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SchopenhauerMar. 27, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
It is a good move. LDP and Rebublicans have a good chemistry. We are tired of Obama and the Democratic Party.
Posted in: Boehner invites Abe to address U.S. Congress on April 29
SchopenhauerMar. 26, 2015 - 07:31AM JST
Abe is a very unique prime minister of Japan. He is popular for his firm nationalistic stance when China and South Korea are constantly annoying and degrading Japan bringing up historical issues. They ignore efforts and contribution of Japan after the war. We feel their attitudes as much as rude.
Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions
SchopenhauerMar. 24, 2015 - 08:18AM JST
Do Onaga and Okinawans want to keep Futenma there? Maybe, Onaga and Okinawans want all the U.S. Bases out of Okinawa but it is a tall order. Moving the base from Futenma to Henoko was a compromise decided. Be realistic!
Posted in: Okinawa governor orders halt to work related to U.S. base relocation
SchopenhauerMar. 22, 2015 - 07:39AM JST
Under the President Park Geun-hye, South Korea's economy is having a hard time losing Japanese customers, tourists and investiment. She is instigating hatred of people against Japan. Blaming other countries is the last thing the leader of a country should do. About historical problems, if it goes too far, it only invites negative results since it hurts the pride of the people of other coutries. At the same time, we Japanese must handle the issue sincerely in a humble manner. We ourselves never want to return to our past of repressive days. Japanse people are not positive about prime minister Abe's restorative stance.
Posted in: Japan-South Korea rift weighs on U.S. push in Asia
SchopenhauerMar. 21, 2015 - 09:29AM JST
Abe thinks Japan to is an unordinary or a strange country under the peace constitution. He wants to change Japan to an ordinary country - when Japan is hit or threatened, Japan can rattle the saber and hit back. He may be appealing Japan can become a true allied country of America in that way.
Posted in: Former U.S. POWs, Koreans seek conditions for Abe's address to Congress
SchopenhauerMar. 20, 2015 - 07:46AM JST
Okinawans don't like Americans and Japanese. We are getting weary about them.
Posted in: Okinawan man arrested over bomb threats to U.S. Embassy
SchopenhauerMar. 17, 2015 - 08:46AM JST
Abe's hawkish right wing DNA is endangering Japan. China and South Korea's tenacious verbal attacks against Japan are helping Abe's stance and provoking Japanese people's antipathy. Not only Chinese and Korean people but also Japanese people were victims of the pre-war Japan's militarism. Most of the Japanese people today don't know about the miseries of our past and seems following Abe who try to change the peace constitituion citing it was not written by us but was forced upon us by the occupation forces. That is not true. The draft Japan proposed was not very much democratic and it was rejected by GHQ. Only the occupation force could make such a radical reform and could change Japan to a democratic country. We have to be humble to our neighbours despite their unreasonable provocations.
Posted in: U.N. chief urges Japan, China, S Korea to reconcile
SchopenhauerMar. 12, 2015 - 11:44AM JST
To put an end to this everlasting issue. I propose Japan to set up a "National Day of Apology" on August 15 which is the day Japan surrendered in 1945. Today, the day is not a national holiday but make it a new national holiday and all Japanese recall mistakes we made and apologize to all the nations involved.
Posted in: S Korea, China, Japan seek to ease tensions
SchopenhauerMar. 02, 2015 - 08:45AM JST
I don't understand why the Korean president demands apology from Japan so obstinately about the thing which happened nearly 100 years ago. It is not that we do not apologize for what we did in the past but we are apologizing every year. Suppose my grandfather was nasty to his neighbor and if the neighbor demands apology for what my grandfather did, I would be very much perplexed. President Park is paranoiac. America dropped two atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki and America never apologized to Japan about it claiming it was necessary to put an end to the war soon. Most Japanese do not agree to their cause but think what is the use of arguing the issue. What had happened is happened. Important thing is in the future.
Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women'
SchopenhauerFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:34AM JST
Messages of law enforcement from the Japanese government and the politicians have been weak. I don't remember any strong message about the importance law enforcement from the Japanese prime ministers in the past.
