KariHaruka's past comments

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    KariHaruka

    Absolutely pathetic China! That shocking explosion that killed 50 people only happened a few days ago and the Chinese government are concerned enough as to whether or not the latest in a long line of apologies from Japan is 'sincere enough'! You really are just making yourselves look like a bunch of children in the eyes of the rest of the world. But hey, enjoy your parade next month in the square where you killed your own people.

    Posted in: China says Japan should have made 'sincere' WWII apology

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    KariHaruka

    Please inform me about how that mascot is sexualized in any way. The skirt isn't short and women do have a funny thing called breasts.

    I'd understand if the character looked like something from out of High School DxD. But she isn't!

    Posted in: Shima City’s 'ama' girl mascot faces backlash from shellfish divers

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    KariHaruka

    Whether the atomic bombing of Hiroshima was justified or not. I've visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and the Children of Hiroshima memorial exhibit was one of the most emotional things I've ever looked at and listened to. Being there made me wish that these weapons would never be used again. Because the devastation and anguish that they bring are truly horrible.

    Posted in: Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    How many of the sushi places will be moving to the new site? The market moving itself doesn't concern me. But my no.1 Tsukuji experience is having sushi for breakfast.

    Posted in: Opening of new Tokyo fish market scheduled for Nov 7, 2016

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    Who wants popcorn?

    Posted in: Katy Perry's feud with Taylor Swift heats up

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    KariHaruka

    So I'm guessing that this means that they will be pulling flights from the Japanese airports in the same fashion that Virgin Atlantic did after Delta brought a stake....

    Obviously that's sarcasm.. Though I wouldn't put it past them.

    Posted in: Delta joins bid to rescue bankrupt airline Skymark

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    KariHaruka

    That would be like choosing between a 5 star meal of your favourite food or a McDonalds..

    Japan all the way!

    Posted in: If you were given a choice to live and work in Japan or China, which would you choose?

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    ****1. That pesky language barrier

    I'll agree that its harder to find Japanese who are fluent in English. In Finland if you can't speak Finnish you're better off speaking English as the majority of the population can speak it. However all the major cities have English alongside the Japanese when it comes to public transportation and maps so its not as if you are faced with signs that are only in Japanese. Its also helpful to learn even just the most basic of Japanese phrases. Or is it too hard for people to say phrases like 'Arigatou Gozaimasu', 'Sumimasen', 'Konnichiwa'. Ohayou Gozaimasu', 'Konbanwa' etc etc.....

    ****2. What is this “Japan” you speak of?

    Put some effort in and do some research into Japan. I find Japan Guide to be a fantastic website for people to information on Japan.

    ****4. Getting from Point A to Point B Ever heard of Hyperdia? Again, do some research into your trip. Hyperdia will give you the transportation/lines that you need and any transfers you need, as well as the fare. I never had a problem with using transportation in Japan and this included the trains, buses, subway, trams and even ferries!

    Well all those points I made is what I did for my first ever trip to Japan. By myself I might add! And I hardly had any issues because I did research into places to visit, transportation and anything else that I tourist might need to know. I also learnt basic Japanese to help assist me along my way.

    Posted in: Four areas in which Japan needs to improve if it wants to attract more overseas travelers

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    Noo :( RIP Tama

    Posted in: Wakayama's famous stationmaster cat Tama dies at 16

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    KariHaruka

    “We should, I think, remind ourselves that wars are not made by soldiers but by governments,” he said.

    I couldn't agree more with this statement.

    Its great that these men are able to meet all this years later without any bitterness. Whilst we should never forget the events of past wars to respect the dead and to never repeat those mistakes. Everyone should find the strength to forgive and move on.

    Posted in: Japanese, British 'Death Railway' veterans meet in reconciliation

  • 3

    KariHaruka

    Wc626JUN. 20, 2015 - 07:22AM JST In Japan, tattoos are associated with yakuza organized crime syndicates So what does that have to do with foreign tourists going to an onsen? How many blonde hair, blue eye aussie or american tourists are members of the japanese mafia? It's a stupid ban-

    The staff at onsens know that they aren't members of the yakuza. But its easier for them to implement this policy for everyone. If a yakuza member was denied entry but they then see a tourist with tattoos being allowed entry. The staff at the onsen could face repercussions from the yakuza.

