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Akemi MokotoFeb. 27, 2015 - 07:12AM JST
Being known as a city that censors speech isn't something to be proud of. Osaka is the worst city in Japan already, don't make it worse.
Posted in: Osaka body to decide what is or isn't hate speech
Akemi MokotoFeb. 25, 2015 - 07:38AM JST
When the Abe regime starts directly censoring the media, I'll worry. If the media elects to censor itself, I only blame the media.
Posted in: Japanese media self-censorship grows under Abe
Akemi MokotoFeb. 05, 2015 - 02:46PM JST
I hope the parents sue the hell outta TV Asahi. This is unacceptable.
Posted in: 12-year-old idol singer in hospital after inhaling helium on TV Asahi program
Akemi MokotoNov. 02, 2014 - 07:16AM JST
There is no "some" about the first part. MOST people loved it. An overwhelming majority of comments, blog post, and news articles has had nothing but good things to say. I think this is only the 5th out of hundreds of blog post/news sites to mention pedohile? Seems kind of ridiculous to humor the opinion of the small minority. I knew from the first time I saw the video an hour after it was released that this would happen. Let's clear things up now: IT'S NOT PEDOPHILIA! Even of he said he wanted to have sexual contact with her, it still wouldn't be. Why? A pedophile is someone with a primary attraction to children. What is the definition of children? A child. Child? "A person below the age of majority." KEYWORD: PERSON! Not drawing, not person-like, just PERSON. A person is a human. Are Anime characters humans? Nope! So is this pedo? Nope! Move on.
Posted in: Some fans love Pharrell’s 'It Girl' video; others call him a pedophile
Akemi MokotoOct. 16, 2014 - 11:30AM JST
Technically, that isn't hold pornography. It's child erotica at worst...and let's get real: If pedophiles didn't have this garbage, you and I both know that they'd likely seek children around them to satisfy their desires. If Japan's child sexual a use rate goes up over the next few years, it'll be over the silly law prohibiting the simple POSESSION of CP. Sending people to prison for having images and videoes that they didn't make sounds kind of silly, doesn't it?
Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles
Akemi MokotoOct. 02, 2014 - 01:06AM JST
I have mixed emotions about this. On one hand, it means I pay less for stuff I export from Japan and Japanese companies but on the other hand I'm not particularly happy about that if it means the company I'm buying stuff from suffers. A suffering company either shuts down, drastically increased prices, or stops offering to export stuff.
Posted in: Dollar breaks 110 yen for first time in six years
Akemi MokotoAug. 28, 2014 - 08:50PM JST
Oh the hypocrisy is overwhelming!
Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression
Akemi MokotoAug. 25, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
This article is written as if most Anime characters have non-.Japanese names when in fact, less than half of all main characters use non-Japanese names.
Posted in: Why do so many anime characters have non-Japanese names?
Akemi MokotoAug. 09, 2014 - 09:39AM JST
So I have 50 studies that says there is no connection, and one that says there is....
I play GTA V Online, but I have no passion to act anything I see out and I hate senseless real life violence.
Posted in: Violent video games linked to risk of crime, alcohol abuse
Akemi MokotoJun. 18, 2014 - 09:51PM JST
I hope they don't target Anime again. Drawings don't need legal protection.
Akemi MokotoJun. 05, 2014 - 09:40PM JST
Good! I'm happy fiction isn't included. We need to protect the rights of human children, not colorful drawings.
Posted in: Japan to ban possession of child porn, but manga, anime exempt
Akemi MokotoDec. 23, 2013 - 06:47AM JST
Damn crazy unanswered.
Posted in: Girl rejected by boy she never actually met takes revenge
Akemi MokotoJun. 15, 2013 - 09:56AM JST
Ok ok ok. Let me get this straight. A male child having sex with a female adult is not illegal in New Zealand but god forbid it happens in an anime and then it is a MAJOR crime? Dear god!
Posted in: New Zealand boy, 11, fathers child to woman, 36
Akemi MokotoJun. 13, 2013 - 08:04AM JST
That was very un-Japanese.
Akemi MokotoMay. 28, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
RIP Yoshinari Matsushita. :(
Posted in: Japanese rider killed in Isle of Man qualifying session
Akemi MokotoMay. 15, 2013 - 08:12PM JST
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs to resign...again. He is making the Prime Ministers office into a giant international joke. In saying that, South Korea needs to stop complaining about every harmless thing that happens in Japan. WWII is over now, you don't need to be so paranoid about the most peaceful developed nation in the WORLD!
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
Akemi MokotoMay. 13, 2013 - 08:31AM JST
I am tired of people clinging to the past. That is the extended past. This is the present. Worry about the here and now and future not the past. Nobody in the WWII government is in government anymore. Quit it!
Posted in: Japan says it will honor apologies for World War II atrocities
Akemi MokotoMay. 12, 2013 - 07:11AM JST
Boy, AKB 48 fans are the most judgmental little bullies I've ever seen.
Posted in: AKB48′s Yuki Kashiwagi sparks debate over 'vulgar' video
Akemi MokotoMay. 06, 2013 - 05:25AM JST
I feel much safer in Japan. Even in Okinawa, I feel safer than I would in the safest major city in America.
Posted in: Do you feel safer walking along a dark or deserted street at night in a city in your country or in Japan?
Akemi MokotoMar. 25, 2013 - 05:52AM JST
It is only the best if the voters do it right. It works well in Switzerland but is failing miserably in America. It all comes down to the country. It works in some and not so much in others.
Posted in: Do you think democracy is the best form of government?
Kobe White Bar Owner
Jul. 31, 2015 - 10:01AM JST
"two times within a period of three years"
Thats nothing, i get stopped that much just…
Posted in: Osaka police order mandatory bicycle safety course for traffic violations in nationwide first
Jul. 31, 2015 - 09:57AM JST
There are no religious hangups or zealots to deal with and Japanese (historically speaking) have…
Posted in: Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward to begin legally recognizing same-sex partnerships
Bring your knitting because these classes should be dominated by grannies. Just saw one this morning…
Jul. 31, 2015 - 09:54AM JST
It's hideous. Just awful, made even more so by the serif font for "Tokyo 2020".
Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo design ruffles feathers abroad
Jul. 31, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
ebisen the 380 has not been a succesful airplane:
so you need to check…
Posted in: Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses