Seeing as your location is Japan and looking through some of you posts, what makes you stay in such an unpleasant country?
Um...did you post this in Big Daikon today? Because in that thread they discounted your source. Regardless, I don't think the story is true.
Well, it was from a "tabloid" in Japan, so the source might be bad. The Mainichi ran it. What bothers me is that there has been no actual real investigation to prove it either way. When rags like the UK's "News of the World" runs a sensational story like this, then it at least motivates those who matter into action.
I leave you to your own conclusions.
True. I was a JET, I remember being frustrated.
There's no way any of this can be justified and so it cannot in any way be Just. I'm afraid this Government have turned into a bunch of control freaks who simply want to pass laws which allow them to pry into people's lives like Peeping Toms and persecute anyone who doesn't tow their puritanical line.
I dont understand how it can still be open or if it is, how the Japanese can say "we Japanese are a developed nation and we care about animal welfare"
Just because it's open (if it's true) doesn't mean it has government approval. It may be open illegally or under false pretenses and you shouldn't take it as generally indicative of Japanese society. That's like saying the US is a terrible country because there are so many brothels and dog fight clubs and Hells Angels, etc.
I think it is much more indicative of the sickness of a society when movies like "Saw" are mega-hits.
Couldn't have put it better myself.
Although I may add...
Why the fuck do you care what rich people do with their food before they eat it? Go hug a fucking tree or animal or something.
Sex with 14 year old girls is legal in some parts of Japan. Shouldn't you be more worried about that? Or Global warming?
2007-11-13 01:32 pm (UTC)
Sex With Underage Girls
I think you have your facts wrong. In fact, I know it. After living in Japan for a decade, I can tell you that sex with anyone under the age of 18 is clearly ILLEGAL.
Japanese and Korean horror films, anyone?
I don't think horror movies are indicative of cultural sickness.
Aside from that, I don't think that one isolated place or incident is evidence that the Japanese don't care about animal welfare.
ever see the dolphin videos ..how they slaughter them and sepoarate them from the babies..
I love japan, but not everything is so nice under the surface..
2007-11-13 03:04 am (UTC)
I'm not sure weather "Jitsuwa Knuckles" is a person or some kind of tabloid, because i couldn't get into the original article to read it.
But, if it's supposedly a person's name then this article is clearly a fake. "Jitsuwa" is Japanese for "in fact...", and Knuckles is, well, obviously not a Japanese word.
Other things that smell fishy about this article: Japanese people don't eat dog, and never have. While it's conceivable that one or two Japanese might have a taste for it, their society views dogs just like our's does. The Japanese won't even eat corned beef because they complain it looks too much like dog food, so why would they eat dogs?
The other OBVIOUS flaw of this story is: Even if you do eat dog, why would you pay 8000 DOLLARS to beat and kill one at a restaraunt when you can walk to the local pet shop and buy one to beat and kill in your own home for 25 dollars??? Come on, people. Stop being retarded and read a fucking book.
is the name of a tabloid magazine. 実話 in this case means 'true stories', which just adds to the irony of the magazine.
2007-11-13 03:24 am (UTC)
Not to mention the fact that pigs are stronger than they look and it's difficult for one person to wrestle one down, let alone hold it still long enough to have sexual intercourse with it.
Of course we haven't even touched down on the fact that, a restaurant in Japan is likely to have some kind of beef on the menu... Can you imagine holding a struggling FUCKING COW down long enough to fuck it? This is, of course, assuming we live in fairy land where an illegally-run restaurant can somehow sneak WHOLE LIVE FUCKING COWS into the back without alerting the authorities, and without the cow going FUCKING CRAZY and running around destroying the place.
What about horse? COME ON PEOPLE!!!!!!!!! People being dumb makes me angry. I'm sorry.
there are restraunts like this in NYC you clod.
And i am betting youve never even been to japan ..
..and if you were not "people being dumb" yourself,you would have posted with your lj and not anon ,showing what a coward you are to say it outright....
2008-12-02 06:31 pm (UTC)
don't pick fights with people that are smarter than you, MESSY
The biggest lol is thinking that the Master of TRANSGRESSION gives two sh*ts about your sorry ASS. He is off making films and other art that people actually want to see, while your obsession with him forces you to be spread lies and innuendo about him.
Ever since you spammed the borgo and pennyspotless journals to try and get his attention, your stupid ploys get more and more delusional. He knows when it's your socks because you are the only idiot who uses dickhead and mentions my name as well. AND STOP "claiming" you've known it was me ever since rev_jen because I deleted that account and BANNED you, bozo.
Prime, are you posting crap again? Let's not get overtly anti-Japanese if you can help it. If you are going to post tabloid tripe, at least post the kinky well-it-COULD-happen sex stuff. It's far more entertaining than the BLINDINGLY fake.
And dude, are you STILL here in Japan? Crap. How long has it been now? Last time I saw you, we were eating ramen after the first Appleseed movie.
Indeed I am here. I live in Chiba. Come on down sometime if you like. Post an entry at my blog and well chat.
2007-11-17 07:23 am (UTC)
You're an idiot.
Its not real you idiot. it was from the waiwai section. An education might help you!
So what? Sometimes tabloids are...gasp...true.
I never said it was fact...but if it were.
Perhaps you should be a bit more forthcoming with your defense of the article? I've heard that researching and presenting a viable counter argument based upon facts might help.
If you are in anyway unsure as to how to do this, I'm certain there are some fine, outstanding educational establishments out there just begging to show you the way.
I await your facts to prove the article wrong.
2008-07-02 10:11 am (UTC)
waiwai by Ryan Conell
The source of "waiwai" is Japanese tabloid like "Jitsuwa Knuckles".
100% fake. Not even tabloid.
But people can enjoy it as fake. If you have one, you'll know that.
A funny magazine.
The problem is that the author did not declare that the article is derived
from that kind of fake article. He mentioned that when he's asked, but "waiwai" itself did not say that "the source cannot be credible". What he did was simply translate and placed it in Mainichi, which is world 3rd newspaper in sales...
It makes big controversy in Japan now, there are many things to be mentioned for this issue. But I'm not good at English. Please know that to try to argue with you, we have big handicap.
2008-12-03 02:09 pm (UTC)
Re: waiwai by Ryan Conell
This is a bit like the UK tabloids then claiming that "japanese women bought shaved sheep and thought they were poodles".
Oh, the misdirection of the tabloid, ahem, "press"....