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Protesters carry Japanese flags during an anti-China march in Tokyo on Saturday. The demonstration was about the disputed islands, called the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

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Hopefully Wen speaks/reads Engrish so he'll understand what this says.

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get over it.

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Many Japanese cannot master the simple conjugation of English verbs, and this is a woeful example, despite about 12 years of English lessons. Its a pity this guy didnt use a spellinjg checker at least before shaming himself and his nation in this way. No worries, I am sure Wen doesnt inderstand, and would ignore it anyway. The Japanese people have more important things to worry about these days than some stupid islands near Taiwan.

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"It informs to"!

Classic.

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That's got Google Translate written all over it.

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Wen Jiabao was too busy visiting people in Fukushima and thanking the Japanese man who saved the lives of 20 Chinese to watch this.

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It informs to these 2channel geek protesters. You look ridiculous.

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What a halfwit this gimp is.

"Right, we have a powerful guest, offering us sympathy in our time of disaster. What should I do?

First, I think I should make an unnecessary show of futile hostility over an unimportant issue. Never mind the fact that he could eradicate my declining has-been of a speck which is my country with a stroke of his pen.

"What would be the most effective way to show my pique? I know - I'll make a half-arsed stab at a language of which I am entirely ignorant (despite a dozen years of the most expensive education). This will, in one fell swoop, make it clear how stupid I am, and show my country's education as the unfit-for-purpose shambles that it is.

"Hmmm...something's missing. I know - I should do it in penmanship which would embarrass a nine-year-old. That'll show him".

What an utter dolt.

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I wonder who in this group has been to Senkaku?

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Yet again the right wing nutjobs bring their kids along.

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I should do it in penmanship which would embarrass a nine-year-old

I don't know about that, this guy has made English more efficient by doing away with formalities such as grammar. He should be applauded for having the mental capacity to do so far beyond anything we can comprehend or imagine.

I vote him for prime minister - clearly he favours a "no-nonsense" approach to things!

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hahahahaha

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The guy in front is probably a "parasite single" with nothing better to do. By the way, realist, I didn't see the spelling mistake.

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Here's a haiku for the proud Nihon-jin in the picture

As Summer begins Retards fill Nagatacho With pointless noises.

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I've always found it funny how "I/me/we/us" gets translated into "it" with machine translation.

"it rubs the lotion on its skin, it does this when its told". "it gets the islands returned to it when it does what it is told"

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I've always found it funny how "I/me/we/us" gets translated into "it" with machine translation.

It doesn't get mistranslated - the subject is usually cut in Japanese and computer programs just add "it" because something needs to be there.

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Ivan - brilliant!

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Ivan, LoL!

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You'd think these people would have other things to worry about right now then the Senkaku islands....

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Look!! A female!! I've noticed that these sorts of protestors are overwhelmingly male.

And yeah, totally machine translated. I had a student who wanted to be e-pals. I could tell easily which sentences he'd typed himself and which he machine translated, just because of the odd use of "it."

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**As Summer begins

Retards fill Nagatacho

With pointless noises**

Ivan, you're a poit and i didn't Knowit!

I think this demo is another case of fiddling while Tohoku burns. Yes, and good for Wen, going to honour the guy who saved all those Chinese trainees.

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Oh, next time you do a haiku, Ivan, hit return twice, thus:

It informs the world that

Japanese education is

Second to many

Se-e-ven Return Return

five more syllables

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Oh please really. Do these people really have time to rally around to claim the islands. Amazing how that adult is dragging a child in the hot sun to protest. What about that child's rights? She should be in a park and playing and intermingling with other kids from all nationalities.

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All poetry and slagging aside, these 'islets' were always Chinese territory until Japan claimed them during war. Therefor, bcause Japan lost the war they should be returned to China, desho?

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Wrong those Islands should rightly belong to the winner of that war.

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@IvanCoughalot:

I thought it was just me. LMAO

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Sign should read "It informs to Wen Jiabao! Fukushima Produce! Still radiation contaminated!

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bicultural: "The guy in front is probably a "parasite single" with nothing better to do. By the way, realist, I didn't see the spelling mistake."

You're correct, it's just that the guy's grammar is woefully inadequate. You'd think he'd try writing an insult in Chinese, but then we're clearly not dealing with geniuses here.

This picture is a statement to all of those who have been complaining about 'real friends' and what not -- Wen Jiabao came here to survey the devastated areas and try to bring a minute amount of happiness to some (giving out toys or what have you). What's his reply? idiots like these ONCE AGAIN putting politics before the people affected. These people would be better suited trying to help the people in Tohoku instead of harming them.

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The "Engrish" is machine translation. It's Google, Yahoo, or similar. It's not the result of "12 years of English lessons."

