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Peter PayneAug. 21, 2014 - 10:10AM JST
If you visit this place, try to go on Aug 15, the people you see will be...entertaining.
I did this last year, and it was fascinating. For what it's worth, I expected to see untrue statements inside the museum (which is dedicated to Japan's local history from Perry through the end of WWII basically). While it tells the story of WWII from the point of view of Japan only, offers no comment on the sadness they inflicted nor any apology, I could not find any information that was not technically true. They really checked to make sure they were accurate, within the context of what they were trying to show (history from a Japanese right-wing perspective).
Posted in: Yasukuni shrine: Some key questions and answers
Peter PayneAug. 21, 2014 - 10:02AM JST
@Supey11-san, excellent comments, thanks.
Posted in: Japan not out of deflation yet: economy minister
Peter PayneAug. 21, 2014 - 09:51AM JST
How about a law making it okay to kill any poachers without repercussions?
Posted in: 100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
Peter PayneAug. 18, 2014 - 11:49AM JST
Farmboy, excellent comments. Nanking and the sex slave issues are real, they're just blown out of proportion -- by 25%? 50%? 300%? it doesn't matter, really -- for political ends.
As usual, they also ignore the background that the events were happening in. "How could Japan be so horrible as to forge an empire out of the countries around it?" Well every country had an empire, except the U.S., which had one anyway, we just pretended we didn't for the sake of being moral. Stop and study the bloodbath that was the Philippine war against the U.S. a century ago. No one is clean, yet only Japan is eternally punished for doing what ever country did, to a degree.
Posted in: China wraps up anti-Japan propaganda campaign
Peter PayneAug. 18, 2014 - 11:43AM JST
They should have divided Iraq into segments. These people cannot get along. What will they do when we move on from oil, either due to increasing clean technology or U.S. generated sources of energy? No will deal with the Middle East except for Israel anymore.
Posted in: Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq
Peter PayneAug. 15, 2014 - 04:30PM JST
I love this guy. He makes the world a better place.
Posted in: Pope arrives in South Korea for 5-day visit
Peter PayneAug. 15, 2014 - 11:10AM JST
Posted in: Robin Williams had early stage Parkinson's: wife
Peter PayneAug. 13, 2014 - 01:29PM JST
Wow, she lived almost 60 years past her husband's death.
Posted in: Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall dead at 89
Peter PayneAug. 13, 2014 - 09:49AM JST
GaijinTraveller, it is good because a healthy economy has rising prices due to the economic activity. Not good for individuals, but good overall because it means wages will rise, too.
Posted in: Japanese firms finally get pricing power just as economic growth sputters
Peter PayneAug. 13, 2014 - 09:44AM JST
Excuse me, I have to kiss my wife and kids, be right back.
Posted in: Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt after his wife went to bed
Peter PayneAug. 10, 2014 - 09:22PM JST
Parody news on JT?
Posted in: British police raid pub in search for "Holy Grail"
Peter PayneAug. 05, 2014 - 11:33AM JST
I met a guy from Guam who happened to know the person who did the crime. Said he was bad news, very unstable and people gave him a wide berth. I wonder, where will he serve his crime? Guam didn't seem like the kind of place to have serious penitentiaries. It's like a micro version of Hawaii, you can drive around it in 3 hours.
Posted in: Guam man guilty over deadly Japanese tourist attack
Peter PayneAug. 05, 2014 - 11:30AM JST
Imagine the data they got on the Iron Dome system. Version 2.0 will be amazing. This will actually help protect against the inevitable attempt by some Arab state to nuke Israel, and make them reconsider trying.
Posted in: Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza
Peter PayneAug. 05, 2014 - 11:28AM JST
Basing crime solving on DNA, good. Forcing confessions, bad.
Posted in: DNA at Niigata murder scene links suspect to 2 other homicides
Peter PayneJul. 24, 2014 - 05:19PM JST
"Cruel and unusual," definitely. Please don't say "he got what he deserved" or anything like that.
Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona
Peter PayneJul. 20, 2014 - 03:58PM JST
@Frungy and others, though, the Government did raise the personal income tax to 45%, effectively 55%, on anyone with a business, all 芸能人 and so on. American conservatives would not know what to think about a conservative leader who raises taxes on it rich people.
Posted in: Japan's child poverty rate hits record high
Peter PayneJul. 20, 2014 - 03:53PM JST
I wish Japan would face this, but they won't. And not facing it (or facing it) won't matter at all.
Posted in: S Korea, Japan to resume 'comfort women' talks
Peter PayneJul. 20, 2014 - 03:49PM JST
This is the company that bought Lake, the Japanese loan shark. One of the poster children of the Great Recession.
Posted in: GE targets late July for credit card IPO
Peter PayneJul. 19, 2014 - 05:13AM JST
Maybe Gaza could, you know, stop firing missiles at an enemy that can hit back with 5x the force and shoot down said missiles anyway?
Posted in: Israel: Hamas to pay price for its 'no' to truce
Peter PayneJul. 14, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
Yeah? There are also a lot of zainichi Koreans in the entertainment world. It's a true statement, just not a very nice things to say. Pretty stupid that we're so sensitive.
He has my support since none of us is perfect.
Posted in: Gary Oldman in row over 'Hollywood run by Jews' claim
Aug. 23, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
So here we have some little whale monitoring vessel, a non military boat, with a Russian…
Posted in: Russia detains Japanese whaling research vessel
Aug. 23, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
Anxiety makes Japanese stingy L+OL what a load of BS, its lower wages and bonuses compared…
Posted in: Anxiety makes Japanese stingy, says psychologist
Shonan Maru 2 is a also used as a so-called "security vessel", not just a research…
Aug. 23, 2014 - 10:27AM JST
Interesting period in history, so many millions of Japanese peasants benefited from the war-driven rapid industrialisation.…
Posted in: World War I: Japan's ill-fated 'gift from the heavens'
Aug. 23, 2014 - 10:25AM JST
the US has been trying to encourage closer cooperation between Seoul and Tokyo
By criticizing Japan?…
Posted in: U.S. experts blame both Japan, S Korea for tensions