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Posted in: Fukushima melted fuel removal to begin in 2021 See in context

@Xeno Man: obviously you didn't read the article that I posted about Hanford Site. More than 50 years of lies and nobody is in jail, while the situation is very dangerous. Workers are often exposed to radiations, the river Columbia is contaminated but authorities are in denial, nuclear waste is leaking everywhere, in the river and in the ground. Only go to read the article if you want to know how bad it is.

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Posted in: Fukushima melted fuel removal to begin in 2021 See in context

@Alex Becu: an old nuclear plant projected by an American company, GE.

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Posted in: Fukushima melted fuel removal to begin in 2021 See in context

@Disillusioned: I am Italian living in Italy. I am not afraid about Fukushima or Hanford, the major risks for my Country are the old nuclear plants in France and Slovenia, hoping that nothing bad can happen also at Chernobyl "new cover". My point was that I often see some people being more afraid and obsessed with Fukushima than with nuclear risks/disasters closer to them, and they speak like if it's only Japan struggling with these problems. The truth is that human beings can't deal properly with this technology. By using the Fukushima tragedy only to discredit Japan how some do, it's simply stupid to people like me with a good knowledge of the nuclear problem worldwide.

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Posted in: Fukushima melted fuel removal to begin in 2021 See in context

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/hanford-nuclear-site-photos-toxic-waste-2019-9

I guess Japan should learn from America about how to deal with this nuclear disaster. I am ironic, of course. More people should be aware about what is happening at Hanford, since they think it's only Japan that can't deal with nuclear waste. Some Americans are more afraid about Fukushima than their own nuclear disaster and it's really absurd, because the effects of what is happening at Hanford will hit America way more than Fukushima.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea lawmakers to cancel meeting over emperor remark See in context

anti-Japanese propaganda is fuelled systematically from South Korea media, like Asian Boss channel on YouTube. They spread the fake information about "Japan never apologized" despite reality is different. They fuel hate all the time towards Japan into little kids, letting anti-Japanese comments in their channel. This is why I dislike SK. Their international anti-Japanese propaganda targeting kids is scaring and disgusting.

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Posted in: Fukushima melted fuel removal to begin in 2021 See in context

@Disillusioned: you can always move somewhere close to the Hanford Site, I heard Columbia River is very clean.

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

hurting Japanese economy and tourism*

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

Here you always see articles about SK boycotting hurting Japanese economy and tourists but you barely see articles like this:

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3037517/chinese-tourists-fill-gap-left-south-koreans-flights-japan-hit

Confirmation about the thesis in my earlier post.

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

@William: it's not a problem because Asia is huge and there are other markets. These articles are made to support the idea that a close relationship between SK and Japan is indispensable, but the truth is that economically they can replace each other in any moment. It's in the strategic US interests that it's "indispensable".

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

Funny, in other news, you see "old enemies" of Japan being in a honeymoon phase with it, while they are boycotting another place:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/travel/1801144/chinese-tourism-to-japan-hits-record-highs

Relationships between Countries are like that... volatile. Deal with it.

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

@goldorak: during my high school years my English teacher made us read "The confusions of young Torless" by Robert Musil. That book is so "sick" and I guess our girl_in_tokyo would be shocked to know that in Italian high schools during the 90s you could read such controversial books. Despite in my opinion the author of the book itself never condemned Torless behaviour explicitly, making him look "better" than the other bullies in the collage, I was able as a teenager to understand that he had been disgusting and abusive as much as the other guys who raped the poor Basini. He wasn't any different. He enjoyed his sexual and abusive relationship with the poor guy way more than his meetings with the prostitute Bozena. But he pretended he was morally superior thanks to his love for math. He pretended that his sexual frustration and lust for Basini were only a form of despise. In my opinion he was never better than the other bullies despite the appearance. His pathetic interests for math didn't make him less "animal". These are my conclusions about the protagonist, despite I can't say if the author thought exactly the same about him. Books are food for critical thinking.

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

@girl_in_tokyo: again, if you didn't read it, how can you say that the relationship has been portrayed as justifiable?! It's like you are speaking to yourself. Any topic can be discussed in fiction, if it is discussed in a critical way. So far, I think the mangaka, Asami Hagiwara, showed her skills in this sense. Her work could become good like After the rain or mediocre, it's still too early to judge, but you are judging some works without knowing them and this makes your posts look silly because they are generic arguments, unrelated to the specific works discussed in the article. The article itself isn't very accurate imho, because it's already clear that the relationship between the two main characters in Musume no Tomodachi is unhealthy. I am female but I find this kind of stories that explore middle age men psychology interesting. Sure, since the author is female, it's always from a female point of view, but this makes it sociologically also more interesting. Plus, stop treating fiction like educational works, fiction's aim isn't always educational, but a work of fiction is good enough if it is able to make you thinking critically about some topic.

