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Posted in: Turkish jet downs Syrian warplane near border See in context

Armenian-populated town of Kessab (Syria), Attacked by Al-Qaeda Front Groups from Turkey :


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Posted in: Street modeled on Champs-Elysees opens in Tokyo See in context

Well, I think Tokyo has nothing to envy to other capitals, Tokyo should keep its own identity, it is unfortunate that people always want to make their own city look like others, when visiting Japan people want authenticity and not a reproduction, when visiting Tokyo they want to feel the imprint and the Japanese signature and not those of the Europeans or Americans. It's a pitty.

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Posted in: Emperor, Abe speak at memorial service as Japan marks 3rd anniversary of disaster See in context

Still and always will remember.

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Posted in: The 10 most common surnames in Japan (and their meanings) See in context

Very interesting!

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Posted in: Scientists say they can 'read' dreams See in context

The time will come when downloading dreams will be possible. I wish I would still be there to see it... o(^^o)(o^^)o わくわく

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Posted in: Man Asian literary prize unveils 2012 shortlist See in context

For those who want to learn a little more about Turkey's most popular (and controversial) writer:



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Posted in: Man kills mother, then 26 at Connecticut school, including 20 kids See in context

No words for it. My thoughts go out to the families of the victims.

A mentally disordered person, unsupported and untreated still represent a potential hazard, with or without a gun. That said, I am against the free possession of firearms. There is also another important problem in ou society : Alcohol consumption among adolescents, drug use among teens and young-adults. This is a scourge that is growing in our world and it is not without consequences.

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Posted in: China marks 75th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre See in context

WE ALL have to make sure the same atrocities never happen again. In order to prevent new 'Nanking' Massacres, we must first understand the one that happened, accept it (there is no place for denial, because history talks) talk about it / educate young generations, remember it every year in memory of the victims and work to make the future of our world a peaceful and happy place for our future generations.

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Posted in: China marks 75th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre See in context

One can not be proud of a bloody past bequeathed by his ancestors, but can be ashamed and even hide, no one should ever live in denial but rather recognize and accept that past that belongs to each of us, then apologize even in the name of his ancestors who are no longer there, then look ahead and build a future of tolerance and peace, where such barbarity should never occur again. NEVER AGAIN!

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Posted in: Art attack - Roth Management See in context

Very interesting. It's funny, I came across this article by chance, after having ordered two paintings online one of japanese artist Nasaka and another of french artist Bachian. It seems that today is a special 'Art' day for me, let's see what is coming next...(^_^)

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Posted in: French broadcaster apologizes to Japan over Fukushima gag See in context

Here is the translation from the french press release regarding the public apology of France Televisions and Laurent Ruquier :

"We are deeply sorry to have hurt your fellow citizens (...) In this satirical comedy TV show, our host was making fun of the France team football, but before the emoi caused by this evocation, France 2 Television is due to present his regrets and reaffirm all its friendship with the Japanese people. A friendship that occurs regularly in numerous reports and emissions and manifests itself by the excellent relations between NHK Television and France Televisions "

Laurent Ruquier described the controversy as "senseless" and said "At no time did I say any thing about the victims of Fukushima, for whom I have the greatest respect. My joke had two targets: the fact that the football team France was beaten by Japan, and the consequences that could have a nuclear accident "

This humoriste, although known to have a grating humour, was unintentionally indelicate and rude, but believe me this guy has a good heart and is not an evil. But I understand and agree with the Japanese people.

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Posted in: Tomato compound tied to lower stroke risk: study See in context

VirtuosoOct. 15, 2012 - 11:08AM JST

Tomato consumption is also believed to be beneficial to the prostate. I'm a bit surprised it wasn't mentioned in the article.

You are absolutely right. In this regard, pomegranate juice is also excellent for prostate. Drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily may slow the progression of localized prostate cancer that hasn't spread.

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Posted in: S Korea: Japan must educate its people about World War II See in context

canadianbentoSep. 28, 2012 - 10:09AM JST

Where do you start..You have to go back to the Greeks, Eygpt, Russia, Spain, Portugal, France, England, etc., etc.. I believe every country has a similar problem, it is only 70 years ago for the Japanese.. Lets forget the past and make sure these things do not happen again... I must say this is only wishful thinking..

