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originally posted by: C0bzz
a reply to: Nexttimemaybe
Your post makes no sense.
"Japan is a culture in which it is legal to own child porn. "
Japan is a country. Japanese have a culture. Japan has laws. Japan has banned child pornography. The fact they have banned child-pornography only recently doesn't mean it's part of the culture. The fact that it's legal to do something a bit immoral and in many cases leads to underage prostitution (which is illegal) or exploitation doesn't necessarily mean it's part of the mainstream culture.
That would be like saying prostitution is part of Australian culture.
Personally I find it bizarre that the US decided to elect neoconservatives, who then invaded a couple of countries, then a liberal, then a billionaire populist. Who next? Kim Kardashian? maybe a Communist? Hillary Clinton? Of course, I could probably write a few lines on why my own country (Australia) is backwards - like having 5 different Prime Minsters since end of 2008. There's always something to find.
Also if you mischaracterise Japanese culture, and if americans do this on a wide-scale basis, then that's the first step in alienating the Japanese, and losing a close-ally.
The fact is the US and Japan have many common interests in the Pacific and are close trading partners. Are these likely to change?
originally posted by: sy.gunson
The J-20 has a trick up its sleeve, Quantum radar