genjuro's past comments

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    genjuro

    Has Indonesia not heard about China's rail accidents within the last several years? Even their own citizens wear safety helmets when they ride the Chinese bullet trains. Not exactly confidence-inspiring. So, how were the safety issues "adequately addressed?"

    Given Indonesia's history of government level corruption, I guess it would be easy to connect the dots.

    Posted in: Indonesia favoring China over Japan in railway bid: gov't sources

  • 3

    genjuro

    With the logo and stadium plans gone haywire, I now wonder if Tokyo's hosting of the Olympics is such a good idea.

    Thanks for nothing, good old Japanese bureaucracy and Old Boys' club.

    Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo

  • 0

    genjuro

    After doing an illegal thing he is still looking for halal foods,

    LOL Now, now don't you point out the obvious and the irony of it all.

    From the article, it seems as if it was an honest mistake. Hardly newsworthy, in my opinion...

    My sentiments exactly.

    Nothing to see here, move along.

    Posted in: Muslim man accidentally served bacon while being detained at immigration center

  • 0

    genjuro

    I envisioned In-n-Out, Winchell's and White Castle coming to Japan.

    Then I woke up.

    Posted in: Fast-food's new ploy: The snack attack

  • 1

    genjuro

    Great work, Rakusai-san. Japan needs more entrepreneurs and innovators like you with a start-up but global mindset.

    Many of the big, established companies that form Japan Inc. are led by senior executives who are stuck in their old ways of doing things, and can't change with the times and move forward. It's up to the younger generation to start afresh and spark innovation. Rakusai's Silicon Valley experience no doubt cultivated that mindset. That should be mandatory training for budding entrepreneurs and self-starters in Japan.

    Posted in: The Kyoto startup hero

  • 4

    genjuro

    It's just a parade but it's also a chance for the Chinese government to hype up the propaganda and divert its citizens' attention away from the real problems at home such as its slowing economy and growing discontent among the populace.

    No way they'd miss to take advantage of this opportunity.

    Posted in: Japanese residents in Beijing batten down ahead of parade

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    genjuro

    It doesn't seem to bother the pets or the 'parents', and indeed fulfills a reciprocal need. Why should the rest of us care?

    I don't know how you know the animal's feelings. Have you ever sat down and had a proper conversation with a pet?

    Treating an animal with love and affection is not the same as treating it as human child.

    Exactly.

    Posted in: What do you think of people who refer to their pets as their children?

  • -2

    genjuro

    Creepy. I'm am quite fond of dogs, but referring to one (and treating it) as one's child crosses a line. I once lived next door to a very self-righteous, abrasive woman in the U.S. who treated her ankle-biter as if it were a human child, scolding/reasoning with the dog, and even wiping its rear end after it had done its duty.

    I agree. It's strange and crosses the line of what most well-adjusted people would consider normal treatment of pets. It's an animal, not a human being. No matter how much you're fond of it, it still won't transform into or take the place of a child.

    The woman had never had children, so I am guessing that to her the pet was a surrogate in place of a child — the woman's maternal instincts run amok.

    That explains her actions. She never once thought of possibly adopting a child, i.e. a real human?

    if you treat a dog as a human infant it grows up totally screwed up, but somehow this doesn't seem to matter to this "parent", who fails to notice this in his/her need to further this delusion. It is not love at all. Love involves empathy and that involves understanding the dog as a dog, not force fit it into being a child.

    You hit the nail on the head. It is selfish and cruel on the owner's part to force on their pets something that they're not just to fulfill their delusions or emotional void. Animals, while still animals, have emotions, too, as owners should be fully aware. Forcing them to play or be something they're not is just insensitive and cruel.

    Posted in: What do you think of people who refer to their pets as their children?

  • 0

    genjuro

    Flagging LINE in this manner is akin to reporting about a fatal traffic accident and mentioning the manufacturer of the car. One doesn't see Yahoo! or Google mentioned by name in articles reporting crime.

    I see your point. They could have just said "messaging app" instead of naming the particular brand of software.

    Posted in: Messaging app Line says it is still considering IPO

  • 3

    genjuro

    More power to them! Japan needs more of the younger generation speaking up.

    Posted in: Student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests

  • 0

    genjuro

    On the surface, it looks similar to Japan's situation back then, but there are key differences. China holds a massive amount of U.S. debt, mostly in the form of bonds. There's the currency wars, with the devaluation of the RMB affecting the petro-dollar, the political and economic effect of China aligning with Russia and BRICS countries, political tensions between China and U.S., etc. When China's economy continues its slide down and it's time to collect on that debt, the impact of this on the U.S.' and other economies would be catastrophic.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Posted in: China's economic crisis similar to Japan in 1990s

  • -2

    genjuro

    Why stop there? I want to see an Asian, Latino, Arab, Martian, etc. Bond. Equality opportunity casting!

