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SamuraiBlueMar. 11, 2014 - 01:29PM JST
Looks like Obama is negotiating with the devil to combat the beast.
I wonder what the devil will ask in return.
Posted in: Hoping to isolate Russia, U.S. woos China on Ukraine
SamuraiBlueMar. 10, 2014 - 03:41PM JST
One thing strage about the terrorist theory is that we have not heard of any statements made by the perpatrators which is usual in a terrorist act.
Posted in: Searchers fail to find any trace of missing Malaysia Airlines plane
SamuraiBlueMar. 10, 2014 - 11:48AM JST
PRC can easily have the dispute recognized INTERNATIONALLY by simply fowarding a case to ICJ and it requires NO involvement with Japan so I wonder why PRC doesn't go that route which is much more easier and peaceful then the present on going harassment?
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
SamuraiBlueMar. 10, 2014 - 11:43AM JST
As Hashimoto's defense he wants to streamline the present overlapping local beuracracy of Osaka Fu and Osaka shi to create a Manicipal Osaka To similar to Tokyo To circumventing Shi all together. He can only do that if the Shi council agrees which is fighting claw and teeth since they will be out of a job if it comes through.
Posted in: Osaka mayoral election campaign kicks off
SamuraiBlueMar. 10, 2014 - 11:36AM JST
To clarify 中国人権民主化運動情報センター is I believe a non-political organization centered in Hong Kong to transmit information concerning how democracy is serpressed in Mainland China.
SamuraiBlueMar. 10, 2014 - 11:08AM JST
Not confirmed but there is an article reporting that 中国人権民主化運動情報センター announced that PRC may have shot down the plane fearing an attack similar to 9.11 targeting some political assembly held right now.
SamuraiBlueMar. 10, 2014 - 09:24AM JST
Amusing since for Coca Cola, business in Japan consists anything besides Coca Cola(the drink).
Posted in: Coca-Cola sees further growth opportunities in Japan
SamuraiBlueMar. 09, 2014 - 10:48AM JST
Don't know if it is related but most passengers are said to be Chinese pointing to the possibility that it was a terrorist act of the Uyghur separatist act.
Posted in: Malaysia launches terrorism probe over vanished jet
SamuraiBlueMar. 09, 2014 - 10:36AM JST
I love how PRC is whitewashing her recent past with Japan in which Japan provided more then three trillion yen in soft loan, zero interest financial assistance and technical assistance through ODA from the 80's which became the basis of PRC becoming the "Factory of the World".
One more thing PRC has not paid off the low interest soft loan back either.
SamuraiBlueMar. 09, 2014 - 09:54AM JST
As a minor news in business a Chinese solar company had declared default to their shadow banking fund which will ripple through the entire PRC economy.
This is PRC's way of doing damage control through evading the eminent threat within.
SamuraiBlueMar. 07, 2014 - 01:56PM JST
They'll have to solve the leaglity issue first namely who's fault is it if a fully autonomous car causes an accident, the car manufacturer or the owner?
Posted in: In a driverless future, drivers will do anything they like
SamuraiBlueMar. 07, 2014 - 01:45PM JST
Transaction with bitcoin falls under the catagory of barter trading.
An exchange of bit coin into actual currency would be capital gain so that can be taxed accordingly.
Posted in: Gov't says bitcoin not a currency, but taxable
SamuraiBlueMar. 05, 2014 - 12:43PM JST
When a nation takes another nation's sovereign territory through military FORCE then the disputes strarts from there. Takeshima was taken from Japan through FORCE after the war in 1953 and had been occupied by ROK through FORCE ever since. Japan lodged a diplomatic protest right after and had demanded that it to be settled at ICJ three times in which ROK had not responded.
Posted in: U.S. urges restraint between Japan, S Korea
SamuraiBlueMar. 04, 2014 - 09:17PM JST
Yes the law makers are and they are making sure that taxpayer's money is used wisely and not spent on some kind of fraud meaning they are doing their job.
Posted in: Japanese lawmakers call for revision of wartime sex slavery apology
SamuraiBlueMar. 04, 2014 - 08:45PM JST
**OF COURSE THEY NEED TO TESTIFY AND SCRUTINIZED !!
IT IS MY TAX MONEY THEY ARE DEMANDING.
IF THEY CANNOT SATISFY ME THEN I CANNOT AGREE IN PAYING. **
If they are just looking for welfare they should request it to their own country and not try to peddle it from others.
SamuraiBlueMar. 04, 2014 - 05:47PM JST
If they ultimately demand compensation then their testimony needs to be verified first if they only want an apology then it had already been issued and it does not need to be revisited as long as Koreans buries the hachet with it.
At the end they cannot demand both without a formal inqury to scrutinize each testimony under a microscope since no Japanese is going to accept demand utilzing taxpayer's money to compensate based on hearsay.
SamuraiBlueMar. 04, 2014 - 01:25PM JST
The million dollar question is, What is the truth?
Kono certainly have not verified any of the statements made by the said to be comfort women, the Koreans have not verified any of the statements and the only one that falls within the relm of truth is the statements taken war by the US troops from the females who were placed into custody from the camps stated they were there of their own free and no claims of being abducted or enslaved. That is why this has never made the news until recently.
SamuraiBlueMar. 04, 2014 - 12:49PM JST
Some foot notes concerning the Kono statement.
The Koreans urged upon Japan Gov to make an apology to the said confort woman issue in which they assured the Japanese government is not required to repay compansation which was covered in the 1965 treaty.
Japan listened to the Comfort women's testiments without verification and issued the statement to soothe relationship between the two nations. 20 years later the Koreans are arguing that they should be compensated due to "Crime against Humanity".
Now Japan may had been naive at the time to make a statement without verification but the Koreans are back tracking each and every word they have made creating this situation in the first place.
SamuraiBlueMar. 03, 2014 - 10:23AM JST
The building code is the same anywhere within Japan so it should have the same strength that was built under the same edition.
@steve The magnitude scale is a unified scale, I believe you are mixed up with the shindo scale. The magnitude scale is the power released at the epicenter where as shindo is the amount of movement at any certain location that was registering. I believe the Richter scale is based on the same logic as the shindo scale.
Posted in: M6.7 earthquake hits north of Okinawa
SamuraiBlueMar. 02, 2014 - 04:01PM JST
You forgot one example, 1952 when SK unilaterally declared Takeshima is their sovereign territory trough the Syngman Rhee Line in which they attacked Japan Coast Guard ships 15 different times.
I also believe Wiki should note this fact in their English version in which I speculate Koreans blocking addition of this inconvenience fact.
Posted in: S Korean president warns Japan over war sex slavery apology review
Mar. 12, 2014 - 11:10AM JST
Posted in: Mini-skirt turbulence at Skymark Airlines
Mar. 12, 2014 - 11:09AM JST
Look. As an Australian I can say that horrible acts of cruelty were conducted on every…
Mar. 12, 2014 - 11:03AM JST
Will the male flight attendants have to wear them too?
Unfortunately not. The blokes are going…
Mar. 12, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
There is a sad lesson to be learned here; beyond simple, temporary measures the government will…
Posted in: Construction crunch slows Tohoku rebuilding
Mar. 12, 2014 - 11:00AM JST
Better show that you love the person than just saying it. And when you say it…
Posted in: How come Japanese couples don't say "I love you" to each other as often as their Western counterparts?