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Nippon NationMay. 21, 2013 - 05:24PM JST
ProbieMay. 21, 2013 - 03:02PM JST
There's a big difference between using prostitutes during a war, and an organized system of sex slavery.
Hashimoto is a nationalistic idiot who should be removed from power straight away. Comments such as he has been making only cause problems. His constant whining about his comments being misunderstood are obviously BS because he just keeps on making them.
In any other first world country, he would have been removed from office or made to resign.
He is making Japan look bad, and feeding the rabid nationalists in China and South Korea.
Get rid of him.
What do you consider a first world country? You mean Anglo Saxon countries?
Sex slavery and prostitution were both initiated by first world countries, this is why they also have laws condemning them. A Japanese politician who is outspoken, as long as his comments are not racist and sexist, and that they don't incite violence should be heard, listened to, and accepted as good discourse and healthy debate.
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
Nippon NationMay. 03, 2013 - 03:45PM JST
I wonder how the blossoms are coming along.
Posted in: Snow falls in Hokkaido as cold spring continues across Japan
Nippon NationMay. 02, 2013 - 11:19AM JST
＠＜＜riffraff said: they have the memory of two bright flashes of light that destroyed two cities in the blink of an eye. A lesson well learned.
What lesson well learned?
Posted in: China says U.S. should be concerned about Japanese nationalism
Nippon NationApr. 29, 2013 - 12:13PM JST
Mr. Putin is a clever guy. I think he's interested in developing the islands, and this may be why he's in negotiations with Mr. Abe. It's a way to redirect revenue so that Russia doesn't have to pay to make the place more profitable. If Mr. Putin makes concessions by allowing Japanese venture capitalist to come in and develop the place then this could become a huge draw for both countries. So it's not about the energy per se. Mr. Putin keeps his enemies close for a good reason.
Posted in: Abe arrives in Moscow for first top-level Russia visit in a decade
Nippon NationMar. 14, 2013 - 06:29PM JST
Wise move on the part of the Catholic church. A man who has a long history working with the poor deserves the Papacy. The truest work of God comes from serving others, not pushing for gay agendas and other government reform. Church should stay out of politics and big institutions. The work of the lord is the job of the Pope. This is a great man of God.
Posted in: Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
Nippon NationFeb. 20, 2013 - 10:09AM JST
Posted in: Japan expert, writer Donald Richie dies at 88
Nippon NationFeb. 01, 2013 - 02:45PM JST
The way this article was written makes the whole story seem one-sided. Why and how were they in the same room? Whose room was it? Sure. "No" means "no," but how are we to know given the evidence so far?
Uchishiba claims it was consensual, the lady claims it was rape.
Posted in: Olympic judo gold medalist Uchishiba gets 5 years for rape
Nippon NationJan. 02, 2013 - 09:18AM JST
Good on Abe!
Posted in: Abe wants to replace landmark 1995 war apology
Nippon NationDec. 28, 2012 - 01:55PM JST
Operational Tomodachi - For starters, the Japanese didn't ask for your assistance in the clean-up effort, you offered it with no strings attached and was made aware of radiation levels. Whether radiations levels were high or low has no relevance because you exposed yourselves willingly and had full knowledge of the risk before you engaged - uninvited.
Throw this case to the dogs!
Posted in: 8 U.S. sailors sue Japanese gov't, TEPCO for lying about radiation
Nippon NationDec. 27, 2012 - 09:39PM JST
@zichi<< Good point. I have gone back and forth with the reporter on this story, and I have admonished her to do a better job of reporting on the recovery effort, not this fear baiting. All she's doing is fueling the hysteria that is causing discrimination. I wish JT would properly vet their stories before publishing them.
Posted in: Fukushima residents find new homes in Okinawa
Nippon NationDec. 27, 2012 - 06:33AM JST
The OP, and Stephan Jez, and to the editors of this paper. The residence of Fukushima are not leaving. If anything, this is a temporary displacement. The media has done a pitiful job of portraying the events in Fukushima and the lies and misrepresentation has to stop. Just because a few Fukushima residents get their faces on the paper and decry what's happening doesn't mean that there is a real radiation problem. It is faulty logic. Do not portray Fukushima in this way. It is just bad press filled with slippery slope analogies.
Nippon NationDec. 25, 2012 - 08:13PM JST
So many great comments. Porn stars will never see retirement as a clear option. Most if any will occassionally do part-time porn if they retire, but never ever retire fully. Those that have chosen to retire completely often struggle with depression and anxiety and an overall disconnect with society. They rarely have anything in common with women who lead ordinary lives.
Posted in: What happens to Japanese porn stars after they retire?
Nippon NationNov. 16, 2012 - 06:38PM JST
I'm a naught magz reader myself and I think it's an assault on my freedom if you take away my porn magz from the shelf. Healthy porn should be encouraged in order to stimulate peoples will to want to have sex. The country needs it. .
Posted in: Some convenience stores may remove adult magazines from shelves
Nippon NationNov. 05, 2012 - 12:14PM JST
Pizza delivery. Yes. The "shotengai" is more than just about shopping, it's about community. Grocery stores and mom & pop shops are places where people shop, meet, and greet. Home delivery is just so unJapanese.
Posted in: McDonald's to offer home delivery from 250 more stores before end of year
Nippon NationOct. 30, 2012 - 03:00AM JST
Best advice. Don't raise them here. Japanese language ability will not be a skill by the time they grow up into working adults. It is disadvantageous for them to even be raised in Japan. Better they were raised in your country Pete. But I'm sure that's not what you want to hear. Basically....you should've thought about this before conception.
Posted in: 16 tips for raising a bilingual child in Japan
Nippon NationOct. 09, 2012 - 09:57AM JST
Is it this weekend? At any rate, the monetary injection will do good for the local economy.
Posted in: 20,000 expected in Tokyo for IMF, World Bank meetings
Nippon NationOct. 06, 2012 - 01:22PM JST
His intentions were purely for the sake of bringing a cheerful mood. Unfortunately, some people may have thought it was uncomfortable. At the same time though, it would be nice to offer some entertainment for the passengers, like on the Yamanote Line. If JR would place t.v. monitors in every train so that people know what's going on, I believe this can help alleviate some of the tension in the atmosphere. This guitarist then would feel compelled not to play his guitar......
Posted in: Inspiring or inconsiderate? Foreigner plays guitar for train passengers stranded by typhoon
Nippon NationOct. 02, 2012 - 04:46PM JST
I tend to stick with the three basic offerings: blond, dark roast, and some import from somewhere. Starbucks is not bad at all, just not perfect like what I had last night in Kikuna at the Colorado.
Posted in: Espresso journey provides unique coffee experience at world’s first Starbucks pop-up store
Nippon NationOct. 02, 2012 - 04:42PM JST
I love what' s happening over at Roti's. I went there for Xmas dinner with my momma and we enjoyed their buffet. Simply amazing. I've been there twice, once for lunch and the other for dinner.
Posted in: Ian Tozer's Roti - no tablecloths, fast service and real food
Nippon NationOct. 01, 2012 - 05:48PM JST
@elbuda<< best comment so far. Bring the $$$!!
Posted in: Japanese tourists share impressions of traveling abroad with limited English ability
May. 25, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
Always thought they were kind of expensive ! Was fortunate enough to be tutoring a melon…
Posted in: Pair of Yubari melons fetch Y1.6 mil
Upgrayedd: "Only that he examined 6 of them (one time?),"
No kidding, eh? I mean how…
Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran
May. 25, 2013 - 09:15AM JST
Justicetz - I never said I hate China, but you should get out more often and…
May. 25, 2013 - 09:14AM JST
Addenda: Okinawa, as a part of Japan, takes all the brunt of that retaliation even today,…
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
May. 25, 2013 - 09:12AM JST
What Hashimoto should to is to resign at once, disappear in public. The neighbours will be…
Posted in: Hashimoto regrets meeting cancelation; wants to apologize to U.S.