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AU_user_since_1998May. 16, 2013 - 02:56PM JST
Japan mayor ready to apologize to comfort women
TOKYO (May 16, 2013 13:48)
The maverick mayor of Osaka on Thursday offered to meet former comfort women to apologize for their suffering after causing an international storm when he said they served a necessary role in wartime.
I think I have to apologize firmly for what Japan did as I talk to former comfort women, Toru Hashimoto, who is co-leader of the national Japan Restoration Party, told a television interview.
I think I have to apologize firmly for what Japan did as I talk to former comfort women,
I will tell the comfort women that I am sorry for having had such a system no matter whether it was forcible or not, Hashimoto said. It was a disgraceful act and should never be repeated.
I will tell the comfort women that I am sorry for having had such a system no matter whether it was forcible or not,
It was a disgraceful act and should never be repeated.
But Hashimoto, who jointly heads a national political party and has been mentioned as a possible future prime minister, insisted the system was not unique to Japan.
Japan was not the only one doing so,he said. Everybody was doing bad things. I think Japanese people should offer objections if there is a misunderstanding of facts in the world.
Japan was not the only one doing so,
Everybody was doing bad things. I think Japanese people should offer objections if there is a misunderstanding of facts in the world.
Posted in: U.S. lawmakers urge Japan gov't to distance itself from Hashimoto
AU_user_since_1998May. 15, 2013 - 04:16PM JST
The death match was executed by the IJA because they did not please the emperor, gen Tojo and Gen Yamashita. Everywhere in Asia, Japanese attack could crumple enemy divisions and regiments in just one month. Bataan surrendered after more than 3 months of bitter fighting. There was a lot of pressure from the Emperor and Gen. Tojo regarding Bataan Siege.
The Japanese thought that out of 80,000 USAFFE (Filipinos and US Soldiers), they had wiped-out 50% or more because of modern tanks and thousands of Zero bombers and ground-attack plane.
When the USAFFE surrendered, the Japanese were caught surprise that there were still 75,000 troops well alive and kicking.
Their ego was so hurt and they later found out that US Scout and 8,000 Philippine scout was the main reason of the many casualties on the Japanese side. So all known US and Philippine scout were bayoneted and tortured while marching. Whenever they say US and Philippine scout fell down on the road, they immediately killed them.
Posted in: Filipino director takes new look at Bataan Death March
AU_user_since_1998Apr. 27, 2013 - 09:19PM JST
The Defense Cooperation is now much more relevant on CHINESE AGGRESSION on the SENKAKUS which becoming bolder and bolder each time passes by. It is not unusual that shooting war may erupt because if waves of modern fighter jets are used by CHINESE Air Force, Japan cannot and have no capability to drive them away except for shooting and ready to fight for it. SHowing and scrambling F-15 jets cannot scare equally-armed and agile Sukhoi S-27 and SU-30.
Earlier today, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that "Chinese military planes, mostly fighter jets composed of UPGRADED Sukhoi SU-27 and SU-30, made more than 40 flights close to Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a territorial dispute on a single day this week.
The flights took place on Tuesday, when eight Chinese marine surveillance ships entered the 12-nautical-mile territorial zone off the islands in the East China Sea, which Japan calls the Senkakus and China calls the Diaoyus, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported.
Posted in: U.S., Japan military chiefs to boost defense cooperation
AU_user_since_1998Apr. 16, 2013 - 03:42PM JST
I was there when I was single..... several times actually.
I was there when I got married, and have kids.
At one point, I purchased 1-year pass... almost every weekend (Sat and/or Sunday), I went there with my kids spending just 3-4 hours bought popcorn then go home. While at Disneyland, my wife spent the 4-6 hours for relaxation and cleaning the house.
When the economy is bad, instead of traveling abroad, just spend the money within Japan and let the Japanese economy trickle with every Yen you spend. And Tokyo Disneyland is one of these places to spend... Of course, Disneyland is not for the loner-type, no lovers etc.
Posted in: Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary
AU_user_since_1998Apr. 15, 2013 - 05:25PM JST
anyone should avoid swimming in a stagnat water, or even partially-stagnant water. This also applies to swimming pools not properly cleaned after the long winter season.
Much more freightening than flesh-eating bacteria is the BRAIN-eating bacteria which enter to the brain through the nose.
There is no cure for the brain-eating bacteria. After 2 months, meningitis will occur then no more than another month you're dead.
About 10-20 people are victims of this bacteria in the USA and about 100-200 worldwide. each year.
