OssanAmerica's past comments

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    OssanAmerica

    Translator also doesn't know that "wasp" is what they call Ashinaga Bachi in Japan. Something completely different from Giant Hornet/suzumebachi,

    Posted in: Man dies after being stung by wasps

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    Welcome to doing business in China.

    Posted in: Chinese firm files 'Transformers' lawsuit

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    IlbonPaboJul. 26, 2014 - 05:57AM JST Any slowing down of the Japanese denials is progress! Germany holds a solemn commemoration ceremony for Von >Stauffenberg and the Valkyrie attempt to assassinate Hitler and Japan goes to worship Class A CRIMINALS???

    Get a clue. NOBODY goes to worship the Class A War Criminals of which there are 14 out of 2,466,532 men women and children enshrined. It's the constant repeating of fallacies like this that keeps the controversy going with no resolution in sight.

    Posted in: S Korean president meets Tokyo governor

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    OssanAmerica

    I can think of no countries where monuments exist commemorating the civilians of another country who suffered at the hands of their own military. I am not surprised that zichi could not name any. I could not name any in the U.S.

    Posted in: S Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

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    AKBfanJul. 25, 2014 - 02:00PM JST India? strange. why not south Korea or Taiwan or the Philippines or Vietnam?

    Because South Korea loves China and will only join exercises with North Korea as the adversary. They couldn't care less about other Asian countries.

    Posted in: Naval ships from U.S., India and Japan to start war games

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    slowguy2Jul. 25, 2014 - 09:34AM JST Hey OssanAmerica, all of that can be done in due time, if there is need for them.

    Why question the need for them? If Japan in WWII deserves attention and investigation so does every other incident where human rights were violated. Or is persecuting only Japan your goal?

    But first, let Japan take responsibility and compensate the former Comfort Women/Sex Slaves and issue a personal >and unambiguous apology with no wriggle room.

    Have you ever read the 1993 Kono Statement? There is no ambiguity. Furthermore it has now been disclosed that South Korea had input in it's wording, something that South Korea is currently denying but is easily verifiable through existing documentation.

    Then let the UN look into those other allegations you brought up, if it finds that there is any merit whatsoever to them. >But if it does find any such merit, you should know South Korea should be exempted. You know why? Because two >South Korean presidents have flown to Vietnam and offered apologies in person to the Vietnamese people and >promised huge investments and projects in compensation, which are even today still being carried out. The Koreans >have manned up, taken the blame and done the right thing, instead of trying to weasel out of taking responsibility like t>he Japanese.

    LOL. Have you ever heard of the 1965 South Korea-Japan Treaty in which Japan made a payment to "Korea individuals who suffered"? Guess what, the South Korean government never gave it to the people, they used it on other things. The 1993 Kono Statement is an apology. South Korea has done NOTHING more than what Japan has done.

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    OssanAmerica

    "The hulk of the carrier was purchased from Ukraine in 1998 under the pretext it would be used as a floating casino, and towed to China"

    Nice looking casino. As something to be proud of I don't know. Keel laid in 1985. Launched in 1988, Laidup from 1992 to 1998. Sounds like an old POS to me.

    Posted in: China's aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

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    zichiJul. 25, 2014 - 07:43AM JST It would be a small price to pay to put this story to bed so we can move on.

    What makes you think that would be the end of it?

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    Is he going to be asking the same questions when the Ospreys with rising sun marks on them start buzzing around?

    Posted in: Local people are wondering why Saga Airport is being picked and whether the Osprey is really a safe aircraft.

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    OssanAmerica

    If he UN feels this is that Japan should do then fine. But then I expect the UN to demand action regarding the German women raped by the Soviet Army, Japanese women raped by US forces, European women raped by German soldiers, women put into the German WWII brothels, rape of Japanese women in Manchuria by the Soviet Red Army, violation of Geneva Convention by US and allied forces in taking no prisoners on both the European and Pacific theaters, and we can go on and on. might want to look at South Korean massacres of Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam War while we're at it. With all of the troubles we have in the world today what kind of idiots harp on 70 year old history? Japan isn't out still doing these things. They lost they've apologized they've been a model country since 1945. Maybe Japan should reconsider it's contributions to the UN. And certainly pass a law prohibiting the application of collective defense if it's in support of UN operations on the Korean Peninsula.

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    StrangerlandJul. 24, 2014 - 11:55PM JST "Only the ignorant or biased believe that all Comfort women were forcibly kidnapped from their homes in the middle of the night by Japanese soldiers." Only the revisionists think that it matters one whit to the girls who were getting raped day in day out by Japanese >soldiers.

    Only the prejudiced believe that the TRUTH does not matter,

    Posted in: S Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

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    zichiJul. 24, 2014 - 12:17PM JST "OssanAmerica Sorry zichi but Japan hasn't revised their position on Comfort Women either."

    You attempt some kind of revisionism yourself by commenting on what happened in Nazi Germany as if that somehow >lessen what the Imperialist troops did to the comfort women and interesting that your called the women in German >military forced prostitutes while in many previous comments you have always stated that the all the comfort women >were willing prostitutes. I guess you have a one sided view of history?

