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Posted in: Oscar-winning film score composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91 See in context

if it wasn’t for him, The Dollars Trilogy wouldn’t be what it is... thank you and RIP.

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Posted in: Trump lashes out at NASCAR over flag, noose; criticizes Redskins, Indians for weighing name changes See in context

he,s lashing out at everything lately, he doesn,t even care about pretending he,s not a racist anymore... because he knows... things are changing ...

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Posted in: F1 drivers all wear 'End Racism' T-shirts, but 6 don't kneel See in context

what a great photo that is...

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Posted in: What kind of movies would you prefer to see on a big cinema screen rather than streamed for you to watch at home? See in context

there,s those “spectacular” kind of movies ( definitely you wanna see those on the big screen ), examples, science fiction / action movies or movies that are based on comic books. in this case it,s not so much about the quality, it,s more about having a good time and enjoying the movie. then we have that kind of movie that sometimes people call it “Oscar worthy” or just a “frkn good movie” ( most are dramas ). ( depending on the movie ) i might wanna watch these movies in the cinema or at home and the experience is not gonna change too much because in this case it,s more about the messages and performances. in most cases it,s almost like watching a tv drama. a good example of a movie i wanna watch in the cinema ( coming out this year ) is Tenet. i didn,t even saw the movie but i already know that this movie deserves to be seen on the big screen. if you know the director, you know he,s behind movies like Inception and Interstellar and this one feels similar to those...

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Posted in: Brad Pitt discusses how a visit to Japan changed his view on face masks See in context

yes, some people don,t realize this, but most of the time wearing a mask is not about you, it,s about protecting those around you ...

interesting the fact that this took place months before this covid mess started... now people all around the world wear masks and it became “normal” but people in Japan have been wearing masks for a long time... i,m sure many westerners and people outside of Asia would often think Japanese people were “weird” because of this “mask culture” but now things have changed and it,s interesting to see how the whole world adapted to this new reality ...

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday See in context

hamburger... shut down the whole country ... complete lockdown for 6 or 8 weeks, i guess that,ll do it ...

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Posted in: North Korea says it has no plans for talks with U.S. See in context

that large Korean individual already had his “ 15 minutes of fame “ on the global stage, and even if North Korea is the no 1 s**hle country in the world, they were able to be “ recognized “ ... why would they wanna have talks with the US again ... Trump / Biden, your move ... are we gonna have to deal with these people for the next years, decades, or are you gonna “ get the job done “ ...

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Posted in: Koike looks set to be re-elected Tokyo governor even as coronavirus cases rise See in context

she,s going to be re-elected ... you guys have a problem with anticipating the ( obvious ) results ? ... you know when there,s a game between two teams and one of the teams is a lot stronger and everybody knows that team is gonna win, but we still need to have a match ...

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Posted in: Japanese women feeling pressured by image of perfect 'mama': study See in context

every time we talk about Japanese society, the word “ pressure “ comes along ... men need to be “ successful “ and “ hard workers “ ( whatever that means ), women ( in this case, housewives ) need to be respectful, also “ hard workers “, and in some cases they need to “ look “ pretty and pure ... see the amount of pressure we,re talking about here? ... some posters in the comments section here got it wrong... this is not about men vs women... even if they don,t “ work “, Japanese women also have a really hard time and it,s not easy, at all ... the thing about Japanese society is that it,s always expecting you to be what you,re “ supposed “ to be or what you “ should be “ ... unlike other countries, in Japan there,s massive differences ( the way people think ) on what is considered being successful ( or not ), the meaning of being respected ( or not ) and what do you need to do to achieve that respect, etcetera. in many places around the world, it,s enough to be honest, never commit a crime and have a job ( any job(!) ), but in Japan it always look like you have to be something more / do a little more, if you wanna be respected, admired ...

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Posted in: Fuji TV had deal with 'Terrace House' cast on how scenes played out See in context

what a surprise . . . . . .

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Posted in: Which current world leader do you respect the most? See in context

what,s that ( world leader ) ? ... you mean the Presidents / Prime Ministers of US, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Russia, China, Japan and so on ? ... there,s some leaders from smaller countries that are extremely competent and honest and would be more than capable of doing a much better job than these “ world leaders “ ... but yeah sure, the “ big, great, strong country “ part is missing, so... i,m afraid i don,t “ respect “ any “ world leader “ ...

