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gokai_wo_manekuApr. 21, 2015 - 01:56PM JST
@Knox "sakoku light". I like it! I'll be using that from now. I hope it is not copyrighted.
Posted in: Disney Pixar’s new movie attracts criticism again in Japan
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 21, 2015 - 01:15PM JST
Open in Shinjuku next, please!!!
Posted in: The Taco Bell is about to ring in japan
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 21, 2015 - 01:10PM JST
One word: YEAH!!!! Japan does not need US neoimperialism.
Posted in: U.S., Japan fail to close gap on rice, auto parts trade
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 21, 2015 - 12:57PM JST
@Carolee Thuma, I did no say that Japanese don't care about sex, I only said that we don't make such a public spectable about it. It is not every other ecene on TV or long conversations over beer. Manga are read in private. Sex is private. That is why there are love hotels, so you can get away in private.
Posted in: Lesbian couple hold symbolic wedding ceremony in Tokyo
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 20, 2015 - 04:13PM JST
It is interesting that this issue spaks such furvor among the JT readers, most of whom are non-Japanese. That seems to be a reflection of Western culture, and is quite different from Japanese culture. The Shibuya partnership action came out of nowhere. There were no demonstrations for gay marriage. Can't really figure it out. Maybe it was a PR stunt. Even so, I'm embarrassed that Shinjuku was not first....
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 20, 2015 - 02:15PM JST
If it is a sign of anything, look at how many drag queen celebrities there are in Japan. Matsuko Delux is the biggest thing on TV (figuratively and literally). And there are cross-dressing singers like Miwa Akihiro or Mikawa Kenji who are not really "drag queens", but they perform all over Japan to full audiences. And there is the drag queen club in Shinjuku ni-chome that is on the Hato Bus tour. Farm families including their kids go in to watch the drag queen show. Anyway, there is a gay parade and all that stuff. Most of us just want to live our lives with the one we love. And it would be convenient to have legal recognition.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 20, 2015 - 10:07AM JST
Judging by US TV programs you see here, it would seem that Americans spend most of their time either talking about their sex life or having sex. Among Japanese, private sex life is not a topic of casual conversation usually. Maybe after having a few beers with the boys there is a little talk about it. Since we do not spend all of our time talking about sex, Americans say we are repressed. No, it is just that we are not obscessed about it. So in the case of gays, I've never experienced outright rejection because of being gay. And when people figure out a fellow worker is gay, nothing happens. We do not talk about it because we are repressed, but because it is just not natural topic of conversation. Of course, we have to contribute something to a conversation when foreign friends start talking about it. People ignore it. Japan was never Christianized so we do not have the idea of "evil" applied to sex. Gay may be "hentai", but just because something is "hentai" does not mean you wouldn't like to try it. But for sentimental reasons, I like the idea of gay marriage. I will marry my partner the instant Shinjuku says, OK!
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 19, 2015 - 08:54PM JST
Worse than the demands about rice and automobiles, the most potentially fatal rule for countries other than the US is that there can be no restrictions on capital flow. That means that the next time that the US banksters cause a catastrophy again, all countries in the TTP will suffer or sink completely. Forget the cars and rice. Think CAPITAL FLOWS!!!
Posted in: Japan stands tough against rice imports in trade talks with U.S.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 19, 2015 - 05:23PM JST
Talk show this morning is saying that the US pressured Japan not to join because US wants Japanese money in underfunded IMF and World Bank, which US controls. US still treats Japan like it is a lap dog: Jump when I say jump! Play dead when I say play dead!
Posted in: China: New bank to enhance international finance system
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 19, 2015 - 05:19PM JST
The 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held in September or October, which was a very good idea. Is it too late to change the date for 2020?
Posted in: Gov't discusses ways to keep streets, sidewalks cool during 2020 Olympics
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 19, 2015 - 05:16PM JST
Japan does not need the rice. And US rice tastes different from Japanese rice. And it is not sticky rice. And what is the basis for the demand to force Japan to import US rice? Politicians just want to get votes, that is the reason for the demand (that is why it is called a "demand", because there is no rationality behind it). Same with US cars. US is a bully.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 18, 2015 - 10:45AM JST
If the prime minister of Japan was anyone but Abe, Japan would have been a founding member of this bank. We can look forward to Japan losing out on all the infrastructure work all over Asia. Maybe Chinese are being very clever, making this bank knowing that Japan would not join, thereby securing all the work for their own companies.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 18, 2015 - 10:41AM JST
Yes, Nikkan Gendai is a tabloid. And remember, a Japanese politician said 7 or 8 years ago that if she did not read the tabloids, she would not know what is going on this this country. The problem is that this solid reporting is between stories about how to have intercourse in the office stairwell and nude photos, so people may skip these articles.
Posted in: Diplomatic pressure on foreign reporters raises media hackles
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 17, 2015 - 08:55PM JST
For 20 years, since I was 15, I've watched the program he hosted, Adomachikku Tengoku アドマチック天国, every Saturday night at 9PM witih family and friends. Wow. He just retired 3 weeks ago, and never said he had lung cancer, two weeks ago when he introduced the new host.
Posted in: TV personality, voice actor Kinya Aikawa dies at 80
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 16, 2015 - 05:55PM JST
This is great for us!!! However, it may not be so great for the future generations over the next several thousand years who will have to take care of our radioactive garbage. But, what the heck! We'll all be gone.
Posted in: Nuclear power can make countries more competitive by delivering the steady supply of base-load electricity which is needed to power the modern economy. It also helps to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 15, 2015 - 12:51PM JST
Meanwhile, back on earth....
Posted in: Japan needs to decide which side it wants to be on in the future - grouped with countries like North Korea and Iran, or join the majority of the world that say the death penalty is outdated.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 14, 2015 - 08:15PM JST
TravelingSales, The US car makers blame everyone but themselves. Have you ever seen a commercial or ad for a US car? There are US car dealerships here, but they don't even try. Don't feel sorry for them. They are a bunch of lazy boys.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. aim for TPP progress before summit
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 14, 2015 - 03:39PM JST
TPP=US neo-imperialism. Biggest concern: NO restrictions can be placed on capital flows. So the next "great recession" implemented by Wall Street will destroy even more of the world. And we don't need US cars. Even the Americans don't want them.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 13, 2015 - 05:03PM JST
There must be something deeper than this. So, tell me again, why do gays want to get married?
Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 13, 2015 - 05:02PM JST
I thought it was a new type of toilet that used what I, um, deposited, to diagnose whether have any diseases.
Posted in: Second opinion needed
Ed O Jidai
Apr. 22, 2015 - 10:40AM JST
We missed seeing you Masako. So, what did the mice get up to for play when…
Posted in: Spring garden party
The problem is, we're still using the term konkatsu in 2015. In the 21st century, even.
Posted in: Buddhist temple singles parties: The enlightened way to find a romantic partner
Apr. 22, 2015 - 10:38AM JST
plus ça change
Posted in: More than 100 lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine
Apr. 22, 2015 - 10:33AM JST
At those speeds, I'd be more concerned if there was a human behind the controls. All…
Posted in: Maglev train sets world record speed of 603 kms per hour
Apr. 22, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
@sangetsu: This is Japan and USA talks. Yes, Japan has low birthdate Have you checked USA…