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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.
Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles
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.
Posted in: Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?
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
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 17, 2014 - 09:04AM JST
The political class in Japan is completely corrupt, along with their support groups. They inherit their positions from daddy, like Ms. Obuchi, no matter how dumb they are. They just want to come to Tokyo and be big-shots, eat at expensive restaurants, etc etc. They wil never allow reapportion of votes because they would lose their jobs and nobody would hire them, even to work at a convenience store. That is why in the most extreme case, one country hick vote is worth 7 city votes. This is not helped by the fact that Japan is actually run by bureaucrats. No democracy to speak of here.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 16, 2014 - 11:22AM JST
Following in the steps of Ellen, a fellow gay is hosting. Things are looking up. Now, if only gay marriage would be contemplated in Japan.
Posted in: Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars in 2015
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 14, 2014 - 03:45PM JST
Yeah, I agree. Based on media photos, I'm guessing he was getting a haircut.
Posted in: N Korea's Kim reappears after extended absence
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 11, 2014 - 03:10PM JST
Whatever has happened, I'm sure people in North Korea are enjoying the speculation frenzy going on in the West, given them a boosted sense of self-importance. NK is in the news, and as they say, any publicity is good publicity. In 5 or 6 years, we'll probably all be going to NK to summer in Pyongyang.
Posted in: Disappearance of Kim Jong-un could ease path to peace, coup or no
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 10, 2014 - 06:30AM JST
It's called ISIJ.
Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 09, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
So what happened to the reporters of the Korean press who originally reported the story in Korean?
Posted in: Japanese journalist indicted in S Korea for defaming president
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 08, 2014 - 05:14PM JST
IS just wants to do to the West that the West did to the muslim world during the crusades.
Posted in: Turkey says Syrian town poised to fall to Islamic State fighters
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 07, 2014 - 06:42PM JST
Nikkei reports that she just got a letter that contained a blade in it.
Posted in: Obuchi being touted as Japan's first female PM
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 07, 2014 - 04:34PM JST
I'm there!!! But at the same time, what does she sound like at 70? And no age discrimination intended.
Posted in: Diana Ross to tour Japan for first time in 19 years
Oct. 22, 2014 - 04:32AM JST
The video of Mayor Toru Hashimoto and Makoto Sakurai is priceless.
Posted in: Hashimoto, Zaitokukai chairman get into shouting match
Oct. 22, 2014 - 04:24AM JST
It was easy, He has great Grand father as a successful pollitician and many more in…
Posted in: Abe names replacements for trade, justice ministers
Oct. 22, 2014 - 04:12AM JST
@Nigelboy: :Oh you are questioning how he was hired in Finance Ministry
It was easy, He…
Oct. 22, 2014 - 03:53AM JST
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Posted in: SDF member arrested over murder of wife
Oct. 22, 2014 - 03:50AM JST
Harvard Grad of Japanese is easy.
Not talking exclusively about being Harvard grad. He entered the…