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nedinjapanMar. 10, 2015 - 05:00PM JST
The movie Pearl harbor had a good reflection on Tokyo bombings, I think : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213149/?ref=nvsr_1
Posted in: Japan mourns victims of Tokyo firebombings
nedinjapanMar. 08, 2015 - 07:04PM JST
In my case, police followed me using my cellphone because my ex complained that I may have an affair. It was not even a criminal case. Police wearing plain clothes followed me on more than two occasions, at least. One was wearing sports clothes and pretending he was running. Another was sitting on the way checking on me. This is all done secretly all the time. Later when I got a girlfriend who brother was a police, she told me her brother would check her location using her cellphone if she was not home and at work. Unless a lawyer raises it, this is simply common activity and even has a name ...
Posted in: Use of GPS to track suspect ruled legal by Osaka court
nedinjapanMar. 03, 2015 - 12:46PM JST
The issue is not about bashing Japan but correcting its tarnished image by a group of rightist politicians whose vans broadcast hate speech openly in public. I am not Japanese neither Korean but my respect for Japan where I live helps me understand that Denials are destructive to the image of Japan. I wish Japan could get the respect of the international community the way Germany did, not through denial. Also remember most of the victims were from Korea and Japan left quite a different legacy in the two countries you are comparing.
Posted in: Japan shrugs off S Korean calls for 'sex slave' apology
nedinjapanMar. 03, 2015 - 10:44AM JST
If you have any doubts about Comfort Women, or are not educated on the issue, just do a Kensaku (search) in Youtube. Watch for example,
Words cannot describe the gravity of these crimes, and its denial is simply ridiculous. Can they ever "Grow Up"?
nedinjapanMar. 03, 2015 - 10:17AM JST
Fortunately with the age of information we live in, all the world can see and will see the documents of crimes committed by Japan in WWII forever. Comfort Women is just one of these. There are many others including the atrocities of Unit 731 cutting open people without anesthesia like in the horror movies. The barbaric acts of Japanese Imperial army will never be forgiven, as long as they are in denial and do not have the courage to accept their crimes and honestly apologize. May God judge you for raping all these women, a figure in hundred thousand or more ...
nedinjapanMar. 03, 2015 - 09:59AM JST
Just compare it with the situation of North Korea's kidnapping of 13 Japanese which will continue forever with the Japanese commenting like: Yurusenai! (can never be forgiven!)
Well, Japan, your grandfathers including the grandfather of your prime minister, a War Criminal, have committed Yurusenai crimes in Korea, and this will continue. So get used to it!
nedinjapanFeb. 04, 2015 - 12:11PM JST
Let me explain how he could do it. Most Japanese people cannot say no asseryively! So if someone tries hard enough and insists for a long time, he can almost always win. A few Japanese men have told me how they pick up a girl and insist and finally take her to hotel any evening they want to. They say it is enough to insist and refuse any excuse the woman makes. This guy used a sleeping pill only because he wanted to film them too. He could have insisted it was for a film audition! Probably because of his age he needed to drug them.
Posted in: Man arrested for drugging, raping over 100 women in fake clinical study
nedinjapanJan. 12, 2015 - 10:59AM JST
To avoid incidents like this, they need to Separate Road traffic watch from (criminal) Police force. I know some countries have already done that. Now, there is so much confusion in both the police force and people regarding some little traffic violations. People are so much scared of being treated as a criminal for this traffic violations, while some police treat ordinary people like criminals for not wearing a helmet. Even the police siren could make these young kids scare and response in an agitated way. Blame the system not the kids or the system abiding police.
Posted in: Two 15-year-old girls on minibike crash after police chase; one dead
nedinjapanDec. 09, 2014 - 10:12AM JST
She could have avoided all this if she had printed a disclaimer on the Kayak saying" Ime-ji desu" :-) They commonly use this disclaimer who tell people that a drwan picture is an image (whatever that means ...)!
