1st) Hunter x Hunter - I wouldn’t join the Hunter Exam, because honestly, it’s so tough! But I’d find myself a master that is able to teach me Nen, and hone my skills!
2nd) Gakuen Alice - would be good if I’m also an Alice. The Alice I’d like to have is the ability to listen and speak all the languages in the world. How bout that? ^_^ If not, then give me some generic ones like flying, telekinesis, invisibility and so on. Healing would be great too.
3rd) Sex Pistols - would actually be interesting! If I’m not a monkey. Preferably a Nekotama Heavyweight. Or even better Tengu!
4th) 1/2 Prince - I’d really love to try out Second Life. To be playing a virtual reality game with high realism and full immersion would be exhilarating.
5th) Tsubasa Chronicles - Is special. There are various worlds in those dimensions, so some of them would actually be nice to live in.
Top 5 Anime/Manga world NOT to live in (for me)
1st) Shingeki no Kyojin - NO WAY. NO NO NO. UTMOST NO.
2nd) Sidonia no Kishi - No way too. Not going to. Impending disasters as well.
3rd) Chrno Crusade - avoiding this.
4th) Tiger & Bunny - Interesting, but…. no. Still dangerous.
5th) Juuni Kokuki - not really a good place. Similar to olden China where the rich and powerful rule the small and meek.
However, food and public transportation are still rather decent.
That's why, this does not affect tourists much, but more on the locals.
Japan realised that a long reliance on a large domestic market, homogeneity in the workforce and poor language skills have been reasons for its stagnation and poor competitiveness. Thus, Japanese firms are increasing their attempts at hiring non-Japanese employees.
Yet even as they do so, they are not, how should we put it, utilising them, in the correct way. Foreigners working in Japan, mention that they are treated “like Japanese who just speak another language”. This may sound good, but it is not. For one, this means that many Japanese companies expect compliance to Japanese hierarchy and unquestioning top-down company culture even towards their foreign employees. And if you can’t question and voice your opinions, what internationalisation can there be?
English in schools are yet another issue.
Schools have now also come under pressure to develop global leaders who can take the international stage with, English. Many of them are now making TOEFL (an English proficiency test) compulsory for all enrolled students.
However, English courses in schools are taught mainly by Japanese professors with an inadequate command of English. Being able to read and write papers in English, does not automatically qualify someone to teach in it, much less guarantee their ability in speaking and listening comprehension.
Please read the article to get a better understanding.
Please listen to it from the viewpoint of TheSkeptic'sGuide - they will tell you why you shouldn't always listen to the media. Ironically.
Original Podcast that is 1hr 25mins long that includes other issues can be listen to at >> http://www.theskepticsguide.org/podcast/sgu/450
[YouTube] Extracted contents regarding the Subway issue can be found here
>> Subway Yoga Mat - is that really? (Podcast by The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe)
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What is definitely NOT OKAY is scaremongering that feeds off of and encourages ignorance, magical thinking, a general allergy to any sort of critical thinking or independent research, and irrational distrust of scientists or anyone else with specialized knowledge.
The only thing different about the web is the ease of access and sheer volume of data. There is plenty of junk printed in books and vanity-press "journals" as well. Peer review helps, but even that doesn't always keep out the woo. Each person must learn the skills and acquire the base knowledge to evaluate for themselves sources that they encounter on the web or anywhere else. The only alternative is just giving up completely on knowing anything--the epistemological dead end.
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