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melonbarmonsterJun. 20, 2014 - 06:25AM JST
Come on let's please get over this. No Japan did not magically "discover" these islets and claim them terra nullis in 1909. Koreans have been staring at them from Ullungdo and fishing on them for thousands of years. Bigger fish to fry.
Posted in: S Korea holds live-fire drill, ignoring Japan's protest
melonbarmonsterJun. 11, 2014 - 01:52AM JST
Whining about China's problems does little to mitigate the fact that Germany and Japan have taken two very different paths in dealing with their histories regarding WWII war atrocities. Japan has a lot to learn from Germany.
Posted in: China uses D-Day anniversary to praise Germany, slam Japan
melonbarmonsterMay. 31, 2014 - 02:57AM JST
The notable here is not that South Korea's reaction. It's that Japan conducted trade with NK for decades and is now willing to ease sanctions going against long standing policies of US and South Korea.
Posted in: S Korea wary over Japan sanctions deal with N Korea
melonbarmonsterMay. 31, 2014 - 01:41AM JST
No one "trades" with North Korea. People from US, South Korea can't send a letter to North Korea and Japan has been sending money, cars, bicycles and all sorts of goods to NK for years until the latest "sanction."
melonbarmonsterMay. 31, 2014 - 12:40AM JST
Good grief. Congratulations Japan. You are now part of the handful of countries that actually conduct trade with NK along with Cuba, Iran, PRC. Nippon ganbare.
melonbarmonsterMay. 17, 2014 - 01:08AM JST
Japan should just pay out and quit the denials and victim blaming so the entire Asian continent can finally move on. Good grief.
Posted in: Hundreds of Chinese families seek wartime compensation from Japan
melonbarmonsterMay. 16, 2014 - 05:07AM JST
The crew are being charged with homicide. First sentence. Good grief.
Posted in: 4 crew of S Korean ferry indicted for murder; 11 others face negligence charges
melonbarmonsterMay. 11, 2014 - 09:18AM JST
The reason why Japan is losing the PR war is because Japan's position is indefensible. Good luck campaigning against WWII sex slaves, and war atrocities. Maybe the KKK and the fringe Nazi element and other neo-fascist elements would like join the Japanese government in this "propaganda war." Good grief.
Posted in: Ministry outlines Japan's preparations to mobilize for 'propaganda war'
melonbarmonsterApr. 19, 2014 - 05:15AM JST
I love the claim that rest of the world calls it "Sea of Japan". It calls it Sea of Japan bc Japan enforced it's colonial ambitions and propagated that name during 20th century. I suppose Korea and Manchuria would be called "Japan" if Japan had its way and then you all would be claiming that the rest of the world calls Korea and Manchuria Japan. China, the two Korea's and ALL the surround Asian countries have historically and contemporarily call it the East Sea. Facts become inconvenient when you're trying to twist the truth.
Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia
melonbarmonsterApr. 17, 2014 - 03:00AM JST
We already apologized and paid you money + We didn't do anything wrong the women were volunteer prostitutes! = FAIL
Posted in: Gov't official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks
melonbarmonsterApr. 11, 2014 - 04:02AM JST
Japan in singular among developed nations that still glorifies fascist era in its history while white-washing its war atrocities. Let's not mince words and play "saving face". It's 2014. Time to own up. Enough with the denials and blaming the victims please.
Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges
melonbarmonsterApr. 08, 2014 - 01:12AM JST
Names change. That body of water is known as the East Sea by all countries in Asia EXCEPT Japan who imposed that moniker in the midst of its colonial ambitions. What's surprising about noting lack of consensus in textbooks? Democratic process at work.
melonbarmonsterMar. 24, 2014 - 11:53PM JST
Abe just oozes sleaze. Comes to PM office promising to retract WWII Japanese Sex Slaves and denying war atrocities and then visit Anne Frank House to kowtow acknowledgment to Western WWII atrocities. How about a visit to surviving women in Korea's House of Sharing or a tour of Nanjing?
Posted in: Abe hails 'lessons of history' during visit to Anne Frank museum
melonbarmonsterMar. 15, 2014 - 02:28AM JST
Nice of Abe to be "deeply pained" about women he has said were non-coerced prostitutes. "I'm sorry you were whores" will be received nicely I'm sure.
Posted in: Abe says there will be no change to wartime sex slave apology
melonbarmonsterMar. 15, 2014 - 02:13AM JST
What Korea is hearing from Japan:
-Japan didn't do anything wrong and sex workers were volunteer prostitutes
-Japan already apologized and paid you off even though and Abe feels deeply pained for the women survivors whom he called volunteer prostitutes during campaign and in office.
Posted in: No sign of S Korea-Japan summit after talks
melonbarmonsterMar. 15, 2014 - 02:07AM JST
Seriously, what's up with Japan and denial??? WWII atrocities, under-rating Tohoku crisis, etc..
Posted in: Japanese society has shown no sign of change even after the massive nuclear accident. Nobody takes responsibility for the crisis.
melonbarmonsterJan. 07, 2014 - 04:43AM JST
Good grief. Japan didn't commit atrocities and Comfort Women were regular prostitutes but Japan already apologized and compensated for something they didn't do. Abe ran on promise to rescind the apology but Japan already apologized. Yasukuni is filled with rabid revisionist propaganda and glorification of imperial militarism but it's devoted to peace. I suppose this is the "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" doctrine at work.
Posted in: Abe wants to explain Yasukuni visit to China, S Korea
melonbarmonsterJan. 03, 2014 - 02:38AM JST
Japan needs to own up to their crimes and let Asia move on. When you point to your past apologies all the while claiming what you apologized for never happened and then having a PM who campaigned in repealing the apologies, you are going to piss off your victimized nations. Egregious whitewashing and denials are dime a dozen. You would have to be demented to not realize why this is still a hotbed issue for Japan.
Posted in: Germany urges Japan to deal honestly with WWII past
melonbarmonsterDec. 20, 2013 - 01:56AM JST
Group C is one of the easiest groups so far. LOL. Just bc some over some lone zealous Japanese writer says its the group of death doesn't make it so. Korea has an easy group too but not as easy as Japan. Belgium>Columbia, Russia>Greece, Algeria<IC. That said both Korea and Japan got lucky in the draw.
Posted in: Zaccheroni says Japan more confident for World Cup
melonbarmonsterDec. 17, 2013 - 02:57AM JST
As Korean NT fan, I would take issue with assertion that Japan "dominates" Asia. Iran, Aus, Japan, Korea are fairly neck and neck although Iran and Australia have fallen off a bit in the last few years. That said, Japan has had far better preparation for WC out of Asia as well a pretty sweet grouping. Can't wait for Brazil.
Jul. 27, 2014 - 12:10AM JST
No worries, the weather bureau assured us back in the spring that it would be a…
Posted in: 39 prefectures record highest temperatures so far this year
This is not the situation where Japan should finally exercise its resolve in foreign policy.
Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'
Jul. 27, 2014 - 12:09AM JST
I mean this respectfully towards your post:
I didn't know that Japanese people in the…
Posted in: China executes Japanese man for drug offenses
Jul. 27, 2014 - 12:04AM JST
So what? Japan was never interested to be respected on the world stage in its history.…
"In early afternoon on a Sunday in March, Makoto Sakurai was spewing words of hate over…
Posted in: Japan should prohibit all propaganda advocating racial superiority or hatred that incites to discrimination, hostility or violence as well as demonstrations intended to disseminate such propaganda.