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Posted in: Why are "Christian-style" weddings so popular in Japan? See in context

Aly RustomNov. 9  08:34 am JST

a chance to be foreign without being foreign

What does it mean to be foreign by "Christian-style" weddings?

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Posted in: Why are "Christian-style" weddings so popular in Japan? See in context

Because of this kind of voice, none of your business, nowadays, lots of young couples choose non-religious wedding ceremony in Japan arranged by wedding-specialized companies. What's wrong with that?

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Posted in: Why are "Christian-style" weddings so popular in Japan? See in context

Why are "Christian-style" weddings so popular in Japan?

Because they care style not religion. Because those churches let wedding couples who are not even Christians have that-style ceremony in the church and hear Ave-Maria sung by choir.

It is the style of ceremony

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Posted in: S Korea to take part in Japan fleet review despite Rising Sun flag objection See in context

*For those who always compare Japan with the 3rd Reich, I stress again, Imperial Japan never thought of extinguishing a particular race. Not to mention what they have done to the Jews, Nazis oppressed Polish saying " It's enough for them to be educated up to around 4th grade in elementary school level, if they can count the number up to 500 and can write their own names, it's just enough" It abducted and murdered about a million intelligence in Poland. *However, Polish still preferred to be occupied by Germans rather than Russians because they believed Germany had culture. This is the terrible reality of the humane history.

 

*Did Japan ever treat, say, Korea like that? Japan ended slavery over there and introduced compulsory education for every children including those unable to attend the school due to their ex-slave status or poverty. The 2nd Imperial University was established in Korea even before Osaka Imperial University. Oh Yes I don't doubt Japanese then had some kind superiority complex over them.* But Comparison of Japan and Germany IS totally ridiculous.

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Posted in: S Korea to take part in Japan fleet review despite Rising Sun flag objection See in context

Few would disagree that Germany has demonstrated far greater remorse and maturity in its attitude and approach to its involvement in wartime atrocities than Japan.

Remorse and maturity in its attitude and approach to it’s atrocities to extinct a particular race form the surface of the planet earth Right? Sure, Germans must do it forever.

Only simpletons get stuck on this foolish comparison against what Japan has done for Korea. Those simpletons can never answer how come Taiwanese perception is so different from Koreans one.

Those simpleton probably never know that German Genocide is not only Holocaust, they tried to extinct a particular ethnicity in Namibia, it's ex-colony. For the genocide where Germans tried to extinct the Herero, it took longer than a century for Germans to admit and make an official apology only last year 2021 for the first time ever, yet, Germans still rejecting legal responsibilities.

Those simpletons are probably ignoring the fact that, In the beginning of this month, Polish government officially announced to demand Germany to pay 1.3 trillion Euro for wartime atrocities.

So much for Germany model for the remorse isn't it ey?

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Posted in: What's up with the Bank of Japan stance on interest rates? See in context

Sadly, many are now staying in Vietnam where, due to the current situation, they can make more money and have a higher quality of life in terms of wages and spending m

Sorry. BoJ does not exist for Vietnamese or any foreign workers paid in Yen in Japan. Please leave, that's all can be said

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Posted in: What's up with the Bank of Japan stance on interest rates? See in context

I didn't know Yuri Kageyama had economics degree

In particular, this sub-title..

WHAT ARE OTHER CENTRAL BANKS DOING?

Meaning She meant CB of a sovereign nation should follow other big players..

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Posted in: Do you believe there are still Japanese abductees alive in North Korea? See in context

Non-issue. Nothing will change regarding this matter no matter what the circumstances. Abe created this fake political issue and he made sure that it would never, ever be resolved. The whole issue stinks of cynical political manipulation of the families involved and a gullible Japanese public.

Huh? None could ever possibly have created this issue as a fake political one. This is very real inhumane criminal acts by the thug nation

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Posted in: 90 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

I have never heard the stories that Yasukuni has been pushing spiritual sales or inducing people to become followers

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Posted in: Tourists enjoy 1st Saturday after Japan scraps COVID border controls See in context

I see there's "mask" discussion going on here..... pitty

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Posted in: BOJ chief stays course on ultralow rate policy despite sharp yen drop See in context

Mr. Kuroda

Do as you believe for the best. No need to care for those panicking themselves by converting their yen_based salary

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Posted in: Japan's loosening of COVID-19 entry restrictions may keep citizens wearing masks See in context

Japan's loosening of COVID-19 entry restrictions may keep citizens wearing masks

So What? Does that bother you ?

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Posted in: N Korea confirms nuclear missile launches were tests to 'wipe out' enemies See in context

I bet he is one of general's doubles

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Posted in: Unification Church tries to derail ex-believer's press conference See in context

First time I expect UN experts to say something and press Japan to do something about this evil Korean cult.

