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    OssanAmerica

    Bieber should next invite the Dalai Lama to house for dinner. Will he then issue an apology? In the free world people, even celebrity idiots, are free to go where they want.

    Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine

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    OssanAmerica

    Funniest headline I've seen in a while! LOL This really shows just how stupid the whole "Yasukuni" thing is.

    Posted in: Justin Bieber says sorry after visiting Yasukuni shrine

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    OssanAmerica

    So Chung Wei Steamship had no Hull & Machinery coverage on the ship lost in the typhoon? And had no war Risk Coverage on the ship lost to an allied torpedo? How was Chung Wei SS able to secure Charters from Daido Steamship Japan without insurance on their ships?

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    Posted in: Japan lodges protest against China's seizure of Mitsui O.S.K ship

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    China's leaders are like 6th graders from their military leaders to their foreign ministry.

    Posted in: Chinese admiral to snub Japan at regional meeting

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    FrungyApr. 21, 2014 - 07:19PM JST Isn't anyone remotely interested in the phrasing of the original contract that Mitsui signed? I am. If the contract didn't >contain waivers for acts of war and acts of god then Mitsui owes them a ship.

    There is no Charterparty that does not exclude acts of war and acts of God.This has been common practice since the late 1800s.

    Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation

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    igloobuyerApr. 21, 2014 - 11:03AM JST What is this obsession with Yasakuni shrine among Japanese leaders - something is going on in the background that >the public is not being told about.

    It's a shrine that honors some 2.4m people who died in wars going back to the 1800s. It's just one out of countless shrines in the country. That there are 14 class-A war criminals enshrined there along with the 2,465,986 others somehow makes this a big deal. Nobody whether general public or politician goes there to pray for or honor the war criminals or Japan's fascist imperialist history. But that's what China and perversely, South Korea, would like the world to believe. The real question is what is this obsession that the media has with Yasukuni? It's reached a point that if any government employee in Japan even thinks about Yasukuni the media has to report on it repeating the same old story about China and South Korea getting, or going to get, upset.

    Posted in: Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine, but has no plans to visit

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    I had expected the operation to attempt to life the vessel once it had sunk. Salvage cranes normally won't lift when there are people still in the vessel, but clearly this is an extraordinary circumstance. Without being able to lift the vessel to the surface I see zero hope of an underwater rescue at that depth; what 10-12 minutes on scuba? If such a lifting by South Korean services can not be done and foreign assistance can, be it from the US or Japan, certainly it should be welcomed, all politics aside.

    DaveAllTogetherApr. 20, 2014 - 06:01PM JST Something for consideration is that the ferry was designed and built in Japan. Call me crazy but I think Japan could >actually help a great deal.

    The vessel was purchased second hand and considerably modified by the current South Korean owners, including expanding the superstructure by adding additional decking. In other words, the kind of changes that alter the vessel' s center of gravity. I have no doubt that there was fault with the cargo quantity and with the lashing, to cause the kind of listing and subsequent counter maneuvering that has been described in the news.
    However, the original Japanese yard may be able to provide assistance with the original design to help diver entry.

    Posted in: Officials vague on rumor Japanese support was refused for S Korean ferry

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    Guru29Apr. 19, 2014 - 03:54PM JST Article 2 (c) of the San Francisco Peace Treaty says "Japan renounces all right, title and claim to the Kurile Islands"

    Japan was to lose territories it had taken through war.The Allied powers meant the Kuriles which Russia owned prior to the 1904/05 Russo-Japanese War. They did not mean the Southern Kuriles which have been Japanese since 1855 by a Treaty with Russia. This is why, when the USSR invaded the four southern Kurile islands after Japan had surrendered that they were taken illegally. To this date he United States, UK, an the European Parliament considers them to be Japanese territory under Russian occupation.

    Posted in: Russia to boost military presence on disputed Kurils

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    Guru29Apr. 20, 2014 - 03:26AM JST "And where does it say that they are to be given to China? You have no idea that China was the only claimant to those islands at least between the 1940s to 1970s?

    You have no idea that the P{RC (CHINA) did not even exist until 1949?

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. to back ASEAN's sea surveillance

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    Guru29Apr. 19, 2014 - 10:10PM JST The south China sea dispute was actually created by the US when it demanded Japan to give up its claims in the >south China sea in the San Francisco Peace Treaty which says Japan renounces all right, title and claim to the Spratly Islands and to the Paracel Islands.

    And where does it say that they are to be given to China?

