What efforts at reconciliation? The reason why Europeans have forgiven Germany is because German leaders have kneeled down on statutes are cried and begged for forgiveness. Germany have not only compensated financially everybody which amounted to several hundred billion dollars, they also teach their kids since youn age how bad their country was. Nazi symbols are banned in Germany, and saying one good word about Nazi germany would get you arrested. Now compare that with Japan where J politicians literally deny their entire history, and keep antagonizing and insulting Koreans and Chinese by saying comfort women were sluts and Chinese are lying, and then claim they should be thankful to the Japanese for liberating them, and then visit the Yasukuni Shrine where Tojo is enshrined. Do you seriously think there would ever be peace in Europe if Merkel or any German politician, not even a leader, just any bozo from their government visits a Church where Hitler is enshrined, or says that Poland should be thankful to Germany for liberating them from Russia, or that the Jews are lying? Bro, i am originally from Europe, you have no idea what will happen in Europe if they did that. There is going to be a very violent riots on the streets, cars will be trashed, buildings will be burned. You see what the French do when they protest for minimum wage, imagine what they would do if German officials deny their history. Peace in Europe would be impossible if Germany took the same position Japan did.
@Ilovecoffe - could not agree more.
Some say Japan tried to copy England's imperialistic model at the time. But I would think they obviously lacked Christ and substituted it with shintoism, thus lacked a sense of human rights and civil mindedness.
I know people who are married to a japanese spouse, and they have serious sense of stubbornness and unwillingness to accept others' differences, let a lone a disability or handicap. Seems everything has to be their way or within their cultural worshipping acceptances. If you combine that with an unhealthy homogenous mindset, you have some dangerous folk. I am sure many POW's would tell you how they are.
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So pretty much they want them more spoiled then they already are.
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I don't think finances are an issue. A lot of people, from what I witnessed in Tokyo, were loaded and financially ok - they could have easily went back with my American friend to live in the land of the free, with her Alicia keys phone cover and American flag backpack. But,...it within their taste or how they have been groomedin their minds as to what a good partner equates to them. Such a shame, though. So many of those beautiful women I saw there. It was love at first sight (though there is no such thing for them in their world) Only SHOKAIs (from group friends) or company NOMIKAIs. Or,.. adult video actresses who get recruited and are wasted away by goons and thugs. Amazing their is such control over their people and the thinking.
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She believes that the Japanese authorities are waking up to anime's importance and global reach "as a export force"
they are so full of it - I think they were aware of it long ago and have been using it for that. Unfortunately it is was a gateway thing that brought me into knowing anything japan. If only I could talk to my younger self. I much rather watch the stuff they copied from and that has purer and better motives.
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Supply and demand. damn near anything japanese is popular now, even really crappy things. they use it in their favor. is it in the best interest of the higher overall good, I don't think so. bit if foreigners keep pouring in throwing their money, I guess they will take it.
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They know full well that fathers won't take it, thats why they offer it so high. Just another way to improve the image over the actual reality.
Vince hit the nail on the head. Japan: Form over Substance.
I give these two the honorable common sense comment award. Nail on the head, seriously.
You can pay people financial wages that make them overly capable of being fathers/parents and contributors to a society lacking necessary things, but unfortunately that doesn't make them do so. They'd rather blow that money on the groomed kyabakura women and other selfish and greedy things. I am sure there a lot of children who would be happy to have a parent or parents who would be there for them. But just tossing money in that direction doesn't make things better either I would think. Six months paid leave!?? Did not think it was that much. Wow.
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Goes to show you, when you have a large majority of people jam packed, anywhere and in any place, lacking a compass of morality and goodness within their heart and mind, you have some very sick, dangerous, and disturbing people who will do anything to anyone in a vulnerable position they feel they can get away with. Very dangerous and disturbing. You did not have that a long time ago. For children or adults. I wonder why.
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Unfortunately perversions and sexual evil runs rampant their. It is in their pop-culture bands and mindset, sadly. It is what runs the kyabakura/ AKB48 culture and grooms their women. The day you see one of those beauties with their arms around someone like mine is the day that crap came to an end, or a brighter future. But as of now,..oil and water.
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A lot of Japanese AV or porn is based upon poorly written scripts of men forcing themselves on women, who eventually start to enjoy it. With the number of men whose sole sex education and experience is watching these films, is it any wonder that it happens so frequently, and that they have the attitude that they do?
