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Ojamajo LimePie



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:50 pm Reply with quote
Jonny Mendes wrote:
Unlike the US, Japan have many parties (11 last election) so the vote is more divided.
Most parties are center and center-left what makes more easy to LDP to win because have the majority of vote on the center-right and right wing.
Left wing vote are more divided.


Is there an option for forming a coalition government?
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Kaylee Smerbeck



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:52 pm Reply with quote
Ojamajo LimePie wrote:
Jonny Mendes wrote:
Unlike the US, Japan have many parties (11 last election) so the vote is more divided.
Most parties are center and center-left what makes more easy to LDP to win because have the majority of vote on the center-right and right wing.
Left wing vote are more divided.


Is there an option for forming a coalition government?

Yes
I can bring up the election system to show possibly how its a one party democracy but ehh even when I learned it I couldn't grasp it.
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TheAnimeRevolutionizer



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:21 am Reply with quote
Tempest wrote:
Sure it does.

Depending on how you define "Japanese."

Regardless of their family history. A child born (to immigrants) and raised in Japan will be more Japanese than a child born and raised to Japanese parents abroad. Many immigrants will also strike up relationships with Japanese citizens, marry and have "halfu" children. Again, born and raised in Japan, with one Japanese parent, these kids might as well be Japanese. Again, certainly more Japanese than an 100% ethnic Japanese child born and raised abroad.

To me, culture is vastly more important than genetics.

Unfortunately nationalists usually don't see it that way.


Japan has long been a place of immigration, and I do agree with you on your sentiment. Not too recently, there was evidence that Romans and Iranians had once resided in Japan during the days of Empress Himiko and the Heian Era through the discovery of ancient currencies excavated around Nagoya. The Chinese scholar Fu Xu came to Japan and introduced to them Qin Dynasty culture and resided there with his shipmates. There are also legends of some minority tribes of mainland China that tell how some of them left for lands across the ocean.

But if you ask me, I also think there's a major culture problem too, and plenty of faults. I've read on articles of how there are not just half children, but also full bred Caucasians who have lived there their entire lives in Japan, and it is not easy for them either. This isn't even going into how for such a place like the United States that proclaims to be a melting pot of peoples and cultures, there isn't the mindset and openmindedness everyone likes to claim but don't even follow, and this isn't even going into the whole deal with cultural bias and American exceptionalism that will ship on over to Japan. What promises anything like that isn't instilled in their children? The Hell's Angels are even big out in Japan as a hardcore bozozoku gang, and there are plenty of those half and pure Caucasian who are in those gangs.

I'll even throw out an example. While the adage "The nail that sticks out gets hammered down" is true, I've heard that thrown out so many times out here as why "Japan is bad". While it may be my bias, I hold extra standards on the country I live in, and especially for one that claims to be a land of freedom and equality. And a little spite for anyone who is like whom I am talking about: You all cut down tall poppies out here. At least for the nail adage, it talks about stability and being of worth for some cause. At least Japan can proudly say that it had a few centuries of violent civil war driven by individuals who wanted the best for the nation, and I'd like to see the individual who likes sitting in a crappy made chair with nails sticking out of it. Hell, such things do not have to be nails. They can be screws, rivets, threads, pegs, glue. While even Japan is guilty of cutting down poppies, at least they hold the promise that if you are going to be an individual, you'd best make your mark in the world and hold value in how you represent and express yourself to truly move mountains and change things for the better. Any guy can have a desire to move to Japan and find a Japanese wife and learn all of the Japanese they can for the immigration exam, but I'd like to give empires to find a single person in this country -nay, the youth of Japan itself these days- to truly understand Yamatodamashii and the values it entails. Until then, that lack of cultural understanding will not bear any fruit of a truly beneficial answer for anyone, and especially for a new generation.

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Isn't more to due to fundamental social issues where you have an impossible job climate where you are either over worked to literal death or you decline the risk and become a slow burning NEET that has "no social value"?

The issue is of extremes that create a scenario that screws over the Family, society, and multiple generations of people and would take a significant paradigm shift that is going to take more than just "giving birth to another hundred thousand babies within the next year".


No offense, but while we got "Dumpy" Trump because every dumbass teen admired him back in the 1980s (thank you Frank Zappa), Japan has always had a want to go back into the late 1980s again economy wise. Honestly, while I love the past, it should be the drive and inspiration that matters, not the stuff. This is what happens when you are blinded by nostalgia. Everyone is paying for it.

Some words from me: I'm going to tie everything together in saying that Japan still has a major orphan stigma and that no one is taking care of those children. I'm also not going to lie and say that what ails the United States is unique to itself only- In this globally connected overt consumerist capital driven world, everyone is suffering from karoshi and overwork. Everyone is suffering the cold touch and isolationism of the Iron Cage. Everyone is suffering the 9-5 pennies grind and to conform to the "perfect normal" nuclear family model and "ideal" economic zone. Everyone is also suffering the environmental destruction of excess and waste that this all is bringing, and how we're all probably not going to have enough to eat or enjoy in the future because of self wrought resource tainting. Everyone is so driven to be like the First World and all of its decadence and superficial supremacist trash, and not enough like themselves and to know about themselves. And yet, everyone is encouraged to dig in and make more babies for that degrading and decaying world. Maybe everyone should be gay and loving and understanding than to be in a system that doesn't give a fu.ck about you unless you're "perfect enough" to be in it. And no, I don't have an appropriate response for this topic. All I can say directly is that Japan is fighting the good fight, and I am proud of them doing that. The older generation of Japan are also sick in the head because of the westernization = modernization garbage that was fed throughout the Meiji Era, and I also attribute plenty of that to why they are such racist and discriminatory dogs.

This may have seemed overblown and I'm kind of going crazy these days, but when love is on the chopping block, it's time to rip out evil from the roots on up. Everything about this crazy world just made this topic personal. Yes, I am straight. No, I do not feel I should just sit back and ignore this because "it doesn't affect me". One day, it will, and I know that this is wrong.
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