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highball7May. 18, 2013 - 04:33AM JST
Just some? They think they own everything when they visit other countries. They don't have any respect for the local cultures. Most of these are the tourist groups. I think they tour companies in China should mandate a class on etiquette and responsibility before allowing them to visit other countries.
I think this has to do with their society of selfishness. Especially that one child policy. Everything is about me me me. They don't know how to share and be cordial to others because its a survival for fittest society. Since they are brought up like that, once they become adults, they can't get rid of that unconscious behavior.
They're not stealing or cheating or anything bad but they just don't give a crap about others.
I see the newer generation of Chinese behaving a lot better than the older ones. I think with better education and interaction with other cultures, they can improve. I see those that are not travelling in group tours behave very well. So hopefully they get their acts together and stop embarrassing themselves.
Posted in: Some Chinese tourists 'uncivilized,' says top official
highball7May. 18, 2013 - 04:00AM JST
Even Abe is not stupid enough to pull something like this off.
Some element in the JDF however can.
After all these years, you would think that there are certain numbers you just shouldn't use anymore. Its just common sense. Even if you don't think people would still care or notice, getting ride of such number in the military most certainly can't hurt. In fact, that will probably protect you from situation like this.
Maybe Japanese don't care, but having Abe, your PM posing for a victory sign (or peace sign) over a military plane numbered 731 is just plain dumb. You're just asking for trouble. Why would anyone do such things? And don't tell me the JDF doesn't know what 731 stands for. They must know.
Posted in: S Korean media slam Abe's 731 jet photo
highball7May. 18, 2013 - 02:17AM JST
Yes, its my opinion that you guys shouldn't protest against our military base that were meant to protect you. Why can't I opine my opinion that no one should protest against that? It my opinion just like yours. And I can say that I don't want to hear it. That doesn't you can't continue to say it. Its my right to freely speak what I want and its your right to do your thing.
Who are you to tell me that I can't voice my opinion? And in reality, what do you think it will happen to Okinawa or Japan if there were not US military presence? You may object but deep down, you probably know what the reality is.
Posted in: Chinese general says Ryukyu islands do not belong to Japan
highball7May. 18, 2013 - 02:11AM JST
Malfupete, if you want to insult them, at least get it right. China was completely owned by the Mongols during the Yuan dysnasty. There were no such thing as a vassal state. They got owned.
The difference between China and other country that got owned is that, normally, the being owned side had to adapt to the owning side. That's the exact opposite in China. Apparently, every owning side had to adapt to the Chinese or the Han at almost every facet of life. And the eventual outcome had always been the Han coming out top no mattered the years, decades or centuries of struggled.
Some of you need to understand something about the Chinese. They don't value time like we do with the western culture. They plan for decades and centuries. We look at things annually and at most every 4 years. I think the Chinese are the most patience people on earth. That also make them so dangerous.
highball7May. 18, 2013 - 01:58AM JST
Did you ever wonder why the Japanese gov't after its surrender would "know" that their women will get raped?
Maybe because the Japanese soldier and civilian had committed so much rape and murder everywhere that it had invaded and occupied that it just simply developed the theory that others will do the same to its own women.
And the building of the whorehouses are not to protect "women", they were built to protect "certain" women. Those women that got sucked into the work, many were not paid according to what was promised. And many were misled into believing that it was proper work instead of being you know what for a living.
What that means is the Japanese gov't was so deplorable that it would sacrifice the "have-not" and threw them into the fire in order to protect the "haves".
Yes, rapes do happen, just like it continues to happen everyday in every country. But its the use of systematic rape as as a weapon that makes it so deplorable. Its about every soldier committing the same crime continuously without guilt or reprimand no mattered where it went. That doesn't make you human anymore, you're just an animal without boundaries.
After the surrender, the Japanese gov't facilitated the rapes against is own by misleading its own people into comforting the GIs. Many of the women thought they were getting jobs in the city as helps or factory workers but its not upon arrival that they knew they were going to be defiled. You meant to tell me that before the invasion, there weren't any Geisha or hookers in Japan? Why not just use them and setup your famous redlight district that appears everywhere ever since the EDO era.
