Hashimoto: “How Can America Ever Call Japan Right Wing?”


The founder of what is now Japan’s third largest party, Tooru Hashimoto, has given an outraged response to the suggestion that any American could possibly call Japan right wing, saying a nation with such a huge army and nuclear weapons which brazenly violated the sovereignty of Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden has no business calling Japan right wing.

A post-election press conference saw an American reporter attempt to quiz JRP quasi-leader Tooru Hashimoto on his international views – the exchange as reported by the Japanese press:

Overseas the election has attracted a lot of attention, with the Japan Restoration Party having quite a right wing image. What are your views on diplomacy?

If you say the JRP is moving to the right, what can you say of the USA with its army and nuclear weapons?

When they killed bin Laden they freely trampled another country’s sovereignty. Compare that to the JRP, and who is right wing?

I’d think anyone would consider what it is to involve nuclear weapons.

I’d like you to tell me what you consider right wing in the first place?

Syria is a in terrible state. Has the JRP made any statement with respect to its views on Syria?

Well, I’d like America to abandon nuclear weapons and turn its army into a self defence force.

Japan is protected by the USA’s nuclear umbrella, we’re grateful for that, and think we must deepen the US-Japanese relationship.

I’m against the possession of nuclear weapons, but it is too irresponsible for the government just to ignore their existence and pretend they don’t exist.

Something like the nuclear simulation Ishihara proposes is a matter of course, I think.

After this response the reporter apparently thought better of asking any further questions.

Japanese reporters could not help but note he had declined to answer any of the actual questions posed, instead launching into tirades based on the nationality of the asker.

Worse yet for Hashimoto, he had just replied to a reporter from the ‘Japan Times’ – an independent English-language newspaper established in 1897 in Tokyo and sold exclusively in Japan, known for a generally facile pro-Japanese slant extending all the way to shameless wartime propaganda condemning the evil of the Allies and the heroism of kamikaze pilots:


Recordings show that he had never even heard of the rag, but also that he had trouble grasping the fact there was an English language paper published in Japan which was not owned by the evil foreign media – he eventually settled for extracting the nationality of the reporter, and using that as a basis to bash America:

The translated pre-amble to his rant:

“Which paper was that?”

“Japan Times.”

“Times… which country’s paper was that?”

“A Japanese English-language newspaper.”

“Where is your head office?”

“Our head office is in Tokyo.”

“Where is your foreign head quarters? Times, isn’t that American?”

“The Japan Times is a Japanese English-language newspaper.”

“Nothing to do with the other Times?”

“Nothing to do with the New York Times at all.”

“What nationality are you, reporter?”

“I’m American.”

He then launched into the main body of his outburst.

He also seems not to have reflected on the fact his own party’s choice of PM advocates Japan obtaining nuclear weapons.

The Japan Restoration Party did well in Japan’s recent general election, the 57 seats they netted making them the third party, although they were disappointed with the result, having both expected significantly more and having managed to badly botch their campaign.

The election resulted in a strong return for the LDP and the virtual collapse of the DPJ, though with only a 60% turnout and only 30% of the electorate actually voting for the LDP, it would seem only the most addled (or 2ch posting) Japanese expect much more than a few more years of stagnation and another half dozen useless prime ministers from the LDP.

In the international media Hashimoto has routinely been described as “right wing” and “populist,” although within Japan generally only leftist critics have explicitly referred to him as such.

His favoured policies do not cleanly fit the usual obsessions of Japan’s nationalist fringe – along with staunch defence of Japan’s territories he has also expressed interest in providing a “basic income,” breaking the power of the civil service (probably the real reason for his attacks on tattooed civil servants) and reorganising the Japanese government along decentralised federal lines.

However, after incorporating Tokyo’s famously racist and outspoken mayor Shintaro Ishihara into his party just before the election – along with his own remarks that Japan “needs dictatorship” – such labels begin to seem more appropriate.

The fact that Ishihara was actually made formal leader of the JRP and would therefore apparently be their choice for prime minister had they actually won (Hashimoto remains “acting leader” but is still mayor of Osaka and so cannot take a parliamentary seat) also looks likely to have given much or the nation, to say nothing of the world, nightmares.

Online, Hashimoto’s outspoken antics continue to attract a mixed reaction:

“If you’re worried about countries drifting to the right, start with your own damn country.”

“He’s completely right. The overseas media goes on and on about Japan turning right wing, despite all of those nations already having huge armies themselves.”

