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Doctor X wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:08 am Coverage came in the form of polls — Aera dot. reported in March that 97.6% of people surveyed were opposed to the nuptials — and by way of unwarranted comparisons — Daily Shincho pit the 30-year-old Komuro against the commoner husband of Mako’s aunt, Sayako Kuroda, noting that Yoshiki Kuroda had a respectable job working for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government when he wed a royal. Meanwhile, Komuro’s bar exam results are still pending. Who knew that marrying a future lawyer could be considered a bad thing? Looking at you, shuize.

Fuck, she should have asked, I could have told her that.
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She wouldn’t talk to you, Shuize. Even though she is a commoner now, she’s not that common.

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Two news items from last night:

The LDP won the latest election last night, and have a comfortable majority. They lost a few seats compared to last time, but still secured easily more than half.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20211101_250/

The other news there was an attack on a train last night:

17 hurt as knife-wielding man in costume starts fire on Tokyo train

The guy was supposedly dressed in a Joker costume.
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DJ wrote: Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:00 pm She wouldn’t talk to you, Shuize. Even though she is a commoner now, she’s not that common.

:D

Well, I have actually passed a bar exam.

More importantly, we both went to the same university in Japan.

I am her sempai.

Therefore, she is required to speak to me with respect.

(Ha! Ha!)
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So you are her . . . Old Boy?

Meanwhile . . . in Japan:

The Joker Sets Fire on Train, Stabs People
Police arrested a 24-year-old man, who was wearing a costume similar to the Joker character from the Batman comics.

The attack happened as many people headed for Halloween parties. Witnesses say the suspect sprayed a clear liquid around the carriage and set it alight.

Video footage showed passengers running through carriages away from flames and clambering out of train windows.

The attack happened at around 20:00 local time (11:00 GMT) near Kokuryo station, in the city's western suburbs. Eyewitnesses said the suspect was wearing a bright purple and green suit.

"I thought it was a Halloween stunt," one witness told the Yomiuri newspaper about the attack. "Then, I saw a man walking this way, slowly waving a long knife."

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Meanwhile . . . in the Japanese Honeymoon Land:
Komuro’s name was not found on the latest pass list released by the exam’s organizer Friday, days after their marriage.

Komuro has already started working as a law clerk at a legal firm in New York after graduating from Fordham University’s law school with a Juris Doctor degree in May. He took the bar examination in July.

Of the 9,227 people who took the test, 5,791 passed, according to the examination board.

Those wishing to sit the February exam must submit an application during November.

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Doctor X wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:13 pm Meanwhile . . . in the Japanese Honeymoon Land:
Komuro’s name was not found on the latest pass list released by the exam’s organizer Friday, days after their marriage.

Komuro has already started working as a law clerk at a legal firm in New York after graduating from Fordham University’s law school with a Juris Doctor degree in May. He took the bar examination in July.

Of the 9,227 people who took the test, 5,791 passed, according to the examination board.

Those wishing to sit the February exam must submit an application during November.

Read by the Waifu of the People Who Run the Country
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That 80% pass rate Japanese media keeps using must be for first time takers.

As a side note, US News and World Report ranks Fordham #35 in the country (i.e. second tier) with tuition approximately $65,000 per year.

I think KK only did a one year LL.M., but I could be wrong.
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If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.

Not to make excuses for him, but passing the bar exam might be more difficult when English is not your native language.
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Suicides rose in Japan last year, but only among women:

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14473702
A surge in suicides by women in 2020 fueled the first rise in Japan's total number of suicides in 11 years, according to government data.

A total of 7,026 women took their own lives in Japan in 2020, 935 more than in 2019.

Many of the women were nonregular workers, who were the most vulnerable when Japan's employment environment worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The work environment deteriorated due to the coronavirus pandemic, contributing to an increase in suicides (of women),” the welfare ministry said in its white paper for 2021 on suicide prevention in Japan.

The white paper received Cabinet approval on Nov. 2.

A total of 21,081 people in Japan killed themselves in 2020, accounting for 912 more, or 4.5 percent higher than in 2019, according to the white paper.

Of the total, 14,055 men took their own lives, a decrease of 23, or 0.2 percent less than in 2019.

In contrast, 15.4 percent more women took their own lives in 2020, the first rise in two years.
As the article notes, suicides, famously high in Japan, had been falling recently, over the last decade.
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https://twitter.com/Wakame090517/status ... 9084450819
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ワルプルギスの夜 ?

https://i.imgur.com/1p5l38c.png

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Just noticed Hakuhō Shō retired.