Even their culture of ropes and bondage to women says a lot in itself. Lacking much chivalry and manners to women to say the least.
But strangely, I remember most of the women not liking being treated with respect, almost being shocked like deers in headlights by it at times when I was there. Or maybe they much rather wanted their men to be that way as opposed to an outside American.
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One of the other things I just remembered that I could never understand - NO TRASH CANS!! LOL. That was the craziest thing! I would never have anywhere to throw things away. I sure as h$# never wanted to keep trash in a bag in my bag or in my pocket. You could never even find somewhere sit down on a bench and rest to eat/drink anything either.
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it is clear most japanese don't want children. From what I remember, the j salary men prefer to have their mistresses and go drinking with colleagues at kyabakuras. So many of those beautiful kyabakura women never wanted to go live abroad or be with a foreigner (at least not my American friend) I find it impressive how their economy is still growing with the decline of their population. It seems they don't need AI or robots since they seem to have them already. I personally think having children is a good thing, contributing to society with good people and something to leave behind when you leave this earth, whether its your biological child or an adopted one. But overly populated places with cramming people is something of a dangerous plague. Can't say some did not try to help japan. My American friend would testify.
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Almost no one in Japan wants to eat whale meat.
I see it on offer from time to time.
However, everywhere I go
Every meal conversation I hear
at any time
"I want to have a whale of time."
I think they just say that to MAKE YOU BELIEVE they don't eat it - Tatamae. In actuality, there is a large consumer base, obviously.
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And lastly I think men should have more say, you know equality & all that, but sadly mens opinions count for 0 in this. BUT if a woman decides to have a baby guess who is on the hook in EVERY state, men, that's who, men have zero choice, THAT is neither fair nor equal. How about if women terminate a pregnancy that men want to see through that the women then MUST pay the man.....again equality, how about it.
Someone somewhat gets it. Equality for the father's mind and right, as well as the child's body. We have nothing but selfish witches these days. Far from a mother Taresa. I am sure nobody here, having a mother, would have been ok with them being aborting because it was her choice.. Highly doubt it. We appreciate mothers and parents for the sacrifices and struggles they gave for us. It is something to do with love I think. The animal kingdom seems to get it right over people. But even births these days are fake as there is a total stranger giving birth because the mother wants to look good on instragram pics. pathetic.
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Its truly sickening in this day and age you have more people and women supporting the slaughter of children in the womb than taking responsibility and accountability of the greatness parenthood/motherhood. Making their vaginas and wombs slaughter tombs. I remember my American friend who lived in tokyo had his child murdered against his will. Though at the time there were so many 'dekichata kekkons' going on at the time with j celebs, his was a legit relationship with his fiancee.. He wanted to take full responsibility for the child, but she was so eager to murder the child. It was ridiculous someone would do that. Truly horrific and scary you have people who operate and walk among us like that. it must be some kind of deranged power trip or something. It is no wonder you have so many crazy and evil things happening with such wickedness going on.
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One thing is for sure,..he definitely has his privacy protected..'Undo 'N',..?? Maybe he has some relatives who run certain banks in japan and/or are in powerful places.
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All I can say is that I hope world peace, love, compassion and understanding can prevail. Many people bash Trump on here but don't anyone on here say anything about how the people of japan, and abe, obviously love him. Not saying that is a bad thing, as I like him myself (other than how he is so buddy buddy with abe and japan, but that is his personal relationship). But as for me, from personal experience, i still worry and don't trust japan. that is just me from my personal history, trauma, and experience. would be nice to say otherwise. people say japan is an ally, i am not really sure. i feel they are just doing what they need to for now. I just can't understand how every on here dislikes him so much. I am proud of my President and my country. Have a happy memorial day.
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Very proud of my President and what he does for the American. I am just not a fan of japan, not because of the whole rent a girlfriend and family policy they promote, but, among other things, them trying to go back on the offense in war. Especially after how they tend to treat certain people, from what I personally witnessed over there. just seems a bit strange on why japan and abe are so crazy about Trump. Didnt know they loved him that much. Trump always spoke about japan's unfair business practices back in the 80's and how he respected them, but didn't think they were fair, but very surprising on how he is so popular over there. I would like to see him improve relations with another country and their chairman in the same light, as japan and U.S. relations has already reached their peak I would think.. maybe a place and region in more of need of de-escalating tensions. But maybe that is in all due time.