Posted in: 2 British men arrested for trespassing in imperial compound
AU_user_since_1998Apr. 03, 2013 - 04:03PM JST
Each day passing by, it has now become easy to worry that this KIM Der Leader`s increasingly bellicose statements may really force this 29-year-old immature near-crazy leader to save face and indeed bring the 60-year-old truce in the peninsula back into an actual shooting war.
In a sense, the North Koreans have nothing much to lose. Their people are starving and the world community has isolated them with debilitating economic sanctions. Inflicting a first strike blow on a super power may just give their warped minds an endorphin rush… the political equivalent of an orgasm after a rape.
Posted in: U.S warns N Korea it will defend itself, allies
AU_user_since_1998Apr. 02, 2013 - 11:49PM JST
The attacks on Apple center on complaints over Apple`s repair policies in China -- specifically its practice of only replacing faulty parts rather than providing new iPhones, as it does in other markets.
The attacks on Apple center on complaints over Apple`s repair policies in China -- specifically its practice of only replacing faulty parts rather than providing new iPhones, as it does in other markets.
In the US and North America, it is clearly implied that warranty replacement phones can be either new or refurbished.
There's a lot of iPhones, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, being returned for various reasons.
If you receive a warranty replacement, you will never know if that replacement iPhone is new or refurbished. Usually APPLE will not repair your faulty/defective iPhones upfront and would not return the same iPhone unit back to you. They will give you repaired/refurbished (recycled) iPhones coming from the same clients with the same situation as you. The unit is was coming from someone else which was subsequently repaired by Apple technicians for several days. Rough estimate could be that only 1 out of 5 replacements are real brand-new. 4 could be just recycled/refurbished.
Of course in countries like China, specially after this incident, they will say that all replacements are new.
But maybe who knows, it could be true in mainland China only.
An iPhone unit getting out of China's factory has only US$70 value or even less. In Mainland China, 70 dollars maybe less burden for Apple to give as replacement than repairing/refurbishing a broken unit. It does not even matter if the replacement (NEW) phone has another 1 year warranty because 70 dollars is not that expensive either,
Posted in: Apple issues apology following attacks in China
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 28, 2013 - 05:25PM JST
The message of the US is for the NK not to intimidate the US and Allies with nuclear weapon because massive retaliation from the US Air force is possible.... that Kim Der Leader should be afraid of the US airforce capability, how much more when the US Navy is added.
Kim should be reminded by this B2 fly-by that in 1962, the world stood still for one-week when 1/3 of the US Nuclear warheads (about 8,000 pieces) were up in the air at any given time ready to strike the Soviet Union. Never under estimate the resolve of the USA when it is threatened.
Kim should know that no one can ever threatened the US Air Force much more of the US Navy.
The billions of dollars in research, when revealed, if ever revealed, is very scary, new weapons and weapon system ahead of our time. How much more when US Navy research is added.
Posted in: U.S. flies B-2 stealth bombers over South Korea
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 22, 2013 - 06:04PM JST
The volume of Pollen this season is much higher than last year.
Usually I wear mask during the peak of Cedar only, about 2-3 week time frame in the month of March.... but this season, I am wearing mask since 3rd week of February. Sometimes, I even wear mask before sleeping. This is the mask with menthol or Eucalyptus sponge within the mask itself.
Posted in: Sea of masks
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 01, 2013 - 12:56PM JST
This is not a magnificent breakthrough, though something worth to be admired and honored for pushing forward the communication super highway ahead of its usual pace. The usual pace of advancement in communications technology is somehow related to the Moores Law of Integrated Circuit, which states that every two years, the processing speed and performance of the microprocessors (as they are made by millions of transistors) is DOUBLED.
The current technology is no doubt can achieve that speed already.
The current technology of LTE is 10-MHz wide in the spectrum of 800MHz, 1.7GHz, 1.9GHz, and 2.1GHz. (This is specially true in the case of AU and Softbank. Docomo may have been using the 20-MHz bandwidth.
10-MHz bandwidth using MIMO/OFDM/SDMA can already have an upload/UPLINK of 20 to 30 Mbps. (for the sake of computation, lets make it 25-Mbps,
If you multiply 10-MHz bandwidth by 40 to make it 400-MHz bandwidth, and multiply 25Mbps x40 = 1.0Gbps, then it seems to be that it is not difficult to achieve. But multiplying the current technology of 10-Mhz by a factor of 40 does not necessarily mean getting just 1.0Gbps because the factor 40 is applicable only to 2-D computation like the technology of FDMA/TDMA. The technology involved in the current LTE is Orthogonal-Frequency Division and Spacial-Frequency Division.... somthing like 3-D. The volume of data (and its speed) when the bandwidth is doubled will not increase arithmetically but somewhat like exponentially.
