Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
"American movies are seen in USA and lots of other countries. So the first one fits better."

But one has to take into account the context in which they are shown, lighting a flare in an open football stadium is different from the tragic case in Brazil of doing it in a nightclub (even if it had had better exits).

Showing a film encouraging the use of guns to resolve problems in the US with its levels of gun ownership (and the widepspread positive attitude about this) is different from showing it in Japan:

In October 1992, in Louisiana, a Japanese exchange student named Yoshihiro Hattori went into the wrong house on the way to a Halloween party. The homeowner's wife screamed for help and the homeowner drew his .44 pistol and yelled for the student to 'freeze!' Not understanding the American idiom that 'freeze!' means 'Don't move or I'll shoot', the student continued advancing towards the homeowner. The homeowner pulled the trigger and shot him dead.[1] While the incident initially attracted only brief attention in the national American press, the shooting horrified Japan; hundreds of thousands of Japanese have signed petitions calling for the United States to implement gun prohibition, and Hattori's parents have announced plans to begin working with the American lobby, Handgun Control Inc.[2]

To many Japanese, and to many Americans, it is simply incomprehensible that the United States has not implemented strict gun controls or prohibitions along the Japanese model. Gun control in Japan is the most stringent in the democratic world. The weapons law begins by stating 'No-one shall possess a fire-arm or fire-arms or a sword or swords', and very few exceptions are allowed.[3] Gun ownership is minuscule, and so is gun crime. As gun crime in other nations increases, many advocates of gun control urge that Japan's gun control policy be imitated.

http://www.guncite.com/journals/dkjgc.html



Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 12:34:37 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

Display:

Occasional Series