Twelve years is a bit of an exaggeration anyway. Three years in JHS, three in HS and two or four if the person went on to further education. Each lesson given by a Japanese "English teacher" who probably couldn't speak a word of English, a "pet gaijin" trotted out once a week to give the appearance of being taught by a native speaker and 50 minutes of said teacher droning on and on hypnotically IN JAPANESE, about English.

Of course they can't speak or write English.

In three, six, eight or ten years of school English, they never ONCE wrote a sentence of their own. So much for "English composition."

But, fellow gaijins.

We must raise our glasses and give thanks to the fabulous Japanese ministry of Education, without whom we wouldn't have a job!

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The Japanese using dictionaries to 'write' English always, ALWAYS use 'it' instead of a personal pronoun. How STUPID does that sign read, never mind the sentiments behind it?

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Engrish will become a new major language soon. I already got used to it living Japan since many years. It sounds good, don't deny it!

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To all those who complain about the few Japanese 'right wings' (if you even can call them like that) ... move to China and experience the Chinese nationalists over there anytime they get Japanese visits or something Japan-related in the news! After that you can come back and then you will realize how harmless and peaceful these Japanese are and you will eventually realize how lucky you are to be here and not in China!

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retaltiator,

move to China and experience the Chinese nationalists

Most five-year-olds argue the same way: He did it, too! More mature five-year-olds can come up with a better argument as to why we should tolerate diverse views even if we find them woefully moronic.

Just because group A is more vociferous than group B is no reason to shake a weary head, smile, and mutter, group B will be group B. (ala "Boys will be boys")

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LOOK! they are all look gross and disgusting, minus the poor kid of course. Right wing nutjobs shame this country too much!

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The sign is in English so that international readers can understand what the man is saying about the Senkakus.

Ask not who it informs to, it informs to YOU.

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It informs to???

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Hey bring the kids along. Do you people walking the streets really care? Silly.

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That sign, it informs me that

a) He has absolute faith in Japanese computers and Japanese machine translation.

b) With his computing power he can deal with the whole world and is master of the English language, without the bother of having to ask for any help or check by a native speaker.

c) He is proud to show all Japanese and Chinese people how good his English is,

and thus d) he probably works in the Monbu Kagaku Sho, The Ministry of Education and Science.

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I think "it"=japan Inc.

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Very good English, lol

This type of "It" containing sentences are frequently seen in many Facebook profiles of Japaese, this protester also did the same web translation.

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Vent your rage to all

Disregard literacy

Then go home alone.

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Perhaps the man with child are just crossing the street.

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OK, lone voice here - These people are not your typical right wing nut jobs, and I don't see anything wrong with these Japanese citizens protesting against China's claim to one of their islands. I don't see anything wrong with the timing either. Wen Jiabao visits Japan and suddenly he's everyone's best friend? Ridiculous. The Senkaku Islands belong to Japan, that's a common belief among the general population here, not just the right wing extremists. If China gets offended by free speech and the right to demonstrate, too bad. That's the reality of living in a democratic country.

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The Senkaku Islands belong to Japan, that's a common belief among the general population here, not just the right wing extremists.

NO THEY DON'T!!! They belong to China, period!

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and I don't see anything wrong with these Japanese citizens protesting against China's claim to one of their islands.

Neither do I, apart from the fact that dragging children to these protests, as is the recent trend here. However, don't start crying if countries like China refuse to do business with Japan. Face it, countries like China, Korea and Russia are now holding all the aces when it comes to East Asia. Japan depends more on others than the other way round. And I'd like to know how many of these protesters donated to the tsunami victims and did volunteer work.

bicultural:

Ah yes, here come the excuses. I guess the Sakura Party is also run by a group of down and out NEETS with nothing else to do. Next time a group of Chinese or Koreans go on a demo, please tell us they're just a minority with too much time on their hands and don't represent their countries. Or does this excuse only work one way?

What's missing in the photo is that woman with the long hair (usually with a child nearby) who usually goes on these rallies. And somebody should tell these people Wen speaks Chinese, not Engl/rish.

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pukes, sorry, I wasn't making an excuse. That was my attempt at a put-down. Who knows what the guy does when he's not making a fool of himself, which he IS doing in this picture.

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"The Senkaku Islands belong to Japan, that's a common belief among the general population here, not just the right wing extremists.

NO THEY DON'T!!! They belong to China, period!"

Interesting. What China claims, China gets? Does that apply to Tibet too, then?

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why even give these bozos any press JT?!? what's the point? a couple hundred people? media, always fueling negativity.

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@pukey What's missing in the photo is that woman with the long hair (usually with a child nearby) who usually goes on these rallies. And somebody should tell these people Wen speaks Chinese, not Engl/rish.

