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    ZombieNemesisAug. 28, 2014 - 11:54AM JST

    Thanks. Your comment is very informative.

    Posted in: Field trip

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    I think the hair-style of the Japanese translator is a bit untidy, whereas the clothes of the Korean translator look like those of a university senior who is looking for a job. Is there anything else worth talking about?

    Posted in: Courtesy call

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    Mitch CohenAug. 27, 2014 - 08:33PM JST

    Martyrs? They were responsible for some of the worst crimes against humanity.

    While I agree with the latter part of your comment, I think criticizing the word "martyrs" is questionable unless we know the original Japanese word he used. I do not think the Japanese language has the exact equivalent of "martyrs" which is heavily linked to Christian faith.

    Posted in: Abe sent support message to war criminal memorial service in April

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    Corn fields in Japan look something like this. http://blog.livedoor.jp/sonohara_/archives/12456470.html

    How could US farmers grow corn stalks like a jungle?

    Posted in: Field trip

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    The leaks by Asahi and Sankei reveal Yoshida was much more arrogant than he was previously reported. He belittled the Prime Minister, government officials, and TEPCO management. He spoke as if he saved nuclear plants though he exploded all 3 of 3 reactors that lost outside electricity.

    Reactor 1. His operators mistakenly stopped the isolation cooling condenser, which led to melt down of reactor 1 in a few hours. His operators were not trained to vent the reactor for pouring in water by fire engine pumps. The long delay of venting led to hydrogen explosion of reactor 1.

    Reactor 2. His operators failed to refuel the pumps that poured cooling water into the reactor 2. The pumps stopped due to lack of fuel that led to the meltdown of reactor 2.

    Reactor 3. His operators could not vent the reactor 3 until hours after the meltdown. When they finally vented, they could not pour water in because the pumps had no fuel. After the fueling, the pumps stopped again because they failed to refill the reservoir. All these led to hydrogen explosion of reactor 3.

    R. I. P., Yoshida.

    Posted in: Gov't to release testimony of deceased Fukushima plant chief

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    Hongo, you are right. Playing golf is a lot more important for this man than saving people.

    Posted in: Abe visits Hiroshima to view landslide damage

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    A teenage Yokohama F-Marinos supporter has been banned for life by the J.League club after waving a banana toward a visiting Brazilian player in a suspected racist taunt.

    Life time ban for a banana? I think the punishment is too heavy for the act.

    Posted in: J.League club bans teen for waving banana at Brazilian player

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    OssanAmericaAug. 14, 2014 - 11:46PM JST

    Read here. http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/russia-begins-military-exercises-around-pacific-islands-also-claimed-by-japan#comment_1830179 To answer your questions.

    (1) Which article in the Russo-Japanese Non-Aggression Pact stipulated that neither party may "side" with any country that is hostile to the other?

    Article 2.

    (2) Where does it state that "siding" with an enemy of the other country automatically negates ad terminates the Pact?

    The obligations of a neutral country are written in the Hague 5 and Hague 13 conventions. The links are in my previous comment. A neutral country may not side with a belligerent country.

    (3) Please least the Japanese offensives carried out against the USSR between April 13, 1941 and Aug 14, 1945.

    The obligations of a neutral country are not limited to "not attacking". Siding with an enemy is breach of neutrality.

    Posted in: Russia begins military exercises around Pacific islands also claimed by Japan

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    smithinjapanAug. 14, 2014 - 05:23PM JST

    It seems you are painting yourself to the corner. What is your definition of terrorists?

    It is a rhetorical question, for I know you cannot answer that question.

    It seems you have hard time distinguishing soldiers from terrorists. They are clearly defined in law of armed conflict.

    Posted in: Kamikaze pilots say war horrors lost on young

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    jerseyboyAug. 14, 2014 - 11:29AM JST

    You definitely do not know the definition of a terrorist. A soldier who terrifies his enemy is NOT a terrorist, though you seem to think he is. If your definition were correct, any good US soldier who served in "Nam" would have been a terrorist, for he would have surely terrified his enemy.

    A terrorist is a criminal who indiscriminately kill a large number of innocent civilians. A soldier who kills enemy during war is not a terrorist, even though he terrifies his enemy.

    Posted in: Kamikaze pilots say war horrors lost on young

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    Soviet Japan Neutrality Treaty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Japanese_Neutrality_Pact

    Article two. Should one of the Contracting Parties become the object of hostilities on the part of one or several third powers, the other Contracting Party will observe neutrality throughout the duration of the conflict.

    Soviet Union was at war with Germany since June 1941, and Japan was not neutral to Germany in that it provided weapons for Germany which was prohibited by the Hague Convention on Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in Case of War on Land (Hague V) or the Hague Convention on Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Naval War (Hague XIII). http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hague05.asp, http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hague13.asp

    This breach of neutrality of Japanese side can be the grounds for denunciation of the pact.

    Posted in: Russia begins military exercises around Pacific islands also claimed by Japan

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    zichi, read Cairo Declaration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo_Declaration

    They (the allies) covet no gain for themselves and have no thought of territorial expansion.

    Then Potsdam declaration. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Potsdam_Declaration

    (8) The terms of the Cairo Declaration shall be carried out and Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine.

    Then, Japanese instrument of surrender. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Instrument_of_Surrender

    We, acting by command of and in behalf of the Emperor of Japan, the Japanese Government and the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, hereby accept the provisions set forth in the declaration issued by the heads of the Governments of the United States, China, and Great Britain on 26 July 1945 at Potsdam, and subsequently adhered to by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which four powers are hereafter referred to as the Allied Powers.

