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Old 03-11-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Go ahead and marry anyone, but I don't understand why gay-friendliness is so important.
It became a default liberal/conservative issue during the last two American election cycles. Now it's mostly out of play for elections so we don't really care about how other cultures treat homosexuality when we support or oppose them.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Neither, Japanese politics are completely different than occidental politics.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:57 PM
 
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It became a default liberal/conservative issue during the last two American election cycles. Now it's mostly out of play for elections so we don't really care about how other cultures treat homosexuality when we support or oppose them.
It's a joke for me to judge whether someone is liberal or conservative if gay-friendliness is the main criterion. There are many more important things in the world.
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Old 03-12-2016, 12:23 AM
 
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The IDs are more diverse in Asia, which make a complication. Too many kings and queens.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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Go ahead and marry anyone, but I don't understand why gay-friendliness is so important.
It's just a way for people to move the goal post when it comes to evaluating other countries' human rights record. Just as Japan gets condemned for refusing to allow mass immigration.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:16 PM
 
Location: World
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Japan is big on Public Transportation and Universal Government funded Health care system. Conservatives in USA are against these thngs. So Japan can be said as more Liberal then USA.
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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Japan is big on Public Transportation and Universal Government funded Health care system. Conservatives in USA are against these thngs. So Japan can be said as more Liberal then USA.
The only thing is that most of the transportation in Japan is funded by the private sector, including rail and even the expressway system. In the United States currently there is only one rail system (not yet open but will soon) that is funded by the private sector which is All Aboard Florida.
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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It's just a way for people to move the goal post when it comes to evaluating other countries' human rights record. Just as Japan gets condemned for refusing to allow mass immigration.
Last time I checked, over 95% of all applicants for Japanese green card were admitted. What kind of immigration are you talking about?
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:04 AM
 
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I don't think anyone in the West would consider institutional racism to be liberal.
Discrimination based on location or religion isn't racism.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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The only thing is that most of the transportation in Japan is funded by the private sector, including rail and even the expressway system. In the United States currently there is only one rail system (not yet open but will soon) that is funded by the private sector which is All Aboard Florida.
But Japan National Railways was funded and built with Government hands only using tax-payer money. It is only in late 1980s that it was shifted into a consortium of Japan Railways group and Stock Market. These Private fund-raiser would never have invested if they have to build a Transportation Network from a scratch. Taking everything which is already built is a different proposition. In USA, Conservatives oppose even Government building anything.
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