LandofExcuses comments

Posted in: Annual eel-eating day becomes pricey treat in Japan See in context

Honestly, I've never experienced a culture as willing to walk to its own demise, in various ways, as this one, and just mutter "shouganai". At the very least, if you guys want to eat them into oblivion, stop crying about it being lost, and definitely stop blaming other countries and cultures for pointing out the stupidity of overfishing/eating WHILE you lament the disappearance of that you overeat.

Hear, Hear!

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Posted in: Trump invites Putin to Washington See in context

Every so often in our 242 year history. A rebirth occurs through purge. I have said it before and I will say it again. America will never be reduced to a drowning wailing swimmer or a third world country. These statements are preposterous. America is great. Will remain great. Even great in its darkest controversial times and politics. A fine example would be 911 and we all came together as a country. We are a young nation full Patriots. President Trump says. Make America Great Again. I say she is already great young and learning.

Very stirring... I imagine you were humming "My country 'tis of thee" whilst writing, but whistling as you stroll past the grave-yard, though understandable, isn't going to save you, son. You've elected a madman, a charlatan, a witch doctor, a cretin - to be perfectly frank. Nevertheless, good luck and keep your chin up.

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Posted in: Trump invites Putin to Washington See in context

Chaos, confusion, and highly questionable decision-making by its leaders are all hallmarks of once great nations in the throes of rapid decline. In the years to come, the US will assume more and more the persona of the drowning swimmer, flailing wildly in panic and posing as much danger to itself as to those in any proximity. Sad to see, really.

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Posted in: Abe to announce candidacy for LDP leadership race in Aug See in context

Good luck to Abe - he seems very focused on destroying Japan, bit by bit, and that is something I absolutely support.

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Posted in: Abe scraps plan to visit Iran amid Trump's tough line See in context

Think of Trump as the Mad Scientist. Think of Abe as Igor.

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Posted in: Stunned silence in Tokyo as Japan's World Cup dream ends See in context

Belgium = True Grit.

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Posted in: Japanese refiners boost U.S. crude purchases as Iran sanctions loom See in context

"Sit, Ubu, sit. Good dog!" seems to pretty well cover it, n'est-ce pas?

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

On the biggest stage of the world's most popular sport, Japan has bought shame upon itself - pure and simple. What a lack of character. What a tremendous loss of face. All the "but... but... but..." attempts to rationalize it only make it worse.

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Posted in: New opposition Democratic Party for the People formed See in context

Tsk... so, in effect, it all boils down to putting lipstick on a pig and hoping for the best.

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Posted in: Syria strikes also sent message to N Korea, says Onodera See in context

US and Japanese pressure and sanctions is what brought NK crawling to the negotiation table in the first place. This is one of the great diplomatic feats in modern times and a decisive victory for the allies

Hate to break it to you, Shinzo, but Japan couldn't influence something as minor as a livestock auction... As for "diplomatic feats" - well, just keep dreaming and good luck with your creative writing class.

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Posted in: Trump, Abe discuss N Korea, trade issues See in context

Shinzo Abe - the king of miscalculation and an individual devoid of morals.

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Posted in: Bolton meets S Korean, Japanese national security advisers See in context

Just marvellous - Geppetto Bolton and Pinocchio Trump...

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Posted in: Certified oldest man in the world - at 112 - likes soaking in hot springs, eating sweets See in context

Ganbare Japan! --- Western people dont understand these factors.

Perhaps these ones did, eh chief?

Jeanne Calment F 21 February 1875 - 4 August 1997 - 122 years, 164 days - France

Sarah Knauss F 24 September 1880 - 30 December 1999 - 119 years, 97 days - United States

Lucy Hannah F 16 July 1875 - 21 March 1993 - 117 years, 248 days - United States

Marie-Louise Meilleur F 29 August 1880 - 16 April 1998 - 117 years, 230 days - Canada

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Posted in: Japan conveys concern over Tillerson statement on 'comfort women' See in context

Give it up, Japan. The rest of the world is fully aware of your guilt. Your whitewash and revisionist nonsense is exactly that - nonsense. Face it - you have neither honour or dignity.... you are a serial liar, a laughing-stock, and worse. GFY.

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Posted in: Over 100 local assemblies push Abe gov't to join nuclear weapons ban See in context

If Japan again chooses to learn the hard way, so be it.

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Posted in: Tokyo to encourage foreign tourists to splurge on nightlife See in context

Don't swarm a customer as soon as he or she enters your shopping establishment. Give your customers a chance to browse without being harassed. If someone has a question or would like additional service, they will ask. Otherwise, back the eff off.

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Posted in: Boy walks on shinkansen track for 4 km, disrupting service See in context

At least he will have some serious bragging rights now with his pals.

Really? About what, exactly?

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Posted in: Japan may invite Putin in 2019 to press isles issue See in context

Japan has territory issues with China, Korea, and Russia... Hmmmmm, I wonder what the common denominator is....

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Posted in: U.S. military helicopter crash-lands in Okinawa, no injuries See in context

If the Americans were to leave, the Okinawans could use the time spent now on their endless whining to more productive pursuits - learning Mandarin, for example.

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Posted in: Japanese idol singer reveals that she’s pregnant with her manager’s baby See in context

A lot of people have been calling me ugly or uncute, or that I’m a bad singer.

Eighteen? Sounds more like a twelve year old. Sad.

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Posted in: Japan faces greatest danger since World War II due to N Korea: Abe See in context

Given their history, one would think, by now, that the Japanese would be aware when they are being hoodwinked by their leaders, but apparently not. Japan is the eternal epitome of a nation of mindless followers.

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Posted in: South Korean president meets former 'comfort women' See in context

I do not know from where their anti-Japan feelings come from.

You've got to be kidding...

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Posted in: Gov't pledges economic support for Okinawan city accepting U.S. base See in context

They have to change the peace constitution and will have to build full fledged military to protect the country from barbarous neighbors. I welcome if it happens so.

I wonder why the US has a military presence in Okinawa...Oh, thats right - because the Japanese were a primary instigator of a horrific war of aggression and were forced to unconditionally surrender. Now then, what were you saying about barbarous neighbours...?

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Posted in: 13-year-old boy killed by train after jumping from platform in Tokyo See in context

Please stop reporting suicides and keeping it in the consciousness of young vulnerable people.

You bet... ignore it and hope it goes away. The best way of dealing with this issue is to pretend the problem doesn't exist. Typically Japanese.

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Posted in: Japan considers refitting helicopter carrier for stealth fighters: gov't sources See in context

To silence the rude words and provocations of our neighbors, it is necessary to equip us with good arms.

LOL... You'd better wake up to reality, son.

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Posted in: Woman, common-law husband, male friend arrested over fatal abuse of 4-year-old boy See in context

Japan must lead the industrialized world in cases of child abuse and infanticide. Dreadful!

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Posted in: 24-year-old man found not guilty of fatally abusing 5-month-old daughter See in context

Pffffft.

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Posted in: Okinawa demands suspension of U.S. military flights over schools See in context

The Americans will do what they want, when they want, and in the manner they want, and that is perfectly reasonable.

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Posted in: Japan Airlines defrauded of Y384 million See in context

Do Japanese companies - and their employees - ever, ever adhere to any form or semblance of governance? A rhetorical question, obviously...

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Posted in: Japan ready to cooperate with China's Silk Road project See in context

Poor visionless, irrelevant Japan - always playing "catch up" and never getting it right. A fantastic example of how an inflexible and reactive culture is its own worse enemy. The rest of the world left Japan in their dust a long, long time ago.

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