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    tairitsuiken

    So it's back to the old, the well-known? Japan's current attitude can be summed up in "More Of The Same."

    Posted in: LDP favored to win lower house election

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    tairitsuiken

    Oh, how China is toying with Japan, trying to provoke any reaction.

    Posted in: 8 fighter jets scrambled after Chinese plane flies over disputed islands

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    tairitsuiken

    This is what Japanese get for never ever having the guts to speak up. At my place of employment, a foreign company mind you, people say yes, yes and yes, even if they completely disagree. "PawaHara" is much like japan_cynic says, a useless term as it is not really definable and can be pretty much anything.

    Basic problem in Japan is this subservient attitude.

    Posted in: Labor ministry says 25% suffer 'power harassment' at work

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    tairitsuiken

    My problem with dubbing lies mainly with the creative process. To make a movie, with actors that you want to work with to portray the characters and dialogue you try for days to get just right, to have that idea squashed by some local little sound studio bringing local celebs... Uuaah. That goes all ways, mind you. Matt Damon in Ponyo is no better than KimuTaku in Shrek.

    Posted in: Japanese 'Avengers' fans up in arms over shoddy voice acting on Blu-ray release

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    tairitsuiken

    Heyey, let's stop "blaming" the father for not doing enough. People are different and perhaps he was very unsure of what to do?

    Posted in: Girl hit by train may have committed suicide due to bullying, say police

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    tairitsuiken

    Sad that such a young person sees no other way out that to kill herself.

    Japan has a lot of good points but the suicide rate is one of the most shameful things I can think of. And it's all becuase people are so damned scared of showing emotions, standing their ground or becuse of their seemingly chronic fear of opposing opinions or conflicts. Sure, people can smile and say "good morning" to you but most are enormously scared of sticking out, helping a person in need etc.

    From what I read in this article, responible people are nowhere to be found: Father wants a "consultation". School (who I am pretty damn sure knows very well what's going on) tries to make it a police matter (bullying is not a police matter) and nobody lifts a finger.

    The longer I live here, the more ashamed I feel on behalf of the Japanese people for their lack of courage.

    Posted in: Girl hit by train may have committed suicide due to bullying, say police

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    @papagallo

    They hardly strive to be that good at English. But it would do them good.

    In the long run.

    @billyshears A totally valid objection. I should have stated more clearly that movies directed at the adult portion of the public should not be allowed to be dubbed.

    In Spain during the Franco years, the authorities loved dubbing. Foreign films with "questionable" dialogue could easily be transformed into "proper" Castillian, without any pesky ideas being served the movie going public. A poweful tool indeed.

    Posted in: Japanese 'Avengers' fans up in arms over shoddy voice acting on Blu-ray release

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    tairitsuiken

    ..we can at least be respectful to our hosts.

    Hosts? Please tell me you're joking, brother. If you are here visiting, then sure, they might be hosts. If you live here, visa, family and what have you, you are a citizen. Same as anyone else.

    Posted in: Japanese 'Avengers' fans up in arms over shoddy voice acting on Blu-ray release

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    tairitsuiken

    All movies, foreign or domestic deserve to be watched (and heard) in it's intended form. That goes for format, sound and picture. Dubbing ought to be outlawed.

    Also, with Japan mastering the English language to such an extent, wouldn't it be better if people tried to hear some PROPER English once in a while?

    Posted in: Japanese 'Avengers' fans up in arms over shoddy voice acting on Blu-ray release

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    @JeffLee

    I'm waiting for your explanation as to why Jobs thumbed his nose at giving small portions of his money to charitable causes.

    How do you know he didn't? Just because it's not on the books doesn't mean it didn't happen. But I guess any chance to badmouth the guy makes speculations worthwhile, right?

    Posted in: Apple's softer side emerges under CEO Cook

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    tairitsuiken

    Almost same place as the last big one... Here in Tokyo, the floor suddenly started vibrating - not the usual swaying this time. That felt pretty weird...

    Posted in: All tsunami warnings lifted after M7.3 quake hits northeast Japan

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    @smithinjapan

    I remeber this natto thing some years ago. They mentioned something about the benefits of eating natto on TV (daytime TV, I'm sure) and the following days not a natto pack was to be found.

    Then, a few days later, someone refuted the claims that natto was god's gift to humanity and all went back to normal...

    Posted in: Drink up: Beer has anti-virus powers, study finds

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    @hidingout

    The only thing all your copying/pasting proves is this: Not once is the word "apologize" seen. A lot of words but if one reads between the lines, it is obvious that this is the official stance of non-apology.

    Posted in: Nationalism gains ground in election campaign

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    tairitsuiken

    @rickyvee Better read that again:

    ...returnees from China following the end of World War II, NTV reported.

    Posted in: Arrest warrants issued for 15 suspects over Roppongi nightclub murder

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    tairitsuiken

    Ah, Japan, the land where scientific results are brought to the populace by a company. What a place.

    Posted in: Drink up: Beer has anti-virus powers, study finds

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    tairitsuiken

    As far as the average Japanese go, I don't think nationalism will grow beyond control. As long as people have enough money to live comfortable lives, they are content and content people have no reason to stand up on the barricades with the nishoki and scream.

    That part of this society is very good.

    The not so good part is that content people have no reason to protest ideas brought forward by those with nationalistic tendencies. Instead, these people can roam freely without being questioned or challenged in the slightest.

    If Japan will continue be less wealthy and prosperous with more "poor" people (as I think it will) "nationalism" will probably grow. It is far easier to complain about problem you cannot solve(Senkaku/Takeshima) than to actually do something about your situation and for example start a new Mitsubishi or Toyota. And so, the easy targets will be the outsiders or the "unknown".

    Posted in: Nationalism gains ground in election campaign

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    @papigiulio

    You can do it! A big portion of "gaman", some "shoganai", hot baths at night, bulk up with those thick nylon jackets all the obaasan like to wear and finally, not to forget, hot water bottles on you futon before bed. Yessiree!

    Alternatively, "eco" loving Japan could get with the times and build houses that keep an indoor temperature above 14°C.

    Posted in: Winter power-saving campaign begins

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    tairitsuiken

    Are these truck armored? Where? The windshield.

    Posted in: Thief steals Y12 mil from armored car in Saitama

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    tairitsuiken

    >

    Nexco needs to be taken to task on this.

    Of course they do. And won't be. The "investigation" is probably only a show for the masses, making sure no one actully demands guilty parties being charged with negligence. Japan Inc, FTW!

    Posted in: Gov't orders inspection of aging expressway tunnels after 9 die in cave-in

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