendar was the first step in changing that mindset. It was money well spent.”

Kobayashi, who works in the village office, was instrumental in rounding up the 11 models and says he encountered surprisingly little resistance. “There are very few opportunities to meet young women here – and I speak from experience,” he says.

Kobayashi and the other calendar models are reluctant, though, to go through the upheaval required to take their search farther afield. He partly attributes that to a “village mentality”, but says there are clear advantages to life in this unspoiled corner of northwest Nagano prefecture.

“I went to university in Tokyo and I would get stressed out just taking the subway in the morning,” he says. “Here it’s a totally stress-free existence.”
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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:13 am

If you go to Hinamizawa, you will never leave. . . .

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Re: Japan

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:52 am

What about robots?

Or are those just for sex?
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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:45 am

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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

Postby Doctor X » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:38 am

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Re: Japan

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:46 am

Sorry to be a pedantic asshole, but I wouldn't put much stock in that survey as it is a self-selected sample.

Aikatsu, an Internet portal catering to single women in their 20s and 30s, recently polled its female users, asking how many of them have, in its delicately chosen words, “had a physical relationship with someone from your workplace.” Out of the 1,162 responses collected, more than three in four women said they had slept with someone from the office.


However, that said, I know it has happened at my office. We know because they ended up getting married. And I'm sure there are others that I don't know about.

And yeah, you could probably get hired at my company. Even with not super great Japanese. I started out as a "Native Checker" whose job was just to check translations and edit the English.
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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:42 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Even with not super great Japanese.

:x

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Re: Japan

Postby Witness » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:35 am

In Japan, a Buddhist Funeral Service for Robot Dogs

An electronics repair company gives a compassionate farewell to mechanical pets, with a traditional ceremony held in a historic temple.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/people/in-japan-a-buddhist-funeral-service-for-robot-dogs.aspx

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Could go into the AI thread. :mrgreen:

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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:44 am

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

Postby Doctor X » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:47 am

Meanwhile, the Magical Girls are about:

[tweet]https://twitter.com/tinatu_1999/status/1003489738899087360/video/1[/tweet]

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Re: Japan

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:19 am

It does get hot here in the summer.

Doctor X wrote:Meanwhile, the Magical Girls are about:



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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:43 am

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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

Postby Grammatron » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:09 am

pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Japan

Postby Witness » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:47 am

The Mainichi wrote:Cunning crimes: Feisty foxes suspected of stealing sandals from outside Kyoto homes

NAGAOKAKYO, Kyoto -- Foxes allegedly stole about 40 pairs of sandals from local residents' homes here and stashed the shoes in the backyard of a nearby empty house, according to police.

The Mukomachi Police Station received 15 damage reports stating that sandals had been stolen from eight households here from May 10 to 19. Five police officers found about 40 pairs of sandals scattered around a burrow and spotted two foxes in the backyard of an empty house after a six-hour stakeout that started at around 12 a.m. on May 20.
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180531/p2a/00m/0na/015000c

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Re: Japan

Postby shuize » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:06 am

Murder on the shinkansen.

KYOTO--While panic spread on a Shinkansen bullet train, a knife-wielding assailant remained silent and expressionless while he methodically hacked the body of an unconscious passenger, according to a witness.

This is big news in Japan now.

This version makes it sound like he just went after the guy. But I've heard reports in Japanese that he went after two women first and the man was killed when he jumped in to protect them.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201806100010.html

I don't know how to say this without sounding like I'm some sort of internet tough guy, but (based on early reports) it sounds like the man who was killed was the only one who tried to do anything. After seeing pictures of that little fuck, I'd think one more brave passenger would have made all the difference.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/K ... -injures-2

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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:00 am

If one of them had a shuriken!

#2ndAmendment

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Re: Japan

Postby Doctor X » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:51 am

And now . . .

. . . the sound . . .

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16-year-old Japanese girls will no longer be allowed to marry, age of legal adulthood moves to 18

The House of Councilors, the upper house of Japan’s National Diet, has approved a bill to lower the age of legal adulthood in Japan. The legislation was initially introduced in March, with the amendments to the civil code being formally ratified on June 13.

The revision is the first change to the age of legal adulthood in over a century. The previous law, established during the Meiji period (which ran from 1868 to 1912) set the start of legal adulthood at 20, but the new law will knock that down two years, to 18.

A primary impetus for the change is that while legal adulthood currently begins at 20, many people in Japan join the workforce at 18, immediately after graduating from high school. Lowering legal adulthood to 18 will allow them to enter into housing and financial contracts, such as apartment leases, bank loans, and credit card contracts, without proving parental consent, as lawmakers found such a requirement illogical for citizens who are financially independent.

However, the minimum age for purchasing/using alcohol and tobacco, as well as gambling at Japan’s pachinko parlors, horse tracks, and other betting institutions, will remain at 20.

["Snip!"--Ed.]Currently, women in Japan are allowed to marry at 16, two years earlier than men. Under the new ordinances, tough [Sic--Ed.], it will be raised to 18, making the marriage age the same for both sexes.

Another change: individuals seeking gender reassignment surgery will be able to have such procedures done at 18, with no need for parental consent.

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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
"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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