Its not like you people don't have whorehouses before the occupation. Its your own atrocious behavior against others that frightened you so much that you thought others would've done the same to your women just the same way as what you did to others. THAT's the reason for all these domestic comfort houses. Your gov't got scared from its own rapes against others. Just how would you know that these redlight districts or whorehouses aren't enough? Seems to me, your gov't thought the American's behavior would be like yours. Well, you thought wrong. We still have a conscience. Or otherwise there wouldn't be so many interracial marriages after the war.
All these talks are just pointless. Your gov't's reaction was the exact proof of its atrocious and deplorable past.
And All you sympathizers are defending the actions by saying pot met kettle. How ironic. How pathetic.
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
highball7May. 17, 2013 - 11:52AM JST
I object anyone talking to North Korea. After they pull a stunt like that and you give in and talk to them? That's exactly what they want from you. See how often they want direct talks with the US? That gives them legitimacy if we do a head-to-head talk.
Abe is lacking in so many field and diplomacy is his weakest by far. The guy just has tunnel syndrome. He doesn't understand that hostages taken by North Korea means nothing in the greater scheme of things. Keep dwelling on this issue is not going to help Japan but give excuses to North Korea to continue to blackmail you.
The more important issue is the nuclear issue. Once North Korea completes the bomb. Everything is out of the window. Negotiating with North Korea only buys them time. Having direct talks with them gives them the illusion that if they force the issue, someone will break the chain of command and give into the pressure.
So Stop with this insanity and continue the united front against North Korea. Worst come to mind is the South Korean and China will take a hit. But so what? They've been harboring the North Koreans for way too long. Japan should completely stay out of it. Those missiles are never going to hit Japan whether accurate or not.
Let the big boys handle this. Your domestic issues just cloud up the matter.
Posted in: S Korea, U.S., China differ over visit by Abe's envoy to N Korea
highball7May. 17, 2013 - 11:44AM JST
Has anyone checked out who this Luo guy is? Well I did, apparently, the guy is a mouthpiece for the PLA hardliners.
Although he does not represent China's pov. He does say a lot of things that represent the PLA pov.
Should he be taken seriously? If in the incoming months, we see an increase of this tone from not just the PLA brass but the foreign ministry, not the foreign minister but the higher up of the State Councilor's office. Then it means China is really serious about making life miserable for Japan. At the very least, China has unlimited spending just to incite civil unrest in Okinawa. That alone will cause tremendous soft influence in the region.
However, looking at who this Luo guy is, I think its much to do about nothing. He's just floating things out to mess with Japan. I don't care China cares one bit about Okinawa. If you ignore them, things will just move along.
Now to the much bigger issue.... I don't ever want to hear Japanese or Okinawans protest about US military base in Japan or Okinawa. Without us being there, think about the likely consequences. It'll be too late to appreciate things when you no longer have them.
highball7May. 17, 2013 - 11:26AM JST
Nigel, remember what President Bush said when Japanese media asked him about the shrine. He said he wouldn't visit it and said he understood the honoring of the dead but he had "personal feelings" against it. He said he father Senior Bush was shot down as a fighter pilot by the Japanese. Friendship with Japan asides, personal feelings still lingers.
It was a television interview, when he said it, he pointed his fingers harshly and emotionally about the Shrine.
Back in 06, he repeatedly ask Koizumi on whether he would stop visiting the shrine but K refused.
We don't like the shrine. U.S. "tourists" would visit it and most of the guides are Japanese English speaking guides don't talk about the Class A Criminals. They just talked about the shrine. Most tourists are ignorant but some wanted to see the evil of it as well. I've been there. All my vet buddies had been there. We visited it not to honor it but to see the evil contained in it.
Intent of the visit is more important than the visit itself. We don't care if the uninformed who visit it. We care WHY you are visiting it.
Posted in: LDP policy chief to keep visiting Yasukuni Shrine
highball7May. 17, 2013 - 11:16AM JST
Here's the thing. If the guy thinks this is a non-issue, then why is he raising it on his own?
Why raise this topic if he feels its much to do about nothing?
He talked about it because he knew he can garner "interest" out of it and seek out supports that shared his point of view.
Since he's won the votes to be elected as Mayor of Osaka, he knows who his supporters are including who's the donors.
So the whole point is to solidify the supports from voters who most certainly shared his views and try to gain as much votes and contributions out of this.
Like so many of his sympathizer on this board had said, its long gone history. So why is raising up the muck at this point in time?
