Japan is just fine. there is no need to try to force Japanese people to accept other cultures. Other cultures can stay at home and be just as they wish. So please respect Japan and the desire to just be Japanese ...this silly ideal of multiculturalism is born from socialist attempts to water down everyone to a single global mass easy to manipulate and harvest for power.
Japan is just fine as it is. There is no need to change....
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It has been long obvious to any with real scientific background that the entire climate change farce has been another attempt by liberal and fantasy based media pundits to create another power base by skewing and over dramatizing some rather basic natural shifts and trends that have been part of the planet's long history. I don't even bother reading any of the doom saying coverage and like the LGBT farce, just marvel that modern media has become so much the tool of rather amazingly gullible and ignorant junk.
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I am very pleased to see this topic covered and covered well here I have been a bit worried at times that the entire anime world seemed from from any other than the most superficial coverage in this venue but this is a well done report.
Yes KyoAni has had a terrible loss but they are strong good people and are dong their best for the healing of the firm and all within it. Thank you for this article.
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there is no way Taiwan will ever rejoin the crude and brutal dictatorship now ruling China. Sadly China ha s along and much to be respected history but now it is showing all the signs of being another brutal facist regime that cares only to expand the power of its elite. They are a danger to world peace and will face increasing failure if they continue to try to employ 19th century colonial tactics as they are now. Those days are gone forever and I have the greatest respect for the brave people of Hong Kong for standing up for their freedom.
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They are wonderful people at KyoAni and have always treated their employees and staff better than any other anime studio. ..considerate, kind and supportive. Their work and their anime are some of the very best yet made, covering many genres with grace, artistry and depth, bringing in topics of relationship, family, work, hope, love and much more than just fantasy and the artistry that is the basis of anime and indeed all story telling. I am hopeful they will recover and flourish again, and all in the anime world in Japan who do similar work are hoping the same and will help in any way that can be done.
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As a live long professional Artist, i have no issue with the local council speaking for what it feels is appropriate for the community. Art is NOT separate from life and has a responsiblity to be created with respect for values. Far too much trash is called art by egotistic would be artists who have no concept of the responsiblity of art and its correct place in life. Far too long has the label "art" and the political gambits of freedom of expression been used to trample on the senisibilities and values of society. Yes that local artist has his own enjoyment of his own desires in his art but that does not make it a valid form to make part of the fabric of a spiritual temple that is the result of generations of past devotion and respect. If he and the temple had been open and honest with themselves and the town, there would be no issue but then it makes a good story for the press. Hence I have many things i can wonder about. The pictures are very low quality and far from the level of sophistication of either older Japanese arts and of modern anime both of which have very high standards and can offer much more.
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The War need not have happened. And many of the results and methods were not what needed to happen. And that applies to both sides. I do not seek to rekindle historic pains but speak of truth from actual history which can be studied and understood with careful research by any individual.
I am glad to see this issue covered. I know the Daughter of Oppenheimer who led the US effort to develop the bomb and he regretted deeply to his last days that it has occurred. He felt it was a blight on humanity and that it need not have been used on a city to show its power.
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It was a main server and contained many important files and all were recovered successfully.
Much generous and kind support has come to KyoAni from within Japan, from both the Anime community, other studios who are generously planning help, and the government to help support KyoAni which is a major national Cultural Heritage. The works of KyoAni are much much much much more than "high school girls"..tho the school genre is a very significant one throughout anime ..for many reasons. KyoAni is one of the very best anime studios, making superlative series, with very fine and high quality art schemes, animation and stories. Japanese animation or Anime started in 1919, and has flourished into a vast literature of stories of every possible genre, and a high level of artistry and talent. Sadly the western view of anime is skewed by lack of understanding and awareness, and the very limited nature of western esp American Animation which is far less sophisticated. KyoAni also has maintained the highest standards of support for their staff of any Japanese anime studios, offering full regular salary, support of all kinds including child care and a compassionate and caring atmosphere of appreciation and encouragement for many fine animators, many of whom got their start at KyoAni which holds classes and training for various aspects of anime production.
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We are shocked and horrified at this tragedy. KyoAni is one of the finest studios with wonderful management and superb series that have been created some of the best anime by any. The man is crazy and evil and I hope he is punished at hard as possible. There is no place here to attack anime or Japan this is a time of tragedy and mourning and I ask posters here restrain their impulses and show respect. I am sure the Studio will continue they are brave and good people and will do all they can to honour the memory of those who were so sadly lost. Please be polite and kind.
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It is silly to be honest and simple to object to events that happened long ago ...it is history. And Past. No one responsible for the events of that time wanted WWII, except for a few nuts. Sadly the effects were profound and still not accurately realized by most of the countries involved. but to protest Japan using treasured symbols of its nation and history is just persecution and from trying to make political credits out of a silly attempt to hold the present hostage to the past. Grow up Korea you have a much greater danger: China. Japan is YOUR friend NOT China which wants to colonize and conquer the entire Far East. Get Smart or start to learn Chinese.
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I have the greatest respect for the Japanese Police and they do their best and Japan is much more lawful than most of the rest of the world by far! I am very glad this creep was re captured and the police took full responsiblity thru some of their senior members who made serious efforts to aid the search. Let us be grateful and thankful.
