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Posted in: Nobel physics prize goes to 3 for climate discoveries See in context

Just look at this pic.


He still is identifying himself with Japanese-ness.

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Posted in: Nobel physics prize goes to 3 for climate discoveries See in context

Well done to the winners. But let's be honest here - Manabe left Japan to work in the States in 1958. 1958! And he is a US citizen.

Hoping the research goes some way to explaining and perhaps addressing global warming.

Dude, he studied in Tokyo Univ. until the doctoral course. His basis as a scholar was made in Japan.

Thank you.

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Posted in: Nobel physics prize goes to 3 for climate discoveries See in context

Recently it's super hard to not see Japanese name among Nobel Prize winners in every single year.

Hell Yeah!

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Posted in: Japanese beauty firm under fire over CEO comments on Koreans See in context

Japanese traditionally tend to honestly accept the fact that they racially and culturally have roots in China but be reluctant to accept the fact that the part of their racial and cultural origin is also from Korean peninsula.

It's said that the latter tendency has started since Meiji restoration.

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Posted in: Japanese beauty firm under fire over CEO comments on Koreans See in context

Ego Sum Lux MundiToday 11:43 am JST

East Asians (Chinese Han, Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodians, etc.) are the most ethno-centric people on Earth, and they all view their countries as virtual ethno-states that exist to serve and protect the interests of their tribe. Modern liberal Westerners have no idea just how much their "race doesn't define nationality!" mantra is rejected in this part of the world.

There exists no universality in East Asia. Each countries around here can't deal with other countries beyond their own national interest.

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Posted in: Japanese beauty firm under fire over CEO comments on Koreans See in context

Anti-Korea sentiment in Japan is definitely getting worse than anti-Japan sentiment in Korea.

Can someone teach me how to turn this tide back to 80-90s?

Thank you.

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Posted in: 78-year-old nursery school manager arrested for spitting on teenage girl See in context

@ P.Smith

You can ride a bicycle on sidewalks in case you judge some situation "緊急避難(emergency evacuation)".

And you can arbitrarily judge what situation is emergency evacuation.

So you can always ride a bicycle on sidewalks if you always judge emergency evacuation, off course only giving a priority to pedestrians.

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Posted in: Suga finds himself on T-shirts and bags in hometown See in context

expatToday 08:48 am JST

He looks like Yoda.

Originally the name "Yoda" comes from Japanese sir name "Yoshida".

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Posted in: Japan criticized for weak response to bulk carrier fuel leak off Mauritius See in context

This tragedy was caused by the negligence of Indian captain and Indian navigator.

It's way severe to blame Japan and the Japanese government.

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Posted in: #MeToo movement journalist sues lawmaker for liking defaming tweets See in context


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Posted in: 75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing See in context

Um, they weren’t allowed to surrender, and were encouraged to fight to the death. Also, the mistreatment of enemy POWs was encouraged. No different?

It seems that you want to insist that Japanese have those traits by default.


People change to any state depending on the environment they put themselves in.

Actually did Japanese American soldiers battling in the European front behaved the same way?


The rebuttal is done.

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Posted in: 75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing See in context

60-70% of their cause of death is not battle but starvation.

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Posted in: Japan's legacy of forced labor haunts ties with neighbors See in context


I still remember couple of years ago when some English politician said something along the lines of "British Empire has never done anything wrong". I can't remember the exact words, but it was something along those lines. It's not just one politician either, the average person in England knows absolutely nothing (accurate) about what their country did in the past. The general sentiment is that "Yeah, we [[might have done]] some bad stuff, but we also did a lot good, so no need to focus on the bad". Sounds familiar? Exactly what you would hear from the average Japanese.

Actually I've never seen Japanese TV documentaries broadcasting Vietnam war, Khmer Rouge, Rwandan genocide and other post-WW2 atrocities referring to and comparing with the ones done by the Imperial Japan while Japanese TVs like to refer to and compare with Nazis Germany, Soviet and CCP when they broadcast those post-WW2 atrocities. And there are many animations based on an episode from A-bombing of Hiroshima and carpet bombing of Tokyo but there are NO animations from the point of view of China, SE Asian countries and other which were devastated by Imperial Japan.

After all most of Japanese are not good at objectifying themselves and are unconscious to be self-righteous mainly due to the self-contained isolated geographical condition that is furthermost to the right of Eurasian continent and separated by an ocean. It's just like an ignorant self-righteous mom who has been only a full-time housewife for decades and are not aware of herself to be ignorant and self-righteous.

