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SchopenhauerApr. 21, 2014 - 01:19PM JST
It is a totally wrong idea connecting visiting Yasukuni and revival of Japan's militarism. Nobody if they are living in Japan or seeing Japan rightly would think so. China and Korea are using this subject for their advantages to attack Japan. Unfortunately ignorant Americans and other western countries are being duped by China and Kprea.
After the war, Japan is totally immersed in American culture and if further we forget to pay respect to our ancestors who died in the past wars, what would be the Japanese?
Posted in: Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine, but has no plans to visit
SchopenhauerApr. 19, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
See the jumbo koinobori at Kazo in Saitama.
Posted in: Colorful carp
SchopenhauerApr. 19, 2014 - 07:25AM JST
If the concept of the free trade is correct and pushed through, ultimately, Japan will become the 51st state of America.
Posted in: Stalemate remains in Japan-U.S. talks on TPP
SchopenhauerApr. 18, 2014 - 07:51AM JST
Today, the world is on its way of globalization culturally, economcally, etc. They are applying the same global rules and standard to all regions of the world. Is this a right move? I feel a nostalgia about the time when different countries had different ideas and diverse traditions with the background of different histories.
Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt
SchopenhauerApr. 17, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
She has been doing a good job as an ambassador. She appears putting importance in promoting friendship between the two countries. Her elegance is attracting Japanese people.
Posted in: Kennedy visits Ise Grand Shrine
SchopenhauerApr. 09, 2014 - 07:48AM JST
Preamble of the Constition of Japan
"We, the Japanese people, desire peace for all time and are deeply conscious of the high ideals controlling human relationship, and we have determined to preserve our security and existence, trusting in the justice and faith of the peace-loving peoples of the world."
As it is shown above, our peace constitution was written with an assumption that people and the countries of the world are peace-loving. But recent happenings with China and Korea are teaching us that we are naive and chanting "peace" does not guarantee security of the country.
Posted in: 3,000 rally against Abe's collective self-defense plan
SchopenhauerApr. 07, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
I think this guy committed the murder. In Japan, the suspect if he or she contitues to deny the crime, he or she will become free like this guy. It is difficult to investigate the cases again after so many years.
Posted in: Former pro boxer freed from death row receives honorary WBC belt
SchopenhauerApr. 07, 2014 - 03:16AM JST
This is nothing but a jesture before Obama's imminent visit to Japan.
Posted in: U.S. sending 2 warships to Japan to counter N Korea; warns China
SchopenhauerApr. 05, 2014 - 07:38AM JST
They are saying everything on their minds against Japan without any restraint. Why? Because they know the Japanese peace constitution prohibits uses of military power in settling international frictions. We have to change our constitution so that we can show our mustles.
Posted in: China, S Korea lash out at Japan foreign relations report
SchopenhauerMar. 31, 2014 - 07:36AM JST
It took Japan 50 years or more to become a today's democratic country. We have to give time to China for their modernization of the social system and people's mentality. Today's China is not much different from their ancient feudalistic dictarocial regimes.
Posted in: Japan berates China's Xi over Nanjing remarks in Berlin
SchopenhauerMar. 29, 2014 - 08:30AM JST
Let's foreget about political nonsenses and go out for hanami (cherry blossoms viewing). Life is short and we don't have time to worry about those nonsense. Someday, Abe will go and the communist regime of China will fall.
Posted in: China denounces Abe for Russia-Crimea analogy
SchopenhauerMar. 24, 2014 - 07:31AM JST
No country should manipulate the histotory of the nation as well as of others.
Posted in: Abe hails 'lessons of history' during visit to Anne Frank museum
SchopenhauerMar. 22, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
3.Collective self-defense, what , Japan should not defend ? Pls , go live in area around Senkaku isnalds, and then claim you dont want that.
America will fight for their own interest not for Japan. U.S. Forces in Japan is not for the defense of Japan. They are here for their own interest. Were U.S. Forces stationed on Okinawa any help to deter recent Chinese aggressive approaches to Senkaku? Wife and families of Obama are in China today playing ping pong with the families of Chinese leader. Japan is a sucker.
Posted in: No laughing matter
SchopenhauerMar. 22, 2014 - 07:27AM JST
"The protesters called Abe a fascist for his policies promoting nuclear energy, state secrets law and collective self-defense."
I agree with them about the last one "collective self-defense." This does not benefit Japan. There is a danger Japan's Self Defence Force will be used for the benefit of America. Interpretation of collective self-defense should remain ambigious so that Japan will not be involved in America's war.
SchopenhauerMar. 20, 2014 - 07:56AM JST
Gorbachev was not behind the 1954 transfer of Crimea to Ukraine. What other territories do you reckon Putin should go for?
I am sorry I thought for long Uklaine also is a part of Russia. So it did not surprise me and my feeling does not change that Russia gave too much under Gorvachev.
Posted in: Abe threatens Moscow with more sanctions over Crimea
SchopenhauerMar. 20, 2014 - 07:09AM JST
I thought for long Climea is a part of Russia. Russia gave away too much under Gorvachev.
SchopenhauerMar. 09, 2014 - 07:19AM JST
Benign neglect may be the best way to deal with an unreasonable neighbor.
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
SchopenhauerMar. 07, 2014 - 07:15AM JST
I may have to carry around a knife with me to protect myself from an unpredictable crime.
Posted in: Kashiwa murder suspect says he wanted to fly hijacked plane into Skytree
SchopenhauerMar. 05, 2014 - 07:46AM JST
It is Sout Koea which needs restraint. They get hot easily. We know their tindery and irrational nature and our reaction is "again?"
Posted in: U.S. urges restraint between Japan, S Korea
SchopenhauerFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:38AM JST
What is the reality of the Chinese central government and their intention? Japan and China are trading as usua and local governments are eager to invite Japanese investments.
Posted in: China declares national days for Nanjing Massacre, Japan defeat
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:21PM JST
Shame on you China! This has gotten beyond reasonable sanity! Why do you want the grandchildren…
Posted in: China frees ship after Mitsui O.S.K. pays $28 mil
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:19PM JST
As usual, we don`t get the full/real story. It sounds like the guy met her on…
Posted in: Woman wrongly arrested by Osaka Pref police; 9th wrongful arrest since last July
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:17PM JST
Mr Japan, you are a racist maggot.
Posted in: Obama says Senkaku islands covered by security treaty
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:13PM JST
Actually Obama made it VERY clear that in exchange for security assurances, he demanded that trade…
Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:12PM JST
I can only imagine the luxuries inside Air Force One... but still the change of…
Posted in: Obama ate only half the sushi course: media