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    I have to agree that the IS needs to be exterminated.

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    StrangerlandAug. 20, 2014 - 09:41AM JST Was here in Japan when ... we relied on fax machines to do transmit info. So like, last week?

    LOL. Email has not replaced the fax because in various parts of the world an email copy may not accepted as a "legal copy" the way a fax is. Here in the US any company doing business must have both email AND fax capabilities. Legal and Tax documents often need to be faxed.

    Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that time fondly?

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    Utterly childish and stupid.

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    He does sound a bit of a racist and he does have litigation reasons to be very angry. But as they say, even paranoids have enemies.

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    The article says one person made the joke. Not the whole country of "Japan:.

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    Patriotism is love of your country. It is not "hating" another country for any reason.

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    Kato_KoshiroAug. 19, 2014 - 01:40AM JST I thought this thread was about Pope Francis advising fellow Koreans from north and south to ponder about >forgiveness and peace between them

    It was. But South Korea just couldn't pass up the opportunity to milk the Comfort Women issue with an international audience.

    Posted in: Pope urges Koreans to forge peace; greets ex-comfort women

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    FernandoUchiyamaAug. 18, 2014 - 06:55PM JST But who can stop China? The answer is nobody. Good luck to East Asia. China has today what Japan always wanted >to have. Political influence over the world.

    The world can stop China. And China may stop itself if it does not loosen it's fascist iron grip on it's own people. And nobody wants negative political influence which is the direction that China appears to have taken.

    Posted in: China wraps up anti-Japan propaganda campaign

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    Sam TrumbullAug. 18, 2014 - 06:46PM JST "I personally hope that pope meets this brave korean female professor,韓国世宗大学 University, パク・ユハ教授, who concluded ,"Comfort women were prostetutes", and "they were part of ex-japanese military working together” in her book after research."

    These women are not prostitutes, but were victims. Former "comfort" women in Korea, China, Vietnam, and the >Philippines - though many in their 80's - are still trying to have their stories heard and their inhumane experiences >remembered. Please don't re-victimize these women by slandering them.

    No they are all former prostitutes employed by a military prostitution system. This is a simple fact. The question of HOW they were recruited is the crux of the debate. They were not all kidnapped in the middle of the night from their homes. Nor were they all professional prostitutes prior to recruitment.

    Posted in: Former Korean sex slaves to meet pope in Seoul

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    Papi2013Aug. 18, 2014 - 12:36PM JST "Nope. Japan has apologized and settled all WII matters in 1965. Koreans just don't know how to forgive," Forgive what? Isn't your position (as well as Japan's) that comfort women were prostitutes?

    Nope. Maybe you should actually read my posts before deciding what my position actually is. I have repeated frequently that the Comfort Women were mostly girls and women who were deceived into thinking they would be working in factories or elsewhere, those who were sold off by their families to settle dents (a common practice in East Asia at the time), those who were working in kisaengs, and those who were practicing prostitutes, a legal occupation at the time, and some who "may" have been victims of forced abduction. And that a good portion of of the recruiting was done by Korean Agents working for the Japanese military. But the fact is your statement, "all comfort women were prostitutes" is correct, they were all recruited military prostitutes under employment. The debate is about HOW they were recruited. I strongly suggest you read "The Comfort Women" by C Sarah Soh to gain a greater insight into the issue. I tend to think the Pope is learned and has a wider picture of the issue than the kind you project.

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    Papi2013Aug. 18, 2014 - 12:11PM JST "Francis said in his homily that reconciliation can be brought about only by forgiveness, even if it seems “impossible, impractical and even at times repugnant.” The Pontiff is right on. But will South Korea listen? But according to you, there's nothing to forgive since Japan didn't do anything wrong. Just saying.

    Nope. Japan has apologized and settled all WII matters in 1965. Koreans just don't know how to forgive,

    Posted in: Pope urges Koreans to forge peace; greets ex-comfort women

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    onagagamoAug. 18, 2014 - 10:33AM JST Cue thousands of Japanese people suddenly become aware of a country called Syria, and a group called ISIS....

    ISIS has been on the NHK news several times day for weeks.

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    "Francis said in his homily that reconciliation can be brought about only by forgiveness, even if it seems “impossible, impractical and even at times repugnant.”

    The Pontiff is right on. But will South Korea listen?

    Posted in: Pope urges Koreans to forge peace; greets ex-comfort women

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    slowguy2Aug. 18, 2014 - 09:36AM JST "OssanAmerica said: "The Pope's official position is that Asian nations must rise above their differences to work together. While he will certainly provide private solace, if any one is expecting him to get on the Comfort Women bandwagon they are barking up the wrong tree. I am sure he will suggest forgiveness as a way to relive the pain and suffering."