    Revisionism? I'm not the one who brought up Germany. It was the previous poster. Calling someone a "revisionist" is the equivalent of name calling when short of sound arguments. Showing what Germany did was necessary to prove that South Korea is using a WWII issue which is NOT unique as a political tool. Because other nations are not harping on it and using it against Germany. In no post have I ever stated that "all comfort women were willing prostitutes". If you believe so please post it for all to see. It is a known fact that the Comfort women were mostly deceived or sold off by parents, families and NOT all prostitutes.

    From 2007 Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, provoked fury yesterday by saying that the so-called "comfort women" were not >coerced into becoming sexual slaves of the former Japanese Imperial Army. >http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1544471/Japanese-PM-denies-wartime-comfort-women-were-forced.html

    Abe is correct. The vast majority of Comfort Women were recruited through deception by Korean agents working for the Japanese military. Most of them went off thinking they were going to get sent to work in a factory. Scholars both South Korean and Japanese agree on this view. Only the ignorant or biased believe that all Comfort women were forcibly kidnapped from their homes in the middle of the night by Japanese soldiers.

    such as former Tokyo governor Shintarou Ishihara and Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto — denying the practice in its >entirety. http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/12/10/2003549806

    And when were either of them in the Japanese government in power or in the cabinet or otherwise empowered to speak on "behalf of all Japan"? Picking and choosing individual politicians and applying heir comments to reflect all of Japan is frankly, pretty stupid.

    Posted in: S Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

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    zichiJul. 24, 2014 - 08:19AM JST Except the Germans have never tried to revise their war past with denials and revisionism

    Sorry zichi but Japan hasn't revised their position on Comfort Women either.

    Posted in: S Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

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    BertieWoosterJul. 24, 2014 - 07:15AM JST Germany did it, how come Japan and Korea have so much difficulty? Let's hope they talk it out once and for all, so that we can all move on.

    You are right Bertie, the Germans did it. But the Poles, Russians, Ukranians , etc.all don't make it an official a political and diplomatic tool and a hate fest.

    " In order to control the spread of venereal diseases, brothels were set up for the Wehrmacht (approx. 500 throughout the war) and for SS officers where hundreds of girls and prostitutes, mostly of Polish and Russian origin, were forced to work "Whore for Hitler's troops" was tattooed on these young women. (after March 1942, Jewish women were no longer allowed to work in brothels). Forced prostitution and rape were common in concentration camps, female prisoners being mainly the victims. Documents presented at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946 prove the fact that systematic acts of rape were committed by the German conquerors. In World War II, the German military brothels were set up by the Third Reich throughout most of occupied Europe, for the use by their soldiers in the Wehrmacht and for the SS officers. These establishments were sometimes set up via existing brothels which they took over in the West, but generally organized as new, especially in the East. Until 1942, there were 500 brothels of this kind in Western and Eastern Europe. Operating in hotels confiscated by the Nazis, these self-evident war-rape sites used to serve travelling soldiers and those withdrawn from the front. In combination with the German concentration camp brothels, it is estimated that at least 34,140 women were forced to serve as prostitutes during the Third Reich. In most cases, especially in Eastern Europe, the women were being caught on the streets of occupied cities in Łapankas (Nazi German military kidnapping raids against civilians) and forced to serve as prostitutes thereafter.

    Posted in: S Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

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    albaleoJul. 24, 2014 - 01:32AM JST "Will China blame Japan for this as well?" I don't want to stir things up, but it wouldn't be too difficult to make a case. According to Wikipedia, "in 1940, the >Imperial Japanese Army Air Service bombed Ningbo with fleas carrying the bubonic plague."

    Usually fleas (lifespan 1-1.5 years) don't wait 70 years to start spreading something. Besides that, Ningbo Province and Gansu province are over 1000 miles apart.

    Posted in: Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague

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    "Wal-Mart Stores Inc came under the spotlight early this year after a supplier’s donkey meat product was found to contain fox meat."

    I'd be absolutely furious if I found fox meat in my donkey meat.

    Posted in: China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

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    I think it's fair to call her a "Japanese model/actress/talent, whatever". Maybe not technically correct but she is an active actress in Japanese TV and movies playing Japanese roles and nobody seems to have a problem with it including herself. One would have to look her up on wiki to even determine that she is US born.

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    Techall aren't FSPOs most converted from older VLCCs? Are they actually built from scratch?

    Posted in: Brazil seeking Japan's help in offshore oil project

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    techallJul. 21, 2014 - 03:18PM JST Unfortunately, Japan has very little special "technology" for FPSOs and FDPSOs as well as subsea systems etc.

    Where do you get this kind of information? Japan has been building platforms for decades ahead of South Korea and China. Japan has been the only experienced builder apart from the Norwegians and Swedes. IHI had a shipyard in Brazil as far back as the 1970s.

    Posted in: Brazil seeking Japan's help in offshore oil project

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