Tamarama's past comments

  • 17

    Tamarama

    and the effort by his father, Hirohito, to end the war has captured national attention

    Hirohito was just about the luckiest war criminal in history. His tacit and direct approval of the expenditure of millions of civilian and military lives throughout Asia was a heinous, heinous crime.

    This should precede any memory of his efforts to halt the war, in my opinion.

    Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech

  • -1

    Tamarama

    Agreed Smith. Grrrrr!!!

    Posted in: The female cosplayers of summer Wonder Festival

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Well, they're not Art - let's not just bandy that term around loosely here. Those Stylised cartoons aren't real art. They are skilfully and competently drawn, but not Art.

    They aren't my thing - I guess I am conscious of the fact that the people depicted in them are YOUNG, and that doesn't tweak my buttons. They are projections of Adult experience/fantasy to a teenage context, which has an inherent disconnect in my opinion and is laced with a few unsavoury undertones, so, nah, not for me.

    Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Stupid and provocative in my opinion. What kind of immature mentality drives these decisions in China?

    You don't see other nations doing this....because mature diplomatic global minded nations forgive and move on from what now is a long way in the rear view mirror. You don't forget, but you certainly don't take it as an opportunity to rub Japan's face in it and provoke ill-feeling. It reminds me very much of Primary school or nasty adolescents.

    Shame.

    Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Cool. Up until a few years ago I had no idea that Sunshine 60 was built on the site of Sugamo - somewhere I had been quite a few times without any idea that it was where the likes of Tojo were executed.

    Bikkuri Donkey.

    Posted in: Old haunts: Looking for hidden ghosts in Tokyo

  • 4

    Tamarama

    China is Absurdistan.

    Posted in: China says Japan's East China Sea pictures provoke confrontation

  • 5

    Tamarama

    Mmmm, China building their own little Wake Island there in the Spratleys I see.

    To the right as I type, under the 'Most Popular' section I see: 'China warns Japan against crippling regional peace'. The Chinese Communist Party, not known for their diplomatic or political nous as well as a pretty horrific record of looking after the best interests of the Chinese people, are the most irresponsible body in Asia right now and irony of their call to Japan couldn't be more pronounced.

    Danger, Will Robinson. Danger.

    Posted in: Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

  • 0

    Tamarama

    A fairly strong message, I would have thought.

    Posted in: Abe's support rate plummets after defense bills pass lower house

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Be careful no to confuse the supreme madness of the Chinese Communist Party for the greater Chinese populace. They aren't the same.

    Posted in: China warns Japan against 'crippling regional peace'

  • 4

    Tamarama

    Of course it's cheesy and sentimental - really drilling away on the obvious there some of you.

    But it's also tender and full of the bitter sweet of life. If you can't access that, well.....

    Posted in: Heart-warming father-daughter Toyota commercial moves Japanese viewers to tears

  • 8

    Tamarama

    That's fantastic. Beautiful.

    Posted in: Heart-warming father-daughter Toyota commercial moves Japanese viewers to tears

  • 4

    Tamarama

    Unbelievable.

    Posted in: China warns Japan against 'crippling regional peace'

  • 12

    Tamarama

    Good man.

    Posted in: Japan should be explicit over war remorse: animator Miyazaki

  • 2

    Tamarama

    The news I have heard is that the City Ward wanted to present the idea that there was no bullying at all in their area, so the teachers were discouraged from reporting it.

    If that's true, they are in some serious manure and I hope the father prosecutes them to the full extent of the law.

    Posted in: Father of bullied boy who killed himself files criminal complaint

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Thunderbird2

    Thanks for the link. I don't think the lack of people is a bad thing - we know it's Tokyo, one of the most crowded metropolis' in the world, so the absence of people is a little curious. I think it adds something to the work.

    If you don't agree with me, please point out the creative side of this activity.

    I'll have a go. I'm not sure if it's his intention but his work is almost a form of Hyperrealism - an intentional interpretation of everyday scenes presented in a fashion that is almost more real than real. It begs the question: What is real? What is reality?

    But, there is a style to his work evident here - they are clearly not photographs. His technique and interpretation of colour and value means that they are clearly drawings, and he has adapted these to provide new representations of the everyday in Tokyo.

    Is it profound work? No. Is it creative? Yes.

    Posted in: Amazing colored pencil drawings of Tokyo scenes look like actual photos

  • 0

    Tamarama

    Yubaru

    How is the school supposed to do anything if they are not made aware of the situation?

    Effective and responsible schools have Bullying Policies which outlines how to properly and effectively deal with bullying as and when it occurs. The homeroom teacher DID know - so therefore the school knew. Now, she was either negligent in her duty, OR, she worked in a school where the culture was to pretend bulling doesn't happen. This culture is determined by the administration, and their policies. If this is the case she would have been reluctant to report it higher up the chain. If the administration are effectively providing standards and expectations and training of their staff, the teachers should know exactly what to do in this situation.

    Posted in: Father of bullied boy who killed himself files criminal complaint

  • 3

    Tamarama

    It's the responsibility of adults to step in when children don't behave properly - that's part of the education of young people. It's firstly the parent's responsibility to recognise what it is and teach your children bullying is wrong. It is then certainly the responsibility of teachers and particularly administrators of schools to ensure it is dealt with properly in a public environment like school.

    That the school did nothing is terrible - a crime. It's difficult to tell the circumstances with the teacher, but she should have had the courage to make a stand and have been fully supported by the Principal and other administrators.

    Posted in: Father of bullied boy who killed himself files criminal complaint

  • 2

    Tamarama

    They remind me in style and content of Shin Hanga by guys like Kawase Hasui, Yoshida and others.

    The absence of the human figure makes them a touch unsettling.

    Posted in: Amazing colored pencil drawings of Tokyo scenes look like actual photos

  • 1

    Tamarama

    Cleo

    Can you say which school your son went to?

    Does anyone have experiences in International schools they can share?

    http://thelearningcurve.pearson.com/index/index-ranking

    Posted in: What do you think of Japan’s school education system?

  • 2

    Tamarama

    Good time to buy Uranium stocks. They have been waiting for these re-starts.

    Posted in: Sendai reactor refueled for restart, despite opposition

View all