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Posted in: Unification Church tries to derail ex-believer's press conference See in context

Nibek32Today  04:17 pm JST

In a response to all the negative press and exposure, the Unification Church said they will put a cap on how much money they coerce out of their members, now only 30% of their income.

I mean, how much were they taking before?!

It's said the leaflets about " the best way to borrow money" available among followers

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

The number-count doesn't matter. The depth does.

we’re gonna have to agree to disagree here are the numbers do matter. And if the opposition has shown to have as many people with ties to this Unification Church you guys would have been screaming for their heads from day one. The fact that it’s the LDP Does not mean you can gloss over the idea that more than half of them have ties to the church.

Again. The Leech approaches to rulers.

As for the depth, you couldn’t get closer than the founder and Abe’s grandfather. That’s established.

They are all dead long time ago.

Not surprising at all, the leech like UC would try to approach to then-rulers for their mission as using politicians of ruling party as their ad-towers is the most efficient in order to increase their Japanese followers and collect money.

Know what? Not only did they do that, the ruling party let them do that and they covered it up and kept it real quiet until the top man was going down

I have no idea what you mean by  the ruling party let them do that and they covered it up and kept it real quiet until the top man was going down. Care to link?

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

Aly RustomToday  06:14 pm JST

Something to prove such narrative? any link

Yes if you go to Nobusuke Kishi Media page is pretty much tells you his link with moon.

Moons unification church was built on land that was owned by Kishi

No. It was not owned by Kishi. In 1954 Kishi rent THAT land from actress Mieko Takahashi and used his own and for guest house but returned it when he retired. When UC moved its HQ to THAT Land, it was owned by Mieko Takahashi

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/24fc6e045776bfdaab7b45fd33c6c52e5f8ad6c0

And on top of that the page also goes to talk about how moon was given support help and immunity by the LDP particularly Kishi.

On top of that when moon was arrested in the United States for tax evasion Kishi Tried to lobby the US president to let him go. This is something unheard of. Since when do Japanese Prime Ministers try to lobby the US presidents to pardon criminals in the United States? They don’t even do that for Japanese citizens and yet Kishi not only did it, he did it for a foreign national

He was not PM any longer when he did that. And I don't know and actually don't care why he did that which after all ended up in vain.

Besides, whatever Grand father did or thought of, you don't have to scale up as much as his ground would do as much.

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

Do you ever think that I keep having to point out again and again is that the LDP used nationalism and stoked hatred against Koreans for their political base. Abe was especially guilty of that during his second tenure as Prime Minister.

If LDP used nationalism and stoked hatred against Koreans, it basically contradicts your assertion that PM like Abe believed in UC's dogma. Regardless, I never agree he stoked hatred against Koreans during his 1~3 terms. It is South Korea, inept governments that has been swung around by liars, and pro-NK factions. You may want to check what is happening every Wednesday in front of Japanese embassy in Seoul these days. That is a fight between themselves who are telling truths and who are heavily brainwashed by liars.

Oh by the way, Nationalism is not a bad thing.

So the fact that it turns out that not only is he but almost everyone in his cabinet and indeed most of the LDP have close ties to a church that Spews that kind of rhetoric against Japan Calling for it to be subservient to Korea is in itself a betrayal of the Japanese people and indeed to the right wing base.

Close ties? How do you define it? Receiving free help like telephone call operators, putting candidates posters here and there all around your towns, giving speeches to their events or taking interviews in their monthly magazines? Nothing illegal, except some specific functions in election campaigns like translator-jobs which you must be paid...

Yet, I agree LDP has been long idiotically warming itself for free like a damn by this easy-Kotatsu prepared by UC which is why its supporting rate has dropped this hard.

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

I’m sorry but you cannot rewrite history. It is a fact that Abe’s grandfather Kishi Did in fact pave the way for the church to not only enter Japan but become as influential as it did.

Something to prove such narrative? any link? excluding what I have already mentioned, anti-communism which was a big sales point for those days

As for Abe not believing in their doctrine that Actually doesn’t matter anymore because the man is dead. And it also doesn’t matter because she lent them support. So whether or not he actually believed in what the church was preaching is a moot point.

I remember you touched upon such a moot point then, like those right-wingers cannot stomach the fact Abe believed in and supported their dogma that Japan must be subservient to Korea due to Korean Adam and Japanese Eve.

But I’ve never heard of people giving money or other kinds of support to charities or religious organizations whose policies and beliefs run opposite to their own.

Abe families giving money to UC?, is that what you mean? never heard of it either. Care to prove?

I think I have been saying from the beginning that Abe himself did not know nor care about superficial dogma like Adam and Eve relationship to make Japan subservient to Korea, not to mention how actually UC has been accusing Japan in order to indoctrinate Japanese followers. He was not Hatoyama who actually looked like so.

Also it is important to know that his grandfather his father and he himself all held close ties to the church. That is undeniable.

