R.I.P... however , She's with a 30s male aqcuaintance Sleeping!?!? ... No Suicide Notes??? J-cops motto ganbare yo!
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Being yourself, being nice and friendly and socializing are the Best ways to get a boyfriend…..No Rules at all
But in Japan , most women here are not looking for a boyfriend… Many are looking for financial sponsors hehehehe,
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Big names who demand big dollars are not the solution that is for sure and they should place a cap on salary and introduce an incentive scheme so more money can be placed on script writing and not just big names to attract audience. I work in the movie industry man, I wish you are right, however....it's totally a different business . Majortiy of the people watch the movie not because of the story, but because of the Stars. A normal salaryman will rent a movie with Goerge Clooney on the cover than a cannes film festival award winning movie with Joe Who? A movie fan will have time to read the plot behind the DVD cover but if you observe inside video stores the normal people who just want to rent a DVD to get away from boredom, they don't read the plot, they just see who's the big face on the cover and rent it. Thats why indipendent film makers are struggling, many of them won awards but they are burried in debts. Wether we like it or not, the hollywood stars get millions but they are also the heart and soul of the movie's profit, without them the whole crew will get nothing.
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VermillionBrent: people who had good education from Big Universities who supposed to know the business are the same people who "messed up" the economy last 2008 and only cared about thenselves.... George Clooney is a well experienced respected guy from this industry and sold Millions of dollars of movies. experience is more important than "College Education" ... Thats the problem with educated corporate people, they think they know everything becuase they are rich!
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@zomafumi It's not a symbol of imperialism and fascism It's not about the Literal symbol of the flag that matters , but the crimes did of what it represented. So you are implying that the crimes did by the old Empire of Japan was not as terrible as the Nazi's? The Empire of Japan was not Imperialist for you? come on. This flag supported the swastika no matter what or how pure the design is , what it represented to all the victims are the same. So many human beings were killed and murdered under the belssing of this flag,For the victims of war it symbolizes War Crimes of the Imperial Japan , so people need to consider the victims and Japan has to deal with the baggage of what happened from the past wether they like it or not. Why is it so hard and big deal to just not hang it or post it around? Japan has new flag anyway. Why just use the official Flag that the world recognize so it's safe from criticism? people should consider both parties.
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sveinyves Quit the pessimistic mindset already. If this is the habbit of koreans, then theres no wonder why North and south keeps fighting, duh
Will you say the same thing to Jews when they asked to stop hanging or using Nazi's SWASTIKA signs on anything?
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Japan's official flag now that the world recognize is the plain white with red circle in the middle. what the Navy is using is a totally different from the IMPERIAL JAPANESE ARMY FLAG, the Navy is Sun disc with 16 rays on a white field, with the disc skewed to the left side. However the flag of Imperial Army of Japan used from 1870 - 1945 has a Centered sun disc with 16 rays on a white field. It looks the same but different. You should understand that flag designs are very very specific even the colors.You should do more research about the Japanese flag.
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I dont need deprogramming, you need to accept the true lessons of history and accept the fact the old Japanese Empire ( symbolized by this flag) was an "Ally"of Hitler's NAZI , therefore to say that the WW2 old Japan Empire was not as bad as the NAZI is foolish. Many of you are saying that koreans should get over the past, but in this report this girl is against the old japanese empire flag and not the whole and present Japan , but many of you assumed already that she is bashing Japan and started to bring out comments about Koreans etc .that has nothing to do about this article ? Now who is barrying hatred and haven't move on then?
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*Don't think so, at least not according to what she had wrote later as you can see in the article. She wrote "patriotic feelings had deepened." and nothing what you dreamed up.I
Well how well do you know this girl ? or you are just assuming things about her by these articles? do you know her back story? Ok maybe this girl doesn't have a relative who were victims of the war, but is it a hindrance to voice out an opinion? so if you don;'t have a relative who was a victim of the war means you are not entitled to voice out what you think can offend others? Ok let's say she doesn't have relatives or friends who suffered under the Japanese empire, but let's talk about the victims of the war, War crimes were committed under the blessing of this flag, so you are now implying that The Empire of Japan was innocent of these acts? yes Asahi Shinbun used it, because it is in Japan, obviously the Japanese point of view for this flag is different from the countries they colonized. so you are bashing her for writing "patriotic feelings had deepened."? how about the anti Korean rallies in Okubo and these noisy right wingers driving around the city bashing foreigners WAVING and using this FLAG?
