OssanAmerica's past comments

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    OssanAmerica

    WatchingStuffJun. 28, 2015 - 09:41AM JST Japan is increasingly viewed by its neighbors as an irrelevant nation of has-beens

    Only by China and South Korea.

    Posted in: China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise

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    OssanAmerica

    The similarity between the uneducated J-haters who can't think straight and the Japanese who have become so used to their "heiwa boke" is that they both have this psychotic notion that Japan today in rising to meet current necessary responsibilities is somehow returning to imperialism. If that were true these changes wouldn't be welcomed by the all of Asia excluding China and SKorea, the only nations that make harping on WWII and anti-Japan sentiment an official diplomatic policy. Japan's current changes are being welcomed by Asian nations that were over run by Imperial Japan during WWII but those nations are sensible enough to recognize that Japan has changed from 70 years ago, And certainly the US and Australia which backs Japan's current changes wouldn't be doing so if it were leading to "imperialism". China today is the recognized threat by all of Asia and the West. And every ridiculous comment coming out of the Chinese Foreign Ministry seems to strengthen this view rather than soften it.

    Posted in: China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise

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    OssanAmerica

    The similarity between the uneducated J-haters who can't think straight and the Japanese who have become so used to their "heiwa boke" is that they both have this psychotic notion that Japan today in rising to meet current necessary responsibilities is somehow returning to imperialism. If that were true these changes wouldn't be welcomed by the all of Asia excluding China and SKorea, the only nations that make harping on WWII and anti-Japan sentiment an official diplomatic policy. Japan's current changes are being welcomed by Asian nations that were over run by Imperial Japan during WWII but those nations are sensible enough to recognize that Japan has changed from 70 years ago, And certainly the US and Australia which backs Japan's current changes wouldn't be doing so if it were leading to "imperialism". China today is the recognized threat by all of Asia and the West. And every ridiculous comment coming out of the Chinese Foreign Ministry seems to strengthen this view rather than soften it.

    Posted in: China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise

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    OssanAmerica

    The only country guilty of acting in tune with "Imperialism" is China. Japan's willingness to join the free nations which object to China's expansionism is welcomed by the world.

    Posted in: Japan may consider South China Sea patrols

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    OssanAmerica

    The entre world, not just the Japanese are not prepared to accept China's "rise". For decades while climbing the economic ladder they sold us the "peaceful rse" line, one which all of Asia now sees as the big lie. The Japanese in particular have a bad memory of an authoritarian goverment and out of control military power. China is the embodiment of their fears. If and when China evolves as a nation it's rise will be welcomed by the world. But unil then, it's nationalism and expasionism must be contained.

    Posted in: China says many in Japan not ready to accept its rise

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    OssanAmerica

    M3M3M3Jun. 24, 2015 - 04:33PM JST "It is out of the jurisdiction of the American courts". Not necessarily. There are dozens of civil cases where American courts recognise their universal jurisdiction where human rights abuses have taken place around the world.

    But none of those have involved a country where post war treaties hsve established limits of liability. Not to mention that the US-Japan relationship is a bit deeper than US-Yugoslavia and State Dept would have an interest. Waste of time, as proven in 2000. So it's nothing more than a publicity stunt to keep Americans deceived.

    Posted in: S Korean 'comfort women' to file $20 mil lawsuit in California

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    OssanAmerica

    Communist China didn't even exist until 3 years after WWII ended. The "China" that was a WWII ally and fought Japan the most was the ROC. The parade should taske place in Taiwan. Not in front of Tianemern Square, where nothing officially ever happened.

    Posted in: China slams Western misconceptions of its role in World War II

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    OssanAmerica

    "“By muddying the waters in the South China Sea, Tokyo also aims to divert increasingly intensive global attention on Japan’s lack of remorse over its atrocities during World War Two,” Xinhua said"

    LOLOL. Does China realize that the Phillipines was also invaded by Japan in WWII?

    Posted in: Philippines steps up drills with U.S., Japan forces near South China Sea

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    OssanAmerica

    Christopher GlenJun. 22, 2015 - 03:45PM JST "Nationalism is a disastrous road to take. Never has it ended well. Never."

    Perhaps. But Japan could do its bit by stopping all this revisionism

    South Korea is guilty of far more outright revisionism than Japan is. Look how the photo shows a Korean claiming that Japan "invaded" Korea. Korea was never "invaded" it was annexed. There is not one battle between Korean and Japanese militaries leadug to that colonization, Meantie, there were over 240,000 Koreans serving in the Imperial Japanes armed forces dring WWII. They were busy INVADING other Asian countries and making use of the Comfort Stations. Pres Park Gyun Hye's own father was an Officer in the IJA, the Kwangtung Army no less in China! The moment Imperial Japan lost WWII, South Korea started re-writing it's history, highlighting only it's gripes and suffering under Japanese rule while ignoring it's benefits and advancements, and mostly it's role and particupation in WWII. South Korean revisionism has reached a point where they list themselves with China as nations that were invaded by Japan. And despite a reliance on US securioty which can not be implemented without Japan's cooperation, Korea parrots China's anti-Japan agenda, harping on WWII.South Korea as a nation is the epitomy of hypcrisy. While the US is obligated by treaty to protect both Japan andSouth Korea, it is only to South Korea that we have had to tell them to stop using history as a political tool.

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    OssanAmerica

    sfjp330Jun. 22, 2015 - 09:17AM JST Rather than using the 1965 treaty, the SF treaty contains a provision on dispute settlement...

    Whie Japan is a signatory to the SF Treaty, South Korea is not.

