Peter Payne comments

Posted in: More wartime labor suits filed in S Korea against Japanese firms See in context

If South Korea can't be a victim 24/7 it will lose its national identity.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: 'Made by war criminals' label proposed for some Japanese-made items in S Korean schools See in context

I often imagine a laugh track when South Korea is involved.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Trump says he is not concerned about being impeached; defends payments to women See in context

Trump: "The people would revolt."

Me: "The people are already revolted. By you and your 'family values' party."

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Ghosn allegedly shifted personal investment loss of ¥1.7 bil to Nissan See in context

Gotta say, it's refreshing that Japan and South Korea have the balls to do this kind of think when it's called for. America sadly does not.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Lawmakers in several countries slam Facebook's effect on politics See in context

This is a complicated issue, but basically, we look to the actions of others to determine what is acceptable, called the rule of "social proof” (everyone should read Cialdini’s great book Influence to learn about this). If, through an algorithm or other means, you suddenly have a bunch of people actively denying citizenship of the current American president, or calling all women “thots,” or sharing anime characters wearing MAGA hats, it will influence what you think is acceptable in the world. This is basically how we got Trump. While I am an investor in Facebook, I moved almost entirely to Reddit, which is a much better platform since you can choose what segments you want to be a part of.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work See in context

Lock her up. No exceptions. Right, Republicans?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: S Korea to dissolve Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation See in context

South Korea does an "Iran arms deal" reversal after signing the agreement and taking the funds. Lovely.

Japan should decline to negiotiate with them in the future. They can't stop living in the past.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Posted in: French singer and actor Charles Aznavour dies at 94 See in context

I swear, I am the only person to have noticed this, but this is the man on whom Char Aznable, the famous Red Comet of Mobile Suit Gundam, was based on. How is no one talking about this in the Japanese blogosphere? Char Aznable has died!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: What ambition gap? Women as ambitious as men unless companies block them: study See in context

As a guy who's owned a company for 20+ years, this is NOT true. Outside of Tokyo, nearly everyone wants to be a full time housewives. Hell, my wife, the owner of our company and a super smart woman, would rather be a housewife.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules See in context

As a former lifelong Republican, let me say that there will be a payback. Everything that has been bought will be paid for.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Fox backs O'Reilly after reports of sexual harassment See in context

NO ONE pays a nickel of money like this unless he's guilty. If he's paying millions to multiple women, it's because he's a p**** grabber and disrespectful person. I guess he'll be up for president in 2020.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: What's your stance on the death penalty? See in context

A necessarily evil in many countries. In a country that loves to force confessions like Japan, no way.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Saudi king seeks help on diversifying economy See in context

How's that 50% graduation in Islamic Studies by Saudi young people going? Thought so.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online See in context

Does no one know that Kitty Genovese is largely revealed to be an after-the-fact error that became legendary, so everyone believed it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening See in context

Wow, glad I'm white.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: 5 reasons you should visit Fukushima - in their words See in context

I love Fukushima.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: What do you think about the growing controversy over "fake news" circulating online via Google or Facebook, and efforts by the internet giants to weed out hoaxes and misinformation? See in context

Remember how much drama Alexander Hamilton had with his detractors. The New York Post was founded by him to give him a "blogging platform."

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed Japan’s auto market is closed. Japan has rejected that claim, saying it does not impose tariffs on U.S. auto imports nor put up discriminatory non-ta See in context

I drove the first Saturn sold in Gunma, it was a nice car but started to rattle and be unpleasant after 5-6 years. Went to Mazda, which I love with a passion, for the next 4 cars. Now I drive a BMW.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Quebec mosque shooting suspect charged with murdering 6 people See in context

Condolences to our friends in Canada on this sad day.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: China orders more than 100 golf courses shut See in context

Wow, stay far away from this bizarre country.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Actress Makiko Esumi announces retirement from showbiz; denies affair rumors See in context

Huge fan of this amazing lady. Screw the haters.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: Woman at center of South Korean scandal shouts out her innocence See in context

Since Japan has a terrible problem with force confessions, imagine how bad Korea could be

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Posted in: S Korean foreign minister says 'comfort woman' statue outside Japan mission inappropriate See in context

If I were Japan I would close the embassy until the statue is removed.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan See in context

Tunisia is cool for being where Star Wars was filmed, and the origin of Tatooine. This guy makes it much less cool.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: 'Comfort woman' statue at Sydney church upsets Japanese-Australian community See in context

I would turn it into a hilarious meme mocking the Koreans for their victim complex. Every day dress the statue as Hatsune Miku or Santa Claus or some other inappropriate thing and spread photos on the Internet.

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

Posted in: If you had to pick a kanji character that best sums up your life this year, what you choose? See in context

橙 daidai, which is the kanji for Orange, for the Orange One.

Actually it was a good year. Spent a nice time with family back home. Made some successful products.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Couple in their 90s die on same day after happy lifetime together See in context

If I know Japanese tax officials, they'd try to tax the first person's estate, then the second person's again after only a few hours, leaving breadcrumbs for any children

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Posted in: 'Evangelion' creator Hideaki Anno’s production company is suing Gainax, the studio he co-founded See in context

Gainax is supposedly operating out of a mansion somewhere. They are not long for this world.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: UK's Supreme Court set for highly-charged Brexit case See in context

Good thing you Brits have a proper written Constitution you can go to and look up what to do in a case like this. Oh wait...

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites


©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.