Posted in: Abe expresses shock at murder of Kawasaki boy
SchopenhauerFeb. 26, 2015 - 07:37AM JST
All politicians need to have his or her lawyer to let them check whether what they are doing lawful or not.
Posted in: Education minister denies receiving illegal funds
SchopenhauerFeb. 18, 2015 - 08:11AM JST
Okinawa wants all American bases out of the islands. It is impossible to accept. National policy preempts local government wishes. Okinawans should know how poor they were before. If they think they can do without the support of the central government, go independent from Japan.
Posted in: Abe says Japan will stick to plan to relocate U.S. base to Henoko
SchopenhauerFeb. 15, 2015 - 10:22AM JST
China may have a revengeful feeling against Japan that invaded the country and looked down upon the people in the past. What goes around comes around.
Posted in: With eye on Japan, China plans big military parades under Xi
SchopenhauerFeb. 14, 2015 - 07:50AM JST
I worked for an American company more than 30 years and at my retirement about ten years ago, I decided I shall not associate with foreigners the rest of my life and live only among Japanese people. The reason is I found in my life at an American company that Japanese people are happy people who can live without being concious about their nationalities so long as they live in Japan among Japanese people only. This is a rare case in the world and we know that it is not easy to share our ideas and feelings with foreigners in the true sense.
Posted in: Ex-adviser to Abe praises apartheid as means of immigration control
SchopenhauerFeb. 02, 2015 - 07:50AM JST
Abe and the government is trying to avert criticisms about their mistake (Abe's inadvertent remark invited the tragedy). On the contrary, Abe is shamelessly trying to strengthen his hawkish intention of changing the peace constition appealing cruelties and dangers of terrorrists. Japanese medias are reporting cruelties of the IS but no criticism about Abe's stupidity.
Posted in: Abe wants SDF to be allowed to rescue Japanese citizens in danger
SchopenhauerFeb. 01, 2015 - 06:37AM JST
The United Nations did not play any role in this matter. Are they worthwhile?
Posted in: Abe expresses outrage at IS video purportedly showing Goto being beheaded
SchopenhauerJan. 31, 2015 - 07:06AM JST
Finally? It was a well known fact that Japanese businesses abused the system to their advantage of cheap labor. All know the system was not used training young people of the developing countries instead many had to work at sweat shops. I guess many go back to their countries having a bad image of Japan.
Posted in: Gov't to tighten controls on foreign trainee program
SchopenhauerJan. 30, 2015 - 07:44AM JST
Eventually ISIS will fall. Globalism has negative aspects. It brings up all the problems of the world to the front. In the past, people of the world used to live in each district with different histories, different traditions, different economy and different beliefs. We did not have to worry about the things which happened in the different world. But today, the world is one and is not admitting the differences resulting in conflicts and economic confusions. By the way, what is the United Nations doing? It is the same without.
Posted in: Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade
SchopenhauerJan. 28, 2015 - 07:41AM JST
Japanese people are not necessarily sympathetic to the hostage. He went to the place where he was warned not to.
Posted in: Abe calls 24-hour hostage deadline despicable
SchopenhauerJan. 26, 2015 - 08:53AM JST
It is too late. It cannot erase his stupidity which caused the trouble.
Posted in: Abe: Japan won't join U.S.-led military operation against IS
Mar. 31, 2015 - 08:21PM JST
Shinjuku Gyoen is also great for ohanami.
@Yelnats: Great, I'll bring the chicken and the veggies…
Posted in: Where is your favorite place in Japan to view cherry blossoms?
Mar. 31, 2015 - 08:17PM JST
Exactly, and Hayashi has no business sticking his nose in Okinawan affairs
Posted in: Hayashi countermands Okinawa governor's halt order on base work
Development banks are. Not needed. Most projects are a failure.
More troublesome is, with these big…
Posted in: Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank
[ Jay Que at Mar. 31, 2015 - 08:00PM JST
"IF YOU LIE DOWN WITH…
This is ridiculous, Obama is no more a threat to the U.S. than the $17 trillion…
Posted in: Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin