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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. 10, 2012 - 02:44AM JST
A patriot will sacrifice for his country..... nationalism is just a sickness
Posted in: What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism?
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
Nov. 01, 2014 - 02:46PM JST
I can already hear the terrible sound of Celine Dion wailing like a demented banshee. Just…
Posted in: Solo wedding service for single women who want to be brides for a day
Nov. 01, 2014 - 02:14PM JST
I've found the ultimate money-savings technique, which is not owning a cell phone at all. I…
Posted in: Japan's wireless carriers told to unlock phones from next May
Nov. 01, 2014 - 02:11PM JST
Does this mean you would be able to use e.g. an Au SIM in a phone…
Nov. 01, 2014 - 02:02PM JST
Too EASY, people who commit crimes against the children should get the maximum, 7 years is…
Posted in: Man gets 7 years in prison for kidnapping, confining 9-year-old girl
Nov. 01, 2014 - 02:00PM JST
Kudos to Canada and Australia for having the rational sense to do the right thing.
Posted in: Canada, Australia restrict visas amid Ebola scare