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Posted in: Japan to pardon 550,000 petty criminals on occasion of imperial ceremony See in context

This way of currying favour with citizens is morally low, and lacks backbone. Pretty much everything about the monarchy is. So much mental illness in one place (the monarchy, those who adore it, those who use it as a weapon to control the public, and the public that is subsequently controlled by it).

What a joke! But nothing unusual in a nation where the people so easily give over and welcome a future of suffering.

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Posted in: Kansai Electric Chairman Yagi to quit over gift scandal See in context

A 'gift-giving' culture?

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Posted in: Japanese whalers complete first commercial hunt in 31 years See in context

Japan is just one small overpopulated island in the world. It is not the center of the world.

Exactly. It's common knowledge within scientific communities that Japan is notorious for overfishing. Japan will arrogantly fish the any oceans they can access to extinction within 3 more decades.

Not to mention the great insult of hunting these amazing, intelligent animals.

Ludicrous Japan.

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Posted in: No butts, no boors: Rugby fans learn the ropes in polite Japan See in context

So much self praise by Japan.. wow.

The empty can rattles the most...

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for repeatedly clogging women’s toilets in convenience stores See in context

Mental illness = huuuuge in Japan...

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Posted in: Tokyo ready to share info on N Korean missile with Seoul See in context

So much for all the anti-Japan posters on here who claimed South Korea do not need Japan. Japans intelligence on the missiles was 100 times better than SKs, which is a why they are now begging for information.

A rather petty comment...

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Posted in: No butts, no boors: Rugby fans learn the ropes in polite Japan See in context

The friends I have made there over the last decade are some of the best people I know and there is no hidden rudeness, racism or anything else.

When you say 'there', does that mean you don't actually live in Japan?

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Posted in: Alligator in Nagoya zoo pond swallowed hundreds of tossed coins See in context

It's a dreadful place, that zoo, I hated going there, and stopped some years ago. The conditions for the animals are pitiful.

I agree. Disgusting place.

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Posted in: N Korea fires missile, possibly from sub; falls in Japan's exclusive economic zone See in context

Maybe it's time that Japan tried true diplomacy to smooth things over with Japan's neighbors...

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Posted in: Organizers, festival host agree to reopen 'comfort women' exhibition See in context

For those that speak of 'here and now', surely you can agree that now is the time to focus on the individuals that will imminently send death threats once again.

That and corrupt government officials' actions that aim to censor this artwork are the only crimes here.

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Posted in: Foreign tourists in Kyoto reminded of etiquette via smartphones See in context

Funny... when I went to Kyoto with a Japanese family, the family took plenty of photos of geisha and sumo. There wasn't a problem then.

Conversely, I have had a camera shoved in my face by people I barely know hundreds of time while working in Japanese schools (glad I got out of those toxic places). However, I was not permitted to take photos of my own at those schools.

Japan still has no grasp of what constitutes 'hypocrisy'...

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Posted in: Prosecutors appeal TEPCO acquittal in Fukushima case See in context

Ensuring absolute safety at nuclear plants was not a government requirement then, it said.

Then I suggest that the Japanese government and Tepco have never been competent start down the nuclear path.

And what has changed now?

Ticking time bomb.

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Posted in: Artists protest hate underlying attacks on Aichi art festival See in context

There is something which nobody here seem to notice but I hear from Japanese around me who still haven't lost their sense for what's right and wrong.

The apparently national broadcaster NHK haven't aired anything about the issue so a vast majority of the population doesn't have any idea about the censorship put by the government.

Its no secret that the Japanese public are horribly uninformed. Hence they roll with a the revisionism.

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Posted in: Sales at company linked to Kansai Electric surge on nuclear projects See in context

Holding the family accountable for financial problems of deceased individuals is commonplace here. I would prefer to see his family stand trial then just walk away with the extra 300 Million yen.

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Posted in: Artists protest hate underlying attacks on Aichi art festival See in context

To all the people here saying 'it's not art' etc as if what constitutes art is your sole decision. Luckily for you, we have freedom of speech and expression in Japan (apparently). So, why don't you just go and make your own art pieces that convey your own passionate message/s and put them on public display? Nothing else much to say really, is there...

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Posted in: U.S. Seven-Eleven to seek to ally with Japan peers on work hour issue See in context

People just don't want to work for poverty line wages in a job where half the customers don't even say thanks. It's simple.

