KariHaruka's past comments

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    KariHaruka

    These Japanese netizens need to grow a thicker skin.

    Looks like they were just poking a little bit of fun at Air France to me.

    Posted in: Air France geisha poster prompts satirical home-made fixes

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    KariHaruka

    Such a tragic event and sad sad day :( My thoughts are with the families of those children. I couldn't bear the thought of losing my daughters and I dread to think what the families are going through right now.

    Posted in: 4 dead, 291 missing after South Korean ferry sinks

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    KariHaruka

    Why keep wasting money which could be better spent elsewhere? hint Tohoku

    Posted in: Japan says it has made no decision on 2015-16 whaling

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    KariHaruka

    We urge Japan to adopt a correct attitude on questions of history

    Care to take a correct attitude on questions regarding Tiananmen Square, Tibet and all your other human right atrocities? :)

    Posted in: China protests after Japanese minister visits Yasukuni shrine

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    KariHaruka

    None of my Japanese friends eat whale meat and they aren't bothered by the banning either.

    This has a lot of good points. The first being that money won't be wasted on the whaling program now and could be better spent elsewhere (Tohoku) and the second being that (hopefully) we won't have to read anymore SS articles.

    Posted in: Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt after ICJ ruling

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    KariHaruka

    Oh great, thanks China!

    So what would this mean my children (4 & 1) would be at risk?

    Posted in: PM2.5 alert issued for first time in Hokkaido

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    KariHaruka

    smithinjapanMar. 16, 2014 - 10:55PM JST Kobayashi is a disgrace to the sport, and it's no wonder why other international racers hate him for clipping their cars and what not, and call him a moron. This time he, fortunately, only did it to himself. Hope those kids he signed autographs for yesterday have already tossed them in the trash. My guess is that it was Kobayashi who crashed into Massa, as he has crashed into other racers in the past.

    He locked his breaks up after going into the turn too fast which resulted in him crashing into the back of Massa which also forced him to retire from the race. Amazingly enough the stewards cleared Kobayashi of all responsibility. I remember Grosjean getting a 1 race ban after doing the exact same thing at Spa in 2012.

    Posted in: Crash-out

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    KariHaruka

    KOBACRASHI!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Absolutely missed this guy and his crashes

    Posted in: Crash-out

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    KariHaruka

    Being a Westerner I quite enjoy the adverts for their 'uniqueness'

    Posted in: The weirdest Japanese TV commercials are weird in Japan, too

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    KariHaruka

    I guess the kids should of just ignored the day then? Far too many angry people in this world..

    Posted in: Teens sharing photos of themselves 'praying' for victims of Tohoku disaster cause stir

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    KariHaruka

    Minus 3? Geez some people really need to learn to lighten up a bit.

    Pi Day? Nah, you must mean something else. Pi is a constant; neither young nor western. To what could you be referring?

    Go to google and type in 'alternative to 14th March'. You'll get your answer with the top 2 results.

    Posted in: Memo to guys: White Day's approaching

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    KariHaruka

    In the west for a lot of people (the younger generation) the 14th March means something totally different.

    Posted in: Memo to guys: White Day's approaching

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    KariHaruka

    I'm not a fan of AKB however I do give them a lot of praise for what they are doing to help the people who are affected in Tohoku. Even if the Dareka no tame ni project was thought up by the promoters. The group have still donated billions of much needed yen and that at the end of the day is the most important thing. Not who and why money was donated but the fact that the money will go towards helping people in dire situations.

    Posted in: AKB48 to hold special concert to support Tohoku reconstruction

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    KariHaruka

    I was still in Europe at the time but I remember the day and the days after very clearly. I woke up in the morning and turned on the BBC News channel to see the headline ''Massive earthquake strikes Japan'' ''Tsunami heading towards Japan'' ''Japan Devastated by large Earthquake and Tsunami''. I was just left stunned because at the time I had Japanese friends over there, some friends on the JET program and also some family members who were attending a wedding ceremony in Tokyo. So obviously I was very very concerned for them but also for everyone who was in Japan. Thankfully the BBC dedicated 24/7 live coverage of the events that were unfolding in Japan and the devastation that I was watching on screen was just heartbreaking to watch. I couldn't believe that a country I loved was being devastated and then Fukushima went... I know that the NHK tried hiding the events going on at the nuclear reactor however the BBC were showing the events live and just seeing the footage of the nuclear plant was absolutely surreal. Not as much as the death count though. Just seeing the reports of the raising death count was unbelievable and it did fill me with worry for the people I knew.

