CH3CHO's past comments

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    Christopher GlenNov. 28, 2014 - 12:55PM JST

    Japan has a communist party? It is kinda difficult to believe.

    Yep, the same laws that give Japan "freedom of speech" (in theory) and allow right-wing nuts to hold rallies - let Japan also have a Communist party

    Stupid comment. You are making little of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The freedom of speech and the right to form political parties are the foundation of democracy.

    Japan Communist Party is a solid political party with 19 parliament members. It is a minority party but you cannot make fool of minority parties.

    Posted in: Japanese Communist Party says it will reverse most of Abe's policies

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    Christopher GlenNov. 28, 2014 - 12:40PM JST

    wtfjapanNov. 28, 2014 - 02:24AM JST

    We want to hunt whales for a profit, we want to hunt them in as many numbers as we can possible kill

    I do not think that idea contradicts animal conservation at all.

    To get the maximum number, the harvesting must be sustainable and the stock must be prosperous and proliferating. The idea is called "maximum sustainable yield" and widely accepted by scientists and fishing industry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximum_sustainable_yield

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

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    boweevilNov. 27, 2014 - 09:19PM JST

    To be honest, I'm not that passionate about whales. But I do find the dishonesty surrounding this iissue in Japan both hypocritical and revolting.

    Talking of honesty, we have to go back to square one to see the promise made when commercial whaling went into moratorium. http://www.iwcoffice.org/convention

    International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946 Schedule

    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.

    It is 2014 and we still do not see the "comprehensive assessment" of whale stock, just because whale loving groups are deliberately delaying the process saying the sample is too small, knowing any concluding assessment would result in establishment of quota, however small, for commercial whaling and their only hope is to deliberately delay the process forever. That is what I call dishonest.

    soukaNov. 27, 2014 - 11:15PM JST

    i wonder if morishita have peer-reviewed papers being published on his scientific experiments or findings as presented in this article.

    Here you are. http://www.iwcoffice.org/jarpaii-review-workshop-feb-2014

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

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    Papi2013Nov. 28, 2014 - 02:49AM JST

    You should ask that question to the Japanese government.

    One who claims must show the evidence. I take your comment as admittance of baseless claim.

    Japan did not live up to the 1965 treaty agreement

    Have you read that agreement? Here you are.http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/texts/JPKR/19650622.TMJ.html

    第二条

    日本国政府は,附属書に掲げる文化財を両国政府間で合意する手続に従つてこの協定の効力発生後六箇月以内に大韓民国政府に対して引き渡すものとする。

    Article 2. Japanese Government is to deliver the artifacts listed on the attached document to the Government of the Republic of Korea by means agreed by both Governments within 6 months of the effective date of this agreement.

    Japan did deliver all the listed items to Korea. There is nothing in the agreement that was left unfulfilled.

    So, if you think Japan needs to return an artifact, prove that it was illegally taken, and file a lawsuit within statute of limitation. The statute of limitation in Korea is 10 years by the way. You cannot claim an artifact in possession of someone else without proving it was illegally taken. That is called "burden of proof".

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

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    boweevilNov. 27, 2014 - 08:27PM JST

    It seems you are really new to this issue.

    JARPA is scientific research whaling.

    I wont know if my hand is burning until I stick into the fire

    If you have any other way of knowing age distribution, male to female ratio, reproductivity, and, oh, mercury contamination level of whale stock, go ahead and write it here.

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

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    Brian WhewayNov. 27, 2014 - 04:11PM JST

    how much research can be done on 200 odd mink whales? Iam sure you can get a lot of data from 1 dead whale, so why 200 odd whales?

    How can we know the age distribution, male to female ratio, and reproductivity of whale stock from just 1 dead whale? I think 200 is a bit too small sample size. Unless we know those numbers and constantly up date them, we cannot know if the whales are endagered or not, can we?

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

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    CH3CHO

    Buddhism came to Japan in 538 via Kingdom of Baekje aka Kudara which was a Japanese ally in Southwest Korea. However, Kingdom of Baekje was destroyed by Kingdom of Silla aka Shiragi from Southeast Korea in 660 and many Baekje people fled to Japan as refugees. In 663, there was a battle to rebuild Baekje by allied forces of Beakje refugees and Japan against Silla, but the battle was won by Silla. Baekje refugees assimilated into Japanese. The relationship between Japan and Silla Korea stayed unfriendly for a long time.

    In 8th century, Japanese realized the Buddhism that came via Korea was not the "true" Buddhism and wanted to learn from Chinese Buddhists. So, in 753, Japanese Emperor invited Jianzhen from China to spread "true" Buddhism in Japan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jianzhen

    In 805, Saicho, after learning Buddhism in China, came back to Japan and started Tendai sect of Buddhism. In 806, Kukai, after learning Buddhism in China, came back to Japan and started Shingon sect of Buddhism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saich%C5%8Dhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukai

    Various sects of present day Buddhism in Japan fall in Jianzhen, Saicho or Kukai lineage.