“China and Korea are the ones always going on about Japan going rightwards, yet they are both far more extreme to begin with!”

“Japan is actually far to the left of virtually all other nations.”

“I don’t see many other nations which no army and have given up the right to declare war in all but self-defence.”

“Answering a question with a question, eh?”

“I’ll give it to him for telling a hairy barbarian where to get off, but the rest is nothing but rubbish.”

“I guess he has not noticed just how right wing he has become.”

“He’s not actually engaging in a conversation at all. Despite the fact they were discussing Japanese domestic politics, he suddenly brings up America and starts saying he isn’t right wing? Really?”

“This traitor also said we reach an accommodation over the comfort women issue, pursue joint control of Takeshima, and continue offering apologies to China and Korea!”

“War and being right wing are two different things. He shows how uncouth he is by not grasping this distinction.”

“Why is he answering a question about Japan by going on about America?”

“It may have been an awful question, but what of completely ignoring it like that? This is the kind of guy who’d make himself a dictator if he got in.”

“He’s the strong leader I’ve been waiting for!”

“Hashimoto is always right.”

“Was the reporter a Korean-American?”

“The reporter was a bit of an idiot for bringing up Syria though.”

“In fairness the reporter did only say that the JRP has that image overseas, not that it is actually right wing.”

“I’ve seen the video – he was just belligerent towards the reporter. Maybe he just has no experience talking to foreigners.”

“The questioner was just some hairy barbarian, there’s no need to take him seriously. The mass media are all scum anyway.”

“He always just attacks the person asking him the question and then goes off on a tangent when they politely follow through with another different question. This guy couldn’t even manage a 2ch-level debate.”

“These guys are worse than the DPJ. It was bad enough with just Hashimoto, but with Ishihara as well now they are laughing stocks…”

“He’s actually left wing. Just replace ‘restoration’ with ‘revolution’ and you’ll see what he’s about.”

“I can see why he’d be annoyed. By internal Japanese standards, yes, things have gotten more right wing. But Japan is still far to the left of America by all their standards.

The reporter ignores this and just describes the JRP to an American audience as ‘right wing’ anyway.

Don’t their lying media have any shame? Considering the Spanish-American war, I guess not.”

“Well, in Japanese ‘right wing’ and ‘restoration’ [‘ishin’] have two completely incompatible meanings. The Meiji Restoration was based on ‘restoring’ the emperor to power, but what it really described was a revolution. A revolution is the very opposite of what the ‘right wing’ or ‘conservative’ want.”

“The issue is that ‘restoring imperial rule’ inevitably gets perceived as ‘right wing’ overseas.”

“Even Abe-chan is getting written up as a rightist overseas. Hashimoto’s choice of naming alone has led to them being treated as extreme right from the start.”

“The ‘restoration’ naming, is taken to mean restoring imperial rule and by extension imperialism overseas, leading to it being seen as ultra-nationalist.”

“He should really have called it the ‘Japan Revolution Party’ in English. But what can you expect from a man whose grasp of English is limited to ‘guddo moruningu’?”

“I was astonished he had never even heard of the Japan Times. It’s not some random American paper like you guys seem to think…”

“Who cares if he never heard of them?”

“If a politician has never heard of a major newspaper it seems an issue. It is a famous paper, would have been available to anyone at university and their publications are widely used in English language courses. Maybe people of your level wouldn’t know about it, but it’s hard to believe a Waseda graduate like Hashimoto would not know of it.”

“What a moron. He heard ‘Times’ and assumed it was the New York Times, not even realising that is a common title for newspapers in English.

He then interrogates the reporter on his nationality and uses that to attack his country, it’s shameless. And being on the Japan Times staff he’s probably a total Japanophile to start with anyway.”

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  • Personally I am disappointed yet not surprised that most of Japan has a low opinion of us Americans. Not all of us are the right-wing, cheeseburger chomping, bible thumping, gun loving, fat, racist, rednecks many countries think they we are. I personally support Japan’s push for more soveriegnty and kicking the crap out of those Chinese animals. I would much rather us be trade partners with just Japan and get out of China. Also I wish my fellow Americans who are still so butt hurt about pearl harbor need to get the f*** over it! If our education system was half of what the Japanese one is we would be far better off. Hopefully one day the USA and Japan can be better friends.

