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    genjuro

    genjuro clearly stated above that he was talking about Hong Kong.

    Thanks, slumdog. There's actually more examples you can find online. I think the sign by the Louvre in Paris in Chinese ONLY saying it's forbidden to defecate in the premises is still up.

    Seriously, more than 5,000 years of continuous history and culture and still lacking basic manners. Oh well, maybe commie Mao and the cultural revolution had something to do with messing up their culture.

    Posted in: The tourism business wouldn’t survive without Chinese customers, so we don’t want to complain about them. It’s 50/50, give and take. We appreciate them coming, but we wish that they would come with a little more cultural awareness.

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    genjuro

    It's really gotten bad. Last year in Hong Kong a mainland couple allowed their two-year-old to defecate on a Hong Kong street. And just the previous year another couple allowed their kid to poop inside a HK train.

    You'd think letting your kid poop in public is something so basic that mannered, civilized people wouldn't do. Apparently mainland Chinese aren't those kind of people.

    http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-wn-china-hong-kong-defecating-dispute-20140430-story.html http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1205546/clip-couple-allowing-child-defecate-train-goes-viral?page=all

    Posted in: The tourism business wouldn’t survive without Chinese customers, so we don’t want to complain about them. It’s 50/50, give and take. We appreciate them coming, but we wish that they would come with a little more cultural awareness.

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    genjuro

    Makes me wonder how Abenomics is working so far.

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    This article is a winner. Thanks.

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    Kis-My-Ft2. You can read it as, "Kiss my feet, too."

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    There's really something wrong with this culture, their men and how they view women. These kind of atrocities have been showing up in the news in the last several years, but I'd bet it's been going on for far longer. The women are slowly finding their voice to speak up against these crimes that in the past have been ashamed to report to the authorities. Good on them.

    Indian men need to speak up against these atrocities. The onus is on them. Anytime there's news like this, they will be seen as filthy, horny sleazebags who will rape at will, whether they like it or not. The world is watching.

    Posted in: Indian guide accused of raping Japanese tourist surrenders

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    genjuro

    There's really something wrong with this culture, their men and how they view women. These kind of atrocities have been showing up in the news in the last several years, but I'd bet it's been going on for far longer. The women are slowly finding their voice to speak up against these crimes that in the past have been ashamed to report to the authorities. Good on them.

    Indian men need to speak up against these atrocities. The onus is on them. Anytime there's news like this, they will be seen as filthy, horny sleazebags who will rape at will, whether they like it or not. The world is watching.

    Posted in: Japanese tourist says guide in India raped her

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    I don't know why, but seeing the photo of the two above I was reminded of Star Trek.

    Posted in: Obama invites China's Xi, Japan's Abe for state visits

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    Some islams say that ISIS is not what islam is all about. Well then, just think of it, if somebody uses your name in the name of heinous crimes and terror, wouldn't you do something or even better everything just to clear your name out of it? Well then, TRUE ISLAMS, WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING TO PROVE THAT ISLAM IS TRULY NOT WHAT ISIS IS? CLEAR YOUR FAITH'S NAME AND REPUTATION AGAINST THIS DEMONIC DISEASE.!

    Exactly. With all these terrorism occurring with Islam mentioned along with it, you'd think muslims would be more pro-active in clearing their religion's name. The onus is on them to do so.

    Posted in: Abe expresses outrage at IS video purportedly showing Goto being beheaded

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    I think people need to step back and consider the origins of the IS and how they came to power in the first place. Who trained, sponsored, and provided them weapons in the first place? Surprise, surprise.

    http://scgnews.com/the-covert-origins-of-isis

    Posted in: Abe expresses outrage at IS video purportedly showing Goto being beheaded

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    Having Akimoto in the Olympic board was the worst decision ever. There are so many other fascinating things Japan can show to the world besides idols. Just look at the opening/ending of the Beijing and Sochi Olympics as examples.

    Maybe there ought to be a petition to oust Akimoto from his position. Otherwise, it could end up embarrassing for Japan in 2020.

