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CrisGerSanJan. 25, 2015 - 01:51PM JST
Several things are clear from the posts here. Very few modern ppl outside of Japan seem to understand Japan's long and much respected history as a military power. They had to develop this strength early to face down and defeat China, and still do. They can do just fine if they have to. As for their right to defend their citizens, every nation has that right. The US manufactured and imposed "peace constitution " was created by American forces who did not then and not much now understand or really respect Japan as an equal. Any reasonable person does, and can see that Japan has the rights of any and all nations for self defense and protection of its citizens no matter how misguided they may be in wandering into a deadly war zone with a terrible and bizarre foe. ISL is not a new phenomenon, there have been terrible and extreme radical terror using militants from the moslem empire from their very beginning. What is new in the modern context is the weakness being shown by European powers. I hope that there will be a change soon. Japan has the right to change and I hope it does.
Posted in: Abe briefing document rules out Japan strike on Islamic State
CrisGerSanJan. 25, 2015 - 01:33PM JST
I am glad to hear of this news for the region. but.....it would help if your news writers were more educated about anime history. Evangelion is, tho well known, not among any list of classic anime by a long shot, it had a decent start to the series but the director basically freaked out and just about killed the entire series by an absurd and bizarre last episode which demeaned and corrupted some of the main characters in a form of on screen suicide by writer.... it is still unknown why he did that, but since that disaster, the studio has tried again and again to rehabilitate the disaster by issuing remake movies that try to lessen the damage. It has not worked and it remains one of the epic failures in anime history. There are many far better studios, and better series by far as well.
As for Nadia, Gianax actually lost 80 million yen on the project, and ended up with no rights at all due to internal struggles in the company, it was a disaster that was followed by a failed movie based on the story, they were only able to repay the advance on the movie with the proceeds from Evangelion.
I hope that you will feature stories about some of the much better anime work and much better studios, but thanks for the story. I do hope it helps the region.
Posted in: Studio Gainax to open anime production studio, museum in Fukushima
CrisGerSanJan. 02, 2015 - 05:48PM JST
I am once again amazed at the negative and antagonistic nature of many posts on these topics. In Japan as anywhere, there are customs and qualities of the culture that are unique. in Japan honor and appreciate those and enjoy them. It is a lovely country with a wonderful culture, true it is unique and has it's own traditions and some challenging standards. But, I for one, admire, like, enjoy and honor ALL of it ALL of the time. Try it, you may find something new. Happy New Year.
Posted in: Japan's self-professed 'omotenashi' (spirit of selfless hospitality) is often misinterpreted to force pre-determined services on foreign visitors with a different set of values to behave the way Japanese people expect.
CrisGerSanDec. 29, 2014 - 06:04PM JST
Unfortunately much of the problem has been the actions of US servicemen in attacks on civilians and other behavior that is unacceptable. If they had behaved over the years there would not have risen this problem as much as it is. It is true the alliance between Japan and the US helps both, and helps us all. I hope that this situation can be worked out but it is imiportant to remember the source of the friction, and to respect those concerns. Abe is doing his beast and I am sure everyone involved in this situation understood what was going on, sometimes things need to be said without words and with gestures and non action. I hope it can work out.
Posted in: New Okinawan governor snubbed by Abe, Suga
CrisGerSanDec. 29, 2014 - 05:54PM JST
She is a sincerely nice person and i am very happy for them both. Congratulatoins.
Posted in: Actress Ryoko Yonekura announces marriage
CrisGerSanDec. 29, 2014 - 05:53PM JST
Wonderful to hear have a great holiday and here's hoping for a wonderful new year. Dont forget Temple Visit. :)
Posted in: New Year holiday exodus begins across Japan
CrisGerSanDec. 11, 2014 - 05:25PM JST
I am sorry to see such rude posts about what Americans Think about Japan. Intelilgent and caring Americans respect and honour Japan and admire a fine country that has done amazing things in all of its history, not just in the past 40 years. Japan has been a nation and a vibrant culture for hundreds and hundreds of years, and has stood up to the united attacks of China before and won, not be invading china but by defending itself. That is what it is doing now, and tho the American presence is a help, and the bases part of that, it is important for such bases to be placed with respect, and Okinawa is NOT the best place for them. It is a precious cultural resource for both Okinawans and for the people from the mainland. It is a decision that should be made by Japan not by the US. And we in the US who admire Japan do so for much much more than a few cliche images of superfical media.
Posted in: New Okinawan governor takes office
CrisGerSanDec. 11, 2014 - 05:16PM JST
She has done a wonderful job and will be succeeded by someone who will follow her and also do her best. I have great respect for the entire group and they are beloved by many. I am glad to see this sort of news being covered as well as much that is NOT japanese news. well done. And I wish her well.
Posted in: Minami Takahashi to graduate from AKB48 in Dec 2015
CrisGerSanDec. 11, 2014 - 05:13PM JST
I wish to the heavens that some benvolent force would muzzle the insane rabid run away idiots of the American Media, who have been having hysterical fits and actually trying to encourage riots, and violence in the streets to "make" news for them to sell air time. It is time for the modern media world wide to be given some solid rules to follow, about NOT pushing their own agenda, ie Liberal elitist and aggressive socialist views on the rest of us. Just REPORT, do NOT interpret and TELL us what is happening or who did it, or who is to blame, we can decide for ourselves. Same for Japan, thank goodness some sane ppl in Japan are curbing the worst abuses of the media rampage. Hope for more.
