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Vienna1sausageFeb. 06, 2013 - 03:28PM JST
Censorship of the male genitalia is a vain attempt of the Japanese government to prevent Japanese women from seeing what's beyond their borders..
Posted in: Fashionistas defend 'obscene' photographer Leslie Kee
Vienna1sausageFeb. 05, 2013 - 08:04PM JST
If it weren't for foreign, prying eyes, the Japanese media, politicians, and general public would not consider this an issue. Japanese culture is a bullying culture...It's an intrinsic part of their culture (friends, housewives, work, sports, etc,. Japan can never truly change unless it wants to change what the country's very soul is.
Posted in: Minister calls judo beatings Japan's worst sports crisis
Vienna1sausageFeb. 05, 2013 - 10:19AM JST
The tearful apologies in Japan are so disingenuous.
What is with the crying in this culture? So childish and manipulative.
Posted in: Jun Komori makes televised apology for lying to fans about auction sites
Vienna1sausageFeb. 05, 2013 - 01:44AM JST
The reason these girls and talents in general make little money is because they don't have any discernible talent...At least nothing more than the average person on the street. In fact , many of them are hired because they they are, in fact, very average.
Posted in: AKB48 singer shaves her head as act of contrition for dating
Vienna1sausageFeb. 03, 2013 - 03:51AM JST
It is exactly this reason that Japan finds itself the most despised country in Asia. Let me ask you this...Why is that Germany is now not only a respected member of Europe but the defacto head of its federation, barely 65 years after World War 2? The country and its citizens owned up to its aggressive past and learned from its mistakes.
The same Japanese right wingers and historical deniers who decry the facts and significance of World War 2 are the same ones making paper cranes and playing the victim card every August on the anniversary dates of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The truth is Japan (ie. its citizens) is not sophisticated enough to address its past and will have to be taught another lesson by the same countries it abused so terribly in World War 2.
The Japanese population on the whole are too docile and vapid to care one way or the other and are not only completely oblivious of their own modern history, but of the current internation situation Japan finds itself in.
This of course leaves the only ones who care, The Rightwingers, to take the reigns..
Posted in: Abe says he will release new statement on World War II
Vienna1sausageFeb. 03, 2013 - 02:55AM JST
Learning from history is how we as humans evolve. The Japanese people refuse to come to terms with their own history and even distort it. Even a child knows that the knowledge of history helps prevent the mistakes of our past to be repeated again.
It looks like the Japanese are going to have to learn the lessons of WW 2 all over again. Something the rest of Asia has been warning the rest of the world now since 1945.
Vienna1sausageFeb. 03, 2013 - 01:26AM JST
This is merely a reflection of how unsophisticated and backward this culture really is.
Vienna1sausageFeb. 02, 2013 - 07:00PM JST
There is nothing more comical or sad than to see the Japanese Rightwing posters trying to defend this insanity.
The reason why Europe has moved on from World War 2 is because Germany genuinely repented and educated its population of the atrocities that it committed in World War 2. The majority of the the Japanese population have no knowledge nor understanding of what transpired in World War 2, nor do they care. However, they sit and wonder why other Asian countries remain so angry and spiteful toward them.
Well I'm sure Abe will settle things down!
Pacifist country? Ha! Just a country of zombies that suffer from low self esteem and defer to authority (from the US to their own politicians).
Everything China and Korea warned would happen is now happening.
A country gets the politicians it deserves.
Vienna1sausageFeb. 02, 2013 - 01:24PM JST
Well, what do you expect ladies and gentlemen? Looks like Japan is going to have to learn things the hard way (again).
As the saying goes, those that do not learn from history,...
Vienna1sausageJan. 29, 2013 - 10:52PM JST
The only reason this Psy has a popular hit is because it is a novelty act. I don't even think he would deny this.
Boy bands the world over are more about whether the female audience finds them attractive. My question is, how many American young are going to find cheesy Asian men attractive? I know it's not politically correct to say so, but it's the truth.
Posted in: After Psy, S Korea dreams of conquering music world
Vienna1sausageJan. 23, 2013 - 04:25PM JST
Democracy Japan sty
Posted in: People don't want to hear your opinions. Just let Mr Ishihara speak on key topics and policy views.
Vienna1sausageJan. 01, 2013 - 03:12PM JST
Posted in: Japanese rocket scientist gives up lucrative career to join Cirque du Soleil
Vienna1sausageJan. 01, 2013 - 03:10PM JST
It is Japanese culture!
