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melonbarmonsterApr. 16, 2016 - 07:48AM JST
I actually think Japanese cinema is too stuck on anime form of story-telling rather than actually telling a story as it's own art media. You see this in how the scenes are used, cliched patterns used over and over again. Japanese film creators need a hard break with anime.
Posted in: 3 reasons Japanese movies today suck, according to distributor and producer Adam Torel
melonbarmonsterJan. 31, 2016 - 10:44AM JST
Korea u23 played the first half of their lives and forgot that there was a second half and played right into japan's tactic of defense focused play as they ran oit of gas. Total lack of management experience as well as player experience for Korea but then that's why these tourneys are valuable. Motm japanese coach.
Posted in: Japan beats S Korea to win Asian Under-23 soccer title
melonbarmonsterJan. 26, 2016 - 04:16AM JST
LOL. I have no problem if Japanese want to eat mercury contaminated, cancer causing whale meat but banning this guy from entering Japan is ridiculous.
Posted in: Star of dolphin-killing film 'Cove' detained at Narita airport
melonbarmonsterJan. 23, 2016 - 06:41AM JST
She a typical turncoat in Korean society. They always exist in colonial contexts. This is a very well worn narrative in Korea.
Posted in: S Korean academic pleads not guilty to defaming 'comfort women'
melonbarmonsterJan. 16, 2016 - 01:36AM JST
What a fiasco of "apology" BS. Abe came into power running on platform to rescind the Kono statement and then claimed that Comfort Women were "willing" prostitutes calling surviving women and those who died from Korea, China, Philippines, Australia, Netherlands, Malaysia, all liars. Abe then celebrates the "apology" with statements about how Japan won't be hassled by the issue. Then this clown MP repeats the moronic denial again. Japan obvious does not feel "apologetic" about anything since its leaders don't even think Japan did anything wrong. It must be some Japanese zen magic to deny and apologize at the same time. I didn't do it but I'm sorry it happened but I didn't do it.
Posted in: LDP lawmaker says 'comfort women' were prostitutes
melonbarmonsterJan. 09, 2016 - 01:08AM JST
LOL. It's is pathetic and somewhat hilarious that posters in 2016 think it's somehow appropriate to whine about having to deal with victims who were RAPED by Japanese soldiers. That's what happens when you you rape, murder, steal and the like. How about apply a smidgen of honor, decency, honesty and just own up to your crimes. You are talking about pennies in comparison to rest of Japan's budget. Apologizing and acting honorably to all these poor women and victims will do about 100 times more good for Japan's image than all the stupid and cheesy PR campaigns.
Posted in: Filipino women raped by Japanese WWII troops demand compensation
melonbarmonsterJan. 09, 2016 - 01:00AM JST
Japan should grow up and own up to ALL it's war crimes so that the world can move on. The reason why this statue was created bc Abe stirred up the waters by making comments about Comfort Women being not coerced and now he's suddenly making "apologies" while immediately declaring Japan won't be pestered by this issue anymore rather than showing any signs of genuine contrition. This statue isn't government property and created, paid by and maintained by lawful NPO/NGO's.
Posted in: Should the statue of a girl dedicated to the memory of Korean women forced to work in Japanese military wartime brothels be removed from outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul?
melonbarmonsterDec. 31, 2015 - 08:58AM JST
This is like Japan telling the US government to control Greenpeace. Korean Council for Women Drafted for Sexual Slavery by Japan is an independent NPO. The Korean government can't tell them what to do. Also the Korean government nor the surviving sex slaves don't really care about money. These grandmothers don't have families and are facing death in the face. They want Japan to take responsibility for its WWII crimes.
melonbarmonsterDec. 22, 2015 - 02:23AM JST
Think about how much choice a 15, 16 year old girl who is starving has when she is shipped across the globe and placed in a camp with military men. Just bc there are stories of kindness or girls capitulating to their situations doesn't really change the narrative all that much.
