CH3CHO's past comments

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    CH3CHO

    This kind of article contributes nothing to real knowledge or understanding of the situation, but rather makes people believe in oversimplified view and stereotype.

    One must be cautious to this kind of material during war time, just as during war times in the past.

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    fxgaiOct. 22, 2014 - 05:36PM JST

    Yeah, no need to pay all the debt back, but letting it snowball bigger endlessly

    The interest rate of long term (10 year) Japanese Government bond is less that 0.50% pa. If you crunch the numbers, you will find that it takes 139 years for the debt to double. Whereas, with just 1% inflation rate, the price of goods goes up to 4 times of the current level during that 139 years. That means the debt is halved in real terms. So much for the snow ball story.

    In addition, the government can print as much yen as it wants through Bank of Japan. So, the government does not need to worry about the repayment. Is anyone worried about inflation? The economic problem in Japan is deflation and the one and only cure to deflation is inflation.

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    CH3CHO

    The problem is that there is no political party and intellectual opposition in Japan to counter the government’s claims.

    The article only mentions LDP, Your Party and Ishin. All of them are right to ultra-right wing. He should meet politicians of Democratic Party of Japan, Japan Communist Party, or Social Democratic Party to find a left wing politician.

    StrangerlandOct. 22, 2014 - 08:35AM JST

    Whenever politics come up in my business, and it's fairly rare, I just politely opt out of it.

    That is the wise way. Most Japanese business men do the same. Business is busines. Politics is politics.

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    jerseyboyOct. 22, 2014 - 11:09AM JST

    Are you kidding? Japan does not impose any tariff on imported cars, while US impose 2.5% tariff on cars and 25% tariff on trucks. The US is proposing to reduce the tariff on cars and trucks over the coming 30 years.

    I am not sure if I am still alive in 30 years.

    Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

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    CH3CHO

    U.S. and Japanese negotiators were closing the gap on trade in farm goods and vehicles

    The vehicles. Here is a good report on the vehicles.

    "Detroit Three urge 30-year tariff phase-out on Japan cars"

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/02/us-usa-japan-autos-idUSBRE96114720130702

    Detroit should open up its market.

    Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

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    David Franklin Delano NortonOct. 22, 2014 - 09:17AM JST

    Legality is determined by the culture. Japanese culture accepts these pictures as legal.

    You need to know the "international" definition of child pornography before singling out Japanese culture. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPSCCRC.aspx

    Article 2

    (c) Child pornography means any representation, by whatever means, of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes.

    The material that some people here keep calling "child pornography" is not child pornography under international definition.

    On top of this, the US made following reservation to the traety to further limit the scope of child pornography. Is it reflection of their culture???

    https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-11-c&chapter=4&lang=en

    (3) THE TERM "CHILD PORNOGRAPHY".-The United States understands the term "child pornography", as defined in Article 2(c) of the Protocol, to mean the visual representation of a child engaged in real or simulated sexual activities or of the genitalia of a child where the dominant characteristic is depiction for a sexual purpose.

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    nandakandamandaOct. 21, 2014 - 12:25PM JST

    Contrary to what you might believe, it is almost always the parents that make their daughter pose as a model in convicted child pornography cases, and that is for money.

    Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles

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    Cortes ElijahOct. 21, 2014 - 08:00AM JST

    But you have to define what child pornography is, first.

    Some people seem to think that what he thinks child pornography is child pornography, and that anyone who produce or distribute "child pornography" should be put in jail. That is nothing but dictatorship. The argument "It is a child porn because I think it is," is both dangerous and childish.

    As you see, I am saying this to protect the rule of law, not child pornography.

    Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles

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    JTDanManOct. 20, 2014 - 01:08AM JST

    Your focusing on this instance and this instance only is poor thinking

    In human right violation cases, every case is important. The victims are not just numbers.

    In addition, this case will set a precedent to the freedom of press in Korea, one way or the other. If a bad precedent is set, Koreans will have hard time to overturn it.

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

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    NathalieBOct. 20, 2014 - 02:00AM JST

    the depiction of "a pose of a child who is naked totally or partially in order to arouse or stimulate the viewer's sexual desire."

    The legal definition of "partially naked" is rather contested, but majority opinion is that it means the state of a person where some of the clothes are removed from normal wearing style. So, if a sock is removed from right foot but another is worn on the left foot, she is partially naked, and we must do the arousal test to see if the picture is a child pornography. On the other hand, if a girl is wearing a swimsuit such as bikini, and if no cloths are removed from the suit, she is not partially naked. Likewise, if a girl wears a whole set of clothes but some of the underwear is peeking, she is not partially naked.

    But the definition of child pornography in the international treaty is much more restricted. By the treaty definition, if "sexual parts" are hidden, it is no child pornography.

    Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles

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    Guillaume VaresOct. 17, 2014 - 01:20PM JST

    Just like so many activist pages in the world, the page you linked has too many errors.

    In 1999, after INTERPOL estimated that 80 percent of websites with child pornography originated in Japan, the Japanese government made the distribution of child pornography illegal. The production of child pornography only became illegal in 2004!