Posted in: AKB48 win top award at Japan Record Awards
Vienna1sausageDec. 16, 2012 - 07:32AM JST
Awesome post Gokaiwomaneku
Well, the Japanese must be awful students considering if you ask them any specifics about ww2, they don't have a clue.
Posted in: Japan has apologized for waging aggressive war and oppressing its neighbors, but those apologies have fumbling and awkward, and often been undercut by revisionist statements from senior politicians.
Vienna1sausageDec. 16, 2012 - 12:49AM JST
Keep that rhetoric coming!
Don't you dare try to group The Japanese with the Germans. There is no other country more well versed in their own modern history than the Germans. They have shown true (genuine) remorse of their horrendous actions in World War 2, instituting laws and educational policies so such a thing could never happen again. They are now an integral part of the European community. In fact, they could even be described as the de facto leader of the group.
Then there is Japan
Japan has basically done nothing to show remorse or to prevent (through educational policies/laws) such a thing from happening again. I'm sure you right wingers will bring up their "peace" constitution. Well this was handled to them by the US.
Japan dragged its feet for decades before they actually made apologies, and these apologies have never been truly sincere. As said before, like a child reluctantly apologizing after he has been caught doing something naughty
Well, you reap what you sow... Japan is
now completely surrounded by countries that basically despise them (at the very least don't trust them), and its golden days are widely regarded as behind it. The only thing Japan has going for it is its relationship with the US.
There are a lot of good people in Japan, but unfortunately they are unable to truly change....
So to summarize Japanese right wingers...Don't compare yourself to the Germans. It's insulting.
Vienna1sausageDec. 15, 2012 - 11:35PM JST
Awesome...Keep dipping into that Right winger handbook for those golden Soundbites.!
Vienna1sausageDec. 15, 2012 - 06:53PM JST
This topic is a right wingers dream. They're all out in full force. Go get 'me tigers!
All that rhetoric is starting to make sense now!
Vienna1sausageDec. 15, 2012 - 08:03AM JST
I see the light. The youth of Japan are just as politically astute as their counterparts in western countries. This (of course) includes social and modern historical polices/events as well.
Posted in: Japan's alienated youth overlooked in elections
Vienna1sausageDec. 15, 2012 - 03:27AM JST
Since you mention "past posts". I took the time to read your post history and was not at all surprised to that they display a very narrow minded right wing leaning, and all the silliness that goes along with them.
And...where did I claim to be an "expert"? I am just sharing my personal experience . Perhaps it would be a good idea to counter my post with a rational argument with substance rather than visceral responses. Seems like hid a nerve Nigel.
Vienna1sausageDec. 15, 2012 - 02:56AM JST
This statistics you provide may be true but all one needs to do is talk to the typical Canadian/American college student to find that their is an enormous disparity in the knowledge of their respective political systems, policies, and issues.
I work at a respectable university in Tokyo and when I ask these students to get together and list the differences between the various political parties in Japan, they are incapable. Perhaps one or two students out of 30 could do a passable job. I then have to spend the next 30 minutes explaining the differences and have then a mock election. I have done this exercise perhaps 30 times over the last ten years. At the end the students always seem very giddy because they finally have learned something they knew existed in an abstract way but never bothered to learn themselves.
And when there are political rallies (the ones I have seen) in Japan, very rarely have I ever seen a young person participating in anyway. This is simply not the case in the US or Canada. Most educated young people are aware of the political parties and issues at hand.
The popularity of politics in North America is also reflective in the very fact that there are entire (24 hr channels) dedicated to politics. The content and contributors on these channels span all age demographics.
Most Japanese young people's knowledge of politics consists of soundbites and sensational stories. They seem content with the stays quo as long as they are able rent their CDS, hang out with their friends, and be part of a group.
I know this sounds like Japan bashing but unfortunately it's the truth
May. 24, 2013 - 12:39PM JST
Manu Datta May. 24, 2013 - 12:29PM JST
you are wrong. korean people are…
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
May. 24, 2013 - 12:38PM JST
The Koreans are just jealous over Japan being a better country with a lot more culture…
May. 24, 2013 - 12:36PM JST
It's the Japanese PM and his government officials saying those often offensive remarks and push revisionist…
What the heck is WRONG with you, dude?!!
Posted in: If you could ask one question at Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's press conference Monday at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, what would it be?
May. 24, 2013 - 12:34PM JST
looks like a salesman from Small & Medium size company struggling for business survival.
Posted in: Abe heads to Myanmar on sales mission