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email@example.comMay. 20, 2013 - 12:12AM JST
I found this regarding U.S. Soldiers and rape in Europe during the war: "Records of courts-martial show that between 1942 and 1946, 458 American soldiers were convicted of rape in the European Theater of Operations." While rape, unfortunately did occur of course, and these numbers probably did not come close to the un-reported incidents... at least, even during the war, the U.S. Military and Government was doing something to try to prevent it. I wonder how many Japanese soldiers were convicted of Rape in their war years?
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
firstname.lastname@example.orgMay. 18, 2013 - 12:25AM JST
Amazing..... the initial story was about Comfort Women with Korea and China complaining about Hashimoto's remarks. Then the guy goes out and verbally attacks Japan's staunchest ally saying that the USA is no better. This guy needs to take a Politics 101 Class... just the basics. Never argue a point or issue citing other examples by other countries to justify one's actions... especially when the other country is an ally. Hashimoto needs to think before he speaks but I wonder if his brain is capable of deep thought to begin with.
email@example.comMay. 15, 2013 - 02:39AM JST
For years I've been a loyal Honda or Toyota customer.... I recently moved back to the USA from Japan and I can definitely say that GM and Ford have some very stylish looking vehicles now. Back in the 80's and 90's I thought Japanese cars hands down looked much better than the U.S. product. Now I think that the U.S. has jumped ahead especially over both Nissan and Mazda.
Posted in: Big three U.S. automakers to skip Tokyo Motor Show
firstname.lastname@example.orgMay. 15, 2013 - 12:41AM JST
Hashimoto also said the U.S. Military currently in Okinawa should visit local Sex Industry Establishments in order to reduce Rapes there. Maybe his Yakuza buddies in Okinawa will issue discount coupons to U.S. Military Personnel there as an inducement.
Posted in: Hashimoto says comfort women system necessary for wartime troops
email@example.comMay. 14, 2013 - 08:55AM JST
Considering that General Motors is sold over 2 million cars in China last year and... what.... 20,000 in Japan, why even bother with Japan. China is relevant in this story. 2 million versus 20,000. Don't stop on Japan but go directly to China!
firstname.lastname@example.orgMay. 11, 2013 - 05:30AM JST
No good.... what makes me laugh are the many, many people that think Japan is some puppet state of the USA. The USA should threaten to force the Yen back to 80 to the dollar.... then you'll see the law changed.
Posted in: U.S. balks at Japan sanctions over child abductions
email@example.comApr. 27, 2013 - 11:42PM JST
100% agree. What drives me crazy are people that are walking slowly while reading a text message. Too often it is difficult to walk around them due to narrow sidewalks and people coming the other way.... so you have to slow down to their pace until you're able to get around them. The selfishness of their actions in crowded areas is just wrong.
Posted in: Smartphone users who text while they walk becoming a hazard
firstname.lastname@example.orgApr. 27, 2013 - 11:30PM JST
This could be a massive fraud or simply a case where MRI, due to the types of obscure investments in Medical Claims, cannot easily prove to Japan's SESC the Value of their holdings. One needs to remember, the people at Japan's SESC work under rigid and inflexible guidelines.... much like the rest of Japan. So again, this could be major fraud or simply the SESC is unable to identify and value the assets of MRI Intl.
Posted in: Securities watchdog probes U.S. asset manager over missing funds
email@example.comApr. 26, 2013 - 11:00PM JST
When was the last time... or how often has Japan and the U.S. held joint exercises where the objective was to re-capture an island. If that is a rare occurrence then yes China's statement makes sense. Either way... what Japan and the U.S. are doing is the smart thing to do. Military exercises are a must especially if two militaries may find themselves working together in the future. If China were to hold a Joint Exercise with North Korea we would be saying the same thing as the Chinese and we'd probably be more vocal about it.
Posted in: China calls Japan-U.S. island drill off California provocative
firstname.lastname@example.orgApr. 19, 2013 - 11:46PM JST
She should not owe him a dime.... if he was stupid enough to give or lend her that much without a written contract of some sort then he is out of luck in my book.
