Comments on: Divorcing couples seek solace in ring-smashing ceremonies http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/ Taking the pulse of trends, trend-watchers and trendmakers in Japan. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:29:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Steve http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-22058 Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:55:02 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-22058 Hiroki Terai should contact the folks at WeddingRingCoffin.com. Those poor rings also need a proper burial.

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By: sambo http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20643 Sun, 13 Jun 2010 02:26:34 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20643 Who would have thought that such a simple idea could spawn such a following? I guess this would be another “only in Japan” moment.

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By: girlgeum http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20407 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 06:30:10 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20407 This seems like a waste of money.

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By: Kim http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20318 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:08:31 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20318 Interesting article, as someone who is in a fairly young, yet surviving marriage, it’s comforting to know that I can have a big party and invite all my friends and family to my divorce celebration! Will they cough up more gifts and money perhaps sending me and my former spouse off on a solo vinegar-moon vacations? One can only dream of such a happy ending…no pun intended!

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By: leaving yotsuya http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20289 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:39:23 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20289 This story is hilarious!

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By: OldCow http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20264 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 06:44:21 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20264 I’m sorry, did I miss the part where this was connected to the birth-rate issue?

But oh no… everything is about having more babies, right? We need more babies to throw into the cogs of the pyramid-scheme economic system we’ve built for ourselves. Growth! Expansion! That’s all that matters. Because the economic status quo is far more important than the fact that the planet will eventually hit carrying capacity. But what do you care, right? As long as someone is paying for your pension, let’s just keep on making humans until they cover every square inch of land. Chances are good that you’ll be dead by the time we run out of arable land, after all.

Better still, yes, let’s legislate it. We should be forcing people to have babies. Let’s make sure that unhappy couples find it difficult or impossible to separate, and force them to have children under those circumstances that can grow up in miserable households with two adults who hate one another. Clearly, we need to take away some fundamental freedoms if we’re going to keep the freedoms that we’ve worked so hard for.

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By: Chris http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20206 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 19:43:23 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20206 Just keep following America to the ineveitable collapse of our civilization.

Did anyone notice that horribly childish ring? If this is what Japanese think of marriage, it’s no wonder.

The government needs to regulate more in Japan, seeing as how they still are less than 1 child per family.

They need to stay together, not celebrate something as terrible and weak-willed as divorce.

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By: Kay Ballard http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20141 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 09:06:45 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20141 Fascinating! Terai’s idea is wizard. Nobody loves divorce, but some of us love a response that is straight forward, optimistic and strange.

And, of course Sandra, my reaction was rather predictable. Thank you for telling this story and inviting me to read it.

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By: Andrew Lightheart http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20120 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 06:10:30 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20120 Fascinating.

Interesting that it takes some time for a society to notice a trend and then find a way of marking it.

Does this mean divorce is becoming more acceptable in Japanese society?

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By: Shii http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20094 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 02:41:26 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20094 I doubt a frog mallet can cause women to have more children.

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By: apple407 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/divorcing-couples-seek-solace-in-ring-smashing-ceremonies/comment-page-1/#comment-20074 Tue, 08 Jun 2010 22:42:04 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/japan-pulse/?p=3972#comment-20074 If Mr. Terai’s entrepreneurial instincts were to be shifted slightly to a more pressing issue of the declining birthrate, an area the government has difficulty dealing with, Mr. Terai surely will not only enrich himself, but his country as well.

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