Posted in: Sex shop owner freed; vagina artist still held
nedinjapanSep. 06, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
Poor Japanese companies like Canon that have lost their China market because of this nonsense political moves. The root of all this is a deep sense of inferiority that causes them to over compensate. I have heard that Abe had a shrink to help him get over his mental breakdown. i wish the guy could also treat his deep rooted sense of loss and defeat that he is trying to compensate by honoring criminals.
Posted in: New internal affairs minister says she will visit Yasukuni Shrine
nedinjapanAug. 15, 2014 - 09:37AM JST
Oh, on another post I was just talking about the police perverts in Japan. Remmeber only a small percentage is ever reported and even a much smaller portin gets into media. You have a systematic problem with your police and it is better to accept it, JJ.
Posted in: Osaka police sergeant arrested for putting smartphone between woman's legs on train
nedinjapanAug. 15, 2014 - 09:32AM JST
Disillusioned, I agree with half of what you are saying but not the other half! With so many pervert police in Japan, people may be right to panick when they know police has has excuse to press on them hard. However, if as you say, police do that more frequently, I guess only the pervy cases will fly up the roof, not that people will not get used to them though :-)
Posted in: Driver fleeing from police injures 3 pedestrians
nedinjapanAug. 05, 2014 - 10:56AM JST
There was a Japanese woman I had some relationship but it did not last. She was still emotionally suffering from her dad's suicide after his business went bankrupt when she was a tenager. She said yakuza came after her and made her work for years to pay for the debts her father had caused. In this case, I think suicide was not a courageous act.
Posted in: In some countries, including Japan, suicide is seen as a means to atone for a scandal or wrongdoing. What are your views on this?
nedinjapanJul. 30, 2014 - 06:57PM JST
Mercury at levels lower than what may cause death, damages the nervous system. Lower levels of intelligence and other intellectual problems, even personality disorders, could be more common among a population with higher mercury levels in their blood.
nedinjapanJul. 05, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
The title of this news is misleading. She is not taking the town to court, but a business, a museum. Apparently, they are very defensive and are afraid of being negatively presented so they overreact and this is a good chance for the activists to used law against them. I hope the court decision will show that rule of law still exists in Japan and you need to be tolerant of different views. It is sad to see many comments here are against spirit of democracy.
Posted in: Australian activist takes dolphin slaughter town to court
nedinjapanJun. 23, 2014 - 06:59PM JST
We should especially be grateful to American soldiers who lot their lives to save the world from a ruthless imperial power. The Japanese civilians were victims to the imperial system.
Posted in: Okinawa marks 69th anniversary of bloody World War II battle
nedinjapanJun. 05, 2014 - 09:12AM JST
I was only using some sarcastic fun to poke at this news. But don't you see? A big part of the Kawaii culture revolves around eroticizing childish looks. Pretty disgusting but true!
Posted in: Japan to ban possession of child porn, but manga, anime exempt
nedinjapanJun. 05, 2014 - 08:44AM JST
I think Japan should not accept to back on this even for an inch! They can take their case to the International Court of Justice and argue that child eroticism is part of Japanese culture and other countries should try to understand and respect that!
nedinjapanJun. 01, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
I have a comprise solution for Japan versus, Korea, China, ... Demolish the atomic bomb museums and forget Japan was ever bombed, and other countries in the region will forget your crimes. Stop crying over the atomic bomb victims and holding memorials for the two cities. We are tired of that already.... How does that work for you, Japan?
Posted in: 6 former 'comfort women' demand apology from Japan
nedinjapanMay. 02, 2014 - 09:12AM JST
Everybody knows what is happening at police stations and they still play this "game" of no, it is the costs, or criminals are too shy to confess in front of a camera ... Have you noticed that so many people in Japan act like they do not know what is happening, like they are stupid or something? This is a social value!
Posted in: Police may film interrogations under new proposals
May. 29, 2015 - 09:10PM JST
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Posted in: S Korean court finds swimmer Tomita guilty of stealing camera
May. 29, 2015 - 09:06PM JST
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May. 29, 2015 - 09:05PM JST
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