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Posted in: Trump calls for more from Japan as security pact turns 60 years old See in context

@macv

US has protected J from retribution from all Asian nations it slaughtered has J shown gratitude? How?

I suggest you properly read history. Not just the atomic bombs and the Nanking massacre on Wikipedia.

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Posted in: Eminem album urges gun control, sparks anger over bomb lyric See in context

@JenniSchiebel

I don't believe this. He's gotten rich and famous via a genre of "music" (I hesitate to call it so) that frequently glamorizes and glorifies violence, including gun violence. What hypocrisy.

Hip Hop IS a music genre. Today's mainstream artists are anything but Hip Hop. Please don't have this belief that Hip Hop is all about guns, chicks, drugs, and cars. Real Hip Hop, the quality one, was never mainstream, but was always there if you looked. Look up Nujabes, DJ Krush, DJ Premier, A Tribe called quest, Jay Z's older work, for example.

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Posted in: Fans remember victims 6 months after attack on Kyoto anime studio See in context

6 months already, huh? Time flies. They did in a horrible, suffocating way. I hope they're now resting in peace.

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Posted in: Skymark Airlines still using Windows XP See in context

A fairly pathetic attempt at throwing shade at Japan's technology sector.

Skymark appears to be taking the philosophy of “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” which isn’t an entirely shocking school of thought regarding technology in Japan.

How about you educate your readers with Sony's new electric car, or Sony's new sensors that sense light better than the human eye, or Panasonic's transparent TV, or the countless other proofs that Japan is very much innovating and at the top of their game?

But of course, a low cost carrier uses XP, so of course it's backward. Heck, Putin uses XP. Many US military operations still use XP. Literally every carrier I travelled with around the world, for example in the US, France, Greece, Italy, all use a XP and at cases 2000, many of which weren't low cost at all.

There's a reason for that, as others have pointed out. Windows 10, the... "latest and greatest" is atrociously bad. Unreliable to bits. Visually an inconsistent mess. Incompatible with most of the professional applications used, as they were designed for 2000 or XP, and haven't been updated since.

So, before the typical "Backward Japan + fax machines" articles, please think a little.

Arigato.

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Posted in: Japan household spending falls again in November See in context

Plaza accord.

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Posted in: Lebanon may lift Ghosn's travel ban if files not received within 40 days See in context

@wanderlust

Japan has some of the quickest and most efficient photocopiers in the world, there should be no problem for them to provide the files in 4 days, much less than 40 days!

I wonder who started this hideous and cringey joke of Japan and fax machines or photocopiers.

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Posted in: Future of mobility: Some wild rides seen ahead at tech show See in context

I find it funny that none of these articles have mentioned Sony's "Vision S" prototype electric car.

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan hits record high in 2019 See in context

@VanityOfVanities

About "Omotenashi." Yes, it is very comfortable when we visit shops and sales ladies welcome us in all smiles. But it is business smiles trained to do so. They are not always so nice and polite. I know how ladies behave to men to whom they do not feel "affection" or not profiting them. They are callous!

Uh... That's business. And it's the same anywhere in the world. Heck, I work in the tourism industry and that's exactly what all of us are trained to do, regardless if it's Japan, the US, France, Greece, etc. The Japanese have mastered that compared to the others.

I mean, you can't be genuinely happy and warm with any random person coming to buy.

Japan's omotenashi is about being fully polite, helpful and kind. Even if it's fake sometimes, that's completely normal.

I do not understand why people come to Japan from other Asian countires. I wish I could understand their languages and talk with them. Nihon Keizai Shinbun reported the other day that Japan became poor and prices are low. They can buy things cheaper in Japan than they buy in their countries. "Sad."

I'm not Asian, but is it really that hard to see why? From the culture, both traditional and modern/pop, to the various industries Japan is world renowned for, to the food, to the natural and urban beauty, I can go on. Japan isn't a poor nation. The recession has had its toll on the country the past 20-30 years, that doesn't mean it's not rich. I think that's obvious. And, they can buy Japanese stuff cheaper in Japan because... it's Japanese stuff sold in Japan, so of course it's cheaper at times. Not to mention Japan-only products.

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Posted in: The hell of adult bullying See in context

Internet and, most importantly, social media, is the biggest and most hurtful way to hurt, insult, and bully anyone, adult or not.

We've seen the death of Korean artists, at the peak of their youth, and that's just one example.

In the comfort of being behind a screen, bullies unleash insults that only the saying "a tongue has no bones, but bones it can break" justifies.

My point, "bullying culture" has seen an alarming increase the past 2 decades, it's not just a Japan thing. We shouldn't be generalising by saying that "bullying is 'deeply ingrained' part of the J-culture, therefore everyone is one", but rather, try to find, as humanity as a whole, a way to make it disappear. We live in a "globalised culture" world, where individual cultures are now preserved and maintained but not the main focus of a country.

