Hello Japan Daily Press readers new and old! Another week is over, so let’s recover some of the stories from Sunday, August 5th, through Saturday, August 11th, shall we? Also, we’re getting close to our 200th follower on Twitter, will it be you? You can find us on Facebook as well, where we post some highlighted stories everyday for you to share and comment on. Let us know what you think or if there is something else you’d like to see covered!
As you’d expect, there’s been a lot of Olympic coverage this week, but before we get to that, I’d just like to point out the story about some of the awful Twitter comments that were posted at the Japanese women’s soccer team gold medal loss to the U.S. This is our most popular story at the moment, and many readers are commenting.
Moving on from sports, we have some editorials this week that are definitely worth reading, such as the topical piece on some of the ways the recently uncovered bullying epidemic in Japan can be addressed. But one father has certainly taken the wrong course of action when he hit his daughter’s bully in the face inside the classroom! Cynthia looks at the problem of determining parental rights and how even abused children are not taken away from the wrong parents. I shared my thoughts on the positive light I hoped would be shed on Japanese women in society if they had won the gold medal in soccer. And continuing the look at women, there is a piece that shares the dedication and love one Japanese woman has for her family.
Also this week were the 67th anniversary memorials for the atomic bombings in the cities of Hiroshima as well as Nagasaki, where anti-nuclear sentiments were also expressed. McDonald’s was forced to issue a recall for the some six million commemorative Olympic glass tumblers it gave away due to sharp edges that were giving customers cuts! In culture, there was an interesting study that revealed fewer female students and young women in Japan are having sex these days, certainly shattering the hopes of some with more perverted fantasies.