    Posted in: AKB48 founder plans Japan48 idol group for Olympics, Phillipines spinoff

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    Then how come Japan doesn't have its own version of Big Bang that sweeps Asia? Where is the Japanese Big Bang?

    1. You assume that Japan needs to have its own version of BB. No need. Japan and Japanese are not insecure like Koreans who feel the need to constantly compare themselves with Japan. Are you Korean, by the way?

    2. In case your reading comprehension is weak, as I wrote above Japan is not like Korea whose government promotes something shallow like entertainment and market it as 'culture.' So, you should be asking why not Korean arts and crafts instead. Either they don't have confidence in their own culture or they don't have any interesting to show to the world at all. It's most likely both.

    Posted in: Korean group Big Bang finish 5-dome tour, drawing 740,000 fans

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    genjuro

    Quality has nothing to do with it. There is nothing original or innovative with K-Pop. It is more or less it is a rehash of J-Pop from previous decades, with modern Western styles and beat thrown in. Combine this with huge funding from the Korean government to promote it as a 'cultural' product along with movies and dramas. (Which begs the question why not traditional Korean arts and crafts instead. Korean government has no confidence in them?)

    The Korean movies and dramas are nothing to write home about either; they tend to be long, protracted and all over the place. What they tend to have is a polished production, but a polished production does not equate to quality. It just means Korea developed later economically than Japan, and have now access to newer equipment and resources. And most of the knowledge they learned or copied from Japan anyway. So, just because they're marketed well to 30-50 year-old obasans has nothing to do with quality. People need to learn the difference.

    Posted in: Korean group Big Bang finish 5-dome tour, drawing 740,000 fans

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    She seems like a nice, sweet woman, and they seem to be genuinely in love for so long. I think they should still try to work it out. Need to swallow some pride and make concessions, both of them. A breakdown in communication is usually the start of these things.

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    genjuro

    I'm curious about those fill-up stations that these cars will be using. Will it be Toyota's, another company's, or will the government have a hand in them?

    If it's the latter somehow I have an uneasy feeling about this.

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    @Kipp My thoughts exactly. Big facepalm indeed.

    Posted in: Japanese restaurants are springing up all over the world - most of them fake

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    genjuro

    “This is a prophet that is revered by some two billion people… Is it moral to mock him?”

    Is it moral to kill people because your "prophet" is made fun of? Hmmm.

    Having lived and worked in a muslim country (one considered rather liberal), I didn't notice much respect for Christianity. Although brought up in a Christian culture I don't profess any religion. Nevertheless I was constantly harassed by a substantial number of people (not the majority I should say, but a large proportion) for being, as I was called on more than one occasion, 'no more than as I was a non-muslim. At least for me it was only verbal insults. A Jewish colleague was subjected to stone throwing and spitting every time he went out. He wisely decided to leave before things got worse. This was thirty years ago. I guess now it's much worse.

    Not suprising. If that was three decades ago I can't imagine how much worse muslims treat non-muslims these days.

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    genjuro

    Le Pen hits the nail on the head.

    Multiculturalism is not the answer for Japan. Fixing the root of the problem, that is rectifying the birth rate issue at home, is. Let these would-be immigrants instead focus on their homeland instead of immigrating. Japan has enough problems already of its own.

    Posted in: Le Pen urges Japan to avoid making same mistakes as France

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    genjuro

    These rape incidents have been coming out of India in droves lately. It just wasn't long ago when the bus incident happened. Then female tourists getting raped. This is just the latest one. Maybe it's been happening a lot before but just now getting reported. Just disgusting.

    This is a big stain on India and especially Indian men. They'll just be seen as sex-starved, lowlife scums. Warranted or not, it's up to them to correct the perception. The world is watching.

    Posted in: Indian police to hold Japanese gang rape ID line-up

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    genjuro

    Any single guy seriously considering marriage to his Japanese girlfriend would definitely have second thoughts after reading the posts above. Does it really turn out that way in most cases after the kids are born?

    I now wonder if this phenomenon is unique to Japan or if it also occurs in other cultures.

    Posted in: Is being in an international marriage any more or less difficult than a "regular" marriage? What are some issues that you think might torpedo an international marriage (or relationship)?

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