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    genjuro

    And all along I was thinking of the paradox of Schrodinger's Hello Kitty...

    Posted in: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio

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    some SKoreans people didn't understood that Italian people wanted to watch the derby, not Psy, but because of his presence (who nobody wanted) the ticket was overpriced. Italians protested that. Plus, if you dislike an artist, you can boo him also at La Scala di Milano, and you can't boo Psy? When I tried to explain these things to Koreans people who very, very MAD at Italy, they insulted my country saying we were Fascist allies with Japan, we are envy of SKorea because they are rich, they have Samsung, etc. I was like...really? Seriously? I'm not a nationalistic type, but why should Italy envy SKorea?

    That's Korean logic for you. If you don't agree or praise anything or anyone from Korea, then you're envious, pro-Japan, etc. I like the Samsung part the best. Apparently it makes them feel superior because Samsung is Korean.

    Incredible, isn't it?

    Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records

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    Alex80 I basically agree with you about all the Koreans' obsession with Japan that you have noticed, because it's what I have noticed, too. I haven't seen the movie mentioned in this article, but I have seen a Korean soap opera ("The Race" or something like that). In this soap opera, they (Koreans) keep disparaging Japanese cars and implying that Korea makes better cars than Japan! I was surprised to hear that they dared say Italy envied Korea. Industry-wise, the Koreans still have so much to learn from and catch up with Italy and Japan.

    That's pretty much what anyone would notice if they observed Korean attitudes towards Japan: Koreans are basically obsessed with comparing and proving themselves better and superior than the Japanese. So the question is, why do they keep doing this? What's with the fixation?

    The simple answer is that they have a massive, deeply seated inferiority complex. Basically they know deep inside that Japan and Japanese are much more popular, respected, and admired internationally than they can ever hope to be but can't do anything about it. So, to compensate, they keep spouting off how great Korea is and always compare against Japan. It's some form of national-level psychosis where, if they keep repeating it over and over again, they'll feel better about themselves and they'll start to believe it, too.

    They even have organized VANKers to do their online propaganda in the hopes people not familiar with Asian cultures will believe them. And they'll reach for anything, even claim that something as banal as pop music and the popularity of K-Pop is evidence that Korea is better than Japan. Never mind it's just government-funded, repackaged Western style pop music being promoted due to lack of any interesting real culture they're confident enough to export. Even worse, if you don't agree with their claims of Korean superiority over Japan they'll say you're just "jealous." Unbelievable. Grasping at straws is the only way to describe Koreans and their supporters. It's really sad.

    A divided country since the 1950's, with their own flesh and blood to the North that can annihilate them and wipe out their cities in a blink of an eye. An eternal obsession with being seen as better and superior than Japan and taking every opportunity to tell anyone who'd listen, while oblivious to the fact that they look foolish in their desperation.

    Seriously, you just have to feel sad for Korea and Koreans. What an unfortunate people and culture.

    Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records

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    WOW, if this doesn't clear it up once and for all that South Korea has a MASSIVE chip on its shoulder regarding Japan.

    If this 'let's hate on Japan propaganda movie' gets them through the day and makes them feel superior, then so be it but seriously, how pathetic can one country be?

    Beat me to it. Just exactly what I was to say.

    It's sad, but that's Korea and Koreans for you.

    Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records

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    Wiki; "In 2011, 20 countries across the globe prohibited its citizens from apostasy; in these countries, it is a criminal offense to abandon one's faith to become atheist, or convert to another religion.[7][8] All 20 of these countries were majority Islamic nations, of which 11 were in the Middle East. No country in the Americas or Europe has any law forbidding apostasy and restricting the freedom to convert to any religion. Furthermore, across the globe, no country with Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, agnostic or atheist majority had any criminal or civil laws forbidding or encouraging apostasy, or had laws restricting an individual's right to convert from one religion to another."

    That's what I've always wondered about. What is it with Islam that metes out punishment or penalties for those who want out of their religion/cult? All the other religions don't have that and respects an individual's freewill. It looks like Mohammed knew himself that that's the only way to keep his members, for if apostasy weren't prohibited all those Muslims would have left Islam a long time ago. It just speaks volume about the confidence Mohammed about his "religion."

