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    genjuro

    Thank God she's safe. Best news I've heard all week. I hope she she doesn't suffer any mental or psychological scars from this.

    Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested

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    genjuro

    Horrible news. RIP to all the victims. Having said that, at this point it's too early to say conclude anything. For all you know it could be another false flag operation masterminded by a certain country well known for it.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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    genjuro

    If the U.S. is not spying, it's starting wars around the world, installing puppet governments or masterminding regime changes. Simply put, it's just an evil government. I feel sorry for the well-intentioned Americans who are critical of their government's wrongdoings but can't do anything about it. Quite a few have left the country and some are even renouncing their citizenship. Good on them.

    As for the spying, Germany has found an old school solution to it. Other countries should consider it as well. http://rt.com/news/173020-germany-typewriter-spying-nsa/

    Posted in: U.S. spying on Germany: Making enemies out of allies, and for what?

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    genjuro

    I was really hoping that Guillermo del Toro instead directed this. He grew up with and is a real fan of Godzilla and classic Japanese monster movies, and you could see it in his Pacific Rim movie. He would have been more faithful and respectful to the source material.

    Posted in: Tokyo rolls out red carpet for 'Godzilla'

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    Congratulations to Germany! Great game and good work from both teams. Goetze's sharp-angled volley just whizzed by the goalkeeper's side like a bullet out of nowhere and decided it. It was already in OT and the players were already gassed out so good on him for digging deep. Argentina had quite a few opportunities throughout the game to score but failed to deliver. Even Messi's free kick towards the end went too high. It just wasn't meant to be. At least it's not as humiliating as the WC hosts' 7-1 defeat just a few days ago.

    Some Argentinian fans really need to learn to accept defeat.

    http://rt.com/news/172496-argentina-football-fans-clash/

    Posted in: Germany scores in extra time to win World Cup 1-0

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    The U.S. supports Israel with $3 billion dollars a year, yet cities like Detroit go bankrupt since apparently Americans' tax dollars are best used elsewhere. In the meantime, land, houses, farms, etc. that belonged to Palestinians for centuries are bulldozed, confiscated and made part of Israeli territory. It's incredible how much land Israel has stolen since 1946. It doesn't seem like they're going to stop anytime soon.

    http://scgnews.com/the-bombing-of-palestine-through-the-eyes-of-a-neo-con-loon

    Posted in: Death toll hits 50 as Israel pounds Gaza

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    @FightingViking Yes, they are. That song is from their "The Wall" album released in 1979.

    Waters or Gilmour--there seems to be the endless argument who made Pink Floyd the band they were, or who was/is the better vocalist. Regardless, they just made great music and some really cool album cover art. Dark Side is one of my fave albums ever, and I also enjoyed Division Bell. This upcoming album from sessions 20 years ago should be like a time capsule of some bygone era. It should be interesting to hear the initial reviews on it.

    Posted in: Pink Floyd to release first album in 20 years

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    genjuro

    Can you say Blitzkrieg? Germany was just phenomenal and showed Brazil how it was done. This should teach overzealous Brazilian fans a lesson on how to eat humble pie. Their team just got outclassed, outworked by a far superior team. I can just imagine future generations of Brazilians being told the story of how their team got howitzered right in their own backyard. Embarrassing.

    Germany all the way. Let's see some more of that German precision in action.

    Posted in: Germany inflict historic 7-1 defeat on Brazil

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    genjuro

    @John My thoughts exactly. For some reason it reminds me of Hitchcock's Vertigo.

    Posted in: Visit to Nezu shrine

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    genjuro

    There is no such thing as unhealthy food, just unhealthy eating habits.

    What a clever way to put a spin on and deflect the question. Has she looked at the menu?

    Good point. And I'm curious to ask Ms. Casanova if she's reading this whether McD's uses GMO sourced ingredients in their offerings.

    Posted in: Battle of the burgers: McDonald's Japan

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    genjuro

    Desiring white skin is common among many Asian women of all kinds. If they're not using skin whitening soaps or creams, they ingest pills. Some use umbrellas on a sunny day.

    The snaggleteeth doesn't cease to baffle me. Orthodontics and braces must be a hard sell in Japan.

    Posted in: 4 Japanese beauty fads Westerners just don’t understand

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    genjuro

    I've seen the movie and highly recommend it. Think Groundhog Day with an apocalyptic sci-fi twist. Pretty funny as well.

