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susanoAug. 15, 2013 - 02:54PM JST
The association of doves with peace is a western idea. In Japan the dove is a symbol of Hachiman, commonly known as the God of War.
Posted in: Day of the dove
susanoJun. 30, 2013 - 09:56PM JST
monsanto, TEPCO, Apple
Posted in: Who gets your vote for the three most hated companies in the world?
susanoApr. 27, 2013 - 11:14AM JST
articles like this always fail to mention that many japanese hate yasukuni for the part it played in killing their families
Posted in: Leafy Yasukuni shrine stirs raw emotions
susanoApr. 16, 2013 - 06:51PM JST
Posted in: Tokyo Olympic bid chief vows 'safe' Games after Boston blasts
susanoApr. 10, 2013 - 06:38PM JST
totally support those partying......
Posted in: What do you think about those people who are holding parties to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher?
susanoApr. 05, 2013 - 03:20PM JST
congratulations to Sea Shepherd!!!!
Posted in: Japan blames sabotage for record low whaling haul
susanoMar. 27, 2013 - 07:37AM JST
Japan should be top
Posted in: Japan 4th in world liar rankings
susanoFeb. 07, 2013 - 10:10AM JST
Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo
Posted in: Top 5 worst places to visit in Japan
susanoJan. 04, 2013 - 05:28PM JST
the sentos stopped being mixed in the meiji era because the rulers of Japan wanted to appear civilized, not because of foreign pressure. The onsens were mostly mixed until the 80's when the "onsen boom" began and younger people started visiting them. before that it was mostly old people and they were quite comfortable with mixed bathing. trying to blame the US occupation is off base . 20th century Japanese had learned to be prudish and believe it to be "traditional"
Posted in: Don’t forget your towel - experiencing mixed public bathing for first time
susanoDec. 15, 2012 - 01:10PM JST
the Japanese are confused by any choices..... life is much simpler simply being told what to do.....
Posted in: Myriad of new parties confusing voters
susanoDec. 06, 2012 - 11:02AM JST
When the rest of the world made a complete ban on asbestos Japan waited ten years because of the harm such a ban would do to the economy. It is estimated 15,000 deaths can/will be attributed to this wait.
Posted in: Court awards Y1.06 bil to asbestos victims
susanoNov. 21, 2012 - 09:39AM JST
Not sure that it is so true for all English-speaking countries.... the U.S. for sure.... also, a year or so ago they ran an article on the huge reduction in subtitled movies in Japan.....
Posted in: Why do moviegoers in English-speaking countries tend to avoid foreign movies with subtitles, while in Japan, for example, it’s just the opposite?
susanoNov. 11, 2012 - 03:35PM JST
Why is it that McDonalds is more popular in Japan than in the UK, Germany, or Australia?
Posted in: How will American fast food affect Japanese culture?
susanoOct. 24, 2012 - 09:19PM JST
Unfortunately there are many who post here who believe that the chemical soup called budweiser is beer, that hersheys corn syrup plus chemicals is chocolate and that macdonalds is haute cuisine..... so of course they will knock british food.....
Posted in: It’s time for some real British food and drink in Tokyo
susanoSep. 07, 2012 - 10:09AM JST
The vast majority of Japanese did not eat rice daily until modern times......
Posted in: Japan without rice is not Japan
susanoAug. 19, 2012 - 03:12PM JST
I agree that Hokkaido should be given back to the Ainu and Okinawa back to the Okinawans.... The history of Japan is the history of aggressive expansion....
Posted in: Ainu eye political power
susanoAug. 18, 2012 - 01:32PM JST
this is about matsuri in cities and at big tourist shrines...... at shrines in the countryside everything is done by villagers and many times is free....
Posted in: Shrine concessions face ruin through guilt by association
susanoAug. 15, 2012 - 10:34AM JST
but there is no immediate health risk.....
Posted in: Fukushima caused mutant butterflies, say scientists
susanoAug. 14, 2012 - 10:45PM JST
" There were some amazing feats accomplished (and medals won) by athletes from countries that are but a drop in the bucket, population-wise, to the U.S. and China."...... like South Korea or Hungary.....
Posted in: Japan hails Olympic medal haul
susanoAug. 10, 2012 - 03:03PM JST
Before the games.... "However, they (Japan) have set a target of 15 golds for London, with the martial art of judo tipped to produce eight despite the lack of experience in the team."....
by their own account it would have to be disappointing
Posted in: How do you rate Japan's performance so far at the London Olympics?
Mar. 06, 2015 - 12:57PM JST
They should be Caned in public & made to work off the stolen money-plenty of toilets…
Posted in: Pair admit purse-snatching on at least 50 occasions
Mar. 06, 2015 - 12:56PM JST
However, if your Tokyo-area hotel is very close to JR East Tokyo, Shinagawa, Yokohama (NOT Shin-Yokohama),…
Posted in: Narita Airport shuttle buses – Cheaper than the train, but which bus is best?
Mar. 06, 2015 - 12:55PM JST
Well, at least someone (the Iranians) are committing themselves to taking on IS without any fear…
Posted in: Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?
Mar. 06, 2015 - 12:51PM JST
Putin may be a thug, but NATO has pushed all the wrong buttons in its dealings…
Posted in: NATO, Russia exchange barbs reminiscent of Cold War days
Mar. 06, 2015 - 12:50PM JST
Don't pay attention, Cleo. Tessa has to insult anyone who doesn't live exactly as she does.…
Posted in: Increase in foreigners points to diversified future for Tokyo