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    Henry Geßner

    So happy to hear this! I was waiting for a new Godzilla film for years, and now it's finally getting closer. :) I was worried the American productions (which I will never accept -- besides, the 2014 film is one of the worst films I've ever seen in my life) could further delay this, but luckily it doesn't seem so. Thumbs up, Toho. Without Godzilla, Japan wouldn't exist in my world.

    Posted in: Made-in-Japan Godzilla to return after Hollywood hit

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    Henry Geßner

    I haven't seen "cheap trashy junk" from Korea in years, Abdella. Do some research before you spread your narrow-minded prejudices. Even the Chinese have some decent brands by now, although very few. And the Japanese started by imitating foreign products as well before they became even better -- same goes for Germany.

    Posted in: Sony develops new camera for taking images in dark

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    I absolutely support it in every way, especially for schools. But it must not be selective. You can't just ban burkas and allow crucifixes and other stuff, even if a country has a Christian tradition or whatsoever. In my very opinion, religion is an anachronism, and since it's not possible to get rid of it at all (because it only comes back stronger than ever), the impact on our society has to be minimized at least.

    Posted in: In some countries, there is a ban on adults and children wearing religious clothing and symbols such as burqas, veils, head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crucifixes in public places like schools, recreational facilities and so on. What’s your stance?

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    Henry Geßner

    "This is way more disgusting that (sic) any food scandal."

    Unless it were your child that ate some of tainted food and became ill, right? Since there is no evidence in this case of "scapegoating" then I cheer the detainment of these 5 people. But I know, bashing China is all the rage and the hip thing right now. I suggest you also take a nice long look of the "justice" system here in good ole Nippon before tossing some stones at other countries.

    Posted in: More Japanese firms withdraw Husi-supplied products; 5 detained in China

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    Henry Geßner

    Wait a sec. You really salute to China for detaining 5 people? Do you even have a concept what this probably means in a country like that? I really don't want to imagine. Nobody deserves the kind of "detainment" China is offering, and I doubt they even did or will do further investigations, since getting rid of certain scapegoats is so much easier. This is way more disgusting that any food scandal.

    Posted in: More Japanese firms withdraw Husi-supplied products; 5 detained in China

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    Henry Geßner

    Japan somehow is the only country I know where Makudo workers aren‘t animals without any knowledge of human behaviour, but normal persons. Thumbs up for that, but that‘s a feature of basically every store or chain in Japan anyway.

    Yeah, I‘d also miss the 100 Yen burgers. But a Japan without McDonald‘s? Doesn‘t sound that bad. Anyway, the worst thing they ever did was introducing the breakfast menu all over the world. It‘s completely useless and mostly disgusting. Nobody likes it. Get rid of it, so clubgoers can eat normal hamburgers again at 5 AM after partying too hard.

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    Henry Geßner

    Nice! And based on one of the best Godzilla designs of all time. I love "Godzilla vs. Biollante". Let's hope it'll make someone with too much money very happy.

    By the way, it's "Abeno Harukas", not "Abe no Harukasu", speaking of Japan's tallest building. Abeno is a ward in the southern part Osaka city and not a name. ;) I'd really like to see it being destroyed in a new Japanese Godzilla film.

    Posted in: Jeweler selling solid gold Godzilla for Y150 mil

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    Henry Geßner

    Of course this is outrageous and just wrong -- but if it gets enough publicity, maybe people finally start rethinking their riduculous Meiji-era "obscenity laws", which is fine to me. This has to be changed. So don't just rage about this. In the end it's always cases like this that ignite real change. So I strongly support this artist as well.

    Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

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    A toast on selective reality.

    Posted in: Chinese media slam Japan's move to expand military role

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    Henry Geßner

    I was also wondering why they obviously changed the title of this production (I didn't know the film anyway since I'm not interested in American cinema), but if that's the title of the original work, fair enough! Glad I got this, and since the plot sounds interesting and since there are few Hollywood films based on Japanese fiction (that are not remakes of already existing adaptions), I could as well give it a try.

