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SchopenhauerMay. 23, 2015 - 07:26AM JST
This is only a political exchange by the governments of both countries. Majority of people in the two countries are indifferent and not interested in very much. For them, real daily life is more important than the things which happened before their births. This is an "unrealistic" issue politicians are using for their political purposes. What is the use of enhancing the sentiments of hatred among the nationals?
Posted in: China raps Japan after Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine
SchopenhauerMay. 18, 2015 - 09:48AM JST
Protesters all have the same placards. This is organized and mobilized people. Who paid the placard and other expenses?
Posted in: Thousands rally against U.S. military base on Okinawa
SchopenhauerMay. 18, 2015 - 07:23AM JST
Okinawa should say we don't want U.S. bases as well as financial support from the central government.
SchopenhauerMay. 15, 2015 - 12:07PM JST
If demonstrations and protests can change the government, we don't need elections.
Posted in: Long night
SchopenhauerMay. 14, 2015 - 08:17AM JST
Again vicious Chinese government is imbueing their ignorant public with wrong ideas to avert their attentions from domestic problems. In China, the government controls everything education, medias, economy etc. and people's activities against the government are carefully watched by the police.
Posted in: China sets Sept 3 to mark WWII victory over Japan
SchopenhauerMay. 13, 2015 - 10:29AM JST
I consider tremors as dances of the earth and thunders as music.
Posted in: M6.6 earthquake rocks northeastern Japan
SchopenhauerMay. 12, 2015 - 07:16AM JST
Abe wants Japan to be an ordinary country meaning changing the peace constitution which says in Article 9 The Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. Reactions of the Japanese people are divided. People are realizing a country without mustle is not respected in view of recent troubles with China and Korea. They are getting wary of "melancholy of the impotents."
Posted in: Ruling coalition finalizes bills to boost Japan's military role
SchopenhauerMay. 10, 2015 - 07:19AM JST
Okinawa is behaving as if they are independent from Japan not as a part of Japan. They are out of control of the central Japanese government.
Posted in: Defense minister, Okinawan governor fail to agree on base move
SchopenhauerMay. 09, 2015 - 07:43AM JST
When a baby is born to the Japanese imperial family and if any foreign country gives the same name to a newly born monkey in their zoo, many Japanese would feel uncomfortable. This is an inconsiderate and thoughtless thing. If the baby monkey dies in Oita, How do they handle the matter?
Posted in: Oita mayor says no name change for Charlotte the monkey
SchopenhauerMay. 06, 2015 - 10:11AM JST
Noth Korea says Megumi Yokota is dead. I agree. The parents of Megumi insist she is still alive and appear very often on media appealing the Japanese government to demand North Korea to return their daughter. This is too much and enough.
Posted in: Japan turns to U.N. to pressure North Korea on abductees
SchopenhauerMay. 05, 2015 - 08:08AM JST
The other day, I talked with a lady who came to Japan from Thailand decades ago marrying to a Japanese gentleman. She works as a cleaning lady of our danchi. I asked her which country is easier to live - Japan or Thailand? She asnwered Thailand. She said in Japan if people don't have money, they cannot continue living from tomorrow. Life is hard here. The Japanese government knowing about declining population did not take effective measures for long. In my danchi, I know some young couples who have three to four children. They are living in a small 2DK rooms. Yet, they have to pay 65,000 yen per month from their small income. They always have troubles with the people living directly under their rooms because of noises children make. I always think if the government thinks seriously about the declining population, they should encourage the danchi to give two houses to people like them removing walls of the next house. The rent should be the same or free, of course.
Posted in: Number of children in Japan falls to new low
SchopenhauerMay. 04, 2015 - 07:52AM JST
They are also changing the criminal law so that they can sentence the same penalties as are given to adults. The guy who killed a young boy at Kawasaki is 19 years old and under the current law, he is treated as a junior and will be jailed only six years maximum and get released. This is ridiculous.
Posted in: Elderly Japan looks to its youth as teens set to vote
SchopenhauerMay. 02, 2015 - 08:09AM JST
Japan abducted hundreds of thousands Koreans when Hideyoshi Toyotomi invaded Korea two times in 1592 and 1597. They were scholars, ceramic makers and slaves. When we say too much about the unfortunate abductees, they may bring up this historical case as their card.
Posted in: N Korea says Japan's abduction summit bid to deceive world
SchopenhauerApr. 30, 2015 - 08:45AM JST
People today don't know why Japan had to fight against America. America put a strong pressure to Japan to pull out of China which was very difficult for Japan to accept considering the sacrifices the Japanese people paid for that. America and the Netherlands stopped oil and imposed economic sanctions. In a sense, uncompromising America drove Japan to a hopeless fight against America. Some say it was a scenario writen by the allied nations that did not want Japan's expansion on the continent.
Posted in: Abe offers 'eternal condolences' for Americans killed in WWII
SchopenhauerApr. 28, 2015 - 08:16AM JST
I am struck with a strange feeling about the recent criticism about pre-war Japan militarism. It comes from China, Korea and now from America a half century later. What is their purpose?
Posted in: Abe tells Harvard he's trying to improve status of women in Japan
SchopenhauerApr. 26, 2015 - 07:31AM JST
Punishment of Japan by two atomic bombs not enough?
Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans
SchopenhauerApr. 24, 2015 - 08:25AM JST
Having enjines atop the wings closer to the body of the jet, what about the noises of the engines to passengers?
Posted in: It's a Honda
SchopenhauerApr. 21, 2015 - 02:13PM JST
Losing a war is traumatic. Winners are justice and losers injustice.
Posted in: Abe offers ritual gift to Yasukuni shrine
SchopenhauerApr. 17, 2015 - 07:50AM JST
Until 1609 when Satsuma (today's Kagoshima) invaded Ryukyu (Okinawa). Ryukyu was an independent country and its relation was closer to China rather than to Japan. In the Meiji Restoration, Okinawa was almost forcefully included into Japan becoming a prefecture of Japan. I guess they still have a feeling that they are not true Japanese.
Posted in: Abe, Okinawan governor to meet for first time in Tokyo
SchopenhauerApr. 15, 2015 - 02:25PM JST
When Japan was defeated in 1945, it was the Japanese people who felt happier than people of any other countries. They welcomed Douglas MacArthur's reform of Japan greatly. They became free from the repressive and feudalistic regime. They were relived very much that they didn't have die for the emperor any more. We feel sorry for people who were affected by our old regime. At the same time, we feel something awkward that people of other countries denounce us for what we didn't do. Do children of criminals have to be punished?
Posted in: Chinese premier praises Kono for 'comfort women' apology
May. 23, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
There are umpteen shrines in Japan where this woman could go and pay her respects to…
May. 23, 2015 - 08:34AM JST
How much will it cost to put those melons through college?
Posted in: Pair of Yubari melons fetch Y1.5 mil at auction
China is going to complain about everything that gets their noses a little out of joint.…
May. 23, 2015 - 08:33AM JST
Abe's third arrow?
Posted in: Women sinking into poverty face bleak future
Abenomics! Making Japan better for women, just as he said.