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    That doesn't logically follow. Just because...

    That doesn't logically follow. Just because influence of country A results in some situation in country B doesn't mean that the same situation is present in country A.


    Which I'm not disagreeing...
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    Money, but not at all plain and simple. Why is...

    Money, but not at all plain and simple. Why is 30 quid for a few accessories so important and why is the means to get it so unimportant? Those are questions of relative values - and not the literal...
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    As it happens there have been a lot of...

    As it happens there have been a lot of crack-downs on brothels and clubs recently - with the usual efforts to find loop-holes and get round the regulations. For example - your club can't stay open...
  4. As far as prostitution goes it isn't so much...

    As far as prostitution goes it isn't so much happens vs doesn't happen as is visible vs isn't visible.

    Which is better? A country with hidden prostitution or one with open prostitution?

    In my...
  5. I don't actually mind much about which figure is...

    I don't actually mind much about which figure is above the other - per capita or otherwise - it's just my reflex reaction to something seeming to be a big Japanese problem as opposed to just a big...
  6. If they work a bit harder at it they might catch...

    If they work a bit harder at it they might catch up with America
    http://www.demdsynod.org/news/newsclips/humantraffickingconf.html
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    Poll: That's the fatal flaw in your tactics -...

    That's the fatal flaw in your tactics - discussing it with Japanese. What would they know? :p
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    And also in minor cases. (Some already are, but...

    And also in minor cases. (Some already are, but actually I'm very hazy on the details). :relief:


    I think it's "Innocent until locked up, sleep deprived and 'fallen down stairs' into signing a...
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    I find it interesting that in the UK shortening...

    I find it interesting that in the UK shortening trials, stopping them from dragging on, is often used as a reason for more trials without Juries. :relief:
  10. "The how many (white/gaijin) patients do you...

    "The how many (white/gaijin) patients do you have?" bit is all very well in theory but isn't it likely that they just find foreign names are just harder to remember?

    I know that when I'm playing...
  11. But if you look at the definitions of argument...

    But if you look at the definitions of argument you will see (among others).

    A course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating truth or falsehood: presented a careful argument for extraterrestrial life....
  12. It just happens that in English 'grounds for an...

    It just happens that in English 'grounds for an argument' means the same as one of the meanings of 'argument' in English.


    But “ñ‚–ڂ̘_‹’ IS "The second grounds for your (argument/position)".
  13. Hmm, how about ˜_‹’. (Stuck 'arguments' into...

    Hmm, how about ˜_‹’. (Stuck 'arguments' into WWWJDIC examples search :blush: )
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    Well the 'fair trade folks' appear to be a...

    Well the 'fair trade folks' appear to be a governmental organisation. Possibly it just means that they went in /with/ some police officers who did have a search warrant and could confiscate and...
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    Er, no. Y2K was quite real - just massively over...

    Er, no. Y2K was quite real - just massively over estimated in effect. And for ever one of the odd few Y2K glitches that actually came about there were others that were fixed in advance. (Not...
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    Hah. I was obviously still editing when you...

    Hah. I was obviously still editing when you posted that :-P

    Try looking up a bit ;-)
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    無職 mushoku is used all the time on the news when...

    無職 mushoku is used all the time on the news when somebody unemployed is arrested for some crime. 'Such-and-such a guy, 37, mushoku (unemployed), was arrested for ...' type of thing.

    Of course...
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    Had features in society ... Well that's an...

    Had features in society ...
    Well that's an exaggeration but life-long employment is on a one-way track down.

    The corresponding Japanese word is 無職 mushoku which actually means "no employment".
  19. Yeah, and there are lots of different definitions...

    Yeah, and there are lots of different definitions of 'dumbass'.
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    There's generalising, and there's generalising...

    Of course I generalise. That's the only way to compare the general tendency present in a cultural group. [/QUOTE]
    There's generalising, and there's generalising way too much.

    Actually I don't...
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    By the way, the usual kanji would be 来日 (來日 is an...

    By the way, the usual kanji would be 来日 (來日 is an older version).
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    I heard that excessive self-linking can lead to...

    I heard that excessive self-linking can lead to blindness - metaphorical anyway.

    I'd be one of the first to admit that Japan has problems in that area but it's far from the only or even the worst...
  23. I don't know. I wouldn't put it past the UK,...

    I don't know. I wouldn't put it past the UK, Australian or USA government. Is Japan that much better?
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    That bit sounds like a manual for how to get your...

    Sounds like petty criminal hand book for amateur yakuza, doesn't it ?[/QUOTE]
    That bit sounds like a manual for how to get your knees capped.
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    I say it's dangerous in the present US culture,...

    I say it's dangerous in the present US culture, and much the same for Japan. A significant number of US states* teach abstinence before marriage pretty much instead of sex education. By all means...
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