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Posted in: Coca-Cola Japan to release first ever strawberry Coke See in context

Might give this a try. I do love strawberries.

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Posted in: Mariya Takeuchi, 64, becomes oldest singer to top Oricon singles chart See in context

I love me some Mariya. Her song "Broken Heart" is one of my all time favourites.

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Posted in: Former Japanese lawmaker Yukiko Miyake found dead in suspected suicide See in context

... may her soul rest in peace.

We live in a cruel world. People shouldn't be driven to such actions.

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Posted in: Honda eyes launch of level-3 autonomous vehicle in mid-2020 See in context

Samit Basu, referencing a Korean website. I mean, if it wasn't obvious already...

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors enlists Israeli startup as Japan plays catch up on connected cars See in context

There's no "catching up" going on by any of the big Japanese car makers, that not only are successful, lead sales, but also pioneer many technologies in this day and age (something you can't say about many American or even European brands). Gimmicky stuff aside, Japanese cars are some of the most sleek, reliable cars one can buy today.

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Posted in: Shibuya Station renovation See in context

Looks very cyberpunk from above. Love it.

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Posted in: Japan low altitude satellite registered in Guinness World Records See in context

Congratulations to Japan!

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Posted in: Woman arrested for helping ex-husband commit suicide See in context

Hol' up.

30-year-old woman on [...]

Sounds good.

60-year-old former husband

WHAT. Damn. 30 years age gap?

Like, dude was 30 when she was just born. That's why I hate long-age-gap relationships. Keep it to a maximum 4-5 year age-gap, at least in my humble opinion.

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Posted in: Princess Kako turns 25 See in context

Happy birthday Princess Kako! Looking kawaii!

@carp_boya

Love reading comments like this. Happy birthday to your little princess! I bet she has a great dad.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police arrest 15 in fresh shopping mall protests See in context

With what's going on in Europe, the US, Hong Kong, North Korea, Turkey, etc, it really feels we're living in a cyberpunk world in every sense.

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Posted in: Mass killings in U.S. hit new high in 2019; most were shootings See in context

Really sad, what's been happening to the US, and, to an extent, Europe.

It's also a rough vicious cycle, as in order to protect yourself from shooters, you'll have, yourself, to buy a gun.

Not wanting to turn this into a Japan-love comment (that I usually do) but... this is one of the many reasons I love Japan.

There isn't any REAL crime out here. Real as in mass murdering, bank stealing, etc.

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Posted in: Japan Display reportedly discussing factory sale to Apple, Sharp See in context

I really hope they can turn the company around towards profit.

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Posted in: Hatsune Miku affirms global star status with second Europe tour See in context

@BackpackingNepal

East Asian young adults are far, far more attractive, on average, than British teens. Also much cleaner and more polite. So no big deal. Lol.

And as far as Miku being more popular than J-actors/actresses, it's simple - they're not being marketed like Miku or K-actors, so of course they're not as popular. Has nothing to do with not being used to "real Japanese looks", simply not the case.

And about the being comfortable thing, I thought that, generally speaking, us westerners find Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese/Taiwanese very attractive, no? Heck, thet even got us a derogatory term - "yellow fever", which I'm proudly a part of team J.

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Posted in: Japan's jobless rate falls in November to 2.2% See in context

It's funny.

Had this been an article about Japan's unemployment rate increasing, JTers would go wild, blaming Abe, his -nomics, the declining birth rate, the work culture, etc.

This is, however, an article that states the opposite.

You know. Japan having one of the lowest, if not the lowest, unemployment rates in the world.

This, being a highly developed country.

And people still complain, and still blame the same things.

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Posted in: Hitachi Rail STS selected for modernization of France's Paris-Lyon high speed line See in context

Congratulations to one of the best, if not the best, train and railway-related manufacturers in the world.

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Posted in: New Nissan exec to quit over apparent conflict with CEO See in context

Man, damn. Nissan can't seem to catch a break.

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Posted in: Anti-train groper badge design contest announces this year’s winners See in context

Fix and lessen the crazy working culture, try and get J-dudes to be more confident about themselves (seriously y'all) when asking women out, let people have time to start a family, and perverted thoughts and actions like these will start disappearing.

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Posted in: Autumn colors in winter See in context

I love Japan's intense (as in very different aesthetically) seasons. Always something pretty to look forward to.

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Posted in: JR East unveils luxury Saphir Odoriko express with all first-class seating See in context

I there's one thing Japan does right (it's obviously not just one, far from that), it's these amazing trains.

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Posted in: The dark side of night life in urban Japan See in context

Literally every place everywhere has a dark, sinister, shady side. Tokyo, to a lesser, a bit more sustained extent, is the same.

Unfortunately, you can't have good if you can't have bad and vice versa.

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