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Posted in: Top Texas official won't apologize for Muslim-bombing post See in context

Sorry should have said "a majority of Americans".

no, you shouldn't have said anything because you have no idea what you're talking about. you say "a majority of americans" like it's a fact, well, lets see the poll numbers. or is this just anecdotal evidence that you collect and extrapolate in your confused mind? you don't further the discussion by using an absurd ad hominem on a whole continent.

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Posted in: Top Texas official won't apologize for Muslim-bombing post See in context

@theprinciple

but do they also think the 99.9 percent of people in the Middle East who are not members of a terrorist organization should be made to suffer atomic bombs just because the terrorists label themselves of the same religion as them?

ridiculous that some people would lump a whole group of people together like that. unacceptable.

Americans think they are bearing the brunt of foreign terror because they have no idea what is happening in the world. They only know what is happening in Amerika!

oh wait, you're a hypocrite

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Posted in: Yasukuni Shrine set for festival See in context

beautiful, politics aside

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Posted in: What Japanese habits have you adopted since moving to Japan? See in context

palm down "come here" motion

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Posted in: It’s not a good idea -- it will increase the participation of people who aren’t well informed. See in context

the elderly can already vote

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Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules See in context

His purpose is to solve no-show problem, not to discriminate.

his solution is to discriminate. to those being discriminated against it doesn't matter what his purpose is.

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Posted in: U.S. Treasury freezes assets of Kodo-kai yakuza group See in context

murders everywhere.lol

lol?

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Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system? See in context

what do they call a " Quarter pounder w/ cheese"

royale with cheese

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Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015 See in context

Haafu and pure-Japanese go together as descriptive categories. If you have no problem with the former, you are endorsing the idea of the later. This way of dividing the world's people into, Japanese, half-Japanese, and everyone else is directly connected to ideas of Japanese racial purity and superiority. It may be used in a variety of contexts but the key meaning is clear - it means 'half not-Japanese', 'half not one of us'. That remains the case even when the context (e.g. I love haafu celebrities) is ostensibly positive.

THIS! beautifully put

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Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015 See in context

strangerland,

so we need to make do with the limits of the language.

i disagree. language is not static. we can change what is acceptable by carefully choosing which words we use. we've done it countless times when a word is seen by those who would be described by it as offensive.

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Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015 See in context

@strangerland

they are fully Japanese

in the article and in your post they are referred to as "half japanese", which is what every one is upset about. born in japan, raised in japan --> japanese

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Posted in: New York confirms first Ebola case See in context

these health workers are true heroes on the front lines. hope he's back on his feet soon.

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Posted in: Step in See in context

a lot of the comments seem like an overreaction to me. this place is just trying to be friendly. lets save our outrage for racial profiling by police and housing discrimination. when we freak out about silly things like this people will stop paying attention to the real problems we face here.

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Posted in: Heavy weight See in context

i hope she can get over your thoughts on her looks and kicks some butt

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Posted in: Osaka court upholds ruling banning anti-Korean hate speech outside school See in context

smig- this short vice documentary has some good info in it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kw8aM4l1L4

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Posted in: What’s your favorite beer? See in context

sierra nevada pale ale

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Posted in: Tokyo rated No. 1 city in the world in Trip Advisor survey See in context

http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Destinations-cTop-g1

i dont see tokyo in the top 25. can JT give a link for this trip advisor site that has tokyo at #1?

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Posted in: Tokyo rated No. 1 city in the world in Trip Advisor survey See in context

trevor- visiting is a world apart from living here. you dont have to deal with any of the negatives as a short time visitor. enjoy your vacations.

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Posted in: North Korea says it is holding an American tourist See in context

yuki, should americans leave their citizens there, like the japanese do?

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Posted in: Japanese variety show stumbles into interview with a Grand Master of Freemasonry See in context

ty cobb played centerfield

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Posted in: Tokyo governor unveils plan to lure foreign business talent See in context

@pandabelle

I'm amazed at how so many of you are saying foreigners are treated as second class citizens. In terms of housing, yes

wouldnt this make people reconsider relocating to a country that allows this to go on?

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Posted in: U.S. activist barred from Taiji Whale Museum files suit See in context

So, discrimination based on race, sex, or ethnicity is strictly prohibited

in japan?? c'mon, i dont think many people in japan care that this happens to foreigners on a regular basis and its certainly not strictly prohibited.

If a church restrict access to certain places in the church only to believers, is it discrimination against people who believe in other religion?

thats pretty much the definition of discrimination.

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Posted in: Tokyo to ban sales of incest comic to minors See in context

The possession of pornography involving children is not illegal

this cant possibly be true. what reason could they have for keeping possession legal?

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Posted in: If you go to film schools in Los Angeles or Europe, almost all the Asian students are from China or Korea. There are very few Japanese students. The Japanese film industry has become insular. It is qu See in context

so foreign films earned $15 million from the zero americans who watched foreign films in 2013? not much of a defense for thunderturd.

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Posted in: If you go to film schools in Los Angeles or Europe, almost all the Asian students are from China or Korea. There are very few Japanese students. The Japanese film industry has become insular. It is qu See in context

US audiences either won't or can't sit through a foreign film with subtitles.

a source for this hyperbolic nonsense, please.

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Posted in: Ministry outlines Japan's preparations to mobilize for 'propaganda war' See in context

the best kind of advertising is word of mouth. if non-japanese who have lived in japan had fewer stories about police harrasment and housing discrimination to tell their friends and family back home im sure japans image abroad would improve. there are so many great things about japan but the times the police searched you or the real estate agent told you "no gaijin" are going to stick in your mind more than times you got good customer service or had a some beers with good people.

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