one more visit to yasukuni and you can pretty garauntee china will actually step foot on the senkakus, or at least got shot down for trying. will be interesting to see how far abe will go to egg the chinese on.
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makes you kind of want to apply for a weekend job =)
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9 phrases? puhlease!! you only need one: "i'm picturing your schlong engorged down my throat and it's flooding my vajayjay with cream juice"
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Trespassing and threatening behavior warrants a year in jail? You all are preposterous! If the men were being abusive, building security or even the police would just kick them out and remove them from the company premises. This doesn't even appear to be the case as the article didn't even report any physical confrontation. Jail time, really? Really?
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finally! someone who understands some basic financial sense on this website. While I don't agree with Abe's social views, 2% inflation will not only help the economy based on the curbing of the Yen, but speculators who are driving the market will factor in his political stance and help to ease measures as well. As I've said before, 100Yen - 1USD by the end of January. Book it!
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A year in jail just for yelling at some people? Did I miss the memo that freedom of speech is no longer given to all citizens?
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I would much rather hook up with a Japanese girl in her 20's versus a Japanese mid-40's year old who looks like she's in her 30's. Chasing eternal youth for these older women is worthless as men will always choose the younger, more fertile counterpart. Even if they were attractive enough to get a man, he'll probably only be with her while waiting for a younger catch to come up. These women should just invest in a plane ticket to Mid-West and find themselves a nice american who will be happy for the exotic asian look, despite the older age.
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i love how the japanese are arming themselves for this. it's about time. there's only so much patience you can exercise before you need to just cock back your shotgun and shoot up the trespassers on your land. enough is enough.
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where is this being reported? can't seem to find breaking news anywhere! =(
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so twitter doesn't allow freedom of speech anymore? good thing i dont use it
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As a single male in my twenties, you couldn't pay me enough to live out in the countryside. No good looking chicks! Five years from now, hopefully married by then, you couldn't pay me enough to live in the city. Hell no would I want to raise my kids around all these cold hearted city folk.
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Sikdjgugu, yet another "insincere" solution. It will not work. Do you think people are so dumb?
I think you underestimate the power of a physical monument, symbolizing the remorse of a country and the crimes of its ancestors. Words of apology alone can be very empty as they are retracted depending on who is in the position of power. (Insert Abe-san) With a memorial, the family and children of these comfort women can visit Japan and say "Hey look, Japan isn't shy to recognize and apologize for the faults that they did to my ancestor." I don't doubt for a minute that the new generation of people will forgive and forget as this becomes a learning opportunity for people of all countries involved. Apologies only work when they're from the heart.
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Ok, so here's the solution. Japanese Government spends 100Million Yen and builds a memorial to acknowledge their abuse of comfort women during the war. They host the opening ceremony with open invitations to all survivors, Taiwanese, Chinese, Korean, etc. and give a 5 minute PR speech by some semi-high ranking politician detailing the hardships that these women faced and acknowledging 60 years of neglect.
A million US dollars and a five minute speech. That's it! What's so hard?
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So I used to be so "Pro-America" before I came to Japan. Everything that the US did, teaches, and believes is absolustely correct and undoubtely "THE TRUTH." Again, this is before coming to Japan. Meeting educated Japanese people and engaging in well mannered debates allowed me to view American History from a Japanese perspective. Over the course of many years, I've learned to open up my mind and put my nationalism aside and listen to facts on a human level. This has slowly changed my view on my patriotism.
Now, I find many faults, lies, and coverups that the US did to screw with my brain and subvert me into thinking "America is the greatest country on earth, always and forever." This is revolutionary to my own understanding of the role of government on our lives. And this applies to every person in the world, regardless of what country they live in. To believe that you and your country is an exception just portrays your own ignorance. Yeah, we totally messed up when we dropped the A-bomb, twice! Maybe if the US wasn't such a hypocrit and apologize to Japan for the greatest war atrocity in mankind, then Japan will follow suit and sincerely apologize for their mistakes as well, instead of apologizing and then waiting a few years before un-apologizing. Just saying.
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If a drunk Japanese salaryman punched a 13 year old child of a serviceman, do you think the US MP's would lock that man up for weeks while the Japanese government just sat there idly? Would the Japanese people demand for the drunken guy to stand trial after he apologized? Just curious what other people honestly think.
FYI: I, american living in tokyo, was verbally and physically assaulted by a japanese middleaged man not 2 weeks ago outside of my home and when I reported this to the Japanese police, they asked a few questions before saying "sorry we can't do anything now. let us know if he does it again." basically, a typical "shoganai" answer.
Let's try to think about situations from both sides before we go and judge.
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i feel bad for all bar owners in areas outside US bases. say goodbye to business for at least the next few months. hope you have money saved up to feed your kids.
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37,400 military personnel from Japan
i have yet to see a single japanese soldier in my 6 years of living here
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