OssanAmerica's past comments

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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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    OssanAmerica

    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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    OssanAmerica

    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

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    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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    OssanAmerica

    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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    OssanAmerica

    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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    OssanAmerica

    sfjp, the Dutch Comfort Women issue was prosecuted at the Tokyo War Crimes Trials. In that instance kidnap[ping was proven.And again you are bringing up an issuer that is not relevant to South Korea-Japan relations

    Maybe Koreans could compare notes.

    Koreans were members of the Imperial Japanese military, some 240,000 in total serving willingly and making use of the Comfort Women System.

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

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    OssanAmerica

    "If the bid is successful, the people of Japan would join the ranks of laureates such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, the Red Cross, Martin Luther King Jr and Liu Xiaobo."

    Well, I don't think if the people of Japan won the prize, some fascist government would prohibit them from going to receive the prize or persecute their families or pressure other countries to boycott the ceremony.

    Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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    OssanAmerica

    sfjp330Apr. 15, 2014 - 04:17AM JST "OssanAmerica Apr. 15, 2014 - 02:58AM JST You want proof that the apologies were genuine? When you have your PM and 168 J-goverment representatives going to Yasukuni, I guess in your mind you can call it >genuine apology and a proof to South Korea and China.

    I don't have a PM. I have a President. But you probably mean the Japanese PM. So tell me how many of those J-politicians went to Yasukuni to pray for a revival of the Comfort Women System. None. Hence your post is irrelevant to the issue.

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

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    OssanAmerica

    igloobuyerApr. 15, 2014 - 12:02AM JST "OssanAmericaAPR. 14, 2014 - 09:58PM JST igloobuyerApr. 14, 2014 - 08:58AM JST "OssanAmericaAPR. 14, 2014 - 07:44AM JST Unfortunately I really don't see this resulting in any progress. Is South > >There is little effort to take responsibility, be adult and listen to what Korea has to say. You cannot have reasonable >and productive diplomatic relations if you persist in not taking responsibility and blaming the other party. Hopefully, >Japanese diplomats will walk into the meetings with an open mind, but I suspect they will repeat their mantra ;we have >made respirations already' Japan has made compensation (which the South Korean government kept secret fro it's people) and they have apologized. What more responsibilty is required?"

    How about maintaining an attitude of remorsefulness and regret in action (text-books, memorials) and words (media, >politicians) to prove the apologies were genuine and unchangeable?

    Maintaining an attitude? they've apologized, paid compensation and signed a peace treaty. The reason this issue cam never be resolved is because Koreans seem to think that unless Japan complies with every one of their self centered requests Japan has "no remorse". This is nonsense. You want proof that the apologies were genuine? They haven't tried to occupy Korea again have they?

    After invading (China), raping, murdering and torturing a people you can't seriously expect China and Korea to be all >nice and friendly with Japan

    But both were while signing peace treaties and taking Japan's money.

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

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    EthanWilberApr. 14, 2014 - 10:28PM JST

    “I thought just last week that Abe said that Japan would abide by the ruling. What happened? Is this another example of Japan back-tracking on commitments, or trying to find creative ways to get around those commitments?”

    jerseyboy, it seems to me that you might not understand Japanese mindset.:) From American standpoint of view, the ICJ’s ruling is pretty much cut-and-dry not to mention there is no appeal >process allowed. But to Japan, any defeat (big or small)would be hard to swallow due to their deep rooted national >pride. It may call this phenomenon the Japanese thing if you live in Japan for awhile.

    Ethan Wilbur that's really the most ridiculous anti-JP comment I've seen. The ICJ ruling is cut-and-dry to anyone of any nationality; Japan can not continue it's Research Whaling as it is, and the door has been left open to continuing it if modified to meet the ICJ standards. To follow suit, if they so choose, is compliance with the ruling.

    Posted in: Japan says it has made no decision on 2015-16 whaling

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    OssanAmerica

    igloobuyerApr. 14, 2014 - 08:58AM JST "OssanAmericaAPR. 14, 2014 - 07:44AM JST Unfortunately I really don't see this resulting in any progress. Is South > >There is little effort to take responsibility, be adult and listen to what Korea has to say. You cannot have reasonable >and productive diplomatic relations if you persist in not taking responsibility and blaming the other party. Hopefully, >Japanese diplomats will walk into the meetings with an open mind, but I suspect they will repeat their mantra ;we have >made respirations already'

    Japan has made compensation (which the South Korean government kept secret fro it's people) and they have apologized. What more responsibilty is required?

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

  • -11

    OssanAmerica

    Obviously many people either did not read the ICJ ruling or understand it. It did not prohibit Japan from conducting Research Whaling, it simply prohibited them from doing so under the current program guidelines. The ruling left open the possibility of Japan continuing Research Whaling under different guidelines that would satisfy the ICJ's ruling. This is NOT "getting around the ruling". This is called "complying with the ruling".

    Posted in: Japan says it has made no decision on 2015-16 whaling

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    OssanAmerica

    Unfortunately I really don't see this resulting in any progress. Is South Korea prepared to concede that Japan already paid compensation in 1965? I doubt it.

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

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    OssanAmerica

    StrangerlandApr. 13, 2014 - 09:36AM JST Communist China does not exist, as China does not follow the tenets of communism, and therefore is not communist. >Now if you had written "Oligarchy China protests at the drop of a hat", you'd be correct.

    You're right, Fascist China is more like it.

    Posted in: China protests after Japanese minister visits Yasukuni shrine

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    OssanAmerica

    Since when did "researching nuclear weapons" and "possessing nuclear weapons" become one and the same?

    Posted in: 12 nations demand N Korea halts nuclear weapons program

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