Yubaru's past comments

  • 5

    Yubaru

    Still, could you answer a simple question? For what exactly reasons Japanese must bring an apology? IJA committed war crimes in Asia but after that thousands of Japanese civilians were brutally killed by firebombings and atomic bombs. And Japanese, by your opinions, still must bring an apology? Who is really ignorant ?

    Can't or won't? Big difference. What brought the bombings on Japan in the first place? Do you understand the meaning of the word "sincere"?

    Seems to me that the Japanese generally speaking, have no idea what that word means, because if it did there would be no need for anyone anywhere to put Japan in the position of having to apologize.

    People in Japan today do not know their history, do not know what their country did to be put into this position of all these people's and countries asking for an apology. The collective ignorance is sad to say the least and I feel very sorry for the generations that are growing up today with no knowledge of the atrocities that were committed in the name of the Emperor in their past.

    I can actually understand where your questions are coming from, if you are Japanese, you don't know, and being Japanese (generally speaking) you all tend to get very defensive when someone who is not Japanese criticizes your country, and you immediately start making comparisons or pointing fingers towards others and what happened to make yourselves out to be the victim vs the aggressor.

    You can not sincerely accept what is being said or what Japan was accused of, it's practically impossible to get through because you feel (misguided) that it's YOU that people are talking about and that is where you are 100% wrong.

    No one is accusing YOU of anything, but they are making statements about Japanese history, which you are NOT a part of, so why include yourself for the actions of a people that no longer are alive?

    Sincerity, make a sincere apology and back it up with actions not just words and the world will forgive, but hopefully NEVER forget.

    Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans

  • 9

    Yubaru

    Are you talking about ethnical Chinese and Koreans, pretending to be Japanese? Yes, they would like an apology.

    You know it sounds to me that you are just interested in arguing, not worth my time in attempting to educate the ignorant who knowingly choose to point fingers at everyone but themselves.

    Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans

  • 8

    Yubaru

    I'm sorry but people have forgotten about you three gentlemen. Asking other countries to never forget, is hypocritical. Tell the majority of Americans to remember your horrific past. Tell your friends in the Philippine to remember your past. Then tell Japan afterwards.

    This is off the mark, these three gentlemen are sharing their stories and asking Abe as "private citizens" and not as any representative of the government. You telling them that they can not make this request is at best in poor taste.

    It is not your nor anyone else's place to tell people how to think.

    And why should Japan be told "afterwards"? What makes Japan so special that it's place is further down the list?

    So many civilians were exterminated by firebombings and atomic bombs in Japan. Now, more than half of century after, some Americans still urge Japanese to bring apology. A clear example of American hypocrisy.

    You know there are plenty of Japanese people out there that would like an apology too, but the collective way of thinking here makes it difficult for them to express their opinions or thoughts openly.

    BTW it isn't just American's asking for an apology either, dont forget that, and also please don't forget Japan's place in the war too. Hindsight is 20/20, but to me you don't have the knowledge, nor willingness to learn about Japanese history and formulate your ideas and thoughts based on only half a story.

    Posted in: Japan's view of WWII history rankles some U.S. veterans

  • 1

    Yubaru

    I didn't intend to defend Yaskuni with my question. I recently posted criticism of Yasukuni on another thread. I think there would be less criticism of Yasukuni if there were an alternative memorial in Japan to the Pacific War that remembers all who died in all countries. A more fitting place for politicians to visit.

    Personally I have been an advocate of a secular shrine, one that the Japanese government should fund, that is a memorial separate from Yasukuni, dedicated to all war dead, from all countries.

    Similar to the memorial in Okinawa that has inscribed the names of all who died in the battle here, 200K plus, from ALL sides, Japanese, Okinawan, American, Korean and all others. It is a memorial and park dedicated to peace for all.

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • 2

    Yubaru

    The same can be said about the US military "peace" missions during the past 30-40 years then. And so many people here telling me that Arlington is a very different thing? What is with the double standard?

    How many "Class A" war convicted war criminals are interred in Arlington? Oh and by the way there are no actual bodies enshrined at Yasukuni.

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • -4

    Yubaru

    Article is fine.

    According to police, on the night of April 19, the girl was out walking with a friend when a car carrying a 20-year-old man, two youths and a girl stopped near them. The man, who was apparently an acquaintance of the girl, told her to get in and that was the last anyone has heard from her, Fuji TV reported.

    Really? 3 people (minors) arrested and if they put out a warrant for the 20 year old that then means there were 4 people involved in the crime, but the article states that a 20 year old man and 2 youths.......3 have been arrested but the 20 year old hasnt been. SO there were 4 in the car? Not 3?

    Posted in: 3 minors, man arrested over death of 18-year-old girl

  • -3

    Yubaru

    have arrested three minors over the disappearance of an 18-year-old girl who has not been seen since April 19.

