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gokai_wo_manekuApr. 25, 2014 - 10:22AM JST
I wonder if they support Abe.
Posted in: Marchers in Ikebukuro fete Hitler's 125th birthday anniversary
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 25, 2014 - 09:25AM JST
One mayor of Tokyo, Ishihara, destroyed relations between Japan and China. Maybe another mayor of Tokyo can put them together again. Now I wish I had voted for Masuzoe.
Posted in: Tokyo governor says 'great significance' to his Beijing visit
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 25, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
They speak Japanese like uneducated thugs. This is what happens to mentally damaged goods. They are just trying to act like big tough men. They are little cockaroaches. Every society has its total looser fringe.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 25, 2014 - 09:11AM JST
There is no such thing as a "war crime". War itself is a crime.
Posted in: Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 23, 2014 - 04:13PM JST
Wow, Kakurenbo, you said it!!!
Posted in: Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage TPP pact
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 23, 2014 - 01:03PM JST
Just because Obama says so? There is no decision about the actual sovereignty of the islands. "Administration" is not "sovereignty". Give the islands to Taiwan.
Posted in: Obama: U.S.-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 23, 2014 - 01:01PM JST
Nothing to salvage. It is a piece of US imperialism. Setting miminum US automobile imports? The US auto manufacturers don't put any energy into selling the cars they already have here.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 23, 2014 - 12:58PM JST
There is a lot of talk about the cruelty of the Japanese empire. The Japanese empire was cut from the same fabric as European Imperialism, which was just as cruel. Lost in the conversation are the voices of anti-imperialist leaders in SE Asia and India who praised Japan's role. And don't talk about Japan violating "rules of war". War itself is a crime against humanity. What, were the Japanese supposed to believe that when Europeans invaded Japan, they would suddenly be nice? The significance of yasukuni shrine is zero in terms of the criminality of modern civilization. All sides should be cursed.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 22, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
Frungy, there are no Japanese ashes at Yasukuni, only sticks with names on them. There are some ashes of Korean soldiers who fought for Japan and are unclaimed (there is a rumor that there are also Chinese ashes of Chinese who fought for Japan and are unclaimed). I respect McArthur, but he should have carried out his original plan and made yasukuni into a dog racing track (it's true!). Tabloid papers report that the priests hate politicians going there to show off because it causes such trouble. And especially PMs.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 22, 2014 - 09:26AM JST
There are lots of Japan educated Chinese (including my classmates) who know very well about Japan's contribution. They got free education. Why does the former Chinese Foreign Minister speak Japanese? Why does the current ambassador from China speak fluent Japanese? Some say that the anti-Japanese push is actually the Chinese educated bureaucrats trying to push out Japanese educated bureaucrats, who have superior education and international connections. But anyway, as I've said before, walk down the streets of Shinjuku, and you hear Chinese everywhere (and Korean). Normal people don't pay any attention to this.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 21, 2014 - 06:20PM JST
There are swarms of cops in Shinjuku, so I suppose I should feel safe. But all the lockers are taped shut, and all the drink machines are taped shut, and all the trash cans are taped shut. How inconvenient, and he is not even here yet. Or was that a precaution taken because Justin Beiber arrived?
Posted in: Michelle Obama's absence likely to be felt in Japan
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 21, 2014 - 06:08PM JST
I can't fine anything about this in the Chinese English press. They have ignored it. Also, nothing about Abe's gift. Anyone read Chinese?
Posted in: Cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 20, 2014 - 09:45PM JST
The priests at yasukuni shrine (no I don't capitalize it) forever and irrevocably shamed yasukuni shrine by including memorial sticks for the war criminals. The shrine is for people who died in battle for the country. The war criminals did not die in battle. They had a pleasant and comfortable life while sending young Japanese to die for their megalomaniacle vision.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 20, 2014 - 08:23AM JST
ourmaninjapan: I agree, he is all hype. However, his popularity just reflects the decline of the modern mind. People don't have the mental capacity to read Dostoevsky anymore. Brother's Karamazov anyone? It is a reflection of the popularity of twitter. We only have the mental capacity to read 140 characters.
Posted in: Murakami's new collection of short stories goes on sale
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 20, 2014 - 08:13AM JST
Snowden wannabe? I guess those will be increasing now considering the moral turpitude that is the USA. And stupid! Leaving an email trail like that? And these are the people in charge of atom bombs? And protecting Japan? Suddenly I want to support Abe's re-arming Japan.
Posted in: Japan-based U.S. Navy official charged in bribery scheme
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 19, 2014 - 05:20PM JST
Meanwhile, Toyota outsources to the US.
Posted in: Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 19, 2014 - 05:12PM JST
So what has happened in the intervening two months: Feb to April?
Posted in: Male cross-dresser arrested for assaulting 3 elementary school students
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 19, 2014 - 05:08PM JST
Was at Aoyama Bookstore by Tokyo Station. Not a single person buying.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 19, 2014 - 08:35AM JST
Where are pictures of the shoes?
Posted in: Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoe line
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 18, 2014 - 04:10PM JST
Haven't they heard of teleconferencing? Skype? This is such as waste of tax money. Both US and Japan. But I suppose it will be good for the expensive restaurants at the Ginza.
Posted in: Lockers at some JR, subway stations in Tokyo off limits during Obama's visit
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:55AM JST
Why you don't necessarily accept everyone who volunteers:
“left after taking photos or have come out…
Posted in: Families of ferry's lost confront S Korean officials
Interestingly, among the biggest critics of the new guidelines are middle-aged and elderly women.
Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
The main reason is the 7 GB minimum in most smartphone plans
This is not at…
Posted in: Tokyo's attack on wireless oligopoly awkward for SoftBank's U.S. plans
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
China making mountains out of mole hills, way blown out of hand. Get on with business…
Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine
Apr. 25, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
If I were Chinese or Korean I'd be trying to spread this video around as much…