    It is true that Buddhism came to Japan via Korea. It is also true that surviving Japanese Buddhism came from China.

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

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    HotmailNov. 26, 2014 - 10:43PM JST

    Half of South Korea's historic artifacts are housed in other countries. That represents about 150,000 cultural properties located outside the country, of which 75 percent are in Japan. Many of them were looted treasures that were stolen during centuries of invasions

    Like the "missing diamond" of Seokguram? As I said before, I do not swallow what Koreans say about Japan unless verified by a reliable source. I hope people here take prudent steps as well.

    Does anyone have the list of those 150,000 items? What are the 75% or 112,500 items in Japan? How many of them were actually looted? It is known that Japan imported a lot of Korean art pieces such as Korean pottery at high premium over the centuries.

    What do you mean by "centuries of invasion"? If you look at the history of Korea, it was under Chinese control most of the time and China took things of value as annual tribute from Korea. Korea was under Japanese control less than 50 years. Are you talking about the sporadic Japanese pirates more than 500 years ago? Or are you talking about Minama that governed southern part of Korea more than 1500 years ago?

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

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    Chris CaseNov. 26, 2014 - 03:53PM JST

    The vast majority of theft from temples in Japan is carried out by Japanese.

    Is there any news report or something on that? I have no idea from where you got that wild allegation.

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

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    Michael T KovacsNov. 26, 2014 - 11:04AM JST

    When I was on a busness trip to Korea they took me up in the mountains on the Southeast Coast of ROK. There was a buddha missing a diamond form the forehead.

    You may be talking about Seokguram. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seokguram

    Here is a rumor based story about the "missing diamond". http://www.tripadvisor.jp/ShowUserReviews-g297888-d320362-r123526857-Seokguram-Gyeongju_Gyeongsangbuk_do.html

    Here is an explanation of the statue by Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea. It says nothing abot the "missing diamond". http://english.cha.go.kr/english/search_plaza_new/ECulresult_Db_View.jsp?VdkVgwKey=11,00240000,37

    The statue was built in year 751. In light of the fact that East Asian countries do not produce any diamonds, how could they put a diamond to the statue back then?

    The statue was long abandoned and was rediscovered in1909. Here is a picture of the Seokguram statue just after the rediscovery. http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%95%E3%82%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB:Seokguram_ruin.jpg

    I think the "missing doiamond" story is just another hoax. It is always good to double check what Koreans say about Japan.

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

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    Michael T KovacsNov. 26, 2014 - 11:04AM JST

    When I was on a busness trip to Korea they took me up in the mountains on the Southeast Coast of ROK. There was a buddha missing a diamond form the forehead. They claim the Japanese stole this in the early 1900's. Retribution?

    I think you should double check what they say about Japan.

    I used to believe whatever Koreans say about Japan. But that was a big big mistake. I put myself in a position to spread untruth. Now, I make it a rule to check whatever Koreans say about Japan by reliable source.

    Generally speaking, diamond was not introduced to East Asia until very recently. If you can identify the Buddha statute, I may be able to help you.

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

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    Stuart haywardNov. 26, 2014 - 09:04AM JST

    It's sad to see that many will use this theft to judge all South Korean's, like we don't have are share of thieves.

    Last time other Buddha statutes were stolen by Koreans from Tsushima, the Korean government decided not to return them to Japan. This is not an isolated case, but serries of thefts encouraged by Korean government.

    Posted in: 5 South Koreans arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

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    CH3CHO

    First picture

    People do not wear high heels when practicing sward.

    A shinai should be held using both hands. If one holds a shinai by one hand, he is not ready for an attack and is just carrying it.

    When you have Mt Fuji and a lake, there should be a reflection on the surface of the water. Just look at the back of your 1000 yen note.

    Third picture

    Cherry trees bloom in late March to early April. During that period, your do not need an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun, nor have a watermelon which is available only in the peak summer August, nor have chrysanthemum flower on the hair which symbolizes September. The color of the grass is too dark for early April.

    Fourth picture

    The peak of the mountain is hidden by the cloud, which makes the picture less impressive.

    The carp streamer is usually made up of a pair of carp, one black/blue male carp and one red/pink female carp. The woman holds two pink carp. What does that supposed to mean? Is she advocating same sex marriage?

    Posted in: New ad campaign features Japan in all its stunning glory

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    Bad taste.

    What are those girls doing? What is the meaning of their acts? What do their acts have to do with the landscape?

    The pictures have no comprehensible message. That is why they are bad taste.

    By the way, why is the driver of the cart a black man?