Posted in: Woman, 77, ordered to repay Y400 mil she got from 79-yr-old man for sex
email@example.comApr. 19, 2013 - 10:25PM JST
I initially moved to Japan back in 1982. I can remember checking out magazines back then that showed far more detail when it came to grisly scenes.... much more graphic than I ever saw in a regular magazine back in the USA. I guess things have changed a lot since then.
Posted in: Female lay judge to sue over stress caused by crime scene photos
firstname.lastname@example.orgApr. 18, 2013 - 05:52AM JST
This is just "nasakenai"! Cool cannot be promoted.... the minute you try to becomes lame!
Posted in: Pop culture subcommittee formed to show world ‘Cool Japan’
email@example.comApr. 17, 2013 - 12:48PM JST
I only get Y300,000..... I'm changing my name from Hara Kiri to Charles Manson.
Posted in: Tokyo District Court tells Google to stop autocomplete words
firstname.lastname@example.orgApr. 15, 2013 - 10:55PM JST
Well.... it is a life that they are leading. No matter the complexities it is a social structure and they all know the rules.
Posted in: Mama-friendships can be deceptive
email@example.comApr. 09, 2013 - 01:54AM JST
I think I know that guy.... he owns a small Taxi Company. I guess local bus ridership is up... must have wiped him out.
Posted in: Naked man covered with tattoos arrested for stopping bus, breaking wipers
firstname.lastname@example.orgApr. 09, 2013 - 12:13AM JST
Some whaling is allowed in other countries.... the difference is that those countries do their whaling in their own waters on their own shores. Japanese whalers traditionally hunted in their own waters off of their own shores until around 1910. They then started whaling around the Korean Peninsula after Japan had annexed Korea. Traditionally Japan only hunted whale in its own waters but as stocks depleted they went further. If Japan wants to take whales from its local waters I can somewhat see that as culturally traditional.... as long as the numbers are within reason. But to travel 6,000 miles to whale, I don't see any culture or tradition there.
Posted in: Whale 'research institute' a flashpoint in global dispute
email@example.comApr. 08, 2013 - 08:11AM JST
So in order to count whales they need to capture and kill them.... Often in Japan I see people sitting on corners counting people in order to get an idea of how many people go by a certain area.... I'm just happy they don't use the same methods as these "whale researchers".
firstname.lastname@example.orgApr. 05, 2013 - 10:38AM JST
Every spring for over 30 years the USA and South Korea have held joint exercises in South Korea. Every year North Korea threatens war when they do. The thing is... since North Korea does not have an ally what they end up doing is yearly rallying their people for the ultimate struggle against the big bad USA and its puppet South Korea. If only China would play in the war game with North Korea then they might not have to be as vocal about things.
Posted in: North Korea puts rockets on standby for U.S. strike
email@example.comApr. 04, 2013 - 07:38AM JST
I've seen a few Japanese managers go Ballistic right in front of 50 people at a subordinate.... I knew this was the way that Japanese managers did such things so I was not too surprised. But it did interrupt overall focus and concentration for everybody around.
Posted in: How to scold employees in this age of power harassment
firstname.lastname@example.orgApr. 04, 2013 - 07:01AM JST
Slowly but surely any respect I had for Indian men is dropping.
Posted in: 4 Indian sisters maimed in acid attack
May. 22, 2013 - 06:41PM JST
I always get big and impressive news from Japan today.
Posted in: PayPal fires up new data center to support growth
May. 22, 2013 - 06:40PM JST
If you had a terminally ill pet, you wouldnt put them down?
To say animal is…
Posted in: Australia to cull 10,000 wild horses
May. 22, 2013 - 06:39PM JST
The overriding concern should be the well-being of the child and forcibly returning a "happily well-settled"…
Posted in: Diet approves child abduction treaty
May. 22, 2013 - 06:38PM JST
It same Australia which shoots horses and kangaroos from helicopters which tells Japan to not shoot…
May. 22, 2013 - 06:37PM JST
two wrongs don't make a right...
oh wait, they do
Posted in: Ishihara advises Hashimoto to stop tweeting