    The question is if "territorial expansion" should be allowed for Russia.

    By the way, you say "You also know that possession is nine tenths of law". We do not have such policy in Japan. I think most of the civil law countries do not have such policy. Is it something peculiar to the US?

    Posted in: Russia begins military exercises around Pacific islands also claimed by Japan

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    The police is to blame.

    Posted in: Retailer decides not to post suspected shoplifter's face online

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    The Honglujing Stele was "looted by Japanese soldiers early last century from northeastern China", the official Xinhua news agency said

    Japan's presence in China and Korea expanded after it defeated China’s Qing Dynasty in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 and Russia in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. The stele was taken from an area Tokyo captured from Russia in the latter war and sent to Japan in 1908, the Xinhua report said.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honglujing_Stele

    According to Wikipedia, Honglujing stele was located in Lushun (aka Port Arthur), which became Japanese concession from Russian concession as a result of Treaty of Portsmouth in 1905. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Portsmouth

    Saying the stele was "looted" by Japanese soldiers, after the war ended and after the city became Japanese concession, is very strange.

    Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact

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    process it to remove the radioactive materials and then release it into the Pacific Ocean.

    They cannot remove all of the radioactive materials. They think it cost saving, because they have no idea of paying any compensation for the further contamination. Someone has to file trillion dollar lawsuit to nail the coffin of TEPCO, so that they will do no more bad things.

    Posted in: We would never consider dumping the water into the ocean unless we received the consent of local residents.

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    The birth rate is actually slowly recovering. http://www.ipss.go.jp/syoushika/tohkei/Popular/P_Detail2014.asp?fname=T04-05.htm&title1=%87W%81D%8Fo%90%B6%81E%89%C6%91%B0%8Cv%89%E6&title2=%95%5C%82S%81%7C%82T+%8E%E5%97v%90%E6%90i%8D%91%82%CC%8D%87%8Cv%93%C1%8E%EA%8Fo%90%B6%97%A6%81F1950%81%602012%94N

    Average number of children a Japanese woman is likely to have in life.

    2000 1.36, 2001 1.33, 2002 1.32, 2003 1.29

    2004 1.29, 2005 1.26, 2006 1.32, 2007 1.34

    2008 1.37, 2009 1.37, 2010 1.39, 2011 1.39

    2012 1.41

    Posted in: Lowest number of elementary and junior high school students ever as birthrate continue to decline

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    "We don't want to confront China. "

    This remark by a US official surely sent a wrong signal to China.

    In a statement released by the Chinese embassy in Myanmar following Saturday's talks between Kerry and Wang, Beijing welcomed "the constructive role" played by the U.S. in regional affairs, adding that it "hopes that the US can respect China's legitimate rights and interests in this region".

    We already have too many armed conflicts this year. Let us hope no more is added in the South or the East China Sea.

    Posted in: U.S. tries to cool sea tensions at Asia security summit

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    sfjp330Aug. 08, 2014 - 04:14AM JST

    Lets make it clear, In the 1971 Okinawa agreement, the U.S. awarded Japan only administrative authority over Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, not sovereignty.

    WhirledPeasAug. 08, 2014 - 08:53AM JST is absolutely right. San Francisco Peace Treaty reads,

    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_of_San_Francisco

    Article 3 Japan will concur in any proposal of the United States to the United Nations to place under its trusteeship system, with the United States as the sole administering authority, Nansei Shoto south of 29 north latitude (including the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Islands), Nanpo Shoto south of Sofu Gan (including the Bonin Islands, Rosario Island and the Volcano Islands) and Parece Vela and Marcus Island. Pending the making of such a proposal and affirmative action thereon, the United States will have the right to exercise all and any powers of administration, legislation and jurisdiction over the territory and inhabitants of these islands, including their territorial waters.

    The sovereignty of Senkakus included in Ryukyus stayed with Japan all the time, while the administrative power went to the US after SFPT and was returned to Japan in 1972. In addition, if what you say, "the US only returned administrative authority but did not return sovereignty to Japan," were true, the sovereignty of Senkakus would be left to the US, not to China.

    sfjp330Aug. 08, 2014 - 09:09AM JST

    What a worthless comment. What can ICJ do? ICJ means nothing.

    That is the trouble China has. It should respect the world court and Rule of Law.

    Posted in: China says Japan fighter jets shadowed its planes over disputed waters

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    Japanese fighter jets shadowed Chinese aircraft patrolling over disputed waters, China's Ministry of Defense said on Thursday, in the latest flare-up of a spat over air space that has deepened a rift between the two countries.

    OK. So, China admitted its air plane flew over or close to Senkakus which is administered by Japan. The act of China is a fragrant crime against peace. China should know it cannot change status quo by threat or use of force.

    Posted in: China says Japan fighter jets shadowed its planes over disputed waters

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    smithinjapanAug. 06, 2014 - 05:30PM JST

    The ICJ has no binding judgement, PERIOD. A whole lot of people don't recognize said 'jurisdiction', which is nil. And seriously, do you honestly believe if voted against Japan, South Korea, or China would follow any ruling given by the ICJ? NONE of them would,

    LOL. You have shown what distorted world view you have.

    Posted in: South Korea slams Japan's 'ludicrous' island claim

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