Now imagine if the Japanese started boycotting all things related to K Pop.
Who would come out the bigger loser from this. The Koreans who are boycotting Japanese beer? Or the Japanese boycotting K Pop?
(Korean K Pop agencies make a large bulk of their revenue from Japan and some of the biggest agencies are also tied to the Korean pension system. So imagine if these agencies took a huge hit in revenue and the knock on effect that it'll have)
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All who have been out to sea are aware of the dangers that our beautiful oceans possess and are always thankful when the ship returns to port safely.
Sadly that hasn't happened this time. My condolences to the sailors and their families of this tragedy.
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As a parent of girls around Yua's age, this saddens me massively. I will always prioritise my girls over everything else and I wouldn't ever allow anyone to harm them.
This poor girl though was failed by the one person who she should've been able to trust more than anyone else in the world :(
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Is there a need to buy imported more expensive, similar tasting beer?
Korean beer and Japanese beer have a very similar taste.
However, imported beer is more expensive.
As the Korean economy is not doing so well then The news that Koreans aren’t buying Japanese beer is to be expected.
To put the news into perspective,
I have never seen nor bought Korean beer in Japan...
Never drunk Cass? That p*ss water makes Budweiser taste like a premium beer.
And you never see Cass or Hite in Japan for the very reason that they taste awful.
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South Koreans have no issues with seeing the flags of the two countries that most recently invaded them in 1950 though...
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Kept me up the whole night with the building shaking and from the noise of the wind and rain... I can't remember ever experiencing a typhoon as intensely powerful in Tokyo as I did last night.
We live in the Chiyoda ku area and from what I could gather from the NHK reports and SNS posts throughout the night. Tokyo's eastern wards that are closer to the Tokyo Bay area were hit harder than the western wards.
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Let her binge drink whilst she's still young!
I used to binge drink at that age myself. But as I've grown older my drinking habits have eased up to the point where I usually have 1 drink a day. But that drink would be 1 glass of wine with the wife as we wind down for the day.
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When the JSDF re adopted the Rising Sun flag in 1952, was there opposition from SK? No. In fact SK approved the use of the flag.
When the JSDF took part in the Naval fleet reviews of 1998 & 2008 in SK, was there opposition from SK? No, there wasn't.
The Rising Sun flag has only become an issue in the past 7 years with the increase in Korean nationalism and using Japan as the whipping boy to divert attention away from national problems.
The Rising Sun flag predates to the 1600s and it shall continue to be used right now and in the future!
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Most recent news report from NHK has stated that the 67 year old driver of the truck has died from his injuries.
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It isn't every day that you see something like this happening on Japan's rail network.
I'm glad that there hasn't been any reported deaths from this incident. From the footage it could've easily been a lot worse and I'm quite surprised that it wasn't.
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My girls would love this. So I'll definitely be taking them!
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A lot of men up in arms here about this - and while I get it, let's be honest, how many of you are the primary parent? How many of you actually take your kids out alone without the help of your partner packing things and preparing. I'm guessing so many of you will claim you do this all, are really involved but come on. We all know that for most, the mom is the majority parent and very few dads in Japan are anything more than weekend dads. Yes, including you guys who aren't Japanese. I work with guys who want a pat on the back for taking their kids to swimming lessons once a week and whatnot. I get the frustration with this, I get it isn't good but this is the state of parenting in Japan for the most part. If you don't like it, do something about it beside ranting on JT today.
Nice of you to assume that all the fathers commenting on here only claim to look after their children and aren't actually that involved in the child's upbringing.
The mother of my older daughters walked out of the family that we started together after she couldn't hack the responsibilities of being a mother anymore. She left me with the responsibility of raising, clothing, feeding and giving love to the children that we created together.
Did I ask for sympathy or money from anyone as the sole carer? No. Even with the prejudice that fathers face. I raised my daughters alone and that only changed when I met my wife who is more of a Mum to our girls than my former partner could ever dream to be.
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“Mongolian people feel the same way about Genghis Khan as Japanese people feel about the emperor of Japan,” Yang told the Japanese-language division of Newsweek. “He is a sacred figure whose name should not be used for a kind of food.”
Guessing that this guy hasn't ever seen a Meiji chocolate bar throughout his time in Japan.
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This isn't a Japan only issue. Prejudice against fathers who are alone with their children also occurs in the UK. There's been numerous incidents in the past of fathers that have taken their children away on a trip being reported by hotel staff to the police...
Of course you could counter how the staff are acting on suspicion of a crime taking place. However that's where the prejudice comes in. Because a mother who takes her children away won't even get as much as second glance from hotel staff. However a father is automatically accused of being a paedophile.
And that's the exact same problem here. If the mother was with the young girl nobody would bat an eye lid. However the father was automatically accused of being a kidnapper and even though he produced evidence that she was his daughter, the police still called the mother to get confirmation!
I'm a father that is very hands on when it comes to parenting. I take an active role in their upbringing and I also enjoy taking my girls on trips. Because I believe that a close father/daughter relationship is important to my girls' upbringing and how they will value themselves in later life.
However because I am the father I have experienced this kind of prejudice in the past and it does get tiresome.
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How long before South Koreans come to their senses and drag Moon from out of the Blue House?
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They'll come to an agreement. Japan will compensate. Then in a few years time SK will void the agreement because they didn't like Moon.
Rinse and repeat.
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This incident further makes me glad that I have a dashcam in my car.
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Already decided that I will be escaping to my in laws' house up in Hokkaido next summer. Sod staying in Tokyo whilst the Olympics are on!
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Will this also mean slower shipments of K Pop albums to Japan? If so, just wait till the big Korean entertainment agencies kick up a fuss as their sales and profit margins drop! (Majority of sales are through bulk buying within the first week of the album being released)
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It is extremely dangerous and foolhardy for any Japanese to be in South Korea. Japanese tourists will be spotted easily on the streets and potentially harassed, bullied or even worse.
Utter nonsense when there's been no reported attacks and Korean netizens themselves have been quite vocal that these protests are against the Japanese government and not Japanese citizens!
I'm not happy with how the Moon office has been encouraging the Anti Japan sentiment to gain the support of the nationalists. But don't lie and say that SK is unsafe for Japanese citizens right now.
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when you can't swim, going in the water to try and save someone is not smart, raise the alarm and keep watching for where the person to be rescued is
If one of my daughters was in a life threatening situation, I would put my life on the line to save her.
A parent will always sacrifice their own life to save the life of their child.
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Another spanner in the works that will affect Moon's dream of combining the two Korea's economies together to spit the nasty and evil Japanese.
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Watanabe is accused of punching the 20-year-old woman in the face several times. He was quoted by police as saying he was drunk and doesn’t remember punching the woman and can’t understand how he could have done such a thing.
Generic excuse from a male after they've assaulted a female....
Men who assault women are pathetic scumbags!
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And Moon still wishes to push relations with Japan even further away to make a 'great economic power' with NK...
It's time that South Koreans woke up and smelled the coffee. Moon and his office is the danger to their daily lives. Not Japan!
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These designs gave me and the wife a few laughs.
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I wonder if Trump would like to express his opinions on the El Paso terrorist who is a avid Trump supporter?
Mr President. Your words and behaviour has motivated and encouraged your supporters to go out into the streets to attack ethnic minorities who live within the country that you're meant to be the leader of!
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