But as I said it many times before here, the wireless speed is nothing if there is no advancement in FTTx, specifically in FTTA or Fiber-To-The Antenna. All cell-cites and antenna (up to the top of the tower, must be connected by a stable 10-Gbps Fiber Optic Link. The current technology is somewhat stuck at 1-Gbps. There are still so many challenges in 1-Gbps optical link on top of the tower (antenna) so making it 10-gbps is really not an easy task.
Posted in: Docomo, Tokyo Institute of Technology achieve world’s first 10 Gbps packet transmission
AU_user_since_1998Feb. 15, 2013 - 11:56AM JST
MAD or mutually-assure-destruction initiated by REAGAN is the best policy of survival and best deterence to attack.
The futile French Maginot Line facing the German front built for several years at enormous capital PROVED TO THE WHOLE WORLD that DEFENSE IS NOT THE BEST DEFENSE. Offensive and possesing severe retaliatory Power is the best defense.
So go on Japan, maintain a potent force that can have severe retaliatory power but instead of maintaining 3 million army (just like during WW2), maintain only about 350,000.
Posted in: Japan has right to develop pre-emptive strike capability: defense chief
AU_user_since_1998Feb. 13, 2013 - 09:45AM JST
The patrol boats, according to some news forum, are 40-meter (132 feet) high-speed ships not necessarily for war against the Chinese Navy.
Accordingly, they are intended for Chinese Poachers and thieves/pirates attacking the natural resources of the Philippines, even those seas within the 12-nautical miles uncontested waters. Chinese poachers are fond of harvesting and stealing sea horses, corals, star fish sharks etc in order to increase the libido of the Chinese Communist Party members. Many rich chinese including communist party members still believe that these natural and traditional medicines are better than the US-made Viagra. Before FIJI, PALAU etc got high-speed vessels from AUSTRALIA, Chinese Thieves and Poachers are rampantly stealing precioius sea resources as if PALAU/FIJI territorial seas are CHINESE LAKE within the MAINLAND
At several instances, CHINESE NAVY take opportunity of these Chinese Poachers/Thieves in a disguise of protecting allegedly their fellow Chinese (Taxpayers) Citizens..... but actually is already moving in advance of taking territories of other countries. This is also called as CREEPING ATTACK STRATEGY.
Posted in: Japan plans to donate patrol boats to Manila
AU_user_since_1998Feb. 12, 2013 - 05:02PM JST
The Philippines, according to several forums and blogs, has modest growth in economy so She can already buy missile frigates and anti-submarine and anti-aircraft defense. So I think, if Japan change or amend its constitution, the Philippines can convert the patrol boats into guided-missile frigate and anti-submarine ships. According to some news forum, the ships can be of 1,000-ton high-endurance open-seas patrol crafts.
In parallel with negotiation with Japan, the Philippines is re-arming the two Hamilton-Class Cutter (bought from USA at 1 Billion Yen each). The arms are said to be enhanced RADAR, Torpedo Tubes and 76mm-or-120mm canons.
In parallel with Japan purchase, the Philippines is already in the final stage of negotiation of buying two MAESTRAL-CLASS guided missile corvette from ITALY. Similar deals are also in the initial negotiation of frigates from South-Korea.
The Philippines also has a lot of marine engineers and deck-officers from Merchant Marine SHips and has the ability to maintain ships on their own. About 30 of the Philippine Navy SHips are WW-II vintage and still working fine. About 40 helicopters of the Philippines were Vietnam-war vintage and are still flying. 70% of the world's ocean-liners are manned partially or wholly by Philippine marine engineers and boilers and engine mechanics. So what the Philippines needs are friendly nations offering friendly price of modern hardware.
AU_user_since_1998Feb. 12, 2013 - 11:45AM JST
JAPAN is more friendly than the USA with the Philippines.
At 1 Billion Yen each, the ships are brand-new
1 Billion Yen is almost the same price USA sold 2 40-year old ships (Hamilton-Class Cutter). The USCCG Hamilton and USCGC Dallas. When the USA sold these 2 junk USCGC Hamilton-Class Cutter, the ships were stripped-off with RADAR Equipments, Phalanx Close Support Systems, All the automated cannons and firing mechanisms. The Philippine installed MANUALLY-OPERATED 25mm chain gun, six mounted 50-caliber guns and two 20mm cannons as replacement for the equipment removed. The RADAR installed is for Surface-ship scanning only.
