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窗边的小豆豆 - 2016-02-14 22:52:56
[Article:English][Language:中文][Book/Text:Non-fiction][World:Asia:Japan]

I finished to read “窗边的小豆豆”, it is a Chinese version of famous Japanese book “窓ぎわのトットちゃん”(by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi) or "Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window".

I already read “トットちゃんとトットちゃんたち”("Totto-chan's children"). It is a record of the journey that Ms. Kuroyanagi had visited poor countries as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. Many children suffered from a civil war, unhygienic conditions, preventable disease and hunger.

Addition, I hadn't read “窗边的小豆豆” in any languages, therefore initially I thought the book is also a record of children in poor countries. But in fact, it is a non-fictional autobiography of Ms. Kuroyanagi's childhood.

In the childhood, Ms. Kuroyanagi called herself "Totto-chan"(小豆豆/xiao doudou in the Chinese book). Because she is very naughty, she had to drop out of general schools. Finally she enrolled a very unique school called "Tomoe academy"(巴学园/ba xueyuan in the book).

Probably everyone imagined once "if my classroom is a train..." but everyone also know it is just a fantasy. However, it wasn't a fantasy. The academy had used remodeling trains as classrooms.

Educational policies of the academy also are very unique. For example, the academy didn't conduct a lesson as other schools. Instead, a teacher wrote today's tasks on a blackboard first, each student may study the tasks in any order.

The original version of the book published on 1981, and this is the story before the end of the World War 2, but Japan in the 21st century still has same problems.

The principal of the academy is a very gentle person, Totto-chan had never seen that he gets angry. But someday, he got angry with a teacher because the teacher blurted out careless words that may hurt a disabled child. The principal always made an effort to give self-confidence to each child even if who has a disability.

In contemporary Japan, many people, sometimes famous people or politicians who show discriminatory opinions to the public like "the disabled are useless", "the disabled have to die" without any shame.

Someday, when Totto-chan was returning from the academy to her home, a boy suddenly threw an insulting voice to her "Korean!" She was surprised, told her mother about it. The mother wept and told her that the boy is a Korean. Because he has been subjected to insults, he believed "Korean" is an insulting word. You are a Japanese, he is a Korean, but he is a child the same as you, so you must not discriminate absolutely.

It is a story before the end of the World War 2, at this time many Japanese had looked down Korean and other Asian people. I have respect for her mother. In the 21st century, racists often appear on the major cities in Japan, they shout "kill Koreans!", "cockroach!", "I'll open Tsuruhashi(*) massacre". Police protect them and interfere anti-racist protesters. And of course, PM of Japan is a racist.

(*)A city in Osaka prefecture. There is one of the biggest Korean-towns in Japan.

"Totto-chan's children", it published on 1997, it showed us about hardship of people, especially children in poor and dangerous countries. However, on 2015, a Japanese foolish racist drew an illustration insulting refugees "good idea, let's do a refugee". Of course, the illustration was blamed by many people around the world. But the problem wasn't finished. Surprisingly, an illustrated book by the racist that has been published by Senrindo, a Japanese publisher that published a lot of discriminatory books.

Sometimes I can't believe that I live in a developed country of the 21st century.

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Racist Illustration against Refugees - 2015-10-11 21:23:52
[Article:English][News:Racism][World:Asia:Japan]

A racist illustration against Syrian refugees released by a Japanese racist illustrator what is criticized around the world.

Is this manga cartoon of a six-year-old Syrian girl racist? - BBC News

Japan is a heaven of racist. Racist groups sometimes appear in major cities of Japan and they shout "Kill Koreans! Cockroach! Go home!". Many protesters try to stop their hate speech, but police protect them from the protesters.

The Japanese biggest political party LDP and the Cabinet are racist. LDP doesn't want to forbid hate speech because racists are one of main supporters and power sources of LDP.

Toshiko Hasumi, the artist drew the illustration, who is a manager of "The Group to Support Prime Minister Abe".

Facebook

I can't accept Facebook as well as the illustration, racists, LDP and PM Abe because Facebook refused to remove the illustration and took meaningless actions.

