CH3CHO's past comments

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    CH3CHO

    M3M3M3FEB. 10, 2016 - 04:43PM JST

    Yes, many people say that this is one way that Kanji is superior.

    I did not say that kanji is superior. I just pointed out that Japanese speakers need to learn kanji to build vocabulary, just as you said that English speakers learn Latin and Greek prefixes and suffixes. Yet, you said,

    M3M3M3FEB. 10, 2016 - 01:07PM JST

    Secondly, there's a huge opportunity cost when it comes to teaching children Kanji. That time could be better spent on teaching other things if Japan moved to a Kana only system.

    How can Japanese speakers build vocabulary without learning kanji?

    Posted in: Kanji Museum to open in Kyoto in June

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    M3M3M3FEB. 10, 2016 - 01:07PM JST

    I think the idea of a museum is a good thing as long as they don't whitewash the fact that Kanji are from China.

    As long as kanji is written in kanji, there is no ambiguity that they are Chinese(kan) Character(ji).

    Thirdly,

    The tests showed that the children being taught without Kanji had a better understanding of Japanese grammar from an earlier age and were more confident in expressing themselves

    Native speakers speak their mother language perfectly without any knowledge of grammar rules. Grammar rules do not help people to express themselves.

    Japanese speakers cannot build their vocabulary without learning kanji, because a lot of words are combination of two kanji, from which the meaning of the word derives.

    Fourthly,

    Yes, a person using an alphabet or a syllabary may not understand all the words they are reading on the page but at least they can produce the correct sound.

    In contrast, with the knowledge of kanji, people can understand the meaning of the words in Japanese text even though they cannot pronounce the words.

    Posted in: Kanji Museum to open in Kyoto in June

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    CH3CHO

    WilliBFEB. 09, 2016 - 03:21PM JST

    who are discussing the nature of the offense.

    What was the "nature of the offense"?

    I see it was prostitution of the Koreans by the Koreans for the Japanese.

    Posted in: Japan tells U.N. it has found no evidence of forced WWII sex slavery

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    CH3CHO

    5petalsFEB. 10, 2016 - 11:35AM JST

    "He speaks little Japanese."

    Thats all I need to know, dead give away he is just talking.

    You speak no Japanese, either, right? You have no Japanese friends to speak with, right?

    You say that Texas Daddy is untrustworthy on Japan because he cannot speak Japanese. How about you? I find your comments far from reality.

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    borschtFEB. 10, 2016 - 07:28AM JST

    Does one "fall" pregnant or "become" pregnant? Is this a direct translation from Japanese?

    No, it is not a direct translation from Japanese.

    妊娠する ninshin(=pregnant) suru(=do) is ordinary Japanese expression. There is no Japanese expression that contains fall(=ochiru 落ちる) to say to get pregnant.

    Posted in: Was falling pregnant a mistake? The question faced by Japanese women

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    CH3CHO

    SenseNotSoCommonFEB. 09, 2016 - 10:33PM JST

    What kind of cretin publishes blatantly incriminating evidence as proof of innocence?

    An honest man would. Do you know the George who cut down the cherry tree?

    A legal profession, too. If a person is accused of a heavy and a light crime, like a rape and a prostitution, a legal profession would advice the defendant to confess prostitution, if it was indeed true, to get a not-guilty verdict on the rape charge.

    The 1944 US Army report is such a case.

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    ZaphodFEB. 08, 2016 - 06:01PM JST

    Why does Japan even have schools that are beholden to the murderous Kim dictatorship?

    erlolsFEB. 08, 2016 - 06:35PM JST

    Pro-Pyongyang Korean schools in Japan

    Why do they even exist...?

    Good question.

    Those schools are not "real" schools under the supervision of Board of Education. So, the pupils cannot get diploma. To go to high schools, the pupils need to apply for the recognition of equivalence to junior high school completion at the Board of Education.

    On the other hand, we cannot prohibit children to go to those unauthorized schools.

