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    They are like the kids who want to move out until they realize they're going to have to support themselves completely on their own.

    Posted in: One in four Americans want their state to secede, but why?

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    I don't see how they can do much in China though.

    Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea to ensure geopolitical risks don't threaten recovery

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    BertieWoosterSep. 20, 2014 - 11:16PM JST OssanAmerica, Whether you want to admit it or not, the Rising Sun Flag is not well received by Koreans and Chinese

    That's funny because Koreans were fighting under that flag in WWII. The father of the President of South Korea was an officer in the Kwantung Army of IJA. probably killing Chinese.

    Posted in: Japanese rising sun badge upsets some at Asian Games

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    Cleo, Cut me a break. How do YOU know it's "terrified"? You are superimposing a human emotional reaction onto an animal. Humans are terrified because they know what is happening. Animals are not because they don't. Their reaction is instinctive.

    What the ICJ ruling actually says is that the target sampling size appears to be too large and the actual sample size is >too small to achieve the intended goal.

    And that's what I said. The sample size was too small to achieve the intended goal.

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    lucabrasiSep. 20, 2014 - 01:20PM JST @Ossan Agreed it's a naval ensign. So how many ships does the Japan Hockey Association have?

    The JMSDF ensign itself uses 16 rays, The JGSDF flag uses 8. The badge in question uses what, 4-5? In other words, the mere "resemblance" to the 16 rayed naval ensign is enough for some Koreans to get bent out of shape. Yet they have no complaints about the Asahi Shinbun symbol? The newspaper that helped create the Comfort Women controversy by publishing a fabricated story? http://wpcontent.answcdn.com/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3f/FlagoftheAsahiShinbunCompany.svg/220px-FlagoftheAsahiShinbunCompany.svg.png And for the off the ledge anti-JP extremists, the Japanese naval ensign has NOTHING to do with the Nazi swastika.

    Posted in: Japanese rising sun badge upsets some at Asian Games

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    cleoSep. 20, 2014 - 10:31AM JST the main diet of marine species can and do change over time in adjustment to the supply of that particular food source Then drag a net through the water to see how much of that particular food source is there.

    You go drag a net and count krill. Anything to evade "killing" a whale, right? Even if it's emotionally driven and makes no logistical or economic sense. LOL

    browny1Sep. 20, 2014 - 02:13PM JST ossan - thank you for your reply.

    browny, I am no scientist either. The questions you raised can be answered by the two parties who actually have any input into those figures, the ICR of Japan and the IWC Scientific Committee. Both organizations have websites that you can go through to seek answers to your questions. What is significant though is that a target number is set in advance in line with their goals. In other words, "every whale that is sighted is being killed" in some disorganized "slaughterfest" as some seem to imagine is a fallacy. What I found ironic is that the ICJ ruling which found the JARPA II program to be "not scientific enough" in at least one instance felt that the target sampling size was insufficient to achieve the stated intended goal. This simply exposes the difficulty in carrying out objective study in an environment subject to emotionally driven bias on the issue.

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    The Koreans who are enjoying the games and rooting for their teams are normal Korean people. Those who are complaining about the badge are fools. The entire effort by anti-Jpn Koreans to make the 16 rayed flag a symbol of "past imperialism" is typically ridiculous. That is a Japanese naval ensign, in use by the JMDSF which train together wit the US Navy flying that ensign. So since the Stars & Stripes fly alongside that flag, is the U.S. an imperialist power too?

    Posted in: Japanese rising sun badge upsets some at Asian Games

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    browny, The very valid questions you raised can be answered rather easily, Firstly, yes the main diet of marine species can and do change over time in adjustment to the supply of that particular food source, Secondly a number of specimens would have to be killed and examined every year to detect such changes. The number killed would have to be a representative sampling number. None of this is particularly unique to whales, it would apply to any marine resource and that's how it's done all over the world, including the fisheries authorities of Australia and New Zealand, They just happen to be countries which don't consider whales to be a marine resource. The fact is that such examinations of whales were going on for decades and information was being gathered, ending up in the hands of the IWC Scientific Committee. Whales for examination were available through commercial whaling. But wen tec1986 moratorium went into effect those samples vanished. Without the Scientific Whaling permits allowed under IWC Article VIII we would remain in the dark on certain species, populations, and the information necessary to actually apply conservation measures. Of course this means nothing to people and nations who do not understand the difference between "conservation" and "preservation".

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    Here's something for whale huggers to think about, if at all possible, We all know Minkes are abundant, so abundant in fact that limited sustainable commercial whaling is likely feasible. But what are those growing numbers of Minkes feeding on? How does one determine the diet by "non lethal means"? To date no one has been able to examine the stomach contents using non-lethal means. No one has successfully put giant diapers on a Minke whale to collect and analyze the feces. And why is the Minke's diet important? Because there are many other species of whales which must compete with the Minkes. An example would be the world's largest and highly endangered Blue Whale. I would like to know what animal conservation program of a non-endangered species is conducted in New Zealand where no specimens are ever killed.

