genjuro's past comments

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    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

  • 2

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • 0

    genjuro

    @Apolitical I was actually thinking of Monet when I commented. I agree, his work tended towards lighter, brighter shades.

    If you're in Tokyo they'll be exhibiting Monet's work at the Tokyo Art Museum in Ueno in September. Definitely worth a visit.

    Posted in: Paddle power

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    genjuro

    Nice photo. Somehow brings to mind an impressionist painting.

    Posted in: Paddle power

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    genjuro

    I'd be interested to know if they're usually working 8-hour weekdays. If more than that, then that 4-day work week might end up being more than 10 hours a day in practice.

    Overall, this might not be a bad idea and one that other companies might want to emulate. Giving employees that extra day off helps with morale. Who knows, if this catches on and becomes widespread practice it might even help the country's flagging birth rate.

    Posted in: Uniqlo to try 4-day work week from October

  • 8

    genjuro

    Good work, Osaka's finest! I just know they'd work nonstop until they catch this guy. If it's proven he's guilty, then no half-baked sentences; prosecute him to the full extent of the law for the murders of those two children.

    R.I.P. little ones.

    Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 13-year-old girl; missing boy's body found

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    genjuro

    @Reckless Sorry to hear about your situation. I notice that companies with older execs in charge are resistant or unable to change often lead to lack of innovation, stagnation and lack of competitiveness. Hope things go better for you.

    @GW Thanks for your opinion as someone who is a 20-year-plus expat. That's a good idea to hang on to one's home country passport (though I guess it depends where you're originally from). I've noticed not a few have decided to naturalize anyway despite the not-so-bright future of this country. Personally I find it's a tough decision to make. It really depends on one's own situation.

    On a brighter note, I read there are more and more younger Japanese are eschewing the corporate culture route and starting their own ventures. Many are women who don't like the office politics and glass ceiling, and men who could care less for the salaryman lifestyle and lifetime employment. They eventually decide to found their own startups.

    They're still few and far in between but increasing. I just hope the government does more to promote and encourage them through funding, sponsorship, business incubators, etc. This is just what Japan needs to get out of the doldrums. Hopefully before it's not too late. Otherwise it just might end up being curtains for Japan Inc.

    Posted in: Hey boss—your nightmare begins now

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    genjuro

    Extra-strength Tylenol, dental floss, CDs/DVDs/BDs and electronic items that are cheaper or only available overseas. Also if headed to No. America some peanut butter for myself and omiyage for friends and co-workers.

    Posted in: For our readers who live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad?

  • 0

    genjuro

    I wouldn't presume to think I have the right to let or not let my girlfriend do anything.

    You're married, though. Unless you have a girlfriend on the side, that is.

    @Michael Good points. I saw this on the news when they interviewed her friend and showed her LINE messages. There's definitely more to the story. The authorities are most likely withholding info while they're continuing their investigation, understandably.

    Posted in: Body identified as 13-year-old girl; male classmate missing

  • -2

    genjuro

    Same thoughts as the other posters. Why would a parent allow her child to be out that late? From the story there is no mention of the father. Possibly this could be a single-parent household but still, a 12-year-old out at 9 PM? Come on.

    With the video footage they saw it looks like there are at least a few involved in this heinous act. I hope they catch these scums and deal with them thoroughly. I fear the worst for the boy. He might also be a victim of these same animals. Come on, Osaka's finest! Step up and catch these criminals before we hear of another tragedy. Everyone's counting on you.

    Posted in: Body identified as 13-year-old girl; male classmate missing

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