    • The only thing really wrong with the American education system is our attitude towards it: Kids that come to school who would rather goof off than learn; parents that expect teachers to keep order, but who don’t want the teachers to touch their kid even if it’s their kid that’s causing a problem; teachers always asking for more money even in school districts that don’t get enough funding and sometimes can’t even provide proper learning materials for everyone — and lots of other junk I probably haven’t heard yet.
      The Japanese as a whole doesn’t want to be better friends with the U.S. We’re currently useful, but we’re the foreign savages that emasculated their proud military and sovereign self-image and they would love to turn the tables and exact revenge.

      • What a dupe. There’s a lot more wrong with our (American) education system than people goofing off rather than trying to learn. The real problem with our education system is that it is all federal government controlled propaganda. It’s nothing but an indoctrination / brain-washing center. Our school textbooks contain distortions of fact, and even out right lies. History is the one thing our school system distorts and lies to us about the most.

        Think I’m kidding? Take any major historical event, read a public school history book on the subject. Then go crawl through the American National Archives and read the official government documents written at the time of the event. The official documents hidden away in the archives refute the narrative of almost every major event in our school history books.

        Our history books are exactly like our politicians. “Professional looking” long winded lying scumbags!

    • “Japan’s push for more soveriegnty and kicking the crap out of those Chinese animals.”

      Thanks for reinforcing the image that there are racist, violent loving, hypocritical and complete ignorant japanophile Americans still out there.

      Well done representing Americans…

  • So what I am reading…This guy is insane right? I mean if we were to ignore the minor point of right and left wing politics everything he has said was insane. It is really like listening to one good thing that Hitler said then ignoring all the other things.

  • They’re correct, Japan doesn’t really have a right wing. Like Europe, they have nationalists and traditionalists, but right wing requires a concept of fiscal restraint, small government, and absolute, objective moral authority.

  • Armies don’t have anything to do with whether or not you’re ‘right-wing’, china has the biggest army in the world and they’re supposed to be communists.
    This guy, like all japanese politicians, is just an attention starved old cunt who just wants to control people, has no actual policies or plans except for hate.
    Kill everyone over the age of 45 in japan, solve every problem.

  • Pakistan isn’t a country, it’s just the part of India everyone left thier trash. Pakistan used to be India, but back when Gandhi was fighting for thier freedom and rights the muslims broke away and stole part of India’s land. The U.S. was just taking out the trash.

    • Can india and pakistan go to war already? India has pleny of people to spare it might even help with their population problem and give them a good reason to finally resolve the problem of pakistan and its master, the chinese.

      Of course, US and russia will be backing them all the way.

      WW3 all the way.

  • So Japan has its own Tea Partiers, go figure.

    This is what happens with low voter turn out. You get a bunch of incompetent wing nuts running the government. Cynicism is no excuse, people need to take responsibility for their government and vote.

  • >implying today’s America cares about Japan
    >implying today’s Japan is more valuable than China

    Now that’s funny! Like America cares about a country that’s been in the toilet since the 90s, the only way Japan could ever hope to become relevant would be if the exchange & labor rates suddenly fluctuated to the point big business took interest in it once again and that won’t happen. Not with China being the land of cheap shit.

  • C-Can’t we-we j-just just all get along? why all this crap get into our history lessons?History is history,Gundammit.All this crap today is rule by group of senile people who always watches History channel nad afraid to move on.

  • everyone is always so damn butthurt.

    no country is perfect, the US aint nor is Japan, neither is any other country.

    Thing i dislike about US is that they are arrogant and start threatening at ever chance they get, if something bad happens in the US (9/11, school shootings etc.) the whole world MUST know and MUST care.

    Treat ur fucking ppl better seriously, get some real laws.

    Hand over power to the modern generations u butthurt old shits.

    Die plox (@ the leaders). srry cant think of anything else 😛

    Holland (my country):
    Close ur damn borders ur native citizens are getting screwed over by the immigrants.

    To get to world peace i think ppl need to forget about the past and stop fucking with eachother. we want to keep our planet right? start working toward a common goal damnit.
    Thing i hate is those damn W2 docs on discovery and history channel repeating every freakin weeks. no wonder ppl are stuck in past conflicts get over it.

  • Know what’s a good political basis? Bashing the guys who basically keep us from speaking Chinese.

    On a more serious note…no, I can’t take this guy serious. I’m not a huge political guy and bashing someone is a very common thing in politics but isn’t it wise to sort of…approach things with some form of charm or wit? This could have gone a hundred different ways but now he’s just the asshole who decided to single out a reporter for being American?