He's not a gov't official. He's an opportunistic politician just like most in Japan. The difference is he has no moral turpitude and would jeopardize Japan's national and security interest in order for his personal gains.
All you people here argue whether its "PC" or "truth during that period" or "what others had also done" bears no meaning to this. The point is, whatever he said will most certainly HARM Japan's image and national interest and anger neighbors as well as Japan's allies. As Mayor of Osaka and a nationally recognized and important politician, there is ZERO chance that he wouldn't have known.
He's a selfish politician who put himself over national interest and security. He embarrassed his nation and his people.
That alone should warrant his resignation.
Posted in: Hashimoto says he lacked sensitivity to U.S. perception of prostitution
highball7May. 15, 2013 - 10:21AM JST
Under the international maritime law, each sovereign nation is only entitled to 12 nautical miles extending from their UN recognized land boundary. If that sub was outside of the 12 miles, it is entitled to travel without harm or the threat of harm. Attacking it would be deemed as a declaration of war under colors or piracy.
So if JDF is SURE that the sub entered into territorial water, go ahead and sink it. IF JDF is not sure, then all these talks are pointless since you can't do anything about it. You think the Chinese would not hesitate to sink your sub if you get close to them?
Posted in: Abe warns of possible military response to intruder subs
highball7May. 15, 2013 - 01:56AM JST
If he's a politician in US, he would've been forced to resign or step down on his own to avoid further humiliation.
Let alone seeking re-election and support from your constituents.
The fact that he's still standing here today and that some other politicians such as another name that doesn't deserved to be named is willing to stand up for a guy like him speaks volume about not only Japan's political system but the Japanese people- the voters themselves.
In order for a lunatic and sadists to be elected to such an important position in gov't, there must be a strong support from the people. But for the support of these people who probably shared the same mentality and principle as the elected, he wouldn't be able to acquire such a platform for his lunacy.
So its as much fault as a clown like him, the fault is on his supporters as well as the people on boards like this who argue for anything otherwise. Leaders should have a morality clause since moral turpitude is one of the most important element in law and governing. With such statements and filth being uttered, and with people continuing to support him, it says a lot about Japan. I'm shock to my core that no one is calling for him to step down and just disappear from the public eyes.
Seems like Japan has a different standard for everything it does and another set for what it expects from others.
Posted in: Gov't - but not Ishihara - backs away from Hashimoto's comfort women comments
highball7May. 15, 2013 - 01:37AM JST
Just like what zichi said, the church can excommunicate you. I don't know what planet you live in but guys like Tojo and those even class C criminals would've been excommunicated by any church.
And it seems to me it was the shrine that actually accepted these criminals in the first place. So your point is moot. There are those soldiers that probably just followed orders and did not commit heinous crimes against humanity. Nobody is having a problem with those folks. We are all having a problem with the criminals that were convicted of crimes against humanity. We don't care about 2.5 million soldiers. We cared about the few that just don't belong.
When you honor the innocent, there is no way you would honor the sick and depraved that lie next to them. Why can't you just get rid of those scums? Like I've said before, if you see a problem and don't solve it. That's on you.
The question is not whether I agree with the Chinese gov't, actually just about every gov't on earth would agree to the fact that these elements do not belong in a place of worship.
The question is why are people like you who are so sympathetic about elements like them? What good does it do for you other than shame and unadulterated and indecent pride about that shameful past?
What negative outcome can there be if you people just get ride of these elements? I just don't see any other than the fact that SOMEONE want them there on display to the world. And a flock of money sucking scums of the world would appease those particular SOMEONE for their personal greed.
highball7May. 14, 2013 - 12:13PM JST
So is it a tradition for Japan to harbor Class A criminals in a shrine and honor them regularly by concerned politicians?
If that is a Japanese tradition, then you have a crappy tradition. You should fix it. Its unbecoming for a civilized nation.
And it does concerns me. Two of my uncles were killed by Japanese ambush on Pearl Harbor in the war. The man in charge of your gov't and military should not be honored as Gods or Kami. They have no place to be honored in history.
If you don't understand this, then you have a serious problem. You are not only ignorant to the victims of the war and you are a disrespectful person.
highball7May. 14, 2013 - 12:05PM JST
Then why are these criminals being honored in a shrine that politicians visit in mass? Honor their spirits?