Unfortunately, nothing has been proven illegal. Media simply use the word " Ties" but the depth of ties vary among them, which include those, not just one or two, but 20 from CDPJ for example.

The number-count doesn't matter. The depth does. Not surprising at all, the leech like UC would try to approach to then-rulers for their mission as using politicians of ruling party as their ad-towers is the most efficient in order to increase their Japanese followers and collect money.

As for the other people who had ties to the church such as Eisenhower and others unless you can actually prove that the church had some sway in US politics it is certainly not the same thing

I don't believe Moon's bluffs saying " I am deciding Japanese PM" as proven Abe's father could not become PM after all. Of course it depends on how exactly you mean by " sway by UC " in Japanese politics.

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

Kishi Nobusuke, Abe’s GF did not bring UC into Japan. They had been already here. Kishi got to know UC through then- big boss of ultrarightists, Ryouichi Sasagawa after UC legally became a certified religious organization here in Japan. Even before that happened, UC had already built ties with US president Eizenhower. Literally every Republican US presidents, since then, had some form of ties with UC, among them R.W.Leagan, G.H.W.Bush, G.W Bush , D.Trump are famous, If you want to call them all  birds of a feather flock together.

What was it UC could link itself with historical republican US presidents and with Sasagawa, KIshi in Japan? It is that they shared Anti-communism of those days and the existence of KCIA backed up by CIA. UC' anti-communism has been long dead though since it built ties with NK in 90's. It's been reported the chance Abe somehow started interacting with UC is when his 2nd term (2013~) started. Not only Abe but his predecessors, two other ex-PMs were all equally beware of the church because of sensationally accused spiritual sales scandals. Hence, 3 Japanese PMs rejected the request for speeches made by UPF Japan (led by Masayoshi Kajikuri who was the 12th chairman of UC Japan branch), the story of D.Trump comes up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHD4SP2OOc

Such dogma, i.e., through Korean Adam and Japanese Eve story, Japan must be subservient to Korea, which is actually creed version of UC's dogma, Practically UC indoctrinated Japanese followers by in-printing them that Japan committed so much sins over Korea by invasion, exploitation, comfort women, slave labors that you all have to redeem eternal debt to Korea by giving up everything you own.

There's no chance Abe believed in and supported this kind of dogma at the same time as confronting Korean narratives all these years.

Both LDP and UC used each other, especially for LDP, UC provided big chunk of organized votes and their followers' free help for election/political campaigns. For UC, they can survive and proceed with their Japan's branch mission to collect as much money as possible endlessly which is their core of funding their activities.

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

Then Ex-PM from DPJ, Hatoyama also believed and supported such dogma, deep in their pocket , which rather sounds more realistic considering what he has been doing and saying even now IN South Korea. All those key figures of CDPJ who have been reported having ties too the same, deep in their pocket.

Previous chairman of FFWPU (aka. UC) Japan boasted " I am the one who persuaded Mr Abe to present a speech. He was initially reluctant and rejected it, but since I mentioned President Trump would also give us a speech, Mr Abe changed his mind and accepted our request", which was video-recorded and broad-casted frequently.

If he believes and supports such dogma , which makes him a complete follower, but reject making speech in the first place? then tried to deny Kono-Danwa and release new Abe Danwa wrt comfort women issues? and strongly contest SK's supreme court verdict wrt war time labor issues?

You know what UC and Moon have been telling Japanese followers behind curtain in much more clear and practical manner about  WHY Japan must be subservient to Korea, don't you?

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

Most of lawmakers who had ties (not only LDP but also CDPJ) with UC didn't even know or care such dogma

or what Moonies actually telling their Japanese followers behind the curtain. They just utilize UC staffs, that seems more accurate picture

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

Not at all. Was he a member? No. Did he believe and support such dogma? No one, no media, even UC mentioned as such but yourself.

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

It seems clearer that it is not Abe who just gave a video speech on UC's affiliate group event just like Trump, but is Hosoda who had deeper ties with UC. Hence it is a bit of stretch again to assert Abe was in the pocket

of UC.

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Posted in: Japan's lower house chief says he will explain links to Unification Church See in context

@Tortoise

France is not CCP

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Posted in: Opposition steps up offensive against beleaguered PM Kishida See in context

Lots of LDP lawmakers had ties with UC that doesn't mean LDP has been in the pocket of UC

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted kidnapping of school girl in Osaka Prefecture See in context

letsberealisticToday  06:08 pm JST

kennyGToday  05:30 pm JST*

 I don't personally think Japan is all that particularly safe if you are a woman or child.

This is correct. NOT All That Particularly Safe.... even for a man. The question is where is a country All That Particularly Safe

For children and women almost anywhere in Western Europe, Canada, NZ and Australia. Japan, not so much.

But I love Japan and I think they can catch up with there overall safety levels.

What is your definition of " safety for a women and children" . I don't want to bother to link sources how many children got kidnapped in US, particularly in NYC .., for example.

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