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Posted in: Japan's legacy of forced labor haunts ties with neighbors See in context

I'm really fed up from the bottom of my heart with the demandingness and persistentness of Korean. It's almost like a religious activity. Originally they should first demand the compensation to their own government which embezzled the compensation money of 1965 treaty without paying the victims. But well, they also actually have the individual right to demand the compensation. The related companies should compensate them. SIGH.

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Posted in: Comedian says pandemic will prod pretty girls into sex industry See in context

His remark reflects on the general mindset of Japanese men regarding women to a large extent.

Most of Japanese men still regard women stuff rather than individual.

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Posted in: S Korea protests over Japan's virus travel restrictions See in context

If there existed Nobel Face-saving Prize, Korea would have won the most prizes.

I'm pretty sure.

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Posted in: S Korea protests over Japan's virus travel restrictions See in context

Korea : Persecution complex and face-saving ONLY toward Japan AS ALWAYS.

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Posted in: Japan tries to explain to embassies merits of releasing Fukushima water into ocean See in context

If the radioactive waste which the water contains is only tritium, no problem. Nuclear plants all over the world release the water containing tritium into the ocean. The problem is that there is a high probability it's not only tritium the water contains.


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Posted in: Comedian Teruyoshi Uchimura, TV announcer Asami Miura voted most ideal bosses See in context

Uchimura always keeps a smile on his face and just says harmless and inoffensive things. Those features are often seen among indecisive people. Being liked this kind of guy means that the people here don't want to bring a huge change to the society.

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Posted in: University of Tokyo fires associate professor over anti-Chinese Twitter posts See in context

Racism and conspiracy theory are the last refuges for morons.

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Posted in: Ghosn says French envoy told him of inside plot See in context

Traditionally Japanese hate the excessive concentration of power. The same kind of thing with what happened to Ghosn this time happens now and then in the Japanese history. It's called 主君押込 which means liegemen reluctantly incarcerate their lord who behaves arrogantly or personalizes his power.

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Posted in: Body of slain doctor returns home to Japan from Afghanistan See in context

Why on earth hadn't such a saint ever gotten awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while some people recommended Greta Thunberg to be nominated to it only because of the short speech?

Totally ridiculous.

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Posted in: Gunmen kill Japanese doctor, five Afghans See in context

Why on earth weren't Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him? Ridiculous.

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Posted in: Japan beats Russia 30-10 in Rugby World Cup opener See in context

Great number of Japanese people are interested in the rugby world cup. I really think so. Yeah.

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Posted in: Mongolian professor says Japan’s name for Mongolian barbecue, 'Genghis Khan,' is disrespectful See in context

What Japanese citizens got angry at is not using the word kimono itself but one person trying to enclose the right to use the word as her apparel brand. On the other hand everybody can use the BBQ name anytime anywhere just like Caesar salad. The professor's argument is typically a category mistake. Thus the Japanese citizen's reaction is not a double standard.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing 85-year-old common-law wife; says he was worn out from looking after her See in context

The surname of Arai(新井) talks a lot here in Japan.

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Posted in: 33 dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio See in context

The perpetrator is 41 year old. AGAIN a guy in despair from the generation of the employment ice age.

By the way, Kyoto Animation is one of the sacred places of creepy anime culture whose fans are mostly chauvinists.

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Posted in: Whale meat fetches 'celebration prices' after Japanese hunt See in context

Whether whaling is a tradition or not is not so important. Anti-whalers request towards Japan should be "Hunt and eat only not endangered whales within the range of the real demand and to not destroy the ecosystem", NOT "Stop hunting and eating whale itself". Why on earth don't they understand there exists a big leap between the former and the latter request? There exists no reason to request the latter one to Japan and other whaling nations.

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Posted in: Pope to visit Hiroshima, Nagasaki on Nov 24 See in context

Robotron Today 03:51 pm JST


It wasn't a civilian city at all.

Hey yeah. 20,000 soldiers dead and around 125,000 dead civilians.

And the vast majority of the 125,000 civilians were women and children.

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Posted in: BTS, Korean pop titans who conquered the West See in context

Wallace Fred Today 07:06 am JST

Like I mentioned earlier, the negatively and jealousy just adds to the meteoric rise of these guys. Keep em coming.


Most of the above commenters recognize that actually they are popular TO SOME EXTENT but don't think they are so popular as become rank 1st and feel something unnatural. Specifically speaking, they suspect there have been some systematic manipulations on the internet voting and their popularity is inflated so much.

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