    Posted in: Cruising in Osaka

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    genjuro

    All it needs is a Hello Kitty decal on the door.

    Posted in: Jump in my car

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    genjuro

    Disappointing. Again not up to par compared with previous demonstrations. Koreans can do better than this.

    http://www.who-sucks.com/people/the-exciting-world-of-south-korean-protests

    Posted in: Korean protest

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    genjuro

    Glad to hear she's safe and they got the guy. Good job also on the J-cops for following leads that led to the arrest. I just hope the girl recovers mentally from the ordeal.

    Posted in: Police arrest man over attempted kidnapping of 14-year-old girl in Chiba

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    genjuro

    One needs only read Sarah Soh's book entitled "Comfort Women: Sexual Violence in Post-Colonial Memory in Korea and Japan" to recognize that many many Koreans, particularly sex brokers, were complicit in the horror experienced by these women. She maintains that compatriots recruited a majority of the Korean comfort women by luring them to "factory jobs" in Japan, and some were sold to traffickers by indigent parents. Moreover, after the war Korean society stigmatized these women, compounding their tragedy. I am not attempting exonerate Japan for its misdeeds, but to illustrate the totality of the picture. Korea needs to look not only outwardly but inwardly as well.

    Good point, Jase. You will never hear Koreans criticize themselves or accept criticism of any kind. It's always Japan or some other nation's fault. That's why there is no introspection and self-improvement, and Korean culture as well as its people remain backward and underdeveloped. That is why you will never hear them acknowledge that their own Korean government was complicit in the sex trade of Korean women during the war and even as recent as the 1980's.

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

    They will play out this victim card for compensation as long as they can. You can count on it.

    Posted in: 6 former 'comfort women' demand apology from Japan

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    genjuro

    What does cause harm is prejudice - usually held by conservative Christians - who have surrendered their own thinking faculties and instead let religious leaders and a 2,000 year old book tell them what to believe.

    I don't understand your fixation and hate against Christians who don't share the same beliefs as you do. So how about non-Christians like Muslims who don't believe in gay marriage? They get a pass from you?

    Posted in: George Takei sees gay pride beginning in Japan

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    genjuro

    Great posts, sandiegoluv. Point is, Koreans can't and won't move on from the past while other countries have. They'll continue to hang on to events from 70 years ago and use that as a victim card. That's why Koreans and Korean culture will never ever be taken seriously. They'll just be seen as whiny, insecure people who are trying hard to show how they're better than the Japanese. Kinda sad if you think about it.

    "Meh. Next, I'd like to see the Vietnamese American community erect a statue beside it to commemorate the thousands of innocent Vietnamese civilians butchered by Korean soldiers during the Vietnam war."

    Ding ding ding! Now this I'd want to see. Or maybe Korean Americans can see to this happening? Maybe when hell freezes over.

    So stop blaming Korea at once and look at yourself and your own flaws before you seek to arguments! Get this fact straight! Korean President Kim Dae Jung offered apology to Vietnam for Korean soldiers acts.SO CASE CLOSED! Don't bring this issue up ever again!!

    What is it with Koreans and their supporters that can't stand when the shoe is on the other foot? I noticed that Koreans can't stand being criticized and instead get defensive. This is why their culture and people remain underdeveloped--there is no self-criticism and improvement. Then again, insecurity and a massive inferiority complex will do that a culture. And oh, I'm sure people won't mention the atrocities of Koreans soldiers in Vietnam again simply because you told them not to, Shim. Maybe you need to stop watching those cliched, sappy Korean dramas as you're getting too emotional.

    Posted in: Monument to comfort women dedicated in Virginia

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    genjuro

    Just terrible. Here's wishing the girls and the staff member a speedy recovery. I hope the injuries weren't serious.

    Posted in: Two AKB48 singers, 1 staff member attacked at handshake event in Iwate

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    genjuro

    another problem is that the people like you who do not know nothing about Islam give such statements. how can you give such an absolute statement if you do not know nothing about a religion

    How do you know that Ossan doesn't know anything about Islam? Just because you don't like what he said doesn't mean he doesn't know anything about it.

    Posted in: Iranian actress Hatami apologizes for Cannes kiss

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