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Posted in: Koike leads in Tokyo governor race: poll See in context

no surprises ...

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Posted in: What every fiance should know before meeting his father-in-law See in context

“ give me your daughter, please. “ ? ... smh ...

they,re both adults and if they really love each other, they don,t need to worry about what their parents think... all of this “ scary father in law is protecting his baby girl, maybe i,m not good enough for her, so what the h-ll am i supposed to do, i need to be “this”, i need to be “that”... “ ,and so on... that,s a thing from the past. how about just loving each other and taking care of each other.

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Posted in: EU weighs lifting restrictions on travel from over 10 nations, including Japan, from July 1 See in context

usually i would say that China must pay a heavy price, for changing the way we live, for all the pain and suffering... but nowadays people are too sensitive so i,m just gonna say it,s nobody,s fault.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

This is just about understanding the way Japanese people think, why there,s such discrimination and how they view the rest of the world. ... ... everybody knows that a foreigner will never be considered a real Japanese ( not even haafu ), but, depending on where they come from, the way they,re treated can be considerably different. this girl ( who made the card ) is half ( white ) american, half Japanese... so these annoying questions are just one of the small problems she will ever get from living in Japan as a mixed person. maybe she is overreacting, maybe she isn,t. but, as i said in my previous comment, i wonder if she is aware that racism in Europe and the US can be much harder to deal with. maybe if she had experienced racism in Europe or the US, she wouldn,t even think about making this card, because at the end of the day it is just some annoying questions, the same kind of questions everyone makes when meeting someone for the first time.

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Posted in: Japanese university awards first-ever ninja studies degree See in context

( in the past ) ninjas were real ... not now. but ninjutsu is still real and it always be...

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Posted in: Will streaming be theater's death or its savior? See in context

... just like with movie theaters and music concerts, going out is part of the escapism with all need... streaming has its advantages but the experience of not watching a movie, a play, a concert in the place it was intended for is not going to be the same, never in a million years... personally, as a moviegoer, who loves cinema, i am getting worried about the future... we all know that some movies offer a completely different experience when watched in a movie theater, sometimes people try to deny that because they don,t care or they have Netflix or whatever but that,s a fact. ( 2020 ) what a year it has been huh... and we,re still in June ...

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Posted in: Koike proves presentation matters as much as policy See in context

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many people “worried” about Koike,s english skills here ... ... is it because Japanese people ( politicians included ) are expected to just know a few words in english? ( and with that katakana accent ) ... perhaps this is more complex... this ( woman ) politician can speak english ( just one of her many competencies )... acceptance of that fact might not be so easy after all.

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Posted in: Koike proves presentation matters as much as policy See in context

@doggar trying to make it look like other people said things they didn,t said. nice logic, that.

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Posted in: Koike proves presentation matters as much as policy See in context

" She has a good personality and speaks perfect English. "

Not even 99% of "native" English speakers are capable of speaking "perfect English" and if just being able to speak English is enough qualification to be elected Gov of Tokyo, we REALLY are in trouble!

She should stick to Japanese only, as her "English" phrases are defintely NOT English, and I personally hate it when she says "over-shoot" when she means "spike"!

" and speaks """perfect""" English " ... meaning, that,s a plus.

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Posted in: Release of big summer film 'Tenet' pushed back again See in context

@Arrrgh-Type

Studios really need to start thinking about how they can profitably release first-run movies digitally so people can watch it in their homes. It will anger the major movie chains, but there may not be any other choice.

> @goldnugget

Studios really need to start thinking about how they can profitably release first-run movies digitally so people can watch it in their homes. It will anger the major movie chains, but there may not be any other choice.

This is already happening in a big way!

> @Arrrgh-Type

This is already happening in a big way!

You're right, and I probably should have been more specific. Yes, there was the new Trolls movie, or certain films that have been bought up by the regular streaming platforms, but in particular big-budget blockbusters intended for wide release need to adjust to the new reality of a huge number of potential moviegoers who no longer want to go to theaters.