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. to back ASEAN's sea surveillance

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    OssanAmerica

    So if Japan redesigns it's Antarctic program to comply with the ICJ ruling and they decide to resume, what then is left? Is Australia going to go to the ICJ again? Sea Shepherd is going to sink a whaling ship? The 2014 ICJ ruling may end up being nothing more than a one season victory that leads to a closing of that route for further action.

    Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

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    hamptonApr. 18, 2014 - 08:48PM JST China cannot take the senkaku case to the ICJ. People should stop writing that China can do this. China CANNOT >take the senkaku case to the ICJ because to take a case to the ICJ both parties have to be signatories to the relevant >conventions and must both agree to take the case there. China has not signed up and Japan refuses to admit there is >a dispute

    Sorry but that's pure nonsense. China can take Japan to the ICJ and in fact can attempt to settle all of it's "territorial disputes" with several Asian countries by simply becoming a signatory to the same agreement that Japan has signed. Funny how China which throws it's weight around as a member of the Perm UNSC refuses to accept the jurisdiction of the ICJ the legal arm of the UN. China refuses to sign on because to do so means that all the nations which are currently being bullied by China and it's aspirations to take over the entire East and South China Seas will also be able to take China to the ICJ. That Japan officially claims that there is "no dispute" as regards the Senkakus is completely irrelevant to bringing a case to the ICJ if both nations are parties to ICJ jurisdiction. The fact is that Japan is, and China isn't.

    Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island

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    WA4TKGApr. 18, 2014 - 05:56PM JST I'll go there if just to put up a USA / Irish Flag

    In a practical sense the U.S. flag will already be put up there.

    http://www.stripes.com/news/top-marine-in-japan-if-tasked-we-could-retake-the-senkakus-from-china-1.277555

    Posted in: Japan to send 100 SDF troops, radar to remote western island

  • 4

    OssanAmerica

    How do you know they were in Japan? They could have been French.

    Posted in: Air France geisha poster prompts satirical home-made fixes

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    OssanAmerica

    So has South Korea either thanked Japan for it's heartfelt sympathy or offer of assistance? Or have they declined everything as they feel it's not "sincere"? I bet they will act like a 6th grader and just ignore it all.

    Posted in: Abe offers sympathy, help to S Korea over ferry disaster

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    OssanAmerica

    "Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday demanded the government redesign its “research” whaling program to circumvent an international court ruling that described the program as a commercial hunt dressed up as science."

    CIRCUMVENT? You can't circumvent a court ruling. You can only COMPLY with it. Is anything AFP writes about whaling not overtly biased??

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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    Thomas AndersonApr. 16, 2014 - 11:13PM JST ¥565m ($4.7m) was raised in donations from the Japanese people, and given to 285 comfort women from Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines, each of whom received about 2m yen ($16,700) ¥770m ($6.5m) in taxpayers' money was provided to pay for medical fees for these women, and for 79 other women from the Netherlands ¥370 million ($3.1m) was spent building medical facilities and old peoples' homes in Indonesia, rather than compensating individuals there, and the rest was used for the fund's running costs and other smaller projects. If you going to accuse somebody wrong, then at least get the facts right. I'm so sick of the right-wing trolls that nobody >in the world would ever support. Ever.

    Wow. 9.6M was paid by the J-govt and 4.7m was from donations. Yea you really proved him wrong. If you're so sick of "right wing trolls" don't post here. Everyone is sick of J-hating trolls too.

    Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks

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    budgieApr. 16, 2014 - 06:29PM JST So they hope it will lead to a diplomatic thaw huh? If Japan's position remains to dig its heels in and deny its wartime >atrocities that won't solve a thing. The whole world knows what happened.

    What exactly is Japan denying budgie? Please tell us specifically.

    Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks

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    OssanAmerica

    So much for all he anti-whaler's arguments that nobody in Japan eats whale meat anyway. Thumbs down doesn't change the truth.

    Posted in: A taste of whale

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    sfjp330Apr. 15, 2014 - 07:35AM JST "OssanAmerica Apr. 15, 2014 - 07:15AM JST Koreans were members of the Imperial Japanese military, some 240,000 in total serving willingly and making use of the Comfort Women System. Whre is your facts on 240,000 in total serving WILLINGLY? That funny, by the year 1944 in Korea, many Koreans by >the thousands were forced recruited by the Japanese military.

    You've got your facts mixed up. Mandatory ("forced") recruitment on the Korean Peninsula did not go into effect UNTIL 1944. For this reason the vast majority of Koreans serving in the Imperial Japanese military, a practice started when Koreans gained Japanese citizenship under the 1910 annexation, joined willingly. In fact applicants exceeded target recruitment quotas and had to be turned down.

    Posted in: Japan, S Korea to discuss 'comfort women' issue

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