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting”. ― Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.

Forgetting is perhaps the worst thing we could do even if forgetting was truly possible. Yes we have to make sure these things never happen again in our world, that's why no one should ever try to forget the past, as it will have a way of catching up with you sooner or later... No one should ever forget horrific and shameful time in world history so that it will never be repeated. We must look to the past, honor the memory of victims and recognizing that mankind was powerless to prevent and stop atrocities of the past, and we must also look to the future and think about what we could do to better prepare ourselves to act decisively against the possibility of a new atrocities.

NEVER FORGET! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_forget_%28political_phrase%29

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Posted in: Drink or flirt: there's a beer fest app for that See in context

Do you know the story between the lobster and the Gyumri beer? Check this out (n_n) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKrrhpSYTrI

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Posted in: Japan executes two death-row inmates See in context

The unfortunate reality is that crime will always exist and as a result a criminal justice system will exist to answer to it. The real question is : Do countries with the death penalty have lower crime rates? (~_^)

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Posted in: Travel picks: Top multi-generational destinations See in context

Dilijan, Armenia

Dilijan (Armenian: Դիլիջան; also Romanized as Dilizhan, Dilichan, Dilidjan, and Tilichan) is a spa town in Armenia, located in the northern Armenian province of Tavush. It is one of the most important resorts of Armenia, situated in Dilijan National Park. The forested and reclusive city is home to numerous Armenian artists, composers, and filmmakers and features some traditional Armenian architecture. The Sharambeyan street in the centre, has been preserved and maintained as an "old town," complete with craftsman's workshops, a gallery and a museum. Hiking, mountain biking, and picnicking are popular recreational activities. The name of the city is related to an ancient legend, which says that the city is named after a shepherd called Dili. The shepherd Dili was in love with his master's daughter, however her father was against it and ordered to kill the shepherd. For many long and dark days, the sorrowful mother was mourning and looking for her only son all over the area and desperately crying, "Dili jan, Dili jan .. " ("Jan is an endearment term added to the name of a friend or family member). According to the legend the area was later known for his name.

Cultural heritage

Dilijan has a rich historical and cultural heritage. During the nearby excavations in the prehistoric cemeteries of Golovino and Papanino, bronze items of almost three thousand years old were found, including armours, daggers, pitchers, ear-rings and others were found. All those items could be found either in Dilijan museum or in the Hermitage Museum.

Monuments The "Rotondo": a domed building erected in the early 19th century by the efforts of many weatlhy businessmen. It was designated to serve as a summer resort complex. The "Rotondo" (French for 'domed building') overlooks the picturesque mountains and forest of Dilijan. The structure has been a source of inspiration for many artists and poets, including Yeghishe Charents. The Amphitheatre: the Dilijan amphitheatre is located at the city center. Inspired by the structure of "Rotondo", the amphitheatre was built by N. Danielyan. Khanjian's villa: an early 20th century circle shaped villa, situated on the hill that overlooks the centre of the town. The villa represents the Armenian modernism of the early 20th century. It was built as a rest house for Aghasi Khanjian; the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia. Memorial to Soviet Armenia: built in 1970 by the artists A. Tarkhanyan, S. Avetisyan, K. Vatinyan, symbolizing the 50th anniversary of the Sovietization of Armenia. Five edges of the monument symbolize each decade of the 50 years. Memorial to the World War II: built near central park in 1975 by K. Vatinyan and S. Mehrabyan to commemorate the local martyrs during the World War II.

Source: wikipedia.org

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Posted in: Asian territory disputes could trigger war: Panetta See in context

In any case, if we continue like this, an impending war could happen somewhere in the world, would it be a Sino-Japanese war an Azerbaidjani/Turkish-Karabaghian/Armenian war or an Israeli-Iranian war? Unless it is a 3rd world war where all these countries would be involved and with them automatically involve the U.S., Russia, the EU .. and the Arab-Muslim countries with their affiliates...?! I hope not.

