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    SamuraiBlue

    The only USA commercial you see on Japanese TV is Aflac

    There are much more like P&G, MacD, Coke,Google, Apple,Nike, Microsoft,etc.

    The common points to all these companies is that they all came with no expectation from the government and they all strived to slice a piece of the market on their own.

    Posted in: U.S. lawmakers warn Japan, Canada on Pacific trade deal talks

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    SamuraiBlue

    Is America totally open to all imports? Anything they're protecting? It would be interesting to know.

    Well, here is your answer;

    http://www.businessinsider.com/americas-biggest-tariffs-2010-9?op=1

    If you look into this page published WTO

    http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/agric_e/negs_bkgrnd10_access_e.htm

    You'll find that the US has 54 items listed for Tariff quota while Japan only have 20 items. On the nexdt page you'll find that the US lists 189 items for Special safeguards where as Japan has only 121 items.

    Now tell me which has a more closed market?

    Posted in: U.S. lawmakers warn Japan, Canada on Pacific trade deal talks

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    SamuraiBlue

    timtak

    Your calculation is flawed placing 282 GW as total which includes general commercial/industrial usage and then compare it to household usage.

    The average Japanese household usage is about 10KWh per month.

    Posted in: Ken Corp to build 68MW of solar plants

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    SamuraiBlue

    China at the same time is participating through Aug. 1 in the Rim of the Pacific maritime military exercises off Hawaii with the U.S., Japan and 20 other countries.

    Yup and they were also caught spying the sending a electronic gathering spy ship near the exercise.

    Posted in: China's war games don't faze Japan but disrupt civilian air traffic

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    SamuraiBlue

    Agreement Between Japan and the Republic of Korea Concerning the Settlement of Problems in Regard to Property and Claims and Economic Cooperation

    Article II

    1 The High Contracting Parties confirm that the problems concerning property, rights, and interests of the two High Contracting Parties and their peoples (including juridical persons) and the claims between the High Contracting Parties and between their peoples, including those stipulated in Article IV(a) of the Peace Treaty with Japan signed at the city of San Francisco on September 8, 1951, have been settled completely and finally.

    As written within the treaty it includes all people of the nation whether specified or not does not matter.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    It would be up to South Korea to ensure the women had legal representation so that they could authorize who they wanted to negotiate for them. But it would be up to Japan to receive the legal notification of that authorization by the victim class -- for their records. It was Japan's right and responsibility to do so.

    Nope Japan has no such responsibility whatsoever.

    Listen, the government of the allies all signed a treaty in behalf of their citizens whether individual citizens approved it or not it was binding and it was final. The negotating government does not need to ask each and every individual within that nation their consensus.That is the job of their own government. It's the same. If anyone has a problem then it is their own responsibility to make demands to their own government.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    yabits

    Sorry but that is just pure split hair strawman's argument.

    When two nations are involved to discuss how to resolve a dispute, the government has all exclusive authority to represent the people.

    Once a treaty is signed it represent the entire population of that nation. If you have problem with that take it up with the government.

    If Japan had no honor then ALL Koreans have no shame including the present government.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    yabits

    The comfort women were adults at the time. Where is the proof that they signed over their legal right for the representation of their interests to the South Korean government?

    In case you haven't heard it's called representative democracy. The ROK government was the legitmate representative of the PEOPLE. They was no breakage in lineage(Coup d'état, revolution or otherwise) stating the past government was not legitmate. Thereby the government Japan had negotiated was and is the authorized government. Beyond that it is ROK's internal affair in which Japan has no interest to getting involved.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    The one thing I missed in seeing this movie was the famous tune composed by Akira Ifukube. You just can have Godzilla appearing without that music on loop. LoL

    Posted in: Japanese fans speak on evolution of 'Godzilla'

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    SamuraiBlue

    No, it would be irresponsible for them to not take up the cause on behalf of their citizens.

    So laughable, which government took the money and lined it into their own pockets?

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    Crush Them

    The company I work for will not give my paycheck to my uncle since he does not represent me. The government does and obtains part of my salary as tax.

    Basically the analogy you post is as faulty as it can get.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    The San Franscico Peace treaty does not define who are and who are not war criminals so Japan is not rejecting anything. On the otherhand the 1965 peace treaty does define all citizens of SK which includes the confort womens.

    One more point, since the Korean peninsula was part of Japan during the war the two nations whether they were at war or not would not been included as signatories but mere observers.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    does your company give your paycheck to your uncle? Do they do that and refuse to tell you about it for 40 years?

    My uncle does not represent me, on the otherhand the government does. BIG difference.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    SL

    You don't make any sense at all.

    Japan was stupid ?

    What does that make the Korean citizens be, after all it was their government that was representing all of Korean citizens?

    And how could Japan negotiate on involving a third party when a government is the authorized representative of the citizens. By mere mentioning would be considered interference of internal affairs.

    Lastly if president of the supposedly government scamed the citizens of Korea, why would they select his daughter as a representative of the nation again?

    You can't have cake and eat it too.

    Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    I just came back from the theater. The visual was great but the plot had so much holes it seemed as if it was swiss cheese.

    Posted in: Are you planning to see the new "Godzilla" movie that opened in Japan Friday? Or if you have already seen it, what did you think of it?

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    SamuraiBlue

    Doesn't anybody read the article?

    A United Nations human rights panel called on Japan on Thursday to undertake independent investigations

    The UN panel had never made any demand for Japan to pay compensation since they themselves had not come to a conclusion since there is no evidence to support it.

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    I think it would be a clear cut case. It's whether it was written within the contract or not. If it was Paramount is at fault. If it wasn't then it's Chongqing Wulong Karst Tourism Group fault but with this kind of PR they are getting they are out for nothing.

    Posted in: Chinese firm files 'Transformers' lawsuit

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    SamuraiBlue

    zichi

    Since nearly all of the military brothels were on the front line or in battle zones the movement of the women were under the control of the military. How much freedom do you think anyone had under those war conditions?

    Hardly a condition to label them as slaves. As for your documentations, they also shows that they were sold by their parents or coerce by Korean middlemen and on top it shows that once they paid back whatever was paid to the their families or payback whatever they recieve upfront they were free to leave. Just too bad not many choose to which is hardly IJA's problems.

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    zichi

    http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/women/fund/state9308.html

    so how did you put it? end of story!

    So you are going to use the Kono Statement as some kind of evidence to prove your wishful theory even though the ones who written it clearly states that they had done no investigation to support it?

    I guess people will try reaching for straw when drowning.

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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    SamuraiBlue

    zichi

    I have already stated the situation with military prostitutes/comfort women sex slaves, wasn't part of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East? The Americans just were not interested in it.

    How could the American troops be interested?

    Basically the prostitutes confess just that, that they were prostitutes. They also told how they were soldby their family to KOREAN middlemen and were transported to a brothel runned by KOREANS. How in the world would they have been part of the Far East Military tribunal?

    To admit they were nothing but prostitutes, end of story?

    I actually wished they would have done that since if they did then this whole charade would have ended right then and there.

    By the way the argument I had posted earlier had not been challenged including yourself I am still waiting for somekind of written verifed document to support you people's claim that they were abducted by IJA and were forced into prostitution and they had no freedom at those brothels.

    Anyone?

    Posted in: U.N. panel calls on Japan to compensate 'comfort women'

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