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Old 2018-08-12, 14:16   Link #561
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This is actually not just Japan in general but pertain to all Asia more or less. Gender inequality is always a problem in Asia. Though this is the 1st time it actually affect the entire career and especially education issues on the national scale.
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Old 2018-08-12, 15:14   Link #562
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I would like to say on a global scale though.
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Old 2018-08-12, 15:51   Link #563
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In the US they don't bother faking results (AFAIK)
we just outright shut the door on them
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Old 2018-08-12, 15:59   Link #564
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In the US they don't bother faking results (AFAIK)
we just outright shut the door on them
That's the strange part. The medical school had the legal right to set gender quotas, they just didn't do it officially. Instead they just decided it is better to increase the male candidate scores by 10% while lowering female candidate scores by 10%. So it is clear it isn't the number of females that they are annoyed about, but the desire to make women feel bad.

In short, the fact that they did it off the table, implied malicious intent. If they were genuinely proud of their policy they could have done it legally.

The fact that the very same school was caught increasing the scores of specific male students when bribed (and the reason the gender problem was revealed by accident during the investigation), showed that they were rotten to the core and had no justifications.
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Old 2018-08-13, 12:35   Link #565
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what make it even more disturbing is which they not only lowered female points between 10 and 30% but also "raised" male scores even peoples which failed by very low points to have the minimum, this means which between 2006 and now that school could be literally "passing crap male medics" if they where rising points for increase male and to "help some rich families with crap sons just to them get a grade" this could be a really big issue in the country if some of that approved male actually get they University Degree by "money" and where not really supposed to working.

Also it can be worst for the government cuz it can means which not only medic university but also others aswell could have something like that, where peoples are litereally buying they University Degrees.
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Old 2018-09-19, 07:01   Link #566
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https://twitter.com/Buzzap_JP/status...68045130461185

I can't read Japanese so I have to rely on translations, but apparently Japan's PM stated that there will be no actions taken against the Mio Sugita, the politician who said on TV that LGBT is "not normal" and, according to translation, are parasites upon society, because she's young.

A video of parts of Sugita's appearance is on the previous page.
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Old 2018-09-19, 12:38   Link #567
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https://twitter.com/Buzzap_JP/status...68045130461185

I can't read Japanese so I have to rely on translations, but apparently Japan's PM stated that there will be no actions taken against the Mio Sugita, the politician who said on TV that LGBT is "not normal" and, according to translation, are parasites upon society, because she's young.

A video of parts of Sugita's appearance is on the previous page.


Abe must be one hell of a coward if he thinks he cannot cut off the losses with that kind of scumbag. It shouldn't be hard in a parliamentary system to kick one MP out of the party. I'm a straight man, but even I would dare to tell her to **** off for such comments.
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Old 2018-09-21, 00:00   Link #568
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Well the LDP leadership election is over and Abe is having a third term and bested Ishiba.
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Old 2018-09-21, 02:27   Link #569
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Yeah, saw the news today, Abe group seem unstopable
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Old 2018-09-21, 09:00   Link #570
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When you admit that what you want is not that different from your rival, you're just conceding to the incumbent
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Old 2018-09-28, 10:03   Link #571
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Okinawan bases key issue in forthcoming election there

The previous Okinawan governor opposed the base expansion as well. It continues to move forward.

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Professor Masa’aki Gabe at Ryukyu University said Japan is so dependent on the United States for its defense that it will find it hard to change its mind over the Okinawan bases, while Washington is also too wedded to the “status quo” in Asia to radically rethink its deployments.

At Okinawa International University, professor Hiromori Maedomari agreed. “In Okinawa, that means the will of the people has not been respected,” he said.
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Old 2018-10-10, 16:00   Link #572
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Trump and Adelson pressure Abe about those new Japanese casino licenses

In February, 2017, Abe Shinzo came to the White House and dined with the President, Jared Kushner, then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam, both major donors to Republican causes, especially those that support right-wing Israeli policies under Bibi.

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Adelson and his wife, Miriam, were among Trump’s biggest benefactors, writing checks for $20 million in the campaign and pitching in an additional $5 million for the inaugural festivities.

During Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to Mar-a-Lago, Trump raised Adelson’s bid to build a casino in Japan, according to two sources.

Japan, after years of acrimonious public debate, has legalized casinos. For more than a decade, Adelson and his company, Las Vegas Sands, have sought to build a multibillion-dollar casino resort there. He has called expanding to the country, one of the world’s last major untapped markets, the “holy grail.” Nearly every major casino company in the world is competing to secure one of a limited number of licenses to enter a market worth up to $25 billion per year. “This opportunity won’t come along again, potentially ever,” said Kahlil Philander, an academic who studies the industry.

The morning after his White House dinner, Adelson attended a breakfast in Washington with Abe and a small group of American CEOs, including two others from the casino industry. Adelson and the other executives raised the casino issue with Abe, according to an attendee.

Adelson had a potent ally in his quest: the new president of the United States.

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Old 2018-10-20, 19:08   Link #573
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Abe stakes out new identity in region: stronger leadership and wider military reach

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Japan is now thinking bigger and with more confidence — challenging the rise of China and trying to adapt to greater isolationism by the Trump administration.