If tentpole movies like Tenet, or the new Top Gun or Bond, are released digitally to home viewers, then we'll know that studios are taking it seriously.

some movies are supposed to be seen in a movie theater... the experience of watching a movie at home and watching that same movie in the cinema can be completely different. especially when we,re talking about Christopher Nolan... some of his movies you can maybe ( maybe! ) watch at home and still find it a great experience ( for example his first few movies and The Prestige ). BUT imagine watching The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk at home...now imagine watching those movies on the big screen. not the same huh. and this movie Tenet is one of those movies.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

@Antiquesaving it seems to me that you worry too much with what other people think and the PC of today. you are (1) white, you are (2) Swedish, you are (3) European. you,re those 3 things ... be proud of it. to the parents that still find themselves frustrated, or worried, or just annoyed, with the way Japanese people think about your kids being haafu ( i don,t like that word but ... ), sometimes feeling like discrimination, other times like just plain curiosity, know that deep down there,s a feeling of jealousy and admiration.

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Posted in: Koike proves presentation matters as much as policy See in context

@BeerDeliveryGuy

 " She has a good personality and speaks perfect English. "

Does English speaking ability make someone a good person? Former Tokyo Governor Masuzoe and the journalist suspected of raping a colleague both speak fluent English.

except nobody said that english speaking abilities make someone a good person. he said that "she has a good personality AND speaks perfect English". it,s not pretty when someone tries to put words in other people,s mouths...

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Posted in: 'Chariots of Fire,' 'Lord of the Rings' actor Ian Holm dies See in context

Ash: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility.

Lambert: You admire it.

Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.

Parker: Look, I am... I've heard enough of this, and I'm asking you to pull the plug.

Ash: Last word.

Ellen Ripley: What?

Ash: I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.

one of my favorite scenes of one of my favorite movies ...

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Posted in: Koike proves presentation matters as much as policy See in context

@Strangerland

Personally, I like Koike. I think she’s done a decent job.

...a decent job. but most people here just want to criticize. or they need new glasses.

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Posted in: Half-Japanese woman hands card to people who ask tiresome questions about her race See in context

...progress is slow, slower than a snail but things are better than before, especially in the big cities. things like this can help the Japanese, even if they don,t realize it... ignorance is one of the big problems in Japan... but then again, this kind of annoying quiet racism is much more easier to deal with than the other kind of racism we see in the US and Europe, i wonder if this woman ( who made the card ) is aware of that...

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Posted in: Koike proves presentation matters as much as policy See in context

@kurisupisu

she can speak english, much better than 99% of the Japanese population. what,s the problem with that? why are you calling her a “wannabe”? don,t worry about her english skills, worry about how most Japanese people can only say hello and sorry. you said she was slow to recognize the coming pandemic because of the Olympics? ok, she was worried about the Olympics, i,ll give you that ( make sure you know the meaning of the word Olympics ), but pretty much the whole world was slow, what,s their excuse? you talked about lockdowns and bankruptcies? take a look on what,s happening around the world ( much worse ). your comment is proof that there,s always a way to go around and try to make someone look bad, sometimes criticize just for the sake of criticizing. it,s hard to connect with politicians, especially if you,re a foreigner in Japan. while she,s not perfect, i think Koike does a much better job connecting with people. she is probably one of the few ( very few ) globally minded Japanese people in the Japanese politics scene.

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Posted in: Japan's izakayas, once a staple of after-work socializing, crippled by pandemic See in context

good, send them home to their families / relax / have some rest ... ... i like izakayas, what i don,t like is the obligation ( after a long, and i mean long, day of work ) to go to this so called “after work social drinking” thing... how much you wanna bet that more than fifty percent of workers are actually not sad with this because they don,t even wanna go... in many cases they don,t even like some of their coworkers and bosses... in other cases they,re too tired to go... etcetera.

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Posted in: Gov't seeks more inclusion in education for foreign children in Japan See in context

this is all about not letting them “get too far”, if you know what i mean... ... they will not leave Japan anytime soon, so “let,s try and make them think like us and talk like us ( “real“ Japanese people )”, ... all of this is for the protection of the “Japanese bubble”...

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Posted in: Who would you like to see become Japan's next prime minister after Shinzo Abe? See in context

not an expert in Japanese politics so i don,t know many names, but one thing i know is that Japan needs someone ( younger or not, man or woman ) who,s willing to break away from the same old thinking, ready to face all those groups of people that ( in some ways ) suffocate Japanese society and those not wanting to face the ( inevitable ) future ( more diversity, gender equality, etc... )... that means byebye to all those political mummies, racist old people/nationalists, those who think that in order to be considered a hard-working person you need to sacrifice your personal life ( the use of the word “sarariman” is not a good thing imo ) , etc...

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