genjuro's past comments

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    genjuro

    Well, if you add some colors and tweaked a teeny bit from the Liege Theatre logo...

    http://www.rtbf.be/culture/scene/detail_la-prochaine-saison-du-theatre-de-liege-explorera-les-identites?id=8973391

    Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo design ruffles feathers abroad

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    genjuro

    @NathalieB If you're married why do you feel the need to "hang out" with guy friends? Shouldn't you be doing that with your husband? And if you just want to meet up with other people wouldn't having girl friends be just as good?

    Posted in: For dating apps in Asia, love by numbers or chaperone

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    genjuro

    I wonder if it's common for major building and construction projects like these in Tokyo to go over-budget. If so, it's not a stretch to think some contractors' and politicians' pockets are getting lined. Multiply that x times with a project of this scale.

    Perhaps there is one good thing about abandoning Hadid's design which I just find unattractive. Does anyone know if she's into cycling? Because that looks like one monstrous biker helmet.

    Posted in: Warnings on Olympic's cost rises were ignored say Japan stadium designers

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    genjuro

    The Chinese commie government will do anything to toot its own horn, even claiming something the Taiwan ROC--not the PRC--accomplished. Quite pathetic.

    The five doves that “demonstrate the memory of history and the aspiration for peace, representing people from the five continents united and moving together towards a beautiful future after going through ‘blood and fire’,”

    China's definition for "peace" and moving toward a "beautiful future" must include aggressively moving into international waters unlawfully, provoking neighboring countries, innumerable human rights abuses, state-sponsored human organ harvesting, and other countless violations. Must be some sick, fantasy world these commies inhabit.

    Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo

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    genjuro

    Funny, just a couple of hours after I read this someone came knocking on my door. It was an NHK lady.

    Good luck getting "contributions" from people who don't watch your shows, NHK. You'll need it.

    Posted in: Search for a scapegoat, and new ways to squander money

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    genjuro

    Chemo is poison. Period.

    Posted in: Doctors raise concern about chemo for end-stage cancer

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    genjuro

    While Japan may still be some way from following many Western countries’ leads and legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, the country is gradually making progress.

    Um, where is it written or decreed that Japan has to follow "Western countries' leads" and that doing so is called "gradually making progress?"

    You could do better in spinning your story, Meg Murphy.

    Posted in: KDDI to extend family discounts to same-sex couples

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    genjuro

    This is great news. When I saw the news on TV I was fearing the worst outcome. Just glad she's back home and safe.

    Posted in: 13-year-old girl from Fukushima Pref missing since June 24 turns up at police station

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    genjuro

    @wtfjapan Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.

    Posted in: Membership jumps as Netflix pumps original shows

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    genjuro

    @Kaynide So you're saying that American movies should be the basis or standard for what is acceptable in speech?

    Either you've been watching too many Hollywood movies or easily impressed by them. Most likely both.

    Posted in: Modern etiquette: Curse words could affect your career

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    genjuro

    Profanity is the effect of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly. The way you speak says a lot about yourself.

    Exactly. I don't understand why people don't see how it is a reflection of oneself and even one's upbringing. If you feel you have to use profanity it's either you lack creativity or the vocabulary to express yourself, lack discipline in your speech, or just want attention. Sometimes it's all of the above.

    I have been consulting for over 20 years and there is zero reason to curse in a professional environment. Besides sounding crass, the speaker sounds like they can't control themselves, which translates to can't be trusted with important roles in business.

    Correct. This goes back to discipline and self-control. Using the excuse that it's a way to release stress is a poor excuse and is just a poor attempt at justifying their use of foul language.

    Posted in: Modern etiquette: Curse words could affect your career

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    genjuro

    @Joeintokyo Yeah, that's the best deal going as family back home has Netflix as well. Do you have any recommendations for a good, reliable VPN here in Japan? Nothing more annoying than having slow, buffering connections while in the midst of watching your favorite shows.

    Posted in: Membership jumps as Netflix pumps original shows

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    genjuro

    "Islam is a peace loving faith and THAT is what needs to be told to the people"

    I don't think people need to be told that Islam is peace-loving. Islam does plenty to advertise it's peace-loving credibility ... just look at all of those people it has helped to get to heaven (a little sooner than they thought they'd get there ...)

    @Chris Sommovigo Comment Of The Day. Bravo.

    Another thumbs up for you.

    Posted in: Muslims in Japan observe Ramadan

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    genjuro

    I've never tried venison before so I don't know how it tastes like. Would it be clichéd to say it tastes like chicken?

    Now that I think about it, maybe Nara could turn this into a local industry. With proper market research and promotion, they can create a local specialty called Nara venison, in the same way that there's Kobe beef. Venison will probably be an acquired taste for many, so marketing strategy will be key.

    Posted in: Deer overpopulation in Shiga brings special-edition venison curry to restaurant chain

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    genjuro

    @Strangerland

    Oh, I do. Obviously that was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Apparently it went over your head.

    Posted in: Uniqlo introduces range of 'modest clothing' for Muslims in Singapore, Malaysia

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    genjuro

    I surely hope not. The war-mongering USA with its military-industrial complex will try to get Japan into a war, and may even use the latter as fodder or pawn to engage in conflicts started by the US. All the while trying to avoid getting its own hands dirty and profiting in the wars of other nations. Truly despicable. I hope Japan does not go down this path.

    Posted in: If security bills that would allow Japan to use its Self-Defense Forces to defend an ally are passed in the Diet, do you think Japan would be compelled to fight a war alongside the U.S.?

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    genjuro

    R.I.P. He will be missed. Thank you for the many wonderful memories that filled my younger days.

    Forever a Mario and Zelda fan.

    Posted in: Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at 55

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    genjuro

    Please think for Japan market also. Now many muslims lives in Japan.

    @mahfuz001 Pray tell, why does Uniqlo Japan have to cater to a muslim minority in Japan?

    I can just see the future now for Uniqlo Singapore and Malaysia: full-body burqa with high-tech ventilation and ergonomic eye-flaps for easier peeking out for sale. Available in black only.

    Posted in: Uniqlo introduces range of 'modest clothing' for Muslims in Singapore, Malaysia

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    genjuro

    How many times will these tragic events have to happen over and over again before the Ministry of Education does something concrete about it? So many wasted young lives because of a culture that allows such bullying to take place, a thinking that it's just all "part of growing up," and educators who are more passive than proactive about this serious issue. Aren't there any anti-bullying programs or education for teachers and students currently in place?

    Perhaps more criminal complaints like the above will have to happen before anything positive comes out of it. Hopefully, it won't have to be at the expense of another young life.

    Posted in: Father of bullied boy who killed himself files criminal complaint

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    genjuro

    From now I'll consider her the face of LGBT.

    Posted in: Cross-dressing Conchita Wurst visits Shibuya mayor

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