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  • 17

    hatsoff

    When bystanders do nothing these scumbags will continue to do as they please.

    Posted in: Visually impaired school girl kicked from behind in Saitama

  • 17

    hatsoff

    If Japan stops denying and instead teach its past like Germany and stop worshiping war criminals at various shrines, relations will undoubtedly improve.

    With respect, that's a little naive. One only has to look at China's deteriorating relations with Vietnam and the Philippines to see that there's more going on in the region than a disagreement over WWII.

    Posted in: More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

  • 4

    hatsoff

    Even if Takaichi and Inada genuinely have no political sympathies with the fascist Yamada I am pleased to see that there are still some Japanese journalists around who are willing to dig these things up and force the government to account for itself, though this article doesn't say who exactly brought the photos to the public's attention.

    Posted in: Two of Abe's new picks deny neo-Nazi links

  • 0

    hatsoff

    Keep your eyes open everyone for someone matching that description and maybe - just maybe - we'll catch her before her next theft.

    Posted in: Long-haired woman in long dress sought over purse-snatching spree in Tokyo

  • 1

    hatsoff

    And thus society continues down the path of knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing, where the free market trumps principles, morals, effort, humility and personal responsibility.

    Posted in: Pay apology agencies to say 'I'm sorry' when it’s just too hard to do it yourself

  • 5

    hatsoff

    Although she can't directly influence policy outcomes, I think it's refreshing that such a high profile public figure is willing to share her views like this on issues that affect her and the country. I wish more public figures would be willing to do the same.

    Posted in: Akie Abe discusses sales tax, nuclear power, life with PM

  • 0

    hatsoff

    Nice to see this collaboration between two massive companies. Let's hope for more collaboration and ever-strengthening ties between Japan and India.

    Posted in: Panasonic, Tata to develop water purification system

  • 1

    hatsoff

    It used to be that tobacco companies would market to teenagers in order to get them hooked on smoking right through adulthood. Now we have the situation where guns are marketed to kids. Is it a coincidence that this no doubt creates support for the gun lobby when these kids become voting adults?

    Posted in: U.S. gun tourism grows in popularity

  • 3

    hatsoff

    They do indeed walk among us and it is those of us who witness such things and do nothing that allow these bad things to continue to happen. I hope some witnesses come forward.

    Posted in: Guide dog stabbed while walking with owner

  • 11

    hatsoff

    Bad move and poor judgement by Abe to call convicted war criminals martyrs. To try and take a detached, fatalistic view by saying they sacrificed their souls for today's peace and prosperity is just doublespeak. Was this ceremony only honouring convicted war criminals?

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

  • 1

    hatsoff

    Don't blame the US Government for not paying, blame the terrorists for kidnapping and killing. The following quote demonstrates that paying ransoms merely funds terrorist activities and encourages more kidnappings to take place in a grotesque cycle of supply and demand.

    Last month, a New York Times investigation found that al-Qaida and its direct affiliates had received at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008 - primarily from European governments. In the last year alone, they received $66 million.

    Posted in: Did America's policy on ransom contribute to James Foley's killing?

  • 3

    hatsoff

    It would have been a nice gesture to return the artifact (in the same way that returning the Elgin marbles to Greece would be a nice gesture from the UK). Unfortunately, the name of the Chinese organisation has left this dead in the water. Talk about shooting themselves in the foot.

    Posted in: Chinese group appeals to emperor for return of 1,300-year-old artifact

  • 2

    hatsoff

    It's nice to have links but some awkward facts remain: the rebels say they will hand the bodies over to a so-called international team yet they are denying the crash investigation team access. The black boxes have not been handed over yet. This goes against all protocols.

    Posted in: Rebels have taken away all plane crash bodies

  • 3

    hatsoff

    RUSSIA and the Russian-backed rebels. Putin has blood on his hands.

    U.S. Intelligence confirms the plane was hit by a surface to air missile (BBC newsfeed). The rebels are hampering the investigation. Zichi above says they are looting the wreckage. Putin is saying this wouldn't have happened if there had been peace on the ground, while at the same time he's arming the rebels and supplying military personnel to them. He has 12,000 or so troops massed on the border. He should stop interfering with a sovereign nation that is not part of Russia.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

  • 6

    hatsoff

    (sigh) China displays its desire for global thought control once more...