Posted in: Asia News Weekly: Prof Park Yuha paints a very different narrative of comfort women than Korean version
melonbarmonsterDec. 08, 2015 - 03:10AM JST
What would Jesus do? These "christians" at Liberty University don't care. They should just rename themselves Pharisee University.
Posted in: Liberty University president urges students to arm themselves
melonbarmonsterNov. 23, 2015 - 07:33AM JST
How about Japan make atonement for its crimes starting with full admission before worrying about how the victimized women commemorate their tragedies? What a bald faced, immoral proposition... not a shred of decency or humane conscience.
melonbarmonsterNov. 18, 2015 - 05:53AM JST
The only people who have any issues with the Comfort Women statutes around the world are Japanese. That's should be a point of shame for decent Japanese people.
melonbarmonsterNov. 18, 2015 - 05:48AM JST
Good grief. Arguing over 3% is illustrative of why this problem exists in the first place. Rather than worrying about whatever percentage of girls who are being victimized in the sex trade, Japan is more interested in denying any self-perceived criticism. The entire world know Japan sexualizes girls.
Posted in: Japan says U.N. envoy retracts remarks on schoolgirl sex
melonbarmonsterOct. 30, 2015 - 06:13AM JST
Japan can you please just stop the back peddling and denying and admit what happened so the entire world can move on? It's 2015. Only insane fringe freaks deny war atrocities from 20th century except in Japan it's the ruling political party.
Posted in: Seoul, Tokyo bickering days before 3-way summit with China
melonbarmonsterSep. 01, 2015 - 05:21AM JST
The communist variant of Chinese nationalism is pretty unbearable but Japan would do well for itself if it just owned up to its atrocities without the whitewashing, backpeddling, undermining, and the like. Look at the comments even in this section and you wonder why this bad blood persists.
Posted in: Japanese residents in Beijing batten down ahead of parade
melonbarmonsterAug. 25, 2015 - 03:46AM JST
The problem is not that Japan already apologized that but Japan is denying war atrocities. How can you claim you've apologized for things that you are denying that you did?????
Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll
melonbarmonsterAug. 25, 2015 - 03:45AM JST
It doesn't matter if it's personal or official. Yasukuni is a bastion of revisionism where propaganda glorifying fascist Japan and fascist ideology takes center stage. It is a cancer of Japanese society and a source of international shame.
Posted in: Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine
melonbarmonsterAug. 18, 2015 - 06:35AM JST
Japanese magic = Taking credit for apologizing for things you claim you didn't do.
Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan
melonbarmonsterAug. 12, 2015 - 02:45AM JST
Survivors???? Are you friggin kidding me. US didn't murder and abuse Japanese Americans, the way Japan did as it wrecked havoc across Asia and the Pacific. JAPAN WAS NOT A VICTIM. Get over it.
Posted in: Survivor recalls life in internment camp for Japanese-Americans
melonbarmonsterAug. 08, 2015 - 03:07AM JST
China may be a bad actor but it is somewhat ridiculous to commemorate Hiroshima bombing as if Japan was a victim nation while ignoring the atrocities committed against japan's neighbors. That is deeply problematic.
Posted in: Japan's Hiroshima ceremonies 'scheming': Chinese media
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May. 07, 2016 - 01:45AM JST
Importers of foreign made goods eg car electronics etc just sucks money out of Japan
Posted in: Yen surge threatens Japanese companies: Abe
May. 07, 2016 - 01:44AM JST
Abe only stated a fact. Clueless "expert gaijin" as usual, could not stop themselves once again!!!…
Posted in: Abe says Brexit would make UK less attractive for Japanese investors
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May. 07, 2016 - 01:20AM JST
Okinotori atoll is not an island. Sneaky Japan's self-declared extension of the rocks EEC to 200…
Posted in: Taiwanese legislators demand tougher action on Japan over Okinotori
May. 07, 2016 - 01:10AM JST
It is not fair to Trump who campaigned with his own money.
Posted in: Anti-Trump Republicans seek to recruit third-party candidate
May. 07, 2016 - 01:06AM JST
I'm stunned so many in the GOP are reversing their positions.
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