In the end of September, some Japanese people found the illustration was sharing in Facebook.

Of course, the Community Standards of Facebook forbids hate speech, thus some Japanese people, including me, reported about the illustration to Facebook. But Facebook refused to remove the illustration. Facebook claimed "We judged the photograph you reported, it's not violated the Community Standards".

The people disappointed Facebook, and a petition "Facebook must recognize an illustration insulting Syrian refugees as racism" has been started by "Don't Allow Racism Group". The petition collected more than 10,000 signatures within few days.

Oct 02, 23:06 JST, I received a mail from Facebook. It said "The decision about your report was changed", "Because the account posted the content was removed, We can't judge the content it violates the Community Standards or not". I can't recognize this meaning clearly, but it seemed the illustration was removed.

But Oct 03, 2:38 JST, about 3.5 hours later from the previous mail, I received a mail again. It said "Because the account posted the content was restored, It might be possible to view the content again". The illustration was completely restored! I can't understand what Facebook was thinking.

Because The Japan Times wrote an article about the petition and Japanese anti-racism people wrote articles/tweets in English, BBC and other media around the world they delivered articles in English and other languages.

The illustration was draw from a real photograph of a six years old refugee girl. Jonathan Hyams, the photographer took the photograph, who knew the problem and tweeted "Shocked+deeply saddened anyone would choose to use an image of an innocent child to express such perverse prejudice".

Finally, Hasumi removed the illustration. The reason is a claim of the photographer. However, she doesn't feel any remorse for her racism and insulting against refugees. She still continues to release new discriminatory illustrations.

I know racists like Zaitokukai, Hasumi, LDP and Abe they can't feel any remorse for victims of discrimination. The only way to fight against racists in this situation is locked them out. If SNS companies deny their contents, they lose important ways to distribute their racism.

But Facebook claims the illustration doesn't violate the Community Standards. It means this kind of contents is allowed on Facebook. In other words, it means Facebook declared it is being an important tool to distribute racism.

I strongly protest against Facebook.

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Emergency Special: Do you know the hate business? - 2015-06-30 21:54:46
[Article:English][News:Racism][World:Asia:Japan][Entertainment:Movie/TV]

Fuji TV subtitling error has South Koreans say they 'hate' Japan(The Independent)

In today's Japan, hate-Korea/China contents have grown into big business. Many Japanese blogs have propagated anti-Korea/China false rumors for money, many publishers have published "hate" books, some TV and radio stations have made "hate" programs.

On June 5, 2015, one of major Japanese TV stations Fuji TV broadcast "Friday Premium - Akira Ikegami's Emergency Special! Seemingly we know but don't know well mystery of Korea".

This photograph is an advertisement for the program on a newspaper:

Source of this image: nocchi99's tweet
Blurb: Do you know the true reason why Korea became "anti-Japan"?

Akira Ikegami is a very famous commentator in Japan. In addition, many Japanese people believe he is a trustful and politically-neutral person. However, that's obvious, the program is a type of hate Korea business. Unfortunately, the program was able to have very strong influence to many people.

Of course, the program induced some controversies. But surprisingly, a more horrific problem was revealed. Some audiences who have knowledge of Korean language they found out fake subtitles were used onto comments of Korean interviewees.

One of those scenes:

Source of this image: change.org - to Fuji TV: Please don't make more falsehood!
Subtitle: I hate Japan because it hurt Korea.
But she said: (Subject is unknown) has many cultures thus many foreign tourists have visited to (unknown).
*It can't identify from the program that she said about Japan or Korea or others. Fuji TV claims she said about Korea.

On 29 June, Fuji TV admitted the subtitles are untrue and posted a message of apology on its website. The TV station claims the problem is "mistake".

I can't forgive Fuji TV and Mr.Ikegami. The program is one of shameful hate-Korea business even if they didn't use false subtitles. Furthermore, Mr.Ikegami is famous and "trustful" commentator, his action is things like put a "the quality is guaranteed by Ikegami" label to the falsehood program.