    Posted in: March 11, 2011: What are your memories of that day?

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    KariHaruka

    And yet Japan are one of the countries which China needs to thank for its economic growth. Without Japanese investment they would be a irrelevant country :)

    Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory

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    KariHaruka

    I'm struggling to understand as to why something which was brought has to be returned? If I brought a tv from a shop I wouldn't expect them to ask for it back a few years later.

    Posted in: U.S. defends Japan against China's plutonium criticism

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    KariHaruka

    I know quite well how my child behaves even when I'm not around because shes been brought up to show respect to other people and living things. Its not in her nature to misbehave or to act in a nasty way to anyone or thing.

    Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand

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    KariHaruka

    @tmarie

    My eldest daughter personally isn't the type who'd just go up to something and be in its face. She was brought up to ask either me, her Mum or whichever adult she was with before she could go up to someone/something that she wasn't familiar with. My concerns are when dogs are off the leash running around. Because I don't know anything about that dog or its temperament around children. And whenever a dog has run towards my girls I've never suddenly picked up my girls because that would scare them. I'd make sure to redirect the dogs attention towards me and away from the girls while also making sure that the girls were close by because even if the dog did suddenly go for them I'd be able to get my arm in the way first (I'd rather it camps onto my arm than the girls). I'd do this till the dog gets bored and runs off or the owner comes to get the dog.

    @cleo

    A 'domestic' dog will still have its wild hunting instincts at heart and not all dogs are well domesticated. You can train a dog to behave however you can never have 100% control over an animal which can think and act for itself. The owner does have a certain amount of control over a dog and car (both of which can be deadly). However a car won't just suddenly attack a child.

    The difference between crossing a road and a dog is huge though. Once you teach your child how to cross a road safely and do it with them they know when its safe to cross and when it isn't safe to cross because they observe the oncoming traffic and any other dangers. But a dog is unpredictable, it doesn't matter how much observation you give a dog it will still act in a way that takes you by surprise at times.

    Its great that you are able to enjoy having a family pet and the children enjoy them. However my past experiences prevent me from taking that risk. But that doesn't mean my girls will grow up to be any less sensible or responsible animal lovers.

    Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand

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    KariHaruka

    @cleo

    You can't compare a dog which is a wild animal to a car which is mechanical.

    Of course you teach your children about the dangers of cars and dogs. A child knows not to cross a busy road unsupervised or directly in front of a oncoming car. But if a child (who should be right by your side) runs towards oncoming traffic than you can grab them and pull them back. However a child doesn't know how to react to an animal that runs towards them before clamping their jaws onto the poor child. And if you aren't nearby when the attack happens then the aftermath is devastating.

    I was in contact with dogs as a child and I knew how to behave around them. However it didn't stop the family dog from suddenly going after me when it went berserk. The exact same thing has happened to other families and that has left a lot of parents unwilling to have a animal which is unpredictable around their child. It may be sad to you and other dog owners when parents and their children avoid your dogs. However its nothing compared to the sadness that a parent would go through if their child was attacked by a dog.

    We are told from a young age not to trust strangers and the same thing should apply to dogs.

    I know that this is a topic where people would have different opinions. However regardless of what people might say about their dogs. Its the parents right and choice to whether they want dogs around their children. I don't know whether you and tmarie are parents or not. However as a parent I have strong protection instincts towards my offspring and I know a lot of other parents who share the same view as me.

    Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand

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    KariHaruka

    tmarieMar. 05, 2014 - 09:58AM JST I didn't say, I asked a question - to clarify your comment. You stated This is why I refuse to own dogs or have dogs go anywhere near my daughters and then However this doesn't mean I hide them completely from dogs. so I'm still not sure what you're actually trying to say.

    Yes I refuse to own a dog and I also tell people who have dogs to make sure that they are kept away from my daughters. But I haven't hidden the existence of dogs from the girls, that's what I meant by ''I don't hide them completely from dogs''. I've already informed my daughter about the dangers and how to behave around a dog. But it doesn't matter how much information I could pass onto them because I'd still feel uncomfortable with a dog being around them due to what personally happened to me and also from what I've seen on the news throughout the years. I don't hide my girls from the dangers in the world however I will do everything I can to prevent harm from falling onto them. The thought of something like what happened to the poor 7 year old happening to either of my girls is an unbearable thought to me.

    Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand

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