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@SamuraiBlue Second in a earlier post of yours you wrote that the flag insults her nation Republic of Korea Please review my posts again, I never said this
Why would you guys think that this flag is never different from NAZI's ? because it was made before WW2? it's not about when it was made but what it represented and what it did. Yes for Japanese people it means something else, but for their victims during the War it symbolized oppression and war crimes. It's pathetic to say that what Japan did during the war was minor compare to what Nazi did. The Historians are unfair most of the time, during WW2 everybody is focused on Europe and Russia, because the countries involved there are bigger, FRANCE, UK, ITALY , RUSSIA ETC.... the media is more focused on that region. If you compare it to boxing, Europe is the Main fight and asia was undercard. Terrible. Media only focused on Asia after Germany surrendered and during Pearl Harbour. The countries like Phil. Korea, Taiwan and China have more shocking stories to tell that until now it's still untold since it was not in the attention of the Western Historians . The point is What the empire of Japan did, was the same as what Nazi did. The red swastika flag represented the Nazi Germany and This flag represented the old Empire of Japan.
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She is not but I fail to understand why she, a student who was born several generations after the WW2 when the terrible things she stated as a reason for being offended happened, got so emotional as to ask the removal of a flag used in an advertising campaign. This was no political campaign, and it was carried out in and by a third side country.
That is the point of HISTORY , We should not forget so it won't happen again. She is against the sign , not the Japanese culture and Japanese people. Like what I kept on saying over and over again, so many lives were taken under this sign and so many unsolved crimes against humanity under the blessing of that flag. Maybe she knows some people or relatives who suffered under the Japanese empire, or she is speaking in behalf of the victims. it's foolish to say that what Japanese Empire did was minor compare to what Nazi's , whoever says that doesn't know the history. The whole world were focused on Europe during world war 2 because the countries involved there are more famous than the asian nations. So many untold stories .Yes Japan maybe paid millions of money to the Korean government, So you think Money is the solution to fix the problems or damages left by war? It doesnt mean that Japan paid millions so we should just forget the past and move on, NO we should not forget. That's the baggage that Japan has to take for starting the war before wether we like it or not, And for your information thousands of people are still seeking justice who suffered under that Sign.
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@Budgie - Well said!
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She is not bashing Japan , she just asked the shop to remove a symbol that she finds offensive. And that flag like the Nazi swastika reminds their victims of the past. I live in Japan too , I dont think the flag represents the whole Japanese culture, however it represents that period of time when Japanese Empire committed these war crimes, So as the Swastika, It represents a dark past of Germany that others might still find offensive until now , but it doesnt really represent the German culture and German people. I live in Japan too I never hear Koreans and Chinese here crying over WW2, I see Noisy Right wingers bashing foreigners waving this flag and drive around the city though.
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@JaneM So you are implying that the people who ask to take away Nazi signs haven't moved on too?
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@ CGB SPENDER Didn't you think I know that the Buddhist Swatika is turned the other way around. It doesn't matter. It's still a swastika. Likewise the Hinomaru can be a beautiful symbol regardless of the history to which it is more or less associated. Koreans need to take cool shower more often!
you are generalizing koreans making your points biased. So you are not against hanging Nazi flags then? because yeah like what you are pointing out it's still a "swastika" it doesnt matter if it's the Nazi swastika and for some people swastika looks cool regardless of the history behind it? same thing, Hinomaru can be a beautiful flag and symbolizes good things about Japan However it also represents the war crimes did by the old Empire of Japan. It could be beautiful indeed but now it was already stained.
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The Swastik as misappropriated by the Nazis does not, and never did, represent German culture or the German people
Today yes! but during WW2 it was representing Germany, Nazi was Germany during WW2. and if the NAZIs won the war this will be Germany's flag now. Yes for Japan this old flag means something else, but during the war this represented The oppressors to the countries that they've invaded . the oppressors who committed crimes against humanity, oppressors who destroyed countries, towns and took so many lives . Yes for the Japanese people this means something else, but for the victims this symbolizes the OLD Japan that once committed crimes against humanity like what the Nazis did.
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The Hinomaru didn't kill anyone,
Yup indeed, but like what I've posted above, The Flag maybe designed with clear intentions, but many crimes were done under this flag. and you didn't answer my question, why those war crimes I've mentioned above are not exclusively associated with Evil?
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You are generalizing all KOREANS brother , its not about what the flag's symbol litteraly means ... Its all about what it represents. Like what ive mentioned above all the murders against humanity done duirng WW2 were represented under this flag, the meaning and intentions when this flag was designed might be good, but where it was used is the question. And there was a period in time that this flag was stained and you will never bring back how it was before after then... Plus please take note it's not only Korea that suffered under this regime, Countries like philippines, China , Taiwan etc... Were also victims
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@dog , so the murder of thousands and thousands of innocent people including women and kids , raping of comfort women, Unit-731 human experimentations, torturing and beheading of surrendered POWs during the bataan deathmarch, the ASIAN HOLOCAUST !? Tell me how are these not exclusively associated with Evil??? I challenge you to enlighten us why are these acts minor than what the nazis ?