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'Pay the HNK fee and help support the country you live in!'
Many outsiders have supported those crooks and many other organizations over there, paying all kinds of taxes and other fees - For years! And what were they given in return,...!?? Deception, humiliation, and a murdered child.
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I really disliked japanese banks. I always had a bad vibe about going into them and putting my money in there. Especially that mizuho and mfug. I felt better after I opened an account with a foreign international bank.
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Seriously, how do they get away with doing that? Piccachu, dragon ball, and other 'cool-Japan' culture has definitely buttered up many of the younger generational law makers abroad, unfortunately, for japans favour.
Why don't they just hunt whales in their own waters? And not endangered whales. And not so many?
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I cannot understand why they say it is for research. How many whales do they need to kill for research. And also, why do they all say they don't eat it and that long ago, they used to serve it in their school lunches, but they don't eat it now - They all lying. They just say that to make the west think that they don't it it when in actuality they are still eating it secretly. That documentary the cove was truly horrible and heartbreaking. Why would anyone want to hurt whales and dolphin..!? And in such large numbers and as barbaric?? Such beautiful animals.
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I really hated garbage trucks and the drivers when I lived there. Do they still scream 'orei, orei, orei!' in the mornings in the alleys and streets there?
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3rd wealthiest developed nation in the world and you have people doing that. Why? Same reason they'd rather abort children rather than give up their selfish time. very selfish mindset.
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I remember an American friend of mine once went into a bar that an amazingly beautiful japanese woman invited him into as she was standing in the entrance of it texting a friend. Long story short, turns out she was sharing a table in that bar with some dirt bag looking mafia type j-men. One of the men grabbed his croch and said, 'Oh,..very big!' and when my friend face palmed the guy into the wall, the guy thrown into the wall and his henchmen all started doing the whole rolling their 'r's' and yarrro ' surrounding this guy by himself saying 'this is japan! and if you dont like it, get out!'..Man, the stuff they did to that guy was unbelievably against all human rights that if anyone saw you'd think differently of the place. In a way, the whole concept of katakana is kind of a way of not wanting to 'get the hands dirty touching something from the outside' in a way.
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Very interesting to see posts are flooded with foreigners who lived there for over 10 years saying they have had nothing but love and welcome from living in japan. and then you have the group who had experienced difficulty and harsdhip. somehow if you fall in the catagory of not fitting in or if you had problems, then you should go off yourself or there was something wrong with you. but in the same sentence they want to say spread love...?? its the modern superficialism running rampant. I personally feel the ones who had experienced hardship and difficulty are far more realistic and true. As it seems, japan has always welcomed certain foreigner, and the ones the japanese let stay longer or join their communities recently were the ones who fit their mold and were not a threat to their sovereignty. it didn't matter if you were a handsome and had justice written on your face who were a messenger of God, they have a mold they want filled in. maybe the same said of any place high-jacked by evil. i guess which explains why most of the foreigners who were on tv were always made out to look foolish or stupid while making the japanese men look good, even though most of the men in reality in japan act childish and stupid. i remember going to an 'international' party looking to meet a nice j-girl who would hopefully be 'international' at heart, but they all were into the most stupidest characters of men, foreigner and japanese a like.
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there are a lot of japanese who abide by their culture of singling out, bullying, harassment, and sick perversion. they should round up all those dangerous people there who do such attacks on anyones freedom like that.
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Not true - This is just for their 'image'. They have so many hentai magazines in convenient stores and recruiters passing out tissues to recruit women into the 'industry'.
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'harmony' in their view is a kind of mental disease of homogeny and murdering/weeding out those who are 'different'...those different in the good sense of different. they want everyone to be like them, following their ways and ideals, eliminating any kind of threat or competition..enforcing a passive/aggressive way. and when you disagree or speak up about it, you are wrong. its like persecuting free speech in a way. nothing beautiful about that. they should seek beauty in disharmony, helping and being a friend to those who are not in their popular circles.
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*On a side note
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I think the japanese emperors will always have militaristic power and influence, no matter how much they try to make you think otherwise,.. lowering your guard.
On a side not: Long live U.S. General Douglas MacArthur.
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