2014年02月28日 23時20分25秒 | Weblog



Here is a tip for the Prime Minister of Japan: If you want support in your current tiff with China, you might want to rethink your insane position about your country's history.
To wit, we all know that Japan forced hundreds of thousands of women into sexual slavery to be systemically raped for the pleasure of the Imperial Japanese Army and the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Likewise we all know but few Americans know Korea coupled with U.S. military forced hundreds of thousands of women into sexual slavery to be systemically raped for the pleasure of U.S. military; Korean emulated Japanese system of comfort women system and the U.S. exploited it.

America is not big on supporting countries that deny the indisputable facts of their past.

The U.S. has been ignoring and denying the sex slave system the U.S. military exloited in Asia.

. At the same time it is a nation where the idea of "rest" is considered venal and "tentacle porn" has a strong following. Hell, men can supposedly buy used female underwear from vending machines, and the list goes on from there. The point being that the culture of Japan is not the same as ours. This explains a lot of things, but not everything.

Tentacle porno?
Not many Japanese know it.
It just shows how pervert some Americans are toward another culture.
Do you want me to forme my opinions about Americans from American sex industry?

That being said, the Prime Minister of Japan seems to be off his meds. He is aiming to refute Japan's apology for essentially enslaving tens of thousands of women. More or less this is like the United States denying that we dropped two atomic bombs on Japan

Firstly , that's not what Abe is trying to do.

Suga reiterated the longstanding Japanese position, saying the women's indescribable experiences were heartbreaking. He said that the issue has been studied by Japanese and foreign historians and experts and that the government recognizes the need to study the issue further from an academic point of view.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told the House of Representatives Budget Committee on Feb. 20 that the Japanese government will look into the possibility of verifying the credibility of testimonies of former wartime "comfort women" that appeared in an investigative report.

Secondly you don't have to deny Hirosihima. You are already denying the fact that ".the South Korean army's military comfort women system may be indeed the "unfortunate offspring" of the Japanese and the comfort women worked for the U.S military in the same way they worked for Japanese army.

if you pretend that your country did not do what it did, I am guessing that you just lost the support of 170 million Americans, bare minimum.

Is that why nowadays so many Americans lost confidence in the U.S. government?

Japan is not trying to deny what it did. She is trying to say exploitation of comfort women are sin that Japanese military committed but the way they committed the crimes are not so different than the way Korea and the U.S. exploited the comfort women .

Let's work together to settle the issues and study how we--Japan, Korea and the U.S.--- are similar and in what respect we are different in the exploitation of the comfort women.

Let's stand up for the rights of women exploited by our military.



2014年02月28日 23時18分59秒 | Weblog
How the Christian Right's Bizarre Sex Obsessions Let Rapists Off the Hook
When you see sex as the problem, it becomes hard to see rape as anything but another sexual sin.

It’s not surprising that this would happen in conservative Christian environments. Fundamentalist Christianity is positively obsessed with the idea that female sexuality is the source most of the nation’s woes, and that the world is going to hell because women dress immodestly and have sex for their own reasons instead of just for baby-making and husband-placating. When you see sex as the problem, it becomes hard to see rape as anything but another sexual sin. If you see women as the controllers of sex and the people who have the responsibility of enforcing chastity, then the natural conclusion is that rape is caused by women, and that it’s as much, if not more, a woman’s fault for tempting a man to rape her as it is the man’s for violently assaulting a woman.

From Ross Douthat in the New York Times arguing that women have the power to convert men from cads to good guys merely through the power of not having sex with them, to all the endless sermons about modesty and not causing men to “stumble,” the message in the Christian right is clear: Men’s choices, especially men’s sexual choices, are the responsibility of women. So if a man chooses to rape you, it’s understood not as him asserting dominance over you, but as the man taking the liberties you must have extended to him. ]

The entire model of proper female behavior for the Christian right is built on submission. It’s evident in the adherence to the belief that husbands are the head of their wives. Recently, Christian right icons Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar explained their belief that wives are obliged to have sex with their husbands whenever they want and on their terms. Fundamentalist Christians deeply distrust and are hostile to the idea that the proper owner of a woman’s body is the woman. If rape is a violation of female autonomy, but you believe female autonomy is sinful, then it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to take rape seriously as a crime.

