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Posted in: If you’re reading pirated manga, one artist would prefer you just not read their work at all See in context


I can understand maybe 60ish percent, but watching like that would mean that I am missing 40 percent of the story which ruins watching experience. Language learning is something that takes huge amount of time and if I would skip shows until I master my Japanese it would mean that I would probably never watch it. Subtitles were invented for a reason. So, according to your logic we should not watch Japanese movies or series until we master Japanese language...

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Posted in: If you’re reading pirated manga, one artist would prefer you just not read their work at all See in context

Let me add one more stupid decision from Japanese anime distributors. During my trip overseas I noticed that some anime on Netflix that I didn’t watch in Japan because of lack of subtitles actually have them overseas. It took me more than a hour speaking with Netflix support until they finally admitted that Japanese distributors don’t allow Netflix to have English subtitles on some anime in Japan while it’s okay for the overseas. In that case I am forced to download pirated animes with subtitles, but I don’t feel any guilt because I already have them on Netflix which I paid for. If I could get official reasons from Japanese distributors why are they forbidding English subtitles on Netflix for Japan for sure it would be such a nonsense that I would instantly develop a brain aneurysm.

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Posted in: If you’re reading pirated manga, one artist would prefer you just not read their work at all See in context

Outside from some major titles, there are many mangas which are not translated to other languages at all. Some pirated mangas are translated by fans and that is the only way how international audiences can get them. I am not defending pirates, but this is how it is. Then we have a huge problem of Japan going forward with the current trends. As someone mentioned shipping can be expensive. Why not offer some sort of Netflix for manga? If you want to make people stop pirating your content, make sure it is easily accessible to the wider audience. I am not familiar with the artist from the article at all, but if that person didn’t try to make his/her work easily available digitally as well (in this age there is no excuse not to have eg. web with paid access for the content), I am sorry bur those tweets can be described only as whining.

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Posted in: Japanese firms start to reconsider asking for resumes to specify gender See in context

If they just abolish archaic hand written nonsense type of CVs and start accepting printed ones like in the rest of the world then gender issue explaned here would be addressed as well. But no, your handwriting can tell what kind of person are you.....

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Posted in: Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65 See in context

I was shocked this morning when I found out that this music legend has left us so soon. Sad day it is.

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Posted in: Tokyo ward assemblyman under fire over remarks against LGBT rights See in context

Speaking about LGBT rights or any other topic, why it that guy still in the position? He should be retired at least 13 years ago. No country can go forward if it is ruled by living fossils.

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Posted in: Bicycle traffic violations hit record high as cycling booms amid pandemic See in context

If anyone is constantly breaking the traffic rules those would be ladies with mamachari. They just strap their kids on the bike and they don’t give a damn about anything. They are safe and have kids acting as living shields both on the front and on the rear. I complained once to my Japanese coworker that mamachari cyclists are the worst and he just said that the young cyclists are the worst all while almost being hit by mamachari twice on the sidewalk while we were outside together.

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Posted in: Police say body may be hiker who fell on Mt Fuji while live-streaming See in context

Well, poor guy, but I would say that his unpreparedness costed him his life. As someone who is doing lots of outdoor activities including snow mountain climbing I immediately spotted several details. No crampons - the first and the most important piece of equipment. I wonder how he managed to have enough traction to even climb that high without them. No ice axe - if he had one he could probably self arrest himself without slipping all the way down. Those are the things that I could see from the video. I could guess that he didn’t even have proper gloves because he was complaining a lot about cold fingers.

Also he climbed the north face of Fuji which turns into ice early in the day and even climbing that route wit the proper equipment would be tricky. For winter ascending it is advisable to use Fujinomiya trail on the south.

Any experienced mountaineer can scale winter Fuji if the weather window is good enough. If you don’t have mountaineering experience, go and climb Fuji during the season.

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