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gokai_wo_manekuAug. 28, 2014 - 01:33PM JST
This is just one more tactic for the 1% to get richer. Get used to it.
Posted in: Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 28, 2014 - 01:19PM JST
Who is Kate Bush?
Posted in: Kate Bush returns to stage after 35 years
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 28, 2014 - 01:17PM JST
Ironic, Chinese rescuing British soldiers after what the British did to the Chinese. I would not have sacrificed one Chinese life to save the British.
Posted in: Taiwan honours 56,000 WWII soldiers killed by Japanese in Myanmar
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 26, 2014 - 09:04AM JST
It's Aichi Prefecture. Some country bumpkin complained undoubetedly. Which is strange because they were all naked in public baths together, men and women, until the end of the war. This problem with nudity is a western influence. There is all kinds of nudity in Japanese art throughout its history. Also, when I was in junior high in the early 90s, we went to the Robert Maplethorp photograph exhibition here in Tokyo, and everything was out for everyone to see, and in greatly enlarged photographs. Nobody complained. I have the catalogue with all the naked genetalia. Will I be arrested?
Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 25, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
Maybe Abe is finally getting the message that the country bumpkin popular in the farm district that elected him does not play well in the rest of Japan. It was the hope that he would use his nationalism to hit companies over the head to make them raise wages and then accept restructuring. The restructuring part drastically needed has not gotten off the ground. So people don't make children or spend money because they feel insecure.
Posted in: Aides try to temper Abe's security agenda as popularity declines
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 24, 2014 - 07:03PM JST
Well, this is, after all, a survey of housewives. I was born and raised in Shinjuku, in the middle of Tokyo, and live there now. I love it (I did spend a year out of Shinjuku studying in the States). It is all a matter of taste and your lifestyle. Can't see living in a small town (like my hometown).
Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 23, 2014 - 09:59PM JST
Was that only today? Or does it continue tomorrow?
Posted in: Samba carnival
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 23, 2014 - 12:56PM JST
@kubota chan "semi professional gambler myself lost half million dollars" I believe the word you want is "amateur", not "semi professional".
Posted in: Gambling, Internet, alcohol addictions rife in Japan: study
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 22, 2014 - 04:35PM JST
So? Everything that is rife here is rife everywhere else in the world too. Except, for example, we do not have thousands of shooting deaths per year like other countries.
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 19, 2014 - 08:19PM JST
Six Japanese long term residents returned from China I know, and none of them said that the political situation presented problems. It was the environment. They said, independently, that the political affairs never influenced personal relationships with Chinese people.
Posted in: No. of Japanese living in China drops 10% amid island dispute
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 17, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
Well, the movie could also be a hit in Japan. Remember what a hit "Pearl Harbor" was here? If there are enough cute KPop type looking guys in the movie.
Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 15, 2014 - 06:32PM JST
According to the Institute for Economics and Peace, Japan is one of only 11 countries in the world that is not at war.
Posted in: Abe pledges Japan's commitment to world peace
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 14, 2014 - 12:31AM JST
Got back from the concert an hour ago. The hour pre-show was a waste of time. The hour and 45 minute show nailed it. But I'd like to have had a longer show.
Posted in: Going Gaga
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 13, 2014 - 11:19AM JST
I'm going because she was the first star to come to Japan right after the earthquake in 2011, while everyone else was busy cancelling. Raves to her! And I like "Born that was". Hope she sings it tonight.
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 13, 2014 - 08:23AM JST
Consider it a paid inturnship. Lots of experience singing and dancing and shaking hands. They may get to rub noses with a few of the real AKB girls too.
Posted in: AKB48 recruiting part-timers for Y1,000 per hour
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 13, 2014 - 08:16AM JST
I'll be there tonight. Anyone else?
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 12, 2014 - 10:14PM JST
When Japan normalized relations with China back in the early 70s, as a gesture of good will, they returned some exteremely precious art works that were at the nationa museum in Ueno. There is lots of great Chinese stuff in the British Museum. Will they "demand" that be returned? If not, why not? Why this piece of stone?
Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 12, 2014 - 05:38PM JST
China scholars indicating cultural links with Korea? That's where it starts! Watch out Korea. China is about to claim Korea as part of its "inherent territory" for historical reasons!
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 12, 2014 - 05:00PM JST
I was at Komaba Todaimae station this morning. The police chalk marks are still on the platform.
Posted in: 2 men jump to deaths from train platform in Tokyo
gokai_wo_manekuAug. 12, 2014 - 09:38AM JST
A missionary to Japan in the 16 hundreds said that the Japanese language was a tool of the Devil to keep out Christianity. So this has been around for 400 years. Now it is a tool of Japan to keep nosey foreigners out. Well, seriously, actually.
Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:29PM JST
I don't really see that connection. It comes across as rhetoric to me. I want men…
Posted in: Are women-only train cars illegal in Japan?
This is what happens when you allow Muslim extremist to come live in your country. If…
Posted in: 30 Okayama schools get postcards threatening to kidnap students
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:27PM JST
Only one solution: Japan return what it stole from Japan while it was drunk on power…
Posted in: East and South China Sea disputes need creative diplomacy
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:24PM JST
Old news. Read this yesterday on yahoo news. Kudos to Philippine troops. Take no shit from…
Posted in: Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:23PM JST
These girls are in no way, shape or form chubby.
Posted in: J-pop group Chubbiness releases first music video