    Posted in: New ad campaign features Japan in all its stunning glory

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    Christopher GlenNov. 21, 2014 - 01:24PM JST

    You are disseminating - that info is already known, thus whales can be researched by non-lethal means.

    How can you take a liver out of a whale by non-lethal means?

    Posted in: Japan cuts Antarctic whale catch quota

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    Mr. PerfectNov. 20, 2014 - 01:14PM JST

    You provide a link to a narrowly focused study on hepatic Hg and not total mercury (THg) liver/muscle ratio. The study you linked does NOT conduct ANY tests on whale muscle tissue which is what the Japanese consumers ingest, not the whale's liver which is why a total mercury (THg) or concentrations of mercury in muscle and liver tissue would be of use to the general public and there is a difference in HG and THg testing and testing methods nor are tests performed on other whale species taken in the Antarctic hunt.

    The mercury concentration in the liver is the highest of the various body parts of a whale. I think it makes a lot of sense to study the liver to know the mercury contamination level of a whale. In addition, if the mercury contamination of the liver of a whale is at certain level, we can safely conclude the contamination in the muscle is below that level.

    In any case, the study is scientific research of whales, and is not a food contamination test.

    Posted in: Japan cuts Antarctic whale catch quota

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    CH3CHO

    "Many of the European beers cannot be marketed as beers in Japan because of insufficient—according to the Japanese legislation—malt content or because they have some ingredients such as coriander," it said.

    That is more of blessing than problem. If it is classified as beer, heavy beer tax is levied, whether import or domestic. Japanaese beer makers are trying so hard to make their "beer" classied not as beer but as sparkling alcohol.

    Tax table

    beer: 220 yen per litre

    sparkling alcohol

    40% or more malt: 220 yen per litre

    25% or more malt: 178 yen per litre

    less than 25% malt: 134 yen per litre

    0% malt: 80 yen per litre

    Posted in: EU urges Japan to open up its beer market

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    Brian WhewayNov. 19, 2014 - 04:20PM JST

    if killing these whales is in the interest of science, can we see this date that is gathered? Iam sure it will never turn up, but any cut in the killing of whales is good news.

    Here you are. http://www.iwcoffice.org/jarpaii-review-workshop-feb-2014

    I can see 58 papers in 2014 alone.

    MrBumNov. 19, 2014 - 05:35PM JST

    But seriously here's an article summing up what we've learned from all their "research." http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/what-have-we-learnt-from-24-years-of-japans-scientific-whaling-program/story-fnjww010-1226871173847

    The problem of that biased article is that the writer thinks that it is OK to distribute misinformation for the paramount cause of protecting the environment. I actually rank environment activists below used car dealers in terms of integrity of information.

    Mr. PerfectNov. 19, 2014 - 06:13PM JST

    Why is it that there are no papers to be found on the toxins and heavy metals contained in the meat which most people would put as the most important issue to be studied?

    You can see one in the list. https://events.iwc.int/index.php/workshops/JARPAIIRW0214/paper/viewFile/547/536/SC-F14-J23.pdf

    "Pattern of mercury accumulation in the Antarctic minke whale and its prey based on JARPAII data"

    I am getting tired of misguided arguments here. Why are they so easily carried away by propaganda?

    Posted in: Japan cuts Antarctic whale catch quota

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    Nicola BerniniNov. 18, 2014 - 08:53PM JST

    LDP will lose about 30 to 50 seats.

    Actually Abe is going to election but his own will and with a program that essentially consists of postponing taxes how can you say that he is going to have problems with this ?

    Because all the opposition parties agree that tax increase should be postponed. Delay of tax hike does not give LDP any edge. In addition, LDP is now saying the delay is limited to 1.5 years and that tax will increase in April 2017 regardless of economic situation at that time, whereas the opposition is arguing unlimited postponement.

    In summer 2010, DPJ lost upper house election because it proposed consumption tax increase.

    In December 2012, DPJ lost lower house election because it passed a bill to increase consumption tax.

    PM Abe actually increased the consumption tax and the economy is now in recession.

    LDP will have a hard time in this election. People will not be fooled by limited 1.5 year delay.

    In addition, LDP has about 50 so called "Abe children" who are unexperienced LDP parliament members elected first time in the 2012 election and has no grass root support in their constituency. Many of them will be wiped out this time.

    Posted in: Abe set to call election, delay tax hike

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    CH3CHO

    The 1984 moratorium of commercial whaling was supposed to be ended by 1990.

    What is unfair is that the moratorium is still continuing 24 years overdue, and that it is continuing even after the justification for moratorium has been lost because the stock of Minke whales is large enough for sustainable whaling.

    http://www.iwcoffice.org/convention

    International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, 1946 Schedule

    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: Japan cuts Antarctic whale catch quota

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