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gokai_wo_manekuMar. 01, 2015 - 03:41PM JST
"the Philippines, then an American colony" Oh yeah, we conveniently forget about that part of history. Japan modernization was after Euro-American modernization=Imperialism. Europeans were just as brutal in their rampage over the globe. I have no doubt about the brutality of the Japanese military and the suffering of these people. I am not a denier. I am also not a denier of the brutality of European world domination called Imperialism. White history is just as bad as revisionist Japanese history.
Posted in: 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 28, 2015 - 02:43PM JST
Of course, news like this goes against his rightist "Japan is perfect and has always been" narrative.
Posted in: Abe expresses shock at murder of Kawasaki boy
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 28, 2015 - 07:26AM JST
Maybe Star Trek was from the 60s or 70s, but when I studied in the US in the mid 90s, it was a "cult show". When reruns were broadcast, everyone on the dorm floor was in the lounge watching. I guess the show was OK, but the event was more of a cultural experience for me.
Posted in: Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies at 83
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 27, 2015 - 02:48PM JST
Well, the government forgot to tell the Chinese tourists swarming Shinjuku right now. It took an hour this afternoon to get through the swarms just to by flash memory.
Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 26, 2015 - 01:44PM JST
Yes, after is anti-rightist remarks, I'm a fan now too. And after the Emperor's anti-rightist remarks, I'm his fan too. I never paid much attention to the Imperial Family until now. Like most people in my generation (mid 30s).
Posted in: Royal runner
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 26, 2015 - 11:35AM JST
That's too bad. TPP=US neo-imperialism.
Posted in: Nishikawa's departure unlikely to affect TPP talks
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 26, 2015 - 11:33AM JST
Actually, I learned about Crown Prince Naruto's "correctly remember history" remarks here at JapanToday. I didn't see it on the Japanese news. Nothing on NHK.
Posted in: Japanese media self-censorship grows under Abe
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 24, 2015 - 09:44AM JST
TPP= US neoimperialism/neocolonialism
Posted in: If Japan joins the TPP, would it be the end of parody and self-published works?
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 23, 2015 - 04:22PM JST
This in combination with the Emperors New Year Message, also rebuking Abe, shows they are relevant, as Smithinjapan says, and it is not the power they have (which technically is none), but the power they take away. Especially from the rightists how steal their name. Also, no Emperor or member of the Imperial family has been to Yasukuni even though it is THEIR shrine. I'm sure the last thing they want is for Abe to be sending young Japanese to die in one of the US's wars, yelling BANZAI for the Emperor as they die.
Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 22, 2015 - 03:37PM JST
NO! The US just wants to use Japan to fight its wars becuase they can't afford it anymore. Also, according to a group of retired generals, Americans are too fat to fight.
Posted in: The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to enact new national security legislation to expand the range of activities that the SDF can engage in overseas. Would you support such a change?
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 22, 2015 - 11:50AM JST
But Hamajin, one of the 1% once said "Let them eat cake!"
Posted in: Healthy? No thanks: Diets of people worldwide are worsening
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 22, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
The 1% has found that if you keep people stuffed with cheap (=unhealthy) food, you don't have to worry about revolt. Especially if everyone is to fat to move.
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 22, 2015 - 08:34AM JST
Up until now, Japan has had one of the most even distribution of wealth among developed countries. But Japan is going the way of the West. Look at ever increasing high end real estate prices in the US. 100,000,000 paid for a condo in NYC. The rich are really rich! It is just like the ancient kingdoms where royalty had everything and everyone else had nothing. Well, it just reflects human nature I guess.
Posted in: The gap between the haves and the have-nots has been widening under the Abe government's reflation policies. The surging sales of luxury goods is one phenomenon showing this widening income gap.
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 22, 2015 - 08:31AM JST
Everything about TTP is "be afraid, be very afraid". It is just a program to more completely institutionalize the interests of the 1%. Now even the cops will be the tool of the 1%.
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 18, 2015 - 10:15AM JST
Nobody wants to live in the countryside anymore. Life in the city is much more interesting and fun. Let it go.
Posted in: New law takes aim at Japan's glut of vacant houses
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 17, 2015 - 05:06PM JST
So when do sales start? I'll buy a lot.
Posted in: Uniqlo to sell kabuki-themed clothing
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 17, 2015 - 09:54AM JST
One point missed: flip phones do pretty much everything smart phones do (varies by model). I can pay for the train, food at the kiosk, etc. using my flip phone. Listen to music, etc. And they are compact.
Posted in: Japan's old flip-phones soldier on while smartphones shrink
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 15, 2015 - 11:43PM JST
Where did they find a cicada at this time of year?
Posted in: Woman, ex-partner arrested for forcing cicada onto crying child's face
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 15, 2015 - 03:42PM JST
I understand from people I know in finance that the agreement has just outlived its usefulness. SK is strong again and does not need the help. It is the press that is linking this with the political friction between countries. Business goes on as normal. Ordinary people don't care about this.
Posted in: Japan considering ending currency swap pact with South Korea
gokai_wo_manekuFeb. 14, 2015 - 06:11PM JST
Just one factoid, she is a Catholic, and her Catholic name is "Marie Elizabeth". She needs a good talking to from the Pope.
Posted in: Ex-adviser to Abe praises apartheid as means of immigration control
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:43PM JST
Russians know this and the idea that Putin had Nemstov killed is as ludicrous has Obama…
Posted in: 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:42PM JST
"What does that have to do with Japan apologize for its wrongs?"
To see how…
Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women'
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:41PM JST
Japan can revise her history and change her JSDF role, so is NK within her own…
Posted in: Japan protests after N Korea fires short-range missiles
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:40PM JST
Unfortunately in this case, Samsung went back and started copying the follower. Goodbye water resistance, goodbye…
Posted in: Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones
Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:37PM JST
The teacher was out of the room for about 10 minutes and during that time, the…
Posted in: 6-year-old boy goes missing in Toyonaka