    Posted in: All you need is Cruise

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    Henry Geßner

    It was a great game in my opinion and Japan really did its best. They had so many chances but sadly couldn't manage to use them properly... Anyway I thought they were really fighting until the 1:3 when they lost their motivation. One of the most exciting games so far, too bad we won't see Japan again. Just hoping for Germany now! ;)

    Didn't see the first two Japan games by the way. But they must have been much worse than this. Today was more bad luck than a deserved defeat, but then again, what do I know about football and sports. I'll miss the Family Mart uniforms.

    Posted in: Colombia send Japan packing with 4-1 victory

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    Considering comics and other fiction, there's a blurred line between art and pornography that Japanese usually understand (see for example the works of underground artist Suehiro Maruo that have a huge fanbase, including myself), but Western people don't. I'm completely against stricter rules considering fiction and it wouldn't help anyone. I support the way they did it now; the situation was a complete anachronism anyway and real persons have to be protected.

    Question: Does this also affect the very popular and disturbing "junior idol" material which legally, afaik, is not considered pornography yet, but can be found in every mainstream porn store? I'd also absolutely support that. What kind of parents are letting their kids do that?

    Now get rid of the mosaics, and then you're up to date, Japan.

    Posted in: Diet enacts law banning child porn possession

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    Henry Geßner

    Thank goodness.

    Posted in: Gov't to ease strict dancing laws for clubs, other establishments

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    Henry Geßner

    Please just shut the hell up, China. Leave us Germans alone, we're the last ones to buy your double standards. Germany didn't only account for their past relations with their former enemies/neighbouring states, it also accounted for what was going on inside the country, something you'll never understand. Tiananmen? Laogai? "Chinese mainstream"? Open your eyes and see what's going on in your own country since Mao took over.

    Seriously, it's about time Germany makes a clear statement on this since they're always abusing our history for their nonsense. They also shouldn't forget Germany still is a close ally of Japan. One of the things that didn't change after WW2, by the way.

    Posted in: China uses D-Day anniversary to praise Germany, slam Japan

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    Henry Geßner

    Naniwa-ku. I know the area well enough and it has been here where I had to call the police for the first place after I saw a woman being beaten up on the street. No one else seemed to care. Indeed a weird and gloomy area, but since it is something like the door to Nishinari-ku, Osaka's (and perhaps Japan's) biggest slums, it isn't that surprising. Mostly old and poor residents living here. Nobody seems to care about anyone else. Greetings from Naniwa-ku, where I am right now, by the way.

    Posted in: Man fatally stabbed after argument with acquaintance on Osaka street

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    Henry Geßner

    French "Le roi et l'oiseau", Japanese "Perfect Blue" and British "The Plague Dogs". A little bit more original than anything by Disney, I suppose. But then again, I also enjoyed a few of their films, yet mostly the old ones.

    Posted in: What are your three favorite animated films of all time?

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    Henry Geßner

    Seriously, who cares about some giggling premature Americans? If all countries started renaming their facilities that might have a double meaning in another language, there wouldn't be much left in the end. You could even make something "kinki" out of Osaka, but that'd suck too hard. Just let it be.

    Posted in: Kinki University to change pervy English name

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    Henry Geßner

    The "radioactive connections" were anything but "blurred" in the last few films. On the contrary, they were even stressed. Ever seen "Godzilla vs. Destroyer" from 1995, for example? It's about a radiactive armageddon due to a nuclear meltdown, just as an example. They got this quite well. Seems like some people still don't know Toho actually did a whole lot of new, far less cheesy films after 1975, when Ishiro Honda made his final film and ended the original series.

    Posted in: Post-Fukushima, Godzilla may never go home again

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    Henry Geßner

    So where's Detective Conan when you need him?

    Posted in: Unidentified email sender claims to be 'real culprit' in PC death threat case

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    Henry Geßner

    Hint: Maybe because this is not America and will never ever be America?

    Posted in: Man arrested after grabbing police officer's gun, shooting him

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