    At first glance reads like some punk kids, maybe 13 or 14.

    According to police, on the night of April 19, the girl was out walking with a friend when a car carrying a 20-year-old man, two youths and a girl stopped near them.

    Title is wrong, 20 years old is NOT a minor, whether or not they celebrated their seijin shiki, he is an adult. And give me a break calling 19 year olds minors is wrong on so many levels.

    Posted in: 3 minors, man arrested over death of 18-year-old girl

  • -5

    Yubaru

    Ryozo Kawashima, a rail expert and author recalls that about 40 years ago, a campaign was started to instill manners and common sense among trainspotters.

    If after 40 years they still haven't been able to come up with a viable way to stop the people who don't follow the rules or laws, maybe, just maybe one would think that it's time to change tactics.

    How about taking photographs on a platform illegal? Toss some folks in jail? Fine the heck out of them and have them do public service cleaning station toilets?

    Come on, if it's this big of a problem use the collective brain power and come up with a solution!

    Posted in: Thoughtless rail fans spoiling it for hobbyists

  • 1

    Yubaru

    It is a national tradition after all. You must respect traditions of Japanese people. If you have no knowledges or basic culture to understand, please, do some research before writing critical statements.

    It is most definitely NOT a national tradition that ALL Japanese visit Yasukuni Shrine, in fact the first government official, as in PM, visited there in 1975.

    Sad to say this, but people who take one issue and expound it collectively to include everyone here is doing more harm than good. Telling people that they "must" respect something is asking for all sorts of trouble because it leaves no room for negotiating.

    I suggest that you and others do some research about what ALL Japanese do or dont do regarding any given "hot" topic before writing in absolutes.

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • -1

    Yubaru

    The shrine is for honouring men and women who give their lives for their Country.

    Let's not forget children too.

    However this is not totally accurate, as JSDF members who died on duty are not eligible to be enshrined in Yasukuni.

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • 0

    Yubaru

    At least there should be a serious public debate before allowing their limited use.

    I agree, but sadly this IS Japan, public debate is not something that the average Japanese person is comfortable with. It forces them to take a public stance on one side or the other on any given issue and sticking out is one thing they collectively abhor.

    Also sadly too is that public debate is needed on a host of issues and this one in the bigger picture of all the problems currently ongoing here is way down on the priority list in my opinion.

    Posted in: Drone may have been on roof of PM's office for days

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Saddest thing ever

    Not even close, in the bigger picture of life this is not even a tiny splinter. It's just that there are people who try to magnify this into something more than it deserves.

    You know if the media, on both sides of the issue, would ignore what they are doing they would eventually stop going.

    It's BECAUSE the media pushes it that they push back, just like a couple of little kids fighting over some toy in the sandbox.

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • 4

    Yubaru

    I don’t think there will be (any impact). The visit was made in a personal capacity.”

    Why do these mouthpieces continue to spout rhetoric like this? Anyone who is in government, especially a ministerial position, does not have a private life.

    If this was true then any incidents that happen during their "off" time or when they are on personal time would never count. It's ludicrous to think otherwise.

    What's worse is if any of the public actually believes this.

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • -2

    Yubaru

    Been enduring this ear-piercing BS for weeks upon weeks now...

    Get used to it or not, it's that simple. Earplugs work wonders, or headphones playing your favorite music!

    Posted in: Political faces

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Have kids...they are far more important than some cultured beasts.

    This kind of thinking is off the mark, kids are not pets and should not even be equated as such.

    Agree with the pet store statement, get your pet from the shelter, but remember that getting a pet is a 10 to 20 or more year commitment.

    Done right, both kids and pets together are a joy!

    Posted in: Officials close Tokyo pet shop for poor practices in 1st such case

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Is anyone really surprised? Annoying to say the least....

    Posted in: 2 cabinet ministers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Japanese people do whatever they wish to do according to national traditions.

    "Traditions" that came about what? 20 30 years ago? Rather convenient dont you think? Anytime anyone speaks out about anything the Japanese do or dont do according to international norms someone always seems to complain or comment that it's a part of Japanese culture.

    It's not "culture" for all Japanese. I wish people would start learning to think for themselves here, but then if wishes were horses.....

    Posted in: More than 100 lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

  • 12

    Yubaru

    One down....how many countless others to go! It bugs me to no end the inhumane treatment these "pets" get here in Japan.

    Posted in: Officials close Tokyo pet shop for poor practices in 1st such case

  • -2

    Yubaru

    Corporate Japan at work. ANA should just buy them outright and keep them flying.

    Posted in: ANA to buy stake in bankrupt Skymark Airlines

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Sorry to chime in, Yubaru, but there were lines long before the camera crews got there.

    I don't doubt this, but sustaining the lines came from TV.

    Posted in: Must be good ramen

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