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Mainichi Daily News, No WaiWai

TuskCracker

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I see the Mainichi Daily News, finally went politically correct and took out the WaiWai section.


I will miss it. Just for the craziness, and pictures of the covers of the weekly magazines.
 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but what I don't understand is that no_taboloid_against_gaijin activists, even who have ability to translate some into other languages, had not said anything about the Mainichi's crappiness or the Aussie editor for such a long time, more than 10 years(?).

It may not necessarily be discriminatory statements and images about residents of Japan, but I have to conclude my easy-going principle that many activists have a double standard mindset.
 

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Wai Wai gone

I am trying to understand "pipokun (゚Д゚)uma" comments. I am not sure I am getting it. Wai Wai was crazy and funny, and sometimes morbid (which is what I did not like).



Web site "www mainichiwaiwai com" has been busted for using copyright material. Go to it yourself and see
 

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Their credos go...
Mainichi Charter - February 1946
Mainichi Shimbun respects the freedom of expression and does what it can to protect it, while providing accurate and timely reporting and fair opinions.
Mainichi Shimbun is operated through the cooperation of all its employees and makes it a duty to contribute to society.
Mainichi Shimbun believes in social justice and respects liberty, human rights and labor rights.
Mainichi Shimbun aims to contribute to world peace as international society sees it.
What a waiwai...
 

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Insane hypocrisy on the part of the Japanese.
They have no problem in printing the content in Japanese, but as soon as it's presented in a language that people outside of Japan can understand, they throw a hissy-fit.

Sometimes people in this country act like giant babies with way too much time on their mind.

Image over substance is obviously the rule.
God forbid people on the outside actually see the substance.
 

pipokun

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Insane hypocrisy on the part of the Japanese.
They have no problem in printing the content in Japanese, but as soon as it's presented in a language that people outside of Japan can understand, they throw a hissy-fit.
...

Just take a look at the Mainichi's credos:
Mainichi

This is a joke after all. And the same fuss as "Japanese-only" at a hostess bar or soap land, a sort of brothel, in a red light district.
 

pipokun

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The Mainichi's credos go...
Mainichi Charter - February 1946
1. Mainichi Shimbun respects the freedom of expression and does what it can to protect it, while providing accurate and timely reporting and fair opinions.
2. Mainichi Shimbun is operated through the cooperation of all its employees and makes it a duty to contribute to society.
3. Mainichi Shimbun believes in social justice and respects liberty, human rights and labor rights.
4. Mainichi Shimbun aims to contribute to world peace as international society sees it.

It is just simple that WaiWai was out of the aboves.

You don't need to bring the words, the Japanese (the Japanese means general meaning of the whole Japanese in English, right?) or God here.

When you want to see more extraterrestrials, just subscribe to Tokyo Sports.
 

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Insane hypocrisy on the part of the Japanese.
They have no problem in printing the content in Japanese, but as soon as it's presented in a language that people outside of Japan can understand, they throw a hissy-fit.
???????

There is no tabloid section in the Japanese version of MDN.
Porn and gossip should stay in magazines for such topics, not on a supposedly 'credible' newspaper. You should know the difference.
 

orochi

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???????
There is no tabloid section in the Japanese version of MDN.
Porn and gossip should stay in magazines for such topics, not on a supposedly 'credible' newspaper. You should know the difference.

But as far as I can tell, the main reason for this problem is that the stories were printed at all, not that they were printed in a newspaper as a reliable story.

And if I recall correctly, the stories were always accompanied by the name of the publication they were pulled from (Asahi Weekly, etc.).
 

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Reading WaiWai was mostly reading tabloid trash. But it was fun, and a "guillty pleasure". Every modern society has "tabloids". We have plenty in the United States.

I also did not like the morbid part. Thats the only issue that did turn me off.
 

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The original point of Waiwai was to give non-Japanese–speaking readers of the MDN a chance to find out what was in the "non" news in Japan that week. Things that people -- real people in Japan in stores, in beauty parlors, and at bars -- were *talking about*. It was clear from the front it was all tabloid stuff.

And, for the record, I was there, from day one, when Waiwai was first being proposed at the MDN. I was one of the editors of Waiwai, with Adam and Margaret.

Tony
 

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The magazine above was also a tabloid after all, but I don't know why the why why why activists said nothing about waiwai for such a long time.
I read somewhere an activist saying "Japanese should know gaijin also read tabloids in Japanese".
If I post the similar posts here, they must be deleted for my irrelevant opinions.

I love tabloids as well as double standards by any kinds of activists. So please wait for more accuracy in the google translation engine. I wish I would contribute more here, but a subtle interpretation and my English are problems here about "fair use" which is granted in the US, not necessarily in Japan.
 

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Here are some WaiWai archives:

www theblackship com/forum/japan-tabloid-news/

www japanesestylenoodles com/waiwai/index.php

www stippy com/category/japan-waiwai-archives/
 
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