James Joyce said, "America celebrates Columbus Day because Columbus was the last to discover America."
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@strangerland Nope, not American
I don't understand straw man.
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Glad for the protests. Protesting is essential for a democracy.
However, this is the one issue I think Abe has right. A country should have its own military, be able to defend its overseas assets and egage in war if necessary.
People, you may hate war but sometimes it is necessary. Sometimes the bad guys win. It's not a very realistic way of thinking to think that some bad guys will cease torturing, raping and killing just because you hold up a sign that reads PEACE.Sometimes a stern warning, a scolding and being put in timeout won't stop the bad guys. Sometimes it takes bullets and bombs.
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Okazaki, me thinks.
A girl walking to school randomly attcked by a crazy: almost impossible to prevent.
An 8 year old girl sitting unsupervised in an unlocked car attacked (if it really happened): most certainly perventable.
Why would someone leave their kid unattened in an unlocked car for any amount of time?
Reckless parenting (if it actauly happened)
Maybe the mom did it.
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All this slave labor talk leads to a curious idea...in a wierd way, Japanese salary men have become "comfort men."
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I remember not too long ago a fella gave a letter to the emperor and the right wing media skewered him for politicizing the emperor. He even received death threats. I wonder how the right wing media will react when it IS the royal family commenting politically.
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For those complaining about the crooks in the U.S. and the U.S. trying to control Japanese banking, well, you really do not understand how the sanctions came about, do you?
The sanctions are (were) created by the U.N. Security Council and even the EU has its own sanctions. It's not the U.S.
Don't let your anti-Americanism obfuscate the facts.
Many nations follow the sanctions and even impoose their own. Japan itself has imposed sanctions on Iran.
There is no disputing that the U.S is the aggresor for the sanctions and some of the sanctions are heavy-handed, if not authoratarian but they are needed. Ultimately, everyone is trying to prevent Iran from getting nukes. This is a good thing!
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There are so many inaccuracies in your post. I don't know where to begin.
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I'm totally going to stay a few nights at this ryoukan! You are a hero!
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Maybe this is the 3rd arrow in PM Abe's economy stimulation attempt? Or wait, maybe it's number 4?
Maybe it's number 2...
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Police said the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, has admitted hitting Shiba.
A 19 year old is a minor in Japan?
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Considering the weapons Israel has (and the stockpile of ammunition and weapons valued at over 400 million dollars kept by the U.S. in Israel), Israel's military response is rather measured and restrained. If the Israelis wanted to absolutely destroy the Palestinians (actually, it's not the Palestinians but Hamas that Israel is combating), they could. They choose not to.
Hamas is a terrorist organization with political authority in the government of Palestine. That's nuts. Hamas' primary mode of attack is launching rockets into civilian areas and sending suicide bombers onto buses filled with innocents. This can't be defended.
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I wonder how many of the protesters really understand the nature of this conflict, its source and its implications. Very few I suspect.
A rerecently released report fron the U.N. states that Hamas is hiding rockets in schools and playgrounds.
Call the protest what it is: Support for Hamas and not support for peace.
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How about starting with changing some of the attitudes held by men. Case in point: Just this Friday at work a couple of salesman walked into the office and one of the male workers looked at a young female worker who handles accounting (no connection to the salesman). He said to her go and make them tea! Jeez.
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Shameful. It's like this that make me remind my wife to bury me in Japan, not my home country of America
Yeah, great idea. Condemn an entire nation becuase of a few fools. Oh yeah, like Japan is a country above all that and the apotheosis of honor. If you spent just ten minutes on this site you could see the villians and the shameful acts in this country.
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Nothing wrong with someone who is 18 voting. It is time for people in this country to become more active in politics.
Really, the problem is not 18 year olds; the problem is adults who have thier heads in the sand.
Instead of the "I don't like it but everyone else seems to so I'll just go along with the group and accept what is happening" attitude adults here should think "I don't like it. Let's try to change it. Let's use social media. Let's start a grass roots movement. It can change. We won't accept these ideas."
I want to vote in Japan but I can't, whereas, in my town the mayorial elections are happening and most of my Japanese friends upon getting their voter information threw it right into the trashcan.
Politics is a dirty word in this country.
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Schizophrenia can thus be healed when the internal voices in one's head are understood as dissociated personalities created during overwhelming childhood abuse that enabled the child to survive
Schizophrenia is not always connected to childhood abuse. You are simplifying the problem Schizophrenia is often connected to the same circuitry that allows artists to create from pure imagination. Often times the brain's compartmentalization breaks down. Interestingly, take a look at links between a genuis and their children. Case in point: Albert Einstein's son had schizophrenia. James Joyce's daughter had schizophrenia and Bertrand Russell's son had schizophrenia, just to name a few.
It has more to do with how the right and left hemispheres communicate.
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Seems like a common problem here. As "inward looking" as the Japanese claim to be, many really don't want to peer beyond what is happening on the surface. Very little investigative journalism. Citizenry completely uninterested...disinterested in anything political, except for a few demostrations here and there. When a political party has been in control for muliple decades, democracy is not really functioning and this is due to complacent citizens.
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Go for it sailors! Even if the case is frivolous it could be a great opportunity to challenge TEPCO and force them to be honest with what happened and with what is happening. They are definitely not being honost now and definitely not being held accountable. It may take foreign pressure.
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No. It's not semantics.
Militarily, there is a difference. Rockets can be fired by handheld devices, whereas missiles can't …compare rocket launcher with missile launcher.
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Um, if they came after WW2 that would be like third generation Korean American, so yeah, it would be generations. Unless you consider people living during WW2 to be the same generation as people born twenty five years ago.
So what if Koreans work in a Japanese restaurant. A person's employment does not change their genealogy and it does not change "comfort women." Besides, not all koreans living in America work at a Japanese restaurant.
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Actually, it's not that difficult.
I'm sure Japan is using some of the technology America uses. NK technology is considerably archaic compared to the U.S. The U.S. has quite an extensive missle defense program which can be found at stations on land and on naval ships. The NK missles have a distinct radar signature and NK does not have stealth capabilites that can mask missle flight paths. Using American technology, the NK missles could be tracked as soon as they are fired and can be destroyed as soon as they enter Japananse Air Space...and even sooner if desired. More highly advanced nations would pose greater difficulty for missle defense programs...but not NK.
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"I'm no anti-American, but for the biggest merchants of death ..." Nonsense staement. It's like saying, I'm not racist but black people commit more crimes that any one.
I guess you are not familiar with the genocides taking place in Africa. No connection to America. What about muslims slaughtering other muslims?
Besides, it's not like Korerans are moving to America just to build the memorials and change textbooks. In some cases they have been in the U.S. for generations but this does not decrease their Korean-ness. They can identify with both. They don't want to build a memorial to something that promotes violence or denies truth...it happened. Korea is their past and America is their future. Very few American Jews were killed in the Holocaust but memorials abound. There are memorials to Ghandi...
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Tokyo has consistently defended the practice of eating whale meat as a culinary tradition.
How is a culinary tradition connected to scientific research?
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Of course what he did was wrong and going from knocking them off their bikes to using a knife is going from zero to wacko at shinkansen speed... but ... I can in some sense understand his frustration with how some people ride thier bikes, especially through a crowded street. I've almost been smashed by reckless riders numerous times. But I wouldn't knife 'em.
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The sexual assault problem in the U.S. military must be delt with... I supported the bill that would have taken prosecutions out of the hands of the commanders ...however, it's a bit curious that this article is in the crime section of JapanToday. Minus this one, the first 21 articles are about crime in Japan (I stopped counting after 21). Some anti-Americanism, I suppose...
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