    No it isn't. The Muslim world is backward, violent and intolerant, from Africa to the Middle East to Asia. There isn't a single hi-tech, progressive liberal-thinking Muslim-majority country on the planet. None of the BRICs - or any country with a future -- is Muslim majority. Or do you think that's just a coincidence?

    Exactly. Another problem also is when Muslims migrate in large numbers and bring their belief systems along to their destination country. We can already see the problems they've been causing in the UK, France, Sweden, Philippines, Thailand, and many other countries around the globe. In its core, Islam is simply backward, violent and intolerant, especially to non-Muslims. It is simply a menace to the world we live in.

    Posted in: Can Islam and the Western world coexist peacefully?

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    Koreans seem to be regretting that they stopped using Kanji out of pride. One reason for it seems that they don't read books so much any more because it's harder to read Korean alphabet only material.

    It's unfortunate that the majority of Koreans are practically illiterate in Hanja. A middle-school Japanese kid would know more Chinese characters than the average Korean adult. Sad if you think about it.

    A side effect of this illiteracy is their consequential inability to read or grasp historical documents such as those that pertain to the Takeshima/Dokdo issue. As a result, since they can't read those on their own they have to rely on the "official" translations (read propaganda) as provided by the government. Essentially, the illiteracy of the masses is an excellent way for the government to control its people and how they think.

    Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji

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    Why do people keep saying "tag" when it's simply vandalism? It's a crime, and whatever euphemism you elect to use doesn't change that fact.

    Posted in: Graffiti discovered at four sites on Mt Fuji

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    @Ossan Thanks for the link. Very detailed and gives plenty of historical evidence and maps that refute Korean claims. The section on Korean gimmicks is interesting as well.

    http://dokdo-or-takeshima.blogspot.com/

    Posted in: South Korea slams Japan's 'ludicrous' island claim

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    Russia's loss.

    Quite true. A loss of Monsanto-produced, GMO foodstuffs from the U.S. I'm sure Russia will get over it.

    Posted in: Russia to block US agricultural imports

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    Well if Japan's claim is "ludicrous" then why doesn't South Korea accept Japan's proposal and show the world just how "ludicrous" Japan's claims are at the International Court of Justice? Three times Japan has asked and three times South Korea has refused. Until South Korea shows some integrity and goes to the ICJ to shut Japan up for good, I will continue to discount all the chest beating nonsense from South Korea as their fear of being unable to prove their argument in court.

    Exactly. It's just Korea and Koreans blowing a lot of hot air as usual. Fat chance that it will convince anyone but themselves. These people need to get over their deeply seated, massive inferiority complex.

    And this was mentioned in related articles in the past in which you continue to flee.

    And your eloquently written comment is much like SK. "it's mine, mine mine,mine!

    LOL. You have to give him an 'E' for effort. For many Koreans and their supporters they just feel the need to defend this issue even if they're not making any sense. It's something they can't control, like that han and hwabyeong inside of them. Having all those emotional, sappy Korean dramas they love to watch doesn't help either.

    Posted in: South Korea slams Japan's 'ludicrous' island claim

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    This is just sad. At first I thought it was Obokata, as she was in the limelight quite recently. Except in extreme cases where it's necessary to save another person's life or to protect loved ones, I don't understand why people would even think of taking their own life. If they'd just think of the people they'd leave behind and the grief they'd cause.

    In his memory I hope Obokata continues and advances the research. All the hard work shouldn't go to waste.

    igloobuyer, not as unforgiving nature as your country.

    If you meant South Korea, you're correct. It's even worse there. It's common for showbiz people and public figures to commit suicide due to pressure from the shaming from society they get. Even the former SK President, Roh Moo-Hyun, leaped to his death a few years ago. That's the culture they have.

    Posted in: Disgraced Japan stem cell scientist dead in apparent suicide

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    @Alex80 Haha Yeah, it's just a fun song throughout. I can just imagine it being played at matsuris and local events.

