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    Where are the reports of more government work to reduce this problem?

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    kwattMAR. 02, 2015 - 10:25AM JST how does this excuse Japan from needing to apologize?

    Not making any excuses for Japan. Why doesn't S Korea simply apologize Vietnam for many decades?

    Can we stop with the childlike logic; when someone commits a crime can we let them off because the police officer arresting them smoked pot in his youth. Silliness.

    Nobody has EVER suggested Japan is the ONLY country to have harmed another countries people. Just because Korea harmed Vietnamese doesn't exonerate Japan from harming Koreans.

    Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women'

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    Japan, there are 111 news articles about this around the world right now. Ignore this and the country I love's international image is going to continue its decline.

    https://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=dL97j30flPya0QMbnW0qqKwm3jjlM&q=japan&lr=English&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4a_zVOTvNMHQmAXYz4DIBQ&ved=0CCsQqgIwAA

    Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women'

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    Prince Naruhito - the great 'white' hope.

    Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'

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    CH3CHOFEB. 20, 2015 - 07:04PM JST letsberealisticFeb. 20, 2015 - 06:55PM JST Read US Army reports during WW2. http://www.awf.or.jp/pdf/0051_5.pdf You have no knowledge of established fatcs.

    I'm sure historians are aware of this report, and other reports that dispute comfort women, and they all find the reports giving evidence that the comfort women posts existed have more weight validity. This is how history is validated and established. You can disagree until you are blue in the face, you are not a historian.

    Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    Read US Army reports during WW2. http://www.awf.or.jp/pdf/0051_5.pdf Why do they call ianfu prostitutes? Do you understand what it means to re-write history?

    It is clear to 99% of the earth's population that the only people working to re-write history is right-wing Japan. They are the only one's disputing the 'established' history that Japan conducted sex slave camps and forced women from the age of 12 to be gang raped on a daily basis. This does not make you or any other Japanese person 'bad'. The Japanese are good, the actions of the Japanese army was cruel and inhumane.

    Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    CH3CHOFEB. 20, 2015 - 03:08PM JST AlphaapeFeb. 20, 2015 - 01:20PM JST If someone is born here, wouldn't that make them "Japanese" and then why should they have to apply for it? That is called jus soli or birthplace citizenship, as opposed to jus sanguinis or bloodline citizenship which is majority in the world. Both South Korea and Japan uphold jus sanguinis. What's so hard at saying "yes we did this but it was wrong?" Asahi found and admitted they had fabricated the story. The issue is what should be done to restore the truth. Saying "yes, we did this" to what we did not do is not the way to go.

    You seem as confused as these complainants. The fact that a newspaper misled its readers about the truth of their reports, (this happens all the time) does not make the story they reported about untrue. They fabricated information, yes. But the fact that the Japanese army ran sex slave brothels is not. This is what the world seems to see clearly, but right wing Japanese do not (want to).

    Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    SpeaklikeGandhiFEB. 17, 2015 - 11:48AM JST "I swear... ONLY IN JAPAN!!! Just one of the many reasons I love Japan, its people and its culture!" (By Knowbetter). Exactly! "Discipline, courtesy, honesty. It is a virtue of the Japanese." (By CrazyJoe) exactly! I am so proud of being Japanese.

    So much for Japanese being modest then.

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    MADCOWSFEB. 13, 2015 - 05:56PM JST sad but unexpected from Japan, this is the sort of thing you here often happening in the UK or US except the mother would be 13 or 14 years of age...............

    Okaaay, and you've been following Japanese news how long again?

    I would hasten to guess Japan's rate of infanticide is among the highest in the developed world.

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    SmithinJapan

    Yes, plenty. Not one of them was premeditated murder or poisoning friends.

    Obviously, there are varying degrees of seriousness with mistakes.

    "If you had, wouldn't you be grateful for some understanding, or would you also expect to be imprisoned for life and accept that." Well, at the very least if I had 'understanding' like yours I'd sure be glad there were suckers out there willing to let me get away with murder and make up their own reasons why I must not be punished besides a bit of community service. As for the latter part of your question, yes, I would FULLY expect to be imprisoned for life and accept it. That help stop create excuses for this murderer?

    No excuses, and I did say she should be fully punished, but you are suggesting just giving up on a human being entirely, which is a little short-sighted.

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    drivers in Japan are great drivers generally though

    Depends how you define 'good'. Many run red lights, ignore pedestrians, ignore speed limits, ignore indication and lane changing rules, tailgate, and are just generally very unpredictable. Whenever I took to the road while in Japan I was constantly on high alert - they scared me.

    Stricter policing would do wonders for Japan's road safety.

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    ISIS is a band of psychopaths = cannot reason with them as they have little humanity. Just stay well away.

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    tinawatanabeJAN. 28, 2015 - 12:42AM JST Can we ever focus on the now? That's what Japan has long be doing, accepting and enduring whatever SK and China accused of, and focusing on the present hoping they stop bashing Japan. But they only intensified bashing. Even patient Japanese has limit.

    You are aware that it is the actions of Japan that constantly bring up their war time atrocities aren't you?

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    OssanAmerica

    A perfect example of the Japan hating bias permeating this forum

    Tell me what people on this forum are saying that makes you think they 'hate' Japan. I see no hate of Japan expressed anywhere, and I've read them all.

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    MGiganteJAN. 27, 2015 - 04:37PM JST The comment section of Japan Today continues to amuse me. Somehow AS is the victim of Abe's clique for printing stories that proved to be factually untrue, and waiting over a decade to retract the stories. Regardless on where you stand on the issue, AS's conduct in handling this issue was one of gross irresponsibility

    That is maybe, but that doesn't warrant wild claims that Japan didn't commit sexual slavery of thousands of women during the war as this man is trying to claim.

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    Sorry but you are descendants of gang rapists. My descendants were slave traders; face the facts, you don't have pure ancestors, nobody does.

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    CH3CHOJAN. 23, 2015 - 04:43PM JST igloobuyerJan. 23, 2015 - 04:09PM JST you can hardly complain after four years of brutal terror across the Asian/Pacific region now can you. Do you really think Japan has the right to ask for a soft landing after conducting one of the most inhumane reins of terror in the modern era? Regardless what hate you might have against Japan, YOU CANNOT RE-WRITE HISTORY.

    I sense the hand of a Japanese writer here; how on earth does igloobuyer exhibit 'hate' in what he writes? In western culture just because you criticise another it does NOT mean you 'hate' that person, on the contrary it can often mean you love that person and what to help them.

    Posted in: Japan asks U.S. publisher to change 'sex slave' reference in textbook

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    Let's hope standards improve before the Olympics construction gets into full swing. Be interesting to see if they can beat Londons impressive safety record which was the best in history.

    Posted in: Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workers

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    It's illegal to wear a German army uniform in Germany, why is it not illegal in Japan to wear this uniform?

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    There are many, many complex reasons why people get to points of despair like this, and I doubt cowardice is one

    I think there is only one reason. Believing self-hating, egocentric, socially conditioned voices in the head. We need more mindfulness and awareness training in schools.

    Posted in: 2 men jump to deaths from train platform in Tokyo

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