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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:55 am

Reminded me of the comic in intent:



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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:44 am

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

Post by Grammatron » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:50 am

Would Anax waste tentacles like that though?

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:01 am

I would never do such a thing to our cephalopod friends.

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:54 am

Holy shit, Japan. I am disappoint.

Tokyo medical school altered test scores to keep women out

TOKYO (AFP) - A Tokyo medical school for years altered the admission test results of female applicants to keep the number of women in the student body low, a Japanese newspaper reported on Thursday (Aug 2).

The Yomiuri Shimbun daily said the manipulation came to light while prosecutors were investigating a separate scandal in which the Tokyo Medical University is accused of illicitly admitting the son of an Education Ministry bureaucrat.

"Following the report this morning, we asked a law firm to launch an internal investigation into the reported issue," Mr Fumio Azuma, a spokesman for the university told AFP, adding that it hopes to announce the result of the probe later this month.
I wonder if they have class action lawsuits in Japan.
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Re: Japan

Post by ed » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:03 pm

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Re: Japan

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:30 am

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:38 am

That still a thing?

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Why Japanese women go for fake crooked teeth

TOKYO – In many Western countries, crooked teeth are seen as imperfections and most people consider a straight set of pearly whites ideal.

The story is slightly different in Japan, where "yaeba," or snaggletooth, are considered cute; with some men finding the imperfect smile they form endearingly childlike and attractive.

Okay, so maybe "snaggletooth" is an unfair translation. "Yaeba" literally means “multilayered” or “double” tooth, and describes the fanged look achieved when molars crowd the canines and push them forward. It’s not a serious dental deformity, but it’s certainly enough to get you picked on at school in some countries.

Thanks to the popularity of pop-idol group AKB48′s Tomomi Itano and other celebrities sporting a pair of rogue chompers of their own, "yaeba" has turned into a cosmetic craze in recent years, with Japanese women of all ages flocking to dental clinics to have temporary or permanent artificial canines, called "tsuke-yaeba," glued to their teeth.

Dental Salon Plasir, located in Tokyo’s ritzy Ginza district, is one such clinic offering a "tsuke-yaeba" procedure, and they’ve even made this informative commercial so you can see what the process of paying someone to wreck your teeth is like.
https://japantoday.com/category/feature ... oked-teeth

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:04 am

One thing you don't see a lot here is braces.

When I was growing up, a lot of the kids in my school had braces.

I'm not sure, but I don't think I've ever seen that over here, which is probably why "crooked teeth" are a fairly common sight.
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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:15 am

Grammatron wrote:
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I used to live about five minutes walk from that place.

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Re: Japan

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Japanese musical rumble strips:


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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:48 pm

Wow, wasn't aware of that.
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:51 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
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Wow, wasn't aware of that.
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:41 am

What the title says:
Justice minister, family to get police protection for life after Aum executions
https://japantoday.com/category/feature ... executions

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Re: Japan

Post by Grammatron » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:55 pm

Turns out there was a Japanese original and I somehow never knew this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matryoshka_doll
The first Russian nested doll set was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin and designed by Sergey Malyutin, who was a folk crafts painter in the Abramtsevo estate of Savva Mamontov, a Russian industrialist and patron of arts. The doll set was painted by Malyutin. Malyutin's doll set consisted of eight dolls—the outermost was a girl in a traditional dress holding a rooster. The inner dolls were girls and a boy, and the innermost a baby.

Zvyozdochkin and Malyutin were inspired by a doll from Honshu, the main island of Japan. Sources differ in descriptions of the doll, describing it as either a round, hollow daruma doll, portraying a bald old Buddhist monk, or a Seven Lucky Gods nesting doll.

Savva Mamontov's wife presented the dolls at the Exposition Universelle in Paris, where the toy earned a bronze medal. Soon after, matryoshka dolls were being made in several places in Russia and shipped around the world.

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:43 am

The Drops of God

Finally available in English: the award-winning comic about wine that has been a hit not just all over Asia but also in France! Learn about legendary bottles as well as affordable secrets while enjoying a page-turner that’s not about superheroes but people with jobs to keep. When world-renowned wine critic Kanzaki passes away, his will reveals that his fortune of a wine collection isn’t bequeathed as a matter of course to his only son, who in a snub went to work sales at a beer company. To come into the inheritance, Shizuku must identify—in competition with a stellar young critic—twelve heaven-sent wines whose impressions the will describes in flowing terms …

“My favorite wine book of 2011 … Pick up this first volume at your sleep’s peril. It’s a one-nighter, a wine tale that is equal parts coming-of-age, love and detective stories. Along its nervy way, it nonetheless plainly explains various wines, wine talk and the how-to of wine tasting. As a graphic novel, it gets across a lot more emotion and imagery than mere prose … You’ll be drunk with anticipation.” —Chicago Tribune
https://kodanshacomics.com/series/drops-of-god/

2011, OK, that's not news; but wine + comics seems to be a trend – so has somebody read that?

Judging from the cover art, it's run-of-the-mill manga:

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The Frenchies are at it too:

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:14 am

'Deliberately' obscure gov't file names leave Japan's National Archives at a loss

TOKYO -- The National Archives of Japan ended up asking 39 ministries and agencies about the content of some 200,000 official documents in fiscal 2016 and 2017 because the documents' titles were vague and it was impossible to judge whether they should be preserved.

Some government officials say the titles of official document files were deliberately obscured in a bid to prevent the general public from making requests to the government to disclose the documents under the freedom-of-information system.

"We were afraid that if the contents of documents could be easily assumed from their file names, it would be easier for members of the public to request disclosure of the documents. We feared that we would be a target of criticism based on the information that was disclosed," one former official said.

The Mainichi Shimbun earlier confirmed that the Defense Ministry added supplementary explanations to roughly 40,000 documents, whose names the ministry admitted were vague. The ministry is currently reviewing file names of its internal documents.

The latest finding demonstrates that the entire government has tended to use vague file names for official documents. However, government ministries and agencies are coming under mounting pressure to change their awareness of the importance of disclosure of information.
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20 ... na/030000c

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