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KabukiloverApr. 26, 2015 - 09:49AM JST
These gentlemen saw imperial Japan at its penultimate worst and lived to tell about it. When they go, there will be others to tell their stories. The message to Abe here is clear. The more you try to deny past atrocities the more they stick in your gullet. Today is the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Arminian genocide. Officially Turkey denies this Holocaust. Yet today nation after nation is symbolically spitting in Turkey's face. Whatever is good about Turkey is forgotten in the meantime. When Abe tries to dodge Japan's vile imperial past it only brings the crimes of Showa militarism to the forefront. That Japan has been the most peaceful of nations for 70 years is pushed to the background.
Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans
KabukiloverApr. 25, 2015 - 03:21PM JST
A slapdash travel guide is limited enlightenment material. You can get to know Japan intimately by being in one place.
Get a job here.
form a romantic relationship with a native, get married and if you are insane enough have children (then the system will really have you.)
Try to learn Japanese.
Visit a historic places on a weekend or a holiday.
Eat Japanese food no matter how odd. (You already know how to use chopsticks.)
Or try to be like a modern Japanese: Wear a Rolex watch, drive a BMW, live in a Western style house with a wash toilet, eat French food, try to speak English, vacation in Europe, refuse to have children and text all the time.
Posted in: 8 places you need to visit to really understand Japan
KabukiloverApr. 24, 2015 - 05:32PM JST
Living in Scandinavia was a youthful goal but I ended up in Japan. I suspect that thanks to a lot of dumb luck I got more here than I would have gotten there.
Posted in: Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index
KabukiloverApr. 24, 2015 - 12:25AM JST
Posted in: Armenian Church to canonise 1.5 million genocide victims
KabukiloverApr. 23, 2015 - 06:32PM JST
The point is to call attention to the Armenian genocide by the Turks and Turkey's swinish denial of this genocide.
KabukiloverApr. 22, 2015 - 08:08PM JST
Abe has no respect for the Constitution. He has no respect for the truth. He has no respect for anyone who disagrees with him. He has just disgraced himself and his country.
The US likes Abe because he is a militarist who will force Japan into wars the US starts or gets involved with. Considering what Abe does not respect, the US ought consider just what kind of "friend" Abe really is.
Posted in: Abe expresses remorse over WWII, but stops short of apology
KabukiloverApr. 22, 2015 - 07:32AM JST
At this point who cares what Abe says. He has already wrecked his credibility and Japan's along with it.
Posted in: Abe says he may drop direct apology in WWII statement
KabukiloverApr. 21, 2015 - 07:51PM JST
I meant the happiest life together. So let me say it again. May your marriage bring you joy upon joy.
Posted in: Lesbian couple hold symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo
KabukiloverApr. 21, 2015 - 03:28PM JST
I can only wish the couple the happiness life together.
KabukiloverApr. 20, 2015 - 10:19PM JST
That's absolutely horrid if true. Somehow I lucked out.
Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage
KabukiloverApr. 19, 2015 - 05:50PM JST
There are only two words you need when Abe's "diplomats" come barging into your office. "Get out."
Posted in: Diplomatic pressure on foreign reporters raises media hackles
KabukiloverApr. 19, 2015 - 11:04AM JST
This proves this not a matter of hygiene but of appeance, hide it and it's not there is too familiar in Japan. I stay away from onsen for hygienic reasons. Kiddie pee and poo.
Posted in: Nagano onsen welcomes foreigners with tattoos, as long as they patch ’em up
KabukiloverApr. 19, 2015 - 10:12AM JST
Murakami has the most elegant solution. If you repent and are truly sincere evenly people will stop demanding apologies. What Abe is doing is trying to cover up the truth. Not only that he is harassing media and scholars not only in Japan but also in their native countries. That is sure to make enemies for Japan and makes people forget that for 70 years Japan is one of the few countries in the postwar world that does not committed war crimes.
Posted in: Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Novelist Murakami
KabukiloverApr. 18, 2015 - 09:59PM JST
The headline is inadvertently off. Those were not Japanese internment camps. They were American interment camps that held Japanese-Americans as well as German-Americans and Italian-Amerians. I perfectly agree that this auction was insensitive. At the same time I am wondering if there any items from European-Americans who were interned (and who have received no compensation).
Anyway, good for the Japanese-American protests. Someone's pain should not be treated as memorabilia.
Posted in: Backlash cancels auction of Japanese internment camp items
KabukiloverApr. 18, 2015 - 09:52PM JST
More cheery blossoms less Abe please.
Posted in: Garden party
KabukiloverApr. 18, 2015 - 09:39PM JST
"Diplomas" of this ilk ought to be declared personae non gratae and sent home. It is outrageous enough that the Abe-LDP gang harass Japanese media. Things have gone insane when these bad gaijin Japanese "diplomats" start trying to strong-arm the media in other countries. And about what? Japanese crimes against humanity. Trying to hide the facts that cannot be hid. Abe and his gang are exactly like the Holocaust deniers.
In the end all that Abe is doing is making people hate Japan.
And the irony is that Japan, thanks to Article 9, has not committed any atrocities for 70 years.
KabukiloverApr. 18, 2015 - 08:04AM JST
Not just interference. Not just arrogance. Totalitarian harassment that is one small step away from what Japan's generational right-wing terrorists do to quash dissent in Japan. That LDP is going after the already squeamish Japanese media show you the totalitarian state these rightists have in mind for us. The LDP very simply has got to be kicked out of power and kept out of power forever.
Posted in: Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference
KabukiloverApr. 17, 2015 - 11:29PM JST
China is a successful state capitalist nation and when you are that successful nobody sanctions you. Not even anti-Communist America. It is up to us to kick China's totalitarian and corrupt ruling clique in the economic butt. Start by boycotting Chinese consumer products. Made in China. Don't buy it. Protest whenever a Chinese official shows up in your country. That's a start. Gao Yu and other brave Chinese dissidents must be freed. That can only be done by making those who jailed them uncomfortable.
Posted in: Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years
KabukiloverApr. 17, 2015 - 11:12PM JST
I presume that if this law is enacted it was also legalize male prostitution. There would be a rough equality between the genders in the profession in that case. I am for the legalization of prostitution. It has worked well in countries where it is legal (New Zealand, parts of Australia, Germany, for example). But don't think that in a country with a high crime rate like the United States the criminal element will vanish from sex work. The good thing is that sex workers will have rights and a voice.
I must note that in Japan prostitution is illegal but it is given a wink and a nod by the police (unlike the vagina artist). It is time to legalize sex work in Japan.
Posted in: Lawsuit seeks to legalize prostitution in California
KabukiloverApr. 17, 2015 - 09:15PM JST
Is not hate speech harassment? There laws against harassment.
Posted in: One could suspect the hotline is not for helping victims, but for creating an excuse that the government is doing something about hate speech. If they cannot help the victims under the current law, then they should seek to make new laws.
Apr. 27, 2015 - 05:41AM JST
How clever if you to quote me back to myself. But what was it you…
Posted in: Fukui man arrested for landing drone on roof of Abe's office
Apr. 27, 2015 - 04:37AM JST
"Lester Tenney ... made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…
Apr. 27, 2015 - 04:19AM JST
You call that a Japanese media. I thinks Japan Today is relative less biased than other…
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Apr. 27, 2015 - 03:46AM JST
Amazing how many are rushing to call a hero this man who posted pictures of a…
Apr. 27, 2015 - 03:08AM JST
Death toll now crosses 2500 mark in earthquake in Nepal which has caused widespread destruction all…
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