 キリスト教の原理主義者たちのように、、女性の性は一つの問題であり、女性が肌をあらわにする服装をきたり、子供を産むためや夫を喜ばせる以外に性交することは罪であり、禁欲・貞節を守り、男を躓かせないようにするのは、女性の責任であると考えれば、 強姦されることも一つの罪であるという結論にならざるえない。








2014年02月28日 22時10分01秒 | Weblog
Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View'
An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex
HOPE REESEFEB 27 2014, 10:34 AM ET


I got book The Story of Philosophy out. I must’ve been 11 or 12. And the chapter on Plato… it was my first experience of a kind of intellectual ecstasy. I was sent completely outside of myself. There were a lot of things that I didn’t understand, but there was something abstract and eternal that underlay all the changing phenomena of the world.



One of the things about philosophy is that you don’t have to give up on any other field. Whatever field there is, there’s a corresponding field of philosophy. Philosophy of language, philosophy of politics, philosophy of math.

哲学では、どんな分野に興味をもってよく、どんな分野に対応する哲学があるんだ、と。科学でも、歴史でも、言語でも 全部そのあとに哲学がつくものがあるからね。

The problem was, I was allowed to think about whatever I wanted to.


When my daughter was a toddler, I’d say “Danielle!” she would very assuredly, almost indignantly, say, “I’m not Danielle! I’m this!” I’d think, What is she trying to express? This is going to sound ridiculous, but she was trying to express what Immanuel Kant calls the transcendental ego. You’re not a thing in the world the way there are other things in the world, you’re the thing experiencing other things―putting it all together. This is what this toddler was trying to tell me. Or when my other daughter, six at the time, was talking with her hands and knocked over a glass of juice. She said, “Look at what my body did!” I said, “Oh, you didn’t do that?” And she said, “No! My body did that!” I thought, Oh! Cartesian dualism! She meant that she didn’t intend to do that, and she identified herself with her intentional self. It was fascinating to me.


And kids love to argue.

They could argue with me about anything. If it were a good argument I would take it seriously. See if you can change my mind. It teaches them to be self-critical,to look at their own opinions and see what the weak spots are. This is also important in getting them to defend their own positions, to take other people’s positions seriously, to be able to self-correct, to be tolerant, to be good citizens and not to be taken in by demagoguery. The other thing is to get them to think about moral views. Kids have a natural egotistical morality. Every kid by age three is saying, “That’s not fair!” Well, use that to get them to think about fairness. Yes, they feel a certain sense of entitlement, but what is special about them? What gives them such a strong sense of fairness? They’re natural philosophers. And they’re still so flexible.






Right―a recent study shows how reading literature leads to increased compassion.

Exactly. It changes our view of what’s imaginable. Commercial fiction that didn’t challenge people’s stereotypes about characters didn’t have the same effect of being able to read others better, but literary fiction that challenges our views of stereotypes has a huge effect.


But there’s a lot of philosophical progress, it’s just a progress that’s very hard to see. It’s very hard to see because we see with it. We incorporate philosophical progress into our own way of viewing the world.

We take a lot for granted. It’s obvious to us, for example, that individual’s ethical truths are equally important. Things like class and gender and religion and ethnicity don’t matter insofar as individual rights go. That would never have occurred to him. He makes an argument in The Republic that you need to treat all Greeks in the same way. It never occurs to him that you would treat barbarians (non-Greeks) the same way.


Which philosophical arguments have you seen shifting our national conversation, changing what we once thought was obvious?

About 30 years ago, the philosopher Peter Singer started to argue about the way animals are treated in our factory farms. Everybody thought he was nuts. But I’ve watched this movement grow; I’ve watched it become emotional. It has to become emotional.


My own philosophical journey distanced me from my family, the people I loved most. That was very difficult, so I know what they’re going through. It can be a very intense journey.