Was there a national day or mourning or a celebration that the Mongorrian bastah had got out of the way at last.
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https://cdn-japantimes.com/wp-content/u ... 23749.jpeg

She has let her hair down now that she has arrived in Freedom!

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https://i.imgur.com/NNlwYYJ.jpg
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Hotarubi wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:57 pm Just noticed Hakuhō Shō retired.

Was there a national day or mourning or a celebration that the Mongorrian bastah had got out of the way at last.
I did read a bit on that. Let's see if I can find that article again . . .

I think this is it:
Sumo fights hard to muzzle era-defining former yokozuna Hakuho

Here's another one:
SUMO/ Hakuho can take stablemaster name if he agrees to toe the line

I don't follow sumo very closely anymore. For a few years I did. Kinda got troubled by the darker side of it, and decided that there were better things for me to spend my limited attention on. But Hakuho is arguably the greatest Yokozuna ever, certainly if you go by number of championships won. Maybe not everyone's favorite, but it's hard to argue with his results.
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The NFL is taking notes.

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Doctor X wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:30 am https://cdn-japantimes.com/wp-content/u ... 23749.jpeg

She has let her hair down now that she has arrived in Freedom!

– J.D.
Fuckin black publicity seeking gold digging coon.

They're all the same.

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Worse, she will take a job from minorities!

DERK UR JERBS!

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So I learned something interesting today.

Rep. Andy Biggs (Arizona's Fifth congressional district -- my representative in east Mesa, AZ.) speaks and reads Japanese.

Or at least claims to.

But those Mormon missionaries are usually pretty good.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status ... wsrc%5Etfw
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That's Japan.
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I blame lingering radiation.
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https://rocketnews24.com/wp-content/upl ... G_7673.jpg

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(The Hello Kitty Shinkansen; you have to click through to YouTube to see the video though.)
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https://soranews24.com/wp-content/uploa ... /MUJ-2.jpg

And 地獄 followed. . . .
This design inspiration is likely where the problems started, because rather than showcase the national costume to the world in a modern way that remains sensitive to the culture of the country, this costume ended up mashing together stereotypes that are known to rub people in Japan up the wrong way.

Some commenters noted that the beckoning cat figures and Sailor Moon-esque cosplay aesthetic played into the stereotypical image of “Cool Japan”, while others in tattoo-averse Japan wondered why “日本”, the kanji for “Japan”, was scrawled across the model’s chest. Others took issue with the Japanese flags on the sleeves and the chrysanthemum crest of the Imperial Family on the belt.

Another thing that bothered people was the way the kimono was folded over the model’s chest — right over left, which is only seen on kimono worn by dead people.

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I wouldn't call that a "kimono", the sleeves notwithstanding.

Yeah, I can see how that would be offensive to some. I don't care myself, but it plays on cliches.
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Doctor X wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:35 am https://rocketnews24.com/wp-content/upl ... G_7673.jpg

– J.D.
I'm not a big sports guy but wouldn't a pitcher want to throw the ball sorta parallel with the ground? This guy, in a photo that one can only assume is an exemplar, seems to be throwing the ball into the stands.
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ed wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:10 am
I'm not a big sports guy but wouldn't a pitcher want to throw the ball sorta parallel with the ground? This guy, in a photo that one can only assume is an exemplar, seems to be throwing the ball into the stands.
I'm not a huge baseball guy, but the short answer is no.

The slightly longer answer is that the pitcher throws it in a downward arch toward the hitter.

The even longer answer is this:

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/a-C ... _247434915
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/A- ... ircles.png
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There is this whole thing regarding the height of the mound and things.

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There's also a pitcher's height thing.

See e.g. Randy Johnson.
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Meanwhile . . . back in Japan:



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Oh Deer!
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In the rein.

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「大阪・北新地でビル火災、27人が心肺停止状態…現場周辺で心臓マッサージ受ける人も」

Loose translation: "27 killed in Osaka building fire, others receiving CPR" *

Reportedly near Osaka/Kita Shinchi Station.

https://www.msn.com/ja-jp/news/national ... d=msedgntp


* The Japanese doesn't say "killed," but rather "in a condition of stopped heart and lung activity" with is much shorter in Japanese. Presumably they need a doctor to pronounce death.
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Awful tragedy, and arson appears to be the cause.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021 ... apped.html

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14504354

Yes, the media does use the term "心肺停止状態" instead of dead, until I guess either a doctor or some kind of official issues a death certificate.

For some reason only 24 of the 27 have been officially declared dead so far.

Since there are very few guns in Japan, arson seems to be the weapon of choice for mass murderers here.