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    OssanAmerica

    yabitsJul. 30, 2014 - 05:53AM JST "It doesn't matter if it was a Divine Monarchy. It was the legally accepted legitimate government of the Republic of Korea."

    The key word is "representative." Most would have a hard time understanding how a divine-right monarchy or military >dictatorship is representative of the people. Only the most evil kind of cynic would do business with one and claim the >will of their people was fulfilled by it. Especially people they victimized.

    So the entire world is full of evil cynics because we all recognize the one party dictatorship in Beijing as the legitimate govt of China. And that same China as well as South Korea are evil cynics because they are holding today's modern democratic Japan responsible for the actions of a fascist militarist Empire that ended 70 years ago. Sorry but the key word is not "representative", it's "recognition". The ROK govt from 1965 is the same ROK govt that is recognized by trhe United Nations.

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    This is strange. Can Taiwan actually call it a National Museum when they haven't declared themselves a sovereign independent country separate from China (PRC)?

    Posted in: Taiwan first lady's visit to Japan back on again

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    yabitsJul. 30, 2014 - 02:57AM JST "There are countless individual categories of Koreans who suffered that aren't "specifically named" but are undeniably "individuals who suffered". The question is how hard would it be to convince the world jury that mass-organized, sexual trafficking of women is >not a crime of a special category, deserving special consideration. Rather easy, I think.

    A "world jury" as in a court of law? If so South Korea has very little evidence to support most of it's claims. Even an investigation conducted in South Korea in 1993 on 40 former Comfort Women found their testimony "not credible" In a court of law, "emotionalism" doesn't win cases.

    "Or do you think the South Korean government denies that they suffered?"

    If you are referring to the 1965 treaty and the many discussions leading up to it, there is no indication that ROK >thought anything about it. All we have are the historical records and they are notable by the absence of the issue.

    So neither South Korea nor Japan thought about. However the wording that "Korean individuals who suffered" would certainly include Korean former comfort women, whether they are specifically mentioned or not, and they would be entitled to part of USD 500 million that Japan paid to South Korea for that purpose.

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    yabitsJul. 30, 2014 - 12:35AM JST "The South Korean government was (and still is) the legitimate globally recognized govt of the Republic of Korea, with the authority to negotiate and dictate terms leading to binding treaties with the sovereign nations, on BEHALF of all the people of South Korea. This includes ALL SOUTH KOREAN FORMER COMFORT WOMEN

    Wrong. Only if the victim class is mentioned in the treaty can Japan assure itself and prove to the world that they are >included. Are the comfort women specifically mentioned in the 1965 treaty?

    Wrong. The Comfort Women "qualify as individuals who suffered". There are countless individual categories of Koreans who suffered that aren't "specifically named" but are undeniably "individuals who suffered". Or do you think the South Korean government denies that they suffered?

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    yabitsJul. 29, 2014 - 10:11PM JST "Japan wanted to pay Korean individuals directly, the South Korean govt refused and insisted on accepting on their behalf and that they would distribute it, They LIED." This is COMPLETE stupidity on Japan's part. Either they don't have the common sense God gave a frog, OR, this was >a cynical ploy and they knew what was happening from the start, in which case they are without honor. Take your >pick. There is no third option. The comfort women were adults at the time. Where is the proof that they signed over their legal right for the >representation of their interests to the South Korean government? If Japan doesn't have that, the debt is still in effect.

    Your response is psychotic. The South Korean government was (and still is) the legitimate globally recognized govt of the Republic of Korea, with the authority to negotiate and dictate terms leading to binding treaties with the sovereign nations, on BEHALF of all the people of South Korea. This includes ALL SOUTH KOREAN FORMER COMFORT WOMEN. Why should Japan be responsible at all for accepting the South Korean govt's word in good faith?

    zichiJul. 30, 2014 - 12:01AM JST "In case you haven't heard it's called representative democracy. The ROK government was the legitmate representative of the PEOPLE. " On 1965, when South Korea and Japan signed a treaty, the government of the ROK were a military dictatorship.

    It doesn't matter if it was a Divine Monarchy. It was the legally accepted legitimate government of the Republic of Korea. The entire UN accepted it and even fought for it.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    tinawatanabeJul. 29, 2014 - 08:26AM JST "when you're a member of the international community, you can't simply pursue your own self interest as if in a vacuum. Watched for the eased North Korea sanctions to be reimposed next." which means, "Japan, Don't act like a sovereign nation. Just do as USA says"

    Just like all of Europe which is FAR FAR more dependent on Russia than Japan. LOL

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    GWJul. 29, 2014 - 08:48PM JST Ok I'll bite, pls explain who the HELL created the above conditions.............................................????? You don't know, here is a hint...................JAPAN! Nuff said!