    Posted in: Time for black or gay 007, says Brosnan

  • 0

    genjuro

    This is encouraging news, along with the university students protesting. It looks like we're seeing a younger generation that's getting more active and vocal about issues and won't stand for the status quo.

    Hopefully we see more of this. There's still hope for Japan's future.

    Posted in: High school students form union to fight 'black baito' companies

  • 1

    genjuro

    But you could also also argue that it would have only postponed their deaths and that Yamada would have caught up to them eventually, especially given their odd habit of going out in the middle of the night.

    I just saw this in the morning news. According to a new CCTV footage when the two kids were wandering past midnight a third figure showed up behind them. They couldn't make out the image clearly, but they suspect it was Yamada.

    But I do believe that given Yamada past arrest records, the police should have investigated why he was carrying those items and maybe even confiscated them.

    I agree, they should have investigated further. They already knew his arrest history, and his having those items and hanging out in the middle of the night should have easily raised red flags. Though even if they did confiscate those items he could have easily replaced them given his criminal intent. At that point, I doubt the police could have done more.

    Posted in: Yamada was questioned by police in Tokyo 2 days before Osaka child murders

  • 0

    genjuro

    Do you hear the loud retching roaring sound in the background? That is the sound of untold millions of people who are puking because they are sick and tired of this liberal agenda forced upon us by the liberal media as the fundamentals of civilization collapse around us...

    Oh, I heard it. Actually, I posted about this conditioning global agenda a few months ago. The global elite that control the media have been doing this for decades, going as far back as the 1920s, as part of a eugenics program. In the '40s the Rockefellers even funded pro-homosexual and pro-pedophile studies. This is all a part of larger program with an end goal of population control. With all their studies and research into human psychology and behavior since the early 20th century they have been very successful in implementing their agenda on a global level through academia and mainstream media they have control and influence.

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/engel/110324

    http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/exposing-global-effort-behind-homosexual-agenda/

    http://newsflavor.com/opinions/population-control-programs-in-use-by-the-us-government/

    As proof of this thorough conditioning and brainwashing, you can just see some of this here on JT in the posts of Strangerland and others with their wide-eyed convictions on the issue. On the other hand, Japan has been a rather largely socially insular culture, and hence Japanese companies for the most part are aloof in this issue. I don't expect much to change in Japan and its corporate culture in the near future.

    Posted in: Corporates raise LGBT flag in Japan

  • -1

    genjuro

    Are there no people left to say it's wrong for a man to have sex with another man?

    It is wrong and unnatural. It is a misuse of the sexual faculty. By natural law the fundamental purpose of intercourse is for procreation between two opposite sexes which normally results in the conception of an offspring. You see this reflected in the animal kingdom throughout. Obviously this is why humans of the same gender cannot have children.

    Then again, sensei258, you are asking the wrong question to a majority pro-LGBT, pro-homosexual crowd here in Japantoday. I hope you weren't hoping for any thumbs up to your post.

    Posted in: Corporates raise LGBT flag in Japan

  • 2

    genjuro

    What, no BLEACH in the list? How disappointing.

    @FullM3taL I agree. Samurai Champloo is one of my favorites as well. Personally I rate it above Cowboy Bebop. A great series that is often overlooked. And this is coming from someone who's been watching anime for decades.

    Posted in: 28 Japanese anime series make IMDb’s top 250 TV series list

  • 6

    genjuro

    Japanese TV producers really only use white guys for one thing: minstrel shows.

    LOL Perhaps there's some truth there. Then again, you also have Bob Sapp and Bobby Ologun playing the loud, obnoxious foreigner types.

    As for his shtick which relies on the nuances of kanji, he ought to be saying "Why, Chinese people" instead as those characters came from China. Though that obviously wouldn't sound as catchy in Japan.

    Posted in: Netizens support foreign comic after Japanese man’s discriminatory remark

  • 1

    genjuro

    I would love to hear his stories. Having that much life experience I bet he's got some interesting accounts from the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa periods.

    Posted in: Guinness recognizes 112-year-old Japanese as oldest man

  • 1

    genjuro

    His "friend?" More like an imaginary friend. I don't for a second buy his story.

    This guy was already arrested for confining a boy in 2002. WTH. Isn't there a predator list in Japan? Japanese law is just too lenient on criminals like these, and that's why you get repeat offenders. I'm afraid if the system doesn't change there will be another tragedy like this.

    Posted in: Suspect says another man in his van killed 13-year-old girl

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