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    JackSep. 19, 2014 - 07:51AM JST As someone with a special place in my heart for horses, I encourage anyone who eats horse to button their lip when >people of other nations eat dog. I am sure both are delicious. So when is the dog sushi coming?

    Americans culturally have an objection to eating horse. But horse is eaten in parts of Europe. In fact the biggest export destination of horse meat for the United States is France. Yes, we even export it! Even Whale meat is eaten in Scandinavian countries. But I'm not aware of any western nation that eats dog, Dog meat is eaten in Korea, parts of China and Philippines, Vietnam, etc., The Japanese don't consider dog to be edible culturally so you won't be seeing dogmeat sushi in your lifetime. I have had horsemeat it's very good. Anyone who likes beef will like it, Although it can be sold throughout Japan only certain prefectures such as Kumamoto and Nagano (I think) have laws that allow it to be slaughtered and processed for commercial purposes.

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    "Though anti-whaling nations say the IWC should be acting to conserve whales, Japan and its allies argue that it was set up to manage whales as a resource."

    It only takes 30 seconds for anyone to go to the IWC website to read that the above in correct. The IWC was never formed to be a solely conservation body, but in fact to regulate the WHALING INDUSTRY ands conservation measures exist only to MAINTAIN STOCKS for the purpose of whaling. The Anti-Whaling nations are so bent on eliminating whaling of any kind that they are willing to destroy the IWC. Another non-binding unenforcable resolution passed by the anti-whaling faction will do nothing. There are other nations whaling openly by raising an objection to the1986 Moratorium.

    Posted in: Suga says Japan will keep on whaling, despite resolution

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    Another idiot. Let him go.

    Posted in: South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North

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    New Zealand is attempting to destroy the IWC. Japan should leave the IWC.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting

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    Anyone who thinks that China can fire ANY of it's nukes and expect to still exist when the world erases it from the face of this Earth isn't playing with a full deck. Even China doesn't dare contemplate doing such a thing,

    Posted in: Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

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    The problem for the rest of the world is that the CCP dictatorship would rather start WWIII than lose it's power over China.

    Posted in: Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

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    IWC..what a joke. Why don't all the antiwhaling nations that are against killing ANY whales for ANY reason just leave the IWC and form an Anti-IWC? Obviously they have no interest in "regulating" the whaling industry they just want to exterminate the whaling industry,

    Posted in: IWC meeting set for fiery debate over whaling

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    enough_ropeSep. 14, 2014 - 06:52PM JST tinawatanabe "Before Ishihara's move, China had been sending ships to Senkaku islands many times, some landed and arrested. The previous owner had been approached by China many times, and stressed out. It was not really Ishihara's fault."

    It was Ishihara's fault. Before Ishihara, China and Japan had made a secret deal: They wanted to "shelve" the >Senkaku issue, so that both sides would agree to shut up about the whole thing, since neither sides could settle it.

    No you're wrong. China sent the fishing trawler to the Senkakus in 2010 to ram the JCG vessels and cause an international incident. This is before Ishihara.

    Posted in: Two years after protests, 'China risk' still haunts Japanese firms

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    enough_ropeSep. 12, 2014 - 08:59PM JST LOL... no, it seems like you're the one without a clue. It's absurd to think that the US will actually do anything. You seem to be so keen (or desperate) on the US "defending" Japan. I'm sure that most Americans wouldn't be so >keen on it.

    You are very wrong. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/sres167/text

    Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

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    JeffLeeSep. 13, 2014 - 09:25AM JST As a long-term resident of Japan, I've had to wait before most major innovations come here, after they've already >caught on in the rest of the developed world. Cell phones, internet, email, wi-fi, mp3 players, e-commerce, >smartphones, streaming net TV, etc., etc., etc.

    I was watching HD TV in Osaka in 2003. We didn't get HD in New York City until 2007.

    Posted in: Index ranks Japan as Asia's most efficient innovator

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    zichiSep. 12, 2014 - 08:58PM JST There is no known documentation, unless you can provide links, showing the battlefield brothels were also used by >Korean and Chinese civilians?

    About 5 years ago I found several photographs taken at the time of a Comfort Station. One of the photos showed a sign with handwriting. It stated Japanese, Koreans and Chinese and gave the rate (for comfort women services). The Japanese were charged the most, the Koreans slightly less and the Chinese the least. I was surprised when I saw it but it made perfect sense since any military brothel would probably cater to anyone in the military as well as civilian employees. Perhaps someone well versed in Japanese websites can locate this photo, Additonally, US Army Report 49 mentions that the Comfort Women did not like "Indian men". This has also stuck in my head and made me wonder.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

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