And now Thor is happy.
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Lee Kuan Yew is scarily always right.
I remember how people laughed at him for saying that China would take over the world by the end of the 20th century, and he was right.
I would take his words seriously in a way.
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Well, churches have been organizing secular concerts and events for centuries now.
Hell, one of the greatest concerts of all time was Tangerine Dream live at the Coventry Cathedral in 1975.
So yeah, if churches can do it why not Buddhist Temples too?
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Traditional Japanese companies are losing out to hip young Western companies like n terms of employee satisfaction.
Look at companies like Zappos.com and Google. These two companies are making ways to create quality, enjoyable workplaces in comparison to dull cube-like environments of SHARP and Panasonic.
The one Japanese company that is doing it right is Uniqlo and startup companies like myGengo. But things will change. Sony recent hired former Zappos.com employees to shape up the workplace since Kaz Hirai took over, and it showed with the recent E3 Press Conference (showing a more hip, friendlier, employee-happy and modern Sony). Let's see if other Japanese companies will follow Sony's uit.
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I love KPP but this is most highly illogical.
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Rakugo is a hit or miss for me.
I like Rakugo when it's dark, cynical, relatable and contemporary (like Yakuza Rakugo from Tiger and Dragon). For example, rakugo stories about hecklers and debt collectors are pretty funny because you can relate to it.
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Yeah, i prefer this type of comedy rather than the usual slapstick manzai trash.
What Japan lacks in good standup comedy (ala Louis CK and Bill Bailey), they can make up for it with really good mime-esque standup comedy.
In fact, i notice that Japanese actions are funnier than Japanese words (in contrast to America where the words are funnier than the actions). And to me, Japan could excel for awesome sketch comedy if we have groups like Gamarjobat and Rahmens.
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Wow, Fantastic Baby
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Japanese people got their view of the outside world from anime, dramas and food shows (And not the Bourdain/Zimmern kind of food shows). And these shows tends to portray first world European countries and island nations as "majestic & beautiful". And that is a terrible way to influence someone to travel. Sure, it helps attract Japanese people to travel, but it would also cause them to narrow their worldview into thinking that and nothing else. When they keep on thinking about wanting to see the beautiful side portrayed on the TV screen, they will definitely only think about that and ignore things like health and safety.
Thanks to the Internet, most Western and English-speaking travelers can learn about the world beyond what they're told. Nowadays sites like TripAdvisor, spottedbylocals.com and WikiTravel has helped many travelers from the Western and English-speaking world to get more indepth and street-smart about travel, but due to the language barrier, lack of knowledge of the English-speaking Internet and proper Travel sites in Japanese many Japanese people still rely on their TV for their travel needs, and that's pretty sad.
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They should close down the Chongryon. It is pretty much a strain to assimilation of Zainichi people to Japanese society.
Hell, if Chongryon members really call themselves "North Korean citizens" instead of "Japanese citizens", they should just move to North Korea already.
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Everyone's forgetting the fact that Japan does not have the Second Amendment.
The Second Amendment is pretty much the one thing that America will never repeal and one that no one outside America can fully understand.
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This man is the one reason why i've stopped watching Japanese TV altogether. His idols have ruined Japanese TV.
Also, he sucks at naming boybands. Kat-Tun? V6? Hey! Say! JUMP? NEWS? What Kind of boyband names are those? Atleast "New Kids on the Block" makes alot of sense.
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This is like the Japanese equivalent of an American conservative walking out at the middle of a Larry King interview (coughCarrie Prejeancough)
Seriously, the fact that this guy might be the next PM is either hilarious or terrifying. How can you deal with other nations when you can't even deal with your own reporters? Even Sarah Palin dealt better with the media than this guy.
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