## Japan

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Someone really spent a lot of time and effort for that joke!

So much time she has other videos!

Funny, looking for "cute" I saw a good video from a pet owner on why not to have a sugar glider. Cute 'n all, but you have to have two – they prefer it – and you have to pay attention. Blah . . . blah . . . blah . . . bottom line was if you are not willing/able/smart enough to attend to the actual needs of your pet, you should not have one.

This seems to apply in this case.

But it could be one big joke where people take care of the emu off-camera and all of that.

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You also lose two points since there is no Kirsten Dunst with her magical wand.

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Yeah, I haven’t had a pet in a long, long time because I just don’t have the time and energy to care for it properly. I can’t imagine how anyone would think that they can have an emu for a pet in Tokyo. A single person with a job? Who cares for it when she’s at work I wonder.
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And why it just does not crash through the shoji wall.

Besides, you just need 道場の猫:

https://i.imgur.com/p7aU6ck.jpg

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Doctor X
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How Anax torments Waifu . . . in his mind:

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Sorry, but this is not funny; this is tragic, but worth knowing about:

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Doctor X
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A little lighter:

and a response:

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Doctor X
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https://soranews24.com/wp-content/uploa ... 5/BC-1.jpg

WocketNEUUZZZUUUUU!

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The part where he says what he'll never understand comes near the end of the video. It's pretty funny though, throughout.

And I do agree with most of what he mentioned, but I won't spoil it.
Doctor X
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He does good videos. I think I have posted a few from Japanese YouTubers who have reviewed and enjoyed his videos.

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P.S. And I imagine you agree with the two he mentions in this one:

Anaxagoras
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OK, another one from Chris. I don’t know why I never really watched this guy’s YouTube channel before. I think it came up in my feed but maybe it just seemed a little too on the nose for me. After all, what could I possibly learn from another gaijin in Japan that I don’t already know?

But it’s funny anyway. I don’t know if if I’m learning anything per se, but at least I’m having a good belly laugh.

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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:20 am OK, another one from Chris. I don’t know why I never really watched this guy’s YouTube channel before. I think it came up in my feed but maybe it just seemed a little too on the nose for me. After all, what could I possibly learn from another gaijin in Japan that I don’t already know?

But it’s funny anyway. I don’t know if if I’m learning anything per se, but at least I’m having a good belly laugh.

Spoiler:

Good stuff.

Nothing new, except maybe the fact that he claims eight out of twelve English teachers could actually speak English.*

Back in my day, I would have said more like three.

Yeah, one in four sounds about right.

* I feel like calling bullshit. And judging by the quality of my university students' English, I really feel like calling bullshit.
Doctor X
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shuize wrote: Tue Jun 07, 2022 11:34 am* I feel like calling bullshit. And judging by the quality of my university students' English, I really feel like calling bullshit.
Another has a comment on that:

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I am not sure I am remembering this correctly but I recall some story about US businessmen arriving early to the office of a Japan company, for a meeting. The Japanese executives were offended; one arrives on time, not early, not late. On time.

I think. I don't know. It could have been that arriving on time was considered to be late.

I will go out and yell at a cloud now.
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Meanwhile . . . pin the Putin on the shrine.

– J. "一遍 . . . 死んで見る？" D.
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Pyrrho wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 12:44 am I am not sure I am remembering this correctly but I recall some story about US businessmen arriving early to the office of a Japan company, for a meeting. The Japanese executives were offended; one arrives on time, not early, not late. On time.

I think. I don't know. It could have been that arriving on time was considered to be late.

I will go out and yell at a cloud now.
I think the polite thing to do if you arrive early is to not go in too early. Because they may not be ready for the meeting yet, but it would be rude of them to keep you waiting. 5 minutes early is probably about right.
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This is a little bit alarming:

Japan makes 'online insults' punishable by one year in prison in wake of reality TV star's death

I wonder if calling someone a fuckwit on an internet forum is now a criminal offense?
Tokyo (CNN)Japan's parliament on Monday passed legislation making "online insults" punishable by imprisonment amid rising public concern over cyberbullying sparked by the suicide of a reality television star who had faced social media abuse.

Under the amendment to the country's penal code -- set to take effect later this summer -- offenders convicted of online insults can be jailed for up to one year, or fined 300,000 yen (about $2,200). It's a significant increase from the existing punishments of detention for fewer than 30 days and a fine of up to 10,000 yen ($75).

The bill proved controversial in the country, with opponents arguing it could impede free speech and criticism of those in power. However, supporters said the tougher legislation was needed to crack down on cyberbullying and online harassment.

It was only passed after a provision was added, ordering the law be re-examined three years after it goes into effect to gauge its impact on freedom of expression.

Under Japan's penal code, insults are defined as publicly demeaning someone's social standing without referring to specific facts about them or a specific action, according to a spokesperson from the Ministry of Justice. The crime is different to defamation, defined as publicly demeaning someone while pointing to specific facts.

Both are punishable under the law.

Seiho Cho, a Japan-based criminal lawyer, warned that the revised law gave no classification of what constitutes an insult.
"There needs to be a guideline that makes a distinction on what qualifies as an insult," Cho said. "For example, at the moment, even if someone calls the leader of Japan an idiot, then maybe under the revised law that could be classed as an insult."
It sounds very vague, but this is CNN, so I don't know if they fully understand the law. Probably not. Like, if I were to say, hypothetically, that the mayor of Yokohama is a fool or corrupt, would that be a crime now? What about other people?

Yeah, I get that online bullying is bad, but is this really the way to deal with it?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:48 pm This is a little bit alarming:

Japan makes 'online insults' punishable by one year in prison in wake of reality TV star's death

I wonder if calling someone a fuckwit on an internet forum is now a criminal offense?
Everyone in the forum will be in jail for the next 300 years.
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Does 'dipshit' count?
Doctor X
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I never referred to someone as a "fuckwit," you fucktard.

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I bite my thumb at thee!
Doctor X
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If I saw any man offend thee my weapon would surely be out!

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Our Diversity training teaches that the "thumbs up" gesture is a crude insult in some cultures. Particularly amongst the Italians, real greaseball shit.
Doctor X
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Give them the "elbow" sign.

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Meanwhile . . .

https://soranews24.com/wp-content/uploa ... otos-9.jpg
Akiba Dental Clinic: The Akihabara dentist where a moe maid in cosplay cleans your teeth

okyo’s Akihabara, or “Akiba” as it’s affectionately known in otaku circles, has long been known as a place where moe, feelings of strong affection towards 2-D characters in media like anime and manga, isn’t just accepted but encouraged and celebrated.

The warm and fuzzy world of moe is laden with cuteness and a sense of comfort, and it’s the central concept that maid cafes in the area have built their successes on. Now, the concept of maids and moe is being used to provide comfort to another type of clientele in a slightly more nerve-wracking environment — the dentist’s office.

Wokketu NUUZU
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uwu
shuize
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:48 pm
Spoiler:
It sounds very vague, but this is CNN, so I don't know if they fully understand the law. Probably not. Like, if I were to say, hypothetically, that the mayor of Yokohama is a fool or corrupt, would that be a crime now? What about other people?

Yeah, I get that online bullying is bad, but is this really the way to deal with it?

Doctor X
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Meanwhile . . .

Aichi woman arrested for mixing human excrement into school lunch.

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I've heard that goes well with floor sealant.
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Tentacle porn?

(I didn't have time to watch the video)
Doctor X
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It is an Anax video.

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Writing of Jake Edelstein:

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