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Posted in: Japanese beer exports to S Korea fall to zero See in context

@ClippetyClop: SK market is too volatile, Japan should never rely on it and I think this experience will push them to find new markets. End of the drama, move on! This isn't newsworthy anymore...

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

@girl_in_tokyo: you are condemning this manga without having read!!!! Again, there's not any evidence so far that the story shows the relationship as morally justified. It's funny because for Western media with the same content you are finding any kind of justification, while you already decided by default that this manga is justifying morally this kind of relationship.

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

@girl_in_tokyo: women like you, always ready to assume things, while they want to defend women rights, they do the opposite. You already condemned these manga without knowing them. After the rain is a jewel and apparently also this manga could be meaningful. Both of them are written by women with the courage to deal a very delicate topic. You are not doing a good service to female artists.

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

How I suspected, this manga is written by a female mangaka, exactly like After the rain.

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

@kohakuebisu: by considering what I saw so far, the girl isn't only a plot device to develop the male main character. She has some heavy mental issues too, because of her familiar situation (abusive mother, absence of father). I doubt she is really "in love" with the main character, and imho he is only a loser unable to stop this thing, despite it is hurting not only this girl, but also his daughter.

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

@girl_in_tokyo: where did he say it's morally justifiable?! That's your conclusion. Anyway I just tried to find some information about this manga and I got the impression it doesn't represent a story where it's morally justified for a man engaging a relationship with a high school girl. By considering what I read about it, it looks a complex story where all the characters have some heavy mental issues. I feel so bad for the daughter of the man, she became a hikikomori because of her mother's death and his father's absence, and now she is living in the nightmare that he is dating her childhood friend. It doesn't look like a shallow manga, at least so far.

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

P.S. "After the rain" isn't actually a true romance manga. It's basically the story of the struggles of a failed writer and of a teenager with her own personal problems. Her crush over him is only escapism.

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Posted in: Manga about 40-something man’s relationship with daughter’s schoolgirl friend sparks controversy See in context

I don't know this manga but I read "After the rain" and it's really beautiful. People shouldn't judge something without knowing it. "After the rain" is very appreciated also in Italy, especially by a female audience (I am a woman too). It has been written by a woman for anyone who can appreciate a well written tale. Some people here have a lot of prejudices. If you don't know how the story is developed, you can't judge only by the premise.

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Posted in: Suspect in Osaka kidnapping case says he 'saved' victim See in context

He is a criminal. The girls were frail and he took advantage of them, fortunately they are safe now but they need better communication with their families. It's not normal accepting to meet an adult man.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan trade barbs over who said what about salvaging intelligence deal See in context

If SK dropped the GSOMIA this would change the geopolitical order in East Asia. It would be really interesting, but they lack the courage. This bluff is becoming boring....sigh

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Posted in: Pope says world must rethink reliance on nuclear power; denounces ‘epidemic’ of bullying See in context

He is progressive only about accepting mass immigration. Of course not in Vatican though.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan trade barbs over who said what about salvaging intelligence deal See in context

This is funny, probably both of them must save the face in front of their own people, but privately they know the next developments already, forced by US pressure.

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Posted in: In reversal, S Korea says it will keep Japan military intelligence pact See in context

@London_Bhoy: but what you said is obvious. Hatoyama government docet. But S Koreans were never able to see the true reason why Japan can't be more apologetic about its war crimes. To them saying that Japan is evil is enough. They are blind. They deserve to feel the same pressure Japan felt for years.

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Posted in: In reversal, S Korea says it will keep Japan military intelligence pact See in context

Interesting analysis that the ones like Samit Basu should read:

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/opinion/cant-let-hat-strings-tactic-divide-seoul-tokyo/

Even though in my opinion it's too easy to blame everything on NK. SK government and people are responsible for their choices and actions. It's their choice hating Japan and using it like tool for trying the reunification.

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Posted in: In reversal, S Korea says it will keep Japan military intelligence pact See in context

I hope at least the Korean citizens will continue their hilarious and pathetic boycotting Japan thing, I mean, they cannot be satisfied with their government's decision, it's embarrassing for the Country, and if they stop, it means they followed it like sheeps driven only by blind hate towards Japan. At least show some coherence and that you boycotted because you used your own brain! Someone tell me the difference between NK and SK...they should reunion themselves already. Seriously. It's not right SK is considered "different" from the NK just because of some global chaebol.

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Posted in: In reversal, S Korea says it will keep Japan military intelligence pact See in context

When also China is a better neighbour for Japan than SK, despite history and current territorial disputes, you understand many things about SK...Of course, I don't even want to compare China sovereignty and dignity to a Country like SK.

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Posted in: In reversal, S Korea says it will keep Japan military intelligence pact See in context

Plus, if the victims are okay with this, well also for them apparently it's only a matter of money.

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