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gokai_wo_manekuOct. 28, 2014 - 11:00PM JST
Why are they bringing this guy into a hospital in Shinjuku, one of the most densly populated areas of Tokyo (and less than a 10 minute walk from where I live)? Send them out to far west Tokyo, where there are no people, or at least, keep them in Narita if they are already sick there.
Posted in: Canadian journalist in Japan tests negative for Ebola
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 27, 2014 - 10:22PM JST
But I do not understand what we are supposed to take away from this.
Posted in: Thinking man
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 24, 2014 - 12:44PM JST
Well, forget the weekly tabloids, as I mentioned above. CH2 is already all over it. If you read Japanese, they are shreading him with word play. He said "I didn't go", also means, in different circumstances, in Japanese "I haven't .... " Um, well, I don't want to get deleted. And lots of other stuff that will leave you in LOL land.
Posted in: New trade minister hit by S&M bar scandal
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 24, 2014 - 11:54AM JST
Doctors who take all precautions are getting ebola. What chance do the rest of us have? Imagine one sick person on a crowded Marunouchi Line train during rush hour. One caugh and Tokyo is finished. It can't be stopped.
Posted in: 1st Ebola case reported in Mali
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 24, 2014 - 08:57AM JST
I guess that the promise of an eternal orgasm would appeal to a certain type of guy. It is not clear to me what women get. I think there is something more to Islam than this.
Posted in: Joining Islamic State is about sex and aggression, not religion
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 24, 2014 - 08:48AM JST
The real issue is the visa violation, not the diapers. They were engaging in commerce on a chef visa. They should have been making fried rice somewhere, not trading diapers for profit. Well, the law is the law.
Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 24, 2014 - 08:39AM JST
Well, OK. Goodbye.
Posted in: U.S. billionaire's hedge fund dumps Sony stake
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 24, 2014 - 08:28AM JST
Don't worry. I'm pretty sure that when the weekly tabloids get hold of this, they will run with it. Pick up the next edition of Tokyo Sports (東スポー). They will have pictures in the club etc. Remember a decade ago when one politician said that if she didn't read the weekly tabloids, she would not know what was going on in this country.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 22, 2014 - 04:01PM JST
It is not only little girls. Go to Kinokinuya at Takashimaya in Shinjuku, on the first floor to your left there is a section of comic books on "yayoi". That is little boy on boy sex. It is popular amoung young girls. I have no idea why.
Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 21, 2014 - 10:01PM JST
Another fact of life in Japan. When a mother can't accompany husband and daughter to the public bath, the father takes the little girl into the men's side, up to the age of maybe 5 or 6. Nobody pays attention. Also, whe was a kid in the 80s, children were shown naked on golden time TV shows, like taking a bath with the parents, etc. There just isn't an equivalency there. Pornography should be defined as unwilling sex (and a child cannot be "willing"). Don't dilute the meaning.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 21, 2014 - 06:30PM JST
Maybe the parents just think it is a starting point for getting their daughters into show business.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 21, 2014 - 03:23PM JST
It is not just Amazon etc. Have you ever watched cartoons on network TV or cable TV? It shows the same thing. I know people will say that it is only cartoons, but it is the same thing watched by young boys.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 21, 2014 - 07:47AM JST
Japan has never been Christianized. People just see these girls as cute 可愛い. Why is the automatic reaction that this is pornography? I think pornography is the explicit showing of sex acts. That is not the case here.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 21, 2014 - 07:37AM JST
The women are just not as experienced as the men in covering their tracks.
Posted in: Justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 20, 2014 - 07:36PM JST
I wonder about the timing of the exposure of these cases. Why now? Someone doesn't like women in high places?
I think women have not learned to cover their tracks like men have, simply due to lack of experience. The guys have decades of hiding their tracks.
Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 20, 2014 - 01:48PM JST
kokohe is right, and I've heard this from Chinese. Even at a "flagship store" in Shanghai or Beijing, they are not 100% sure it is "genuine". But yes, you all are right, tourism in Shinjuku has been vastly increasing on the back of the general increase of tourism, hitting 10 million for the first time. I don't mind the tourists (and even help them when they are lost), but the atmosphere of Shinjuku is changing. When I was a little kid in the 80s, there were still two floor business on the first floor residence on the second floor buildings lining the main drag. They are all gone now.
Posted in: Tiffany opens new store in Tokyo's Shinjuku
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 20, 2014 - 09:16AM JST
Ho hum. I've been paying with my phone for about 10 years now. And that is a dumb phone.
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gokai_wo_manekuOct. 20, 2014 - 09:14AM JST
Yes, I live in Shinjuku. Recently, not only Tifanny, but Gucci, Coach, and Louis Vitton have opened up. And Barneys has been there for ages. Is Shinjuku going upscale? I don't like it! Isetan is sufficient. I want my old down to earth Shinjuku back!! They should stay at Ginza. If Japan is in decline, why are they coming here?
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 19, 2014 - 10:27AM JST
Still, I can't help but wonder if she was simply caught up in an organization set up by her father. Of course, she should have paid attention to that if she didn't. But it does look more like she kind of knew things.
Posted in: Obuchi under pressure to resign over political donations misuse
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 17, 2014 - 02:14PM JST
Another sign of how the country hicks are destroying Japan.
Posted in: Obuchi apologizes after political funds misuse reports
Oct. 31, 2014 - 01:00PM JST
"Police said the owner of the salon, a man in his 70s, has admitted striking Kamidate…
Posted in: Tokyo beauty salon manager found dead
Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:59PM JST
@lucabrasi, though the word homosexual is newer, dating to mid 19th century when the term was…
Posted in: Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights
So, the tax increase has been a failure, as has Abenomics (notice it's not mentioned ONCE…
Posted in: Japan consumer inflation slows; spending down in September
Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:53PM JST
This seems to be a pattern in the current 20 somethings. Not wanting to take responsibility…
Posted in: Swimmer Tomita suspended until March 31 for camera theft
Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
Lowe's hardware in the US has also started using robots in some of their stores.
Posted in: Nestle 'hiring' 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines