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Re: Japan

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:57 pm

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:02 pm

Someone who reads Japanese. That label. Thanks. :)
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:44 pm

No, but Halloween isn't a traditional Japanese holiday.

It's a -- dare I say -- cultural appropriation!! :o
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:46 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Someone who reads Japanese. That label. Thanks. :)
Here:

https://www.japantrendshop.com/hana-noa ... -3760.html


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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:01 pm

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:03 am

Not Japan, but I don't want to start a Korea thread. Also I'm wondering why something like this hasn't happened here.

‘My life is not your porn’: 30,000 South Korean women protest spy cams
In the biggest women’s rights march in the country’s history, thousands of female activists swarmed the streets of Seoul, venting their anger at a ‘hidden cam’ porn industry and police bias in investigating sex crimes by men.
Some 30,000 women, many of them wearing masks for fear of exposure, marched from Hyehwa Station in South Korean capital of Seoul, to protest what they say is a lackluster response of law enforcement to men spying on unsuspecting female victims in public bathrooms, on crowded trains, buses and in other public places with hidden cameras.


Makes me think of one of those public service announcements at a train station the other day. Basically the announcement was coming through the speaker in the restroom, warning about a recent rise in cases of "mischief" and asking people to report it to a station employee if they saw any "mischief". I wondered what sort of "mischief" they meant. Could be this sort of thing?

("mischief" in Japanese: いたずら行為)


Of course I could be completely wrong because "mischief" could mean almost anything. :notsure:
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Post by Witness » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:01 am

Citizens to file suit against use of public funds for new emperor's enthronement rites

TOKYO — At least 120 people are planning to file a lawsuit to stop the Japanese government from using taxpayers' money for rituals to mark the enthronement of a new emperor next year, members said Thursday.

The citizens, including members of Christian groups and Buddhist monks, aim to file the suit with the Tokyo District Court in early December, claiming that funding what they deem as religious ceremonies out of public coffers violates the constitutional principle of separation of religion and state.

It is believed to be the first suit of its kind filed over Crown Prince Naruhito's ascent to the Chrysanthemum throne on May 1, a day after his father Emperor Akihito abdicates as the first Japanese living monarch to do so in 200 years.

Similar suits had been filed against the state when the now 84-year-old emperor was enthroned in November 1990 after his father Emperor Hirohito died the year before.

The government also plans to hold the enthronement ceremony for the 58-year-old eldest son of Emperor Akihito as a state act on Oct 22, 2019, and "Daijosai" as an imperial event between Nov 14 and 15, following the examples 30 years ago.

The plaintiffs-to-be say the ceremonies are clearly religious as they use the three sacred emblems of the imperial family and stick to forms of imperial Shinto. They expect more suits to follow.
https://japantoday.com/category/nationa ... ment-rites

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:41 pm

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Post by sparks » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:01 am

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Re: Japan

Post by ed » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Are you loosing your mind????? WTF was that all about? Cultural Appropriation?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:41 pm

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Post by ed » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:47 pm

Who was that Japanese gymnast who did the rings (?) in an Olympics and performed with a broken leg? When he landed the pain was on his face. Remember?
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:43 am

ed wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:47 pm
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Who was that Japanese gymnast who did the rings (?) in an Olympics and performed with a broken leg? When he landed the pain was on his face. Remember?
I didn't know that story.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.radiot ... n-leg/amp/
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Post by ed » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:29 pm

Thats him. 1976? Jeebus. Time flies
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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:30 am

Child labor in Japan:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/10-year-ol ... -korakuen/


Spoiler:
I wonder though, whether he truly digs hanging out in a garden and chatting with foreign adult strangers in a foreign language (does that sound like the sort of thing you would have enjoyed at the age of 10?) or if he's just very obedient to his mother's wishes.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:22 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:57 pm

I assume being a governmental minister in Japan (any ministry) is purely a matter of political connections, though this does not necessarily imply incompetence?
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