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marcelitoMar. 02, 2015 - 09:12AM JST
Ossan - a typical right wing response to any reports of JIA atrocities.
Divert, divert off topic - the Americans did it too and worse..( this article is about JIA atrocities, not U.S) and " the war has been been over for 70 years ( and?... Btw, will.you also tell that to the right wing bunch suing Asahi over the comfort women story that " stained their honour?.. oh, yeah, that's different right?
Posted in: 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
marcelitoMar. 01, 2015 - 10:07AM JST
Waiting for the resident JT deniers to come on here to say this is all propaganda, anecdotal evidence, their memories have faded after 70 years and JIA actually came to the Philippines to liberate and improve living standards and the other crap they usually come up with when denying what a Japan did in WW2.
One wonders whether this article would make it in to the mainstream Japanese press?...probably not as this would no doubt be seen as " unbalanced reporting " by the Dear Leader .
marcelitoFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:47AM JST
"Putin doesn't need the death penalty: he can just have his goons smoke someone he doesn't like."
You really think Putin with his KGB background would do something like smoke a major opponent on a public street near Kremlin ? Time to cut down on the Hollywood movies a bit.
I certainly don't think Putin is an angel but he is smart and this is way too crude execution.
Posted in: Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
marcelitoFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:33AM JST
" These people need to get a life. Don't they see that the average normal South Koreans are just going to work, talking care of their families, seeking health and happiness? Instead being stuck on a 70 year old fixation? "
Fair enough its a 70 year old fixation , so I,m looking forward to hearing the same sentiment from our resident JT right brigade when next there is an article about people suing the Asahi re. the sex slave issue or the " Takeshima Day" or the " Northern Territories " or whatever else the black truck boys come up with.
Interesting how a number of posters here always come up with the " it's been 70 years so move on already argument" re. Japan' s neighbors but never Japan. No better example of double standard than that.
Posted in: Anti-Japan protest in Seoul
marcelitoFeb. 27, 2015 - 04:51PM JST
Really like this car and the atenza / 6 facelift.
Mazda is on a roll with their designs combined with the skyactive technology.
Posted in: Mazda crossover
marcelitoFeb. 27, 2015 - 03:49PM JST
That's one thing I won't stand for:-)
Mocking J- toilets is a blasphemy....they are the best thing since.sliced.bread.
Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories
marcelitoFeb. 27, 2015 - 03:44PM JST
Could we also get a suspension of that bunch of oyaji LDP twits who hustled the female.member of the Tokyo assembly with idiotic comments.about her ability to have kids?
funny how that was.just quietly swept under the carpet with one fake apology by one douchebag while the others are still " unidentifiable ".
Posted in: Top court backs punishment of 2 men for sexual harassment comments
marcelitoFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:14AM JST
"Most of these people suing Asahi are neither right wingers nor revisionists A point that the extremly biased AFP doesn't bother to address."
Lol, thanks for the laugh.
Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories
marcelitoFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
This is a perpetual problem here...how about finally making some legal changes to make politicians more accountable for accepting " illegal donations " bribes?
Oh, right I forgot...it's the politicians who would have to past such law.
Can,t have that, so back to " moushiwake goziamasen, it's a misunderstanding,,,I had no knowledge of anything improper and it's my staff not me who are responsible". And if the opposition and media really doesn't,t let it go...well, just resign from the front bench to another cushy position with less visibility and all goes quiet again, no sweat,
You will still be re elected by the same " volunteer groups " at the next ballot box, just like your daddy/ grandpa/ uncle was. Aah, the tough world of J-politics.
Posted in: Education minister denies receiving illegal funds
marcelitoFeb. 25, 2015 - 03:51PM JST
Yep. Bunch of viewers complained that Koga was merely using his usual anti-Abe diatribe at the expense of the hostage crisis."
Uhmm...did they complain through the loudspeakers on their black vans ?
Posted in: Japanese media self-censorship grows under Abe
marcelitoFeb. 25, 2015 - 08:14AM JST
How great , that will solve Japan,s carer labor force shortage for sure.
Seriously, they might get an extra dozen who might decide to try the exam again ( rest will probably go home and try to get visas for Australia, Canada etc...where there is a nurses shortage and conditions much better ).
Posted in: Indonesian, Filipino nurses to be allowed to stay extra year to pass exam
marcelitoFeb. 25, 2015 - 08:11AM JST
"Criticism of the government has dropped sharply,” said Kozo Nagata, a former NHK producer and now a professor of media studies at Musashi University."