    Ridiculous conclusion. Selling off daughters to pay for family dent was a tradition in Korea (as well as Japan) well before Korea became a Japanese colony. Japan wanted to pay Korean individuals directly, the South Korean govt refused and insisted on accepting on their behalf and that they would distribute it, They LIED.

    yabitsJul. 29, 2014 - 08:10PM JST "Let's try this. I owe you $10. Your mother insists very hard I give it to her instead of you directly. Eventually, I agree. Your mother decides instead of giving it to you direct to buy you a nice steak. Even though you ate the steak, you come and say I didn't give you $10. I think most people would say maybe you should talk to your mother, not me." First of all, you owed me the $10, not my mother. It was your responsibility, not my mother's, to see that I was >compensated

    Not if you are a minor and seeing that you accept your mother to legally represent you, anyone can give your $10 to your mother. It was your mother's responsibility to give that money to you.

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    I wonder why the UN Human Rights Panel don't call on South Korea to pay the comfort women out of the money that Japan gave them in 1965 for "individuals who suffered".

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

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    How many of us would get on a plane if the pilot had a legal toke before boarding?

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    toshikoJul. 28, 2014 - 01:40AM JST It is not too much money, so Japan should pay directly to former sex slave girls. Of cause S Korea will negotiate but it >is best to pay directly.

    I think Japan should sue South Korea to get the money that was meant for Korean individuals back. Then give it to the individuals directly. Obviously the South Korean government couldn't be trusted with the task.

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    StrangerlandJul. 27, 2014 - 08:47PM JST "It is disgraceful for South Korea to hijack the issue and turn it into a diplomatic and political issue." No, it would be irresponsible for them to not take up the cause on behalf of their citizens. But the goal of taking up that >cause should be to get an apology and reparations for the comfort women.

    Wrong. If they accepted the reality that it was a Crime against Women, they too would be would be guilty. This is why the South Korean government's position on the Comfort Women is so hypocritical.

    "A group of former prostitutes has filed a lawsuit against the South Korean government seeking more than $1.2 million in compensation, alleging that it exercised significant control over their activities" http://www.stripes.com/news/former-prostitutes-who-served-us-troops-sue-south-korea-1.294069

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    Burning BushJul. 27, 2014 - 06:34PM JST Australian police have no legal jurisdiction in Ukraine.

    Considering the location of the crash site, any claim to legal jurisdiction is going to be debatable. Even if debated at the end of a gun. Still I don't doubt that Australia has Kiev's approval for good order's sake if nothing else.

    Posted in: Dutch, Australian police scrap mission to MH17 crash site over security concerns

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    StrangerlandJul. 27, 2014 - 07:50PM JST Who cares about the Koreans? It's the comfort women who deserve an apology.

    There! That is exactly what I have been saying, that the Comfort Women issue, as well as all the other similar issues from WWII, are a crime against WOMEN. It was not a crime against a COUNTRY as South Korea would have the world believe. It is disgraceful for South Korea to hijack the issue and turn it into a diplomatic and political issue. I repeat, 240,000 Korean men were serving in the Japanese military and making use of the comfort stations, at a discounted rate no less. It is also disgraceful for the many established International Women's Rights organizations to not point out this fact and allow what they advocate to be used as it is. For them, the Japanese Comfort Women System, the German WWII brothel system, the South Korea government's post WWII prostitution system are all issues that should concern them on the same level.

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    The Secretary of State answers directly to the President of the United States. Obama never called Abe regarding Yasukuni. .

    Posted in: Abe should avoid Yasukuni shrine, says int'l think tank

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    StrangerlandJul. 27, 2014 - 08:55AM JST "The entire Comfort Women issue, which was a crime against WOMEN, along with similar WWII crimes carried out by many other countries" And once again we're back to the 'but they did it too' defense.

    Wrong. All of them are crimes against women.

    "has been hijacked into a "crime against humanity" where the blame is laid on one country for political reasons."

    If Japan hadn't left themselves open to being attacked for this, by refusing to properly apologize and compensate the >women, then no one could be placing the blame on them.

    Japan has apologized to South Korea in 1965 and made payment to "Korean individuals who suffered". Japan wanted to make payment directly but South Korea refused saying they would make the payment. They lied and spent the money on other things. The 1993 Kono Statement is an undeniable apology. Japan as already done what you say they need to do,

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    Kristianna ThomasJul. 27, 2014 - 07:37AM JST ...staffed by Professional Prostitutes. I know that Prostitution is supposed to be the oldest (for women) profession , but >how does one (woman) become a Professional Prostitute?