Earlier this month, Japan’s [Free and Open Indo-Pacific] plan was backed by leaders from across Southeast Asia’s Mekong River region. The pact was bolstered by a promise of investment in “quality infrastructure” that is financially and environmentally sustainable — and backed by greater visibility for Japan’s warships in the sea lanes and ports of Asia.

Japan’s pacifist constitution precludes it developing armed forces with “war potential.” In practice, however, Japan’s Self Defense Forces are well-equipped and becoming more visible in Asia.
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Old 2018-12-05, 11:42   Link #574
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New Japanese Cybersecurity Chief Doesn't Use Computers

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Japanese lawmakers were aghast on [November 14th] when Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, the minister who heads the government’s cybersecurity office, said during questioning in Parliament that he had no need for the devices, and appeared confused when asked basic technology questions.

“I have been independently running my own business since I was 25 years old,” he said. When computer use is necessary, he said, “I order my employees or secretaries” to do it.

“I don’t type on a computer,” he added.

Asked by a lawmaker if nuclear power plants allowed the use of USB drives, a common technology widely considered to be a security risk, Mr. Sakurada did not seem to understand what they were.

“I don’t know details well,” he said. “So how about having an expert answer your question if necessary, how’s that?”
The issue about USB drives probably arises from how the US and Israel were able to infect Iran's nuclear centrifuge network.

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Analysts believe that Stuxnet jumped the air gap using a very simple technology: USB sticks. Remember, anyone seeking to introduce data onto an air gapped network must physically carry it on removable media from the network of origin to the air gapped network.

Most people believe that Stuxnet spread into the Natanz facility during that type of data transfer. An Iranian with access to the air gapped network likely unknowingly carried an infected USB drive into the facility and inserted it into a system on the air gapped network. Stuxnet quickly realized that it had finally penetrated the target network and carried out its carefully crafted instructions designed specifically to destroy equipment at Natanz.
Sakurada now wears two hats since he also responsible for planning for the 2020 Olympics, a task he also appears woefully unqualified to handle.

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His responses to questions about Olympic preparations “showed a stunning lack of understanding of basic issues concerning the event,” the [Asahi Shimbun] wrote.

He fumbled questions about how much the event would cost and whether North Korean officials would be attending, frequently turning to his aides for help, according to the newspaper. He said he had stumbled because he did not know the questions ahead of time.
He's also stated publicly that the Korean "comfort women" were largely prostitutes, not victims.

Is Abe running out of potential Cabinet ministers who have at least a modicum of competence to handle the jobs they have been assigned?

Of course, we also learned today that Rudy Giuliani, who once served as a cybersecurity advisor to the Trump Administration, does not know how Twitter works.

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Old 2018-12-26, 11:27   Link #575
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Japan to resume commercial whaling in 2019

https://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=152788
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Old 2019-02-12, 15:22   Link #576
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Japanese public views both China and US as "threats"

From a multi-national poll by the Pew Research Center:

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In Japan, 69 percent viewed China as [a "major threat"], compared with 66 percent who viewed the U.S. similarly.

Kristi Govella, an assistant professor with the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawaii, urged caution when interpreting the poll.

“It is important to look at ambiguous phrases such as ‘major threat’ and think about the way that they are interpreted by the respondents,” Govella said. “Although similar proportions of Japanese respondents reported viewing the U.S. and China as ‘major threats,’ Japanese respondents are likely responding to the economic and military rise of their neighbor, while the threat posed by the U.S. is probably seen as emanating from its recent policy instability toward the region, which creates very different kinds of challenges for Japan.”
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Old 2019-02-15, 14:07   Link #577
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Did Abe Shinzo really nominate Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...s-koreas-moon/

UPDATE: The US asked him to submit Trump's name.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1Q6041

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Old 2019-02-17, 14:54   Link #578
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Did Abe Shinzo really nominate Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...s-koreas-moon/

UPDATE: The US asked him to submit Trump's name.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1Q6041

That should be a sackable offense. Is there a way that the LDP can just show Abe the door even if he just won the leadership race a few months ago? Regardless of the grounds for dismissal that can be used as justification, I think this is something that millions of Japanese have been wanting for some time. #TaroKono4PM
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Old 2019-02-22, 14:21   Link #579
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Opposition MPs stage five-hour boycott of meeting after minister is three minutes late

The Minister in question is Sakurada Yoshitaka, who is in charge of the Olympics. He's the guy who, while cyber-security Minister, admitted he had never used a computer. Last week he expressed disappointment that top swimmer Ikee Rikako would not be able to compete. He apparently didn't express any sympathy for her leukemia diagnosis.

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In a poll asking whether Mr Sakurada was suitable for the job, 65% of respondents said he was not, while 13% said he was, according to figures released by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper earlier this week.
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Old 2019-02-25, 14:46   Link #580
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said plans to relocate a US military base on the island of Okinawa will continue, despite a referendum rejecting the move.

Some 72% of Okinawans voting in the non-binding poll opposed the construction of a new base to replace the one at Futenma.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47353504

According to the Okinawa Prefectural Government, turnout hit 52.48 percent, topping the 50 percent threshold — a line seen by observers as lending legitimacy to the referendum.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...a-base-henoko/
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