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    Amzing this thread is still going-almost teny...

    Amzing this thread is still going-almost teny years old. And Maciamo is back too :)
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    Poll: Once in a blue moon-I get bored of sitting around...

    Once in a blue moon-I get bored of sitting around just soaking. I did go through a phase when I lived in Japan of visiting my local sento almost every night although the main reason was that in...
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    Public shaming has a history in both domestic and...

    Public shaming has a history in both domestic and international Chinese politics (c.f. PRCs repeated references to Japan's war legacy). Domestically it has been part of the construction of Chinese...
  4. I already mentioned this in my earlier post:

    I already mentioned this in my earlier post:
  5. There is a choice though. Aside from Reuters...

    There is a choice though. Aside from Reuters there are other news agencies available (for example) in English such as Associated Press or AFP (see www.news.yahoo.com). Aljazeera is another one...
  6. I don't see your point. Even if Reuters were not...

    I don't see your point. Even if Reuters were not aware of the reasons why the blog was shut down, the point of the article is that it was shutdown. The reasons were not the issue, so Reuters did not...
  7. There is technology and there is TECHNOLOGY. ...

    There is technology and there is TECHNOLOGY.


    Ha ha but it must be right if Washington says so. :nuts: At least its not the Project for the New American Century (or is it??)

    Here's another...
  8. China and the DPRK are allies. Indeed the PRC is...

    China and the DPRK are allies. Indeed the PRC is the DPRK's best trading and diplomatic partner, so why wouldn't they swap military technology as well as dual use technology or civilian technology....
  9. He/she is also just copying posts made earlier,...

    He/she is also just copying posts made earlier, rather than putting down anything new.
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    China is just embracing capitalism and all that...

    China is just embracing capitalism and all that goes with it.

    Interestingly (is that the right word?), Amnesty International thinks that the high number of State executions in the PRC (~1800 last...
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    Thank you 4321go and bossel. I'll check it out....

    Thank you 4321go and bossel. I'll check it out. Viva la revolution!!
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    I'm in China now and am surprised at the number...

    I'm in China now and am surprised at the number of sites I can't get on. More than I'd expected. Surprised JREF is allowed. Probably would not be if they knew what was being said here....
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    I was under the impression that you had not been...

    I was under the impression that you had not been enjoying your life in Japan much recently, so I hope things are better from now on. I'm sure the EU side of the site will prosper from now on, as you...
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    Yes good point. Maybe Swiss cows have lopsided...

    Yes good point. Maybe Swiss cows have lopsided legs ;-)? And Japanese cows are always drunk so they can't even stand upright on plains, let alone hills...:beer:
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    Raising cows is another thing that's difficult on...

    Raising cows is another thing that's difficult on hilly terrain.
  16. It's irrelevant if I know anything about Yasukuni...

    It's irrelevant if I know anything about Yasukuni shrine, since I was not referring to it. You know nothing about politics.

    I'm only offended by stupidity. This is something you seem to know a lot...
  17. Good link Maciamo, to the Japan Tmes article. It...

    Good link Maciamo, to the Japan Tmes article. It just shows how pathetic the Japanese governments (public) attempts at justifying the PM's visit to Yasukuni really are.
  18. Poll: Not bad, but too cutesy I think.

    Not bad, but too cutesy I think.
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    Roppongi is an interesting place no doubt, but to...

    Roppongi is an interesting place no doubt, but to live there.....:shock:

    Thanks for the link.
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    Thanks fellas for your advice and observations....

    Thanks fellas for your advice and observations. Regarding accommodation, I was thinking of getting a furnished apartment too, especially since I am not sure how long I'll be there (presumably...
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    Moving to Hong Kong

    I'm moving to Hong Kong in January for work and study and was wondering if any of you guys has ever lived there? Any advice, which areas are better than others, practical things...

    My office will...
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    You guys have been in Japan too long.... :nuts:

    You guys have been in Japan too long.... :nuts:
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    And what about the insidious cyber police who...

    And what about the insidious cyber police who infiltrate chat sites and bulletin boards to spread Party propaganda and "win-over" possible dissidents...
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    Still need a referendum to have the new...

    Still need a referendum to have the new constitution accepted though. It would be easier to adopt changes through the legislature-both the cabinet and a legislative commitee are able to affect...
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    As Mandylion pointed out earlier in this thread,...

    As Mandylion pointed out earlier in this thread, it is not such a simple matter to create cross-cultural analogies without taking into account the underlying differences in perception and belief that...
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