paulinusa's past comments

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    paulinusa

    Ever attend the Tokyo Auto Show? I'd say half the young guys are there to photograph the models and I don't mean the cars models.

    Posted in: Cover-up at Shanghai auto show as scantily clad models banned

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    paulinusa

    Agree with some of the above statements that suggest simple solutions. Japanese "experts" tend to overthink and come up with complicated and ultimately useless ( read: expensive) proposals.

    Posted in: Gov't discusses ways to keep streets, sidewalks cool during 2020 Olympics

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    paulinusa

    "The Republican presidential class regularly rails against President Barack Obama’s leadership on the world stage, yet some would-be contenders have yet to articulate their own positions, while others offered sharply different visions."

    It's always easy to criticize when you've never been president and the decisions you make have real world consequences. Sorry to say most of these possible candidates speak utter nonsense to appease people who have no basis in the real world.

    Posted in: Republican hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

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    paulinusa

    “Apologising is nothing to feel embarrassed about.”

    An apology is the norm in Japanese daily life, sometimes heartfelt, sometimes not. But a sincere apology to South Korea and China at this time won't happen for too many reasons (cultural and historical) to list here.

    Posted in: Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Novelist Murakami

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    paulinusa

    I wish they would answer the question how these fish can survive for years in confined spaces.

    Posted in: Fish in tsunami debris boat quarantined in U.S.

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    paulinusa

    Japanese films can also detached from reality. Post WW2 films (50's and 60's) were brutally honest about the state of society at the time I would say that the majority of current films are escapist and tend to be "feel good". Nothing wrong with that. And the same realism issues of "our" country versus "theirs" plays out in Japan, America, and anywhere else.

    Posted in: What do you think of the way that Hollywood historically has portrayed Japan? Do you think it is getting more realistic?

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    paulinusa

    'Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga denied suggestions of censorship and said the summons were not intended to pressure the media."

    "Jiro Kawasaki, head of the LDP panel, said the two executives were summoned to answer questions about allegations that the programs contained “distorted” materials."

    Jaw dropping arrogance. But does the average citizen aware of or care about this? I hope so.

    Posted in: Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

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    paulinusa

    Has to be hot in that Godzilla costume and maybe even warmer standing next to Nagasawa.

    Posted in: Ambassador Godzilla

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    paulinusa

    Just a vendetta by the police and prosecutors. And all men I'm sure.

    Posted in: Vagina kayak artist denies obscenity charges

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    paulinusa

    "South Korean defamation law focuses on whether what was said or written was in the public interest—rather than whether it was true."

    I'm wondering if President Park and her former aide are required to provide evidence contrary to what Kato reported? Or is it a case of prosecutors simply accepting their version of events and defense lawyers not daring to thoroughly investigate?

    Posted in: Japanese journalist arrives home after S Korea lifts travel ban

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    paulinusa

    300,000? So that makes it 1000 times better than a 300 yen mango?

    Posted in: Pair of mangoes sell for Y300,000 at auction

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    paulinusa

    The Japanese argument is "the more we kill the more we can save, and the more we save the more we can kill..."

    Posted in: IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

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    paulinusa

    "The spokesman said workers had noticed the poles starting to buckle on Friday and were scheduled to be replaced on Monday."

    They should reexamine how they handled this. It could have resulted in a tragic accident.

    Posted in: Trains on Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines in Tokyo disrupted for 9 hours

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    paulinusa

    "As the faces of everyone around the dancing teens probably signaled, the Japanese people were not happy about this behavior."

    Is this how the management company is judging their "crime"? I've seen young Japanese guys misbehaving/ horsing around in stations, on trains and of course plenty of unruly drunks.

    Posted in: Group of teenage Thai actors punished for dancing on Japanese train

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    paulinusa

    Did you know that guns being bought at this NRA convention are inoperable? The firing pins have been removed and the buyers must later pass a background check.. And every state legislature in the country pushing to have guns in schools, churches, stores, and restaurants prohibits guns in their own legislative chambers. Why? Because heaven forbid, somebody might pull out a gun and kill someone. The definition of hypocrisy.

    Posted in: NRA leaders warn members of looming gun-control efforts

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    paulinusa

    Hidden cameras, gropers, acid , bodily fluids and who knows what else. Sad to say the bigger picture here is the place many Japanese men hold of women (especially young women) in society.

    Posted in: Man arrested for throwing bodily fluid on girl's skirt

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    paulinusa

    Japanese tuk-tuk minus the smoke and pollution. Interesting.

    Posted in: Jump in my car

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    paulinusa

    China's current, ongoing territorial disputes are : Japan, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. In the past: Soviet Union, South Korea, and Pakistan.

    Posted in: Pentagon chief warns against militarization of territorial rows in Asia

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    paulinusa

    As for the island issue, I doubt the textbooks state or even hint Japan is willing to go to war to take possession. It's simply a claim, nothing more. The "massacre" vs. "incident" wording is debatable. If Japanese textbooks (and I haven't read the full text) acknowledge that many innocent Chinese civilians suffered at the hands of Japanese troops, then it's seems more like a matter of semantics.

    Posted in: Japan rebuffs outcry over new history textbooks

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    paulinusa

    "...warning that the approval was a sign Japan was prepared to repeat its colonial wartime past."

    I have no idea who these islands belong to. That said, SK's reaction and statements to this are just over the top ridiculous. Just throwing red meat to anti-Japanese nationalists.

    Posted in: S Korea condemns Japan's approval of history textbooks

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