Bart Fargo comments

Posted in: Korean director takes on decades of generational trauma See in context

Zainichi Koreans have in a way become their own race.

The Japanese say they are Korean. Koreans, from Korea will say they are Japanese and speak Korean with a very strange accent.

Some try to blend in, become Japanese and/or at least use their Japanese name.

But, whenever I have seen a zainichi Korean meet another zainichi Korean, there is a terrific bond. A shared history that only they can understand.

Look forward to researching more about Yang Yonghi.

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Posted in: Netflix increases U.S., Canada prices with competition growing See in context

At least in Japan, Netflix is kicking the tar out if Amazon Prime IMO.

Amazon Prime has a long way to go with adding subtitles and getting rid of all those dang "add-ons".

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Posted in: Classic rock albums turning 50 See in context

Loading up the "dislikes"...

I get that The Rolling Stones are an iconic group, and they have skme great songs, but I don't get why they are so famous.

How much has longevity had to do with it?

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Posted in: Quebec seeks to tax the unvaxxed as Omicron hits See in context

One step closer to communism.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan say North Korea has fired possible ballistic missile into sea See in context

The one the other day didn't get enough attention??

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Posted in: Transgender woman referred to prosecutors for using Osaka ladies room See in context

Be whatever gender you want to be.

And if you put in the effort to look like that gender no one will even notice when you use the toilet and it will never be an issue (unless your standing up of course).

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Posted in: Kishida urges South Korea to abide by 2015 agreement on 'comfort women' See in context

Just a few more centuries and this will all blow over.

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Posted in: The security flaw that's freaked out the internet See in context

Where's the part about Minecraft??

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Posted in: Japan to simplify immigration procedures for wealthy travelers See in context

What are the odds that this gets reversed due to "backlash"?

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

Come on people, stop taking NHK to court! NHK will always win in the end!

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Posted in: Efforts to revive tourism expand to free bullet train rides for kids See in context

The headline made it seem so nice.

Shouldn't it read "Efforts to revive tourism expand to rebate bullet train rides for kids, after jumping through a few hoops"?

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Posted in: Chinese forces exercise near Taiwan See in context

Taiwan is looking more and more like a lost cause.

I used to think Taiwan was the line in the dirt. But, there really isn't much that can be done if China decides to invade.

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Posted in: Mother, boyfriend filmed themselves abusing her 3-year-old son before his death See in context

This is the saddest and most angering story in Japan that I have read in a long time.

I would call them animals but animals wouldn't do what they did.

And the system has failed another child. The city should also be ashamed of itself.

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Posted in: Chinese, Russian warships pass through Tsugaru Strait for 1st time See in context

Must be election time!

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Posted in: S Korean, Japanese students share summer house, deepen understanding See in context

I'm surprised at how many Japanese people I meet that don't even know they are supposed to dislike South Korea.

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Posted in: Transgender man in Japan wants switch recognized without surgery See in context

I'm all for people being what they want. But, I also wonder where the line is.

This is a bit off topic, but there is a relationship. A few years ago a woman who worked for the NAACP got into trouble because she was trying to pass as African American when in fact she was caucasian.

But, why not? If she identifies as African American, why not accept her as such?

Where is the line?

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Posted in: Police reminding drivers not to perform the illegal 'Ibaraki Dash' maneuver See in context

Nagoya is quite infamous for cars continuing to turn right even up to over five seconds after the light has turned red.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea at odds over wartime issues, but vow to improve ties See in context

I've heard that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.

What can be said for those who live in the past or don't accept blame for what happened in the past?

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Posted in: Japan cosmetics maker to exit S Korea amid anti-Korean post protest See in context

Not sure if it's actually true, but I once read that people in Europe can have about a 10% difference in biological ancestry, while the difference between China, Korea and Japan was something around 1%.

I told my wife, who is Zainichi Korean, what he said. She actually thought it was funny. Not because what he said was funny, but how easily it can be for people/idiots to show their true colors here.

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Posted in: Local gov'ts condemn Aichi music event organizer for lax COVID steps See in context

A promoter operates in the same way the Japanese government has and gets scolded for it!?

As Bart Simpson would say, the ironing is delicious.

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Posted in: Westerners rush to leave Kabul; Afghan president flees country See in context

At the very least PLEASE help the people who helped the US military!

Get them out of the country!

Too much time has already been wasted talking/planning this.

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Posted in: Nagoya mayor under fire for biting Olympian's gold medal See in context

I'm wondering, on what level am I to feel offended by this?

Did his teeth marks actually dent the medal? Was it not pure gold??

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Posted in: Japan to tighten border controls on visitors from 3 U.S. states, Finland See in context

Oh, Japanese bureaucracy...If it was an Olympic event not doubt which country wins gold!

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Posted in: Japan's No. 2 diplomat in South Korea ordered home for improper remark See in context

Is the quote lost in translation?

"Masturbating" sounds like he is enjoying himself while something like "jerking off" sounds more like wasting time.

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Posted in: Afghan forces try to thwart Taliban assaults on key cities See in context

We all know how this is going to end. Hope that the new Taliban will be more modern than before.

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Posted in: Verstappen crash at British GP to be reviewed See in context

A month ago I was totally clueless when it comes to F1, but thanks to the Netflix show I now know about this drama in glorified go-karts.

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Posted in: Frenchman's hunger strike over 'abducted' kids enters third week See in context

Feel like he pinned a lot of hope on Macron meeting with him and/or actually doing something.

He is now approaching a critical stage health wise and given the heat I can't imagine they let him stay out there much longer.

Wherever the kids are there must be people that know of this story and know the kids. Hopefully, there will be some back channeling and he can see his kids and end this thing his way.

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Posted in: Osaka wins in debut at Olympics; Barty beaten; Murray withdraws from singles See in context

Like her trainer mentioned in her Netflix show, the only way for this to be successful is for her to win it. I hope she does! Such a unique and talented person!

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

I guess this would be on par with "playing Hiroshima bombing" in a comedy bit?

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Posted in: Bear alert hits softball at Olympic Games opener See in context

Isn't Russia banned from these games?

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