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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:00 am

Osaka severs sister-city ties with San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

The Osaka Municipal Government said Tuesday that it has sent a document to officially end its 61-year-old sister-city ties with San Francisco over a statue symbolizing the issue of “comfort women,” or those forced to provide sex at Japanese military brothels before and during World War II.

Speaking to reporters at Osaka City Hall, Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura reiterated his criticism of the comfort women statue and its inscription that says that hundreds of thousands of women were sexually enslaved between 1931 and 1945.

“It’s not based on facts. It’s Japan-bashing,” Yoshimura said. “We shouldn’t continue sister-city relations after we lost mutual trust.”
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/ ... 7VlsT-xWUk

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:46 pm
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Because men are totally not smelly, right?
Sounds like a sour grapes rationalization to me.

As a married man, there are indeed some annoying things about living with a woman, but "smelly" and "dirty" were never the things that bothered me.
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:47 pm

Witness wrote:
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Osaka severs sister-city ties with San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue
Although the date is recent, I remember reading this story months ago. Are they recycling old news stories now?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38406&p=893590
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:20 pm

But it was not posted by anyone important.

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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:23 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Grammatron wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:46 pm
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Because men are totally not smelly, right?
Sounds like a sour grapes rationalization to me.

As a married man, there are indeed some annoying things about living with a woman, but "smelly" and "dirty" were never the things that bothered me.
While we're on the subject, why are those anime women all Gringos?
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:51 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:23 pm
While we're on the subject, why are those anime women all Gringos?
They aren't. Except for those who explicitly are. Haven't we been over this before?

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:26 pm

Exactly!

There is nothing "foreign" about this woman:

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who only dresses in a traditional kimono and geta. As are her daughters and their friends all from old Japanese families that do not mix with outsiders, let alone gaijin!:

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Or these clearly Japanese girls "at play":



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Or this young 'un:

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and her older cousin:

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:40 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:47 pm
Witness wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:00 am
Osaka severs sister-city ties with San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue
Although the date is recent, I remember reading this story months ago. Are they recycling old news stories now?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=38406&p=893590
Well, it's explained in the article I linked to:
OSAKA – The Osaka Municipal Government said Tuesday that it has sent a document to officially end its 61-year-old sister-city ties with San Francisco […]
The city decided last December to sever ties with San Francisco, but refrained from sending official documents to proceed with the breakup, following the sudden death of the U.S. city’s mayor at the time.
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:49 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:55 pm

Tokyo's iconic Tsukiji fish market, a popular tourist spot, closes after 83 years

For 83 years, Tsukiji Market was the gold standard in seafood sales, handling about $14 million worth of fish every day. That made it one of the biggest fish markets on the planet by volume.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tsukiji-fi ... 018-10-06/

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Re: Japan

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:38 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:22 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:33 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:12 am

Man, Japan, let it go!

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In it, the now 23-year old Jimin (whose birth name is Park Ji-min) is sporting a long-sleeved T-shirt with the words “Patriotism our history liberation Korea” printed a few dozen times across the back. The photo is claimed to have been taken last year on August 15, National Liberation Day of Korea, which coincides with Japan’s surrender which ended World War II and formally brought to an end Korea’s status as an imperial Japanese colony, making the shirt’s written message a timely one.

What some in Japan are calling les [Sic--Ed.] appropriate, though, is the photo at the top right of Jimin’s shirt, which wasn’t taken on August 15, but rather August 6, specifically August 6, 1945, and shows the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb that was dropped by the U.S. military on Hiroshima and resulted in at least 70,000 civilian deaths, with some estimates of the loss of non-combatant life at more than 120,000.

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I mean, really, it has been what? Two months over 73 years?

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:28 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:25 pm

Saw a copy of this magazine on a news stand on the way home tonight.
Spoiler:
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Yuri-Hime or Yuri Princess.
Dr. X has a subscription I'm sure. :D
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:10 pm

Interesting that the title is in the Roman alphabet as well as Japanese.

Is the magazine bilingual all the way through? :lmao:
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:15 pm

Bilingual as in two tongues . . . sensuously caressing . . .



Oh, you meant two languages.
Not that I opened it to look, but no, it wouldn't be.
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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:22 pm

Damn!

I was trying to get you to slip and admit you read it. :BigGrin3:


Serious question: Is a Roman alphabet title a common stylistic choice?
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Re: Japan

Post by Doctor X » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:25 pm

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Anaxagoras wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:25 pm
Spoiler:
Dr. X has a subscription I'm sure. :D
I am a man of wealth and
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"You'll never leave!"
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