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Principal of leading school says he will expel students who have a boyfriend or girlfriend
"There are plenty of students that wish to attend Ruthin School without the diversion of romance - and these students can replace those students whose focus is on bf/gf relationships."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 at 07:56:46 PM EST
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Relationship(s) with the students is restricted to faculty and staff?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Wed Jan 24th, 2018 at 05:38:06 PM EST
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It is, technically speaking, against school rules for students to be in relationships in pretty much every Japanese school. It happens, of course, but there aren't many unambiguous displays of affection in the building.
by Zwackus on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 09:40:08 AM EST
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Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 04:59:49 PM EST
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Given Japan's birth rate and its subculture of virgin otaku who have no idea how to relate to a woman who doesn't look like an anime Waifu, it may not be entirely clear that this is a wise rule.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 09:49:56 PM EST
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The Herbivore's Dilemma
grass-eating men are alarming because they are the nexus between two of the biggest challenges facing Japanese society: the declining birth rate and anemic consumption. Herbivores represent an unspoken rebellion against many of the masculine, materialist values associated with Japan's 1980s bubble economy. Media Shakers, a consulting company [...] estimates that 60 percent of men in their early 20s and at least 42 percent of men aged 23 to 34 consider themselves grass-eating men. Partner Agent, a Japanese dating agency, found in a survey that 61 percent of unmarried men in their 30s identified themselves as herbivores. Of the 1,000 single men in their 20s and 30s polled by Lifenet, a Japanese life-insurance company, 75 percent described themselves as grass-eating men.

Japanese companies are worried that herbivorous boys aren't the status-conscious consumers their parents once were.

At least gaijin loosers are more responsive, or appealing.

Yeah, living in Japan long-term is like living at mom's house, or better, mom's basement. I am in Japan for three weeks after an 8-year absence and I am taking a hard look at the male gaijins who came over on my wave (very late 1980's - very early 1990's) and are still here. They have all made good lives for themselves and seem happy enough. Not everybody can be a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, or even a dentist or lawyer. But down to the person, and there is no exception for a long-term MALE gaijin in Japan, they are ALL low-testosterone underachievers. After 15 years in Japan, I saw it happening to me - and I got the hell out. Had I not, I'd be just like them today. That is what playing the gaijin-game will do to you.

Another tangent:

Japan court rules father legally responsible for secret IVF child

A Japanese court has ruled a father legally responsible for a child who was born after his ex-partner impregnated herself with a frozen embryo without his knowledge.
by das monde on Mon Jan 29th, 2018 at 03:22:51 AM EST
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