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Posted in: Teen bullying victim who died in apparent suicide blames school in journal See in context

sourpussToday  12:39 pm JST

"Killing yourself in the name of spite."

Just when you think you've heard it all...

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Posted in: Teen bullying victim who died in apparent suicide blames school in journal See in context

I think a lot of people blaming the victim and parents here have little understanding of what goes on in Japanese schools...

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Posted in: Undeclared N Korean base has missile capable of striking Japan: study See in context

The point of this article is not that nK has a missile that can reach Japan, its that they have a new base to launch them from. This means they're increasing their basing infrastructure and survivability.

What, like Japan isn't doing the same. And that's on top of hosting the biggest warmonger on the planet.

Remind me of the last time either of the Koreas attacked Japan on a large scale...

A whole list of other countries have weapons for their protection aimed at potential threats aggressors and have never used them. Where is the constant propoganda and fear-mongering in regards to them?

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Posted in: Jobs in Japan for S Korean graduates dry up See in context

The 1965 agreement was doomed from the moment it was signed, and only the Japanese think otherwise.

The fact that Japan has failed miserably to come to terms with its actions prior and during WWII, evident by clinging to its victim narrative and unwillingness to teach its students Japan's history in full, support your comment above.

Japan still honours its war criminals, and the factors that led Japan into war the last time were never dismantled properly (example; nationalist education system and government). Hence Japan is ambling its way toward all out war with its neighbors again.

This comes as no surprise if you truly understand what's below the surface in Japanese society at large, and can compare that baseline to a truly democratic society.

Japan is quick to blame Korean politicians for this whole problem, while conveniently ignoring the abysmal historic ongoings in Korea, and things that were done to Korean nationals.

If Korea were to do that to Japan nowadays, would Japan just forgive and forget an unapologetic Korea within a few generations?

Go ahead and downvote as your cognitive dissonance takes control...

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Posted in: Japan's economy grows faster than expected on new imperial era holidays See in context

Nothing like a bit of propaganda to see the in the new Emperor.

Meanwhile, the people continue to suffer in the real Japan...

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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

Deflect and deny.. great work, guys!

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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

NZ2011 - ask them if they are aware of Japan having fought Australia, and their attempt to invade Australia during the war next time...

My comment stands.

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Posted in: Japan's food self-sufficiency rate lowest in 25 years See in context

Japan is screwed if supply lines are ever cut for any reason.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife denounces restrictions on contacts See in context

Prosecutors have said they sought the restrictions to prevent evidence tampering and collusion to create false narratives.

Yet, the prosecutors can just have at it with the evidence tampering, eh?

I can't wait for the day when this all implodes and Ghosn is free to tell the world about the gross injustices that he endured.

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Posted in: Abe says WWII labor row is biggest issue with S Korea See in context

Every older person I have spoken to in Japan was but a child in those times scared and terrified of war..

It has to be time to move on, living in the past is as dangerous politically as it is in our personal lives.

Most citizens of Japan have no idea what happened in that era due to constant whitewashing and propaganda. The government of Japan never took proper responsibility and admitted it's wrongdoings, otherwise it would be well documents in school text books for example. It's not. And that's why it's not over...

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Posted in: 'No Japan' banners scrapped in Seoul district after outcry See in context

most people are just busy living their lives working hard, probably too long in most cases, they are not an evil army waiting to do Abe’s bidding.

Exactly how the LDP wants them; docile and unaware of what's happening in the world beyond the propaganda pumped into them while they are catatonic after a 13 hour day...

Japan doesn't influence it's citizens? Ha! Tell me another joke...

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor criticized for demanding halt to 'comfort women' exhibition See in context

Interesting that we still have such tireless deniers of this dark part of Japan's history when Imperial Japanese Army soldiers have already confirmed the veracity of SK's claims, because they were there and witnessed some of the atrocities... came out with their guilt later.

I guess they remembered it wrong?

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor criticized for demanding halt to 'comfort women' exhibition See in context

I think these death threats should be taken VERY seriously!

I hope that priorities are in order here, and that right and wrong (legal and illegal) is not list in the cloudiness of blind nationalism.

Alas, TIJ...

Kawamura is not fit for office.

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Posted in: Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time See in context

Some things shouldn't be messed with...

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