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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 11:49 am
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Seems there is more than one way to save the nations finances!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...p-die-japanese
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Seems there is more than one way to save the nations finances!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...p-die-japanese
Seems like an enlightened bloke...
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Seems like an enlightened bloke...
You're a dark force......................
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It was the elderly who marched into the reactor complex, drastically shortening their lives and likely making themselves particularly ill, and saving their nation and this MP's lives.
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Another Tsunami may do the trick?
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Frankly, I'm surprised we didn't see half of Japan on the ferries over to the Chinese mainland to get away from the radiation.

But then the last time they landed in China......
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Seems there is more than one way to save the nations finances!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013...p-die-japanese
This self sacrifice works in Japan because the up and coming generation / young are of the same ethnicity as the elderly.
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At least he's aptly named.
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
This self sacrifice works in Japan because the up and coming generation / young are of the same ethnicity as the elderly.
Actually, as far as I'm aware..the Japanese do not ask about ethnicity on their census. Any naturalized japanese citizen is therefor consider to be part of one ethnic group, which skews the results. But yes, probably not by a lot. Having said that, with europe's birth rates in decline, is continued mass immigration the only way to sustain our current welfare models? Going by the japanese, it would appear so.

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Actually, as far as I'm aware..the Japanese do not ask about ethnicity on their census. Any naturalized japanese citizen is therefor consider to be part of one ethnic group, which skews the results. But yes, probably not by a lot. Having said that, with europe's birth rates in decline, is continued mass immigration the only way to sustain our current welfare models? Going by the japanese, it would appear so.
Yep, homogenity rules. And its a touchy subject. The Japanese believe they are a pure race, originating from the Sun god. Kinda like many Americans' denial of evolution. Its pretty clear that the islands were initially inhabited by people from China through Korea, and in fact the Imperial family's roots can be traced to Korea although you won't get many Japanese to acknowledge it. There is/was also an indigenous tribe called the Ainu who the Japanese won't talk much about either.

All Japanese have a koseiktouhon, a family-based (as opposed to individual-based) super-birth-certificate; this is usually required at job interview stage, and from it any prospective employer can tell family history and marital status: women in particular are discriminated against if they're unmarried but not living at the familial home, and anyone who's got a "Kin" or other Korean-derived named in the family history is, too.
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Yep, homogenity rules. And its a touchy subject. The Japanese believe they are a pure race, originating from the Sun god. Kinda like many Americans' denial of evolution. Its pretty clear that the islands were initially inhabited by people from China through Korea, and in fact the Imperial family's roots can be traced to Korea although you won't get many Japanese to acknowledge it. There is/was also an indigenous tribe called the Ainu who the Japanese won't talk much about either.

All Japanese have a koseiktouhon, a family-based (as opposed to individual-based) super-birth-certificate; this is usually required at job interview stage, and from it any prospective employer can tell family history and marital status: women in particular are discriminated against if they're unmarried but not living at the familial home, and anyone who's got a "Kin" or other Korean-derived named in the family history is, too.
I struggle with the Bible and its account of man, but the Japanese suggestion that a sun goddess called "Amaterasu" who incidentally was born from the left eye of a creator god "Izanagi" and sent her grandson, "winigi" to Earth on the Japanese island Kyushu to wed an early deity, well I’m on a bad trip with a double drop of ecstasy, and i've had two bottles of vodka.

Not that I’m ignorant of other cultures (), but when Emperor Hirohito declared he was not from "divine culture" sometime prior to the ending of WWII, the Japanese had to make their interpretations conform to his account.

It’s more likely they are a mongrel race of Korean and Ainu.
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I love all this racial purity stuff, which always brings back fond memories of Nicky G. and his mission for our own ethnic purity..Though aren't mongrel dogs meant to suffer less problems than pure breed dogs? Would this also be applicable to humans? I know the Icelandic's need to consult a book prior to consummating their marriage.
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