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    genjuro

    Will joining the TPP increase the likelihood of GMO foodstuffs entering Japan? If so, on that alone then 'No.'

    Posted in: Should Japan join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact, which seems to be stuck over differences between Japan and the U.S.?

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    genjuro

    Cassette tapes? 8-tracks? Phooey. You people need to keep up with the times.

    Now excuse me while I dust off my reel-to-reel recorder. If I can just find that take-up spool...

    Posted in: Cassette tapes making a comeback with youth in Japan

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    genjuro

    Why the thumbs down? Don't like being reminded that lady gaga has already done those things (smeared herself with vomit and blood during shows)?

    No surprise she does those things. She's just one of many illuminati puppets in the music industry who use occult symbolisms as part of her image.

    http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/lady-gaga-the-illuminati-puppet/

    Posted in: Japan virtual star Hatsune Miku to join Lady Gaga tour

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    genjuro

    While not a band per se, idol trio BabyMetal has been doing when they incorporate Japanese instruments in their music. Maybe Wagakki is just the first to do this officially as a band.

    @kchoze Nice term, "folk metal." lol I have to check out those bands you mentioned. Now would be interesting if we see bands of Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and other Asian origins start mixing traditional instruments with metal.

    Posted in: Up-and-coming band combines traditional Japanese instruments with pop metal

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    genjuro

    Why do not we keep the record straight, rather than indulge ourselves in speculation?

    Japanese government offered help to South Korean government. South Korean government did not reply to the offer.

    Spot on. A lending hand is useful only if one chooses to accept it.

    My heart goes out to the victims and their families. I hope they can find more survivors, even if the prospects look dim.

    Posted in: Abe offers sympathy, help to S Korea over ferry disaster

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    genjuro

    @TitaniumOxide Lol I can understand where you're coming from. Hearing "let it go" enough times can drive you bonkers.

    As Frungy, intended audience are kids. Then again, Disney is big in Japan, and not just with kids but adults as well. So it's very likely a hit with grown-up female demographic who are into Disney as well.

    Posted in: 'Frozen' tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week

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    genjuro

    I'd be interested to know what kind of safety features they have for this Maglev. Japan is an earthquake-prone country, and this is why trains and shinkansens have early-warning systems that cause them stop operation at the detection of the slightest tremor. The Maglev levitates and runs much faster; it's different from the conventional rail system and would require a different safety mechanism. Curious to know what state-of-the-art system they employ.

    Posted in: Abe takes Kennedy for a ride on maglev train

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    genjuro

    If you don't have a TV but your PC has a TV tuner, do you still technically own a TV? And even if you do have a TV but do not watch NHK why is it assumed you do anyway and hence have to pay? Maybe NHK should just go on a subscription service model instead of being publicly available. Only those who want to see NHK programs have to pay. Having them show commercials is also another alternative.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    genjuro

    I agree with Lloyd and a few others, the blind racism and hatred expressed towards all things Japan from your average Korean citizen is far more pervasive and worse than what is found in the average Japanese citizen.

    Yes two wrongs don't make a right, but interesting how one side gets excused for their racism and hatred under the guise of past historical wrong doings.

    Well said. For Koreans there's nothing wrong with double standards as long as it's against Japan. It's just business as usual.

    Posted in: Anti-Korean stickers posted at several points along Shikoku pilgrimage route

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    genjuro

    Thomas/Chucky/Egloo/Eiji/etc.,

    I personally find it to be an ugly looking script. So, what's the problem?

    Stop getting emotional and focus on the topic.

    Sorry, it was 4,000 stickers that the Korean guide has put on the road along the 88 temples, rather than 2,000.

    Man, it's even worse than I thought. This must be the equivalent of spamming in real life. Again, do Koreans need that much help finding their way?

    Posted in: Anti-Korean stickers posted at several points along Shikoku pilgrimage route

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    genjuro

    It is also reported that this Korean guide put 2,000 stickers along the 88 temples. http://doumin.exblog.jp/18760786/

    It is also questioned if she really received OK, for many of the stickers were put on road sign poles.

    Well, that puts it into perspective. I mean, do they need that many stickers especially if they have a guide already?? I can't believe Koreans can be that dumb that they need to be spoonfed that much info. If your typical white gaijin who barely knows any Japanese or identify Chinese characters can follow along the route, why can't they?

    If Koreans are posting notes in Hangul all over the route, then I would kind of understand locals being annoyed. In the current climate (and taking into account that people probably can't read them), most people probably imagine they are saying "Takeshima is Korean!" or something along those lines.

