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InspectorGadgetMar. 03, 2015 - 08:25AM JST
Having read through quite a number of articles on this topic I would have to side with the Japanese government on this issue.
During the negotiations for the 1965 Treaty, Japan proposed directly compensating Comfort Women, and all Koreans affected by Japanese actions. This was rejected by South Korean, who stated that they would organize compensation, but then took the money and invested it in State infrastructure, without passing it onto the victims. Both sides were bound by confidentiality clauses in the agreement, which is why Japan could never clearly state how the matter had been settled from their perspective.
Japanese statesmen have repeatedly recognized the pain and suffering that Japan caused before and during WW2 on many nations and offered apologies for the actions that caused them. However, these apologies often fall on deaf ears as the individual Korean victims are still waiting on compensation that their own government has misappropriated.
Posted in: Japan shrugs off S Korean calls for 'sex slave' apology
InspectorGadgetDec. 31, 2012 - 10:53AM JST
Microwave or Conventional Oven?
I've seen anecdotal evidence that when the EU switched to lead free solder in 2006 as part of their RoHS directive, it took a while for a number of manufacturers to adapt to the new solder compositions in use (ie high Tin). The net result was that a number of devices were produced with brittle solder points and high premature failure rates.
One homebake repair method which gained some popularity among the Xbox 360 geeks was stripping the console down to the motherboard and baking (completely flat) in a conventional oven at above 230-240C. This had the effect of reflowing the solderpoints and often repairing the failed connections.
Posted in: Sony warns not to put your gaming console in the microwave
InspectorGadgetAug. 05, 2012 - 06:34PM JST
They have fallen after being called upon by their country to try and assist others. Lest We Forget.
Posted in: Two New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghan attack
InspectorGadgetFeb. 05, 2012 - 06:08PM JST
Those specs look pretty underwhelming. Judging by the wallpaper this isn't a 4.0, or even a 3.1 device, probablly more like a Gingerbread, as it doesn't look like any of the OS's optimed for tablets. Processor type and whether it is a single or dual core is'nt mentioned either.
It better be cheap, and I mean VERY CHEAP, considering the Kindle Fire is USD$200.
Posted in: Fujitsu releases Android tablet
InspectorGadgetJan. 09, 2010 - 11:35AM JST
The real money is in the maps for these things.
Posted in: Portable navigation device
Apr. 27, 2015 - 12:30AM JST
The Japanese offer very little physical affection on a societal basis and even in private. Emotion…
Posted in: Why do Japanese people seldom hug friends or family in public?
Apr. 27, 2015 - 12:24AM JST
Maglev was invented and first deployed in the UK
actually the first patent and inventor of…
Posted in: Maglev train sets world record speed of 603 kms per hour
Apr. 27, 2015 - 12:18AM JST
@tinewatanabe - I dont know who said that Japan was glorifying its history textbooks, but one…
Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans
Apr. 27, 2015 - 12:16AM JST
Maybe all the hugging in Western nations is a way of making up for…