    The Global Times dismissed Abbott’s remarks as an “outrage,” and said that Australia should drop its critical stance on human rights abuses in China.

    Thing is, in case they hadn't realised, is that Abbott was referring to events 70 years ago whereas China's human rights abuses simply haven't stopped since the war ended and continue unabated to this very day.

    Posted in: China blasts Australian PM over comments during Abe's visit

  • 0

    hatsoff

    A lot of the rockabilly scene has blended with the kustom kulture and greaser lifestyle. Mooneyes in Yokohama has a lot going on. The Chop Sticks car club regularly hosts hot rod nights. The Street Car Nationals in Odaiba and the annual Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama are two big annual events. Rockabilly, psychobilly, punk and garage. It's all good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNA2Wgt7td0

    Posted in: A brief history of Japanese rockabilly: Not just for your grandparents

  • 3

    hatsoff

    Xi, who has shown similar boldness at home since rising to power last year, is at the heart of the new strategy.

    He came to power calling for less corruption in government. Yet one of the first things he did was imprison those members of the public who were calling for less corruption in the government.

    I've read that he makes decisions by himself without consultation. Probably represents the hardline faction of the military.

    If you trust this man you're a fool.

    Posted in: Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone

  • 3

    hatsoff

    Well said, Tamarama and OssanAmerica. Too many people still believe this is a simple Japan-China problem.

    The region ignores China at its peril (luckily, it isn't - though many of those commenting here will no doubt simply flee to the safety of their home countries should a war break out). While I would love for Japan not to amend its constitution, it would be foolish for any country not to change in the face of significant shifts in the region.

    China could become such a force for good in this world - look at its human assets: a clever people with a fantastic history, inventive, hardworking, resilient....all led, unfortunately, by a leadership bent on retaining control for its own benefit, paying lip service to anti-corruption, trampling human rights, ignoring international agreements. This extends to other regions: Look at its recent white paper in Hong Kong (protected by the international agreement of one country, two systems) and its proposal that the independent judiciary be 'patriotic', look at the stifling of free speech in the media at the hands of sponsored thugs - this, and the proposed national education espousing the 'benefits' of a one-party system are causing many their birthplace.

    China's leadership plans domination through soft power (making countries dependent on it through trade) and hard power (land grabs and military might). We can look back at history and see many nations that did similar things but that doesn't mean it's right for countries to do this today. Japan did unspeakable things in China in the 1930s and 40s, but if you believe China is still outraged by these things from a moral standpoint then you are being taken for a fool.

    Yes, really - taken for a fool. The Chinese leadership is very good at manipulating others' love of money and sense of morality and justice. (Japan did terrible things to China? Hang on, many of those the Japanese killed were nationalists, the very same people that Mao's communists were killing.)

    Ask yourself one question: do you honestly think the Chinese leadership shares the same morality as you?

    Posted in: Abe heads to Australia after step back from postwar pacifism

  • 7

    hatsoff

    Without denying the fact that horrendous things were done to the Chinese, this is clearly propaganda but will be of most importance to the 10 cent crowd here and China's other party members.

    Chinese people have of course been cruelly abused and murdered in more recent times - in every decade after the war, actually.

    So will China also release documents showing what Mao's followers did to its own people in the 1940s and 50s? In the Great Leap Forward? In the re-education (labour) camps? In prisons? In Tibet? Mongolia? Tiananmen Square?

    The 10-cent crowd should be concerned more with China's post-war history and current actions against its own people rather than harking back to something that ended 70 years ago in the defeat of the perpetrators.

    Posted in: China starts publishing daily Japanese war crimes 'confession'

  • 8

    hatsoff

    This report is wrong in one detail - there were no tears "streaming" down his face. If he thought this tactic would win him sympathy then it simply underscores the bad judgement and deceit he's already shown in his short political career. Fire him now.

    Posted in: Lawmaker bawls at press conference over his use of public funds

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