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melonbarmonsterNov. 23, 2015 - 07:33AM JST
How about Japan make atonement for its crimes starting with full admission before worrying about how the victimized women commemorate their tragedies? What a bald faced, immoral proposition... not a shred of decency or humane conscience.
melonbarmonsterNov. 18, 2015 - 05:53AM JST
The only people who have any issues with the Comfort Women statutes around the world are Japanese. That's should be a point of shame for decent Japanese people.
melonbarmonsterNov. 18, 2015 - 05:48AM JST
Good grief. Arguing over 3% is illustrative of why this problem exists in the first place. Rather than worrying about whatever percentage of girls who are being victimized in the sex trade, Japan is more interested in denying any self-perceived criticism. The entire world know Japan sexualizes girls.
Posted in: Japan says U.N. envoy retracts remarks on schoolgirl sex
melonbarmonsterOct. 30, 2015 - 06:13AM JST
Japan can you please just stop the back peddling and denying and admit what happened so the entire world can move on? It's 2015. Only insane fringe freaks deny war atrocities from 20th century except in Japan it's the ruling political party.
Posted in: Seoul, Tokyo bickering days before 3-way summit with China
melonbarmonsterSep. 01, 2015 - 05:21AM JST
The communist variant of Chinese nationalism is pretty unbearable but Japan would do well for itself if it just owned up to its atrocities without the whitewashing, backpeddling, undermining, and the like. Look at the comments even in this section and you wonder why this bad blood persists.
Posted in: Japanese residents in Beijing batten down ahead of parade
melonbarmonsterAug. 25, 2015 - 03:46AM JST
The problem is not that Japan already apologized that but Japan is denying war atrocities. How can you claim you've apologized for things that you are denying that you did?????
Posted in: 63% say Japan should stop apologizing over war: poll
melonbarmonsterAug. 25, 2015 - 03:45AM JST
It doesn't matter if it's personal or official. Yasukuni is a bastion of revisionism where propaganda glorifying fascist Japan and fascist ideology takes center stage. It is a cancer of Japanese society and a source of international shame.
Posted in: Abe's wife visits Yasukuni shrine
melonbarmonsterAug. 18, 2015 - 06:35AM JST
Japanese magic = Taking credit for apologizing for things you claim you didn't do.
Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan
melonbarmonsterAug. 12, 2015 - 02:45AM JST
Survivors???? Are you friggin kidding me. US didn't murder and abuse Japanese Americans, the way Japan did as it wrecked havoc across Asia and the Pacific. JAPAN WAS NOT A VICTIM. Get over it.
Posted in: Survivor recalls life in internment camp for Japanese-Americans
melonbarmonsterAug. 08, 2015 - 03:07AM JST
China may be a bad actor but it is somewhat ridiculous to commemorate Hiroshima bombing as if Japan was a victim nation while ignoring the atrocities committed against japan's neighbors. That is deeply problematic.
Posted in: Japan's Hiroshima ceremonies 'scheming': Chinese media
melonbarmonsterAug. 07, 2015 - 12:20AM JST
The bombs were a godsend and it killed the racist, fascist Japanese era in history. Japan should thank the US for those bombs and saving them from an even more shameful WWII legacy.
Posted in: By The Numbers: The atomic bombing of Hiroshima
melonbarmonsterAug. 07, 2015 - 12:18AM JST
Is this a joke? Japan was a fascist, racist empire trying to emulate Nazi Germany in the Pacific who saw their emperor as a god and themselves as a divine race. Japan had already murdered millions and the cost of lives to all countries involved would have continued to rack up. Japan went far beyond its borders murdering, pillaging, raping, and the like. Mind you that the bio diseases developed on live human beings was actually used on the US in an attempt to cause mass civilian deaths in the US. It failed but the attempt was there. The bombs should have been dropped at the start of the war frankly and saved the world all the atrocities and misery inflicted by Japan in the first place.
Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?
melonbarmonsterJul. 15, 2015 - 04:59AM JST
For those of you not schooled in the US and not familiar with feminist critical theory, there is a history in American popular culture and media where ASIAN WOMEN are objectified and fetishized as being subservient, exotic and sexualized. This has profound implications in how Asian women are portrayed, treated, oppressed, victimized. Feminists and Asian American feminists would not be ok with cartoon characters with 8 year old features being portrayed with hyper exaggerated sexual features. These women were probably saw the museum portraying an early fetishization of Asian women and culture by having museum goers dress up and reenact the fetishization. You can argue that it's acceptable and there is a sense of naivety when MOnet did it but it's not ok in 2015. This is not my position, I'm just giving you a possible reason for why these women were protesting. Seems like a lot of you never learned feminist theories and are making racist comments about Koreans and Chinese instead. Nippon Ganbare.
Posted in: Boston museum cancels 'Kimono Wednesdays' after racism protests
melonbarmonsterJul. 12, 2015 - 05:21AM JST
You're not cool when you have to pay crapload of money to tell people that you're "cool"
Posted in: Gackt lashes out at Cool Japan: 'Almost no results of Japanese culture exported overseas'
melonbarmonsterJul. 12, 2015 - 04:23AM JST
Obviously protests were by overly zealous Asian-American feminist grad school student types. Pretty run of mill especially at an academic town like Boston. But this is real racist comment: "YuriOtaniJUL. 09, 2015 - 07:26AM I think the protestors were Korean." Maybe they were, maybe they were Chinese-Am but dragging in racist assumptions is the real racism to be noted here.
melonbarmonsterJul. 07, 2015 - 01:33AM JST
eh so over dramatic. The Women's NT is still about 3 times better than the Men's NT.
Posted in: Japanese soccer fans turn to drink as Nadeshiko sink
You kind of saw that coming. US was peaking at the right moment and IMO the winning team is the best women's football team ever. Good on Japan for making it 4-2 at one point in the game but US would've rolled over any team in the tournament.
Posted in: U.S. beats Japan 5-2 to win Women's World Cup
melonbarmonsterMay. 16, 2015 - 04:42AM JST
Those Samsung phones have been out for some time already in Korea, Europe and US.
Posted in: Docomo launches 10 new mobile devices for summer
melonbarmonsterMay. 13, 2015 - 03:37AM JST
Japan is the ONLY country in the world that has modernized, industrialized, democratized and still struggles with fascist ideology from 20th century. You can point to atrocities committed by US, Korea, or European countries but none of these countries deny their past history let alone glorify it the way that Japan does.
Posted in: Academics call on Japan to face up to its history
melonbarmonsterApr. 14, 2015 - 04:10AM JST
LOLOL. Ok I think it's pretty definitive end to this "deabte" when even the "takeshima" crowd can't give half-nonhilarious response. So multiple maps made by Japanese academics show Dokdo as being Korean property and so far the responses are: 1. Just bc it's not within Japan doesn't mean it's KOrea's. LOL cartographer even colored Dokdo same color as Korea. 2. The boundary lines that show Dokdo as being outside of Japan and Korea aren't "national boundary" lines. LOL. I guess not since in their view the other side of line is Korea which was soon to be part of Japan. 3. Koreans have to use Japanese map bc they can't even plot Dokdo in their own map. LOLOL. No there are plenty of Korean maps that show Dokdo within Korean boundary. I'm just showing Japanese maps for obvious reasons. Give me a break.
Posted in: S Korea condemns Japan's approval of history textbooks
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Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:23PM JST
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Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:18PM JST
Looked like a test run to take over Okinawa and the US bases.
Posted in: 11 Chinese military aircraft fly near Japanese islands
Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:16PM JST
Doesn't bother me one bit.
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Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
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Nov. 29, 2015 - 12:08PM JST
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