    Japan enacted a law that prohibits production, distribution and possession for distribution of child pornography in May 1999, not 2004. "Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography" was adopted in 2000 and came in power as late as 2002. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPSCCRC.aspx

    Unfortunately, the possession of child pornography is still legal in Japan, making it only one of two countries (the other being Russia) in the G-8 not in compliance with international legal standards on this issue.

    However, the text of the treaty is as follows.

    Article 3

    1 Each State Party shall ensure that, as a minimum, the following acts and activities are fully covered under its criminal or penal law, whether such offences are committed domestically or transnationally or on an individual or organized basis:

    (c) Producing, distributing, disseminating, importing, exporting, offering, selling or possessing for the above purposes child pornography as defined in article 2.

    What the treaty outlaws is "possessing for the above purposes", and "above purposes" means "producing, distributing, disseminating, importing, exporting, or selling." Since possession for distribution is prohibited, Japanese law satisfies international standards.

    Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles

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    choiwaruoyajiOct. 17, 2014 - 11:12AM JST

    I guess you missed it. Have another look. Culture has been mentioned.

    What did I miss? Why do not you specify what I miss?

    BTW Your previous post gave the impression that you believe Junior Idol books and DVDs not to be pornography and you seem satisfied to have them on sale in Japan.

    Is that true?

    Oh, my. Cannot you make it civil and stop putting your words into my mouth. http://www.japantoday.com/category/opinions/view/the-fuel-for-japans-pedophiles#comment_1864065

    I do not know what "Junior Idol books and DVDs" are and I do not know if they are child pornography or not. But as I commented before, the book mentioned in the article is not a child pornograpy as defined in the international tearty.

    Am I satisfied they are sold in Japan? If they are not child pornography, people have the right to sell them and people have the right not to buy them. People have different tastes and I do not interfere with what others do in their liberty.

    Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles

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    choiwaruoyajiOct. 17, 2014 - 01:02AM JST

    I don't understand all the Japanese and non-Japanese people on here saying things like "It's Japanese culture

    I did a little search on this comment section for the word "culture". I could not find any comment defending child porn as Japanese culture.

    Would you point out who said so, if you can? Who are the "Japanese and non-Japanese people on here saying things like this"?

    You are just insulting all the people here.

    Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles

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    CH3CHO

    Some people have very "flexible" definition of child pornography, by which everything he does not like falls into that category.

    Matthew AppleOct. 16, 2014 - 11:11AM JST

    Japan signed the 2005 Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography That means that Japanese companies are breaking international law.

    Before making that allegation, why do not you check the definition of child pornography. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPSCCRC.aspx

    Article 2

    (c) Child pornography means any representation, by whatever means, of a child engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a child for primarily sexual purposes.

    Now, let us see.

    Instead, I saw a little girl, about the age of my first grade daughter, in panties, legs splayed in a sexual position.

    Is she engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities? No, she is not.

    Does the picture contain representation of her sexual parts for primarily sexual purposes? No, it does not. Her sexual parts are hidden.

    So, by the treaty definition, the book is not a child pornography.

    Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles

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    CH3CHO

    Japan has to make concessions if there are to be talks.

    This is about it. Who will make concessions just for a talk?

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    iradickleOct. 15, 2014 - 06:08PM JST

    1So your saying that there are no facts, then why publish anything?

    Sankei reported that there is even a rumor that the president was with a married man at the moment.

    The existence of the rumor is an established fact reported by a Korean news paper.

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

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    JohnY921Oct. 15, 2014 - 05:02PM JST

    Learn to recognize when and what to be shameful - and worked up for.

    The shameful is the people who think what happened or what is said to happened 70 years ago is a valid justification for present and manifest human right violation by the government today.

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

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    iradickleOct. 15, 2014 - 02:41PM JST

    And without any real hard facts.

    Who is hiding the facts? The president was missing for 7 hours on that critical day. She has not yet explained what she was doing on that day as of today.

    Oh yeah, and he works for a paper thats pretty anti-Korean.

    So what, even if it was true? Most papers are critical of the government. Yet, freedom of press is protected by constitution in a democratic country.

    But there is reason to be angry with him.

    What does that have to do with the indictment? Do you remember what SK said? "I think the Japanese need to remain cool-headed." It is a message that the "angry" party should listen to. "Anger" is no justification for violation of freedom of press.

    Both Japan and Korea need to grow up.

    This is an expression that is used when Korea is 100% wrong.

    Posted in: S Korea urges Japan to calm down over Japanese reporter

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    CH3CHO

    International Emmy is a typical award that is set up by the industry and awarded to the industry. It is nothing but a big promotion event for the industry.

    I would say when top stars are appearing in British TV programs its because they feel its worth the effort since its not about pay.

    You seem to worship TV starts. I simply do not.

    Posted in: Tokyo court rules that hotels must pay NHK fees according to the number of rooms with TVs

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    zichiOct. 14, 2014 - 06:50PM JST

    Why do American stars appear in BBC dramas?

    Because they speak English. Is appearance of American stars any endorsement for "quality"? If it were, some of those silly Japanese commercials featuring American stars would be of some quality.

    Posted in: Tokyo court rules that hotels must pay NHK fees according to the number of rooms with TVs

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