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TheInterstatAug. 29, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
This is great news. As another person pointed out, the idea of the alcohol guzzling, cigarette smoking person is one of the past.
I look forward to the day when alcohol and cigarettes are gone for good. They serve no purpose, other than to make money for the drug dealers selling them.
I sense that consumption is on the decline the world over. The internet has provided a social and knowledge resource and shows people that easily accessible alternative non-alcohol soaked lifestyles are out there for everyone, and anyone can jump into a new way of living and be put in contact with new friends at the click of a button.
Instagram, Facebook, etc., have changed everything.
Posted in: Studies show Japanese people drinking less than ever
TheInterstatAug. 13, 2015 - 05:55AM JST
^I absolutely agree with every word of this.
Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan
TheInterstatJul. 17, 2015 - 08:52AM JST
They missed the part where he is never there because he is too busy bowing to his boss, smoking, drinking, and 'hostessing'.
Posted in: Heart-warming father-daughter Toyota commercial moves Japanese viewers to tears
TheInterstatJul. 13, 2015 - 12:46PM JST
According to Cancer.org, the Japanese lifestyle of heavy drinking, the presence of Liver Fluke injections from raw fish, and the stigma of testing for STDs (in this case Hepatitis B/C) makes Bile Duct Cancer highly probable. At 55 years of age, Iwata would have been prime for this kind of thing.
Take care out there, everyone.
Posted in: Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at 55
TheInterstatJul. 06, 2015 - 04:10PM JST
Cultural exports become exports organically, through their own merit. The fact that nothing Japanese exists out side of Japan in mainstream circles, simply shows that nothing of mainstream merit is made in Japan.
Posted in: Gackt lashes out at Cool Japan: 'Almost no results of Japanese culture exported overseas'
TheInterstatJun. 28, 2015 - 05:30PM JST
Surprise surprise, Asia is stuck in the past and refuses to modernise, continuing with archiac discrimination, dressed up as 'culture'.
“It’s one step forward for the United States that leaves Hong Kong one further step behind,” said lawyer Michael Vidler.
This applies to the whole of Asia, not just Hong Kong.
Posted in: Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of U.S. court ruling
TheInterstatJun. 28, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
If futons were so good, why don't all the top end hotels in Tokyo have them? Oh yeah, that's right, because they are junk. They only exist because they are cheap and 'cultural'.
A good quality western bed is absolutely leagues ahead of a futon, which is basically a glorified dogs basket. Japanophiles will downvote this. People who understand quality will not.
Posted in: Are futons awesome or simply awful?
TheInterstatApr. 30, 2015 - 05:42PM JST
Absolutely spot on.
Posted in: Gifu company pays workers to refrain from using smartphones
TheInterstatApr. 08, 2015 - 09:04AM JST
Good. Everything on that list, apart from romantic love, and sex, is outdated.
No doubt all the new stuff coming through will be Japanized like the old stuff though, so we can enjoy all the bullying, fake ceremony and money manipulation as usual.
Posted in: The top 20 things that Japanese youth are distanced from
TheInterstatMar. 27, 2015 - 10:25AM JST
These are all passive activities, which are standard for a nation of unimaginative automatons.
None of this should come as any surprise.
Posted in: Japanese men share top 10 ways their weekends disappear
TheInterstatMar. 20, 2015 - 10:17AM JST
LOL@what the emperor is wearing.
Posted in: Meet and greet
TheInterstatMar. 14, 2015 - 11:39AM JST
Well, I know one thing for sure; this caused a 3 point drop on the yen to the gbp, meaning I repatriated even more of my wages this month to my bank in England.
Thanks Abe, you melt.
TheInterstatMar. 09, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
That raised fist meme they all do here is cringe.
And no, Abe will not do anything. Nobody will here. Japan is never going to change, and is on path for self-destruction.
TheInterstatMar. 06, 2015 - 08:05PM JST
I posted a link to their names, photos, Twitter accounts, etc., last week, and got deleted. The info is very easy to find, and these goons are EXACTLY as you would expect them to be...
Posted in: Magazine publishes name, photo of Kawasaki murder suspect
TheInterstatMar. 06, 2015 - 11:24AM JST
It is not just football. They don't do very well at any internationally participated sport.
Posted in: Japan has to toughen up, says J.League boss
TheInterstatMar. 06, 2015 - 11:20AM JST
This is the future. I am very much looking forward to seeing this being a reality.
They are going to have to impose a pretty solid set of rules though, to stop the drones being robbed / shot down, however.
Posted in: At your service
TheInterstatMar. 05, 2015 - 10:24PM JST
Because if they took photos of the kind of concerts that go on in Japan, they would all be guilty of creating level 5 COPINE images.
Posted in: Why do most concerts held in Japan prohibit taking pictures?
TheInterstatMar. 01, 2015 - 09:33AM JST
In Japan, it is constant.
The Japanese simply do not like anything that is not Japanese. At best, they tolerate it.
Posted in: Have you ever experienced racism or sexual harassment? If so, what did you do about it at the time?
TheInterstatFeb. 28, 2015 - 10:17AM JST
tinawatanabe; Michiko became 'sick' (,ie, had a mental breakdown), not because of gossip in magazines, but from internal pressures from her own family. Standard Japanese bullying procedure.
Posted in: Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to crown prince
TheInterstatFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:35AM JST
I think this pretty much sums up the difference between the UK and Japan as a whole, really. I am from London, and now live in Japan so have direct experience of both cultures. The UK is more of a laugh, by a very VERY long way. Japan has its advantages, but for general hilarity, chaos and overall being human and, well, normal, the UK is the winner.
Can you imagine there ever being a video of the Japanese prince, standing there taking the p*ss out of his brother like this; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt2Luu08f70
No chance. It is all stifled, Gormanghast levels of pomp and unfunny ceremony here in Japan.
Good lad William, and good lad Harry, I say. Hazzah!!
Peter Nozawa Thurwachter
Sep. 04, 2015 - 12:47PM JST
Weeds vs crops. Dolphins are mammals, they generate their own body heat and thus they consume…
Posted in: Taiji dolphin hunt begins; coastal whaling set to start
Why are they called migrants now? They are refugees. Is calling them migrants a way to…
Posted in: EU ministers to meet on migrants as drowned boy's father speaks
Sep. 04, 2015 - 12:45PM JST
Funny to see all dooms-days prophets scream out their fear on this page for this "news".…
Posted in: Japan enacts law to allow gov't access to personal bank data
Sep. 04, 2015 - 12:43PM JST
With a face like mine there's very little interaction to avoid. One thing I have noticed…
Posted in: Do you ever use your smartphone to avoid interacting with other people in certain situations?
Sep. 04, 2015 - 12:39PM JST
Criminals always want their crimes to be forgotten. Duh.
Calling Suga a criminal is a bit…
Posted in: Japan urges China not to focus on 'unfortunate history'