CH3CHO's past comments

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    Knox HarringtonApr. 28, 2015 - 10:25AM JST

    What is your rationale for your opinion of Abe?

    Oh, and I bet your opinion does not come from what erai people, such as major news media, told you to believe.

    Posted in: Abe tells Harvard he's trying to improve status of women in Japan

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    Lee Yong-Soo recalled being snatched from her home by Japanese soldiers in 1944 at age 16.

    Is she telling this again?

    This is her testimony before US Congress. She should be accused of contempt of Congress.

    page 20,


    My Early Life

    In the autumn of 1944, when I was 16 years old, my friend, Kim Punsun, and I were collecting shellfish at the riverside when we noticed an elderly man and a Japanese man looking down at us form the hillside. The older man pointed at us with his finger, and the Japanese man started to walk towards us. The older man disappeared, and the Japanese beckoned to us to follow him. I was scared and ran away, not caring about what happened to my friend. A few days later, Punsun knocked on my window early in the morning, and whispered to me to follow her quietly. I tip-toed out of the house after her. I lift without telling my mother. I was wearing a dark skirt, a long cotton blouse buttoned up at the front and slippers on my feet. I followed my friend until we met the same man who had tried to approach us on the riverbank. He looked as if he was in his late thirties and he wore a sort of People’s Army uniform with a combat cap. Altogether, there were five girls with him, including myself.

    Posted in: In U.S., 'comfort woman' demands apology from Japan

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    Sorry. It should have been,

    Japan F:63%, M:85%, F/M ratio 0.74, Rank 79

    Posted in: Abe tells Harvard he's trying to improve status of women in Japan

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    Gender Gap Report 2013 by World Economic Forum

    Page 49, Table D1: Labour force participation

    Malawi F:85%, M:80% F/M ratio 1.06, Rank 1

    Mozambique F:87%, M:83%, F/M ratio 1.05, Rank 2

    Burundi F:85%, M 83%, F/M ratio 1.03, Rank 3

    Tanzania F:90%, M:91% F/M ratio 0.99, Rank 4

    Lao PDR F:80%, M:82%, F/M ratio 0.99, Rank 5

    United States F:67%, M:78%, F/M ratio 0.86, Rank 40

    United Kingdom F:69%, M:81%, F/M ratio 0.85, Rank 47

    Japan F:63%, F:85%, F/M ratio 0.74, Rank 79

    Which country is the best place for women? The interpritation of these data is rather hard.

    Posted in: Abe tells Harvard he's trying to improve status of women in Japan

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    SFPT waives compensation claims of the Allies and their citizens as well as the claims of Japan and the Japanese.

    If the treaty is amended, never ending litigation from both sides will start. Japan has a very long list of civilians illegally killed by the Allies.

    The following is what a US judge wrote in the judgment to a lawsuit on WW2 POW forced labor in 2000.

    The Treaty of Peace with Japan, insofar as it barred future claims such as those asserted by plaintiffs in these actions, exchanged full compensation of plaintiffs for a future peace. History has vindicated the wisdom of that bargain. And while full compensation for plaintiffs' hardships, in the purely economic sense, has been denied these former prisoners and countless other survivors of the war, the immeasurable bounty of life for themselves and their posterity in a free society and in a more peaceful world services the debt.

    Guillaume VaresApr. 27, 2015 - 09:22AM JST

    such as the Aso Mining company

    All the industry in Japan was under military control at that time, the POWs were alotted by the military, and the products were for military purpose. I do not think Aso Mining was responsible for POW forced labor, or took any profit from it.

    Posted in: Should the 1951 Treaty of San Francisco be amended to allow surviving ex-POWs and their kin to take legal action for compensation against the Japanese government?

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    GWApr. 22, 2015 - 06:45PM JST

    You can read his address here.

    Posted in: Abe expresses remorse over WWII, but stops short of apology

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    John-SanApr. 22, 2015 - 01:58PM JST

    Dr Helen Caldicott a World renowned anti-nuclear activist has state that the Yakuza have the contract for cleaning up the exclusion zone after the Fukushima disaster .

    An "activist" and "renound" do not sit well in one sentense for me.

    Can she offer any evidence of her allegation? If she had any, she should send it to police, or in case she does not trust Japanese police, she should open it to public in the internet. That would help the clean up.

    Wait, she has not done so yet, and why? Chances are that she has nothing to support her allegation.

    Conspiracy theory is tempting, but people should keep away from it.