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The Flag looks Beautiful to people who doesnt know what it means... same as the young teen agers who put Swastika symbols on their kits or clothing because they looked COOL without knowing what's the history and meaning behind it.... and one more note , The buddhist swastika is different from NAZI's , buddhist Swastika is facing left while the NAZI is an inverted swastika. Just an informartion since you DON'T KNOW.
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Just to add the differences between J-Manga and The Hinomaru flag
J-Manga - represents Japanese creativity, art and great story telling. Hinomaru - represents OPPRESSION
Yes many of you will say that this flag was used way before WW2 but, the image was stained during WW2, and that stain will never be washed away anymore.
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@ GET REAL
The Korean student faces a Sisyphusean task, as French people adore Japanese culture. Manga is extremely popular
Dude, J-Manga and this flag are totally different things, If somebody loves a certain culture , that person would study and know everything about it. I love Japanese culture as well, but I acknowledge the mistakes that was done during WW2 and not only Koreans suffered under the Imperial Japan during WW2 , but also Japanese people .
I love German cutlure too, I love the beer, sausages , great technology etc. I am a big fan, so does it give me the right to hang SWASTIKA flag on my wall too because I want t the people to know that I admire their culture ? hmmmm...
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@dog The Swastika was the exclusive symbol of the Nazi party which between 1933-45 implemented some of the most horrific policies known to mankind.
So you are saying that the policies and the crimes did by the imperial Japan during that time was not horrific to mankind? or what the imperial Japan did during WW2 was not as heavy as NAZIs so it's ok to display their Symbol ?I suggest you to explore more your knowledge about history and stop being biased. I believe that this flag has the same meaning as the swastika so better to just keep it away. This flag was once waved while innocent people were murdered during WW2 , so what's the difference with the Swastika flag?
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what a very shallow definition, so she means if you are not Romantically involved with somebody you cannot be BEAUTIFUL? So you have to be IN LOVE to be beautiful? How many women I know here in Japan who spend their money being beautiful and indeed many of them are gorgeous however they are melting inside because they fell in love with a wrong men and their expectations are too high. Its because of these crazy ideology from “TALENTOS” that makes many women here shallow.
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so you saying that
Maturity isn't the same as innocent
and innocent defines as Innocent - Not guilty of a specific crime or offense; legally blameless: however you think this 14 year old kid is not innocent ? BUT you said...I have not "blamed" this kid at all*
and later on ?
Sorry but that 14 year old also needs to take some responsibilty for the death of the child
I mean what what is your stand? do you blame the 14 your old kid? or not? you will convince us hardly that the 14 year old is not INNOCENT anymore therefore she should take responsibility on the death of her sister? and then claim that you don't BLAME her??? your argument is kind of out of sync.
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tmarie **And as I pointed out, in this country 18 and 19 year olds are also minors so perhaps you could come up with a better explaination?
As mentioned by Mirai before you can't compare a 14 year old to 18 Year olds, obviously 18 year olds have enough experience and education , these age they are probably in college already. Plus why would you use Enjo Kosai as the basis for innocence ? again you are generalizing all 14 year olds, yes some teens do enjo kosai but are you sure that they are all 14? not even half of the teens in Japan do enjo kosai, as we keep on mentioning over and over again , not all 14s are the same, some understands Enjo kosai and some are clever and some are stupid. But 14 is still young , where i came from many teens and kids are involved in prostitution and it's illegal becuase they are condsidered minors. So you think these teens are matured because they are in prostitution business? come on!
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Flyfalcon - As Cos, tmarie and Nathaw pointed out that 14 years old is matured enough for nutrition of her sister.
You and them are smart enough to think like this, but what we are pointing out is, this girl is 14 years old, she is a MINOR . Some 14 year olds are smart but some are stupid, so to rely 100% on a MINOR is silly. And she should not be responsible for the death of her sister, it's all her Mother's fault. 14 year olds are not entitled to feed or parent her/his sister , they are Minors. In other countries like UK if the babysitter is under 16, then the parent remains legally responsible for the child's safety.
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tmarie Sorry but that 14 year old also needs to take some responsibilty for the death of the child
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tmarie- yup you didn't say it literally , but you are suggesting that the 14 year old girl should've budget the 10,000 yen in 2 weeks and you always use your experiences and what you do to support your arguments, so I think you do compare yourself to her. Yes 18-19 old is enough , in fact where i came from 18 years old is the start of adulthood . But she is 14! You want the girl to be charged like her mom and that is what I disagree about. It's too harsh of you to blame the poor kid who is also a victim .
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