    If the Korean schools put themselves under the supervision of BoE and set their curriculum in accordance with the education standards byMinistry of Education, they would get ordinary school status. But they would not.

    Posted in: Korean schools in Japan brace for harassment after rocket launch

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    CH3CHO

    commanteerFEB. 09, 2016 - 08:18AM JST

    But I am always wary when the news media and politicians work in tandem to drum up hysteria about anything

    I think there were people who said the same when Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939. The question is when to act.

    There are people who ignore any fire alarm, believing it must be false.

    NK has nuclear bombs and missiles to deliver them to Europe, Asia, Australia and western half of the US. HK attacks South Korea once in a year or so. NK has a very unstable and unpredictable government. How much more alarm is enough?

    Posted in: Do you think North Korea's rocket launch on Sunday is as big a deal as the international community is making it out to be?

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    CH3CHO

    igloobuyerFEB. 09, 2016 - 04:11PM JST

    And you can deny that Japan committed atrocities during the war

    I support the truth. I deny false. Simple.

    Denying false does not mean I deny the truth. Evidence will show what is truth and what is false.

    Whenever I deny false, certain people without evidence pop up and say I am denying the truth. It is so easy to tell which is which.

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    sfjp330FEB. 09, 2016 - 02:16PM JST

    How did you get that "3 out of 4"? From nothing, right?

    There is no dead body, no remains, no name list, no records, no report from surviving family of dead ianfu. No one knows how many ianfu died during WW2. No one even know how many ianfu were there during WW2.

    Repeating "3 out of 4" hundred times will not make it a reality.

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    sfjp330FEB. 09, 2016 - 02:06PM JST

    Their family didn't know that three out of four (3/4) comfort women didn't survive treatment by IJA by 1945.

    That is another "urban legend". No one has ever presented anything that could support that 3 out of 4 comfort women didn't survive treatment by IJA by 1945.

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    turbotsatFEB. 09, 2016 - 01:33PM JST

    The nature of this "service" was not specified but it was assumed to be work connected with visiting the wounded in hospitals, rolling bandages, and generally making the soldiers happy. The inducement used by these agents was plenty of money, an opportunity to pay off the family debts, easy work, and the prospect of a new life in a new land, Singapore. On the basis of these false representations many girls enlisted for overseas duty and were rewarded with an advance of a few hundred yen.

    An easy work for women with no education, no job training, and no nurse license, with plenty of money and a huge advance payment. There is only one job.

    The money was used for paying off the Family Debt. So, their family knew what it was. The Japanese documents in the Japanese archives say that a consent letter from the head of a household, usually the women's husband or her father, was required to apply for the job of ianfu.

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    fxgaiFEB. 09, 2016 - 12:18PM JST

    Does the 1944 report exist, and if it does, it is actually wrong?

    turbotsatFEB. 09, 2016 - 12:41PM JST

    not that the Army stated they were willing prostitutes

    He should have checked by himself to avoid correction of correction.

    Here is the link.

    Original photo copy version. page 136 http://www.awf.or.jp/pdf/0051_5.pdf

    Text version. http://www.exordio.com/1939-1945/codex/Documentos/report-49-USA-orig.html

    UNITED STATES OFFICE OF WAR INFORMATION

    Psychological Warfare Team Attached to U.S. Army Forces India-Burma Theater

    Japanese Prisoner of War Interrogation Report No. 49.

    PREFACE

    This report is based on the information obtained from the interrogation of twenty Korean "comfort girls" and two Japanese civilians captured around the tenth of August, 1944 in the mopping up operations after the fall of Myitkyin a in Burma.

    The report shows how the Japanese recruited these Korean "comfort girls", the conditions under which they lived and worked, their relations with and reaction to the Japanese soldier, and their understanding of the military situation.

