LandOfTheLost comments

Posted in: Abe orders safety checks in all child abuse reports See in context

The saddest thing here is that Abe didn't realize there was a problem until he received international criticism. You'd think they were already trying to tackle these problems. What a pity!

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Posted in: Nintendo seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow See in context

Nintendo's lack of diverse games and high price point have definitely hurt their sales.

On top of that, with Nintendo shutting down emulation sites around the world, it has left a negative image of the company with hardcore gamers.

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Posted in: Ghosn case rattles Japan's expat business community See in context

"Most have been told by their parents, teachers, and TV their whole lives that Japanese are different, special, and literally ethnically, morally, and culturally superior." 

That sounds a lot like the mentality of another country during World War II. It still is surprising to see countries like Japan still teaching this kind of rhetoric in the modern age.

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Posted in: Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case See in context

'White Supremacy'? That is completely absurd considering many of the leaders in Canada are also of Chinese descent. It kind of seems like China is trying to make Canada feel bad into releasing Meng Wanzhou.

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days until Jan 1 See in context

Semperfi

Ghosn case will not impact trade with Japan.

You are dreaming - or know nothing about inexorable pernicious capitalism

Who said anything about this case directly impacting Japanese trade? If the world behaved like China, that might be the case.

This story is not just about Ghosn. When Japanese businesses scout for talent, people around the world will think twice about coming to Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days until Jan 1 See in context

Quality? State of the art?

Japanese businesses have been struggling for a long time. Just look at the stock market. When it comes to technology, there are a lot of players in the market, so that meal is getting smaller day by day. And, with all those scandals in recent times, the image of quality and Japanese products have sadly been fading away.

Having the best product doesn't necessarily equal profits. Just look at Sony, they've been struggling to grasp that for decades.

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days until Jan 1 See in context

Semperfly

The whole business world is NOT talking about this case.

Are you kidding !? There are real time issues.

The Business world is more interested in how China's economy impacts them, the US interest rates, the Brexit situation.

Like I was saying before, the business world is very keen about this story. While this story may not go well for Ghosn, this may have a have an impact on Japanese businesses in the future.

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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly used Nissan fund in dealing with personal investment See in context

Tinawatanabe

Tina you said that only these three countries were interested in this case. A government of another country does not need to make a public announcement in order to show interest in a case.

Semperfly

The whole business world is NOT talking about this case.

*Are you kidding !? There are r*eal time issues.

The Business world is more interested in how China's economy impacts them, the US interest rates, the Brexit situation.

I do agree Ghosn's case is not on the top of the news, but this case is being watched carefully because many companies do business with Japan, so yes this is definitely a big story and everyone is interested about it in the business world. If you haven't seen any of the news reports, maybe your reading too much domestic stories.

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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly used Nissan fund in dealing with personal investment See in context

Tinawatanabe

Only from France, Brazil and Lebanon,  who have interests in this case.

You are making this assumption based on what exactly?

The entire business world is talking about this case, and it doesn't look very good on Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's rising sun flag removed from classroom at Canadian school See in context

Gambare Japan!

As always, your comments continue to baffle me.

Do you understand how sanctions work? Or, do you even know what the word means for that sake?

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Posted in: Japan's rising sun flag removed from classroom at Canadian school See in context

Ma Go

What is the name of the secretary who being held by the FBI?

"The Canadian government needs to investigate the parents of that Korean students, and their stakeholders."

Excuse me, the Canadian government should do what? Nobody has committed any crimes. Canada is neither China or Japan. An actual democracy is in place in Canada, which means every single citizen has the right to voice their opinion. If everyone wants to erect a comfort woman statue they have every right to.

Generally in Canada there is a diverse opinion, but since we live in a democracy, we can vote on things.

Targeting groups due suspicion is what got Japanese people targeted during the world war. We've moved far past that, I think Japan should too.

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Posted in: Japan's rising sun flag removed from classroom at Canadian school See in context

How does removing war-time Japanese flaq from the classroom equate to censorship?

Unlike Japan, Canadian institutions do not allow polital bias or censorship of history in their textbooks. Removing a flag due to its association with war-time Japan is understandable. Should we also hold up Germany's wartime flag?

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Posted in: 'I want to thank me,' says rapper Snoop Dogg on getting Hollywood star See in context

BeerDeliveryGuy

"Snoop was never “Gangsta” and doesn’t pretend to be, he attended a rich high school where he sold weed to Cameron Diaz."

Don't know where you are getting your information, but you are definitely misinformed. First off, Snoop was arrested for selling cocaine, and he was in jail frequently.

He was well known back in the days on Deathrow for being a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips. No one would dare pretend to be one of them unless they wanted a target on their back.

Nowadays, he's an old man. Of course he's not going to portray an adolescent behavior, especially not with his wealth and status.

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Posted in: U.S. puts yakuza figures, companies on sanctions blacklist See in context

"Why is the US doing this? Why doesn't the Japanese Government do this?"

The simple answer is the Japanese government and the Yakuza are quite heavily tied together.

If you look at any of English university published textbooks on organized crime in Japan, you will find that many former prominent politicians in the country came from Yakuza families throughout the 20th century. Yakuza members are not exactly what you see in the movies.

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Posted in: Abe faces host of diplomatic, economic issues after cabinet revamp See in context

Hiro

"And so far none of the women ministers in foreign country is doing good so far. They are basically burning their countries down."

I'm sorry, where is your logic behind this statement? It's poorly informed individuals like this that put Japan behind in the world.