Mr.Ikegami, was believed "neutral" commentator by many people, who had criticized some thing like Asahi newspaper about a controversial comfort women problem, now he fueled hatred/racism and aided to broadcast the falsehood to whole of Japan. I think he has to shoulder the very heavy and huge responsibility. And Fuji TV, Of course, It must have sense of shame.

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"Don't Escape" Escape Game - 2015-02-09 21:34:06
[Article:English][Entertainment:Game]

scriptwelder released Don't Escape 2, a twisted escape game.

scriptwelder has made some "escape"(or "point and click") game series, all of them are very unique and good quality.

"Deep Sleep" is probably the most popular series in scriptwelder's games, it is relatively orthodox and horror taste escape game series. You should turn off the light, then play it.

But personally I like A small talk at the back of beyond. You make a conversation with AI, discover the secret and make a decision. This game is short and AI isn't too smart.(It can't understand "May I ask your name?". Instead, I have to say "What's your name?".) However, it's very interesting.


"Can you turn on the light?"
"Why do you want me to turn on the light?"
"Of course, mankind fears the dark."
"I am sorry, I do not fully understand what you have just said."
You are just a computer, you don't feel fear when play a horror game.

Don't Escape games can be categorized into escape games, but it's "don't escape". You have to find tools, use them wisely, and you have to shut yourself up for some reason.

In the first one, you are a warewolf. Today, the full moon will appear on the night, you'll turn into a monster. You have to seal yourself tightly, or else, you'll kill or hurt people, or you are killed by people.

The second one is in a zombie-pandemic situation. You have only 8 hours, travel to find useful tools, make barricades and traps, try to survive one night.


I found the generator! If I get some fuel, I can drink hot coffee! Er, we haven't any stove? No problem, we can burn the fuel to make hot coffee.

The objective is to survive one night, any method. You don't have to make every kinds of traps, recruit every survivors or discover every tools. Instead, you have to make some decisions. For example, if you get some fuel, which you use it for the car or the generator? There is no answer, there is many ways to survive the night.


You've met a undead. If you attack the undead with your shovel, you may lose the useful shovel. You can shot the undead, but a gun sound may attract more undeads. You can leave the undead if you don't need an important item...

You can become a good person or cold-blooded demon, friendly person or lone wolf. It's a cool trade-off escape game.

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The reason is you'll attack me if I give you the weapon - 2015-01-11 20:58:20
[Article:English][World:Asia:Japan]

Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?

I really love any kinds of books, comics are not an exception. But I seldom read comics, I haven't any comic now.

However, I strong oppose to ban "child-porn" or other taboo comics in Japan, without obvious evidence to prove the comics involve sexual crimes in the real world. If an expression is banned without evidence once, other expressions will be banned without evidence.

I support to ban trading in real child-porn, of course. Because there is a real victim, no exception. But I don't think we need to protect fictional victims. If we had to protect fictional victims, war film creators would be arrested for homicide or genocide? Nonsense.

When I read this article, I remembered a "Hadashi no Gen"(Bare feet Gen) problem. Hadashi no Gen is a comic that is drawn the Japanese society and situations around the World War 2. The comic tell the cruelties of the war to us, many schools in Japan collect the comic in a school library.

But some "the Internet right-wing" people and some right-wing politicians hate this "anti-war" comic, they demand to ban it from schools. Surprisingly, some boards of education decided to ban the comic.(Of course, the comic returned to the libraries after the Japanese society gets angry against the immoral action.)

They are very immoral, but not very foolish. They don't say "the comic must be banned, because I personally hate ideas of this comic", instead they use discrimination, violence and sexuality as its reasons. In Hadashi no Gen, the cruelties of the war is drawn, thus the comic inevitably includes some violence, sexuality and discrimination.

Hadashi no Gen is not a porn comic, but the problem said some people especially politicians who want to ban or control expression that use specious reasons. The "child-porn" comics are the easiest way to do it.

In today's Japan, racist groups shouted "let's kill Koreans", "process Koreans at a public health center", "you may rape Korean women" in major cities of the real world, it hurts real victims deeply, and some right-wing politicians have strong relations with the groups. The other hand, the politicians want to ban incidents and taboos in fictional worlds for some reason.

Why can I trust these politicians and give the strong weapon to them?

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