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Posted in: Thousands of Chinese protesters besiege Japanese embassy See in context

I'm sick of what I'm seeing. Our world is becoming more and more crazy! The meaning of our existence on earth as human beings able to think and discern between good and evil is completely messed up. Seems that the evil is taking over, because we [our dear leaders] have not been able or didn't want to stop it in time, for political and economical reasons. And now we're paying the price. The oppressors of the past should have been drastically punished and the history juged and recognized, for at least not to leave the modern times' oppressors, nor the hope of perpetuating the work begun by their ancestors, nor the sense of impunity that they think they can get again and again. A nod's as good as a wink.

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Posted in: 10 things to do on a budget in Tokyo See in context

I would say: Stop for a moment, close your eyes, take a deep breath and then reopen them, look around you and tell to yourself that you are the luckiest person in the world. (^_^) Tokyo I love youuuuu!

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Posted in: Man offers to ride Yamanote line, decked out in ads for an entire day See in context

Amazing! Very clever! This man is very imaginative and courageous.(-)

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Posted in: Takeshi defends grisly gangster flick See in context

Can't wait to see this film. I love his movies. Btw, I heard he was planning to shoot a movie in Yerevan, if someone knows more about this....

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Posted in: Zuckerberg eyes mobile focus after Facebook IPO flop See in context

The official existence of FB may be of interest for some people, it can be fun for others... The most interesting thing in FB lies in its unofficial existence.

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Posted in: Minister's suicide precedes magazine story on rumored affair See in context

On the other hand suicide in Japan is a cultural thing, we know that Japan has a long history of it. It is just something you cannot compare with Western culture. Honorable suicide, ritual suicide is something that is deeply rooted in japanese culture and you can not remove or change it just like that.

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Posted in: Minister's suicide precedes magazine story on rumored affair See in context

When so many adults commit suicide, it's very difficult to dissuade young people from doing the same.

You're probably not wrong yasukuni, but at the same time, these repetitive suicides of adults, in modern times, should also alert young people, however, it is clear that there is no electro shock effect with young people (u_u)

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Posted in: Syrian forces overruns rebellious village as violence spikes See in context

@Ben JackJun Wow, thanks for that. By the way, when and how long did you go to Syria to witness this for yourself?

Well it is not necessary to go there, when you know how to use your brain and if you have some knowledge of history (it helps) if this region isn't a mistery for you (it helps too), and then if you have Christians contacts (but not necessarily) in this region (which is my case), it is even better. !

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Posted in: Syrian forces overruns rebellious village as violence spikes See in context

I find that taking sides mediatically for the insurgents and being in favor of opponents of the Assad regime and thus automatically influence the world, is an act extremely disproportionate, unfair, irresponsible and dangerous. Why do our leaders and the media (with few exceptions) don't report the plight that are now experiencing the Christian minorities in this country, who until the beginning of the violence, had not the slightest problem and were living in perfect harmony in Syria but are now forced to flee by thousands because attacked by the rebels, who not only are anti-government terrorists but anti-Christian ones as they plunder the Christian neighborhoods, killing Christians and burning their churches ! Sometimes it's good to step back and think, understand and analyze on your own without any outside influence and media.

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Posted in: Last Aum fugitive Takahashi arrested in Tokyo See in context

Never too late, good job, well done !

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Posted in: Turkey warns of sanctions against France over genocide bill See in context

The thing isn't to prove if a Genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks or not ! The Armenian genocide is a fact of history. The denial of a genocide internationally recognized is an insult to fundamental and universal values ​​of a country such as France. It is normal to punish in France, the deniers of the first genocide of the twentieth century, who still are continuing to insult the memory of the victims, ninety-six years after the tragedy that made 1.5 million victims, and ten years after the recognition of this Genocide by France.  

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Posted in: Norwegian gunman wants to see Japanese psychiatrist See in context

A small bracket... rumours run as what Breivik would have Turkish roots. Some even make him look like the Turkish singer Tarkan. Having verified it, I was effectively surprised with the resemblance mainly in the eyes, the glance !

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Posted in: Norwegian gunman wants to see Japanese psychiatrist See in context

The best thing to do is to give no importance to this guy. Unfortunately what is actually happening is quite the opposite!

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