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KabukiloverDec. 18, 2014 - 10:25PM JST
The predictable sensationalist style. Generalizations back up by anecdotes. This is crap writing but it sells.
There is nothing new about sex in public places. It certainly was not suddenly discovered by this journal. There is no proof offered that this is a rising (excuse me) problem.
Posted in: Sex is going public, but decorum is fighting a losing battle
KabukiloverDec. 17, 2014 - 08:25AM JST
I meant the above as a joke. The ultimate expression of Abe's Japanese traditional Japan would be a non-nation of warring fiefdoms steeped in primitive Shintoism where lords rule and the imperial family are impoverished nonentities. It would also have to be preindustrial. Then Abe's utopia would be complete.
Posted in: Abe's base aims to restore past religious, patriotic values
KabukiloverDec. 14, 2014 - 07:42PM JST
This is exactly right. It is happening not only in Japan.
Posted in: It's a charade calling them interns – Japanese employers are just exploiting them as cheap labor.
KabukiloverDec. 14, 2014 - 07:37PM JST
Welcome to the heart of darkness. The horror, horror.
Posted in: LDP set for big win despite low voter turnout
KabukiloverDec. 13, 2014 - 06:55PM JST
This rubbish from Abe is an admission that Japan will be a permanently dysfunctional nation as long as people like himself and the LDP are in power. To doing the right thing, the right-wingers should break up Japan into the old fiefdoms and engage in internecine warfare.
KabukiloverDec. 13, 2014 - 11:55AM JST
As Japan's economy goes from bad to horrid, Tohoku bleeds and Fukushima spills, Japan under Abe and the LDP drops further into denial, totalitarianism and hysterical fantasyland nationalism. A fine way making enemies and alienating friends. This film is not the last to remind the world of Japan's wartime atrocities. It is past time for the Japanese to admit the truth and move on.
The irony is that Japan has not committed war crimes and gone to war in nearly 70 years. Today, the US is prime war criminal and torturer, which plenty of Americans not only admit but hate.
Posted in: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' strikes a nerve in Japan
KabukiloverNov. 25, 2014 - 07:34PM JST
It was not ignorance. They stupidly hoped to cover it up forever. Someone should have told those clowns this is not Japan.
Posted in: Honda admits failing to report 1,729 deaths, injuries to U.S. regulators
KabukiloverNov. 25, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
No surprise. Here is the perfect crime in the US. White cops kills unarmed Black man and then pleads self-defense. There was plenty of evidence but it is scary to indite a cop.
Posted in: Grand jury decides not to indict police officer in Ferguson shooting
KabukiloverNov. 23, 2014 - 12:28AM JST
A major problem is that no matter how you teach English there is a dearth of teachers who are fluent enough in English effectively. They are out there. Thousands. Like the grossly underpaid adjucts who make up 76 percent of university faculty in the US. They would jump at the chance of teaching in Japan if offered stable jobs. But it will not happen because of good old Japanese xenophobia. Native speaker teachers should be let in small numbers, used as human tape recorders and then fired after a couple of years.
Posted in: Education minister proposes English education for 3rd grade
KabukiloverNov. 22, 2014 - 05:35PM JST
Not about Japanese culture but about girls. Nice girls.
Posted in: New ad campaign features Japan in all its stunning glory
KabukiloverNov. 21, 2014 - 10:10PM JST
Let these Japanese have a meaningful American experience: prison.
Posted in: After 4 hours of questions, U.S. senators get no clear answers on air bag safety
KabukiloverNov. 20, 2014 - 09:34PM JST
Aso is right. Do not raise the sales tax.
Posted in: Aso says sales tax hike delay must not happen again
KabukiloverNov. 20, 2014 - 08:04AM JST
This right wing hack will have a very short self life. He is the liar.
Posted in: Author says 'The Wind Rises' is full of lies
KabukiloverNov. 20, 2014 - 12:27AM JST
This guy took the long and winding road to say what many posters, myself included, said months ago. Up the consumption tax and people will spend less.it happened.
I say the next phase will be discounts. This is what happens when supply exceeds demand. Watch for de facto deflation.
And yeah, you cannot print people. When people cannot afford children they tend not to have them.
Posted in: Japan can't print people
KabukiloverNov. 14, 2014 - 08:09AM JST
Even as kid I did not find Bob Hope funny. When I knew better I realized he was a right wing bigot, His joke about the bombing of Hanoi as "instant urban renewal" was the naidir of his so-called humor. Hope was an empty man off stage. But he was also an empty man on stage if you bothered to really listen to him.
Posted in: Bob Hope's lasting legacy of more than laughs
KabukiloverNov. 14, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
Do not forget that while raising the consumption tax Abe lowered corporate taxes.
Posted in: 72% of Japanese firms want Abe to delay tax hike
KabukiloverNov. 14, 2014 - 07:39AM JST
Waste of taxpayers' democracy.
Posted in: Riot police raid Kyoto University after 3 activists arrested
KabukiloverNov. 13, 2014 - 09:39PM JST
Our consumer boycott is working. Keep it up. To hell with the IMF. Agree with above. Tax the super rich.
KabukiloverNov. 13, 2014 - 08:12PM JST
EW: Yes the shelling has intensified. By the Kiev government. When you read the Western reports it is never clearly said who is doing the shelling. It is always put in the passive voice, as if the shelling was doing itself. Do not trust reports about Russian military incursions. Since Crimea Western reportage has been mostly dishonest. There are a few exceptions of course.
Wishing to invite Putin is one the few intelligent things Abe has proposed or done. The territorial dispute be damned. Japan does not need to make enemies at this point. It is bad enough its that two of its most important trading partners are angry with Japan (largely thanks to Abe.)
Right now the U.S. has made too many enemies. Japan would be smart not to follow suit.
Posted in: Abe wants to invite Putin to Japan next year
KabukiloverNov. 13, 2014 - 08:34AM JST
My distant memories of kissatens. Bad expensive coffee, smoke, loud TV, smoke, gross manga, smoke, loud old men, smoke, sounds of gaijin da, smoke and more smoke. That was out there. In Kobe we had cafes before Starbucks.
Posted in: Japan's dated, smoky cafes unfazed by Starbucks success
Dec. 19, 2014 - 08:45AM JST
Just ship the engines to Australia.
Did you actually read the article? Try the second line.
Posted in: S Korea balks as U.S. picks Japan, Australia to service F-35s in Asia
Dec. 19, 2014 - 08:44AM JST
I don't have any problem with smokers as long as it's not like someone directly blowing…
Posted in: 'Psychotic' smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance
You seriously believe Cuba was "free" before the revolution?
Do you think they're free now?
Posted in: Obama announces U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba
Dec. 19, 2014 - 08:42AM JST
I don't think I have seen a scramble crossing yet that was nothing but a guarantee…
Posted in: Police to restrict pedestrian access to Shibuya crossing on New Year's Eve
Dec. 19, 2014 - 08:41AM JST
@titaniumdi0xideDEC. 19, 2014 - 08:12AM JST
Who cares what South Korea whines?
I agree with you…