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 28, 2013 - 01:22PM JST
this is possible.
Well for those salarymen (including foreigners) in Japan, take a closer look to your pay slip given Friday last week (January 25). Your income tax is defintely higher than the previous month by 2.5%
From January 25, 2013 until Dec 25, 2037, all income tax payers salary in Japan will be deducted by additional 2.5% as an addtional income tax contribution to the Economic Recovery of the Tohoku regionss due to the Tohoku Great Earthquake (3/11/2010) and additional support for the economy.
Although 2.5% increase in income tax does not necessarily translate to 2.5% GDP growth, it will stabilize and insulate Japan from external forces such as Euro/Greek crises etc.
Posted in: Japan's economy forecast to grow 2.5% in fiscal 2013
AU_user_since_1998Dec. 28, 2012 - 03:57PM JST
2nd, the lacerations on the women's precious part is 95 to 99% accurate, though a little bit antiquated but accurate though. if the women's private part is just like a wall clock, if the lacerations are on the 11, 12 or 1 o'clock, the men's pistol forcibly enter that private part. If the lacerations are in 5 6 and 7 o'clock, then men's pistol was allowed by the women to enter it gently.
Posted in: Prosecutors urge 5-year sentence for former judo champion over rape charge
AU_user_since_1998Dec. 28, 2012 - 03:54PM JST
This past two decades is the known as the period of modern forensic science.
All evidence must be proven by science, not by merely testimonial, circumstacial and emotional evidences.
Modern forensics can accurately determine whether the liquide (o r g a s m) from women was produced by consensual (enjorment of sex) or not.
2nd, the lacerations on the women's precious part is 95 to 99% accurate, though a little bit antiquated by accurate though. if the women's private part is just like a wall clock, if the lacerations are on the 11, 12 or 1 o'clock, the men's pistol forcibly enter that private part. If the lacerations are in 5 6 and 7 o'clock, then men's pistol forcibly or the women did not want it to enter.
AU_user_since_1998Dec. 14, 2012 - 11:11AM JST
There was a disturbing news last night in NHK Channel 11.
They interviewed the Japan Airforce Commander from the nearest RADAR facility, probably in Miyakojima.
The surveillance RADAR did not see the small plance flying just a few hundred feet from the sea level. The MiyakoJima is one of the oldest type RADAR still in operation in Japan. It must be changed to the latest type. If possible, the NEC-3D Godzilla model.
It was reported to the airforce by the Japan Coast Guard when they spotted it throu the binocular telescope.
Without any idea how many aircraft or or if there are others coming, JASDF scramble the 8 readily available F-15 just to be sure for eany eventuality.
If your RADAR did not detect the incoming air-craft, one of the possibility is there is another aircarft jamming your RADAR within your 200-mile surveilance radius.
Scrambling 8 F-15 is just the right thing to do when you were blind at an any given instant.
Posted in: 8 fighter jets scrambled after Chinese plane flies over disputed islands
AU_user_since_1998Dec. 13, 2012 - 04:31PM JST
China is only testing whether Japan air defense units are sleeping or not.
China knew that Japan can see aircarft as far as Shanghai and Fujian Province.
Besides, the USA has an artificial Intelligence system since the late 70's that track virtually all airplanes (civilian and military) that fly all over the world. USA is helping Japan on airfraft intrussion. So China can never sneak into Japanese territory unless the Japanese are sleeping.
AU_user_since_1998Dec. 13, 2012 - 03:15PM JST
When Mexican and Filipinos married, the result is usually more than 5 children.
Mexicans and Filipinos, though an arch-rival in the world of boxing, are very compatible and really love each other a lot. In 2043, Mexican and Multi-racial (Mexican + Filipinos mixed blood) will comprise the majority in the state of California
Mexican alone has an average 4 children, compare to 2 for Whites.
Even with Filipinos and other Asian group, the average children is 4, double than that of the Whites.
Posted in: Census: Whites no longer a majority in U.S. by 2043
May. 25, 2013 - 08:26AM JST
The conduction of comfort women and sexual slavery is wrong.
Two women in their 80s to…
Posted in: Hashimoto regrets meeting cancelation; wants to apologize to U.S.
May. 25, 2013 - 08:25AM JST
What's absurd is Japan and Germany getting vilified for the systematic, humane execution of things carried…
Welcome to the 21st century.
Posted in: All Japanese citizens to be issued ID number
Nothing divine about it. Rightly or wrongly it only happened because Japan started a war it…
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
May. 25, 2013 - 08:24AM JST
My Wife hasn't lived in Japan for decades but i'm sure they'll want to give her…