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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
May. 31, 2015 - 07:34AM JST
I remember that line, very fondly. I'm so glad to hear about this. Tohoku damashii forever!…
Posted in: Miyagi railway line back in full service for 1st time since 3/11 disaster
May. 31, 2015 - 07:32AM JST
Curious that someone who openly and publicly broke British Law would receive a knighthood from the…
Posted in: McCartney says he's given up pot
May. 31, 2015 - 07:30AM JST
Norrowing w/o owner's permission What kind of people use such excuse?
Posted in: S Korean court finds swimmer Tomita guilty of stealing camera
Ph my god. Thats the weirdest comment ihave ever seen in my whole life
Posted in: Japan says nations must behave responsibly in South China Sea
May. 31, 2015 - 07:28AM JST
Smart wife, @sensei258!
Posted in: M8.5 earthquake strikes near Ogasawara islands