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gokai_wo_manekuOct. 14, 2015 - 11:55AM JST
The "tip of the iceberg" I bet.
Posted in: Bureaucrat arrested over bribery linked to My Number system
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 14, 2015 - 09:18AM JST
So now the quiet unknown places will become crowded with noisy tourists.
Posted in: NIPPON QUEST: Discover a Japan the world rarely sees
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 13, 2015 - 10:21PM JST
Now I remember. This is realization of the difference between image/fantasy and reality of Paris is called the "Paris Syndrome". This is attributed mostly to Japanese tourists. I wonder why.
Posted in: I often hear about people who came to Paris with high expectation and were disappointed because of litter and cigarette butts on the streets, which is why I started picking up trash.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 13, 2015 - 06:48PM JST
According to what we read, people, especially young people, are not interested in having sex anymore. So I guess love hotels have to change with the times.
Posted in: Love hotels outdoing themselves in services, amenities
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 13, 2015 - 06:08PM JST
That is probably the first time this year that a police gun has been fired in Japan. In other countries, this event would not be newsworthy.
Posted in: Gun accidentally goes off in Hokkaido police station
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 13, 2015 - 03:43PM JST
Add my voice to those who say that this makes Japan look bad. Really bad.
Posted in: Japan may stop financial contributions to UNESCO: Suga
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 13, 2015 - 03:06PM JST
Remember that state called something like the "Japan syndrome", named after Japanese who were so disappointed after moving to Paris, and realizing the reality of the place, they fell into a neurosis or depression. It is the same for tourists I guess. I've never been there. I've never heard of such a condition in foreigners who move to Tokyo.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 12, 2015 - 08:26PM JST
In August last year, a Japanese newspaper (I think the Nikkei) published an article about US young people's knowledge of WWII. Among people 25 and less, among the almost 80 percent that knew atom bombs had been used, about 70 percent thought they had been dropped on Korea. Evidently mixing up WWII and the Korean war. I was surprised that 20 percent did not know atom bombs have been used. Maybe Obama going to Hiroshima can help push that number up. But I wonder.
Posted in: U.S. was reluctant for Japan to hold G-7 summit in Hiroshima
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 12, 2015 - 06:29PM JST
Hey, US, own it! We'll stop buying all that US debt. Besides what is the big deal, US ambassadors like Caroline Kennedy have been attending the Hiroshima memorial service for the past several years.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 12, 2015 - 03:56PM JST
"calm"? How about "doesn't care".
Posted in: China calm over TPP isolation as it pursues regional deals
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 12, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
"brainwash"? That joke works evern in Japanese!
Posted in: The SDF is trying to brainwash students without leaving any evidence behind.
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 12, 2015 - 11:01AM JST
"Japan bows out" This is such a sad headline. Instead, it should be "Japan beats US!". Look at the positive. On the other hand, about everybody beat the US. OK, "Japan bows out".
Posted in: Japan bows out
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 12, 2015 - 07:45AM JST
Um, toilet paper? What does that suggest to a sane person?
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 11, 2015 - 02:20PM JST
How about doing something about the suicide rate? More than 30,000 people say a permanent goodbye every year in Japan. Many of them young.
Posted in: New cabinet minister seeks to stem shrinking population
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 11, 2015 - 11:06AM JST
I'm with bass4funk. It takes too long. And in any case, there is no room for this machine in my tiny condo.
Posted in: Japan unveils Laundroid, the world’s first laundry-folding robot
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 10, 2015 - 08:31PM JST
Japan should just shut up about these things and nobody would notice. Nobody pays attention to these things. Anyway, Japan is being hypocritical. They liked it that the records of cruel life of the Japanese imprisoned in Siberia were also included, but Russia is not complaining.
Posted in: Japan hits out at UNESCO for archiving Nanjing massacre documents
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 09, 2015 - 09:04AM JST
With all the stuff that is going on in Syria, I'm surprised that they have a team playing in the qualifiers.
Posted in: Japan beats Syria to move atop group in Asian qualifiers
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 09, 2015 - 09:00AM JST
The US has not won a war since WWII, when the greatest generation took out two empires. Many political elite suspect that Japan cannot be defended by the US, and that is one reason behind Abe's remilitarization of Japan. Unlike the cases mentioned in the article, Japanese would be motivated to protect Japan. Most likely.
Posted in: Why the U.S. military can't succeed in training foreign armies
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 09, 2015 - 08:56AM JST
Only read a few things because I did not find those few things interesting at all. People's lives must be pretty booring to find this stuff interesting.
Posted in: Nobel Literature prize again eludes Japan's hope, Haruki Murakami
gokai_wo_manekuOct. 09, 2015 - 08:54AM JST
Politicians are all rich so they do not understand the lives of ordinary people. The main problem is the deterioration of economic stability of ordinary people that was caused by Koizumi's attempt to Americanize the Japanese economy. People don't know if they will have a job tomorrow, and the number of part timers or irregularly employed has greatly increased. Nobody has money to get married or raise kids. But rich politicians don't have a clue about that.
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Oct. 14, 2015 - 12:57PM JST
Congratulations Mr. James! And good on the Booker Prize selectors who reward writers for their ability…
Posted in: Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction
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Oct. 14, 2015 - 12:56PM JST
Any gun used by a police force, especially a national police force, should be manufactured to…
Oct. 14, 2015 - 12:54PM JST
Why not dismantle your whole country, since it is founded on injustice? End it already. Like…
Posted in: Should Columbus Day be renamed for Native Americans?
Oct. 14, 2015 - 12:51PM JST
In the meantime, start working on excuse why ISIS is around in a few…
Posted in: Syrian army, Iranian forces preparing attack in Aleppo area
Oct. 14, 2015 - 12:50PM JST
I must wonder how I got a downvote just by pointing out how the documents might…
Posted in: Japan accuses UNESCO of lacking transparency over Nanjing row
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