CH3CHO's past comments

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    CH3CHO

    Paul RichardsSep. 19, 2014 - 03:48PM JST

    So your point is what?

    My point is that your comment, below, does not make any sense.

    One of only three nations left who fail to demonstrate the understanding whales are integral members of earth's ecosystem.

    Now, your new comment is here.

    In the belief our species is justified to overfish as all Cetacean species eat their way through breeder fish stock depleting the earth oceans of all species. If that is so, it is an 'interesting perspective'.

    Compare your comment with Japanese policy.

    "Japan will continue to take this approach in the future. One of the major challenges will be informing the global public on the importance of science-driven marine mammal management and Japan's aspirations for sustainable hunting of whales for food."

    This time, your comment is irrelevant. I am afraid you are barking at a wrong tree.

    Posted in: Japan to file new research whaling plan this year

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    Christopher BlackwellSep. 20, 2014 - 01:35PM JST

    You need to read the ICJ ruling first. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=3&k=64&case=148&code=aj&p3=4

    It did not prohibit research whaling.

    135 Taking into account the evidence indicating that non-lethal alternatives are not feasible, at least for the collection of certain data, and given that the value and reliability of such data are a matter of scientific opinion, the Court finds no basis to conclude that the use of lethal methods is per se unreasonable in the context of JARPA II.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting

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    ndwarigaSep. 19, 2014 - 08:07AM JST

    Why does Japan do this? It makes no sense

    The answer is in the article.

    "The world's whale populations are able to handle sustainable whaling, especially the minke whale stocks in the Antarctic which the IWC has agreed are in good health. So we want our science and future science to underpin reliable management and catch quotas, and we expect the IWC to implement this."

    I would rather want to know why NZ is doing this, except their strange love of whales.

    Does anyone here still remember the promise that was made when the moratorium went into effect in 1986? Lets read the text of the promise that is quoted in the ICJ ruling. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/148/18136.pdf

    231 The moratorium on commercial whaling, paragraph 10 (e), provides:

    "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."

    There are enough Minke whales for sustainable whaling. Just keep the promise.

    Posted in: IWC heaps pressure on Japan but rejects whale sanctuary bid

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    CraigHicksSep. 19, 2014 - 03:29AM JST

    Great. In other words, you propose the resumption of commercial whaling with quota in purely commercial machanism. I totally support your idea. Japanese government would be glad to hear your idea, too.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting

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    Paul RichardsSep. 18, 2014 - 12:22PM JST

    Which is why people all over the world are financially backing Sea Shepherd protest campaigns.

    Do you live in a fantasy land or somewhere? Not everyone in the world financially support SS. What is more, the leader of SS is on the wanted list of the interpol.

    Why does Japan need to keep doing scientific research killing whales in a declared International Marine Sanctuary?

    Read ICJ ruling. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=3&k=64&case=148&code=aj&p3=4

    133. The Court notes that the Parties agree that non-lethal methods are not a feasible means to examine internal organs and stomach contents. The Court therefore considers that the evidence shows that, at least for some of the data sought by JARPA II researchers, non-lethal methods are not feasible.

    233. As previously noted, JARPA II operates within the Southern Ocean Sanctuary (see paragraph 120). Paragraph 7 (b) does not apply to minke whales in relation to Japan, as a consequence of Japan's objection to the paragraph.

    Paul RichardsSep. 18, 2014 - 12:22PM JST

    whales are integral members of earth's ecosystem.

    What do you mean? If they are intergral members of earth's ecosystem, they are part of food chain and, therefore, they should be eaten as much as they eat other life.

    Posted in: Japan to file new research whaling plan this year

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    CH3CHO

    The contradiction of the ICJ ruling is excellently put by Judge Yusuf in his dissenting opinion, as well as those of other dissenting judges. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/148/18148.pdf

    DISSENTING OPINION OF JUDGE YUSUF

    5 Secondly, I think that the reasoning of the majority is seriously flawed in characterizing, on the one hand, JARPA II activities as "scientific research", while concluding, on the other, that the special permits granted by Japan for JARPA II are not "for purposes of scientific research". JARPA II is not implemented for commercial purposes and the Judgment recognizes as much. If it was not designed for purposes of scientific research, it could not have simply stumbled into scientific research activities, unless it is accepted that serendipity was at work here. In any case, it appears to me paradoxical that a programme that is broadly characterized as scientific research is considered by the majority not to be "for purposes of scientific research", particularly without its qualification as commercial whaling under Article VIII, paragraph 4, of the ICRW and without a definition of the words "scientific research".

    Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting

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    senseimanSep. 17, 2014 - 12:20PM JST

    If Japan is simply doing serious scientific research

    Read ICJ ruling here. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=3&k=64&case=148&code=aj&p3=4

    ICJ recognized that the Japanese research whaling is scientific research.

    However, ICJ twisted the logic and said that scientific research and activities for the purpose of scientific research are different. Japan did demonstrate that their research whaling is scientific research but did not show, according to ICJ, their research whaling is for the purpose of scientific research. This interpretation of rules took Japan by surprise for it made all of its efforts to show their research whaling is scientific research. If the court had explained to Japan that ICJ is of the opinion that scientific research and activities for the purpose of scientific research are different, Japan could have demonstrated that their research whaling is for the purpose of scientific research.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting

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    CH3CHO

    Shame on NZ. The estimated stock of Minke whales is abundant and they are rated "Least concern" in terms of conservation status. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minke_whale

    There is no such thing called "ban" of commercial whaling, but is merely "moratorium" of whaling which was to be lifted by 1990 at the latest. There is no reason whatsoever to continue the moratorium of commercial whaling in terms of animal conservation. The argument of NZ is purely based on strange "love" of whales.

    To lift the moratorium, Japan needs to show abundance of whales, which is only possible through research whaling.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting

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    enough_ropeSep. 16, 2014 - 10:37AM JST

    Prostitution under the age of 21 was ILLEGAL according to the Workers law during that time, which Japan had signed.

    What workers law are you talking about? You may be talking about "International Convention for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic" of 1910. http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/whiteslavetraffic1910.html There are a few issues to the convention.

    Article 11 If a Contracting State desires the present Convention to come into force in one or more of its colonies, possessions, or consular judicial districts, it shall notify its intention to that effect by a declaration which shall be deposited in the archives of the Government of the French Republic.

    The writers of the convention who were Eurpoeans put this loophole in it. https://treaties.un.org/pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=VII-10&chapter=7&lang=en

    Can you see Korea or the Philippines in the list?

    FINAL PROTOCOL B. As regards the suppression of the offences provided for in Articles 1 and 2, it is fully understood that the words "woman or girl under age, woman or girl over age" refer to women or girls under or over twenty completed years of age.

    Article 3 The Contracting Parties whose legislation may not at present be sufficient to deal with the offences contemplated by the two preceding Articles engage to take or to propose to their respective legislatures the necessary steps to punish these offences according to their gravity.

    The treaty obligation is just to engage or propose. It is toothless.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

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    zichiSep. 13, 2014 - 09:30AM JST

    The problem was caused by the imperialist military which ordered its agents to recruit women for the battlefield brothels but also ordered that the women shouldn't be former prostitutes because the imperialist military wanted women free from sexual diseases

    Can you defend your story "the women should not be former prostitutes"? There are a lot of JIA documents during WW2 that ianfu should be former prostitutes, in the historical materials collected by AWF. In addition, there are many ianfu who were indeed former prostitutes. Is it just your imagination, or a new propaganda by some of those Korean activists?

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

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    CH3CHO

    Oh, so, Russian forces are to conduct drills with Japan, I thought.

    Posted in: Russian forces to conduct drill in east, including disputed islands with Japan

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    zichiSep. 12, 2014 - 11:29AM JST

    The retraction of the Asahi articles about the Comfort Women, particularly those who came from Korea does not invalidate all of the evidence and documentation. For instance, the Asian Women's Fund has substantial documentation unrelated to anything published by the Asahi. There's also documentation in other countries like America and Britain.

    There are true stories, as well as untrue stories. Someone has to sort out facts from lies.

    What I see one of the biggest problem is that "the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan" which is the most vocal group for ianfu is a propaganda organization. The name itself is a false in that no inafu was "drafted". http://global.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1962763/Korean-Council-for-the-Women-Drafted-for-Military-Sexual-Slavery-by-Japan

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

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    therougouSep. 12, 2014 - 09:47AM JST

    And if we bring out those testimonies we will have to bring out all the false ones as well.

    So true. 2 of the all 3 former ianfu who have ever testified before US congress made self contradicting testimonies.

    http://archives.republicans.foreignaffairs.house.gov/110/33317.pdf

    On page 19, written testimony by Ms. YONG SOO LEE

    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. 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 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.