    Big deal if America thinks Japan is right-wing or not. It’s none of their business. We’ll still have political dealings and such. Not like we’re gonna see them and go “There goes that right-wing Japanese. Time to completely avoid them.”

    • What he seemed to be doing was the political equivalent of being a radio shock jock: Putting up the image of boldly saying out loud stuff that’s not supposed to be said in defiance of the powers-that-be. For Japan, that means saying things like: “We should have nukes,” and “Our armies should have the right to wage war on other countries’ soil,” or “America should mind it’s own business,” and other such stuff. He’s just trying to look politically bad-ass.

      • I may be wrong here but is that what the average Japanese voter wants? Some clown that’s going to run his mouth off every time he jumps up to the microphone? In other places, that’s the equivalent of saying: “Please kick my ass because I’m a cocky fuck.” or “I don’t have a backbone when it comes to real political talks and will probably buckle under pressure and appease the other side.”

        Call me old fashioned but direct things that are said with cool heads carry much more weight. If he had said something like, “I respect their opinion but it’s very wrong.” And moved on to the next question, that’s got more weight to it in my book. Then again, I’m neither Japanese or a politician.

  • Hey for once I agree with the blog owners. Japan Times has a rather large JP bias when it comes to their reporting. But when you’re primary readers are anti-US expats I guess you should cater to your audience.

  • This little cunt goes on a rant in front of reporters in a way I would expect a middle schooler to talk when he gets caught smoking a joint.

    What a bitch. I am not going to complain about our politicians again after seeing this level of childishness from theirs.

  • I agree that Hashimoto did made a fool of himself.

    But I do want to clear something up here, while Japan Times may had been a pro-Japanese right-wing newspaper in the past, I get the feeling it’s no longer what it was.

    I myself had subscribe to the english-languaged Japan Times for 3 years now, and if anyone were to read the political articles in the past recent years, they are not right-wing, but more left-wing, themed. read their LDP and JRP articles, they sound like it a horrible thing if both parties gain win the election.

    as for if Japan is either leaning to the right more or left, Japan have basically been left since the end of WW2.
    upgrading the SDF to NDF and revising the Constitution would actually bring Japan more centered than right.

  • “How can you ever call Japan right-wing”
    oh i don’t know, your harsh jail times for low level drug dealing, sending harmless stoners to jail for decades.
    the fact that tattoos are banned in most parts of the country.
    the fact that your officials have created a media blackout on the Fukushima plant.

  • LOL, while it seems that ‘murica (as some people satirically call it on the internet today) is moving a bit further left these days, a Japan that has members of the Diet and Governors that will censor anime, manga and games would be (in our eyes) being “right-wing” as he puts it. That’s not to say that the political systems in Japan are totally similar.

    Also, it seems that Hashiboke answered the reporter’s questions like “President” of Iran after he said he was American. And I thought he was a piece of work. Things aren’t much better here either. Team Red and Team Blue keep BSing over people’s heads and yet we still have to deal with this crap for another four years while Team Blue stays peacock arrogant.

      • There are only 9 nations that owns nuke if you count North Korea. I don’t see them threaten the other hundred or so non-nuclear capable nations. Sound more like a case of insecurity/over compensation.


        In order to have any deterrent for HUGE nations, Japan would need a lot of missiles to blanket all the target cities in the double digits. Nukes also needs a lot of maintenance to keep working. These are not cheap toys. Japan is welcome to join the cold war and to bankrupt themselves even more.

      • Not exactly, they want the nukes because they know eventually the US will get tired of their shit and cancel their protection treaties, and they really don’t like their prospects against the other countries in Asia they’ve been badmouthing for decades.

        Their only hope would be nuclear deterrence.

        • Thank you, Anon. The key word here is “deterrence”. Countries these days don’t want nukes so they can destroy others. They want so they can -threaten- to destroy others. So they can tell their enemies that they -also- have nukes.
          People online are always going on about solving “Problem X” with a Big Boy to the face. The reason no one can do this is because, the moment a country uses a nuclear weapon on another, allies of the second country can turn and do it right back at them. And then everyone is flinging nukes.

          See also: Mutually Assured Destruction. I swear, this was in the JHS textbooks.