Hahahaha, I know what you mean, I remember her, she was on some picture with her daughter wearing red yukata...LOL I wonder where she was when those fools decided to rally.

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As anybody learning a foreign language knows, even if you make mistakes, ya just gotta try and continue trying. Trial and error, no matter how many times. No try, no learn.

The dude on the right probably learned everything from Tower of Druaga anyways, haha.

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The 'slap effects' that China has slammed on japanese over the Senkakou isles disputes last September was so strong,even stronger than the Tsunami!

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Where is Mr Maehara? he should be the one who was responsible,where is he in the rally?

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We must raise our glasses and give thanks to the fabulous Japanese ministry of Education, without whom we wouldn't have a job!

I would. Not every gaijin here is an English teacher, you know?

I passed them today in a friends car. They had some guy who sounded like he was, like 150 years old or something speaking in a mic in one of their black vans, and they were all grunting in approval after every sentence.

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That's interesting ? Why English, why not Chinese translation ? I don't understand why this would be a dispute in the middle of a terrible tragedy ? Good English though.

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"It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again."

Very very "Silence of the Lambs" indeed, Kronos.. ROFL!!

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hatsoff: "I don't see anything wrong with the timing either."

You don't, eh? So why did these leaders come to Japan? They came to see the locations ravaged by the disasters and to offer support and assistance. And now China is even easing restrictions on imports of Japanese products, and these clowns figure it's a good time to stick it to China?

Next we'll be seeing people cry about how China or SKorea aren't "Japan's friends" because they claim the islands to be their when Japan has suffered so much during disasters.

I feel sorry for the children that get pulled into these 'events'.

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"Those losers/clowns have the "Japan Inc." written all over them. LOL I can't stop laughing at that GUY carrying the "engrish" translation, my goodness. Typical rightwing nutcase probably akihabara-type otaku living together with his parents...tsk tsk

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@Smith Of course they're going to demonstrate when a top Chinese politician comes to Japan. And you know what? It happens all the time in other countries too. The Free Tibet crowd can always be relied upon to put in an appearance in plenty of other countries when China's top personnel make a visit. Is there a problem with THAT? I even remember the British government tried to ban a demonstration in London years ago when the Chinese top brass were visiting for trade talks or something similar, until they were shamed into settling for keeping the demonstrators far away and out of earshot. I don't like those right wing nut jobs at all (and I'm not sure all the people in the photo are nut jobs), but I wouldn't expect or want Japan to just roll over on the Senkaku issue.

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And now China is even easing restrictions on imports of Japanese products

Easing on food products EXCEPT fishery, dairy, and vegetable products. What else is left in that sector? A small amount of luxury meats? China couldn't find a semi-logical reason to ban cars and other things that make up the bulk of exports in the first place. But all praise our dear friend China for providing the comfort of their leader. I am sure most of the country feels so much comfort from his visit and a few stuffed panda toys.

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oh why can't everyone just get along. sharing is caring, no?

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I am sure most of the country feels so much comfort from his visit and a few stuffed panda toys.

I thought I was the biggest cynic out there - until I read this! C'mon, sure there is politicking taking place, but the Chinese Premier and Sth. Korean Pres. didn't have to visit evacuation shelters and diaster zones up here - they chose to. Good on them for supporting the Japanese I say.

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It informs me that Engrish is here to stay.

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It is in English because this is meant for the foreign press, not the Chinese.

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It is in Engrish because said signwriter didn't learn Chinese at school. Otherwise we'd have had a sign in... Chingrish?!?!

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Geez i think its MORE Important to focus time & Energy on stuff that Matters! Like the Tsunami/Earthquake. Theres still work to be done. NOT yelling about some Dang! small worthless islands!

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borscht at 01:13 PM JST - 22nd May Most five-year-olds argue the same way: He did it, too! More mature five-year-olds can come up with a better argument as to why we should tolerate diverse views even if we find them woefully moronic.

Uh oh, the "look he must be a five year old" reply again because "his opinion doesn't reflect with my own". It's a simple fact, borscht that if you lived in China and see the right wings there and then compare that with Japanese right wings you will undoubtedly agree the Japanese ones are nothing to worry about! Go get some more experience in life and then when your naive views have balanced a bit more, then we can talk like adults.

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@luilui at 10:21 PM JST - 22nd May "oh why can't everyone just get along. sharing is caring, no?"

I guess point taken, but do you know anything about Japans history when it comes to China and Korea? haha. this is no new thing. They've been at eachother's throats since at least the mid 1500s. >D Not much unlike the history of hostility between Anglo-England and Scotland & Ireland.

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I bet this guy used Google translator.

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This is Japanese territory, its disputed by the Chinese due to the natural gas surrounding it..

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oil
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gas and oil sorry

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