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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

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I will have to distance myself from the philosophical question of whether we can and/or should JUDGE whether another human being should continue living and whether in such case we deemed not so we should be the ones to actually end it and how.

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

I will have to distance myself from the philosophical question of whether we can and/or should whether another human being should continue living and whether in such case we deemed not so we should be the ones to actually end it and how.

My answer is despite and inspire of those issues. Just addressing the consequences and result of death to such people.

The actual judging and execution of it is a whole different complicated issue.

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

@Chip Star

I would think death rids the world of the burden of keeping alive people who have committed despicable acts. This is an honest answer.

Prevention of such acts is another completely different issue.

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Posted in: Father gets 16 years in prison for fatal abuse of 10-year-old daughter See in context

@Chip Star

I would think death rid the world of the burden of keeping alive people who have committed despicable acts. This is an honest answer.

Prevention of such acts is another completely different issue.

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Posted in: S Korean boycott hitting sales of Uniqlo, company says See in context

I makes me wanna puke to read what narrow minded biased and besides the point comments you all make. What are 10 year olds? Have you nothing better to do?

I meant:

It makes me wanna puke to read what narrow minded, biased and besides the point comments you all make. What are you? 10 year olds? Have you nothing better to do?

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Posted in: S Korean boycott hitting sales of Uniqlo, company says See in context

@ Everybody

I makes me wanna puke to read what narrow minded biased and besides the point comments you all make. What are 10 year olds? Have you nothing better to do?

The issue is and always should be Japan denies any wartime harm to the South Korean women and thus refuses to apologize.

Isn't this enough abhorrence to loath on the Japanese politicians and the ignorant meek and detestfuly passive population of Japan.

I lived here 10 plus years my family and work is all Japanese. I know first-hand Japanese common people just want to pretend war never happened and mostly that they did nothing evil, ever.

Of course this kind of retoric is not only for this issue, Japan also negates any wartime wrongdoing in China, denies the Nankin (?) massacre even happened, much less they had anything to do with it, denies their wartime human experiments of biological weapons, is completely mute (thus avoiding showing any regret) about their allegiance with the Third Reich, worships their wartime heroes... What else do you need to opine on the real issue with this country that was spared the shame of having their emperor punished and executed and thus coming full grasp with the negative imagine their victims have of them??

No boycott or political move will solve this solely, however they are part of the main counter-strategy: Not allowing Japan or the world to forget that they did commit vile things.

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Posted in: Over 110,000 volunteers needed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics See in context

smartacusToday  05:38 pm JST

Language will be a problem but it won't matter. Everyone will be having a good time ... except the Japan bashers.

There is certainly good in the spirit of the volunteer effort, but thre is certainly some incongruence as well, with the "olympic spirit", when the merhcandising side, the monetary side is as huge as the sporty and cammaraderie side is.

Some might say it couldn't be any other way, And that would be the truly bleak thing, to believe there is NO any other better way for our world to spin around, thus negating any effort or visualization of a better, if ideal, world.

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Posted in: Over 110,000 volunteers needed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Paralympics See in context

Well, now the millions of retirees filling the ranks of japanese population can be put to good use.

Go for it old fellas!!

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Posted in: Asahi Shimbun journalist arrested for filming up woman's skirt See in context

Stop reading between the lines so satiate your self goading above-you-all attitude.

I meant to write, "self-gloating" above-you-all attitude.

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Posted in: Detroit demands broad access to Japan's auto market but targets narrow niche See in context

@SamuraiBlue

Those statistics and more arrive in our emails every month directly from our customers and our sales department.

You fail to grasp it is not about wheher imported cars have "sales" or not (even if in total they only amount to around the 5% of the market). That 5% of sales is there because people that can afford they "pleasure" cars or those who can affor to be outside the norm. Aichi Toyota factory parking lots include several foreign cars for that matter, that still matter nothing, it is still 5% of a whole market. You would still be wrong to think the guy who drives a BMW to his Toyota factory job does not have one or several Toyotas in his household, and Japanese engineers also often benchmark by owing and driving the competition (this is from experience).

The point of the discussion is whether there is a REAL chance for foreign, and in this case American, automakers to ever achieve even half of the market share Japanese makaers have in, in this case, the American market. Which in the current sate of things, not quite particularly for the make of the market, but because Japanese regulate themselves from within their nucleous of job and community, that it is not even fathomable to ever see a foreign automaker take a Toyota-in-the-American-market-like share in the Japanese market.