  • These guys have absolutely no idea, what left-wing or right-wing means. First of all, left-wing =/= pacifism, being left-wing and supporting a powerful army are not polar opposites. This Hashimoto is completely far-right, worse, with supporting the idea of a dictator and allying himself with Governor Shitface you can call him a Japanazi (because Godwin).

  • I’ll never understand why websites and people interested in Japan are so turned off by Japan wanting to be more assertive/independent. You like Japan, right? Or do you just like the Japan that America controls?

    • Maybe if you kept your radiation and trash from floating across the damn pacific we would be happier.

      We had to clean up your fucking mess and back your irresponsible selves when your politicians were too busy bickering and covering ass to keep a god damn nuclear plant from blowing up.

      If you want to be equals, start by paying us for the full amount of money for deployment of US troops that act as guarantors of your security against rabid neighbors who want to rape your women.

      Or stop protesting in the thousands when one bitch of yours gets raped but not a sound when she gets raped by one of yours.

      You got a big mouth and nothing to back it up with other than delusional bitching fest.

    • Wanting to be more? No, they want to be less…

      If these right-wing nuts get their way, anime and manga will be banned, reporters from free press will be jailed or worse like during WWII, and Japan will be a smoking crater (or do you seriously think Russia and China will allow a WWII axis nation to acquire nukes?).

    • There’s being independant then there’s “Fuck you, I can do whatever I damn well please!”.

      We do not want another Imperial Japan for one. With the politicians they have now, it wouldn’t be surprising if we hear in the news that Japan has gone and attacked Korea or China. All at the whims of pandering to the fearful masses….That is IF they became truly independant.

      Can’t say for everyone here, but I’m not naive and gullible enough to think Japan is all giant robots, big titty highschool girls and honorable samurai’s. They produce some awesome stuff; can’t say the same about their attitudes and social constructs.

    • There’s nothing wrong with a healthy Japan…
      But this story isn’t about that: it’s about a hypocritical, lying, deceitful, stupid, idiotic and selfish politician. Who got caught with his pants down.

  • The thing all tinpot dictators, warlords and would-be genocide perpetrators have in common is holding national sovereignty sacred, even more than morality and the well-being of their citizens. Wouldn’t want any other countries interfering in their plans!

    • Wing-nut is too lenient a term for them. It’s pure idiocy.

      Thankfully, at this rate, people like them will select themselves out of the gene pool, possibly with the help of China (which is left wing, not right, btw, left wing right wing : Communist Fascist).

      • lmao China is about left wing as a piece of shit from a fascists. China is not communist, its far more capitalists. Even the concept of a communist state is an oxymoron, because real communism is no state. Also China believe Stalin was the last communist and follow his approach more, and Stalin was a authoritarian fascist and certainly not left wing.
        Communism isnt just one thing, so many sub branches and orthodox and reformers. Plus the idea of communism sounds nice (pure equality for all- think star trek) so dictatorships can easily pretend they are something they now. Combined with it being Doublespeak. So no China is not left wing.

        • @17:46
          Nice strawman, you’ve got there. Communism is an ideology centred around a classless society. China is the exact opposite of that, and it clearly doesn’t intend to change. Calling it communist state is an oxymoron.

        • China is Communist and Capitalist.
          Many people do not realize that “communism” describes a “system of government,” an “economic policy,” and an ideology at the same time. It is possible to have a communist government along with a capitalist economic system (China).
          This is different from “capitalism” in that capitalism can only be used to describe an economic system.
          All economic policies and government systems can be “mixed and matched.” Some of these are mutually exclusive on a ideological basis (communism and capitalism). But real life is different.

          A “communist state” is not an oxymoron when using the system of government definition. Ideology does not equate government or economic policy.

          Stalin is not facist at all. Authoritarian, yes, but not facist. Fascism is considered to be far right and its principles are authoritarian rule, mixed economy dependent on private ownership, and strong nationalism.

          Communism is generally considered far left. Especially when considering the ideology. If you look at the general policies of communist governments, they have been: equal rights for women, atheism, government regulation of prices, big government, no private ownership, universal health care, guaranteed employment, communal social structure, safety > privacy (reduced privacy), etc.
          Many of these policies follow the left side of the political spectrum in nations like the USA and UK.

      • Fascism has nothing to do with conservative or liberal economic philosophies. No true fascist country throughout history has been capitalist. Nazi Germany, one of the best examples of a fascist state, had a relatively government controlled economy with many state run corporations.