    I've got tattoos and its annoying. But I accept the policy in place because I am a guest in Japan and if I do want to take a dip in a onsen, I'll spent that little bit more yen and just get a private bath.

    Posted in: Japan Tourism Agency surveys onsens over tattoo policy

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    KariHaruka

    I've been to a lot of the places listed on that list and I've enjoyed my visits to them. My favourite place in all of Japan is easily Fushimi Inari Taisha and I adore viewing the sunset from the Yotsutsuji intersection.

    Its a shame that Amanohashidate isn't on the list because the view of the sandbar from either ropeway is beautiful and its a lovely walk across the sandbar with interval breaks on the sandy beaches. Also a shame that the island of Hokkaido is unrepresented in this list because it has a lot going on with the national parks, ski resorts, the snow festival and the amazing food! While I'm also slightly surprised that Akihabara isn't in the list seeing as it is the mecca for Otaku and electrical goods. And before anyone down votes me for that, it can't be denied that a lot of people do become interested in visiting Japan due to the influence that anime and the pop culture had on them. So you would think that it would be in the top 30 'best travel destinations'.

    But honestly I just look at these kind of lists as a guidance for places to visit. We are all different and we all have different interests in places that we value as the best to visit.

    Posted in: Japan’s 30 best travel destinations, as chosen by overseas visitors

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    KariHaruka

    I've never taken my children to McDonalds and I don't plan on doing so anytime soon. I'd rather feed my girls something that's nutritional.

    It helps that my eldest loves homecooked food and she's never asked to go to a McDonalds.

    Posted in: McDonald's to let parents, kids cook burgers at its stores

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    I'm still having nightmares over Dragonball...

    What next. A live action Pokemon movie?

    Posted in: Live-action Hollywood 'Beyblade' film is in the works

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    I love surfing and detest Natto. So no loss there for me!

    Posted in: Natto allergy caused by jellyfish stings, says Japanese study

  • 1

    KariHaruka

    So proud of my Irish roots today! This is a fantastic day for equal rights and for humanity as a whole.

    Though in this day and age we shouldn't be voting on whether gay marriage should be legal or not. It should be a given right! Love is love regardless of a persons' sexuality, love between a man and woman is no different to that of love between a man & man or woman & woman. Everyone should have the same equal rights to marry the person that they love.

    I might be in a straight marriage. However I proudly support gay rights and it doesn't effect my marriage or anyone else's life whether Mr Smith is married to Mr Jones!

    Posted in: Ireland says big 'Yes' to gay marriage in world first

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    Olegek Wrong 1 Finland never was neutral to Soviet Union before 1939. This land was 100 % anti-Soviet. Sad but truth. 2 Before the First World War it was a part of Russian Empire and Russian Empire was on the "right side of history" (with Britain and France) but as a result of war and disorder (and ex-ally agression, lost more than bad Germany) 3 The "new border" with Finald passed 32 kilometers from Leningrad (second Russian city after Moscow) 4 The Second World War was started 7 July 1937

    Its historical fact that prior to the Soviet invasion in The Winter War, Finland along with Denmark, Sweden & Norway were neutral counties. There might of been anti sentiment among Finns towards the Soviets, but they weren't plotting a war against them.

    I know very well that it was a part of the Russian Empire, and before that it was part of Sweden.However Finland gained something called independence on 6th December 1917.

    And Finland lost towns and territories due to a invasion that was deemed illegal and got the Soviets thrown out of the League of Nations.

    Seriously? Its started on 1st September 1939.

    Posted in: Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

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    KariHaruka

    Many Russians saw the West’s boycott as disrespect. An estimated 27 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war, which began for the Soviet Union when the Nazis invaded in 1941

    Wrong. The war began for the Soviets in November 1939 when they decided to invade the then neutral Finland.

    Posted in: Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

  • 9

    KariHaruka

    I couldn't imagine a single British person being offended by this. Naming a baby monkey Charlotte is right within our sense of humour.

    Posted in: Oita mayor says no name change for Charlotte the monkey

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    Guess I will be cancelling the visit that I had planned for Wednesday.

    Posted in: Hakone closes hiking trails as threat of volcanic eruption grows

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