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I am sorry for the trouble caused by the typhoon and hope everyone is safe. it is part of nature, and as such nature has cycles that affect even climate it is a natural progressiosn not some fake hyped up liberal fantasy to try to gain global power. Let us be careful of such events and take care of those we love and ignore the fake pseudo science quacks that try to scare people ..Nature and the environment change over time, and we can adjust along with it.
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I am glad they are working to get ready, and needless negativity about the challenges does not help much. I would think it better to encourage them and wish them well.
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Kerry is and was a total idiot and emberassment in office and out. I wish he would just stop trying to act like an expert on anything as he is not.
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This is a remarkable and very commendable sign of integrity on the part of these officers to take this step, and take responsibility for an error in job performance by fellow officers. I don't think that this would very likely happen in any other country than Japan.
I give great respect for this action and hope that this evil man is caught and kept away from society very soon.
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there are so, and I mean SO many other topics of interest and concern to focus on, it is amazing how a few hypermotivated and narrow minded people with a crusade can ignore reality of what is important.
Sadly whatever the ethnic or gender of a critic is, has nothing to do with how good they are at their job.
as they say, nothing to see here just move along :)
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I am very sorry about the sad deaths of so many including many elders it is more fitting to speak with sympathy for them than to criticize the authorities who I feel are doing all they can. It is not easy to organize relief ....and i am glad they have shelters and will be able to be taken care of until clean up can be done. It was worse than expected the landslides look very bad from photographs. It has been a tough year for many all over, things from Nature cannot be known ahead.
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I think it is incredible that there is no article or coverage of Comiket since 2013...it just ooccured again this year and many many thousands attended and brought great new books to share. It is an integral part of Japanese modern visual culture and should be covered to have a balanced media coverage.
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I hope and pray that many who are lost are found and all who can be helped are. I am very sad to hear how so many have died. Each is a precious person and loved. I pray for them all. Please keep comments focused on the people and not on issues for now. lets us offer support and care.
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it is very scary when ground moves up and down so much hard to stand. My heart goes out to all injured and to the families of the three we know so far that died. There may be more I will warn us.
It is a scary and tragic event of nature. I hope comments can be compassionate and kind. That is what is needed at this time.
my family all ok. glad any posting here from area are ok too.
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I am very glad the military is taking this seriously and taking responsibility. It is a critical time for the US Military to be in Japan to help stand up to and stop the aggression of China as it tries to take over the Orient. I am hopeful this will help calm negative feelings because we need Japan and the US to work together now in a very important time.
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I am sick of the liberal left media attacking Trump our first decent president in the US in decades with this ridiculous fake news story over Russia. Every president in history has worked to establish good relations in a rational manner with all major sane world powers. Russia is working to rebuild and is a valuable ally. the Fact of the matter is that Obama the previous president ruled the country using Executive orders that no one had the courage to challenge, Trump is trying to return to rational governance by actually BEING and Administrator, and to follow the needs of our time. The constant attacks are ridiculous is the attempt to make him out to be a fool and the Republicans as a negative force. I will hope for sanity to come, the liberal program of forced skewed social ideals failed because the people in the US do not want it..time for the media and the far left liberals to accept it and for all to work together for a decent future for all people.
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Trump is the first rational intelligent president that is NOT a tool or a flunkie for either the right or the left he defeated not only the Democrats and the liberal cabal that has had the entire country under control and heading to bizarre far left directions but he also defeated the /Republican party hacks who refused to stand up for liberty and justice at all. As for the fantasies about Carbon emmsions and the fake science over climate change it is idiotic. Yes there are swings in climate, and no we dont have enough data to know if this is just a recent swing or a massive change due to ALL EFFECTS not just human. And as for carbon it is a GOOD thing not a bad thing, all plants NEED carbon dioxide and it actually HELPS them.
and in a final note, AP is now suspect as they are mad at Trump's press secretary because he refused to allow them the first question at a press conference which was their "so called" right....the Trump White House is having to have to teach the US media to be honest and REPORT the news not commentate and twist it as they have been, esp CNN, NBC, and CBS. Sadly almost all major media has been increasingly biased and the fact that some Park service people are upset because they are losing their perceived control over public opinion based on false science is no surprirse. It is not really news at all.
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Gee what a surprise another arab attacker filled with so much hate that he shoots innocent strangers in the cause of his cult's believfs and the demcrats in power want to let thousands more potential killers into the US with no screening just to try to force a foreign religion on the rest of the country.
i expect we will see more of this until sanity returns to not only the US but Europe as well and the free pass for any and all people from the Middle east is shut down.
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Clinton is a joke she should never have been elected for anything she had no eperinece at all and her record in the State Department was deplorable. She and her husband have been known to be shady forever. Trump is an honest and strong minded man who we desperatly need and most of American realizes this he will win by a landslide and we can start restoring the US to a country of honour and decency. the past eight years have been horrible and filled with liberal trash at every level of life.
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Yet another attack by arab inspired terrorism and the officials being afraid of the pro muslim powers in charge of the US right now wont say it is one. sigh getting tired of this whitewash.
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I have no idea why they would choose a foreign actor when there are a ton of great Japanese actors available. sad story.
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