Topic

japan

19 petitions

Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to SEGA

Localize Yakuza Ishin! #SaveIshin

Since the time "RGG: Ishin" was released in Japan on PS3 and PS4 in 2014, people in the West really wanted to get their hands on the awesome story of Ryoma (A.K.A Kiryu, but not really Kiryu), yet the localization never happened... Well, guess what SEGA? The whole wants to whole hardheartedly thank you for localizing Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Yakuza 6 and Fist Of The North Star, but amidst all of the praise and joy you get when you announce every new localization is the lingering question.... "Where's Ishin"? You yourselves, have turned localization of Ishin into a joke to tease the fan base. And in a lot of the community's eyes, that sadly ain't very acceptable.  Yes, we know you have told us that there's a lot of terminology and Japan related things in the story and the world of the game itself, but that shouldn't be a problem. It should be an opportunity to let more people learn about that. Alright, look at it this way: When you introduced words like "-san_, "-chan" and "aniki" in recent localizations, were people offended by it? Were they mad or confused by it? I don't think so. Why should things like these be a problem now? We don't care if you do the localization 1 or 2 years from now, we just want to experience what a big amount call one of the best Samurai and Yakuza games of all time. And if you still won't do it, we still want to thank you for all the hard work you're doing!

Jonas Beržinskas
491 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Prime Minister of Japan, Cabinet of Japan

Tell Japan to shut down Zao Fox Village!

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan is the Zao Fox Village. There you could play and pet foxes. However, it is not all cute as most YouTube videos and artciles make it out to be. In fact, it is rather disgusting. The foxes are often times kept in small cages either by themselves or with each other, which can cause major injuries as foxes do fight with each other. When they get injured in fights, none of the staff come by to help them and tend to their injuries. Last, but not least, the park claims to allow you to interact with the foxes, but they actually do not unless you pay a fee of some kind.  I created this petition to help improve the conditions for animals in Japan as most aren’t really the best, and since I plan on living their for a while, I want to see some changes on how animals are treated and cared for. I also want people who are planning to visit Japan and want to see something interesting that they know to NOT go here. Attached to this petition is a video made by YouTuber kanadajin3 who shows what conditions these foxes are in. There is some really graphic material, but I think it is important to watch to at least get an idea. This petition will be sent to the Japanese Prime Minister and Cabinet as there is no real government run animal protection (at least from what I saw. If I am wrong, let me know so I can have the petition sent to them as well). 

Kaitlyn R
641 supporters
Started 6 months ago

Petition to Government of Japan, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, Immigration Bureau of Japan

Ban Logan Paul from entering Japan ever again

Logan Paul recently uploaded a vlog where he went up and recorded a hanging body in the Aokigahara forest, at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, known as "Japan's suicide forest", due to its popularity as a suicide spot. He received widespread backlash for his actions, from international and Japanese social media, celebrities, politicians, and members of the YouTube community, for his tone-deaf treatment of suicide and mental health, in a country where suicide rates are high. He later deleted the video and made a written apology on Twitter, followed by a video apology, which receive more dislikes than likes, as of writing this petition. I believe, not just because of this extremely disgusting, intolerable and indefensible action, but also of his disrespect to the Japanese people, that he should not be welcome in the country. Earlier before this video was created, he uploaded a video titled "We Fought In The Middle Of Tokyo!", where he flocks around the city as if it is "a giant playground". He is seen sticking his camera in people's faces and cars without permission, which is in violation of Japan strict privacy laws about filming and photography. He then rides on Tsukiji fish market's work vehicles. He then stands in Shibuya with a dead fish and an octopus tentacle. He holds this dead fish and octopus tentacle against the window of a nearby Starbucks, then carries the fish and the octopus into a clothing store. He looks at merchandise in the store, while again, carrying the dead fish and the tentacle, then he leaves both on the back of a cab, which drives away. Later, he says, “Japanese people are so nice. First of all, they put up with me. Second of all, they laugh with me—sometimes at me.” “It’s just, I love Tokyo. I love Japan. Americans, we could learn a lot.” Unsurprisingly, he then gets backlash from Japanese people in the comments of the YouTube video. Because of his juvenile and insulting behavior in public (not just that but also with a long track record of juvenile behavior from his videos on his YouTube channel), and also the fact that he disrespectfully recorded a video of a suicide victim, which he should've very easily avoided, but instead uploads it anyway for the sake of getting views, that he should be barred from entering Japan, and declared persona non grata. I ask the Japanese Government and Prime Minister Abe to do this. He insulted Japan, therefore he should not be welcomed there anymore. What he did was sickening. It's a shame that he even had the gall to record this in Japanese soil. This is disrespectful to those who lost their lives in the forest; including the man in the video; their families; and also everyone who has dealt with suicidal thoughts and those who have attempted to take their lives. Suicide is not a joke. This cannot be tolerated, and this cannot be forgiven. Thus, he should not be welcome for his grave actions. Ban Logan Alexander Paul from entering Japan.

John Dotto
236 supporters