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melonbarmonsterOct. 02, 2014 - 05:57AM JST
If Ahn was a terrorist for killing key heads of state for principled reasons what do you call men like Hirobumi who butchered civilians and royalty without batting an eye?
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melonbarmonsterOct. 02, 2014 - 02:39AM JST
You can debate history but calling Ahn a terrorist is frankly stupid. He was an educated aristocrat with zero penchant for violence who assassinated a war criminal for principled reasons(gruesome murder of Korean queen, massacres of Korean civilians, etc.) which he clearly documented before the assassination and before his execution. Even his Japanese jailguards respected him and held him in high regard.
melonbarmonsterSep. 24, 2014 - 04:34AM JST
I'm sure the "new" features are fantastic for iPhone users but honestly the new iPhones looks like androidified iPhones.
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melonbarmonsterSep. 16, 2014 - 02:00AM JST
How disgusting. You don't see Germans whitewashing Germany's WWII war crimes or blaming the Judenrat for the atrocities. The comments on this board are a good example of how poorly Japan has dealt with its past. No other developed nation, especially those involved with WWII, glorifies its fascist history and dabble in flying swatstikas, etc. It is all rather deeply pathetic.
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melonbarmonsterSep. 15, 2014 - 05:21AM JST
If you want to see future of NCF you have to go to Korea.
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melonbarmonsterSep. 10, 2014 - 02:22AM JST
Michael Chang was like 5'6 or something and he was THE most consistent player in tennis. He was a top 10 player for most of his career all while many #1 players rose and sank. It's a matter of infrastructure and investment in youth development the same as any other sport.
Posted in: Despite loss, Japanese fans proud of Nishikori
melonbarmonsterSep. 09, 2014 - 05:16AM JST
Yea the monkey has to work it's butt off but it gets regular food, medical care and a longer domesticated life. Not that different from humans doing basically same thing. As long as there's no animal abuse.
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melonbarmonsterSep. 04, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
More scientific focus LOL. That's rich. Stop with the BS excuses please.
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melonbarmonsterSep. 04, 2014 - 12:40AM JST
All the excuses. Yes we all know that Japanese people you know are nice to you and you like the food. That's doesn't change the fact that WWII nationalist, fascist sentiments are still alive and well from the black van crazies and the swatstika fliers to the right wing conservative majority who see no contradiction in claiming Japan already apologized many, many times more than enough for the very things they claim didn't happen and Japan didn't do. Japan is the ONLY democratic developed country that still glorifies its racial, nationalist ideologies from early parts of the 20th century.
Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression
melonbarmonsterSep. 03, 2014 - 12:49AM JST
It must some special Japanese magic to claim you've apologized and paid money for the very things you claim you didn't do. Military industrial sexual violence against women is not something you can sweep under the rug with technicalities. Have more decency and pride in yourself.
Posted in: U.N. issues fresh call to Japan over WWII 'comfort women'
melonbarmonsterAug. 23, 2014 - 02:11AM JST
Choi Minshik is an amazing actor and this is a very well made movie. It's being shown in metropolitan cities in the US concurrently. Stop being butthurt.
Posted in: Film on 1597 victory over Japan breaks Korean box office records
melonbarmonsterAug. 09, 2014 - 01:21AM JST
If annexation is harbinger to claims then this is over since Japan lost the war and gave up all 'annexed' land with surrender. Also the empty island policy assumes Chosun's sovereignty over Dokdo islands which Japan didn't dispute... which is why it "claimed" Dokdo terra nullis 1905 like it "claimed" Korea in 1909. Empires don't claim lands that's already part of itself during its imperial conquests. Japan didn't "claim" Hokkaido or Osaka at the turn of the century.
Posted in: South Korea slams Japan's 'ludicrous' island claim
melonbarmonsterAug. 08, 2014 - 05:13AM JST
melonbarmonsterAug. 08, 2014 - 05:12AM JST
Sillyness. No Japan you did not magically discover and claim islands that Koreans on Ullungdo have been staring at and fishing on for thousands of year in 1905. Let's let bygones be bygones and leave your fascist imperialist claims where they belong.
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.
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Oct. 03, 2014 - 01:20AM JST
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Oct. 03, 2014 - 01:14AM JST
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Oct. 03, 2014 - 01:10AM JST
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