Posted in: Japanese right muzzling liberal media, say analysts
CrisGerSanNov. 06, 2014 - 02:56PM JST
She is a joke as an actress and a sham as a public benefactor. I hope she will just be quiet and go away.
Posted in: Angelina Jolie 'open' to politics, diplomacy
CrisGerSanNov. 06, 2014 - 02:53PM JST
Thank Goodness that the nightmare is almost over. Obama and the liberal cabal have nearly destroyed all respect for both the US abroad and Federal government at home. The shallow and partisan program of promoting the interests of small ethnic groups in the US, (the coloured population is less than 20 percent of the total), and trying to force radical libertarian agenda by Obama has proven a disaster for the Democratic party and for the country. The message of the election is clear, the vast majority of the US does NOT want Obama's vision of a liberal fantasy land. They want rational, affordable and rspectful and law abiding governance. The Republicans will hopefully start repealing many of the illegal and dictatorial Execurive orders that Obama has tried to use to impose his imperial will on the country when it was clear that his liberal policies were NOT what the majority wanted. He went ahead and tried to force it with the use of the federal governemnt. It has failed. He has failed. And now we can start to rebuild the country and the economy. There is not reason to try to work with the President for he clearly intends to keep pushing his agenda in spite of the huge vote of no confidence that the nation gave him. It is a happy day for rational people in the US.
Posted in: Wins give Republicans wider influence
CrisGerSanOct. 17, 2014 - 11:51AM JST
I see no reason for sympathy for a dangerous criminal. He attacked an innocent woman and scarred her for life because of his own problems. Modern societies are far to lenient mostly due to lawyers being judges and the legal profesoisn making billions off of needless cases. In such a situation he is guilty. period. No need for a trial or more cost. and punishment SHOULD BE punshment, That is not an unkind thing to say it is realism and truth. Bad people need to be punished. Or others will do the same things.
Posted in: Passenger arrested for sexual assault on Hawaii-Japan flight
CrisGerSanOct. 17, 2014 - 11:44AM JST
Very nice glad to see this good news all around.
Posted in: First Japanese passenger jet in 4 decades rolling out
CrisGerSanOct. 17, 2014 - 11:42AM JST
They have every right to honour their ancestors. Any culture that had that as part of its traditions does that. There is no reason to be unkind about them. I am glad to see that many have the courage to keep Japanese culture and to honour ppl who gave their all.
Posted in: 110 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine; Abe sends ritual offering
CrisGerSanOct. 17, 2014 - 11:39AM JST
I am glad that they are continuing to honour the fallen. Any culture needs to do this, the past is the past, and the present is where we all have to live. Thanks for sharing this. Next time please have a more respectful title for the photo thank you.
Posted in: Rise and shrine
CrisGerSanOct. 14, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
Such intentional trolling should be punished and prevented, not allowed and excused. Does not matter what age they are if they can get a lisence they should be forces to obey law and common decency. There is no reason to be lenient or excuse such anti social behavior. They can go ride their noisy toys on open roads in the coutnry where there are no people..but the people in the country would take care of it fast. they are not hampered by the so called Politeness of the city folks. Sad story.
Posted in: Biker assaulted by iron bar-wielding Nara innkeeper
CrisGerSanOct. 14, 2014 - 01:31PM JST
What idiot in their right mind would surf in a typhoon? please be more careful.
Posted in: Storm heads off northeast coast; 2 dead, 1 missing, 96 injured
CrisGerSanOct. 12, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
I really hope that there are no more serious injuries it is a huge powerful storm. Stay safe everyone.
Posted in: 20 injured as typhoon pounds southern Okinawan islands
CrisGerSanOct. 12, 2014 - 10:51AM JST
Yuriko san is a perfect choice well done!
CrisGerSanOct. 08, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
I greatly respect the courage and the determination of all helping to return the bodies for proper rites and respect. It is worthy of far more notice and honour that this sad event is receiving..but yes there is a risk, and they all are taking that as part of their gift to the deceased and their families.
Posted in: 3 more bodies found on volcano
Jan. 29, 2015 - 09:20PM JST
Something I would like to have cleared up: earlier reports state that Abe was planning to…
Posted in: Hostage crisis trips up Japan as it seeks global security role
Jan. 29, 2015 - 09:16PM JST
Hi Yubaru, a tad hapless, as you rightly point out that ISIL had both captive for…
Jan. 29, 2015 - 09:10PM JST
The IJA hod their own military police force as well, the Kempetai. I dont…
Posted in: More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories
Jan. 29, 2015 - 09:07PM JST
Slum dog: "I can and I do.
Well, that's why you'll always be asking "why"…
Although I love Matsuko Deluxe and the programs Ikari Shinto and Matsuko no Shirenai Sekai in…
Posted in: Cross-dressing Matsuko Deluxe: AKB opening Tokyo Olympics 'would embarrass Japan'