    1. Don't put words in someone else's mouth. Especially not the Pope's.

    Not my words You have a problem expecting he Pope to advocate Peace?

    1. You don't demand that someone forgive. In order to deserve forgiveness, you must humble yourself and ask to be >forgiven. Koreans would love to be ABLE to forgive Japan so everyone can move on, but in order for that to happen, >Japan must ASK to be forgiven, which would require Japan to first ADMIT to guilt -- unambiguously, unconditionally, >and without backtracking.

    No ones is demanding anyone to forgive. Please get your hwabyeong under control before posting, Thanks,

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    The Comfort Women issue is a crime against women. Not only Japanese soldiers, but Koreans in the Japanese military as well as Chinese civilians employed by the Japanese made use of the Comfort stations. That the South Korean government is being sued by Korean women who were put into South Korea's prostitution system underlines that fact that this crime against WOMEN has been hijacked into a crime against South Korea,

    Posted in: Former Korean sex slaves to meet pope in Seoul

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    The Pope's official position is that Asian nations must rise above their differences to work together. While he will certainly provide private solace, if any one is expecting him to get on the Comfort Women bandwagon they are barking up the wrong tree. I am sure he will suggest forgiveness as a way to relive the pain and suffering.

    Posted in: Former Korean sex slaves to meet pope in Seoul

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    Simon FostonAug. 17, 2014 - 09:40AM JST "No, this will be a stumbling block for Japanese diplomacy for as long as the fascist China leadership and South Korea continue to use Anti-Japan sentiment as an official political and diplomatic tool."

    But if Japanese politicians stopped making a big show of visiting the shrine or if the war criminals' souls were >disinterred or exorcised, that would make it a bit harder for the Chinese and Koreans to keep up the Japan bashing, >wouldn't it?

    You would think so, if indeed that were the "real" problem. And China and South Korea really wanted to "resolve" the current problems. Rest assured if there were no Yasukuni visits, or even if the place burned down tomorrow, there'd be no let-up ion the anti-Japan agenda.

    They would have to start looking for excuses rather than having them conveniently provided.

    Look for excuses? The "China" that fought Imperial Japan was the Republic of China (ROC). They were chased off the mainland to Taiwan by the communists who established PRC- THREE YEARS AFTER WWII ENDED. Taiwan (ROC) does not have a problem with Yasukuni. Chang Tao-fan , President of the Republic of China Legislative Yuan visited Yasukuni in 1956. Former President of the Republic of China Lee Teng-hui visited in 2007. What would be the rationale that a former president of the Republic of China, which bore the brunt of the fighting against Japan, can visit the shrine, but Japanese politicians may not? And South Korea was a part of the Japanese Empire, with 240,000 Koreans serving in the Imperial Japanese military. Korea was a colony from 1910 to 1945 and they were never "invaded" the way China was. It looks to be that these two nations which are wholly unqualified to be complaining about WWII and Yasukuni have ALREADY found an excuse to bash Japan. This is evident because NONE of the actual former Allied Victor nations have a problem with J-politicians visiting Yasukuni.

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    turbotsatAug. 17, 2014 - 08:03AM JST Did not become news until 1985, when the PM visited. OssanAmerican is complaining that the Chinese waited til 1986 >to complain and apparently thinks they lost the right.

    That is not what I said at call. Read the thread before deciding what someone said.

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    jerseyboy. do employees of NHK regardless of position represent the nation of Japan or the government of Japan? Do they have the legal authority to do so? A simple yes or no will suffice.

    So, tell me Ossan, if the managing directors and other Governors of NHK are upset at what he said, why can't China >weigh in on that subject?

    Sino-Japanese Treaty of Preace and Friendship 1972 reaffirmed 1978

    ARTICLE 1 (1)."The Contracting Parties shall develop relations of perpetual peace and friendship between the two countries on the basis of the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, NON-INTERFERENCE IN EACH OTHER'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS, equality and mutual benefit and peaceful co-existence."

    ARTICLE 3. "The Contracting parties shall, in the good-neighborly and friendly spirit and in conformity with the principles of equality and mutual benefit and NON-INTERFERENCE IN EACHOTHER'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS.

    But then considering how China is dealing with the Senkakus it's not surprising:

    Article1(2) ." The Contracting Parties confirm that, in conformity with the foregoing principles and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, they shall in their mutual relations settle all disputes by peaceful means and shall refrain from the use or threat of force."

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    What are the odds that they'll make a movie about the Chinese who entered the Korean Peninsula in 1950 and killed South Koreans?

    Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records

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