        The terms “Right Wing” and “Left Wing” are mostly misnomers because they only really describe economic issues at best. Both common United States parties pick and choose which social issues to fight for.

        It is better represented everything with two axis, libertarian-statism, liberal-conservative, which describe your stances on social issues vs stances on economic issues respectively.

        In the past though, liberal economic philosophies have always been based in capitalism, while conservative ones have represented state controlled systems. Sometime during the 1800’s, the terms switched, at least in the US.

    • However, people like Ishihara and Hashimoto are dangerous for Japan’s foreign policy. They never belonged in politics and and they should’ve been made to stay far away from it.

      Then again, the fact that these motherfuckers are being elected for having the school of thought akin to the relics from WWII days mean that there are a lot of Japanese supremacists in Japan.

      • Point well put Anon 8:48

        Most of the reason why America disarmed japan is because we didn’t want people like Hashimoto being able to drive the country back into a massive war, thus repeating much of WWII.

        For as long as people like them are even considered capable of handling governmental powers with any kind of responsibility, or much less sanity, Japan will continue to be disallowed to have an army.

        Also hashimoto might want to read up on the nuclear disarmament treatise between America and Russia before he assumes what Americas opinion is of nukes.

  • oh shit,i think japan is following the same bullshit as the u.s. there is proof of it, right here. japan need to fix their act and stay away from the u.s for awhile, before the damage get to deep to fix. the u.s. already cause damage on japan’s subculture.

    • Nips were already fucked before any US influence came by. How can you make a pile of shit any worse than what it already is?

      ‘Glorious culture’ of japan is nothing more than 3000 years of copying other nations. They have no room to stand on authenticity.

  • Right winged does not require military force. It’s a way of thinking. America is stuck up it’s own ass, but don’t think Japan isn’t either. When your best argument is “well at least we aren’t as bad as X!” you have a problem.

  • Nips are always either delusionally ignorant or when their little confidence is shattered gets suicidally anxious and depressed.

    They need some serious lesson in depth and psychological maturity.

  • “If you’re worried about countries drifting to the right, start with your own damn country.”

    Notice to this jap: No body’s ‘worried’ over your little sinking island excuse of a country. When you drift right you tend to throw tantrums like a 12 year old, so we are annoyed we might have to tell your people to shut the fuck up again, or get fucked to pieces by the chinese like you deserve.

    Osama? Saddam? Gaddafi? At least when America goes right wing it actually manages to win.

  • “He’s completely right. The overseas media goes on and on about Japan turning right wing, despite all of those nations already having huge armies themselves.”

    It’s so interesting to see japanese try to see everything as personal attacks as if their paper-thin skins can’t take a little prick of reality. Or as if all the world affairs and diplomatic statements revolve around themselves.

    Japanese are simply too infantile and childish to be taken seriously on the international stage. Go play with china and korea, see how they like your attitude.

    • Yeah and the people here that are from the US, I’m talking about you Weaboos. If you go to Japan and bump into a cop or anyone that is in fact still angry about WW2 be ready to be arrested for whatever reason, I’m not kidding. Travel at your own risk.

      • Oh yeah! I heard about that, the lucky ones got deported back with a 10 year ban. And the ones that weren’t so lucky was thrown in jail for a indefinite period of time and then deported back with a lifetime ban on travel into Japan.

        • It’s happening to alot of people, someone said to search it on google, japan forums, youtube, blogs etc, it’s not some rare case from the looks of it, it’s happening to a lot of foreigners.

        • There’s lots of videos and stuff about it online and on forums and also youtube. seriously it’s fucking retarded what they are doing, I feel stupid for being all “Japan <3"

          Anyway I've decided I'm never going there, don't want to be sent back and waste money on ticket either it's fucking expensive.

        • My friend and I got kicked out of Japan and was banned for 10 years, all because we were just standing around in those shopping arcades.

          The cops said we were loitering and disrupting public flow of traffic and that could have caused someone to get injured or whatever.

          Next thing you know we were read our rights, and given a choice, at that point we were both pissing ourselves so we opted to leave the country with the ban.

          I’m never going back to that fucking place ever again!

        • There have been cases where the foreigner arrested say they have done nothing wrong, whether that is actually true or not I don’t know.

          I do know that one thing lead to another, and the shit hits the fan and they are banned from Japan, or thrown in jail.

