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melonbarmonsterMar. 23, 2015 - 11:21PM JST
The fact that this guy is not locked up but given sanctuary in Japan where his acts are fetishized and exploited for entertainment purposes is a shameful blemish on Japanese society. I feel badly for the girl's family and friends who has to live with the tragedy of what this animal has done while this guys continues to get press attention and living out his pathetic life into old age.
Posted in: 'Paris Cannibal' Sagawa reminisces over his grisly crime
melonbarmonsterMar. 23, 2015 - 06:42AM JST
Seeing that right wing sees WWII and Imperial Japan with nostalgia as a glorious period in Japanese history, see Yasukuni and appendaged museum as proof, this is not that far off. Of the Axis countries, Japan had conquered most territory, even beating out Germany. Abe and the right wing sees that, not with remorse or as a dark period of Japanese history. This is a key motivator for the right wing. There is a insidious underbelly and frankly those who are protesting should all be given some sort of reward.
Posted in: No to Abe
melonbarmonsterMar. 14, 2015 - 01:10AM JST
Let's start with admission and apology. Whining about victims not accepting apology is a pretty ridiculous complaint when the offender still has trouble admitting their wrongs and claiming they've already apologized for the very acts they claim hasn't happened all at the same time.
Posted in: A simple comparison of Japan and Germany is inappropriate. The two countries differ in terms of what happened during the war, under what circumstances they engaged in post-war settlements, and which countries they have as neighbors.
melonbarmonsterMar. 12, 2015 - 02:51AM JST
What a hilarious quote particularly the last part. Of course, Germany has apology worthy neighbors unlike Japan's neighbors who are responsible for Japan's lack of apology and reconciliation. Oh wait, but Japan already apologized! I forgot. Oh wait, but Japan didn't do those things. So Japan already apologized for those things that didn't really happen and it's Korea and China's fault. LOL.
melonbarmonsterMar. 11, 2015 - 02:16AM JST
Germany has been generous in recognizing its role in WWII atrocities and aggressions. Where is Japan's monuments, museums, holidays, laws banning denials in recognitions of its victimized neighbors and minorities living within Japan under what the UN calls "deep and profound racism"????
Posted in: Merkel reminds Japan to confront wartime past
melonbarmonsterMar. 07, 2015 - 06:00AM JST
Can someone explain to me how you apologize for something you deny?????? Good grief.
Posted in: Japan shrugs off S Korean calls for 'sex slave' apology
melonbarmonsterMar. 07, 2015 - 05:56AM JST
LOL. The contradictions are almost hilarious if the topic wasn't so sordid. It must be some sort of Japanese zen logic to claim you've already apologized for something you deny at the same time. The women were prostitutes but Japan already apologized??? Nice "apology."
Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women'
melonbarmonsterMar. 06, 2015 - 12:17PM JST
Korean fans have known this for a long time. Japan has to wake and realize they're not Spain or Italy and snap out of delusion that it's some sort of sexy passing high technique team. JNT tries to string together nice looking passes that lead to no goal and get scored on a direct pass or a simple one two.
Posted in: Japan has to toughen up, says J.League boss
melonbarmonsterFeb. 28, 2015 - 03:47AM JST
I don't understand how not 100% of Japanese don't have this guy's mindset when it comes to history. if Abe and his ilk had this mentality, all the rancor about revisionism in East Asia would be gone in a second.
Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'
melonbarmonsterFeb. 25, 2015 - 10:05AM JST
oh please someone is going to tell us about some magazine telling us we are drinking water incorrectly.
Posted in: Do you mix wasabi and soy sauce? Some people say you shouldn’t
melonbarmonsterFeb. 23, 2015 - 08:51AM JST
Coffee in Paris is not good.
Posted in: Have the 'best coffee in Paris' in Tokyo
melonbarmonsterFeb. 20, 2015 - 05:21AM JST
The US doesn't deny the a-bombs nor do they claim that they civilized Japan and then say they already apologized for the very things they deny. Asking why Japan doesn't demand apology is the wrong question.
Posted in: How come Japan has never demanded an official apology from any U.S. government for the dropping of atomic bombs on two of its cities? In fact, why don't Japanese hate America for dropping the bombs?
melonbarmonsterFeb. 16, 2015 - 07:26AM JST
What Japan needs to do is spend money on teaching correct history to its children so you don't have generations of Japanese who are clueless to Japanese WWII atrocities.
Posted in: Japan's global PR message could misfire with focus on wartime past
melonbarmonsterFeb. 10, 2015 - 01:59AM JST
I use wooden lures that are 11 inches which I cast from the beach and retrieve through the waves to catch fish that are 15 to 40 inches in length. Surfboards are literally shark lures.
Posted in: Japanese surfer dies after shark bites off his legs in Australia
melonbarmonsterJan. 31, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
Considering this law is mostly applicable to black van folks who are screaming on amplified voices to kill Koreans and given the long and horrid history of massacres and oppression across wide spectrum, yes "hate speech" should be made illegal. Japanese shouldn't be waving swatstikas in public for many many reasons either. Japan is the only modern country that still struggles with these types of social ills. It's 2015, not 1935. Enough with the fascist era racism and ideology please.
Posted in: 20 prefectural and local assemblies in Japan have urged the Japanese government to make hate speech illegal. Do you think hate speech should be illegal?
melonbarmonsterJan. 31, 2015 - 02:41AM JST
The Middle East can have their own MFC. China, Korea, Japan, Australia, Uzbekistan and surrounding regions can form their own AFC. I hate dealing with the dirty politics, grass rolling, bad sportsmanship, mercenary athletes, and all the whining and crap.
Posted in: 'Aussies out' -- Asian Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt
melonbarmonsterJan. 12, 2015 - 07:22AM JST
Almost anything that is "Japanese" was originally from China, Korea, Dutch, or somewhere else. Let's gain a little perspective please. Most food in NYC is made by Mexicans anyways. Here I will play the world's smallest violin for you....
Posted in: Japanese restaurants are springing up all over the world - most of them fake
melonbarmonsterJan. 12, 2015 - 07:18AM JST
Maybe you shouldn't chase girls on minibikes and run them into telephone poles. Jees. There are more serious crimes than teenage girls on minibikes in Hitachinaka I'm sure.
Posted in: Two 15-year-old girls on minibike crash after police chase; one dead
melonbarmonsterJan. 11, 2015 - 11:37PM JST
Japan has only been invaded only once in its hstory only after Japan tried to take over the world... .er.. does not compute...
Posted in: Protecting Japan
melonbarmonsterJan. 07, 2015 - 02:36AM JST
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Mar. 27, 2015 - 04:03AM JST
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Mar. 27, 2015 - 03:52AM JST
Well, news are coming out. Apparently no visible problems with Andreas Lubitz, no connections to terrorism,…
Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash
Mar. 27, 2015 - 03:34AM JST
70 years of peace
Because Japan relies on US war powers. And does not restrain US…
Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade
Mar. 27, 2015 - 03:33AM JST
“70 years of peace and not a single foreign civilian killed by SDF. Japan has passed…
Mar. 27, 2015 - 03:12AM JST
in the last 15months there have been 24 fatal plane crashed, 1187 deaths. despite these accidents…
Posted in: Co-pilot appears to have intentionally crashed plane, says French prosecutor