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gokai_wo_manekuJan. 29, 2015 - 12:54PM JST
It looks like these days you can be famous for anything. Kardashians are famous for being famous. Can I become famous for being not famous? The worlds most famous not famous person?
Posted in: The Zawachin look
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 26, 2015 - 08:53AM JST
The human condition is simply and entirely a reflection of human nature. It has always been the same and will always be the same. Better to learn to protect yourself.
Posted in: Imagining a world without violence
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 24, 2015 - 12:21AM JST
Also, remember that the Emperor's new year message was very anti-Abe.
Posted in: Abe could ease doubts by apologizing over WW2: Fukuda
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 24, 2015 - 12:20AM JST
In the future, Iraqis will use this movie to teach their children why they hate Americans.
Posted in: 'American Sniper' triggers angry debate
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 24, 2015 - 12:11AM JST
NHK middle east expert says that because King Abdulah died, that story is getting all the attention. They will announce what happened after this story has died down and they can be sure that the story gets lots of attention. That sounded good to me.
Posted in: Japan awaits news of hostages as deadline passes
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 23, 2015 - 10:37AM JST
It is not reported much in the English press I guess, but anyone who reads Japanese can find that the Emperor has apologized many times what the Japanese did during the war during his trips abroad, especially to SE asia. Google 天皇陛下 謝罪. Or look on Utube videos. Pay no attention to stupid Japanese politicians. The war was fought "in the Emperor's name", so his apologies are the ones that count.
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 23, 2015 - 10:32AM JST
Americans getting distracted by a movie when their country is sinking into oblivion. Now we see why it is sinking into oblivion.
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 22, 2015 - 06:51PM JST
The 400 year rampage of Europe over the world has been written out of White History. Now they say that Europeans were so kind to bring civilization to countries that didn't have any, like China and India. Only Japan's little forray into British style Imperialism remains on the permanent historical record.
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 22, 2015 - 06:47PM JST
Did he wake up? Now the boy will grow up knowing his mother wants him dead. I wouldn't want to carry that burden. Now he should be allowed to chose his family.
Posted in: Woman arrested over attempted murder of 8-year-old son
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 22, 2015 - 09:51AM JST
Japan modernized based on England (who lead a 200 year rampage over the world: "the sun never sets on the british empire"), so David Cameron and Abe can stand hand in hand and apologize together to the world.
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 21, 2015 - 11:20PM JST
I just want to know if ISIS has sleeper cells in Tokyo and are authorities doing something about it.
Posted in: IS tells NHK it doesn't really need money; video authenticity questioned
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 20, 2015 - 08:25PM JST
Now Japanese get an idea of what Abe really represents, and its consequences. Already Japanese dying.
Posted in: IS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless it receives $200 mil ransom
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 20, 2015 - 11:45AM JST
Glad young people pay no attention to all the stuff going on between Japan and Korea politically.
Posted in: Korean group Big Bang finish 5-dome tour, drawing 740,000 fans
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 18, 2015 - 04:18PM JST
If he is 55 and still a "lecturer" rather than a professor or at least an assistant professor, his career has not really gone anywhere. They cannot be living exactly in luxury.
Posted in: University lecturer found naked on campus in Tokyo
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 18, 2015 - 12:41AM JST
3dgcb, do you support the Biblical stance that all of my ancestors are in hell because they did not know Christ, through no fault of their own. Also "Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything." Do you treat your wife like that? It's in the Bible so I guess you support it. I'd like to marry my partner, but not treat him like that.
Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gay couples can marry
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 17, 2015 - 06:25PM JST
Interesting. When I was in New Orleans, I learned that the Bible Belt has the hightest divorce rate in the US. Even though Jesus said don't do it. I'm totally gay, so my opinion is biased of course. Next, how about Japan? Not likely. We are not so explicit (in your face) about sex. Here is a very "mind your own business" culture.
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 17, 2015 - 09:28AM JST
When someone speaks truth to power, they must be taken down.
Posted in: Southern All Stars singer Kuwata apologizes over concert antics
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 16, 2015 - 12:33PM JST
People are starting to find out about the way Charlie also criticized (that is too polite a term) Christianity. Do a google image of "Charlie Jesus". Some of their pictures of Jesus are obscene. And I'm not a Christian by the way.
Posted in: Following the murderous attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, “Je suis Charlie” — I am Charlie -- has gone viral around the world as a show of support for free speech. However, there is also a growing number of “Je ne suis pas Charlie” — I am not Charlie — messages online, triggering a debate about free speech and its limits. Where do you stand?
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 16, 2015 - 12:31PM JST
Whatever the math, Japan cannot affort to lose a single person, especially to suicide. Japan has never been Christianized, so we don't have the religious prohibition about not killing yourself. It is just one of the options. But especially, save the youngsters who may not understand the finality of suicide.
Posted in: No. of suicides in 2014 drops for 3rd straight year
gokai_wo_manekuJan. 15, 2015 - 10:18AM JST
An American employee showed me his passport. Wow, it's really full of very nationalistic imagery. Japanese will be in trouble if we did the same thing. Cherry blossems are fine.
Posted in: Gov't considering to change Japanese passport design by 2020
Jan. 30, 2015 - 07:17AM JST
How can you drive down the wrong side of an expressway in Japan, given that there…
Posted in: Police discuss measures to reduce accidents caused by drivers going wrong way
Jan. 30, 2015 - 07:12AM JST
Compared with the previous month, seasonally-adjusted retail sales fell 0.3% in December, the METI data showed.…
Posted in: Japan retail sales rise for 6th straight month in sign of recovery
Jan. 30, 2015 - 07:02AM JST
Before they succeed in exporting it'll probably be played with humanoid bots.
Sure will save on…
Posted in: NFL gains ground globally
Fighting also continued to rage Thursday near the main rebel-held city of Donetsk, where at least…
Posted in: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east Ukraine
Jan. 30, 2015 - 07:01AM JST
"Chief petty officer Chris Kyle was a man who told the truth" - comments