”物忘れ 何しに来たのと 我に問い”

2014年02月28日 21時57分53秒 | Weblog

何しに来たのと 我に問い


WEDNESDAY, JAN 22, 2014 09:50 PM +0900
Why walking through a doorway makes you forget
New scientific research helps offer an explanation for one of life's most frustrating day-to-day to phenomena

Is it walking through the doorway that causes the forgetting, or is it that remembering is easier in the room in which you originally took in the information? Psychologists have known for a while that memory works best when the context during testing matches the context during learning; this is an example of what is called the encoding specificity principle. But the third experiment of the Notre Dame study shows that it’s not just the mismatching context driving the doorway effect. In this experiment (run in VR), participants sometimes picked up an object, walked through a door, and then walked through a second door that brought them either to a new room or back to the first room. If matching the context is what counts, then walking back to the old room should boost recall. It did not.

The doorway effect suggests that there’s more to the remembering than just what you paid attention to, when it happened, and how hard you tried. Instead, some forms of memory seem to be optimized to keep information ready-to-hand until its shelf life expires, and then purge that information in favor of new stuff. Radvansky and colleagues call this sort of memory representation an “event model,” and propose that walking through a doorway is a good time to purge your event models because whatever happened in the old room is likely to become less relevant now that you have changed venues.

Other changes may induce a purge as well: A friend knocks on the door, you finish the task you were working on, or your computer battery runs down and you have to plug in to recharge.

Why would we have a memory system set up to forget things as soon as we finish one thing and move on to another? Because we can’t keep everything ready-to-hand, and most of the time the system functions beautifully. It’s the failures of the system―and data from the lab―that give us a completely new idea of how the system works.



Want U.S as paragon of respect for human rights.

2014年02月28日 20時35分20秒 | Weblog
Tobias Harris

At USJI panel, Rich Armitage says US & Japan now share tea parties.

Armitage says Japanese confidence in "high-level" deterrence by US still strong, problems is "grey zones" btw war & peace.

Armitage also says he wasn't surprised by Abe's Yasukuni visit.

Understands Yasukuni but distressed about comfort women question - wants Japan as paragon of respect for human rights.

Wanted Abe to make Japan a standard setter for nation-state behavior in the 21st century.

We also want U.S as paragon of respect for human rights.

Don't forget the Korean comfort women exploited by Korea and the U.S. military.

Let's apply the same criteria for the issues of the Asian sex slaves exploited by Japan, Korea and the U.S military and also let's set an example for the rest of the world.




Anne Frank Book Donation

2014年02月28日 19時31分20秒 | Weblog
Anne Frank Book Donations Flood in after Vandalism

Tokyo, Feb. 26 (Jiji Press)--Public libraries in Tokyo have received more than 100 books related to Anne Frank and offers of donations after vandals damaged many books on the Jewish girl, library people said Wednesday.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library in Minato Ward received 137 new books related to Anne Frank.
They were sent to the library in the name of Chiune Sugihara, a late Japanese diplomat who helped many Jewish people escape persecution by Nazi Germany during World War II by providing them with visas while he was serving as vice consul in Lithuania.
A person who claims to be the sender called the library, saying, "I want these books to be used at libraries where Anne Frank books were vandalized," according to officials at the library.
The library plans to distribute the donated books to affected public libraries, the officials said.

Israeli Embassy in Tokyo Donates 300 Anne Frank Books

Tokyo, Feb. 27 (Jiji Press)--The Israeli embassy in Tokyo donated 300 books on Anne Frank on Thursday after books on the famous victim of the Holocaust were found to have been vandalized at public libraries in the Japanese capital.
Peleg Lewi, minister and deputy chief of the mission at the embassy, visited central Tokyo's Suginami Ward, where the largest number of damaged books was discovered. Suginami Mayor Ryo Tanaka received the books from the Israeli diplomat.
Since February last year, 308 books, including Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl," at 38 public libraries in eight Tokyo municipalities have been vandalized. In Suginami alone, 121 books were damaged. Similar incidents have also been reported in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
Offers of books have been made to affected libraries since the vandalism came to light. A person going under the name of Chiune Sugihara, the late Japanese diplomat who helped Jewish people escape Nazi persecution during World War II, donated 137 books to a Tokyo metropolitan library in Minato Ward.
The Metropolitan Police Department has opened an investigation.


”Adelina Sotnikova’s Facebook page plastered with photoshopped hate mail”

2014年02月28日 18時29分24秒 | Weblog
Adelina Sotnikova’s Facebook page plastered with photoshopped hate mail
Philip KendallPhilip Kendall

Haters are gonna hate, sure, but let’s not get personal here, guys. Adelina might be an Olympic athlete, but she’s also just a 17-year-old kid, and it can’t be easy to have complete strangers giving you grief online for something you probably had no hand in whatsoever.


男の不在 女の快楽 "What an ordinary day, take out the garbage, masturbate."

2014年02月28日 17時23分06秒 | Weblog

Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, surprised fans with her most recent single Birth in Reverse, which features the line: "Oh what an ordinary day, take out the garbage, masturbate." Shortly thereafter, a salacious video for Miley Cyrus's Adore materialised, in which the singer runs a sly hand down her body to signify that she too will procure her own pleasure – a routine she's also decided to play up on her current Bangerz tour. Not long after Adore appeared online, Nicki Minaj sneaked up on fans by releasing a remix of the song Boss Ass Bitch and from it sprung the words: "It's a holiday, playing with my pussy day." Most recently, on Valentine's Day, Minaj said on her new single Lookin Ass N*gga that she has no use for unworthy men. In none of these instances is masturbation presented as titillating, prurient or provocative. It is normal and routine.

 「ああ、いつものように♪ ゴミを出して♪ オナニーをして♪」
 「今日はお休み楽しいな♪ 私のおま○こ と遊ぶ日よ♪」


PJ Harvey Rid of Me

 PJ Harvey / Rid Of Me(私から逃れて自由になる)

In a carnally confident style akin to Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein yowling through Sleater-Kinney's Let's Call It Love, or PJ Harvey lasciviously panting, "Lick my legs! I'm on fire!" on Rid of Me, female pleasure in popular music is making a libertine – albeit cooler-headed – return. When female rappers and R&B icons of the 90s and early 00s used this method (Tweet's Oops Oh My, Janet Jackson's Take Care and Lil' Kim's Queen Bitch to name a smutty few), it was a powerful tool which pushed back on the idea that women needed men

While female pleasure in music is nothing new, the shift that has appeared is largely based around an absence of the man: take for example Janet Jackson's Take Care, where she sings: "I'll lay here and take care of it 'til you come home to me." For Jackson, masturbation is a bookmark. The Divinyls' I Touch Myself – a pro-masturbation anthem if ever there was one – contains the line: "I'd get down on my knees, I'd do anything for you." When it came out in 1990 it was intrepid. But the song is just as much about giving pleasure as getting it. 



からみつくペパロニ とろけるチーズ

2014年02月28日 16時05分43秒 | Weblog

ピザ注文客、サラミが熱くて性器をやけど http://www.nikkansports.com/general/news/f-gn-tp1-20140226-1263079.html … @nikkansportscomさんから




2014年02月28日 15時47分25秒 | Weblog







2014年02月28日 14時10分55秒 | Weblog
French and Italians top Europe's infidelity poll
Published: 27 Feb 2014 08:42 GMT+01:00
Updated: 27 Feb 2014 08:42 GMT+01:00

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French and Italians are Europe's biggest clove rats according to a European poll on infidelity published this week. The poll also revealed that the more discilpined couples of northern Europe were not complete angels though.

When even their president is being caught sneaking around behind his partner's back, it is perhaps unsurprising to find the French topping a poll for infidelity, alongside the equally hot-blooded Italians.

More than one in two men - 55 percent - from France and Italy admitted to cheating on their partners, along with one in three women.

The pollsters suggested a link between bed-hopping and religion, saying there was less evidence of cheating in "majority Protestant" countries.

Only 42 percent of Britons and 46 percent in Germany admitted to having an affair at some point in their lives.

The more disciplined couples of northern Europe are not complete angels, though.

Some 53 percent of Germans and 50 percent of Brits have exchanged an illicit kiss, compared with 46 percent in France, Italy and Belgium.

