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    Former Prime Minister Murayama Tells Japan’s Leader Abe, “Study Up or Shut Up!”






    In that statement that we need to study history and his pointing out that Abe had not read or understood the Potsdam Declaration, Murayama seemed to be saying to his successor, “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. And if you knew your history, you’d make a proper apology. Get smart or shut up.” In many ways, the press conference was like a wise, cranky old teacher scolding a lazy student. However, will the lazy student listen?




  • Bitcoin CEO Karpeles Arrested But What Is He Guilty Of?











    The Japanese police arrested Mark Karpeles, the CEO of Mt Gox, once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange on Saturday morning for inflating his US accounts. But what is he really guilty of?







  • When weekly magazine Shukan Shincho reported on AKB48 management past ties to the yakuza, no one was surprised. The JK Business is a seedy con game and who knows how to run one better than former criminal associates & loan sharks?

    Pedophiles, JK, AKB48 and Trolls











    It’s condescending and sexist attitudes like yours that encourage women and girls to go into the JK Business in the first place, because they are lead to believe that they will never be taken seriously or valued for their intellect and ability. Shame on you. 恥を知れ.







  • When weekly magazine Shukan Shincho reported on AKB48 management past ties to the yakuza, no one was surprised. The JK Business is a seedy con game and who knows how to run one better than former criminal associates & loan sharks?

    The JK Biz (日本語版)未成年の性的搾取(JKビジネス)と日本の異様な「カワイイ」











    性は商品として売られることに日本人は男女を問わず寛容な傾向がある。大人が合意によって行っている前提であればそれは「寛容」と呼べるだろうが、未成年が対象となると全く別の話だ。また、「合意」の部分についても誤謬がないか。







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    Ghost in the Shell: The Matrix of Sci-Fi Anime











    With the newest Ghost in the Shell film in theaters, and a live-action version on the horizon, it’s important to take a look back at what made the original so popular.







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Former Prime Minister Murayama Tells Japan’s Leader Abe, “Study Up or Shut Up!”











In that statement that we need to study history and his pointing out that Abe had not read or understood the Potsdam Declaration, Murayama seemed to be saying to his successor, “Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. And if you knew your history, you’d make a proper apology. Get smart or shut up.” In many ways, the press conference was like a wise, cranky old teacher scolding a lazy student. However, will the lazy student listen?







Bitcoin CEO Karpeles Arrested But What Is He Guilty Of?











The Japanese police arrested Mark Karpeles, the CEO of Mt Gox, once the world’s largest bitcoin exchange on Saturday morning for inflating his US accounts. But what is he really guilty of?







When weekly magazine Shukan Shincho reported on AKB48 management past ties to the yakuza, no one was surprised. The JK Business is a seedy con game and who knows how to run one better than former criminal associates & loan sharks?

Pedophiles, JK, AKB48 and Trolls











It’s condescending and sexist attitudes like yours that encourage women and girls to go into the JK Business in the first place, because they are lead to believe that they will never be taken seriously or valued for their intellect and ability. Shame on you. 恥を知れ.