OssanAmerica's past comments

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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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    Fox Sora WintersSep. 12, 2014 - 11:23AM JST "So you believe China which already has offensive capability would start a war with Japan because it too obtained offensive capability?" Given the uproar China made about Japan's defence budget increase, and again about Japan lifting its self imposed >ban on weapons exports, and yet again about Japan altering its constitution to allow for collective self defence, I would >say that China would certainly react with utmost volatility to Japan obtaining strike capabilities. They protest every time >Japan holds exercises near the Senkaku Islands, this is something with substantially more gravity. China would see it >as absolute proof that Japan was re-militarizing and returning to its Imperialist past. That's just China for you. Deeply >paranoid and hypocritical.

    I fully agree with all of the above. China has and will continue to whine about anything that Japan says or does that is not entirely in heir favor. However I do not believe that China would start a "shooting war" with Japan over this or any other issue until they feel they can defeat the US-JPN alliance.

    "Apart from South Korea, like who?"

    At the very least, Taiwan. It's my understanding that they also have sore feelings with Japan over territorial disputes, >despite having a common enemy in China. Russia would likely react badly as well, suspecting that Japan may attempt >to take back the Kuriles by force.

    I disagree with both of the above. Taiwan does have a dispute but theirs is based on an honest desire for natural resources. In contrast with China's demands which are based on both natural resources and strategic advantage, You may be aware that Taiwan and Japan did reach an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkakus which is why we don't hear of Taiwanese protests. Additionally, there has been considerable pressure from Taiwan on Japan to "remilitarize" after 1996 and to bring them into an agreement to help the US defend Taiwan. While unrealistic from the Japanese point of view it does indicate Taiwan's view on security. I also suspect that Russia will not be concerned at all since it knows that Japan eagerly wants to develop closer relations with Russia, not just for economic reasons but for security. And Russia mistrusts China to the extent that they may give Japan room to counter balance them.

    Beyond that is speculation, but I can't see that Vietnam, the Philippines or India would welcome obtaining offensive >capabilities with open arms. Paranoia seems rife these days. A pacifist nation suddenly arming itself with cruise >missiles is bound to set alarm bells ringing.

    Totally disagree with the above. Those nations have already welcomed Japan's change in military position. And merely "having" offensive capability does not increase a threat unless that nation already poses a threat. Which in the case of those countries does not exist. If a pacifist nation acquiring offensive weapons is enough to "set alarm bells ringing" what about the existence of a Non-pacifist nation already possessing not only offensive weapons but nuclear capability as well?

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo

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    zichiSep. 12, 2014 - 08:41PM JST OssanAmerica "That is a perfect example of the erroneous view of the issue. Please read US Army Report No.46. They were NOT repeatedly raped, they received good health care and medical treatment (for obvious reasons) and they certainly weren't "tortured and killed" by Japanese troops."

    The same U.S Military document from Ledo stockade in India where 20 former Korean comfort women were >interrogated and stated that they didn't know they were being recruited to be battlefield prostitutes? The nature of >this "service" was not specified but it was assumed to be work connected with visiting the wounded in hospitals, rolling >bandages, and generally making the soldiers happy.

    Exactly. The consensus among "objective" historians seems to be that a large number, if not a majority, were deceived in their recruitment by agents working for the Japanese military, both Korean and Japanese. That all these women were "abducted" in the middle of the night by armed Japanese solders a concept that defies not just logic, logistics and historical records from Korea at the time, is a myth created by this fabricated story written by Yoshida and publicized by the Asahi Shinbun.

    The report states 800 females were recruited in this manner. The report is No 49 not 46?

    My typo. You are correct it is Report 49 from 1944.

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

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    tmarieSep. 12, 2014 - 06:13PM JST Because comfort women has a nice fluffy image to it when in fact these women were raped repeatedly, given STDs, >tortured and many killed at the hands of Japanese troops.

    That is a perfect example of the erroneous view of the issue. Please read US Army Report No.46. They were NOT repeatedly raped, they received good health care and medical treatment (for obvious reasons) and they certainly weren't "tortured and killed" by Japanese troops. The Comfort Women was run by the Japanese military and these women were recruited (how is he debated issue) and were on he military payroll, They were working for the Emperor just like the Japanese soldiers. Do you think they would dare to torture and kill women working for the Emperor? And you should be aware that not just Japanese soldiers, but Koreans in the Japanese military and Chinese civilians employed by the Japanese military made use of the Comfort Stations, Views such as yours are the result mostly of "testimony" given by some individual former comfort women rather than documented evidence, Prof Ahn of Seoul University investigated the stories of 40 former comfort women in 1993 and concluded that their testimony was "not credible". These was an incident in Indonesia which involved clear cut forced prostitution which was not only tried at the International Tribunal for the Far East but was in fact investigated by the IJA itself during the war resulting in a Japanese officer being court marshalled as a result, I also suggest you read "The Comfort Women" by Sara Soh to understand that it is not a simple black and white issue and views such as yours are far from accurate.

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

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    Funny that I'm not seeing this in the western news sources,

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

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    The U.S. does not need to "sacrifice" anything to stop China if it chooses the path of war and aggression,

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

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    Simon FostonSep. 11, 2014 - 03:58PM JST "Koreans were in the Japanese military invading China. So what? Frenchmen were in the Waffen SS invading Russia. Does that mean the French can't criticise the Nazis?

    You really think that's at all comparable? EVERY Korean soldier was an Imperial Japanese soldier. And that includes the father of Japan-hating President Park Geun-Hye.

    Posted in: New internal affairs minister says she will visit Yasukuni Shrine

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    This is as good as the banana "alien".

    Posted in: Core fan makes his own 'Apple watch'

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    tideofironSep. 11, 2014 - 09:41AM JST Lots of people here seem to think China would lose any confrontation with Japan because the USA would jump in to >help them. I think I speak for a lot American people when I say, "Don't count on it." Please figure it out for yourselves. >We're getting tired of jumping into these kinds of situations. Thanks.

    You couldn't be more mistaken.I suggest you read this US Senate Resolution.

    https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-resolution/412/text

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

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    Fox Sora WintersSep. 11, 2014 - 10:49AM JST I'm not surprised that the possibility of strike capabilities is being considered, but getting it enforced is a very different >story. China and the Koreas are not the only ones who would respond negatively. Many countries are liable to get >nervous at the very least.

    Apart from South Korea, like who?

    I think this would be the final straw for China, and violence would soon follow. Perhaps then it's best to stick to >defence, rather than offence.

    So you believe China which already has offensive capability would start a war with Japan because it too obtained offensive capability?

    Posted in: Japan, U.S. discussing offensive military capability for Tokyo

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    sfjp330Sep. 09, 2014 - 05:51AM JST Japan’s secret love for imperialism is constantly cover by fear mongering is constantly used to downplay their denial. >Japan continues to justify being a victim to their atrocities and war crimes committed against South Korea and China,

    China was invaded by Japan. Koreans were in the Japanese military invading China. Can we stop rewriting history?

    Posted in: New internal affairs minister says she will visit Yasukuni Shrine

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    I find the idea of donating money to an eco-terrorist group whose largest expense is paying legal fees to protect their leader, an international fugitive from justice, from lawsuits by former associates like Ady Gil and Peter Bethune, and shunned and disassociated by all other mainstream conservation organizations to be pretty darn ridiculous. I mean, why not just flush your money down the toilet?

    Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban

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    So...what was for lunch?

    Posted in: Ladies lunch

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