But it is the French that remain the most casual about flings, with 35 percent saying they may cheat in the future, against 31 percent of Germans and Spaniards, 28 percent of Italians, and a quarter of Brits.

A total of 4,800 people aged 18 and over were quizzed for the poll across six Western Europe countries.

昔 浮気は文化です、と言っていた芸能人がいたように思うが、こういうことなのか?


"首をもたげる"? 日本右傾化だ!記者団に首をかしげる。

2014年02月28日 13時30分03秒 | Weblog
Tensions in Asia Stoke Rising Nationalism in Japan
Young Conservatives, Japan's Version of U.S.Tea Party, Are Fast Gaining Clout.

Feb. 26, 2014 10:30 p.m. E

2014年 2月 27日 17:00 JST




(あすを探る 政治)民意は単純ではない 菅原琢










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2014 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑







フィギュアスケート日本男子応援ブック2 感動をありがとう!
フィギュアスケート ソチ・オリンピック総特集 / 永久保存版 ソチ五輪大特集 (ワールド・




言葉使いで恥をかかない 間違いやすい言い回し


① ×:普通は首ったけとは言わず首っ引きと言うのが正解です。
② ×:首をもたげるは誤りで頭をもたげるが正解です。
③ ○:首をかしげるは疑問に思うこと、不思議に思うこと又不審に思うことに使われま




これも田母神票と同じじゃないの? 若者の何%がwillを読んでいるわけ?


例えば、日本国内 2013年 年間総合興行収入ランキングはこんな感じだ。


FRIDAY, FEB 28, 2014 09:00 AM +0900
Miyazaki’s haunting farewell: A dreamer who made warplanes
Pick of the week: A Japanese legend bids farewell with a subtle, meditative epic about war, guilt and art

Honestly, though, most of the controversy has come from right-wingers in Japan, who have accused Miyazaki of being insufficiently patriotic for depicting Horikoshi as a man plagued by doubts and apocalyptic premonitions
I’m not quite sure how anyone in the West could see this movie and believe that Miyazaki (a well-known pacifist) is trying to whitewash Japanese war crimes or duck the question of individual guilt. Arguably the question of individual guilt is the movie’s primary subject, or one of them.







 Hayashi's Offensive use of Quotation mark, playing down the U.S. military's conduct











コメント (2)


2014年02月28日 12時54分58秒 | Weblog


賃金が上がらないといっても、外食せずに家で鍋をつついて、100円レンタルのDVDを見て、ユニクロを着ていれば、十分に生きて行けるし、幸せでしょう? 東日本大震災の後、日常が何事もなく続くのが何よりの幸せだと多くの方々は痛感したはずです。



アメリカの法曹界でも強烈な顰蹙をかっている慰安婦像撤去訴訟 米に憎悪される親米日本右翼

2014年02月28日 12時24分02秒 | Weblog
グレンデール市、慰安婦像撤去訴訟で争う姿勢 中韓系が傍聴席を埋め尽くす


Mayer Brown, shame on you. (日本、ストライサンド効果へようこそ)


These Americans just don't know
After World War II and during Korean War and Vietnam War, an unknown number of women from Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, were recruited, employed, and/or otherwise acted as comfort women for troops of the U.S. in various parts of the Pacific Theater of war. They were forced or tricked into prostitution for GIs just as Asian women were forced or tricked into prostitution for the Japanese soldiers.
These comfort women were raped maybe from 2 to 30 times a day for American GIs.









"The Chinese government must compensate and apologize to the Tibetans and Uighurs"

2014年02月28日 11時32分49秒 | Weblog

2014.02.18(火) 姫田 小夏

劉大使は自らの文章の後半で、近々イギリスで公開予定の映画「The Railway Man(レイルウェイ 運命の旅路)」について、ここぞとばかりに「第2次世界大戦時に日本軍に苦痛を与えられた英国の捕虜の悲劇の物語だ」と取り上げた。







I am too far away from both Japan and China to really have a strong interest in their problems with each other. But in my humble opinion, the Chinese government must compensate and apologize to the Tibetans and Uighurs, and vacate their homelands which it has invaded and occupied illegally through killing and wars of conquest, before it can talk to Japan about any similar issues (apology, militarism, etc.)