    Understandable, plus the fact it's questionable if she got permission for many of those postings. They shouldn't have let her put up those hangeul stickers in the first place, which personally I find to be an ugly looking script. Besides, I'd prefer that it be English or Chinese which is more useful than Korean as they're more universally understood.

    Posted in: Anti-Korean stickers posted at several points along Shikoku pilgrimage route

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    genjuro

    Nuts.

    Posted in: Pair of mangoes fetch Y300,000 at auction

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    Thomas Anderson

    Any reason you are avoiding my question?

    What in the heck do you think it is, then, if not the vile rumblings of the ultra-nationalists?

    What are these things if not anti-Japan propaganda?

    @pandabelle Reading your exchange with Thomas I noticed a lot of strawman arguments from him. I don't know if he realizes he's not convincing anyone.

    You are right in saying most of these are just anti-Japan propaganda. There's a consistent pattern of Korean nationalists making stuff up like the "East Sea" being in use for 2,000 years. As CH3CHO states above there's so many inconsistencies in their stories of those comfort women one wonders if they're being used by their own government for propaganda. The same Korean government, incidentally, which had a hand in the sex trade of Korean women during the war and even as recent as the 80's. Of course, you won't hear about this from the Koreans.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/world/asia/08iht-08korea.19174342.html

    Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges

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    genjuro

    A recent survey by the private Asan Institute for Policy Studies found that 32 percent of Koreans saw mixed-race families as a threat to social cohesion.

    That's a large number. I can understand if it's just one foreigner, but to view a mixed-race family as a "threat." Wow. Though I'm not really surprised, given how nationalistic and xenophobic many Koreans can be.

    Posted in: S Korea imposes new restrictions on marriages with foreigners

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    genjuro

    Why bother. I am so saddened at the lack of humanity on display here. People have an agenda (to somehow make Japan less 'bad', I don't know) and are indifferent to the real human experience of these women (or any people I expect). I pray for our future when all people worry about is saving face. :(

    You should address the points that OssanAmerica and Nigelboy have been making above instead of being sad and emotional. You ought to stop thinking that there is a "lack of humanity" just because other people don't agree with you and your historical preconceptions. Pray instead for people who are overly emotional and keep on dwelling on the past. It's their own undoing that they can't move on.

    Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history

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    genjuro

    Is Pakkun still around? I think he was/still is doing an English teaching show awhile back. Also saw him in some quiz show where he was part of the scholars team due to being a Harvard grad.

    Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job?

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    genjuro

    Americans should indeed be worried, given how much access these tech companies have provided NSA to their info and metadata. They've been willing accomplices all along.

    http://rt.com/usa/nsa-data-collection-companies-957/

    Posted in: Internet companies' growing ambitions spook 51% of Americans

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    genjuro

    Okay, this is turning into another Anti-Korean fest. Many posters here are just out to prove their bigoted believes that the Koreans are the most evil humans on the earth. Which is not only disturbing, it's sad in this day and age.

    Can we stop this tiresome and unproductive bigoted figure pointing please. Modern humanity is trying to move away from the US vs them mentality which is so counterproductive and dangerous.

    Can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Or, can't stand the criticisms of Koreans and their actions, just prevent it from being posted in a public forum for anyone to see by trying to second-guess the motivations of posters or trying to divert from the topic.

    Freedom of speech (as long as it doesn't make Koreans look bad). Gotta love it.

    Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history

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    genjuro

    @oldman Absolutely agree. Excellent points you made there.

    What I find amusing, though, are those K-pop supporters who assume that those who are not impressed or praising the government-funded and marketed K-Pop or Korean wave are simply jealous. Those supporters that think that something as banal as pop music is a yardstick of widespread acceptance or respect for Korean culture must be grasping at straws. If any, time and again it just shows the Koreans and pro-Korean supporters desperate for outside affirmation and acknowledgment through any means possible. Only people who are insecure and suffer from inferiority complex think this way.

    Posted in: K-pop stars big in Japan bridge diplomatic divide

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    genjuro

    It seems many / most of the lady-profiles on that site are fake.

    In fact. an ex-employee of theirs in Toronto (they are Canadian based) is suing them for making her create 100's of fake women profiles so they could leech money from all the men / suckers. She kept all the evidence according to the lawsuit, which now Ashley Madison is countersuing to get back (and then bury?).

    That would probably explain why they decide to start their service in Japan: the lid on their scam was blown in No. America. Now they're trying to hook in as many gullible people in Japan and possibly other parts of Asia before they get exposed again.

    As the saying goes, there's one born every minute.

    Posted in: Adultery website shows fastest growth in Japan

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