    Papi2013Jun. 22, 2015 - 09:20AM JST "Japan as could file a complaint that South Korea is in breach of the 1965 Treaty" For Japan to make a complaint to the ICJ, Japan has to come up with a reason as to what harm South Korea has done to Japan.

    Its pretty obvious what harm South Korea has brought to Japan by conducting a global anti-Japan campaign designed to damage Japan's image and obstruct it's relations with other nations. This isn't a civil case where there has to be proven monetary damages.

    Posted in: Kishida, Yun discuss summit, 'comfort women' issue

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    OssanAmerica

    "the reluctance of many hotels and other businesses to accept payment by foreign credit cards"

    I have yet to encounter a hotel or restaurant in Japan that didn't take AMEX, MC or VISA. With the exception of one time in Sapporo, every Taxi I've taken in Japan took credit cards.

    Posted in: Japan's tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches

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    OssanAmerica

    Japan as could file a complaint that South Korea is in breach of the 1965 Treaty, an agreement between two sovereign nations. South Korea would in it's defense have to prove that this issue is not included in that agreement, and that raising the issue is not barred by the terms of that treaty. Seems pretty straightfoward to me. That is of course if South Korea is willing to settle the issue at the ICJ, as their three time refusal to do so as regards the Liancourt Rocks suggests that they may not be willing.

    Posted in: Kishida, Yun discuss summit, 'comfort women' issue

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    OssanAmerica

    "South Korea says Japan has not properly atoned for its wartime past, including its role in forcing Korean women into prostitution at military brothels, while Japan says the matter of compensation for comfort women has already been settled"

    Why not settle this at the ICJ?

    Posted in: Kishida, Yun discuss summit, 'comfort women' issue

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    OssanAmerica

    Both South Korea and China settled all issues in 1965 and 1972 respectively. While one might excuse China's denial of reality ecause they are a dictatorship, there is no excuse for South Korea. Let them get o verrun by North Korea. At least they're honest. Why does the United States have to defend a country that sides with China and obstructs our strategic alliances?

    Posted in: Not friends yet as Japan, S Korea mark 50-year treaty

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    OssanAmerica

    I never did trust Bill.

    Posted in: WikiLeaks releases 276,000 more documents from Sony hack

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    OssanAmerica

    That a suggestion, realistic or not, that entails an apology from Japan and Compensation to the former Comfort Women and resolving this issue, gets pounded and accumulates thumbs down is a clear indicator of the mentality of Japan-haters resident on this forum, they have no interest in seeing anything resolved. A chip on the shoulder is a tough thing to carry your hole life.

    Posted in: Japan, S Korea send conflicting signals on 'comfort women' feud

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    OssanAmerica

    WatchingStuffJun. 19, 2015 - 01:44PM JST Or Japan could simply apologize once and then tell its politicians to stop backtracking on past apologies. Worked pretty well for Germany. The funny thing is, its Japan that is keeping this issue alive. Every denial adds more fuel to the fire.

    Japan already apologized back in 1965. South Korea accepted it but is going back on it's word by keeping this issue alive. South Korea's charges are based on a FAKE story published by the Asahi Shunbun back in the early 90s. This has now been proven yet no media are interested in disclosing this. Charges of "denial" are based on refutes of aspects that orginated from this story. Ridiculous allegations of 200,000 women eing forcibly kidnapped arose from this false story.

    Papi2013Jun. 19, 2015 - 01:58PM JST The Comfort Women weren't part of the 1965 treaty. It only became to wide public knowledge in 1990. And in the treaty, Japan never admitted nor apologized.

    Wrong, Japan apologized for their conduct startng from 1910, and they paid compensation for "Individuals who suffered under Japanese rule". Last I checked Comfort Women were individuals. Japan wanted to pay all induviduals directly but South Korea refised saying they would pay them themselves. Instead they used that money for infrastructure and to create Pohang Steel Company. Rather than admit to the South Korea public that they absconded (re-directed) the money they made the Comfort Women an issue in the early 1990s to direct blame to Japan.

    Posted in: Japan, S Korea send conflicting signals on 'comfort women' feud

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    OssanAmerica

    The solution is very simple. Both nations can abrogate the 1965 Treaty between South Korea and Japan. South Korea can give back the money they received from Japan. Japan can then apologize and pay the former comfort women. Directly this time. Problem solved.

    Posted in: Japan, S Korea send conflicting signals on 'comfort women' feud

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    OssanAmerica

    Christopher GlenJun. 12, 2015 - 01:27PM JST "Ramming ships and endangering lives is against the law, whether done for a good cause or not. The law doesn't differentiate." Hunting whales in the name of "scientific" research isn't any better.

    Yes it is. The former is called Piracy. Piracy is illegal everywhere all over the world. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/feb/27/sea-shepherd-pirates-us-court In contrast, scientific whaling is sanctioned by the IWC under Article VIII. Said article exempts research whaling from recognizing moratorums and sanctuaries, and requires that the proceeds of the program be consumed. Therefore nothing about scientific whaling is "illegal".

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers

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    OssanAmerica

    A great many Australians are under the erroneous impression that the Antarctic waters are Australian waters. That is not correct. Australia, along with three other nations does have a claim, but one that is not recognized by most of this planet. Because of this the Japanese Reasearch Whaling has been and is conducted in International waters. What is really disgusting is that so many Australians seem to be under this misconception of territorial ownership, allowing Watson and his eco-terrorsts to play upon Australian nationalism to support his violent and illegal cause.

    Posted in: Sea Shepherd to pay $2.55 mil to Japan whalers

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