Tag Archives: Japan

Japan Has Made The 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals — But Many Of Their Players Are NOT Japanese!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From the world cup official site.



Yes, I fully understand and appreciate that a lot of countries have foreign players in the national sport sides. But, what surprises I is that the Japanese are SO, SO into racial purity and to put it bluntly are renowned for being racists — considering everyone who is not Japanese inferior! Thus, to I it seems the epitome of hypocrisy that Japan would employ foreigners to represent the country.

Just Google “japanese racism” to see what I mean.

Click to access this. Google for more.


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I Am Going To STOP Buying Japanese Cameras Because They Restarted Commercial Whaling!

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As of today I am going to STOP buying Japanese cameras, lenses, printers & cars.

I am NOT joking.

Definitely NOT buying anymore Japanese cameras. PROMISE.


Click image to access original article. Google ‘whale’ for more.


Click image to access this post.


I really am SO, SO angry.

Killing whales is so unnecessary. The demand for whale meat in Japan has even FALLEN.

Yes, I fully appreciate that we kill other animals for meat, but the majority of that is ‘farm’ animals.

The despicable Japanese. They never learn. Greedy, heartless, no-shame BASTARDS, Well, we know how they acted prior to and during WW II. They have not changed. Alas.

I am hoping that the sea will enact its revenge! You work that one out. Killing whales, natures beautiful gift to us.

And, alas, not being a vegetarian I do see their point. But, whales? Can’t we control our urges.

I really hope that countries exact sanctions against them. That is all they understand. Money, money, money.

I have to start boycotting Japanese products.

Doesn’t matter that they, damn them, have a monopoly on cameras. I will stop by cameras! I am NOT joking. I am deadly serious.

Damn the Japanese.


I guess I will have to start thinking Hasselblad! {SMILE}


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So Disgusted With The DAMN Japanese For Restarting Commercial Whaling.

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From CNN. Just Google for plenty MORE.


This makes me so, so upset and sad. We, in 2019, are back to commercial whaling. Don’t we ever learn. The despicable Japanese. They never learn. Greedy, heartless, no-shame BASTARDS, Well, we know how they acted prior to and during WW II. They have not changed.

I am hoping that the sea will enact its revenge! You work that one out. Killing whales, natures beautiful gift to us. Why? They will claim for the meat.

And, alas, not being a vegetarian I do see their point, but whales? Can’t we control our urges.

I really hope that countries exact sanctions against them. That is all they understand. Money, money, money.

I am seriously thinking of boycotting Japanese products — but they, damn them, have a monopoly on cameras.

Damn the Japanese.


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UN Security Council Resolution On Trump’s Jerusalem — How The Countries Voted.

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This was the Thursday, December 21, 2017, United Nation Security Council vote as to whether the UN Member States wanted to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel per Trump’s pronouncement last week.

128 countries voted AGAINST such recognition, i.e., AGAINST the U.S.A. These included: United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Russia, Sweden, India, Japan, China, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, etc.

Only 8 countries voted with the U.S. and 7 of them are not exactly household names!

Canada, Australia and Mexico, to THEIR SHAME, kowtowed to Trump.

So, now you know.

128 Against — 9 For — 35 Abstained.


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“Leonie” (2010) Movie: Poignant, Educational & Easy On The Eye.

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Watch the trailer on YouTube.


Click to access IMDb listing for the movie.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Léonie_Gilmour


It is so good that we are watching it for the second time — in 3 months (and that is unheard of when it comes to I). Second time around we are watching it so that Teischan (11) can see it. Good inspiration and pointers for young ladies. Also a fair bit on interracial marriage and children from some marriages — which is close to home for us.

When I saw it the first time I around I knew she would like it. So, I ‘kept it’, and we started watching it again on Monday. There is a bit of tame nudity and that worries none of us. Teischan is past that.

A true story — like “Florence Foster Jenkins” we so enjoyed last week. As I suspected she is mesmerized. Fascinating story. Also get to see interesting glimpses of California in the early 1990s and Japan.

It is available on Amazon Prime. I definitely recommend it.


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Very Cute Google Doodles For “Children’s Day” In Japan & South Korea.

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Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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The Most ‘Off The Wall’ Google Doodle To-Date — For ‘Tama’ The Japanese Station Mistress Cat!

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Buddha’s Birthday — April 8, i.e., Today, Is NOT Universally Celebrated/Accepted As Such.

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Click to ENLARGE and read this snippet here which does talk about April 8th as the Buddha’s birthday. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access the original article from
The Japan Times‘.


Most Buddhists believe that the Buddha was both born on and died on the Full Moon day of May — albeit 70 odd years apart.

Hence the widely celebrated holiday of Vesak — which is on the month of May Full Moon.

So celebrating the Buddha’s birthday on April 8th seems strange.

Yes, of course, one could have worked backwards and tried to determine when the Full Moon was in ‘that month’. It would not have been April or May. Those are European creations that make centuries later. So, trying to nail a specific date would be hard and quite ‘hit or miss’.

Big difference between April and May — and a fixed date vs. the Full Moon.

Just wanted to make sure YOU appreciated that April 8th is not universally accepted or celebrated as the Buddha’s birthday. Not by a long chalk.


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Three Way Cool International Google Doodles Not Shown In The U.S.

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Brazil: Carnival 2017, February 28.


Japan: Girl's Day, March 3.

Japan: Girl’s Day, March 3.


U.K.: St. David’s Day, March 1.


Egypt: Samia Gamal’s 93rd Birthday, March 5.


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Canon Mirrorless EOS M5 Availability Date Set.

by Anura Guruge


m5avail

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November 30, 2016, is stated as the shipping date both in Japan & the U.S. — by Amazon.

Not clear whether that means, if you are Amazon Prime and have pre-ordered, it will get to you on Wednesday, November 30 or whether that is the day that Amazon will ship it out for it to get to you, with luck, December 2.

One intriguing question is whether anybody, let’s say ‘Best Buy‘, will get tempted to offer a M5 deal on ‘Black Friday‘ or ‘Cyber Monday‘. I am going to wait, though I will order via Discover with their 90-day price match.


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