    Here's Babymetal's set list at the Sonisphere Festival UK. My favorite part starts around 22:05, before Ijime Dame Zettai (a song against bullying) is performed. The video played begins by asking, "Why do people hurt each other?" with emotional music and the message that we should stop hurting each other. Moments later when the song starts, people jump right into the mosh pit and start hurting each other. Priceless.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O15zJlqI5vA

    Posted in: BABYMETAL plays first ever U.S. show

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    genjuro

    It's now an exciting time in the development of alternative energy. One that's gaining ground in grassroots efforts around the world is the use of zero-point or quantum energy which is based on ideas and patents by the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla 130 years ago. Tesla, who had over 700 patents, developed free energy devices way ahead of his time. Unfortunately, the powerful and greedy energy companies backed by elites like J.P. Morgan and Edison suppressed his inventions since they won't be able to charge people for it. As a result, we're all being metered for our electric usage up to this day.

    Hopegirl of FTW Foundation and teams worldwide are paving the way in the development of free energy and of freeing us from the clutches of these energy companies. The Quantum Energy Generator (QEG), based on Tesla's patents, is in concurrent development in over 30 countries, all grassroots efforts and crowdfunded. The best part is that the plans and designs are all opensource, so anyone with enough technical knowhow can implement them himself. This makes the plans impossible to suppress. Developers are close to achieving self-running, after resonance and overunity was achieved. The advantage of this new opensource, globalized paradigm is the fast paced development and knowledge sharing. I'm looking forward to what the future brings and how it'll help Japan and other countries find free and clean solutions to their energy problems.

    http://hopegirl2012.wordpress.com/

    Posted in: Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan

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    They're quite interesting and catchy to say the least. A genre-bending mixture of J-Pop and metal. In their song Megitsune, just hearing "Sore sore sore" in a metal song just put a smile on my face.

    I just read they were in the UK's Sonisphere Festival last month along with giants like Metallica and Iron Maiden where they performed live in front of 50,000 people. Whoa!

    Posted in: BABYMETAL plays first ever U.S. show

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    genjuro

    Priority should be given to improving the quality of life rather than prolonging life.

    People who advocate eugenics and euthanasia would agree with you, too.

    Posted in: Japan women world's longest-lived as male lifespan tops 80

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    @CrushThem Well said. I couldn't agree more.

    Posted in: Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in US

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    genjuro

    The brand was popular decades ago, and the collared shirt was popular along with another brand with a different animal emblem, Le Tigre (forgot the name, but another brand had a penguin). The original cologne (don't know about the ones now) also had a nice scent. If these clothing are priced higher than most other brands, I'm curious to know where they're made and if the quality justifies the cost.

    Posted in: French clothing brand LACOSTE carving out niche for itself in Japan

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    genjuro

    Love, love, love to Russians on JT is just beyond me. Keep up with that, and leave US alone.

    Who cares about the U.S.? A country that starts wars everywhere, installs puppet governments and imposes its will and corporate interests on countries around the world. It's a country in decline with a staggering national debt, growing unemployment, a dumbed down culture, and increasingly becoming a militarized, police state with FEMA camps, RFID chips, and all manners of surveillance and enslavement for its citizens. It's a waning global influence, has become the most despised nation on the planet and on the road to self-destruction.

    Sure, the U.S. will be left alone. No doubt about that.

    Posted in: Japan steps up sanctions against Russia

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    genjuro

    Yeah. You're basically telling the world how many members, the number of kids, boys, girls, etc. in your family. Just the kind of info people with criminal intent would love to know. Putting it on your vehicle is not the smartest thing to do.

    Posted in: My Family Car Stickers now available in Japan

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    genjuro

    Amazing, there are many Russian lovers here on JT.

    Yes, because if you don't follow and believe the mainstream news media and their lies, then you must be a Russian lover. That's what I call pure logic.

    Maybe these people have not been really exposed to the Cold War period like us in the States. Ignorance is a bliss.

    Yes, because the world today is the same as it was back in the days of the Cold War. Communist Russia is the villain, and the U.S. is the savior of the world which can do no harm such as starting wars, installing puppet governments, sponsoring terrorism and masterminding regime changes. Oh no, the U.S. can never do those things. Never.

    Truly, ignorance is bliss.

    Posted in: Japan steps up sanctions against Russia

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