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How not to apologize – Mori of Tokyo Olympics Posted by on Feb 21, 2021

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About 80% of Japan thinks that there should not be an Olympics in 2021.  During that low supporting environment, “Yoshiro Mori, an 83-year-old former prime minister (総理大臣sori daijin) with a record of insensitive (無神経なmushinkeina) and sexist pronouncements, had tried to justify the lack of women at a senior level in the Japanese Olympic Committee by…

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Today’s Japan: Living with Karen Posted by on Feb 12, 2021

In the US, 2020 is called the year of Karen.  According to Wiki, “Karen is a pejorative term for women seeming to be entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is normal. “  A bit different from “Karen” is the Japanese 自粛警察or jishuku keisatsu.  Jishuku keisatsu means “police who monitor if people are practicing self-imposed…

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