    Posted in: U.S. Treasury freezes assets of Kodo-kai yakuza group

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    DisillusionedApr. 22, 2015 - 01:11PM JST

    So, the courts overruled the objection but have given no grounds to support its ruling.

    What do you mean? Here is a link to an Asahi article that reports a little more bit about the details of the ruling.

    It did give a lengthy grounds to support the ruling, to which i do not agree. The actual ruling is not yet on line, but will show up here soon.[recent]=true The ruling would be 50 pages or more with a lot of justification of itself.

    DisillusionedApr. 22, 2015 - 01:11PM JST

    There a thousand reasons why they shouldn't be restarted, but only one reason to support the restart. MONEY!!!!!!

    That is your speculation. I think you should write about it only after reading the details of the ruling.

    marcelitoApr. 22, 2015 - 01:40PM JST

    Since Kepco is appealing last week,s ruling, is there a legal avenue for the residents to appeal the Sendai ruling as well?

    Yes, there is. The petitioners can appeal to Fukuoka High Court.

    Posted in: Court OKs restart of Kyushu Electric's Sendai reactors

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    CrazyJoeApr. 22, 2015 - 09:55AM JST

    Japan needs a statue similar to the RICO Act. (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). You need the proper tool for the job.

    The law 組織的な犯罪の処罰及び犯罪収益の規制等に関する法律(平成十一年八月十八日法律第百三十六号)does that job.

    Posted in: U.S. Treasury freezes assets of Kodo-kai yakuza group

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    I appreciate the efforts of US Treasury, but this sentence made me doubt their ability.

    "Takeuchi is also linked to the Inagawa-kai syndicate, the third largest yakuza syndicate in Japan, through a symbolic brotherhood he shares with Kazuo Uchibori, the second-in-command of the Inagawa-kai," it said.

    Yamaguchi-gumi and Inagawa-kai call each other enemy and are killing each other for decades. I do not think a big boss of Yamaguchi-gumi is assossiated with Inagawa-kai.

    How much money did the Treasury confiscate? Is it just a toothless symbolic move to add a couple of names in the list? The organization has a lot of legal entities or paper companies which the US Treasury list may not cover.

    By the way, the name Takeuchi Teruaki has been on the watchlist of Japanese police for a long time. If you try to make a bank account with that name, police officers will show up before you leave the branch.

    Posted in: U.S. Treasury freezes assets of Kodo-kai yakuza group

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    theeastisredApr. 21, 2015 - 02:34PM JST

    It is not equivalent to Arlington or other war ceremonies due to the presence of the enshrined names of the convicted war criminals, alongside the legitimate war dead. If not for those names, I would agree with the comparison. But having them there makes the world of difference.

    What is your religion?

    It seems you think the body of a convicted criminal cannot be accepted in any cemetery or the cemetery must be shut down.

    Does your religion teach you not to forgive any criminal even after death?

    Posted in: Abe offers ritual gift to Yasukuni shrine

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    StrangerlandApr. 21, 2015 - 01:02PM JST

    Actually, it's true. Relatives of Koreans interned at Yasukuni petitioned to have their remains released,

    There is no remains of anyone in Yasukuni. The shrine only keeps the names of fallen soldiers.

    StrangerlandApr. 21, 2015 - 01:12PM JST

    So you are saying that the relatives did not petition Yasukuni, and that there was not a lawsuit?

    Yes, there was a lawsuit, and the court ruled that Yasukuni has nothing to return to the relatives because the only thing it has is the list of names . Strangerland, please stick to the facts..

    Posted in: Abe offers ritual gift to Yasukuni shrine

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    Every time an apology is made, the relationship with Koreans deteriorates. Look at Sewol accident. Every time someone makes an apology, the surviving family gets infuriated, no matter what the apology is.

    The golden rule is "Do not apologize to Koreans," unless you want to destroy the relationship. If you want to keep the relationship with Koreans, do never apologize, but blame someone else. If you apologize you are their enemy. If you blame someone else, you are still their friend and someone else is their enemy.

    I am pretty sure any Korean would agree with me.

    Posted in: Japan must apologise for WWII until it is forgiven: Novelist Murakami

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    liarsnfoolsApr. 17, 2015 - 06:12AM JST

    Blinken seems to think that the Japanese and Koreans are so simpleton that they cannot do things or contemplate actions simultaneously.