    A "comfort girl" is nothing more than a prostitute or "professional camp follower" attached to the Japanese Army for the benefit of the soldiers. The word "comfort girl" is peculiar to the Japanese. Other reports show the "comfort girls" have been found wherever it was necessary for the Japanese Army to fight. This report however deals only with the Korean "comfort girls" recruited by the Japanese and attached to their Army in Burma. The Japanese are reported to have shipped some 703 of these girls to Burma in 1942.

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    The Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization, an advocate for the women, accuses Marano of historical denialism on comfort women and being unaware of what is being published under his name in Japanese.

    “The positions he takes are based on the complete distortion of the historical documents,” said Emi Koyama, the co-founder of the California-based group.

    I bet the entire article is based on the "release" from the advocate group which is against the US military presence in Hawaii.

    “I am just expressing my opinion,” said Marano in an accent that gives away his Brooklyn upbringing. “Why are they fearing this little guy? I don’t mean any harm to them.”

    It must be newsworthy for Jon Herskovitz that a person with Brooklyn accent living in Texas calls himself "Texas Daddy".

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    turbotsatFEB. 09, 2016 - 05:45AM JST

    I wouldn't expect any Hollywood film to give an entirely true picture.

    But, I wouldn't expect the 'experts' to just stop at five, unless they couldn't find any more.

    They are experts of survival techniques.

    http://nypost.com/2014/12/21/is-all-of-the-powerful-tale-unbroken-really-true/

    The five topics were picked by the editor. So, the editor would have had to pay more to get more than five comments.

    In addition, no history expert was called in the panel. So, you cannot assume the history side.

    I also do not expect an entirely true Hollywood picture. That is why I am asking.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    The Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization, an advocate for the women, accuses Marano of historical denialism on comfort women and being unaware of what is being published under his name in Japanese.

    OK. Here is their web page.

    http://fendnow.org/

    http://fendnow.org/about/

    ABOUT US

    We also oppose the U.S. military presence in Okinawa, Hawai’i, and the rest of the Asia-Pacific, and the Japanese re-militarization.

    The comfort women advocate group is against the US military presence in Hawaii. You can see what country is behind the group.

    Posted in: Obscure at home, 'Texas Daddy' is a right-wing darling in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    sfjp330FEB. 08, 2016 - 06:50PM JST

    It's true that they made it Hollywood.

    I do not know if I understand you, but you mean "Unbroken" is all fiction?

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    ZaphodFEB. 08, 2016 - 05:56PM JST

    I think you just read the headline. Yes, the headline says,

    Japan tells U.N. it has found no evidence of forced WWII sex slavery

    But that was not exactly what the Japanese Government said. You know that the head line is written by the editor and may not be accurate because he has to put everything in one line.

    The government said, according to the body of the news text,

    Tokyo has offered repeated apologies over the issue, and says that while there was military involvement in the establishment of “comfort stations” there is no evidence its officials were involved in the abduction of women for the purpose.

    The editor summarized the statement into "Japan tells U.N. it has found no evidence of forced WWII sex slavery".

    I do not think the Japanese Government is playing word games. Your criticism should be based on the original statement by the government, rather than the headline by the editor.

    Posted in: Japan tells U.N. it has found no evidence of forced WWII sex slavery

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    CH3CHO

    turbotsatFEB. 08, 2016 - 05:38PM JST

    You just posted a link answering your own question. Why are you asking us?

    The experts in the link study only five questionable points in the 2 hour + film. The link does not give an entire picture.

    I just wanted the knowledgeable people here to guide me. And I am sure everyone here agrees which is which.

    sfjp330FEB. 08, 2016 - 05:43PM JST

    Since you are so confident of your knowledge, I am looking forward to your explanation as to which part is true and which part is fiction.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    Can anyone tell me which part of the movie is true and which part is fiction?

    http://nypost.com/2014/12/21/is-all-of-the-powerful-tale-unbroken-really-true/

    The Post called upon experts in endurance, survivalism and torture to weigh in on some of the book’s more ­incredible claims.

    Posted in: Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan

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