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Posted in: Which do you think is better: Apple's iOS or Android? See in context

The interface of IOS certainly looks better, but with the iPhone's restrictions and limitations, I'd say Android is superior. Android is for a bit more tech savvy individual.

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Posted in: Koike again skips tribute to Koreans killed after 1923 quake See in context

Well, I don't think it's a question of whether other countries are willing to share their information with Japan.

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Posted in: Koike again skips tribute to Koreans killed after 1923 quake See in context

Peeping_Tom,

Unfortunately, the information you are requesting is not readily available to the general public. These documents can only be accessed from university archives.

The Yomiyuri Newspaper should be easily accessible since this is Japan.

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Posted in: Koike again skips tribute to Koreans killed after 1923 quake See in context

While Japan was not in any specific wars in 1923, it was still occupying and defending territory in East Asia, was it not?

Would the Yomiyuri newspaper have asked citizens to aid the police if they had sufficient forces in Japan?

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Posted in: Koike again skips tribute to Koreans killed after 1923 quake See in context

Peeping_Tom,

You might want to check your facts there. Police testimonies reveal how the police and Japanese civilians violently attacked Koreans in Tokyo. In fact, the Japanese military was so busy fighting overseas that the newspapers asked regular civilians to help the police.

Why do people in their own country not know their own history? These events have been taught widely across the globe, and they have evidence to support their claims.

Anyone who has studied world economics, studies this event. It was an important event which shows how people react when groups are competing for jobs.

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Posted in: Koike again skips tribute to Koreans killed after 1923 quake See in context

Meiyouwenti

Do you have any real evidence to prove that (police records, newspaper articles)? A lot of these things have been made public in universities around the world. I researched into these claims made by Japanese, and I could only find minor crimes unrelated to this event. Are you you saying that based one person's actions it justified the mass killing of Korean people (including defencless and innocent women and children)?

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Posted in: AI robots to help teach English in 500 classrooms next year See in context

This is psychologically a very bad idea. It's just like sticking a child in front of the TV and hoping for them to learn a foreign language. Children need interaction with other human beings, otherwise their learning experience is wasted.

Having Alts replaced by robots isn't even the worst thing in the English classroom. Many of the current Japanese born English teachers can barely string a sentence together in English. Imagine how embarrassed they must feel when their English is nearly as bad as their students. Maybe this is to help them save face.

This isn't really anything new. Korea has already implemented a similar idea, where teachers teach via robots. The government has already blown a lot of cash on AI technology and hasn't really produced anything significant. We all know why this idea is being rolled out.

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Posted in: Abe willing to run in upcoming LDP leadership race See in context

If Abe is the best that Japan can produce to lead the country, it sure makes you worry about the other candidates. Considering Japan's massive population (127mill+), it's kind of sad that it can't find someone a little more sophisticated.

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Posted in: No. of homeless in Japan falls to 15-year-low See in context

I am very skeptical on these survey results. In recent months there has been a rather significant increase in homeless people roaming around the business district.

Just based on the information in this article, we can see someone isn't competently doing their job.

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Posted in: Major Japanese companies turn their eyes to LGBT consumers See in context

thefritzX

So, you're defining all homosexuals based on the culture of Shudo in Japan? Don't you think that's a bit absurd? You clearly have inadequate knowledge on homosexuality in premodern Japan.

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Posted in: Major Japanese companies turn their eyes to LGBT consumers See in context

Correction: 1868

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Posted in: Major Japanese companies turn their eyes to LGBT consumers See in context

Netgrump

So what are you actually saying in the last sentence? :)

I'd be happy to answer your question Netgrump,

When I refer to the modern era, I'm specifically referring to the period following after the Meiji restoration in 1867. As for 'negative ideologies', I'm talking about Christianity and its influence over Western thought. Japan had a very openly homosexual culture before the Meiji restoration, and it dissappeared due to it trying to fit in with other world powers.

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Posted in: Major Japanese companies turn their eyes to LGBT consumers See in context

In Japan, people respect historically gay people in society, homesexuality was not frowned upon unlike West. Western Nations have big opposition to gay people due to Christianity. They can learn a lot from Japan in accepting gay couples, and should also embrace them in advertising as Japan does.

Listen to this one preach to us about the Western world. Have you ever stepped out of Japan in your life. The number of Christians have been dwindling since the age of the internet. Since then, LGBT have already become a normal integrated part of society in many Western countries.

Japan 'used' to have an open gay culture, until it adopted some of our negative ideologies in the modern Era. On the surface, Japan has tried to integrate LGBT through media, but in reality? Wasn't it recent in local news, where a teacher told his pupil not to tell his peers that he was gay in fear that he would be bullied?

One of my close friends came to Canada because he was teased, bullied and harassed by his classmates, colleagues and even friends for being gay. Canada has a far more open LGBT society and we even celebrate it. So, who should be teaching who again?

I'm all pro for supporting the LGBT community, but I dislike the approach of these companies.

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Posted in: Can Japan play a role in bringing peace and stability to the Korean Peninsula? See in context

It's certainly not in Japan's interest for these two nations to unite, so it would probably be best if it was not involved.

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Posted in: Man re-arrested for scamming elderly woman out of Y2 mil See in context

Since August 2017, Matsunoshita has been arrested and charged five times for similar offenses.

Not once, but twice... BUT FIVE TIMES! OK, there is something really wrong here. It seems like somebody really wants these thugs to loot this defenseless population.

If the government really cared about these people, they would take greater measures to make it more difficult for these thugs to operate, but instead, these goons get a free out of jail pass?

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