          Now american, european, african etc their laws don’t apply in japan obviously, they do things differently, it’s NOT “innocent until proven guilty” it’s more the other way around “guilty until proven innocet”

        • Were these people completely innocent?, or did they do something?.

          I need to know because I was planning on going to japan but, I totally don’t want to go if it’s going to ruin my experience and get banned or whatever the fuck.

          Not to mention wasting tons of cash on plane ticket and shit.

          Can anyone give me more info?

        • I saw a video on youtube about it from this guy’s experience, I don’t know if it mattered that he was from the states or what.

          But poor guy was saying he’s lost any love and respect for japan and that he doesn’t ever want to go back even if he was allowed.

  • If Japan is going to be rancorous about being under the umbrella of US protection, I think it’s a simple enough thing to rescind that protection and communicate to both China and Korea to “have at it.”

    You’d see those silly WOGs rushing back, kissing our feet, just like they did during our provision of aid during their most recent serious tsunami.

    Incidentally, they seem to enjoy referring to us as “hairy barbarians.” I never really understood that; without the presence of secondary sexual characteristics, such as body hair, men much more closely resemble women. I have noticed that many Japanese men cannot be readily distinguished from their androgynous, assless women.

    • When Marco Polo showed up at the Chinese Imperial Court, one of the courtiers described him in his memoirs as “a hairy ape.” As a general rule, whenever you show up in a culture different than your own, especially the first time, your appearance, speech, and mannerisms can, and often will, be held against you.

    • IF you hate Japan and Japanese people so much, to the point of childish insults, why are you even into their pop culture? the proof of this is you’re following this site so you’re obviously into Japan.

      Why not find another hobby like getting into Italy or Tibet or Canada for some examples?

      Also the US are pompous barbarians, look at cnn, crime and mass killings all over the place. And you call that civilized??, what a joke. lol

      • And yet a year or so ago how many swedes were massacred in one shooting? 77 wasn’t it? The Greeks are rioting because they took more than they could pay for so now they are complaining. How many school shootings has Germany had in the last decades alone? And I specificly remember a British rioter who was part of a group burning and looting private, I repeat PRIVATE bussiness because they were mad at the government. Yes, how barbaric the US is; you people are so civilized.

        • Good indication of the kind of dipshits this site can attract, that a comment suggesting reflection rather than finger-pointing gets downvoted.

          Shit all over Japan and every other asian country while enjoying their entertainment seems to be the modus operandi of this site and its users.

        • Seems like you’re pointing fingers at other countries too.

          If we’re going to turn this into a pissing contest I suggest taking a look at your own violence rates. Seventh highest suicide rate in the world. The only country higher than Japan that isn’t a mostly a 2nd world nation is south korea.

        • @07:48 Apparently you’re not clued into the fact that what I stated was not an insult but actual fact, people are getting massacred in the states left right and center.

          I suggest people from the states to sit down and think long and hard why so much violence and crime and hate is amongst you people instead of pointing fingers desperately at other countries.

        • 07:55

          At least we either kill or put away many of those criminals instead of giving each of them a slap on the wrist and making excuses like you japs do.

          Think before you shoot off with that mouth of yours.

        • Considering the fact that suicide, child molestation (ehem I’m sorry compensated child molestation) and abusing children in general are the national past times in Japan no country should be pointing fingers at each other. Each country has a whole load of bullshit that one needs to swallow when you pay any attention to it.

    • Japs are kids. What else do they expect from a world of adults?

      The way they think is pretty childish and their ‘debate’ really just boils down to throwing tantrums. Problem is, this is how the majority of them actually think.

  • “When they killed bin Laden they freely trampled another country’s sovereignty. Compare that to the JRP, and who is right wing?”

    OH yeah, we are ALWAYS the bad guy. Like no one has ever attacked US. Or killed our innocent civilians or anything. Yeah we were totally not vindicated in Killing a mass terrorist AT ALL.

  • Q: “Hello sir, some reports indicate that you are an asshole, are you an asshole sir?”

    A: “Ducks in the atlantic are dying in hundreds because of the oil spill, and also fuck your mother.”

    Yes, he’s right, in the sense that he’s bringing a completely unrelated fact in an attempt to dodge the question addressed to him.

    • The amount of laughable self-victim complex in that children’s series was so amusing I was laughing my ass off at every ‘tragic’ display of emotion. It wasn’t even funny how japs took such miniscule things seriously like a kid having a begging fit over a lost candy.

      The whole thing was like a comedy series.