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Posted in: Detroit demands broad access to Japan's auto market but targets narrow niche See in context

Japanese market is reared to Japanese makers. I work in the Japanese automobile industry and you should know that is only the tip of the iceberg. Where I work we only make parts for other automobile parts, and the end customers, the car makers are 90% Japanese makers and only a small percent is foreign makers, the thing is we are compelled, expected and pressed to buy ONLY cars from our MAIN customer. And anyone who has lived in Japan long enough knows how Japanese people align when their jobs, or their superiors request something, it doesn't matter if it legal or rightful or fair, they just do it. Japanese align with Japanese companies and products, and everybody knows it.

The problem with those who think the issue is the size or make of American cars is that they fail to see the nationalistic mania of the Japanese, their mania and furor to be the world's number one (compared to other countries), even those Japanese who seemingly love the world or foreign countries, somehow can get rid of the disgusting mantra of "whatever is Japanese can or is the best in the world". Some will point to examples of acquaintances who don't fit that description, and of course I wouldn't dare presume ALL Japanese exhibit that thought process. However, we can without fear of being wrong that most do to some degree, especially considering how most Japanese evade direct confrontation, and if you'd press them about it, they would not say it to your face. It is in the subtle things were it comes out. Anyway, I am not going to try and number the many ways Japanese cultivate the nationalistic pride and aim at and be petulant about being number 1 in the world.

And for that matter, Americans who complain about American auto-makers and who chide them for whining about Japanese protectionism of their automakers market, how ashamed should you be.

You ALLOWED your home automakers to fall to THEIR knees, which are YOUR knees, look how your nation went after you turned your back on them. You may come with the shit of "Japanese automakers came and gave Americans what they wanted". Let's hold that thought for a moment, and go back to what I was telling you is the RULE for automakers and THEIR ENTIRE supply chains, employees BUY from their company’s MAIN client. If you are anywhere in the supply chain of TOYOTA, you buy a TOYOTA, that simple(in my company 99.9% drive the prescribed brand, only 0.1% dare not to, but they have all kinds of consequences). This is common if secret practice along all the Japanese auto industry, and it extends to those companies used, linked or homed by the automakers of those geographic areas. The office leaning company that is used to clean the office building of certain automaker is going to buy cars from that maker, as is any other provided greatly benefited from their contract with the automaker, local banks who may provide payroll services will do so as well, as you know this is the Japanese culture of reciprocity. Now pair that with the Japanese nationalism, and imagine them going by the masses to buy foreign cars to the detriment of their HOME ones, to THEIR prideful industry, to THEIR prideful economy. If you have lived long enough in Japan, you know well how everyone around you chides you for going against the norm of the expected. It matter zilch whether foreign makers make cars Japanese want, the fact of the matter is that for their daily lives they will use what they are expected to use for it is what they help create.

That is why only luxury or extravagant cars make some kind of dent in this market, those who can afford the luxury of an extra car not intended for daily commute, or can afford to be outside the norm of the expected, will buy a foreign car, and of course this people are most of the times affluent to a certain degree so luxury foreign brands fare better.

But, the Japanese that would not yield their ground to a foreign brand, went to YOUR ground and did it to YOU. Because you don't care that you brought YOUR own prideful industry, your own national auto pride to its knees, by buying their product.

I can't help to think of the phrase> "How the mighty have fallen", but I also feel "how has American become just shambles of its former self" and how shameful you did it to yourselves. You jumped for cheap, fuel friendly, ugly, tiny cars that do not merit the American spirit. You had Oldsmobiles, Pontiacs, Saturns, Mercurys, Plymouths, all these gorgeously designed cars, emblems of an American lifestyle, and you traded that for damn ugly, abhorrent hordes of Pius, Corollas, Yaris, and such design disgraces. True may be the gas prices were a factor, but thinking of the Japanese, how they would have thought first in supporting their industry, and making it stay afloat, instead of bailing to the foreign brand. Americans should be ASHAMED. You bailed to them and cost YOU YOUR jobs and YOUR PRIDE. And held the industry and country to its knees in shame in front of you and against the Japanese who would die before putting their companies through the same in their own country.

Perhaps American automakers lacked vision, yes, but instead of helping them, helping you keep YOUR jobs and pride, you deserted them. I can imagine what Japanese might have done in the same situation, like when comparing labor negotiations in both countries, in the US there are strikes, in Japan, no such thing, show high quality work and work harder in order to get what you want. Perhaps that is what the Japanese would do, buy the cars that are not really needed anymore, so as to help the makers regain their footing, pressed them to make more fuel economic cars and keep buying as to help the manufacture transition to fuel economy technologies, However, no, you trade your Americanism, your nationalistic pride for whining and capricious decision making.

So, yes, "Japanese automakers came and gave Americans what THEY(the automakers) wanted": cheap, hideous excuses for cars to replace their muscle prideful American-lifestyle ones, a stiff one in the rear of their national pride, and took the big candy out of your hands in exchange for a petty one.

Hope you've learned your lesson.

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