    On page 17, oral testimony by the same Ms. YONG SOO LEE

    I live in Taegu, South Korea. My name is Lee Yong Soo, and sometimes I am a 14-year-old girl, and I look outside my window, and there is a girl, and there is a Japanese man, and they are saying something to each other, and they are gesturing me to come out. I did not know anything. I did not know what was going on but they gestured me to come out so I came out, and as you seen her dress, the girl and the Japanese soldier put their hand on my shoulder, and covered my mouth, and the soldier put something against my back, and like that in the middle of the night I was taken away.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

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    lincolnmanSep. 10, 2014 - 04:25PM JST

    This story once again reaffirms that you cannot have any type of diplomatic, sensitive discussion with the Japanese

    In a democratic country, the people should know what their diplomats or military officers are doing, before things get too late. Secret diplomacy is disastrous, and it is so true in a talk of building military capability of aggression.

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo

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    CH3CHO

    Just amazing to see so many people who write comments without reading the biography. Intelligent people would refrain from doing so because the comments would be solely based on his prejudice, or add nothing to what is written in the article.

    Posted in: Japan compiles 12,000-page bio of former Emperor Hirohito

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    Stuart haywardSep. 05, 2014 - 10:49PM JST

    The S. O. Whale sanctuary is an area 50 million square kilometers, where the IWC HAS BANNED ALL types of comercial whaling

    It is only for commercial whaling. It is OK to hunt whales for research purposes in "sanctuary".

    Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban

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    Stuart haywardSep. 05, 2014 - 08:51AM JST

    It's a fact that commercial whaling is prohibited in southern ocean whale sanctuaries, and it was proven that is exactly what Japan was doing.

    Read ICJ ruling. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/148/18136.pdf

    233 Paragraph 7 (b), which establishes the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, provides in pertinent part: "In accordance with Article V (1) (c) of the Convention, commercial whaling, whether by pelagic operations or from land stations, is prohibited in a region designated as the Southern Ocean Sanctuary." As previously noted, JARPA II operates within the Southern Ocean Sanctuary (see paragraph 120). Paragraph 7 (b) does not apply to minke whales in relation to Japan, as a consequence of Japan's objection to the paragraph.

    Southern Ocean Sanctuary does not apply to Japanese minke whaling.

    Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban

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    CH3CHO

    But the shift in Japan’s policy towards more radical conservation comes after an international independent assessment found last year that stocks of bluefin tuna, prized by sushi lovers, had fallen 96 percent from their original levels.

    A classic example of robbing credit from where the credit is due.

    The international organization is ISC, here. http://isc.ac.affrc.go.jp/

    The reports are here. http://isc.ac.affrc.go.jp/reports/stock_assessments.html

    The assessment of Pacific Bluefin Tuna is here. http://isc.ac.affrc.go.jp/pdf/Stock_assessment/PBF_2014_Exec_Summary_4-28-2014_gtd.pdf

    You may want to read through the glossary here befor reading the report. http://www.ices.dk/community/Documents/Advice/Acronyms_and_terminology.pdf

    Now, it is appearent that Japan is the major contributor of ISC, and that the reports are heavily dependent on the data and research efforts provided by Japan.

    The stock statistics (spawning stock biomass) can be found on page 10 of this report. http://isc.ac.affrc.go.jp/pdf/Stock_assessment/PBF_2014_Exec_Summary_4-28-2014_gtd.pdf The number is declining but it did not decline as much as 96%. 96% can be found on page 13. The ratio is actual SSB devided by hypothetical SSB, had no tuna been caught by human being through the history of the earth. I think calling the hypothetical value "original level" is highly misleading.

    Posted in: Key Pacific panel agrees to 50% cut in young bluefin tuna catch

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    zichiSep. 04, 2014 - 09:40AM JST

    Part of the court ruling was Japan had not come up with a non destructive method to collect at least some of its data.

    Lets us study the ICJ ruling. http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=3&k=64&case=148&code=aj&p3=4

    Ruling, Merits,

    133 The Court notes that the Parties agree that non-lethal methods are not a feasible means to examine internal organs and stomach contents. The Court therefore considers that the evidence shows that, at least for some of the data sought by JARPA II researchers, non-lethal methods are not feasible.

    137 ... There are, however, three reasons why the JARPA II Research Plan should have included some analysis of the feasibility of non-lethal methods as a means of reducing the planned scale of lethal sampling in the new programme.

    What was needed here was "some analysis of the feasibility of non-lethal methods". All Japan has to do is to do some analysis and to conclude non-lethal methods are not feasible. Japan did that homework ordered by ICJ for the restart of research whaling.

    Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban

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