    That does not hold for Japan, but is true with regard to Korea because Korean President Pak repeatedly declared that she would not talk with Japanese prime minister unless comfort women issues are "solved", though no one knows what she means by "solved." She can do only one thing with Japan.

    Posted in: U.S. says Japan-S Korea tensions distract from N Korea threat

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    Short and BitterApr. 16, 2015 - 01:34PM JST

    I even see some Americans bending over backwards to the point of breaking their spine just so they can side with Japan. But on this issue, even most of them shy away from taking the nationalist and government approved textbook side.

    You do not need to side with Japan. Just read what your fathers recorded as honest witnesses.

    A "comfort girl" is nothing more than a prostitute or "professional camp follower" attached to the Japanese Army for the benefit of the soldiers.(page 136)

    They lived in near-luxury in Burma in comparison to other places. This was especially true of their second year in Burma. They lived well because their food and material was not heavily rationed and they had plenty of money with which to purchase desired articles.(page 135)

    October 1, 1944


    In addition to seizing Japanese boats on high seas and practicing hostage diplomacy, Rhee regime also seized by force and is holding illegally Takeshima Island which has always been considered as Japanese territory. This is very serious and permanent irritant in Japan-ROK relations and there can be no over-all ROK-Japan settlement until this Japanese island is returned to Japan.

    April 27, 1960

    Telegram 3470 to the Department of States from the U.S.embassy in Japan, by Douglas MacArthur II

    Posted in: U.S. says Japan-S Korea tensions distract from N Korea threat

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    BertieWoosterApr. 16, 2015 - 07:57AM JST

    What an incredible waste of money!

    Yes, it is waste of money, and China should compensate Japan for the waste.

    Posted in: Japan scrambling warplanes as often as during Cold War era

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    DebbidohApr. 14, 2015 - 07:04PM JST

    I've been watching this argument for a while now

    Oh and how can you assess the whale stock data including the number, age distribution, reproductive ratio without leathal research?

    By the way, Japan is happy to discontinue research whaling if IWC completes the assessment of whale stock which was promised in the 1986 moratorium of commercial whaling. The assessment by IWC is 25 years overdue. I am not sure if the moratorium is still valid in this circumstance, though.

    10 (e) Notwithstanding the other provisions of paragraph 10, catch limits for the killing for commercial purposes of whales from all stocks for the 1986 coastal and the 1985/86 pelagic seasons and thereafter shall be zero. This provision will be kept under review, based upon the best scientific advice, and by 1990 at the latest the Commission will undertake a comprehensive assessment of the effects of this decision on whale stocks and consider modification of this provision and the establishment of other catch limits.

    Posted in: IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

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    theeastisredApr. 14, 2015 - 03:16PM JST

    The government should cease all forms of financial support, and let the coastal whaling continue, or not, as economic realities dictate. If there is insufficient demand to keep the thing going without subsidies, fine. The problem would disappear naturally in a season or two.

    Actually, that is what the US proposed a couple of years ago, to which Australia strongly objected.

    Posted in: IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

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    theeastisredApr. 14, 2015 - 01:48PM JST

    There was never any pretence at experimentation or scientific research, as the IWC panel has re-confirmed here.

    OK. Then tell me how else can you collect age distribution data of whales?

    What is harder to understand is why the Japanese government continues to waste our tax money in supporting an activity that clearly has no economic rationale,

    If there were economic rationale, it would be commercial whaling.

    is not strongly supported by the Japanese public

    Oh, the parilament approved the budget. Is not it enough proof of public support?

    and irritates so many people and countries around the world,

    Why should they be irritated? There is no concern of extinction of whales. Those people who are irritated are those who LOVE whales.

    Posted in: IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

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    smithinjapanApr. 14, 2015 - 12:13PM JST

    So, you're argument, as is Japan's, is that it's necessary to kill a bunch of whales to estimate how many you could kill?

    IWC had to estimate the whale stock by 1990, and it is 25 years over due, thanks to unfair delaying efforts by whale protectionist countries such as Australia. Japan has to do its own to estimate the whale stock. If you want to argue from moral point of view, just tell IWC to finish their home work.

    Japan no longer needs to do its research whaling when IWC finishes its assessment.

    Is it really, and I mean deep down inside, TRULY a wonder to you why everyone in the world says there is no logic and no science in the Japan hunt?

    No, not everyone. At least, 4 judges including one French judge agreed to the expalnation by Japan.

    Posted in: IWC panel: Japan's Antarctic whale hunt still not convincing

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