    Personally I think if you get paid more than once you're professional. But that's just an unqualified opinion. Professional Prostitutes in the context of Comfort Women would be women who were already in that trade prior to recruitment into the Comfort Women system. For example, the one case of the Comfort Women System which was actually prosecuted at the by WWII allies involves Indonesia where some 100 women of Dutch nationality were taken from the POW camps and "forced" to work in the Comfort Stations. Of these 100 or so, 30 women had nothing to do with prostitution. Whereas the remaining 70 were professional prostitutes who had been working in the brothels prior to the Japanese military occupation. As a side note, this incident was prosecuted by the Japanese military themselves and a Japanese officer was court marshalled for it. In the same manner, most real historians on both sides of the fence agree that the Korean Comfort Women were a mix of professional prostitutes as well as those who were deceived into recruitment.

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    IlbonPaboJul. 27, 2014 - 06:05AM JST @neojamal.......only 2 countries? The UN resolution of 34 countries, The President of the US calling and asking Abe >and party to stop visiting War Criminals

    That is completely incorrect. The United States was against Abe visiting the shrine only because Chia and South Korea would use it to fuel their anti-Japan position. The U.S. does not share their belief that the J-PM is visiting for any reason other than to pay respects to the dead and pray for peace.

    "Japan is a valued ally and friend. Nevertheless, the United States is disappointed that Japan's leadership has taken an action that will exacerbate tensions with Japan's neighbors. The United States hopes that both Japan and its neighbors will find constructive ways to deal with sensitive issues from the past, to improve their relations, and to promote cooperation in advancing our shared goals of regional peace and stability. We take note of the Prime Minister’s expression of remorse for the past and his reaffirmation of Japan's commitment to peace." http://japan.usembassy.gov/e/p/tp-20131226-01.html

    Posted in: Abe should avoid Yasukuni shrine, says int'l think tank

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    The entire Comfort Women issue, which was a crime against WOMEN, along with similar WWII crimes carried out by many other countries, has been hijacked into a "crime against humanity" where the blame is laid on one country for political reasons. Apart from Japanese soldiers in WWII, Korean soldiers in the Japanese military, Taiwanese soldiers in the Japanese military, Chinese civilians in the employ of the Japanese military all made use of the Comfort Stations, which in many cases were run and operated by Koreans. The US Army Report No.46 even suggests that Indian troops may have made use of them. These are all MEN who made use of these brothels. Now I suppose the South Koreans will argue that the Korean soldiers were "forced" to use the Comfort Women. It's absolutely disgraceful that the UN Human Rights Committee is nothing more than a political tool to purse the agendas of certyain countries. Where has the UNHRC been on the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram? This is happening now, today, not 70 years ago.

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    StrangerlandJul. 26, 2014 - 08:57AM JST The discrimination by commenters in this thread is astounding. If this same story had happened in any other country, >the country would not be mentioned or even be an issue.

    Not at all. China is the only country that actively influences Hollywood to ensure that the "image" of China and Chinese is "correct". China courts are also all heavily influenced by the State, which also dictates which movies can be shown in China and applies censorship as and when it feels needed. Don't put China is the same category as other countries.

    "Around the time MGM first delayed the release of Red Dawn, a Chinese newspaper called the Global Times expressed concerns that the film would demonize their state and its citizens" http://screenrant.com/red-dawn-villains-china-north-korea-schrad-106177/

    " China has censored part of the latest installment of hit Hollywood movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" for "vilifying and defacing the Chinese", the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday. The role of Hong Kong star Chow Yun-Fat, who plays pirate lord Captain Sao Feng, had been slashed in half to just about 10 minutes of screen time, the report said." http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/06/15/us-china-entertainment-pirates-idUSPEK19683420070615

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    BertieWoosterJul. 26, 2014 - 08:27PM JST When it's about cleaning up their mess, apologising and moving on, the current Japanese government chooses to >ignore the UN. But when it's about the Senkaku islands, and the "nasty bullying Chinese," Japan soon bleats, "Help, help!" to the UN.

    And when was this? When has Japan turned to the U.N. on the Senkaku issue?

    BurakuminDesJul. 26, 2014 - 10:07PM JST I find it hard to comprehend how the "comfort children" could be considered "professional prostitutes" - except for >those with an extremely sick mind..

    That's because you are biased, Even those who advocate the Comfort Women cause recognize that some of the women were prostitutes to start with. The issue pertains to those who were not.

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