It was recently announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed. We proudly called them the Reconstruction Olympics, intending to showcase the recovery of East Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. Of course, we aren’t hosting the Olympics in Fukushima. Because it hasn’t been reconstructed yet…
In the last 9 years, 10 different ministers for reconstruction have been appointed. They couldn’t handle it for long and kept being replaced. Yes, only the ministry for reconstruction was reconstructed.
We were all excited for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics But unfortunately, the coronavirus turned the tide and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been washed away Like how the tsunami washed away the future of this area in 2009.
In the end, These Olympics will become the Reconstruction Olympics for the 2020 Olympics.
Many people have tested positive for the virus in Italy. In order to stop the virus from spreading further, the Italian Government published some guidelines, It bans People to kiss and hug their friends. What the fuck! Of course, Italian people are complaining about it.
But now we have to do that. They should learn about Japanese culture. We Japanese usually don’t kiss and hug people. We just do it secretly on a crowded train.
Even if we still accept Chinese tourists, the number of cases here is still less than in Italy because we don’t really like getting into someone’s personal space.
An American guy’s tweet about a red cross blood donation poster caused a big dispute in Japan (on twitter)
An American famous news show said Japan is home of 93% of the world’s weird stuff. Sometimes Western media report about Japan’s news. They pick up a weird topic and exaggerate it and report it with the one-sided view
The other day, an American guy tweeted about a red cross blood donation poster which was collaborating with the manga series “Uzaki-chan wants to hang out.” That tweet caused a big dispute on Twitter in Japan.
Yes, Americans really like to cause disputes
in other countries…
I know why when American guys see Uzaki-chan’s big boobs, they think it’s over-sexualized. Because a US famous porno site reported The most searched for terms of 2018.
No3 is milf. No2 is Hentai No1 is lesbian Anyway, MILF. mother I’d like to fuck. And In other countries, Hentai means basically Anime Porno. They also reported the most viewed categories of 2018.
No3 is milf. No2 is Japanese No1 is lesbian So Probably They watch too much Japanese Hentai Anime,So when they see, an Anime girl who has big boobs, They think she is over-sexualized. But For us, Uzaki-chan is just a character such as Pikachu, Mario, or Hello Kitty.
In a sense, We grew up in a sexually developed country. So for us, this poster is not special. We recognized this as a character. Especially for Japanese boys….
Anyway, personally I’m not interested in this kind of Anime. I know foreign people see this poster and think wow this is over-sexualized. For us, it is similar to seeing a Micky mouse poster and claiming
Wow, this character’s face looks like a giant dick! This is over-sexualized.
Some people said This Kind of Anime character contributes to objectifying women and infringes on women’s rights. I think the problem is they imagined that Uzakichan exists like a real human. They recognize Uzakichan as a real woman. I also can say they are infringing on the anime character’s rights.
Western people always think their values are correct, and set them as the standard of the world. Before giving us advice, they should look at their own country first. (They always give us advice, yet are so hypocritical.) (“Thank you so much for the advice.”)
An American man told us that using this kind of sexualized character is behind the times and that the rest of the world is more forward-thinking in regards to women’s rights, and the #metoo movement. So, I checked out America’s Red Cross campaign.
The main reason this tweet caused such controversy is that a female lawyer, known for not liking the sexualization of females that often occurs in anime, posted the following tweet.
English translation As for why they choose this illustration specifically, I think everyone is just completely desensitized to it. Why did they use this picture on the poster? Everyone may be immune to it, but it is like creating an environment where sexual harassment is common, in a public space.
In response, many otakus responded with the argument that having big boobs isn’t a kind of sexual harassment, and demanded that she apologize. It’s also discrimination to imply that, if the girl on the poster were flat-chested, it wouldn’t be sexual.
Everyone on twitter is chiming in with their own views on big/small boobs and how it related to sexual harassment.
Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, citizens are fighting for free speech. Japan is showing the world the real meaning of freedom of speech.
Also, the text on the poster is rather problematic. It says “Sempai! …Will this be your first time? Are you scared of injections?”
Some people think this is against the law, as it is coercing people into giving blood.
However, this is nothing like forcing people to give blood. This is just…temptation. If this counts as forcing people to give blood, all English language schools are guilty of coercion as well. They always try to shame people into joining, with advertisements that say
“Hey, you! Can you speak English? Are you serious? Everyone needs to be able to speak English if they wish to participate in our global society.”
…Then, they learn English from foreign
otaku who couldn’t compete in the global society.
I think I know the real psychological reason they chose to use this image. In Japan, we have an aging society, with a lack of blood donations, and we need younger people to donate. However, in Japan, we have strict rules regarding blood donation.
If you want to donate blood, you cannot have had a new sexual partner within the last six months. This makes otakus the perfect target audience.
In the past few years, they started collaborating with anime to advertise. The number of blood donations has increased.
Otakus are like the saints of the Red Cross blood drive.
But if they hang the posters too close to the donation booths, there might be no blood left in any other areas of their body for them to draw. In Japan, many people have different viewpoints, and our freedom of speech allows that.
I think that if using anime characters like
this increases the amount of blood donated and saves more lives, it’s okay.
However, if they use this kind of advertisement in public places, it might
overwhelm Twitter again, so I think they should use two different kinds of
advertisements – anime characters is places like internet cafes and Akihabara,
and normal posters for public places. If we’re careful, like America, there
will be no controversy.
The fact Japan has so much freedom of speech and many different viewpoints is a great thing. I hope next time people are arguing over something important, the argument makes it off Twitter.
Check out here for Meshida’s Stand-up Comedy Show in Tokyo.
There is a big demo in Honking to protest against extradition.
Almost 1million protesters attended this demo.Police reported it was 250,000 people. But It was reported by Chinese Police. So it’s 1million protesters.
Why do Hongkongers protest extradition?
Because if they accept extradition, Mainland China can judge all suspects and criminals in Hong Kong. they don’t have a right to atrial in Hong Kong. They will send them to China directly and judge them in their courts.
Maybe in the future, If people wear Winnie the Pooh T-shits, They are tried for treason. Actually, Winnie the Pooh is strictly censored in China. Because He looks like their leader Xi Jin-ping.
I think he looks like “Babe” more than Pooh.
Winnie the Pooh must have been devastated when he heard the news. And if they have a movie party and watch the legendary movie “Babe” They will all die a mysterious death in China.
The movie Ghost Busters was also strictly censored. They banned movies that have stories based on cult and superstition. It means they can’t play their Chinese history movie. Like “China 5,000 years of history”
“one person one vote”
Anyway if this extradition works, The International financial city of Hong Kong will become The Mainland’s newest campsite for all of Pooh’s best friends Hong Kong is now part of China under one country, two systems principle, but now China gradually erodes Hong Kong and now they can’t have the universal election. they don’t have the right “one person one vote.” I can’t believe this! Even people in North Korea have one person one vote. Even though they just only 1 candidate.
Donald Trump to be a Christopher Robin?
I think just one person can stop Chinese Pooh. Yes, his best friend “Christopher Robin. I really expected Donald Trump to be a Christopher Robin and convince Pooh. becauseTrump said Xi is my friend. But after I saw Christopher Robin profile in Wikipedia. I gave up. Because On his profile it is said
Special skill: Writing Proficiency
Yes, Christopher Robin never tweets “Prince of Whales.”
Now I think Hong Kongers really want to ask British People. They want to ask