THAT would be a million times worst. If there are ashes or bodies there, at least there's something. IF there is nothing there, then something ain't kosher here.
If there are no ashes, then why is it so difficult to move whatever that represent them out to somewhere else? It SHOULD be easier if there are not physical substance to be moved.
I just don't get it. Why would anyone want to be associated with them? The notion that they are being honored is just disgusting.
highball7May. 14, 2013 - 11:59AM JST
I think its a smart thing to abandon the Japanese auto market. Its a waste of money having to cater to such a small market that has already developed a homegrown prejudice against you. Plus, going against domestic competitors such as Toyota and Honda where most Japanese would only buy Japanese or a luxury brand from Europe would kill any opportunity for US automakers. US automakers are not in the luxury car business. They build cars for the average joe except for a few lines such as Caddie and Corvette. Anything from Ford or Buick would be redundant in Japan.
So why bother? Getting into Japan would actually help the domestic growth of Japan since more jobs and investment will definitely be created to supplement auto sales. But why invest in Japan when we can invest in China. Its cheaper, the market is growing, not shrinking and they actually like out products. GM outperform any Japanese automakers in China. Them Chinese are not stupid, they know quality as well so US autos can't be that bad if the Chinese are buying in mass. Other than pure prejudice, I don't see the reason we can't compete in Japan.
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highball7May. 14, 2013 - 05:11AM JST
Like I've said in so many post before, get ride of the criminals from these shrines, put them in some grave some where and no one will care if these politicians visit the shrine or not. I do wonder if they will continue to visit the shrine if the criminals had been "evicted from it. If you see a drop in attendance, you know what's up.
China can't whine when there is no criminal to be whined about. If they continue to whine about it, that's just nonsense. At least for now, they have a reason or excuse to whine. Get rid of these criminal elements and don't give them an excuse to whine then. If you see a problem, solve it. If you don't want to solve it, then it MUST NOT BE A PROBLEM TO YOU.
highball7May. 09, 2013 - 03:51PM JST
Don't worry Japan, so long as our military bases are in Okinawa, nobody will touch Okinawa.
Now, wouldn't those F-35 look good setting at your air bases. I bet you the Chinese would talk a little softer when you have a couple hundred of them hanging around. So open up that wallet and do your part as our allies.
Posted in: Japan protests to China over Okinawa claim
highball7May. 09, 2013 - 02:38PM JST
Do you how stupid this Abe regime sounds right now?
They actually have to formalize a statement to clarify their position that they will HONOR an apology!!!
This is so ridiculous that I'm at a lost of words. Where do these people come from? Do they have any common sense or decency at all? Are they really that detached from society?
Posted in: Japan says it will honor apologies for World War II atrocities
highball7May. 08, 2013 - 09:20PM JST
Schutz, I wish that were the case but the UN doesn't agree with you. So what you say and how I feel don't matter, does it?
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
highball7May. 08, 2013 - 08:59PM JST
I served my country decades ago. Once a marine always a marine. SO YES WE!. Make fun of me, I don't care. Disrespect the marine, you got another thing coming my little allied friend. Think before you write.
For someone who is ignorant about history with no sense of time and responsibility, you sure like to judge. But its a free world, you can say whatever you want. But let's take a look on why you are a hypocrite along with many of your fellow Japanese and Japanophiles here.
You said that 80 years is a long time ago and no one cares. Yet you people constantly crap on the Chinese for something they did in a chaotic time with everyone against them. Sure they killed millions, that was 60 years ago. They invaded Tibet, that was 70 years ago.
So 70-80 years ago, what Japan raped and killed didn't matter now. But what China did mattered so much that they are the predominant excuses anti-Chinese would make against them. You're not a hypocrite?
You know what I think, if we didn't occupy Japan, you still think you would be the pacifist that you are today?
Since you people like to play victim, why is such a peaceful country hold the most powerful and advanced indigenous navy in the entire west-pacific?
Pacifist? Or a wolf in sheep skin? I say you are pacifist but hey, looks like all of your neighbors disagree with you. You are in the same situation as Israel except that the Jews were really victims of genocide 80 years ago. You people were the perpetrator. How ironic is that?
May. 20, 2013 - 10:41PM JST
Maybe the slow fuses are wet.
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