No kidding, in the DPJ era , their govt. got taken to the cleaners and blasted for every stupid small thing...now Abe has certainly put an end to that.
marcelitoFeb. 24, 2015 - 10:38AM JST
Tahoochi - thanks, my miss.
Still, doesn't change the fact " raising awareness" is not.enough.
agree with the rest of your post.
Posted in: Abe criticizes hate speech
marcelitoFeb. 24, 2015 - 08:17AM JST
Abe said in the Diet Monday that even if hate speech is directed toward one ethnic group, it is difficult to enact a law to define what is correct speech because it could lead to oppression."
Sorry excuse...he certainly doesn't have any problems pushing for enacting his pet laws.
So all they will do to is try to "raise awareness"....just great.
marcelitoFeb. 24, 2015 - 08:12AM JST
Posted in: Magazine asks women if they’d rather date an ugly millionaire or unemployed hottie
marcelitoFeb. 23, 2015 - 05:50PM JST
Well said and timed statement.
This will put the right wingers pants in a twist since a member of the Emperor's family made a statement markedly different from.Abe,s view. Aaah, the irony.
Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'
marcelitoFeb. 23, 2015 - 08:11AM JST
""Sorry, but Korea, China and Russia are losers"
Funny thing to say when the Japanese nationalist are the ones jumping up and down about "loosing" Dokdo and Kuriles.
Posted in: Shimane stages annual rally over disputed islands with S Korea
marcelitoFeb. 23, 2015 - 01:55AM JST
""All those people who protest are the **same ones **who demand South Korea and China 'move on' when it comes to history, but when the shoe is on the other foot?"
The above comment is beyond wrong and prejudiced. It is ridiculous and even laughable."
No, actually smith is spot on. It is only considered ridiculous by those he singled out. Truth hurts I guess.
marcelitoFeb. 22, 2015 - 10:11PM JST
Not like previous Tokyo marathons didn't go without a hitch.
But why not...having a few extra cops around doesn't hurt.
Posted in: Running police keep the peace at Tokyo Marathon
marcelitoFeb. 22, 2015 - 02:04PM JST
You could pretty much swap out every instance of 'Chinese' in this article and replace it with 'Japanese,' and the same for 'Osaka' and 'Honolulu.'
Most tourists from Japan to Honolulu go there on Japanese tour group packages, fly in on Japanese airlines, stay in Japanese-owned hotels and ride around town on the ubiquitous JTB buses, shop in the recommended stores buying items from a list of suggested purchases, with a Japanese tour guide never far out of reach"
Couldn't agree more , I spent my University years working part time int he tourism industry in Australia focused on the Japanese and it was EXACTLY the same...Japanese tour guides would shuttle the sheep from one J -owned shop to another forbidding the tourists from visiting local supermarkets that were next door telling them they,d be ripped off ( when in fact you could buy the same kind of " omiyage" there for half the price.
" Sightseeing in the mind of Japanese is to go enjoy beautiful scenery and tasty food " Kawazoe says.
Lol...stop with the superiority complex please....the first and foremost thing on the minds of majority of the tourists I worked with was to make sure they had the right kind of omiyage for everyone back home, seeing beautiful scenery from the bus window and eating tasty " local " food from a pre determined local restaurant that paid the required commission ( 30 % for JTB was the rate ) was a side bonus.
No different from the Chinese now that the shoe is on the other foot.
Posted in: 'Golden horde' of Chinese shoppers descend on Japan
Mar. 07, 2015 - 04:38AM JST
its safe to say that the government leaders are willing to sacrifice the average Russian's standard…
Posted in: Coca-Cola, McDonald's wage unhealthy 'war' on Russia: PM aide
Mar. 07, 2015 - 04:25AM JST
Someone gave info on time and where they will be walking/ Excellemt shooter. Snow plowman noticed…
Mar. 07, 2015 - 04:13AM JST
The U.S. or at least FDR knew the Japanese were coming. They allowed the attack on…
Posted in: 10 things you probably didn’t know about Pearl Harbor
Mar. 07, 2015 - 04:03AM JST
Doe, a deer, a female deer.
Posted in: Transport ministry to investigate how deer got on runway at New Chitose Airport
Mar. 07, 2015 - 04:02AM JST
What Indonesia will dp?
Posted in: German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore