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budgieAug. 30, 2014 - 12:25PM JST
Same garbage as all the other idol bands, just with a few more pounds. Move along folks, nothing to see here.
Posted in: J-pop group Chubbiness releases first music video
budgieAug. 28, 2014 - 01:12PM JST
Japanese leaders play for the home audience. they know they control the media and history books here and think it's fine to lie to their own people. So the whole world is wrong about history and Japan alone is right huh? Let these politicians get up on the world stage, in front of the UN and deny Japan's wartime guilt. They'll be laughed off the stage.
Posted in: Abe sent support message to war criminal memorial service in April
budgieAug. 28, 2014 - 01:01PM JST
Yes, perhaps an Island for merchants or a Gaijin Ghetto. Nothing says welcome to foreigners like a cultural quarantine.
Posted in: Special English zones proposed as part of Cool Japan tourism initiative
budgieAug. 19, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
Not a fan of Anime but Totoro is such a pleasant yarn, yeah I get it.
Posted in: The top 10 anime that people in Japan never tire of watching
budgieAug. 19, 2014 - 06:04PM JST
Guess he won't be getting that CCTV cable deal...
Posted in: Australian tycoon calls Chinese government 'mongrels' in TV tirade
budgieAug. 19, 2014 - 03:02PM JST
No surprise it's coming from an LDP member.
Posted in: Even if there are Ainu, they are no more than Japanese who are descended from Ainu. All they do is insist relentlessly on exercising their rights. It's absurd, and I can't explain it to the taxpayers.
budgieAug. 07, 2014 - 06:41PM JST
I say it deserves a small mention. japan likes to play up its victimhood - and indeed the atomic bombings were terrible retribution - but on the other hand it likes to pretend everyone was quietly picking rice when the evil Gaijin came and bombed them. No Japan must admit its role as a wartime aggressor and committer of countless atrocities. In condemning violence and promoting peace it must address all forms, past present and future. That includes its own past.
But on the particular occasion of Hiroshima/Nagasaki anniversaries, a single sentence acknowledging Japan's wartime guilt and commitment never to go down that road again should suffice.
In the case of Yasukuni, it should be on w bright orange banner across the entrance for all who enter that reprehensible monument to nationalism to see.
Posted in: Do you think that ceremonies for victims of the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki should include references to the victims of Japan’s acts of aggression before and during World War II?
budgieAug. 05, 2014 - 08:37PM JST
They don't want us - except as window dressing or as cheap labor. The Woodford/Olympus case shows this as true at the top as it is for struggling eikaiwa teachers or for Brazilian auto workers. Any foreigner who can take a hint is making plans to leave. Opportunities exist for those who try elsewhere in the world, here they are dwindling.
Posted in: Foreign talent doesn’t seem anxious to head for Japan anytime soon. Because the country has yet to develop the socioeconomic conditions and cultural mindset that will allow foreign talented individuals to develop and advance their careers.
budgieAug. 01, 2014 - 07:01PM JST
Taxes up, salaries down, I'm out.
Posted in: Japan must hike sales taxes again to conquer debt: IMF
budgieJul. 29, 2014 - 12:18PM JST
The nation just endured 27 hours of those clown on TV over the weekend. What does it take to get away from them?
Posted in: SMAP announces dome tour of Japan
budgieJul. 23, 2014 - 07:21PM JST
The summer isn't even that hot where I live but all the obasans are out in 28-30 degrees with three layers of clothing complaining that it's hot. Yeah they're thin layers, but an undershirt, blouse and light jacket - not to mention hats, masks gloves and parasols - is overkill.
Posted in: The major cause of heatstroke is abnormal weather, but children’s lifestyle of playing games in air-conditioned indoor settings has likely contributed to the increase.
budgieJul. 16, 2014 - 07:03PM JST
Her 'art' idea was tasteless IMO, but don't the authorities have some bigger fish to fry? How about the Manga industry for purveying pseudo child pornography through its 'literature'? How about teen bikini magazines that dodge pornography laws by showing underage models in swimwear, posed to titillate the reader?
No much easier to go after a woman with a voice. Gotta keep the last say on those vaginas firmly in the hands of the LDP and the oyajis.
Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest
budgieJul. 12, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
He talks pretty for the international market, but as soon as his plane touches down in japan, he'll rush back to Yasukuni to remind the local voters he didn't really mean all that peace talk and stuff.
Posted in: Abe says horrors of war must never be repeated
budgieJul. 11, 2014 - 03:10PM JST
Yeah they could happen anywhere.
Posted in: Ex-JSDF commander: Mass murders by disturbed soldier could never happen in Japan
budgieJul. 05, 2014 - 04:47PM JST
There's no way she can win because she's challenging Japanese 'culture'. In the new right-wing resurgence the constitution doesn't matter - 'culture' comes first. In the public consciousness foreigners were never entitled to the same rights as Japanese.
Posted in: Australian activist takes dolphin slaughter town to court
budgieJun. 27, 2014 - 04:34PM JST
4,700 tons stockpiled. Public taste for it at all time low. And one must wonder why 'Japan' needs to import whale meat from Iceland. Can't individual retailers/wholesalers source their own meat? It's a government operation. Why is the government subsidizing a failed industry? Why use nationalist feeling to promote the 'culture' of whaling thousands of miles form Japan? Who's getting kickbacks?
I smell corruption.
Posted in: Whaling town passes on hunt traditions to next generation
budgieJun. 27, 2014 - 02:55PM JST
This is how it should be - a small scale local operation that catches a handful of animals a year. There's no need for a taxpayer subsidized, economically unfeasible expedition halfway across the world to catch a thousand whales they can't even sell.
budgieJun. 25, 2014 - 07:36PM JST
That's great. The girls were drugged, probably with the intention of sexual assault, and the University wants to tale measures to stop them having a good time. How about call the cops and find the guys they were drinking with for a start. It's not a crime for women to have a drink - and not a big one if they happen to be nineteen - and they should be able to do so safely. There is a perpetrator somewhere and it's not them.
Posted in: College girls tipple, then topple en masse on Shinjuku street
budgieJun. 25, 2014 - 06:50PM JST
They arrived at the solution to that 'vexing problem' years ago: lie about it.
Posted in: Singapore PM asks Japan to turn page on history
budgieJun. 21, 2014 - 01:50PM JST
Interesting that Suga should make it a point that there was 'Korean input'. they couldn't very well have done so without Koreans sharing their stories. But by raising the issue now are they suggesting there was 'foreign meddling'? Seems like a way to deflect to me...
Posted in: Japan says it had S Korean input on 'comfort women' apology
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:34PM JST
Gotta love it. Just like certain nations having to prove they have no WMDs. Get ready…
Posted in: Japan to seek return of all its citizens held by North Korea
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:33PM JST
This is good news! I like that.
Posted in: Japan, India to step up security, economic cooperation
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:31PM JST
To me, It is not an important matter. I don't understand why Japan keep insisting in…
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:24PM JST
I am a japanese descendent living in the West. Here, when a superior comes to me…
Posted in: Sailor's suicide caused by bullying, MSDF admits
Sep. 02, 2014 - 08:16PM JST
This is a question for Wikipedia...
Posted in: Which country has the best high-speed rail technology in the world?